Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 16

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo met with entrepreneurs and listened to their input for the Municipal Development Plan  

Juan Carrillo, con los empresarios

Escucha sus propuestas para Plan de Desarrollo Municipal

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..
   The Director of Citizen Participation, Yuseli Lopez Tec, said more than 50 proposals were obtained from entrepreneurs at this meeting and a second meeting with them will be held to continue the formation of the Municipal Development Plan. The participants offered to collaborate with authorities on various issues, such as the area of safety & security, having better signage on the main streets and care of the beaches.
   The Mayor said, "We are working in a very timely manner, in coordination with the authorities of the three levels of government, to address the issues that are strategic to be solved in the municipality," 
    Through the citizen consultation modules and the "Platicando de Futuro" (Let's Discuss the Future) forums, the voices of the islanders come together to work together for the creation of a municipality that attends to their needs and provides them with a better quality of services. The officials invited the community to continue participating in these types of meetings because the construction of a better Isla Mujeres is everyone's job.

Super Moon causes flooding in streets and some yards 

Súper Luna provoca inundaciones

En calles y patios de algunas viviendas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  The effects of the Super Moon were noticed throughout most of the country yesterday, and there were effects on the island where several areas flooded, without a single drop of rain, which was caused by a rise in sea level, with the high tides. This will occur again in 16 years. These effects were also reported in Holbox, Rio Lagartos, and low laying areas of Cancun near the sea, among other locations.
    In Isla Mujeres,flooding occurred at the Posada Beach (Playa Centro),  along Rueda Medina Avenue (near the Fishermen's Monument), and along the street of the Middle School, "Benito Juarez". Some downtown businesses experienced flooding, as well as some yards of homes in the colonia neighborhoods. It is noted that after noon, some remained flooded.


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

6th Citizen Forum City Council Room Wednesday  11am

Throw your trash where it belongs, Let's make Isla Mujeres a cleaner municipality 
Tira tu basura en su lugar, hagamos de #IslaMujeres un municipio más limpio.

There is a video whose captions say: 
It is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The rays of the sun touch Mexico first here. Its beaches purify your body and soul. Unequaled nature and amazing landscapes. People who are extraordinary, friendly, and happy. There is no better place to live than.....Isla Mujeres.

We invite you to participate in the Citizen Forums "Let's Discuss the Future" which will be in your colonia soon
Te invitamos a participar en el foro ciudadano #PlatiquemosDelFuturo que pronto estará en tu colonia.

The 5th Citizen Forum "Let's Discuss the Future" was held this morning where business owners of Isla Mujeres shared their proposals with Mayor Juan Carrillo for the Municipal Development Plan 2016-2018.
Esta mañana se realizó el 5to foro ciudadano #PlatiquemosDelFuturo, en donde empresarios de la isla dieron a conocer sus propuestas al presidente Juan Carrillo, para el Plan de Desarrollo Municipal 2016-2018.

The City of Isla Mujeres, in coordination with the Municipal Women's Institute presented a series of talks on the theme "Violence in Dating" which was attended by 250 students of the Middle School "Benito Juarez", by psychologist Rosy Balam Ku.
El Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres en coordinación con la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer, realizó una serie de pláticas con el tema: "VIOLENCIA EN EL NOVIAZGO" en las cuales participaron 250 alumnos de la Secundaria Técnica "Presidente Juárez". La plática fue impartida por la psicóloga Rosy Balam Kú.

This is your opportunity! Attend the big job fair, "Empleo y servicios laborales"and find the job meant for you.
¡Esta es tu oportunidad! Asiste a esta gran feria de "Empleo y servicios laborales" y encuentra el trabajo indicado para ti.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Private initiative is essential in building a better Isla Mujeres:Mayor Carrillo 
La iniciativa privada es fundamental en la construcción de un mejor Isla Mujeres: JCS -…/

Erosion of North Beach of Isla Mujeres is exacerbated: Million of invested pesos are at risk.
Se agrava la erosión de playas al norte de Isla Mujeres; Millones de pesos invertidos en riesgo -…/

Everything is ready for the big sales of "Buen Fin" 
Todo listo para las grandes ofertas del "Buen Fin" -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Wanting another ferry company  
Necesario que entre otra navieral.. [+] Ver mas

The president of the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), Juan Carrillo Figueroa, joined many residents in expressing the opinion that the island needs another ferry company with more affordable prices. He said this would be favorable to generate more overnight local tourism and more economic activity. He said competition would lower prices, improve services, and generate more visitors.
    "We have come to realize that there are many people, especially families from Cancun, who were in the habit of spending Sunday, or even the whole weekend, on the  island, who no longer do so because of the cost involved. For a family of four or five, it is a considerable investment just for the ferry tickets. It is a reality that people from Cancun have stopped eating at our restaurants, occupying our hotel rooms, using beach services, and renting golf carts. This is no longer happening," he said.
      It is noted that until October, the island community had been hoping for the arrival of ferries of the company Barcos del Caribe, which is owned by the family of former state Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, and it had been said they would be operation in late summer. At this point, the word around town is that the General Director of API, Alicia Ricalde Magana will do everything in her power to prevent the entry of Barcos del Caribe. However the community hopes that if another company is interested in taking over the route, that no obstacles will be placed in their way and the monopoly of Ultramar could finally be broken.

Port remained open for general navigation 
Se mantiene el puerto abierto a la navegación [+] Ver mas
   The weather remained pleasant on Tuesday, with a good influx of visitors to the beaches, mostly foreign, tho domestic tourists were also seen. The port of Isla Mujeres remained open for all types of navigation without restrictions, although caution was advised because northern winds were expected which could gust up to 40kph.
  The Harbor Master, Miguel Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said that although the Super Moon of November 14 caused an increase in the tide, which caused water to invade some parts of the roads of the island, there were no reports of any mishaps at any of the marinas or piers. He noted that a Norte/cold front is approaching, and a weather forecast is given (The sea was calm yesterday, which is typical before a norte, and today it has arrived with increased wind and whitecaps, from the north, with blue skies and sunshine, at noon.)

Island families are not in danger  
Familias isleñas no corren peligro. [+] Ver mas
   The City is in full coordination with Federal forces to avoid any repetition of events such as last Tuesday, when a taxi driver was fatally shot in his vehicle, which caused consternation among islanders, who are not accustomed to this type of event.
     Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis said that before the end of the year there will be five more units of the municipal police, Policia Preventiva, consisting of two patrols and three motor patrols, to increase security on the island and in the Continental Zone. In an interview, the Mayor said the execution of the taxi driver was an isolated incident and a product of statewide events where there is a war between criminal elements, and islanders can be assured that their lives and their families are not in danger. He said, "We are working in full coordination with the PGR and the Navy so that events such as that of last week will not be repeated."
     When asked about the surge of home burglaries that have affected the community, the mayor acknowledged that there were many during the first days of his administration, but said this has declined in recent days. He revealed that they have detected a suspect, who the police are investigating, and this vigilance inhibits him from continuing to steal.
    The Mayor was interviewed at the end of the Citizen's Forum that was held with entrepreneurs during which representatives of various commercial sectors and of the tourism industry raised their concerns, which included the breathalyzer program, erosion of the beaches, poor signage on the streets, garbage, obstructed sidewalks, public transportation, and excessive noise from some bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, among other concerns.
    Regarding the signs, the Mayor said there will be an investment of 1.2 million pesos for signage downtown and in the colonias. He said the breathalyzer is parejo (equal) and no one whose results are positive will avoid the sanction, no matter who they are. The Mayor has also issued instructions to the Director of Public Safety,  (Police Chief) Jaime Alberto Ongay Ortiz, to prevent motorcycles from having extra passengers. This led to the subject of public transportation, and Mayor Juan Carrillo promised to begin accepting bids next year.

Ban on two types of shark  
Veda a dos tipos de tiburones [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  In February, an international ban was placed on the fishing of two species of shark, which are locally known as "zorro" and "sedoso", however the National Confederation of Fishing Cooperatives  were not informed until September.  Other species of shark may be continue to be captured, except during the May and June, when there is a ban on fishing for them.  The president of the Regional Federation of the State Fishing Societies said it is not uncommon to find 'zorro' and 'sedoso' sharks in Caribbean waters, where the predominant species are  tintorera, cornuda, blanco, tigre, toro y curro, (blue, white, tiger, bull, and ?curro), among others.
      On another topic, Councilman Baltazar Gómez Catzín,said the strong depreciation of the peso could cause a significant increase in the price of lobster, which the fishermen generally sell to the hotels and restaurants of Isla Mujeres, Cancun, and the Maya Riviera, where in turn they are offered to diners at much higher prices than their purchase cost. He said, "Since the beginning of the season, the price has been maintained at 350 peos/kilo of live lobster and 550-600 for a kilo of tails, but with the strong rise of the dollar, it has been recommended that the cooperatives consider increasing the price of lobster, which is mainly sold to the gastronomic industry, who sell to their customers in dollars."

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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)

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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