Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, Nov. 22

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There is a video from the Revolutionary Day parade on Monday morning. VIDEO   Article  
         On Monday, November 20, Isla Mujeres dressed up in celebration of the 107th anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution with the traditional sports, civic and military parade along avenue Rueda Medina. It was headed by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, and participants included various preschool, primary, secondary and high school schools, sports groups, and military institutions. It lasted about three hours.
    The colorful parade began at 8:00 am, and the participants paraded in front of authorities and citizens; the students wore sports clothes and regional costumes, performing sports routines, choreographed routines to music, and human pyramids.
   There were 16 groups, with ~2600 participants,  from Centro de Desarrollo Infantil (CENDI, the nursery school/daycare), el centro “Amor a la niñez” (the Little Yellow Schoolhouse for special needs kids), the preschool-kindergarten “María Enriqueta Camarillo y Roa”, the schools “Francisco Hernández de Córdoba”, “Liceo del Caribe Jean Piaget”, “Julio Sauri Espinoza”, “Andrés Quintana Roo”, “César Mendoza Santana”;  the Middle School “Benito Juárez”, and the High School Colegio de Bachilleres. Participants also included the Senior Citizens Club, the Red Cross, the Navy, and Civil Protection and the firefighters. 
    "Every year the citizen participation increases. We are very happy to see the island families being part of this important tradition in Isla Mujeres and putting so much care in their costumes, choreographed routines and sports shows; Thanks to the support of all participating institutions, parents and the municipal government, we are celebrating this important date every year," said Rossana Martínez Cen, municipal director of Education.
        The government led by municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis understands the importance of celebrating such memorable dates for the Mexican nation and working to promote them by supporting events such as this traditional parade, instilling in the island families love and respect for Mexico .

Isla Mujeres had a booth at the National Pueblo Magico Fair: World class tourist destination         VIDEO    Article  
   Isla Mujeres was one of the 111 Pueblos Magicas participating in the 4th National Pueblas Magicas Fair in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, from Nov. 17-19 and had one of the more popular booths, as a world class tourist destination. Visitors enjoyed sampling the cuisine and becoming familiar with the island's handicrafts, as well as learning about its attractions.
      The Fair provides  a space for promotion and exhibition for the places that are included in the program, whose main objective is to increase the tourist inflow to the destinations, improving the economic situation of their inhabitants.
     Kilma Karina Figueroa, Director of Pueblos Magicas in Isla Mujeres, said that the delegation participated with samples of their crafts and  cultural exhibitions, as well as promotion of tourism packages and the local cuisine.
       The City of Isla Mujeres reaffirms its commitment to maintain the good work of tourism promotion for this destination and to strengthen beautification activities that help attract domestic and foreign tourists to enjoy the attractions and natural beauty of the municipality, thus improving the economic conditions for the benefit of island families.

A successful Noches Magicas evening with performances by  the theater and dance troupe from Jalisco "Dyonisios" and "Entorno" from Isla Mujeres , and singer Ernesto Rodríguez from the Isla Mujeres Senior Citizens club.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Music video "Ahora es Aqui" by Playa Limbo, filmed in Isla Mujeres

There are still 52 nests incubating at the Tortugranja of the Green species, with about 5000 more hatchlings expected. A worker explained that it is normal for the hatching season of the Greens, from September to November, to be later than the Hawksbill and Loggerhead. The turtle specialists who supervised the nesting and egg collection for the Marine Turtle Protection Program 2017 are still monitoring the birth of the turtles and then releasing them into the sea. This year a total 1198 nests were protected, compared to 509 last year. It is noted that the Tortugranja works with PROFEPA (Federal Procurator for Environmental Protection) toward conservation of sea turtles, and the releases carried out with large crowds of people were discontinued to improve their protection  LINK  

Noti IM reports from the Tortugranja:
There were four Hawksbill's nests with 454 eggs, 24 Loggerhead nests with 2360 eggs, and 1170 Green nests with 113,744 eggs for a total of 1198 nests and 116,558 egg

Seeking to inhibit sales of fireworks in Isla Mujeres for the Patron Saint Festivities which begin Nov. 28  LINK    
         To prevent accidents, measures will be implemented to inhibit the sale of firecrackers and explosive devices in a clandestine manner on the streets or via social networks, and in the case of businesses that sell this type of products, they must adhere to security measures. These restrictions include placing these fireworks away from flammable items and far from the reach of minors, as well as having fire extinguishers and other recommendations.
        The director of Civil Protection of Isla Mujeres, Ulises Berman Graniel, attended a course last weekend, in the municipality of Puerto Morelos, where the measures to be established during these festivities were announced, which begin on November 28 in Isla Mujeres.

The Harbor Master said Nov. 25th is the tentative date for the Marinsa ferry company to begin operations. VIDEO   

VIDEO from Revolutionary Day parade (celebrating the 107th anniversary of the start of war in 1910 against dictator Porfirio Diaz)
There are four albums of photos from the parade.
Successful parade for Revolutionary Da LINK  

VIDEO of Mayor talking about successful presentation at the National Pueblos Magicas Fair
At the close of the first round of the Major Basketball League of Quintana Roo, Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres Nueva Generación, are in fourth place, behind Universidad Modelo, of Mérida, Los Dorados of Playa del Carmen, and Los Aluxes of CancunLINK  

The Banorte bank ATM was closed on Thursday by the municipal management of Urban Development. LINK    It is the only ATM of this bank located in the downtown, and is next to the Civil Registry. Now it bears closure seals due to non-compliance with municipal permits. There is a sign that say there is no cash and to "Switch to Chedraui" (Cambio a Chedraui). This especially affected island customers because it occurred at the fortnight (in Mexico salaries are paid on the ~15th, and at the end/beginning of each month) of a long weekend, and it also affected domestic tourists.

Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico continues to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first sighting and the fusion of two cultures, so the newly renovated Parish of the Immaculate Conception will inaugurate the Parochial Photographic Museum on November 28th. LINK   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

New ferry: No official start date yet  
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     There is no official date for the Marinsa ferry company to start operations and the representatives of the company still have not presented their documentation to the port authority of Isla Mujeres. It is presumed that the Marinsa ferry company, from Ciudad del Carmen, could offer its first crossings on Nov. 25th of this month, however another delay could occur, according to Miguel Ismael González Gil, Harbor Master. 
     He said that prior to the start of operations, the company must advise its intentions to join the route and present the permits that authorize it to do so, "but officially there is nothing, in fact, on the 16th they were supposed to be presented and were not presented; we keep waiting for them to communicate." He said that the first procedure to be carried out by the ferry company is a docking test at the port facilities of both API Puerto Juárez and API Isla Mujeres.
     "This has been dragging on for 15 days, we do not have a certain date, we have not been informed of a certain date.  The boats have not arrived yet, but are expected to arrive in the next 48 to72 hours, but we are waiting and the first part will be the docking tests ".
   Previous estimated start dates included the middle of October and Nov. 15th. 

Parochial Photography Museum
Museo Parroquial Fotográficol.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
        Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo, Bishop of the Prelature Cancún-Chetumal, will be present at the inauguration of the Parochial Photographic Museum of Isla Mujeres, annex to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is planned take place on November 28, according to Father Raúl Sánchez Alonso.  
        He said that during Monsignor Elizondo's visit next Tuesday,  the bishop will officiate 138 confirmations and start the festivities in honor of the virgin of the Immaculate Conception, as well as inaugurating the historical and photographic museum that will preserve the history of the island.  Father Raul Sanchez said "Not only in the spiritual area of the 500 years since the arrival of the Catholic faith, but also in the knowledge of the activity of all the characters of the island that in one way or another have been an influence."
       He explained that the museum will be divided into sections: Isla Mujeres before the conquest and evangelization; Isla Mujeres as a fishing village; Isla Mujeres and its relationship with the Virgin Mary; and finally, the historical representatives of Isla Mujeres. 
       The priest said that the photographs to be exhibited will undoubtedly be a tourist attraction. Some were requested to the oldest families, while others are owned by the island's historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid, whose advice was very valuable for the parish. 
         In response to an express question, he said that "There are photographs of the Punta Sur, from 1978, as well as others from many families that Sr. Fidel Villanueva has shared with us and which will exhibited. It is interesting to see the images of the virgin and the custodians, many of whom are no longer with us, but some of them still alive and present here, and devotees of the Virgin Mary. " 
       In conclusion, he invited the community to participate in the festivities, in honor of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, which will take place from November 28 to December 8.

Intervention and closure by PROFEPA
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      The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) closed the construction works of two alleged piers along the Makax lagoon, in front of the hotel under development in Sac Bajo near the Puerta del Mar, because a large amount of mangrove was cut, which is a protected species. There are  two corridors that have been cut of about 20 meters long and around one and a half meters wide that go from near the edge of the road to the edge of the lagoon, which would apparently be used for the construction of two piers.

Isla Mujeres news briefs   
Breves de Isla Mujeres. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Noches Magicas performances, on Sunday evenings at 8pm on the Town Square, will continue during the upcoming year, and recently celebrated its first anniversary.
  The turtle statistics are given, see the TVIM section above.
   It is noted that the Buen Fin sales did not have a large effect on local business, because most people who wanted to take advantage of the sales crossed over to Cancun.

Traffic disrupted by parade  
Caos vial por el desfileVer masFull article at this link
      There are some people who say that the Revolutionary Day parade and Independence Day parade should be held in colonia La Gloria because it disrupts traffic downtown. Traffic was detoured from Rueda Medina starting at 7am and it resumed after 11am, when the parade was over, which was longer than the parade in September. The parade began at 8:23.

More resources for the City  
Más recursos para el ayuntamiento.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The municipal president Juan Carrillo confirmed that he has just obtained a grant of more than 30 million pesos for public investment, from the Chamber of Deputies (legislature). This is more than twice the amount obtained last year, to be spent directly on works that have been scheduled in the municipality.
      It is noted that the Municipal Government has already prepared its Income Law 2018, which envisages obtaining a total of 301.6 million pesos, for work that is planned with its own resources, as well as federal and state agencies to add investments, in order to comply with their commitments to the community.

Internet service complaints continue
    Complaints continue regarding failing and poor internet service on Monday and this weekend from clients of Cablemas and Telmex, and it is noted that a demonstration-protest was held in colonia Canotal on Saturday against Cablemas with customers complaining about paying for 10 MB and only receiving 2MB or less. When screens suddenly say "No Internet Connection", it causes problems for businesses conducting transactions, as well as for hotels and restaurants whose clients expect internet servide.  

Security for visitors  
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  Nov. 20   As of Monday afternoon, more visitors were at the beaches and nothing was unusual, with bureaucrats on break for the Revolutionary Day holiday. Security operations were taking place, including at the beaches.
      Although the morning parade had an effect, nearly all the rental agencies had leased their 700+ golf carts by a little after 1pm. Throughout the weekend the port was open for all boats, including recreational activities. The maximum number of visitors were going to Isla Contoy, which is over 200 per day, although it is noted that more than the permitted amount visit.

Tourists demand security 
Turistas reclaman seguridadVer mas Full article at this link
   Nov. 20   Following an assault along the coastal road of a foreign woman, the alleged assailant was detained by other tourists, with help from a woman walking her dog, until he was arrested by the police, and internet users are insisting that police surveillance be increased on the island.
     The community of foreigners who spend the autumn-winter season at this destination are requesting increased security in public pathways, while service providers are concerned about the effect of this bad press which damages the image of this location.
      The woman victim, whose online nickname is "Academiannut" went on TripAdvisor, a prestigious travel site, to relate the events that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 12 along Payo Obispo street, near the Isla 33 condos. As of today (Monday), there are almost 50 responses to the comment, which are independent of the responses to the copies posted on social networks, which feature requests for improved security.
        Gustavo Rodríguez, responsible for Promotion in the Office of Tourism, confirmed that he was attentive to the situation of this woman, but in the end the required complaint wasn't filed because she left the island the next day.  Therefore, at the end of the term he had to be released by the authorities, who did not provide his name, however, Por Esto obtained his photograph.
         Mr. Rodriguez acknowledged the damage caused by this type of attacks to a visitor, but he also knows that the Director of Public Safety has not lowered his guard regarding preventative work. However, the lack of complaint makes it impossible to follow up on this matter, which also happened with a taxi driver a few months ago, who was located, but the offended party did not go to the Public Prosecutor to make the report.
    The official explained,  "Germán was sent as interpreter for the tourist, and he stayed there until 11:00 o'clock, with the police. The accused Chiapaneco (a person from the state of Chiapas) was imprisoned, but two days later he had to be released due to the lack of a complaint. We fulfilled our part." 
       Two days after these events, "Academiannut" posted her complaint on TripAdvisor: "I was assaulted, robbed, and nearly raped Sunday on the long beautiful seaside walkway that runs along Payo Obipso. ... The Americans in the bar across the street chased this man down and pinned him until the police arrived." She wrote: "Someone jumped at me from the bushes when I’d just gone around a bend and just left sight of the last other person I’d seen, a woman walking her dog. After 10 or 12 minutes of aggressive struggle in which this man repeatedly threw me into the bushes and attempted to hold me down, the woman walking her dog heard me screaming my lungs out and came to see what was happening, which scared the man off. By the time this woman had arrived on the scene, the man had finally managed to pin me". She said the man dropped the bag that she threw down and continued to chase her, and that the woman walking her dog asked for help from the patrons at Isla 33, who chased down the young man until he was captured and turned over to the police. (She also wrote that the man was caught with her purse).
      The subject was aware of the American being consulted to follow up on the matter. (El tema tuvo conocimiento del consultado estadounidense para darle seguimiento el asunto,) At this time, tourism service providers and social network users have agreed to demand that surveillance be improved at the Caribbean malecon and other points of interest at this tourism destination.  

Increased tourism on the island on Sunday  
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   There was a slight increase in domestic tourism on the Revolutionary Day weekend, when more tourists were observed on the beaches and nearly all the golf carts were rented. The massage therapists and other businesses had more clients, with no incidents reported. There are some tourism providers who are concerned about people who roam the area, allegedly looking for unattended items to take from careless swimmers, however there have been no more cases of theft at the beaches. There are also concerns about the presence of alcoholics, drug users, and people sleeping in some areas of the Federal Zone, and it is suggested that officials intervene to prevent this.

Pastoral mission ends that was attended by young islanders  
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   Fifteen young islanders attended a mission event in Ecatepec, State of Mexico. Gibran Mex, one of the leaders of the group said the life they lead here is a life where they suffer from insecurity, violence, with houses surrounded by bars, and  shops where you cannot enter to buy freely, the sale is done through security bars.  He said that now what we say to the community of our island,  that they value the place where we live, a quiet place, a safe place, where we can go out and play with our children regardless of the time. In Ecatepec, at 6 o'clock in the afternoon there are no children on the street, only very few adult people. 
     The arrival of the young people was expected on Sunday, however, they will stay two days in Mexico City to visit the Basilica of Guadalupe and the Cathedral, and then they will return to talk about their experiences in the chapels of the island.

Federal officials inspect port facilities  
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     A group of federal legislators of the Navy and Defense Commissions visited the ferry and port facilities of Isla Mujeres, monitoring the port area operated by APIQRoo (the state port authority). They visited the naval and port facilities to learn about the organization, functions, problems and strategies of APIQRoo, as well as the progress regarding the transition from the Harbor Master's Office to the Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR).
      In the presence of lawmakers and naval authorities, the Director General of APIQRoo spoke about the need to recover the island's port facilities, including the wooden pier (aka 'the Magana ferry pier") which was converted into a restaurant and the concrete dock, in addition to space inside the Maritime Terminal from the watch store, which was concessioned, during the six-year period of the former governor Roberto Borge. 
     The concrete pier was assessed, which is required to meet the increase in tourist vessels. "Soon two ferry companies will operate that will cover the route between Puerto Juárez-Isla Mujeres and who would break the monopoly of Ultramar, so we need to guarantee berthing facilities and the terminals are in optimal conditions," she said. She also said the concrete pier needs to be used as a temporary arrival point for boats from other countries to ensure local authorities know the origins of all the boats. 
    She said there is a need to complete the building of Apiqroo's new offices in Punta Sam, which is a port area where a new ferry company will also be operating soon (Ultramar), in order to provide efficient service to users, as well as generate increased and improved opportunities for the Quintana Roo.

Coastal boat procession cancelled  
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     A maritime procession was planned last May during the festivities celebrating the arrival of the Catholic faith to this part of the country 500 years ago, it was thought to celebrate a Mass at the location of Boca Church, but that property is already in the hands of private individuals.  During the preparations for the local patron saint festivities for Our Lady of  Immaculate Conception, to be held from November 28 to December 8, the priest,  Raúl Sánchez Alonso, confirmed that this plan has been canceled.
      The procession had been proposed during the preparations to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the faith in Isla Mujeres in 2017, which occurred with the arrival of the expedition of Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, to the Yucatan peninsula in 1517.
     Another proposal that was postponed was the plan by the Catholic Church to place a giant cross on the South Point of Isla Mujeres. That part of the island is sensitive, and approval of the plan would require land studies, knowing the specific size, and endorsement from federal government agencies before a cross could be installed. 


Photos by Bruce from the Independence Day parade:


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