Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 26

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The monument to the Niños Héroes de Chapultepec is gone, and the comments say it's being relocated for safety reasons. It honors six teenage cadets of the Heroico Colegio Militar, and two from the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar, the former died when the United States occupied Mexico City in 1847 and the latter in defense of the port of Veracruz in 1914.  They are commemorated every September 13th.
The occupation of Mexico City is referred to at the start of the US Marine Corps hymn: "From the halls of Montezuma". The Mexican-American war ended four and a half months later with the Treaty of Hidalgo, when the US gained the present-day states of California, Nevada, and Utah, most of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, and parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming


News from the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Preparations are being made for the "Cosme Alberto Martinez" 16th International Fishing Tournament May 17, 18, 19 and the 6th annual women's fishing tournament "La Dorada Del Caribe 2019" to be held on June 28 and 29.  


 FB News Sites about Isla Mujeres

  Tvisla Mujeres    

On Saturday at the el Pescador baseball field, the Quintana Roo Tigres beat the Campeche Piratas in a preseason exhibition game. In the fourth inning, the Tigres were ahead 4-0 and the Piratas got two runs in the seventh inning and one in the ninth. The Tigres won with a final score of 5 to 3.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Photos of base of monument in front of the Naval base on Medina (the obelisk is gone):
Complaint about the lack of lights outside the Community Hospital in recent weeks (photo).

VIDEO with caption noting the driver of taxi #92 of the Isla Mujeres union lost control of his vehicle and hit the sidewalk and a post, causing damage to the vehicle, which fortunately had no passengers. According to reports, the driver walked to the nearby hospital for medical attention. Traffic police, taxi union members, and mechanics came to the scene & are shown working on the vehicle to remove it. (They are changing a front tire, and the fender and front of the car have considerable damage.)

Photos & caption: The Isla Mujeres Cockteleros lost the third game of the playoffs against the Cancun Rockies with a score of 8-7.  Next Sunday, the Isla Mujeres team will seek third place in the league at the Pescador field.

Sunset video   Photos & video from baseball game and team arriving on Saturday.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Photos of taxi #92 that was in a one vehicle accident near the Community Hospital, with caption on the second photo showing beer cans & caption notes that since there were beer cans in the vehicle, it is presumed the driver was under the influence.

Video about tickets for sale at Chedraui for Sonora Dinamita (see events section below).  Videos of team buses arriving for baseball game on Saturday (Q Roo Tigres vs Campeche Piratas, preseason exhibition game).

La Tertulia

The City of Isla Mujeres has approved the bidding requirements for Urban Transport and sent them to the State Congress to announce a call for companies to bid on providing this badly needed service, and results are expected within a month, according to Mayor Juan Carrillo.
The island has been without bus service for five years, although, from the beginning in 2001, the Turican company who held the concession did not comply with the terms of the agreement.. At that time, they contracted to provide 500 vehicles to serve the Continental Zone, but didn't comply. (They also didn't provide the number of vehicles specified in the agreement for the island.)
The Mayor explained in a press conference that the bidding rules were approved a few days ago, and the proposal will soon be presented to the State Congress, so that the people of Isla Mujeres will be able to count on having this important service. (photo of former bus, being pushed)

Increased security at ferry terminal with Naval patrols with a canine. (photo)


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

Increased surveillance at ferry terminals  

Refuerzan vigilancia

 Before the start of the Easter holiday period, there has been increased surveillance at the two maritime terminals operated by APIQRoo, state port authority, by the personnel of the Navy and Federal police. Officials with APIQRoo said during the holiday season there will be more than 20,000 passengers using the terminals daily, but currently the number is about half that.
    During these reviews, the dogs chose people at random, for a quick review of their person and their belongings, including residents of Isla Mujeres, and visitors of both foreign and Mexican nationality. APIQRoo had already announced plans to increase security at its terminal, including incorporation of federal personnel and considered installing weapon detection equipment that passengers would walk through.
   Users of the terminal responded well to the surveillance, and cooperated with authorities who carried out their crime prevention work.  

Demolition work at the Obelisk to los Niños Héroes

Demuelen obelisco a los Niños Héroes

    The demolition work was carried out by Naval personnel, with support from the Traffic Police and Civil Protection personnel to avoid any complications. For more than a half century, the obelisk has commemorated the heroes who died defending the Castle of Chapultepec during the invasion of the American troops in 1847 and the defense of the Port of Veracruz in 1914. 
   There have been some traffic accidents at the obelisk, which invaded the road for several centimeters on each side, and there have been requests to move it to a less dangerous location. A source with the Navy said no other monument is planned for that location, and this one was removed due to the risk of traffic accidents. Another monument will be placed there which is much smaller and located at the side of the road in front of the Bay, and was inaugurated a few years ago. 

Lost voting credentials can be replaced  

Aún repondrán credenciales extraviadas

  There is still time to replace lost voting credentials before the next election on July 2nd, which can be supplied in four days, if the voter meets the requirements, which are given. However, since the module only visits intermittently, they will be delivered on April 15th. The module will be open Wednesday March 27th from 9a to 3p.

Isla Mujeres news briefs 


  Last week there was a wastewater spill  at the northern part of Rueda Medina for three days in a row, and another case on Monday at Medina and Madero. This one was a smaller puddle, and there is a question whether Aguakan is having a pumping problem.
   The other brief is about the one-vehicle taxi accident, which hit a pole, with no passengers involved, just damage to the taxi, which had beer cans inside.

Good anti-erosion results from palisades 

Palizadas dan buenos resultados

   There have been good anti-erosion results from palisades on North Beach, with plants acting to brake the strong winds from the north, especially on the east side where there is erosion where there are no palisades. For a stretch of 50 meters, near the base of the Mia pier, there is an area with no sand. At high tide when the moon is full, the water invades this rocky area. Palm trees have fallen due to erosion, but hotel staff have created a large palisade that has helped save the rest of the beach, forming a dune where bushes have grown.
   Hotel staff are trained to place sargassum on the palisades, so that they continue to increase in size and help brake the high winds and high tides that occur with hurricanes, providing a natural defense.

Cabbies will comply with Mobility Law  

Taxistas se apegarán a la Ley de Movilidad

    According to the state Mobility Law, any taxi driver who is dismissed for an irregularity cannot be hired by another union within the state. The delegate for the Northern Zone of the Mobility Institute, Vivian Castillo, met with the leaders of the taxi drivers union of Isla Mujeres, and with representatives of the Golf Cart rental agency association, to discuss implementation of the MObility Law and the corresponding regulations.
    She said this law should solve several problems in the transportation sector, so that if taxistas are discharged for bad behavior, they cannot be hired by another union. She also discussed a topic that is not popular with the taxi concession holders, in regard to the endorsement payment they must make, and she met with the union leader to explain that the law will be applied equally. These payments are made at the Revenue Collection office in Isla Mujeres.
   Other requirements are the vehicles must have current insurance, be manufactured in 2014 or newer, and have air bags.

Residence built in Federal Zone   

Familia construye en Zona Federal

   A petition is being organized to request intervention from PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) regarding a section of the Federal Zone that has been partially obstructed for about a decade by an extension on a private home. Now the family is adding a second story.
       It is located at the southern end of the Eastern malecon, where the last 200 meters must be accessed via stairs and a narrow passageway. Information is given about making a complaint.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  Rabies vaccination schedule (free)..see events section below.
 Rockies beat Cockteleros 8-7

Preparing for annual donation drive 

Prepara la Cruz Roja su colecta anual

  The annual collection begins the first week in April, there will be a campaign start up event on Wed. April 6, when traditionally contributions are given from municipal authorities, the Navy, business owners, and volunteers.
   Young people will be collecting donations at the schools and public streets, and there will be collection cans at hotels and businesses.
    From May 2017 to June 2018, the Red Cross operating expenses were 198,166 pesos, and about 200,000 may be needed for the upcoming period.
    The average daily departure of the ambulances in 2018 was 4.5 times daily and the maximum number was 12, during high tourism season. This is an average of twice as many compared to 2016. There are also many false calls. It is noted that this fine institution has great needs and any contribution is valuable to assist in continuing their commitment to the community.

At last there will be urban transport  

Por fin habrá transporte urbano

  This information has already been translated. This article notes that the taxi drivers are currently awaiting approval from the state government for a rate increase in response to increased gas prices, and the fee for local users is expected to increase from 15 pesos.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

March 20   6:51
March 21   7:54
March 22    8:55
March 23   9:55
 March 24   10:53
March 25   11:50
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:50-7
Sunrise ~7:05-6:40
March Events 
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings 8-11,  meetup locations at this LINK . Volunteers welcome!  Here's the Accion Isla LINK

The Little Yellow School House is serving tasty lunch specials that change weekly on Wednesdays 11:30-1p, located on Paseo de Peces in La Gloria, the wide east-west street with Mundaca, Catholic Church & University and the Bead Coop. LYSH provides education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids. Memorable, fun experience, tasty affordable food & a good cause. More info: LINK 

Saturday, March 2 at 8p and Sunday, March 3 at noon at the Convention Center: Basketball Playoffs  (They lost and are out of the playoffs)

  On the first Monday of each month, there is usually a civic ceremony in the morning, often on the Town Square. 

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Grouper and Octopus in March. Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

Carnaval Schedule
Friday, March 1st Noche de Gala/Gala Night
Coronation of the Kings & Queens in all categories
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music byYerbabuena
Town Square 8:30p

Saturday, March 2 Noche Cubana/Cuban Night
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music by Grupo Junior Klan
Town Square 8:30p

Sunday, March 3 Carnaval Parade-Fantasy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval base to the Fishermen's Monument at the Traffic Circle
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Afternoon of Fantasy
Bouncy houses, Children's Costume contest, dance troupe performances and show for kids
Town Square 5p

Night of Fantasy
Presentation of the Queen of Diversity, Performances by dance troupes, Performance by Silvanna Show
Town Square 8:30p

 The parades are Sunday & Monday at 3p from the Naval Base to the Monument to the Fishermen, so Rueda Medina will be closed. Although the map doesn't show it, traffic is usually detoured down Juarez & the section of Hidalgo that is south of the Square (which usually affects where parking is allowed on Juarez, temporarily.)
It says...Due to celebrations for Carnaval 2019 in Isla Mujeres, March 1-5, there will partial, temporary road closures for the performances of the dance troupes.
On March 3 & 4, Rueda Medina will be closed during the parade. Please plan ahead, and thank you for your understanding

Monday, March 4-Carnaval Parade-Regional & Comedy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's Monument at the traffic circle.
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Comedy & Regional Night
Costume Contest for Adults
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Comedy by Macta
Town Square 8:30p

Tuesday, March 5-Fat Tuesday
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Tuesday Night of Carnaval (Fat Tuesday)
Presentation of Dance Troupes, The Will & Burning of Juan Carnaval
Dance to live music by Caribbean Kings
Town Square 8:30p

On or around March 4th, there is usually a ceremony commemorating the arrival of Francisco Hernandez Cordoba in 1517, who is credited with discovering the Yucatan and what is now Mexico, after landing on Isla Mujeres. The expedition of 110 men and 3 boats sailed from Cuba and and sailed around the coast, battling with the Maya, until all but one were injured, and over 50 had died.

Thursday, March 7 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Friday, March 8 International Women's Day. These are the women of LYSH, providing education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids.

Saturday, March 9 Downtown at 8p on the court by the Town Square

Saturday, March 9 Casa de la Cultura at 8p, jazz-funk-rock fusion band Sr. Mandril. Free. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sunday, March 10 Pescador baseball field 1p Cocteleros vs Cancun Rockies 20p 

Thursday, March 14 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Sunday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day   

Monday, March 18  is a day off for the birthday of Benito Juarez, which is on March 21st.

Tuesday, March 19 is Dia de San Jose which may be celebrated with a dance on the Town Square

 Wednesday, March 20 is Spring Equinox

Thursday, March 21 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo   

Thursday, March 21 at 8p on the Town Square. Music of Isla Mujeres

Saturday, March 23 The Quintana Roo Tigres will play the Campeche Piratas at the El Pescador baseball field oat 1p. This is a preseason game & the field is in front of Chedraui.

Rabies vaccination campaign at the following locations & dates 9a-2p. Free, Pets must be at least three months old and not pregnant or lactating.

Wednesday, March 27 at 9p bike ride around the island, meeting up at Abasolo & Juarez.

Thursday, March 28 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

 Saturday, March 30 Sonora Dinamita 9p Pescador baseball field in front of Chedraui. Tickets on sale.
  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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