Saturday, July 22, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, July 22

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Department of Health increases nebulization to prevent mosquito born illnesses 

Sesa intensifica nebulización

 Contra enfermedades transmitidas por vector

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.         
   With the appearance of large numbers of mosquitoes, the Ministry of Health (SESA) intensified the work of nebulization, with the intention of avoiding diseases such as dengue and zika. Yesterday SESA workers sprayed Las Hormiguitas Park in colonia Meteorological and Las Tortugas Park in colonia Las Gloria, where the residents had requested that these actions be carried out. The vector department workers said this activity will be continued next week.
   A month ago, the City began a junk removal campaign with four to five tons of junk collected daily, benefiting the health of all island families. Residents are asked to cooperate by covering, eliminating, or turning over containers where water can collect to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.


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

Renatta Dance Academy performance
        The Renatta Dance Studio celebrated the end of their course with the dance performance Rewind through the Decades, featuring music from the 1920's to the 2000's. The mayor of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, and his wife Mrs. Paola Orrico de Carrillo, attended the festival on Friday night at the Town Square. About sixty students attend the Dance Academy, which has been in existence for five years. The City recognizes their efforts for the benefit of the youth of Isla Mujeres.

Dance workshop
     The Institute of Culture and Arts in coordination with the association "Danzarte" held a dance workshop for children with 60 children participating.  José Mauricio Fernández Molina, general director of "Danzarte", said these workshops are attended by children and dance instructors from the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Tulum, Benito Juárez, Cozumel, Solidaridad and Isla Mujeres (both the island and the Continental Zone).  
     The children are receiving training in Mayan traditional dances such as Mayapax and Pastor's Dance, while instructors are being trained in Caribbean dances.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Boat junkyard is a mosquito breeding ground…/
  There is a junkyard of boats at the end of the runway where mosquitoes can breed in the standing water that accumulates inside them. Although the salina lakes have been blamed for the amount of mosquitoes in the colonias of Salinas and Electricistas, the boats might be a cause. This graveyard of boats at the end of the airfield has gone unnoticed both by the Ministry of the Navy and the Ministry of Health. The majority of these boats are vessels that have been impounded for some crime and abandoned by the Fifth Naval Region.

Faustino Uicab helps youngest baseball players…/
- Convinced of the importance of promoting the practice of sports for children and young people in Isla Mujeres, Faustino Uicab Alcocer, gave financial support to "Pescadorcitos" who participated in the Fourth Regional Tournament “Juntos Salvando + Vidas” in Mérida, Yucatán.The  Deputy Secretary General of the PAN party in Quintana Roo, Faustino Uicab responded to the request of the parents of the team "Pescadorcitos" to pay part of the expenses of these talented islanders who are representing the municipality in this tournament, which will last for several days in Merida.The team is made up of children between 5 and 6 years of age. These young Isla Mujeres baseball players are trained by Omar Mist, Fortunato López and Alejandro Bacelís.

City recognizes work and dedication of secretaries 

Ultramar launches ferry with capacity for 800 passengers…/
- The Ultramar company says they are ready to face this summer season, with a total of 8 boats making up its fleet, including a new boat with a capacity for 800 passengers.
    Company representative Mr. Baez Vega said one of their boats arrived from Cozumel yesterday, with which they will reinforce the operation of the route between Isla Mujeres and Gran Puerto to prevent long lines during peak hours.
     He said the company has always been committed to quality service, and due to the increasing demand of passengers, it was decided to bring one of the company's bigger boats from Cozumel, in exchange for the "Piolín" which has a capacity of 400 passengers.
    "This way the fleet will be maintained with eight boats, offering a capacity of up to 2,450 seats every half hour," he said. It is recalled that it was during the last holiday season of Easter when the Mixcoalt joined the flotilla, the problem of  long lines still occurred. It is noted that Ultramar is the only company offering passenger service from Puerto Juarez, since the Magana company discontinued service.

There's a video of the opening of the Renatta Dance studio performance 

City committed to protection of whale sharks 
.- The Tenth Whale Shark Festival started very successfully, with the realization of a caravan of vehicles along the Rueda Medina Avenue, as part of the activities which are taking place July 20 to 23 to celebrate the arrival of the world's largest fish to the warm waters near the island.
      For four days, exhibitions of art, photography, conferences and outdoor cultural events are being held with the aim of raising awareness about the preservation of this species which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to admire them, every year when they visit.
      Friends of Isla Contoy have a traveling exhibition on display. There were a large number of participants from the island motorcycle clubs "Mala Noche" and "Evolución", as well as a well-known automotive brand.
   The first day of activities concluded with the presentation of the documentary video "Projection of experiences and research of whale sharks in the Bahía de los Santos, Baja California", by biologists Austin Moreno Quintero and Carlos Ocampo Valdés.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Congratulations to secretaries on their day 
Felicitó a las secretarias en su día[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The city offered appreciation to secretaries on their day, giving special recognition to those who have worked for 4, 13, 18 and 30 years of labor with the City. The Mayor announced the payment of a special bonus to the secretaries as an incentive to continue to perform with the same commitment and dedication with which they have exhibited since the beginning of their administration.

Archbishop of Tuxtla Gutierrez officiates Mass
Ofició misa el arzobispo de Tuxtla Gutiérrez.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Native islander, Monsignor Fabio Martinez Castilla, archbishop of the diocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas celebrated Mass accompanied by six priests. He also celebrated his 67th birthday, and the closing of the festival for el Divino Niño Jesús. Fireworks were detonated at 8:30pm. The article includes the topics of his sermon.

10th Whale Shark Festival begins 
Inició el 10º Festival del Tiburón[+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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.

The Whale Shark Festival schedule
Thursday, July 20
6p Town Square
Art Fair and other activities (I can't read the yellow print very well)
6:30 Fishermen's monument. (")
8pm Outside the Casa de la Cultura
Inauguration of the 10th Whale Shark Festival
A projection presentation of research done at Baja California
Exhibition of motorcycles and Ford cars. Music by DJ Dany

Friday, July 21
the Whale Shark Festival events tonight on the Town Square
6p Art & Food Fair
Whale Shark Licensee Fair
Traveling Exhibition of Amigos de Isla Contoy
Exhibition of Ford vehicles
8pm Performance by Renata Dance Studio featuring the show "Rewind--Decades"

Saturday, July 22
6p Town Square Art Fair & other activities
6p City Council room
8p Town Square
 Voices of the Sea 8pm tonight at the Town Square..Stories of the Seas of Mexico

Sunday July 23
12p Playa Centro (Posada Beach) Volleyball competition, men's & women's and Live Music
6p Town Square Art & Food Fair
Whale Shark Licensee Fair
Traveling Exhibition of Amigos de Isla Contoy
Exhibition of Ford vehicles
 8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square
Ballet Urban Dance-Ballet Entorno
Ballet Customs & Traditions of Mexico
Performance from the Workshop of Dances & Rhythms of the Caribbean
Performance from the Children's Workshop of Dances of the Zona Maya
Singer Jahir Jasso 

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

August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
 Prizes for the International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe". It says surprise prizes for 4th thru 10th. Registration in 2000 pesos. August 4th & 5th

August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament (New date)

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