Saturday, July 29, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, July 29

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Increased hotel occupancy

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de julio.- .
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   This week, hotel occupancy on the island has been at 58 per cent, while in the Continental Zone it has been at 87 per cent, for an overall rate of more than 80 percent, which is expected to increase in upcoming days. The Isla Mujeres Hotel Association (HIM) reported an 87 percent occupancy on Friday.
     The general director of Municipal Tourism, Jose de Jesus Castillo Magaña, described this summer holiday season as successful. He said the City is making a major effort to find ways to promote this vacation destination, and it is also important that the private sector also play its part.


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

# Gender Equality is a task that belongs to everyone to achieve true social change.
We invite you to find out more information about this right, as well as to go to the facilities of the Municipal Institute of Women in case you require attention.

Whale Sharks 
It is a great privilege for #IslaMujeres to be visited by the whale sharks, since they travel up to 13 thousand kilometers to arrive at our waters. Let us take advantage of the wonderful experience of living close to them with respect and care.
Attractions such as the Whale Shark tours allow #IslaMujeres to attract the attention of world tourism, as it represents an added value for our # Pueblo Magico.
Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world. They can grow to 15 meters in length. (50 feet). Every year, from May to September, they can be observed near Isla Mujeres. The Whale Shark Festival is celebrated in Isla Mujeres annually, offering various activities to provide information about the importance of the conservation of this fish. (There is a video of whale sharks)

World Day Against Hepatitis offers us the opportunity to take action to prevent and eradicate this disease. We invite you to attend the talks that the Department of Health has prepared for all the islanders.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Suspected beach thief has one foot out of jail…/

 The situation has turned around 180 degrees concerning the suspect who was arrested and put in jail for allegedly stealing a tourist's possessions at the beach Thursday. The prosecutors confirmed that the victim came in, with the municipal police, but when it was explained to the tourist that his belongings would have to be kept under the protection of the prosecution, he decided not to continue with the complaint and that he'd rather take his possessions and leave the island than getting tied up in red tape. This changed the fate of the suspect who would now only be held for 36 hours, as established by law. It was not known if the judge would impose some sanction in addition to those 36 hours, which would be completed after midnight on Friday.
   It is recalled that Adami Z.P.C., a 33-year-old waiter was arrested yesterday in the area of ​​colonia Guadalupana (aka "La Invasion ") after being pointed out by Julio Cesar Patiño Chaires, a tourist from Pozarica, Veracruz, who chased the suspect in a taxi and called the police.  At first he intended to proceed and file a complaint with the prosecutors, but he changed his mind when he learned this would involve leaving all his belongings, including his cash. Indications are that the tourist came to vacation for only a few hours, and declined to spent the few hours he had in the middle of an investigation, so he opted to take his possessions and leave the island. 
     It is known that there have been several thefts in the area of the beaches, but the majority of victims are tourists who just came for the afternoon, so there are often no consequences. Now this detainee, who has confessed and handed over the belongings, is prepared to leave the prison after spending a day and a half in jail.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Giving up the Federal Zone 
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   The members of the fishing cooperative "Por la Justicia Social" agreed to voluntarily vacate the area of Federal Zone, including the building and everything, which they had occupied since the 1980's. They held a meeting on Thursday afternoon whose main issue was the notification that the Sociedad Mercantil Inmobiliaria Ameyaltzin S. A de C. V.  was ready to move in. Notice was given to advise the members about the impending eviction from the property, which that company now needs to use.
    Baltazar Gómez Catzin, (aka "Chayo") president of the cooperative,  explained that there is no problem with the concession, that they voluntarily renounced their rights, and are planning to deliver the facilities without any conflict between the parties involved. 
    He said, "We are aware that we ceded the property and that we must deliver it with all facilities as soon as possible. At a meeting of the cooperative members, the conditions were explained under which the cooperative operates and its transfer to another site, by the Makax lagoon. That company is the new concessionaire of the federal zone, of little more than 900 square meters, which is located on the avenue Rueda Medina, in front of the Harbor Master. We have a harmonious agreement with the Sociedad Mercantil Inmobiliaria Ameyaltzin S. A de C. V."
        It appears that the company has made accommodations for the cooperative, allowing the fishermen to continue working during the remainder of this lobster catching season, on part of the property and letting them use the pier to bring in their catches, while the company continues their remodeling work.

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 This has the same information as the TVIM article, noting that the tourist didn't file a complaint due to a lack of time, and that his returned possessions included cell phones, an electronic tablet, cash and personal items in a backpack. It says the alleged thief had fled in a white Corsa car. The news of his impending release has caused indignation on social networks, and where it is said that something needs to be done to prevent future cases of theft, which damage the image of this destination.

Giving recognition to Red Cross benefactors  
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   The board of the municipal Red Cross delegation has begun giving plaques to their benefactors, said Filipe Bierman, president of the organization. The first plaque was delivered to Zoetry at Hotel Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres in Sac-bajo. On Thursday it will be given to a family from Chiapas, and next week, to the municipal government.  It is hoped that new forms of motivation will expand the number of benefactors in order to acquire financing for the services provided by the Red Cross. They hope to raise awareness about the need to contribute to this good cause, which works to save lives and provides care to those in need on the public roads and at public and private sites. 
     These plaques will be displayed in public areas of hotels and other businesses who are benefactors.  

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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August Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

July 30 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
 Prizes for the International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe". It says surprise prizes for 4th thru 10th. Registration in 2000 pesos. August 4th & 5th

August 6 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

                                                                    Sunset ~7:20
Aug  7   7:28
 Aug 8   8:11
Aug 9   8:52
Aug 10  9:33
Aug 11  10:13
Aug 12  10:55
Aug 13   11.39

August 13 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

Dates haven't been announced for the Maya Riviera Film Festival, which has presented films in Isla Mujeres at the Posada beach (Playa Centro) the past couple years.

Mid August:
167th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town 
Events to be announced

August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament 

August 20 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

 August 27 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

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