Thursday, January 21, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 21

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Mayor recognizes police & announces salary increase 

Les notifica autorización de un incremento salarial a todos los elemento

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de enero.-
See City section below..... 

Consumer Protection Agency receives few complaints   

Nulas denuncias de consumidores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de enero.- .
    In response to a large number of complaints on social networks against the company providing cable TV and internet service, an inspector for the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) of the City of Cancun came to the island Wednesday morning, when more than 300 people (sic?) were expected to be present. He arrived at 9am, but as of 11am, he had only received three complaints, and five minutes before leaving, he received another, for a total of four complaints against the business which provides cable TV, internet, and telephone service. 
     Despite the poor response, the inspector for the Federal agency said there will be another visit on Wednesday, January 27, to collect complaints from people who were unable to attend on Wednesday. In addition to complaints about the poor quality of service, users complained about poor customer service in the office, because they were unable to obtain receipts. 


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

Students receive scholarships  

  At an event at the Casa de Cultura on Wednesday, which was supervised by Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, scholarships were delivered to islander students. There were 28 state scholarships, three federal scholarships, and five for academic excellence from the Ministry of Education and Culture (SEyC), in coordination with the City government.
     The Mayor said efforts are being redoubled to continue the support of municipal scholarships, including those for transportation and for university students, for the benefit of 500 students. He said education has been a high priority since the beginning of his administration, and he congratulated the students, while inviting others to take advantage of this type of support which benefits family budgets. 
        The event was attended by local legislator Edgar Arceo Gasca and City Council members Miriam Trejo Leon and Jose Magna Galue, as well as parents, teachers, and the general public. There were 2 elementary scholarships and one high school scholarship granted in Rancho Viejo on the mainland part of the municipality.

School Education is vital to this administration, and students can count on our support to continue their academic progress; we presented federal scholarships, state scholarships, and scholarships for academic excellence.
La educación escolar es rubro vital para esta administración, los estudiantes cuentan con todo nuestro apoyo para continuar su formación académica; entregamos becas federales, estatales y de excelencia.

Celebration of Police Day  

Police Day was commemorated on Wednesday morning when Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, accompanied by other officials, shared a breakfast with the men and women officers of the police force.
   In an atmosphere of friendship and cordiality, the Mayor told the officers their salary increase had been approved. There was a raffle of items including TV's. washing machines, toasters, irons, and other appliances. Recently, the Police Chief, Joaquin Poot Acosta, asked the mayor to purchase two mountain bikes for patrolling the malecon and the walking path of Salina Grande, and these were presented at this event. The officers were advised that new uniforms would be provided. Recognition and a financial award was given to the police officers of the year.
     The Mayor expressed appreciation and encouraged them to continue to provide security and confidence for the residents and the thousands of tourists who visit daily. The Mayor was accompanied by legislator Edgar Gasca Arceo, City Secretary Juan Carrillo Soberanis, municipal official Fidel Villanueva Madrid, City Council member Miriam Trejo León, and Police Chief Joaquín Poot Acosta.
   It is noted that Police Day occurs on January 2nd, but is celebrated in each municipality according to their schedules of work and activities. In Isla Mujeres, it was important to not overlook this important opportunity to recognize the men and women who safeguard the security, peace, and harmony of the community.    

Cleaning away debris   
  In response to a citizen complaint about an accumulation of debris which was irresponsibly thrown away at a property along Paseo de los Peces Avenue, in front of the SEMEFO building, the City removed the rubble and debris which was blocking the sidewalk and presenting a poor image. 
     The City wants to take this opportunity to remind residents that it is their responsibility to dispose of trash from construction projects or tree pruning. The City only collects trash which is generated in homes and properly packaged for disposal and transport in the trash collection truck, which is a free service. 
      The public is asked to be aware and help keep our streets and roads clean on this island that is our lovely home, so everyone can live in a healthy, clean environment. To help keep our island clean and beautiful, this phone number is provided for any reports, complaints, or anonymous complaints regarding acts against our home, Isla Mujeres: 9982 74 16 61

General cleaning and landscaping work, are daily tasks that we undertake to maintain our image as a top level tourist destination. Rueda Medina Avenue, the welcoming sight for our tourists, received maintenance work today.
Jardinería y limpieza general, son labores que cotidianamente llevamos a cabo para brindar una imagen de destino turístico de primer nivel; la avenida Rueda Medina que es la carta de bienvenida a nuestros turistas, hoy recibió trabajos de mantenimiento.

A brigade with the Social Development Department went thru various neighborhoods to personally provide information to women about the assistance Program of Insurance for Women Heads of Households, to assist them with accessing this excellent support program.
Recorremos las diferentes colonias de la ínsula con el objetivo de proporcionar información sobre el Programa de Seguros de Jefas de Familia.
A través de la Dirección de Desarrollo Social, atendemos de manera personal a las mujeres del municipio brindándoles información para acceder a este gran programa de apoyos.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Appeal for review 
Revisarán amparo.. [+] Ver mas
 Attorney Roberto Martinez Aragon showed a copy of an appeal filed by the City on January 13, 2016, which he considers an effort to delay the case, which involves hundreds of residents who were given letters of land allocation by former Mayor Paulina Adame Torres in 2005.
    The case involves more than 550 hectares of municipal land, and a judicial decision was filed on December 29, 2015 in favor of the islanders.
        The City's appeal argues that human rights were not violated and it cites disposal of resources available for housing programs during special sessions in May of 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Good weather encouraged economic activity  
Clima permitió actividad económica. [+] Ver mas
   The good weather on Wednesday resulted in normal amounts of recreational activities, however there were caution advisories for fishermen in small boats, who were considering going out to the Yucatan Channel on Thursday and Friday.
       The tour boat cooperatives, dive shops, and fishing cooperatives reported a calm amount of activity during the day, and the fishermen were able to go out to capture fish and lobster. After 9am, shops were open and tourists were arriving.
       People were touring the island on bicycles and in golf carts, and the Traffic Police reported there were no problems. Since the rental agencies are making recommendations following the Traffic Laws which prohibit minors from driving golf carts, there have been almost no accidents caused by minors, like there were before.
   Front 33
   The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) said a new northern front #33 is expected to affect the region for a short duration, from Thursday night to Saturday morning, moving from north to south.

To resume municipal scholarships  
Reactivaran becas municipales [+] Ver mas

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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.

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

Jan. 10 Saturday   8pm Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

Jan. 11 Sunday    noon   Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

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)

Artist Fair February 4  

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.

The parades on Feb 7 & 8 begin at 3p at the Naval base, going to Playa Centra/Posada Beach, and include decorated carts & compact cars in a student competition.

Announcement of the Costume Contest for Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016
The Children's Contest for those under 13 will be Sunday, Feb. 7 at 9pm on the Town Square.
The Adult's Contest for those 13 and over will be Monday, Feb. 8 at 9:30pm on the Town Square.

Feb 13-21  Isla Mujeres, will host the National Artisanal Fair Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  

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