Saturday, May 6, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, May 6

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Storm caused slight damage to a couple boats  

Turbonada causó daños leves

 Sólo embarcaciones semihundidas

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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de mayo.-
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  The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil said there have been no reports of damage or any reports of boats that became untied and lost. He said that before noon, there had only been reports of two or three boats that were found semi-sunken at dawn, but they didn't suffer damage, except their motors got wet which will require treatment to repair.
   However this was different than some ports in the state of Yucatan; on the island, the squall or "mahaché" was mostly windy over the land and there was no major damage reported. 
   He said Saturday is expected to be sunny, and although the port had been closed for navigation by small boats since 8pm last (Thursday) night, it was expected to reopen on Saturday to allow all types of nautical activities.

Working for a safe and secure municipality  

Garantiza municipio seguro

 Juan Carrillo, con trabajo coordinado

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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de mayo.-
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See City section below....


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

Friday, authorities led by the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González, installed the Security and Justice Bureau of Isla Mujeres, whose objective is to strengthen the institutions in charge of security and justice procurement in the municipality, and to make them work more efficiently
     "With the installation of the Security and Justice Bureau of Isla Mujeres, we reaffirm our commitment to work in a coordinated manner between the three levels of government and with civil society, reinforcing the security of all islanders," said Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis. The Mayor is committed to working with all of the security agencies in the country to achieve the goal of improving the safety of islanders and people who visit Isla Mujeres.

On May 5th, 1898 the Commander of the Mexican Navy in charge of the area, Othón Pompeyo Blanco, founded the village of Payo Bishop, which is now Chetumal, the last frontier in the south of Mexico. (Chetumal is our state capital). 

The island's mayor said that all municipal officers will continue to work to ensure the protection of all islanders, both on the island and in the Continental Zone, so that families live in a safe municipality., Juan Carrillo Soberanis said that the municipal government he heads will continue to work in coordination with the state and federal governments to ensure the well-being of all islanders, and of course, tourists, through constant surveillance in streets and avenues, as well the tourist areas, recreational areas, and schools.
  "Security is a priority issue for this administration. We want families to be able to walk safely in the streets and to know that they have police who are well trained, "said Juan Carrillo Soberanis.The Mayor said that one of the commitments made during his campaign was to provide security to all the families of the island through constant operations of the agencies responsible for public order and with lighting for the streets and avenues.

The Battle of Puebla,  in 1862, forged the Mexican nation, united to muster strength and strategy against France, gaining the victory.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

May 5: Port remains closed for small boats (This information was translated yesterday).…/

Fashion show of traditional and typical clothing from the state of Yucatan…/
The event is scheduled for 8pm outside the Casa de la Cultura (seaside) with items for sale. See translation below & Events section.

Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will compete in Playa del Carmen this Saturday-
  The court in Playa del Carmen was not available last weekend because it was occupied by officers of the Federal Police, who were at that vacation destination to increase security during the Easter holiday period. The game on Saturday is likely to be difficult, since the Cahuameros lost the last two games against this team. If they win on Saturday, they will play again on Sunday, otherwise they will be eliminated from the Finals in the League tournament.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Fashion Show
Presentan pasarela de modas .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   There will be a fashion show featuring embroidered and handmade clothing that was made by the craftspeople of Mani Yucatan and is typical and traditional of that region. The event is coordinated by the Casa de la Cultura and will be held behind that facility on Saturday at 8pm, and will also feature clothing for sale.
     Children and youths of Isla Mujeres will participate in modeling the shirts, blouses, dresses and other clothing, which will also be available to purchase at reasonable prices. The general public and merchants of Isla Mujeres are invited and encouraged to attend.

Dolphin: In a delicate state of health 
Delfín, delicado y enfermo .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 5      Marine mammal specialists said that the health of the rescued dolphin is "stable, but delicate", as a result of a chronic gastric infection, dehydration, and parasitosis. He is a "Rough-toothed" (Steno Bredanensis) dolphin, approximately 25 years of age.
     Tuesday afternoon he was rescued on the beach below the cliffs by colonia La Gloria, near the Isla 33 condos. He is receiving around-the-clock medical attention and monitoring at the Tortugranja, where a team of marine mammal specialists from Dolphin Discovery have been conducting studies to diagnose his health status.
     Dr. Roberto Sánchez Okrucky, Director of Veterinary Medicine of Grupo Dolphin Discovery, said he has a chronic gastric infection, dehydration and parasitosis. "He underwent gastroscopy and an ultrasound without major pathological findings. His condition is stable but delicate. He is being hydrated daily and treated with antibiotics, antiparasitics, analgesics, anti-inflammatories and protectors of the gastric mucosa. The forecast is still reserved, but we expect positive developments on Friday," said Dr. Sanchez.
       The Dolphin Discovery Group, who belong to the "Stranded Sea Mammal Network", responded to the request to assess the dolphin's health status and to coordinate the complex transfer from the dangerous area. The rescue protocol was immediately activated for the transfer of the dolphin to the Tortugranja of Isla Mujeres, an area of recovery assigned by the authorities. Those who participated in the rescue included a team of marine mammal specialists from the dolphin facility, staff of the Isla Mujeres municipal departments of Environment and Ecology , Civil Protection, and ZOFEMAT, as well as volunteers who are residents of the island.
       He explained, "The dolphin is being monitored 24 hours a day at the Tortugranja by the Dolphin Discovery specialists, until his rehabilitation and reincorporation to his habitat, which is our priority. This could take weeks or more, as was the case in 2015 when that dolphin was released four months later."

CFE continues work on high tension lines
CFE continúa trabajos en líneas de alta tensión.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The Federal Electrical Commission continue working in the downtown area, now on the the streets of south Hidalgo and Bravo, which will continue to cause power interruptions, and annoyance from customers. Residents have also been annoyed when this work blocked access to their homes and motorists have been annoyed when it affects traffic. Areas of south Juarez were blocked over two days, and now other areas may be affected. This is preventative work to avoid future problems.
   Other News Briefs in this article have already been translated regarding the basketball team's upcoming game, the installation of the Security and Justice Bureau of Isla Mujeres, and the closure of the port due to winds associated with Cold Front #45.

Students chosen for Knowledge Olympics  
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    Isla Mujeres students Miguel and Rommel wil represent the island in Chetumal on May 20th at the State Knowledge Olympics, which is a competition in comprehension and mathematics. Participants include 210 students from rural schools, 652 students from urban schools, 186 from private schools, 72 indigenous and 43 CONAFE students for a total of 1179 students. Those who succeed at the state level will compete at the National level during the summer, and the top 14 will go to Mexico (State or City).
    It is noted that according to the results released last year of the PISA 2015 (Program for the International Evolution of Students) indicates Mexico's students are below the average according to the OECD (Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development) in science, reading, and math. The average performance of 15 year old Mexican students did not change significantly since 2006, when the last reading assessment was made. However, math scores improved improved by five points every three years between 2003 and 2015. 
       On average, Mexican boys score higher than girls in the science assessment, but there is a similar percentage of boys and girls with both the low and high performance categories. About 45% of boys and 36% of girls are expected to be working in a science related occupation when they turn 30,.
(Noti Isla Mujeres on FB has a video interview with the two students who will represent Isla Mujeres, ,Miguel Angulo Contreras from the Jean Piaget private school and  Rommel Oswaldo Tun May from Cesar Mendoza elementary school.)

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 May Events
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Monday, May 1 Labor Day    And the Sol as Sol Regatta boats are arriving

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, the Eta Aquarid  meteor shower can be seen, but it peaks in the predawn hours of Friday and Saturday. It is caused by debris from Halley's Comet.  The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (After moonset which is 1:33a on Wed, 2:18a on Thur., 3:00a on Fri, and 3:49 on Sat).

Wednesday, May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)

Wednesday, May 3 Basketball game Islanders vs Regatta sailors 7p  Probably at the Convention Center since the downtown court is being renovated.

Friday & Saturday:  Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (after moonset at 3:00a on Fri and 3:49 on Sat). Caused by debris from Halley's Comet,

Friday, May 5  Regatta Amigos. Isleno children (exceptional students aged 8-12) gather at Buhos at 10am, leave for the boats a half hour later and depart at noon for their Regatta around the island

Friday, May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla "Cinco de Mayo"

Saturday, May 6  Fashion show at 8p on the Caribbean side of the Casa de la Cultura  of Yucatecan traditional clothing and garments based on that style.

Sunday, May 7 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p: Dance troupes performing from Cancun & Isla Mujeres.

Wednesday, May 10 Mother's Day

Sunset ~7:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 10   7:15
May 11   8:05
May 12  8:55  
May 13   9:44
May 14  10:32
May 15  11:19  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Sunday, May 14 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p (Mother's Day in the US)

Monday, May 15 Teacher's Day Día del Maestro

The starting date for Whale Shark Tour season hasn't been announced yet, so it is unknown if it will be May 17 (possibly thru Sept. 17). Will update when announced.

May 19, 20, 21 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament
Friday is final registration & the Captain's dinner
The tournament is Saturday & Sunday

Sunday, May 21 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Sunday, May 28 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

Thursday, June 1 Día de la Marina

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