Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 25

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Martin Trejo trying to reach an agreement with the fishermen 

No desamparará a pescadores

“Gato Trejo” apuesta a llegar a acuerdo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de julio.
Leer más...Full article at this link
  This article reports that it is the "Patria & Progreso" cooperative that has taken possession of Mininos restaurant, while Por Esto & TV Isla Mujeres have been reporting that it is the "Caribe" cooperative.  This article says the coop leader is Felipe Trejo, who the other articles have said is the leader of the "Caribe" cooperative.  Otherwise, this article has the same information as the TVIM article below.

Mayor inaugurated a municipal public library on the mainland 

Juan Carrillo cumple palabra

Inaugura primera biblioteca pública municipal

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de julio.-
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Closing of the Whale Shark Festival
  Island families and visitors enjoyed the Noches Magicas performance on Sunday evening that closed the Whale Shark Festival. The audience enjoyed the singing talent of Jhair Jasso, and the dance performances of “Urban Dance”, of the “Grupo de Danza Entorno” and of “Ballet Folclórico Costumbres y Tradiciones de México”. The performers were thanked and recognized by municipal officials, who included the Secretary General (representing the Mayor), the Director of the Institute for Culture and Arts, and the municipal Pueblo Magico director, who are, respectively: Antonio Coronado Rojas, Rubén Pérez Martín, and  Kilma Figueroa Rejón.
    The closing activities on Sunday for the Whale Shark Festival also included a volleyball competition on the beach in the afternoon, and the names of the winners in the men's and women's categories are given. The Mayor is committed to continuing to promote cultural events throughout the municipality.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Federal Zone conflict to be resolved by courts 
      Martín Trejo Manzano, better known as el "Gato" said that the conflict with the fishermen of the "Caribbean" cooperative will have to be resolved in the courts, as requested by that cooperative. He said that he hoped to reach an agreement with the fishermen, specifically with the managers, but they are not open to that and have closed his business; therefore due to these circumstances there is no other option than to continue by legal means.
   It is recalled that the managers of the cooperative decided to take possession of the facility and surrounded the seafood restaurant rented by el "Gato" with their fishing nets. Mr. Trejo Manzano said that  unfortunately people do not understand that the best way to solve the problem is through dialogue. He blamed the leader of the cooperative, Felipe Trejo, for provoking the other partners and turning them against him.
     This is causing him to take legal action with the intention of enforcing the contract that he still has with the cooperative, in order to be able to operate until next January, 2018. He said in spite of how this works out regarding the resolution by the authorities of this litigation which will start soon, he will always support the fishermen of the Caribe cooperative and will continue to pay the rent that was agreed upon, in accordance with the inflation that is occurring at this time.
      Martin Trejo said, "I will never leave this group of fishermen unprotected, as long as I can continue working on that site and I am allowed to continue generating the resources necessary to make the required payments and support." He emphasized that he will always be open to dialogue and his intention is not to affect any of the fishermen of the group, but to help them at all times. 
     He asked that the members of the fishing group come together to reach an agreement that favors both parties before engaging in a legal battle that won't benefit anyone.

Civil protection responded to two fire emergencies during the night and predawn hours   
     On Sunday night, just before midnight, the firefighters with Civil Protection responded to a report of a motorcycle fire on prolongation Rueda Medina, near "Devil's Curve". However, nothing could be done since flames had consumed the entire vehicle, which no one has claimed this far. As of Monday, it was unknown whether the fire was accidental or intentional, and nothing is known about the owner of the motorcycle.
     Personnel with Civil Protection commented that in addition to this incident, there was another fire in the same area, but it is unknown if there is any relation between the two fires.

Renatta Dance Studio had a successful performance at the end of their course in Isla Mujeres 
- http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/cierra-rds-con-exitoso-fes…/
 More than 50 children and young people participated in the end of course performance, which was enjoyed by an audience of just over 1500 people on the Town Square this weekend. It was more than two hours of spectacle, with splendid routines full of color and light. There was a minor setback with power outages but the attendees never left their seats because they knew the wait was worth it.
    The preparation by the young people and children was impressive, and their discipline and teamwork, which showed commitment by their parents as well.
   The opening of the show began with participants in three categories, from the Juniors, to the Kits, and the Baby's came last, who are between the ages of four and six. The theme was a journey through time, featuring popular hits from the 90's.
    The Renatta Dance Studio closed out another season with its fifth festival, featuring more than 50 dancers on stage, and guest artists. The participants, and their teacher, Renatta Roriguez, were applauded and congratulated by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis. They are all from Isla Mujeres and year after year the community enjoys these course closures, and also their performances during Carnaval.

Three cases of decompression illness so far
- http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/ya-son-tres-los-descompres…/
    Since the lobster catching season started at the beginning of July, the fishermen have reported good productivity, however three fishermen have required treatment for decompression illness. The manager of the hyperbaric chamber, said this number is expected to increase as the days pass.
    Two of the fishermen treated were from the Isla Blanca cooperative and one was from the Caribe cooperative. Lobster fishing is not only done with traps and nets, but it is also done by diving with tanks or with a regular compressor. The later is the most common method used by the fishermen, and also the most dangerous.
    The first case of decompression illness occurred on July 3 to Saúl Alejandro Aguilar Ferraes, 54, who had a mild case with abdominal pain, which required oxygenation in the chamber. The second case occurred on July 8 to  José Daniel Ricalde Mucil, 55, who is also with the Isla Blanca cooperative. His decompression was at 'Table five' and he was inside the chamber for about two hours.
   The third case occurred a few days ago and was r Elihu Aaron Martínez, who presented with Type 1 decompression. His symptoms included dizziness, vomiting, itchy skin, and pain in one shoulder, so he was given "Table number five" (two hours and 15 minutes).
    According to the staff who operate the hyperbaric chamber, the fishermen have had a good start because despite these three cases, they consider that the divers are being careful, given the low number of patients thus far. 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

More police presence 
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  Residents of the colonias of Cañotal and Miraflores report that as a result of the increased police presence, with patrols three or four times per day and per night, there have been fewer burglaries and less vandalism in recent weeks. They say there are still cases of "auditory contamination at night" near the municipal market "Audomaro Magana".

Registration for the 4th Women's Fishing Tournament 
ALISTAN 4º TORNEO DE PESCA FEMENIL.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link 
  At least 30 boats are expected to participate in the 4th International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe, which will take place in less than two weeks on August 4 & 5th. The Captain's dinner will be on Friday night, when most of the participants are expected to register. First prize is 70,000 pesos, second is 30,000 and a 100cc motorcycle is the third place prize.   
          Experienced men will be allowed to be part of the crew, in order to ensure their successful sailing and return to port, an organizer said. This tournament has traditions going back over two decades, with several local women participating in recent times as part of their training, and is one of 20 organized tournaments held each year in Quintana Roo. Competitors come from all along the coast of Quintana Roo, as well as some from our neighboring country to the north, as is the case with the men's competitions.  The cost of registration is 2000 pesos.

Isla Mujeres news briefs 
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  It is noted that the Bancomer ATM in Chedraui was out of order, and that HSBC was recently affected by a massive robbery of passwords. It is also noted that there is a lack of ATM's between mid-island and Punta Sur, and that there are commercial establishments in colonia la Gloria and at Punta Sur where ATM's could be installed.

Flow of visitors continues
    It is noted that while the weather was partly cloudy, a steady stream of visitors was arriving after 10am, but there are still hotel rooms available at the smaller establishments. Security personnel report no major problems.

Helping those with less 
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  A program was launched on Monday afternoon to help those who have less to be able to store water during this hurricane season and to face the expenses of the next school year, according to the person in charge of the program, Roman Maldonado, head of the CROC union. The assistance consists of a 50 percent subsidy for the purchase of tinacos, with delivery of 30 of the water storage tanks on Monday. The tinacos are of different sizes and will be distributed to working families in the colonias, with the price of the largest ones being only 1224 pesos. The beneficiaries paid 600 pesos when they registered for the program and will pay the remainder at the time of delivery. They are hoping to expand the program to benefit hundreds of families in the upcoming weeks.
       The delivery of these tinacos will be overseen by the mayor Juan Carrillo and the City Council, and was organized by the CROC union, as part of a national proposal being carried out with alliances with several companies to obtain better prices. Now this assistance to the workers is extended, as well as a subsidy program to provide cement for these families to improve their homes, during this season when fragile homes can be susceptible to storms and hurricanes. 

School Aid
     The plan to deliver school packages is expected to occur at the start of the next school year for about 400 students with scarce resources who live in the colonias of the island, with the option of doubling the capacity in the following weeks. It will also be 50 percent subsidy for the costs for students in primary, secondary, and high school.        For example, for the first to third grade, the cost of the package of school supplies would be 123 pesos, from four to sixth it would increase to 180,  according to the type of academic material they need.       Román Maldonado said they also plan to supply shoes to schoolchildren, of brands like Pirma and Flexi at a 50% discount.

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July Events
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July 2 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square 

July 4, Tuesday   Blue Flag raising ceremony on Playa Centro. Independence Day in the US.

                                                                    Sunset ~7:30
July  8   7:14
July 9   8:01
July 10  8:46
July 11  9:30
July 12  10:11
July 13  10:52 
July 14   11.32
Dates haven't been announced yet for the Maya Riviera Film Festival, which usually presents films in Isla Mujeres at the Posada beach (Playa Centro).

 July 9, Sunday 5:30 procession from Maritime Terminal to Town Square church carrying the  Divino Niño Jesús icon

July 9 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 10 Monday 8p procession thru the streets with the Divino Niño Jesús icon, followed by entertainment on the Square. Their festival will take place July 10-20 and will include shows for children, dances, performances by local artists & academies, and fireworks, as well as prayers, praises, nightly Masses, laying on of hands, and other religious activities.

July 15, Saturday  The "Reto Isla to Isla" open water swimming competition will take place departing from the restaurant "Flamingos" located along the road to Punta Sam at 7:30am. They are expected to reach Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres around 11am. There are 7km and 3.5 kilometer categories, and the minimum age is 18, with divisions every ten years. 

July 16 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 20-23 Thurs-Sun Whale Shark Festival  LINK to Fb page. To website.

The Whale Shark Festival schedule
Thursday, July 20
6p Town Square
Art Fair and other activities (I can't read the yellow print very well)
6:30 Fishermen's monument. (")
8pm Outside the Casa de la Cultura
Inauguration of the 10th Whale Shark Festival
A projection presentation of research done at Baja California
Exhibition of motorcycles and Ford cars. Music by DJ Dany

Friday, July 21
the Whale Shark Festival events tonight on the Town Square
6p Art & Food Fair
Whale Shark Licensee Fair
Traveling Exhibition of Amigos de Isla Contoy
Exhibition of Ford vehicles
8pm Performance by Renata Dance Studio featuring the show "Rewind--Decades"

Saturday, July 22
6p Town Square Art Fair & other activities
6p City Council room
8p Town Square
 Voices of the Sea 8pm tonight at the Town Square..Stories of the Seas of Mexico

Sunday July 23
12p Playa Centro (Posada Beach)
        Volleyball competition, men's & women's and Live Music
6p Town Square
Art & Food Fair
Whale Shark Licensee Fair
Traveling Exhibition of Amigos de Isla Contoy
Exhibition of Ford vehicles
 8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square Artistic Program
Ballet Urban Dance-Ballet Entorno
Ballet Customs & Traditions of Mexico
Performance from the Workshop of Dances & Rhythms of the Caribbean
Performance from the Children's Workshop of Dances of the Zona Maya
Singer Jahir Jasso  
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 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament (New date)

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