Monday, June 13, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, June 13

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Trash Transfer Facility nearly at capacity 

Urge trasladar desechos a zona continental

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de junio.-
   Over 200,000 tons of garbage have accumulated at the Trash Transfer Facility, which needs to be transferred to the mainland. The facility is at ~95% capacity. This creates a bad image for tourism, could affect the isle's Pueblo Magico status, and the liquid leaching out could contaminate the groundwater. Isla Mujeres generates 35-40 tonnes of trash daily, and more during high season. Apparently the trash has accumulated because the trucks which transfer the trash are failing and in need of maintenance.

Juan Carrillo officially named as Mayor-elect & reaffirms his campaign promises 

Juan Carrillo reafirma su compromiso al recibir constancia como Edil electo

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de junio.-
   Juan Carrillo said that among his main commitments are for the hospital to provide service 24 hours daily, 7 days a week, and to create a Service Center for Islanders (CAI) where residents can bring issues to authorities with complete confidence that they will be addressed and resolved. He said his government will be inclusive, for the betterment of everyone; because families deserve a representative who works hard for the social and economic development, and economic growth, without personal interests. He said, "Now it is time to join forces, including with those who have different ideologies, for the present and future of the island."


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

June 12 World Day Against Child Labor   
Hoy 12 de Junio. Día Mundial Contra el Trabajo Infantil.

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


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres team representing Quintana Roo in Mazatlan…/delegacion-de-isla-mujer…/Full article & photo at this link

  The young female basketball team's success on May 26, qualified them up to compete the national level, representing the state of Quintana Roo in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, on June 12-18. They traveled to the tournament with their coach. Last week, their parents were concerned that the trip to Sinola was allegedly cancelled, but the educational authorities reported that it was not cancelled.

Resuming program to Rescue Public Spaces…/retoman-programa-de-resc…/Full article & photo at this link
    This weekend the Program for the Rescue of Public Spaces & Community Participation was resumed by the state delegate for the Secretary of Development of Agriculture, Territories, and Urban areas, (SEDATU),  Raul Omar Gonzalez Castillo. Accompanied by local officials, he visited two parks; Parque Las Hormiguitas and Parque Las Tortugas, and they exchanged ideas and proposals.  They will address other locations in the future. One of the objectives of the program is to provide children with more and improved recreational spaces.
    Work at Las Hormiguitas Park will include: painting, changing the electrical connections and installing five lights, replacing the rejacero (bars?), installing playground equipment for children with special needs, installing bancas (benches?), and trash cans.
     Work at Las Tortugas Park includes:  painting, changing lights and dismantling reflectors, maintenance for the hydraulic system and bathrooms, installing playground equipment for children with special needs, and installation of bancas and trash cans.
    The residents who use these two parks asked for improved police surveillance, construction of a bathroom, changing of the bars (rejas), signage, access for the disabled, bancas, lights, and playground equipment.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Juan Carrillo Soberanis: Officially recognized as Mayor-elect
Recibió constancia de mayoría [+] Ver mas
   Juan Carrillo Soberanis was given official recognition for being elected by a majority as the next Mayor of Isla Mujeres, and he will take office on the first of October. The official document was delivered by the President of the Municipal Electoral Institute Council of Quintana Roo, Margarita Concepcion Briceno Magana, accrediting him as the elected Mayor of Isla Mujeres for the period of 2016-2018. He received 4934 votes, which was a lead of less than 400 votes over his nearest opponent.
     The new Mayor-elect expressed his deep gratitude to those who voted for him, and said this victory is the result of a great team and the desire of the people to participate in building a better Isla Mujeres. He said he will develop public policies with a view toward having an integrated society with equal opportunities to develop skills, and thereby to improve the future of all the families. He said, "There is a great deal ahead for Isla Mujeres. Having a better place for everyone to live depends upon moving beyond our differences. Let us walk together into the future; it is time for a renewed municipality."
   He was accompanied by those who will form the next City government:  Síndico, Suemy González Sánchez; primer regidor (First Councilman), Sebastián Escobedo Jiménez; segundo regidor (Second Councilwoman), Elsy Rivero Arjona; tercer regidor (Third Councilman), Diego Genaro González Aguilar; cuarto regidor (Fourth Councilwoman), Verónica Aguilar Jiménez; quinto regidor (Fifth Councilman), Baltazar Gómez Catzín; sexto regidor (Sixth Councilwoman), Raquel Castellanos Alvarez.
Recount in Mayoral election: Results unchanged
Recuento de votos sin cambio [+] Ver mas
  At the conclusion of the counting of the five ballot boxes which were challenged, the Muncipal Election Council announced that the outcome of the City election was unchanged, and the advantage of Juan Carrillo Soberanis was increased by five votes to a total of 4,935 votes. During the recount, some votes were gained and lost by both candidates, but predominately there were 190 scored instead of 180, which increased the winner's advantage, rather than reducing it, as PAN had expected.
     The  results of the Mayoral election are as follows: PAN-PRD, 4,580 votes; PRI-PVEM-Panal 4,935; PT, 71; MC, 61; Morena, 583; PES, 118; null/void 189. Total votes 10,537.
    Now the time runs (out?) to appeal and challenge to attempt to get a reversal in state or federal courts concerning electoral matters, with the losing parties alleging irregularities before, during, and after the elections which include: vote buying, holding credentials, giving away 'pantries' (food supplies), giving away building materials, and threatening or intimidating voters.

Navigational alert for small boaters  
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June 12    The SCT (Ministry of Communications & Transport) warned boaters that southeasterly winds could increase and waves could become more than two meters high, in its report at 4pm, noting there is a likelihood of squalls which could cause these conditions to occur suddenly. The Harbor Master kept the port open for general navigation. At 8am, official Jose Vivencio Borges reported the southeastern winds were blowing at a low speed.
    Tourism in Isla Mujeres remained normal, with a good flow of visitors arriving on ferries from Puerto Juarez, Punta Sam, and the Cancun Hotel Zone, as well as via catamarans and trimarans offering recreational activities to their customers. People were enjoying the two main beaches of the island, and taking trips to Isla Contoy, to swim with or observe the whale sharks, and diving, fishing, and snorkeling.
     At an early hour, Playa Centro (Posada Beach) was receiving maintenance and cleaning, as part of the plan to remove trash and maintain the Blue Flag designation, which is good for tourism. Playa Norte also received this attention.
   (Note..The seas were calm this morning & are currently very calm at 1pm.)


This is Saturday's sunrise, from the balcony of MaraVilla Caribe. (Unedited, shot w my phone cam).

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 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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