Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 28

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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities  are here
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Shortage of ice this weekend during heat wave 

Ola de calor acentúa problemática los fines de semana

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de junio.-
    There was a shortage of ice affecting various types of businesses selling drinks and food which began on Friday, June 24 and continued on Monday. Consumption is high in this season of intense heat, and business owners were buying ice from the chain stores to meet the demand. They said the only ice maker in Isla Mujeres suffered some type of breakdown and was not producing enough product to meet the demand.

14 Hurricane shelters ready to ensure safety of Islanders   

 Hay disponibles 14 albergues en caso de presentarse un huracán

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de junio.-

   It is estimated that the hurricane shelters could accommodate about 250 families, or about 1000 people. There are 14 shelters, located throughout the municipality, including the Continental Zone.
     Some of the shelters are schools, which are the least recommended, and their bathrooms are located some distance from where the people would be sheltered. The temporary shelters are located in strategic sites and would be available if needed. The only space that is fully enabled, with services such as bathrooms and showers, is the Hurricane Shelter, but this can receive fewer people in an emergency because of the distance involved, (?pero éste es el que menos gente recibe cuando se presenta una emergencia, al parecer por la distancia en que se encuentra”) said the Director of Civil Protection, Mauro Humberto Rodríguez Velázquez (I think he is referring to the the main shelter, near Punta Sur, where people evacuated from shack-like housing are sheltered. , )
  He added that fortunately, in Isla Mujeres, many families seek refuge with relatives, and there are very few who actually turn to the shelters. He said that on the island, the only area of risk is the colonia Guadalupania where there are still houses constructed of flimsy materials. However, they are the first to be voluntarily evacuated and taken to the hurricane shelter.


Ten Cuban balseros assisted by ship and Navy 

Buque mercante los entrega a la Armada

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 ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.-
  Personnel with the Navy rescued 10 Cubans who had been assisted by a merchant ship, when they were ~110 nautical miles east of Isla Mujeres, or about 203 kilometers. Yesterday afternoon or evening (la tarde) the Navy received a report from the merchant ship "Breeze", regarding the balsero boat with seven males and three females aboard. 
     The patrol spotted the "Breeze" at night and evacuated the 10 Cubans, who were taken to the Naval facilities. They arrived this morning and were given medical assessments. They were in good health and transferred to Puerto Juarez, where they were turned over to the Immigration authorities.
        It is noted that their human rights were respected at all times and all actions were in compliance with the laws and the responsibilities it assigns the Navy, who are based in Isla Mujeres, to protect human lives at sea within their jurisdiction, .

Unknown when bus service will be resumed    

Se reactive el transporte urbano

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.- .
 This information has already been translated. 

Cordial meeting between Mayor & Mayor-elect to finalize details of handover   

Agapito Magaña y Juan Carrillo: Afinan detalles de entrega-recepción

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.-
   This was the first meeting for the coordination of the end of the administration of Mayor Agapito Sanchez Magana and the beginning of the administration of the Mayor-elect, Juan L. Carrillo Soberanis. According to the law, this will occur in the first minutes of the first day of October, following the election which took place on June 5.
   In an atmosphere of respect and cordiality, they exchanged views, expectations, and experiences on different topics related to the plans for the handover. They discussed issues with the goal of promoting the development and well being of the people of the three regions that make up the municipality.
  At the end of the meeting, the Mayor congratulated the Mayor-elect and wished him success for the good of Isla Mujeres, while Juan Carrillo reiterated his commitment to island families to foster the best conditions for the full development of each of the residents.
  In addition to this meeting this weekend, the Comptroller announced the start of tours of all the municipal departments to coordinate the effective physical inspection of the equipment of each department.


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

On Monday morning the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Regular Sessions of the City Council took place and they approved two issues: The integration of of the Municipal Committee of Transparency, and the signing of a collaboration agreement for the implementation of the work: "Tap Water Aquaduct in Ciudad Mujeres (on the mainland), under the program PROAGUA of PEF 2016.
La mañana de este lunes se llevaron a cabo dos importantes Sesiones Ordinarias de Cabildo; la Sexagésima Novena y la Septuagésima durante las cuales se aprobaron: la integración del Comité de Transparencia del Municipio y la suscripción del Convenio de Colaboración para la Realización de la Obra Denominada “Acueducto de Agua Potable de Ciudad Mujeres, bajo el programa PROAGUA del PEF 2016”.

Working together in the municipality to fight violence against women and girls  
     Dozens of participants attended a basic baking course which was organized by the municipal Women's Institute and held as part of the activities for the Orange Day or International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. In most countries this is commemorated on the 25th of each month with activities ranging from sporting events, health care, informational workshops, beauty conferences, various types of courses, and other events.
      This International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls is commemorated in memory of the murder of three political activists in the Dominican Republic in 1960. On the 25th of each month people are invited to wear an orange ribbon or piece of clothing as a symbol of this struggle, and some governmental buildings and facilities of human rights organizations are lit in orange. 

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres shared National Geographic's video (It's in English This is the link).
The invasive lionfish lacks a natural predator—but luckily, it’s delicious. See how divers and chefs are helping control the population: http://on.natgeo.com/28Yr6Bc (LINK to video)

An excellent start to the week!
Excelente inicio de semana!

Important notices for the beneficiaries of the programs "65+", PROSPERA, and PAL 
Avisos importante para los beneficiados de los programas + 65, Prospera y Pal.

Cordial meeting between Agapito Magana Sanchez and Juan L. Carrillo Soberanis 

It was a pleasure and an honor to deliver the prizes to the winners of the Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe", 2016 edition. This competition is one of our valuable and colorful island traditions. Congratulations to the winners, all of whom are from Isla Mujeres: First place was won by Moby Dick, Second by Comodoro, and third by Crystal Blue.  
Un gusto y un honor entregar los premios a las ganadoras del Torneo de Pesca Femenil La Dorada del Caribe edición 2016; con la realización de esta competencia damos continuidad a una de nuestras más valiosas y coloridas tradiciones isleñas.
Enhorabuena y felicidades a las ganadoras: Primer lugar embarcación Moby Dick de Isla Mujeres; segundo lugar embarcación Comodoro de Isla Mujeres y tercer lugar embarcación Crystal Blue de Isla Mujeres.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

LINK to results of the Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"
Así quedaron los resultados del Torneo de Pesca Femenil la Dorada del Caribe


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Potential mosquito breeding area downtown 
Criadero de moscos en pleno centro.. [+] Ver mas
   There is a well on the property outside the former downtown hospital, which is about 5 meters deep, and contains brackish, salty water and plastic bottles. There are concerns that mosquitos could breed there, and it is noted that the office of the Vectors agency of the state Health Department is about 50 meters away.

Eucharistic Congress in Isla Mujeres on August 12
Congreso Eucarístico en Isla Mujeres [+] Ver mas

 More than 800 people are expected to come to Isla Mujeres to attend the Eucharistic Congress in Isla Mujeres on August 12, from all 20 of the parishes in the Decanato of Quintana Roo. They will arrive in a maritime procession with Blessed Sacraments, some of which have never been seen before, according to Father Raúl Sánchez Alonzo.
    The procession will disembark at the APIQRoo pier and then proceed to the Town Square where the church of the Immaculate Conception is located.
      It is estimated that more than two thousand people will attend this unique event, when Jesús Eucaristía will depart from Puerto Juarez to come to Isla Mujeres, (I think this is an icon...a statue), and make a brief tour of the historic downtown, and culminate with a holy Mass at 6pm in the Municipal Square.

   On another topic, the Parish Council is prepared to celebrate the first event marking the Year of Mercy on Friday, July 22, in the Town Square with prayers and praise with father  Álvaro Carrillo Lugo and his ministry of the Divino Niño Jesús from Mérida, Yucatán. It is noted that there are many followers in Isla Mujeres, said  Gibrán Mex Pinzón, of the Carisma Joven youth group, who are one of the main organizers. The event will be free and the general public is invited, including those from other parts of the state and from other geographical areas.


Ten Cubans rescued at sea  
Rescatan a diez cubanos en altamar .. [+] Ver mas Full article and photo at this link

Good touristic activity on the island  
Buena actividad turística en la isla. [+] Ver mas Full article and photo at this link
  June 26   The weather was good on Sunday and the fleet of more than 200 small and medium sized tourism boats were active, and nearly all of the 100 whale shark permit holders were working, as were the commercial fishermen, the dive shops,, and other tour operators. A weather forecast is given. (On Tuesday afternoon we continue to have warm weather, sunny skies and calm seas. )

 "Moby Dick" wins Women's Fishing Tournament with 1566 points 
Triunfa “Mobidick” con mil 566.20 puntos. [+] Ver mas
  The winners of the III Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil “La Dorada del Caribe 2016”,  are listed as follows..Mobidick with 1566.2 points, whose captain was  Liliana Rodríguez,“Saqui”. Second place was won by“Comodoro”, of Reina Isabel Sulú Martínez, with 888 points, and third place was won by  “Crystal Blue”, of Dora Ayau Silva, with 837.60 puntos;
  The other winners are:  “Rahulk”, de Martha Magaña, 718.80; “Chaps”, de Dayli Amparo Ortiz Rodríguez, con 570.40 (de zona continental); “Cubana”, de Ligia Palma, 371 puntos.
“Balihoo I”, de Gesvy May, 307.20 unidades; “Huchisan III”, de Juan de Dios García, 281.60; “Lina”, de Melisa Tun Galaz, 275.60; “Roques”, de Marisol Mayo Poot, 273.20; “Don Pepe III”, de Karla Luna, de Puerto Morelos, 250.80; “Caleta”, de Lilia Rodríguez, 243.60; “Bikina II”, de Mariarena Aguirre Garrido, 201.20; y “Big bite”, de Ana Paredes, de Cancún, con 118.80 puntos
    There were a total of 36 boats participating and many of the women said they plan to return next year and do better. The winning prize was 70,000 pesos, second took 30,000 pesos, and third won a motorcycle. The prizes for 4-10 were surpise prizes, according to the organizers. The Mayor-elect, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, has shown support for this event and confirmed that there will be a fourth tournament in 2017.

Mexican families arriving 
Arriban familias mexicanas. [+] Ver mas
  Many Mexican families arrived in Isla Mujeres on Sunday to enjoy the beaches and other activities. Authorities reported there were no incidents, including no thefts of property or accidents with golf carts or motorcycles. It is noted that the rental agencies have intensified their efforts to inform their clients to take precautions, to respect the Traffic laws, and to not allow minors to drive, which is happening less often 

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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"

Sunday, June 26 Mundaca Hacienda 6pm Centro Integral of Dance presents "The Gallery" and "Firebird".

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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