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The second issue of
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
to benefit Isla charities
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
to benefit Isla charities
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
Guaranteeing security for the state of Quintana Roo
Gov. Borge accepts operation of airstrip & gives decorations to Naval personnel
Garantía de seguridad para Q. Roo
Beto Borge entrega condecoraciones a personal naval y recibe de la Armada la operación de la aeropistaLanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de noviembre.- Leer más...
During the events commemorating the Day of the Mexican Navy, decorations were given to Naval personnel and operation of the Isla Mujeres airstrip was turned over to the state government.
Officials in attendance included: Commander of the Fifth Naval Region, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha; the Mayors of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juárez (Cancun's municipality), Agapito Magaña Sánchez and Paul Carrillo de Cáceres, respectively; and the Tribunal Superior de Justicia and the Gran Comisión del Congreso del Estado (Chief of the Superior Court and State Congressional Great Commission...I think), Fidel Villanueva Rivero; and Pedro Flota Alcocer, Naval Chief Executive.
During this event, the signing took place of the agreement by which the Navy transferred responsibility to the state government for the operation of the Isla Mujeres airstrip. The Chief Executive said this act is another example of the commitment of the Navy with the state of Quintana Roo. He said, "With the signing of this agreement, the Navy transferred custody and operations of the Isla Mujeres airstrip, to the state government, but also to the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres; for the development of the municipality and for the plans and projects for progress that can improve the lives of the inhabitants of this part of the state."
The Commander of the Fifth Naval region in Isla Mujeres, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha confirmed the commitment of the Department of the Navy of Mexico to contribute to the safety, security, and surveillance of their jurisdiction to prevent, address, and resolve any issues that could evolve into a threat to the state, nation, or public.
During the ceremony, which took place on the esplanade of the Naval base, medal were given for distinctions in various categories including years of uninterrupted service to: (teniente=Lieutenant, segundo and tercero Maestres are 2nd and 3rd Masters) los tenientes de Navío, Erick Piña Miranda and María del Carmen Elvira Martínez; los tenientes de Fragata, Jaime Galán Martínez and Juan Francisco Ramos Rosas; el teniente de Corbeta, William Humberto Romero May; el segundo Maestre Humberto Manzanilla Maldonado and los terceros Maestres Iván Eduardo Zapa Cetina, Nazaria Fuentes Noriega and Lizbeth del Rosario Martínez Martínez.
Officials who attended included: Sergio Ernesto Martínez Rescalvo, Commander of the 34th Military region; Leopoldo Proal Bustos, representative from the Department of the Interior; Rubén de Jesús Valdez Ceh, Director General of the government of the state of Yucatán; Arturo Martínez Ortiz, Regional Harbor Master in Puerto Juárez, and municipal General Secretary, Juan Carrillo Soberanis.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... (you can join this FB page at this link)
Nov. 23: Day of the Mexican Navy
Hoy 23 de Noviembre, Día de la Armada Nacional.
As part of the event for the commemoration of Día de la Armada de México, municipal president Agapito Magana Sanchez enthusiastically received notification that the responsibility for operation of the airstrip in Isla Mujeres is being transfered to the state government, which will allow the increase of tourism opportunities.
En el marco del Día de la Armada de México, el presidente municipal de Isla Mujeres Agapito Magaña Sanchez recibió con entusiasmo y grandes expectativas la notificación de que el Gobierno del Estado se hará cargo de la operación de la pista aérea de la localidad lo que permitirá ampliar la oferta turística del destino.
There was an excellent presentation at the Institute of Culture and Arts of Isla Mujeres by the dance group Añoranzas de Isla Mujeres and the ballet folklórico “Costumbres y Tradiciones de México”. (Customs & Traditions of Mexico...and añoranza means a yearning, homesickness, or nostalgic feeling)
Gran presentación del Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Isla Mujeres, el grupo de danza Añoranzas de Isla Mujeres y el ballet folklórico “Costumbres y Tradiciones de México”.
Great presentation of the institute of culture and the arts of Isla Mujeres, the dance group sweet longings of Isla mujeres and the folcoric ballet "Customs and traditions of Mexico".
We gratefully received a visit from the coordinator for the Northern Zone of the state of Quintana Roo of ICAT (Institute for Job Training), who came to inspect the courses, training, and workshops offered thru the Department of Economic Development.
Recibimos la siempre grata visita del coordinador en la Zona Norte de Q. Roo del Instituto para la Capacitación en el Trabajo (ICAT) quien vino a corroborar y avalar los cursos y talleres de capacitación que impartimos a través de la Dirección de Desarrollo Económico.
link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles
Commemoration of the Day of the Mexican Navy
Conmemoran el “Día de la Armada de México”.. [+] Ver mas
Returning custody of the local airstrip
Regresan la custodia de la aeropista local.. [+] Ver mas
After nearly 23 years of being in the hands of the Mexican Navy, custody of the local airstrip was officially turned over to the government of Quintana Roo at the commemoration ceremonies for Day of the Mexican Navy. The Commander of the Fifth Naval Region, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha, handed the property over to Governor Roberto Borge Angula with a document that transferred custody. With this process, the state begins responsibility for administering the 1250 meter long runway. The Commander presented the final agreement of termination of the airstrip to the Governor of Quintana Roo on behalf of Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, Secretary of the Navy.
On January 7, 1993, the state government and the federal government, through the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico, sanctioned by the Ministry of Communications and Transport, made an agreement for the Navy of Mexico to take responsibility for the Isla Mujeres airstrip, and has operated it since then, for almost 23 years. With the signing of this document, the state government takes possession of the property, located to the south of the naval base. The Ministry of the Navy of Mexico cedes functions of oversight, specifically regarding administration, custody, maintenance, and operations on the property.
Enrique Lima Zuno represented the private sector as a witness to these events, because he had been a principal person in this process.
Recognition of the work of the Navy of Mexico
Reconoce la labor de la Armada de México.. [+] Ver mas
|View from the rooms.|
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate. Quiet & Private.
|Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)|
|Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.|
|A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.|
|Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen|
Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt Monthly Discounts
|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.
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
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura
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.
Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link
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)