Monday, February 1, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Seeking to differentiate destinations by adding the term "Maya" to the slogan "Caribe Mexicano"

Sugieren agregarle término “Maya” a eslogan “Caribe Mexicano”

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ISLA MUJERES, 31 de enero.-

      In order to differentiate the destinations in Quintana Roo, representatives of several business organizations have signed a petition to submit to Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez requesting the addition of the term "Maya" to the promotional slogan "Caribe Mexicano".  They say there are three options for this proposal: “Caribe Maya Mexicano”, “Maya Caribe Mexicano”, and “Caribe Mexicano Maya”.
     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.   

Agapito opens more doors to increase tourism: Sister city with Mission Texas   

Para impulsar al turismo: Oficial, hermanamiento con Mission, Texas

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ISLA MUJERES, 31 de enero.- .
  This weekend it became official that Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, and Mission, Texas, are sister cities. The event took place as part of the Festival of Citrus, in Mission, which is one of the most important cultural traditions in that Texan town. The process began last year during August when the Mayor of Mission, Norberto Salinas, was accompanied by an official delegation that came to the Isla Mujeres Town Hall to sign an agreement. This official twinning opens doors for more tourism, as well as cooperation and support. 
      On  this visit, Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez and his US counterpart ratified this document between these two communities, one tourist and the other agricultural, to begin a new era of collaboration and support. The city of Mission has become a sister city with 18 towns in Mexico. During his visit in Texas, Mayor Agapito received the keys to the city of Mission as a gesture of friendship and goodwill between both cities for their mutual economic, cultural, and social benefit.


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

Mission Texas & Isla Mujeres are officially sister cities  

The clean up of the walking path near Isla 33 continues; taking care of all the public spaces to present the best image.  
Continuamos con la limpieza del andador de Isla 33; nos ocupamos de que todos los espacios públicos presenten su mejor imagen.

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)

 The Secretary of Education and Culture (SEyC) announced that classes will be held during Carnaval 
Retweeted Educación y Cultura (@SEyCInforma):


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Many visitors on the island  

Masiva presencia de visitantes en la isla .. [+] Ver mas
   Hotel occupancy rose to 75 percent this week and is expected to increase slightly in February, according to the number of reservations. The Tourism Director, Gustavo Rodriguez, pointed out that the last two winter storms have caused more people to seek warmer locations, and Mexico remains very attractive. However the first storm caused the cancellation of many flights from cities in the north, but now the flow of visitors has normalized.
     The weather is stable on the island and all types of recreational activities are taking place on land and sea. There have been no problems with traffic, despite the large numbers of visitors, which is also true on Isla Blanca (on the mainland part of the municipality in the Continental Zone.)
    The weather report indicated good conditions with low winds, with forecasts for their strength to increase, with winds from the east-southeast. This stable weather pattern should remain for most of the week, until the next cold front arrives. Medium sized boats are arriving and departing from the United States and Central America without problems, and it is noted that the beacon at El Cabezo is reduced.

Construction workers on Morelos street giving bad impression  
Pésima imagen la obra de la calle Morelosa.. [+] Ver mas
  See yesterday's translations....

Former hospital grounds need cleaning up
Todo un riesgo el predio del anterior hospital.. [+] Ver mas
   The grounds of the former hospital downtown are overgrown and cluttered with debris, causing citizens and business owners to complain that this should be cleaned up. There are old chairs, wheelchairs, wooden shelves, and an ancient well with brackish water, as well as an overgrowth of weeds, which presents a poor image, as well as  poor public health conditions. It is also noted that the abandoned hotel construction near Media Luna beach could be a source for mosquito breeding.

Sister City with Mission Texas  
Oficializan hermanamiento entre IM y Mission, Texas.. [+] 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.

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, 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
            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, and the King & Queen with Disabilities. Dance Troupe Performances. Special performance by the young singer Jomal.

Feb. 6, SATURDAY: CUBAN NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Dance Troupe Performances (Including RDS)
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 (including RDS), 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 & 14, Sat & Sun, Salina Chica Futbol Rapido Lightning Tournament  

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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