Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 29

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Mayor Juan Carrillo meets with state & federal authorities to provide more security for tourists & residents 

Juan Carrillo, por más seguridad

Para turistas y habitantes del municipio: Se reúne con autoridades estatales y federales

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full Article at this link
- In order to manage resources to increase security, Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, met with Roberto Rojas and Alonso Esquivias Salgado, regional coordinator of the Southeast and deputy director of Vinculacion of the National Executive Ministry Of Public Security, respectively; as well as with Acroy Mendoza Ramírez, state executive secretary of Quintana Roo.
        The Mayor explained that working together with the authorities of the three levels of government is important to ensure that sufficient resources are available for the island to invest in security. He said that during his administration this is an issue which he is working on tirelessly, because  the safety and well-being of island families and visitors is a priority. He emphasized that these resources are required for the equipping and training police officers so that they provide better services. 
      "We are working to ensure the well-being of citizens, our tourists, and their families. This issue (security) is very important for me. During this administration we will hold meetings with state and federal authorities to continue searching for the resources to improve the police force and their equipment, "said the Island Mayor. 
       With these actions, Juan Carrillo Soberanis reaffirms his commitment to work for the security of Isla Mujeres, both on the island and in the Continental Zone, so he said he will continue to hold these meetings with state and federal authorities...

Patron Saint Festivities begin

Bajan de su nicho a la Inmaculada Concepción

Inician fiestas patronales

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  The Patron Saint Festivities began with the taking down of the icon of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception from her niche,in the downtown church of the same name,  followed by a procession thru the streets. There was a performance by the dance troupe "The Mestizas de Agua Salada"and by the band "Los Marlins". There will be daily activities, see the events section below for the performances on the Town Square and main processions.
    In addition to these activities, there will be the events by the 24 guilds, which include groups, companies, agencies, unions and various sectors of Isla Mujeres. The activities of the guilds begin Tuesday with the Public Security Department and Wednesday with the Tourist Cooperative "Isla Bonita".

Here are the events by the guilds (from this FB link.)


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

Tonight the festivities began in honor of the Patron Saint the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, which is a beautiful tradition of the islanders, that is celebrated each year with colorful dances.
Esta noche iniciaron las fiestas patronales en honor a la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción. Una hermosa tradición que orgullosamente representa a los isleños, la cual, cada año se celebra con coloridos bailes.

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 Sports competitions for young adults (and chess) at the municipal level for elimination toward National Youth Competition 2017 
No te pierdas de esta gran oportunidad. ¡Inscríbete!

There is a post and photos of a free health clinic event in the Continental Zone in the mainland part of the municipality.

This is the link for citizens to participate in giving their opinions "Discussing the Future"
#PlatiquemosDelFuturo. Tú también únete a esta consulta ciudadana para que tus propuestas sean tomadas en cuenta.
Participa entrando al siguiente link
: http://islamujeres.gob.mx/consulta-ciudadana/

Dec. 4 "Charlie & Friends" Marathon 

One of  commitments of  Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis to the citizens of Isla Mujeres was to improve public lighting, with maintenance and renovations, to have a better lit and safer municipality.  Como parte de los compromisos del presidente Juan Carrillo, asumido ante los ciudadanos, mejora el servicio del alumbrado público con el mantenimiento y rehabilitación del alumbrado público, para brindarle un mejor servicio a la ciudadanía y contar con un municipio más iluminado y seguro.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Patron Saint Festival begins in Isla Mujeres 
Inician las Fiestan Patronales de Isla Mujeres - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/inician-las-fiestan-patron…/

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Security of residents and visitors is my priority. 
La seguridad de habitantes y visitantes es mi prioridad: Juan Carrillo - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/la-seguridad-de-habitantes…/

Emilio Sosa Medina, a man who recycles paper and transforms it into art...
Emilio Sosa Medina, un hombre que que recicla papel y las transforma en arte - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/emilio-sosa-medina-un-homb…/

APIRQRoo invites ferry companies to bid on a route Chetumal-Belize and Chetumal-Ixcalak 
Apiqroo convoca a navieras para invertir en la ruta Chetumal-Belice y Chetumal-Ixcalak - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/apiqroo-convoca-a-navieras…/

Improving public lighting in Isla Mujeres  
Mejora servicio de alumbrado Público en Isla Mujeres - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/mejora-servicio-de-alumbra…/

APIQRoo: Beginning the Cruise season for Cozumel & Mahahual  
Inicia la temporada de Cruceros para Cozumel y Mahahual: APIQROO - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/inicia-la-temporada-de-cru…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Festivals for the Virgin of Guadalupe 
Fiestas por la Virgen de Guadalupe [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   This article is about festivities in the Agricultural Zone of the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. It also notes that young people with the Universidad del Caribe, in conjunction with Amigos de la Zona Agricola distributed food baskets to fifty families. .

Donation to Rehabilitation Facility 
Entregan donativo al CRIM de Isla Mujeres[+] Ver masFull article at this link
       The Board of Directors of the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes, led by its president, Leonel Povedano Castillo, gave a donation to the director of the Center for Rehabilitation of Isla Mujeres (CRIM), Jessica Contreras Gomez. In the next few days the hotel association plans to donate 'blancas" (lit "whites" & I think it means linens).  Sr. Povedano was accompanied by vice president Gerardo Magana Barragan.
     They also spoke about the upcoming annual "Friendship Award" event which gives recognition to tourists who visit annually, saying they want to make visitors aware they can use the CRIM facilities for therapies, and their donations will help improve the facility. Sr. Magana said they are encouraging the hoteliers of their association to donate items in good condition which they are no longer using.

Cahuamero Basketball team in the lead  
      In regional basketball, the Cahuameros Nueva Generación are ranked as leaders in the Major Basketball League, above the Dorados of Playa del Carmen and the Islanders of Cozumel, who are in the second and third place respectively. The Isla Mujeres team won twice, with identical scores of 88-57 points against the Alphas de Agharta of Chetumal. 
           This places Isla Mujeres in the lead by a difference of 203 points, while Playa del Carmen is 63 points ahead of Cozumel.  Next weekend the islanders will travel to Playa del Carmen to compete against the team of Edwin "Pajarito" Sanchez.

New stage of usage for the Casa de la Cultura   
Nueva etapa de uso en la Casa de la Cultura.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The renovated building of the Casa de la Culture is undergoing a new stage of use, with a program of activities that includes a variety of workshops. Additionally, next week a  digital library will open, and in 2017 a conventional library that be inaugurated. said the director of the Institute of Culture and Arts of Isla Mujeres, Ruben Perez Martin.The library "Josefa Adame Solis" will have 3400 new books as well as a good number from the previous library collection.
   He said the POA for 2017 (Annual Operational Plan) includes the continuation of the Magical Nights performances on Sundays on the Town Square, and Magical Saturdays in the Continental Zone. It includes the Founder's Festival next August, as well as activities celebrating the arrival of the Spaniards 500 years ago. He said all financial activities and business contributions are being done with transparency, with official receipts, to ensure confidence for the taxpayers. Residents are invited to visit the Casa de la Cultura, where there are free activities, and workshops and training classes are given, with some providing knowledge to gain private income. 
    In response to a question, the Director explained that there are five artistic groups and local academies involved with the programs for the Magic Nights on the island and Continental Zone, where are supplemented with other local artistic groups from nearby municipalities, without having to disburse public resources, except basic assistance.  He clarified that these are not paid, prominent artists, and it turns out that there are many cultural promoters who are looking for venues such as Isla Mujeres to publicize their products. In this manner, a program has been arranged for February, because this particular program has been very successful.

Fragile Chacmuchuch lagoon
A cuidar el sistema lagunar Chacmuchucht.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis visited the Chacmuchuch lagoon in the continental area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, and spoke about the need to increase efforts to protect and preserve this fragile ecosystem from increasing recreational and touristic activities. There are about 250 species of flora and fauna in the lagoon and its wetlands are, including a colony of pink flamingos.
      He instructed the head of the Environment and Ecology Department, José Angel Vega Macías, to establish strategies for the care and protection of the environment, since the arrival and nesting of a colony of pink flamingos. These birds are considered at risk of extinction and currently protected by the Mexican Government.
        He explained that the conditions in the lagoon are conductive for the birds to establish it as their habitat. He asked the general population to assist in caring for and protecting the lagoon and its surrounding wetlands, in order to that 250 species who inhabit it may continue to live there.
    He said, "It is everyone's responsibility to take care of our natural resources. This is a space (the lagoon) that we can all enjoy, as long as we do it without affecting the species that live there, and we must work together to teach children respect for nature ".        
        He said the practice of extreme sports in the area, such as kitesurfing and the entry of SUVs into the lagoon area, are beginning to pose a danger to the community of pink flamingos, and to a wide variety of wild birds and the mangroves.
       He invited residents and visitors to work together at protecting this sensitive area of ​​the municipality. "Conduct each visit with responsibility by carrying out your trash, and above all, avoid disturbing the animals that inhabit the lagoon," he recommended.

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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 vivientes..living 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.  https://www.facebook.com/events/322448854785481/

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)

Festivities for the Patron Saint the Virgin of Immaculate Conception on the Town Square

Nov. 28 Opening at 8p with the band Los Marlins .
Nov. 28, The Mestizas de Agua Salada;
Nov. 29, Folkloric dance troupe: Son del Caribe at 7:30p;
Nov. 30th, Academy La Isleña;
Dec. 1 Cavalcade (Horse procession) in Honor of the Virgin, noon;
Dec. 2, Dance group Añoranzas;
Dec. 3, Dance group Entorno and musical group Mar & Arena
Dec. 4, Dance Studio Renatta and Academia La Isleña;
Dec. 5,  Mestizas de Agua Salada;
Dec. 5, Dance group Entorno;
Dec. 6  Caravan procession at 6:30,
Dec. 7 Yucatan band Picante Plus will perform and “Las Mañanitas” will be sung to the Virgin
Dec. 8 Boat Procession of the Virgin in the Bay 3pm

 Dec. 1 Artist Fair 4-9 Casa Cultura

Dec. 4 "Charlie & Friends" Marathon 

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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