Thursday, June 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres News & Events Thursday, June 23

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Juan Carrillo returns to the streets to thank the Islanders for their support

Juan Carrillo regresa a las calles

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 22 de junio.-
  The Mayor-elect of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, walked the streets of the island to thank the citizens for their support at the polls, and said the pillars of his administration will be to work with efficiency, transparency, and with an open dialogue. He said during his administration (2016-2018), attention will be focused on the elderly, stimulating micro-businesses, and support for quality education. He thanked the community for their confidence and trust, and said they will work to make the island a better place to live. 
    In Salina Chica, he told the residents that they deserve quality public services, continual medical care, and tourism promotion to attract more visitors to this destination. He said with their trust, he is committed to working from the first moment toward having a renovated island, with an administration that is honest, direct, and transparent, offering real solutions, and above all, which works to improve the quality of life for all island families.

Complaints of noise pollution on Hidalgo Avenue   

Vecinos trinan por exceso de ruido en los comercios: Atentan contra tranquilidad, aseguran

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ISLA MUJERES, 22 de junio.-
   There are persistent complaints from residents and some businesses regarding noise at night on the pedestrian street, Hidalgo Avenue, generated by bands and music equipment in some bars, restaurants, and discos. These neighbors, which include some foreign residents and tourists, are complaining that the noise interferes with their sleep, especially when it continues into the wee hours of the morning. A group sent a letter to the municipal authorities, and it is expected that personnel with the departments of Ecology and Civil Protection will be testing decibel levels in upcoming days.
     There are indications that the complaints are focused on the restaurant "La Catrina", and the noise generated between 9pm and 2am. One of the group said that the high volume of the live music and the shouts of the patrons, who are mostly foreigners, which continue late into the night, keep him/her from sleeping.
   Por Esto published the text of the complaint, which names "Stingray" as the noise source.


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

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

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¡Participa!

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
Invitación al Curso de Repostería Básica.
Sábado 25 de junio en las instalaciones de la IMM en la colonia La Gloría.
Curso gratuito para personas de 13 años en adelante.

‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬

 Via the municipal Department of Social Development, the City of Isla Mujeres reports that those enrolled in the senior citizen's program 65+ will be paid with a prepaid card, on June 28 at 10am at the Community Center in the multi use room, in colonia la Gloria, with a check of registration for the month of August.
El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Dirección de Desarrollo Social informa que el pago para los abuelitos inscritos en el Programa + 65 que cobran con tarjeta y tienen programada su prueba de supervivencia en el mes agosto, será el martes 28 de junio a las 10 de la mañana en la sala de usos múltiples del Centro Comunitario de la Colonia La Gloria.

This is a notice for those enrolled in the PAL and PROSPERA programs, who will receive their prepaid card on July 1 at the Bicentennial Dome on Friday, July 1 at 9am.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Everything is ready for the Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"…/todo-listo-para-el-gran-…/

Juan Carrillo returns to the streets to thank the people of Isla Mujeres for their support…/juan-carrillo-regresa-a-…/

PGR continues their investigation into the case of  the five fishermen from Isla Mujeres who disappeared…/pgr-sigue-indagando-sobr…/
 Last week, interviews were conducted with the wives and families of the five fishermen who have been missing since March 30, by personnel of the PGR (Office of the Attorney General), who are in charge of investigating the case. Nothing is known about the men or their boat, "Anastacia" since they disappeared.
    The families said that thanks to  the intervention of the CNDH (National Commission of Human Rights), the PGR finally responded to the request by the families to investigate the whereabouts of the missing fishermen. It is noted that there have been many hypothesis heard about this case, unofficial versions, which are now being investigated by this Federal agency. The families insist that they want to know the whereabouts of their relatives, even if this involves bad news.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Noise pollution complaints 
Grave problema de contaminación auditiva. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   A group of neighbors are delivering a written complaint to the City government and to the Human Rights Commission regarding noise pollution from a new business, in the area of Hidalgo and Adolfo Lopez Mateos avenues.
    The complaint says they live in apartments above these streets, near the corner where the business "Stingray" is located, which operates as a restaurant-disco-bar. The document states that this business has been in the local press frequently concerning noise complaints from neighbors. It says the neighbors have asked, via the media, for the authorities to intervene, "to put an end to this hell that has become our lives at night, especially when trying to sleep", but says they have not gotten a positive response. 
     The document includes information from WHO (World Health Organization) advising that constant exposure to high noise levels can cause physical effects, which are listed. Justification for this petition includes noting that elderly people at bedtime should not be exposed to noise over 30 decibels within their home and 45 db outside. An assertion is made that most countries have regulations for residential areas limiting noise to 55 db between 7am and 9pm, which is equivalent to the noise produced by an window air conditioner, and limited to 45 db at night which is equivalent to a street with a small amount of traffic. A comparison is given: a vacuum cleaner produces 70db, a noisy motorcycle is 100-110db, and a nightclub averages 120db.
    The document requests that the director of the Ecology department and the Secretary General implement the regulations that exist against noise pollution to end this "serious problem that afflicts us and endangers our physical, organic, mental, and emotional health, and is causing the deterioration of our families' lives". The regulations are listed, and the petition claims that the local business,  "Stingray", is operating outside of these regulations.
      They say they are appealing to the City's administrative competence, without prejudice for other measures which could be taken. Their petition concludes: "We reserve the right to combat noise pollution that may harm us. We are confident and hopeful that by appealing to your sense of social responsibility there will be a prompt and favorable response to our request, which will prevent us from resorting to other legal recourse."

Juan Carrillo thanks Islanders for their support
Agradece confianzao.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link 

Trash receptacles removed and trash reappears  
Retiran contenedores y reaparece la basuratan.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Workers with the Department of Public Services were ordered to remove several large plastic trash receptacles at various points around the island, and there is a lack of scheduled collection times. This is causing trash to be strewn by animals in the streets, according to complaints from residents of colonia La Gloria. Workers said the public was not advised prior to the removal of the trash containers.
     A lack of maintenance to the trash collection fleet is blamed for the problems with irregularly scheduled pick ups.The lack of functioning equipment is also blamed for causing a back-up of trash at the Transfer Facility, where it is moved to the mainland landfill. This generates complaints from residents and businesses near the facility.
      About 40 tonnes of trash are removed from the island daily, and this volume is doubled with the Continental Zone, but it is more problematic on the island.   The collections which were being done by  three-ton  vehicles are now being done by two half-ton trucks. There is not enough of a fleet to meet the demands, especially when summer vacation arrives.This issue was a principle demand during the last election period.

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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"

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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