Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, October 18

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo is committed to protecting the environment  

Comprometido con protección ambiental

 Juan Carrillo impulsa crecimiento responsable del municipio

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 17 de octubre.-.
Leer más..Full article at this link.


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

Wed, Oct 19 at 5pm. Pink March The general public is invited to join the Pink March to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer from the Monument to the Fishermen (north end of Medina) to the La Triguena statue (by Town Square banos). Enjoy the music of Jose Aguilar and performances by the dance troupe Anoranzas, as well as food vendors.

For the second consecutive Sunday, a successful "Noches Magicas" event took place, and the cultural event was enjoyed by Island families. This included performances by invited singers Mirella Herrera and Jhair Jasso, and dance troupes "Los Sonidos de la Danza", "Son del Caribe" and "Entorno". Two awards for their outstanding participation were presented by the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, who was accompanied by his wife and by the Director of the ICA (Institute of Culture and Art), Carlos Ruben Perez Martin. The mayor thanked the audience and said there will be more of these Sunday events in the future. 

This morning the Mayor, Juan Carrillo, and his wife, Paola Orrico de Carrillo, Honorary President of the DIF, delivered their donation to the "Hygiene Rosa" campaign. He spoke about the importance of helping women in the mainland communities of the Agricultural Zone, Rancho Viejo, and Francisco May. As part of the month of the Fight Against Breast Cancer these toiletries are being collected, including soap, shampoo, sanitary towels, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, intimate soap, toilet paper, combs, body cream, lotion and talc. They may be dropped off at the DIF offices in La Gloria before Sunday, Oct. 23 between 9am and 2pm or at the entrance of the Town Hall. They will also have a table at Thursday's Artist Fair.

Help us facilitate the movement of all pedestrians and to avoid accidents.
Ayudemos a facilitar la circulación de todo peatón y evitar cualquier tipo de accidentes.

It is vitally important to maintain the natural wonders of our island in good condition. It is for this reason that the municipal president, Juan Carrillo, will work during his administration  for the protection of natural resources, in coordination with the three levels of government and the relevant agencies.  #islamujeres.
   He said that protection of the environment is not the exclusive responsibility of environmentalists and authorities, it is the responsibility of everyone. He said that during his period in office he will work with all sectors of society and the three levels of government for the protection and care of endangered species, such as turtles, including hawksbill, loggerhead, and greens, red crabs & blue crabs, and flamingos. 
     He said together the authorities and the pubic can create a new culture of environmental responsibility, and taking small actions, such as separating trash in the home, and caring for all species of flora and fauna, can make big changes. He said that if we take care of our environment and natural resources, we will have a better place to live. The City of Isla Mujeres will have public development policies that promote growth in a orderly, responsible fashion, respecting nature which is the main attraction of the municipality.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to FB page)

Tvisla Mujeres - Cleaning the graveyards of Isla mujeres for the celebration of Fieles Difuntos /The faithful departed Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Limpian los cementerios de Isla Mujeres para la celebración de los Fieles Difuntos

Tvisla Mujeres - SINTRA reports impounding more than 10 vehicles after detecting irregularities or lack of documentsFull article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Remite Sintra al corralón más de 10 vehículos tras detectar irregularidades o falta de documentos

Director of Traffic Police is looking for the owner of the " Clio " type car which was left in the predawn hours after being driven into a ditch Full article at this link
Dirección de Transito busca al propietario del "Clio" que fue abandonado esta madrugada después de dar el "banquetazo"

After two days, the owner of the abandoned Renault Clio hadn't appeared Full article at this link.

TVIsla Mujeres - Dos días y aun no aparece el dueño del Renault Clio abandonado en Isla Mujeres
   It has plates from the state of Tlaxcala (XWK 65 66). The police cordoned off the vehicle, but didn't want to drag it away since it has an automatic transmission which could become damaged. They expected the owner to appear today. There is no evidence of injuries, and it is considered strange that the owner has not appeared.

Tvisla Mujeres - New provisions by Traffic Police  in Isla mujeresFull article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Concientizan sobre nuevas disposiciones de transito en Isla Mujeres

    Last weekend, officers with the Traffic Police began a campaign to raise awareness about regulations that will be obligatory beginning October 25. Most of these are not new rules, but it is important to be aware that noncompliance can result in fines. 
 These obligations include:
   Wearing a seat belt
  Having a driver's license, plates, and registration card
  Wearing helmets in the correct manner
On the other hand, these are prohibited:
    Transporting more people than are permitted in the vehicle
    Driving while using a cell phone
    Driving under the influence of alcohol
    Fines can depend on seriousness, from 5 minimum daily salaries to 100. (The MDS is 72 pesos or ~$4usd, so from ~$20 to ~$400)

Tvisla Mujeres - Report of new robbery in the colonia Salina Grande in Isla MujeresFull article and photo at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Reportan nuevo robo en la colonia Salina Grande, en Isla Mujeres
   According to the woman who reported the information, the items included Bose sound equipment and a television and were worth more than 2000 dollars. The guest house in Salina Chica was apparently entered by a small space by the door, which was practically burned, so that it could be broken. The woman said she noticed the items were gone when she came to clean on Monday, while everything had been normal on Friday. The police cordoned off the scene.

At midday, Islanders were watching the arrival of a Cuban balsero boat off the east coast & commenting on social networks. According to the TVIM article, is presumed there were about 16-18 Cubans aboard the boat, but the 6-8 police officers who arrived on the scene only caught a half dozen. The wind & waves were picking up & it began to rain as they arrived, but fortunately they landed safely. TVIM video on their FB page HERE and story HERE 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Excessive tolerance for Aguakan  
Excesiva tolerancia para Aguakana.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      Residents are annoyed with Aguakan's habit of opening the roads to make repairs, and then not fixing the pavement like it was. A few days ago they opened a gap nearly half a square meter in size to repair a water leak, as well as one about 200 meters away, opposite the tower of the airfield.
      It is also recalled that they opened a one kilometer stretch in 2007, between colonia Salina Chica and La Gloria, that was never properly repaved, after that road had been renovated following Wilma in 2005.

Collection campaign for "Pink Hygiene"
Campaña de acopio “Higiene Rosa”[+] Ver mas Full article at this link
   This information has already been translated about the campaign to collect various feminine products and toiletries  for poor women in the Continental part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, which may be dropped off at the DIF offices in La Gloria before Sunday, Oct. 23 between 9am and 2pm or at the downstairs of the Town Hall. They will also have a table at Thursday's Artist Fair. Requested donations include soap, shampoo, sanitary towels, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, intimate soap, toilet paper, combs, body cream, lotion and talc

Lost control on "Devil's Curve"
Perdió el control en la “Curva del Diablo”[+] Ver mas Full article at this link
   The driver fled the scene after losing control of a silver compact vehicle (whose plate number is given) which skidded off the road near the "Curva de Diablo" (Devil's Curve), where other accidents have occurred.
       The vehicle had been traveling from north to south, and had already passed the most dangerous part of the curve. The vehicle jumped the curb and went into the underbrush, with no obvious structural damage, but it is presumed there was damage to its amortiguardores. It was to be taken to the impound yard where the owners arrival is expected to begin the process of assignment of responsibilities.
    The curve is properly marked, yet some drivers do not take enought care and skid, which has happened to national and foreign tourists, and even taxi drivers. In this area, there has been damage to motorcycles, golf carts, and small cars.

Golf carts at impound yard
     Nearly a dozen irregular (illegal) vehicles have been taken to the Police Impound yard, including several golf carts, according to the Department of Communications and Transport, of SINTRA. These include five rental golf carts, three Uber vehicles, and some cargo trucks, which were impounded as a result of inspections that began on October 11.

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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.

October events

Sunset ~6:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Oct. 15      6:20p  Full Moon
Oct. 16      7:09p
Oct. 17      8:01p
Oct. 18      8:55p
Oct. 19      9:51p
Oct. 20     10:49p
Oct. 21     11:46p

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

Thursday, Oct. 6  Artist Fair   4p  Casa de la Cultura  Participants include Isla Brewing, AMar Cocina Peruana, and Javi's Cantina

Oct. 8: 42nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

Oct. 9:  Day of Fishermen

Sunday, October 9: You're invited to the start of the program "Isla Mujeres Magic Nights" at 8pm on the Town Square.  A Sunday evening program of cultural and artistic events. Commemorating the XLII Anniversary of the creation of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.

Wednesday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Sunday, Oct. 16 Magic Nights 8pm Town Square
Wed, Oct 19 at 5pm. Pink March The general public is invited to join the Pink March to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer from the Monument to the Fishermen (north end of Medina) to the La Triguena statue (by Town Square banos). Enjoy the music of Jose Aguilar and performances by the dance troupe Anoranzas, as well as food vendors.

Thurs, Oct 20 Art Fair  Casa de Cultura 4-9p Art, Craft Beer, Food Vendors

 Fri, Oct 21 Pink Breakfast Benefit  Casa de Cultura 9am Participants are asked to wear pink or white to this benefit of "Por Siempre Viva" foundation and the prosthesis program. Ticket donations are 200 pesos and T shirts are 120 pesos, both available at the DIF offices 9a-4p.

Fri, Oct 21 Memorial to Ramon Bravo at his monument (entrance to Sac Bajo) 8am. Anniversary of his birth

Sat. Oct. 22  "CIRCUS SHOW" Dance Festival  Town Square 7:30p 4th anniversary of the Renatta Dance Studio with special guest dancers
Sun, Oct 23 NOCHES MAGICAS Celebration Town Square 8p

Monday, Oct. 31   Halloween

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos


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 westofcuba@gmail.com

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies for people with Diabetes. We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of gringos that live and visit your beautiful island. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers! PM Karen Rosenberg or Geovanny Avalos on FB for more information about this new non-profit organization created to serve the people of Isla Mujeres! (or email me at westofcuba@gmail.com) Please share this information. Thank you.

Sources for Storm Information:
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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. 

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