Saturday, November 11, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, Nov. 11

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DIF social service agency provided a lecture for students about avoiding sexual predators on the internet LINK  
This conference was taught by Roberto Ruiz, an expert in child and youth harassment issues, who explained to young people about the danger of "grooming", which is a practice in which people use social networks to approach children and young people to gain their trust, thereby creating emotional bonds and being able to abuse them.
     The government of Isla Mujeres believes it is important to provide young people with the information and tools necessary for the prevention of sexual harassment and assault, for this reason the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, in coordination with the municipal system for the Integral Development of  Families (DIF), headed by the honorary president, Paola Orrico de Carrillo, provided this conference, which was titled "You are what you publish".
     Mrs. Paola Orrico de Carrillo, who chaired the event, said that the  municipal government is fully committed to providing security for children and youth, so this type of conference is of vital importance to have the necessary information for the prevention of harassment and aggression.
     The conference was attended by students of the Technical Middle School Number 1 "Benito Juárez", of the Colegio de Bachilleres high school of Isla Mujeres and of the Middle School "Francisco Hernández de Córdoba".

The City's Revenue Law for Fiscal Year 2018 was approved, outlining the resources that will be invested in the development of Isla Mujeres.
With the purpose of establishing more solid finances  in Isla Mujeres and the development of programs that improve the quality of life of the islanders, during the Eighth Special Session of the City Council, the proposed Revenue Law for Fiscal Year 2018 was approved. The Mayor said that the funds raised will be invested in the creation of more and better public infrastructure and social programs.
 He explained that this Revenue Law initiative is the means by which the needs of the municipalities are financed, with the funds being invested in the development of Isla Mujeres, such as social programs, public services, the creation of infrastructure and the improvement of public spaces.

    After this approval by the City Council, the Revenue Law initiative will be submitted for consideration by the XV Legislature for its approval, in order to face the challenges that will be presented 2018, with the purpose of strengthening the economy of the islanders and to improve the quality of life of the families, by means of the collection of contributions to provide the economic resources that are expected in the initiative.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Student project to recycle PET plastic with school contest LINK  
       A new ecological initiative has been created in Isla Mujeres with an entrepreneurial project led by two young islanders, Javier Celis and Armando Alcocer, who are founders of "Pet Island". As their first activity to address the increasing amounts of trash on the island, they have created a PET plastic bottle collection contest between several of the schools. 
    The contest offers a 10,000 pesos prize to the school that collects the most PET, to raise awareness among the students and motivate them to be involved with recycling, separation of trash, and putting it in the proper place, in conjunction with their teachers, parents, and friends.
       The project began  Friday morning when Pet Island went to the participating schools to sign letters of commitment; César Mendoza Elementary, Julio Sauri Espinoza (both shifts), Andrés Quintana Roo, the Middle School (Benito Juarez) and the Colegio Bachilleres High School.
     It will continue until December 9, and on every Friday will go in search of  PET plastic bottles to be weighed and transported to the Transfer facility.  Javier Celis said, "So that it does not occupy space in the schools, the PET will be removed so that later it will be sold, and the proceeds will be invested in more tools, with donations of garbage cans among other activities, to continue promoting the good management of trash."

Analysis of Urban Transport Regulations proposal in Isla Mujeres LINK  
     City Councilman Roberto Martínez Aragón, of the Urban Development and Transport Committee, said that work is being done on the Urban Transportation Regulations project in Isla Mujeres, because this legal document is lacking as well as the island having a lack urban transportation, which he says is an obligation of the government to its citizenry. He said the project was addressed by the relevant committees on Thursday, with the discussion and elaboration of each article that relates to transport.
      He said the regulations would include having first class vehicles, because the islanders deserve first class transportation.  He said the document includes specific points including giving special attention to people who from vulnerable groups, and preferential rates for students, with different forms of payment, however all of this would need be be approved. 

      In this analysis, use of mototaxis is also being proposed, and he said, "These have been available for more than ten years, and in addition, are a legitimate job, and we are also working on this option."      The Councilman said that the mayor has been asked to comply about this service for more than a year, and although many proposals have been made, so far the island has no urban transport. Mr. Martinez Aragon said that if this new proposal to offer urban transport is ignored, he will go to the legal authorities, because, he says, "He is taking away a constitutional right of the citizenry, and for this amparo procedures can be instituted against this." He concluded by saying that work will continue on the regulation, to present it to the Council and the Committee for analysis and to be approved this year, because it is an urgent matter.

DIF social service agency provided a lecture for students about avoiding sexual predators on the internet LINK   
 See City section.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Revenue Law  2018 approved  
Aprueban Ley de Ingresos 2018+] Ver masFull article at this link
See City section.

Conclusion of preventative course 
Concluye curso preventivo. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

See City section.

Finalizing details for patron saint festivities  
Afinan detalles para la fiesta patronal. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The information in this article was translated yesterday and it notes that the Confirmation of dozens of children will be held on Dec. 7, and that 20 to 25 organizations, groups, and cooperatives are expected to participate in the festivities from Nov. 28 to Dec. 8.

Tiburoneros are strong competitors
Tiburoneros con buen nivel competitivo [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The "Tiburoneros" soccer team of Isla Mujeres, is competing well in the tournament of the National Youth League, and will face the Atlante team from Cancun on Sunday at 1pm on the field in Salina Chica. The players are in the U17 category, having been born between 2000 and 2001, and a good show for the public is expected.


 Noticias de  Diario de Quintana Roo's Isla articles & photos LINK
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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.


November Events
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Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos (for the departed children)
In Isla, families clean and decorate their loved ones graves, where their visits are private moments, unlike the all-night, public vigils that are traditional in some places. Hanal Pixan means "Food for the Souls" in Mayan. Altars are created in homes featuring photos of the deceased, with offerings of their favorite foods, and often include candles, copal incense, marigold flower petals, and papel picada (paper with cut-out designs). Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry. Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Thurs. Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos
At the cemetery at 6pm, participants in the silent procession (featuring Dia de los Muertos costumes/makeup and traditional garments) will gather and walk down Hidalgo to the Town Square and then up Guerrero to the Casa de la Cultura for the "Festival de las Animas (Souls) 2017", which includes a contest of Catrinas, a Tzompantli, (altars built by cultures of ancient Mexico), and altars representative of the states of Querétaro, Nayarit, Michoacán, Chihuahua, and the state of Mexico. AND....
8pm Town Square Noches Magicas Dance performances by Cancun High School IV and two folklorico troupes from Cozumel. (These are all free events)

Fri. Nov. 3 Online auction begins for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Diabetes Clinic charity.

Fri. Nov. 3 at 5p: Casa Cultura conference about indigenous celebrations in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos (in Spanish).

Sat. Nov. 4 at 6:30p a procession featuring traditional clothing from different regions of Mexico starting at the Town Square church and going thru the downtown streets. AND...

7:30p Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square featuring two troupes including the Folklorico Troupe of Quintana Roo and the closure of the Dance conference event.

Full moon Sat, Nov. 4
                                                                    Sunset ~6p
Nov. 4  6:58
Nov. 5  7:51
Nov. 6   8:48
Nov. 7  9:47
Nov. 8  10:48
Nov. 9  11:49

Sun. Nov. 5 at 7p: Noches Magicas on the Town Square. Hanal Pixan altar Competition and performances by the Isla Mujeres Añoranzas dance troupe and the folklorico dance troupe Al Son del Corazon  Free

Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Casa de la Cultura there will be an homage to Emiliano Martinez Perez who was a founder of the musical group Trova Islena. Free.

Sun. Nov. 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free Anniversary special with a comedian.

 Nov. 13-17 Mon-Fri Recycling Week 10a-2p at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa Exchange recyclables for plants. (See IMN&E on Nov. 10 for translation)

Mural Festival at the Cañotal Mercado
Nov. 13-14 Artists arrive, clean up & set up, volunteers welcome.
Nov. 15-17 Public welcome to visit & interact while the artists paint.
Nov. 18-19 Exhibition: Come & see the art inspired by the founding families of isla and hear about their stories being told through the art.
Nov. 20 Casa de la Cultura Exhibition & Sale of artists' paintings to raise money for a new roof at "Julio Sauri" primary public school.

Fri. Nov. 17 Fundraiser Gala to benefit Isla Diabetes Clinic at aMar Cocina Peruana 6p Cocktails  7pDinner 5 course meal 9pm doors open to general pubic for drinks & dancing & a fantastic array of musicians. Tickets 450p/$25usd  PayPal address is: Or PM Karen Rosenberg The ticket includes one cocktail. Starting Fri. Nov. 3 there will be an online auction that will end that evening. LINK to auction. 

Fri.-Mon Nov. 17-20  Buen Fin Discount shopping (Like "Black Friday" in the US)

Sun. Nov. 19 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free

Mon. Nov. 20 Revolutionary Day  There is usually a parade that starts around 8a (TBA), usually on Rueda Medina downtown with a lot of kid cuteness in Revolutionary era and military costumes, as well as choreographed routines and acrobatics.

Thur. Nov. 23  Art & Food Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3p-8p. Information available for participants at the Cultura office between noon and 3p.

Sat & Sun Nov. 25 & 26 Biker Fest 2017 
    Sat. noon: Registration Saturday's activities are at the airfield
                2p  convivencia (meet & greet)
              3:30  Official opening ceremonies
                 4p  Tour around the island and official photo 
                 5p Quarter mile competition 
               6:30  Stunt show performance by PDC
                  7p Various activities, contests, and surprises until 10p
                 11:30  evening concludes

Sun. Nov. 26 10a-1p Playa Centro with competitions, activities, entertainment

Sun. Nov. 26 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free

Sources Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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