Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, June 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Renovating storm drains to prevent flooding   

Renuevan sistema de rejillas

 Para evitar encharcamientos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de junio.-
   As rainy season is now here, City workers are cleaning and upgrading the storm drains downtown to prevent flooding, mainly on Hidalgo Avenue. Some grids may be replaced, and the work is being done on Hidalgo Avenue, Guerrero, Rueda Medina, and other areas, under orders of the municipal authorities. They are removing large amounts of mud and considerable amounts of debris from the drains. They have been working across from the municipal market on Guerrero, and will include the drains in La Gloria near the Community Center.
   Municipal authorities ask the community to avoid littering and allowing debris to collect in the street, which will avoid situations that endanger health and public safety, and cause deterioration of urban equipment.

Port reopened after restrictions due to weather for three days    

 Luego de tres días de mal clima reabren el puerto a la navegación

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de junio.-


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

3rd International Women's Fishing Tournament  
3er Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil
24 y 25 de Junio

In the rainy season, we need to take actions to prevent mosquito born diseases. Frequently clean your buckets, water tanks, flower pots, animal dishes, and other items or areas where water can collect.
En estas épocas de lluvia debemos prevenir para evitar enfermedades causadas por mosquitos.

Celebrating World Environment Day 

In order to have development in Isla Mujeres that is orderly and respectful of the environment, on Tuesday morning the Fourth Regular Session of the Municipal Committee of Urban Development and Housing was held at the governmental building in Punta Sam.

En aras de que el desarrollo en Isla Mujeres sea ordenado y respetuoso del Medio Ambiente, la mañana de este martes en el edificio de gobierno ubicado en Punta Sam se llevó a cabo la Cuarta Sesión Ordinaria del Comité Municipal de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda.

Sunday at 8pm on the Town Square, Pueblo Magico Nights presents performances by the Baile Endanzate Dance Academy and the RFive Dance Studio


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Port opened for general navigation 
Abre el puerto a las navegaciones. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
 June 7    Although the port is opened for general navigation, the tourism cooperatives did not have very much business. It was closed for boats under 40 feet for three days, and reopened for general navigation at 7am on Tuesday.
     The municipal Department of Tourism reported hotel occupancy was about 60 percent, but it is noted that not many visitors are arriving with suitcases. There are a good number of tourists arriving.
       The Harbor Master reported that 170 of the 320 whale shark tour permits correspond to Isla Mujeres, but not all the permits have been renewed, and some are pending. Due to the weather, the whale sharks have been 'away', but the whale shark tour licensees are confident there will be food at the surface and whale sharks will appear.

Preparing for the Women's Fishing Tournament  
Preparan torneo de pesca femenil. [+] Ver mas
   The third edition of the Women's Fishing Tournament, "Dorada del Caribe" is scheduled for June 24 and 25 and is expected to involve 50 to 60 boats, crewed exclusively by women. (The boats may be captained by a male, who isn't allowed to fish).The main source of points is la dorada, which is worth 500 points per pound, and second is el dorado, worth 80 points per pound. Species such as wahoo, barracuda, bonito, and barrilete also qualify, but not species that are picudas. (beaked?).
   The winner will be awarded 70,000 pesos, second place takes 30,000, and third place wins a motorcycle, while prizes for 4th-10 have not been announced. Last year 53 boats participated, mostly from Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, and Cancun, and that number is expected to be exceeded this year.

    Some taxistas complained to Por Esto that they were asked to transport voters to their voting locations, and they were told they would be paid on Sunday night or Monday, but they have not been paid, and now they regret not working offering their services to tourists and the community. One said, "Supposedly they were going to give us each 2000 pesos, tho I don't know the total number who provided this service, because there were several aldermen who asked us to provide this service; but there were enough. Now I regret not listening to a colleague who told me not to accept, because they were unlikely to pay me. He said that he had helped out in previous elections and no one kept their word."

Replanting for World Environment Day
Jornada de reforestación en la isla [+] Ver mas
   The replanting efforts for World Environment Day focused on the median of Paseo de las Aves in La Gloria where Isla Mujeres high school students of Colegio Bachilleres planted more than 60 plants, including palms of kerpis, coconut, chit, ciricote, and uva. They also pruned trees. This activity also included other members of the community, municipal authorities, and personnel from the municipal Department of Ecology and from Public Services. The slogan is "Fight for Wildlife".
       The Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco, said these activities are intended to raise awareness of the island community and particularly of the students regarding care and preservation of natural resources for sustainable development. He said this week they will be commemorating World Environment Day with a cleanup at Salina Grande, and replanting the planters of the municipal DIF, with participation by children with special needs.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 19 Sunday  Father's Day

June 20 Solstice

June 24 & 25 Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"

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