Sunday, June 25, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, June 25

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Fishing tournament begins 

Arranca la pesca

 Juan Carrillo marca inicio de esperado torneo

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

 Fishing fans, tourists, and the community gathered Saturday morning at the dock of the cooperative "Caribe" for the start of the XIV edition of the International Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magaña", with the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis. He spoke about the importance of supporting these events. In addition to being a tradition in the municipality, the tournament benefits the growth and development of the economy of Isla Mujeres. He said, "The tournament attracts sports tourism, generates lodging and increased economic activity," he explained.
    This is  "Catch and Release" tournament, in order to maintain the billfish species and thereby to ensure attracting  more fishing fans, who will find the waters around Isla Mujeres to be the right place to fish. This year there are 100 boats participating, from Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Campeche, and the United States. 
    The weighing in will begin at 2:30 and the scale closes at 6p. The prizes will be awarded on Sunday at Playa Centro, with a total value of over 1 million pesos. Names and titles of officials participating in the start of the tournament are given.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

The 4th meeting of Dance Danzarte Isla Mujeres took place with great success on Saturday, on the stage outside the Casa de la culture, with dozens of island families enjoying the performances. The participants included 18 troupes from the municipalities of Tulum, Lázaro Cárdenas, Benito Juárez and Isla Mujeres,who performed their best choreography for the audience. They were given awards an appreciation by local officials whose titles and names are given.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

End of the first day of the Fishing Tournament…/
At the close of the first day of the Cosme Magana International Fishing Tournament, no one had caught a blue marlin, which could result in an automatic win on Sunday. The organizing committee published the results, and the Isla Mujeres boat "VYV Fish" is in first place with 2569 points, which were accumulated by catching a Wahoo, a barracuda, and a released sailfish. The boat "Off Duty" is in second place with a score of 2042 points and "Mavie" is in third place with 2021 points. The rest of the participants have less than 1900 points. (The list is at the link)
On Sunday, the final day of the tournament, the boats will depart at 8am and the weighing in closes at 5pm. The prizes will be awarded at 7pm on Playa Centro. (DQR says that the scale opens at 2:30p.)
It is noted that this competition was cancelled twice, and is taking place under the leadership of the Mayor in coordination with the organizing committee and the relevant municipal agencies.

Stolen vehicle recovered by Attorney General's office…/
A red 2012 Chevy Camaro with license plates from the state of Queretaro was recovered when ministerial agents were patrolling at the intersection of Matamoros and Hidalgo, in downtown Isla Mujeres. It had been reported stolen in that state on May 13th. The vehicle was impounded and turned over to the ministerio público del fuero común officials, in order to take action to locate the owner and return it to them. With these actions the Attorney General confirms their commitment to recovering the trust of the general public.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Islander becomes leader of state high school teachers union  
Un isleño encabeza el sindicato estatal del Colegio de Bachilleres[+] Ver masFull article at this link
Professor Gabriel Sulú Martínez became the new Secretary General of the Union of Workers of the Collegio de Bachilleres (high schools) of Quintana Roo (Sitacobaqroo) for the period 2017-2020.

Stolen vehicle recovered  
Recuperan vehículo robado.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See TVIM...Por Esto notes that this is the first time that a luxury vehicle has been recovered on the island, but there have been cases of recovery of several boats from the United States, allegedly for use of Cuban traffic in the last two decades, according to FBI investigations, and in coordination with the Mexican authorities.

Excellent presentation 
Magna presentación[+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See yesterday's news about the Orquesta Típica “Tumben K’ai” performance on the Town Square by fifty students from Chetumal.

Port opened for all boats  
Botes menores surcan las aguasd.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

June 24   After more than a week of the port being closed for boats under 40 feet, due to storm that affected the entire region, the Harbor Master authorized navigation by all vessels. The 14th Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana Fishing Tournament is taking place. Recreational activities are in full swing, and the dozen or so dive shops went out, while more than 60 larger boats sailed the waters of the Bay bringing tourists to the island beaches, under the brilliant sun.
  From 10am onward, people were arriving to Playa Centro and North Beach, coming on ferries from Punta Sam, Puerto Juarez, and the Hotel Zone. It is noted that the fishermen were able to go out, but that conditions should improve on Sunday when the water should be less turbid. They are ready to begin the lobster season on July 1st for the next eight months, with the prices increased for 450/kilo for live lobster and 650/kilo for tails.
   The new palapas at the fishing camp in Isla Contoy National Reserve for the five cooperatives are nearly finished. The fishermen will use them when they install nets in the bay of the Reserve during the fall-winter period when they migrate ("corren", moving from north to south.
   The wind and waves forecast is given.

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June Events
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The Circus is in Town: 
"Arriving for the first time & for a short period, directly from Mexico City, the Afeere Brothers International Circus. Feel the maximum excitement with the 4 suicidal motorcycles in the Globe of Death, and the acrobats performing feats on the Fantastic Pendulum more that 10 meters in the the air. A show of this magnitude happens only once a year!"
In front of the Caribbean Sea (on the Caribbean coastal road, south of Salinas-Meteorologico & north of Isla 33).
 Daily 6:30  & 8:30p

Thursday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4  Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament New Date: Weather permitting

Sunday, June 4 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square will feature the Isla Mujeres Senior Citizen's Choir & performances by three dance troupes from Cancun.
Monday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Thursday, June 8 World Ocean's Day & Playa Centro (aka Posada Beach) will receive its third Blue Flag award, during the XII National Meeting of Clean Beaches, which will be held in Bahía de Banderas, on the Riviera de Nayarit. The flag raising ceremony is scheduled for July 4. 

June  9   7:41
June 10   8:30
June 11   9:17 
June 12  10:03
June 13  10:47
June 14   11:29 
Sunday, June 11 Town Square 8p: Special Edition of Noches Magicas "Senior Citizen's Club" featuring the Senior Citizen Choir, the Senior Citizen Dance Troupe, and the musical groupe Mar & Arena (Sea & Sand).

The nine days of festivities in honor of "Corpus Christi" at the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria will continue thru next Friday, June 23rd and include a dance with live music, performances by various dance troupes, musical groups, and other events. Photo from Por Esto.

Friday, June 16 7p  Fund raising benefit dinner for Brazos Abiertos & their volunteers at aMar Peruvian restaurant with a special tapas menu

Saturday, June 17 Brazos Abiertos is back for their IX health campaign for the prevention of teenage pregnancy, HIV and STD's. They will be in La Gloria Park Saturday 10-2 offering rapid, confidential HIV tests, counseling, and immediate results.
Sunday, June 18 Father's Day Run  “De los corredores para los corredores” (From the runners for the runners)  begins at 6:45am on Sunday at the parking lot next to the Mundaca palapa on Paseo de los Peces Avenue.The distances are: 5 and 10km for adults, 400 meters for children up to 6 years, 1km for children up to 9 years, 2km for children up to 14 years and 2km for those who just want to walk. There will be hydration provided and some gifts for the participants.

Sunday, June 18 Father's Day & Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square presents performances by the Ballet Folklorico of Cancun & the dance troupe Playa Dance.

Tuesday, June 20 Summer Solstice (11:24pm)

Wednesday, June 21 6p art exposition at the Casa de la Cultura with wine and music by Dhante Loyola to raise money to attend the Caribbean Festival in Santiago de Cuba

 Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 Women's Fishing Tournament  Dorado del Caribe  Probably to be  rescheduled

Friday, June 23 Dance event at the Mundaca Theater, next to the Mundaca apartments 8p
Friday, June 23 On the Town Square at 8pm on Friday, June 23, the orchestra Típica Tumben K'ai will perform, who are students from Chetumal.

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 24 Dance event 5p behind the Casa de la Cultura 4th Edition of Danzarte with over 200 dancers performing from Isla Mujeres & other parts of the state.
Sunday, June 25 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square

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