Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday September 21

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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Third annual municipal governmental report 

Siempre se actuó de buena fe: Agapito

Entrega el tercer informe de gobierno municipal a regidores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
See City section below...


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

Celebrate this 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.
Here is a recording of Javier Ruibal, a Spanish musician, singing "La Reina de Isla Mujeres"  Link to video  

Third annual municipal governmental report by Mayor

In compliance with the provisions of Articles 45 & 46 of the Regulations of the Municipality of Isla Mujeres the City Council held its 14th Public Formal Session in which Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez presented his Third Governmental Report.
       The event was attended by the full City Council and  Francisco Amaro Betancourt,who represented the Executive Branch (Poder Ejecutivo) and Gilberto Herrera Solís, who represented the Judicial Brance (Poder Judicial). It was held in the newly renovated City Council Room, and attended by officials from three branches of government, guests from areas of politics, business, and sports, and friends and relatives of the Mayor and the Council.
    A six minute video was shown highlighting the most significant works and actions of this administration, which will conclude in the last moments of September 29th. The Mayor read a document containing the Third Governmental Report, in compliance with Article 90 of Section 11 of the Law of Municipalities of Quintana Roo. The City Council acknowledged the delivery of the document, which is a status report for the third year of the municipal administration, whose period is 2013-2016.
     In his speech, the Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez said during the daily work, he always acted in good faith and always worked with a great deal of love for his home island, Isla Mujeres. He said, "I want to recognize each director, each area manager, and each employee for their professionalism, dedication, effort, time, and commitment to this administration, giving good accounts and results for the three areas that make up the municipality: the island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural Zone.

On Monday, an event was held for the protection of Blue Crabs, with volunteers from different schools, NGO's, companies, and the general public, coordinated by the Department of Ecology, with the goal of protecting the Blue Crabs and raising awareness about the importance of protecting and preserving this species.
Con la participación de voluntarios de diferentes planteles escolares, ONG´s, empresas y público en general, la Dirección de Ecología llevó a cabo este lunes la Brigada de Protección al Cangrejo Azul 2016.
El objetivo de la brigada es crear conciencia entre la población sobre la importancia de proteger y preservar esta especie.

Campaign for the protection of crabs... let them pass and don't run them over!
Campaña de protección al cangrejo.¡Déjalos pasar, no los aplastes!
 #IslaMujeres #PuebloMágico #Cangrejo

Protect yourself from the sun.
Remember to wear a cap or hat.

Protégete del sol.
Recuerda usar una gorra o sombrero
#IslaMujeres #PuebloMágico


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Controversy over closure of Cuban restaurant  
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   The municipal Director of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion), Jorge Mejia, said the closure seals were applied to the Cuban restaurant "El Varadero" following a petition by the company which holds the business in possession, as a result of a legal complaint, which is the result of a family disagreement. The official, who gave an interview following the presentation of the Third Annual Governmental Report, explained that the closure was a result of a direct request made to the municipal government, by the company which has a lawsuit against those the proprietors of the restaurant "El Varadero".
      Rafael Burgos Rios, who spent great efforts building this signature restaurant, said this is not right. He says the closure of the business was orchestrated by his brother, Alvaro Burgos Rios, who used his political clout because the Mayor allegedly owes him favors.
       Sr. Rafael Burgos said, "The attacks have not stopped; the first was for allegedly stealing 4000 pesos that I took out of the receipts of my own restaurant. When that didn't work, they invented this closure. But they gave no real reasons for this closure, and now they are threatening to have the State Treasury (Hacienda Estatal) apply a closure. In fact, I read a letter that my brother's company sent to Agapito, which demands the closure of my business, because it affects their interests."  He said if his brother has something against him, be it debts or other pain, he should state them, rather than behaving badly.
       He said Friday the municipal Enforcement (Fiscalizacion) inspectors from the municipal Treasury office arrived and, "They said they had been sent to close me down, and gave no further explanation. Now the head of the State Treasury (Hacienda Estatal) is also threatening closure, because they only have a few days left in office, and then this stupid behavior should stop."

Nearly 11 million pesos invested in Public Works 
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   The municipal Director of Public Works, Miguel Caballero, said that in 2016 nearly 11 million pesos were invested in Public Works. He said in addition to what was done on the island, there is another package of public works about to start on the mainland, and there are three sets of public works financed by SEDATU which will be completed under the next administration.
      He said from FORTAMUN (Fund for Contributions to Improve Municipalities) there was about 5 million pesos invested in repaving the main roads of the island. There was work done at the Senior Citizen's park, including building the wall that fell down in October 2015 and other renovations. A perimeter wall was build around the lagoon in front of the Community Hospital. A pedestrian path was built up to North Beach. At the Parque de las Tortugas there were various renovations including installation of wooden playground equipment, paint, sidewalks, drains, and other work.
        There are 2.2 million pesos in funds from FISM to construct two classrooms on the mainland, and to improve street lighting.
      The outgoing administration is about to start three projects financed by SEDATU with nearly four million pesos which include two works by the Habitat program. These are the second stage of the cycle path around Salina Grande and signs in the whole area. The third project is the renovation and rehabilitation of the Hormiguitas Park, with bathrooms and playground equipment. These projects will be started during this administration and completed during the next one.

Mayor-elect meets with BANOBRAS 
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   The Mayor-elect, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, met with the general Director of BANOBRAS, with the goal of establishing communication and relationships with the institutions that affect social development with the use of resources for public works, for the benefit of the community.
       The Mayor-elect said they  will work with transparency and in compliance with current regulations, making all coordinated efforts visible, between his municipal administration and the leading Mexican banking institution for development.
           He said, "It is a priority that our governmental projects meet the new regulations and that we are aware of the range of products and services that this financial institution offers to municipalities in the area of financing for productive investment." He said the members of his administration for 2016-2018 will work to ensure that future generations will have a higher quality of services. To achieve these results, it is essential to have ongoing, continual communication with the institutions of all three levels of government.
    He said, "We will establish a strategy to attract resources to the municipality that will increase the number of quality public works and will have social impact, with the goal of improving the quality of life for the islanders."

Third & final municipal governmental report
Presentó su tercer y último informe de gobierno. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

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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

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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