Friday, June 24, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, June 24

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Voter registration module on island this week  

Tras el proceso electoral

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de junio.-
   The INE (National Electoral Institute) module arrived on Monday, June 20, and has delivered about 200 voter cards which had been registered previously. Their last visit was four months ago on Feb 22-25, and this visit is scheduled to be completed on Friday, June 24. The next visits are July 11-15, August 1-5, and March 22-26 in 2017. The credentials which were processed in 2014 which are not claimed will be destroyed.

Public works in Rancho Viejo on mainland   

Entrega obras de beneficio social en amplia y productiva gira

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de junio.-
See translation below in City section 

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

Public works in Rancho Viejo inaugurated by Mayor Agapito Magana  
On Thursday, Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, took a tour of recently completed public works in Rancho Viejo, on the mainland part of the municipality beginning at the point where it adjoins the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun). He continued to the Middle School of Rancho Viejo, and terminated the tour at the Community Center.
   At the first site, the public work is a police casita booth located on the main street at the entrance to Rancho Viejo, to provide greater security to the residents. At the Middle School "Islas Hermanas Cancun-Mujeres" the mayor oversaw the delivery of didacticia classroom for the benefit of the students. The third public work is a modern kitchen-dining room at the Community Center for the benefit of the families who live in this region. The Mayor announced plans to build two sports domes on the mainland, and to continue working for the benefit of the citizens until the last day of his administration.

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¡Participa!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Tourists visiting for the day continue to arrive 
Incesante flujo de turistas de pasadía [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Although hotel occupancy is around 50 percent, many tourists continue to arrive to visit for the day,  brought by a 'fleet' of more than 50 medium sized boats, as well as the ferries. The day-visitors arrive before noon and return to Cancun by 5pm, visiting the beaches and touring the island from one end to the other in golf carts.
        While some Islanders complain that overnight tourism generates more money, others are pleased with the day-tripping visitors. They say there is need to continue work on renovating the appearance of the downtown Historical Center, to complete moving the lines on main street Medina out of sight, and then continue on the other streets, renewing all the curbs and sidewalks, among the other projects under consideration by the Pueblo Magico Committee.
     Elvira Munoz Toleda, who owns a small business, said, "Once Isla Mujeres completely renovates its appearance and imposes regulations in order to guarantee  recorrer sin rebatinga cada espacio de vialidad, (movement without the roadways being cluttered?), then people who now visit us for just a few hours would change their hotels and stay with us afterwards."
      The quality of the beaches and water attracts many visitors, and many middle class Mexican families, who vacation here in the summers, may find that staying on the island in the small hotels would save them money.
       The Pueblo Magico Committee has announced they intend to use the more than 20 million pesos provided to renovate the Convention Center, improve more than a half dozen wooden houses downtown, and renovate signs indicating the island's attractions, as well as some other minor issues.

Good expectations for summer
Buenas expectativas para el verano. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   It is three weeks from the start of the summer holiday season, and hotels who use the internet are reporting a good number of reservations, while there are many smaller establishments who are not connected. A 'conservative' estimation is that occupancy will reach 80 percent. "Therefore, there will be room for those seeking lodging, " said Roman Enriquez, an executive at a downtown hotel.
      Other businesses also have reservations for their services including diving, whale shark tours, and sports fishing, as well as tours to Isla Contoy and ecotourism in the mangroves of the mainland part of the municipality.
   Security and safety for the summer visitors are ensured with coordination between agencies including the lifeguards, Tourist and Traffic police, Public Safety, Harbor Master, Red Cross, and private guards of the businesses along the beach, as well as the Navy, with their patrols and stations.
    The Ministry of Public Education (SEP) has scheduled summer vacation to begin July 16 and to end on August 21, for those in basic education. Those in higher education may end a few days differently in some cases.

Island lacks bus service 
La isla, sin transporte urbano [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link
   After 15 years of failed service, the public transportation concession for Isla Turicun expired on May 16, and there has been no news about requesting new bidders for the contract. Meanwhile there are hundreds of workers and families who are awaiting resumption of bus service.
        There are less than 100 days left for the current City administration, who are criticized regarding this issue by alderman Victor Osorio. He and this two companions, who are members of the opposition (political party). They are angry about issues relating to a Special session of the Council, and complained about unresolved issues such as urban transport, cleaning, security, maintenance of parks, and sports areas, which they say are not being addressed.

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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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