Friday, August 4, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 4

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Removal of the accumulated trash has begun

Inicia desalojo de basura

Con el apoyo de góndolas de volqueteros

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de agosto.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
    After at least two weeks without being able to move the garbage from Isla Mujeres to the Continental Zone, today work began with moving it from the Trash Transfer Facility, with help from the trucks of the islands Volqueteros truck drivers union. The Director of Public Services of Isla Mujeres, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalet, that thanks to the support of the Union of Volqueteros, today the transfer  began of more than 1,600 tons of garbage, which had been accumulating for more than a month.
       He said that  because of damage in the hydraulic 'gatos' of the 'gondola' (large semi) trucks that are normally used for this job, they were forced to request the help of the 'volquete' (dump?) trucks. .He said that due to the summer vacation period, the problem was increased, due to the increased about of trash at the transfer station, which they were unable to remove. 
    He explained that just three months ago, there was only 300 tons left to be removed, but the failures in the equipment caused the trash to accumulate again, to more than 1500 tons.
     In regard to the hydraulic parts, they have already been ordered from Guadalajara, and the gondola trucks are expected to be back in operation after their repairs.  He said that they are currently moving an average of 20 to 30 tons per day, which is insufficient because the average daily amount collected is about 60 tons.

Mayor Juan Carrillo is encouraging local talent and giving recognition to the team "Pescadorcitos"

Impulsará talento local

Juan Carrillo reconoce al equipo “Pescadorcitos”

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de agosto.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section below....


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

This 17th, 18th and 19th of August come and have fun at the "Family Summer 2017" event 👨👩👧👦 that is organized by the City in conjunction with the DIF Isla Mujeres.
   This free event, which takes place in coordination with the Institute of Youth and the Institute of Sport and Recreation, will be held on August 18, 19 and 20 at "Playa Centro", (aka Posada Beach) and will consist of activities such as bicycle race, a tug of war in the water, sand sculpture contest, beach volleyball and beach soccer, and other activities. Prizes in each category will be awarded daily.
   In order to participate, applicants must form teams of 5 people and their captain must present an official form of identification. The team members must wear the same color of clothing. Both visitors and islanders are encouraged to participate, and they are invited to enjoy this different weekend. 
       You may register at the following locations:  At the Town Hall (Palacio Municipal) and the beach located in front of the hotel Posada del Mar, on the 7th, 9th, 11th, 15th and 17th of August from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  At the DIF offices from the 7th to the 18th of August, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In #IslaMujeres we have talented athletes🥇, this motivates the City Council to work hard so that children and young people have decent spaces, sports programs and the necessary equipment to represent us with pride 
 The video says: Helping talented islanders is one of the priorities of the city government led by Juan Carrillo Sobaranis, Working to encourage young athletes. Providing quality sports facilities and equipment.

. -The Isla Mujeres City Council, headed by President Juan Carrillo Soberanis, supports sports by delivering uniforms, improving recreational spaces, and helping sports leagues and local athletes. The mayor congratulated the baseball team "Pescadorcitos", made up of 16 children from 4 to 6 years of age, who recently participated in the National Children's Baseball Tournament in Merida, Yucatan.
     "As islanders we are very proud of the athletes for their commitment, perseverance and discipline, 'sweating the jersey' and always striving to be the best. Dreams are possible when we commit ourselves to make them come true and these young children are the best proof of what I'm talking about, "said the mayor, who gave recognition to the athletes, coaches and parents.
    He said, "Sports are a part of the lifestyle of the islanders, in Isla Mujeres we truly enjoy sports and they are a part of our lives. Go out to play as a team, have fun and exercise. For that reason, my government is working to have better sports spaces, that are well cared for,  with the infrastructure necessary for children and young people to have an optimal social environment."
     These improvements have included the rehabilitation of the downtown basketball court "José del Carmen Pastrana" and of the soccer field in colonia Salinas. 
       The coach of the "Pescadorcitos",Omar Nieblas,  thanked the municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis on behalf of the team for all his help. They will next represent Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean Cup "Vinicio Castilla", to be held in Cancun, with the participation of teams from Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche.The coach said, "President Juan Carrillo Soberanis has supported us in everything, he is truly involved in the promotion of sport in the municipality."

Inauguration of the men's Municipal Softball League which will have 7 teams.
Inauguramos la Liga Municipal de Softbol Varonil que estará conformada por 7 equipos. 
     Alderman Diego Genaro González Aguilar, representing Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, led the inaugural event, accompanied by the municipal Director of the Sports and Recreation Institute, Natanael Gallegos Salinas and Rodrigo Cahuich Pool, president of the Municipal Softball Men's League. The alderman spoke about this governments support for all the leagues and teams of the island and the benefits of sport for a healthy community. He gave awards to the teams who participated in the last softball tournament, and said the sport enjoys great popularity among the island community, which has teams made up of both men and women.

There is nothing better than enjoying a good read on the seashore under the wonderful rays of the sun, enjoying the breeze and the summer holidays!

The @DIFIslaMujeres invites the entire island community to be part of the "Todos Somos Útiles" campaign, which started this August 1st and ends on the 18th.
Donated school supplies will be received at the facilities of the DIF from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join this great campaign and support the students👦🏻👧🏻 who are most in need in the Continental Zone!

 The internet says their offices are on Mero street in colonia Canotal. . 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Whale shark licensees still waiting 
  With only 42 days left to the whale shark tour season, many boats are still waiting for permits. There were permits issued to boats that are not in use (nonoperational or not meeting criteria), and a second review was done to reassign those permits, but time continues to pass without results. it isnoted the season is from May 15 to September 15.

Could be a record breaking year in Isla Mujeres for releasing of turtles 
Isla Mujeres podría superar récord en liberación de tortugas
     With two months remaining before the end of the turtle nesting season, the number of nests being protected at the Tortugranja exceeds last year, with 637 nests currently under protection, compared to 508 last year, according to Deline García Canto, Director of the “Tortugranga”. Since the season began in May, a large number of eggs have been collected to avoid predators or looting, and by the end of August many of the hatchlings will be released to the sea.
       Public releases are no longer carried out in accordance with the regulation 162-SEMARNAT-2010 which says that individuals cannot touch them during their release, however releases will be done where residents and tourist can participate as spectators. 
        She also requested that those who are on turtle nesting beaches, such as the one across from "La Invasion" (colonia Guadalupana) should respect the recommendations of the Tortugranja staff monitors, such as: only approach when the turtle has finished nesting, remain silents, and do not use camera flashes. For those who find a nest that is hatching out in the sand, allow the turtle hatchlings to go directly to the sea, and in the case of any problems, the monitors should be able to guide them. 
         The "Green" species of turtles (called Blancas in Spanish) is the most frequent to arrive at the beaches of Isla Mujeres during nesting season, which include the beaches  “La Media Luna” (Half Moon Beach), “Angar”, the beaches across from Bachilleres high school and “La Invasión” (colonia Guadalupana.

Invitation to participate in Family Summer 2017
Families of Isla Mujeres and visitors can enjoy different recreational activities

Entrepreneurs propose the installation of lockers on Isla Mujeres beaches 
(Proponen empresarios la instalación de Lockers en Playas de Isla Mujeres)
- The leader of the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) Isla Mujeres delegation, Juan Carrillo Figueroa will propose to the City Council and to local Pueblo Magico committee that lockers be installed at the beaches to give visitors a greater sense of security. The business leader said the robberies that occurred last week on the beaches were unfortunate, where it was possible to identify one of the suspected thieves, (who was later released when no complaint was filed) however, he said, companies must also propose ideas to work together and to inhibit crime.
     He said the City of Isla Mujeres is putting effort toward eradicating the problem that exists in this area  by increasing security at the ​​beaches, however, it is necessary that private industry also propose ideas. He said he will propose lockers at the next City Council meeting, noting that they worked very well "during the golden age of Garrafon Park".
        He explained that tourists who visit the beaches, can use these lockers and protect their valuable belongings, while enjoying the beaches, which would add a plus to this destination.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

More thefts of boats and motors
Sigue el robo de lanchas y motores[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The Harbor Master and the Attorney General's office have confirmed that there has been a wave of thefts at night at the anchorage along Rueda Medina avenue by the airfield, which began last week. With the thefts in the early hours Wednesday, the total includes four engines and two boats, including their motors, but one boat was found, without its engine, according to early reports.
      The state Attorney General's office said an investigation is underway. Boat owner's associates said, "There were a total of six  outboard motors of different horsepower taken. Two of them were stolen with everything including the boat, but one of the boats has already reappeared without motor."
Sources with the Harbor Master reported the same information. The Harbor Master's office isn't authorized to investigate, but they said one boat reappeared without its engine and there is still nothing known about the other one, nor about the "colas" of the other four engines.
     The Ministerial Police said that they had nothing in particular on the case, but that they have information and are currently investigating those responsible, who, apparently, "have been involved in previous occasions".
      The owners of boats and engines are cooperating with the investigation, and it has been recommended that a monitoring system be set up to prevent more thefts.

Failure in new lighting system 
Fallas en nuevo sistema de iluminación [+] Ver masFull article at this link
       About forty percent of the solar powered lights have failed in the system installed by the previous administration along the malecon (sea walkway) behind the Casa de la Cultura. It is noted that the immediate family of the Director of Public Services live in this area, although he has not made a statement about the problem. Nearby hoteliers are concerned about the safety of their guests who enjoy this area by the sea.
   The streetlights along Avenue de Los Pesces in colonia la Gloria also need attention, and it is noted that the families who live in colonia Guadalupana pass through this area at the access by the Public Ministry, which is dark, and there are concerns about the safety of the women.

Proposal for shipyard in isla 
Proyecto para crear un astillero en la isla.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    - There is a proposal to adapt a regional shipyard in Isla Mujeres to repair and manufacture medium vessels, which are used to mobilize millions of tourists  yearly in the Mexican Caribbean. The Magana family is negotiating with a consortium from Campeche to use their space of 20,000 square meters which has been used as the family's shipyard, for the boats that had served the passenger route between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez. 
       There is no infrastructure of this type in the region to provide attention to hundreds of boats that sail the waters of Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum. The facility has sufficient capacity for boats over 50 meters long. The current facility is in a state of semi-abandonment and would need to be completely renovated.

Two ferry companies interested in the Isla Mujeres-Puerto Juarez route 
Dos navieras tras la ruta Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

   A year after the plan was announced, the project of a new ferry company to compete on the Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres route is progressing at a good pace and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) should authorize this request during  August, according to sources consulted. "Merchant Marine must issue a resolution of one of these requests in one week,"(this quote is unattributed). It is not clear which one of the companies this is, of the two that have expressed an interest.
      At the end of last year the application was announce by the ferry company associated with former governor Roberto Borge Angulo, who is now imprisoned in Panama. Given this current circumstance, it is not known whether that continues or not, but another company from Ciudad del Carmen also awaits authorization from the SCT.
      Many local users are unhappy with the monopoly held by Ultramar since the Magana family ferries stopped operating and it is noted that there are long lines in the morning and afternoons at the Maritime Terminals in Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres, because the demands are not being met of the passengers, who total more than 20,000 daily on the weekends in this high season of tourism.

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

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

 Aug. 18, 19, & 20   Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It says...
Here are the rules for competing in the Family Summer 2017 event.
Teams of five people, dressed in the same color, one bicycle per team.
Completely Free. Rally.  Bicycle Race, Tug of War, Sand Sculpture Contest
Music & Games. Daily Prizes for the first three places.
A DIFferent Weekend (DIF is the social service agency).
Register at the DIF office between 10am & 4pm

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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