Monday, March 20, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, March 20

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Government and community working together   

Juntos hacemos más

Juan Carrillo refuerza compromiso de trabajo

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

"Because society and government are working together with a clear strategy of what we want and how we want it, with the Municipal Development Plan (PMD) we have an essential tool for the orderly development of the Municipality, "said the municipal president, Juan Carillo Soberanis. The Mayor recognized the citizens and  public servants who participated in the development of the plan, through forums, the website, and modules that were set up to collect ideas and suggestions from citizens to create this document to help realize the goals set by the 2016-2018 administration.
     He explained that this plan outlines strategies and plans of action for municipal development, always with a vision that guarantees results beyond this government or this governmental period, toward creating a future. A future that will be created based on meeting the concerns of citizens, improving the quality of life among the population, having a balanced economic environment, and providing quality public services.
     This planning instrument is composed of five guidlines: Isla Mujeres with Good Government, Isla Mujeres Firme, Isla Mujeres Orderly & Responsible with the Environment, Isla Mujeres with Economic Well-being and Isla Mujeres with Quality of Life. In addition, it is complemented with the Transversal guideline: Isla Mujeres For Everyone.
      He said, "The commitment of our administration is that all actions carried out by each of the municipal areas, are aligned with the PMD and contribute toward achieving the vision that we want of Isla Mujeres."
     For the preparation of the plan, in order to listen and include all the voices, 10 citizen forums were held and consultation modules were established for the reception of proposals, in addition, a link was made available on the municipality's website. By these means, 808 proposals were received from the forums, 1,500 proposals of the consultation modules, and 31 proposals through the website, for a total of 2,375 proposals received from the citizens and representatives of various interests to contribute to the Municipal Plan.

Project under consideration to generate energy from garbage  

Preparan proyecto novedoso

Para generar energía con la basura

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      The Director of Public Services, Jose Guadalupe Rios Chale, said that a group of Korean businessmen visited the Trash Transfer Facility in the past few days to analyze the possibility of a trash management project, to generate heat or electrical energy.
     They will return in July and August to carry out a feasibility study and to make the project concrete. They said they have a similar program on a Korean island. If for some reason the project cannot be carried out, they will leave the study, so it could possibly be carried out by authorities, eventually.
      This project could considerably reduce the volume of trash that must be continually moved to the Continental Zone. It includes the construction of a "nave" and consequent separation of trash on a daily basis, to remove the garbage that represents a high risk of contamination.


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

A new edition of the "Magical Nights of Isla Mujeres" was held Sunday evening with a diverse, rich repertoire of artists from the United States, Argentina and Mexico, to the delight of islander families in attendance.
  The Noches Magicas performances are  part of the actions carried out by the administration of municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, through the Institute of Culture and Arts to encourage healthy family time together and to showcase local artists.
 In this edition, the dance academies "Xitlali Baila" (United States), "Renata Dance Studio" (Mexico) and the Argentine percussionist Gastón Ballon preformed, who were given an ovation by the public and they received acknowledgment of participation from Island authorities, represented by the director of the Institute of Culture and Arts, Rubén Pérez Martín.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Peña Nieto announces construction of an oil pipeline between Yucatán and Quintana Roo
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  ordered Pemex Director José Antonio González Anaya to start construction of an oil pipeline between Merida, Progreso and Cancún in the southeast of the country.
 Leading the ceremony in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, for the 79th anniversary of the expropriation or nationalization of the oil industry, the President said that the objective of the work is to achieve greater efficiency in the "supply of gasoline, diesel and Turbosine in the region, and boost its dynamism.
 He said that this project in the Yucatan peninsula "will have an extension of 310 kilometers and an investment of approximately 3.6 billion pesos (188.7 million dollars), as well as a positive impact on the environment."
 President Peña Nieto said that the state-owned company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) "is able to reinvent itself and access better technologies, to be more sustainable and socially responsible, to be more competitive and transparent, efficient and effective."
  He said that 14 months ago he gave orders to the Director of Pemex that his main objectives would be to take full advantage of the new opportunities that the energy reform of 2013 offers to the company and to strengthen its finances. 
    He said, "I am encouraged to know that we are on the right track to meet these goals,. I want to complement these indications with instructions to continue strengthening the transparency and accountability of this company. We have an obligation to make Pemex synonymous with operational efficiency, financial solidity, and unobjectionable transparency, " Source: EFE 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Politicians have golf cart concessions   
Casi todos son políticos] Ver masFull article at this link
   There are five new golf cart rental concessions, to make a total of 24, who have about 900 carts for rent. This is not considered in alignment with the government's promise of change in regard to the problem of saturated roads in Isla Mujeres. Almost all of the concessionaires, mostly politicians, have benefited by new expansions to their fleet of golf carts in the final days of the previous state adminsitration.Some achieved 20, 10, and 5 new units, to complete their inventory of 60, 50, 25, and 20, which doesn't include the five new agencies.
    The five new agencies represent 140 golf carts, if all are authorized by SINTRA, which should by known by the end of March. Former Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez is the owner of "Group Majube" and former Mayor Hugo Sanchez Montalvo owns "Rentadora La Fortuna", who requested approval of 20 concessions, each. It is no known who owns "Transportes Recreativo Paraiso" who also asked for 20 approvals. It is not known who owns "Adventures Rent" and the fifth company was not revealed, who requested 30 approvals. There were requests for 150 vehicles in total.  Someone close to the SINTRA office indicated that the state government would authorize 30 percent of that figure, in a proportional manner.
   There is a group of six agencies who already have concessions for 171 golf carts, who want 69 more to increase their total to 240. Everything indicates this request has been fulfilled, and that they were issued before the end of the previous state government, as follows: "Tourist CAaribe Isla Mujeres", owned by politician José Magaña Castillo, nephew of the late mayor Ariel Magaña "Picho"; "Vehicle Operator Isla.", also of the Magaña family; "Rentadora del Parque", by Manuel Castilla; "Isla Mujeres Consortium", by Alvaro Burgos Ríos; "Pelicanos Golf Cars", by former mayor Paulino Adame Torres; and "Rentadora Pepe", by José Castilla.

Small boats restricted to port  
Embarcación menor sin poder salir a mar abierto Ver masFull article at this link

  Boats under 40 feet were restricted to port due to winds on Sunday. Thousands of tourists visited the island, and this is expected to continue tomorrow.

Fisherman committed suicide    
Pescador se suicida .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   A fisherman, JPP, was the first case of suicide this year. He was found without life in his home in colonia Miraflores, on Garzon street at Cormoran. He was a member of the Makax coopertive and brother of the former president of the coop, Policarpo Pastrana Portillo. Police officers and first responders from the Red Cross came to the home, and then agents with the Public Prosecutors Office took over. 
    It is noted that times are difficult for fishermen with increasing costs for gasoline, and the change in the exchange rate with the dollar which makes their equipment costs rise, and meanwhile marine life is more scarce. This is also a difficult time for many fishermen whose income is decreased until the lobster season resumes on July 1st.  It is noted that during the previous 8 month lobster season, 40 fishermen suffered decompression, which will prevent several of them from being able to return to diving in July, due to injuries it caused.

Program that is here to stay  
Un programa que llegó para quedarse [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This is about the Sabados Magicos events on the mainland part of the municipality.   

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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

Celebrations for St. Jose start Thursday, March 16 and conclude Monday, March 20 with a Mass at 7pm that is preceded by a kerme in front of the Immaculate Conception church on the Town Square. Novenas are at 7p nightly with locations TBA. Link  

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

Friday, March 17  St. Patrick's Day World Maritime Day

Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Sunday March 19  8pm on the Town Square for Noches Magicas there will be a belly dancing show by dancers from the US & Argentina and a Carnaval performance by the always impressive troupes of the Renatta Dance Studio.

Monday March 20  Equinox & Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday
Mass for San Jose at Immaculate Concepcion Church at 6:30p, followed by a kerme (fair) in the Town Square,whose proceeds will be used to pay for the restoration work on the church.

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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