Friday, August 25, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 25

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Strict enforcement of regulations about safety equipment on boats

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Equipo de seguridad en embarcaciones

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       Isla Mujeres Harbor Master Ismael González Gil said that in one or two months they will begin to apply "zero tolerance" for boats that don't have the minimum safety equipment on board. He explained that so far 65 boats of all sizes, which are dedicated to various nautical activities, have been inspected during four surveillance operations carried out by the Harbor Master's office, through the Ministry of the Navy, as result of the merger between them which occurred recently.
       Starting in October, the local Harbor Master and the Secretary of the Navy will not allow any boat to sail without the minimum safety requirements, in accordance with Mexican Law NOM 034. The Harbor Master said that boats who don't comply with the basic requirements can be required to return to land and they can be fined up to the equivalent of 50 minimum daily wages.
       He said in case that their safety equipment only lacks one item, they will be urged to take care of this shortage, and when they are inspected again, they must have all the required equipment, or they could be subject to a fine.
       The minimum safety equipment for boats, consists of life jackets, lifesavers, navigation lights, and a communication system, among others, which has a cost of about 13,500 pesos for each of the boats.


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Parents want stray dog problem addressed LINK 
         Thursday morning the first grade students of Jean Piaget elementary were frightened by a dog of the Boxer breed, who was repeatedly barking at them when they were outside for physical activities under the dome in colonia La Gloria. These activities were suspended and their teacher took them back inside. The dog had no tags and it is unknown whether he is aggressive, but the small children are vulnerable and some were frightened. Parents of the students have asked the authorities to intervene. 

Boat procession to Isla Contoy Sept. 9 LINK
- Baltazar Gómez Catzín, Isla Mujeres City Councilman in charge of the Fishing Commission, confirmed that the XVIII boat procession carrying the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy will take place on September 9th.
       Every year, this event begins with a procession on foot from the church of the Immaculate Conception. It will go to the concrete pier where the boats will be boarded, including one of the Ultramar ferries.
       He recalled in the procession of 2016, there were about 120 boats and approximately 900 people. This year it is expected that about 140 boats will take part in this celebration to Our Lady of Charity del Cobre. and that more than 1000 people will participate in this pilgrimage.

    There was a meeting last week, and another planned for next week, as well as trips to Contoy Island, to cut brush and to prepare the chapel and the area where the Mass will be held. 

Fishermen will be required to comply with safety measures  LINK 
   The fishermen of Isla Mujeres must comply with the minimum safety measures in order to renew their "libreta" document. (There's a video).
       Harbor Master Ismael González Gil said that all boats, including the fishermen, will be required to comply with safety regulations. The Harbor Master said this is not new, but has been overlooked by some of the fishermen, and this will now be monitored. He explained that now with the support and reinforcement of the National Maritime Authority, through the Mexican Coast Guard, the surveillance will be doubled, ensuring that the boats will have the minimum security measures.

Taxi drivers receive packets of school supplies  LINK 
     On Thursday, Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez "Wato" distributed about 900 packages of school supplies to taxi drivers of the municipality at the Taxi Lodge. He said they have been doing this for 13 years and this year they invested 160,000 pesos.  The union also offers scholarships and assistance for transportation for students of union members attending school on the mainland.


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Quinceañera competition
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   At the competition for a 15 year old birthday "quinceañera" party the young women gave speeches about the social, economic, educational and health issues concerning the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres. The winner of the party for 100 people was María Naydeli Gamboa Pool. Second and third places were won by Angeles Carolina Celis Pech and Aribe Yojaira Zinahi Lora Marin, who were given surprise prizes. The event was organized by the DIF social service agency, with support from a radio station. Eight young women participated in the event which was held at the green dome in colonia La Gloria. (There are photos in yesterday's City section). 

Pescadores baseball team is ready to face Puerto Morelos 
Pescadores, listos para enfrentar a Puerto Morelos [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  There are two Isla Mujeres  teams competing in the state baseball league, with the Pescadores competing against Puerto Morelos on the island this Sunday. Due to the heavy rains recently, from the remnants of the storm "Harvey", the baseball field was flooded because the water didn't drain properly due to the system being full of trash. Therefore, on Wednesday, members of the team and coaching staff cleaned it out in preparation to receive the visiting team, and of course, the fans, who often include foreign residents as well as tourists.  
    The league is named after the governor Carlos Joaquin, which is an old tradition. The baseball field is forty years old. The Cocteleros will travel to Kantunilkín, and will play at home next Sunday.

Rehabilitation of the Community Hospital 
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August Events
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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. Captain's Dinner Friday evening, Sat morn boats depart at 8a, scales close at 3p, award ceremony at 6p.

August 6 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

                                                                    Sunset ~7:20
Aug  7   7:28
 Aug 8   8:11
Aug 9   8:52
Aug 10  9:33
Aug 11  10:13
Aug 12  10:55
Aug 13   11.39

August 13 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

Celebrate the 167th anniversary of the founding of our town with us! Isla Fest
Tues. Aug. 15 Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
         8p Downtown street tour Night of traditions
         8:30p Town Square Multifaceted Orchestra of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
                    Dance troupe performance with Jaranas                    

Wed. Aug. 16  Casa de la Cultura
       5:30p Art & Food Fair
       6p  Dancing to the live music of Trova Isleña
       Anniversary of the dance troupe Añoranzas of Isla Mujeres                       

Thurs. Aug. 17  8a Departure from the car ferry dock
    Wreath ceremony at the Cross in the Bay / Cruz de la Bahia
    Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                     6:30  Presentation of Awards for Tourism and for Citizenship
                     8:30  Performance by Poncho Laduarte & Pierre David  (musician-comedians) 

Fri. Aug. 18 Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                                    8p Performances by dance troupes
                                          Musical group "Sensitive"
                                          Musical group "Merenglass"

Sat. Aug. 19 Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                                    8p Performances by dance troupes
                                          Musical group "Rillex"
                                          Musical group "Super Lamas"
Sun. Aug. 20  Playa Centro 2p Electro festival
                      Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                                            8p Quintana Roo Danzarte Gala

 Aug. 18, 19, & 20   Friday, Saturday, Sunday Family Summer 2017 event.
Teams of five people, dressed in the same color, one bicycle per team.
Completely Free. Rally.  Bicycle Race, Tug of War, Sand Sculpture Contest
Music & Games. Daily Prizes for the first three places.
A DIFferent Weekend (DIF is the social service agency).
Register at the DIF office between 10am & 4pm

August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament 

August 20 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

 August 27 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

On August 31 the Fifth Gastronomic Competition 2017 will be held in the Town Square 🏆
The main ingredient will be the Lionfish.

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