Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, August 23

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

There is an article about investment of 30 million pesos in infrastructure in the Continental Zone on the mainland, and bringing recreational areas to two colonias. Leer m谩s..Link to article.


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

On the mainland, Civil Protection closed down work at the hotel "Grand Palladium Playa Paraiso" after the collapse of a structure that put the lives of workers at risk.

"Today we laid the foundation stone for the construction of a multipurpose sports court in the colonia of La Victoria. Thanks to the coordinated work between the three levels of government today we are making a future in the Zona Continental of Isla Mujeres".

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The graphic says: Avoid flooded areas, pay close attention to where you walk, and report any incidents or problems to authorities

In Mexico, on August 22 we celebrate Firefighters Day / D铆a del Bombero.
We thank these men and women who dedicate their lives to taking care of us.
Congratulations on your day!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

It is confirmed that one of the construction workers at the Palladium died (on the mainland). LINK 
Civil Protection closed down work at the hotel after the accident LINK
A wall fell on construction workers at the Palladium LINK

On Thursday, "Wato" (head of the Taxi Union) will deliver school supplies  LINK
        Eduardo Peniche Rodr铆guez, better known as the "Wato" said that on Thursday he will deliver more than 900 packages of school supplies to equal number of union members, at the union lodge in colonia La Gloria. He said this is done annually, in addition to providing assistance with scholarships and the expense of crossing to the mainland to go to school.  He said this was done with an investment of 117,000 pesos and will focus on the students of the Continental Zone, where the greatest need exists.

 Low season arrives with rainy weather in Isla Mujeres LINK
Rainfall continues to cause losses to the commercial sector in Isla Mujeres. There's a video. 
   Remnants of "Harvey" caused rain which caused a decline in the number of tourists and hotel occupancy. There was intermittent rain and workers for the stores were sweeping away rainwater. The lack of shoppers could be observed on Hidalgo and other areas.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Rain affects the tourism industry 
La lluvia afect贸 al sector turismo [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The heavy rain early in the morning and the intermittent rain in the afternoon affected tourism and the closure of the port for small boats affected the nautical sector, including the whale shark tours. Passengers who were boarding the ferry when the rain was  intense moved as quickly as they could to stay as dry as possible.
     The stores have few customers, but the restaurants did better, while tourists waited out the rain eating breakfast or drinking hot beverages. The water drained away from Hidalgo avenue (the pedestrian street) quickly, which pleased the merchants. As usual, there was flooding near the Monument to the Fishermen at the end of Rueda Medina (main street), which caused waves to lap up onto the sidewalk when vehicles passed.

Renewing documents of the fishermen 
Pescadores, sin libreta de mar.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
       The "libreta" documents of the fishermen expire every four years, which were processed for the last time in 2013, and are now due for renewal. Therefore, SARAGAPA will offer courses on September 6 & 7 in survival at sea in Isla Mujeres. 
         Baltazar G贸mez Catz铆n, president of the Regional Federation of Cooperatives of the Fishing Industry in the State, explained that these survival courses will be carried out in all the coastal municipalities of Quintana Roo and these are the dates when they will be held in Isla Mujeres.
       He said, "All fishermen and independent permit holders are invited to attend, and the co-operatives are encouraged to provide their membership lists before the end of August, so that the course assignment schedule can be prepared, because there are more than 200 fishermen who need to renew their libretas. Each course can have an enrollment of  one hundred people, therefore, the classes will be held on two consecutive days, one for each group."
        It is a requirement of the Navy and the Harbor Masters offices that this document is up to date. Other requirements include life jackets for everyone on the boat, a VHF radio, a first aid kit, and a life saver ring. 
       He said, "If a boat is intercepted for a routine inspection and one of the crew does not have his logbook with him, or is expired, the boat will have to return to the beach and the fishermen will lose that entire day. Therefore, it is better not to take risks and especially with the courses being offered by SAGARPA, which is an indispensable requirement for renewing the document."

Port closed due to weather, except the ferries   
Puerto cerrado por el temporal [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  It is anticipated that if the port reopens on Wednesday, that it will probably be restricted to tours within the Bay and to el Farito.

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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 Islea
       Anniversary of the dance troupe Aoranzas 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 馃弳
The main ingredient will be the Lionfish.

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