Monday, January 16, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, January 16

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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"Wato" is awaiting approval by JLCA regarding his reelection

Espera “El Wato” la toma de nota

De asamblea en la que se reeligió

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de enero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
The leader of the Taxi union, Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez, "Wato" said they are complying with the law in regard to the vote on December 17, when he was re-elected, which must be granted by the JLCA, Local Board of Conciliation and Arbitration. He said his continuing role as head of the union was endorsed by the assembly, which gives him the confidence to continue in office, and this is not just his own decision, or that of a few people who are in favor or opposed. He says a majority of the union members endorsed his continuing as head of the union, and that at this moment, they are following the majority.
        He admitted that he has not been granted approval by the JLCA, but they have not issued a denial, and this is a waiting period for the process to be followed in a punctual manner. He clarified that this would not be the first time he was granted approval, and that this is the fifth time for it to be granted, after the normal process takes place. He said in the previous four times, he had to wait for a month and a half, two months, and up to three month for this to be granted by the JLCA.
        He said everything was done according to the law and the minutes of the December 17 assembly were duly certified, notarized, and 'protocolized' by the assembly, and he says it is in accordance with the power of this assembly that he continues to lead the union.

Mayor maintains open door policy 

Recupera confianza

Juan Carrillo mantiene política de puertas abiertas con isleños

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de enero.-
Leer más...Full article at this link
   A priority for the Mayor during his first 100 days in office it has been a priority to solve the challenges facing the municipality and regain the confidence of the islanders in their authorities, with reactivation of services, maintenance for the parks and public spaces, improving trash collection, improving security, and implementing an open door policy.
    The three levels of government have done important work toward the rescue of public spaces and improving the parks, where families can meet and gather in a better environment. Permanent cleaning brigades have been implements, in coordination with citizens, for cleaning efforts and elimination junk which can provide breeding grounds for the mosquitoes which transmit zika, dengue, and chikungunya.
   To have a government that is close to the people and open, Citizen Audiences were implemented, which the Mayor attended personally and gave direct attention to the resolution of problems. He took this to the next level by launching the "Talking about our Future" forums, to gather opinions for the Municipal Development Plan 2016-2018.
   This administration has instituted a clearly defined environmental policy, to reduce wast and improved trash collects, as well as cleaning out the Trash Transfer Facilty, which has been nearly accomplished. The streets are now kept clean and risks to health and the environment have been reduced.
    Ensuring the safety of people is important, with efforts to reduce accidents such as the "Zero Alcohol" breathalyzer program. Police presence has been increased in the colonias, with a police force that is close to the citizens and steps have been taken to modernized the police force, with training the officers and obtaining more equipment.
    An important effort was made to help the colonias that had been left in the dark in recent years, with the repair of public lighting in large areas of the island, including several parts of the eastern coastal road.
   These and other actions were made possible, with the support of the citizens, by the municipal President, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, during his first 100 days of government, with activities that are working toward transforming the future of Isla Mujeres for the benefit of everyone.

Mayor promotes culture with "Magic Nights" program  

Impulsa la cultura

 Juan Carrillo, con programa “Noches Mágicas”

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de enero.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

See translation in Por Esto section below


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

There is an announcement from the Mayor last night that security was beefed up during the blackout & the CFE was working on restoring power to the island, that no incidents had occurred at that time, and that 911 is the emergency number.

Ongoing cleaning brigades are keeping Isla Mujeres Clean.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The company Xcaret announced they will no longer purchase Ford vehicles, in response to Ford's withdrawing their investments in Mexico…/…/
CANCÚN, MX.- Relatives and co-workers of the person who died after his vehicle hit a pole on the road to Punta Sam, confirmed that it was 22-year-old Hadad Isaí Tec. (Punta Sam is in the mainland part of Isla Mujeres, where the cargo ferry departs.)        The young man was a driver for the private transport company Uber, so this is the first death of an Uber operator in Cancun.According to his Uber coworkers, Hadad Jai had reported, just moments before his death, that he was being chased by taxi drivers and people from SINTRA while driving a couple of clients from Punta Sam to Cancun.      The young man did not report again because - presumably - when trying to escape his pursuers at full speed, he burst a tire at  Kilometer 5.5 of the road to Punta Sam, causing the front of the car to hit an electrical pole. Unfortunately Hadad Jesse lost his life instantly, according to the official report. On the other hand, little is known about the two passengers, since when the authorities arrived at the scene of the accident, they were no longer there.         According to acquaintances and friends of the young man, Hadad Jesse was a very cheerful person, who loved music and God. In addition to driving a Uber, was dedicated to singing in the temple he attended, and to the infirmary.        One of his friends said, "You came forward before the presence of our God, during the time I knew you, we had good times.  I remember when we'd relax, your actions, your jokes, your way of being. We feel sad because we will not see you, but our hearts are comforted by knowing that you are already with the Lord."        The authorities denied knowing about the alleged persecution that preceded the death of Hadad. (Noticaribe)…/
Playa del Carmen...At least five were left dead and 12 injured in a shooting at the Blue Parrot in Playa del Carmen during the early hours Monday, which is located in the heart of the tourism district, at the end of Calle 12 by the Federal Zone.

There is a video of the CFE guys repairing the cable that brings electricity to the island at Playa Norte and three stories about the blackout, which affected the entire island.  The electricity went out last evening and came back at mid morning. I'm sure there will be more about it manana & I'll translate it then.
          The first TVIM article said the problem was in Cancun, and the second one says they thought the problem was in the underwater cable, and a team from Merida were coming, The third TVIM  article reported  After 12 hours without electricity on the island, a convoy of eleven CFE vehicles arrived in Isla Mujeres this morning, including a crane with wires to replace a section of the underwater cable, and seven "electrical plants" . And then there is a FB video of workers at the point where the underwater cable emerges at North Beach.…/…/…/

Rising prices affect vendors at the municipal Mercado downtown…/

 Wato says the majority supported his reelection…/…/
Lobster fishermen return to work after a week of inactivity and lobster prices are expected to increase to 700 pesos for a kilo of tails



From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Mobilized against "Wato"  
Se movilizan contra el “Wato”.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Controversy continues regarding the recent election and whether Eduardo Peniche Wato will continue for another term as leader of the taxi union.

Important achievements in first 100 days  
Importantes logros en cien díasrdina.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
This has been translated above. 

Cleaning along the street to Francisco May
Limpian la carretera a Francisco Mayal .. [+] Ver mas
This is about the mainland part of the municipality


"Magic Nights": For & by islanders   
"Noches Mágicas", por y para isleños.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
        These cultural events have been taking place on the island on the Town Square on Sunday evenings at 8pm since October, and have featured over 250 artists, six local groups, seven groups invited from other areas, three special guests, and a musical group. There are free of charge, featuring the best of local talent singing, dancing, and performing theater shows, carried out in coordination with the Institute of Culture and Arts, whose director is Ruben Perez Martin.
         These Noches Magicas will continue on the Island on Sunday evenings and in the Continental Zone at the Community Center on Saturdays.  Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, aims to provide more cultural activities for the enjoyment of island families, and these performances allow islanders to showcase their talents.

Concern over alleged assault  
Supuesto asalto de encapuchados[+] Ver masFull article at this link
     A post on the social media site "Merca Isla" has caused unrest and concern in the community. The police chief said he was unaware of the alleged incident in Sac Bajo and advised that a complaint be filed so that an investigation can be initiated. He was asked about the alleged assault while he was at the scene of the deceased indigent man in La Gloria.
         Yenititaa Aceves posted on Facebook that people should be careful if someone tries to sell them a "Gran Prind" type phone, or if  they hear of anyone selling one, She alleged that on the previous day, around 2pm when her friend went to Playa Tiburon, to check on his workers, a motorcycle with two hooded men blocked his way, and they used two knives to stab him, while they took his cell phone and 18,000 pesos which he was carrying for payments, saying "Don't come back and look for us". She concluded, "He is diabetic and was very scared. How can this happen in broad daylight?"
         On social media, the community was expressing uncertainty and concern about two violent incidents against taxi drivers which occurred in the past three months, when one was executed near CENDI and the other was shot and injured in the leg, when he was along the road to Punta Sur at midnight.
       During this time, two 'narcomantas" (narco-warning signs) have been put up against "chapulines", which is the term for drug dealers who are not affiliated with the dominant group of criminals. The most recent sign appeared last week, which has caused a "climate of insecurity". 

Indigent man died
Indigente muere en plena calleq.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  An indigent man who was known as “Pelón” or “Colís”, passed away in front of a house on Liseta street, in colonia La Gloria, not far from the franchise grocery store. Residents noticed he has laid down there at an early hour and shortly after 4pm that he no longer moved, and called the police, who cordoned off the area, and the Ministerio Publico (Prosecutor's office) took charge.
        He was wearing grey plaid shorts and a black T shirt, without shoes. He had been spitting up blood recently and hadn't had much contact with his drinking buddies, they said. Residents said this is the second death this year of alcoholics who hang out around the colonia. There are about 30 of them in this and other areas. It is thought that "Pelon" had family in the irregular colonia Guadalupana, who are from the southeastern states of Mexico.
        It is thought that about half a dozen of these chronic drinkers die each year, which is increasing and their ages are younger. There are self help groups available, whose only requirement in the desire to stop drinking.

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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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