Saturday, February 9, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, February 9



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Mayor Juan Carrillo: Working together with the Federal government for the benefit of the islanders LINK  
    Federal legislators came to the island and met with the Mayor, to work together for the benefit of the citizenry. They also toured the island and spoke to business owners, fishermen, and tourism service providers. This visit was also associated with the opening of a Ministry of Fisheries (office?) in this municipalitya (la apertura de la Secretar√≠a de Pesca en este municipio).



Graphic about being responsible and picking up your dog's feces

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City attends to complaints of the lanchero boatmen  LINK  
   A meeting was held at City Hall on the request of the five cooperatives who offer boat tours, who are complaining about unfair competition from the Puerto Juarez nautical community. They also claim those boats are causing bad publicity and disappointing tourists. Representatives of the cooperative os Adolfo Lopez mateos and Isla Bonita also made accusations about part of the problem involving authorities. Official Miriam Trejo Leon (General Secretary) gave a commitment to the boatmen to find a solution to the problem, and to consider creating a commission to regulate the Puerto Juarez boats.

Complaints of poor Telcel service in Isla Mujeres for past two weeks LINK 
   This problem seems to be occurring by areas, according to one use who said there will be a problem in one area or colonia and not in another. It is noted that unlike previously, this time AT&T users say they aren't having problems. 

VIDEO of drill team competition at the middle school Benito Juarez  

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Information is given and local women are invited to join this state competition recognizing leadership


Presentation to raise awareness in honor of the World Day for Environmental Education

At 1pm tomorrow, Sunday, the Isla Mujeres Cockteleros will play the Langosteros of Tulum at the El Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedraui).

Photos of many people at the offices of la recaudadora de rentas who were updating their vehicle registrations or getting license plates.

Photos of many people waiting in line outside police station with caption saying that the offices will be open on Saturday at 9am and will remain open until everyone is served to carry out documentation procedures, according to the Chief of Police, Jaime Ongay.

Video from top of Ultramar ferry and Video of drill team practice

Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO of police checkpoint for vehicle documentation and illegal window tinting.

VIDEO of drill team competition at Benito Juarez middle school


IM Noticias   

Children's Cahuameros basketball team won a championship in Cancun (photo)

La Tertulia

Civil Protection restored the 300 meters of buoys at North Beach that were broken by the yacht that grounded two weeks ago. However, a smaller stretch near Chi Chi's restaurant has broken, which the lifeguards said will be repaired on Monday.


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

Private dock ready for Ultramar   

Alistan muelle privado para Ultramar

    The Ultramar company has reached an agreement with the owners of the "Luxury" restaurant bar, to use their dock for loading and unloading passengers during some hours of the day. This recreational area at Playa Centro is being set up to receive thousands of tourists from Cancun, via Ultramar, avoiding the Maritime Terminal. (This is in the area also known as "Playa Sol", where Fenix operated, briefly, last year.)

Middle school drill teams win medals 

Secundaria sigue cosechando medallas

  Eleven drill teams participated in the competition on Friday, from Isla Mujeres and Benito Juarez (Cancun) municipalities. The Benito Juarez middle school of Isla Mujeres won first and third places, at this event which is part of the celebrations in honor of its 60th anniversary.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

   Friends and families said goodby to Hugo Ravell Magana at his funeral on the Town Square on Friday at 5pm, following his sudden death in a hospital in Merida. He was a sports promoter, exceptional swimmer who received national recognition, and a politician.
    Courses in Mexican sign language are being taught at CRIM, the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, to promote equality and inclusion, with preparation of interpreters, as well as a braille workshop.
   The basic sign language course lasts ten weeks, with a maximum capacity of 90 people. CRIM coordinator, Dr Xhanat Gonzalez Mora said last year an six month intensive course in Mexican sign language was given, and was appreciated by all who took advantage of it, because often there is a very high cost for these classes, but with the help of the Mayor and his wife, these were offered with only a minimum fee for printed materials.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Feb 19   7:05
Feb 20   8:10
Feb 21   9:13
Feb 22  10:14
 Feb 23   11:12 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  6:35-6:50 
Sunrise ~7:20-7:05
February Events 
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings LINK . Volunteers welcome! Here's the Accion Isla LINK 


Ploggers
  Friday, Feb. 1  Municipal clean up of mangroves to commemorate World Wetlands Day. Join them at 9a to clean part of the Makax lagoon. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent.They will also be presenting educational talks in the schools.


Saturday, Feb. 2 World Wetlands Day Plogging Clean-up  8a meet up at Zama beach club to clean along the Sac Bajo road. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container. 

Saturday, Feb. 2 Candlemas Day  Tamales provided by those who had the baby Jesus in their Kings cake on Jan. 6th.

 

Sunday, Feb. 3 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
 




Monday, Feb. 4  A Civic ceremony is held the first Monday of each month, often on the Town Square, in the morning, probably around 8a or 9a. 






Thursday, Feb. 7  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.






 
Saturday, Feb. 9 Plogging Clean-up  Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.

Sunday, Feb. 10 Performances by Carnaval dance troupes with judging to determine the Kings & Queens of Carnaval.  Two couples are competing for the overall King & Queen, other categories include Children, Youth, and Diversity.






Thursday, Feb. 14  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

 Feb. 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship) The City provides a free Collective wedding event including the ceremony, cake, and paperwork for residents.

 In mid-February, there has been Artisan's Pavilion on the Town Square, for the past few years with artisans from other regions of Mexico, as well as a number from Isla Mujeres offering interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.

Saturday, Feb. 16 Plogging Clean-up  Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container. 

 

Sunday, Feb. 17 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.




Feb 18-24 Island Time Music Festival & Fishing Tournament
 

 This will be the 10th anniversary of this Festival which benefits the Little Yellow School House who provide education and therapy for special needs kids on the island.  LINK to schedule of events, ticket information, etc Features popular Country music artist



 



Thursday, Feb. 21  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Saturday, Feb. 23 Plogging Clean-up  Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.  

Sunday, Feb. 24 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.

 Sunday, Feb. 24 Online auction begins for the benefit of  Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program

Thursday, Feb. 28  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Isla Blanca Kite Festival (on the mainland) says they've discontinued after ten years due to parking problems, but here's their page in case that changes.  LINK    

In February, generally the temperatures are very pleasant, but weather for this month includes "nortes", fronts from the north whose winds often cause small boats to be restricted to port, and they may bring clouds, rain, and cooler temps.  They cause the lobster to come out of their hiding places and move south across the seabed, increasing the catches of the fishermen

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Grouper and Octopus in February (and March). Lobster season ends after Feb. 28th (Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available).  LINK 

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 (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres  


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