Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, February 27

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15% property tax discount nearly over

On Monday, there was a civic ceremony in honor of Flag Day and the DII anniversary of the first encounter between two cultures


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Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

City invites families to attend free campaign for testing hearing at CRIM on Feb. 27 & 28.

Gicsa will invest 3 billion pesos for a new project in CancĂșn

Noti Isla Mujeres   

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Providers of tours in the Marine Park, including members of the five cooperatives and employees of dive shops, have threatened to hold a blockade of the access to the area if control isn't improved. They say there are all types of boats, private and tourism service provides, without any type of order. They have also threatened to stop paying for the wristbands. They are concerned about safety and the effect on the seabed and marine life. They noted that service providers have many rules to follow, and the private boats are not being monitored.

The head of SINTRA (Isis Morales) has been transferred to Chetumal and the Isla Mujeres SINTRA office is in transition while being downsized and combined with the offices in Cancun, which is also occurring in other municipalities as the Mobility Institute takes over many of their responsibilities in regard to regulating public transportation, according to an interview with the Head of the Mobility Institute, Jorge Perez Perez.

There is concern about the high number of decompression cases that have been treated in the Hyperbaric Chamber this lobster season. As of the beginning of this past weekend, the total was 71, compared to 63 cases last year, and the season continues until the end of the month.  Last year, of the 63 who were treated, two died, and fortunately this year there have been no deaths. Of the two deaths last year, one was from an Isla Mujeres cooperative and the other was from Isla Holbox.

La Tertulia


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

Fishermen are in a hurry  

Pescadores muy apurados

     During these last days of lobster season which concludes at midnight on February 28th, the fishermen are in a hurry to harvest from their traps (after winds caused the port to be closed for small boats for a week). On Sunday and Monday, fishermen with the Justicia Social cooperative harvested 1200 kilos (1.2 tons) and expect to collect a ton and a half to two tons before the season closes.  The lobster that are stored during the closed season are inventoried for SARGAPA to prevent commercialization of product captured during the closed season. Lobster that are caught before the four month ban are allowed to be sold.
  It is estimated that since Sunday, production by the Isla Mujeres cooperatives may have reached 8 tons of lobster, mainly live.

Trash increases during Carnaval  

Durante el Carnaval incrementa la basura

   In low season, the daily trash collection is about 38-40 tons, reaching 45 tons on the weekends. During Carnaval, it may reach or exceed 60 tons per day.
Tourism activity remains stable   

Se mantiene estable la actividad turĂ­stica


In Cancun, a huge mall-amusement park project is planned for construction in the next year and a half which will include an ice rink & the world's largest go cart track, as well as a tethered hot air balloon (globo aerostatico), three hotels, and a 7500-person auditorium.
There will be 160 commercial spaces covering 22 acres, and 16 entertainment options on 10 acres. The property consists of 63 acres with 20 acres of water. Six billion pesos will be invested, which is ~330 million dollars.
It's scheduled to open Oct. 2020.
Source: El Financiero. Graphic from the Gicsa website-Pachuca Mallertainment project

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Feb 19   7:05
Feb 20   8:10
Feb 21   9:13
Feb 22  10:14
 Feb 23   11:12 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  6:35-6:50 
Sunrise ~7:20-7:05
February Events 
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings LINK . Volunteers welcome! Here's the Accion Isla LINK 

  Friday, Feb. 1  Municipal clean up of mangroves to commemorate World Wetlands Day. Join them at 9a to clean part of the Makax lagoon. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent.They will also be presenting educational talks in the schools.

Saturday, Feb. 2 World Wetlands Day Plogging Clean-up  8a meet up at Zama beach club to clean along the Sac Bajo road. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container. 

Saturday, Feb. 2 Candlemas Day  Tamales provided by those who had the baby Jesus in their Kings cake on Jan. 6th.


Sunday, Feb. 3 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.

Monday, Feb. 4  A Civic ceremony is held the first Monday of each month, often on the Town Square, in the morning, probably around 8a or 9a. 

Thursday, Feb. 7  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Saturday, Feb. 9 Plogging Clean-up  Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.

Sunday, Feb. 10 Performances by Carnaval dance troupes with judging to determine the Kings & Queens of Carnaval.  Two couples are competing for the overall King & Queen, other categories include Children, Youth, and Diversity.

Thursday, Feb. 14  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

 Feb. 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship) The City provides a free Collective wedding event including the ceremony, cake, and paperwork for residents.

 In mid-February, there has been Artisan's Pavilion on the Town Square, for the past few years with artisans from other regions of Mexico, as well as a number from Isla Mujeres offering interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.

Saturday, Feb. 16 Plogging Clean-up  Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container. 


Sunday, Feb. 17 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.

Feb 18-24 Island Time Music Festival & Fishing Tournament

 This will be the 10th anniversary of this Festival which benefits the Little Yellow School House who provide education and therapy for special needs kids on the island.  LINK to schedule of events, ticket information, etc Features popular Country music artist


Tuesday, Feb. 19  Exhibition basketball game at the Convention Center on Tuesday at 8:30

Tuesday, Feb 19  Online auction begins for the benefit of  Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program
Thursday, Feb. 21  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

Saturday, Feb. 23 Plogging Clean-up  Meet-up at Chedraui 8a. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.  

Sunday, Feb. 24 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.

 Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1p, the Isla Mujeres Cocteleros will play the team from Leona Vicario at the El Pescador field (in front of Chedraui).

Monday, Feb 25 at 9a on the Town Square there will be a commemoration of Flag Day and of 502 years of the Encounter Between Two Cultures.

  Thursday, Feb. 28  Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.

In February, generally the temperatures are very pleasant, but weather for this month includes "nortes", fronts from the north whose winds often cause small boats to be restricted to port, and they may bring clouds, rain, and cooler temps.  They cause the lobster to come out of their hiding places and move south across the seabed, increasing the catches of the fishermen

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Grouper and Octopus in February (and March). Lobster season ends after Feb. 28th (Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available).  LINK 
Carnaval Schedule
Friday, March 1st Noche de Gala/Gala Night
Coronation of the Kings & Queens in all categories
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music byYerbabuena
Town Square 8:30p

Saturday, March 2 Noche Cubana/Cuban Night
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music by Grupo Junior Klan
Town Square 8:30p

Sunday, March 3 Carnaval Parade-Fantasy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval base to the Fishermen's Monument at the Traffic Circle
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Afternoon of Fantasy
Bouncy houses, Children's Costume contest, dance troupe performances and show for kids
Town Square 5p

Night of Fantasy
Presentation of the Queen of Diversity, Performances by dance troupes, Performance by Silvanna Show
Town Square 8:30p

Monday, March 4-Carnaval Parade-Regional & Comedy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's Monument at the traffic circle.
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Comedy & Regional Night
Costume Contest for Adults
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Comedy by Macta
Town Square 8:30p

Tuesday, March 5-Fat Tuesday
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Tuesday Night of Carnaval (Fat Tuesday)
Presentation of Dance Troupes, The Will & Burning of Juan Carnaval
Dance to live music by Caribbean Kings
Town Square 8:30p
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 (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres  

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