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Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here,
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
Mayor-elect meets with Police Commissioner
Se reúne con comisaria de la Policía Federal
ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-
ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-
The Mayor-elect of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, met with the Commissioner of the Federal Police in Quintana Roo, Edith Araceli Navarro Rodriguez. They agreed upon issues enabling them to work together to maintain peace within the community once he becomes mayor. His election was confirmed by the federal election authorities of the Sala Xapala del Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación.
The Mayor-elect and the Police Commissioner discussed topics including strategies to work together with the Division of Regional Security and Gendarmerie Intelligence for the safety and security of tourists and island families.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
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.
With the slogan "For a safe island" there was a propane gas tank exchange
CON EL LEMA “POR UNA ISLA SEGURA” SE REALIZÓ UNA JORNADA DE CAMBIO DE TANQUES DE GAS
As a result of cooperation between the municipal Department of Civil Protection and the Z Gas Company, on Wednesday morning more than 170 families benefited from the Propane Gas Tank exchange, whose slogan is "For a Safe Island". This is an ongoing problem to exchange tanks that are damaged for tanks in optimal condition, and the next exchange is scheduled for November. The program aims to reduce the number of gas leaks in homes.
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
The cabbies of Isla Mujeres and of Cancun have come to an agreement to work together in Benito Juarez.
Logran concretar convenio entre taxistas de Isla Mujeres y de Cancún para operar de manera conjunta sitio en Benito Juárez
The victory of the Mayor-elect, Juan Carrillo was confirmed by the Regional Federal Electoral Court in Veracruz.
Sala Regional del Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación con sede en Xalapa,Veracruz, confirmó triunfo de @juancarrillo58
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Investigation of "Mar Bella" boat
Ya investigan el caso “Mar-Bella”bi.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
Authorities with the three levels of government are investigating the case of the "Marbella" boat which has been selling food and alcohol at Playa Norte. Local entrepreneurs are questioning the legality of this business and alderman Victor Osorio reported that letters have been written to the Regional Harbor Master and the Department of Licensing and Liquor of Quintana Roo reporting this activity and requesting investigations regarding permits. The Councilman said they need precise information from the Harbor Master, and they want a prompt response. He showed a copy of the letter, which was dated Tuesday, to the office which is based in Puerto Juarez.
The reply on Wednesday, from the Director of the Department of Licensing and Liquor of Quintana Roo, Alberto Rodriguez Mendez, stated: "I am reporting that I have been approached by entrepreneurs from Isla Mujeres to inform me that a boat named Marbella, registration number 2301586714-6,has been carrying out acts of commerce at sea in the water of the Bay of Isla Mujeres, in the area known as Playa Norte, as well as elsewhere in the Bay, usually while anchored, selling beer, wine, liquor, and food." He said this activity strongly affects the entrepreneurs; therefore investigations will be carried to see if the boat has permissions to perform the activities that it is conducting. It is noted that this request is based on Article 8 of the Mexican Constitution.
The alderman said the Harbor Master told them that letters had already been sent to other officials regarding this issue, including the Secretary of the Navy, COFEPRIS, and PROFEPA, regarding an investigation of the facts which were brought to attention of the Port Authorities by a group of businessman. The alderman said he will continue to insist that authorities act to stop this boat from providing food and beverage service at sea, and he alleges that it has a negative effect on the environment and endangers the health of people eating the food, which allegedly is not prepared in hygienic conditions.
Boat restrictions likely to continue on Thursday
Navegación no probable el jueves. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
The port remained closed for navigation by small boats on Wednesday and the afternoon weather forecast by the SCT predicted adverse conditions due to south-southeast winds at 30-40kph, with stronger gusts, affecting the coastal areas of Quintana Roo,, with stronger winds in the Yucatan Channel, due to effects of Tropical Storm "Hermine".
Therefore whale shark licensees would not be offering tours on Thursday. TS Hermine is heading toward Florida, and topical storm warnings and a hurricane watch advisory have been issued for the western side of that state.
In Isla Mujeres, the storm caused cloudy weather on Wednesday, for the second day, and there was some rain in the morning. (and more last night and this morning.) The rain did not affect traffic on Wednesday, and there was some puddling in the usual places. The three salina lakes have no problems with accumulation of water.
Plan for propane gas station near Punta Sur
Proyecto para estación de gas en Punta Sur[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
The propane gas company, "Z Gas" are planning to resume the project to install a propane gas station near Punta Sur in 2017, to guarantee a constant supply for businesses and the general public. It will be located where their vehicles are currently kept on their property, and it is expected that the new state and local governments will present a proposal to install a new stationary pipe (or pipe station? nueva pipa estacionaria) with a capacity of dozens of cubic meters, to meet the demand.
It is noted that the old facility was closed more than a decade ago for failure to comply with safety standards, and the remains of the steel structure were removed due to corrosion. Currently the company delivers fuel to homes and businesses with same day requests, using three vehicles.
More than 170 families benefited from the propane tank exchange, and the next one is planned for November. This was the fourth exchange event, and took place at the Blue Dome in La Gloria, where Z-Gas company representative, Laura Castillo was interviewed.
|View from the rooms.
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. 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.