Thursday, October 11, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 11

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During a special session of the City Council approval was given to the constitutional reforms of the Congress of the State of Quintana Roo, for stronger, faster, more expedition prosecutions.prosecution.
Isla Mujeres was the first municipality to confirm the state Constitutional changes. LINK   
Isla Mujeres participated in Travel Mart convention in Cancun LINK 

VIDEO by Mayor. Cleaning North Beach 

 Conference about Breast Cancer Prevention Oct. 12 at 11am at the INAPAM building

Day of the Fisherman in Isla Mujeres, Oct. 9  We recognize the important work of our fishermen whose work has made them a fundamental part in the consolidation of our municipality.

Posted Tuesday ...Do you like to enjoy North Beach free of sargassum? Get going and join the volunteer brigades! We will be waiting for you tomorrow starting at 7 am. We appreciate the participation of the different municipal agencies, the island community, hotel staff and volunteers for joining in the work of removing the sargasso.

Beach clean-up after the passage of "Michael"

Inauguration of the 10th Military Police Brigade in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres (on the mainland part of the municipality)
   On Tuesday, the Tenth Military Police Brigade was inaugurated in the Isla Mujeres Continental Zone.The President of Mexico,Enrique Peña Nieto, presided over the event, which included the Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González, and the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis.
    This facility will house 3200 military police officers who have been trained to have greater contact with the community, and above all, to provide relief and support for the population. The event included a parade and a presentation of arms, as well as a speech by the President who said the presence of this arm of the Mexican Army will allow increased efforts in the matter of security in the state. 
   The President said,  "At the beginning of my administration there were only 3 Military Brigades, all in Mexico City, but today, after clearly noting the need to expand the presence of the Military Police in the country, we have inaugurated the twelfth one for the benefit of Mexicans." 
  The Governor said that  with the support of the 3,200 military police officers who will live in this Military City/,Ciudad Militar, day by day they will continue to counteract the insecurity and to do what needs to be done to improve public safety in the state.
  The Mayor said that the installation of the Tenth Brigade of Military Police will ensure greater and better coordination of federal, state and municipal authorities in matters of citizen protection."As a municipal government we have the obligation to carry out actions that ensure the safety of the citizens of Isla Mujeres and the inauguration of this Military City is one of them," he said.
   Names and titles of other authorities in attendance are given.  LINK  


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VIDEO from the ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Benito Juarez Middle School.

VIDEO Celebrating the Fishermen's Day in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres participated in Travel Mart convention in Cancun LINK  

Mayor Juan Carrillo celegrates inauguration of the 10th Military Police Brigade in Isla Mujeres (on the mainland part of the municipality) LINK 

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Merchants at the Audomaro Magaña market in colonia El Cañotal want the police booth staffed 24 hours because there have been robberies at night. (photos)

Noti Isla Mujeres   

 "Z Gas" brought two trucks to Isla Mujeres, one for cylinder tanks and one to fill stationary tanks, which were certified by Civil Protection to begin operations immediately on the island.  A representative of the company said they want to offer better service to the islanders, with the construction of a plant on the southern part of the island, where they have invested in equipment and trained personnel, to ensure the quality of propane gas, to give the islanders what they  pay for, as well as installing a complaint/suggestion box.  VIDEO  

Inauguration of the 10th Military Police Brigade in Isla Mujeres (on the mainland part of the municipality)

Dia del el Pescador VIDEO

Festivities for the 60th anniversary of the Benito Juarez Middle School VIDEO

Sunrise VIDEO yesterday

Tuesday morning before 7:30a, City employees from various departments were working to remove the sargasso on Playa Norte.VIDEO 

Isla Mujeres participated in Travel Mart 2018

IM Noticias   

Oct. 9    Teachers at Bachillereres had a one hour-long work stoppage in response to a failure of SITACOBAQROO to pay about 7 million peos to about 52 workers. VIDEO     


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
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Z-Gas installing a storage plant on the isle   

Ofrecen garantizar abasto de gas LP

 Most of the information in this article has already been translated. This article notes that for some time, there has been around 10,000 square meters of public land assigned to Z Gas to build its gas storage plant, but after another company began to provide service on the isle, while there were accusations about Z Gas making incomplete deliveries. The complaints resulted in a review by PROFECO (Federal Consumer Protection Agency), which caused them to be fined (for selling full cylinders that weren't full).  The facility is at the southern part of the island, next to the Trash Transfer Facility, and they expect to have the plant completed by the end of the year.

North Beach looking good again  

Playa Norte recobra imagen

Oct 10  North Beach recovered its image after two days of cleaning away the large amount of sargasso ("hundreds of tons") that arrived on Monday night from the effects of the passage of Hurricane Michael. Municipal authorities provided two tractors, with one equipped with a rake to remove the harvested sargasso much faster then could be done manually, and the other one is being used to transfer it to vehicles to be taken away. They entered the beach area at the end of Carlos Lazo street, as well as at the ends of Guerrero and Hidalgo.
  The work began well before 7am to avoid interrupting the visitors who enjoy the white sands and shallow water of that area, and there was nearly no one in sight by 10am.  Many of the municipal personnel arrived early, and then left before 9am to go do their jobs for the City. There were also employees for North Beach businesses assisting from an early hour. This cleaning program is scheduled to continue on Friday, to remove all remnants of the sargasso.
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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Benito Juarez Middle School  

Festejan el 60 aniversario de la escuela secundaria Benito Juárez

This information has already been translated.
      Students from the Benito Juarez Middle School will perform this evening on the Town Square, 6p-9p, as part of the festivities celebrating the 60th anniversary of their school. Tomorrow they get a day off and there will be a race at 7a from the school to Playa Centro, where there will be activities and music until 1:30p

Salina Grande bridge collapses  

Colapsa puente de la macroplaza

Due to a lack of maintenance, the bridge that connects the Salina Grande walkway with the Microplaza in colonia La Gloria has collapsed, and the nearby "neighborhood garden" is in a state of abandonment. The Bicentennial Macroplaza, was conceived in 2008, and implemented the following year, and a dome was erected, the largest on Isla Mujeres, plus two sets of facilities that are currently used by social service agencies. In 2012, the project was expanded at the northern part of the property with a neighborhood garden, and a 50 meter long pier w built to connect it with the walking path around Salina Grande lake.

Hour-long work stoppage at high school  

Paro en Colegios de Bachilleres

 This was in protest to lack of payment of an incentive that was promised to 52 teachers around the state, whose amount totals seven million pesos. There was a stoppage in the during the morning shift and another during the afternoon shift, throughout the whole system of Colegios Bachilleres of Quintana Roo.

Festivities celebrating 60th anniversary of the Middle School  

Festejos por los 60 años

This information has already been translated.

No affectations from the passage of "Michael"  

Sin afectaciones tras el paso de “Michael”

This information has already been translated.

Nautical activities resumed  

Permiten actividades náuticas


Festival of the Living for the Dead
Hanal Pixan Altar Competion
Friday, Oct. 26 on the Town Square
2 categories: Merchants & Hoteliers and the General Public
Register at the Casa de la Cultrua 9a-4p. Surprise Prizes!

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Oct. 24   6:39
Oct. 25   7:21
Oct. 26   8:07
Oct. 27   8:58
 Oct. 28    9:52
  Oct. 29   10:51 
 Oct. 30   11:52
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:30 to ~6:10p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:40
October Events
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

Monday, Oct. 1 Lighting of the pink lights at the Town Square for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 8:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 6 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Sunday, Oct. 7 All Star Baseball game 11a at El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui). 

Monday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

Tuesday, Oct. 9  Day of Fishermen

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Tournament Finale for the municipal inter-company Futbol Rapido/Fast Soccer competition and the stadium in Salina Chica. The game for 3rd place is at 8 between the "Taxistas" and the "Dolphin Discover" teams, and the contest for 1st & 2nd starts at 9p between "Bepensa" and "Garrafon".  

Thursday, Oct. 11 Performances on the Town Square 6p-9p by students as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"

Friday, Oct. 12 Student race from 7a-8a from the middle school "Benito Juarez" to Playa Centro beach, where there will be activities and music until 1:30 as the finale for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"

Friday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Saturday, Oct. 13 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Saturday, Oct. 20 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 7am at Playa Centro, the Pink Race. 1km, 5km, and 10km.
Funds will be used to help women obtain testing for timely detection of breast cancer.

Sunday, Oct. 21  Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo

Friday, Oct. 26  Festival of the Living for the Dead, Hanal Pixan Altar Competion on the Town Square.2 categories: Merchants & Hoteliers and the General Public. Register at the Casa de la Cultrua 9a-4p. Surprise Prizes!

 Saturday, Oct. 27 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween on Hidalgo after dark. Bring lil toys & such and expect to be mobbed by cute kiddos & enjoy the clever costumes. There's also a golf cart/scooter procession planned with Chedraui as the meeting point at 6pm to toss treats & participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and to wear costumes.

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

Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

At this time of year, Mexican families remember & celebrate their departed relatives. Hanal Pixan is the name of the Mayan celebration. Altars are made with photos of the deceased, where offerings of favorite foods and items are placed, copal incense is burned, and marigold flower petals are often used.
        All Saints Day & All Souls Day, Nov. 1 & 2, are the Dias de los for children, one for adults, when families visit graves & clean & decorate them. On the island, these are private moments in the cemeteries, not public celebrations like in many parts of Mexico.
Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry.
  There is usually a silent procession from the Cemetery down Hidalgo, ending at the Casa de la Cultura, where there are usually altars representing various regions of Mexico, and a Catrina contest. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.
    Efforts are made to not let the Halloween overshadow the Mexican celebrations and traditions, and there are usually altar contests and/or exhibitions in the schools. There have also been competitions on the Town Square, and altars can be seen in various businesses, at the Town Hall and they are present in many homes.
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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