Sunday, August 2, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 2

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

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Anxiously awaiting opening of new hospital

A punto de concretarse anhelo de habitantes con la apertura de hospital de segundo nivel

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de agosto.-
This information has been translated, with this article also noting that Islanders eagerly await the opening of the hospital in late August.  Doña Carmen Garrido said she is looking forward to no longer having to transport her husband to Cancun for dialysis at least once a week, since this service is currently not available on the island. Adara Orlayneta said the new hospital services are urgently needed because there are many complaints about health services on the island.

Recycling Trash for Food events  

En triple jornada de “Reciclando Basura por Alimentos”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de agosto.-
  On Saturday there were Recycling Trash for Food events in  Cozumel, Tulum, and the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres, which benefited a total 848 families. In Rancho Viejo, on the mainland part of the Isla Mujeres municipality, there were 11 tons of recyclable trash exchanged by 263 families.
     The events also offer services including free medical consultations, legal counsel, screenings and exams for vision, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, weight control, as well as an environmental education area.

Cabbies complain about street closure 

Trabajadores del volante

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de agosto.-
   In addition to complaints from drivers in general and from the residents of the colonias of Lol-Beh, Miraflores, and Canotal about the road construction and dust it has generated, now the taxi drivers are angry because the road is closed near Mundaca Hacienda. This is causing a great deal of inconvenience for residents, visitors, and workers in Sac Bajo, because now they must take a large detour to the far southern end of the island, to Garrafon, adding a half hour to the trip.
     A taxi driver who was visibly upset about the street closure said, "Normally we charge a worker 30 or 40 pesos to take them from their colonia to their workplace in Sac Bajo, but now with this detour which makes us go down to Garrafon, we are forced to charge 70 or 80 pesos, which greatly affects the workers."
    A employee of a restaurant in Sac Bajo complained on social networks that she wanted to leave her work at midnight, but there was not a single taxi, so she had to wait until 3am for someone to pass by for her.


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

There' are 5 photos of the Recycling Trash for Food event that took place in mainland Isla Mujeres at Rancho Viejo, a Happy Birthday post for the City Treasurer, and  the notice which is below in the Events section about dropping off junk appliances and electronics at Mundaca Hacienda thru August 28th.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

 Deadly cliffs: Signs needed

  • Mortales los acantilados


    Mortales los acantilados

    0 02 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

  • Aplauden esfuerzo por concluir hospital


    Aplauden esfuerzo por concluir hospital

    0 02 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

  • Ofrecerá  elapoyo si pagan sus cuotas


    Ofrecerá elapoyo si pagan sus cuotas

    0 02 de agosto de 2015 By Carlos Gasca


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Controversy over skate park
Vulgar estafa y robo del erario. [+] Ver mas
     There is a video on social networks criticizing the amount of money spent on the new Skate Park, which was 2.5 million pesos, as well as its design and that some elements are made of fiberglass. The video was made by Fabian Gutierrez, a skateboarder, who says he would rather skate in the streets and he accuses politicians of theft of public funds.
   Addendum at ~noon: The City just posted an article that seems to be a response to these accusations, explaining the investments and construction, which I will translate tomorrow.

Invitation for scalpel-free vasectomy
Invitan a la jornada de vasectomía sin bisturí.. [+] Ver mas
   This procedure will be offered for free on August 14th at the General Hospital for men who are satisfied with the number of children they have. It is minimally invasive, causing male infertility without affecting sexual function, providing a safe, effective, permanent method of birth control. The procedure takes 20 minutes, patients must arrive at the Reproductive Health area of the Genearl Hospital, between 8am and noon, having bathed and shaved their genital area, and being accompanied by a family member. The phone number to call for an appointment is  877 71 90 or 99 81 80 56 52, in the mornings. (Follow link for photo, which is medically graphic).

No complaints for Consumer Protection Agency yet
Hasta ahora ninguna denuncia ante la Profeco.. [+] Ver mas

From Friday.....
First sanctuary for abandoned cats
Primer santuario para gatos abandonados  [+] Ver mas

     Veterinarian Delfino Guevara Collazo, has a animal hospital in colonia Salina Chica that is about to celebrate its one year anniversary, which includes a space of about 150 square meters adapted for use by abandoned cats. The veterinarian has worked for 15 years on campaigns of mass sterilization with capture-sterilization-release campaigns. The hospital provides clinical laboratory services, radiology, gas anesthesia with surgery, at low prices. Previously only about 60 percent of people who brought in animals paid for the services, but now everyone pays. The vet explained that the prices are much lower than those in Cancun.
    He spoke about sterilization campaigns that began in 2000, and talked about improving awareness about pet care, which is going slowly, and he noted that there is still prejudice in some homes who expel their cat when a baby is born.
     There are 50  cats in the sanctuary, most of which came from homes, but a few are wild. Meanwhile, the dogs in the streets have owners.

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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

Thanks to Melonye Trivett for this video taken at sunrise today at MaraVilla Caribe of a mama turtle 'running' late...

August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25

The Carnival is in town...over along the Caribbean Coastal Road, just south of the village (Salina Chica-Meteorologico).

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

Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.

August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for its 165th anniversary.

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)

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