Thursday, February 15, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, Feb. 15

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No new articles in the City section, except one with a video about a school dining area on the mainland providing healthy, tasty food for students.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There is an article about buying presents for Valentines Day, which includes some prices such as: roses for 25 pesos each with arrangements of various prices up to 1350 pesos, stuffed animals for 350 pesos to more than 2000 pesos. Other available items included other types of flowers & arrangements, as well as cards and balloons. It is noted that some restaurants on Hidalgo offered live music to provide a romantic evening.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Foreign tourist died 
Fallece turista extranjero. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   See yesterday's translations. It is assumed the American, Thomas William Wallis, 54, from Kansas, had a heart problem, which caused his death. He felt badly shortly after entering the water to go snorkeling near "El Farito", and was immediately brought back onto the catamaran. The captain immediately took the boat to shore, to the dock of the "Isla Mujeres" cooperative. They were unable to revive him, and he passed away around 11:45am. The cause of death will be determined by the Quintana Roo prosecutor's office, and the deceased's relative, Connie Wallis, was taking the first steps toward completing the procedures with Mexican authorities, so that the body can be transferred back to his place of origin for burial. 

Conflict intensifies 
Se recrudece conflictos.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     A resident of the 'irregular' colonia of La Guadalupana has generated conflict in the community because he wants to be awarded a lot that was intended to be a right of way, which was donated to facilitate access of the fire fighting vehicles after a fire affected several of the homes ('casas de cartón'), at that time.
    The issue intensified when a section of what was the Municipal Cemetery wall was removed, because the municipal authorities gave an access to the neighborhood of more than 100 meters long by 2.5 meter.
         Events took place on Monday night when men and women proceeded to tear down 10 meters of a wall, in order to connect the street "San Martin de Porres" with the new access. They want to recover lot #19 as a public access so that garbage trucks, gas trucks, and pumping trucks can maneuver through this narrowed access.
   The fisherman "Geovanny owns lot #18, but he wants to own #19, and the other residents will not allow it. They have asked for support from the police, to connect the new access thru the cemetery with the street "San Martin de Porres". Manuel Chulin and Edelmira Uh Escalante have said they have already told Geovanny to vacate the lot, and this is what the police are aware of, and if he does not act voluntarily, they will proceed to sue him collectively before the Public Ministry.
      They want peace
   Eventually he could be evicted if he doesn't correct his behavior, since lately he lacks respect for the children and adults of the community, threatening them, which is not suitable for a healthy coexistence in the community.  Other families say he has been looking for 12 years, but the property was donated by Don Amaya and he decided to occupy another one. This is recorded on video, and shown to authorities as proof. Now there is also a question about the 98 square meters that will be donated to the police to install their guardhouse.
    It is recalled that in 2005, the two hectare estate was occupied by more than 200 families, and it was later named La Guadalupana, and is a colonia that is in the process of regularization. (acquiring deeds). It currently has public lighting, potable water, and electricity. 
Businesses take out the trash at the wrong time
Negocios sacan la basura a destiempo. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Most of the information in this article has been translated already. The trash trucks were making five collections downtown between dawn and midnight to try and keep up with the increased amount of trash downtown. They experienced some delays, due to the traffic jams and detours associated with the dance troupes and parades. The head of Public Services acknowledged that there is a need for more vehicles and said they are attending to the colonias also, as quickly as possible. The street sweeping brigade has been attending to the tourism areas, but are not neglecting the colonias.

St. Valentine's Day: Beneficial for island merchants 
Benéfico Día de San Valentín para los comerciantes isleños[+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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
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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   

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