Saturday, January 27, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, Jan. 27

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

EVERYTHING READY TO CELEBRATE CARNAVAL ISLA MUJERES 2018• The municipal government works to promote traditions among the island community(Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, January 26, 2018) .- With great expectation on the part of the island community, the City of Isla Mujeres is working out the final details for Carnival 2018 "Caribbean Tradition", which will take place Feb. 9 to 13th. 
        Rubén Pérez Martín, operational coordinator of the event, reported that the presentation of the Kings & Queens of Carnival Isla Mujeres 2018 - in all its categories - take place Sunday, January 28, on the Town Square, starting at 8:00 p.m. 
    He said, "We are working so that all islanders, and of course, visitors enjoy a party full of joy, music and fun, so we will release the official schedule on Monday 28; (sic Monday is Jan. 29). The Isla Mujeres carnival is one of the most important and traditional in the Mexican Caribbean, so we expect the arrival of many national and foreign tourists." 
      For many years, this carnival celebration has taken place in streets and squares, bringing joy to the main parts of the municipality for the enjoyment of visitors and islanders, who come together to experience all the magic and flavor of this tradition. 
        This year will not be the exception, as the municipal authorities have given assurances that the agencies responsible for preserving security and order during the events that make up Carnaval will redouble their work, guaranteeing tourists and society in general a great party. 
        The City of Isla Mujeres reaffirms its commitment to maintain its support for the realization of traditional events that help the integration of families and increase the flow of tourism in the municipality.

From the municipal DIF FB page:
Carnaval "officially" starts Friday, Feb. 9, but the DIF is having an event with dance troupes on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Convention Center at 7p with a Michael Jackson theme, which is also a contest.
It says: Carnaval Dance for Women - Tribute to Michael Jackson. Each troupe will dance for 15-20 minutes and judging criteria includes: Choreography, projection, performance, technique, group execution, and audience response, as well as originality, creativity, and total effect. Prizes are 15,000 pesos, 10,000, and 5000.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The time of arbitrariness and abuses in the union is over: Magaña Galué  LINK 

    José Magaña Galué, General Secretary of the Trade Union of Taxi Drivers, "Gustavo Díaz Ordaz", said that the actions undertaken a few days ago by Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez will have consequences, after these are reviewed by  the Commission of Honor and Justice. He was emphatic when saying that the times of arbitrariness and abuses against the members are over. 
      Gathered in the offices of the taxi drivers union, he presented before the media the official document (Toma de Nota) endorsed by the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration in the (state capital) city of Chetumal and he said that the violation of the locks by Peniche Rodríguez will have serious consequences.
   He said, "I have always been guided by the statutes and in accordance with the interests dictated by the highest authority, which is the General Assembly of Members." 

In the presence of the partners, he read the Toma de Nota document which lists the Board of Directors: Secretary of the Interior, Carmen Naualt Lara; Secretary of Labor and Conflicts, Airán Gurubel Dzul, Secretary of the Exterior, Aurelio Vicencio Jiménez; Secretary of Minutes and Agreements, Gaspar Kumul; Secretary Treasurer, Benita Polánco Rivero; Secretary of Education Culture and Sports Raúl Ramos Schmied; Commission of Honor and Justice, Hermelindo Delgado Canto; Commission of Finance and Surveillance, Wilma Coral Graniel and in Press and Propaganda, Carlos Gasca Moguel. 
     Magaña Galué said that this is the true directive constituted and endorsed by the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration. 
     He said that in regards to the matter of  Mr. Peniche Rodriguez  taking over facilities a few days ago, the case will have to be turned over to the Commission of Honor and Justice and in case the assembly decides to proceed criminally, that will also be carried out.
   He said, "We are going to wait for the opinion of the Commission of Honor and Justice, to convene an assembly. We have to do everything in the legal way, because the time of arbitrariness and abuses against the partners is over."  VIDEO 

Former Secretary General of the City of Isla Mujeres Joel Saury Galué has decided not to register as a pre-candidate with the PRI party for the municipal presidency of Isla Mujeres. LINK 

    Shortly before 3:00 pm, Juan Carrillo Soberanis presented his documentation to the Municipal Auxiliary Body of the State Internal Processes Commission of the PRI to register as a pre-candidate of the Tricolor party.  
    Erik Leon Chan, president of the Municipal Auxiliary Body of the State Commission of Internal Processes of the PRI, said that when the 4pm deadline expired, only Juan Carrillo had registered.
He said that today and tomorrow there will be an analysis of all documentation submitted by the mayor and then an opinion will be given.The next step, (if all the requirements are met) will be an exam in the city of Chetumal and after passing this step, will come the precampaign which is scheduled for Feb. 3-8. Even where only there is only one candidate, the Assembly of Delegates will take place on Feb. 11. LINK   VIDEO   VIDEO  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Buoy line damaged by choppy water  
Se pierde el boyado por la marejada [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Effects of the waves and choppy waters (la marejada) from cold front #24 damaged several section of the buoy line at North Beach. The lifeguards are waiting for the weather conditions to improve, and they are ready to replace the 400 meters of buoys, according to the Director of Civil Protection, Ulises Berman. They will fix the buoy line from ChiChi's restaurant to NaBalam hotel, after the winds die down and the weather improves.
   The purpose of the buoy lines at North Beach and Playa Centro are to keep the small boats from invading the swimming area. Caution is advised for everyone who uses the beaches, and service providers are reminded to advise their clients not to enter the water at Media Luna/Half Moon beach because it is dangerous. There are also notices in English and Spanish.

Port remains closed for small boats
Continúa cerrado el puerto[+] Ver masFull article at this link
Jan 26   The intensity of the winds from the cold front 24 has not decreased, and now they are from the east. Therefore, the ban on minor navigation is expected to continue throughout this weekend, according to the state and national meteorological forecasts from the three levels of government.

Cahuameros will try to "tie up" the qualification
Cahuameros tratarán de “amarrar” la calificación  [+] Ver masFull article at this link    
    The regular season for Major League Basketball ends after this weekend, when the Cahuameros team seeks to qualify for the postseason tournament. They are hoping for two victories when they play in Playa del Carmen against the Dorados on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. So far the Isla Mujeres team has a total of eight losses this season.  

Uninhabitable apartments are still occupied
Casas Inhabitables siguen habitadas . [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  After a section of ceiling fell in last Friday at a two story building owned by the Rios Fernandez family, the tenants were advised to relocate by this Friday, and a Certificate of Uninhabitability was issued by the Civil Protection agency. The tenant of the apartment where the ceiling fell, Manuel Medina Ojeda, was uninjured because he was not occupying the bed where the rubble fell. He said he has not been able to find housing for rent and he expects to move into his son's home.
    Tenants still remain in the building because they have been unable to find rentals. Civil Protection does not plan to remove them forcefully, which would be determined by a judge, and corresponds to the responsibilities of the owners. Civil Protection has issued its verdict that the two story building is unsafe for its residents, and now the responsibility is in the hands of the Rios Fernandez family, to see what will happen in the upcoming days.
   The situation is difficult because there is a lack of available housing on the island, especially that is affordable for working families, even when the wife and husband both work. There are concerns that more ceilings could detach at any time, due to the humidity present in the environment, because it is thought that there are rainwater leaks in the structure, and the metal has been weakened by corrosion, over the five decades of its existence.

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January Events
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Wed. Jan. 3 Special performance by Folklorico dancers Fuego Nuevo (New Fire) with live music by Mariachis on the Town Square at 8p

Thurs. Jan. 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
                                                                    Sunset ~6p
Jan 1  6:10
Jan. 2  7:15
Jan. 3   8:20
Jan. 4    9:24
Jan. 5  10:25
Jan. 6  11:22

Saturday, Jan. 6 Día de Reyes/ King's Day   This day commemorates when the three kings or Magi visited Jesus & is the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas. Traditionally this is the day when Mexican children receive gifts (which are brought by the three kings as opposed to Santa). It is customary to eat Rosca de reyes, a sweet bread that represents King Herod's crown with figurines of baby Jesus hidden inside. Whoever finds the token in their piece is obligated to host a party on Candlemas Day (Dia de la Candelaria), Feb. 2, which usually includes tamales.

 Festival for King's Day (Jan. 6) at the el Pescador baseball field in front of Chedruai on Saturday starting at 5p. More than 6000 people are expected to attend to enjoy the entertainment, surprises, and presents.
  There's also a toy giveaway at Ruben's restaurant on Guerrero, but as of 8am on Jan. 5, they're unsure what time....probably ~11am. 

 Jan. 6 is Día de la Enfermera. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes"...a gift from the Magi.  (International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale).

Sun. Jan. 7 Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p. 

Jan 7-17 Art Festival & Exhibition “Festival de Arte Mutuo” / "Mutual Art Festival". 17 artists creating six murals at various locations around the isle, children's workshops, and an exhibition at the Casa de la Cultura with art on sale.

Thurs. Jan. 11  Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

 Sun. Jan. 14 Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p

Thurs. Jan. 18  Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sun. Jan. 21   Noches Magicas entertainment on the Town Square at 8p

Thurs. Jan. 25 Artist Fair at the Casa de la Cultura 3-8p. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

 Friday. Jan. 26 Golden Bross Circus performance at 7pm on Caribbean Coastal Road. Their ad says:After 13 years of absence the Golden Bross Circus is returning to Isla Mujeres! Now bigger and better with international acts & artists, lasting almost two hours! Great circus for the children with Mickey Mouse & premiering Peppa Pig! Gala Event! Short Run Don't Miss it! Link to their FB page. 

Sun. Jan. 28   Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p will feature a presentation of the Kings & Queens of Carnaval in all categories

Tues. Jan. 30  Aguakan is announcing that the tap water supply to certain areas of Cancun, and Isla Mujeres, may be affected when they conduct preventative maintenance replacing the circulation valves at the pumping station by the Cancun Airport. 
  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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