Sunday, March 19, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Mayor Juan Carrillo offers days of social assistance

For quality services 

Por servicios de calidad

 Juan Carrillo impulsa jornadas de asistencia social

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See city section below...


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

GOVERNMENT OF ISLA MUJERES COMMITTED TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICES• Day of social assistance "Making the Future Together"     Committed to offering increased and improved public services and to bringing the authorities closer to the island's citizens, today the Isla Mujeres City Council, headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, held a day of  social work, "Making the Future Together" at the community center in colonia La Gloria.
     The administration of the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, made it known that one of the most consistent demands of the citizenry is on the improvement of public services, and for this reason, through this day of assistance, all the islanders are given the opportunity to carry out the procedures they need in one place and with immediate attention.

     As part of the actions carried out by the City Council through this activity, comprehensive medical consultations, free medications, vaccines, cutting and dying of hair, acrylic nails, INAPAM service (senior citizen ID card), processing and receipt of documents to obtain medicines and studies, testing of blood pressure and of blood glucose levels, delivery of toothbrushes, hearing tests, and sales of milk, cereals and cookies.

     In addition,  procedures with discounts were provided by the Treasury department, licensing, crime prevention, discounts on infractions, advice on the processing of construction licenses and land use for merchants, anti-rabies vaccines, free plants, assistance with pruning, municipal employment service, legal counseling and psychological counseling to women victims of some type of violence, and complaints about public lighting, potholes,or junk removal, as well as legal counseling relating to family and work, among others.

      The municipal government thanked the residents who accepted the invitation to receive the services of the municipal agencies that were present, and he recognized the work of the municipal workers.      The City Council is committed to working so that the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres receive quality services and appropriate attention from the municipal public officials, which was reaffirmed through the realization of these events, which will continue to be carried out every Saturday to improve the life of all islanders.

      The citizens of the island were very grateful and acknowledged the work that the mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, carried out, because thanks to this they have free access to medical care and can have direct dealings with various government agencies.

There are photos of a Sabados Magicos event on the mainland part of the municipality.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

General enthusiasm about new ferry 
Genera entusiasmo nueva naviera. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The community is enthusiastic about the possibility of a new ferry company, Marinsa, offering competition to Ultramar. The company's General Director, Sr Garcia Garcia said they have made good progress with paperwork with the Merchant Marine and are just awaiting approval to use the Puerto Juarez APIQRoo dock and to start operations April 15, but he alleged that the Director of APIQRoo was obstructing the project.
     Sr. Garcia said they've invested 40 million dollars in the acquisition of four boats with capacities for 200 passengers each, and this will generate direct jobs for 250 workers. The 'bimodal' boats also have a capacity for 100 tons of cargo for this route of 15 kilometers. Marinsa is an experienced company from Ciudad del Carmen.
   Their paperwork with the SCT (Secretary of Communication and Transport) has progressed well. As of a few days ago, the completion of the Puerto Juarez pier was still awaited, which was being maintained and expanded.  It is said they will offer cheaper ticket prices for the 'captive' (resident) users and for the tourists who visit Isla Mujeres.
    Ultramar plans to add a second boat to this route, which PE says is an attempt to annoy the competition, according to information collected.

Religious event Monday evening  
Jornada de sanación este lunes[+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Celebrations for San Jose will include a night of praise, and a Mass of healing and prayer starting at 6:30, followed by a kerme (fair) in the Town Square, whose proceeds will be used toward the restoration of the parish. The events will include singer-songwriter and preacher Roy Mendoza of the diocese of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Hundreds of parishioners are expected to attend, who wish to listen to his music and message in praise of God.
      It is also noted that the celebrations of the 500 years since the arrival of the Catholic faith in March 1517 with Spanish explorer Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba will culminate in May with plans for a sea procession of 70 km to Boca Iglesia. In that area a bloody battle occurred between the Spanish and the Mayas. The firearms of the Europeans allowed them to advance, later causing the abandonment of the formerly flourishing city of Ekab, a large fishing port which interacted with what are now ruins at el Meco, Punta Sur of Isla Mujeres, el Rey of Cancun, and other vestiges in the Mexican Caribbean.

Delivery of sports equipment
Entregan material deportivo a promotores. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Sports equipment for children & youth, funded by the federal CEDEM (Center for School and Municipal Sports) program, was delivered at an event attended by the Mayor, Juan Carrillo, who spoke about his commitment to supporting this sector. He said sports keep children away from drugs and violence and benefit individuals, families, and the whole community. There was equipment for the sports of volleyball, basketball, and soccer.


The new 408 passenger ferry "Bo Henry" has arrived, which Ultramar plans to use here during Easter vacation, along with their 450 passenger boat "Mixcoatl", in hopes of reducing the very long lines that have become typical during peak hours of those weeks. Thanks to Jim Silver for the photo! (See translation of TVIM March 12).

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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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