Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday August 11

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 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Information campaign in English and Spanish to prevent traffic accidents

 Inicia campaña informativa y preventiva en inglés y español

Lanrry PARRA
  See translation below in City section.....
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de agosto.-

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

Information campaign in English and Spanish to prevent traffic accidents

A campaign has begun called "We want your vacation in Isla Mujeres to be the Best of your Life" by the Traffic police force. The campaign of information and prevention is directed principally at the thousands of tourists who arrive to the island daily.
     Every year during the summer, the number of tourists arriving from Mexico, and all over the world, increases significantly, and measures are intensified to prevent traffic accidents. This year, there is a campaign using brochures in English and Spanish, which are being distributed among drivers, particularly those operating golf carts, to help keep their visit to the island free of mishaps.
       There are police officers handing out the leaflets at strategic locations and the golf cart rental agencies are also giving them out. The brochures contain some traffic laws which are required to be observed by all drivers, to ensure the peace and safety of families and friends.
       One of the key points is that under no circumstance may minors drive golf cars or motorcycles. This is emphasized in a manner that is friendly yet forceful, explaining that the road is not a playground, vehicles are not toys, and accidents that happen because of negligence are a reality.
        Hundreds of leaflets are being distributed daily to visitors who arrive daily and include the following Local Traffic Laws:

Article 68 - No person or company who owns a vehicle may allow someone to drive the vehicle who does not have a valid drivers license. 

Article 79 Section VII - Motorcycle riders and their passengers must use approved helmets worn in the proper position.

Article 81 Section II - Drivers may not transport more people than indicated on the vehicle's registration certificate.

Article 81 Section XV - Drivers may not operate a vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of any type of narcotic or similar drug, including prescription medications with an authorized prescription.

Article 82 Section XI -  Drivers are prohibited from operating bicycles and motorcycles when
intoxicated or under the influence of any type of narcotic or similar drug, including prescription medications with an authorized prescription.

The schedule for Isla Fest 2015.
 Don't miss it!
It says...
 Thursday, August 13 7p Town Square Inauguration
Gastronomic event with Tik in Xic fish
Local Talent Night
Coronation of the Queen of the Festival

Friday August 14 
10am Casa de Cultura  Oratory Competition 
7pm  Casa de Cultura  Photography and documentary exposition "Art of Fishing"
                                     Historical conference by historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid
8pm Immaculate Conception Auditorium  Performance by The Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo
Saturday, August 15  Town Square
7pm Mass officiated by Mons. Fabio Martinez Castilla
8pm Religious Procession
10pm Regional Dance

Sunday, August 16 Town Square
7pm  Performance by the Dance troupe "Añoranza for Isla Mujeres"  (Yearning for Isla Mujeres)
         Performance by the Quintana Roo Folklorico Ballet Group
         State Musical Group

Monday, August 17
9:30am  Departing from the API pier: Wreath placement event at the Cross in the Bay
6:30pm Town Square  Special Session of the Town Council
9 pm Performance by the musical group "Marconi"

Beginning on August 28th
8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live"
Free events

Do not miss it!  Friday August 14, presentation of the symphony orchestra of Quintana Roo.
Free Entry
! (poster in Events section)
No te pierdas este viernes 14 de agosto la presentación de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo.
¡Entrada libre!

Do not miss the Ballet Folclorico of Quintana Roo on August 16 at 8 pm at the Town Square (poster in Events section)
No te pierdas el Ballet Folclórico de Quintana Roo este 16 de agosto a las 8pm en la explanada municipal.

Federal, state, and local authorities assisted at this meeting of the Ejido of Isla Mujeres (on the mainland) to expedite the filling out and filing of the forms required for the Deeding of Lots by the agency COREIT
Asistimos a la asamblea del Ejido Isla Mujeres en la que se informó que ya se están integrando los expedientes y formatos para que la Comisión para la Regularización de la Tenencia de la Tierra (CORETT) expida las escrituras, se trata de un compromiso de los Gobiernos Federal, Estatal y Municipal..

Conclusion of the Third Annual English Camp
(translated yesterday) 


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

  • Prevén  mantener la afluencia turística
      Maintaining influx of tourists


    Prevén mantener la afluencia turística

    0 11 de agosto de 2015 By Carlos Gasca



    Sigue obra inconclusa

    0 11 de agosto de 2015

    Sigue obra  inconclusa

From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

The Navy rescued 17 Cuban balseros near Punta Cancun
Secretaria de Marina rescata esta mañana a 17 balseros cubanos cerca de Punta Cancún! http://t.co/f5FQuLcdVn


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Low lobster catches
Baja captura de langosta.. [+] Ver mas
    A little over a month after the beginning of the lobster season, the catches are low among the fishermen of the five cooperatives, who consist of about 700 people, between partners and employees. Their estimated income is 100 to 150 pesos daily, but when there is bad weather, or there are four months of closure, there is almost no income.
    Whole lobster is selling for 180 pesos a kilogram, and tails sell for almost twice that, depending on the discount given by each cooperative, as agreed to by the members.
   During the interview a member of one of the cooperatives arrived with 13.6 kilos of lobster, representing an income of over 2000 pesos, but he subtracted 800 peos for fuel and divided the rest into four portions (one for the boat and three crew members), which meant that each fisherman made 300 pesos. 
       It is noted that the lobster move into the fishing areas when there are northern winds, which begin in about two months, and when there are large storms.
          They must also maintain their outboards, often resorting ot loans from family and friends, with an overhaul costing around 4000-5000 pesos, with 1800 pesos for the mechanic.

Bilingual traffic campaign
Campaña vial bilingüe[+] Ver mas

Summer: The best season
Verano, la mejor temporada. [+] Ver mas
   As Isla Mujeres enters the final stretch of the best summer season experienced by the island in recent times, the Tourist Office reports a six percent increase in hotel occupancy compared to 2014. The municipal Director of  Tourism expects the number of tourists arriving to continue until next Sunday when the season ends.He reported that average hotel occupancy was 75 percent on Monday.
    At 4pm, the Maritime Terminal remained full of tourists returning to Cancun, seeking to board boats to the Hotel Zone or Puerto Juarez. Including the ferries to Punta Sam, there are more than 10,000 passengers daily.
    Rueda Medina gets congested daily around 11am when people are arriving on the ferries and via the recreational boats, at the Maritime Terminal and at the private docks. People flock to the beaches, take tours in the National Park, travel around in golf carts, and shop at stores selling souvenirs. Those providing security report there have been no incidents.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
View from the rooms.

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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

 The Carnival is still in town, so probably staying until Isla Fest is over.
Wednesday, August 5 8pm Circus BamBam (near Boxito, east of Chedraui). Tickets 50 pesos. Performance for the benefit of Medical and Therapy needs for kids with Down syndrome, coordinated by Corozon del Willito. Raffle for two sets of tix to swim with Dolphins for 2 people at Dolphin Discovery.

Friday, August 7, Junk collections in  Salina Chica, Electricistas, and at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11 and be most visible on August 14 when the moon is new

Aug 10-14 Catholic festival for the Assumption of Mary. .Link to translation of schedule.

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State campaign for the collection of broken electronics and appliances July 29 to August 28 at the Hacienda Mundaca tourist building at the Ecology Department, 9-4, Paseo de las Aves, colonia La Gloria

Thursday August 13 at 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament  
August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
 Friday August 14, 8p Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium on Town Square: Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo. Free Entry

 Sunday, August 16, 8pm, Town Square Stage Quintana Roo Ballet Folclorico

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.
 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)

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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