Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, September 9

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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

Hiring workers 
Two hotels reopening

Por apertura de dos hoteles

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-
 The leader of the CROC union (Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos/ Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Peasants), Roman Maldonado Euan, said that the off season effect is not being felt very strongly in the local labor market, although it is two weeks since the summer vacation season ended. 
     He said two hotels are reopening, which had been having renovations, and are in the process of hiring waiters, bartenders, cooks, and other workers. The remodeling will reopen 100 rooms that were not available during the summer holidays.
   He said during the summer holiday period, demand for workers from their union roster was 100 percent, and at times there were not workers available and they had to seek them from the Cancun union. 
    He said at this time in the off season, demand for labor is above 70 percent, while at this time last year, it was at 50 percent. 

Renovation of water lines should be ready at the end of the month 

 De la red de agua potable: Estaría lista a finales de este mes

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-
  Aguakan manager, Lorenzo Pinzon Sarabia, said the work begun on August 19th should be completed on September 30th, which is modernizing the tap water lines along Circunvalación Aeropuerto Avenue, from the former Cablemas office to the kindergarten  María Enriqueta Camarillo y Roa. 
      This work will benefit ~405 residents and involves the installation of 850 meters of six inch PVC pipe at a cost of more than 2 million pesos. It includes the installation of 90 household connections for drinking water and 38 for wastewater. 
      During the construction, Aguakan recommends: Keeping windows closed to prevent dust from entering, prevent children from playing near the construction area, and to respect the caution signs and recommendations from the workers to prevent accidents. The company appreciates the understanding of the residents who are inconvenienced by this work, and reminds them that for further information they can call Customer Service at 073 or at 891 4860. 


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

Listening to the community
Second Governmental Report 
Planting seeds for the future
Escuchamos a nuestra comunidad.

The third regular meeting of the Municipal Committee for Health & Safety took place, which is held every two months for state wide strategies and instructions. The Committee includes representatives from the following institutions:  State Department of Health / Secretaría Estatal de Salud (SESA),  Social Security Institute for State Workers/Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE), Social Security Institute/Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS),  City of Isla Mujere/Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres and  private hospitals and clinics.
      The meeting took place in the multipurpose room of the Casa de Cultura, and the objective of these meetings is to define and implement actions to eliminate the mosquito that transmits dengue and chikungunya. This is a priority on the National health agenda during the rainy season. There has been an ongoing campaign, without pauses, to remove junk, as well as to fumigate in the entire municipality. Committee members and volunteers are involved in these campaigns, including teachers, merchants, fishermen, housewives, etc.
   The Municipal Director of Health, dr Tharin Vital Casique, said there have been three cases of Dengue detected, and in these cases the health procedures were followed with an 'epidemiological fence' placed around these sick people. (se realiza un cerco epidemiológico alrededor de las personas enfermas.)  He also reported that they are following protocols regarding persons who present with fevers or who are suspected of being infected, with immediate implementation of an epidemiological study to rule out any doubts, and established sanitary measures are taken.
       In the municipality, there have been no reports or confirmation of Chikungunya. In the cases of Dengue, at the first suspicion, the national protocol was enacted with coordination to fumigate the house and four block around the house of the patient suspected of having dengue.
    He said, "The best way to avoid major health problems is to eliminate the breeding of mosquitoes at homes, because they coming from the larvae growing in the water which collects in containers and junk in our homes, and not from the mangroves or lagoons."

Meeting to follow up on work for the prevention of mosquito borne diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya.
Nos reunimos para dar seguimiento a los trabajos en materia de prevención de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores, como son: el Dengue y el Chikungunya.

Video Mapping Isla Mujeres.
Sept. 11, 12, 14 in the Town Square   Don't miss it!
Este 11, 12 y 13 de septiembre en la Explanada Municipal.
¡No te lo puedes perder!


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Company "Aguila" still hasn't finished the work

Sigue obra inconclusa de empresa ‘Águila’

0 09 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

     The work being done on prolongation Rueda Medina avenue was expected to take 75 days, and should have been completed on September 3rd, however the work is unfinished. The Director of Works said the work has taken longer than expected because Aguakan took advantage of the opportunity to renew the pipes along this stretch. 
     Residents continue to complain about the dust and its effect on their children. The owner of the restaurant "Varadero Oscar" says they must apply water to prevent dust from entering the business. 
      The work is being done by the company “Águila Constructora del Sureste” and it is unknown when it will be completed. One area has been paved, but another section is pending and neighbors are hoping local authorities will put pressure on the company to complete the work.

Employment opportunities continue


Se mantiene la mano de obra

0 09 de septiembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Three cases of dengue in the municipality
Tres casos de dengue en el municipio.. [+] Ver mas

Tenants affected by delays
Retraso de obras afecta a locatarios[+] Ver mas
     Tenants of the downtown Mercado market, Javier Rojo Gomez, on Guerrero Street, are wondering how long it be until the public bathrooms and parking area are open to the public. The tenants say they are losing business because there are only a few parking spaces on the street, which are quickly captured by tourists. The restaurant owners say that customers come by to have breakfast or lunch, but when they cannot find a place to park, they go elsewhere to eat.
       One worker said, "It has been two weeks since they said they had finished painting the market and the parking lot, which incidentally has been perfectly marked for quite a while now, but the lot has not been opened to the public, as you can clearly see."
        He added that the same goes for the bathrooms, which have been totally finished, but remain closed, which has upset some diners. He said, "We are the ones who pay the price, because some people have gotten angry with the waiters and they blame us for poor management. But the truth is they came here this summer because our beaches weren't covered in seaweed, like other destinations such as Cancun. They came to enjoy the clean sea and our clean beaches, which have been free of the seaweed plague, but when it is time to eat, there is nowhere to park and they cannot use the restrooms. It's a disgrace."
      He said this is also a problem when the delivery trucks arrive, which must stay in the street and move the goods to the marked, which sometimes hinders the flow of traffic on Guerrero.

Hatching turtles: Booming
Arribazón de tortuga, “viento en popa”.. [+] Ver mas
  The staff of the Tortugranja said there have been 1438 nests rescued, containing 143,846 eggs. Official figures show that the most common are the Green turtles, with 1374 nests which contain 137,210 eggs. There have been 61 Loggerhead nests rescued, containing 6305 eggs, and only three Hawksbill nests, containing 331 eggs.
     Regarding the number of baby turtles, from 46 Loggerhead nests, there have been 4290 hatchlings, and from two of the Hawksbill nests, there were 159 hatchlings. From 363 Green nests there have been 33,731 hatchlings. Respectively, this represents 88%, 89%, and 87% of the total eggs rescued for each species.
    The Director of the Tortugranja, Raziel Rivero Coba, who is responsible for this program in Isla Mujeres for the protection and rescue for sea turtles said there has been an impressive number of turtles coming ashore nightly to lay their eggs, which is why some nests have been missed, despite the monitoring and patroling of the beaches were the largest numbers of nesting turtles arrive.
    Each year there have been several releases that include children who were allowed to release the hatchlings from their hands, but this has received criticism from environmentalists, who say the baby turtles should walk to the sea. In response to a direct question, she said there have been no public releases so far, because of new rules which restrict the participation of the public in general and of children in particular.
    She said the staff in charge of the program usually release them every two days, depending on the numbers hatching out. (The other article said they release them at night, which probably reduces predation by birds.)  She said, "Regarding those who say there is more predation of the nests this season, we have night watchmen who rescue eggs, but we have no other authority, so I ask that if you see people who are stealing eggs after the turtle has laid them, report this in a timely manner to the appropriate authorities, in this case Public Safety (the police), so that they can catch the offenders red handed and apply the appropriate penalties."

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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 from September 11, 12, & 13th at 8pm and 9pm. "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)

Wednesday, Sept. 16  Independence Day

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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