Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 20

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Promo about the property tax discounts  of 25%, 20%, and 15% available from Dec. 1 thru the end of February.

The municipal government continues improving the sports facilities LINK  
       The installation of artificial turf on the soccer field in colonia Salina Chica is 70% complete. The Mayor spoke about his commitment to providing quality sports facilities for the community and the benefits of sports for young people and their development.  He said the field will be finished soon.

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The Isla Mujeres Cahuameros remain the leaders in the league after two victories this weekend against the Cancun Aluxes.    LINK 
     On Saturday night the Cahuameros won by a score of 89 to 71, and on Sunday the final score was 70 to 47. So far this season they have won seven games and lost one, to the Dorados of Playa del Carmen. A full house is expected next weekend at the Isla Mujeres Convention Center when the Cahuameros will play the team of the Modelo University of Merida, who are the champions of last season.

Activities by the City toward the elimination of violence against women for "Orange Month" LINK 

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Photos of small boats & caption saying An important part of our identity Isla Mujeres Pueblo Magico.

Photos of the streets downtown, showing tourists visiting.

The soccer field in colonia Salina Chica is 70% complete

The new luxury hotel planned on the site of Na Balam will have 32 suites (with a total of 45 rooms)
          Permission is being sought from SEMARNAT by a company who intend to demolish the hotel Nah Balam, which has 19 rooms and is located on northern Isla Mujeres. They intend to build 32 suites on the foundations, and between the the master suites and standard rooms, there would be a total of 45 rooms.
On Sunday evening, visitors and residents enjoyed a pleasant evening of cultural performances for Noches Magicas on the Town Square, featuring the Senior Citizens Choir and Dance Troupe, based on the movie "Coco". There was also an outstanding performance by the dance troupe "Tutu Academy" from Cancun. (Photos)

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 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

SEFIPLAN verifying that construction projects are paying 3% payroll tax  

Sefiplan verifica obras en construcción en la isla

  The head of the SEFIPLAN (Secretary of Planning & Finance) in Isla Mujeres said they have applied economic sanctions to construction sites that are not paying the 3% payroll tax, but this has mainly been in the Continental Zone (on the mainland part of the municipality).

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

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  The port remained open for navigation by all vessels and the fishermen were out taking advantage of the results of Cold Front #10 which caused an abundance of seafood near the coast, and manydidn't have to go out farther than two miles, and some caught 60 to 80 kilos of fish, of various species.
  Other fishermen went out about 12 miles to catch shark, and other species that ended up in their nets, which they filleted directly on the beach to sell to impatient customers. The lobster fishermen who are camping at the cabins on Isla Contoy reported they are beginning to see the first good lobster "runs".

See translation above regarding Noches Magicas on Sunday.

The first game of the municipal Volleyball League "Fidel Villanueva Madrid" was a friendly game between the women's team "Panteras" (Panthers) and the team of the SEFIPLAN agency (Secretary of Finance and Planning). There are 13 teams currently registered in the league, of whom eight are in the men's division and five are in the women's. The games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9p and 9p-10p. Islanders are encouraged to participate and to attend the games to support their favorite teams and to have fun.

Merchants given one week to display prices  

Tienen una semana para poner precios a la vista

  Merchants on Hidalgo have been given a one week grace period by the PROFECO (Federal Consumer Protection Agency) to display their prices, so that tourists can comparison shop. After the week is up, the agency will conduct a verification operation, and those not in compliance could be subject to an administrative or economic sanction. Many handicraft/souvenir stores have not displayed prices, forcing tourists to ask, which gives the seller an opportunity to cajole the potential customer and possibly get a higher price than if the amount was in sight. The official said they have warned the owners, managers, and employees of the businesses they visited that they have one week to place price tags on each of the objects, handicrafts, and merchandise that is offered for sale, so that consumers can see their cost at a glance.

Victorious Cahuameros basketball team

Cahuameros se alzaron con la victoria

 See translation above.


Photos by Bruce from this morning's Dia de la Revolucion parade

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
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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.
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.

Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Saturday, Nov. 17 The second annual Biker Fest begins at noon on the runway & events include a tour around the island, contests, demonstrations, and other activities. They will have activities on Playa Centro on Sunday. It is sponsored by"Club Evolution FZ Isla Mujeres" in celebration of the club's sixth anniversary, and they expect motorcyclists from all over Mexico to attend. 
Saturday on the runway
Noon: Registration
1p: Get Together
2p: Inauguration of the Event
3p: Quarter Mile
4p: Procession around the isle & official photo
5p: Final Quarter Mile
6p: Stunt Biker, PDC.
7p: Contests & Surprises
7:30: Comedy Show
9p: Rock band
10:30: Rap w. Lil Chanek & Royal
11:30: Fire Show El Dragon H
12a DJ music

Sunday at Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach)
10a Meet at the beach
10:30: Stunt Biker PDC Show
11a: Rap
12p: Contests & Surprises
1p DJ music
Food & drinks for sale
Kit Sales: $170 in advance $190 day of event
Celebrating the sixth anniversary of "Club EVOLUCIÓN FZ ISLA MUJERES"

Sunday, Nov. 18 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas The Senior Citizen's choir will be accompanied by Jose Concepcion Najera, and singer Ernesto Rodriguez will also perform, as well as a dance troupe from the Academy Baile TuTu.
 Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day. Parade on Rueda Medina, starting in front of the Naval base at 8a.

 Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a

Wednesday Nov. 28 The Patron Saint festivities will begin when Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is taken down from her niche, followed by a dance on the Town Square. There will also be a dance at the closing festivities on Sat. Dec. 8, after the procession returning her to the church. The night before, Las Mañanitas will be sung in her honor. In between, there will be religious ceremonies and celebrations at the ~two dozen guilds & groups that honor her, with the schedule TBA. The Confirmations will be performed on Dec. 5 by Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

According to the Prosecutor's office, she was last seen late Monday night at the Tiny Gecko bar, near the area where a tourist was reported to have entered the water around 1am, which prompted a search by the Navy & local agencies, that continued for hours on Tuesday. Over the years, many people have lost their lives along that stretch, which has dangerous currents.

  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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF 
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to NHC in US (in English)

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