Saturday, January 14, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, January 14

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor improving schools for benefit of families   

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 Trabaja Juan Carrillo para beneficio de isleños

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ISLA MUJERES, 13 de enero.-
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        A new multipurpose classroom and dining room were built with resources from the Municipal Social Infrastructure Contribution Fund (FISM),for a primary school in the mainland part of the municipality. An inauguration was held at Enrique Estrella Oxté primary school in the Continental Zone, for the construction, which was carried out with an investment of 1,036,358 pesos and will benefit more than 900 students of both shifts.


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

We want to have well maintained public spaces in Isla Mujeres, help us keep them clean.
Queremos que #IslaMujeres mantenga en buen estado sus espacios públicos, ayúdanos a conservarlos.

There's an invitation to the inauguration (See DQR article) at the primary school on the mainland.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

News briefs....follow the links for the full articles, with more information..

Hole appeared in a beach in Playa del Carmen, expelling black water with fetid odors…/
Playa Del Carmen, MX.- There has been astonishment and  speculation following the emergence of a hole in a beach in Playa del Carmen, expelling black water with fetid odors, which was mixing with the sea. The City of Solidaridad, via its Environmental Department, conducted a review of the area and said this is a natural sinkhole which is expelling mangrove swamp water, and not a broken pipe from a sewage drainage system.…/
Inauguration of addition to school in Continental Zone (see DQR article above)

Three basketball players invited to All Star game…/
       Three players from the Isla Mujeres basketball team, Cahuameros New Generation, were invited to the All Star game of the Major Basketball League of Quintana Roo, to be held at the state capital  Saturday, January 14. Two of the players may attend, but the other declined due to his work. Their names are given, with more information about the game

Now there are four times as many officers in the Public Security Department…/
      The City General Secretary, Joel Sayri Galué said that during the first hundred days of this administration, a major effort has been made in the area of security, and now there are four times as many officers in the Public Security Department (police), than there were at the beginning, for the benefit of the island and the Continental Zone. 
   He said there are still deficiencies in the areas of equipment, patrol vehicles, and motorcycles, but money from federal resources will be allocated for this during 2017. Regarding the question of security cameras, he said this type of security technology is also included in the Mayor's plans. Regarding narco-warnings ("narcomantas") that were posted, and the execution and attempted execution of two taxi drivers, he said these involve relationships between members of organized crime and were isolated incidents, which in general terms did not affect the general populace who were not at risk.

Taxi rates will probably increase in February…/ 
    Taxi union leader, "Wato",  says a increase in taxi rates is imminent, which will probably take place in February, after the price of fuel has normalized. He said he regrets this, which is bad news for everyone, but the increased cost of gasoline is affecting everyone's wallet. 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Rising tortilla prices 
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  On Wednesday, tortilla prices will increase by two pesos to 19 pesos a kilogram with wrapper and 18 without, and 14 pesos for a kilo of masa, said Roman Colli Ku, representative of the millers. With the most recent flour delivery, the cost increased by 620 pesos per ton.
       He said LP gas has risen two pesos per liter, machinery maintenance costs have risen 14%, spare parts 20%, and freight 6%, Electricity has risen 25 percent in the past two years, and large amounts of tax are paid to the city and federal governments. He said rising gas prices generate a chain reaction that affects transport and freight, among other expenses. He said last year flour increased 500 pesos per ton, and there were increases in 2015, also.
       He said there are other brands of flour that are cheaper, but the quality is not competative and people look for the best, and there is a great deal of competition in this industry. The new price will be applied at all the six mills on the island.

Seeking continuation of the renovation of Historic Downtown  
Piden continuar la renovación del Centro Histórico. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Downtown business owners want the three levels of government to reactivate plans to renovate the Historic Downtown "el Centro" of Isla Mujeres, including renovations for the sidewalks and curbs. The entrepreneurs who are complaining have businesses on Juárez Avenue and the streets of Matamoros, Abasolo, Madero, Morelos, Bravo and Allende, and include Juan Valadez, Rosario Pascual, and Efraín Colorado,
           A project was begun in 2007 for the renovation of the northern part of the pedestrian street Hidalgo, followed by Rueda Medina, Guerrero, and Adolfo Lopez Mateos. However, adoconcrete (which is a pressed material that looks like cobblestones) was only applied to Juarez avenue, and renovations to its sidewalks are still unfinished. There were also plans to remove the overhead network of wires downtown, for electric, cable, and  phone, but this work was discontinued in 2011.
   The business owners said that Isla Mujeres is visited by thousands of vacationers daily, and the sidewalks are uneven and in poor condition, which represents a danger for older adults and children, judging by the several falls and stumbling that they have seen. They say that Isla Mujeres generates a great deal of income annually for the three levels of government, and it is important that money be reinvested in infrastructure and renewing the appearance of the roads and sidewalks.

Hazard in La Gloria
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   A storm drain in colonia La Gloria has become a hazard for passersby, and this week caused a fall by an elderly lady and a motorcycle. Residents want the Public Services Department to take action. It is located on a main street, Paseo de las Aves, at the intersection with Macabi street.
      After the fall of the elderly woman on Tuesday, residents put pieces of construction material, but it continues to be hazardous because rainwater accumulates at that area.  Neighbors say the drain needs to be recovered, and the entire networks needs to be cleaned of accumulated litter.

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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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