Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 20

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Visitors and residents enjoyed the clean safe beaches of Isla Mujeres over the long weekend
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The municipal Secretary General, Miriam Trejo León, represented the Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis when the president of the state baseball league expressed his gratitude and gave an award of recognition to the mayor for his support of the sport. (photo)

The Department of Parks and Gardens of the municipal government provides maintenance to the public areas on the island and the mainland in an ongoing manner to provide families with clean safe recreational areas. LINK
    The Parks and Gardens Department constantly performs maintenance and cleaning of public areas, which includes pruning, weeding, cutting, sweeping, and other chores. Recently they pruned and removed brush along 2.5 kilometers of the airport coastal road, and have been pruning and providing assistance at the schools and cemeteries. They also carry out weekly mowing and pruning at the Mundaca Hacienda, which is undergoing some remodeling.
    This work also prevents breeding areas for mosquitoes. The head of the department, Alexander Fuentes Cruz urged residents to make good use of the trash receptacles and avoid littering which causes flooding by blocking the storm drains. He reminded the citizenry to cooperate with the collection schedule (8p-10p) and remove their trash cans after that.
    He said their offices are at the intersection of Rueda Medina and Paseo de los Peces at Mundaca park, and they are open 9a-4p. 

CFE said water shortages were the fault of the Aguakan company LINK  
  The Federal Electrical Commission said the shortage of tap water reported by some Isla Mujeres residents was the responsibility of Aguakan, since the electrical supply wasn't interrupted. They said the service was cut for a few hours and in some sections, but not the entire island. In addition, Aguakan was informed about this work and they have generators they can use so that their equipment continues to operate and the tap water supply isn't interrupted.
    CFE representatives said this project of the mega electric plant is a plan that the City was aware of, as were other companies including Aguakan. One said that Aguakan should have planned ahead and had their generators in place to ensure the water supply of their customers.
   As a result of the work carried out by the CFE, some people complained that their water pressure had decreased, and in some higher areas was not sufficient to reach their water tanks. Aguakan didn't issue a statement, but some workers blamed the problem on the recurring interruptions that were a result of the work being done by the CFE.

Search continues for diver Cameron Donaldson who has been missing from waters near Cozumel since Saturday LINK
 He has been missing since Saturday when he went diving (with his mother) off Playa las Rocas in the northern area of Cozumel, and the search area was extended to include Isla Mujeres, Cape Catoche, Holbox, Yum Balam, Rio Lagartos, and Celestum.

Mobility Institute considering branch office in Isla Mujeres LINK 
  The new head of the state Mobility Institute (INMOVEQRoo) for the Northern Zone, Vivian Castillo, said they are considering maintaining a liaison office in Isla Mujeres. She said they are looking for a new location and meanwhile it will be the responsibility of David Munoz. The Mobility Institute had originally planned to centralize all procedures for the municipalities of Lazaro Cardenas, Isla Mujeres, and Benito Juarez in a single office in Cancun.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Buoys were installed at el Riito for the safety of swimmers

VIDEO of  Caribbean sea

Photos w caption: Large numbers of overnight tourists continue to arrive. Occupancy is at 85% and expected to increase during the Easter holidays.

Generating plant installed at airfield for emergency use Video

Photo of building that infringes on part of malecon walkway, where a second story is being added.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

IM Noticias   

La Tertulia


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

Rain didn't affect navigation  

Las lluvias no afectaron a la navegación

   Although there was some rain during the day, the port remained open for small boats,and the ferries were busy bringing many tourists to the island, including a good number of overnight visitors with suitcases and backpacks. There were fewer visitors at Playa Centro compared to recent days, due to the occasional rain, which didn't affect the fishing and diving tours.

Mobility Institute may establish office on the island

Posible oficina de enlace en la ínsula

Employee disputes dismissal  

Fémina destituida de su empleo “a la mala”

       Olivia Figueroa Pérez is one of the most senior employees at the middle school "Benito Juarez, with 26 years of service as a secretary and 10 years as comptroller, and says she hasn't had any complaints from previous directors. She said her problem began when Carlos Alberto Canto Salazar became the new Director in August of 2018.  She claims he had plans from the beginning to replace her. 
   On February 5, she arrived at the school to find that the director had changed the lock on her office, where she has worked for 10 years, and removed her things. Since then she has gone to the campus daily and clocked in at 7a, and sits outside her office until 2pm. 
     She has filed a complaint of discrimination against the director in relation to her dismissal with the State Attorney General's Office in Isla Mujeres. Mr Canto Salazar said that he has lost confidence in Ms. Figueroa as a result of this complaint and that he will not return the job of comptroller to her. 
   On Friday, March 15, the Education Supervisor, Joaquin Alcala Cortes, came to the middle school and tried to dissuade her from her position, which she considers as taking advantage of the Director being off work. Ms. Figueroa proposed that the Supervisor return her to her comptroller job until August, with joint signatures from the Supervisor and Director, and Ms Figueroa would give up handling of cash and similar transactions, so that the director could have his goal of managing the money.
   The Supervisor responded that the Director has the power to move her because she was appointed to a commission that can end at any time. 
   Ms Figueroa also communicated with the union delegate, requesting support, but he replied that he had spoken to the Director, Mr. Canto Salazar, who had said he would not return her to the position of comptroller because he lost confidence in her when she filed the lawsuit against him. 
   Ms Figueroa continues to clock in daily at 7a and sit outside her office, with nothing to do.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

March 20   6:51
March 21   7:54
March 22    8:55
March 23   9:55
 March 24   10:53
March 25   11:50
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:50-7
Sunrise ~7:05-6:40
March Events 
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings 8-11,  meetup locations at this LINK . Volunteers welcome!  Here's the Accion Isla LINK

The Little Yellow School House is serving tasty lunch specials that change weekly on Wednesdays 11:30-1p, located on Paseo de Peces in La Gloria, the wide east-west street with Mundaca, Catholic Church & University and the Bead Coop. LYSH provides education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids. Memorable, fun experience, tasty affordable food & a good cause. More info: LINK 

Saturday, March 2 at 8p and Sunday, March 3 at noon at the Convention Center: Basketball Playoffs  (They lost and are out of the playoffs)

  On the first Monday of each month, there is usually a civic ceremony in the morning, often on the Town Square. 

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Grouper and Octopus in March. Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  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

 The parades are Sunday & Monday at 3p from the Naval Base to the Monument to the Fishermen, so Rueda Medina will be closed. Although the map doesn't show it, traffic is usually detoured down Juarez & the section of Hidalgo that is south of the Square (which usually affects where parking is allowed on Juarez, temporarily.)
It says...Due to celebrations for Carnaval 2019 in Isla Mujeres, March 1-5, there will partial, temporary road closures for the performances of the dance troupes.
On March 3 & 4, Rueda Medina will be closed during the parade. Please plan ahead, and thank you for your understanding

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

On or around March 4th, there is usually a ceremony commemorating the arrival of Francisco Hernandez Cordoba in 1517, who is credited with discovering the Yucatan and what is now Mexico, after landing on Isla Mujeres. The expedition of 110 men and 3 boats sailed from Cuba and and sailed around the coast, battling with the Maya, until all but one were injured, and over 50 had died.

Thursday, March 7 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Friday, March 8 International Women's Day. These are the women of LYSH, providing education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids.

Saturday, March 9 Downtown at 8p on the court by the Town Square

Saturday, March 9 Casa de la Cultura at 8p, jazz-funk-rock fusion band Sr. Mandril. Free. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sunday, March 10 Pescador baseball field 1p Cocteleros vs Cancun Rockies 20p 

Thursday, March 14 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Sunday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day   

Monday, March 18  is a day off for the birthday of Benito Juarez, which is on March 21st.

Tuesday, March 19 is Dia de San Jose which may be celebrated with a dance on the Town Square

 Wednesday, March 20 is Spring Equinox

Thursday, March 21 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo   

Saturday, March 23 The Quintana Roo Tigres will play the Campeche Piratas at the El Pescador baseball field oat 1p. This is a preseason game & the field is in front of Chedraui.

Thursday, March 28 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo    

 Saturday, March 30 Sonora Dinamita 9p Pescador baseball field in front of Chedraui. Tickets on sale. 

  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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