Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 21

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The festivities celebrating the 168th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres featured a variety of cultural events and concluded on Sunday evening with a performance by comedian Gener Hernández as "Madame Yaxchilan".  Visitors and residents enjoyed the famous comic from Yucatan, and the cabaret and burlesque style comedy.

There is a graphic with information about school scholarships 

Today we started new school cycle, committed to providing children and young people with the necessary tools and spaces to continue their education   VIDEO  


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What is your opinion about businesses putting traffic cones in the street?   LINK 

On Monday, the eighth prolonged blackout occurred,  affecting the more than 20 thousand inhabitants of Isla Mujeres. LINK   

 There is a need to attend to the lousy conditions of garbage collection trucks! This morning one caused chaos in the streets near the Pivilege Aluxes hotel when it broke down. (photo)

Educational authorities gave assurances that the lack of some teachers in the primary schools will be resolved this week.  (photo)

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

The season began for the Technological League on Sunday with a game between the two Isla Mujeres teams, when the Pescadores defeated the Cocteleros with a score of 6 to 5. Photos & VIDEO  

The new Harbor Master is Ana Laura López Bautista, who is the first women to hold this position in Isla Mujeres (photo)

Electricity was restored on the island after an outage of about an hour. Ten minutes after the outage, the CFE generators began being used, which have been placed at strategic locations around the island.

Congratulations on the 60th anniversary of the middle school, Benito Juarez. (Photos)

Due to lacking some teachers at the Middle School Benito Juarez and other schools, some students were sent home at an early hour (photos)

Noti Isla Mujeres   

With classes beginning on Monday, the primary schools of the municipality of Isla Mujeres lack 40% of their teachers with the school Cesar Mendoza, lacking four teachers and the school Andres Quintana Roo lacking three teachers. However, the newly created primary school in the Continental Zone doesn't have any teachers. (photos).  

VIDEO Many students at the primary schools "Cesar Mendoza" and "Andres Quintana Roo" had to return to their homes due to a lack of teachers. She says this should be resolved this week.

The vacation season ended on Sunday with crowded beaches and a "Saldo Blanco" (no serious incidents). VIDEO  

On Monday, the Second National Week began of the fight against zika, chikungunya and dengue, in the primary school "Julio Sauri" of Isla Mujeres, who were awarded the flag. VIDEO    
The Mayor said they will work to resolve the lack of some teachers in the primary schools in the Pueblo Magico  VIDEO  

VIDEO of the Mayor giving a speech, opening the school year.   

IM Noticias   
Changes in administration at the middle school Benito Juarez  (article & photos).

A garbage collection truck, full of trash broke down on Adolfo Lopez Mateos avenue, causing traffic chaos, and was able to be moved about two hours later. The situation was complicated because parents were trying to get their children to school on time for the first day of classes. A garbage collector explained that the trucks are old and it has been a long time since new ones were purchased, therefore breakdowns occur from time to time. (article & photos).


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Education is within everyone's reach  
Aprendizaje al alcance de todos[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The Mayor gave a speech opening the school year, and pledged to double the number of scholarships available, to provide assistance to low income families of Isla Mujeres. More than 5000 students in the municipality returned to school on Monday. Textbooks arrived in time, but the uniforms will take a little longer for some schools.

Electrical problems leave some schools without air conditioning  
Aulas con aire acondicionado, pero sin electricidad[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Some of the schools are experiencing electrical problems and need their own transformers, particularly the middle school Benito Juarez. The Director of the school said the electricity failed when the air conditioners were turned on, so they were unable to run them. Personnel with Public Services were able to resolve the problem by running a new line, and they are seeking resources to obtain a transformer and fix the problem permanently.
   There are also concerns about the structures used as a lunch room at the school Julio Sauri, which were installed in 2009, and have suffered from corrosion.

Another general electrical outage  
Nuevo “apagón” general. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The island-wide outage lasted about 80 minutes, which is the third prolonged outage in less than a month, with the last one occurring on July 26th, for about 13 hours, which was allegedly caused by a problem with the underground line in Punta Sam, which serves the underwater cable. Monday's outage began at 5:20p and ended at 6:40p. The other outage occurred on August 5 for 45 minutes.
    The Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) gave no explanation. The generators that are distributed around the island were activated. There are concerns that the 7 km underwater line that supplies power to the island needs replacement. More hotels are acquiring generators in response to these outages.

Maintenance for public monuments  
Mantenimiento a monumentos públicos[+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Maintenance to the public monuments has begun with replacing the turtles on the overlook near the Town Square, on the curve where Bravo ends and Guerrero begins. The turtles were replaced on the weekend, but they are still lacking corals, brain coral, and ferns.
     The figure of Ixchel, by the Casa de la Cultura, also needs attention; as does the Fishermen's Monument on Rueda Medina, in front of the lighthouse; and the base of the baseball player at the stadium "El Pescador" needs rebuilding. The 20 sculptures at Punta Sur have suffered from corrosion and two have completely deteriorated. Those sculptures were inaugurated on Dec. 8, 2001, and were created by prestigious Mexican and foreign artists. 
   It is hoped that when the new Federal government takes office on Dec. 1st, there will be a plan to rehabilitate the sculptures and monuments of Isla Mujeres. 

Avoid use of chemicals in the sea  
Llaman a no usar químicos en el mar+] Ver masFull article at this link
   In Puerto Morelos, brain corals have been observed that are affected by the "Plaga Blanca" (White Plague), and specialists are recommending that people avoid the use of chemicals in the sea and they should wear clothing to provide protection from the sun, rather than using sunscreens which can cause damage to the corals and the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef system. The Plaga Blanca is epidemic in the the corals of the Caribbean.

Vacation season with "Saldo Blanco" (No serious incidents)
Vacaciones con saldo blanco[+] Ver masFull article at this link

Cahuameros ready to begin the basketball tournament  
Cahuameros se alistan para saltar a la duela[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The tentative start date for the tournament is October 6th. The Cahuameros took third place in the previous tournament.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
Aug  1  10:45
Aug  2  11:23

Aug 26   7:32
Aug 27   8:10
Aug 28   8:46
Aug 29   9:24
 Aug 30  10:02 
Aug 31  10:42
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25 to ~7:05 (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:20 to ~630
The Perseid meteor shower peaks Aug 11, 12, 13 
Mars is visible in the night sky (it's red) to the southeast (until ~4:30a)
On Aug. 15 & 16, look west at the Crescent Moon & see Jupiter to the left & Venus to the right
August Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Saturday, August 4 The Plogging volunteers will meet at the Mundaca Hacienda at 8am, and clean up from there until they reach Zama Beach Club, where they will enjoy soft drinks and fruit. A reminder to bring you reusable water bottle and to wear gym shoes.

Sunday, August 5 on the Town Square at 8p Dance troupes and singers from Isla Mujeres and Cancun....Noches Magicas!   Cancelled and you are invited to enjoy Noches Magicas next Sunday at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, August 8 Inauguration of the Dog Friendly Beach at 4:30p, below the cell tower and municipal slaughterhouse.

Sunday, August 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p

(See August 15-19 Founder's Festivities below)
 LINK to an historical article about the town being founded by war refugees. 

 Friday, August 17 at 7pm ..Eight rounds For the 168th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres at the Pescador Beach Club, just inside the entrance to Sac Bajo

Saturday, August 18  Plogging Day Clean-up  8am  Location TBA   

Saturday, August 18 Youth Rally at the Posada Beach (aka Playa Centro) at 9am with surprise prizes. Teams of three people. Commemorating World Youth Day

Saturday, August 18: at  Muelle Azul is Orquideas Pasarela Isla Summer 2018 Fashion Show which will feature designers from Cancun, Merida, and Isla Mujeres, as well as spotlighting new talent in the fashion industry from Estudio Creativo Cancún. It begins with a Cocktail Party at 7:30 and the Runway show starts at 8:30.Pre-Sale Tickets are available for $200 or $250 pesos at the door. and a portion of the proceeds are going to help a local woman who is battling cancer. Get your tickets at Muelle Azul, by messaging Jul Isla or calling 9981176871
Note: Muelle Azul is on the wooden pier formerly known as the Magana dock, next to the taxi stand.

 Festivities for the 168th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres

 Wednesday, August 15 at 8p: Night of the Assumption on the Town Square at the conclusion of the Parish program. Dance troupe performances featuring Las Mestazas de Agua Salada, Al Son Del Corazon, Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres, and Ballet Folklorico de Isla Mujeres

Thursday, August 16 at 2p Conference with the town historian: Fidel Villanueva Madrid at the Casa de la Cultura (Guerrero at Abasolo)

Friday, August 17 at 8:45a: Wreath offering at the Cross in the Bay commemorating 24 years since its submersion, departing from the dock at the Maritime Terminal at 8:45am, limited capacity.
At 7p: Special City Council meeting recognizing the descendants of the founders and presenting the annual awards for citizenship and tourism, as well as a youth prize, on the Town Square

Saturday, August 18 at 8p:  "Danzarte" dance encounter featuring troupes from around the state on the Town Square

Sunday, August 19: 1p at the Pescadores baseball field (in front of Chedraui) Isla Mujeres teams Cocteleros vs Pescadores. 

Sunday, August 19 at 8p: Noches Magicas of Isla Mujeres featuring performances by Grupos Artisticos and the comic "Madame Yaxchilan" on the Town Square.

Sunday, August 26  The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 6:30am, with registration limited to 300 participants, and there will be 5k, 10k, and 15k categories. The kits will be available Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8p. The cost is 250 pesos for residents who present a voter registration card with an Isla Mujeres address and 400 pesos for others.

      The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres is the "Air" (Iik') element of the four races, which take place in four Pueblos Magicos in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The other elements are Fire (K'aak'), Earth (Lu'um), and Water (Ha'). The other races are in Tulum, Bacalar, and Valladolid.
See website for more information: https://www.circuitomaya.mx/

Last year the Gastronomic Competition for Lionfish was held at the end of August.

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.

  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")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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