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Isla Mujeres was headquarters for the first meeting of federal delegates and municipal presidents in 2018
The City works in coordination with other levels of government to improve the quality of life of island families.
On March 15, in Isla Mujeres, the First Meeting for 2018 of Federal Delegates and Municipal Presidents of Quintana Roo took place, in which important agreements were made that will help improve the quality of life of all Quintana Roo in the coming months. Attendees included a representative for the Governor and the federal delegate of the Ministry of the Interior. A long list of attendees is given.
During the event, mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis expressed his gratitude for all the support he's received during his tenure, stating his willingness to continue working together in the fulfillment of commitments to the citizenry that will help maintain a model municipality in environmental balance, quality of life, safety and healthy economy , for the benefit of all islanders. The government of Isla Mujeres is committed to maintaining an excellent relationship with federal, state and municipal authorities, and working with them with the sole objective of improving the municipality's infrastructure and the quality of life of island families.
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
Remberto continues with 'intention' to pay but does not know when or how much LINK
The Mayor of Benito Juarez (Cancun) insisted there is an "intention and willingness" to pay the debt owed to Isla Mujeres for landfill usage, but he didn't know when, nor even the total amount of the debt. Isla Mujeres Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis has said that the debt now exceeds 20 million pesos, and has been dragging on for several years.
Mr Estrada Barba said a similar thing on June 1st, when National Navy Day was being celebrated and he spoke of a will and an intention to cover this debt, which could greatly help the municipality of Isla Mujeres and solve the problem with the garbage trucks. At the meeting yesterday, he was once again asked about this debt and responded that there is a 'political will'. He said, "We will be seeing in the next few days the political will of Cancun to favor this issue that has been neglected for many years." He said he didn't know the total amount of the debt but he remembered that the agreement was for 200,000 pesos a month.
This is how Mayor Remberto Estrada Barba responded this morning regarding the debt of more than 20 million to the municipality of Isla Mujeres. VIDEO
Isla Mujeres is the headquarters for the first meeting of federal delegates and municipal presidents 2018 LINK VIDEO
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Simulation of tsunami alert
Realizan simulacro de tsunami de gabinete.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The simulation of the tsunami in Isla Mujeres took place which was a coordination of protocols with all security agencies of the three levels of government. The exercise took place from 8am to 3pm. The first warning of a possible tsumani in Mexican Caribbean waters occurred before midnight on January 10, when an earthquake of 6.7 degrees on the Richter scale occurred 202 kilometers northeast of Honduras.
A statement from the Navy said, "This exercise will be carried out to improve the preparation efforts and response times, in the face of a possible tsunami in the entire region of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, which will help ensure that the Naval Command, as well as the State Civil Protection units and Municipal, are prepared to respond, in case of tsunami and possible problems that may arise."
Low level of activity at PROFECO module
Escasa actividad en módulo de Profeco [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Since the PROFECO (Federal Consumer Protection Attorney's Office) module returned to Isla Mujeres about ayear abo, it has served 28 consumers and supplies. Of the 28 people served, 11 were suppliers who requested information about scale calibrations and about 'contracts of adhesion'. Of the 17 consumers who visited the module, two went to file complaints against suppliers who failed to exhibit prices, which were routed to the Verification and Surveillance Department of the Quintana Roo Delegation, for the corresponding procedures.
Five consumers lodged their complaint in the Quintana Roo Delegation, four consumers managed to make immediate conciliation and six consumers because they could not reach an immediate conciliation and were tourists, were informed of the procedure to file their complaint when they arrived in their city of origin with the nearest PROFECO agency.
In the past, representatives of the business organizations have demanded better supervision of the jewelry stores, which have had complaints online at various websites where this destination is marketed. Now the entrepreneurs are pointing out that PROFECO is keeping a low profile.
Legal certainty for Isla families
Certeza jurídica a familias isleñas [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See yesterday's translations about the property known as "La Lavanderia" where 16 families have lived for more than 30 years.
Workshop for International Women's Day
Taller de Cuentos en Movimiento [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See yesterday's translations.
For a better quality of life
Por una mejor calidad de vida [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See City section. This article adds that the meeting of the Mayors and the Federal Legislators was held in a hotel at Punta Sam. However the City and TVIM articles don't mention that and there was increased security at the Mia yesterday, so it may have been held there.
|View from the rooms.|
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate. Quiet & Private.
|Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)|
|Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.|
|A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.|
|Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.|
Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt Monthly Discounts
|Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.|
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.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean
|March 1 6:46|
March 2 7:46
March 3 8:44
March 4 9:40
March 5 10:35
March 6 11:28
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5 11:54
Painting by Pamela Haase
Monday, March 5 at 9am there will be a Civic Ceremony commemorating the 501st anniversary of the first visit by Europeans to Isla Mujeres. It will be held at the Paso de la Tirguena on the Eastern Malecon (near the public bathrooms by the Town Square, behind the old hospital.)
Thursday, March 8 Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Thursday, March 8 International Women's Day
Sunday, March 11 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free
Thursday, March 15 Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
March 16-19 ? Last year there was a Festival for San Jose
Sunday, March 18 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free
Sunday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day
Monday, March 19 Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday
Tuesday, March 20 Spring Equinox
Wednesday, March 21 Birthday of Benito Juarez
Thursday, March 22 Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square is likely to be suspended due to Palm Sunday.
Thursday, March 29 Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Friday, March 30 Good Friday The Via Crusis, reenactment of the Passion of Christ, begins at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria. It includes more than 50 actors and travels 5 km to the Immaculate Conception Church downtown where the crucifixion will be reenacted. They will pause at the Guadalupe Chapel in Salina Chica along the way.
Sunday, April 1 Easter
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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