Saturday, June 25, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 25

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Suspected case of Chikungunya in colonia La Gloria  

Tras registrarse un caso sospechoso de chikungunya: Esperan estudio de laboratorio

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.-
  Results are pending for a resident of colonia la Gloria who went to the Community Hospital with symptoms of dengue or chikunguya; therefore a 'health zone' (cerco sanitario) of one block has been set to prevent other potential cases. Preventative work consists of fogging the entire block where the possible case of chikungunya or dengue occurred. Health authorities are awaiting results of the testing done on the patient.
   Fogging work is being done on the streets, inside homes, in yards and patios, in sewers, and at any sites that could be potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which transmit these diseases. Fogging will also be done in the other colonias such as  Cañotal, Miraflores, Salina Grande, Salina Chica, Caribeña, Lol Beh, downtown (Centro) and the southern part of the island. Spraying will also be focused on the areas of wetlands, lagoons, and other bodies of water where mosquitoes can breed.

Preventing unwanted pregnancies    

Organización estadounidense y Comuna suman esfuerzos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.-
 See translation below in the City section

Agapito delivers diplomas   

Isla Mujeres 
   The municipality of Isla Mujeres offers free English language classes in its public schools. On Friday. Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez delivered diplomas to the teachers of the Volunquest program, concluding their school year.  


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

Preventing teen pregnancies, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases 
      The eighth Health Campaign for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections is coordinated by the American organization Brazos Abiertos (BAI) (Open Arms). The activities are being coordinated with the Peer Education Program with workshops involving four issues: knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STD's, and contraception; healthy & unhealthy relationships; empowerment & anatomy of the reproductive system; and a campaign of rapid HIV detection with counseling. The testing will be offered to the general public on Saturday, June 25 in colonia La Gloria park, with 200 tests available.
    The wide range of activities involve volunteers from Mexican universities and from other countries, whose main ideal is the generation of change, thinking locally and globally. An important, vital contribution is being made by a group of high school students who are members of TEAMM (Teenage Education about AIDS in Merida, Mexico). They have received training on issues of sexual education over the last year, and are spokespersons at the various  workshops. Workshops are aimed at middle school and high schools students. In Isla Mujeres they took place at the Benito Juarez middle school and at Jean Piaget Preparatoria.
   The objectives of the campaign, in which the City actively participates, are to reduce the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and to reduce teen pregnancies with prevention and education. The BAI foundation strongly believes in institutional and inter-community partnerships to respond in a coordinated and effective manner to the HIV epidemic and the growing number of teen pregnancies, in all the communities of the Yucatan peninsula.  

The municipality of Isla Mujeres is pioneering by offering free English language classes in its public schools. On Friday mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez delivered diplomas to the teachers of the Volunquest program, concluding their school year. It is a premise of this administration to provide tools for children so they can function successfully in increasingly complex work and professional environments.
Isla Mujeres es municipio pionero en la enseñanza gratuita del idioma inglés en escuelas públicas y este viernes el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez entregó diplomas a las y los maestros del programa Voluntquest que concluyeron el ciclo escolar.
Dotar de herramientas a los niños para desenvolverse con éxito en el cada vez más competido terreno profesional y laboral, es una premisa de esta administración municipal.

Information notice.
This Saturday, June 25, there will be a campaign offering rapid tests for the detection of HIV.
In health, prevention is the best option.

Aviso informativo.
Este sábado 25 de junio en el parque de la colonia La Gloría se realizará una campaña de detección de pruebas rápidas de VIH.
En la salud, la prevención es la mejor opción.

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

Centro Integral of Dance presents "The Gallery" and "Firebird" on June 26 at 6pm at the Mundaca Hacienda.

Centro Integral de Danza presenta "La Galería" y "Pájaro de Fuego"
Este 26 de junio a las 6pm en la Hacienda Mundaca

For Orange Day. Anti-Violence Against Women and Children, you are invited to attend an intense Basic Course in Pastry on Saturday, June 25 at the Women's Institute in colonia La Gloria for persons thirteen and over. 9am to 3pm, free


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Resident complaints against Ultramar ferry
Discriminación en Ultramar.. [+] Ver masPhotos & full article at this link
    Some residents are complaining that Ultramar (passenger ferry company) gives preference to foreigners, and fills their boats a a ratio of three visitors to one resident. Among those objecting are alderman-elect Roberto Martinez Aragon, who experienced this exclusion first hand today. He said when he begins his term with the next administration in October, this subject will be reviewed by the Council, and they won't ignore these bad practices. He said, "We're going to take corrective measures in the next period of government." 
        This situation is a problem for residents, because it can cause them to be late for appointments or work, especially during summer vacation, which begins in nearly two weeks. Then, residents may have to wait for hours during "rush hour", if this discrimination continues.
      On social networks, Juana Can said "After Ultramar became the only business offering this service, they began this bad practice of discrimination, and we are not going to allow this mistreatment to continue."

Need for municipal public beach  
Movimiento busca revertir concesiones de playasi.. [+] Ver masPhotos & full article at this link
   Beach concessions have been leased to families who are linked to local politics near the ends of the streets Abasolo and Adolfo Lopez Mateos, including former mayor Jesus Contreras Bonilla. The family of former Governor Jesus Martinez Ross holds a concession to another area of beach.
    There are politicians and activists who object, including Ernesto Gomez Tur who was briefly imprisoned more than a decade ago during a demonstration against construction on that beach. When he was asked about his current stance on the issue, he said that in memory of his brother Gaspar, who died recently, the struggle must continue until the people's desires are met. Currently there is no municipal public beach, and they are all franchised (leased/under concessions), which affects local residents when concessionaires claim the sand for their clients only, in a classical idea of 'privatization' of these sites.

Good weather & many tourists  
Buen clima y mucho turismo .. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  June 24 The weather was good and there were many tourists enjoying the usual activities and locations. It is noted that there are now many whale sharks to be seen, and now there are no problems with competition between the tour boats in the viewing areas.

No information about lack of bus service  
Hermetismo en cuanto al transporte urbano] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  June 24  There is no official news about the continued lack of urban transport since the bus service contract of Isla Turicun ended over a month ago. City trustee Fidel Villanueva Madrid said he is unaware of any new contracts being drafted. The reporter was unable to contact a representative of Isla Turicun to find out if they are interested in reapplying for the contract.
       It is alleged that some construction workers use inappropriate means of transportation to get around, with a risk of accidents. It is noted that more than two members of a family are often seen riding on a moto together, to save money. There are residents who think the municipal authorities should consider authorizing some companies to provide combi service (vans or small buses), without being intimidated by the taxistas who have insisted on blocking the use of these types of vehicles in the past.

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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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