Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 15

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

Security ensured

Ready for the Independence Day festivities

Listo el operativo para las fiestas de Independencia

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de septiembre.-
       To ensure safety during the Independence celebrations, there will be 50 officers working, with four patrol vehicles and three motorcycle patrols, as well as two checkpoints, which will be in place on the 15th and on the 16th of September until noon, after the parade. Officers will be strategically placed around the Town Square during the Grito for Independence, to prevent any irregularities. There will also be patrols in the neighborhoods to prevent any vandalism or mischief. The two checkpoints to prevent drunk driving will be in the usual places on prolongation Rueda Medina and the perimeter road.

Assisting students by donating books

Con donación de libros

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de septiembre.-
      Alumni of the high school Colegio Bachilleres are being asked on social networks, by teachers at the school, to donate their used books in good condition for the benefit of students who make lack financial resources. All the donated books will be taken directly to the library, and will be distributed from there.  

Whale shark tour operators give thanks at Mass

Por avistamiento del tiburón ballena

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de septiembre.-
          A Mass will be held Saturday, September 19, at 5pm, at the Whale Shark Monument, and officiated by Isla Mujeres priest Raul Sanchez Alonso. The whale shark season began on May 16 and ends on Thursday, Sept. 17. After four months, the crews want to give thanks that they were able to work without any mishaps. This is an annual event for the workers and their families, and will be followed by a festival with free tacos and drinks, as well as keyboard music. The community is invited to participate.


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

This photo was taken moments before the start of the Tenth Solemn Session of the City Council, when Mayor  Agapito Magaña Sanchez will present his second governmental report.
      Agapito Magaña Sanchez, municipal President of Isla Mujeres submitted his second annual Governmental Report, complying with the legal mandate established in article 90, section ten, of the laws governing of the municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo.
      The municipal President of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magaña Sanchez, submitted his Second Governmental Report in the presence of the governor of Q. Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo; of the president of the Greater Commission of the State Congress, Pedro Flota Alcocer; and of the presiding judge of the State High Court of Justice, Fidel Villanueva.
   During his speech, the Mayor spoke about the three parts of the municipality growing and developing together as a community: the Island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural Area, to provide opportunities for everyone.  He said his government is planting seeds for the future with free English language instruction for primary schools students, the construction of sports infrastructure, providing  tele-high school for the youths of Francisco May (on the mainland), signing an agreement with the Polytechnic University to provide classes on the mainland and on the island, the deeding of land and electrification at Rancho Viejo (on the mainland) and other achievements. He told the citizens of Rancho Viejo that the issue of drinking water is a priority and with the support of the Governor and of the President of Mexico, he should have good news soon regarding drinking water for households on the mainland.

‪#‎SembrandoFuturo‬ ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬
The City Council of Isla Mujeres, congratulates our municipal president, Agapito Magaña Sanchez at the presentation of his second governmental report.
Sowing seeds for the future with the construction of infrastructure for sports.Agapito Magaña Sanchez

Agapito Magaña Sanchez
#‎Sembramosfuturo‬ with free education of the English language to our children in public primary school.  1200 children received English language classes

Blue Flag certification of Playa Centro

‪#Sembramosfuturo‬ with the certification of our beaches as locations of quality.

Participate in the Second National Photography Contest 2015.
Feelings of Mexico.

Promoting care of pets  461 pets sterilized and 745 vaccines given.

Tuesday, September 15...Noche Mexicana! Don't miss it! (This is translated down in the Events section)
Martes 15 de Septiembre, vive la Noche Mexicana.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

As part of this month's patriotic celebrations, the Anniversary of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico was commemorated
Dentro de las celebraciones del Mes de la Patria, hoy participamos en el Aniversario de la Anexión de Chiapas a México.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

17 undocumented Cubans detained who had been in a small boat
Aseguran a 17 cubanos indocumentados después de arribar a bordo de pequeña embarcación http://t.co/fQfRhsYir5
Isla Mujeres. – Elementos de la Armada de México logró el aseguramiento esta...
Agapito gives second annual Governmental Report


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Three months without bathrooms
Tres meses sin sanitarios. [+] Ver mas
Tenants of the downtown Mercado market say the renovations of the parking lot and bathrooms were finished weeks ago, yet they have not been opened for public use. They have not had a working bathroom for three months which is inconvenient for them and for tourists, who in some cases have urinated on the door. They are asking whether this delay is deliberate because they have had some disagreements with officials, particularly with the municipal Secretary General, Cesar Poot Perez.

Terminal construction to be finished in February
Obra portuaria terminará en febrero [+] Ver mas
       The Maritime Terminal at Punta Sam is 50 percent complete and is expected to be finished in February, 2016. This projects involves an investment of 35 million pesos. This location is a departure point for whale shark tours, and for visitors coming to Isla Mujeres, who are staying in hotels in the area on the mainland
       . It is noted that the Maritime Terminal in Isla Mujeres had a 20% increase in arrivals, compared to last year, during the summer months of July and August, with 600,000 passengers.
   There are three other public works projects planned in Quintana Roo. One is a new terminal on the border with Belize, at Chetumal, to connect with tourism from Belize and to improve transportation infrastructure. The second is an interactive museum in Cozumel for children and teens to learn the importance of maritime signaling and how ships dock. The other project is the reactivation of Puerto Morales, to  make it more functional with better infrastructure for commercial activity. These three projects will involve an investment of 60 million pesos.

Cuban balseros captured
Capturan a balseros cubanos[+] Ver mas
     Seventeen undocumented Cubans, including three women, were captured Monday night at 7pm, near the cliffs by Amplification La Gloria. They were transported in a military truck to the Naval facility, within fifteen minutes, for evaluation of their health, and then sent to Puerto Juarez. They were being turned over to INM, the National Migration Institute.
     There have been several arrivals of Cubans this year; a new wave intending to reach the United States. They said they had traveled for four days since leaving Cuba in a small balsero boat. They appeared to be in good spirits, and one of the women greeted the press and answered their questions as they were being taken to the truck, confirming that they were all in good health.

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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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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  
  Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico
 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

Saturday, September 19, 5pm, by the Whale Shark Monument, there will be a Mass and the festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families, including free tacos and beverages.

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 westofcuba@gmail.com

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 islaanimals.org - 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! http://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals-rv

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