Sunday, March 26, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 26

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Working for the benefit of the people

Government that is attentive and accesible 

Gobierno atento y cercano

 Impulsa Juan Carrillo, en beneficio de la gente

Lanrry  Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section below...


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


Hundreds of families gathered in colonia la Gloria  to participate in the "Haciendo Futuro Juntos" / "Building Our Future Together" social assistance program, implemented by the administration of the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, whose purpose is to bring a wide range of free services to the public, such as medical care, haircuts, oral health, medication support, glucose testing and blood pressure control, the implementation of procedures with governmental agencies, among others.

        - An active government, is a close government, with open doors and is sensitive to the needs of the citizenry, for that reason, in response to requests by island families for whom we maintain a permanent link with them. We carry out these assistance brigades in which we will be going to the colonias and to every community in the municipality to provide a wide range of services, offering more and better living conditions for inhabitants - said the president who personally attended the event and supervised the work being carried out.

       "The commitment of the City is to work so that the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres receive quality services and appropriate attention from the municipal public officials is reaffirmed through the realization of these events, which will continue to be carried out to improve the lives of all the islanders, "said Carrillo Soberanis. 

        As part of the actions implemented, the program "Doctor in Your Colonia" was carried out,(on the mainland part of the municipality) offering integral and dental medicine, optometry, vaccination against human papilloma and influenza, vaccinations for children under 5 years, rapid HIV tests, psychological assistance, delivery of free medicines, as well as beautician services by the Association of Stylists and Professionals. 
       There were also modules for carrying out procedures and services by various government agencies such as the Department of Public Services, the Department of Economic Development, the Legal Department, Municipal Treasury, the Department of Public Safety and Municipal Traffice, Cadastre (Deeds), Municipal Institute of Women, Municipal Health, the Vectors departmetn of ​​the Ministry of Health, and others.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

The "Skate Park" should be investigated  
El “skate park” debe ser investigadoVer mas

City Councilman for the MORENA party, Roberto Martinez has complained about 14 public works projects built with federal funds during the previous administration, particularly the 850,000 pesos for the fence at the senior citizen's dome. There have also been complaints about the money that was dedicated to the construction of the skate park and questions about whether some of the money went into the pockets of politicians with the previous administration.
       Among the critics is  specialist in the field, Fabián Gutiérrez Roa, who questioned the quality and excessive cost of 2.5 million pesos two years ago, and posted a video on the internet, which more that 10,000 people have seen. Critics say Mexico has changed, that politicians must be held accountable, and people are demanding transparency in government.

Water dried up in front of hospital   
Sequía acaba con aguada frente a hospital [+] Ver mas

   As a result of this prolonged drought, the body of water in front of the Community Hospital in colonia La Gloria has dried up, and the lush undergrowth that surrounded it has become dried plants, without water. This situation is favorable for those who have proposed filling in the area, so that it won't be a source of mosquitoes, and so that crocodiles wouldn't visit there during the rainy season, which has caused complaints from residents.
   This area is located between the streets of Canané, Boquinete, Picuda and Paseo de los Peces. The young crocodiles come from the Mundaca hacienda, which is located 30 meters away, just behind the avenue. This small body of water was part of the Mundaca lagoon and they are connected in rainy season, containing brackish water where many varieties of local and migratory birds feed. It also communicates with the Salinas lagoon system that has been divided into three bodies of water by urban growth in the 1970's. There was a time when salt was produced for the fishermen.
       There are some who want to conserve the environment, and rescue the body of water, which is currently properly fenced, for the protection of people, as well as (preventing) the entry and departure of crocodiles (who live) in the central part of the lagoon where they are protected.
   The yellowing of the foliage around the lagoon is not unique, and the landscaping in public areas is also affected and in need of sufficient watering during this time.

No more violence against women and children  
No más violencia a mujeres y niñosVer mas
     During the commemoration of "Orange Day", which is dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and girls, on Saturday volunteers put up banners with slogans and information about this program. Statistics from WHO (World Health Organization) indicate that one in three women have experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives. In Mexico, "machismo" continues to reign, which affects the behavior of minors, said a participant in the program.
   The Director of the municipal Women's Institute, Miriam Trejo, led the installation at the primary school "Andres Quintana Roo, where the first of several banners were installed with the slogan "Live Without Violence" (Vive sin Violencia).
     Sra. Trejo León said that it is important for children and young students to become aware of violence and all its manifestations to prevent acts that damage healthy social coexistence and which generate behaviors that hurt women and girls. It is noted that violence can take many forms: psychological, physical, verbal, economic , moral, obstetrical and patrimonial.
    Those who attended the event included sixth grade students of groups A and B as well as the campus director, María Elizabeth Tun Balam.

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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 3:30- 8:30  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

From Isla Brewery: 
Are you ready for some “GOOD TIMES”? Then join us at this week’s Artist Fair, Thursday 3:30 – 8:30 at the Casa de Cultura in Isla Mujeres. No need for scratching and surviving to find one of a kind pieces of art from the island’s super talented artist.
Local food, we got it. Cafeteando Coffee and Bread- awesome empanadas, Beachin' Burrito-California style burritos, Bobo's Grill & Bar- fried chicken, La Chatita-excellent tacos, and many more food options.
Our popular Indian Pale Ale “La Mordida” took last week off, but it is fresh out of the brite tank and incredibly delicious.
Music this week is “Frecuencia Tropical“ a very popular island band that had a “temporary layoff” several years ago, but they are going to play a “reunion show” from 6-8.
“Ain’t we lucky we got em”


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

Sunday, March 26...There has been no announcement as of noon today about the Noches Magicas performance, which usually takes place on the Town Square at 8pm. 

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

Saturday, April 1 at the Casa de la Cultura 5pm: Festokin with musical guests: Elefangs, Los Afectados, Ultra P, @Kiritz, Isla Sounds Mexico, Mindblowing Sound Corp, and spirulahelix. Creative talent includes muralists, graffiti artists, body painters & more.
The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 3:30-8:30 thru April 20.

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