Saturday, June 17, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 17

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Repairing the former Magana ferry wooden pier

Dan mantenimiento a emblemático muelle

 Para mejor servicio de atraque y desembarque

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de junio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
   The Director of the State Port Authority, (APIQRoo), Alicia Ricalde Magana said the repairs to the wooden pier will take six months. The new piles will be made of hardwood from the region and will be installed in the same place as the old ones which are in poor shape, and they will also change the decking boards, supports & other parts. (tablones de cubierta, de largueros, & cargadores).
   The work involves an area of 486 square meters & Por Esto reports it is being done with an investment of  1,854,371 pesos.
      The company doing the work is JG Machinery & Constructions (JG Maquinaria y Construcciones). The officials & agencies involved with approving the project include Governor Carlos Joaquín González, SEMAR (Department of the Navy), the Merchant Marines, APIQRoo, the Isla Mujeres Harbor Master, and the SCT (Department of Communications and Transport).


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

The release date for the rescued dolphin "Paki" has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 by  PROFEPA, (Federal Environmental Protection Agency).  The 'Rough Tooth" dolphin, which is 14-15 years old, has made great progress under the care of the staff of Dolphin Discovery during the several weeks he spent at the Tortugranja, where he received timely diagnosis and treatment.
    The Director of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the dolphin facility, Roberto Sanchez said, "Now we are taking a last sample of blood and putting a microchip with a satellite tag and unique ID number. Then we will know he is ready to return to the sea, and we can follow his location for about 75 days."

The Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the patron saint festivities at the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria.
      A member of the organizing committee, Gibran Mex Pinzon, explained that this is the fifth year, since the arrival of father Raul Sanchez Alonso. The Novenas began on June 11 and the festivities continue until June 23, when they will chose Miss Sacred Heart (la Señorita Sagrado Corazón). The novenas are held each evening at 7pm, the Mass is at 8p, and the activities start at 9p. (The schedule is in yesterdays news in the Por Esto section). Island residents are invited to attend with their families and enjoy the fun and togetherness.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Rain in this weekend's forecast
Here's a link to info in English....
And here is what that graphic looks like today at 2p EDT (which is 1p Isla time):

CONANP prepares to revoke some whale shark permits
-June 16     After reviewing files and inspecting the boats which have requested permission for sighting and swimming with the Whale Sharks, authorities have detected irregularities that could cause the revocation of  some permits, which could be then reassigned to others who have complied with the regulations. 
      There was a meeting last night with the authorities of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), the Isla Mujeres Harbor Master, the boat captains, and the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, to discuss a solution to the demand for permits. 
   Inspections have been carried out on 90 percent for the boats which have applied for permits, and it was determined that many of the boats are not suitable for this activity, and some are even in dry dock. 
    In a video disseminated through social media, Francisco Ricardo Gómez Lozano, regional director of CONANP for the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexican Caribbean, said their goal is to have a total of 240 permits, and even then, they will proceed with revocation of some permits that were previously authorized, if they do not comply with regulations.  
     He said after the review, it was determined that many of the boats are unable to operate, and if they are granted permits and they do not comply, then their permit will be revoked.  He said, "The agreement regarding these revoked permits, is that they will be issued to those who complied with the regulations, presented their documents correctly and on time, and their boats comply with everything required by the Harbor Master."
    Marcelo Cupul, president of the association "Eco Tourism of Isla Mujeres" also appears in the video and said, "We recognize that a thorough review is necessary in order to determine who deserves permits and who does not."

Apiqroo Invests 1.8 mdp in the rehabilitation of facility (pier) in Isla Mujeres-
See translation in the DQR section.

Festivities begin at Sacred Heart of Jesus-
See translation in the City section

Construction suspended for lack of permits
See yesterday's news....


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Suspect arrested for burglary 

“Entamban” a ratero[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Burglary suspect, JMG, 41, was arrested on Thursday at noon by ministerial agents attached to the apprehensions unit, in compliance with an arrest warrant in connection with a burglary in March of a private home on the Caribbean coastal road. The burglary occurred at 10:40pm and was one of a wave of burglaries that have been happening this year, affecting both residents and tourists.
       The detainee was read his rights and transferred to the prison in Cancun to be made available to the judge who will determine his legal status. A ministerial official said this is an example of their commitment to pursue a comprehensive justice system that allows all who break the law to be brought before the courts.
        It is noted that many burglary victims do not file official complaints because they do lack confidence in the ministerial agents and some even suspect the officials could have links to the criminals.

Starting renovation of the wooden pier 
Inicia rehabilitación de muelle de madera. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

See translation in the DQR section.

Patron saint festivities begin 
Arrancan fiestas patronales+] Ver masFull article at this link

See translation in the City section

CONANP to reduce the number of whale shark permits  
Conanp reducirán permisos de tiburón ballena. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

See translation in the TVIM section.

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June Events
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The Circus is in Town: 
"Arriving for the first time & for a short period, directly from Mexico City, the Afeere Brothers International Circus. Feel the maximum excitement with the 4 suicidal motorcycles in the Globe of Death, and the acrobats performing feats on the Fantastic Pendulum more that 10 meters in the the air. A show of this magnitude happens only once a year!"
In front of the Caribbean Sea (on the Caribbean coastal road, south of Salinas-Meteorologico & north of Isla 33).
 Daily 6:30  & 8:30p

Thursday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina
Memorial placing of the wreath at sea (in the Bahia). Boats leave the pier near the car ferry at 10:30am

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4  Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament New Date: Weather permitting

Sunday, June 4 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square will feature the Isla Mujeres Senior Citizen's Choir & performances by three dance troupes from Cancun.
Monday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Thursday, June 8 World Ocean's Day & Playa Centro (aka Posada Beach) will receive its third Blue Flag award, during the XII National Meeting of Clean Beaches, which will be held in Bahía de Banderas, on the Riviera de Nayarit. The flag raising ceremony is scheduled for July 4. 

June  9   7:41
June 10   8:30
June 11   9:17 
June 12  10:03
June 13  10:47
June 14   11:29 
Sunday, June 11 Town Square 8p: Special Edition of Noches Magicas "Senior Citizen's Club" featuring the Senior Citizen Choir, the Senior Citizen Dance Troupe, and the musical groupe Mar & Arena (Sea & Sand).

The nine days of festivities in honor of "Corpus Christi" at the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria will continue thru next Friday, June 23rd and include a dance with live music, performances by various dance troupes, musical groups, and other events. Photo from Por Esto.

Friday, June 16 7p  Fund raising benefit dinner for Brazos Abiertos & their volunteers at aMar Peruvian restaurant with a special tapas menu

Saturday, June 17 Brazos Abiertos is back for their IX health campaign for the prevention of teenage pregnancy, HIV and STD's. They will be in La Gloria Park Saturday 10-2 offering rapid, confidential HIV tests, counseling, and immediate results.
Sunday, June 18 Father's Day Run  “De los corredores para los corredores” (From the runners for the runners)  begins at 6:45am on Sunday at the parking lot next to the Mundaca palapa on Paseo de los Peces Avenue.The distances are: 5 and 10km for adults, 400 meters for children up to 6 years, 1km for children up to 9 years, 2km for children up to 14 years and 2km for those who just want to walk. There will be hydration provided and some gifts for the participants.

Sunday, June 18 Father's Day & Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square presents performances by the Ballet Folklorico of Cancun & the dance troupe Playa Dance.

Tuesday, June 20 Summer Solstice (11:24pm)

 Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 Women's Fishing Tournament  Dorado del Caribe  Probably to be  rescheduled

Friday, June 23 Dance event at the Mundaca Theater, next to the Mundaca apartments 8p
Friday, June 23 On the Town Square at 8pm on Friday, June 23, the orchestra Típica Tumben K'ai will perform, who are students from Chetumal.

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 24 Dance event 5p behind the Casa de la Cultura 4th Edition of Danzarte with over 200 dancers performing from Isla Mujeres & other parts of the state.
Sunday, June 25 Noches Magicas at 8pm on the Town Square

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