Friday, February 16, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Feb. 16

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
 Isla Mujeres History on Facebook or Website   

MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach on Facebook or Website

Isla Mujeres Charities on Facebook  


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

The Government of Quintana Roo invites you to attend the Pavilón Isla Mujeres, which takes place from February 15 to 19, on the Town Square. Don't miss it!  This exposition features art, handicrafts, jewelry, etc being sold by the families who make them. This is the third year they have visited & previously featured work from this state and other regions of Mexico.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Empty truck found after anonymous report of armed persons  LINK  
    An anonymous call was received Thursday evening, reporting the presence of armed persons in a red pickup truck, and a search for the vehicle was immediately initiated. Police and Navy personnel responded, and located the empty vehicle, with no driver or passengers in the vicinity.
    The operation took place shortly after 7pm on prolongacion Jesus Martinez Ross, in front of the old "Oasis" in the colonia Salinas. The vehicle was poorly parked, and is a Lincoln Mark Double Cab red pick up truck, with plates from the state of Yucatan, YP81-641. The authorities had no stolen vehicle report on it, and will investigate to learn more about the plates and the owner. 
     The traffic police removed the plates for the offense of blocking the sidewalk. No other suspicions could be corroborated, and they didn't locate the owner or the person responsible for the vehicle. 

Property dispute in the irregular colonia La Guadalupana LINK   
       Darjee Monroy Villanueva, who has been living in the irregular Colonia La Guadalupana for more than eight years, denounced the harassment of several of her neighbors who are now trying to remove her from her property. She said that she occupies the plot of land identified with the number 18, and with the donation of one more space by the City Council, there is now a small access, as well. 
    She said that recently, the 'supposed pseudo leader' Manuel Chulín orchestrated a revolt in the colonia, trying to put the residents against her. She said that she was not in her house when it occurred, and when her children saw the revolt, they called her cell phone. 
   She acknowledged that she, and everyone who lives in that colonia, do so irregularly, and no one has documents like deed titles, however Aguakan has entered into agreements to provide tap water. 
She said, "They have made my life impossible by preventing my having a water contract, by arguing that I am occupying an access road (right of way), which is completely false." She asked for intervention by the Mayor to provide a solution to the conflict before it gets out of hand. 
   She acknowledged that the City agreed to the request to donate part of the Cemetery's land to provide an access to the colonia. She said, "However, now it is my property that is at stake, because they want to take it away, while there are other residents who have had possibilities and have built, where there is no intention of this same thing happening."
     She said that after the new cemetery wall was erected, some of the residents, led by Manuel Chulín, began to demolish the old walls, including the one that adjoined her property, arguing that they had express authorization from Juan Carrillo Soberanis himself, which she says is completely false. 
   She said that the fisherman Geovany occupies lot 17 and the one she has is #18, which is recognized in the plans of the colonia and she is not invading any access, like the group is claiming.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Property dispute in colonia La Guadalupana 
Litigio entrampado en La Guadalupana [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See TVIM article today & Por Esto yesterdayDarjee Arlette Monroy Villanueva, said she has lived on the property for eight years and has filed a complaint for assault and damages with the Public Ministry, against those who led the movement on Monday night to try and evict her. She offered to transfer part of lot 18 of San Martín de Porres street, block 3, of colonia La Guadalupana so that the trash trucks & the trucks supplying other services can carry out maneuvers. However, she does not want to abandon her property, because she says she has a right to it and will defend it. 
   At an interview that took place in Lol-be colonia, Ms Monroy Villanueva showed documents supporting her claims, as well as her voter credential showing her as the occupant of the property, although it is recognized that the colonia isn't 'regularized' yet. She blamed Manuel Chulin as the main instigator, and explained that the person who gave her the lot, Mr Amaya, granted his endorsement for her to live there. 
  "I am an occupant of lot 18, in Colonia La Guadalupana, I have lived there for 8 years, and I have documents that support it. The mobilization they did was promoted by 'Manolo' Chulín. There were threats and insults against my youngest son who was alone. They knocked down my wall. I have filed charges against  them for assault and damage to property," said Ms Monroy Villanueva, who said she is a single mother of four children.
   A few days ago, the City moved the Cemetery fence three meters inward, donating hundreds of square meters from the Municipal Cemetery to provide access at the colonias northern end, to allow entry of the fire trucks in the event of another fire.

Municipal Soccer League semifinals  
Liga Municipal de Futbol, a semifinal [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Municipal Soccer League semifinals will begin this Friday, starting at 9pm, according to the schedule. The clash between the Novatos and Barcelona is expected to be a good game. The results will be determined by 11pm, if there is no tie. The second match will be between Real City and Real Villanueva on Saturday at 9pm. The games take place on the sports field in colonia Salinas. 

  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, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, 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 traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  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.


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

On Mondays & Thursdays there are poker tournaments at 6p at El Patio.

Feb. 1 Thursday: Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 1 Start of two month ban on grouper fishing

Feb. 2 Friday Candlemas (If you got the baby in your piece King's cake, today you're providing tamales).

Feb. 2 Friday: World Wetlands Day (Usually there is a clean up in the mangroves).

Feb. 4 Noches Magicas performances 8p Town Square

Feb. 5 Constitution Day (National Holiday)

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
                                                                    Sunset ~6:30p
Jan. 31 7:01
Feb. 1 8:05 
Feb. 2  9:06
Feb. 3 10:04
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5  11:54 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Feb. 8 Thursday Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 8 Thursday Convention Center 7p Dance Troupes performing & competing at the Baile de Carnaval for women - Tribute to Michael Jackson Each troupe will dance for 15-20 minutes and judging criteria includes: Choreography, projection, performance, technique, group execution, and audience response, as well as originality, creativity, and total effect. Prizes are 15,000 pesos, 10,000, and 5000.

Feb. 9-13 Friday thru Tuesday:  Carnaval  

February. 9 Gala Night
Coronation of the Kings & Queens of Carnaval in all the categories and guests.
Presentation of dance troupes (performances)
Dance to the music of the band "MegaBoom"
Town Square 8p

February 10
Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Cuban Night
Presentation of the King & Queen of Carnaval
Presentation of Carnaval dance troupes (performances)
Band: "El Fresa y la Sentencia"
Town Square 8p

February 11
Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Carnaval  Parade
Starting by the Naval base and going up Rueda Medina 4p

Children's Afternoon of Fantasy
Presentation of the King & Queen of Carnaval, Show of costumed characters, bouncy houses, Carnaval dance troupes, Children's costume contest.
Town Square 5p

Diversity Fantasy Night
Presentation of the Kings and Queens of Carnaval
Carnaval Dance Troupes (performances)
Show of Transformismo
Town Square 8p

February 12
Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Carnaval Parade
Starting by the Naval base and going up Rueda Medina 4p

Carnaval Monday
Presentation of the Kings and Queens of Carnaval
Costume Contest for Adults
Comedy Show by international imitator Pierre David
Musical performance by "Michael Stuart & Jemanuel & los Panas de Venezuela"
Town Square 8p

 February 13
 Music by DJ's starting at 3p on Rueda Medina (Usually at Playa Centro)

Carnaval Tuesday
Presentation of the Kings & Queens of Carnaval
Presentation of Carnaval dance troupes (performances)
Burning of Juan Carnaval & the reading of his last Will & Testament
Dance to the music of the band "Super Lamas"
Town Square 8p

Feb. 13-18 Tuesday thru Sunday Isla Time Music & Fishing Festivals Link to FB page
   Feb. 14 Wed. 6:30 Free performances on Town Square by Jorge Blanco, Love and Theft, LOCASH and Amara Givelove, Kim Paige, and Kristy Osmunson and food available "Taste of Isla".

Feb. 14 Wednesday  It's also Dia del Amor y la Amistad "Valentine's Day" & Ash Wednesday

Feb. 15 Thursday Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 18 Sunday Noches Magicas performances 8p Town Square

 Feb. 22 Thursday: Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura (on Guerrero at Abasolo)

Feb. 24 Flag Day

 Feb. 25 Sunday Noches Magicas performances 8p Town Square

Feb. 28 Wednesday Last day of lobster season until four month ban ends July 1. 
  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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.