Friday, June 17, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, June 17

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Girl's basketball team from Isla representing state in semifinals

Representativo de Quintana Roo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de junio.-
       The girl's basketball team from Isla Mujeres traveled to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, to represent Quintana Roo in the National School Sports Games, but they were defeated by the hosting team, with a score of 50-11. After this defeat, they can fight for fifth place, in the tournament which will conclude on June 18, and began on the 12th.
    Their coaches, Geovanny Fernández and Xóchitl Cubells, explained that the team will need to beat Veracruz to win fifth place, and gain the honor of being among the five best teams in the country. If they lose, they will be the sixth best team in the country, which would be an excellent result for the state and for the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Either of these results is historic, and the first time a school team from this municipality has gained this recognition. This accomplishment is credited to their coaches, their interest and hard work, and the support of their parents and public officials.
       They are competing in the Junior category. Their first win in this competition was on Monday, June 13, in a heart stopping game whose final score was 15-13, defeating Sonora. On Tuesday, they lost to the team from Tabasco with a score of 13 to 9. On Wednesday, they were defeated by the team from Baja California, at a game which began at 10am.


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

An excellent afternoon to everyone 
Excelente tarde a todos!

Important notice for those in Senior Citizen's Program 65+ (Payments for May-June will be made June 21 at 11am at the Senior Citizen's Club)   
Aviso importante para los inscritos al Programa +65 Adultos Mayores.

June 24 & 25  Third International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Participate!
3er Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil
24 y 25 de Junio


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Monitoring the tropical wave  
Monitorean onda tropical .. [+] Ver mas satellite photo & full article at this link
       There is a tropical wave in the Gulf of Honduras that is going to move across the southern part of the Yucatan peninsula this weekend, causing some rain & cloudiness. Since it's moving across land, it's not expected to develop during the next five days.The port has been open for general navigation with small boats conducting normal activities including commercial fishing, whale shark tours, sports fishing, diving, and tours to Isla Contoy National Park.  At 2:30pm there was about 15 minutes of rain, which could be the first effects of this system.
(photo from NOAA)

Internal power struggles continue at the fishing cooperative "Patria y Progreso"
Lucha intestina en “Patria y Progreso”+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Supporters of the incoming president, Raziel Rivero Coba, took over the property of the Patria & Progreso fishing cooperative in the past two days. Meanwhile, legal battles continue between the previous president, Jaime Osorio Sanchez, and the administration he replaced.
       There are allegations of irregularities during the December election of the  president and board of directors. There are disagreements between members regarding the issue of 'selling' their rights to former administrator, Alvaro Burgos Rios, who wants to resume running the property.
     Members of the cooperative who supported the Governor-elect plan to discuss these issues with him during his tour of the island on Saturday, when he will be thanking the islanders who voted for him.

Need for improved lighting along malecon 
Sólo quedan vestigios del alumbrado público[+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
      While there is lighting along most of the eastern malecon (seaside walkway) from nearby homes and businesses, there are areas where the public lighting is missing, and there are some spots that are in not lit. Hotel executive Rosa Maria Solis said, "We are a Pueblo Magico, but we are not paying attention to some of the details which damage the image of this holiday destination."  Timeshare salesman Juan Torres said he has heard complaints from visitors who say the municipal authorities should remove the obstacles that exist in parts of the walkway.
     A drunk fell asleep on the malecon wall and fell nearly three meters, almost breaking his bones, which is considered a consequence of alcoholism. This is also blamed on the lack of policing at night.
     The natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea from this walkway is enjoyed by visitors and locals, but it is said the the three levels of government should address these issues. It is also noted that there was an article in this newspaper about need for repairing the rock cages (gaviones) which protect the hurricane wall.  It is noted that this was not a campaign issue, and the lack of interest by politicians concerns some residents, now that it is hurricane season.

"UNE" challenges municipal election results 
“UNE” impugna elección municipal+] Ver mas
    Shortly before 11pm on Wednesday, a document was submitted by the coalition "Quintana Roo Une" to the president of the municipal Electoral Council, Margarita Magana Briceno, which challenges the results of the municipal election of June 5th. It is recalled that the electoral body awarded the mayoral victory to Juan Carrillo Soberanis, with 4935 votes, against the 4580 votes for Alicia Ricalde Magaña.
      Their objections concern the votes from the 'mesas directiva de casilla', the certification of the majority, and the declaration of validity, and therefore, the assignment of Council Members based on the total count. (The Mayor-elect appointed the six council members from his party, and there will be one from an opposing party.)  Following the recount on Sunday, prompted by the challenge of the PAN party candidate who was the runner up , the outcome of the election was unchanged.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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.

June events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
June 20   7:48
June 21   8:38
June 22   9:27
June 23  10:03
June 24  10:58
June 25  11:42

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

June 1 Dia de la Marina  Usually there is a ceremony in the morning on the Bahia

June 2 Thursday 4-9  Casa de Cultura  Taste of Isla & Artist Fair 

June 5 Sunday Election Day  (Alcohol sales are usually limited to selling to tourists with food, in tourist oriented businesses)

 Pueblo Magico Nights events are usually held on Sunday evenings, often featuring dance troupes performing on the Town Square.

June 5 World Environment Day  

June 8 World Ocean's Day 

June 12 Sunday at 8pm on the Town Square, Pueblo Magico Nights presents performances by the Baile Endanzate Dance Academy and the RFive Dance Studio

June 19 Sunday  Father's Day

June 20 Solstice

June 24 & 25 Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"

Starting in July, the Artist's Fairs are being scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.

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