Sunday, September 6, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 6

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!

We watched a waterspout pass by the northern tip of the isle Friday afternoon, which dispersed to a circle of whirling water as it approached the isle (white area in third pic). The 'whirling water' went west, RIGHT behind Mia & there was a lil tour boat just offshore. It passed right between them & the Mia pier w the palapa on it. First two photos by Bruce.

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Renovation of Marine Terminal of Punta Sam to be finished in February

To become the new gateway to the island

Rehabilitación de la terminal marítima de Punta Sam, que la convertirá en la nueva puerta de entrada

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.- .
  With the large amounts investment in construction of hotel infrastructure in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres at Isla Blanca, Punta Sam is expected to become the gateway and entrance to Isla Mujeres. This idea has been pursued for several years and is beginning to take shape, which could materialize in upcoming months, decreasing dependency on Puerto Juarez. The construction is about 50 percent complete, and expected to be completed in February, with an investment of 35 million pesos. During the remodeling and renovations of the Punta Sam Maritime Terminal, operations of the ferry and of whale shark tours have not been interrupted. The number of ferry crossings were increased during the summer vacation season, which just ended, said the head of the state Port Authority, Erce Barron Barrera.

Prisoners complain about lack of medical attention 

Por falta de atención médica

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-
    Information from the Isla Mujeres Human Rights Commission offices indicates that the inmates at the jail are concerned about catching mosquito borne diseases, because the jail is located in an area with wetlands and mosquitoes. Although the jail has medical personnel, they are not for the care of inmates in the case of diseases. Personnel with the Human Rights Commission confirmed that there is not an official vehicle dedicated to transporting prisoners to the hospital if they become ill.

Seeking dredging work before rains 

Ante latentes amenazas de lluvias

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-
   Some residents are asking that the storm drains be dredged in various colonias, because heavy rains are possible at this time of year. There are also drain grates downtown and in colonia Salinas that need repair or replacement, before the missing rods cause an accident. It is noted that there has been some sporadic rain and standing water in recent days, which has provoked these requests, due to concerns that heavy rains could cause a large amount of flooding. 


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

The Directors of various City Departments participated with solidarity and enthusiasm in the ongoing intense cleaning of the areas around the new Hospital in Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres: A clean municipality 
Con la participación solidaria y entusiasta de los directores de diferentes áreas del Ayuntamiento, continuamos con la limpieza profunda de los alrededores del nuevo hospital de Isla Mujeres. ISLA MUJERES MUNICIPIO LIMPIO.

We continue with an intense program of fogging and larvae control throughout the municipality, in parks, schools, and houses, for the elimination of mosquitoes to prevent mosquito born diseases such as chinkungunya, dengue, and malaria.
Continuamos con las actividades intensivas de termonebulización y de control larvario en todo el municipio, tanto en escuelas, parques y casas para la eliminación de los mosquitos transmisores del Dengue y Chinkungunya y del Paludismo.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Investigation at jail
  • Investigan el maltrato a reos


    Investigan el maltrato a reos

    0 06 de septiembre de 2015  by Carlos Gasca

  • Manchan con concreto calle


    Manchan con concreto calle

    0 06 de septiembre de 2015 
    A cement mixer of the company "Ricasa" accidentally poured concrete along the northbound lane of prolongation Rueda Medina for more than half a kilometer. Company employees said this was caused by an error by the driver, since the cement began to flow out when the truck was translating the material to where Aguakan is working. Workers with the "Ricasa" company worked to remove the concrete from the street and personnel from Civil Protection assisted to clean the roadway.  The Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, confirmed that after unloading its load of concrete, the cement mixer came to the impound yard, where it caused more damage. He said the vehicle has been detained until the insurer responds to pay the damages, and then it will be released.

    Por Carlos Gasca
  • Agapito Magana inaugurates the Casa de Cultura  


    Inaugura Agapito Magaña la Casa de la CulturaInaugura Agapito Magaña la Casa de la Cultura

    0 06 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    See yesterdays translations....


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Concrete spill on Rueda Medina avenue
Derraman concreto en el malecón Rueda Medina. [+] Ver mas
     A cement mixer accidentally discharged about a half a cubic meter of cement along ~300 linear meters of south Rueda Medina on Saturday, just before noon. The truck had left the compound of the former Empacadora Romeo, heading north to take a load of concrete to Aguakan, but apparently the valve was left open, causing the material to pour out while the vehicle was in operation, and the driver did not notice in time.
     Company workers quickly tried to clean the street, but this was insufficient. Therefore, a bulldozer was brought in, but it had difficulty removing the cement. In about an hour, the mixture would become solid, and then things would become more complicated. The company could be fined for causing a risk of accidents if the material was not removed from the road in time. At the north end, residents appeared to help remove the cement and take it home for their own use. Workers of the construction company indicated this was sensible for the people to come and take the rest of the mixture before it dried. "So, they were helping us, because we could not remove it fast enough," said the workers.
   This is the first time there has been a cement spill. In the past, it has been gravel or dirt that was spilled onto the pavement, which can cause the motorcycle drivers to have a skid and lose control.

Renovation of the tap water network progressing at a good pace
A buen ritmo la renovación de la red de agua potable [+] Ver mas
    This article has information that was translated yesterday, noting additionally that the work by Aguakan caused the road to be closed at night recently, without warning in advance, which provoked some annoyance, particularly among Colegio Bachilleres teachers and students departing the second shift. Aguakan's customer service phone numbers are 073 and 891 4860   .

Inauguration of the Casa de la Cultura
Inauguran la Casa de la Cultura[+] 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.

Sunday, Sept. 13   Los Niños Héroes

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)

Wednesday, Sept. 16  Independence Day

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
 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)

Hi all!! We 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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