Sunday, May 15, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, May 15

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Suggesting that free diving be regulated after 19 year old spear fisherman dies 

Tras muerte de joven de 19 años

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de mayo.-
  Following the death of a young man who was spearfishing without tanks, members of the nautical community, and of the community in general, are saying that the activity of free diving should be regulated, or at least monitored, to prevent further accidents. This request is being made because it is common to see people enter the sea with just a pair of fins, a mask & snorkel, and a spear or harpoon, to try and capture some seafood to eat or sell. They are at risk of injury because they are not visible to any boats passing thru the area where they are diving.
   As a result of this activity, on Friday, Laurentino Canul Cupul, 19, was found drowned in the sea, after he had been reported missing at 2pm. Fishermen rescued the body, which was identified by his father. The youth would often dive by entering the sea from shore, and almost never went out alone. This time he was accompanied by another youth, Julio Aldahir Osorio.
    The father of the deceased young man explained that his son had gone diving with a friend near the Punta Sur cliffs, when his partner lost sight of him and began looking for him, but couldn't find him. Vessels from various cooperatives, including Social Justicia, came to search for the youth. At about 7pm, when the search was about to be suspended due to darkness, the fishermen aboard the "Caleta" found the body in several meters of water.
     He was found at the bottom of the sea, wearing his belt with lead weights, and his harpoon rope was tangled around both feet, which apparently caused him to drown. His body was taken to the dock of the Harbor Master, where the area was cordoned off, awaiting assistance from the Ministerio Publico.


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

May 15 ...Family Day 
Hoy 15 de mayo. Día de la Familia


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Death of fisherman: A warning
Muerte de pescador, una advertencia. [+] Ver masPhotos & full article at this link

Young spear fisherman Laurentino Canul Capul, "Tino", 19, drowned Friday near Punta Sur, with the line of his harpoon tangled around his legs. It is clear what happened, but not how it occurred.  He was an active fisherman, in the prime of life, and his death can be considered as a warning to other young men about the extreme caution that is required in this dangerous and difficult activity.
   His friend, "Chiko Caribeno" explained that he was asked by Julio Aldair Osorio Yam if he had seen Tino, and he said no, and began looking for him in the sea. They also got binoculars and looked from the cliffs, and Chiko asked, "Does he have a buoy?" No. "Does he have a knife?" No. Chiko said he felt a chill go thru his body.
     They continued to watch from the shore and to search in the water, and thought about how Laurentino is experienced with the sea. They heard a rumor that Lau had been seen by some children, and were momentarily relieved, thinking he had gone around to the other side of Punta Sur. But they realized if he had gone home, there would not be so many people out looking for him near the Mayan ruin. About 20 minutes later, they heard that his body had been found, and Chiko says his heart fell out of his chest, and he felt shattered.

11 remaining sailboats en route to the island 
Restan 11 veleros en camino. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

May 14   The Mexican Navy is ready to provide security for the competitors in the 29th edition of the "Al Sol" regatta, who are expected to begin arriving on Saturday night. At 3:40pm, "Decision" was in the lead and about to enter the Yucatan channel, at a decreased speed of 1.5 knots due to the presence of an unexpected front in the Gulf of Mexico. "Parlay" is lurking at a distance, traveling at a much faster rate of speed of 7.2 knots. The other boats are moving at a good pace, with "Anemone Tickler" in third place, and in tight competition with the others, traveling at 5-6 knots.
    However, "Tigi Too" became the fourth sailboat to return to Pensacola, after "Do Litte", "Flyer", and "Hawke" turned back on Friday, with the last two returning to New Orleans. Eleven boats continue sailing, with another relatively strong frontal system entering the Gulf of Mexico early in the morning, and another expected at night in the Gulf.
    The organizing committee is preparing to welcome the competitors, and the Naval ship has taken its special position this afternoon, near the beacon on El Yunque, at the northern part of Isla Mujeres, near the entrance to Bahia Mujeres. The majority of the participants are expected to arrive on Sunday and Monday, and a whole program of activities are scheduled.

Traffic snarled by Aguakan work 
Caos vial por trabajos de Aguakan [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
May 14   Traffic was affected downtown for about five hours while Aguakan repaired a pipeline at Juarez Avenue and Nicolas Bravo Street, blocking that intersection. They began before 9am, blocking both streets, so that vehicles could only access the downtown area from Rueda Medina and Abasolo and Adolfo Lopez Mateos. They unblocked the intersection after 1pm, and during the construction there were taxi drivers and the general public who were annoyed and inconvenienced, and parking was affected as well as traffic.
    It was thought that replacing the damaged pipe would take less time, but it turned out to be more complicated than expected, and the passage of water was blocked, causing a problem for those without tinacas (storage tanks). Two days previously, there was a repair to a water line some 30 meters away, on Bravo Street, but that repair did not take long and the effect was minimal. Juarez was also blocked briefly while a CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) crew did maintenance to some of their equipment, but that did not take long.

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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.

May events

Sunset ~7:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 21   7:20
May 22   8:11
May 23   9:01
May 24   9:52
May 25  10:41
May 26  11:28

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
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

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Pueblo Magico Nights present "Innova Dance" at 8pm on the Town Square.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)
May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla

May 7, Saturday   "Ballet Son del Caribe" a troupe of five senior citizen women,  will dance at 7pm  at the outdoor theater of the Blue Dome in colonia La Gloria. This celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the AA group "Una Esperanza en mi Vida", who are presenting an artistic and cultural festival featuring representations from the Mayan culture, regional traditions, and in collaboration with the children's ballet of the Casa de Cultura.

May 8, Sunday, at 6pm, "Pueblo Magico Nights" presents the Spring Festival 2016 in the open air theater of the Bicentenario plaza in colonia La Gloria.

May 10 Mother's Day
May 12-20 Group exhibition at the Casa de Cultura 

May 15 Pueblo Magico Nights  (and Teacher's Day)
May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Pueblo Magico Nights
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights 

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