Monday, September 14, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 14

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

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The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Wastewater treatment plant to begin operating in December

 Iniciará operaciones en diciembre

Lanrry PARRA
  This information was translated yesterday, although that article said operations are expected to be inaugurated in January.
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-.

We are a united community and ready to face the new conditions in the tourism market: Agapito on the eve of his annual report 

 Y listo para enfrentar nuevas condiciones del mercado turístico, subraya Agapito en vísperas de su informe

Lanrry PARRA
  The annual Municipal Governmental Report will take place on the Town Square on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7pm for the second year of the 2013-2016 administration. The Mayor will include the three regions of the municipality: the island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural Area. He said, in terms of land area, Isla Mujeres is one of the largest municipalities in the state, and has responsibilities and commitments that are as large as these dimensions.
     It was also announced that the national holiday will be celebrated, as it is every year, on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Town Square with a Noche Mexicana. This will include a folklorico dance performance, "Los Colores de mi Mexico", the coronation of the Queens (embajadoras/ambassadors) of the festival, and a dance with the band "Avante" playing. On Sept. 16 the traditional parade will be held to mark the beginning of the fight for Independence, which began 105 years ago in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato.
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Saturday, the patron saint of seamen, the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, was honored with a procession to Isla Contoy, which occurs annually.
El día de ayer, la santa patrona de los hombres de mar, la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, fue honrada, como cada año, con la procesión a la Isla Contoy.

Sept. 13  Swimming Teacher's Day


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Expansion of wastewater treatment plant


    Ampliarán planta de tratamiento

    0 14 de septiembre de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

  • Rendirá Agapito cuentas a la comunidad


    Rendirá Agapito cuentas a la comunidad

    0 14 de septiembre de 2015By Carlos Gasca

  • No es un peligro la aguda


    No es un peligro la aguda

    0 14 de septiembre de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

          The Director of the Community Hospital, Pedro Zapata Loya, said the body of water in front of the hospital is not dangerous, because the mosquitoes that cause dengue of chikungunya do not breed in that sort of water. He said only black flies breed there, whose bite is very painful, but they don't transmit these diseases.
           He explained that the mosquitoes that cause dengue or chikungunya breed in clear water that collects in items left out in yards or on roofs, so it is important that areas around homes are kept clean. He said the problem is not the water in the salinas or the lagoons, it is the water that collects in trash when it rains, which creates ideal breeding grounds.
           Regarding the proliferation of these mosquitoes, he said the community needs to take responsibility because they would have no where to reproduce if there was not so much junk and litter in the streets and yards. For this reason, there are ongoing campaigns for junk removal.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

27 years since Hurricane Gilberto hit
Hace 27 años pegó “Gilberto”. [+] Ver mas
     Twenty-seven years ago today, Hurricane Gilberto hit the island, which is remembered by the local and foreign communities for its devastation. The island has not faced a hurricane of this magnitude since. Forecasts by the mass media were ignored, and some wanted to go 'face to face' with the hurricane.
        On the night before of the 13th, in 1988, when the sea had already announced its arrival to the malecon of Rueda Medina before night fell, Enrique Chauich Bates was taking a "before and after" video. By 11pm the brutal attack had begun by this category four hurricane which affected the area from the Riviera Maya to Lazaro Cardenas, with the eye passing at Puerto Morelos. By sunrise on the 14th, the strength had not diminished sufficiently, but by midday the fishermen could get out to find their boats scattered along the malecon. The 'factory' ships of the Cuban government were shipwrecked on sands at the island and of Cancun, while the two ferries (Frontera I and II) had landed in the Hotel Zone of Cancun and on Isla Blanca.
    Isla Mujeres lost its wastewater treatment plant, which was unprotected and located near the Casa de Cultura. The temple to the goddess Ixchel at the South Point was devastated and the rocks of the cliff crumbled, undermining the historic structure. Three years later a rock monument was built, without official specifications.
    The water entered the island near the runway, which was at risk of fracturing, and today the Aguakan pump is at risk. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma destroyed a 100 meter stretch of the wall which was poorly constructed. Another weak point is near the kindergarten Enrique Camarillo and Roa, although there is a retaining wall, it does not cover the entire stretch. More than one kilometer would have to be built to connect that wall with the one which protects downtown. (This kindergarten is south of Colegio Bachillers and just north of colonia Salina Chica, across from Casa Ixchel hotelito.)
    The municipal government has not addressed the need to reinforce the cliff near "Isla 33", which is located just 15 meters from a weakened cliff, in Amplification la Gloria. There are questions about the government allowing this construction, which was initially authorized for two stories, but now that it has been constructed, there are four stories. It seems the lessons were not learned from Gilberto, and these issues in relation to politicians and their promises have been discussed on social networks.
    Many remember when  Cancun's municipal radio station  (Radio Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez ) announced at 2:30pm that no one should go out into the streets, and less than two hours later the signal was lost, because the antenna had fallen. This left the island community totally without communication, to the point where satellite reception did not register the island, which was taken for missing. There were 23 Cancun fishermen who died after they stayed inside their boats, which overturned in the bay, but on Isla Mujeres, there were no deaths.
     From the lessons learned by the community about the preparations that must be made for the arrival of hurricanes, many families sought higher ground ground to build houses of concrete to protect themselves from effects like those that occurred years ago.

Link to YouTube video below, of Hurricane Gilberto in Isla Mujeres

MORENA announces agenda
Morena convoca a la gente.. [+] Ver mas
MORENA, El Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional,  is a political party and this article gives some of their views and concerns.

Residents complain about delays in roadwork
Malestar ciudadano por tardanza en obrao.. [+] Ver mas
The road renovation work between the Naval Housing and the Mundada Hacienda continues to affect residents and businesses in the area. It is also affecting tourists, and visitor Nicolas Solis Santos said there should be a worker stationed to direct the golf carts to detour via the perimeter road, to avoid the inconvenience. Machinery is leveling the surface to prepare for the application of tar, and according to some workers, it should be completed before the end of the month.

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September events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Aug 29  7:08
Aug 30  7:56
Aug 31  8:44

Sept 1   9:32
Sept 2  10:20

Sept. 27 6:31
Sept. 28 7:19
Sept. 29 8:09
Sept. 30 9:00
Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Monday, Sept. 7  Patriotic ceremony is usually held the first Monday of the month (Town Square, probably ~8 or 9a)

Friday, Sept. 11 Outdoor movie at 7:30p at the Dome of the Bicentennial Plaza in colonia La Gloria, free
The schedule of activities for the patron saint of the fishermen, Our Lady of Charity:
 On Sept. 4th, the fishing cooperative "Caribe" will participate at the church Sagrado Corozon (Sacred Heart, in la Gloria) with a regional dance presentation "“Inmaculada Concepción” (Immaculate Conception).
   On Sept. 5 the cooperative "Isla Blanca" will participate with host Enrique Najera Morales.
   On Sept. 6, it is the cooperative "Patria & Progreso" with the choir of the Niñas del DIF; and religious songs by singer Ana Laura .
  On Sept. 7, the cooperative "Ceviche Tours" will have the singing of the Las Mañanitas at 11pm (This is the 'birthday song' and is sung to patron saints before midnight when their day starts.)
  On Sept. 8, the cooperative Un Dia Perfecto will host, and all the cooperatives will have traditional dances and festivities.
Saturday, Sept. 12 Concrete pier  Procession to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, preceded by a boat decorations contest with prizes of 2000 pesos, 1500 pesos, and 1000 pesos. This is preceded by a Mass at 7am at the Church of Immaculate Conception on the Town Square and a procession to the pier. Priority for space on the boats will be given to those in the procession from the Church, which is expected to arrive at the dock around 8am. There will be two or three larger boats provided for the public, who are encouraged to bring food and drink since none is available on Isla Contoy.~800 people are expected to participate and ~80 small boats.

Spectacular presentation of  Video Mapping at the Town Square 
 September 11 & 12 at 8p & 9p 
& Sept. 13th at 8pm
"The awakening of Mexico"

Sunday, Sept. 13   Los Niños Héroes 

Monday, Sept. 14  Town Square 7pm  Mayor's Second Annual Governmental Report

Tuesday, Sept 15 Midnight Town Square  Grito event
 (In Town Squares across Mexico, the Mayors read the El Grito de Dolores calling for Independence from Spain and ring the town's bell)

Tuesday Sept 15   Town Square
205th Anniversary of the Grito
9:30 Folklorico Dance presentation "The Colors of My Mexico"
10:45 Coronation of the Queens of the Independence Day Festivities
11p Official Grito Ceremony
11:30  Band & Dancing
Martes 15 de Septiembre, vive la Noche Mexicana.
¡No te lo puedes perder!

Wednesday, Sept. 16  Independence Day  There will be a parade

Monday, Sept. 21 9a Red Cross in La Gloria  Clinic for Diabetics
     If you know any interested islanders, please invite them to our annual Diabetes Clinic. Health professionals will be testing blood, offering diabetes education and distributing meters, strips & other supplies for people with Diabetes. This is completely free. For more info, email

Wednesday, Sept. 23  Equinox

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)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available
Hi all!! We (Isla Animals) are gearing up for a HUGE Spay/Neuter, Vaccination, Wellness campaign for the animals in Rancho Viejo Nov 17-22. This is a very poor area in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Most are living without electricity and running water. The situation for the animals there is dire right now with parvo & distemper running rampant, and heavy overpopulation. We expect to treat/vaccinate/spay/neuter 1000 cats & dogs with the cost of surgery at just $10us per dog. This may be the only time any of these animals see a vet. We can treat the existing animals, vaccinate others against disease, curb the population growth, and educate pet owners on proper animal care and make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!! We have the knowledge, experience, volunteers, and heart to make it happen. We are asking for all of your help to raise funds to make the campaign a reality. (We can also accept Paypal donations via our site - just add RANCHO VIEJO in message, and cash in person on Isla Mujeres. Please, please share the link on your social media. It helps us so much. If you are not in a position to donate PLEASE do read the campaign & share, there is lots of excellent info in it about the work we do-There is always so much to do! Thank you for your time!

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