Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, January 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Port closed for small boats for second day due to Cold Front #28  

Frente Frío 28 obligó a mantener restricciones a la navegación por segundo día consecutivo

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de enero.-

Health authorities recommend: Protect senior citizens & children from cold     

Recomendaciones de autoridades de salud

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de enero.-
 See City section below.....


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Municipal Public Services Department responds to citizen concerns   

 In response to citizen concerns about rapid growth of brush in green spaces, parks, walkways, green spaces, and other areas, the municipal Public Services department has been pruning and cutting in the various colonia neighborhoods of the island. 
     The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina, said that at this time of year when there is frequent rain, vegetation growth is accelerated, which increases the work of the landscaping and maintenance workers (Jardinería y Ornatos). There is a set schedule for the City employees to clean and sweep the sidewalks and streets, and to prune and clear the public spaces such as the parks, green areas, walkways, and medians. 
   In regard to keeping the island clean, it is noted that 45 to 50 percent of the trash that is collected daily is picked up downtown, where the concentration of shops, restaurants, and hotels generate the most economic activity, with an average of 15 tonnes daily. The trash is collected and transported to the Transfer Facility near Punta Sur along the eastern Perimeter Avenue.
      The Director said it is regrettable that some downtown merchants don't respect the daily trash collection schedule. He said,  "Some of them put their trash out at the curbs and medians after the truck has passed by on its route, creating a bad image and a potential source of infection until the next scheduled collection when it is picked up and taken to the trash facility. He respectfully asked the merchants to help out and commit to respecting the three scheduled collections by the trash vehicles in the morning, afternoon, and night.

Personnel from the Department of Public Services cleaned and removed a collection of trash located in colonia Meteorologico. Now it is the responsibility of everyone to keep it clean. Needless to say, the trash from cleaning, pruning, or clearing a private property is the responsibility of the property owner. The Department of Trash Collection is responsible for collecting domestic trash and commercial trash which is properly bagged or packaged
Personal de la Dirección de Servicios Públicos atendió y limpió un área ubicada en la colonia Meteorológico; ahora la tarea es mantenerla limpia y eso es responsabilidad de todos.
Es necesario aclarar que la basura vegetal producto de la limpieza, poda o chapeo de un predio particular, es responsabilidad de los propietarios ya que el Área de Recolecta de Residuos Sólidos solo se encarga de recoger la basura doméstica y/o comercial que esté debidamente embolsada o empaquetada.

Recommend protection against cold for children & senior citizens  
   With the dropping temperatures brought by Cold Front #28, the Department of Health of the City of Isla Mujeres recommends dressing warmly, especially for children and senior citizens.  The Director of Health, Tharin Vital Sadat Casique, said that infants are most vulnerable to low temperatures, because they have less immune system defenses against external factors like cold, wind, and rain.  He said it is important to dress them warmly and to follow medical advice to prevent diseases that are common at this time of year due to the weather, especially respiratory illnesses.
    These recommendations include:
Dress warmly, especially children and older adults in thick clothing, preferably cotton and avoid synthetic fabrics and tight clothing.
Wash hands frequently with soap and water, or use alcohol gel.
If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, immediately seek medical care, and it is very important to not self-medicate.
Use enough blankets to stay warm late at night and in the early morning when the temperatures drop.
In is advisable to strengthen the defenses of children and older adults with foods and supplements high in vitamins A & C (fruits and vegetables), and to consume plenty of fluids.
  It is noted that in November the DIF, social service agency, gave blankets and coats to the residents of Francisco May, Rancho Viejo, and the Agricultural Zone (on the mainland) as part of the program
 “Abrigando Familias con Amor”.  (Dressing families warmly with love.)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Cold Front #28 lessens   
Aminoró Frente Frío 28 [+] Ver mas
   On Sunday afternoon, the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, closed the port for small boats due to strong winds caused by Cold Front #28, which arrived with winds up to 35kph that continued thru dawn on Monday.  The front brought a decrease in temperatures which discouraged people from going to the beach in the morning. Some tourist boats took visitors snorkeling near the coasts of the island and at El Farito lighthouse, where it was safe to swim.
    Fishermen were unable to go out to work, and the strength of the cold front lessened on Monday afternoon, when the port remained closed for small boats. However, activity could resume on Tuesday if the decreasing strength of the winds continues, which is the forecast of CONAGUA (National Water Commission).
     On Monday at 5pm, the wind decreased in strength, which could be a prelude to an improvement in conditions on Tuesday, when the crews of the small boats hope to go out to work.

Dress warmly when going outside  
Si sale a la calle abríguese bien .. [+] Ver mas
  This has the same information as translated above, additionally noting that this advice is also given to schools and children's entertainment centers, who should not ignore coughing, to prevent the spread of respiratory illness when it presents itself.

Not respecting trash collection schedules   
No respetan horarios de recolecta de basurae.. [+] Ver mas

Recognition of nurses for their day  
Brindan reconocimiento a las enfermeras en su día. [+] Ver mas
   Volunteers organized a breakfast to give recognition to nurses and to offer them a raffle of gifts donated by businessmen. Nurses were invited from the IMSS, ISSSTE, Navy, and State Health Department (SESA). It was noted that this should become an annual event to exchange experiences and establish communicative relationships. The authorities didn't offer recognition on National Nurse's Day on January 6th, and it is noted that the International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12th.
    A dozen female nurses and one male nurse attended, but others were unable to leave work, who received breakfast at their workplaces, according to one of the promoters of the event. Recognition was given to the nurses who'd worked longest at their facilities as follows: Juanita Delgado, of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS); Rosa Canto, of the Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE); Juanita Nava, of SESA. The name of the nurse who worked longest at the Naval Hospital was not provided.
     One of the organizers, Leonel Garcia Povedano said the event was organized upon the initiative of several people who wanted to give recognition to nurses for their day, noting, "It is a way of thanking them for their contribution to health care in Isla Mujeres."
     Statistics are given regarding the number of nurses & doctors per capita nationally.  That information is available in English HERE   

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

January events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
"Wolf Moon" or "Old Moon"

Jan. 23   6:46
Jan. 24   7:21
Jan. 25   8:13
Jan. 26   9:05
Jan. 27   9:55
Jan. 28  10:44
Jan  29  11:32
  During the month of January, folkloric dance costumes of Quintana Roo are on exhibition at the Casa de Cultura
Jan. 1   Sunrise event Punta Sur  Greeting New Year
 First Ultramar crossing from Gran Puerto is 7a and from Isla Mujeres 7:30a
Car ferry departs Isla Mujeres at 8am and Punta Sam at 9am. The earlier crossing is cancelled

Jan. 6 Dia de los Reyes / King's Day    Commemorating the Magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Gifts are exchanged & this ends the Christmas holidays. DIF usually has a party & toy give-away. 

International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th (birthday of Florence Nightingale) but in Mexico, Jan. 6 is Día de la Enfermera. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes" Gift from the Magi. It's Día de los Reyes..Kings Day, when Mexican kids receive gifts. If you get the baby in your piece of rosca, you're providing tamales for your friends on Candlemass, Feb. 2nd.

Jan. 7 Artist's Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
           Taste of Isla 5-7

Jan. 10 Saturday   8pm Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

Jan. 11 Sunday    noon   Convention Center Basketball game: Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres will face off against Los Isleños of Cozumel.

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)

Carnaval is February 5-9  
The traditional Carnaval will include the customary Cuban Night with a live band (Noche Cubana), the beach Carnaval (Carnaval Playero), and Regional Night (Noche Regional), which includes a parade along Rueda Medina, and the unique Negrada.

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