Saturday, September 24, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 24

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Tourism cooperative sells facility 

Venden instalaciones de cooperativa

Sólo cambiará su domicilio fiscal, aclaran

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de septiembre.-
Leer más...Photo & full article at this link 
   Members of the tourism cooperative "Isla Mujeres" said the group has been paid about 12 million pesos to give up their location, which includes an area in the federal zone with the adjoining water and pier, as well as a palapa, which will soon be occupied by another owner.
        The group of 17 members have about ten concessions and permits to offer diving trips, fishing trips, tours to Isla Contoy, and other tours, which they will continue to provide. They do not know the exact date they will be required to vacate the premises, but the legal procedures have been done before a Notary, and there is another owner now. 
          It is noted that this was also done by the fishing cooperatives "Laguna Makax" and "Social Justicia", and with a different method by the cooperative "Patria & Progreso".


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

On Friday morning, Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez received delivery of the technical implementation of the executive project for the modernization of the Catastral Deed office of the municipality of Isla Mujeres from Carlos Fernando Novelo Vela, State Coordinator of the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information (INEGI).  Sr..Novelo said, "I am pleased to inform you that the nine actions identified in the executive project, have been successfully completed".
La mañana de este viernes, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, presidente municipal, recibió de manos de Carlos Fernando Novelo Vela, coordinador estatal del Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI), el Dictamen Técnico de Cumplimiento del Proyecto Ejecutivo para la Modernización Catastral del Municipio de Isla Mujeres.
El representante del INEGI dijo: “Me complace informarle que las nueve acciones señaladas en el Proyecto Ejecutivo, han sido concluidas y dictaminadas satisfactoriamente, de tal manera que me permito poner a su disposición el dictamen”.

It has been (nearly) 500 years since Isla Mujeres was discovered (first visited by Europeans), which is a great opportunity to express our love for our land; we celebrate it with a performance by two great artists: Javier Ruibal and Miguel Inzunza.
Los 500 años del avistamiento de Isla Mujeres es una gran oportunidad para ratificar nuestro amor por el terruño; lo celebramos con la presentación de dos grandes artistas: Javier Ruibal y Miguel Inzunza.

The talent and sensitivity of Miguel Inzunza was featured at our celebration of the 500 years of the discovery of Isla Mujeres.
El talento y sensibilidad de Miguel Inzunza engalanó nuestra celebración de los 500 años del avistamiento de Isla Mujeres.

An unforgettable performance by Javier Ruibal to celebrate 500 years since the discovery of our Isla Mujeres
Inolvidable presentación de Javier Ruibal en el marco de la celebración de los 500 años del avistamiento de nuestra Isla Mujeres.#PuebloMágico


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There is a 'live video' of the start of the sunset Mass offering gratitude for the Whale Shark season, at the whale shark statue  Photo link. videoLINK  
Inicia la misa en agradecimiento a la temporada del Tiburón Ballena

The Mayor-elect, Juan Carrillo met with the rector of the Universidad del Caribe regarding educational issues
El alcalde electo @juancarrillo58 se reúne con el rector de la Universidad del Caribe para afianzar temas educativos Links to full article & photo

Carlos Joaquin receives Bando Solemne that declares him the Consitutional Governor Elect of Quintana Roo  
Recibe Carlos Joaquín Bando Solemne que lo declara Gobernador Electo Constitucional de Quintana Roo Links to full article & photo

Vice Admiral Thomas Lopez Hernandez will leave the command of the Fifth Naval Region Monday
El Vicealmirante CG.DEM Tomás López Hernández dejará el mando de la Quinta Región Naval el próximo lunes  Links to full article and photo:

INE will be available on Monday for registration for voting credentials  
Abrirá INE módulo en #IslaMujeres a partir del próximo lunes para el trámite de la Credencial para Votar


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Symptom of intolerance 
Síntoma de intolerancia.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  Por Esto says its front page featuring a "Gallery of Q.Roo Traitors" on Friday, Sept. 23 caused the newspapers to be purchased-seized from newstands  in Chetumal. Roman Maldonado Euan, leader of the CROC union in Isla Mujeres said this is not synonymous with the right of the minority to freely express themselves and the practice of full democracy.
     Alberto Torres said efforts like that only prompt searches on social networks and the alternative medias that are now available. He said freedom of expression occurred with the publication, but trying to contain its dispersion only causes more promotion, making the content more successful in the electronic media.
   'Ordinary' people were consulted, and workers and small businessmen, who said this was regrettable, and they urged politicians to practice tolerance in this time of governmental transition, where difficult times exist financially, socially, and politically in each municipality and state.

Community Garden project begins
Inician el proyecto “Huerto Comunitario”+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
This is at a school on the mainland part of Isla Mujeres municipality.  

Slump in tourism income  
Fuerte bajón[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Workers are experiancing temporary lay offs during these 40 days and are looking forward to the second half of November, when tourism activity is expected to increase, based on the reservations received by the hotesl.
           The CROC union has agreements with 20 businesses who report that business has taken a downturn. They have agreements to not fire workers, but rather they are giving them holidays at this time. The slump this week was a surprise after good income the previous week, and workers complain that with the lack of customers, there is a lack of tips, making it difficult for them.
        Some workers accept two "Solidarity Days" without pay during each two week period. Some businesses take this time as an opportunity to train their staff and keep them in good condition for the next season, including waiters, receptionists, administrators, and other service personnel.

No problems from Tropical Wave 30
Sin problemas por la onda tropical No. 30 [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    The front did not affect the northern part of the state.

Woman's Soccer
    Tickets went on sale Friday, for 30 pesos, for the Women's soccer semi final competions on Sunday of the Caribean Football League, at the field in Salina Chica. It starts at 6pm with the "Lipsticks" vs the "Black Mambas" and at 8pm the "Girls" will play against the "Sirenas". The winning teams will play against each other in the Finals.

There was a Mass at at the Whale Shark monument (that info was already translated).

The Mayor received the INEGI assessment for the modernization of the deed Cadastral office (that info was translated).


Partly cloudy weather expected today 
Hoy el día estará medio nublado+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
 September 22  This is an outdated weather report.

Veterinary clinic: Second year  
Clínica veterinaria, segundo año.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  The "Veterinary Clinic Isla Mujeres AC" is a non profit hospital that has completed its second anniversary, which has been the result of fifteen years of social work by volunteers to address the problems of overpopulation of dogs and cats on the island. Its director, Delfino Guevara said the benefactors now only subsidize 20 percent of the costs, and the rest is provided from the services offered to pet owners, which include X rays, surgery, dental cleanings, consultations, health certifications, emergency care, and hospitalization.
       He said they will soon offer blood testing and that discounted prices are offered to those of lower economic status. Consultations are offered Monday to Friday from 10 to 14 and from 17 to 20 hours; and Saturday from 10 to 14 hours. The emergency number to 044-998-107 9080.The pet hospital is located on Jesus Martinez Ross Avenue about 200 meters from the kindergarten-preschool "Enriqueta Camarillo".  A group of foreign and Mexican volunteers bought the lot and built the building, whose backyard was constructed to provide a sanctuary for stray cats and has housed dozens of cats, since it opened last year.
     Delfino Collazo Guevara spoke about the genesis of the project, explaining that the clinic has been providing primary veterinary services, specializing in low cost animal care since 2000, while also focusing on ethical control of the stray animal population through programs of free sterilization. On September 18, it had been two years since this facility opened. 
         A young woman, who has been one of the volunteers, works with the vet; and they both expressed their appreciation for the general public who have collaborated and contributed, as well as using their services.

High school asks for donation of books  
Cobach pide donación de libros.. [+] Ver masPhoto & Full article at this link

   The high school Colegio de Bachilleres (COBACH) has initiated a collection of 250 to 300 books to build the inventory required by national law, and are seeking donations from entrepreneurs, public servants, educators, and the general public. They are building a library for the students of the school, which offers specialties in tourism and computer science.
      Eight books are needed for the students during the three years of coursework, including the areas of mathematics, experimental sciences, humanities, and communication, in their respective areas and subjects. A virtual library will be established for the first time, with the implementation of two computers.
       The administration and staff have joined together to start collecting books, from both the incoming and outgoing members of City Council, as well as business owners, and educators.
   The required books include: Matemáticas IV, de Cuéllar J.; Cálculo diferencial, Fuenlabrada; Álgebra, Larson-Hostetler; Pre cálculo, Larson-Hostetler; Matemáticas funciones, Ortiz; El cálculo solucionario, Leithlod; Matemáticas 4, García; Matemáticas Galdón, Galdón; Algebra y Trigonometría, Sworowsky; Cálculo diferencial e integral, Martínez-Mayra; Cálculo diferencial e Integral, Mora-Del Río; Ciencias sociales y económico, F y M; Cálculo diferencial Ortiz.
Introducción al cálculo, Stewart; Cálculo diferencial Salazar; Cálculo diferencial, Mazón, Cálculo conceptos y contextos, Stewart; Cálculo diferencial e integral, Larson; Fundamentos de estadística, estadística descriptiva y modelos probabilísticos para la inferencia, de Durán-López; Problemas resueltos, García; Probabilidad y aplicaciones estadísticas, Meyer; Curso y ejercicios de estadística, Quesada.

Books in English: The Oxford Picture Dictionary, Adelson-Goldstein (2004); Dictionary Cambridge Pocket (2006) español-inglés/inglés-español; English pronunciation in use elementary, Marks (2006); Oxford Essential Dictionary (2006); Dictionary MacMillan Castillo With CD ROM (2007); North Star 1 Reading and Writing, Boyd (2006); North Star 1 Listening and Speaking, Boyd (2006); Grammar in context 1 international Student Edition, Elbaum (2006); Basic Grammar in Use, third edition (Murphy-2007); Basic English Grammar, Schrampfer (2005); Fundamentals of English Grammar, Schrampfer (2005).

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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.

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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  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

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  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

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

Schedule of Patriotic Festivities
Sept. 12 at 7:30p Town Square   Lighting of the lights
Sept. 13 at 9am  Benito Juarez Middle School  Ceremony commemorating the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847    Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec
Sept. 14 at 9am  Colegio Bachilleres High School  Ceremony commemorating the 192nd anniversary of the Annexation of Chiapas in 1824
Sept. 15 at 9:30pm  Town Square  Band & Dancing * Coronation of Queens of the Patriotic Festivities * Proclamation of Independence-Grito  (See poster below)
Sept. 16 at 8am Naval base Civic parade for the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico
Sept. 30  at 8am  Julio Sauri Espinoza school commemoration of the 251st anniversary of the birth of Jose Maria Morelos

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

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores Celebration
 Town Square.
9:30 Folklorico Dancers Performing
10p Coronation of the Festival Queens
11p Celebration of the Proclamation of the Grito of Independence
11:30 Super Crack band

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day Parade 8am
Thursday, September 22 at 8pm on the esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura
Celebremos a #IslaMujeres este 22 de septiembre en la explanada de la casa de la cultura a las 8pm.

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox
Sunday, September 25 at 8pm on the Town Square, celebration of the first Anniversary of Isla Mujeres being named as a Pueblo Magico.


The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd 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! Muchisimas 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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