Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, July 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Next week: Reassignment of permits for whale shark tour boats

La próxima semana, dictamen

 Sobre revisión a embarcaciones de “balleneros”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

  On Monday, the Harbor Master will issue a report to CONANP (National Commission for Protected Natural Areas) regarding the review of the whale shark boats. Then it will be up to CONANP to reassign the permits from the boats that are not compliant or operational, to other boats that have meet all the criteria.

Funds for security  

Fondo para seguridad

Propone Juan Carrillo a titular de SHCP

CIUDAD DE MEXICO, 11 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

See City section.


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

Notice of payment of municipal scholarships today, Wednesday, at 4pm, at the Worker Ants park.

The "Reto Isla to Isla" open water swimming competition will take place on Saturday, July 15 across the 7 kilometers between the island and the mainland, 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. This is the third year this event has been held. Last year there were 157 swimmers and about 200 are expected this year, including participants from Canada, Argentina, and the United States.

During a meeting with the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, the mayor of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, proposed the application for financing in the amount of  200 million pesos to strengthen crime prevention in insular municipalities of Mexico. He said, "As a representative of the island municipalities of the National Federation of Municipalities in Mexico (FENAMM), and as municipal president of Isla Mujeres, I propose the creation of a fund,  through the SHCP, allocate resources that guarantee safety of all islanders. " 
       The mayor commented that in Mexico there are more than 80 inhabited islands, however, less than 10 have an economic dynamism that requires the authorities to provide resources to strengthen their infrastructure, training and technology in the field of security.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Two people arrested with a marijuana cigarette…/

Everything is ready for the open water swimming competition "Isla to Isla"…/

Harbor Master won't have the final word about the whale shark permit controversy
He said that is up to CONANP.

SINTRA and the Traffic Police will work together to guarantee the security of the tourists…/
  Authorities with the municipal police and with SINTRA met recently and made an agreement regarding golf carts in which they will seek to implement actions to work together to combat piracy and illegally rented golf carts and to assist tourists who have accidents.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Summer season picking up 
Calienta la temporada de verano [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Hotel occupancy rates are at 59 percent, and more overnight visitors are expected during the summer holiday season.  The overall occupancy rate for the municipality is 73%, because the rate in the Continental Zone is 84%.  There are 1715 hotel rooms on the island.

"Isla to Isla": Very attractive competition  
“Isla to Isla”, reto muy atractivo+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation in the City section. This article reports that 192 swimmers are registered for the event on Saturday. There will also be a 3.5 kilometer swim as well as the 7 km distance, and  the minimum age is 18 and categories for every ten years. Each swimmer will carry a chip on his ankle which will record their time when crossing the finish line, which is located at Playa Centro, aka the Posada Beach.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  
Breves de Isla Mujeres [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    It is noted that there are now 11 municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo, but the state anthem has a stanza which is outdated and says there are seven. The author said that while it is feasible to make a change, it is not urgent since that stanza is no longer included when the hymn is sung in public.

   Two individuals, JPB 34, from Agentina, and DMH, 34 from Guadalajara, Jalisco, were arrested by the municipal police on Monday July 10th around 7pm for allegedly smoking marijuana near "Chimbos" restaurant on Playa Norte. Municipal police officers noticed the men acting nervous when they approached, and did a routine inspection, finding a cigarette of dry grass with the characteristics of marijuana, which had been quickly extinguished.
 (This second news brief is titled "Le quemaban las patas… pero no a Cuauhtémoc" which literally means..."They burned their feet....but no to Cuauhtémoc", who was the Aztec ruler who surrendered to Cortes, and was tortured by having his feet burned, in an attempt to make him divulge the location of more treasure. I don't know what it means.)

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


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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