Friday, January 20, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, January 20

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Keeping his promises to islanders to improve the quality of life

Mejor calidad de vida

Compromiso de Juan Carrillo con isleños

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-
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See translation below

Human Rights commission report for the Mayor  

Harley entrega informe a Edil

Sobre situación en derechos humanos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-.
  Full article at this link
See translation below

Five people arrested with drugs in less than 24 hours 

“Barren” con narcos

En menos de 24 horas caen 5 en IM

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-
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  The first arrest occurred "in a casual manner" at 4pm when those in possession of drugs were speeding in a van or truck (camioneta),  near Isla 33 condos in Amplification la Gloria. They tired to evade police, and to sneak away to downtown, but the black truck or van was intercepted at the municipal Mercado with three men and three women inside. Of these six, four were arrested, three men and one woman, and the latter verbally assaulted the police officers. They were taken to the police station and the truck was impounded and later they were taken to the Vicefiscalía de la Zona Norte, in Cancun for processing.
     The second case occurred before noon today at the Maritime Terminal in Isla Mujeres where officers detained a person in possession of drugs. The person also also taken to the police facilities and then to Cancun.

Celebrating Alcoholics Anonymous anniversary 

Celebra aniversario con trabajo

Alcohólicos Anónimos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.


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

This afternoon at the 7th Regular Session of the City Council they discontinued the "Institute of Youth, Sport, and Recreation" and created the "Institute of Youth" and the "Institute of Sports & Recreation".
The was also a vote to decree a celebration every Jan. 24 of the birth of composer and musician Virgilio “Chino” Fernández Tejero.  
Esta tarde se llevó a cabo la séptima Sesión Ordinaria de Cabildo en donde se aprobó la desaparición del "Instituto de la Juventud, el deporte y la Recreación" para que se realice la creación del "Instituto de la Juventud" y el "Instituto del Deporte y Recreación".
Asimismo, se sometió a votación el acuerdo por el cual se decreta el día 24 de enero de cada año para la celebración del natalicio del compositor y músico Virgilio “Chino” Fernández Tejero, en el cual podrán realizarse diversos eventos conmemorativos el día celebrado.

Boys and girls of #islamujeres continue working hard, studying and having big dreams. As a government we are committed to supporting them, remembering that they are the future of our town.
Niños y niñas de #IslaMujeres sigan esforzándose, estudiando y sueñen en grande. Como gobierno tenemos el compromiso de apoyarlos, recuerden que ustedes son el futuro de nuestro municipio.

The Municipal President, Juan Carrillo, in his first hundred days in office, is serving the citizens of #islamujeres, to implement actions in the area of social assistance which contributes to improving the quality of life of island families, especially those that need it most.

Renovation of the Iguana's Park so that the Islanders have a place to hang out with their families. There is a video and also one about the renovation of the Las Hormigitas Park..
Recuperamos el "Parque de las Iguanas" para que los isleños tengan un lugar donde convivir con sus familias.

There is a video of the Mayor talking about Isla Mujeres being a secure and safe municipality where we treat visitors with kindness from the moment they arrive until they leave. He refers to the recent, regrettable incidents in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, saying these are difficult times. He speaks about the daily lives of the inhabitants of the state & gives assurances that this is a safe and secure municipality, with active police patrols and vigilant authorities, and with coordination between the three levels of government, working together for the benefit of Isla Mujeres.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)…/
The Municipal President, Juan Carrillo, in his first hundred days in office, is serving the citizens of #islamujeres, to implement actions in the area of social assistance which contributes to improving the quality of life of island families, especially those that need it most.…/
Joaquín Guzmán Loera spent his first night in a prison in the United States after having been defeated in a trial against his extradition…/
  The Mayor of Benito Juarez (Cancun) said they have increased security.…/
In the early hours of Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Cozumel, three men threw a Molotov cocktail at a Police patrol car which was partially consumed by the flames. The attack was not confirmed until Thursday.…/
Confrontation in Bacalar when ejidatarios blocked the Chetumal-Cancun road for over 10 hours regarding a disagreement over crop failure payments, when they forced Miguel Martín Azueta, Jefe de Despacho del Gobierno,to sign an agreement, which the state does not intend to honor due to the circumstances.

Accusations between officials at the 7th Regular City Council Session…/

National anniversary event by Alcoholics Anonymous…/

Head of the Human Rights Commission in Isla Mujeres turned over a report to the Mayor regarding complaints in 2015-2016.…/

The Secretary of the Government, Francisco López Mena, reported that following the violent events in the city of Cancun last Tuesday, security has been beefed up in the municipalities of Solidarity and Benito Juarez with the arrival of at least 300 Federal officers.…/…/
The armed attack on the Prosecutor's office in Cancun, and the response by the police resulted in four dead, and three injured, as well as impounding of a grenade launcher, two homemade grenades, three large guns (two AK 47s and an AR 15), and five handguns. The five detainees were released and given their freedom, because the investigation revealed that they had nothing to do with these events. Around midnight, the Attorney General's office reported the advancement of the investigation into the crimes. The three attackers who died in the confrontation have been identified through their fingerprints and the AFIS system, but their identities were not disclosed. The prosecutors said the motive for the attack has not been specified, and investigations continue to determine which criminal group the deceased belonged to and to determine what their objectives were in trying to enter the building. Prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech Cen said that of the three people who were injured, one was an administrative employee who has had surgery and is stable, and there other two were police officers.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

The cargo ferry has not increased prices  
Por el momento, el ferry no aumenta sus precios] Ver masFull article at this link

  Despite an increase in fuel prices of ~20 percent since January 1st, with more increases anticipated in February, the cargo ferry providing service between the island and Punta Sam for vehicles has not raised their rates. It has been two years since the SCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport) authorized a modification of their rates. However, the prices of foods and services ha already begun to rise subtly from 2 to 5 percent.  The car ferry prices for various sizes of vehicles are given and for passengers, which are 40 pesos for adults. They make six round trips on Mondays and seven from Tuesday thru Friday, with five on Saturdays and three on Sundays.

Social assistance to improve the quality of life for families  
Asistencia social, para mejorar la calidad de vida de las familias[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Information is given about health care clinics and services that have been offered on the mainland part of the municipality during the first 100 days of the administration of Mayor Juan Carrillo.
    Educational agreements were signed with the Universidad del Caribe, the Universidad Tecnológica de Cancún and the civil association “Volunquest”. The latter organization teaches English language classes in the primary schools of the municipality.
   For the benefit of families, the government of the Mayor, in coordination with his wife,Sra Paola Orrico de Carrillo, through the DIF social service agency, have promoted and supported various programs for women, children, older adults, and people with disabilities. These activities included a "Week of Prevention of Violence Against Women", to raise awareness about the importance of preventing behaviors which promote discrimination and violence due to gender.
   In October, "Pink Month" was dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, which included free mammograms, campaigns to raise awareness, and the "Pink Breakfast" which collected funds to assist women with cancer, and there was a collection of hygiene products which were donated to women who live in the mainland part of the municipality.
   Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis reiterated  his commitment to providing island families with programs of support and social assistance and to continue working with the corresponding agencies in municipal, state, federal government to ensure a better quality of life for island families.

Report of complaints in 2015-2016
Acumulan queja los policías municipales.. [+] Ver mas
   During the two years of 2015 and 2016 the Human Rights Commission received 87 complaints,of which 41 were against municipal authorities. Of these 41 complaints, 63% were against the municipal police. Between 2015 and 2016, the complaints dropped considerably, from 21 to 5. The purpose of this report is so that authorities can have an overview concerning human rights on the island in order have the necessary tools that will lead to better decision making and will generate pubic policies aimed at strengthening awareness and practice of human rights among public servants and help them provide better attention to the citizens.

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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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


January Events
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Jan. 1 Sunday  New Year's Day

Jan. 5 Thursday 4-9 Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 6  Friday  Three King's Day   Children receive presents & the holiday season ends

Sunset ~6:25p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Jan. 12  6:55  Full Moon
Jan. 13  7:56
Jan. 14  8:55
Jan. 15  9:51
  Jan. 16  10:44
    Jan. 17   11:36  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Yoga at the Casa Cultura on Monday & Wednesday mornings at 9am and Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6pm. On the back street, Guerrero, at Abasolo.

Jan. 12  Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9  Casa de Cultura, featuring the Rolling Papers a very talented local Reggae band from 6- 8. After the music seems like there is always a surprise, will it be Mayan Warriors? Fire Dancers? Jugglers? Only way to find out is to be there. DRINK BEER….BUY ART…..EAT FOOD…..DANCE…..HAVE FUN.

Jan. 15 Sunday 8p Town Square Noches Magicas performance

Jan. 19 Thursday  4-9  Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 22 Sunday 8p  Town Square Noches Magicas performance

Jan. 26  Thursday  4-9  Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 29  Sunday 8p  Town Square Noches Magicas performance

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20. 

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