Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 15

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Accident leaves thousands without water for over three hours  

CFE trabajó horas extras luego de que camión impactara poste que suministra de electricidad a cárcamo

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de marzo.-
    For three and a half hours, portions of the island were without water, as well as Punta Sam and Playa Mujeres, after a truck crashed into an electric pole and knocked out power to the pump by the Cancun Airport, which pumps tap water to Isla Mujeres and other parts of the municipality. The CFE crews worked for nearly three and a half hours to restore power to the water pump. Some areas experienced low pressure after the repair, and for this reason it was recommended that water be used moderately. (On the island, most homes and businesses have a large water storage tank on the roof as part of their systems, providing gravity driven water pressure and enough of a water supply so that brief outages such as these generally have little effect.) 

Clean up campaigns continue   

Para mantener en óptimas condiciones áreas verdes

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de marzo.-
See City section below...

57% of taxpayers are current on their property tax payments  

Con el pago del impuesto predial

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de marzo.-
   Following the conclusion of the discount program for advanced payment of property taxes in December, January, and February, when discounts were offered of 20, 15, and 10 percent respectively, 57 percent of taxpayers have fulfilled their commitment.
       Municipal Treasurer, Alvaro Magana Galue, said  that of a total of 7020 properties, in  the three parts of the municipality, island, Continental Zone, and Agricultural Zone, advanced payment was made by 4169 taxpayers, which represents 57 percent of the accounts or property owners, from homes as well as commercial properties and hotels.This represents an income for the municipal treasury of about 28 million pesos, while the total amount of income that is estimated in the budget is 48,322,936 pesos. 
         Sr Magana said this annual discount program was a success in terms of the revenue obtained, which is above the national average. He said the taxpayers who met their payment include households, vacant lots, rustic buildings, and even ejidalo properties with construction on them.  He said the main properties which remain unpaid are located in parcels or that are ejido land. He said in 2015 and in previous years, 43 percent of the more than 7000 taxpayers were delinquent.  It is possible that after the month of June, an incentive or discount program could be offered.


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

National Rabies Vaccination Week for Cats & Dogs began on Monday
Asiste a la semana Nacional de Vacunación Antirrábica Canina y Felina.

       Isla Mujeres is in accordance with the other municipalities of Mexico and is participating in the National Rabies Vaccination Week for Cats & Dogs, which began on Monday. During the year, two campaigns are carried out, and this first one of 2016 has the slogan "It is everyone's responsibility, for your health, to vaccinate their cats or dogs against rabies".  
            With  participation by different organization, governmental and civil, and with a large deployment of human and material resources, a good response is expected from all corners of the municipality: the island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural Area. Commitment by pet owners is essential, and authorities have invited and encouraged them to participate and take responsibility for the health of the animals which are a part of their family. 
   These vaccines are free and of good quality. During the week, it is expected that 1500 vaccinations will be administered. The first event was held on Monday in the park in colonia La Gloria on the island and in Rancho Viejo on the mainland, in the sports dome. 
            The hours are from 9am to 1pm and the vaccination posts are as follows on the island (see article for mainland locations): Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica at the kiosk; Wednesday in colonia Salina Chica in the sports area known as La Juala; Thursday at the Basic Rehabilitation Unit; and Friday in the colonia of Guadalupana.

Clean up campaigns continue 
The City of Isla Mujeres, via the municipal Department of Ecology, continues to conduct intensive clean ups for the care and preservation of the environment in general, as well as for the safety of the student population. Assistance with these  clean ups is given by Directors and staff of various City departments as well as by volunteers, and these efforts are taking place in an ongoing manner in all parts of the municipality.
   The Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco, said these works are implemented as part of the programs launched by the current administration of Agapito Magana Sanchez which include, "City Government in Your Colonia" and "Directors Adopt a Park" ( Ayuntamiento en tu colonia y Director Adopta un Parque). Other ecological actions are also being done to help maintain and preserve the environment.
    These clean up include cutting back brush, removing weeds, and pruning trees on all the campuses of the municipality. For a week, this work was done at the Gabriela Mistral kindergarten-preschool, which is located downtown. These campaigns are joined by other programs such as "Recycling Trash for Food", Junk Removal Campaigns, and others.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Jorge Martínez Peña was named as Director of the Isla Mujeres High School, Colegio Bachilleres.

Nombran a Jorge Martínez Peña nuevo director del Colegio de Bachilleres Plantel Isla Mujeres https://t.co/ziN8v9Q1f3


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Por Esto's site is still saying it is under maintenance and will be back soon.

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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.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

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)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p 

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages... Isla Cerveza are expected.

Friday, March 4  Celebration of the 499 anniversary of Isla Mujeres being found by Spaniards, sailing from Cuba

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Blood Sugar testing, Diabetic Education, Free glucometers and supplies for diabetics.

March 8, Tuesday International Day of Women   

Friday, March 11 
 Pre season baseball game between champions at 1pm at the El Pescador field.

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 15-19  Tues-Sat.  Traveling Museum of the Marimba at the Casa de Cultura
Tuesday: Inauguration at 7pm
Hours: 11a-3p & 5p-8p  Free.

Free Rabies Vaccination Campaign March 14-18, Mon-Fri, 9a-1p, as follows:
  Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica at the kiosk; Wednesday in colonia Salina Chica in the sports area known as La Juala; Thursday at the Basic Rehabilitation Unit; and Friday in the colonia of Guadalupana.

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation   
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday  and 8p on Town Square: Pueblo Magico Nights event scheduled
March 20-27  Holy Week
 March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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