Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, January 26

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Truck caused traffic jam on main street 

Obstruyó la avenida Rueda Medina

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de enero.-
   There was vehicular chaos downtown when a truck transporting construction materials obstructed traffic for about 20 minutes. There are agreements that the large trucks transporting construction material are not permitted to drive on the downtown streets because of their weight, which can damage the streets, as has happened on countless occasions. However, with the assistance of two Traffic police officers, this heavy truck full of material entered Rueda Medina Avenue and blocked traffic for 20 minutes after it was unable to enter the location where it  had intended to leave its cargo, due to its weight causing the wheels to sink into the sand.
    Meanwhile, drivers and pedestrians became impatient, mostly tourists, who ran out and yelled at the officers to get the truck out of downtown. The traffic jam caused tourists to walk in the street, potentially jeopardizing their safety. 

Inconsiderate businesses leaving trash cans out & presenting a poor image

Comerciantes depositan su basura en la vía pública afectando la imagen turística

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de enero.-
  There are some businesses who set their trash cans out in the street between 10am and 11am, which is when hundreds of tourists come to visit. Other business owners say it is very important that awareness talks be given on this issue, so that  thousands of visitors, mainly foreigners, who care about the environment, do not stop visiting this destination.
   There are plans for the implementation of a new system of collection, management and transport of trash, as part of the measures being adopted since becoming a Pueblo Magico. This designation requires that a number of requirements are met and allow access to financial resources to develop local projects and programs for the benefit of the community and visitors. The Mayor explained that the new regulations for trash collection and management will not allow trash cans to be left on the streets of Isla Mujeres, offering a bad image to visitors.


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

January 25: Day of Biology  
Hoy 25 de Enero. Día del Biólogo.

    Orange Day is celebrated on the 25th of each month to raise awareness about the importance of eliminating violence toward women and girls. This month, in the municipality which is divided into three regions, this was commemorated in the Continental Zone (on the mainland) at the Women's Center, with a Zumba class, which was implemented in a daily manner to offer alternatives for a healthier lifestyle. The event was coordinated by the head of the Women's Institute, Yuseli Lopez, and by the City Council member for the Commission for Gender Equality, Miriam Trejo Leon.
El día 25 de cada mes se celebra el Día Naranja como un recordatorio permanente para crear conciencia sobre el grave problema de la eliminación de la violencia hacia las mujeres y niñas.
En esta ocasión, en Isla Mujeres, bajo la premisa de que el municipio lo conforman tres regiones, se celebró en la Zona Continental, específicamente en el Centro de Atención a la Mujer, con una clase de Zumba, misma que se implementó de manera diaria para ofrecer alternativas para una vida más sana.
La celebración se llevó a cabo con la coordinación de la titular de la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer, Yuseli López y la regidora de la Comisión de Equidad de Género, Miriam Trejo León.

Activities for World Wetlands Day (See events section below for translation)
Conoce las actividades que se llevarán a cabo en el marco del Día Mundial de los Humedales.
With a big clean up campaign as part of the program City Government in Your Colonia, we demonstrated that by putting your love for the island first, you can overcome petty actions and opportunistic interests.
Con la realización de la gran jornada de limpieza del programa AYUNTAMIENTO EN TU COLONIA, demostramos que anteponiendo el amor por la isla, los intereses oportunistas y mezquinos no hacen daño.

Announcement for the competition between the schools for decorated carts during Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016
Convocatoria del concurso escolar de carritos alegóricos del Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016.

15 % discount on the payment of property tax.
Take advantage of the last days of the month of January to pay less.

15% De descuento en el pago del impuesto predial.
Aprovecha los últimos días del mes de enero para pagar menos


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Port open for navigation by all vessels  
Retiraron restricciones para navegar.. [+] Ver mas
   Recreational tourism activities at sea resumed on Monday with tourists visiting locations including El Farito, Sac-Bajo, Cruz de la Bahía (Cross of the Bay) and Manchones, as well as Isla Contoy National Park. The rental agencies leasing 550 golf carts reported that business was good, and that they had been renting 80 percent of their inventory during the poor weather. Hotel occupancy is at 80% according to the municipal Department of Tourism. Some waiters are reporting the effects of high season have been good to them, with tip incomes of 400-500 pesos. Those who speak English do better, according to a worker in the entertainment industry on Hidalgo. There were a good number of people visiting the beaches despite the cloudy weather.

Fishermen and tour operators are back at sea  
Pescadores y lancheros, a la mar. [+] Ver mas
  After the port had been closed for several days for navigation by small boats due to the effects of two cold fronts, these restrictions were lifted. For most of this week the weather is expected to be stable over the Caribbean waters, according to the CONAGUA (National Water Commission) forecast. It is recommended that coastal fishermen and dive shops be cautious for the next 15 days due to prevailing winds at sea with waves near two meters. Lobster fishermen should be able to work until the arrival of northerly winds of cold front #34, which are expected to have effect on Thursday. There have been no accidents in recent days and agents from the SCT (Ministry of Communication and Transportation) regularly visit each boat to raise awareness about safety issues.

Program to prevent on the job accidents 
Programa de prevención de accidentes laborales+] Ver mas
   A program has been launched by the CROC labor union to reduce accidents in the workplace through awareness campaigns, with 50 people attending the first meeting, according to union leader Roman Maldonado Euan.  These meetings are held throughout the year and AA members were invited to discuss the problems of addiction and its effects at home, at work, and in society, and audio visual materials were presented.
     Businesses seek to lower alcohol consumption among their employees, which can cause increased levels of absenteeism. It is expensive to train the workforce with the skills and knowledge required for tourism customer service, and unfortunate when workers fall into the clutches of alcoholism or drug addiction.

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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

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.

Jan. 24 Sunday  11am El Pescador baseball field (In front of Chedraui) All Star's game 

Jan. 25 Monday   There will be an homage to beloved Isla Mujeres song writer-musician "El Chino" Fernandez today at 6pm at the Casa de Cultura in honor of the 99th anniversary of his birth. It will include performances by the DIF Choir, the listed musicians, and the dance troupe Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres

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)

Announcement of the activities to commemorate World Wetlands Day. 
Feb. 2, Tuesday 6pm Casa de Cultura "The Importance of Wetlands" Conference
Feb. 3, Wednesday 9am-11:30 am Clean Up 
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria

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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