Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 9

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

The Mayor invites high school students to "Construct a Future Together" 

A “construir futuro juntos”

Invita Juan Carrillo a alumnos del Colegio de Bachilleres

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this lin.
 The mayor held a forum at the high school in the Continental Zone

Taxi driver fatally shot 

Asesinan a joven taxista

En lo que fue la primera ejecución del año en Isla Mujeres, solitario sicario le dispara en el cuello frente a Monumento al Maestro

Cecilia solis

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de noviembre.-
Leer más. Full article at this link.. 
    On Tuesday, just before 7pm, a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots at the Paseo de las Aves, in colonia Amplification la Gloria. In what is presumed to be an act of organized crime, the driver of taxi #35, Ismael Cupul Trejo, 31, was fatally shot in the neck, in front of the Teacher's Monument. It is noted that this is the first execution of the year in Isla Mujeres, and that the driver lived here.


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

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.

Take advantage of the discounts that the City of #IslaMujeres offers for Buen Fin, 18 to 21 November.
Aprovecha las promociones que el Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres a través de la Tesorería Municipal tienen para ti durante el Buen Fin que se llevará a cabo del 18 al 21 de noviembre.

This afternoon Mayor Juan Carrillo attended the swearin in of Jose Martin Samano as chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, Quintana Roo delegation.
Esta tarde el presidente Juan Carrillo asistió a la toma de protesta de José Martín Sámano como presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Locutores, Delegación Quintana Roo.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Taxi driver fatally shot 
Ejecutan de varios disparos a un taxista en Isla Mujeres; No hay pistas del asesino -…Full article at this link/
This says the driver of taxi #35, Ismael C.T., 31, was shot and killed at 6:30 last evening near the CENDI facility on prolongation Jesus Martinez Ross. At the time this article was written, investigators lacked clues regarding the identity of the assassin, who is presumed to have left on foot.
  The Chief of Police (el director de Seguridad Pública de Isla Mujeres), Jaime Alberto Ongey Ortíz, responded to the rumor about other executions in Isla Mujeres by saying it was completely untrue. There has just been one case.

Asking Mayor Remberto Estrada to pay Isla Mujeres for use of the landfill.
Exhortan al alcalde Remberto Estrada a que pague a Isla Mujeres por el uso del Relleno Sanitario -…Full article at this link/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Waiting for the winter season 
A la espera de la temporada invernal. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Merchants, restaurateurs, coffee shop owners and other entrepreneurs are reporting a slight increase in sales and say this October is better than last year. They are awaiting winter season when higher levels of economic activity occur. Canadians and Americans fleeing cold weather have begun to arrive, but their presence will be more noticeable after the end of November and into December.

Little demand for boat tours 
Poca demanda de servicios náuticos.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Nov. 8 Although weather conditions are good for all types of nautical activities, the tour operators reported a medium demand for their services. The fishermen were unable to work very far from the coast. Hotel occupancy is increasing slowly and for the first week in October had an overall average of 53% of which 51% was reported by HIM and 56% by the other hotels. A weather report is given. The port remained open for navigation by all vessels with caution advised for smaller boats.

Start of public forums "Let's Discuss the Future"
Inició el foro “Platiquemos del Futuro” [+] Ver masFull article at this link
This took place on the mainland.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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.

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.

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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