Thursday, May 11, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, May 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Concerns about risks from boats at North Beach  

Latente riesgo en Playa Norte

 Piden intervención de Capitanía de Puerto

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de mayo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
  Concessionaires with businesses on Playa Norte are asking the the Harbor Master pay more attention to the boats that are coming too close to shore and who tie their boats to the buoy line, rather than drop their anchors, which damages the line. One of the concessionaires said, "Many of these boats come from Cancun and they don't care whether or not they damage the line of buoys, which protects the swimmer in this area of ​​beaches, which is the most crowded in Isla Mujeres." 
     Before the Easter holidays, there were complaints on social networks about the lack of buoys, and this was resolved with the installation of more than 800 buoys before the start of the Easter vacation period.

Working together for hurricane preparedness  

Unidos ante contingencias

 Juan Carrillo hace llamado a la población

Cecilia SOLIS

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de mayo.- .

Leer más..Full article at this link.

See City section below....


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

To the mothers who have worked tirelessly for their children, we appreciate your dedication and hard work shaping the future of Isla Mujeres.

Government & Citizens: Hurricane preparedness  
(Note: It has been sunny recently...the rainy weather photos weren't taken this week).

  The mayor encouraged residents to prepare before hurricane season, with measures such as securing objects that could fly off their roofs, protecting their personal documents, and being prepared to turn off their gas tanks. He said it is important for residents to know the necessary safety measures and invited them to contact the Civil Protection office for information about what steps to follow in the event of a hurricane.
   The Mayor thanked the different municipal agencies who have begun the work of preparing the hurricane shelters, and said he is committed to ensuring the safety of the islanders and their assets; therefore this preventative work has begun.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Still awaiting official inauguration of the pier in Puerto Juarez…/
   The work on this dock in Puerto Juarez began in June of 2016 but was shut down a month later by PROFEPA (Federal Environmental Protection Agency) which continued for more than six months. Following efforts by the director of APIQRoo (state Port Authority), Alicia Ricalde Magana, the work was resumed in January, 2017, and it was concluded on March 22nd.  
        Now APIQRoo is still waiting for the official delivery to be made by the General Port agency of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), which has been delayed for nearly  two months. Although two ferry companies have requested permission to dock and provide passenger service, this has been delayed because there has been no official delivery of this work. Islanders had been hoping since April that a new ferry service would begin, but this is not possible due to these delays by the SCT. 
   The expansion of the dock  consisted of about 50 meters in length and about 7.3 meters in width, at a cost of about 6 million pesos, and also included paint and lighting.

Celebrating Mother's Day in Isla Mujeres…/
  The times are over when you could find roses for 10 pesos and today the price was 25 pesos. The florists busiest days are February 15 and May 10th, and it is recognized that prices increase significantly on these dates, and seem to be increasing year by year.
     According to a study, the average Mexican spends 800 pesos on gifts for the lady of the house on this day, including on clothing, perfumes, and floral arrangements. Juan Molina said he paid 600 pesos for 20 roses, and acknowledged it might have been money better spent on a purse or perfume, or some item that could be enjoyed longer.
   Flower arrangements were being sold for 180 to more than 1200 pesos, and there are the traditional but less attractive gifts of an iron and a toaster.
Working together for hurricane preparedness…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Florists were supplied to meet the demands for Mother's Day
Florerías se surtieron para cubrir la demanda. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Noé Santos Ponce, owner of the establishment "Hortensia", said they had already sold 60 percent of their inventory by 11am, when there was a line of ten or more people at a time. The individual flowers of a rose, carnation, and daisy were less expensive, while other arrangements cost 600 to 800 pesos. There was also other presents such as balloons, teddy bears, frogs and other items. Arrangements were being prepared by half a dozen employees to meet the demands for this special day. 
    There was a large celebration at the El Pescador restaurant giving recognition to the working mothers who work for the municipal government, and hundreds of women listened to the Mayor's motivational message and took part in a raffle.
   Erika González, a single mother with a baby on her back who is  a native of Chiapas, said that her daily work as a seller of handicrafts allows her to take care of her two children, and pay for rent and clothes, "We do not make much, we depend on commissions, but I do not speak Spanish or English very well. sometimes we make between 200 and 300 pesos."       She confessed that with this effort and the daily result of the activity she gains a sense of happiness, "I feel good, I am happy and content," she replied when asked about her mood on this Mother's Day, at the malecon (seaside walkway) of Rueda Medina street.
     Tomasa Magana, who has a small food business, spoke about what it means to be a mother and watch over our children, through good and bad. She has paid for the education of her four children and worked for them (? luchó con ellos) for 25 years, and she is proud that they each have a career. She recommended that young single mothers watch their children, because these are difficult times and we live in a country where drug addiction lurks and there is bad company, so she says, "Don't give them so much rope so that they become aggressive." (? “no darle tanto cordel para que no se vuelvan agresivos…”). The difficult part is she ad to strive to give her children the best so that later they could not claim the were not given what they should have. She said, "I grew up very poor and went out and sold empanadas to people. They liked the empanadas de cazon (of dogfish) that my mother Conchita (RIP) made, and I helped my father fish."  She has passed along what she has learned to her children, and understands very well what it is to "reap what you sow", because now her children give her presents on this special day, or any other day of the year. 
   Congratulations to the mothers on their day!

Son still missing  
Niegan que tenga vínculos con la venta de drogai.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Hidalgo Pinto, owner of the piano bar "Broncos" confirmed this morning that it has been more than 24 hours since his Adrian disappeared iin Cancun on Monday afternoon and they still don't know anything about his whereabouts. He said, "The rumors printed in yesterday's newspaper are untrue,and in my 30 years of operation I've never been threatened or charged for the right to do business. People know me. I pay my taxes and am registered with the Treasury." 
   He said his son went to Cancun on Monday to buy and sell cars and suddenly his cell phone went silent.  He said their son was conduction legal business in auto sales, and the whole family is very concerned. The family has made a complaint to the Public Ministry and has confidence in their investigation, but they are concerned about this misinformation affecting the process.

Collision between motorcycle and cargo truck  
Motociclista se estampa en un camión de carga] Ver masFull article at this link
  Witnesses said the driver of the white motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed going from south to north along the road to Garrafon, and the collision with the truck was due this lack of prudence and inability to control the vehicle. The motorcyclist was taken in the ambulance to the Community Hospital for medical attention. It is noted that there are many cases of motorcycle drivers traveling at high speeds at the southern part of the isle, and even having races in the colonias, endangering the lives of children, according to some residents.

Oil Clean-up
   Personnel with Civil Protection cleaned up a section of road in La Gloria which had oil left by a "ghost" truck. Authorities ask that those transporting used oil take care, as well as those who transport gravel and stones, which can be hazardous and cause accidents when motorcycle riders skid and lose control. Sometimes when people have been irresponsible, they have been identified and punished, said an official.

Change at Red Cross
     The board of the Red Cross will meet Saturday at 6pm for the confirmation of the new president, Felipe Bierman. And the arrival of the new ambulance is expected soon.

Senators visit Dolphin Facility
  This information was translated yesterday.

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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

Saturday, May 13 Artist of the Month Exhibition at aMar Cocina Peruana restaurant Featuring Laura Anileu 7:30p. On the back street Guerreo, north of Abasolo. Limited space, reservations (998) 274 3732

Festival of Caribbean Culture May 13, 15, 16, & 19
Saturday May 13
 Painting: Workshop on the techniques of painting 6p
 Music: Outside the Casa de la Cultura  7p
              Rockabilly Malix Cats (Mx)
              Sara Curruchich (Guatemala)

Monday, May 15  Music & Singing at the Guadalupana Church (across from Mango's)
                             Mayan Opera Concert 7pm

Tuesday, May 16 Casa de la Cultura
               Play:  "Let the Jungle tell you its story"
               Painting: Caravan: Painting in Acction  5:30p
               Music: Singing in the Mother Languages  Maria Mactezuma (Mx) 8p (outside)

Friday, May 19 Outside the Casa de la Cultura
            Circense Imagine Show 7:45

Saturday, May 20   Dance & Music outside the Casa de la Cultura 7:45
            Bailes Caribenos (Caribbean Dancing)
            Chilangos de la Habana (Cuban...Chilangos are from Mexico City)    

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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