Thursday, June 22, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 22

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Safe & clean destination

Mayor Juan Carrillo promoting tourism  

Destino seguro y limpio

Juan Carrillo impulsa promoción turística

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de junio.-
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See City section below....

The City of Isla Mujeres is working to maintain the municipality's Pueblo Magico designation

Mantiene indiscutible liderazgo

Municipio, como Pueblo Mágico, confirman

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de junio.-
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

The City and the municipal Youth Institute invite youths to participate in the 2017. Municipal Youth contest

Isla Mujeres has carried out preventative work to be safe and secure in the event of any natural phenomenons
   With the arrival of the rainy season to the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean, the City of Isla Mujeres, headed by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, began preventative work  to ensure the safety of island families and their property in the event of a natural phenomenon.
     This year, the rainy season began a couple of weeks early. Usually it is from June to November, but it began in May. Therefore, municipal authorities began ongoing preventative work, such as cleaning catchment basins, picking up trash and junk, pruning trees, and the recent rehabilitation of the drainage grates in the streets and avenues of the island.
   The Mayor said, "For this administration, the safety of the islanders and their property is a priority, so we are carrying out various preventive actions with the support of the Civil Protection and Fire Departments, Public Services and other agencies."
     The mayor urged the island population to join the work of the municipal agencies by cleaning the front of their houses, removing objects that could become projectiles by strong winds,and by not throwing garbage in streets and avenues. 
      "I assure all citizens that these preventive works will guarantee their safety and that of their assets in the event of a natural phenomenon. Their protection is  most important to this municipal government and therefore we are working in advance.  I invite you to stay informed and in communication with the municipal authorities, "concluded Juan Carrillo Soberanis.

       The works are part of an exhibition to be presented at the Caribbean Culture Festival in Santiago de Cuba. The professor of Fine Arts of the Casa de la Cultura Culture and at the Jean Piaget school, Dhante Loyola, inaugurated the exhibition of the works that will be part of an art show from Mexico to be presented at the Caribbean Cultural Festival in Santiago de Cuba. This exhibition will be open to the public from June 21 to 30 in the exhibition hall of the Casa de la Cultura. 
.   The professor explained that the purpose of this exhibition is to gather funds to present 27 works - drawings, paintings and prints - among which are the works of his students and other Mexican artists, in addition to his paintings, at the Cultural Festival, which will be held the first week of July.
    Loyola also said that the series presented during this exhibition at the Casa de la Cultura is about the relationship between femininity and divinity, a very old human conception that has a strong cultural parallelism.  
    "We hope that with this exhibition that we will be able to raise the necessary funds to take the works to Cuba, because Isla Mujeres is the main delegation from Mexico, who have been given an opportunity to participate in this international artistic, academic and community event," said Loyola.

Promoting Isla Mujeres: A safe, clean destination
The municipal government continues with promotional work for the summer holiday season.         
     "Tourism is the most important industry for the economy of island families, which is why this administration continue to focus its efforts on promoting the island as one of Mexico's cleanest and safest destinations, "said Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the mayor of Isla Mujeres.
     For the island's mayor, it is important to work on boosting tourism to improve the economy of the islanders. For this reason, he emphasized that he maintains constant and coordinated work with the three levels of government and private industry in order to maintain this industry as the driving force for development and progress in the municipality.
     Since the beginning of his administration, therefore, he has carried out actions that position Isla Mujeres as one of the most important beach destinations in the country and abroad, among which is the promotion of sustainable tourism, which allows the development of activities with low impact on the environment, while generating income and employment for the local population.
     Also,  ZOFEMAT personnel (Federal Maritime Zone) clean and take care of the beach daily, from an early hour, taking the actions necessary to comply with the requirements of the Blue Flag and White Flag certifications and maintain these designations. 
     In addition, the mayor put into operation two adapted chairs so that people with disabilities who come to Playa Centro can enjoy this beach with the help of their companions, an action that takes important steps toward making the island an inclusive tourist destination.
      "From the beginning of this administration we committed ourselves to taking care of the image of our island and to working so that the tourists take away the best impression of this destination. The different municipal departments responsible for the cleanliness and security of tourist areas and beaches are prepared for this summer vacation," said the Mayor.
    The City of Isla Mujeres reaffirms its commitment to supporting the economy of the island families and will continue working to maintain the positioning of the destination, with the cleanliness and security that guarantee the arrival of more tourists, both domestic and foreign.

The City of Isla Mujeres is working to maintain the Pueblo Magico designation of the municipality
     Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis is committed to carrying out actions and managing  resources in a coordinated manner with authorities of the three levels of government and private industry. Isla Mujeres stands out among the destinations of Mexico for its leadership as a Pueblo Magico.
         The municipality - and its tourist attractions - have several distinctions and recognition's, one of the most important is the Pueblo Magico, a program developed by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with various government agencies and state and municipal governments. In 2016, at the Third National Fair for Pueblos Magicos, Isla Mujeres was given an award for Developing the First 'Chain of Production'. (That is a planning & strategy document). 
     The appointment of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico has been reflected in a significant increase in the flow of tourists, both national and international, and the growth of tourism infrastructure, generating excellent economic benefits for island families.
     The municipal government reaffirms its commitment to work to fulfill its part in preserving this recognition by doing work such as documentation of innovation and strengthening of tourism products such as excursions, guided tours & packages,. tourism development, maintenance of commercial relations with tourism service intermediaries, a statistical information system, and a detailed report of activities, among many others.
   Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis said, "All the recognition's are of paramount importance for tourist development and the economic growth in the municipality, for that reason my administration is working to maintain these designations. Isla Mujeres has the Blue Flag, White Flag and is one of the 111 Pueblos Magicos of Mexico, which are important recognition's for those who visit us and who cause us to continue to be one of the most visited destinations in the country."


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Positioning Isla Mujeres as a safe and clean destination
  See City section above....

Tomorrow they will determine the price of lobster for the next season-
    The price of a kilogram of lobster will be determined on Thursday, when the leaders of the fishing cooperative of Quintana Roo will meet to discuss this and other issues at the office of the Federation of Fishing Cooperatives.

Suspension of car ferry crossings and a small boat became submerged
  See Por Esto below...

On Thursday they will decide about the Isla Mujeres fishing tournament-
  The “Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña” fishing tournament was rescheduled to occur this weekend, after being postponed twice due to weather conditions. There are concerns that it will need to be suspended a third time, depending on the weather.

IMSS is committed to the fight against cancer
See yesterdays translations about the mobile mammography unit.

(posted 6/20 by TVCancun, shared by TVIM) 
 Weather related announcement by the state:
The State Department of Civil Protection of Quintana Roo is informing the citizenry that in the course of this afternoon, the low pressure system evolved into Tropical Depression #3 in the Golf of Mexico which is heading toward the southern USA. Also, the Tropical Depression #2 in the Atlantic Ocean has intensified into Tropical Storm "Bret", and these do not represent a risk for the state of Quintana. We recommend you stay informed to official sources.
Note:  #3 in the Gulf developed into Tropical Storm "Cindy"

Watching the development and trajectory of 'Bret'-
Note...Tropical Storm Bret fizzled out in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday afternoon after heading into a storm-killing wind shear. The low pressure system that passed over us developed into Tropical Storm Cindy as it headed at the US. Another tropical wave & stormy weather hit the Yucatan yesterday (Wednesday). It is sunny today (Thursday).


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

SCT authorizes placement of buoys  
SCT autoriza boyado en espejo de agua [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     The Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), through the Harbor Master, has authorized the placing of a buoy line by the fishing cooperative "Isla Blanca" in the water by their Federal Zone concession. The assignment of these rights will expire in 15 years in 20130. In reality there is already a buoy line in place. This is the final part of a six year legal struggle that began in 2011 when the Ballesteros family had them temporarily evicted from the property, with the help of governmental officials.

Activities suspended for nautical fleet 
Paralizada la flota de la actividad náuticaVer masFull article at this link
   June 21  The weather caused boats to be unable to go out to sea for almost a week, including the yachts and sailboats, which remained parked in the marinas, waiting for improvement in the conditions. The port remained closed for boats under 40 feet, and activity by the larger vessels was "very minimal" according to the Harbor Master, since there was a lack of tourists interested in coming to the island from Cancun. 
    There was persistent rain in the morning, which slowed after noon, causing many tourists to stay in their hotels, and very few were renting golf carts or visiting the beach. Not many people were arriving, which affected souvenir sales.
   This is causing difficulties for those who earn their living at sea, and members of the fishing cooperatives have requested that the DIF offer a one time distribution of food baskets, which they used to offer about four years ago.

Car ferry restricts crossings 
Transbordador restringió salidas[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  June 21   On Tuesday and today (Wednesday),  due to the weather, some of the crossing to Punta Sam were suspended for safety reasons. On Tuesday, only two round trips were made, and on Wednesday, departures were back to normal in the afternoon. This is due to difficulties docking at the Punta Sam pier where there were more effects by the weather, compared to the island.
     The departures by the Ultramar passenger ferries continued without any problems, according to their usual schedule. There was only one case of a boat suffering submersion from accumulation of water, which was the fishing boat "Xiomara Alejandra" which was half-submerged at the end of the dock of the cooperative "Social Justicia".  Becoming wet with sea water damages the engines and will require a tech to clean it.
   The price of a kilogram of lobster will be determined on Thursday, when the leaders of the fishing cooperative of Quintana Roo will meet to discuss this and other issues at the office of the Federation of Fishing Cooperatives.

Pumping rainwater 
Bombean agua de lluvia [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   June 21 Pumping rainwater out of the two Salina lakes to prevent overflowing at the nearby houses began yesterday (Tuesday) morning. At Salina Grande, the main collector of water in the colonias,  it will take about five more days to fall to its normal level, because more rain is in the forecast. The pump that expels surplus water has a capacity of 120 liters per second, which is just over 7 cubic meters per hour and almost 200 cubic meters per 24 hours. The two pumps have been active since early Tuesday. In recent days the strongest rains occurred in the predawn hours. There is ongoing work to keep the drainage systems of the public roads functioning, to try to prevent flooding.

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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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