Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 11

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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

Vehicle ferry increases service during low season

Crece la demanda del servicio de transbordadores en plena temporada “baja”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
    Although this is considered low season,  the number of crossings by the vehicle ferry has been increased from five to seven round trips daily between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam, due to unusual demand, to meet the needs of their clients.This indicates a quick recovery of the "off' season. Company representatives confirmed that they usually increase the number of crossings during peak demand times such as the Easter holidays, July & August, and at the end of the year.
     Currently the company charges 40 pesos per passenger for a one way trip, a price which makes their service attractive and could by the reason for the increased demand. The schedule is as follows: From Isla Mujeres to Punta Sam:  06:00 am, 08:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 02:15 pm, 04:15 pm and 07:15 pm.  
From Punta Sam to Isla Mujeres: 07:15 am, 09:00 am, 11:00 am, 13:00, 15:00, 17:30 and 20:15.

95 students need glasses

Detected during event to test vision 

Detectados durante Brigada de Salud Visual

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
    A vision fair was held at the primary school, “Enrique Estrella Oxté”, on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, and 95 students with vision problems were detected. The event took two days and next it will be held at the middle school on the mainland,  "Islas Hermanas Cancún-Isla Mujeres" on November 16 & 17, and will also take place at the high school there.
      The cost of glasses for the children is 250 pesos per pair, and the parents only pay half, which is collected when the glasses are delivered in three weeks. (125 pesos is ~$8.) The government pays the other half.
     This event has been successful and attracted the interest of the whole mainland community and will be offered to the general public, and not only the students, said Edgar Gasca Arceo, local legislator. He said these efforts are aimed at supporting families economically by promoting better health of their children and youths, by making the glasses available at a low cost and with easy payment.


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

Posted yesterday....

Job Fair Thursday, November 9-2 
Jueves 19 de Noviembre de 9 am a 2 pm.

In Isla Mujeres, simultaneously, with the rest of the municipalities of Quintana Roo, we enthusiastically join the program Abrigando Familias con Amor; an initiative of the state DIF president Mariana Zorrilla de Borge.  (This program provides blankets, jackets, sweaters, and other items for cold weather to persons in need, and accepts donations of these items.)
En Isla Mujeres, de manera simultánea, como en el resto de los municipios de Quintana Roo, con entusiasmo nos unimos al programa Abrigando Familias con Amor, iniciativa de la presidenta estatal del DIF Mariana Zorrilla de Borge.

We promote reading as a cultural habit!
¡Promovamos la lectura como un hábito cultural! #‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

There are only three days until the Festival of Caribbean Culture can be enjoyed, with a performance by Issac Delgado and his band. (It begins Friday.)
Estamos a tan solo tres días de disfrutar el Festival de Cultura del Caribe con la presentación de Issac Delgado y su orquesta. #‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎Cultura‬


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Number of ferry crossings increased


Aumenta corridas el servicio de ferrys

0 11 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

Navy evacuates tourist from cruise ship  


Evacua Semar a una turista de un crucero

0 11 de noviembre de 2015   By Carlos Gasca
    The Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR) reported that personnel from their Search and Rescue unit (ENSAR,  Estación Naval de Búsqueda, Rescate y Vigilancia Marítima) responded to a distress call from the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl, which was located 6.8 nautical miles south of Isla Mujeres (11 kilometers). 
       They provided medical care for a 27 year old passenger from the United States who had a seizure and required specialized care. Then the patient was transported to the Naval Station in Puerto Juarez, where an ambulance was waiting to take the patient to a private hospital in Cancun.

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Fishing Cooperative still awaiting judicial decision
“Tortuguismo” judicial [+] Ver mas
   In late June the fishing cooperative "Patria & Progreso" elected a new president and board of directors, but the former officials removed all the financial documents and would not turn them over to the new administration. The new president, Jaime Osorio Sanchez, hired a notary public and filed a complaint with the MPFC, Ministerio Público de Fuero Común, and explained that he has replaced that legal representative and hired a lawyer to follow up on the case. The members of the cooperative are puzzled by the delay.

One in four students need glasses
Uno de cada cuatro estudiantes requiere anteojos. [+] Ver mas

   According to the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI), following the population census in 2010, it was reported that 26 percent of children between 5 and 14 years of age require optometry  services. The rest of this article is about the vision screening in the Continental Zone...see translation above.

Cruise ship passenger given assistance
Auxilio a pasajera de un crucero turístico+] Ver mas
   In addition to the same information translated above, this article notes that the Mexican Navy has been assisting cruise ships in this manner once or twice a year in recent times, who operate in the Caribbean region, and whose destinations include Cozumel and Majahual. This service is given in compliance with the law which empowers SEMAR (Ministry of the Navy) to safeguard human lives at sea.
      Naval medical personnel were transported to the scene in a rescue boat of the type "MLB", where they assisted and evacuated the passenger to an ambulance at the Puerto Juarez Naval Station, which was waiting to provide transport to a private hospital in Cancun for the 27 year old passenger who had suffered a seizure and required specialized medical attention.

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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, May be rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, May be relocated to the Casa de Cultura

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

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.  Note the recent schedule says the Q Roo Orchestra performance is at 7p on Saturday night.

Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Alma Caribeña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Inauguración Isla Mujeres
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Trova Isleña
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Gil Harry SevenF
Viernes 13
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Isaac Delgado
Sábado 14
Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción
Festival Artístico
Joel Montero acompañado de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo
Sábado 14
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Celso Piña y Pato Machete
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Asociación de Coreógrafos Folcloristas de México A. C. y Alicia Alonso Studio Dance
Domingo 15
Malecón de Casa de la Cultura
Festival Artístico
Charanga Habanera

  Here's a translation of the schedule of events from DQR 10/30 :Updated from this City poster on FB

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm,  Opening Night: There will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry Seven, and the headliner is famous musical artist Isaac Delgado and his band.   Culinary & Art Fair  (Probably starting earlier)

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. This will be followed by “El Chevo y su Swing Urbano”, who play a mix of Caribbean rhythms and urban music, including the hit: “Métela Sácala”. ?? (They are not on the poster, but Quequi lists them in their festival article published Tuesday)  8p Dance performance. Then Cumbia legend Celso Piña, will take the stage, creator of the hit “Cumbia Sobre el Río Suenan”, accompanied by Patricio Elizalde (Pato Machete).

  From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (their original in English):
The voice of Joel Montero will dress up the Mexican Caribbean
The Mexican tenor returns to his native Quintana Roo to interpret the best of his repertoire in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015
After performing with great success in the main opera houses of Europe, the Mexican tenor, Joel Montero, returns to his native State of Quintana Roo in the framework of the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean 2015 which takes place in the Mexican Caribbean from the 3rd through the 22nd of November.
The singer, born in Chetumal, and who has opened his way to success through perseverance, his art and his mastery of his voice as an musical instrument, has been described by international media as a passionate singer with a powerful voice and emotional acting which has gained for him a privileged place on the stages of the Old Continent.
Among his awards and recognitions are the special award given to him at the international singing competition “Monserrate Caballe” in Andorra and the “Luigi Infantino” prize in Lugoj, Rumania.
Montero was part of the Opera Studio at the theater in Zurich, Switzerland and the State Theater in Meinigen, Germany and has been an invited soloist at different theaters in various cities in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Finland and England, appearing, as well, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Next 14th of November, thanks to the Festival of Culture of the Caribbean, the Isla Mujeres public will be delighted by the voice that is conquering Europe when Montero will appear with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, making all of his fellow Quintana Roo residents proud.

From Cultura Isla Mujeres on FB (my translation from Spanish):
 Celso Piña will enchant the Caribbean
  This musician from the mountain region will be performing at the Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 in Quintana Roo which takes place Nov. 3-22. Celso Piña, better known as "the rebel of the accordion", will have the Mexican Caribbean dancing to la cumbia on November 14th, in Isla Mujeres, sharing the stage with Pato Machete.
The rhythms of this singer, composer, and arranger and icon of Mexican popular music in recent years, has confirmed his performance the festival. They will be bringing their distinctive sound that has enriched the cumbia with touches of other popular rhythms such as ska, reggae , rap and hip hop.
  A born Musician, self-taught skill on the accordion, Pina provides a value beyond what is musical, and he represents an emblem of cultural Mexico today. This was demonstrated in the documentary film which he starred in, for the channel 11-one, and reinforcing the image immortalized in literature by  Garcia Marquez, dancing to the rhythms of cumbias which are proudly made in Mexico.
So, the festival of culture in the Caribbean, it enriches the purest style "Sonidero" with the presence of the musician that since 25 years ago, has been one of the stars of the stage of the genre of cumbia.

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Ballet de Danza Folclórica de México, followed by Son de la Catedral, and a presentation 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  Revolution Day Commemorated

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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