Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 28

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Isla Mujeres will participate in the Tianguis Tourism Convention 

Destacada participación

Del municipio en Tianguis Turístico: Juan Carrillo

Cecilia Solis

ISLA MUJERES, 27 de marzo.-
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See City section below....

A municipality for everyone   

Municipio para todos

Juan Carrillo apuesta a bienestar social

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de marzo.-
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Federal program for boats and motors  

Entregarán lanchas a pescadores

Además de motores, con programa federal

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de marzo.-
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  Fishermen from around the state, including from the island, will receive 60 boats and 70 motors as part of a federal program. Of the motors, 10 will be 50 horsepower and the other 60 will be 60 horsepower.  The cost of the 60 HP, four-stroke engines is 220,000 pesos, and the 25 foot long boats cost 87,000 pesos. Due to the fluctuation of the exchange rate with the dollar, the cost of the boats increased 20,000 pesos. The boats and motors are expected to be delivered in February 2018, and the fishermen are advised to collect and save their portion of the payment.


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

Isla Mujeres, a Pueblo Magico, will participate in the Mexican Tourism Convention Tianguis Acapulco 2017 on March 27-30. The convention promotes and markets tourism services and products of Mexico.

Pet owners are invited to take advantage of this free campaign for Anti-rabies Vaccination Week from March 26 to April 1. On the island, vaccinations will be offered at Las Gaviotas Park and the La Gloria park. (Locations on the mainland are also given). The federal government has contributed 2500 vaccines and municipal employees are in charge of administering them, said Carlos Enrique Barranco Garcia, director of Ecology and the Environment.

As part of the delegation from Quintana Roo that attended the regional qualifying rounds for the National Olympiadas, island athletes had outstanding participation in disciplines such as Handball, Tennis and Archery, reported the director of the Institute of Sport and Recreation, Natanael Gallegos Salinas. The official said the island athletes will travel to the state of Jalisco, as part of those chosen to represent Quintana Roo at the national competition. The regional competion took place this weekend,  and the Quintana Roo athletes won a gold medal in handball.

Island families enjoyed another edition of "Noches Magicas on the Town Square, in coordination with the municipal Institute of Culture and Arts and the Senior Citizens Group. The event began with a presentation by Ernesto Rodriguez who delighted the audience with various songs, with Aldair Davila Baeza, and they were given repeated rounds of applause. The Senior Citizen Carnaval dance troupe gave an excellent presentation with their varied choreography.


· The municipal president is committed to working for social welfare through the PMD 2016-2018 (Municipal Development Plan)

       The City of Isla Mujeres, headed by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, pledged to channel efforts and actions to achieve their committments to an Isla Mujeres for everyone, through the Municipal Development Plan (PMD) 2016-2018.

       "The sixth transversal axis of the PMD is 'Isla Mujeres Para Todos'  (Isla Mujeres for Everyone) seeks to guarantee the direct contact of the population with the municipal administration through face-to-face communication between the citizend and the municipal public officials, with an open door policy, respecting at all times the principles of democracy, "said the Mayor.

       Also, Juan Carrillo Soberanis explained that the PMD 2016-2018 is way for the strategies and actions that the City of Isla Mujeres to be properly planned and carried out in an orderly fashion, and in an honest and transparent manner.

       "This administration is aware of the importance of citizen participation in the decisions we make, which is why we guarantee that each of the actions we carry out or promote will be in response to their needs," said the municipal president.

      Finally, the Mayor commented that the municipal government is preparing to ensure that Isla Mujeres is not only a destination of sun and beach, but is also a leader in the generation of employment and diversification of economic activities. He also said that he will continue his work so that, with the 2016-2018 PMD and with the islanders,  the natural wealth of Isla Mujeres will be taken care of and the well being of the citizenry will be an example for the other municipalities of Quintana Roo and Mexico.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Lines of people at the Oficina Recaudador de Rentas in Isla Mujeres for vehicle registration renewals 2017
Congestionada La Oficina Recaudadora de Rentas en #IslaMujeres para aprovechar el refrendo vehicular 2017

Buoys on Playa Norte need attention


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Public accounts for 2016 approved  
Aprueban la Cuenta Pública 2016Ver masFull article at this link

During the Fifth Special Session of the City Council on Saturday, they approved the Public Accounts for 2016.  The municipal government issued statement explaining, "Following approval by the City Council, the Public Account will be sent for approval and revision to the Congress of Quintana Roo, the result of the financial management in order to verify that the collection, administration, management, custody and application of municipal revenues and expenses during the fiscal year from January 1 to December 31, were exercised in accordance with applicable legal and administrative provisions and in accordance with approved criteria and programs. "

Cahuameros: One step away from the grand finale  
Cahuameros, a un paso de la gran final [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres Nueva Generación are one step away in the grand finale of the Major Basketball League of Quintana Roo after beating Cozumel twice on their home court last weekend.  Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen will play this weekend at home in the Convention Center in the second semifinal round, on Saturday night and Sunday at noon.

Return of the Mayan Caribbean Culture Festival 
Retoman el Festival de Cultura del Caribe Maya [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The Director of the municipal Institute of Culture & Arts, Rubén Pérez Martín, announced that the Mayan Carribean Culture Festive, "Jose Marti" will return and be held in November. Invitations and promotions for the event will begin in April. The special guest country will be Costa Rica, and participants are expected to include Cuba, Dominica, Belize, and Guatemala, among others. At least 10 countries from the Caribbean region are expected to participate. 
          The entrepreneurs will offer important discounts to the participants, the government will provide the logistics and the invited groups will pay their transportation as part of the cultural exchange agreement.


New Director of Ecology and the Environment
Dan de baja al director de Ecología y Medio Ambiente. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The former director of Ecology and Environment, José Angel Aurelio Vega Macías, was replaced by his predecessor, Carlos Barranco Garcia. Participants in the animal protection community have questioned the performance of current government management, and the problem of strays in the street is still not under control. 
   Veterinarian Delfino Guevara said, "There are many feral cats on the island, but the dogs that are seen on the streets have owners. It is necessary to apply the regulations to hold owners accountable." He has been working on this problem for two decades, but more participation by municipal authorities is needed. He said nothing will change if the government does not exercise its authority and function as such. He added, "We are playing our role, but we should not be expected to continue to fulfill this function which is the responsibility of the government." 
     He frequently rescues mistreated animals from the streets or who have been treated negligently by their owners, in the midst of official indifference in recent years. Although officials come and go, and make more and more promises, Dr Delfino is known for his part as a collaborator, with an animal hospital that has operated on the isle for two years, with participation by Mexican and foreign altruistic organizations.

Punta Sur offers peace and tranquility for reflection   
Punta Sur ofrece paz y tranquilidad para reflexionar . [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Father Jesus Martínez Penilla is retired now, at the age of 83, and has remained at the sanctuary of Guadalupe in Cancun. He said he enjoyed praying and finding beauty and peace at Punta Sur during his 20 years of pastoral service, dedicated to the island community. He now has a problem with equilibrium which prevents hims from standing for extended periods and prevents him from keeping up with the rhythm of work that he carried out for more than a half century of priesthood. 
   He  asked his superiors to allow him to go to the island on Wednesdays, to rest, to attend his garden, and take care of his small home next to the Caridad de Cobre chapel. On Thursday afternoons, they take him to Punta Sur, with help from Srs.  Salomé Sarmiento Chávez and Domingo Chan Pech. On Fridays, he'll return to Cancun. 
     He contemplated the horizon from 12 meters above sea level, his gaze lost on the Yucatan Channel, where boats sail and cruise ships travel there by and can be watched. Sitting in the company of his friends, he felt the presence of the creator. "I like to sit and see nature, to enjoy the tranquility that is felt here, where one at ease and at peace with God", he said.
    He spoke about the generosity of the island people, as well as the difficulties they face, and the challenges he encountered, especially with bringing the Divine message to the young people.

Anti-rabies vaccine campaign 
Arranca campaña de vacunación antirrábicad.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See City section above...

Isla Mujeres news briefs   
Breves de Isla Mujeres [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Thousands of vacationers enjoyed the sunny weather on Sunday, swimming in the sea and enjoying the beaches and other attractions of the island.  On Saturday at 5pm, there was a two-hour open yoga event organized by the DIF, led by ALejandro Maldonado at Playa Centro.

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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

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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