Sunday, November 26, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, Nov. 26

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Orange Day: Isla Mujeres united to oppose violence against women LINK  
     Dozens of islanders participated in the procession to support women around the world in opposition to violence against women. With the purpose of raising awareness about the damage that violence does in society, island families, participated yesterday afternoon in a walk on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, held on November 25 of each year. The event was led by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Paola Orrico de Carrillo.
     During the walk, which started from the monument "Al Pescador", the mayor said that it is essential for citizens to understand that mistreatment against women is a real, close problem that affects us all.  He said, "As a municipal government we are committed to promoting the rights of women to guarantee a life without violence and promote gender equity, equal opportunities, aswell as to protect their health and strengthen their self-esteem."
       "Orange Day", as it is also known, is a movement to give visibility to the violence suffered by women around the world. The City of Isla Mujeres participates through its commitment to a municipality without gender violence with important workshops and courses aimed at the community.
         The director of the Municipal Women's Institute, Miriam Trejo León, said "Violence against women is a serious violation of human rights, therefore, with the support of the Municipal DIF and Mrs. Paola Orrico de Carrillo, we work for the female community of Isla Mujeres to reject and, if appropriate, denounce, any type of violence, both in their homes and in their work centers, thanks to this we are one of the few municipalities that does not have a gender alert."
     Names of other officials in attendance are given. 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

- On November 25 and 26, Isla Mujeres will vibrate with the sound of motorcycles that will gather for the first Bikerfest 2017 held in Isla Mujeres, an event that will be held on the occasion of the Fifth Anniversary of the FZ Evolution club.
With an attractive program designed for lovers of motorcycles, Evolution FZ is ready to receive the "bikers" of different municipalities of the State and the region, whose meeting point will be at the island airfield.
Julio Eliezer Vega, leader of this group of island motorcyclists, announced that based on confirmations from the invited groups, more than 500 motorcycles are expected.
He points out that for the realization of the event has had the support of the mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, as well as the support of local hotels and Marítima Isla Mujeres (the vehicle/cargo ferry).
Transports Marítima Isla Mujeres promised to make the necessary crossings so that no motorcycles are left behind in Punta Sam nor on the island.
Bikerfest Isla Mujeres is scheduled to tour around the Island, as well as a quarter mile competition, contests, free anniversary patches for the first 200 motorcycles, kits and shows including the Stunt Biker PD C show, a Show Flame Biker and the musical participation of local DJs and the BR Team, among other surprises.
Evolution FZ is made up of 20 islanders motorcyclists, who in addition to travel in their vehicles for this type of meetings as well as being filmed in Isla Mujeres, they also meet to do altruistic work in the municipality. Therefore, five years after the founding of their club, they will celebrate the in a 'very biker style' with this first great edition. LINK 
Start of the first Bikerfest 2017  in Isla Mujeres for the Anniversary of Evolution FZ club, with a tour around the island at 4p VIDEO  

Cahuameros receive the Islenos of Cozumel this weekend  LINK   
    This Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres Nueva Generación, receive the Isleños  of Cozumel, at the start of the second round of the Major Basketball League of Quintana Roo
     The Isla Mujeres team finished the first round and starts the second round in the fourth place, with 10 matches played, of which five games were won and five lost, in addition to two games remaining.
Meanwhile, the  Isleños  of Cozumel, finished the first round and start this second round of the Major Basketball League of Quintana Roo, in seventh place with 12 games played, of which he has won three games and has lost nine games.
   Last season the Cahuameros finished the League tournament in second place. 

Cold front forecast for Saturday  LINK  

Expecting a total of 2.5 million visitors by the end of the year LINK  
It is expected that hotel occupancy will reach 90 percentage points this weekend, marking a good start to the end of the year season, said Jesus Castillo Magaña, Director of Tourism.
  Occupancy on Thursday reached 79 percent, which is attributed to the long Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, in addition to Mexican Tourism, and promotional efforts such as the National Pueblo Magico fair. He said that 110,000 people attended that fair, including people from the border area as well as the general public of Monterrey. He anticipates a good winter season, with important economic benefits for the municipality.

The Navy transported a woman in labor with complications to the mainland   LINK  
   The Navy provided medical attention and transportation to the mainland for a 31 year old woman who was 39.4 weeks pregnant, after she arrived at the Isla Mujeres Naval Hospital with hypertension and asthmatic crisis. She was taken to the Naval dock and transported to the Puerto Juarez Naval Station where a Red Cross ambulance took her to the  Clínica de Ginecopediatria del Instituto Mexicano de Seguridad Social de la Ciudad de Cancún. With these actions, the Navy confirms its commitment to the civilian population.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

New sister-city plan in the US  
Nuevo plan de hermanamiento en EU [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  This information has already been translated about a meeting and signing of a letter of intent with Bonita Springs, Florida regarding becoming sister cities in the future. It is noted that in the past two decades, sister city agreements have been established with about a dozen cities, including several cities in the United States, Argentina, and Cuba. The Director of Tourism, Jose Castillo Magana, noted that this would be the fifth twinning agreement in recent years, and "will strengthen the good leadership and good image of the municipality at national and international levels".

Overloaded truck broke TV & electrical cables   
Rompe cables de luz y televisión. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      A large truck (of 15 cubic meters) was overloaded with several rows of cement and lime atop its cargo, when it damaged several electrical and TV cables in the Salina Grande neighborhood. Representatives for truck drivers said this type of overloading is not allowed and indicates negligence by those who were operating the vehicle, in their transfer from Cancun. It is noted that the traffic authorities of both municipalities didn't seem to notice. Traffic police arrived shortly after the cables were broken, to facilitate the process of reopening the road and to determine the responsibility of the operator of the truck regarding the interruption of services and their resumption. It is noted that this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred from large, tall vehicles.

New schedule for trash collection   
Nuevo horario de recolección de basura [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This information has already been translated about notification being given to downtown businesses regarding a new trash collection schedule beginning Dec. 15 which prohibits them from putting trash to the curb between the hours of 11am and 7pm. This will reduce odors during the main hours of tourism, and tourists won't have to tolerate the trucks removing trash during those hours, and their effects on traffic. After the new schedule is implemented, warnings then sanctions will be given to those who don't comply. The first reactions of many of the merchants were positive, because it is agreed that taking care of the image of the island should be given priority over personal concerns, and therefore the Chamber of Commerce didn't object to this proposal.


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

Removing cabbies from the Maritime Terminal despite being accredited   

Remueven a taxistas de muelle

 Pese a estar debidamente acreditados

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.      Due to some irregularities, cabbies who were previously accredited by the Tourism Department to permit them to work at the Maritime Terminal offering their services to tourists had this permission revoked on Friday. The Director of the Department of Tourism, José de Jesús Castillo Magaña, did not disclose the nature these irregularities, and said this is an internal matter to be resolved.  This action was taken by the staff with his department, with the support from the municipal Police Department. It is expected that their badges will be taken away, which had been awarded in a public ceremony with municipal officials present.   
      Mr. Castillo Magana met with Sergio Castillo, delegate of the taxi drivers union of Isla Mujeres, with the intention of finding a solution to this problem.
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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

 Nov. 28-Dec. 8 Annual Festivities honoring the Patron Saint: Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
  Which are expected to include a small carnival with rides and games, a bullring, nightly performances on the Town Square, and a boat procession and wreath placement over the Cruz de la Bahia, as well as private celebrations by the ~20 groups involved in the festivities. 

Dec. 12 Dia de Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico. The night before there will be a gathering at the coastal chapel dedicated to her in Salina Chica, with Mariachis, to sing Las Mananitas and honor her. The horse procession is predicted to include up to 100 riders, and begin at the Convention Center, to the colonias and back to the 'ring'...presumably there will be a bull ring at the north end of the airfield. 

Sources for 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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