Sunday, November 29, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 29

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Festivities begin

Virgin of Immaculate Conception taken down from her niche

Bajan a la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción de su nicho

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de noviembre.-
  The festivities in honor of the patron saint, the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, began Saturday, and will continue for the next ten days, throughout the whole island. The festivities began with the taking down of the icon from her niche, after the 7pm Mass, and hundreds of faithful Catholics participated in the traditional procession through downtown. Then there were fireworks to symbolize the beginning of the fiestas and a grand kermés celebration, which included a vaquería with dancers performing typical dances in traditional costumes, and a presentation of the ballet folclórico Inmaculada Concepción. 
       The celebrations will occur at the following times and places:
 Sunday, Nov. 29: Miraflores neighborhood guild, with music and a dance
 Monday, Nov. 30: The union of the Public Security Department (police) with a presentation of the  ballet folclórico de la Casa de la Cultura, starting at 8pm.
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Two groups. The CROC gastronomic union and the neighborhood guild of colonia Salina Chica, where the RDS dance troupe will perform at 8pm
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Colonia Salina Grande neighborhood guild, with a presentation by the Senior Citizens Dance troupe and a performance by local artists  César López and Anabel Burgos.
Thursday, Dec. 3: The cooperatives Caribe and Isla Bonita with a presentation of the ballet folclórico La Isleña at 8pm.
Friday, Dec. 4: Five groups together: Barrio de Pescadores, Cooperativa Adolfo López Mateos, Isla Bonita, Colonia El Cañotal, and the Youth Group, with a grand concert and a velada juvenil with Rene Francisco.
Saturday, Dec. 5: Four groups: Patria y Progreso fishing coop, Justicia Social fishing coop, el esperado woman's group, and the neighborhood guild of colonia La Gloria, with a presentation of the program  Lluvia de Estrellas (Cascade of Stars) with local singers. 
Sunday, Dec 6: The cooperative Isla Mujeres and the children's group, and the confirmations will take place
Monday, Dec. 7: Mega caravan with participation by all the people, with  Las Mañanitas being sung to the Virgin of Immaculate Conception at the chapels of  Caridad del Cobre, Sagrado Corazón and La Guadalupe.
Tuesday, Dec. 8: The guild of Las Conchitas, the first communions will take place, and the grand boat procession with dozens of vessels will conclude the festivities.

Business owners concerned about beach erosion    

Ante erosión de playas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de noviembre.-
 This information was translated yesterday...

Educating adults to receive equivalency certification   

En educación de adultos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de noviembre.-
  The head of the state Institute for the Education of Adults and Youths (IEEA), Paulino Adame Torres, said there was an excellent result in November from the test applications. Under the instructions of Gov. Roberto Borge Angulo, priority has been given to assisting adults who lack education, and the Institute implemented a strategy of special examinations to assist the learners who are in the final stages of any of the educational levels.
     Sr. Adame Torres said, "We call them pre-UCN's (UCN's are participants who have concluded their level), ie, those who have not yet been accredited for between one to four of the twelve modules which, respectively, comprise the primary and secondary education levels. With this, we aim to encourage them in the learning process by giving them an opportunity to accelerate the final phases so they can advance in their academic preparation."  
  He said, "This is important because people who complete their basic education (compulsory education or 'basic' education is completion of middle school) with the Institute are given official certification which allows them to continue their preparation for high school, and then if they wish, to study for a career." He said three are a total of 110 students at the CONALEP campus #1 (National College for Professional Technical Education, who are benefitting from the work of the National Literacy and  Education Campaign (Campaña Nacional de Alfabetización y Abatimiento al Rezago Educativo.)
    He explained that teens who participate in this program can complete their high school social service requirement while earning a bonus of 1250 pesos per adult achieving literacy or completing an education level. He said adult education should be a commitment of the whole community, and therefore the Governor has strengthened these links between different sectors of society as a means to improve the Institute's programs.  
    This year the IEEA wants to certify at least 18,500 persons in the state, which would be 4500 more than the 14,000 who were certified last year as the different educational levels, he said.


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

November 28: National Day of Deafness 
Hoy 28 de Noviembre, Día Nacional del Sordo.

November 28: World Day of Homeless Persons 
Hoy 28 de Noviembre, Día Mundial de las Personas sin Hogar

During the recent Fair for Social Assistance and Services, through the municipal Department of Economic Development, the City received 10 applications for social assistance, and offered the following services to 50 people: haircuts, manicures, and pedicures. There were also 40 job vacancies offered by various local businesses.
Durante la reciente Brigada de Asistencia Social y de Servicios, el Ayuntamiento a través de la Dirección de Desarrollo Económico, recibió 10 solicitudes de apoyos sociales; se atendieron a 50 personas con el servicio de corte de cabello, manicure, y pedicure; también se puso a disposición de los ciudadanos la bolsa de trabajo con mas de 40 vacantes de diversas empresas locales.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Legislator "Chanito" Toledo meets with Islanders   


Convive Chanito Toledo con los isleños

0 29 de noviembre de 2015   
        Federal legislator, José Luis "Chanito" Toledo, visited the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres, to hear their needs and listen to their opinions so he can continue to work for them effectively at the LXIII Legislature. He said through dialogue between officials and citizens, great progress can be made for the welfare of families. He referred to the island of one of the most precious jewels of Quintana Roo.

Shark fishing: To survive the crisis    


Pesca de tiburón, para sobrevivir a la crisis

0 29 de noviembre de 2015 By Cliserio E. Cedillo/Quequi
    Strong storms in the Caribbean have affected the commercial fishermen, who live day to day, which has caused some of them to go to sea searching for sharks. Although this does not pay very well, it helps them to survive. 
       Except in the months of May and June, when shark fishing is banned by SAGARPA, catching sharks is now becoming a means of survival for the seamen.  Amir Abelardo Ramírez, of the cooperative Patria & Progreso, said the meat from this species is kept for the December holidays, when it is sold as bacalao, at a lower cost. (Bacalao is dried, salted fish, usually cod. ). 
          He said, "Although it doesn't pay well, at least we generally make expenses and some profit. In recent weeks, the bad weather has often prevented us from going out, but when the weather is calm, we can fish for whatever is allowed, and in this case, it is cat sharks and sierra, (which are fried as postas), selling them whole at 60 pesos a kilo.
       He and his companions had dragged several cat sharks from the dock, of more than 70 pesos in weight and almost two meters long, which would be loaded onto the scale before being butchered into steaks, to be salted and dried, in preparation for the Christmas holidays. He said, "In reality, we don't make very much, but after recent weeks, we cannot afford to search for more expensive species."

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Magana ferry company guarantees service in winter   
Naviera magaña garantiza servicio en invierno[+] Ver mas
    The ferry company of the family Magaña gave assurances that they will provide passenger service during the winter season, after setbacks of mechanical failures in recent months. They said they are restructuring, with the departure of manager Jorge Aragon, who is being replaced by Eliecer Magaña Galué.
       They are focused on providing service between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, without problems, during the winter season, the Easter holidays, and the summer season of 2016. They are planning to renovate the machinery of the Caribbean Salvage and Caribbean Island boats, with the Caribbean Princess providing transport for tourists, but also available to assist on this route when needed. The Caribbean Lady has been providing service recently, and receiving repairs and maintenance for several weeks.
    Departures are hourly from 7am to 8pm with a discounted rate for islanders and residents of Quintana Roo of 50 pesos per round trip.

Anger with Ultramar
       A call was launched on social networks to have a meeting to discuss concerns and complaints affecting students who ride the Ultramar ferry, and present them to the company.  The issue went beyond the students and into the community at large, with hundreds joining the cause on Facebook, and some saying the complaints should not only focus on the students.
        They want better treatment and to show support for the students, and are discussing the following issues:  Respecting the discounted student rate on Saturday and Sunday because they have classes and extracurricular activities on these days, and some study on the weekends. To sell the students round trip tickets so they don't have to bother buying a return ticket when they are tired and want to get home, and this delay can cause them to miss the boat. To give them special rates for parking, because it is considered expensive. To respect the discounted student price all year long, because some students have classes and school activities during the holidays. To improve the treatment of students and users in general from Ultramar personnel. To give student discounts to students from other areas such as Merida and Vallodolid, who make the effort to visit their families. To not allow age restrictions on student discounts.
     These requests will be analyzed before being presented to the managers of Ultramar, and municipal authorities are encouraged to fulfill their responsibilities in this matter.

Proposal for official declaration of "Trova Isleña" as cultural heritage  
Trova isleña, sería patrimonio cultural intangible. [+] Ver mas
    State legislator Edgar Gasca presented a proposal to the state Congress to declare the band La Trova Isleña as a Patrimonio Cultural Intangible of Quintana Roo. He said this musical group has contributed its talents to our history as a fishing village of exceptional natural beauty by expressing this through their music. They recently performed at the Fifth Caribbean Cultural Festival, with several members from the 1980's participating.
       Founders of the group include  Miguel Sánchez Azueta, Virgilio Fernández & Isolda Martínez Vera; Emiliano Martínez, Fructuoso “Tosito” Martínez Trinchán & Rafael Burgos Ríos. The band has received several awards, and includes songs written by island composers Virgil.. (This is incomplete but probably should say Virgilio "Chino" Fernandez, and his son, Virgilio Fernandez.)
        If the proposal is approved, it will be recognized at a special session on December 9th on the Town Square, which would be the first time the Congress has met in Isla Mujeres to make a declaration of cultural heritage/Patrimonio Cultural.

Geotubes yield to the forces of the winds   
Geotubos ceden a la fuerza de los vientosa.. [+] Ver mas
    There has been no response from municipal authorities to the concerns of business owners about the erosion of the section of North Beach near "ChiChis" restaurant, where there was previously a dispute that resulted in damage to two palapas. There is a need to rehabilitate the geotubes and provide maintenance for them.

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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 at the Convention Center

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.

This free photography exhibition continues thru Monday Dec. 7, featuring the biological richness of Isla Mujeres and its native flora and fauna at the Casa de la Cultura Isla Mujeres. It includes 70 photos, rotated thru in groups of forty, taken by local amateur photographers.

 Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link
Photos from two years ago (City press release)

 Saturday, Nov. 28  Church of Immaculate Conception mass at 7p followed by the taking down of the icon and the procession thru downtown, followed by music & folklorico dancing at the church esplanade
See schedule above in the DQR article.
Festival events at 8p nightly.
Sunday in colonia Miraflores there is a band and people will be dancing. Monday there will be a folklorico dance performance at the Casa de Cultura.
Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica, a performance by Renatta Dance Studio.
Wednesday, Senior Citizens Dance Troupe & a local singer will perform in colonia Salina Grande. Thursday is a folklorico performance and Friday is a youth concert in colonia Canotol.
 Saturday there's a concert featuring local singers in La Gloria.
Sunday is a live concert.
 Monday morning at 6am is the grand caravan & that evening there will be a band with people dancing and big celebration.
 Tuesday morning are the communions and at 3p is the boat procession, with a concert that evening and a big celebration.


 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.....
  On Thursday Dec. 3 and Tues. Dec. 29 you are invited to come to the esplanade (outdoor plaza) of the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres for the 10p food samples (from 5-7) and the artist fair (from 4-9), & dance troupe performances.
 Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
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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