Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, February 9

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Port reopened for small boats after 4 days of inactivity

Tras cuatro días de inactividad

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de febrero.-
  Despite the cool temperatures, the port was reopened for small boats after their activities had been disrupted since Thursday night. Navigation was allowed for all boats on Monday, because the winds had dropped and the waves were less intense. They are taking advantage of this opportunity because it is likely that a new cold front will arrive soon, and cause navigation by small boats to be prohibited again.

Temperature at dawn was 12C (54F)

Lowest temperature in recent years   

La temperatura más baja que se tenga registrada en los últimos años

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de febrero.-
   At dawn on Monday morning, the thermometer read 12 degrees, after temperatures had dropped on Friday night and remained cool on Saturday and Sunday, prompting islanders to don their warm clothing. Sunday night the temperature is expected to increase to 17 degrees and is forecast to be around 20 on Tuesday. (68F). The usual advice is given about preventing respiratory diseases with dietary measures and to avoid chills, especially with younger and older people, who are most vulnerable. Those with symptoms of respiratory illnesses are advised to seek medical attention and to avoid self-medicating. 


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

Excitement, music and lots of fun were enjoyed this Sunday during the Beach Carnival, starting at the monument by the Naval base and concluding at Playa Centro (the Posada Beach) by hundreds of spectators who enjoyed the choreography of the different troupes. Enjoy Isla Mujeres Carnaval 2016.
Alegría, música y mucha diversión que se vivió este domingo durante el Carnaval Playero, iniciando frente al monumento de la V Región Naval y concluyendo en Playa Centro.
Cientos de espectadores pudieron deleitarse de las diferentes coreografías de las comparsa participantes.
Disfruta del Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016

Monday of Carnaval. Enjoy the show of Nani Namu and her all Stars 8:30 at 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!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Small boats allowed out of port due to improved weather 
Permiten la navegación menor al mejorar el clima [+] Ver mas

Tourists enjoying themselves with improved weather on Monday  
Con mejor clima los turistas disfrutan su estancia.. [+] Ver mas
  The next cold front, #37, is expected to affect the coast of Quintana Roo for three days on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and is the tenth winter storm to affect this area, according to CONAGUA, the National Water Commission.

Rhythm & passion in competition between dance troupes  
Ritmo y pasión en el concurso de comparsas. [+] Ver mas
   There was a competition between the children's dance troupes, which included members of the local dance schools, such as the school of Renatta Rodriguez. Promoting these activities among young people ensures these traditions will continue with future generations.
      Carnaval will culminate on Tuesday with the reading of the will of Juan Carnaval, which may include some complaints about the organization of the festival, as well as recognizing its success despite circumstances of adverse weather affecting the region.


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

  Amid cool weather and cloudy skies, dance troupes delighted audiences in the streets and public areas, and tourist enjoyed the dancing and entertainment along Rueda Medina, with dancers of all ages in colorful costumes. Before they danced for the Beach Carnival at Posada del Mar, they would be moving their feet and hands to cumbias and lambadas for most of the day.
    On Saturday night, there was a performance by the RDS dance school of Renatta Rodriguez, which was dedicated to Brazil. It was Cuban night and the talent of this wonderful group of boys and girls captured the attention of the audience, who applauded enthusiastically. The group will soon be touring in Central America. Proud parents were sharing the photos and videos on social networks.
    The Tourism Director, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said that as of 3pm there had been no problems since the beginning of Carnaval. There were performances scheduled at the Blue Dome, in the streets of colonia La Gloria, colonia Salinas, and other locations, and in the afternoon they would move to Rueda Medina to participate in a contest, according to the program of the organizing committee. The official events are led by Darcy I (Darcy Dannae Magana Cahuich) and Beristain I, (Jesus Albero Beristain Carrillo).
    The Beach Carnaval parade was scheduled on Sunday from the monument by the Naval base to the Posada Beach, and the other event that is planned in Night of Fantasy, with the children's costume contest and the pet's costume contest. Monday will be one of the most special and colorful traditions, Regional Night, with performances by the dance troupes, the adult costume contest, and a spectacular show by Nani Namu and Sus Estrellas. Carnival will close on Tuesday with performances by the dance troupes and the wry event of the reading of the will of Juan Carnaval.

Fumigation campaign 
Jornada de fumigación.. [+] Ver mas
  This was translated yesterday in the DQR section 

Maritime Terminal receives international recognition  
Reconocimiento internacional a terminal marítima, .. [+] Ver mas
  Recognition was recently given to the Port Authority of Quintana Roo from the Inter-American Commission of Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OEA) regarding the issue of sustainable tourism, focusing on the management of the Maritime Terminal of Isla Mujeres. 
       According to the municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, Isla Mujeres has always had ways to attract people from abroad, and now that it is a Pueblo Magico, and is working to improve its image, visitors will remain happy when they come here.
    The competition included 35 member countries of the OAS in five major areas: port of a destination with sustainable tourism, expansion of safety standards, disaster control and management in ports, responsible social business in ports, and  sustainable, environmental management of waste. The winner of the Maritime Prize of the Americas 2015 went to Puerto Valparaiso Chile. More information is available on the OAS website.

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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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