Friday, September 2, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 2

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Court confirms validity of Mayoral election of Juan Carrillo 

Trife avala la decisión de isleños: Juan Carrillo

Resalta proyecto incluyente

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ISLA MUJERES, 1 de septiembre.-
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     The victory of Mayor-elect Juan Carrillo on June 5th was confirmed unanimously by the federal court of the Sala Regional Xalapa del Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación. He made a speech reaffirming his commitment to working in an honest and transparent manner for the residents of the municipality. He said, "We will continue to walk the streets and listen to the citizens. Together the residents and authorities will build the future of Isla Mujeres. Together we will make the municipality stronger, with a clean, renovated island, health services, and a better quality of life for the inhabitants."  
       He said the new municipal administration will begin on September 30 with a strong foundation in all areas of government; having analyzed the various projections to create an integrated municipal plan for the island and the Continental Zone. He said the transitional team continues to work in an atmosphere of respect and friendliness. He said he will continue to collect input from the citizens, with which they are building a project of inclusive government, whose focus will be on the welfare of both the island and the mainland.
Agapito ready to hand over control: City in healthy financial state   

Agapito dejará finanzas sanas

Está listo para entregar riendas del Ayuntamiento

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ISLA MUJERES, 1 de septiembre.-
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   With less than one month remaining for his administration, the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, said he will leave the City government in a good financial state, with no debt. He is ready to turn over the reins to the next administration and arrangements have been made to pay the debts for the first half of the month on the designated date and those for the second half of the month will be paid a few days earlier than the end of the month, to assure that all commitments to City employees are met.
          He said there is some income that will be received by the next administration, who will be responsible to provide continuity. This includes the provision of tap water and the registration of deeds in the Continental Zone, on the mainland at Rancho Viejo, where development is making important progress and there are several proposed settlements.
          He said the City has met its obligations and it is now up to the state and federal governments to provide titles to the properties. He said this will give a strong economic boost to the municipality, since the titled properties will double the number in the Deed Registry, which will mean the collection of more property taxes, and legal certainty for those mainland properties.


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

Announcement for the municipal Recruitment Board regarding registration for their military document (pre cartilla) for those born in 1998 and before, on October 14
Informamos que la Junta Municipal de Reclutamiento tendrá como límite de expedir la pre cartilla de la clase 98, anticipados y remisos, el 14 de octubre del año en curso.

On Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.
Este viernes 2 de septiembre a las 7:30pm cine en tu colonia presenta "Bichos" en plaza Bicentenario de la Colonia la Gloria.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Prevention of mosquito borne diseases: Cover items where water can pool.  
Prevención contra las enfermedades causadas por los mosquitos.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Our Lady of Charity Festival has begun  
Inicia fiesta de la Caridad del Cobre[+] Ver mas
   On Wednesday night, the Festival for Our Lady of Charity began in the chapel of the same name (Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre), and the boat procession to Isla Contoy will take place on Saturday,  Sept. 10.  She is the patron saint of the fishermen and the wooden icon donated by Cuba in 1998 will be taken the 30 kilometers across the sea to be placed in the chapel at the fishermen's camp, where there will be a Mass.
        She will remain there throughout the lobster season and return to Isla Mujeres in early March. This will be the 17th annual procession and about 500 boats are expected to participate, departing at 8am and returning shortly after noon. The municipal authorities held a meeting to ensure there is adequate security, coordinated by Civil Protection.
     The icon was taken down from her niche on Tuesday, and a large number of Catholics formed procession in the streets of Miraflores, Canotal, and the colonias on Wednesday evening, including many men of the sea, both the fishermen and the tour operators, and their families. For this opening event, there was a Mass in the packed church, which included youth groups and women in colorful Mayan costumes, who sang to the Virgin, to Jesus Christ, and the Heavenly Father asking them to protect the men who earn their daily bread at sea.
           There will be activities every day, until her festival day on September 8th, and the festival is extended to Saturday, the 10th for the boat procession. There will be a Mass each evening at 7pm at the Caridad del Cobre chapel, and the celebration of Las Mañanitas will be held on the evening of September 7th, when there will be a Mass at 10pm. (Las Mañanitas is a birthday song, and the faithful traditionally sing it at Midnight as the Saint's Day begins.)

Small boats restricted to port by effects of "Hermine"
Suspendida la navegación menor.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   The port remained closed for small boats due to effects of hurricane "Hermine" heading toward the coast of Florida on Thursday afternoon; therefore the SCT advised that small boats should not go out to sea along the coastal areas of Quintana Roo nor the Yucatan Channel. There were no tours to visit the whale shark viewing area, nor diving, nor sports fishing. The commercial fishermen could not go out to catch lobster or other seafood, however tours were allowed within the Bay to visit El Farito and the Sac Bajo area.
      There were some tourists brought over in medium sized boats from the Cancun Hotel Zone, Puerto Juarez, and Punta Sam, which added some economic activity to a day of slow sales, and a week of slow economic activity. The restrictions are expected to continue on Friday, according to the forecasts of the SCT and CONAGUA (National Water Commission)

50% occupancy at Isla Mujeres hotels  
Hoteles de Isla Mujeres, con 50% de ocupación [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Now that low season has begun in Isla Mujeres, the occupancy rate is not bad, according to the municipal Department of Tourism, who report it is at 50 percent. The hotels are receiving reservations for the winter months, with positive expectations for that season, when large numbers of tourists visit from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is estimated that 80 percent of the clients come from the US and Canada, and the rest are mostly domestic tourists.
           Some hotels report that 60 to 70 percent of their rooms are reserved for high season, and they even have reservations for 10 to 20 percent of their rooms during September, October, and November, so these months are not expected to be as slow as previous years.However, those hotels who do not have an online presence expect lower occupancy during these three months, with their occupancy levels now averaging around 20 percent.
   There is a plan among the small hotels to standardize their quality of service and rate their rooms in categories, to be sold at good prices. This initiative began two years ago with the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of Isla Mujeres, who want to include about twenty properties in this plan.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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.

September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur., Sept. 8-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at 10am, This is a distance of 30km, transporting the wooden icon from Cuba to the chapel at the fishermen's camp  where a Mass will be held, with hundreds of Catholics in attendance, who will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards. This is the 17th annual procession.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9

Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Tuesday, Sept. 13   Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox

The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic is November 3 in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisims gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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