Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 21

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Honesty & transparency in government: Mayor Juan Carrillo 

Gobierno honesto

Juan Carrillo garantiza transparencia en su gestión

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de marzo.- 
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Complaints on social networks about lack of tap water  

No tienen agua potable

Numerosas familias se quejan en redes sociales

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de marzo.-.
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  There are complaints about tap water service on social media from people who live in the colonias, saying there is a lack of pressure to get the water up to their water tanks. They say this problem occurred in December, and Aguakan said it was due to the high influx of visitors over the holidays, and that it would normalize afterward. The residents say this problem has gone on for more than a month, with no signs of improvement. They say it is unfair that the large hotels have an adequate supply of tap water, while there are problems in the colonias, and they want authorities to review the situation. They say a prompt solution is needed because dozens of families have been left without this service of this vital liquid.


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


  The Mayor said his government is committed to honesty and transparency. He said that thanks to the Municipal Development Plan 2016-2018, society and government will work toward better living conditions for families and fulfilling the commitments made during his campaign.  
      "Our goal, through this plan, will be to carry out the tasks of the municipal public service with responsibility, efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence, fully implementing the actions and programs aimed at the optimal social, cultural, urban and economic development of Isla Mujeres, with a solid perspective toward protection to the environment, of commitment to transparency and which promotes citizen participation, "said Carrillo Soberanis.
       He said that transparency and honesty are principles that are the pillars of his administration and are reflected in the Municipal Plan, as is the case of the governing 'axis' or principle "Isla Mujeres de Buen Gobierno". 
       Through this axis, the objective will be to modernize and innovate administrative processes and municipal services through the use of information and communication technologies, improve the productivity of our workers and impact on the quality of life of the islanders, so that citizens know that they have an honest and transparent government, said Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis.
   The Municipal Plan is the long-term official document, guiding the planning process for municipal development that clearly expresses the priorities, objectives, strategies and general lines of action in political, environmental, cultural, economic and social, to promote and facilitate the integral development and improvement in the quality of life of the inhabitants and to guide the actions of this government and of municipal social groups toward this end.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres need to win this weekend
 This weekend on Sat. March 25 and Sunday March 26 the Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres Nueva Generacion will play in Cozumel against the Islenos of Cozumel. The Dorados of Playa del Carmen will play against the Universidad Modelo of Merida, in Merida. This is for the semifinals of the Liga Mayo de Basquetbol of Quintana Roo. Currently the Dorados of Playa del Carmen are in first place, the Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres are in second, the Cozumel Islenos are in third, and Universidad Modelo of Merida are in fourth place.

We are committed to honesty and transparency: Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Makax Lagoon needs help urgently  
Laguna Makax, urgida de socorro.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

   There is a problem of trash polluting the beautiful Makax lagoon, and obstructing the growth of new mangrove plants, which are a protected species. There are boat owners and their employees who use this area, and many facilities for small and medium boats, and mangroves have been cut, amid a lack of governmental monitoring. Although owners of docks and marinas take advantage of the lagoon, they seem to be indifferent about cleaning up the trash, leaving that to volunteers and municipal staff.
       There is trash littering the three kilometers along the side of the road in Sac Bajo. A taxi driver who is often in Sac Bajo transporting tourists said he has seen several cases of mangrove cutting, and that the damage to the ecosystem of the Makax Lagoon should be investigated. He said it seems like people care more about money than about taking care of the environment and prohibiting ecological damage.

Sac Bajo needs streetlights repaired  
Deficiente iluminación. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Residents of Sac Bajo estimated that along their three kilometer road, three out of every ten streetlights are not functioning. The most dangerous section is near the hotel Villas Rotundo where three lights are out. Some posts that were recently replaced by the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) lack lights, and the residents want the municipal officials to attend to this problem, noting there are many tourists in this area. They are also requesting an improved police presence, to prevent robberies to pedestrians or burglaries to homes, which cause a bad image for tourism and a general sense of insecurity.

United for International Down Syndrome Day
Unidos en el Día Internacional del Síndrome de Down+] Ver masFull article at this link
Families associated with the local organization "Corazon de Wilito" gathered together on Sunday to commemorate International Down Syndrome Day (which is on Tuesday). Participants enjoyed eating together,breaking a pinata, and watching a bubble show (show de burbujas) by the group "Bullarium". Professor Beatruz Rodriguez was recognized for her work in the association, with educational support for the parents and children.

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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   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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