Monday, July 27, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 27

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

This week's events 
The Carnival is in town...over along the Caribbean Coastal Road, just south of the village (Salina Chica-Meteorologico).

Thursday, July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)

Thursday, July 30 Mundaca Palapa Ballet Gala by the Classical Dance Company of Quintana Roo

Friday, July 31 7a~4p Suspension of Electricity downtown (due to moving electricity underground) & detours on Juarez while 3 poles are exchanged

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Cuban balseros rescued by Navy after three days adrift at sea

Efectivos de la Armada, luego de mantenerse al garete tres días en altamar

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
     After being shipwrecked for three days, seven Cubans, including two women, were rescued by staff of the Navy, near Contoy Island and transported to Isla Mujeres, after being given water and food, and they were provided with a medical examination. This information was translated yesterday.

"Conectan" at Community Center

Free Internet installed in colonia La Gloria 

Instalan Internet gratuito en el de la colonia La Gloria

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
"Mexico Connected" is a Federal program, implemented by the municipal and state governments who are aware of the need to provide free internet service, which is considered a Constitutional right. This program is in place at the Community Center in La Gloria, which is a meeting place for island families, and has a computer area. With implementation of this program, Agapito Magana is fulfilling one of his commitments to the community from his proposed governmental plan for his administration.

Prevention campaign begun by Mexican Navy 

De la Armada de México

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
This information was translated yesterday, and additionally this article notes there was a ceremony for  the National Day for Prevention of Addictions on Saturday in Cancun at the Training Center of the SMN (Servicio Militar Nacional).


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Campaña estatal de acopio de residuos electrónicos y electrodomésticos 2015
State Collection Campaign of electronic waste and appliances 2015
It says you are invited to bring your waste electronics and appliances that are broken and unused to the Ecology offices at the Mundaca Hacienda Tourist facility on Paseo de las Aves in colonia La Gloria from July 29 to August 28 between 9a and 4p.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Complaint against "Wato" alleges unfair dismissal

  • Denuncian al “Wato” por despido injustificado


    Denuncian al “Wato” por despido injustificado

    0 27 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca



    Seaweed on Continental Zone beaches 

    Playas en zona continental sufren por sargazoPlayas en zona continental sufren por sargazo

    0 27 de julio de 2015

    Por Carlos Gasca Quequi
     The sands along the coast of Punta Sam are having the same problems with seaweed as the beaches of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. (Punta Sam is in the Continental Zone, on the mainland, of the municipality of Isla Mujeres). The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres noted that the island is free of seaweed, unlike Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya, where seaweed has become a problem for the hundreds of visiting tourists who dislike the odor and appearance.
       At Punta Sam, some hoteliers had invested in machinery to clean away the seaweed, but there are areas where the machines cannot enter, and the odor chases away tourists. This is a problem that ferry users at Punta Sam are having to endure, as well as the boats providing Whale Shark Tours, which dock there.


From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Lifeguards keeping the beaches safe
Guardavidas velan por la seguridad en las playas d.. [+] Ver mas
     The lifeguards make more than 200 recommendations daily to prevent accidents to both adults and minors, with about 2000 tourists concentrated at Playa Posada del Mar, Playa Norte, and Playa Media Luna. The latter (Half Moon Beach) is dangerous due to whirlpool currents, and has claimed several lives over the decades. There are two lifeguards assigned to this beach.
   Jesus Pacheco is one of the two lifeguards at the Posada Beach, working where it connects with North Beach. Although there are buoys delineating this swimming area, some people continue farther out into the area where there is a mild current and become alarmed, therefore it is his job to prevent problems and to monitor the ~200 people in that area.
    Walking the beach, you will encounter four more lifeguards, because there are a total of eight. There are lifeguards in the towers, whose installation needs to be renewed, as one was at the point where the Posada beach and North beach border each other. Along with the tourist police, their job is also 'orientation' , and they attended to a case of sunstroke in an elderly person. They provide information to people regarding occupying the available areas of the beach, since various federal zone concession holders have set up loungers and there is a fee to use them.
    Roberto Juarez estimated that there are about 700 linear meters (.7 km) of beach occupied by people of limiteed means, in two main sections, and he observed that there are more people than usual.
     Personnel of the Navy are also conducting patrols on the beaches to provide assistance, in coordination with Civil Defense, Red Cross, Public Safety (police) the Harbor Master, and the Federal Zone concession holder.
      The Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) provided unofficial, preliminary data, reporting that 12,000 to 13,000 passengers daily are passing thru its installations (The Maritime Terminal), with about 15,000 daily on the weekend, not including those who arrive at the private docks.

SEMEFO of the PJE has become a white elephant
Pasó a ser “un elefante blanco” el Semefo de la PJE. [+] Ver mas

  Five years ago, there was an announcement that the facility of the Department of Forensic Medicine (SEMEFO/the Medical Examiner) would be opened in a few months, as soon as it was completely equipped, but it has never been occupied by the Procuraduría General de Justicia de Quintana Roo (PJE, Attorney General of Q Roo). It has been vandalized,  and in recent days the glass in the doors and windows has been broken. Residents want the state and municipal governments to renovate the property and put it to use, either for its original purpose or for some other use.

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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25

August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for its 165th anniversary.

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

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