Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 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!

I translated articles about the fire and the municipal government's statement about it. I will translate the rest later or manana. Your patience is appreciated!  Gotta go for now.....

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Fire continues at the Trash Transfer Facility

En el Centro de Transferencia de Residuos Sólidos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de octubre.-
     Today (Tuesday), the fire at the Trash Transfer Facility revived during the wee hours, and until 3pm there were areas where the fire was still burning, so the work to fight it continues. Given this, the Department of Public Services is facilitating work toward the removal of the trash from the Transfer Facility, with the intention of preventing it from going up in flames. 
    The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina, had previously reported that the fire was under control, but for unknown reasons the fire took hold in the wee hours of the morning and consumed nearly 1000 square meters of vegetative matter that was left at the Trash Transfer Station. The smoke that was generated caused increased complaints, primarily at the southern part of the island and then in the colonias of Canotal and La Gloria, as the direction of the wind cause the strong odor of smoke, affecting residents of all ages.
     Regarding this, the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, reiterated that the work to extinguish this disaster is ongoing by the staff of Civil Protection, with support from the Navy. The Mayor estimated that 200,000 liters of water have been used toward exterminating the fire, but it has not been possible to extinguish it. He added that, unfortunately, the rain this morning did not put an end to the fire, and it has not been possible to extinguish it.  He acknowledged that the size of the problem could cause the work to extinguish it to be extended, but it is expected that it will be eradicated in upcoming days.
    The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Vetina, estimated that ~1000 square meters of vegetative matter, which was at the Trash Transfer Station, has nearly all been consumed. Meanwhile, residents are asking that efforts be made to eradicate it once and for all, and the quantity of smoke has generated a great deal of annoyance, as well as the possibility that it could lead to respiratory diseases.

Prevention is key

Third National Health Week begins 

Inicia Tercera Semana Nacional de Salud

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de octubre.-


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

Third National Health Week begins

Isla Mujeres;  present at the Cancun Travel Mart 2015!
¡Isla Mujeres presente en el Cancún Travel Mart 2015!

Providing official, responsible, serious, real information about the situation concerning the fire located at the Trash Transfer Facility of Isla Mujeres
Información oficial, seria, responsable y real de la situación que guarda el incendio focalizado en un área de la Estación de Transferencia de Residuos Sólidos de Isla Mujeres

  In order to provide official, responsible, serious, real information about the monitoring of the fire at the Trash Transfer Facility, the municipal Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters convened a Civil Protection and Firefighters meeting, which was attended by representatives of all the departments and areas that make up the Municipal Committee for Civil Protection. 
     In order to avoid speculation from being generated by misleading information and misinterpretations, (which are sometimes malicious); which  could recklessly damage the image of our destination, the members of the Committee have issued the following:


1. This meeting was chaired by the Municipal General Secretary, Juan Luis Carrillo Soberanis, who was representing the municipal president, Agapito Magana Sanchez. It was attended by representatives from the Mexican Navy, Red Cross, Harbor Master, state Port Authority (ApiQRoo), Aguakan, the General Hospital, and the directors  of the following municipal departments: Public Security and Transport (police), Enforcement (Fiscalizacion), Health, Public Service, Ecology, and Tourism. 

2. Today, the fire that began on Sunday, October 11, and was reported promptly at 3:30pm, is now under control thanks to the safety protocols put into practice to, such as creating boundaries to limit the spread of the flames,  allowing the fire to be to localized (limited) the fire and to become completely extinguished.
3. Personnel of the Civil Protection department will continue their work and if weather conditions permit, the fire should be extinguished in two and a half or three days, because it is fueled by plants.

4.. As of today's meeting, fortunately, there have been no reports of any cases of intoxication (poisoning), respiratory problems, or eye disorders.

5. The Tourism Office has had no reports of any mishaps involving any visitors.

6. So far, the fire has consumed 1200 tonnes of vegetative material which had accumulated at the Trash Transfer Facility.

7. At the time this information was issued, there has been 260,000 liters of water used in the work of extinguishing the fire.

8. Participation of various agencies was vital to limiting and controlling the fire, including 12 firefighters of the Civil Protection agency who used a fire hose (una pipa de agua) and a fire truck; the Mexican Navy with four firefighters and a fire hose;  the company AGUAKAN with two firefighters and a fire hose; the Department of Public Services with eight firefighters and a fire hose; and the police (Public Security and Transport) with four officers at two security checkpoints.

9. On behalf of Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, Juan Luis Carrillo Soberanis asked for understanding from the residents in the face of this environmental contingency, caused by an unfortunate eventuality.

The time it will take to entirely extinguish the smoldering has increased because of radical changes in the direction of the wind.

10. The municipal authorities confirm that they are committed to 24 hour monitoring of the extent of the fire, to ensure the integrity and health of residents and to prevent further damage to the environment.

The protection of wildlife is a task for all of us.
La protección de la fauna es tarea de todos.

The Third National Health Week 2015 began, with the goal of completing all the vaccinations required by the young children.
Para que nuestras niñas y niños gocen de una salud plena, inauguramos la Tercera Semana Nacional de Salud 2015 con el objetivo de completar todos los cuadros de vacunación en los infantes.

Together let's celebrate those who went on before us.
Celebremos juntos a quienes ya se nos adelantaron.
‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎DíaDeMuertos‬


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Inauguration of hospital delayed
 This information has already been translated...


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Controlling the fire

Incendio controladoVer mas

Poor production of lobster
Triste producción de langosta.. [+] Ver mas

Fishermen increasingly at risk
Pescadores cada vez en mayor riesgon.. [+] Ver mas

Third National Health Week begins
Inició la Tercera Semana Nacional de Saluder mas

Magana company doesn't know when their ferry will be operational
Ni la empresa sabe cuando habrá barco [+] Ver mas

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October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Oct. 1    9:52

Oct. 2  10:45

Oct. 27   6:44
Oct. 28   7:37
Oct. 29   8:31
Oct. 30   9:26
Oct. 31  10:22

Thursday, Oct. 1 You are invited to the lighting of the pink lights today at 7pm on the Town Square commemorating the start of the fight against breast cancer

Monday, Oct. 5 Noon Bazaar at offices of El Corazon del Wilito charity which benefits babies and children needing heart surgery (Next to Tugui Paleteria in La Gloria)

Friday, Oct. 9  Day of the Fishermen (Dia del Pescador). Event at Monument to the Fishermen at Rueda Medina commemorating those who lost their lives at sea and placing of wreath at sea

Monday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Tuesday, Oct. 27   Blue Crab protection campaign scheduled (Sac Bajo, possibly also along the eastern coastal road between the cemetery and Punta Sur)

The living celebrating the dead in Isla Mujeres...Oct 30 & 31
En Isla Mujeres los vivos celebramos a los muertos.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Halloween

Sunday, Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos,  All Saints Day
Monday, Nov. 2  All Souls Day

Isla Mujeres: A Place of Traditions 
 Participate!  This is a poster for a Hanal Pixan altar competition   Hanal Pixan is the Mayan holiday that occurs around the time of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween. It lasts about a week and a half and is a commemoration of departed relatives and friends, who are remembered with offerings of their favorite foods, drinks, and items at altars containing their photos, at homes, businesses, and other locations, and their graves are cleaned and decorated. There are specials foods and other traditions. 

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)

From Sally MargolisHi 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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