Thursday, June 29, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 29

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Whale shark tour operators frustrated by disorder 

“Balleneros”, a la buena de Dios

 Continúan laborando en medio del desorden

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de junio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

        The whale shark tour operators are annoyed by the lack of a properly defined Management Plan, which means there are no rules to strictly regulate the boats. They are also frustrated that dozens of permits were issued to boats that are not operational or are in dry dock. The National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) announced that they would revoke permits granted to vessels that do not comply with the established requirements for the operation during this activity.
     The permit holders said they do not have a defined management plan and that sometimes Conanp and the Wildlife Department (DGVS) contradict each other,


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

Nebulization campaign begins in Isla Mujeres 
June 28
      After the intense rains that occurred recently in the municipality, the City of Isla Mujeres, headed by municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, is beginning a Campaign of Nebulization on the island.         The municipal Director of Health, Juana Milián González, reported that the work will begin at 6pm in the colonia Electristas, and then it will continue in the colonias of Salina Grande, Caridad del Cobre, Miraflores, Cañotal, Sac Bajo and Garrafón.  
    She said,  "Due to the rains, we are increasing these efforts to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes that cause diseases like dengue, zika and chikungunya; in accordance with instructions from our municipal president to take care of the health of all the island's citizens,."      The official invited all the families of Isla Mujeres to join this effort by reducing the number of items that can be used as nurseries for mosquitoes, such as tires, buckets, puddles, and containers, among others.

International Arbor Day 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Whale shark tour operators could take legal action against CONANP
      The delay in the delivery of permits and the lack of transparency on the part of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conanp) has caused the tour operators to consult with lawyers. Lawyers explained that to date there is no properly defined management plan, nor are there rules that strictly regulate boats, and there has been no publication in the official newspaper of the federation (which is required for before a new regulation or law can go into effect). 
      This is not the case with the National Park Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún, Punta Nizuc nor with the Isla Contoy Reserve, who have had studies and published their Management Plans in the official publication, which hasn't happened for the whale shark activities. There was no Management Plan establishing the number of permits as 240 and not 301 and regulating or restricting this activity. This has caused many doubts and some are considering the possibility of legal action.
    CONANP has recognized errors in the issuing of the permits, and has mentioned the possibility of revoking some of those already delivered, and they determined that there is a "review" (“revisión”) which depends on the Harbor Master. (Previous articles said the CONANP was planning to revoke permits from boats that didn't meet the requirements and to reassign those permits to boats that were in compliance. During the review, it was found that some boats didn't even have motors.)

Ministry of Health planning to invest 20 million pesos to improve the Community Hospital.…/
      The Director of the state Ministry of Health, Alejandra Aguirre Crespo said that she is working with the officials of the National Commission of Social Protection in Health to determine the equipment and improvements needed for the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres. She said there will be funding of about 20 million pesos for this project, which the Governor committed to enacting during his last visit. 
     She said in upcoming days they will take a tour of the hospital, although many of the priorities are already known, which include improvements to the operating theaters, replacement of bedding equipment and of electrical medical equipment, as well as repair of the X-ray equipment. This information will be put into a report and presented to the National Commission for Social Protection in Health. 
   There is currently no X-Ray service, and suspension seals were recently placed by COFERPIS (Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks). She said this issue is being addressed and resolved, and meanwhile patients are being referred to the General Hospital in Cancun.
   It is noted that the Community Hospital was inaugurated less than two years ago, on December 15 2015, by then-Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, with an investment of state and federal funds totaling 143 million pesos. Therefore it was surprising that in such a short time from its initiation of operations, it suffers from many deficiencies, which could reflect a significant deviation of resources by the past administration.

Giving Benito Juarez municipality six months to pay for use of Isla Mujeres landfill
   This debt has been accumulating since September 2012 and now exceeds 12 million pesos, owed by the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun). Isla Mujeres mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis said he will exhaust all efforts at dialogue before filing a legal complaint. He said the landfill, which is operated by Siresol, is nearly reaching its limits of capacity, and another area will need to be constructed on property belonging to the island, which would increase the debt.
    Mayor Juan Carrillo said he trusts  that the government of Mayor Remberto Estrada is willing to pay this debt, since it is part of an official agreement signed between both municipalities for the consideration of the operation of the site of final disposal of garbage.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Preventing proliferation of mosquitoes
Frenan proliferación de mosquitos [+] Ver masFull article at this link

See City section....

To host the tournament for the 2017 CACAFF Soccer League 
IM, sede del torneo de la Liga de Futbol del Cecaff 2017.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See yesterday's translations...

Introducing electrical cables 
Introducen el cableado de conexión de energía. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This is another article about installing the underground cables to the substation by the intersection of Lopez Mateos and Hidalgo.
      It is also noted that the CFE is replacing poles that have deteriorated, such as those installed after Hurricane Wilma in 2005.  It is noted that there are still some wooden poles that have withstood all the storms since the 80's and seem to have better durability than the concrete poles. It is recommended that the CFE use wooden poles, or they should use the type of steel and concrete used in the construction of piers.

Recognition for volunteers who collected donations for the Red Cross  
Reconocer el esfuerzo para el boteo de la Cruz RojaVer masFull article at this link
   Certificates of recognition were given to eight young women who are high school students at Colegio Bachilleres and collected donations for the Red Cross in front of the campus. A first prize was given of an entrance pass to Xcaret for six people, including transportation and food. This trip took place last Saturday.  The second prize was a sailboat ride on Tuesday afternoon at 2p, including food and sailing lessons. Officials also thanked the school administrators for facilitating these collection activities.

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June Events
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The Circus is in Town: 
"Arriving for the first time & for a short period, directly from Mexico City, the Afeere Brothers International Circus. Feel the maximum excitement with the 4 suicidal motorcycles in the Globe of Death, and the acrobats performing feats on the Fantastic Pendulum more that 10 meters in the the air. A show of this magnitude happens only once a year!"
In front of the Caribbean Sea (on the Caribbean coastal road, south of Salinas-Meteorologico & north of Isla 33).
 Daily 6:30  & 8:30p

Thursday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4  Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament New Date: Weather permitting

Sunday, June 4 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square will feature the Isla Mujeres Senior Citizen's Choir & performances by three dance troupes from Cancun.
Monday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Thursday, June 8 World Ocean's Day & Playa Centro (aka Posada Beach) will receive its third Blue Flag award, during the XII National Meeting of Clean Beaches, which will be held in Bahía de Banderas, on the Riviera de Nayarit. The flag raising ceremony is scheduled for July 4. 

June  9   7:41
June 10   8:30
June 11   9:17 
June 12  10:03
June 13  10:47
June 14   11:29 
Sunday, June 11 Town Square 8p: Special Edition of Noches Magicas "Senior Citizen's Club" featuring the Senior Citizen Choir, the Senior Citizen Dance Troupe, and the musical groupe Mar & Arena (Sea & Sand).

The nine days of festivities in honor of "Corpus Christi" at the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria will continue thru next Friday, June 23rd and include a dance with live music, performances by various dance troupes, musical groups, and other events. Photo from Por Esto.

Friday, June 16 7p  Fund raising benefit dinner for Brazos Abiertos & their volunteers at aMar Peruvian restaurant with a special tapas menu

Saturday, June 17 Brazos Abiertos is back for their IX health campaign for the prevention of teenage pregnancy, HIV and STD's. They will be in La Gloria Park Saturday 10-2 offering rapid, confidential HIV tests, counseling, and immediate results.
Sunday, June 18 Father's Day Run  “De los corredores para los corredores” (From the runners for the runners)  begins at 6:45am on Sunday at the parking lot next to the Mundaca palapa on Paseo de los Peces Avenue.The distances are: 5 and 10km for adults, 400 meters for children up to 6 years, 1km for children up to 9 years, 2km for children up to 14 years and 2km for those who just want to walk. There will be hydration provided and some gifts for the participants.

Sunday, June 18 Father's Day & Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square presents performances by the Ballet Folklorico of Cancun & the dance troupe Playa Dance.

Tuesday, June 20 Summer Solstice (11:24pm)

Wednesday, June 21 6p art exposition at the Casa de la Cultura with wine and music by Dhante Loyola to raise money to attend the Caribbean Festival in Santiago de Cuba

 Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 Women's Fishing Tournament  Dorado del Caribe  Probably to be  rescheduled

Friday, June 23 Dance event at the Mundaca Theater, next to the Mundaca apartments 8p
Friday, June 23 On the Town Square at 8pm on Friday, June 23, the orchestra Típica Tumben K'ai will perform, who are students from Chetumal.

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 24 Dance event 5p behind the Casa de la Cultura 4th Edition of Danzarte with over 200 dancers performing from Isla Mujeres & other parts of the state.
Sunday, June 25 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square

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