Friday, September 22, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Sept. 22


There are several locations available to donate to earthquake victims including the Red Cross, CRIM, DIF, Chedraui, Ferry Terminal, Town Hall & the Navy base. They are seeking non perishable foods, personal hygiene donations, and medical & first aid items. See list at the bottom of this page.



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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos




Quality education for islander children: Mayor Juan Carrillo 


Educación de calidad




 Para los niños isleños, cumple Juan Carrillo


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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de septiembre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..
See City section below....


Police rescue youth from angry residents after alleged attempted burglary 

Policía lo salva




 A menor vestido de mujer, de turba enardecida

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de septiembre.- At 7pm, municipal police received a 911 call reporting a burglary at a residence in colonia Miraflores. They responded immediately and arrived to find that angry residents had bound a teenager to a street pole.  According to witnesses, the young man, who was wearing a dress, had been surprised in a house, where he allegedly tried to take a cell phone and money, but after receiving some blows he was restrained and bound to a pole until the police arrived. The police took him to the station, then turned him over to the municipal authorities of the DIF, social service agency. The DIF personnel found that the boy had no visible blows or injuries. 
    The DIF representative said there was a problem between neighbors, in which the teenager apparently 'invaded' an adjoining property, but since no burglary occurred, the minor was turned over to his parents an hour later.   Leer más.Full article at this link..




15 cases of conjunctivitis in 24 hours 

Se disparan casos de conjuntivitis




 En menos de 48 horas


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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
     In a matter of  24 hours, 15 cases of conjunctivitis were diagnosed at the Community Hospital in Isla Mujeres, according to its Director, Miguel Angel García Albarrán. He said these cases have been treated and they are working to promote information to help prevent the spread among families throughout the municipality. He said most of the cases have been recorded among students, and while there is an adequate amount of medicines available for treatment, prevention is very important.
     He said,   "Every patient we've had with this disease has been advised that hand washing is of vital importance. It has been scientifically proven that washing hands prevents not only conjunctivitis but other infectious diseases" ,
      He said that in order to inform the community about preventive measures,  the staff in charge of various programs will conduct a campaign about prevention and sanitary measures, which has already begun with visits to the schools.  This effort involves staff from PROSPERA and people in charge of programs like Niño Sano/ Healthy Children, with programs in the schools that include putting up posters and providing classes about handwashing.
      He reiterated that the hospital has an adequate supply of medications and noted that handwashing is a very basic action, which all people know, and is a very simple technique for preventing diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, which are associated with hot weather.

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



In Isla Mujeres during the "Third National Health Week for Adolescents" we will inform our young people about risks and actions to prevent various diseases. LINK  

        In order to encourage adolescents to adopt healthy lifestyles that prevent damage to their health,  in the municipality of Isla Mujeres National Week Health in Adolescence 2017 is being carried out, under the slogan "Being a teenager is good, but being a teenager and healthy is better." A Health Fair was held in the Continental Zone on September 21st. 
         Juana Milián González, municipal director of Health, said that on instructions from President Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the City of Isla Mujeres will conduct discussion with young people in the Continental Zone and the Island, encouraging them to protect themselves and to take care of situations that risk their health.
        He said, "The topics that are being given special attention in this program has to do with the issue of prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), teenage pregnancies and the proper use of condoms precisely to avoid this type of situations."     
             The National Health Week is held from September 18 to 22 at the initiative of the State Health Department, which is joined by state and municipal governments through programs that have a positive impact on youth.


The protection of turtles and local fauna is everyone's duty.
#HagamosFuturo/#Creating a Future with respect for the life of every animal on our island LINK  


Environmental agencies investigate cases of poaching against sea turtles(Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo on September 21, 2017). -The threat to sea turtles from poaching continues to be a matter of concern to Isla Mujeres authorities. A new case was recently recorded, with the discovery of the lifeless body of a turtle of the white species on a beach in Sac Bajo, weighing about 100 kilograms, and Federal Environmental Protection Agency ( Profepa) was advised, according to the director of the Tortugranja, Deline García Canto         
       She explained that upon examination, the turtle was found to have a serious head injury, apparently caused by a blunt or heavy object, which caused her death, and that the alleged perpetrator or perpetrators of this act had fled, leaving the turtle abandoned; however, investigations will continue to clarify these facts.
         She said that the instructions from the municipal president of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis have been clear regarding care and preservation of the flora and fauna "for which we condemn any act against them."   
       Ms. Garcia Canto said that these acts are classified as federal crime, because turtles are a protected species that come year after year to the coast of the island for nesting.  Therefore, officials are asking that all citizens denounce any type of predation against sea turtles and in this way,  continue their preservation.

Our programs and supports aimed at the children and young people 👦👧of Isla Mujeres encourage development and benefit their learning✏📕📒#We're making a healthy future  LINK     VIDEO   
   Most of this information was translated with the first annual Informe report about the municipal government's commitment to providing quality education for the students of Isla Mujeres.  This includes providing 1,015 school uniforms to middle school school students throughout the municipality, which not only has a positive impact on the economy of the parents, but also with the  local providers, by hiring seamstresses who made these uniforms.
         The municipal government delivered more than 100 electronic tablets to the students of the Fifth Semester classes at the high school in Ciudad Mujeres (on the mainland) and at the Isla Mujeres high school on the island, as part of the "School Digitization Program".

          On the mainland,  the "Alicia Márquez de Martínez" library was inaugurated, the first of its kind in the Continental Zone. Meanwhile, on the island, a digital library opened.
            An agreement has been signed to implement "Volunquest" in the schools "Program of English in Basic Education", benefiting more than 1,800 students from all over the municipality.
     Mayor Carrillo Soberanis noted that these programs and supports will be maintained during his government, maintaining his commitment to promote and strengthen education in the municipality, benefiting the economy of parents and especially students by providing them with the tools and spaces needed for their education and learning.


Iñaki Rodiz Rodríguez will represent #IslaMujeres at the "2nd Juvenile Congress of the State of Quintana Roo 2017" in the city of #Chetumal.Let's support her with #Islander Pride! LINK   
    High school student Iñaki Rodiz Rodríguez will represent Isla Mujeres in the "2nd Juvenile Congress of the State of Quintana Roo 2017", to be held October 27-30 in the city of Chetumal.
      Oswaldo González Barredo, director of the Municipal Institute of Youth, said that in order to encourage greater participation by young islanders, a pre-selection of candidates was carried out in the municipal phase, where this young man who is in  the 5th semester class at the Liceo del Caribe "Jean Piaget" school was chosen as the winner.

      Mr. Gonzalez Barredo said, "We're happy to know that in our town we have so many talented young people who stand out in the cultural, social, educational, sports and for their leadership. And, through the Institute of Youth, the municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis has instructed us to give them our full support so that they continue to raise the name of Isla Mujeres."

    The "2nd Juvenile Congress of the State of Quintana Roo 2017" is promoted by the Commission for Youth Development with Equal Opportunities of the XV Legislature, chaired by Deputy Tyara Schleske of Ariño, with the purpose of providing young residents of Quintana Roo with an opportunity for analysis and expression in which they can communicate their proposals to enrich the state regulatory framework.
          Iñaki Rodiz Rodríguez, accompanied by the director of the Liceo del Caribe "Jean Piaget", Patricia Rodríguez Estrada and his teachers, said that he is very proud to be able to represent and be a spokesperson for young islanders at this highly relevant event, in which he hopes, with the support of his advisors, teachers, school . and the municipal authorities to have an exceptional participation.

Take precautions and be alert to any symptoms of #conjuntivitis. Your health comes first!
Here's a similar graphic in English but under symptoms it lacks burning, blurry vision & sensitivity to bright lights. Under precautions it lacks don't share personal items with others, don't give handshakes, hugs, or face to face contact, don't self medicate & go to your nearest health facility.

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)



Municipal authorities reiterate the need to protect sea turtles LINK  
See City section above.

Rescuers from Isla Mujeres join forces to rescue victims of the earthquake LINK   
See yesterday's translations. TVIM was in contact with the rescue team from Isla Mujeres and says: "The brigadistas informed us that they were preparing to collaborate in the rescue work in colonia Roma, in the Cuauhtémoc delegation in the area of Alvaro Obregón street, near the Seville station, and that from the moment of their arrival as they have been working wherever their assistance has been required. It is noted that the men and women of the island have responded  from the first moment when aid was requested.

Quintana Roo: The 9th most peaceful state in Mexico LINK  
       Today marks the International Day of Peace, and Quintana Roo remains the ninth state according to the Mexico Peace Index (IPM) 2017, a study prepared by the Institute for Economy and Peace, where Yucatan is the first place; while among the most violent states are Guerrero, Colima, Sinaloa, Baja California and Baja California Sur.    
   According to the study, the most violent year was in 2011, when armed activites peaked and the homicide rate doubled, compared to 2006. However, in 2016, ten years after the federal government declared war on the narco cartels, peace deteriorated 4.3 percent.         However, despite the deterioration in 2016, Mexico remains almost 14% more peaceful in 2016 than it was in 2011, with 21 of the 32 states reporting progress.    
    In this area, Nayarit, Durango, Coahuila, Quintana Roo and Chihuahua show the greatest improvements in peace in the last six years, while Colima, Baja California Sur, Zacatecas, Oaxaca and Michoacán show the greatest deterioration. The latter five states have increased homicide rates, particularly Colima, whose homicide rate in 2016 was three times higher than it was in 2011.          According to the IPM 2017 study, four important areas of public policy that are crucial for achieving high levels of peace are described as: combating impunity, strengthening the police, strategies to reduce homicide rates and the role of local governments in solving problems.Corruption and low-wages for police     
    In 2016, the state of Quintana Roo recorded both the largest improvement overall, and the largest reduction in homicide rate: at  23% and 26%, respectively. The state had lagged behind in improvements like the rest of the country between 2011 and 2015. The state stalled in the second half of the Index until 2016, when it climbed 11 places to settle as the ninth most peaceful state.      Although Quintana Roo has improved in the study of the Index of Peace Mexico, the perception of the population is contrary, especially in the Northern Zone of the State, where Cancún leads the list of executions so far this year, ~125 victims, followed by Playa del Carmen and recently the newly created municipality of Puerto Morelos, where  five executions were recorded within a week.       Hence the population continues to mistrust the police and considers that they are permeated by criminal groups; however,  the recent study indicates that the overall perception of corruption in local police forces decreased by 6%. This means that for local governments, it is still a matter to improve development and confidence in the police.   
     Although the internal security IEP investigation reveals that police oversight is most effective when there is a high level of legitimacy in judicial processes and law enforcement. While the low wages of police officers have contributed to corruption and co-optation by organized crime, high wages are associated with higher levels of development and professionalization of police forces. In view of the great job-related risks and the rewards offered by organized crime, wages should be an adequate compensation for police officers.
          Another important challenge for Mexico is to reduce levels of impunity. On average, only 9% of crimes committed are punished. 
       Finally, the findings of the IPM 2017 highlight the need to keep pace with the implementation of justice reform and improve accountability. Mexico has made progress - and will continue to do so - as the rule of law and the quality of governance and law enforcement are strengthened, but it still faces enormous challenges, including a rising homicide rate coupled with high levels of impunity .


The first 15 cases of conjunctivitis are treated in Isla Mujeres LINK    
Miguel Ángel García Albarrán, director of the Community Hospital, recommends that citizens be aware of prevention measures.
VIDEO   


TVIM reports: Humanitarian aid collected at the Mango Café restaurant in Isla Mujeres arrives at the villages in Oaxaca. Photos courtesy of Polo Avila, owner of Mango Cafe.
     Once again the families of Isla Mujeres join social causes. Staff with Mango Café have been conducting a campaign to collect food and basic necessities to support the earthquake victims in Oaxaca.
       Polo Ávila, originally from Oaxaca and responsible for the well-known restaurant, explained that together with his staff, they started this donation campaign, with the intention of bringing aid to affected communities.
      The owner said that what Oaxaca needs at the moment is: canned food, personal hygiene products, clothes, sheets and tents/tarps (pabellones) because "there are people who were homeless and sleeping in the streets."
       He said, "We set up a collection center at Mango Café to receive donations until Saturday, and then the groceries will be packed up so we can deliver them personally. Many organizations have been helping and if there are more items than space, the only thing to do is seek the donation of another vehicle to go with us."
         Polo Ávila said that when he arrives in the Oaxaca, he will purchase water with the help of his family, since a large number of people, both islanders and foreigners , have provided economic support. He said he is grateful that many families have joined this noble cause, with an open invitation to continue supporting the collection centers of Isla Mujeres.


Islander student will represent the municipality in the "2nd Juvenile Congress of the State of Q. Roo" LINK   See City section above.

Successful "Spend the weekend in Isla Mujeres" campaign LINK  
       With the purpose of increasing overnight tourism in Isla Mujeres, the government headed by the municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis launched a campaign called "Spend this weekend om Isla Mujeres" / “Lánzate este fin de semana a Isla Mujeres",  according to the General Director of Municipal Tourism, José Castillo Magaña. He explained that this program includes attractive packages for tourists to spend a pleasant weekend at the destination which in turn will contribute economic benefits for the municipality .
         He said t
hroughout the month of September, different hotels are offering  packages from 1,780 pesos three days and two nights. (that's 890.pesos per night or ~$55usd. Mr. Castillo Magaña concluded that this would undoubtedly generate significant economic gains, for the benefit of different providers of tourism services, which contributes to the well-being of their families.



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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos



"Spend the weekend in Isla Mujeres" 
“Lánzate este fin de semana a Isla Mujeres”. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See TVIM section above.

Cabbies seeking unity  
Taxistas buscarán la unidad+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The Isla Mujeres taxi union, "Gustavo Díaz Ordaz", has been divided since the leader "Wato"  Peniche Rodríguez completed a fourth term and conducted a controversial election. He had previously been the leader for nine years, and the taxi union regulations only allow for  two re-elections of three years each. However, he prevailed for a fourth term which ended on January 4, and he wanted a fifth term. An opposition group challenged him in court after political circumstances changed when there was a change of party at the state level, so that the the state government no longer offered him protection.
       "Wato" Peniche Rodríguez has not been recognized by the state and federal labor authorities and faces several denunciations in the courts, among them is an amparo that was  requested and denied, therefore, his current term which began in January by "acclamation" in December of 2016 with the controversial election, is no longer legal.
        Now "Wato" and the leaders who oppose him are agreeing to a meeting on November 4th to elect new leadership, which will need to be authorized by the Local Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (JLCA). One of the taxi drivers said, "There are many partners who do not want to be on any side, and they want to cast their votes in the polls without pressure from anyone; an open and democratic vote should be promoted, under the circumstances of these new times"


Islanders uniting to offer help 
Isleños se suman a la ayuda [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See the "Donations" section at the bottom of this page.


Isla Mujeres news briefs
Breves de Isla Mujeres [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   This information has been translated.



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September Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Festival of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre 
Daily at 6p throughout the festival, a novena will be offered. Each group will celebrate a different night. The Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre is the patroness and protector of fishermen.

Friday, Sept. 1, the group of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción church,will gather on the Town Square, with the company Espartacos Tour, which includes entertainment by the group Añoranzas.

Saturday, Sept. 2, the group of the church Sacred Heart of Jesus will gather, in colonia la Gloria, with the family Iuit Tun, which will feature entertainment by Zak Najera and his keyboards.


 Sunday, Sept. 3, the group of the fishermen's cooperative "Caribe" will gather, with the comedy show of Julio Martínez 


..........SUNDAY SEPT 3 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas........(not part of the Festival)

 Monday, Sept. 4 the groups of the company Sol Tours and of the Fishing Cooperative "Isla Blanca", will gather, with an animation musical for entertainment.

Tuesday, Sept. 5 the group of the tourist cooperative  "Adolfo López Mateos", will celebrate


Wednesday, Sept. 6 the groups of the Guadalupe Chapel, of tourist cooperative Isla Bonita, and of the "Por Justicia  Social" Fishing Cooperative will celebrate.

Thursday, Sept. 7  the groups of the fishing cooperative "Patria y Progreso",
of Ceviche Tours,  and of Mandi Coral (+) will celebrate and the mañanitas will be sung at 10p, in honor of the Virgin of the Charity de Cobre.

Friday, Sept. 8th, at 10:00 a.m. the "First Communions" will be held and the group of the tourist cooperative "Perfect Day" will celebrate with the Silva Balam family.



Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8a, after Mass, the traditional maritime procession to Isla Contoy will depart from the concrete pier with Ultramar providing a large boat for parishioners and tourists (Bring your own food & beverages).


Full moon Wednesday, Sept 6
                                                                    Sunset ~7:00
Sept. 6   7:30
 Sept. 7   8:12
Sept. 8   8:54
Sept. 9  9:38
Sept. 10  10:24
Sept. 11  11:13

Sunday, Sept. 10 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

(Wednesday, Sept. 13  Commemoration of  Los Niños Héroes) 

Thursday, Sept. 14 Mayor's First Annual Informe Report 

(Thursday, Sept. 14 Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico)

Friday, Sept. 15. Grito of Dolores  Celebration on the Town Square 
 10p Folkloric dancers
10:30p Crowning of the Queen of Independence and the Queen and King of Liberty
11p The Grito proclamations with honoring of the flag, reading of the proclamation and the names of the heroes, the anthem of Mexico and of Quintana Roo, honoring the lowering of the flag.
11:30 Fireworks
11:45 Live music & dancing with MegaBoom and El Pulpo y sus telados.
  Saturday's parade on Rueda Medina starts at 8am.

 The party usually lasts all night long. The Grito of Dolores is a Cry of Independence, from 1810 when Hidalgo called for the people to revolt from Spain. Every Sept. 15 around 11pm, the Mayors (and Governors and President),  ring a bell from the balcony of the Palacio on the Town Square, and give a traditional speech which includes the names of heroes of the war for independence.



Saturday, Sept. 16  Independence Day there will be a parade in the morning, usually on Rueda Medina starting at 8a . 

Saturday, Sept. 16 International Coastal Clean-up Day 

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 16 & 17 Oasis Fest 2017
Sat. 11a-7p Skateboarding, music & more at El Chapo the steep hill in La Gloria.
8p-11p Awards Dinner, music & more at the inauguration of Oasis Skate Shop
11-3a Party at Poc Na Hostel for 18+
Sun. 8a-8p at Playa Centro: Sand sculpture competition, exhibitions, competitions, performances, music, kites, art & more
  Special featured guests are three young people from the urban movement & from the professional world of extreme sports: Wid Eriksen (Parkour, UrbanRunners); Freddy Carrera (Skate, Converse); and Jesus Gonzalez (Skate, Converse)


 There is usually a Mass and festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families to celebrate the completion of a successful season. TBA

Sunday, Sept. 17 The Maya Circuit-Pueblos Magicos Race:
Sunday the Maya Circuit Pueblos Magicos Race 5, 10, 15K.starts at 7a Fishermen's Monument on Rueda Medina downtown. (Third in a series of four, this one is for the element "Air" / iik' in Maya.).

Sunday, Sept. 17  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Commemoration of the National Week of Civil Protection, remembering the devastation of the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in 1985 in the capital of Mexico.

Friday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox 

Sunday, Sept.24  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Sources for Storm Information & Weather:
Wunderground
Tropical Tidbits
NOAA
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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).

Donation needs:
  The Mexican Red Cross Facility Isla Mujeres is in La Gloria, telephone 8770280. Here are lists of what is required, based on evaluations of needs & damages. No water, No clothing, No medicines.
For the Food kits: Nonperishables in cans & bags, not the big bulk cans or pkgs: Tuna, sardines, beans, rice, lentils, dry pasta, canned veg & chiles, broth, salt, mayo, cooking oil, instant coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate powder or tablets, cookies & crackers.
Hygiene kits: TP (4 rolls), Feminine napkins, toothbrushes & paste, shampoo, bar soap, razors.
Baby kits: Diapers (12 pk), wet wipes, baby oil, baby talc, neutral soap, shampoo, baby bottles, baby food, honey for babies, blankets
Cleaning kits: Detergent, cleaning soap, brooms, brushes, dustpan, buckets, squeegees, mops, rakes

 The DIF social service agency is seeking donations of medical supplies, clean clothing, and bottled water at the CRIM (physical rehab) facilities in La Gloria and at Chedraui., including disposable gloves, masks, gauze, bandages, surgical supplies & gloves & scrub brushes, IV equipment, syringes, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic, and tape, as well as clean sheets, blankets, personal hygiene items and unexpired medications. 9a-4p at the DIF.

The Navy is seeking donations of  non-perishable foods such as oil, sardines, tuna, easy open cans fo cans of beans, rice, lentils, milk powder, salt, pasta soup, biscuits, jam, mayonnaise, bouillon, chocolate powder or tablets.As well as: toilet paper, bar soap, feminine towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, coffee, sugar, razors, shampoo; as well as tools and materials for debris removal and first aid. No water will be received."If any commercial company wants to make any contribution of food, they can do it in cardboard boxes to facilitate transportation. 8a-8p at the base.For more information, call 01 (998) 877 01 94.