Sunday, November 18, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 18


This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte. 
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos 

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CHECK OUT THE NOVEMBER EVENTS SCHEDULE!  (scroll down)
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News from the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)


Take advantage of this long weekend to come and enjoy Isla Mujeres


Property tax discounts:

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 FB News Sites about Isla Mujeres

  Tvisla Mujeres    


Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

While walking, a child hurt their foot on a damaged storm drain grate in colonia Salina Chica, near the jewelry store down the street from the police station, and had to go to the hospital for surgery. Residents want the government to repair it. (photos of grate)

Photos of sunset and of Bike Fest.

VIDEO in favor of the Tren Maya from the President-elect

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Photos & VIDEO from Bike Fest 

IM Noticias   

The municipal Institute of Sports gave uniforms to the children's basketball team Cahuameros Junior. (photos)


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 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Few businesses participate in "Buen Fin"

Pocos negocios “le entran” al Buen Fin

 As expected by the local chamber of commerce organization, CANACO, few businesses participated in the "Buen Fin" weekend Nov. 16-19, when companies offer discounts and sales. The businesses that participated included Boxito, Chedraui, and Elecktra, as well as one shop downtown that sells clothing and accessories.
   Merchant Pedro Cruz said they essentially have Buen Fin all year because the tourists always bargain and they have to reduce prices by 20 pesos or so, or they will go elsewhere, and the store is always offering three for the price of two sales.
   The CANACO representative warned about the pitfalls of accepting offers for months without interest, because consumers can end up paying high interest if the item isn't paid off when the offer ends.

No restrictions on navigation  

Sin restricciones la navegación

 On Saturday at 7:30am, the port was opened for general navigation without any restriction, however extreme caution was advised. Harbor Master Ana Laura López Bautista said that the effects of Cold Front #10 have begun to subside, after causing closure of the port for small boats for two days. The winds have reduced to 15-25 kilometers per hour, with stronger gusts, and the forecast is favorable for the remainder of the holiday weekend. 
   At the Caribe fishing cooperative, they said that one boat had gone out to catch fish, but the rest of them were waiting until the sea appeared calmer. They said in the days before the restrictions they were catching plenty of fish, but not many lobsters, and they hope this will improve after the norte. (They typically migrate south after cold fronts, and production improves because they are moving across the seabed.)

Workshop scheduled about cost control  

Impartirán taller de control de costos

     The workshop "Business Diagnostics and Business Support Programs" will be held on November 27, focused on establishing the foundations of strategic planning, establishing a method of diagnosis and control of costs for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs. They are encouraged to create a plan for financial order and quality control, establish strategy and sales plans, as well as specific action measures to improve cash flow.
         It is scheduled to begin at 4pm at the Community Center in colonia La Gloria, and information is given about registration.

Residents want improved health care infrastructure  

Piden mejorar infraestructura de salud

  On Saturday from 10a to noon, a citizen forum titled "Health for All" was held at the Town Hall meeting room where residents requested better and more efficient infrastructure. The event was part of a series of citizen forums being held on various topics.  
     Dr. Karla García Velázquez, adviser to the Health Department, who led the forum said that about 15 people attended.  She said,"Among the concerns expressed, both in this and in the previous forums dedicated to health, are the lack of doctors and therefore the few opportunities to receive consultation, as well at the need for extended hours for medical care, and, above all, the need to have a new hyperbaric chamber, which was one of the Mayor's campaign promises." Information about upcoming forums is given, and it is noted that the hyperbaric chamber is reaching the end of its useful lifetime after 20 years.
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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
 
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.


Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Saturday, Nov. 17 The second annual Biker Fest begins at noon on the runway & events include a tour around the island, contests, demonstrations, and other activities. They will have activities on Playa Centro on Sunday. It is sponsored by"Club Evolution FZ Isla Mujeres" in celebration of the club's sixth anniversary, and they expect motorcyclists from all over Mexico to attend. 
Saturday on the runway
Noon: Registration
1p: Get Together
2p: Inauguration of the Event
3p: Quarter Mile
4p: Procession around the isle & official photo
5p: Final Quarter Mile
6p: Stunt Biker, PDC.
7p: Contests & Surprises
7:30: Comedy Show
9p: Rock band
10:30: Rap w. Lil Chanek & Royal
11:30: Fire Show El Dragon H
12a DJ music



Sunday at Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach)
10a Meet at the beach
10:30: Stunt Biker PDC Show
11a: Rap
12p: Contests & Surprises
1p DJ music
Food & drinks for sale
Kit Sales: $170 in advance $190 day of event
Celebrating the sixth anniversary of "Club EVOLUCIÓN FZ ISLA MUJERES"

Sunday, Nov. 18 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas The Senior Citizen's choir will be accompanied by Jose Concepcion Najera, and singer Ernesto Rodriguez will also perform, as well as a dance troupe from the Academy Baile TuTu.
 Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day  (Parade date & info TBA)

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day

 Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a

Wednesday Nov. 28 thru Saturday Dec. 8- Patron Saint festivities for Our Lady of Immaculate Conception  

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF 
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to NHC in US (in English)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 17


This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte. 
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos 

MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach on Facebook or Website

Isla Mujeres Charities on Facebook  

 Isla Mujeres History on Facebook or Website 

CHECK OUT THE NOVEMBER EVENTS SCHEDULE!  (scroll down)
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News from the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)



The Institute of Public Administration in Quintana Roo (IAPQRoo) gave recognition to 30 workers in Cancun & Isla Mujeres

Citizens appreciate the opportunity to participate in the "I Decide My Future" program with public forums and a website seeking their input. LINK 



Promo for the forums & website, and one against violence against women & girls


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 FB News Sites about Isla Mujeres

  Tvisla Mujeres    


Notice about Biker Fest (see Events section below)

Winds affect operations of car ferries in Isla Mujeres LINK

Sixty-five microchips have been installed in sea turtles  LINK

This weekend the Cahuameros will play the Cancun Aluxes LINK  

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Municipal government offers workshop for small businesses on Nov. 27th  (photos & article)

Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO of the Tortugranja Director talking about microchipping the turtles.

IM Noticias   

The Director of the municipal Sports Institute provided uniforms to the basketball team "Cahuameros Juniors"  (photos)  

The Cahuameros will play the Cancun Aluxes at 8pm on Saturday and at noon on Sunday at the Isla Mujeres Convention Center (basketball). Their current standing is one loss and five wins, which gives them a total of 11 points and they are the league leaders. 

Around midday on Friday, the cargo ferry Ultracarga II was unable to operate due to strong winds from Cold Front #10, and the boat required assistance from a smaller boat in order to dock. Meanwhile, the two Maritima ferries continued to provide service. It is recalled that the Maritima ferry, Sergio Gracia Aguilar was anchored in the Bay on Thursday afternoon, when high winds caused it to suspend operations. (There were no vehicles or passengers aboard, only crew.)


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 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Sea turtle spawning & hatching season ends  

Culmina la temporada de tortuga

  The nesting and spawning season of the sea turtles has ended with a total of 365 nests protected at the Tortugranja, with approximately 42,000 eggs. In regard to the microchip program which is being conducted with PROFEPA, they have implanted 65 chips in turtles which are in the Tortugranja pens, which transmit information including the state of health of the turtles, their weight, size, cranial size, carapace design, age, development of their growth and if they need food, which will facilitate their care and monitoring.


Gas prices continue to rise  

La gasolina sigue por los cielos

  Gas is currently 20.1 pesos/liter, while in January it cost 16.4 pesos. That means the current price is ~76 pesos/gallon which is about $4 usd.


Cahuameros seek to maintain leadership

Cahuameros buscará mantener liderato

 See translation above.


Navigation restricted for small boats 

Restricción a la navegación menor

Nov.16. Boats under 40 feet continued to be restricted for the second day, due to the effects of cold front #10.


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Here's some of Bruce's photos from a previous Día de la Revolución parade. It's scheduled to begin at 8am by the Naval base on Tuesday. The students have been practicing their steps & routines for weeks & you can expect this parade to be more colorful than the Independence Day parade, and cooler!
This holiday commemorates the Revolutionary War, aka the Mexican Civil War, which began in 1910 when the Mexican people revolted against thirty-five years of oppression under dictator Porfirio Diaz. Central to the success of this social, cultural, and political Revolution were the "soldaderas", aka "Las Adelitas", who you will see represented in the parade, as well as its leaders, Francisco Madero, Pancho Villa, & Emiliano Zapata. And of course, the armed revolutionaries are represented, of whom 900,000 lost their lives in the name of democracy, liberty, and justice.
On a side note, Mexico's infamous "Catrina" was created at the start of this decade-long war by a political cartoonist lampooning the dictator's supporters.























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  This blog is brought to you by....
View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
 
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.


Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Saturday, Nov. 17 The second annual Biker Fest begins at noon on the runway & events include a tour around the island, contests, demonstrations, and other activities. They will have activities on Playa Centro on Sunday. It is sponsored by"Club Evolution FZ Isla Mujeres" in celebration of the club's sixth anniversary, and they expect motorcyclists from all over Mexico to attend. 
Saturday on the runway
Noon: Registration
1p: Get Together
2p: Inauguration of the Event
3p: Quarter Mile
4p: Procession around the isle & official photo
5p: Final Quarter Mile
6p: Stunt Biker, PDC.
7p: Contests & Surprises
7:30: Comedy Show
9p: Rock band
10:30: Rap w. Lil Chanek & Royal
11:30: Fire Show El Dragon H
12a DJ music



Sunday at Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach)
10a Meet at the beach
10:30: Stunt Biker PDC Show
11a: Rap
12p: Contests & Surprises
1p DJ music
Food & drinks for sale
Kit Sales: $170 in advance $190 day of event
Celebrating the sixth anniversary of "Club EVOLUCIÓN FZ ISLA MUJERES"

Sunday, Nov. 18 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas The Senior Citizen's choir will be accompanied by Jose Concepcion Najera, and singer Ernesto Rodriguez will also perform, as well as a dance troupe from the Academy Baile TuTu.
 Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day  (Parade date & info TBA)

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day

 Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a

Wednesday Nov. 28 thru Saturday Dec. 8- Patron Saint festivities for Our Lady of Immaculate Conception  

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF 
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to NHC in US (in English)