Monday, February 8, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, February 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Aldair passed third audition for "The Voice of Mexico" TV program

Young singer just waiting for notification

Sorteó tercer filtro para “La Voz México”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de febrero.-
  On Saturday, young Islander Aldair Dávila Baeza passed the third audition for the reality show for singers and is just waiting for notification from Televisa to join the cast of the program which is broadcast on Sundays. He said on Facebook, "After leaving Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, to follow my dream, I am very pleased today to be in the top 150 in Mexico, having passed three audition levels and remaining in the competition and awaiting the callback." In response he received dozens of messages of support and responded "Many thanks to everyone who has shown kindness and given me support."

 Spraying all over the island to prevent mosquitoes  

Working together for a disease free environment  

Suman esfuerzos por un entorno libre de enfermedades

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de febrero.-

   In compliance with the guidelines of SESA (State Health Department) and the instructions from Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez to maintain a healthy environment that is free of mosquitoes and their larvae, the municipal Health Department of Isla Mujeres is conducing spraying campaigns throughout the municipality. Employees of the City and of the State Health Department's Vector's agency are working daily, in a coordinated manner, to spray all the corners of the municipality, including those that are more remote or inaccessible. Tharin Vital Casquie explained that the goal is to eliminate the presence of the mosquito which transmits viral diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and now zika, which could be the most harmful. It is important to have  committed participation by the inhabitants of the three regions of the municipality by keeping yards as clean as possible at homes, schools, public areas, and other buildings & nearby areas.
   As part of the previously established strategy, health workers are sent daily to critical areas to kill mosquitoes and their larvae with chemicals that only kill these mosquitoes and their larvae which can transmit tropical diseases. 
    The program "City Government in Your Colonia" has been conducting clean up campaigns which involve the participation of city employees and department directors, doing intensive cleaning and renovations at public spaces such as parks, sports domes, walking paths, landscaped areas, and public buildings. This program of solidarity is an initiative of the Mayor which includes participation by everyone in the City government. 
   Another example of activities to help the environment was the recent clean up day in the mangrove areas which was coordinated by the Department of Ecology, as part of the commemoration for World Wetlands Day, which celebrates these vital and essential plants which provide humans with many benefits and protections.
   Agapito Magana said, "We know that the work of cleaning up is not done in a day or a week, but is an ongoing task that requires the commitment of people to maintain and to clean their immediate environment, making progress for health and hygiene." 

Considering a reduction of the seasonal ban on grouper

Fishermen present alternate proposal   

Pescadores presentarán propuesta

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de febrero.-
 There will be a meeting on Monday with the representative of the state Fishing Department, Manuel Cardenas Magana, to obtain more definitive information about the subject of reducing the closed season for catching grouper. In 2016, it was extended for two months, from Feb. 1 to March 31, while previously it had been one month, from Feb. 15 to March 15. 
     There are complaints about this from fishermen, and reduction of the ban season will be discussed on Monday, said the president of the state Fishing Cooperatives organization for Quintana Roo, Baltazar Gomez Catzin. If a reduction is granted the ban could be reduced by 15 days; lasting from February 1 to March 15 in upcoming years. 
      Meanwhile, it is noted that this year in the state of Yucatan the ban is only a month and a half, and not the two months as has been established by CONAPESCA. 


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

Monday's Carnaval  Enjoy a show by Nani Namu and sus Estrellas at 8:30 on the town square Don't miss it!
Lunes de Carnaval.
Disfruta del show de Nani Namú y sus estrellas.
8:30pm en la explanada municipal.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

The nights of Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016 "Scenes From Around the World" continue to be full of magic, creativity, color, and spectacles with various unique competitions adding life and color to one of our most deeply rooted traditions.
Las noches del Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 "El Escenario del Mundo", continúan llenas de creatividad, magia, color y espectacularidad; divertidos y singulares concursos dan vida a una de nuestras tradiciones más arraigadas.

A friend of the islanders, Mauricio Gongora, visited during the festivities of Carnaval and saw the spectacular choreography of the participating dance troupes. Welcome!
En estas fiestas de carnaval recibimos la grata visita del amigo de los isleños, Mauricio Gongora, quien presenció las espectaculares coreografías de las comparsas participantes. BIENVENIDO.

A friend of the islanders, Jose Luis (Chanito) Toledo, visited during the festivities of Carnaval and saw the spectacular choreography of the participating dance troupes. Welcome
En estas fiestas de carnaval recibimos la grata visita del amigo de los isleños, Jose Luis (Chanito) Toledo, quien presenció las espectaculares coreografías de las comparsas participantes. BIENVENIDO..

Taking measures to put an end to breeding areas of mosquitoes in all corners of the municipality.
Las acciones para acabar con los criaderos de moscos llegan a todos los rincones del municipio.

 The number of passengers arriving in Isla Mujeres continues to increase (This article was translated yesterday)

The spectacular Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016 continues to shine with music, dancing, excitement, and colors representing "Scenes from Around the World"
El espectacular Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016, continúa con luz propia; la música y el baile, el brillo y los colores engalanan "El Escenario del Mundo".


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

I'll translate the rest of these manana....

Streets are full of music and color  
Calles se llenan de música y color.. [+] Ver mas

Fumigation campaign 
Jornada de fumigación.. [+] Ver mas

Maritime Terminal receives international recognition  
Reconocimiento internacional a terminal marítima, .. [+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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.

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

Feb. 2 Candlemas  If there was a plastic baby in your piece of Rosca (King's cake) on Dia de los Reyes (Kings Day Jan. 6), you're expected to provide tamales today for the friends who shared the cake with you. Link to info about Candlemas.  

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 (Regional Night) 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. 8 & 9  No School (for Carnaval)  

Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday

Feb. 11 Thursday, Naval Wives Monthly Breakfast Benefit (For Naval Hospital) 9am Naval Club 

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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