Saturday, January 30, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, January 30

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Celebrating World Wetlands Day   

 Celebra la Comuna el “Día Mundial de los Humedales”

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de enero.-
See City section below....  

Constructing four more domes at schools   

 En beneficio del sector estudiantil

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de enero.-
  Isla Mujeres Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, said that four new sports domes will be constructed at schools in the municipality, with two on the mainland and two on the island. The two primary schools on the island which will benefit are “Andrés Quintana Roo” and “César Mendoza", and on the mainland it will be at the Colegio Bachilleres high school and the primary school "Enrique Estrella Oxte". 
    The Mayor said the provision of this type of infrastructure for schools in the municipality of Isla Mujeres is part of a program promoted by Gov. Roberto Borge Angulo, to build sports domes in all the schools of the municipality, for the benefit of the students. The Mayor said he is aware that more of these structures are needed at the schools, and this construction begins addressing these needs that had not been met for many years.
      So far, two domes have been built on the island, with one at the middle school "Benito Juarez" and the other at the high school Colegio Bachilleres, which were built with municipal resources, while these domes are being constructed with state funds.
   He said construction on these domes will begin in March and should be concluded before the end of his administration. The amount being invested has yet to be determined and work on these four domes will be implemented by the state government of Quintana Roo.


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

The municipal Department of Transparency of Isla Mujeres attended the International Forum for the Protection of Personal Information at the state capitol, Chetumal.
La Unidad de Transparencia del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, presente en el Foro Internacional de Protección de Datos Personales realizado en la capital del estado Chetumal.

All the employees of this City government have been working together in solidarity to intensely clean the public spaces of our island. CITY GOVERNMENT IN YOUR COLONIA pays off for the benefit of the community.  
Unidos todos los integrantes de este Ayuntamiento realizamos un trabajo solidario: la limpieza profunda de los espacios públicos de nuestra isla. AYUNTAMIENTO EN TU COLONIA rinde frutos para el bienestar de la gente.

Enjoy Carnaval with the best talent. Don't miss it! 
Disfruta del Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 con los mejores artistas.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

Isla Mujeres celebrates World Wetlands Day  
    Via the municipal Ecology Department, the City of Isla Mujeres will celebrate World Wetland's Day with two events on February 2nd and 3rd. The first is a conference on Tuesday at the Casa de Cultura at 6pm entitled "The Importance of Wetland's" taught by Karen Fuentes of the Manta Trust Project and by biologist Roberto Rojo.
     The second event will be a campaign to Clean Up the Wetlands, and the meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria at 8am. Participants are expected to include students, environmental activists, members of the navy, community members, businesses such as Aguakan and Dolphin Discovery, and the general public.
     The goal of these events is to raise awareness among young people and adults about the importance of keeping our mangroves and lagoons clean and to share information about the importance of wetlands for the welfare of the planet. The director of the municipal Ecology department, Carlos Barranco, invited the public to participate in these events and support this excellent cause, which benefits everyone. He said, "With participation of the general community we can maintain a cleaner island and be more aware of the importance of the wetlands, particularly in Isla Mujeres.

Announcement for the Pet Costume Contest for Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 Don't miss it!  
Convocatoria del Gran Concurso de Disfraces de Mascotas.
Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016
¡No te lo puedes perder!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Futbol Rapido Lightning tournament at Futbol Rapido stadium in Salina Chica
Categories: Men & Women   Registration Feb 1-6. Maximum is 16 men's & 8 women's teams. 400 pesos/team with each receiving a set of uniforms for 10 players and one goalie. All proceeds are used for a good cause. The Inauguration ceremony is Friday, Feb. 12 at 7pm.
 The Elimination rounds are Saturday, Feb. 13 and the final round and awarding of prizes is Sunday, Feb. 14. Prizes are 2000 pesos, 1000 pesos, and 500 pesos.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Small boats remain restricted to port 
Mantienen restricciones a la navegación [+] Ver mas

    Boats under 40 feet remained restricted to port due to the effects of cold front #34, with winds of 15-30kph with gusts up to 45kph, and waves up to two meters at dawn with decreasing winds expected as the day proceeded, which are expected to switch to the southeast on Saturday, according to the forecast of CONAGUA (National Water Commission).
      The port closure began on Thursday at 3:30pm, with recreational tourism boating allowed near the isle, in the bay. Although there were not many tourists at the beach in the early hours, the numbers increased as the day progressed. Larger vessels were authorized to sail, with advice for extreme caution to avoid accidents at sea.
       It is noted that all the signaling beacons are in good condition except "El Cabezo" whose brightness is at 62.5 percent. This is located at the southern part of the coral reef of Isla Contoy National Park, with a lantern brightness of 120mm and a beacon beam range of 3 miles. There have been no accidents thus far in this season of northern winds, unlike last year when a foreigner's sailboat was wrecked in the area of "El Cabezo".

Everything is ready for Baseball Classic on Sunday at El Pescador 
Todo listo para el cásico en El Pescador.. [+] Ver mas
  Two island teams will compete, Pescadores and Cockteleros on Sunday at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field for the Winter Technical League.Players whose arms are in good condition include  Luis Fernando “El Pequitas” Morales, Alejandro “El Chuletas” Sánchez, Francisco “El Tiburón” Coba y Jorge “El Pimo” Vázquez. And the home run hitters include René “El Terremoto” Rodríguez, Juan José “El Pistola” de la O, Teodoro “El Ticher” Cahum and the young Gustavo “Chicharito” Fernández. Promotor Jorge Fernando de la O Pino says the tremendous game won't be for the faint of heart, and there will be a high level of competition between the two teams.
     The information about the futbol rapido soccer tournament was translated in the TVIM section

Requesting use of "Caribe Maya" as a slogan  
Piden citar “Caribe Maya” en promocionales. [+] Ver mas
     Several leaders of business organizations have signed a petition to submit to Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez requesting the use of the terms  “Caribe Maya Mexicano”, “Maya Caribe Mexicano”, and “Caribe Mexicano Maya” in promotions.
     The business leaders who are promoting these slogans include Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, leader of the Hoteles de Isla Mujeres (HIM); Juan Carrillo Figueroa of the Chamber of Commerce (Canaco); and Baltazar Maldonado from (Canirac), the restaurant organization; as well as the Vice President of the Asociación de Pequeños Hoteles Gerardo Magaña, and the President of that organization, Leonel Povedano Castillo. 
     They say this plan takes advantage of the recent increase in interest in culture from the online community and the island should market its prestige as a part of the Mexican Caribbean, located in the land of the Mayas. They want local government to endorse this proposal to the state and federal government before the decisions are made for the next six year term.
   The plan includes providing information about the ancient culture in various languages, as well as promoting cultural activities. This coordinates with Isla Mujeres having recently become a Pueblo Magico, as part of a plan to attract more tourists, in times when there is a new 'boom' of visitors to the region, and record breaking statistics.
    At a recent meeting of the municipal Pueblo Magico Committee there was a plan to invest 17 million pesos in enhancing the image of downtown, including maintenance for the wooden houses, among other things.

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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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

February events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Feb. 22, Monday:       6:57  (Full Moon, sunset 6:50)
Feb. 23, Tuesday:       7:47
Feb. 24, Wednesday:  8:37
Feb. 25, Thursday:     9:25
Feb. 26, Friday:        10:14
Feb. 27, Saturday:     11:03
Feb. 28, Sunday:       11:52

Sunday, Jan. 31 
Pescadores vs Cockteleros  at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field for the Winter Technical League

Feb. 1, Monday  Day off for Constitution Day

Announcement of the activities to commemorate World Wetlands Day, Feb.  2. 
Feb. 2, Tuesday 6pm Casa de Cultura "The Importance of Wetlands" Conference
Feb. 3, Wednesday 9am-11:30 am Clean Up  Adult volunteers needed to assist & supervise the students. Wear closed shoes, hats, comfy clothing. This article says 8am. LINK 
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria

February 4, Thursday   Artist Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
Feb. 5 Friday  Constitution Day

Carnaval is February 5-9  

Feb. 5, FRIDAY: GALA NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Coronations of the Carnaval King & Queen, the Senior Citizen King & Queen, Dance Troupe Performances. Special performance by the young singer Jomal.

Feb. 6, SATURDAY: CUBAN NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Dance Troupe Performances
Dancing by Residents & Tourists to Music of the Band "Rebelde"

Rueda Medina & Posada Beach aka Playa Centro Live Music
      FANTASY NIGHT Town Square  8pm  
Costume Contests for Children & for Pets  
Performance by Eduardo Togi

Link to this video  
MONDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square  8pm 
Dance Troupe Performances, Adult Costume Contest
Comedy with Nani Namu & Stars

TUESDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square   8pm  
Dance Troupe Performances, Burning of Juan Carnaval & Reading of His Will

 The theme for Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 isEl Escenario del Mundo(The World Stage or Scenes of the World). Ten dance troupes are registered. The theme song is “Calor, Pasión, Mucha Diversión.This article says Monday is Regional Night/Noche Regional LINK.   
    For more information, visit the social network sites of the Ayuntamiento (City government) LINK  or go to the Casa  de la Cultura, Av. Guerrero at the intersection with Abasolo, tel.: 8 770767   

Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday

Feb 13-21  National Artisanal Fair Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day

Feb. 24 Flag Day
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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