Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, Feb. 13

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Carnaval Events Today - Tuesday
aka Noche de Juan Carnaval, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, & in Isla Mujeres, it's usually "La Negrada", which celebrates the African roots of Carnaval & features men & women dressing as each other. Photos by Bruce from previous years. (That's "Frida & Diego" in a costume contest).
In addition to the scheduled events, troupes dance in the streets & at businesses (and they smile & wave as they zip between locations in trucks, trailers, golf carts & motos, holding their headdresses & losing an occasional feather.)
3p Music by DJ's at Playa Centro
8p Town Square
Performances by Dance Troupes & their Kings & Queens
Burning of Juan Carnaval & Reading of his Will
Dance to the Music of "Super Lamas"
Tables are for Sale in the Town Hall at the Public Relations Office, One per Person.

I'll post Bruce's photos tomorrow, from Monday's parade. 

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

Families enjoy Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2018
   LINK to article, I'll translate it tomorrow . There is a video and graphic advertising Super Lamas on the Town Square tonight at 8p. (See above for graphic, the video is the band inviting you to the event). 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There has been a lack of progress on the renovation of the wooden dock, which was expected to be completed in six month, and eight months have passes, and progress appears to be halted. LINK   On June 16, the Port Authority of Quintana Roo announced an investment of One million 854 thousand 371 pesos, and the job was given to JG Maquinaria y Construcciones. They were to place hardwood pilings, made from regional wood, in the same location, and replace the decking and other parts.
   General Director of Apiqroo, Alicia Ricalde Magaña, said, "This public work project is part of the work to modernize the port infrastructure of the state, plus it is one of the commitments of Governor Carlos Joaquín González, in order to generate increased and better opportunities for Quintana Roo."
    Apiqroo announced that it had the authorization of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), as well as having the technical opinion of the Municipality of Isla Mujeres and the permit for working in Mexican marine areas, and permissions from the Secretary of the Navy, Navy of Mexico, Fifth Naval Region.

There is a VIDEO of the arrival of  the Navaganto ferry Lady Di after her first crossing. They are offering courtesy trips between Isla Mujeres & Puerto Juarez today and tomorrow, so that people can get to know them and they are hoping to be able to announce more information this week. He said it takes 26 minutes & there are 120 seats in the back part and 82 in the forward area with the windows. There's an ad with crossing times for the free trips on Naveganto Tuesday & Wednesday. (Wed from P. Juarez at 10, 12, 3, and 5 and from I. Mujeres at 11, 1, and 4.)

     Moving of Prisoners LINK    
     As of this Tuesday, the municipal prisons located in Isla Mujeres, José María Morelos and Lázaro Cárdenas, are decommissioned from acting as Preventive Prisons for the Execution of Sentences, and  they will return to their original purpose as detention centers for Administrative Misdemeanors.     The Agreement includes the immediate transfer of sentenced or processed persons deprived of their liberty, from these municipal prisons to the Center for Social Reintegration (Cereso) of Chetumal or Cancun, to the Municipal Retention Center of Playa del Carmen or Felipe Carrillo Puerto, whichever is closest.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Nautical tour operators take advantage of good climate
Lancheros aprovechan el buen clima. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Festivities on Rueda Medina main street by the sea  
De fiesta en el malecón Rueda Medina[+] Ver masFull article at this link

Carnaval generating increased trash  
Mucha fiesta, pero también mucha basura+] Ver masFull article at this link   

Juan Carrillo: PRI candidate  
JUAN CARRILLO, CANDIDATO DEL PRI+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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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