Saturday, August 12, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, August 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor committed to health:  Removing junk 

Comprometido con la salud

 Juan Carrillo impulsa descacharrización

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de agosto.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section below....

Grand fiesta to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the town

Fiesta en grande

 Juan Carrillo impulsa eventos por aniversario

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de agosto.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See yesterday's City section or the Events section below.


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

Islanders and visitors with different capacities can have accessibility on the beautiful beach of Isla Mujeres, as there are two adapted chairs 🏖♿️  to enable enjoyment of Playa Centro in the company of friends and family.

Conclusion of the summer day camp program  “Baxlo´ob Palalo´ob 2017”
Today we successfully concluded the Summer Recreational Sports Program BaaxLo'ob PaalaLo'ob ⚽️🏀
       Many thanks to all the parents for having motivated their children to enjoy this formidable experience.
From July 24 to August 11, more than 50 children between 6 and 14 years of age participated, enjoying sports, recreational and educational activities such as basketball, handball, tae kwon do, soccer and other physical activities. As part of the learning process, the children were educated about environmental issues, first aid, use of fire extinguishers and recycling. 
    The director of the Institute of Sports and Municipal Recreation thanked the Mayor for supporting this program, and he expressed his appreciation to the parents. Names of officials at the closing ceremony are given. 

We're keeping our municipality clean 👍 so that all families 👨👩👧👦 of Isla Mujeres🌴 are protected from the mosquitoes that transmit dengue, zika and chikungunya. Join us in the junk removal program. 
       With the objective of taking care of the health of all island families and keeping the island clean and free of vector-borne diseases, the City of Isla Mujeres, headed by municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis, continues with the Junk Removal Program on the island. The mayor thanked the staff of the Municipal Public Services Department for their efforts removing junk around the island and encouraged residents to participate in keeping the island clean. 
      The Mayor said, "It is very important  in this rainy season to maintain a collective effort between the government and the community, so that our streets and homes are free of the mosquitoes that transmit dengue, zika and chikungunya; We will continue to bring these programs to all the colonias, both on the island and in the Continental Zone for the benefit of all the islanders."
         The Director of Municipal Public Services, José Ríos Chalé, explained that the Junk Removal Program is taking place on the island, where it began a few weeks ago, in colonia "El Cañotal", followed by colonia "La Gloria ", and will continue in" Ampliación La Gloria ".
         "We thought that after Tropical Storm 'Franklin' the streets were going to be full of junk, however, we thank all the islanders for participating in this activity and helping us improve the cleanliness and image of the island, for the benefit of everyone, "said the official.
          He said that since the beginning of the program they have removed more than 25 tons of junk from the streets of Isla Mujeres, and islanders are encouraged to continue to participate in the prevention of vector-borne diseases.
          The City of Isla Mujeres encourages the general citizenry to be informed about the colonias that will be part of the program, so they can have their junk taken away, as well as to eliminate any mosquito breeding grounds that have formed during the rains, to avoid contracting dengue, Zika or chikungunya.

We keep our municipality clean 👍 so that all families 👨👩👧👦 of IslaMujeres🌴 are protected from the mosquitoes that transmit dengue, zika and chikungunya.
 This rainy season in #IslaMujeres make sure your family is protected from mosquito-borne diseases.
Follow these simple steps and avoid dengue, zika and chikungunya

It says: What can you do to prevent mosquitoes?  Avoid accumulating water in containers. Eliminate old tires and other objects that accumulate water. Prune away weeds and brush and keep your patio and yard clean.

The care of sea turtles that reach Isla Mujeres is the responsibility of everyone, we invite you to join in the work that is done for their protection.  It says: Sea turtles have uninterrupted growth during their lives. When they are born, the turtles weigh about 50 grams, at one year about 2 kilograms, at three years about 20 kilos, and 300 kilos at maturity (14 years).


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Closure seals removed from the Puerto Juarez Maritime Terminal
   Less than 48 hours after a fine of more than 300,000 pesos was imposed on the Integral Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), for works in the maritime terminal of Puerto Juarez, this morning, the Federal Office of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) who had imposed the the fine,  removed the closure seals. 
       Alicia Ricalde Magaña, director general of APIQRoo, explained that PROFEPA removed the closure derived from resolution #0211/2017, after the company (agency?) committed to carrying out a study of the impact that was caused by the work that was closed, as well as to commute the fine of more than 300 thousand pesos with an ecological project for the benefit of the people of Quintana Roo.
       She pointed out that during the ten months she has been the general direction of APIQRoo, no work has been done at the Puerto Juarez terminal. She said, "The works that were closed down were done during the last administration and other construction dates back decades." She said that the present administration is committed to working in strict adherence to the law and to respecting the environment. In addition, she noted  that Puerto Juárez is one of the main tourist attractions in the municipality. (Puerto Juarez in is the municipality of Benito Juarez, with Cancun).  
       She said that this option also stems from the interest of Governor Carlos Joaquin González in protecting the natural resources of the state for the benefit of the population and which forms one of the guiding principles of the current administration. She also said that the activities of the Maritime Terminal of Puerto Juárez were not affected by the restrictive measures of the Attorney General's Office.

Isla Mujeres mourns the loss of musician Emilio Martinez Perez. Our condolences to his family for their irreparable loss. Rest in peace (There is a biographical video).
  I can't share that is another which includes his songs and many old photos from the FB group Recuerdos de Isla Mujeres. It  says  ."In 2002, Doña Charo Fernández sponsored an album project of two CDs, with songs of her father, Don Virgilio "el chino" Fernández (RIP) and Don Emiliano Martínez Pérez played by Marilú Martínez Vera and Mrs. Isolda Martínez Vera (RIP).
In order to contribute to this great idea of Temo Zurita, my mother Marilú Martínez Vera, agreed to share this album that is one of her most valued treasures, with respect and thanks to Ms. Charo Fernández and family. (Music provided by Martin del Angel Trejo Martinez)."

Seamen of the Adolfo López Mateos cooperative hope to take advantage of the last days of this holiday season, because they were working at 100 percent before Tropical Storm Franklin and are not at about 80 percent.

Enrique Cauich, president of the  CDM of PRI, announced that the ninth  Barracuda tournament in honor of Jacinto Ríos Azueta, will be held August 19. (There is a video).


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

10,000 tourists daily 
Diez mil turistas al día [+] Ver masFull article at this link

    The last week has begun of summer holidays, when this vacation destination has a high influx of visitors, exceeding 10,000 daily, arriving via ferries and recreational boats. (Classes resume Monday, August 21). This is the next to last weekend when nearly 20,000 people arrive on Saturday and on Sunday. Annually Isla Mujeres receives 4 million visitors (SIC. Annually Isla Mujeres receives over 2 million visitors. In January 2016, Governor Borge reported that in 2015, Isla Mujeres received 2,212,591 passengers, which was an increase of 24% compared to 2014, when there were 1,783,267. (LINK) Since then, there's a new Director of the Port Authority who reports these statistics as 'movements', not as arrivals, and the numbers are twice the usual amounts, so they are presumably counting passengers arriving plus passengers departing.)
        These large volumes of people cause traffic jams at peak hours, when there are about 1000 golf carts on the roads, as well as the hundreds of bicycles and motorcycles being used by tourists. The hotels are at less than 50 percent occupancy, especially the smaller hotels, so there is plenty of room for families who wish to spend one or more nights on the island.
      There has been a 'saldo blanco' (no serious incidents) and the Tourism Department maintains good coordination with other governmental agencies to provide security and attention to the visitor. There have been no incidents involving the whale shark tours, who have about five more weeks to their season which ends on September 17.
      An Ultramar employee reports that their seat capacity is at an average of 90 percent from Puerto Juarez, and Maritima Isla Mujeres reports similar statistics from Punta Sam. There are about 60 boats that depart from the marinas and terminals in the Hotel Zone that add to this activity, as well as the boats that bring passengers from Puerto Juarez daily.        

Latin American champion in table tennis
Campeona latinoamericana en tenis de mesa .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Ana Carolina Magaña Lemus, a young native of Isla Mujeres, became a champion in the Latin America table tennis competition in the "U15" category, after winning the tournament in Guatemala, confirmed a representative of the Mexican team.  
        As a member of the Mexican national team, she was a key player in winning the Latin American championship, in which she eliminated Chile during the semifinals and Puerto Rico in the final competition. She shared a photo of the team which shows her and her teammates, Daniela Muños, Marbella Aceves and Clio Bares, and their coach, Luis Basurto as well as the prize won by this outstanding athlete from Isla Mujeres. She has various national and international titles under her belt, won individually and with the Mexican national team.
       She and her teammates will represent Mexico in the upcoming Latin American Olympiad.

Renewed interest in teaching English to children 
Renuevan interés de enseñar inglés a niños [+] Ver masFull article at this link

This information was translated yesterday.

Celebrate agreement with IQM against gender violence
Celebran convenio con IQM contra la violencia de género [+] Ver masFull article at this link

   This information was translated yesterday. This article also includes statistics about violence against women in Mexico.

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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.

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August Events
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August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
 Prizes for the International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe". It says surprise prizes for 4th thru 10th. Registration in 2000 pesos. Captain's Dinner Friday evening, Sat morn boats depart at 8a, scales close at 3p, award ceremony at 6p.

August 6 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

                                                                    Sunset ~7:20
Aug  7   7:28
 Aug 8   8:11
Aug 9   8:52
Aug 10  9:33
Aug 11  10:13
Aug 12  10:55
Aug 13   11.39

August 13 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

Celebrate the 167th anniversary of the founding of our town with us! Isla Fest
Tues. Aug. 15 Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
         8p Downtown street tour Night of traditions
         8:30p Town Square Multifaceted Orchestra of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
                    Dance troupe performance with Jaranas                    

Wed. Aug. 16  Casa de la Cultura
       5:30p Art & Food Fair
       6p  Dancing to the live music of Trova Isleña
       Anniversary of the dance troupe Añoranzas of Isla Mujeres                       

Thurs. Aug. 17  8a Departure from the car ferry dock
    Wreath ceremony at the Cross in the Bay / Cruz de la Bahia
    Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                     6:30  Presentation of Awards for Tourism and for Citizenship
                     8:30  Performance by Poncho Laduarte & Pierre David  (musician-comedians) 

Fri. Aug. 18 Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                                    8p Performances by dance troupes
                                          Musical group "Sensitive"
                                          Musical group "Merenglass"

Sat. Aug. 19 Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                                    8p Performances by dance troupes
                                          Musical group "Rillex"
                                          Musical group "Super Lamas"
Sun. Aug. 20  Playa Centro 2p Electro festival
                      Town Square 5:30p Art & Food Fair
                                            8p Quintana Roo Danzarte Gala

 Aug. 18, 19, & 20   Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It says...
Here are the rules for competing in the Family Summer 2017 event.
Teams of five people, dressed in the same color, one bicycle per team.
Completely Free. Rally.  Bicycle Race, Tug of War, Sand Sculpture Contest
Music & Games. Daily Prizes for the first three places.
A DIFferent Weekend (DIF is the social service agency).
Register at the DIF office between 10am & 4pm

August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament 

August 20 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

 August 27 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

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