Sunday, September 20, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 20

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Naval truck ran into house

Camión de la Armada

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de septiembre.-
  See translation below....

City celebrates International Coastal Clean up Day with enthusiasm  

Celebra Comuna Día Internacional de la Limpieza de Playas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de septiembre.-.
      Numerous groups of students, employees, officials, and volunteers worked enthusiastically on Saturday morning in celebration of the National Coastal Clean Up Day. The City organized this beach cleaning initiative, which began at an early hour, with 153 participants gathering at the Whale Shark monument. They collected 293 kilograms of trash from the coastline between the car ferry dock and the restaurant Comejen, and from the beach in front of colonia Guadalupana.
   Participants included students from Colegio Jean Piaget and their director Patricia Rodriguez, as well as officials and staff of the municipal Department of Ecology, of the Federal Zone agency, of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas, and of the restaurant El Comejen and from Dolphin Discovery. 
     In addition to the work of cleaning the beaches of trash, they also educated the fishermen who leave their boats in this area about appropriate disposal of oil and other liquids. The goal of the celebration was to raise awareness among young people and other groups to maintain our beaches in optimal condition. The formal ceremony was led by Cesar Poot Perez, the municipal General Secretary, and the officials who attended are listed in the article with their titles.

National event commemorates the importance of Civil Protection 

Al conmemorarse evento nacional

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de septiembre.- 
      National Civil Protection week began on Sept. 13 and ended on Sept. 19, which was National Civil Protection Day, in memory of the earthquake that devastated Mexico City on that date. During this week, the staff of Civil Protection organized training sessions for agencies and companies to educate their staff about how to respond to emergencies and to raise awareness about being prepared, so that there are procedures to follow and correct actions are taken immediately.
    The Coordinator for Civil Protection in the Northern Zone of Quintana Roo acknowledged the work of the men and women who are responsible for safeguarding lives and he spoke about recent events in the state including the earthquake in Tulum, the collapse of a section of the Cancun-Chetumal highway just past Puerto Morales, and forest fires, among other events.
     In memory of the history of the earthquake, the National Flag is flown at half-mast on Sept. 19 and commemoration ceremonies are held across the nation, since this was decreed in 2001, when the "National Day of Civil Protection" was decreed. This emotional event takes place simultaneously in 2454 municipalities, and includes a moment of silence for those killed in the performance of their duties. 
       Recognition was given to the companies who participated in National Civil Protection Week, and to the volunteers for rescue work.  The Mayor was represented by City Council member Miriam Trejo Leon, and the other officials who attended are listed in the article with their titles.

Closure seals removed from Los Sueños Park after $200,000 peso fine paid 

Parque se los Sueños paga multa por $200 mil

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de septiembre.-
    Following payment of a fine, closure seals were removed one week after they were placed on Los Sueños Park by inspectors from the Department of Urban Development because the park lacked a construction permit. The Director of Urban Development, Josué Villanueva Vargas, said the fine of approximately 200,000 pesos was paid on Tuesday by the company “Los Sueños Holding SA de CV”, and therefore from that date they could resume normal operations. 
      The fine was levied against construction that took place adjoining the hotel Casa de los Sueños in an unauthorized manner, called  “Parque de los Sueños”, of an estimated 276 square meters. The penalty was imposed because there was no construction permit issued from the municipal Department of Urban Development. He explained that with this payment to the City, the work is considered in order with the municipality.
      The municipal official said, however, within the Federal Zone, there are guidelines from Federal agencies such as PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection and SEMARNAT (Department of the Environment and Natural Resources). He notes that one of the requirements from SEMARNAT is an Environmental Impact Statement. A fine of 1,000,046 pesos imposed by PROFEPA against the company, because  “Parque de los Sueños” was built in a coastal ecosystem without an Environmental Impact Statement. 


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

On Saturday morning in Isla Mujeres, a civic ceremony commemorated National Civil Protection Week.
En Isla Mujeres, la mañana de este sábado tuvo lugar la ceremonia cívica con la que se conmemora la Semana Nacional de Protección Civil.

September 19: National Civil Protection Day  (That's our former firetruck "Tweety/Piolin" in the background...on a good day when it was running! About a year ago, it broke down on the way to the hospital fire downtown. It was a hand-me-down from Cozumel. Now we have a new truck and a new station.)

Numerous groups of students, employees, officials, and volunteers worked enthusiastically in celebration of the National Coastal Clean Up Day
Numerosos grupos de estudiantes, empleados, funcionarios y voluntarios dieron alegría y color a las tareas realizadas en la celebración a nivel mundial de limpieza de playas#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

Staff of the Department of Economic Development spent the day doing maintenance and cleaning at the Community Center facility.
Con el objetivo de brindar cada día un mejor servicio, la Dirección de Desarrollo Económico realizó una brigada de limpieza y mantenimiento a las instalaciones del Centro Comunitario. #‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

To prevent Dengue and Chinkungunya we must abolish breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that carry these diseases. This is the only solution to avoid these diseases. Take precautions.
Tomemos precauciones en comunidad.

This week we will enjoy Harp Fest...Don't miss it! (See events section below for translation)
Estamos a una semana de disfrutar el ‪#‎ArpaFest2015‬
¡No te lo pierdas!


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

 Navy repairs house
  • Rehabilita Armada vivienda


    Rehabilita Armada vivienda

    0 20 de septiembre de 2015 by Carlos Gasca
         The Naval truck that damaged the home, after rolling 100 meters down an incline, was being used for moving household goods, and fortunately there were only material damages, and no casualties. The Naval Commander, Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha, came to the scene and promised to have the damage repaired, and acknowledged that the accident could have had serious consequences.
            The Naval insurer visited before noon and made estimates of the materials that would be needed. The house was cordoned off and is being guarded by staff of the Navy while the family are being temporarily accommodated in a Naval house located just 200 meters from the accident. After yesterday's shock, now Sra. Clemencia Punto is waiting for their home to be repaired and hoping that the work is not delayed by rains.
           (Diario Q Roo/Lanrry Parra notes.... Indications are that the accident occurred due to carelessness of the operator of the truck with eight tons of cargo, which literally entered the kitchen of a private house in Colonia Salina Grande. )

  • Closure seals removed from "Los Suenos Park"


    Quitan sellos de clausura en el ‘Parque de los Sueños’Quitan sellos de clausura en el ‘Parque de los Sueños’

    0 20 de septiembre de 2015

    Por Carlos Gasca


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Navy will rebuild damaged home
La Armada reconstruirá vivienda dañadac.. [+] Ver mas
     This article has similar information as previously translated, noting the the incident occurred on the street Boca Nueva in colonia Salina Grande, and the house that was damaged is along the walking path of the Salina Grande lake. Most of the family was on the patio near the lake when the accident occurred, except one woman and her baby who managed to escape without harm.
      The truck has an institutional plate, #5000054, and was allowed to roll down an incline without a brake. The driver tried to flee, but was detained. Personnel from the Red Cross and Civil Defense arrived to provide assistance and Quinones family members were treated for crisis nerviosa. The Naval Commander visited the family and assured them that their home will be immediately reconstructed.

Recognition of Civil Protection & Firemen
Supervisan equipo de Protección Civil y Bomberos+] Ver mas

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September events

Sunset ~7:00
Moonrise over the Caribbean

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 
 Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico
  Town Square 7pm  Mayor's Second Annual Governmental Report

Tuesday, Sept 15 Town Square  Grito event 11p
 In Town Squares across Mexico, the Mayors read the El Grito de Dolores calling for Independence from Spain and ring the town's bell
  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  Parade on Rueda Medina in the monring

Saturday, September 19, 5pm, by the Whale Shark Monument, there will be a Mass and the festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families, including free tacos and beverages.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Town Square, there will be a ceremony commemorating the National Week of Civil Protection, remembering the devastation of the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in 1985 in the capital of Mexico.

On Sept. 19,  International Beach Clean Up Day,  different groups and non-governmental organizations will participate,  removing trash as well as raising awareness, including advising the fishermen about disposing of oil and other residual liquids in a correct manner to avoid creating risks for the environment.

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

Friday, Sept. 25 7p Casa de Cultura  Harp Fest

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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