Friday, November 23, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Nov. 23

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National Archives System to be implemented in Isla Mujeres to improve access by the citizenry. This will fulfill the municipal government's obligation to establish  policies and criteria for the systematization, digitalization, custody and preservation of public archives in order to guarantee their availability and efficient location. LINK 

Progress being made on rehabilitation of the concrete pier by Port Authority , which could be completed in December   LINK 
In October, APIQRoo announced this would be done as one of four projects, with an investment for all of them of more than 2.3 million dollars. The other three projects have been completed. This pier provides mooring for the larger vessels and 648,000 pesos are being invested in its renovation, after decades of use.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Photos of the moon and of brush next to the road to Garrafon, which neighbors want cleaned away by the CFE who left it there after doing pruning work.

Article & photos about municipal basketball league champions and about citizens participating in the "I decide my future" campaign gathering input from the residents.

It is estimated that the municipality of Isla Mujeres has 8,671 rooms available for tourists
According to SEDETUR, the state Secretary of Tourism, this year around a billion dollars were invested in five star hotel projects, most of which were located in the Continental Zone of municipality of Isla Mujeres, where there has been a great increase in tourism development. 

Noti Isla Mujeres   

The Human Rights Commission will be holding a conference aimed at the LGBT community on Dec. 4 at 10am, to raise awareness about their rights and about filing complaints when necessary. VIDEO

VIDEO with caption saying: The Fifth Naval region commemorates the 163th anniversary of the consolidation of National Independence and "Day of the Navy of Mexico".

IM Noticias   

Officers with the municipal Traffic police have been more active on Rueda Medina downtown, removing license plates from motorcycles who are illegally parked in the 'bays' that are designed for loading and unloading of passengers. Recently, there has been an informational campaign warning that enforcement and fines would be incurred to those who refused to comply with parking regulations, and that these measures are being taken to improve traffic flow, since taxis stopping in the street obstruct traffic. Some residents are annoyed because measures aren't being taken against the golf cart agencies who leave carts in these spaces and who sometimes double park their carts. (photos)

Photo & article about cement pier renovation.


 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
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Isla Mujeres news briefs  
Breves de Isla Mujeres  

Property tax discounts are 25% from Dec 1-15, 20% the rest of December and 15% until the end of February.

There will be increased police security around the businesses and banks when employees are receiving their year end bonuses.

The team "Marlins" won the municipal basketball league championship after winning two games against against their rivals on the court by the Town Square, and will be playing an exhibition game on Friday, at the request of the fans, since there would have been three games in the playoff, except they won the first two.

Parents & staff of the middle school Benito Juarez had a meeting to discuss plans for the rest of the year.

Strong winds damage dome  

Fuertes vientos rasgan volado de domo

The dome of the Plaza Habitat, in colonia La Gloria, suffered damage from the winds associated with the cold fronts, and municipal personnel evaluated the damage. This is the largest dome on the island and was renovated several months ago. The municipal staff cleaned up the recent vandalism in the area. However, the lighting has been damaged and is poor, and there are fewer families visiting the area, which also has some people drinking there whose appearance causes concern. Residents want a greater police presence there and along the nearby walking path.

SINTRA: Resting on their laurels 

Sintra se duerme en sus laureles

  There are complaints, with photos and video, that some golf cart rental agencies are not being compliant with regulations and that there should be better enforcement by SINTRA and the traffic police. The images show carts being rented in other locations, like hotels, when they are required to be rented from the geographical address of the agency. There are also carts lacking plates and tourists being transported with suitcases in carts, competing with the taxis, which is against regulations. It is noted that there are about 800 rental golf carts in circulation on the isle, and about 400 privately owned carts.

Former Magana pier renovated & back in operation  

Ya opera antigua puerta de entrada a la isla

Nov. 22   The wooden pier, which was used by Magana ferries, has been renovated by the state Port Authority (APIQRoo) and is now back in operation. The dock, which is nearly 100 meters long, will be used by sailboats and small vessels. Two sailboats were seen there yesterday morning.
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 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.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.

Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Saturday, Nov. 17 The second annual Biker Fest begins at noon on the runway & events include a tour around the island, contests, demonstrations, and other activities. They will have activities on Playa Centro on Sunday. It is sponsored by"Club Evolution FZ Isla Mujeres" in celebration of the club's sixth anniversary, and they expect motorcyclists from all over Mexico to attend. 
Saturday on the runway
Noon: Registration
1p: Get Together
2p: Inauguration of the Event
3p: Quarter Mile
4p: Procession around the isle & official photo
5p: Final Quarter Mile
6p: Stunt Biker, PDC.
7p: Contests & Surprises
7:30: Comedy Show
9p: Rock band
10:30: Rap w. Lil Chanek & Royal
11:30: Fire Show El Dragon H
12a DJ music

Sunday at Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach)
10a Meet at the beach
10:30: Stunt Biker PDC Show
11a: Rap
12p: Contests & Surprises
1p DJ music
Food & drinks for sale
Kit Sales: $170 in advance $190 day of event
Celebrating the sixth anniversary of "Club EVOLUCIÓN FZ ISLA MUJERES"

Sunday, Nov. 18 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas The Senior Citizen's choir will be accompanied by Jose Concepcion Najera, and singer Ernesto Rodriguez will also perform, as well as a dance troupe from the Academy Baile TuTu.
 Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day. Parade on Rueda Medina, starting in front of the Naval base at 8a.

 Saturday, Nov. 24  Plogging event 8a-10a

Sunday, Nov. 25 Second Anniversary of Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p, with comedian Chiquilin Hooch and the dance troupe Dance Studio Latin Dancers

 Wednesday Nov. 28 The Patron Saint festivities will begin when Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is taken down from her niche, followed by a dance on the Town Square. There will also be a dance at the closing festivities on Sat. Dec. 8, after the procession returning her to the church. The night before, Las Mañanitas will be sung in her honor. In between, there will be religious ceremonies and celebrations at the ~two dozen guilds & groups that honor her, with the schedule TBA. The Confirmations will be performed on Dec. 5 by Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

  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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF 
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to NHC in US (in English)

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