Thursday, September 3, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 3

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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

Expecting 100 vessels

In the contest for decorating boats for the procession for Our Lady of Charity

En el concurso de lanchas decoradas para procesión de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de septiembre.- .
  This article has the same information which was previously translated, noting that about a half dozen boats have registered to participate in the boat decoration contest. Baltazar Gomez Catzin, a leader among the fishermen, said about 100 vessels are expected for this procession to Isla Contoy on Sept. 12, mostly small boats, and about a half dozen larger vessels. The Contoy beach was cleaned last week and a meeting was held on Tuesday of the organizing committee. There is more information below in the Events section.

More urban infrastructure

Tour by SEDATU representative and Mayor Agapito Magana 

Gira del delegado de Sedatu con el Edil Agapito Magaña

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de septiembre.- .
See translation in the City section....


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

On Wednesday morning, Mayor Agapito Magana Sanches was accompanied by the State Secretary of Urban, Agricultural, and Territorial Development (SEDATU) in Quintana Roo, Raul Gonzalez, at an event to initiate various public works on the island.
      The first project will be the installation of forty-six solar lights, which is intended to solve the lack of lighting at the Salina, as well as preventing crime and adding security. Because the lights are solar, they assist in achieving the goal of being a greener, ecological municipality.
      The second project is the installation of 2000 square meters of stamped concrete on the west side of the Salina Grande lake, as well as benches and trash cans made from recycled PET plastic materials.
      The third and final project is the application of 384 square meters of waterproofing to the roof of the Community Development Center, and the installation of benches and playground equipment in the outdoor areas of this important location where families gather.
   These projects will also generate direct and indirect jobs, for the economic benefit of the island. They are the result of coordination and respect between state and federal agencies, as well as management at the municipal level by Mayor Agapito Magana Sanches, yielding favorable results for the residents of the community and improving the image of Isla Mujeres.
     The officials at the Park of the Frigates who attended this event included City Sindico, Fidel Villanueva, and City Council members Adriana Trejo González, Miriam Trejo León, Bartolomé Pech Matú and José Magaña Galue, as well and municipal directors and members of the community.

Two thousand square meters of stamped concrete will be installed on the west side of the Salina lake, in addition to the placement of seats and trash cans made with recycled material.
Colocaremos 2 mil metros cuadrados de concreto estampado en el lado poniente de la salina, además de la colocación de bancas y botes de basura hechos con material reciclado.
Forty six solar lights will be installed to solve the lack of lighting at the Salina, as well as preventing crime and adding security.
Instalaremos 46 luminarias solares con las que acabaremos el problema añejo de la falta de iluminación en la Salina, además de combatir la delincuencia e inseguridad.

It was a great honor to accompany the state President of the DIF of Q Roo, Mariana Zorrilla de Borge (wife of the Governor), delivering backpacks and school supplies in Rancho Viejo.
Un gran honor acompañar a la presidenta del DIF Q. Roo, Mariana Zorrilla de Borge, en la entrega de mochilas y útiles escolares en Rancho Viejo.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Decreasing numbers of tourists
  • Cae la afluencia turística


    Cae la afluencia turística

    0 03 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

            The leader of the island Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), Juan Carrillo Figueroa, said now that the summer holiday season has ended and the number of tourists has decreased, it the time when entrepreneurs "tighten their belts". During the slower months of September, October, and November, some businesses prefer to close, offering their staff a holiday, and some also arrange for remodeling during this period.
            He said the summer season was very good for many entrepreneurs, and larger numbers of tourists visited the island, which may have been partially caused by the large amount of seaweed on the beaches of other locations. He said the closing days of the summer holiday period were atypical because there were more tourists than previous years, but now the high season has ended and it is hoped that there will not be much effect from hurricanes.

  • Concluyen  temporada del tiburón ballena


    Concluyen temporada del tiburón ballena

    0 03 de septiembre de 2015  by Carlos Gasca
     Whale shark licensees who preferred not to be named complained about the difficulty making money because of larger companies who have a monopoly and because of unfair pricing. They said although the season officially ends on Sept. 17, there is a decline in business, and many of them are discontinuing their tours now. They said they want to meet with other licensees about approval of the rate, because only then can they meet the costs that they face.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

To begin remodeling work on the Salina Grande walking path
Inician obras de remodelación en el andador de la Laguna Salina Grande  [+] Ver mas

Our Lady of Charity celebration
Celebran a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre  [+] Ver mas
I'll translate this one tomorrow....

Living "On pins and needles"
Viven con el “Jesús en la boca” [+] Ver mas

     Aguakan is replacing a service line along the perimeter/coastal road near the high school Colegio Bachilleres, which is causing debris and dust in the area, and some drivers think there is a risk for accidents.  The work began a few days ago north of the gas station and extends about 500 linear meters (to the south).
     There are also concerns expressed that Aquakan won't repave the street when they finish, a general complaint about both political parties (PAN & PRI), and a complaint about increases in water costs over the past decade.

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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  Town Square Patriotic ceremony  (morning, probably ~8 or 9a)

Friday, Sept. 11 7:30 at the Dome of the Bicentennial Plaza in colonia La Gloria, free 

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)

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