Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 14

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Families enjoy performances

    Like every other Sunday, hundreds of island families enjoyed the "Pueblo Magico Nights" program at the traditional Town Square. This weekend the presentation was the Endanzate Dance Academy and the RFive Dance Studio. At these events, artists (dancers) from around the state come to offer the best of their art.

Good summer season expected  

Prestadores de servicios turísticos prevén una excelente derrama durante el Verano

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de junio.-
     A promising summer vacation season is expected, which is scheduled to begin in mid-July, when hundreds of tourists should arrive to this tourist destination, mainly of domestic origin. The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Orozco Rodriguez, said that so far this year, the tourism industry hasn't had a low season, since the services of tourism providers have been in constant demand.
      Although June is considered one of the slowest times of the year, hotel occupancy rates have remained about 50 percent, which is considered good, since in previous years the demand for the services of entrepreneurs in the tourism industry was less than 30 percent.
      He said the  upcoming summer holiday period, from mid July to mid August, is the penultimate season of the year, and next, in September and October, the low season of the year occurs. He explained that in 2015, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and tourism service providers did not experience "low season", which apparently no longer exists because of the constant influx of visitors. This lack of the so called "low season" is expected to reoccur in 2016.


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

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

We provide maintenance to the sports facilities in an ongoing, continuous basis for the benefit of island families, because participating in sports improves the health and lifestyles of residents of the municipality.
La práctica de algún deporte mejora las condiciones de salud de los habitantes del municipio por lo que de manera permanente nos encargamos del mantenimiento de las canchas deportivas propiedad de las familias isleñas.

Resuming  the Rescue Public Spaces Program
This article was translated yesterday in the TVIM section  

To support athletes and encourage healthy lifestyles, work is being done to maintain and improve the sports courts and facilities in the municipality.
Con las tareas de mantenimiento y remozamiento que hacemos de las canchas e instalaciones deportivas del municipio, apoyamos a los deportistas y propiciamos mejores y más sanas condiciones de vida.

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.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Golf cart from the rental agency "Bahia", which was stolen in the wee hours, was found in colonia Caridad del Cobre Photo here 
Encuentran Carrito de Golf de rentadora "Bahía" robada durante esta madrugada en la colonia Caridad de Cobre 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Mosquito outbreak  
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   The last rain caused the reproduction of large numbers of mosquitoes, despite the spraying campaigns being carried out by the state Health Department, to prevent mosquito borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and zika. The mosquitoes are invading the colonia neighborhoods bordering green areas, according to comments of residents of  La Caribeña, Salina Grande, Caridad del Cobre, Miraflores, Cañotal, Gloria, Meteorológica, Salina Chica and Electricista.
    According to experts, the Anopheles mosquitoes are members of the family Culicidae, which inhabit practically the whole world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, America, and Oceana, with larger number in the temperate, tropical, and subtropical areas. There are 465 recognized species, of which 50 can transmit the four species of the parasite Plasmodium, which include the four diseases mentioned above.
    The spraying-fogging campaign taking place in recent weeks is being maintained in an ongoing manner. The need for public support is important for the prevention of mosquito outbreaks, by removing water containers from their homes and their yards, where the larvae can grow. An exterminator-worker said, 'We all need to participate in this campaign to protect ourselves and our children, who could become victims of any of these diseases."
        A specialist who evaluated prevention in Isla Mujeres explained that if there were an outbreak of Zika or Chikungunya, the situation could become difficult. He said the risks are high because of the many gaps in the populated areas, but the efforts of the government and the community have been able to confront the problem successfully.
     There are many plastic containers in the mangrove areas, making it important to have a clean up campaign by some of the civil organizations and municipal departments.  

Another burglary 
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   June 13  There was a post on Facebook at the Merca Isla page regarding the burglary of a home on Saturday between 7pm and 8pm, with a phone number, hoping to retrieve the items. (9981007985). The burglary occurred at a home located about 200 meters from the park in colonia La Gloria, behind the bar "Rutis". The items taken from 'Sr. Jorge' include a black Dell mini laptop, a black portable DVD, a  disc with a terabyte of capacity ("blanco", white or blank) , a pair of black Andrea shoes size 7 1/2, a white digital blood pressure machine, and a glucometer for checking blood sugar.

      Weather forecasts from NOAA and SCT are said there was an area of low pressure expected to develop at the southern coasts of southern Mexico in upcoming days in association with a tropical wave located near the Gulf of Tehuatepec. The SCT (Ministry of Communications & Transport) once again recommended caution for small boaters on Monday afternoon, with the possibility of easterly winds of 20-30 kph, with higher gusts, and potential waves up to nearly 2 meters high.
     However, at dawn the waters near the island were calm, and the small boats were able to go out to the area of swimming with and observing the whale sharks, which is more than 20 miles offshore.

New schedule for Artist Fairs
Calendarizan muestra artístico-artesanal. [+] Ver mas

    A meeting was held between municipal authorities and representatives of foreign and local artists, who made a new agreement regarding the schedule to exhibit and sell artwork along the malecon of the Casa de Cultura. (These events have been held on the street-side of the facility, except when it rains, they were inside.) In recent times, this event had been held in the main Town Square, and then it was moved to the Casa de Cultura.
      Now it will occur twice a month on the following dates in 2016: July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, September 1 & 15, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17,and  December 1 & 15. In 2017, they are scheduled January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16, March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, and June 1 &  15. This is expected to be maintained in the following months and years, to become a tradition. The dates are the first and third Thursdays of each month.
     The artistic items include painted shirts (batiks), paintings, art made from coral (and sea glass) recycled from the beaches, shells, and antiqued jewelry pieces. There can be 50 or more artists offering their work, creating a colorful display in this area. There was enthusiasm for the new schedule, which was well received and considered to be good news for visitors and for Isla Mujeres.
      An announcement said, "This is an incredible opportunity for our artists, food vendors and non-profit organizations to share their art, food and services with our residential community and visitors. We are very grateful for this opportunity. "        Another said, "All Mexican citizens and foreign residents are welcome to participate. Our definition of an artist is a person whose work is exceptional, and demonstrates ability, creativity or skill. We are looking for people who create and who offer their writing, acting, painting, drawing, sculpture, designs, crochet, baked goods, photography, cooked items, knitting, and more."
     According to the requirements for the artists, the permit fee for citizens and foreign residents is 60 pesos, who must present a voter's card or resident card as proof. These are the only accepted forms of identification, and copies will not be accepted. If a fair participant lacks either of these, they must pay the 350 permit fee designated for those on a tourist visa. If a participant refuses to pay their fee, they will be asked to leave and not allowed to participate.

Promoting cultural activities 
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    The Pueblo Magico Committee has agreed to promote cultural activities to tourists, including a Sunday night program at the Town Square. Sunday night, this was attended by hundreds of island families, who enjoyed and applauded for the performances of Endanzate Dance Academy and the RFive Dance Studio.
    Every Sunday, artists from around the state come to Isla Mujeres to offer the best of their work, starting at dusk. Visitors and foreign residents flock to the Town Square to enjoy the performances.
     There is a catalog of cultural needs to be promoted this year, so that the Pueblo Magico status can be retained with the Ministry of Tourism in the year 2017. The main needs include rescuing the wooden houses which are in disrepair, and renewing signage along the roads, among other plans. There are more than 20 million pesos available for this year to attend to meeting needs, most of which will be used for maintenance at the Convention Center, including its air conditioning system, and to organize events at the facility.
    Other needs in Isla Mujeres include continuing the renovation of historical downtown, and installation of the underground wiring network at Rueda Medina. This was started five years ago and problems and poor quality were encountered, which are alleged to be associated with irresponsibility and corruption among the construction companies, and state and municipal officials

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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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