Friday, March 10, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 10

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Security Guaranteed

Juan Carrillo reiterates his commitment to islanders

Seguridad garantizada

Juan Carrillo reitera compromiso con isleños

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de marzo.-
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ISLA MUJERES, March 9 .- The government of Isla Mujeres, headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, continues to carry out surveillance work in this tourist destination, since one of the highest priorities of the administration is to keep the municipality safe for both visitors and residents of the island.
          The municipal president commented that this destination is kept safe by the good coordination that exists between the various municipal agencies responsible for maintaining security, such as the General Directorate of Public Safety and Municipal Transit, Civil Protection, and others.
      Juan Carrillo Soberanis said that the outstanding participation of each of the institutions involved in monitoring compliance with security measures in all areas, both public and private on Isla Mujeres, has kept the municipality from having any high crime rates.
     "Several operations and inspections have been carried out randomly in businesses located in the tourist corridor of the island as part of the ongoing activities that this administration will carry out to provide the certainty of a safe Isla Mujeres," explained the Mayor. 
     These actions of vigilance and close collaboration with the various municipal agencies reaffirm the commitment of the municipal government to continually supervise compliance with the necessary measures for the prevention of accidents.


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

The City of Isla Mujeres, via the municipal Institute of Women, invite the island community to the Beauty Fair Firday 9 - 12 at the La Gloria park in honor of the International Day of Women  
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, a través de la Instancia Municipal de la Mujer, invita a la comunidad isleña a la Brigada de Belleza.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

La Argentina restaurant was a time bomb: Civil Protection 
La Argentina era una bomba de tiempo: Protección Civil -…/
La Argentina in Isla Mujeres was closed again   
Clausuran una vez más "La Argentina" en Isla Mujeres -…/

APIQRoo: Pier in Puerto Juarez nearly finished
Estrenará la Apiqroo obra en Puerto Juárez próximamente -…/

Maintenance begins on the Isla Mujeres hyperbaric chamber 
Inicia mantenimiento de la cámara hiperbárica de Isla Mujeres -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Navigation by small boats remains restricted  
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  March 9  Small boats under 40 feet remain restricted from going out into the Caribbean, but are allowed to operate in the Bay of Mujeres. The fishermen continue to face economic difficulties.

 Yoga with a cause
  The DIF invites the island community to a yoga session  by teacher Alejandro Maldonado on March 25 on Playa Norte, in front of the Posada Hotel at 4:00 p.m. (That is Playa Centro, aka Posada beach).      The yoga instructor will give his session without receiving any remuneration, in support of the cause of obtaining resources that allow the DIF to purchase prosthesis for  citizens who need them.For this reason, those interested in attending the yoga session will be charged a registration fee of 150 pesos, which will be used to purchase prosthesis.  
       In addition to the yoga session, Alejandro Maldonado will give a conference in which he will make suggestions about healthy eating and natural health care, as one of the objectives of this event is to promote healthy lifestyles among island families.

CAMI Activites
  This is about services and classes for women, in the Continental Zone on the mainland part of the municipality.

Fishermen could lose assistance  
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   The project to build new cabins for the fishermen on Isla Contoy has been delayed, which involves five cabins, one for each cooperative. It is sponsored by the NGO Seacology, which is based in the United States. A meeting was held in June with the organization's Mexican representative, and the application was approved in mid-December. With the approval came the first contribution of 250,000 pesos, which was used to acquire lumber for the construction.
   Alderman Baltazar Gomez Catzin, who is directly involved with the fishing industry, explained, "We've had all the lumber for the cabins since January, which represents 60% of the resources and there has not been a single day when we've been able to move the wood to Isla Contoy, due to bad weather. The problem is that there is a signed agreement to conclude the project within  three months, which ends this month, and there is a balance of 200 thousand pesos for labor and other materials that are also needed for the huts, such as plywood, but there has been no progress. The fisherman have not been able to go out to search of fish, and neither have the boats of each cooperative that would carry the lumber".
   The port closures and adverse weather conditions have also prevented the fishermen from bringing back the Virgin of Caridad Del Cobre icon from her chapel on Isla Contoy, which occurs annually at the end of the lobster catching season.
    Sr Gomez said, "A few fishermen tried their luck in the morning within the Bay, but there is very little to catch there, and they will probably spend more on gasoline. Above all, I ask that
you not to go out to the Caribbean, it is better to take all precautions. The situation is economically critical, but it is worth waiting for the weather to improve. "

Delay in CFE works
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   The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) superintendent for the northern zone, Capi Madera Gil, came to Isla Mujeres, along with staff from the agency, to verify the progress of the main trunk network that feeds the island. Completion of this installation has been considerably delayed in respect to it scheduled completion, which has affected locals and tourists.When the work began on Jan. 22, it was estimated that it would take about 22 days, and no more than a month.
   The official was interviewed after the inspection, and did not wish to commit himself to a conclusion date.He said the principal network has seen years of use and following the events in the middle of January when Isla Mujeres had a long lapse of service on a couple occasions (one ~15 hour outage and one ~3 hour outage), it was decided to carry out a plan that would meet the current demands as well as those generated in the future. 
    He explained that a new trench was made, from the point where the submarine line connects to the downtown substation consisting of two circuits, three phases, and four cables to feed the entire islands electrical supply.  In response to  a specific question, Sr Madera said that in the next few days the the 'civil work' should be completed, which would reduce the current problems caused by the work, and once that is finished, next would be the electro-mechanical phase, which is the final part, whose purpose is to provide a higher level of reliability in the underground section.
       The official said he also took advantage of his visit to the island to evaluate maintenance and work, with the intention that all facilities are in optimal condition for high quality service. He said, 
"There is a project to automate the circuits so that if, for example, a branch strikes a cable and causes a problem, it can be detected remotely.". 
   He was asked about the installation of the underground electrical system downtown. He replied that there is more work to be done, in coordination with SINTRA, regarding the underground infrastructure, which is necessary both for its aesthetic conditions and in regard to the issues of strong winds and hurricanes, because the underground infrastructure can avoid many complications and be beneficial to operations.

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 March Events
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Wednesday March 1  Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent

Thursday, March 2  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Be proud to be an islander. Don't miss it!
500 years since discovery 1517-2017
Start of the Commemoration

Friday March 3
Official Ceremony to commemorate 500 years since the discovery of Isla Mujeres
9am at the eastern Malecon by the Paso de la Triguena (east of the Town Square by the bathrooms)

Carnaval Dance Troupe from Holbox "Las Dormadoras" dancing in the streets of Isla Mujeres.

Saturday March 4
Cultural Artistic Festival with the Ballet Folklorico of the State of Quintana Roo
"The Setting is Quintana Roo"
"Trova Islena"
Accompanied by the musical group "Mar y Arena" (Sea & Sand)
8pm Town Square

Monday, March 6  Town Square 5:30 The City of Isla Mujeres invites the island community to participate in a Zumba demonstration class as part of the International Day of Women.

Wednesday, March 8  International Women's Day

Thursday, March 9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura  4-9, Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Saturday, March 11  International DJ Day with guest DJ's outside the Casa del la Cultura 1p-10p

Sunset ~6:50p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
March 12  7:12 Full Moon
March 13  8:05
March 14  8:56
March 15  9:47
 March 16  10:37
   March 17  11:26  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Thursday, March 16  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Friday, March 17  St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Monday March 20  Equinox & Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 21 Benito Juarez's birthday

Thursday, March 23   Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Saturday, March 25 Yoga on beach in front of the Posada Hotel. 150 pesos Registration 4p

Thursday, March 30   Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

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

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