Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, January 15

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100 days of the municipal government supporting sports LINK 
    During the first 100 days of this 2018-2021 administration, the Mayor has doubled support for sports. He said sports are a priority for his government, and talked about the benefits for individuals and the community. He said economic support has been provided for teams in various sports that have attended championships and / or state and national tournaments, paying for their land and ferry transportation. 
      The Director of the municipal Sports Institute Oswaldo González Barredo said that Isla Mujeres currently has soccer, basketball, and baseball leagues, as well as the recently inaugurated volleyball league. He noted that the Futbol rapido facility in Salina Chica is about to reopen. He also spoke about the importance and benefits of sports, and the municipal government's commitment to the islands athletes and supporting sports.

Starting Jan. 16, the trash collection will take place 8p-10p

Discount of 15% on property taxes continues thru Jan. 31st, which can be paid at the municipal treasury cashiers Monday thru Friday, 9a-4p.

VIDEO with caption: Thanks to the delivery of new garbage collection trucks, Isla Mujeres will be a municipality at the forefront, to provide islanders and tourists with the certainty of this being a destination that is clean and friendly in a clean and friendly to the environment.


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Exciting competition between basketball teams LINK 

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Municipal Sport Award 2018
 Soccer player Jovana Abigail Perez Maldonado won the Best Athlete award in the 2018

Photos with caption about it being rainy  

Photos and caption noting the Federal police have two vehicles and are doing patrols in the colonias and downtown for the tranquility of locals and strangers. 

Photo of jobs available list at the CROC union   

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Caption & photo of a golf cart from Cardenas rental agency that was damaged in an accident. 

Prompt intervention by Traffic Police  prevented an SUV from burning up. (photo)

IM Noticias   


 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Poor service at Community Hospital 

Mal servicio en Hospital Comunitario

  Although the state government is in its third year of the six year term, the promises for improvements at the Community Hospital have not occurred and patients are crossing to Cancun for surgeries, because a lack of specialists here. No surgeries of any kind are being performed, and there is no internist, nor an obstetric surgeon.  Dental services only include cleanings, according to one resident. There is also the problem of a lack of doctors on weekends when emergencies occur, and the X ray facility cannot develop the films. The article ends with a political comment.

Cloudy weather discourages beach tourism  

Nublado ahuyentó a los bañistas

        With the effects of Cold Front #25 causing cloudy skies and a forecast of rain, there were only a few visitors at the beach by noon on Monday, and the massage tents were empty. The winds weren't strong and the port was open for general navigation so the fishermen were able to go out to catch lobsters, fish, and other seafood. It drizzled early in the morning,but the island otherwise without rain, but there were not many tourists out.

Isla Mujeres news briefs 

Breves de Isla Mujeres

This weekend at the Convention Center, the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros, who are in second place in the basketball league, won one game and lost the other against the league leaders, the Dorados of Playa del Carmen. On Saturday night, the Dorados were ahead in the first quarter by 13 points, but when the game was nearly over, Isla Mujeres had a one point advantage until they made a poor pass, and the Dorados stole the ball and scored four points in the last ten seconds, so they won the game with a score of 85 to 83. On Sunday, the Isla Mujeres team won with a score of 73 to 67. Next weekend the Cahuameros will have an away game against the Aluxes of Cancun. The Isla Mujeres team remains in second place.

In baseball, the Cockteleros remain the leaders against the other municipalities in their league after defeating the Baseball Boys of Cancun 5 to 4. This is their fifth win and they've only had one defeat. Next Sunday, here at the Pescador field, they will play the Rockies of Cancun, who are in second place.

Prevention to avoid illnesses  

Con la prevención se pueden evitar muchas enfermedades

     Primary school students attended a Health Fair at the Community Hospital with seven different stations or modules that deal with different health topics,including Nutrition and a Healthy Diet,, Timely Care of Mobility and Motorcycles, Visual Acuity, Prevention via Hand washing. There was also a Traffic Police module providing information about helmet use and respect for signaling. 
   The Hospital Director spoke about the benefits of prevention to avoid illnesses or accidents that could affect the growth and development of children. He noted that the promotion of good nutrition to the students should include not having junk food in the school stores, and fruit should be available.

Potholes put tourists at risk  

Baches ponen en riesgo a los turistas

    Aguakan recently made water line repairs, but hasn't paved in the potholes this created, which are filled with loose gravel and presenting a risk to drivers.

Ready for the "Isla Mujeres 24 Hour Ultra Marathon"

Listos para el “Ultra maratón 24 horas Isla Mujeres”

         More than 50 national athletes are expected to participate in the "Ultra Marathon 24 hours Isla Mujeres" competition, to be held in the Eastern Malecón on Saturday, January 26. The municipal Sports Director said everything is being coordinated to ensure the safety of the participants and to provide trash cans and collection so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful Pueblo Magico. . 

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 

Jan. 21   7:17
Jan. 22   8:24
Jan. 23   9:29
Jan. 24  10:30
 Jan. 25   11:30 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:17 to ~6:37p
Sunrise  ~7:24
January Events 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK 

Monday, Dec.31 New Year's Eve celebration on the Town Square.(See article below) The NYE party continues until dawn, at least.

Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day Many people observe the sunrise at Punta Sur.
Ultramar passenger ferries
The Mass schedule for Immaculate Conception (downtown), Sacred Heart in La Gloria, and the Capilla de Guadalupe in Salina Chica, as well as a Caribbean sunrise Mass.
Thursday, Jan. 3 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Saturday, Jan 5 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting at gas station on prolongacion Aeropuerto/Caribbean coastal road. Gloves & equipment supplied. The Plogging crew, who removed seven and a half TONS of trash from Isla's coasts, mangroves, and seabed in 2018. (See link above)

Sunday, 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. 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.

At 10am, at Ruben's Restaurant there will be a giveaway of toys and snacks for thousands of islander children, with los Tres Reyes in costume.. On the back street Guerrero, across from the Post Office and Mercado

The Cockteleros baseball team have been collecting toy donations for a Three Kings Day giveaway.

Sunday, Jan. 6 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.

Jan. 6 is also Día de la Enfermera/Nurse's Day in Mexico. 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).

  Sunday, Jan. 6 at 1p at the Pescador baseball field in front of Chedraui, the Cocteleros of Isla Mujeres will play their first game of the new year against the Old Boys of Cancun, & there will be a toy giveaway in honor of 3 Kings Day (Donations are encouraged). Entrance is 20 pesos, merchandise is available & thanks to Joseph R Walsdorf for the update!
Thursday, Jan. 10 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Thursday, Jan. 10 Three King's Festival by the DIF for islander kids & their families at the Bicentennial Dome starting at 4pm, with entertainment, raffles, and prizes.

Saturday, Jan 12 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting location TBA. Gloves & equipment supplied. (See link above)

Sunday, Jan. 13 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.

Thursday, Jan. 17 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Friday, Jan 18-Sunday Jan. 20 Oasis Fest Vol. 2: Pirate's Paradise with 22 musical acts, surprise prizes, and these events. Organized by Barracuda Board Co.   LINK 

    Friday: Urban Culture with a Hip Hop Concert, Workshops & Expositions of Breakdance, Rap, Graffiti, & Musical Production and an Artist Fair

     Saturday: Street Culture with Pirate Plog (Beach Cleanup), Ska, Punk, Rock Concert, Workshops, Games, & Get Together of Skate, Longboard, Parkour, Roller, Circus Arts, Murals

      Sunday: Caribbean Culture with Reggae & Ska Concert, Workshops in Skimboard, Palm Weaving, and Ancestral Vibrations with Conch Shells, Paddleboard Games, Live Painting, Raffle.

Saturday, Jan 19 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting location TBA. Gloves & equipment supplied. (See link above)

Sunday, Jan. 20 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.

Sunday, Jan 20 Lunar Eclipse begins at 9:36 pm, Maximum at 12:12am (Jan 21) and ends at 2:48am. 

Thursday, Jan. 24 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Saturday, Jan 26 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting location TBA. Gloves & equipment supplied. (See link above)

Saturday, Jan. 26 Ultramarathon 24 hours  LINK  

Sunday, Jan. 27 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.

Thursday, Jan. 31  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

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