Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, October 13

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

Fire controlled at Trash Transfer Facility

After hard work by the Municipal Public Services Department

 Tras ardua labor de Servicios Públicos Municipales

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-
      Nearly 24 hours after a fire broke out at the Trash Transfer Facility of Isla Mujeres, workers of the municipal Public Services Department disclosed that the conflagration is fully under control. Nevertheless, personnel of the Navy, workers with Civil Protection, and employees with the Department of Public Services continue to work toward the eradication of the fire, which put dozens of residents and homes in the area at risk. 
    The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina, said the incident is now under control, and admitted they were still working to eradicate the remainder, and would continue to work for in the upcoming hours to remove the last residues of the fire.
     He said they do not know the cause of the fire at this time, and said he did not believe this was a premeditated act by any specific person. He said it was most likely to have been an accident, caused by the strong rays of the sun and the intense heat that has occurred in recent days. He explained that the fire began in the area of the dead weeds (residuos de maleza)  by the facility, which are highly flammable because of the heat the has prevailed lately, and it did not begin in the trash area, where there is garbage and plastic bottles.
      He estimated that there was about 500 square meters of dead weeds that burned since 5 pm yesterday, of a total of about 1000 square meters of area that is occupied by this type of waste. The fire began at 5:20 yesterday, and when today began, you could see the flames had threatened nearby houses. This incident was controlled by personnel with the Mexican Navy, Civil Protection, and Aguakan. The paramedics of the Red Crass and members of the municipal police department also participated.


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

Oct 12..Dia de la Raza
Hoy 12 de Octubre, Día de la Raza.

This was posted around 5p yesterday....
Following the interventions of the personnel of the Civil Protection Department and the Police Department, to extinguish the fire at the Trash Transfer Facility, the fire is now 85% under control. To ensure the safety of the residents, and to avoid any major inconvenience, the personnel will continue to work and monitor the extinction of the fire.
Con la guardarraya indicada y otras acciones realizadas por parte de los cuerpos de Seguridad y de Protección Civil, el incendio focalizado en la Estación de Transferencia de Residuos Sólidos se encuentra controlado en un 85%.
Para garantizar la seguridad y evitar mayores molestias a los ciudadanos, durante las siguientes horas, brigadas de trabajadores continuarán trabajando y monitoreando la extinción total de la hoguera.

 Authorities are giving the fishermen articles that are useful for their daily work.
De forma simbólica a manos de las autoridades entregamos a los pescadores artículos de utilidad para su labor a diario.

Registration is open at the Municipal Casa de la Cultura! This is a poster advertising the Hanal Pixan altar competition. Hanal Pixan is the Mayan celebrations of Dia de los Muertos that lasts about a week and a half, commemorating departed family members and friends.
¡Inscripciones abiertas en la Casa de la Cultura Municipal!

 The Municipal Tax Office is offering discounts of 25% to 100%  (The 100% discount is for penalties for late property tax payments.)
Descuentos del 25% al 100%, te esperamos en la Dirección Municipal de Ingresos.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)

The Community Hospital will be officially inaugurated on Thursday
El próximo jueves será inaugurado de manera oficial el Hospital Comunitario de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ http://t.co/EVph2vEzWS


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Trash Transfer Facility in flames
Basurero en llamas+] Ver mas
  This has the same information that was already translated, and in addition it notes the the incident caused pollution that affected dozens of families, as well as tourist businesses and guest houses in the vicinity. The road was closed by the waste treatment plant. Pool water and sea water were used against this emergency, which was overseen by the Director of Civil Protection, Humberto Rodriguez Velazguez, and is awaiting the Public Services Direction, Manuel Figueroa Cetina. Many questions were raised on social networks about the inability of the government to prevent this problem.
     The toxic smoke blew from house to house, from the house of Ramon Bravo to the home of Ricardo Gaitan, following the direction of the wind, and therefore it affected restaurants including  Capitán Dulché, Indios and Casa de los Sueños; the families Fernández, Ríos, Povedano, Ayala; and many homes of Mexicans and foreigners in the area.
        Foreigners who spend the winter on the island were alarmed by the photos and videos that were shared on social networks. Commenters and politicians are blaming the Mayor, the municipal government, and the director of Public Services. It is noted that problem of accumulated trash was not resolved due to the poor status of the fleet of vehicles which they are dependent upon.

Mysterious column of smoke at sea
Misteriosa humareda en altamart.. [+] Ver mas

Oct. 12 ISLA MUJERES   At 7:20am on Monday, a column of smoke was seen on the horizon offshore, northeast of Isla Contoy National Park. It was seen from the Caribbean coast of Isla Mujeres and some witnesses took pictures. Three hours later when the reporter inquired at the Harbor Master's office, the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil was unaware of the event. The Director of Isla Contoy National Park also knew nothing about it.
      It is conjectured that some accident may have occurred, such as a fire on a boat, but nothing has been heard. At the time the weather was very calm, and the port was open for navigation by small boats.
Promoting breast cancer prevention
Fomentan la prevención del cáncer de mamaer mas
  This article is about an event on the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, which included ~60 women and was sponsored by the Friends of the Agricultural Zone (Amigos de la Zona Agrícola) and included staff from SESA, the Ministry of Health, who gave the women medical check ups. There was a pleasant meeting and 28 mammograms were done, and all had good results.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

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

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

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. 

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 MargolisHi 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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