Thursday, January 7, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 7

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

High rate of truancy on King's Day  

 Tras vacaciones de Navidad y Año Nuevo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de enero.-
   On Wednesday, Jan. 6, there was an average of 60 percent truancy on the first day that students returned to school after the Christmas and New Year's holidays, in the preschool, primary, and middle schools of Isla Mujeres. The school directors attributed this high level of absenteeism to the celebration of King's Day, primarily, and to a lesser extent because of the lower temperatures.
        Truancy was highest at the primary school "Andres Quintana Roo" where only 30 percent of the students were in class. At the primary school "Julio Sauri Espinoza", a rate of about 50 percent was reported, and at the middle school "Benito Juarez" about 40 percent of the students attended.
          The various schools reported that 100 percent of the teachers were at work and none were absent. Truancy is expected to continue on Thursday and Friday, until Monday, January 11, when all the students are expected to be back in school.

Warning about poisoning of dogs in neighborhood 

Ahora encuentran carne envenenada en vecindario

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de enero.- 

   Kailani Creamer, who works in a local veterinary clinic, said a dog owner, who lives in the neighborhood where three dogs were poisoned last week, found meat in their yard on Tuesday, which was presumably poisoned. The neighborhood is behind the Yamaha motorcycle neighborhood, where three dogs, owned by one women, were poisoned, killing two. The other survived and has returned home from the clinic.
   Ms. Creamer explained that in this recent case, an owner of several pets took them out for a walk, and when they returned, one of the dogs ran to the corner of the yard where there was a piece of meat. The owner picked it up and took it to the veterinary clinic, where it was frozen, and a portion will be analyzed in the US. Ms. Creamer said it is important for authorities to act, because pet owners could take action into their own hands and injure the possible perpetrators, or a child could be affected.


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

Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016...Coming soon! Don't miss it!  
¡Muy pronto!
Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016
No te lo puedes perder.

In an atmosphere of fellowship and camaraderie, the municipal President Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared the traditional Rosca de Reyes with  City employees, associates, and Council members.
Earlier, accompanied by the Congressman Edgar Gasca and the City's General Secretary, Juan Carrillo, the Mayor visited  Rancho Viejo to share good wishes and Rosca cake with the inhabitants of that urban centre on the 6th of January

En un ambiente de compañerismo y camaradería, el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez compartió la tradicional Rosca de Reyes con empleados, colaboradores y regidores del Ayuntamiento.
Previamente, acompañado del diputado Edgar Gasca y del secretario del Ayuntamiento, Juan Carrillo, el munícipe acudió a Rancho Viejo a desear parabienes a los habitantes de ese centro urbano con quienes también compartió la Rosca del 6 de enero.

Registration information for the Carnaval dance troupes 2016 
Conoce la convocatoria para las comparsas del Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016

January 6: King's Day    
6 de Enero. Día de los Reyes Magos.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Resuming efforts to regain the Posada beach
Retoma lucha de recuperar playa Posada del Mar.. [+] Ver mas
      Social activist Ernesto Gomez Tur participated in public demonstrations ten years ago in an effort to make the Posada del Mar beach, now called Playa Centro, into a public beach. At that time, he was jailed for several days, along with his brother Gaspar, who is now deceased.
       The beach has had the Blue Flag certification of quality since 2015, but it is not public and has been under a concession held by the family of former Governor Jesus Martinez Ross. Sr. Gomez and other residents plan to gather signatures to support their request to take back the beach for the use by families, and say they will mobilize if necessary.

Solving the ice shortage problem  
Solucionado el desabasto de hielo +] Ver mas
       The manager of the ice cube business "Iceland", Illeana Magana Moguel, said the shortage during the holidays was due to a reduced supply of water from Aguakan, causing a reduction in deliveries to the normal outlets, but this has been resolved. To avoid having this problem again, they are making a large investment to quadruple their manufacturing capacity,in order to supply the island's needs for ice, as well as the Continental Zone on the mainland, including Punta Sam and Ciudad Mujeres.
     There are 1600 bags of ice distributed daily and in upcoming days with two machines in operation, they will be able to produce 10,000 bags to take care of all the outlets in the municipality. Sra Magana said their first investment in the company was 9 million pesos and in response to the growth of the business, a total of 20 million pesos will be invested shortly. They are contemplating distributing bottled water to the tourism industry in 200ml and 500ml options.
     Betting on the development of tourism on the island and Continental Zone; the growth of this business is headed by Sra. Magana's father, Rogelio "Chilero" Magana Castro,  who confirmed that growth is crucial and they plan to employ about 100 workers. He is the owner of Playa Lancheros restaurant which is world famous for its preparation of fish tikinxic style, which is a type of grilled fish. Sr. Magana was originally a fisherman, and is developing this family business with his daughter, who has been the administrator at Playa Lancheros. The ice business opened in 2009, and last year it underwent an internal change, including changing the name of the brand.

Dress warmly and avoid abrupt temperature changes   
Abríguese y evite cambios bruscos de temperaturay.. [+] Ver mas
    During this season of cooler weather, the medical centers are reporting that the problem of respiratory infections is under control and they are recommending preventive measures for children and the elderly. The recommendations are: keep warm and avoid sudden changes in temperature, cover noses and mouths with a scarf to avoid breathing cold air, especially for children going to school in the early morning, drink plenty of fluids, eat fruits and vegetables containing vitamins A and C, wash hands frequently, and avoid exposure to environmental pollutants.
    Additional recommendations include:  do not smoke around children, elderly or sick people; protect skin from cold with creams; follow the recommendations of Civil Protection; constantly monitor decorations, lights, or any electrical devices that could cause a fire; prevent minors and elderly persons from handling hot liquids; and in homes that lack electricity, put out candles, braziers, and mecheros before going to bed.

The Nurse

  Yesterday was National Nurse's Day and on social networks recognition was given to nurse Elide Magana Barragan, who is now retired. She was remembered kindly for her excellent work at the Naval Hospital, and for how well she treated people, by many people who had been under her care as patients. There were dozens of grateful comments for the service she provided, and it is noted she can still be seen at her home near the downtown basketball court  "Jose del Carmen Pastrana", where she continues to be a Catholic believer who practices her faith daily.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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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 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.

January events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
"Wolf Moon" or "Old Moon"

Jan. 23   6:46
Jan. 24   7:21
Jan. 25   8:13
Jan. 26   9:05
Jan. 27   9:55
Jan. 28  10:44
Jan  29  11:32
  During the month of January, folkloric dance costumes of Quintana Roo are on exhibition at the Casa de Cultura
Jan. 1   Sunrise event Punta Sur  Greeting New Year
 First Ultramar crossing from Gran Puerto is 7a and from Isla Mujeres 7:30a
Car ferry departs Isla Mujeres at 8am and Punta Sam at 9am. The earlier crossing is cancelled

Jan. 6 Dia de los Reyes / King's Day    Commemorating the Magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Gifts are exchanged & this ends the Christmas holidays. DIF usually has a party & toy give-away. 

International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th (birthday of Florence Nightingale) but in Mexico, Jan. 6 is Día de la Enfermera. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes" Gift from the Magi. It's Día de los Reyes..Kings Day, when Mexican kids receive gifts. If you get the baby in your piece of rosca, you're providing tamales for your friends on Candlemass, Feb. 2nd.

Jan. 7 Artist's Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
           Taste of Isla 5-7

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)

Carnaval is February 5-9  

The traditional Carnaval will include the customary Cuban Night with a live band (Noche Cubana), the beach Carnaval (Carnaval Playero), and Regional Night (Noche Regional), which includes a parade along Rueda Medina, and the unique Negrada.

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