Sunday, February 18, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, Feb. 18

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Equipment and uniforms were given to more than 120 workers with the Department of Public Services, who keep our island clean and beautiful. LINK  
    Each worker was given a package containing trousers, shirts, work boots and rubber boots. It is noted that since the beginning of this administration, there has been improvement in trash collection services, and increased work removing brush and junk from the streets and public areas. The Department of Public Services covers 14 routes in the Continental Zone and six on the island, seven days a week, in the morning, afternoon, and night.
    The Director of the Public Service Department, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalé, said, "One of the most important achievements that the Public Services team has participated in is, without a doubt, a more efficient garbage collection service, because we know how important it is that our streets are free of waste, and that families live in a clean and healthy environment."
    It is noted that in the first year of this administration, the Public Services Department cleaned out the Trash Transfer Zone in its entirety, where 14,000 tons of garbage had accumulated over more than nine years.
      The City of Isla Mujeres is committed to continue working so that municipal employees have the necessary equipment to carry out their work for the benefit of the island's residents and for an improved image of the municipality.

From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

TVIM reports on Naveganto's schedule & rates. The boats depart from Isla & from Puerto Juarez at five minutes after the hour, hourly, from 5:05a to 10:05p.The round trip tourist rate is 265 pesos, and 220 for children (one way is 140 & 115). The rest of the rates are for residents of the island (70pRT), state (70pRT), or country (190pRT), their children, students (25pRT), and seniors who hold an INAPAM card (40pRT). LINK 

There is are photos of the Renatta Dance Studio dancers performing in Holbox.  LINK 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Protective mesh below the hurricane wall has deteriorated  
Malla ‘protectora’ dejó de existirs.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The metal mesh has deteriorated which contains rocks below the hurricane wall along the Caribbean Sea, which protects downtown. It is also recommended that the southern 200 meters of the wall be reconstructed, which would provide protection for the potable water pumping station.

Speech on leadership for young people  
Plática de liderazgo a jóvenes[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This took place at Colegio Bachilleres in the Continental Zone, and there are plans to bring this workshop to the island.

Naveganto begins operations on Sunday 
Inicia operaciones Naveganto. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The two Naveganto ferries will provide hourly service for 17 hours a day, from 5:05am to 10:05pm, at a rate that is 20 percent cheaper than Ultramar. The information in this article has already been translated about the capacities & names of the boats, etc., & see the TVIM section above.

Couples formalize their unions   
Parejas formalizan uniones[+] Ver masFull article at thislink 
  See yesterday's translations. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), in 2016, according to the results of the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE), in Mexico, 58.1% of the population aged 15 and over are married, 31.4% are single and 10.5% are separated, divorced or widowed. In recent years the number of divorces has increased in relation to marriages; and there are more people who decide to live in a free union (as an unmarried couple).

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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 15- 19 The Artisan's Pavilion is on the Town Square, opening daily at 9am, with artisans, both local and from other regions, offering their products, including at least ten from Isla Mujeres. This is their third year, and they offer interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.

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   

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