Monday, July 17, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 17

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Buoy line is ready for the vacation season  

Listo el sistema de boyado en playas

Previo a la temporada vacacional

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

The buoy line in front of Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach) was repaired before the start of the summer holiday season to ensure the safety of the swimmers. It was presumably broken by misuse from swimmers who cross it frequently and irresponsibly to enter the Navigation channel. Lifeguards  frequently chastise swimmers who cross the buoy line along a stretch of about 200 meters where the beach had grown and was previously eroded.


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

There's an article and video about an event on the mainland part of the municipality.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

I am willing to grant the title of concession so that it continues in the name of the cooperative: Martin Trejo Manzano
July 16  Martín Trejo Manzano, who is currently being singled out for trying to deprive the fishermen of the "Caribe" cooperative of a concession, defended himself against this accusation. He explained that all he did was protect the investment against the lack of interest by the fishermen themselves The concession they had for many years was being revoked (les fue revocado la concesion).
    In an interview today at noon, Mr. Trejo Manzano made it clear that he does not want a confrontation with the fishermen and he is willing to even cede the rights of the concession that he now has in his name and transfer it to the name of the cooperative, as long as there is an agreement and understanding regarding the contract that currently exists and therefore the restaurant can continue operating. 
     He said the fishermen never too the requirements seriously regarding the revocation of the concession (for not reporting works/construction (obras) in the Federal Zone). In other words, for not making the modification in the terms of their concession. 
     He said, "When the late Rolando Figueroa was president of the cooperative, I was assisting them to comply with this. In fact, when they rented to me, I helped them to pay for the more than three years that they owed on the payments for the Federal Zone rights." 
      He said when procedures for revocation of the concession were initiated against the cooperative, he was denied the documentation (expediente) and then he came to find out when the problem was serious. 
       He said, "Finally, the revocation of the concession arrived in 2015 and to avoid losing the investment and also for the patrimony of the fishermen, I decided to request the area where the palapa is; where the restaurant is; and in the end, I received the concession last year. But I never intended to dispossess them." The lawyers recommended that he put in his request before another person did.
    He said that currently, of this section of Federal Zone, the only part that is in order and has a concession is the part that he has. Since the fishermen have done nothing about it, the other part lacks a concessionaire. 
     He commented, "I am aware that there is a patrimony of the fisherman, who are senior citizens and it is a benefit for them. I am willing to give them the concession as long as they respect the contract that exists, and after the date expires, I am ready for the relationship to end." He said he will seek a discussion with Felipe Trejo to explain the situation and talk about it, but this wasn't possible on the first attempt.
      He said his contract with them expires on January 22 of next year and that is the only thing he is asking in exchange for turning over the concession that is now in his name.

Backpack donation drive

Blanca Ochoa Gómez and her husband, Mr. David Dzul Méndez confirmed that they have managed to collect 80 backpacks, but opportunity to donate is still available, since the backpacks will be delivered on July 22. The goal is to help children with limited resources and they've extended an invitation to help tobusinesses and the entire student community. 
   He said, "We have been receiving new and gently-used backpacks that are in good condition and can continue to be used."  He said there has been a very good response from the island community, and they hope to meet their goal of collecting 100 backpacks in the next few days. 
     Backpacks can be brought to the vanilla colored house at the top of the stairs in colonia La Gloria, or people can call 998 165 3539 for pick up.

Another foreigner passed away…/

  July 16   This afternoon staff with the Attorney General (La Fiscalía General) transferred the body of a foreign tourist who apparently died of a sudden heart attack. The Public Security police were notified shortly after 1:30pm about this event in the Villa Fuente apartments, which are on the road to Garrafon.
    Inside the apartment of the two level condominium, they found the body of a tourist whose identifications said he was Daniel B. K., 68, from Fukuoka, Japan. On the bed was a white male with white hair, in a reclining, sedentary position.
    The managers of the apartment first found the body and immediately notified the Red Cross and the police. The paramedics said there were no vital signs when they arrived and the death appeared to be the result of an acute myocardial infarction.
     The managers of the apartments said that he had been a client for five years and today he didn't respond when they knocked on the door, so they decided to enter to see if everything was okay, and they found the body.
     No relatives were found, so the appropriate procedures were carried out to transfer the body to SEMEFO and begin the procedure with the embassy to locate his relatives.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Foreign septuagenarian found dead 
Encuentran muerto a septuagenario extranjero [+] Ver masFull article at this link

July 16 .- A foreigner of about 70 years was found dead in his apartment this day, apparently due to a heart attack, according to confirmed sources. Red Cross and the police were called to the apartment at La Fuente, located on the road to Garrafon, who verified the death, and staff with the Public Prosecutor's Office (Ministerio Publico de Fuero Comun) took over and began the proceedings for the autopsy that is required by law. 
     This death occurred less than a week after the death of another foreigner in room #14 of the Marina Pariso, who apparently took an overdose of medication, judging by what was at the scene. That occurred on July 12th. In that same marina, another visitor died in 2001 from an illness, according to collected information. 
     There are hundreds of foreigners who are senior citizens who reside on the island seasonally, who come seeking the relaxation and tranquility of this place. Many of them are retirees who chose to stay for weeks at a time. 
     There are also those who have bought houses to live in, which is reflected in the number of people who participate in the social sector at the events that bring us together such as the cultural events on Sundays and for religious purposes. Some like living here with their families and in other cases, they live alone.

Holding firm 
Se mantienen firmesVer masFull article at this link
   The fishermen of the cooperative "Caribe" remain in possession of Minino's restaurant and have hung banners saying  "This Federal Zone is in custody of its concessionaires and not of ursurpers" and "Stop abusing the fishermen, you know this is not yours. Leave us alone". The palapa remains surrounded by fishing nets and the pier is also blocked.
      The fishermen showed reporters a copy of their concession and of their request for reversal of the concession granted to Martin Trejo, which consists of 498 square meters as well as an "amparo" (judicial paper).

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July Events
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July 2 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square 

July 4, Tuesday   Blue Flag raising ceremony on Playa Centro. Independence Day in the US.

                                                                    Sunset ~7:30
July  8   7:14
July 9   8:01
July 10  8:46
July 11  9:30
July 12  10:11
July 13  10:52 
July 14   11.32
Dates haven't been announced yet for the Maya Riviera Film Festival, which usually presents films in Isla Mujeres at the Posada beach (Playa Centro).

 July 9, Sunday 5:30 procession from Maritime Terminal to Town Square church carrying the  Divino Niño Jesús icon

July 9 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 10 Monday 8p procession thru the streets with the Divino Niño Jesús icon, followed by entertainment on the Square. Their festival will take place July 10-20 and will include shows for children, dances, performances by local artists & academies, and fireworks, as well as prayers, praises, nightly Masses, laying on of hands, and other religious activities.

July 15, Saturday  The "Reto Isla to Isla" open water swimming competition will take place departing from the restaurant "Flamingos" located along the road to Punta Sam at 7:30am. They are expected to reach Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres around 11am. There are 7km and 3.5 kilometer categories, and the minimum age is 18, with divisions every ten years. 

July 16 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 20-23 Thurs-Sun Whale Shark Festival  LINK to Fb page. To website.

July 23 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 30 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament (New date)

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