Saturday, November 21, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 20 Dia de Revolucion

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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

Please pardon this being published a day late...I was at the parade yesterday instead of translating. Here are some scenes from the sidelines. (Before I found a shady spot to sit, I was standing at the back of a group watching the performances by the reviewing stand, where I could see clearly over the heads in front of me. After a while, I noticed a gentleman was standing behind me, and I tried to step aside, so he could see....and then I realized he was taking advantage of my tallness for some shade! ha!) It was an excellent parade, with many costumes and performances, that lasted for hours.

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

 Excellent expectations for the state's 9th Job Fair

La Novena Jornada Estatal por el Empleo, encabezada por Agapito

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.
 See translation in the City section....

Continuing to fight Acaro Rojo in the Isla Contoy National Park 

En parque nacional de Isla Contoy

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.-

This information was already translated....

Making an agreement between the City & AA to fight alcoholism .

Para reforzar lucha contra el alcoholismo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.-
   A meeting is scheduled for noon Thursday between representatives of the City and the directors of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) to work on the agreement that is signed annually between these to groups.  Issues that will be discussed at the meeting include methods of providing information from AA for the hundreds of City employees, giving access to AA representatives to the City jail, and the means by which the City will provide support for AA in terms of logistics and facilities to carry out events, and to possibly hold a conference. 


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

The big Pet Sterilization Campaign continues on the mainland at the Garibaldi Events Center.
Continuamos con la gran campaña de esterilización, te esperamos en el Salón de Eventos Garibaldi.

Excellent expectations for the state 9th Job Fair  
  More than 150 job vacanices are being offered by various companies at the state's 9th Job Fair, whose opening ceremony was led by Mayor Agapito Magana and the state Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, Patricio de la Pena Ruiz de Chavez. The event was held in the green dome in colonia Salina Chica, and participants offering jobs included hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, chain stores that sell electronics and furniture, and other businesses, who each had booths.
      In his speech, the Mayor spoke about Isla Mujeres recently achieving the designation of Pueblo Magico, which he said will be a new tool to define and improve this tourist destination, to be one of the best in the world. He said they will invite companies and all participants in the local economy to participate in creating and strengthening the urban infrastructure, by providing training courses for all employees to understand that we are a Pueblo Magico. The world tourism market has become more competitive, and we must be up to par and on the forefront as one of the best destinations in the world.
    Ten companies participated in the Fair, offering ~150 jobs to all sectors: youths, professionals, people with disabilities, and the middle aged and senior citizens. Recognition was given to Hotel Ixchel for being a business that is committed to providing jobs for people with disabilities. Companies that were recognized for offering the largest numbers of vacancies were: Pimsa (sic..I think this means Prisma),  Grupo Salinas, and the franchise OXXO.
       A list of officials attending the inauguration of the event is given.

Nov. 19 World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Hoy 19 de Noviembre, Día Mundial de la Prevención del Abuso Infantil.

The Health Tour fair offered medical evaluations and services including measurement of weight, height, waist size, glucose, hemoglobin, and blood pressure to detect problems including obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.  (I think this was on the mainland?)
A través de los Recorridos por la Salud se llevan a la población servicios como: medición de peso, talla, cintura, glucosa, hemoglobina y de la presión arterial para la detección de problemas de obesidad, diabetes e hipertensión.#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

Last day to participate in the State Awards for Youths 2015
Último día para participar por el Premio Estatal de la Juventud 2015.

Responding to a request from the parents of students at the kindergarten-preschool "Gabriela Mistral" the City cleaned, cut, and maintained the green areas of the campus.
En respuesta a una solicitud de padres de familia del Jardín de Niños Gabriela Mistral, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, de manera inmediata, se dio a las tareas de limpieza y mantenimiento de las áreas verdes del plantel escolar.

Nov. 19, World Day of Philosophy
Hoy 19 de Noviembre, Día Mundial de la Filosofía.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Construction: After destruction of acres of sea grape plants 

Medio Ambiente

Edifican, tras talar hectáreas de uva

0 20 de noviembre de 2015   Editorial
  Day after day, unscrupulous foreigners are destroying large tracts of mangrove and other protected plant species, for their fancy buildings, to create a landscape that mainly appeals to European tourists, causing irreversible damage to the ecological balance of the island. This time, the devastation occurred in the heart of downtown along Juarez Avenue, at the site of a large construction project, where a large area of sea grape has been cleared away, which is not only a protected species, but is essential to stop the erosion of wetlands. Authorities appear to have turned a blind eye to the 'ecocide', and every day the island becomes more vulnerable. According to complainants, the huge building is owned by foreigners and construction of this mansion has caused damage to the limestone foundations and has devastated and annihilated protected plants and protected animals, especially iguanas. (Photo at link)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

More than 2000 islanders expected to be in the parade
Desfilarán más de dos mil isleños[+] Ver mas
   More than a dozen educational, private, and military organizations will participate in the civic parade on Friday, down Rueda Medina, to mark the 105th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, said Juan Carrillo Soberanis, municipal General Secretary. The Director of Sports, Enrique Barros Pena, said the New Generation Cahuameras will be participating.
      More than 2000 people are expected to participate including representatives from the preschools: “Isla Mujeres”, “Tláloc”, “María Enriqueta Camarillo”, “Francisco Hernández de Córdoba” and “Jean Piaget”. The participating primary schools are:  “Julio Sauri Espinosa”, “César Mendoza Santana” and “Andrés Quintana Roo”. The middle school, Benito Juarez, and the high schol, Colegio Bachilleres are also participating, as well as INAPAM, CENDI, City staff, soccer clubs, children's baseball teams, taekwondo, and children's volleyball. Of course, members of the Navy will participate, and paramedics from the local Red Cross.

The public are invited to participate in improving the urban infrastructure
Invitación a la ciudadanía para participar en reforzamiento de la infraestructura urbana .. [+] Ver mas
This information was translated above in the Job Fair article...

The dozen rescued Cubans will be processed according to regulations
Al rescatar a doce cubanos se procedió acorde a la normatividad institucional .. [+] Ver mas

  This information has already been translated.

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November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples starting at 5p
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

 Nov. 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Nov. 13 Friday Zumba event at the Taxista lodge

Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation
Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited. See changes below in Sunday's schedule & location

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry SevenF, and the headliner is Cuban Jazz musician Isaac Delgado and his band.

Basketball on Nov. 14 & 15:

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square.

Sunday, Nov. 15  Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for Sunday Nov. 15 at 8pm at the Mundaca Hacienda, followed by Cuban band Timbalaye. 

Monday, Nov. 16  at 8pm, Mundaca Hacienda, a performance by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  8am Parade commemorating  Revolution Day. The route is down Rueda Medina from the entrance of Naval base to the Monument to the Pescador and the official reviewing stand will be at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Magana dock.

Saturday, Nov. 21 Casa de Cultura esplanade 6:30 p Dance event

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   

Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 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)
From Sally Margolis Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!
Coming in December.....
 Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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