Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, February 3

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Boat motor stolen 

Desvalijan otra embarcación en Isla Mujeres

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES,2 de febrero.
    The motor was stolen from the lanchero boat "Nazarene" owned by Manuel Lopez Cahuich, of the fishing cooperative "Por la Justicia Social", and the boat was found abandoned near Isla Blanca in the Continental Zone of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. 
   The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, received a report of the boat's disappearance around 7am on Sunday morning, and the boat was found around noon. When it was found, the boat lacked is 60 Hp four stroke Yamaha engine and its 'cola' or pata', which is the transmission, as well as the navigation system, a 70 liter fuel canister, hoses, and a battery. It is estimated that it was stolen between 3am and 4am Sunday, from the dock of the Social Justicia cooperative on the Makax lagoon. The Harbor Master said the owner filed a complaint with the Public Ministry who should have already initiated an investigation.  The owner estimated the value of the stolen items is around 40,000 pesos.
   This is the third boat in just over a week to have its motor stolen, with the others being the 40 foot "Pelicano" owned by Manuel Rosado of the cooperative "Patria & Progreso" and the "Princesa" owned by Alberto Garrido, of the tourism cooperative "Isla Bonita". Those thefts occurred in the wee hours of last Saturday, near the Naval pier when thieves took the motor of "Princesa", and the boat "Pelicano", and the latter was found abandoned without its motor.
    In order to facilitate the recovery of stolen motors, the Harbor Master recommended that owners record the motor numbers with the SIPIMM system (Institutional System of Ports and the Merchant Marines), which became operational on January first of this year, in all the ports in Mexico.

 Port closed for small boats   

Reiniciará actividades hasta mañana

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de febrero.-
   The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, closed the port for boats under 40 feet, on Monday at 8pm, due to winds from the south-southeast at 35-45kph, with variable gusts. The restriction is only expected to be in force on Tuesday, and could be removed on Wednesday, when the winds are expected to decrease. He said it is more likely the port will be open on Thursday, when the winds are expected to decrease to 20 kph, as well as on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th. On Sunday, a northern front could cause the closure of the port for boats under 40 feet. 

Growing demand for workers in hotels & restaurants   

En hoteles y restaurantes

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de febrero.-
    The leader of the CROC labor union in Isla Mujeres, Roman Maldonado Euan, said they have been forced to "import" labor from Cancun, and even from other parts of the state and Yucatan peninsula, because of the high demand for workers in the hotels and restaurants of the island. This has continued since the December holidays at the end of last year , and he estimates that about 70 percent of these jobs are held by local workers and the other 30 percent have been brought in from Cancun. He said that since December, they have unable to meet the demands from restaurants and hotels with local labor, despite efforts to do that.

  Preventing mosquito borne diseases   

Llaman autoridades de salud para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por vector

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de febrero.-
   In response to recent statements, the head of Sanitary District #2, Jorge Gutierrez Contreras clarified that Quintana Roo has not issued any epidemiological alerts regarding the Zika virus, and officials are encouraging residents to keep their yards clean.
       There was misunderstanding among some of the media to a bulletin issued by the National Center for Programs to Prevent and Control Diseases (CENAPRECE) on Jan. 15 which said: "Declaration of Emergency Epidemiological EE-1-2016 for all the states of Mexico regarding the occurrence of Zika virus, to strengthen and reinforce the actions of care and clinical management, prevention, promotion and control, to reduce the impact of the disease among the population, with emphasis on pregnant women. "  It is important to emphasize that this  recommendation from CENAPRECE is meant to be implemented throughout the country, and is not just for Quintana Roo.
   The head of the municipal Department of Health, Tharin Sadat Vital Casique recommended that families keep their yards clean, as well as other spaces near their homes such as the schools and parks, to prevent the spread of mosquitoes that transmit viral diseases such as dengue, malaria, chikungunya, and now zika. He said, "It is necessary to remove items and areas where water can accumulate, because this is where these mosquitoes reproduce, and bring the risk of transmitting these diseases."
    All people, including pregnant women or women of childbearing age, should avoid exposure to mosquito bites,  by measure which include:  wearing clothes that covers their skin (long sleeves), using mosquito nets and screens, and using repellents recommended by health authorities, according to directions.     Symptoms of Zika include: Red eyes, conjunctivitis, headache, muscle pain, back pain, joint pain, low fever, sensitivity to light, itching, and rashes with white and red spots. With Zika, as with all diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, the most effective prevention is the elimination and prevention of breeding sites inside and outside homes and places of work. 
   (The press release on the City page also states that the fact that there is no epidemiological alert for Quintana Roo can be corroborated at the CENAPRECE website )


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

10% discount on payment of property tax during the month of February   
10% De descuento en el pago del impuesto predial durante el mes de febrero.

This is the theme song for the big party Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 whose theme is "El Escenario del Mundo" (World Stage, or Scenes of the World) The title of the song is Calor, Pasion, Mucha Diversion!   LINK 
Del 5 al 9 de febrero únete a la gran fiesta del Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016, "El Escenario del Mundo".
Te compartimos el tema oficial, descargarla... ¡y muévete al compás de la música!

No epidemiological alert in Quintana Roo 
 See translation above in DQR

In response to recent statements, the head of Sanitary District #2, Jorge Gutierrez Contreras, clarified that Quintana Roo has not issued any epidemiological alerts regarding the Zika virus, and City officials are encouraging residents to keep their yards clean.
Con relación a las declaraciones aclaratorias del Jefe de la Jurisdicción Sanitaria número 2, Dr. Jorge Gutiérrez Contreras, en el sentido de que en Quintana Roo no se ha emitido ninguna alerta epidemiológica por el virus del Zika, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres exhorta a cuidar la salud de las familias manteniendo limpios los espacios cercanos a los hogares.

Encouraged to maintain a healthy environment 
.   The municipal Department of Health also reiterated the information reported by SESA, clarifying that there have been no cases of Zika virus in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. The director, Dr Tharin Sadat VItal Casique encouraged all families to keep their yards clean, as well as the spaces near their homes such as parks and schools, to prevent the spread of mosquitoes which spread Zika and other viral diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya, and Dengue.

The City of Isla Mujeres via the municipal Institute of Women invites residents to participate in the following training courses.
El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer les invita a formar parte de los siguientes cursos de capacitación.

Enjoy Cuban night at Carnival of Isla Mujeres 2016.
6th of February on the Town Square.

Disfruta de la noche Cubana en el Carnaval de Isla Mujeres 2016.
6 de Febrero en la Explanada Municipal.

These are the artists performing at Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016.  All events of the Carnaval are free
Conoce a los artistas que tendremos en el Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016.
Todos los eventos del Carnaval son gratuitos


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

No cases of Zika on the island 
Ningún caso de zika en la isla. [+] Ver mas

Port closed again 
Cierran otra vez el puerto [+] Ver mas
  In addition to the information translated above about the port closure, this article also notes that the fishing industry is also affected by the ban on the capture of grouper which just began and will last two months this year, and there is less than a month until the closure of the lobster season. The tourism cooperatives were able to offer snorkeling tours to Farito and la Cuevita as well as tours in the lagoon area on Tuesday, with demand for their services at about 60 percent. 
      Meanwhile, on the island, the golf cart agencies were renting 100 percent of their inventories, which are popular with both overnight tourists and those who visit for the day. The restaurants on the beach, as well as those on Hidalgo, reported good demand for their tables. Some employees reported that there are more daytripping tourists at the beach restaurants and more overnight visitors dining on Hidalgo Avenue.

Authorities have a great deal of work ahead
Autoridades con mucho trabajo por delante.. [+] Ver mas
       Residents are pointing out  problem areas which need attention, in order for the island to maintain its positive image and status as a Pueblo Magico. They want authorities to empty the overflowing Trash Transfer facility,  to replace the fence at the Senior Citizen's park which was demolished by the October rains, and to replace lights along the eastern Malecon seawalk. It is noted that there are paving stones in the downtown streets that have sunken and need attention, that the turtle sculptures are gone from the Monument to the Turtles, and that the plaza at the Casa de Cultura could benefit from maintenance.

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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

The Artist Fair tomorrow at the Casa de Cultura (Guerrero & Abasolo) 4-9 will feature hand crafted local beers, Carnaval dancers & the King & Queen, and of course....Art, socializing, & FUN!
Isla Brewing Company - Cerveza Isla
ARTIST FAIR TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!! Thursday February 4th 4 - 9 PM.
We will be there selling beer. handcrafted on Isla Mujeres.
The Lineup:
Blonde 5.5%
American Pale ale 6.0%
Porter with Rum and vanilla 6.5%
And our crowd favorites:
Jamiaca Miel 5.7% the hibiscus flower gives the beer a brilliant red color finishes with a hint of honey
La Mordida our 7% IPA (I held one keg back) This IPA is not in contest to see how many hops we can cram in. Our focus is on balancing the hops with the malt. This is my favorite and I am sad that after this one, it is gone for about 2 weeks.

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. 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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