Sunday, September 4, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 4

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Wanting more help from Navy catching poachers and assisting at fishing tournaments 

Solicitan más apoyo de Fuerzas Armadas

Para abatir a furtivos y prevenir accidentes en torneos de pesca

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at link.
    City employees from two municipal departments have commented that the Navy previously offered more assistance and they would like to have more help with catching poachers at sea and during fishing tournaments when boats have problems.  It is alleged that the Navy didn't respond to a request for assistance near Isla Contoy National Park to evict poachers. It is also alleged that in the last fishing tournament there were two boats who had breakdowns at sea, who received assistance from nearby boats, while it is noted that at tournaments and yacht races in previous years the Navy offered more support.


Fifth day of restrictions on small boats  

Náuticos continúan padeciendo por clima

 Suman cinco días sin poder dar golpe

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
  This information has been translated regarding restrictions on small boats affecting about 520 boats, including 320 tourism boats and about 200 fishing boats which must remain in port due to weather.  This includes the whale shark tours, and is causing heavy economic losses. The Harbor Master said the weather may not improve until Sunday, and when conditions return to normal, the port will be reopened for all types of boats.

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

Awards were given to students Friday at the closing of the Summer Tourism Camp 2016.
Hoy tuvo lugar la clausura del 1er. Campamento de Verano de Turismo 2016, ahí entregamos reconocimientos a estudiantes participantes.

October 14 is the deadline for the registration for the military precartilla document for those born in 1998 and before, and documents can be presented at the municipal office of Patrimonio between 9am and 2pm
El próximo 14 de octubre es la fecha límite que la Junta Municipal de Reclutamiento tiene como límite para expedir la pre cartilla de la clase 98, anticipados y remisos, por lo que convoca a los interesados a presentarse con sus documentos en la oficina de Patrimonio Municipal de 9 de la mañana a 2 de la tarde.

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

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee (see events section)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

SINTRA officiated at the signing of an agreement between the cabbies who drive the red taxis of Isla Mujeres and those who drive the green taxis of Benito Juarez (Cancun).  Photo at link 
Oficializa SINTRA convenio firmado entre taxistas Rojos de Isla Mujeres y Verdes de Benito Juárez


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Setbacks for proposed project  
Se complica proyecto [+] Ver mas Full article and photo at this link
   The proposed plan to develop the airfield for executive flights from the southeastern United States could suffer a setback since private construction has resumed near the runway. The plan has been promoted by Enrique Lima Zuno, who hopes to reach an agreement with municipal authorities for the proposal.
   It has been more than five years since the proposal to rescue the airport was formally submitted to the federal government, who ordered a study which said there were concerns about the many houses that are beside the airfield, especially at the southern part. Private construction continues in that area, despite objections by some business organizations.
       This proposal by some of the entrepreneurs has apparently not received support from the municipal government, which has granted permission for two private construction projects near the airfield. The first was a year ago at the edge of the gas station, which was accused of alleged environmental damage, and the second was for construction north of the station, which began last week.
       The proposal involves extending the southern part of the runaway another 300 meters, so that the total runway would be 1500 meters long, which would allow it to accommodate planes with fifty seats. It would also allow promotion of flights from the southeastern United States,  to accompany the participants who come from Florida for the two regattas “Al Sol” and “Del Sol al Sol”.  Enrique Lima said the airfield has potential to benefit the local economy if it were renovated and modernized.
      There are less than 50 meters between the runway and the new construction, which would present an considerable obstacle to obtaining permission from Civil Aviation, since it would involve a great deal of risk. The Civil Aviation agency has reported that because of the presence of many homes beside the airfield, it fails to comply with international safety standards.

Recommendation that small boats remain in port  
Recomiendan no navegar a embarcaciones menores. [+] Ver mas

  The evening weather report by the SCT said they do not recommend boats go out to sea because of a high pressure system in combination with the entry of moist air from the Caribbean Sea. This increased the chance of cloudiness and lightning, with southeastern winds of 28 to 37 kph, and stronger gusts, with waves up to 2.1 meters. CONAGUA published satellite photos of the progress of the tropical wave in the central Caribbean, whose effects are expected to be felt in the state on Sunday.
      There were no tours to the whale shark areas, and the small boats were unable to take passengers out fishing, diving, and other activities, while the boats over 40 feet were able to go to Isla Contoy. Tourists on land were visiting the various attractions of the island, and the two main beaches. As of Monday, the fishermen will have been inactive for a week.

There are no plans for fiber optic lines by Telmex  
No hay planes de meter fibra óptica para la telefonía [+] Ver mas
    Unofficial reports indicate that there have been two meetings since 2015 between executives of Telmex and directors of the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of Isla Mujeres (AHFIM) to discuss the problems of slow internet speeds. There were reports of saturation of the signal last summer, and although Telmex offered improvements at the end of last winter, there has been no significant improvement.
         At different times, Telmex company executives have said they will schedule the installation of a fiber optic network to resolve this problem. As things stand, the hoteliers are concerned that this winter there will be slow speeds and problems with the signal. Last month another meeting was scheduled between the Telmex executives and members of AHFIM to evaluate the issue and new announcements are expected regarding options to increase internet speed.


Restrictions continue for small boats 
Sigue la restricción marítima [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at link

FNF plans protests against federal initiative 
El FNF rechaza iniciativas del gobierno federal [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at link
   Representatives of the FNF (National Front for Families) are planning to participate in a national march on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 5pm, down Rueda Medina, from the Fishermen's Monument and ending at the Town Hall. They are protesting a package of initiatives proposed by President Enrique Pena Nieto which they feel are harmful to families. They are a secular organization, who are inviting religious organizations to participate. They want hundreds of people to join in, and to wear white clothing.
      They object to  the bill before Congress which they say prohibits the definition of marriage as only being a union between a man and woman for the purpose of procreation. The bill also allows children to be adopted by same-sex couples, which they say violates the child's right to have a father and a mother. They also object to changing the Civil Code to make it easier to change personal identities on birth certificates, ID's, and passports.

News briefs in Isla Mujeres  
Breves de Isla Mujeres] Ver masPhoto & full article at link

Military document registration for those born in 1998  
October 14 is the deadline for the registration for the military precartilla document for those born in 1998 and before, and documents can be presented at the municipal office of Patrimonio between 9am and 2pm.

Contaminated meat     
     Staff of a restaurant on Rueda Medina complained of alleged contamination of pork purchased at the supermercado, when they became sick after eating in the evening. A secretary at the CANACO office complained of the same problem. The reporter contacted the Community Hospital Director at 2pm who said they had not had any patients complaining of symptoms from eating pork. The allegedly contaminated meat supposedly came from a supplier in Yucatan, and COFEPRIS must confirm this with an investigation of the regional franchise of San Francisco de Asis.

Request for security cameras  
     Residents want Chedraui to install security cameras in the parking areas because there have been several cases of theft of belongings from vehicles. This could have a negative effect on the image of the island for tourism, if foreigners suffer this experience. Recently a resident had their belongings stolen and in the discussion on social networks there are requests for surveillance cameras at the main locations of the island, as was proposed several years ago by the municipal police. (By Ovidio Lopez)

Hundreds expected to join religious procession  
Cientos se unirán a procesión religiosa. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at link
  More than 1300 Catholics are expected to join the procession of Our Lady of Charity from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy National Park on next Saturday, Sept. 10, departing at about 8am. This will be the 17th annual procession of the wooden icon donated by Cuba, which will remain in the fishing camp throughout lobster season.
      The Ultramar company will transport up to 200 people, and the Aldo boat company will take about 150 passengers, Javier Ayala will take 22, the Senors Jorge & Marcello will take 35 and 32 respectively, while Martin Trejo will transport 25 passengers, and there will be about 100 small boats of fishermen and lancheros participating.
      The estimate of over 1300 participants is based on last year, when 117 small and medium boats made the trip, according to an official. This tradition began in 1990, and involves enthusiastic participation by the families of the fishermen. The municipal department of Civil Protection provides safety and security, in coordination with the Catholic church and fishermen who organize the event.

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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. 10  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

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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