Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 28

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

There's meteor showers going on between midnight & dawn that peak tomorrow, July 29th, but the almost full moon, a blue moon, is interfering. It's not really blue, that just means it's the second one this month. The turtles continue to be busy nesting on our beaches & still 'gettin busy' in the currents offshore from Punta Sur. The full moon will be rising over the Carribean at sunset on Friday, and about 45 mins later each night thereafter.  Link to meteor info.

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Still with yesterday's news at ~noon.


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

On Monday afternoon a police security booth was put into operation at Punta Sam.
  This is on the mainland & I mostly only translate news about the island part of the municipality. 

El programa “Mis Vacaciones en la Biblioteca” inició con gran algarabía infantil.
EL Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres en esta temporada vacacional ofrece diferentes oportunidades para que los pequeñines aprovechen su tiempo en actividades divertidas y enriquecedoras.
 The program "My Vacation in the Library" began with happy children. The City of Isla Mujeres is offering different opportunities during summer vacation for the children to use their time with activities that are fun and enriching.

Les invitamos a la Gala de Ballet de la Compañía de Danza Clásica de Quintana Roo, este 30 de julio en la Palpa Mundaca. Entrada libre.
We invite you to the Ballet Gale of the Classic Dance Company of Quintana Roo, this 30 th of July at the Mundaca Palapa. Free. 

En Isla Mujeres estamos orgullosos de nuestro pasado, comprometidos con nuestro presente y optimistas con el futuro. Isla Fest del 14 al 17 de agosto.
In Isla Mujeres, we are proud of our past, committed to our present and optimistic about the future. Island Fest August 14 to 17.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Islanders recognize accused scammer

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    Afluencia turística, al 80% en la islaAfluencia turística, al 80% en la isla

    0 28 de julio de 2015    By Carlos Gasca


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

Police operation along coast of the Caribbean Sea following arrival of undocumented Cubans to Isla Mujeres....

Montan operativo policiaco en la zona del Mar Caribe por arribo de cubanos indocumentados a #‎IslaMujeres‬ http://t.co/Ju0eNmDiEH


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Hotels only reach 73% occupancy
Hoteles, sólo alcanzan 73% de ocupación
.. [+] Ver mas
     On Monday, the Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said average occupancy was at 73 percent, noting that rates were lower in the smaller hotels with one and two stars, and higher in the hotels with three or more stars. He said that occupancy should continue to improve or maintain throughout most of August, noting that it is supported by cultural activities like the celebration of the founding of Isla Mujeres beginning on August 17th.
   Regarding the number of arrivals on the previous day from Puerto Juarez, Punta Sam, and the Cancun Hotel Zone, he said this statistic remains at an average of 13,000 daily, with peak movements on the weekends, but his only includes arrivals at the Maritime Terminal of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), and does not include arrivals at the private docks. However, according to preliminary data, when that these other numbers are added in, it adds up to 15,000 visitors, most of whom are daytrippers. (Some of these arrivals are also residents).
       The Director of Tourism said he is satisfied that Isla Mujeres is having a good summer season which will be much better than last year, and he expects the holidays to end with improved occupancy statistics. He said there have been no major problems or irregularities so far and reminded service providers to do their best to responsibly provide visitors with a positive impression.

Police module in Punta Sam
Caseta policial en Punta Sam [+] Ver mas
This is on the mainland & I mostly only translate news about the island part of the municipality

Residents seek increased action from police
La policía está “de adorno”+] Ver mas
     Residents are concerned about pitiful scenes in the streets and potential dangers from people who have fallen into alcoholism and drug addiction, noting there are no governmental centers for treatment, and when they are just put into jail, they are not going to become helpful for their family nor reintegrated into society. This afternoon, within walking distance of a shopping center in colonia la Gloria, by the park, in a vacant lot, there was a totally drunk person, where visitors pass by walking, as well as golf carts and scooters.
    In reality, there are several locations where groups of drinkers customarily gather, especially near the stores where it is sold. Recently, police officers  Josué Emanuel Mendoza Yeh “Bimbo” and Jesús Adalberto Pech Che,  were dismissed for allegedly being responsible for hitting  José Luis Amador Avalos, an experienced mason, which was confirmed this weekend by the Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta.
       Residents are complaining about people who drink in the street in front of convenience stores, and about the lack of monitoring by municipal authorities to enforce the hours when alcohol sales are banned in these establishments.  It is noted that increased tolerance of drunks in the public streets is creating a bad image for this destination, and causing general concern among residents.
       Ms Claudia Peraza Coba said, "With all this going on, now clandestine sellers have begin to appear everywhere, with the latest case being in Amplification la Gloria, a few steps from the construction at Isla 33." It appears that a module selling soft drinks is selling beer on the weekends and there are allegations of involvement by a City employee or alleged connections in municipal government being the reason this has been tolerated.

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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 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
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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