Saturday, June 11, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Public Ministry Agency moving into new offices 

La Agencia del Ministerio Público

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de junio.-
    After more than ten years of being in a rented building, the Public Ministry will have its own facility, which will be located in the facility built for SEMEFO (the medical examiner, Forensic Medical Service). The building is at the southern end of Las Aves Avenue in colonia La Gloria.
      Staff of the Public Ministry office say they expect to being working from the new building on Monday. The furniture and files are being moved over the weekend and the building was turned over on Friday by staff of SINTRA (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport). The building was remodeled by the company Inmobliaria Dolores, because it had been in bad condition after being damaged on at least two occasions by vandals. 
   A representative of the Administrative Department of the PGR, Hector Alvarez, said the Public Ministry will be operating jointly in the building with SEMEFO and the PJE (State Judicial Police). SEMEFO is expected to begin operating in the facility in upcoming weeks.

Private dump by hotel: Bad for image of island   

Personal crea un basurero clandestino

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de junio.-

    A large, clandestine trash dump has been created along the road in Sac Bajo, across from the Zoetry Hotel, formerly known as Villa Rolandi, which presents a bad image of the island to tourists, including clients of the hotel. The rubbish includes remains of bathtubs, hot tubs, coolers, and other trash generated by a hotel, which have not been moved to the Trash Transfer station by hotel personnel. Taxi drivers, who take tourists on tours of the island, complained to the reporter about the dump, as did two tourists from northern Mexico


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

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

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

In response to citizen requests and to provide more security for the users of the road, work was done for lighting and cleaning the inter municipal road on Isla Blanca, prolongacion Bonampak. (This is on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres). 
Con los trabajos de iluminación y limpieza de la carretera inter municipal (prolongación Bonampak) hacia Isla Blanca, atendemos la solicitud ciudadana y brindamos más seguridad a los usuarios de esa vía.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Teachers given tickets for closed Magana ferry 
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June 10    Four teachers with CONAFE (National Council for Educational Development) in the Agricultural Zone came to the island in association with closure of the school year, but they were given tickets for the Magana ferry, which discontinued service in April.
     The teachers, Nayeli Cauich, Edilberto Caamal, Jenny Uribe, and Ruth Chuc Caamal came to the island to prepare for the end of classes and to help prepare for the graduation ceremonies of 11 students in preschool/kindergarten, primary, and middle school, on July 11.
      The teachers were annoyed, and expect to be reimbursed. They are paid a limited salary and cannot afford to pay the expenses for this trip, doing social service work. The tickets were given to them by municipal delegate Guillermo Mezeta.

Health authorities taking action against mosquito borne diseases  
Autoridades de salud se ponen en acción [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link
June 10      Personnel can be seen fumigating in the bodies of water and swamps of Hacienda Mundaca, Salina Grande,and  Makax Lagoon to fight mosquito born diseases such as zika, chikungunya, dengue, and malaria. No new cases of dengue have been reported, and cases of the other diseases have not been recorded on the isle.
      Meanwhile, another team is going house to house to raise public awareness and encourage people to avoid having containers where water can collect. "Giving an opportunity for mosquitoes to proliferate in abandoned containers is tantamount to jeopardizing the health of our families," said one of the staff. 
      The vectors personnel are encouraging organizations to participate by cleaning up the lake areas, whose shores become clogged with plastic, especially plastic bottles which get washed down with the rainwater. They say they have no time to do this, but it needs to be done for the health of children and adults.
     These plans for prevention aim to keep the island clean of potential outbreaks of disease. This is a destination where thousands of vacationers come daily for recreation, especially when the summer holiday period starts, soon.

Slogan proposals for Mayan Mexican Caribbean
Confianza en concretar iniciativa empresarial [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link
 June 10    There is a proposal to include the word "Maya" in the slogan used for marketing destinations of the Mexican Caribbean, which may be accepted by the next state government, according to information from a recent event, provided by Gerardo Magana, coordinator of the Pueblo Magico Isla Mujeres Committee.
  The three proposals for the slogan are:  Maya Caribe Mexicano, Caribe Mexicano Maya and Caribe Maya Mexicano. Sr Magana said the incorporation of the word Maya caused excitement at a recent event in Cozumel because the term has global resonance for the cultural influences of the Maya, particularly their understanding of astronomy, predictions, knowledge of agriculture, and other advances of their civilization.
         This proposal has been around for some time, and it is expected that the next administration could accept it to use in marketing destinations including  Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Cancún, Riviera Maya, Cancún (sic..Cozumel?)  and Costa Maya. Sr. Magana, who is also the vice president of the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of Isla Mujeres, said, "We are confident that the government of Carlos Joaquin will implement this proposal from the business community."
     There are Isla Mujeres hoteliers who want the management of marketing returned to the municipality as the office of  Fideicomiso de Promoción de Isla Mujeres, which was the case until  three years ago when that office was closed, and this responsibility was turned over to the OVC (Convention & Visitors Bureau, in Cancun). They want some of the ~10 million pesos annually generated by the 3 percent lodging tax to be used to reactivate the websites marketing Isla Mujeres.

Uncooperative weather conditions for whale shark tours  
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June 10   With the SCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport) reporting waves up to 2 meters high and SE winds of 20-30 kph, with higher gusts, the conditions are not expected to be optimal for traveling 30 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres to watch and swim with the whale sharks.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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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