Saturday, September 12, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 12

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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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!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Drowning victim had gone into sea after eating

Fallece ahogado

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de septiembre.-
     Mexican tourist Juan Carlos Sanchez Lopez, 29, from the state of Mexico, had gone swimming after drinking some alcohol and eating abundantly, which is thought to have caused cardio-respiratory arrest and death. A lifeguard rescued the lifeless body from the water and took him to the beach for first aid. The Red Cross paramedics tried to revive him, but although he was given first aid, they were not able to prevent his death.
      He was accompanied by Karia Arizbeth Sanchez Romero, who is believed to be his cousin, who waited for the arrival of personal from the Ministerio Publico (prosecutors office) to come and take a report of the facts. These two people had been staying in Cancun at the Fiesta Americana Hotel.   
      Witnesses said the death occurred at 1:20pm and the staff from the Prosecutor's office came at 2:40pm, and then it was at least two more hours before the specialists from Cancun arrived to transport the body there for the required autopsy. 

"Recycling Trash for Food" program benefits 150 families in La Gloria

 Con “Reciclando Basura por Alimentos”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de septiembre.-
  The event was held at the central plaza of the sports facility known as The Senior Citizen's dome (del Adulto Mayor) where 20 tons of recyclable materials were collected, including useless appliances.This program by the Governor also gives the opportunity to get rid of  junk that the trash collection trucks don't usually pick up, as well as preventing breeding places for mosquitoes and vermin.
     The event included booths providing a wide variety of products from the list of basic goods (Canasta basica), as well as other services such as health care and environmental education about reducing, reusing, and recycling at home. The health services booth was very popular and was screening for diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and vision loss as well as offering nutritional counseling, medical consultations, and basic medications. Other services included free haircuts, legal advice, and informative talks.

Aquatic park at Casa de los Suenos closed for lacking a construction permit

“Casa de los Sueños” se edificó sin licencia de construcción

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de septiembre.-.

       The municipal Director of Urban Development said the water park at the hotel Casa de los Suenos was closed after a thorough investigation was conducted of their documentation, which was submitted, and it was discovered that they lack a construction permit, which is required. Therefore, a 'closed' sign was placed for lacking this necessary document. He said the owners will be required to obtain the correct permit and pay a fine. The fine has not been determined and is dependent on the number of square meters of construction.
   He said the water park has been operating for approximately two months, under the hotel's license, but this is another type of business.
    There have been reports in various media about the construction of this water park since the early part of the year, and on June 1, it was put into operation. There are questions whether the municipal Department of Urban Development and the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) officials were aware. It is expected that inspectors from  PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) will review the case and assure that a Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) was done.


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

Last night, once again a film was offered as part of an ongoing program of environmental education by the municipal Department of Culture in coordination with Aguakan.
La noche de ayer se ofreció una vez más la proyección de una película por parte de la Dirección Municipal de Cultura en coordinación con la empresa Aguakan esto como parte del Programa Permanente de Educación Ambiental.

Segundo Concurso Nacional de Fotografía 2015.
Sentimientos de México.
Second National Photography Competition  2015.
Feelings of Mexico.

Gracias al Programa Reciclando Basura por Alimentos, muchas familias se beneficiaron.
Thanks to the program "Recycling Trash for Food, many families benefited.
Every weekend, the Recycling Trash for Food program comes to Isla Mujeres for the benefit of hundreds of families and for the benefit of the environment. This time it was held at the stadium of the Senior Citizens.
Como cada fin de semana, el programa Reciclando Basura por Alimentos llegó a Isla Mujeres para beneficiar a cientos de familias y promover el cuidado del Medio Ambiente; tocó el turno en la cancha del adulto mayor.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Advice given for the sea procession to Isla Contoy.
    Gotta go for now...will finish these later or manana...........


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Drowning at Playa Norte
Ahogado en Playa Norter.. [+] Ver mas
photo at link

Closure of work in Federal Zone
Clausuran obra en zona federal. [+] Ver mas

Operation to begin in January on wastewater treatment plant expansion
En enero iniciará operaciones l.. [+] Ver mas

City and Alcoholic Anonymous prepare an event
Ayuntamiento y AA preparan evento .. [+] Ver mas

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September 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

Sept. 27 6:31
Sept. 28 7:19
Sept. 29 8:09
Sept. 30 9:00
Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Monday, Sept. 7  Patriotic ceremony is usually held the first Monday of the month (Town Square, probably ~8 or 9a)

Friday, Sept. 11 Outdoor movie at 7:30p at the Dome of the Bicentennial Plaza in colonia La Gloria, free
The schedule of activities for the patron saint of the fishermen, Our Lady of Charity:
 On Sept. 4th, the fishing cooperative "Caribe" will participate at the church Sagrado Corozon (Sacred Heart, in la Gloria) with a regional dance presentation "“Inmaculada Concepción” (Immaculate Conception).
   On Sept. 5 the cooperative "Isla Blanca" will participate with host Enrique Najera Morales.
   On Sept. 6, it is the cooperative "Patria & Progreso" with the choir of the Niñas del DIF; and religious songs by singer Ana Laura .
  On Sept. 7, the cooperative "Ceviche Tours" will have the singing of the Las Mañanitas at 11pm (This is the 'birthday song' and is sung to patron saints before midnight when their day starts.)
  On Sept. 8, the cooperative Un Dia Perfecto will host, and all the cooperatives will have traditional dances and festivities.
Saturday, Sept. 12 Concrete pier  Procession to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, preceded by a boat decorations contest with prizes of 2000 pesos, 1500 pesos, and 1000 pesos. This is preceded by a Mass at 7am at the Church of Immaculate Conception on the Town Square and a procession to the pier. Priority for space on the boats will be given to those in the procession from the Church, which is expected to arrive at the dock around 8am. There will be two or three larger boats provided for the public, who are encouraged to bring food and drink since none is available on Isla Contoy.~800 people are expected to participate and ~80 small boats.

Spectacular presentation of  Video Mapping at the Town Square 
 September 11 & 12 at 8p & 9p 
& Sept. 13th at 8pm
"The awakening of Mexico"

Sunday, Sept. 13   Los Niños Héroes 

Monday, Sept. 14  Town Square 7pm  Mayor's Second Annual Governmental Report

Tuesday, Sept 15 Midnight Town Square  Grito event
 (In Town Squares across Mexico, the Mayors read the El Grito de Dolores calling for Independence from Spain and ring the town's bell)

Tuesday Sept 15   Town Square
205th Anniversary of the Grito
9:30 Folklorico Dance presentation "The Colors of My Mexico"
10:45 Coronation of the Queens of the Independence Day Festivities
11p Official Grito Ceremony
11:30  Band & Dancing
Martes 15 de Septiembre, vive la Noche Mexicana.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

Wednesday, Sept. 16  Independence Day  There will be a parade

Monday, Sept. 21 9a Red Cross in La Gloria  Clinic for Diabetics
     If you know any interested islanders, please invite them to our annual Diabetes Clinic. Health professionals will be testing blood, offering diabetes education and distributing meters, strips & other supplies for people with Diabetes. This is completely free. For more info, email

Wednesday, Sept. 23  Equinox

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 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
Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!

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