Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Small boats restricted to port 

Pescadores, con descanso obligado

Lo mismo que prestadores de servicios náuticos

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ISLA MUJERES, 7 de agosto.-
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 Boats under 40 feet were restricted to port, according to the Harbor Master's advisory at 8pm on Sunday.

Preventative actions in preparation for "Franklin" supervised by Mayor

Juan Carrillo, al pendiente

De acciones preventivas por “Franklin”

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ISLA MUJERES, 7 de agosto.-
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   The Department of Tourism has already activated the Tourist Localization System (Guest Locator), in order to know the location of all visitors staying in the hotels in the municipality. The figure is 5,614 guests, of which 3,750 are in the lodging centers of the Continental Zone and 2,024 on the island. The six hurricane shelters in the island area and the five in the Continental Zone, with a capacity to accommodate 1,930 people, have already been reviewed. Civil Protection  has been cleaning the sewers and absorption wells in the areas most susceptible to flooding on the island, such as the Hidalgo, Guerrero, Rueda Medina, La Gloria and El Cañotal neighborhoods.

From Yesterday....

 Good weekend with thousands of tourists visiting: Mayor Juan Carrillo 

Gran fin de semana

 Con arribo de miles de turistas: Juan Carrillo

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de agosto.-
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 Overall occupancy in the municipality was at 90% this weekend. Thanks to the promotional efforts of the City of Isla Mujeres, led by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, in coordination with state and federal agencies, coupled with the good performance of service providers and private initiative, this has contributed to the arrival of a large number of visitors to this Pueblo Magico during this past weekend.
     The Mayor said, "We are the safest tourist destination in Quintana Roo, but in order to keep us that way, we need to work consistenly, so we continue to work so that everyone can enjoy their vacation in our Pueblo Magico, and for the islanders to receive a greater economic benefit."
   The agencies are named who are helping keep the island safe and clean during the holidays, with coordination between the three levels of government. 

Colonias suffer with intense heat

Three days without power 

Ya llevan tres días sin luz

 Colonias sufren por el intenso calor

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de agosto.-
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Firefighters responded quickly to suppress a fire at Chedraui on Monday at 4p in the snacks & drinks area that was caused by a short circuit. Residents are reminded to call 911 in any emergency.

There was a red alert for the southern part of the state (we're in the northern part) and plans for school closures in some municipalities. We had rain last night & expect more today. The breakers have been large since yesterday & have brought in some seaweed. The cooler temps yesterday were a pleasant change.

There is a video from ~noon yesterday of the Mayor reassuring people not to panic & that the City and other government are prepared for the predicted rain and wind that, and City agencies were taking preventative actions such as cleaning up junk that could become projectiles, and residents are encouraged to do the same. The forecast is reviewed and people are advised not to be alarmed, and it is noted that the force of the storm is hitting south of us, but our yards & streets should be clean because strong rains and winds are expected.

From yesterday afternoon...We continue to take preventative actions for the safety and benefit of families (on the island and in the Continental Zone.)

Small boats are restricted to port & the passenger ferry is operating normally. The Harbor Master imposed the restriction Sunday at 8pm.

For the benefit of our visitors the System for Localization of Tourists is activated.

From yesterday....

Sunday night's Noches Magica's performance featured the Folkloric Ballet "Kantunich", CBTA 186, Lázaro Cárdenas municipality, as well as the incredible voice of Manuelita Loaeza, from the municipality of Tizimín, in the neighboring state of Yucatan, who were given recognition and appreciation by the City. (photos yesterday).

From Sunday....
 Congratulations to all the winners of the Fourth Edition of the International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"!
The  boat "Bolo 2", Puerto Morelos, were awarded the first place with a total of 529 points, receiving a prize of 70,000 pesos and the traditional trophy. Second place, with 367 points, was taken by the crew of "Huachisán 3", Isla Mujeres, who won 30,000 pesos; While the third place, with a total of 345 points, went to  the boat "Mechifely", of Isla Mujeres. The prize for the biggest dorado of the tournament - of more than 9 pounds - went to  Silvia Paola Lopez, of the boat Maluca,


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Classes suspended in five municipalities   
 Classes were suspended Monday morning at some schools in the municipalities of Othón P. Blanco, Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo.

The mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis urged the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres to remain calm and to be attentive to the official information about Tropical Storm Franklin.

This morning (Monday) the Director of Civil Protection installed the Committee of Hydrometeorological Phenomena with the purpose of monitoring the trajectory of the Tropical Storm Franklin.

Red alert in southern part of Quintana Roo due to Tropical Storm Franklin 
 We're in the northern part of the state.

It wasn't  a simulation. A short circuit caused a fire at Chedruai.
Civil Protection personnel confirmed that the origin of the fire in Chedraui was a short circuit, which was controlled quickly, but caused large losses, mainly in the area of "blancas" (snacks).

Rescue of three seamen near Cabo Catoche
  See yesterday's translations

A 75 year old tourist from the United States passed away at Hotel Ixchel from natural causes 
A  75 year old tourist from New Jersey, USA, died inside his room at the hotel "Ixchel", apparently due to natural causes. The police received a call around 9:30 am when the wife of the deceased requested assistance from the hotel staff. The paramedics of Red Cross arrived to room #301, but nothing could be done to help  Mr. Wiliam A.C., who no longer had signs of life, and had died of a heart attack. 
His 71-year-old wife, who is from the UK, said that her husband's death was due to natural causes, since he had a history of heart problems. The officials will certify that the death was caused by a myocardial infarction, and the relatives are already in contact with a funeral company.

Harbor Master Ismael González Gil confirmed that navigation is restricted for small boats.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Fire at Chedraui 
Conato de incendio en supermercado. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See City & TVIM sections above...

Navy rescued three seamen 
Armada rescata a tres náufragos. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See yesterday's translations...

Tourist passed away in his hotel room  
Turista muere por su departamento. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See TVIM section above.

Small boats are restricted to port 
Cancelan actividad botes menores. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See DQR section above.

Another electrical outage  
Otro apagón general de la CFE[+] Ver masFull article at this link

August 7 .- There was a widespread electrical outage in most all the island at the wee hours of Monday causing discomfort among the thousands of users, including tourists, who suffered in their rooms from the heat. The outage started at 1:25am and was restored at 05:30am, but varied in different places, with Sac Bajo affected for only a few minutes while users in La Gloria said they were without power for about four hours. About an hour after the power was restored, it went out for just a minute. There were no reports from residents or businesses of damage to their appliances or electronics. 

From Saturday....

Notice to pet owners 
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August 4   The program has been initiated to raise awareness of pet  owners to prepare themselves before the imminent start of the program of regularization of dogs and cats, through the application of the Las Protection and Animal Welfare, as was announced several weeks ago, according to the Director of the Environment and Ecology, Carlos Barranco Garcia.He said that there may be sanctions for those who ignore these provisions, "It is the responsibility of pet owners to take care of their animals."  
       He said when animals are in public areas they wear carry a collar with a tag with their name and CUI (Unique Identification Code), a leashe, and they must  be accompanied by their owners who in turn must carry a bag for their defication, since it is forbidden for pets to defecate in areas of common use. He said, "If for any reason, the pet causes an accident or suffers physical damage, the owner will be responsible for the consequences." 
     He said that the animals should be registered and sterilized, for which he announced there is a free sterilization campaign every Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the facilities of the association "Isla Animals".
   It is estimated that there are at least 10,000 dogs and cats on the island, most of which are on public roads, and many of the cats are wild, estimated to be up to 80 percent of that population, according to some veterinarians.

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August Events
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August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
 Prizes for the International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe". It says surprise prizes for 4th thru 10th. Registration in 2000 pesos. Captain's Dinner Friday evening, Sat morn boats depart at 8a, scales close at 3p, award ceremony at 6p.

August 6 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

                                                                    Sunset ~7:20
Aug  7   7:28
 Aug 8   8:11
Aug 9   8:52
Aug 10  9:33
Aug 11  10:13
Aug 12  10:55
Aug 13   11.39

August 13 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

Dates haven't been announced for the Maya Riviera Film Festival, which has presented films in Isla Mujeres at the Posada beach (Playa Centro) the past couple years.

Mid August:
167th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town 
Events to be announced

 Aug. 18, 19, & 20   Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It says...
Here are the rules for competing in the Family Summer 2017 event.
Teams of five people, dressed in the same color, one bicycle per team.
Completely Free. Rally.  Bicycle Race, Tug of War, Sand Sculpture Contest
Music & Games. Daily Prizes for the first three places.
A DIFferent Weekend (DIF is the social service agency).
Register at the DIF office between 10am & 4pm

August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament 

August 20 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

 August 27 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

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