Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, August 12

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 

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

An unforgettable celebration

City prepares for the 165th anniversary of the Founding of the Town of Dolores

Prepara la Comuna por el 165 aniversario de la Fundación del Pueblo de Dolores

Lanrry PARRA
  See translation below in City section...
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de agosto.-


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

An unforgettable celebration
City prepares for the 165th anniversary of the Founding of the Town of Dolores
      In Isla Mujeres, everything is ready to commemorate the 165 th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Dolores; the origins and roots of what is now a successful tourist destination. 
       From August 13 to 17 there will be four days of festivities for residents and visitors, with flavors, colors, dances and music of the island. The events will be free and take place at the traditional Town Square. To commemorate this 165th anniversary, the Organizing Committee has scheduled a series of events including dances, gastronomic events, photographic exhibitions, conferences, and concerts, among others.
   The activities will begin on Thursday, August 13 at 7pm, including a gastronomic event featuring Tikin Xic, one of the most traditional dishes of the island. There will also be a presentation of talented local entertainers, and the crowning of the Queen of the festivities, all of which will take place on the Town Square.
    On the following day, Friday the 14th, the program of activities is extensive, beginning at 10am with the Oratory competition at the newly renovated Casa de Cultura.  At 7pm, at that same location, the municipal historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid will give a presentation to the public that includes a photographic exposition and a documentary titled "The Art of Fishing". An hour later, in the superb acoustic setting of the parish auditorium of the Church of Immaculate Conception, there will be a performance by the Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo (OSQRoo).
     On Saturday the 15th at 8pm, there will be a traditional Catholic procession and regional dancing at the Town Square.
     On Sunday at 7pm on the Town Square there will be a performance titled "Añoranzas Isla Mujeres" by the dance group Ballet Folklórico de Q. Roo and by the Banda de Música of Q. Roo.
     The celebrations will conclude on Monday, August 17, beginning with an offering at the Cross in the Bay. At 6:30 on the Town Square there will be a Special Session of the City Council and at 9pm the musical, vocal group "Marconi" will perform.
There are posters for the Isla Fest schedule, the Orchestra performance on Friday, and the Ballet Folklorico on Sunday, which are in the Events section below. with their translations.

We want your vacation in Isla Mujeres to be the best of your life.
Campaign to prevent traffic accidents.
Queremos que tus vacaciones en Isla Mujeres sean las mejores de tu vida.
Campaña para prevenir accidentes de tránsito
Article 79, section 7:  Motorcycle drivers and passengers must wear an authorized helmet in the correct position.

You don't want to miss this! Special performance by the group "Marconi" at Isla Fest. Aug 17 at 9pm in the Town Square.
Presentación especial del grupo Marconi en el Isla Fest
¡No te lo puedes perder!
17 de agosto a las 9 pm en la explanada municipal

Link to their newest song on YouTube (video below)


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

 So far 80 Cubans have been secured


    Ya son 80 en total cubanos aseguradosYa son 80 en total cubanos asegurados

    0 12 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    Many tourists prefer the cheaper rates of the car ferry


    Prefieren turistas cruzar en  el ferryPrefieren turistas cruzar en el ferry

    0 12 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

The Director of the agency of Communication and Transport ruled out the possibility that the five new units of the rental agency "Joaquin" will be put into operation, because their concession can only be used motorcycles with a capacity for two people, not three.
 Guillermo Garcia Padilla, Isla Mujeres DCT delegate, acknowledge that the owner JulianRicalde Magana renewed his documents but the authorization did not include this type of vehicles. The permit is for vehicles for two people, not three; and that are open, not enclosed.
  There was an attempt to register these vehicles for license plates, but they did not pass the physical inspection that is required at the tax office, because according to their concession, their authorization is for vehicles up to 100 horsepower with capacity for two people.
     The official said, "The concession is for motorcycles, not for motocarros, it is that simple. They now understand and have been notified that it is impossible to put them into operation.
     On Friday, Julian Ricalde Magana said he had been informed about the decision of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport. He explained, "I told them that in Cuba there are cocotaxis, which came from a project like this. In fact, the was also proposed to Eduardo Peniche (head of the Taxi Union) that these units could be used by the taxi union, but in the end, nothing came of it."
       Sr. Garcia Padilla said that this project is not viable, that this type of vehicle is very costly and they would not be as profitable as the taxi cars.  He insisted there is no turning back and these vehicles cannot be registered/plated for the planned use.         
La Dirección de Comunicaciones y Transportes (DCT) descartó la posibilidad de que las cinco nuevas unidades de la rentadora “Joaquín” puedan entrar en operación, ya que de acuerdo a la concesión que esta tiene, sólo puede ser para motocicletas con capacidad para dos personas y no tres.…/nuevos-vehiculos-de-rent…/

The Navy rescued 17 Cuban balseros near Punta Cancun
Secretaria de Marina rescata esta mañana a 17 balseros cubanos cerca de Punta Cancún!


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Fishermen concerned
Preocupación entre pescadoress.. [+] Ver mas
      Fishermen are worried about rumors that the hyperbaric chamber will be moved to the new hospital, which is scheduled to begin operations later this month. They do not want the chamber moved during the lobster season, and if it is moved, they want it operational before the next season. They are worried about this location could causing delays in transportation time, because they believe that every second counts, and that recovery is dependent on getting prompt treatment.
    There are also concerns about payment by the City of the bills for light and for the supply of oxygen required to treat the fishermen with decompression illness, and for the expenses of moving the chamber. The fishermen pay a 300 peso monthly fee, which covers treatment in the capsule, but would not cover the costs of hospitalization, if that was also required.

Many daytrippers continue to visit
Continúa arribando turismo de pasadía[+] Ver mas
     Merchants report that sales drop off after six or seven in the evening, when the visitors return to Cancun. On Hidalgo, the center of nightlife, store employee Miguel Izquierdo questioned the accuracy of statistics saying hotel occupancy is at 70 percent. He said if that were true, there would be more visitors roaming the streets, noting there a almost more tourists on Hidalgo during the day than there are at night. (Last week an article in another paper suggested hotel occupancy might actually be higher than the reported statistics, while this one contains the opinion that occupancy rates may be lower than reported.)
      Restaurant owners complain that since the beginning of the holiday season, they have not achieved 100% of their tables being occupied during the day nor at night.

Calm returns to La Gloria
Vuelve la calma a La Gloria.. [+] Ver mas
    Following recent reports on social networks of several burglaries in colonia La Gloria that occurred while the residents slept, two minors have been caught and turned over to the  Fiscalía Especializada para la Atención a Adolescentes facility in Cancun for prosecution. This weekend the young men, 15 and 16 years old,  were caught in the vicinity of a home with the loot in their hands, after someone noticed them leaving a house and informed the police. One is originally from Chiapas and the other is an islander, and they both have previous records for theft and drug use. The police caught them with an iPad, a wallet with cash, and other belongings from the house they had entered.
    The Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, said, "We believe that these youngsters are the ones causing problems La Gloria, where in recent days several burglaries have been committed. The problem is that of those affected, very few have come in a timely manner to file a complaint with the Public Prosecutor,  and indeed, have not even talked to the police to report the theft." 
       He added that because of their previous crimes, it is likely that the two teenagers did not go free, and that they will be transferred to the Consejo Tutelar de Menores in the city of Chetumal.
     It was explained that their modus operandi was for one to remove his shoes and enter the home barefoot, usually thru a window, taking valuables, and then to meet up with the other one at a previously agreed location to recover his shoes and divide the spoils.

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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 was heading out on Tuesday, not sure if the circus is still here or not...

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.

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     
 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"

 Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. a vegetarian dinner has been organized to benefit the animals of the street. The money raised will be used to by food for stray cats and dogs. The dinner will be at the restaurant da Luisa at Casa Ixchel Hotel. The cost of the dinner is 150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Buy your ticket soon because seating is limited and they can be purchased at the store: Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or buy them at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

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

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

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)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available

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