Sunday, April 10, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, April 9

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  Both issues of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

Here is the Rescue Anastacia FB page where updates will be posted 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Study of beach temperatures will continue this year  

El estudio sobre la temperatura en las playas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de abril.-
   The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas reported that this project is taking place in five protected areas of the state, including Tulum, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, and Isla Contoy, where researchers began monitoring beach temperatures last summer, in relation to sea turtle conservation. Specialized temperature sensors are place and records are kept regarding whether temperatures are rising, which could theoretically be associated with climate change. Sand temperatures influence the sex of the turtles, and whether more are born female or male. The nesting season begins around April.  The researchers have noticed that when the weather is rainy, the temperatures are lower and when there is no rain, they increase slightly. 

No encouraging news about five missing fishermen   

 Para hallar con vida a los cinco pescadores desaparecidos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de abril.-
 Despite the search efforts for the five missing fishermen of the Anastacia that have been made by the aircraft and boats of the Navy, and by a fisherman's boat, the Huachisan; there has been no encouraging news, and a sense of despair is growing among the relatives. It has been 10 days since the disappearance, and the latest reports from the Huachisan are not encouraging, although it has traveled great distances around the areas north and south of Cuba, where it is expected to remain until this weekend, and then to return to Isla Mujeres. The Naval aircraft have conducted searches beyond 200 nautical miles in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico for eight hours on Friday, with no positive results reported. 
   The families remain on the premises of the Patria & Progreso cooperative, where support continues to pour in from Islanders, restaurateurs, and the foreign community of Isla Mueres, who have been very generous since the early days of this ordeal for the families of the fishermen.
    Hope and faith keeps them going, and now there is some talk of finding the fishermen  alive or dead, whereas in the early days comments were more restrained. 


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

Keeping our commitment and fulfilling our responsibilities to provide security for the community. Surveillance at the Salina Grande walking path.
Cumpliendo nuestro compromiso y responsabilidad de brindar seguridad a la población. Vigilancia en bicicletas en el andador de la Salina Grande.

Help keep our beaches clean.
Ayudemos a mantener nuestras hermosas playas limpias.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Rumors about a body washing up in Mahahual are false: No results from the search yet
   The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said the rumor that has been spread on the internet about a male corpse found floating in Mahahual is completely false. He said all three levels of government are working earnestly with the families to search for the missing boat Anastacia and its five crew members who have been missing for over a week. He said today there is a fishing tournament in Mahuahual, and everyone is awaiting good news from the authorities regarding the lost fishermen. Jorge de la O Pino, father of the captain of the Anastacia said that yesterday a Mass was being offered at the Patria and Progreso cooperative where the friends and families of the fishermen are gathered.
   In the wee hours of the morning, two more boats departed, heading south to search near Belize.

14 year old received electric shock this morning (Photo of building at link)
Sigue delicado niño de 14 años que recibió descarga eléctrica esta mañana en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬

50 complainants file charges of fraud…/dano-por-fraude-en-isla-…/ (Full article & photo at link)

List of candidates running for City government with Alicia Ricalde Magana who registered as a Mayoral candidate yesterday  LINK (FB)
Así quedó la planilla de Alicia Ricalde Magaña misma que quedó registrada también ayer!


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Renewing faith and keeping hope alive for missing fishermen  
Fe renovada por los pescadores. [+] Ver mas

April 9
  The murmur of prayers can be heard in the air as wives and other relatives of the missing fishermen say an emotional rosary to the Virgin of Guadalupe, seeking the safe, prompt return of the five young men. The lives of the families remain on hold while they wait and keep hope and faith alive, praying and having sleepless nights. Donations continue to come in, and the generous people who brought a large donation of Friday morning, returned that same evening with another similarly substantial donation of provisions.
    Upon the express desire of the wives, all of the donations are also divided among the fishermen who are not moving from the cooperative, and who in one way or another all all contributing to the search and have been unable to work since March 31st, because they have been involved with finding their missing companions. Jorge Fernando de la O Pino, who is the father of young Jorge Fernando de la O Avalos, captain of the Anastacia, said they will 'leave no rock unturned ' ( que no se ceja en el empeño de encontrar a los muchachos) in the search for the young men.  On Friday at 11pm, people left for the Majahual area, where they missing men may possibly be found, and a plan is being drawn up to search that area and comb those coasts more thoroughly. At 5am three boats left for that area and will meet up with their companions, and we hope they will have positive results.

From Friday...

Protest at the Naval base  
Protestan en la Quinta Región Naval. [+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link
  April 7
 Relative and friends of the fishermen from the boat Anastacia who have been missing for over a week held a peaceful protest outside the premises of the Fifth Naval Region base asking the federal government, via the Navy, to grant the necessary permits to allow US Coast Guards to venture in to Mexican territorial waters and participate in the search. They also wanted the Navy to provide planes to search a greater radius, and for the wives to meet with the local Naval Commander.

Trova Islena: Cultural heritage   
Trova isleña, patrimonio cultural [+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link
   A large crowd attended the event in the Town Square honoring Música de Trova de Isla Mujeres being declared an State Cultural Heritage /Patrimonio Cultural Intangible del Estado de Quintana Roo by the legislature. Names of composers and musicians whose talents were honored as promoters of culture and Island identity are listed. They include:  Francisco Paz, the brothers Félix y Ceferino Nájera, Manuel Martínez Povedano, José Víctor “Chetín” Sánchez, Eufrocino “Frasquito” Celis, Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández, Miguel Sánchez Azueta, Emiliano “El Tío” Martínez Pérez, Isolda y María Jesús Martínez Vera, Fructuoso Martínez Trinchán “Tosito”, Edwin Fernandez “Tony Guitarra”, Martín Burgos Sánchez “Bembas”, Javier Martínez Cen, Rafael Burgos Ríos, Julio César Andrade Perera, Javier Villanueva, Willi Chacón and Concepción Aguilar Nájera “Concho”. A certificate was given to  Edilberto Sánchez Ancona, representing Manuel Sánchez Azueta,  to Rosario Fernández representing Virgilio Fernández, to Alberto Morejón Díaz, representing Isolda Martínez Vera; as well as to the musicians Emiliano Martínez Pérez, Fructuoso Martínez Trinchán, María Jesús Martínez Vera, Rafael Burgos Ríos, Javier Martínez Cen, Julio César Andrade Perera, Martín Burgos Sánchez, Javier Villanueva, Willi Chacón and José Concepción Aguilar Nájera.
    A moment of silence was observed in memory of legislator of the Eighth Congress, Vian manuel Santos Escobar, and the officials expressed their solidarity and affection for the families of the fishermen who have been missing since Thursday of last week.

Networking brings elderly man back to family  
Redes traen de vuelta a octogenario. [+] Ver mas
  Most of the information in this article was already translated. In addition it notes that his wife, Jennifer used social networks to try and locate 81 year old Lawrence Gluck, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, as well as asking for assistance from the municipal police force. The communities in Isla Mujeres and Cancun were helpful when Mr Gluck was missing, and there was a strong showing of support in social networks, including among cab drivers. Photos were posted at the Maritime terminals and at the docks in Isla Mujeres and on the mainland, in addition to asking for help from the Cancun taxi drivers, through their radio system. This paid off because it was a taxi driver who found the elderly gentleman and brought him to the Gran Harbor ferry terminal at 3am. A photo was posted of Lawrence Gluck sitting on a bench at the Ultramar terminal, and he was immediately recognized by his relatives, who soon came to get him.
      They said he is fine now, a little fragile but in stable condition and under medical care, with his family. His family wants to thank the community for all their help in finding Mr Gluck, who for many years was a professor at the University of Michigan. Due to lack of his medication, he is a little run down physically, but a person close to him said,"It is nothing that can't be fixed". S/he added that Mr Gluck has been a frequent visitor to Isla Mujeres for 20 years and usually stays between four and six months, returning annually.

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April events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
April 21   6:54pm
April 22   7:44pm  Full Moon
April 23    8:33pm
April 24    9:24pm
April 25   10:14pm
April 26   11:04pm
April 27    11:54pm

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)

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

April 7, Thursday at 6:30pm on the Town Square, in a "Sesion Ordinaria" (That usually means a regular session of the City Council) the Music Trova (repertoire) of Isla Mujeres will officially be declared a part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the state of Quintana Roo.
It doesn't mention if there will be a performance, but since it is happening on the Town Square rather than inside the Town Hall, that seems like a possibility.

April 10, Sunday night at 8pm on the Town Square

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day

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