Sunday, November 22, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 22

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!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Commemoration of Day of Mexican Navy

Para conmemorar el Día de la Armada de México

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
   A civic ceremony will be held on Monday, November 23, in the courtyard of the Naval base at 11am, to commemorate the Day of the Mexican Navy,  (Día de la Armada de México),  which will be presided over by the commander of the Fifth Naval Region, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha.

Event planned next week 

Receiving "Pueblo Magico" document   

El de “Pueblo Mágico”, la próxima semana

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
    Isla Mujeres received the designation as a Pueblo Magico on September 25, at the National Fair of Pueblos Magicos, in the city of Puebla. Next week, Quintana Roo Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, will officially deliver this document from the Federal Ministry of Tourism. This was announced by staff from the municipal Department of Tourism, who say the exact date is not yet determined. There will be a public event and a special session of the City Council, and Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez will officially receive the document. 
    This event had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th, but was cancelled due to rain. According to coordinators of the event, it is expected to take place on the Town Square, with the Convention Center as an alternative if there is rain. The Mayor has commented that this distinction as a Pueblo Magico brings a number of benefits, and at the same time, there are a number of responsibilities that must be met. 


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

The Job Fair was inaugurated by Municipal President Agapito Magana Sanchez who pointed out that we have one of the lowest rates of unemployment.
La inauguración de la Jornada del Empleo estuvo encabezada por nuestro Presidente Municipal Agapito Magaña Sanchez quien destacó que contamos con uno de los porcentajes más bajos de desempleo.

You are cordially invited to enjoy the second Dance Encounter of dance troupes performing at the Casa de Cultura. (The performance was last evening).
Están cordialmente invitados a disfrutar del II Encuentro de grupos de danza ‪#‎DANZARTE‬ que en breve se presentará en la Casa de la Cultura.

Hoy 21 de Noviembre, Día Mundial de la Televisión.
Nov. 21: World Day of Television

At the state's Ninth Job Fair, more than 150 vacancies were offered by various businesses that are established in the municipality.
En la Novena Jornada Estatal del Empleo, se ofrecieron más de 150 vacantes de diferentes empresas establecidas en el municipio.

Courses in sandal making are offered at the municipal Women's Institute for women interested in learning a trade that will allow them to make extra income.
La Instancia Municipal de la Mujer imparte cursos de elaboración de sandalias artesanales a mujeres interesadas en aprender un oficio que les permita generar algunos ingresos económicos extras.

Saturday: the last day for beneficiaries of digital televisions to get them.
HOY último día de los beneficiados con televisores digitales para pasar a buscarlas.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Protecting iguanas 

Medio ambiente

Protegen a las iguanas

0 22 de noviembre de 2015  

      There has been a successful campaign for the rescue and conservation of striped iguanas (Ctenosaura similis) on Isla Mujeres, that has involved local students, members of the organization Green Patrol, and students from the University of Southern California. This campaign was launched more than five years ago, in November 2009, because it was common to see iguanas that had been crushed on the roads. 
     Jesus Molina, president of Green Patrol said, "They were being treated as insignificant, and no one was being cautious, so it was common to see them run over by golf carts and taxis. So many were dying that we feared they would quickly become extinct; therefore we started an ongoing campaign to promote the species and their importance in the ecological balance, as well as an attraction for our visitors."
   He said, "We began teaching in the schools, explaining to the students how vulnerable the iguanas are, since they are gradually being expelled from their habitats to make way for urban development. They are being expelled from their holes and losing their natural food sources, and they need to hunt for food and water, and for this reason many would cross the road, and many would die in the attempt." 
    He said, "With the support of former mayor Hugo Sanchez Motalvo, we implemented an ongoing rescue plan divided into three parts. We have the support of Mayor Agapito Magana for this project, who, as an islander, has always been known for his support of conservation efforts for native species, as well as the CDHERoo representative, Marta Patricia Puc."
     "The first part involves raising awareness within the schools of the island; we talk to them about respecting the lives of iguanas, and we put up signs urging drivers to be careful in areas where iguanas are plentiful. The second part involves building shelters for the iguanas that are similar to their natural dens. The third part is building little pyramids, and placing watering stations very close to them."
     He concluded, "I consider it to be everyone's responsibility to protect our iguanas, because they are part of the environment, and they are a tourist attraction for our visitors. For this reason, the Iguana monument at Punta Sur should be restored, since it is a part of our identity." 

Por Cliserio E. Cedillo/Quequi
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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Commemoration of Day of the Mexican Navy
Conmemorarán Día de la Armada.. [+] Ver mas

Teachers strike could affect Colegio Bachilleres high school 
Amenaza de huelga en Bachilleresn.. [+] Ver mas

  If the list of demands are not met for the workers in the System of the Colleges of Bachilleres in Quintana Roo, a strike could affect the high schools, including the campus in Isla Mujeres. Currently workers are in the process of forming a strike committee, to initiate work stoppages, if agreements are not met with the union requests.  It appears that there are intentions to meet the demands, but at this time, a date has not been set for that to happen.
      "We would like to clarify that at no moment would the students be left without educational activities. The fact that we are fighting for our rights and better working conditions does not mean that educational obligations will be neglected," said a representative. Information will be provided to the parents so they are aware of the union's efforts.

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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

Monday, Nov. 23  Día de la Armada de México..Mexican Naval Day. 11am Commemoration event in courtyard of Naval base.

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)
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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