Saturday, March 18, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, March 18

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Fire put out at old dump at Rancho Viejo by Isla Mujeres & Cancun firefighters

Sofocan incendio en Rancho Viejo

 Bomberos de IM y de Cancún

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 17 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
This information was translated yesterday 

Good as new: Maintenance work completed on Hyperbaric Chamber 

Quedó como nueva

Concluyen mantenimiento a Cámara Hiperbárica

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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de marzo.-
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The City of Isla Mujeres, led by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, announced that the maintenance and rehabilitation has been completed on Hyperbaric Chamber, located in the vicinity of the Paseo de la Trigueña, so that it is working at 100 percent, which will ensure its smooth operation over the next five years.
     "With the rehabilitation of the Hyperbaric Chamber today we have the capacity and certification necessary to provide adequate and quality services to those who need it, with this work we serve the needs of the citizenry of Isla Mujeres," commented Carrillo Soberanis.

   The Mayor added that the Hyperbaric Chamber is operating properly, with a commitment to an agreement with the Board of Hyperbaric Chamber AC, to support with the maintenance of the same, for the benefit of All the inhabitants of the island.

     Angel Rivera Méndez, supervisor of the Hyperbaric Chamber system, explained that as part of the improvements, an oxygen panel with six cylinders connected in series was installed, which was verified by the municipal authorities. He said, "In addition to the treatments with this equipment that are offered to fishermen and divers , therapies and rehabilitation are also offered for diabetic foot conditions."


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

Preseason game by Tigres of Quintana Roo held in Isla Mujeres
        Los Tigres de Quintana Roo held a friendly game against the Piratas of Campeche this Friday at 3:40 p.m. in the "El Pescador" baseball field in Isla Mujeres, where the president Juan Carrillo Soberanis, attended, alongside the local fans and promoters of "The King of Sports."
    In this fast-paced encounter, Tigres de Quintana Roo prevailed over the Pirates of Campeche with a score of 9-1
      This friendly game was held here at the birthplace of Sr. Ariel "Picho" Magana (RIP), the main person responsible for the arrival of professional baseball to the state of Quintana Roo. The season starts officially on March 31. 

Three Isla Mujeres schools benefiting from temporary employment program 
 As part of the Temporary Employment Program (PET) of the Ministry of Social Development (Sedesol), in coordination with the Isla Mujeres City Council, headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, three schools in the municipality will benefit from cleaning and painting brigades and 35 people will benefit economically from these jobs. 
  The schools are the middle school "Benito Juarez", the primary school "Julio Saury Espinoza" and the preschool "Maria Enrique Camarillo and Roa."  The work will conclude in about two weeks.

Attend with your family at 9am on Saturday March 18 at the Community Center in colonia La Gloria (The poster lists the various municipal agencies that will be available there offering their services)
Este sábado 18 de marzo a las 9:00 Hrs. asiste con tu familia a la brigada #HaciendoFuturoJuntos en el centro comunitario de la colonia #LaGloria


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Thanks to the coordinated support they managed to 'liquidate/settle?' (liquidar) the fire in Rancho Viejo

The Tigres of Quintana Roo arrived for a friendly exhibition match with the team from Campeche.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Port closed for third day for small boats
Tercer día de cierre de puerto [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This is due to the effects of Cold Front #34, with winds from the north gusting over 40 km/hr. Tours by the small boats within the bay were restricted, and boats under 40 feet were not allowed to go to Isla Contoy. The coastal fishermen were not able to go out from Isla Mujeres, Lázaro Cárdenas, Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad, Cozumel and Tulum.

Basketball semifinals
Cahuameros y Dorados esperan rivales. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres and the Dorados of Playa del Carmen are waiting for their rival to be determined in the semifinals, and then they will compete to seek the title of Quintana Roo Major League of Basketball. These two teams will sit it out this weekend while the Islanders of Cozumel play the Universidad Modelo of Merida Yucatan, in Merida this weekend. 
   If Cozumel wins the two games, they will have 68 points and take second place, and relegate third place to the Cahuameros who have 66 points, putting Universidad Modelo in fourth place, rivals to Playa.
  But if Modelo wins both games they would be in the second group. If each team wins a game, Modelo would have a triple tie with 66 points with Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, and the regulations would determined the positions.

Festival of arts and food  
Festival artístico y gastronómicoVer masFull article at this link
  International Mother Language Day was celebrated in the Agricultural Zone on the mainland.  honoring the Mayan language, with mothers who were able to exchange dialogue in that language with their children at the event, which had a festival, gastronomic show, and runway performance of regional costumes, at the school "Luis Donaldo Colosio".
    In this part of the municipality there are many families of Mayan origin, who interact with families from other parts of the country that are coming to settle in the area, and these efforts by teachers and parents seek to strengthen the regional identity.(UNESCO celebrates it on Feb. 21.)

Red Cross may have new Director
Cruz Roja renovará directiva.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

The Presidency of the Red Cross Board of Directors is currently Jorge Cardenas Bazan, who may be replaced in upcoming months by Felipe Bierman, although another candidate is Cesar Poot Perez.

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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

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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