Saturday, March 11, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, March 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Clean municipality   

Mayor Juan Carrillo committed to the islanders

Municipio limpio

Compromiso de Juan Carrillo con isleños

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de marzo.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..
See city section below....


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

The City of Isla Mujeres invites you to the activity of cleaning up gravel and debris at Las Tortugas park  
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres los invita a la actividad de levantamiento de grava y escombro en el parque de Las Tortugas.

      The mayor of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis reaffirmed his commitment to continue the cleaning work that has been carried out since the beginning of his administration, thanks to the work of the personnel of the municipal Public Services Department, headed by José Guadalupe Ríos Chalet.
     The Mayor said, "The health of the islanders not only depends on their actions at home, but also on the authorities who provide solutions to improve municipal public services and cleanliness, therefore, this administration is committed to keeping Isla Mujeres clean, and I thank the personnel of the Public Services Department for their great work."
     In addition, Juan Carrillo Soberanis said that a sample of the great commitment that the City has for the benefit of the island's inhabitants was that during Carnival Isla Mujeres 2017 efforts were redoubled in frequency and coverage of routes for the collection of trash, in the colonias as well as in the commercial and hotel zones, because there was a 30% increase in the amount of trash that was generated.

        (There is information about trash collection and cleanups in the Continental Zone on the mainland part of the municipality.)
     The Mayor concluded, "A lot of work has been done to clean up the municipality and we will continue working to constantly improve the quality of life of island families, whom I thank for their contribution to the cause by putting out their trash at the appropriate times, not leaving trash in the streets, and taking care of the cleaning of the public areas, because these are actions that achieve great changes."


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres not in FORTASEG: PAN
Isla Mujeres fuera del Fortaseg: PAN -…/

 Officials with the state and local PAN political organization expressed regrets that the City of Isla Mujeres (whose administration is of the opposing PRI party) is not participating in the federal FORTASG program, which was formerly called SUBSEMUN. They said in 2016, the municipality received 11 million in funds, which this program provides to be used for public security, such as buying more equipment and  updating equipment for the police, vehicles, training, and crime prevention programs, among others.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Port reopened  
Reabren el puerto [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 After several days of restrictions for navigation by small boats, the port reopened Friday, and the fishermen went out in about 150 small boats seeking fish to meet the high demand during Lent.
   It was a normal day for recreation by tourists, sport fishing and diving tours went out, and about 200 tourists visited Isla Contoy National Park, to see thousands of migratory birds such as cormorants, pelicans, frigates, peregrine falcons, giant herons and 14 species of reptiles. There were no problems reported on this day when about 10,000 visitors arrived, most of whom were visiting for the day.

Insufficient seafood  
Insuficientes productos del mar. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The fishermen have been unable to meet the increased demand for fish during this Lenten period, and their refrigerated rooms are empty, according to managers at the five cooperatives. Restaurants selling "Tikinxic" grilled fish are being supplied by fishermen from the Yucatan and other areas of Quintana Roo, because there is not enough available locally. If a cooperative catches 200 or 300 kilos a day, that is not enough for the local people to take home.
      All species of fish have been in high demand, except for grouper, which is under a temporary ban from February 1 to March 31, according to the Official Federal Gazette  (DOF) which establishes the conservation regulations about the resources of the peninsular coasts of the states of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, from the mouth of the San Pedro River to the border with Belize.
      Some large refrigerators of the cooperatives contain kilos of lobster tails to supply the restaurant industry until the ban is over in the summer (July 1). Housewives can be seen on the beaches waiting for the fishermen, in order to receive their portion of fish for consumption on Friday, because Catholics who observe Lent should not eat meat then. 
   They need to catch at least five tons of fish to meet the local demand, but their ability is diminished by the decrease in the population of seafood in the area where they fish, because of over exploitation and poaching. However, the maximum they are able to catch in a day, when the weather permits, is about 400 to 500 kilos per cooperative, according to the coop managers and members. 

The City will operate urban transport 
La comuna operaría el transporte urbano. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
        As a result of persistent complaints by parents, teachers, students, workers, it appears that the municipal authorities will  meet the demand for urban transport before the end of the current semester, according to the alderman for the MORENA party,Roberto Martínez Aragón. 
        He said a few days ago the Mayor announced the City would directly provide this service, independently of a public bidding for a private company. The official emphasized the need to bring vehicles to the island to meet the need to transport about 3000 students and workers in the schools and work centers, respectively. In upcoming days, the City will be working on introducing combis on the island and Continental Zone.

Day of the Sea
      In honor of World Maritime Day on March 17, the environmental departments of ​​the municipal government are asking the general public to cooperate, especially children and school children, in not throwing plastic litter in the streets and on the beaches, which usually is blown straight into the sea by the winds, since Isla Mujeres is surrounded by water. This natural resource has become a world dump, with adverse results for marine animals. 

        The Governing Council of the World Maritime Organization (IMO), at its thirty-eighth session, decreed the First World Maritime Day on 17 March 1978, during the organization's Convention when the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultations (IMCO) was inaugurated. 
      Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, has been carrying out frequent urban cleaning campaigns to prevent this phenomenon of pollution. He said, "I am committed to continuing the cleaning work that has been carried out since the beginning of my administration, thanks to the work of the workers of the Public Services Department ".

    This campaign is taking place in an continuing manner, for the image of this destination which received about 10,000 visitors daily.  For the past two decades, the City has transported its garbage to the regional landfill on the mainland. However, the Transfer Facility was regularly the temporary station has been often littered trash,  due to lack of adequate equipment. This is a pending issue the government says they are committed to solving by the end of the year, which would stop leakage of leachate to the sea which is 30 meters away.

Reservations flowing in for Easter holidays  
Fluyen reservaciones para Semana Santa[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Hotels are expected to be full from April 10 to 21.The hotels Caracol, Marcianito, Kinich, and Xbulu-Ha have reservations for over 50 and 60 percent of their rooms. As the holiday period approaches, more will be occupied, and they are expected to be full. The large hotels such as Privilege Aluxes expect to be full to capacity, as are the large chains on the mainland near Punta Sam. 
    In the municipality of Isla Mujeres, there are about 5000 rooms, and an occupancy rate of 95% is expected during Easter vacation, which doesn't include the 'vacation homes' that represent about 300 apartments, who also expect good rates of occupancy.
   The holiday period will begin Saturday April 8 and end on Sunday April 23, with more than 10,000 visitors expected daily. The festive calendar of the Catholic Church begins on the 9th with Palm Sunday, followed by the holy days of Monday thru Saturday, and Sunday for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and then the days of Easter (Pascua) the following week. In Isla Mujeres, there will be a colorful reenactment of the Passion and death of Jesus.

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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  World Maritime 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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