Sunday, November 13, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 13

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Fisherman dies from decompression illness after diving deeply  

Fallece modesto pescador

Resultó descompresionado cuando laboraba a grandes profundidades para ganarse sustento

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
   This week the 21st case of decompression was reported, from diving deeply, and the fisherman died later, after hyperbaric treatment. After he had complications, they intended to transfer him to Cancun, but all efforts were futile. Erick Pinto, 46, who belonged to one of the island fishing cooperatives, died after a day of diving for lobster.
   When he was admitted to the hyperbaric chamber at 4:30pm on Wednesday, he presented with type II decompression illness, which is considered as moderate. He presented with symptoms of knee pain, mottled skin, abdominal and lung pain, and severe dehydration. Some said that in addition to decompression illness, he had severe carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently from the compressor equipment he used for diving. It is presumed that the decompression and severe carbon monoxide poisoning are the factors which caused his health to worsen and led to his death.
      There have been 21 fishermen who have suffered decompression illness, of which 20 were successfully treated and there has been only one fatal outcome. These cases of decompression are mostly recorded during the lobster seasons. (The tally of the number of fishermen treated for decompression usually begins with the season on July 1, until the end of the season at the end of February.)

Mayor Juan Carrillo recognizes the invaluable work of the vehicle ferry company  

Merecido reconocimiento

 Brinda Juan Carrillo a empresarios navieros por su invaluable labor para el abasto de ínsula

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

    Isla Mujeres Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, recognized the contribution of the company "Maritima Isla Mujeres" who are engaged in transportation of cargo by sea, and are essential to keeping the island connected with the Continental Zone, as well as keeping it stocked with essential supplies.
      With company representatives, the Mayor toured the interior of one of the ferries that provides transportation of vehicles and cargo between the island and Punta Sam, as it resumes operations after having received preventative maintenance.
    This ferry has a capacity for 40 vehicles and will make seven trips daily between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam. With reactivation of this boat, the departure schedule between Punta Sam and the island is extended, starting at 6am, Monday to Saturday, to provide better service for the community.
    Franco González Padrón, chairman of the Board of Directors of the company "Marítima Isla Mujeres", said that with the reactivation of this second ferry, passenger and cargo service are guaranteed on a regular basis.


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

Photo album: City of Isla Mujeres against violence toward women
the album: Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres contra la violencia hacia la mujer.

To raise awareness against abuse of women, all the City Departments were united today to paint colorful murals with this message. (There is a slide show of the photos above.)
Hagamos conciencia contra el maltrato hacia las mujeres, es por eso que hoy nos unimos todas las direcciones del Ayuntamiento para hacer conciencia haciendo pintorescos murales.

Today is a day like any other day of the year, except since 1931 it was decided to declare it Postal Workers Day, in honor of the workers who deliver the mail, despite the weather. 
Un día como hoy pero del año 1931, se decidió declarar el #DiaDelCartero en honor a los trabajadores, que pese al clima, entregan el mensaje.

Because of a Presidential Decree in 1979, and in honor of the anniversary of the birth of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Nov. 12 is the National Day of the Book.
Por decreto presidencial en México en 1979 y por ser natalicio de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, el día de hoy conmemoramos el #DíaDelLibro.

Take advantage of this opportunity to find work and attend the Big Job Fair on November 16 in Isla Mujeres. 
Aprovecha la oportunidad de encontrar empleo. Este 16 de noviembre asiste a la Gran Feria de Empleo y Servicios Laborales que se llevará a cabo en #IslaMujeres


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There was a successful "Magical Saturdays in Ciudad Mujeres" (On the mainland part of the municipality).
Realizan con éxito los "Sábados Mágicos en Ciudad Mujeres" -…/

The vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca" is ready for the upcoming vacation season 
Transbordador Isla Blanca, listo para hacer frente a la próxima temporada vacacional -…/

Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres say they are ready to compete in the Basketball Major League 
Cahuameros de Isla Mujeres se reporta listo para arrancar con la Liga Mayor de Basquetbol -…/

Gov. Carlos Joaquin: Taking effective actions to combat violence against women


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Dengue & Zika statistics  
Dengue sigue siendo lo temible [+] Ver mas
   Among the seven municipalities within Sanitary District #2, there have been 150 confirmed cases of zika, of which six were confirmed on the island, according to Homero Leon Perez, who is head of this District within the Health Department of Quintana Roo. He said of the 150 cases in the District, 50 have been in pregnant women, who are receiving care and treatment.
      Regarding the rumor that there have been more that six cases on the island, he said there has never been any intention of hiding anything. He said, "The reviews and studies must be conducted, to see if the samples are positive or negative, and not everyone who comes in with a fever has a case of zika."  He said there are similarities in symptoms and that people who don't know are diagnosing themselves, assuming they have a condition like zika, when it could actually be something simpler.  He said, "The onset of salmonellosis or the flu can cause the same symptoms as zika or dengue, and those cases are being disregarded. However, we are currently more focused on the issue of pregnant women."
    State and municipal officials agree that the recent confirmation of six cases of zika in Isla Mujeres are powerful motivators to maintain the efforts to clean the surroundings, with community participation. Municipal authorities, led by Mayor Juan Carrillo, have developed a solid campaign to clean up urban spaces, with resident participation. He has asked people to adhere to a protocol of keeping their property clean, including their yards, patios, and roofs, to prevent the proliferation of the mosquitoes that spread these diseases.
   Among the diseases of zika, chikungunya, and dengue, (in the District) the latter has caused the most cases and continues to be the leader. As of week 42, there have been a total of 124 cases of dengue in the Northern Zone of the state, of which only five were registered in Isla Mujeres, where no cases of chikungunya have been registered.

Planning to resume trash project
Buscan retomar proyecto de basuraVer mas
    More than five years ago, there was a federal government proposal for the trash to be separated, before it is taken from the Trash Transfer facility to the regional landfill on the mainland. The municipal government has plans to reactivate this proposal in 2017, once the accumulated trash has been removed.
       The municipal government has been working to remove the accumulated trash, which they inherited from the previous administration. Currently, there are ~700 tons of garbage to be transported to the Continental Zone, but work should be faster in the next few weeks, now that the second vehicle ferry has returned.
      This administration has made a commitment to clean up the facility by the end of the year, and to have no more accumulation, as well as to renew 'the fleet de limpieza' (lit. cleaning fleet...trash collection trucks, I think). After that, they will institute a plan to adapt the site for separation of trash, with an investment of several million pesos by the municipal government, according to Jose Rios Chale, Director of Public Services.
       According to the adaption plan for the Trash Transfer Facility, this will include the installation of a large 'nave' to recover plastics, metals, and cardboard. If a policy of separation of trash is instituted in the homes, the volume of trash  to be transferred could be reduced by two thirds, according to specialists who conducted feasibility studies.

"Isla Blanca" ferry is back & ready 
El “Isla Blanca”, listo y de vuelta. [+] Ver mas
 This article has the same information as the one in DQR.

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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 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.

November events

Sunset ~6:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13      5:44p

Nov. 14      6:37p  Full Moon
Nov. 15      7:34p
Nov. 16      8:33p
Nov. 17      9:34p
Nov. 18     10:33p
Nov. 19     11:31p

 Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas  Music & Dance Performances

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos  No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup  as Catrinas Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB.

Thursday, Nov 3  Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
  Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies, as well as free reading glasses We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of Americans who live and visit your beautiful island.

Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm  performance by the graduates of the Polynesian dancing classes of the Casa de la Cultura.

Sunday, Nov. 5 Magic Nights of the Souls at 8pm on the Town Square. Festival of the Living for the Dead.

Friday, Nov. 11   You are invited to enjoy a performance by the Federal Police Mariachi band at 8pm in the Town Square. They are 14 professional officers who are also professional musicians.
Thursday, Nov. 17 Artist's Fair 4-9 Casa de la Cultura

Nov. 18-21 Buen Fin (Sales)

Sunday, Nov. 20  Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)

 At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.

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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