Monday, October 26, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 26

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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

More fumigation to prevent mosquito borne diseases

Para prevenir enfermedades transmitidas por vectores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de octubre.-
       From October 26 to 31 there will be a "Mega Nebulization Campaign" in Isla Mujeres by the state government, through the State Department of Health, to prevent diseases transmitted by the mosquito Aedes Aegypti. The workers of the municipal Vectors Department said this will re enforce the work they have already carried out, and attention will be focused on areas identified as potential mosquito breeding grounds, following the recent heavy rains.
    They said it is important to involve the public to prevent accumulation of rainwater in tires, plant pots, and all other types of containers that could be potential breeding sites. They also requested the cooperation of the community to allow the workers with nebulizers from the Vectors Department to have access to their yards, so they can spray the chemicals that prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

Two tonnes of lobster caught after losses from bad weather 

Tras ceder el mal clima

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de octubre.-
      Baltazar Gómez Catzín, who is a leader among the local fishermen, said the Isla Mujeres fishermen who camp at Isla Contoy and at the "ranchos del  Río” caught more than two tonnes of lobster. He said that after more than ten days of inactivity, due to poor weather, this will generate a significant amount of resources.
     He said this production was the result of having traps in the water for the past few weeks, which have accumulated more lobster as time passed. This is also the result of  the "rebullicio" on the bottom of the sea, which the fishermen have been waiting for, that occurs at the end of the year, which allowed them to capture more than two tonnes of lobster. (The 'nortes', which are cool fronts from the north, cause the lobsters to come out of their hiding places and move along the seabed. "Rebullicio" literally means hubub/agitation/uproar.  Jacques Cousteau did a documentary about this at Isla Contoy called "The March of the Spiny Lobster" LINK)
          Sr. Gomez Catzin said the fishermen who catch lobsters using an air compressor or a scuba tank were unable to work for more than ten days, which affected their income and economic situations at home.

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Agapito organizes First Artisan's Pavilion   

 Agapito formaliza solicitud para realización del Primer Pabellón Artesanal

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de octubre.-
     Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez and local legislator Edgar Gasca Arceo announced that they have sent an official request to the state government's Department for the Promotion of Artisans, for the municipality to host the  Primer Pabellón Artesanal Isla Mujeres, (First Artisan Pavilion of Isla Mujeres), at the beginning of February. 
      The Pavilion is expected to include the participation of more than 200 artisans from around Quintana Roo, whose visit to the island will represent a significant economic benefit. The Mayor promised to provide all the facilities that will be necessary for this event, and it is noted that it represents an excellent opportunity for promotion and marketing. The Mayor said it is vital for the City to promote and encourage artisans with appropriate spaces to exhibit their crafts, as well as offering opportunities for participation in activities that will improve their sales. 
        By organizing the First Isla Mujeres Artisans Pavilion 2016, this will be an opportunity to introduce islanders and visitors of this municipality to the talented craftsmen and women of Quintana Roo. Sr. Gasca Arceo said he is committed to working closely with the government to provide increased benefits and better opportunities for the residents of the municipality.


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

Our origins can be traced back a village of fishermen founded by our parents and grandparents, which is why we respect and love the seas which provides us with daily sustenance. That's why we're a Pueblo Magico.
Nuestros orígenes se remontan a la aldea de pescadores que fundaron nuestros padres y abuelos, por eso respetamos y amamos al mar que nos ofrece el sustento diario…por eso somos un ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬.

The municipal Treasury continues to offer discounts. Take advantage of them!
Continúa aprovechando los descuentos que estamos ofreciendo en la Tesorería Municipal.

Our traditions live on in Isla Mujeres
En Isla Mujeres, las tradiciones viven

Oct. 25, Anniversary of the founding of SEDENA   (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional. México).
Hoy 25 de Octubre, Aniversario de fundación de la SEDENA.

Isla Mujeres has become a tourist destination for sports events at the top level of competition. On Sunday the Triathlon Isla Mujeres 2015 took place with prominent athletes participating.

Isla Mujeres se consolida como destino turístico de eventos deportivos de alto nivel competitivo.
Este domingo se lleva a cabo el Triatlón Isla Mujeres 2015 con la participación de destacados atletas.

As a result of recent rains in the region, in an unusual manner, seaweed washed up on the beach known as Na Balam, which we immediately removed.

Como producto de las recientes lluvias en la región, en la playa conocida como Na Balam, de manera inusual recaló sargazo el cual retiramos de manera inmediata.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Maximum protection for minors: Agapito


Máxima protección a infantes: Agapito

0 26 de octubre de 2015 
   The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, supports the initiative of the PRI Federal legislators who have presented a bill before the Lower House of the  National Congress, in which the 32 states are advised to include regulations and punishment in their criminal codes against sex tourism involving minors. He said this is an urgent issue which needs to be non partisan between the political parties in committing to prevent the existence of this abominable crime in Mexico. He explained that sexual tourism is when foreigners or Mexicans act within the country with the motive of business or recreation, with the additional intent of hiring sexual encounters with minors.

PRI political party holds march against breast cancer


Se suman priistas a la lucha

0 26 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
    A march supporting the fight against breast cancer was held on Saturday by the PRI (El Partido Revolucionario Institucional) political party, which began at 5pm. It began at the monument to Benito Juarez, and also went down part of Rueda Medina before it concluded at Playa Centro. Participants wore pink ribbons and pink shirts. The PRI held this event to promote early detection which improves the prognosis.
    October 19 is the International Day Against Breast Cancer, and there were events by PRI including breakfasts. Women of all nations are affected by this disease, but there are more deaths in low income countries, due to limited information and limited access to health services. Risk factors include older age, age of first menses, never giving birth or giving birth later in life, a family history of breast cancer, consuming hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, and consuming alcohol. Several officials participated, whose names are given in the article.

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Improved tourism

Mejora la afluencia de visitantes[+] Ver mas
     Hotel occupancy rose to 40% and the number of tourists arriving to the island has increased since the weather improved. The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco expects occupancy to continue to improve in upcoming days with visitors arriving for the celebrations for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The Tourism Office has published short messages in English about what these days mean to Mexicans.
     There will be altars created on the Town Square on October 31st, which is being promoted in some of the hotels, so that visitors may learn in person about Hanal Pixan traditions of this area, and about other Mexican customs. (See the Events section below for more information about activities this weekend). Many people will be visiting the cemeteries on October 30, 31st, and November 1st, which are in good condition.

Islander won the First Isla Mujeres Triathlon
Isleño gana el Primer Triatlón de Isla Mujeres Ver mas
   The first Isla Mujeres Triathlon was won by islander Daniel Ramiro Coral Munoz, and another islander came in fourth, Fernando Serrano Vazquez. Daniel Ramiro is a student in Merida, Yucatan, but his roots are on the island with one of the founding families of this community.
       Leading athletes of the region ran through the streets an an early hour and showed their tenacity and commitment in the waters off Playa Centro (the Posada Beach). It was quite a sports event and festival with young athletes, adults, and children filling the streets, and in the midst of the route they switched to bicycles, traveling down the eastern coastal (perimetral) road to Punta Sur, that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. There were volunteers and members of the municipal Police to ensure their safety from a very early hour, and the route was blocked off during the morning.
    Daniel Ramiro won the event with a time of 55 minutes and 10 seconds, followed by  Gallardo Ramírez Eduardo Fernando; in third place was Reyes Basilio Genaro; in fourth place was islander Serrano Vásquez Fernando Nicolás; and in fifth place was Pablo Ramírez Juárez.

Normal tourism activity on the island
Actividad normal de turismo en la isla.. [+] Ver mas

   Good weather on Sunday meant there was a normal level of tourism, with visitors taking tours on land and sea, and enjoying recreational activities. The weather report from CONAGUA indicates that cold front #8 should arrive on Monday, with a 60% chance of rain. (At 1p, Monday, the seas and wind are calm, with blue skies and sunshine).

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October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Oct. 27   6:44
Oct. 28   7:37
Oct. 29   8:31
Oct. 30   9:26
Oct. 31  10:22

Thursday, Oct. 1 You are invited to the lighting of the pink lights today at 7pm on the Town Square commemorating the start of the fight against breast cancer

Monday, Oct. 5 Noon Bazaar at offices of El Corazon del Wilito charity which benefits babies and children needing heart surgery (Next to Tugui Paleteria in La Gloria)

Friday, Oct. 9  Day of the Fishermen (Dia del Pescador). Event at Monument to the Fishermen at Rueda Medina commemorating those who lost their lives at sea and placing of wreath at sea

Monday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Activities at the Casa de la Cultura:
  On October 12, a workshop will begin on Painting and Drawing with teacher Dante Loyola at the Casa de Cultura on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, for 50 pesos weekly, which includes basic materials.
   On October 5, fitness classes to relieve stress and improve fitness will begin, with Dani Velasquez, at a cost of 100 pesos a week, on Monday thru Friday at 6pm, at the Casa de Cultura.
    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5pm, there are classes for those who enjoy the rhythms of urban dance, hip hop, soca, afro, and mambo de calle at the Casa de Cultura.
      A theater workshop for youths and adults will begin on Oct. 14 from 6p-8p, with teacher Rita Giacchetti, with the objective of teaching the participants how to put on a performance. There will be 24 sessions between Mondays and Fridays, with a small contribution required.

Wed. Oct. 21 at the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres at 7pm, Free event
Cuban photographs, Art and a Dance performance

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Casa de Cultura  4p-8p Free Entry Sea turtles and their conservation at the Isla Contoy National Park of Quintana Roo   
       Subjects: Nesting beaches,  Sea monitoring, Genetics and marking, Monitoring the beach temperatures 
  Sponsored by Amigos de Isla Contoy and contact info is given for more information

It says: Advisory: On Sunday, Oct. 25 from 5a to 11a there will be street closures due to the Triathlon. The following streets will be closed: Rueda Medina Avenue, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Carlos Lazo, the Eastern Malecon (Malecon Oriente), the Airport road, the Curve by colonia Chiapaneco, and the coastal Perimetral road to Garrafon.

Tuesday, Oct. 27   Blue Crab protection campaign scheduled (Sac Bajo, possibly also along the eastern coastal road between the cemetery and Punta Sur)

Tuesday Oct. 27 Dance performance, Food, Art Fair, Music! At the new Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres... and the Governor and local officials will be commemorating Isla's designation as a Pueblo Magico. The Casa de Cultura is on the eastern malecon at Abasolo (and Guerrero.....the back street). Scheduled to begin at 7p

The living celebrating the dead in Isla Mujeres...Oct 30 & 31
En Isla Mujeres los vivos celebramos a los muertos.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Halloween

Sunday, Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos,  All Saints Day
Monday, Nov. 2  All Souls Day

Isla Mujeres: A Place of Traditions 
 Participate!  This is a poster for a Hanal Pixan altar competition   Hanal Pixan is the Mayan holiday that occurs around the time of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. It lasts about a week and a half and is a commemoration of departed relatives and friends, who are remembered with offerings of their favorite foods, drinks, and items at altars containing their photos, at homes, businesses, and other locations, and their graves are cleaned and decorated. There are specials foods and other traditions. 

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples

Coming up in November at the Casa de la Cultura!

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)

From Sally Margolis 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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