Monday, November 21, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 21

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo is keeping promises to islanders with sanitation program: Truck repaired  

Les cumple Juan Carrillo

A isleños, con programa de saneamiento integral: Reparan camión

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 
    The large trash transport truck (la gondola), which has a capacity of 40 tons, has been reactivated, to achieve the goal of removing all of the accumulated garbage at the Trash Transfer Facility and having it completely clean in four weeks.
   The municipal Director of Public Services, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalé, said that under instructions from Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, four days ago they began a massive removal of garbage. To date, more than 300 tons have been transferred to the mainland landfill at Rancho Viejo in the Continental Zone. This represents a savings to the City treasury, since previous plans had been to rent large trucks to do this work.
      The Mayor made a promise to keep the Trash Transfer facility clean, and to have it used for holding the daily garbage for a few hours before it is placed in large trucks for transfer across the sea to the mainland. The accumulated trash, whose odors upset the neighbors, is expected to be completely removed by mid December.
   The Director said that clean up work is being done day and night, and meanwhile, the trash collection service has become more efficient in the colonias, and in the Hotel Zone of Punta Sam (on the mainland).  He said, "Now the collection trucks pass by regularly and trash bags are no longer accumulating in the streets in front of houses or on the corners. Soon, with the addition of new vehicles, the service will be completely orderly (regularizara) on a new schedule, for the benefit of all residents."

SIRESOL should begin paying in 2017

Siresol pagará por convenio establecido

Contraprestación de Ley

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 
  The company Solución Integral de Residuos Sólidos (Siresol)  (Solid Waste Integral Solution), which represents the Municipality of Benito Juarez (City of Cancun) should being paying Isla Mujeres approximately 2.4 million pesos yearly in 2017. This agreement has already been examined by SIRESOL, and was presented before the State Congress. There is no record of previous years payments to the City of Isla Mujeres, which indicates that it may not have been charged or collected, because the money does not appear in any municipal accounts. 
       The agreement is for SIRESOL to pay the island municipality 200,000 pesos monthly, for an annual total of 2.4 million pesos. The necessary procedures have been put before the authorities of the Benito Juarez municipality that this will be effective as of January, 2017, and that the SIRESOL company must make this payment, according to Isla Mujeres Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis. He said if there are nay delays in payment, a retroactive payment must be made because these resources will be included in the Isla Mujeres budget (Ley de Ingresos).  (This is a fee for use of the landfill by Cancun (aka Benito Juarez municipality) since the facility is located in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. As noted, it has not been successfully collected.)

Hotels & restaurants resume hiring 

Abunda chamba en hoteles

Y restaurantes

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ISLA MUJERES, 20 de noviembre.-
Leer más...Full article at this link 
 This information has been translated previously.


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

This Sunday for Noches Magicas / Magical Nights there was a presentation full of color, rhythm, and entertainment by dance troupes and invited artists. Participants included the dance troupe Entorno y Mestizas de Agua Salada, the dancers of the Polynesian dance class of the Casa de la Cultura, and the singer Aldahir Davila. They received awards for participation from the Director of the Institute of Culture and Arts, Ruben Perez Martin, who presented them in lieu of Mayor Juan Carrillo.
Este domingo de #NochesMágicas se vistió de color, ritmo y sabor con la presentación de agrupaciones de danza y artistas invitados
Se contó con la partición de los grupos de danza Entorno y Mestizas de Agua Salada, el taller de danzas polinesias de la casa de la cultura, el taller folclórico Mi México Querido y el cantante Aldahir Dávila, quienes recibieron reconocimientos de participación en manos del director del Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes, Rubén Pérez Martín a nombre del presidente municipal, Juan Carrillo.

Your opinion can help Isla Mujeres grow and improve. Participate at the following link.
Con tu opinión ayudas a que #IslaMujeres crezca y mejore. Participa entrando en el siguiente link
Improved public lighting
Efficient resolution of problems and documents
Improved training for police
Improved tourism services
Help for small businesses
Sports improvements
More trash cans

Help keep the island clean to maintain a image of the island that is clean and dignified for the islanders.  Everyone is responsible for keeping our island clean.
Contribuyamos en la limpieza de la isla para que siga manteniendo una imagen limpia y digna para los isleños.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Effective actions to protect and preserve the environment-
Acciones efectivas para proteger y preservar el medio ambiente -…/

Islanders take advantage of the sales for "Buen Fin"
También los Isleños aprovechan el "Buen Fin" -…/

Facilitating the procedures and the sanction for irregularities in the dock closure at Puerto Juarez
Agilizan dictamen y sanción por irregularidades en el muelle clausurado en Puerto Juárez -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Navy continues celebrations 
La Semar continúa la celebracióni.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  As part of the events commemorating the CVI (106th) anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, the Navy held a ceremony Sunday morning awarding decorations for consecutive years of active service in the Navy, for 10, 15, 20, and 25 years.  Promotions were awarded to personnel based on merit, aptitude and professional competence, and were given to seven people, including officers, non coms (clases), and seamen, in accordance with the Law of Advancement of the Mexicna Navy. The traditional parade was held on Friday on the island and on Saturday on the mainland. (See yesterday's City section for photos).

Clearing out the Trash Transfer Facility 
Ya sanean la zona de transferencia .. [+] Ver mas
This is the same information that is translated above in the DQR section

Parrot Fish lacks protection under Mexican Law  
Pez loro, sin ley que lo proteja en México. [+] Ver mas
    Despite requests from the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, who are part of the Mesoamerican Reef System (SAM), Mexico has not enacted any law to protect the parrot fish against the decline of its population by illegal capture. This species has enormous significance because they are responsible for the cleaning of corals and they "manufacture" sand. Environmentalists say SEMARNAT  published a list of species at risk of extinction, but did not include this fish.
      A list of 40 land and marine animals that have serious survival problems, such as the manatee,  deer corals and elk horn corals, was published by the National Commission on Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) last September. It did not consider this important fish, which is eaten by coastal families and even tourists in the Mexican Caribbean, although it does not appear officially on the seafood marketing list. However, its illegal capture is the cause of the problem.
      There was a study to justify the establishment of the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, (which has generated a great deal controversy since publication about the project occurred in April 2016), which involved the 14 reserves located on the coast of Quintana Roo (6 National parks, 4 biospheres and another for the protection of flora and fauna). The total surface area of these ​​marine and land environments is 5,662,859.1 hectares; which almost the same size as Quintana Roo, according to CONANP's study.
    A study says that Mexico is has been recognized historically as one of the most important countries because of its biodiversity, since approximately 12% of the species that inhabit the planet live in Mexico. In addition to biodiversity in terms of large numbers of species, the country also has an unparalleled wealth of communities and ecosystems, ranging from sub-alpine grasslands and glacier peaks to the coral reefs of the Caribbean.
         Over-exploitation, changes in land use and habitat fragmentation by productive activities, introduction of exotic species, trafficking in plants and animals, occurrence of emerging diseases, climate change and pollution have effects that may jeopardize the continuity of species and their populations.

  Risk to Parrot Fish
    Of the four countries that comprise the Mesoamerican Reef System, Mexico does not have a ban on the capture of parrot fish, which has given rise to concerns by environmental associations of those countries, who want Mexico to join in with this ban, in order to facilitate the recovery of this species who enable the corals to remain healthy. 
       Officials associated with the National Parks of Isla Mujeres-Cancun, Contoy Island, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, and Tulum say that although the parrot fish is not a commercial species, it is sold 'under the table' and offered at restaurants. This bad practice affects the already low population of the this herbivorous fish, which in turn places the coral reefs at risk, since these fish eat the algae that cover the corals. In Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize, where guidelines are in effect to protect this species, it appears that the corals in their area are healthier. 
    In 2012, there were 63 sites being monitored in the Mexican Caribbean. A member of the association "Healthy Reefs" (Arrecifes Saludables) Marisol Rueda Flores, reported that over two years the decrease in the biomass of parrot fish  "went from being regular to being critical". In 2008, there were 2515 parrot fish, but in 2010 the population dropped to 820 due to the invasion of lion fish, who eat all types of marine species.    Last year, representatives of CONANP  announced they were preparing a request to present to the Chamber of Deputies (legislature) to enact a law prohibiting fishing for this species. Meanwhile, officials of that unit have held meetings with fishing cooperatives and environmental associations to communicate the nature of the situation.

Characteristics of Parrot Fish
       The varieties of the species  range in length from 30 to 130 centimeters. A recent National Geographic documentary about corals said,  "It is difficult to decide which of the unique characteristics of parrotfish is the most surprising."          Their diet consists essentially of algae that they extract from the chunks of coral that are released from the reefs. "They grind the coral with teeth located in their throats to extract the polyps from the algae. After ingesting the coral, parrot fish defecate sand. "     
        There is also the unusual nature of the gender of parrot fish, which changes repeatedly throughout their lives. Meanwhile, the colors and designs on its body make its classification very difficult, since they vary enormously even among the males, the females, and the youngest parrot fish of the same species.            At night, some species of parrot fish are covered with a transparent cocoon made of a mucous membrane which they secrete from an organ in their heads. Scientists believe that this covering conceals their odor, making it difficult for nocturnal predators, such as moray eels, to find them. Parrot fish are close to the labrids and are found in abundance in the tropical reefs of the oceans around the world. There are about 80 identified species.

Cahuameros Nueva Generacion trounced the Tulum Jaguars  
Cahuameros humillan a domicilio a unos débiles Jaguares de Tulum. [+] Ver mas
   The Isla Mujeres Cahuameros Nueva Generacion became contenders for the title in the Basketball Major League when they beat the Tulum Jaguars with a comfortable lead of 109 to 37 in the first game on Saturday night, and 105 to 47 in the second game on Sunday. This is their third win this season, with one loss. Next weekend they will play the Alphas of Cancun at the renovated Convention Center, which is expected to have a full house, as is usual with this rivalry of three decades.

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November events

Sunset ~6:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13      5:44p

Nov. 14      6:37p  Full Moon
Nov. 15      7:34p
Nov. 16      8:33p
Nov. 17      9:34p
Nov. 18     10:33p
Nov. 19     11:31p

 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

Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas  Music & Dance Performances

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos  No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup  as Catrinas Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB.

Thursday, Nov 3  Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
  Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the 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, as well as free reading glasses 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 Americans who live and visit your beautiful island.

Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm  performance by the graduates of the Polynesian dancing classes of the Casa de la Cultura.

Sunday, Nov. 5 Magic Nights of the Souls at 8pm on the Town Square. Festival of the Living for the Dead.

Friday, Nov. 11   You are invited to enjoy a performance by the Federal Police Mariachi band at 8pm in the Town Square. They are 14 professional officers who are also professional musicians.

Thursday, Nov. 17 Artist's Fair 4-9 Casa de la Cultura
Art by Liwlig Larsen
Nov. 18-21 Buen Fin (Sales)

Friday, Nov. 18 8:30  Parade commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Revolutionary War
Sunday, Nov. 20  Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)

 At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.

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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