Friday, August 28, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 28

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

Today's events:
Light show begins on the facade of the Town Hall: "Video Mapping"  9pm

Here is an example below and another at  (Link)

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

ZOFEMAT employees and altruistic group cleaned the seaweed from the beaches

Grupo altruista y empleados de Zofemat le “echaron montón”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-

      With assistance from the altruistic group "Heart of Willito" (“El Corazón de Willito”), the staff of ZOFEMAT of the municipal Ecology Department and of the Temporary Employment Program were able to remove the seaweed in just one day from the entire beach known as el "Riíto" on the northern part of the isle, after it became saturated in recent days due to changing directions of ocean currents and wind. With tremendous work, these groups were able to remove about a ton of seaweed, leaving the beach clean and nearly normal, looking like it did before the seaweed arrived.
    The altruistic group"Heart of Willito" was the first to begin cleaning the beach on yesterday afternoon. They removed a significant amount of saragossa, which was buried in the surrounding beaches. Earlier today the cleanup work was done by the personnel of ZOFEMAT and of the Temporary Employment Program, who cleaned nearly the entire beach. Nearly a ton of seaweed was removed and deposited in holes created on the beach for that purpose.Business owners do not expect the ocean currents and winds to bring more seaweed.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

The following courses and workshops are offered free of charge by the City of Isla Mujeres via the Department of Economic Development, thanks to the HABITAT program: English, Carpentry, Computers, Baking Pastries, Beauty, Workshop for Gender Equality, Workshop Against Discrimination. Registration Mon. Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. More information is available at the office of the Department of Economic Development at the Community Center in La Gloria.
El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Dirección de Desarrollo Económico te invita a participar en los siguientes cursos y talleres gratuitos del programa HABITAT.

On Thursday, the City of Isla Mujeres, thru the municipal Department of Ecology, celebrated the first anniversary of the Community Veterinary clinic "Eco-Mascotas", offering free anti-rabies vaccines from noon until the evening.
Este jueves el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Dirección Municipal de Ecología celebró el primer Aniversario de la Veterinaria Comunitaria “Eco- Mascotas”.
Ofreció a la población vacunación antirrábica gratuita, la jornada inició al mediodía y culminó en la noche.

We continue to clean our beaches to keep Isla Mujeres as the favorite destination of millions of people from all over the world.
Continuamos con la limpieza de nuestras playas para que Isla Mujeres siga siendo el destino favorito de millones de personas en el mundo.

Cleaning the storm drains in the different colonias in preparation for the rainy season.
Tomando previsiones y preparándonos para la temporada de lluvias, realizamos trabajos de limpieza de las alcantarillas de diferentes colonias.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Removing seaweed from the beaches


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

Chimney fire at Rolandi's causes mobilization of Isla Mujeres firemen (see translation yesterday)

Close coordination in response to the sinking of the road between Playa del Carmen and Cancun
Estrecha coordinación para atender hundimiento en la carretera Playa del Carmen-Cancún

The Governor was supervising the repairs to the road between Cancun and Playa del Carmen


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Fifteenth fisherman treated in the hyperbaric chamber
Atienden en cámara hiperbática al pescador número 15.. [+] Ver mas
     Joaquín González Pérez, 51, with the cooperative Makax, was treated for decompression after he dove for one hour at 80 feet, several miles from Isla Mujeres, reported Rosember dzul Ochoa, who operates the capsule. This is the fisherman's fourth accident in 30 years of diving, and he suffered pain in his right shoulder, which resolved after 135 minutes of treatment. He was advised to rest for four days.
    The fisherman acknowledged that this work has become more difficult, however the necessity to survive sends him down to the seabed to harvest lobster, supported by air from a compressor on the surface. When he was affected at noon on Wednesday, he did not pay much attention to the sharp pains he was experiencing and took muscle relaxants, but the discomfort continued until the next morning, so he decided to go in for treatment.
   The president of the Board that manages the capsule, Baltazar Gomez Catzin, said the fisherman showed marked improvement after two hours and fifteen minutes of treatment,, and was given medications and advised that rest is mandatory.
     Sr Gonzalez was diving about three miles from the island, and there were not many lobster, and like many of his colleagues, he stayed down on the bottom longer than he realized, which in his case was for about an hour. He took the normal 'stops' when surfacing, but he soon began feeling the muscle pains.
       Prior to entering the capsule, he commented that diving is not the same as it was 30 years ago when he began in this industry because times change and he is suffering the effects of age. He has been careful, in order to continue, but he has promised to stop more than once in recent years. Rosember Dzul recommended he quit diving to prevent further injuries, or to take the role of driver in his crew so he is not longer exposed to this harsh 'reality'.

Paying assistance to the fishermen
Pagarán apoyo a pescadoresh.. [+] Ver mas
     On Friday, the state Fishing Department began offering two workshops on safety and accident prevention which are required  in order to receive the 8000 pesos in assistance which is available for qualified fishermen during the four month ban on lobster fishing. In the state, there are 235 fishermen who are qualified for this program to receive federal aid, after completion of the workshops, of whom 50 are in Isla Mujeres.
       The classes will be available during the first part of September. The support is to assist the fishermen during the four months when lobster fishing is banned (March, April, May, and June). It is also noted that in addition to having reduced income from harvesting fish during the lobster ban season, the fishermen are making less money because of the depreciation of the peso against the dollar, which means replacement parts or equipment is at least 10 percent more expensive this season.
    The program "Pro-Pesca" (pesca means fish) aims to assist the fishermen during the ban period by paying each of them 8000 pesos, if they complete these requirements. In Isla Mujeres the training is scheduled for qualifying members of the local fishing cooperatives as follows:  On Friday & Saturday:  Justicia Social, Isla Blanca and Caribe; and on Monday & Tuesday: Patria & Progreso and Caribe.

Waitresses: "We're clean"
“Estamos limpias”: meserasue.. [+] Ver mas
     On Monday, an article was published about several housewives who were asking authorities to make sure that the staff of the cantinas were meeting the requirements about monitoring their health. The women were concerned about catching venereal diseases from their husbands who frequent these bars. The staff of the cantina "Maria Jose" (which was mentioned in the article) responded by showing their documents, asking that only their initials be used and not their full names. They said, "We are very healthy, and we are reviewed every week for the control of venereal diseases and HIV."
        The manager showed the bar documents, saying that the women who work there are not prostitutes, and are engaged in "meserear", or preparing foods for snacking. The bar document, dated June 19, 2014, has official names and signatures authorizing the sale of food and liquor by the glass, and documenting a sanitary inspection saying all legal requirements have been met, from the coordinator for Protection Against Health Risks.
         There was also a document from COFEPRES, the federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks for the business and for their staff of six waiters, two cooks, and a bartender. The six women, and one man, whose initials are given, showed their documents, with the majority being from Cancun. They said, "We cannot work in this business without updated documents, and our job is to attend to the customers, nothing more."
      The manager said that when they are paid on Saturday, they are required to show updated documents, and if anyone does not, their pay is immediately withheld. He said, "Although we have no services by prostitutes here, and we are firm about prohibiting it; instead we have people from other bars coming in to seek work, but when they hear our requirements, they don't come back."

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August events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Aug 29  7:08
Aug 30  7:56
Aug 31  8:44

Sept 1   9:32
Sept 2  10:20

Wednesday, August 5 8pm Circus BamBam (near Boxito, east of Chedraui). Tickets 50 pesos. Performance for the benefit of Medical and Therapy needs for kids with Down syndrome, coordinated by Corozon del Willito. Raffle for two sets of tix to swim with Dolphins for 2 people at Dolphin Discovery.

Friday, August 7, Junk collections in  Salina Chica, Electricistas, and at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11 and be most visible on August 14 when the moon is new

Aug 10-14 Catholic festival for the Assumption of Mary. .Link to translation of schedule.

State campaign for the collection of broken electronics and appliances July 29 to August 28 at the Hacienda Mundaca tourist building at the Ecology Department, 9-4, Paseo de las Aves, colonia La Gloria

Thursday August 13 at 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament  
August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
7p Town Square Inauguration
Gastronomic event with Tik in Xic fish
Local Talent Night
Coronation of the Queen of the Festival

Friday August 14 
10am Casa de Cultura  Oratory Competition 
7pm  Casa de Cultura  Photography and documentary exposition "Art of Fishing"
                                     Historical conference by historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid
8pm Immaculate Conception Auditorium  Performance by The Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres
5:30pm Procession from Sangrado Corazon (Sacred Heart) Church in La Gloria to the Immaculate Conception Church on the Town Square

~7 or7:30  Mass on Town Square for consecration, with candles officiated by Mons. Fabio Martinez Castilla
8pm Religious Procession through the downtown streets, returning to the Town Square where there will be Fireworks
10pm Regional Dance

Sunday, August 16 Town Square
7pm  Performance of "Añoranza for Isla Mujeres"  (Yearning for Isla Mujeres)
          by the Quintana Roo Folklorico Ballet Group
         State Musical Group

Monday, August 17
9:30am  Departing from the API pier: Wreath placement event at the Cross in the Bay
6:30pm Town Square  Special Session of the Town Council
9 pm Performance by the musical group "Marconi"

 Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. a vegetarian dinner to benefit the animals of the street. The money raised will be used to by food for stray cats and dogs will be at the restaurant da Luisa at Casa Ixchel Hotel.  150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Buy your ticket at: Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or  at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)
Tickets available for free theater event Saturday at the Casa de Cultura (see below)

Tuesday Aug. 25 8p Town Square Naval Mariachis

Thursday, Aug. 27  7:30pm,  dome on the Bachilleres campus,  photographic exhibition of the 25 years since the birth of this institution in the municipality

Friday, Aug. 28 Inauguration of the new hospital
Friday, Aug. 28  8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live" Isla Fest event.
Aug 28-Sept 20  Video Mapping is a light projection technique that causes fascinating visual effects.
Here is an example below and at  (Link)

Saturday, Aug 29 Casa de Cultura by Theater Company "La Libelula""Cuentos en Movimiento" (Stories in Motion) at 5p (For the whole family) and "La Risa Extraviada" (Lost Laughter) at 7p (For teens & adults) Tickets available August 24th. Free event  Isla Fest.  

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available

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