Thursday, August 24, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 24

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Infrastructure at the Community Hospital will be ready in two weeks

En dos semanas estará lista

Infraestructura de Hospital Comunitario

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de agosto.-
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- It is estimated that in approximately two weeks, rehabilitation work on the infrastructure of the Community Hospital will be completed and the facility will present a better appearance for users, said its director, Miguel Angel García Albarrán. The most difficult jobs will probably be the repair of the elevator and the rehabilitation of the air conditioning. Even more complicated is the hiring of doctors to complete the full list of doctors.
      It is a commitment of Alejandra Aguirre Crespo that the hospital of Isla Mujeres will be operating to 100 percent by December at the latest.         Regarding the supply of medicines, he said that although the inventory is not at 100 percent, this is one of the few hospitals that works at 80 percent regarding medicines.


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

This year, for the first time, we are celebrating Municipal Youth Day, to include youths with special needs.

There is an article about the winners of a 15th birthday party (quinceañera). First place is a party for 100 people, and there are second and third place winners who were given surprise prizes. The event was organized by the DIF with support from a radio station and a production company. LINK

CONAGUA has forecast strong storms for Quintana Roo and some other Mexican states and you are advised to keep the streets clean and follow official updates. On the scale of Intense storms, very strong storms, or strong storms, Q Roo is in the latter category. This was posted at 1p today (Thursday).

Another mama turtle got stuck in the rocks along the coast across from the high school (Colegio Bachilleres) and was rescued by personnel with ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency), municipal police officers, and volunteers. She is of the species 'Green' and was returning to the sea when she became lodged in a crack in the rocks and unable to move.
Rescuers released her, following protocols for the care and protection of sea turtles, avoiding any situation which could cause damage, and they returned her to her natural habitat without incident.
The City of Isla Mujeres, headed by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, is committed to the care and preservation of sea turtles, via the participation of the Municipal Committee for Protection of Sea Turtles, ensuring the care and safeguarding of the nine nesting areas of the island.
Thanks to these conservation efforts, in the present nesting season, which concludes on October 15, there have been 328 more nests protected than there were in all of 2016. It is hoped that this season, they will exceed 1500, which is the most nests that have ever been protected.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Investigation of "Wato" by the FGE 
La FGE investiga al “Wato”[+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Attorney General of Quintana Roo is investigating Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez "Wato" for alleged usurpation of functions, procedural fraud and falsification of documents, in the attempt to perpetuate himself as leader of the Isla Mujeres taxi union, according to investigative document  FGE / QR / IM / UAT08 / 166/2017. The complaint was filed by Manuel Acereto López, who was a previous supporter of Wato, but has supported the opposition since last year, who have requested an assembly for new election on September 16. 
     There has been controversy over the election in December and a judge ruled against Wato remaining in office as leader. A video of the election will be presented.
   There is also controversy concerning the head of the SINTRA governmental agency and their authorization of taxi concessions on the mainland.  There are allegations that Wato has paid off  SINTRA officials.

Turtle rescued  
Rescatan a tortuga+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See City section above.

Mainland school needs attention
Incumplen autoridades educativas con escuelas. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

This says that in addition to the primary school Julio Sauri Espinosa needing attention (which was previously translated), there is a school in the Continental zone that needs furniture and a functioning bathroom.

Water was pumped from Las Salinas
Expulsan agua de Las Salinas+] Ver masFull article at this link

August 23 About 5000 cubic meters of rainwater was pumped by the two pumps from Las Salinas lakes until Wednesday, due to the effects of "Harvey". The pumps only needed to be used intermittently and the levels have normalized, with no incidents.
   The Harbor master allowed small boats to conduct nautical recreation for tourists within the bay, after the winds subsided, but the fishing boats are restricted and expected to be allowed out on Thursday and Friday.

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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.


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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