Thursday, March 23, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, March 23

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

This administration is committed to a clean municipality & caring for the environment 

Municipio limpio, prioridad

 Ratifica Juan Carrillo interés por el medio ambiente

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ISLA MUJERES, 22 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section below....


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

 MAYOR JUAN CARRILLO SOBERANIS: COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT• The City of Isla Mujeres continues to work at being a clean, orderly municipality: The third 'axes' of the Municipal Development Plan.      Through the Municipal Development Plan (PMD) 2016-2018, the municipal president of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, confirmed his commitment to the care of and respect for the environment, in the face of the growth of inhabitants and infrastructure in the island.       "Since the beginning of this administration, we have emphasized the importance of caring for our environment, and what better date than this, World Water Day, to raise awareness about the use and attention we give to the environment and natural resources,"  said the mayor.       In addition, Juan Carrillo Soberanis explained that with the PMD and its third axis, "Isla Mujeres orderly and responsible with the environment", his administration will work in coordination with the island's residents to have a better municipality, both for those who visit and for those who live here.        It is important to note that this axis (principle) has as objectives to guarantee quality public lighting services, which decreases energy use and the participation of the citizens in programs of public services;  to improve urban image services, pot holes, pruning, & junk removal;  to promote actions and strategies that guarantee efficient garbage collection services and the reuse of materials and products to reduce trash;  to promote the separation of organic and inorganic waste and to improve and increase the operation and capacity of the trash deposit areas.       Also, to ensure the preservation and care of the environment, the development of environmental policies and environmental education programs; to promote the improvement and maintenance of the island and continental zone infrastructure, and the normative framework of urban planning; among others.       Finally, the island's mayor reaffirmed his commitment to keeping Isla Mujeres growth orderly with concern toward caring for the environment, fulfilling the guidelines of the 2016-2018 PMD, in view of the imminent tourist growth in the municipality.

Take care of the health of those you love, pay attention to the symptoms and come to the modules of medical care, where testing and treatment are free. The poster gives the symptoms of Tuberculosis and the location and times for the free clinic.
Cuida la salud de quienes amas, presta atención a los síntomas y acude a los módulos de atención médica, la prueba y el tratamiento son gratuitos.

In the same way as oxygen,  water is essential for both plants and animals, without it, human beings and all known forms of life wouldn't exist.
Conserve water! World Water Day

 Del mismo modo que sucede con el oxígeno, el agua es esencial para que tanto los vegetales como los animales, el ser humano y todas las formas de vida conocidas puedan existir.
¡Cuidemos el agua!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Ensuring security during the upcoming Easter holidays…/

The City of Isla mujeres continues to work on maintaining a municipality that is clean and tidy…/

Urban Transport is in the hands of the Transportation Commission…/
   The Secretary General of the City explained that even if the City is able to be economically disposed to offer urban transport service in Isla Mujeres, this issue is in the hands of the Transportation Commission, which is headed by Councilman Roberto Martinez Aragon.  The Secretary General said this problem needs immediate attention and the Mayor has instructed the Council members of the Transport Commission to attend to this need. The Commission is made up of three Council members who have the responsibility of analysis and presenting the Council with the most viable options.
         The Secretary General said, "I understand that work has been done on this issue, and that there are many individual opinions, but in the end, all that maters are the opinions that seek to resolve the problems, but I can tell you that so far, no formal proposals exist."
    Regarding whether the City has the financial capacity to offer this service, the Secretary General explained that this issue would be in the hand of the municipal Treasury department, but he said more viable options will be considered for the concession of this service.
   He said, "There is a saying which says....'For your shoes; a shoemaker" and in this particular case,  consider that a business who is dedicated to offering this type of service should be operating the concession."
   He said the City governments have never been good at offering these types of services and that companies should be invited who are interested in the concession, and only if no one is interested, should the City consider analyzing this other alternative.…/
Water quality at beaches of Isla Mujeres, the cleanest in Quintana Roo


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Expecting thousands of Easter vacationers  
Arribarán miles de vacacionistas +] Ver masFull article at this link

      Isla Mujeres is ready to receive thousands of vacationers during Easter vacation (Semana Santa), an the municipal authorities are finalizing details to coordinate a security operation to be executed at that time, said the secretary of government, Joel Saury Galué .

       He explained that during the holiday period, the security of tourists and of the residents of Isla Mujeres is guaranteed, with the implementation of a special operation involving agencies of the three levels of government, with the goal of having the holidays end with a "saldo blanco" (no incidents).

      "We expect to receive a large influx of national and foreign tourists, therefore, in accordance with instructions from municpal President Juan Carrillo Soberanis, efforts will be redoubled to guarantee a safe and peaceful vacation period," said the municipal government's internal policy officer.

          Patrols by sea and land will be reinforced by the municipal Department of Public Safety and Municipal Transit (police), the Navy and Mexican Department of Civil Protection, with support from the Mexican Red Cross and the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres, in order to provide traffic assistance, medical assistance, and police assistance to the thousands of visitors who are expected in the upcoming holiday season.

       To accomplish this goal, the coordination of work between the various levels of government and relief bodies is important, but so is the collaboration of residents, who are asked to respect speed limits and to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol. Regarding the beaches, people are asked to  follow the recommendations of the authorities, in order to have a quiet and pleasant vacation, he said.

        He concluded by saying that relief and assistance posts will be available at strategic points of the municipality,  to assist tourists and residents, beginning on April 10,  the start of the Easter Special Operation, Operativo Especial de Semana Santa.

No urban transportation service  
Sin servicio de transporte urbano. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  MORENO party Councilman Roberto Martinez is impatient for the Mayor to meet his commitment to provide urban transport to meet the needs of the schoolchildren and the workers, following his recent announcement that the City would provide this service. Yesterday at a meeting of the City Council members, they touched on the subject and the Mayor responded concerning a feasibility study being carried out on this issue.
    Sr. Martinez expressed frustration with this administration and the previous one on this issue, noting that this service has been lacking for more than a year. He says that introducing combis would not impose a financial burden on the municipality because it would be self-supporting due the high demand it would have. He said workers and students wait in long lines, for up to an hour to be picked up, and are sometimes simply denied this service because there are drivers who prefer to pick up tourists.

Isla Blanca fishing cooperative needs assistance 
Cooperativa pesquera “Isla Blanca” espera ayudaVer masFull article at this link

  The dock of the Isla Blanca fishing cooperative, which is 30 meters long with a T at the end, is collapsing and in need of repairs. It is hoped that the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) will offer assistance with this project. There had initially been a proposal that included a palapa restaurant at the end of the pier, but this is no longer under consideration by SAGARPA, due to new sanitary regulations, allegedly. 
   The financing would be paid 40% by the federal government, and 30% by the state government, and 30% by the cooperative. They are hoping for governmental subsidies to renovate the dock.
     The Isla Blanca cooperative recovered its beach space in 2016 after years of litigation following their eviction in 2011, whose legal costs left them with liquidity problems, financially. They won back the 400 square meters by the sea, in a legal battle against the Ballesteros family of the Mexican Development Group (GMD), and documents involving the administration of Manuela Godoy (2005-2008) and allegations of collusion with APIQRoo.

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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

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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