Thursday, July 7, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 7

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

DQR doesn't have any new articles today.

Some students absent before vacations officially begin 

Alumnos ya no asisten de forma regular

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de julio.-
   Although vacation officially begins Friday July 15, some parents say there is no point in sending their children to school now because the schools aren't having regular activities and sending them generates expenses. Nearly 4500 students will officially begin vacation on July 15. However, the high school students of Colegio Bachilleres received their diplomas last weekend at the closing graduation ceremony. Teachers at the middle school say many students are absent now.


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

Korean reality show "Unordinary Holiday" will be filming in Isla Mujeres, featuring various of our natural attractions, and two Korean musical celebrities.
Isla Mujeres sigue enamorando al mundo.
Nos sentimos muy halagados con la visita del equipo de producción de la KBS de Corea.
En varios de nuestros atractivos naturales más representativos se grabó el reality show "UNORDINARY HOLIDAY".
Un honor y un gusto atender a las celebridades @Jinwoon52 y @realisshoman.

Police seeking good community relations 
   Training continues for the municipal police, and an event was held called  “Proximidad Social” on Wednestday, near the API dock and Maritime Terminal. Events like these and training are part of the New Criminal Justice System recently implemented in Mexico. The aim is to involve people and police, working together, as well as seeking to promote an awareness about the need to file complaints for any crimes. Filing complaints is encouraged, with the use of brochures, leaflets, and other advertising methods, and motorcyclists are encouraged to wear helmets and not to drive while intoxicated.
     In addition to the activities by the Ultramar pier or Maritime Terminal, these activities took place at various chools and public parks and squares, in an effort to create good community relations. This exercise involved nearly all the officers of the Police force and Traffic Safety, to remind the general public that police are human beings like any citizen and they are a friend to society and the family, who require support and assistance. These activities will be held on the mainland part of the municipality on Thursday.

Taste of Isla Mujeres Art Fairs July 7th and 21st (1st & 3rd Thursdays) 4p-9p at the Casa de Cultura
El sabor de Isla Mujeres. Feria del Arte 2016.
7 y 21 de Julio de 4pm a 9pm. Casa de la Cultura.

1er Campamento de Verano Vacacional de Turismo 2016 Isla Mujeres.
 This is an invitation to the  1st Summer Vacation Tourism Camp, from the Institute of Culture and Arts, with the DAS Association with conferences and workshops on subjects including the Tourism Industry, Communication, Customer Service, Local Identity, Professional Attitudes, Young Entrepreneurs, Service, Gastronomy, Bartending, Languages, Hotel Industry, Diving, and Sports.
   Discover your talents and develop those skills which will take you farther. Register and participate in professional and recreational activities dedicated to you, from July 20 to August 7. 
   Requirements include personal hygiene items; medical certificate; comfortable clothing & clothing for outdoor activities; shoes, sneakers, & sandals; sleeping accessories; and being a student in Isla Mujeres at the upper middle level.
 Contact & location information is given.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres has received over 1 million visitors already in 2016.
Isla Mujeres ha recibido más de un millón de visitantes en este 2016 photo & full article at link
   Isla Mujeres, designated as a Pueblo Magico in 2015, has received over one million visitors in 2016, from January to June. This year, during this period, there were 1,051,492 travelers, which is a 15 percent increase over last year, when 914,439 passengers were transported during this time.
     This is the first time the 1 million passenger mark was reached before the start of summer vacations. Previously, the one millionth passenger received a special greeting when they arrived in July.
    In June, 2016, the Maritime Terminal received 164,285 passengers, which is an increase of 19 percent over the same month last year. The Port Authority, APIQRoo, said an 8 percent increase over last year is expected during this summer vacation season, in July and August.
    During the first part of this year, the terminal handled 1,074,708 passenger arrivals and 1,051,429 departures, for a total of 2,126,137, which represents a 15 percent increase in movement over this period last year, when the totals arrivals and departures was 1,835,728. The work of Governor Roberto Borge is credited with the increased number of passengers who come to Isla Mujeres.

Tons of trash removed from the Trash Transfer Facility in Isla Mujeres   
Disminuyen toneladas de basura en Planta de Transferencia de desechos en Isla Mujeres Photo at link

Transformer explosion causes 8 hour electricity outage photo at link 
Explota transformador de la ‪#‎CFE‬ y se quedan sin electricidad por más de 8 horas


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

"Valvula" is struggling with his health
“Válvula” pasa apuros con su salud [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at link
    Carlos García Castilla, aka “Válvula”, who discovered the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks, is requesting help from his friends because he is facing serious health problems. He needs specialized heart studies and expensive medications after suffering a stroke a recently, which have caused him difficulty moving and speaking. He also appears to have fluid affecting his lungs. He is in the care of his elderly mother. He needs ~6000 pesos to cover the necessary expenses, and says he has no money for this. The drugs to help his brain cost over 1000 pesos and there is a rigid alimentation (Feeding-nutritional) treatment to help him rest and await the next studies. Any financial help would be appreciated and you can contact him at his cell phone to confirm this information at  9981840542.

The other two Por Esto articles just have headlines. and a photo. 

Potential threat of fire of organic trash 
Otra amenaza de incendio por basura orgánica+] Ver mas

Weeds invading sidewalks at southern part of the island  
Maleza invade las aceras en la parte sur de la isla [+] Ver mas

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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.

July events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
July 19    7:21p
July 20    8:10
July 21    8:56
July 22    9:42 
July 23   10:44
July 24   11:10   

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.

The Maya Riviera Film Festival concluded in Playa de Carmen on June 30, and is supposed to be coming to Isla Mujeres this month. Last year it was two or three evenings on the Posada beach, shown on a big inflatable screen, shortly after sunset.  Schedule TBA. Link to Website.  Link to FB page.

July 4, Monday  Independence Day in the US

July 7 Thursday Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 10-23  Whale Shark Festival.    Schedule TBA.
  Some of the Sea Walls artists will be touching up the murals from two years ago and adding new ones. 

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  Riviera Maya Film Festival Posada Beach

July 15 Friday Classes End & Vacation begins

July 21 Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

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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