Thursday, August 17, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 17

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Distribution of textbooks in primary schools

Distribuyen los libros de texto

 En las primarias

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de agosto.-
Leer más...Full article at this link   See TVIM section below...

Celebrating the 167th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres

Isleños, de fiesta

 Celebran 167 aniversrio de la fundación de IM

Lanrry PARRA

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

There were no events Wednesday & Tuesday's have been translated...


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

There is a poster and a video promoting the comedian who is performing this evening for Isla Fest and a promo for the wreath placement over the Cruz de la Bahia / Cross of the Bay (which was this morning).
There is a video of the rescued dolphin being cared for at the Tortugranja (see translations yesterday and Tuesday.)

There is a video which says...For its unequaled beauty, Isla Mujeres is the destination preferred by thousands of tourists. Come and experience Isla Mujeres! and below it says..#IslaMujeres is the favorite destination for thousands of tourists from #Mexico and from abroad for its natural attractions and its magical history!

There's a GIF showing the different types of dolphins in Mexico and the caption says...Did you know there are nine species of dolphins in Mexico? These animals are the favorites of many people because of their intelligent, friendly and social natures.
In #IslaMujeres we support their protection and care, therefore, at the Tortugranja we have received a dolphin that was beached on the coasts of the state of Yucatan.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Free textbook have arrived in Isla Mujeres
  Classes begin on Monday and the textbooks arrived to the island on Wednesday morning and are expected to arrive to the mainland schools of the municipality on Thursday. It is estimated that there are about 20 thousand textbooks, in all subjects, that will be delivered to schools in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, to the island and the mainland, to public and private schools, of which about 13,000 books are for the island students and about 8000 books for the the mainland. This is an average of about 9 books per student, for the students who have already registered. A new request will be made for the students who are still expected to arrive.

Aguakán, who are the islands provider of tap water and sewerage services, promptly carried out "hydro-desasolve" work to remove a blockage of fats and solids in sanitary system. There's a video of workers. The article says this was carried out on Hidalgo Avenue, where maintenance is done routinely every two months to the lines for the houses and restaurants, with each one consisting of about 100 to 120 meters. They use water to break up the fats and suction to remove it. Due to the holiday season, it was necessary to repeat this job a month after they had done it.  It is necessary for more restaurants to install fat traps, said Victor Mendez Perez, of Aguakan. Normally this work is done between 5am and 8am to avoid bothering tourists who pass thru this area, but on this occasion it was done during the day in response to a request for the restaurateurs.   

There's a video that says Wednesday, the ZOFEMAT agency conducted a clean up along the Eastern Malecon as part of their ongoing daily clean up campaign of the beaches ( Brigadas Permanentes de Limpieza de Playas). They collected more than ten bags of trash. The public is encouraged not to litter and to use the trash cans.

The Taxi Union is keeping its commitment to provide school supplies.
       After thirteen years of providing school supplies for the children of members and operators of the Isla Mujeres Taxi  union, the union leader Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez said they are to once again provide this benefit. This year, they are investing 117,000 pesos to provide  around 900 packages, especially for the students in the Continental Zone where the need is greatest. Other contributions to education by the union includes assistance with scholarships and travel needs to Cancun.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No reversal expected  
No habrá marcha atrás. [+] Ver masFull article at link

  Members of the community have resumed their request for the revocation of the Federal Zone concessions for three 'bocacalles' in downtown Isla Mujeres. (Bocacalles literally translates as the mouths of the streets & refers to the beach areas that are across from the ends of the streets). According to the municipal Director of Urban Development, Nivardo Fernandez Martinez, the City has no power in this matter and it is being monitored by SEMARNAT (Department of Environment and Natural Resources).
    The official confirmed that concessions for the three bocacalles  across from  the ends of Abasolo, Matamoros, and Adolfo Lopez Mateos streets were granted to local businessmen, but said he didn't have the names at hand. Por Esto reports the first and last concessions were granted to former Mayor Jesus Contreras Bonilla and to the former municipal General Secretary Álvaro Burgos Ríos. 
   Mr. Fernandez explained, "At the moment a follow up is being done regarding the procedures that were done by the previous administration. There is a request for revocation of those bocacalles, and a talk is planned with officials of the SEMARNAT to obtain more information."       He said the City has no ability to reverse these concession, and it is up to the federal agency to assess whether or not a revocation will occur. He believes that this issue will be resolved before the end of the current six-year federal term.
     Those requesting the revocation are not optimistic and made no progress under the previous administration of Agapito Magana Sanchez, so they resumed their concerns in December, with the current Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis. The main person behind the revocation request is Enrique Lima Zuno, with the support of various organizations and individuals. These areas have served as access routes for fishermen, boatmen, and the general public, and have been used during hurricanes to protect many boats from the swells.

Islanders celebrating
Isleños de fiesta. [+] Ver masFull article at link
See yesterday's translations and events section below...

Stolen vehicle recovered  
Agentes ministeriales recuperan auto robado. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

 See yesterday's translations....

Isla Mujeres news briefs

Representative for the CROC union, Roman Maldonado, announced that children of the members of the union began receiving school supplies, as well as students who are members of the general public.  Distribution began on Tuesday to more than 600 students at all levels from preschool to high school. They are also offering assistance with school shoes, which was announced last month.
   The union has begun delivering construction materials such as cement, to add strength to flimsy homes and concrete homes to provide better security for families during hurricane season. The program also provides water tanks for their roofs at discounted prices.
     The Red Cross continues its program to formally recognized benefactors and two days ago the presented an appreciative plaque to the ferry company providing service between Puerto Juarez and the island (Ultramar).

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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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