Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, December 15

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Increasing numbers of vacationers arriving   

 No se dan abasto en terminal marítima: Se complican salidas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de diciembre.-

New regulations for trash collection   

Para el servicio de recoja de basura

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de diciembre.-
     Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez said the island will have a new system for trash collection, with new regulations, as one of the measures to be taken to meet the requirements of being a Pueblo Magico. This important distinction allows access to financial resources to develop local programs and plans for the benefit of the community and its visitors. 
       The new regulations will not allow garbage cans to be left in the streets, making a bad impression on tourists. These rules will be much stricter in the downtown area, where not even one trash can will be allowed to be left on any of the downtown streets,except for the receptacles for trash from pedestrians. The regulations will also apply in the neighborhoods, where garbage cans will not be allowed to be left by the streets, to avoid having stray animals spreading the trash around.
    The Mayor explained that individuals or business owners who do not comply with the schedules and requirements will have to keep their trash until the next time the collection truck comes by, and if they leave their trash in the street, they may be fined. Times will be established when the garbage truck will pass by in the wee hours (la madrugada), both downtown and in the neighborhoods, and the owners can put out their trash several hours before pick up. In order to put this new system into place, new equipment will be purchased, which will be more efficient for the workers.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

To be successful, since the beginning, this administration has had open doors
Para ser exitosos, hemos sido desde el inicio un Ayuntamiento de puertas abiertas.

Take advantage of the 25% discount before the end of December
Última quincena con el 25% de descuento.

The municipal government is not resting during this vacation season, it is doubling its forces.
Quienes formamos parte del Gobierno Municipal, lejos de descansar en estas vacaciones tenemos que redoblar esfuerzos.

There are always reasons to enjoy yourself in Isla Mujeres   
Motivos para disfrutar ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ siempre sobran.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Teen transferred to Texas for specialized treatment of burns from electric shock 

      The teen who was burned was transferred to the Shriners Hospital in Galveston, Texas on Monday to receive specialized treatment, with assistance from the DIF and the Foundation Michou and Mau, said the honorary President of the state DIF social service agency, Mariana Zorrilla de Borge.
      Leonardo Enrique Chuc Perera, 16, was helping his cousin with his work as a painter, when he moved an aluminum ladder, which touched a high voltage cable, and the strong electric shock caused serious burns. The grandparents who take care of the teen, Wilberth Alberto Perera Puc and Susana Ku Soberanis sought help from the state DIF, since according to his doctors, immediate specialized medical care is required. For this reason he was transferred by air ambulance to the Shriner's Hospital in Galveston where he can receive care from specialists, as well as therapies, psychological support, and if necessary, prosthesis.
        His transfer was made possible by collaboration with the Foundation Michou & Mau for Burned Children, who enable patients with burns to receive immediate treatment.
(photos at link) http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/…/joven-isleno-es-traslada…/
 and at Isla Mujeres Hoy on FB

Family members report the youngster who fell off a cliff facing the Caribbean sea two nights ago is out of danger. "It's a miracle". (photo at link)
Familiares reportan fuera de peligro a menor que cayó de acantilado en mar caribe hace dos noches. "Es un milagro" https://t.co/kLNFOZx1Fz

Two stores that sell alcohol were closed for selling after hours. (photo at link)
Clausuran dos expendios de bebidas alcohólicas por no respetar horario https://t.co/0WkyKE7ZSR
   Municipal agency of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion) closed two stores on Sunday night for selling alcohol for selling after hours. They were found to be selling after one in the morning on Monday, and therefore closure seals were placed on their doors. Both businesses pay extra to be able to sell until 1am, but they were found to be selling after that limit, which caused the closure.


From  por esto Link to their Ifsla Mujeres articles

Beer store closed down  
Clausuran expendios de cerveza  [+] Ver mas
   In colonia La Gloria, two stores which sell beer,  “La Lupita” and “Lucero de Dios”, were closed down by municipal inspectors with Fiscalizacion (Enforcement), for selling after their authorized hours, in the wee hours (la madrugada).  Both stores are located on Pampano street, about 20 meters apart, near the FOVISSSTE housing, and the later is on the corner with Pargo.
        Residents called the authorities because they say beer is being sold at all hours.  One of the neighbors applauded the closures, and it is alleged that one of the establishments is owned by a city official. It is said that there are many convenience stores, aka minisupers, that sell after hours, whose main business is from alcohol. There are dozens of these stores and they are located on almost every corner, causing some families to say this is excessive and conflicts with the examples they are trying to set; therefore they want the permits relocated and cancelled. Senior citizen Santos Pascual Solis said, "This is because we see how the drunks are disrespectful to women and children."

Cold front #20   
Se disipa el frente frío número 20+] Ver mas
DEC 14.    Monday was a pleasant day, sunny and partly cloudy, which allowed visitors to enjoy the beach, the water, and other areas of the island. The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) forecasts some effects of Cold Front #20 on Tuesday, which may stop and dissipate along the coasts of Yucatan, causing clouds with scattered showers over Quintana Roo.
    The port has remained open to all boats, with caution recommended. The wind began to increase a little after 5pm, with south east winds blowing at 4-8 kph at the port according to  the weather report by official Jose Alberto Vicencio Borges.
   Economic Activity
         Economic activity was good, and foreign tourists from the US and Canada are arriving to spend the winter on the island, a phenomenon that has increased in recent years, when vacation houses are full and the small hotels take verbal contracts in some cases.  The Director of Municipal Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said occupancy is already above 60 percent and hotels are expected to fill up in the days before Christmas.
      There are nearly twenty agencies renting golf carts, and most report the majority of their inventory is rented, especially those with contracts with travel agencies. Many are already committed for the winter, taking reservations like hotels. The current Security Committee has recommended that the golf cart rental agencies provide information to the drivers about restrictions to avoid traffic accidents, and that the units be kept in good condition, so they they don't break down along the roads.

Residents with increased electric bills blame intelligent card 
Tarjeta inteligente de la CFE, un engaño [+] Ver mas
      There are residents who recently agreed to change from the system of paying electric bills every two months to paying them monthly with the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) smart card, who are now complaining that their costs have increased.  Karina Eulogio Alvarez said her family of four previously paid 200 pesos every two months, but now with the card, they are paying 200-250 monthly, and she showed their bills. Other residents have compared their bills, and say the same thing has happened to them, including  María Sales Marroquí, Manuel Colorado Vázquez and Antonio Collí Ek.
       Señor Martín Tun said his previous bill was 555 pesos, but this one is 850 pesos, although he has no new electric appliances. He said he has no longer been running the fans all day since it is cooler, and the air conditioning has not been turned on, and yet the electric bills have become very expensive. CFE employees said they are not allowed to comment, and that there are appropriate channels for complaints.

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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.

December events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Dec. 25   6:46
Dec. 26   7:43
Dec. 27   8:38
Dec. 28   9:32
Dec. 29  10:24
Dec. 30 11:09
Dec  31  12:03am (Jan. 1)
Casa de Cultura:  The photography exhibition of Isla's biological diversity is scheduled to continue thru Dec. 7. It features 70 photographs of native flora & fauna by local amateur photographers, including city employees, and students, rotated in groups of 40.
Casa de Cultura: "Una Mujer en Isla Mujeres" continues thru Dec. 11.  Includes photographs and works on handmade bark paper.
  On Thursday Dec. 3  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.
  Thursday, Dec. 3 World Disabilities Day 4p March from police station to Salina Chica Green Dome where there will be workshops, educational activities, testimonials, and a performance by a pair of dancers from Cancun.  Cancelled due to weather
Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
 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 a procession thru downtown, followed by fireworks, with music and folkloric performances of traditional dances in regional clothing at the church esplanade

Festival events at 8p nightly.

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 at the 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 depart from the concrete pier at 4pm. THE POSTER SAYS 3P.
 8p Celebration (Gran Kermes), Dancing, Concert Town Square

   Dec. 11 Community Center in La Gloria   10a-12p: Human Rights Commission lecture about rights of people living w HIV or AIDS
    Dec. 11 Casa de Cultura:      noon  2p  Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Contest awards 

Dec. 11 Chapel of Guadalupe Salina Chica-overlooking the Caribbean  People gather to sing Las Mananitas to the Virgin of Guadalupe at midnight

 Dec. 12  Dia de la Virgen Guadalupe...patron saint of Mexico  Link to info about Guadalupe & Juan Diego    

       3pm there will be dozens of small children dressed as Juan Diego (who saw the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the hill at Tepeyac, 484 years ago) and as shepherds and shepherdesses in a procession going ~2km from the downtown church to the Chapel of Guadalupe in colonia Salina Chica, where the priest will hold a mass at 5pm.
 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th. School vacation begins Dec. 12

Dec. 15, Tuesday  Inauguration of Community Hospital (which began operations in September) time TBA

Dec, 16-24 Posadas Navidenas... There is usually a children's Posada play during this time  Link to information  
During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico

Dec. 19 Annual Golf Cart Parade 6p from Bachilleres thru the colonias

Dec. 20 Cancun Hotel Zone area 5p  Annual decorated boat parade Link  

 Dec. 24  Noche Buena / Christmas Eve  

Dec. 25 Dia de Navidad / Christmas Day

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"

Dec. 26  Usually the annual  Quinceaneras event and Mass at the Church of Immaculate Conception for young women who turned 15 during 2015 and who will be wearing beautiful gowns. More info TBA when available

Dec. 28 Dia de los Santos Innocentes  A day of practical jokes, similar to "April Fool's Day"  
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.

Dec. 31  New Year's Eve  Usually celebrated with a large party on the square with fireworks and dancing until dawn or beyond. People observe the sunrise at Punta Sur on New Year's morn. Tables can be reserved in advance, until sold out. More info TBA when available.

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)

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