Monday, September 5, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 5

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor-elect plans to work with UQROO developing municipal governmental plans  

Uqroo avalará plan municipal de gobierno

Juan Carrillo Soberanis se reúne con Angel Rivero

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de septiembre.-
Leer más...Photo & full article at link
   Mayor-elect Juan Carrillo Soberanis met with the director of the University of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and he said, "We will work together with the UQROO Center for Research Studies to ensure that all projects will be implemented with attention to standards for environmental sustainability and with the realization of  proposals of citizens in forums; enriching the municipal governmental plans."
     He said, "It was suggested that a cooperation agreement be signed between UQROO and the municipal government and the citizens to construct a municipal governmental plan for Isla Mujeres."


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

October 14 is the deadline for the registration for the military precartilla document for those born in 1998 and before, and documents can be presented at the municipal office of Patrimonio between 9am and 2pm
Prevention of mosquito borne diseases: Cover items where water can collect.  
Prevención contra las enfermedades causadas por los mosquitos.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee (see events section)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Sixth consecutive day of suspension of whale shark tours in Isla Mujeres Photo at link below 
Por 6º Día Consecutivo se mantiene suspendida la actividad para Tiburón Ballena en Isla Mujeres

Aguakan announces interruptions in (water) service for maintenance work that will affect Isla Mujeres and Cancun photo at link below
Anuncia Aguakán cortes en servicio por mantenimiento que afectaría a Isla Mujeres y Cancún

U QRoo will participate in the elaboration of the municipal Government Plan photo at link below   
La UQROO participará en la elaboración del Plan Municipal de Gobierno

This administration is not leaving debts for the next administration: Agapito Magana Sanchez  photo at link below
No vamos a heredar deudas a la próxima administración municipal: AMS


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Business organizations unhappy about construction near runway  
La obra podría frenar el rescate de la aeropista. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  This is similar information to the article translated yesterday, noting that some leaders and former leaders of the business associations CANIRAC, CANACO, and the Small Hotels Fascinantes of IM are also opposed to the private construction near the runway, because they also back a proposal to extend the runway another 300 meters, to a total of 1500 meters, allowing it to accommodate planes of 50 passengers. This proposal includes renovating the terminal and adding immigration and customs offices.
      However, when the federal government did a study a number of years ago, they determined there were too many homes near the airfield to expand or develop it. The Civil Aviation agency said the airfield cannot meet international safety standards because of the houses nearby, and more homes have been built in the area since then. This information was included in yesterday's article.  
    A former leader of CANACO, Javier Ortiz, said ten years ago their organization requested permission to build on a lot 300 meters from the current construction, and were denied. Baltazar Maldonado, president of CANIRAC, said the construction should be stopped because he says there is a requirement by the Director General of Civil Aviation against construction in the vicinity of the runway.

Precaución por un sistema de alta presión[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  This article includes a weather report for Sunday evening and Monday morning, and conditions yesterday afternoon. There was lightning last night after 11pm, and this morning has been sunny and the whale shark boats and other small boats went out to sea.
      The article notes there is a tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles that is being monitored. Navigation was restricted on Sunday for small boats, but they were allowed to be active in the Bay. There were many people on the two main beaches and many golf carts were rented with visitors sightseeing around the island.

Festival for the patron saint of the fishermen  
Fiesta de la patrona de los pescadores [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   See the events section below. The first communions were celebrated on Saturday, with cultural and recreational activities. Different organizations or guilds celebrate designated days throughout the festival with the Caribe cooperative on Sunday, the fishermen of Isla Blanca on Monday, the lancheros of Adlolfo Lopez Mateos on Tuesday, the cooperative Ceviche Tours on Wednesday and a youth group, and on Thursday the festival closes with Un Dia Perfecto cooperative, as well as the families of Silva Balam and Fuentes Cruz. On Wednesday night, Las Mañanitas will be sung to Our Lady of Charity, with mariachis, starting at 10pm at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. The procession of 30 kilometers to Isla Contoy from Isla Mujeres will take place on Saturday. It will also be dedicated to Sr Rene Figueroa Paz, who passed away recently, and always participated, and he used to fish near Isla Contoy. The number of small and medium sized boats participating may exceed 150 vessels and the number of participants is expected to exceed 1000 and there is talk that it could reach as many as 2000.


Note, Aguakan announced interruptions of water service tomorrow between 6am and 7pm, and some areas could experience low pressure afterwards....

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September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur.  Sept 8  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9


Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Tuesday, Sept. 13   Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox

The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic is November 3 in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisims gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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