Thursday, October 22, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 22

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

Mayor Agapito delivers backpacks to students

(See the City section below)

 Tras cinco días de lluvias, reactivan acciones los trabajadores del mar

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ISLA MUJERES, 21 de octubre.-

  After five days of restriction for navigation by small vessels, the restrictions were lifted and all boats were allowed to go out after 7:30 am, said the Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres, Ismael Gonzalez Gil. He said the port is open for all activities including trips for snorkeling, diving, fishing, visiting Isla Contoy, general tours, and sports and commercial fishing.
      He said there are no plans for further restrictions because there are no weather conditions threatening Quintana Roo. Visitors continue to come to Isla Mujeres to visit El Farito, Manchones, Garrafon, and the Lagoon area, which were not restricted.


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

Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez delivered backpacks and explained that this is an example of important economic assistance from the Governor, Roberto Borge.
Durante la entrega de mochilas el Presidente Municipal, Agapito Magaña Sanchez resaltó que la entrega de útiles representa un esfuerzo económico importante de la administración del gobernador del Estado, Roberto Borge.
Children are very important in Isla Mujeres and all the programs, actions, and projects are focused on them for their welfare and improvement.
La infancia tiene una gran importancia en Isla Mujeres, y todos los programas, acciones y proyectos están enfocados hacia ellos, para su bienestar y mejora.

Aviso a la ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬
¡Favor de compartir! Please share!
                                            Attention: Advisory 

  The City of Isla Mujeres reports that the work to completely extinguish the fire located within the Trash Transfer Facility has resumed, now that the weather will allow it.
    With the understanding that this is a difficult situation, (Bajo la premisa de que se trata de una situacion ajena a volutades humanas...lit. 'Under the premise that this is a situation alien to human volition'), this is to advise you that the problem is being addressed in a disciplined and orderly manner, with all the human, technical, and material resources that are available; and with the understanding that the quickest solution possible is needed for this regrettable situation.
    The City wants to clarify that the material which the fire has not consumed, despite the recent intense rains, is plant material, which is the result of pruning and cleaning areas of greenery, both public and private.
    The municipal Directors of Public Services, of Civil Protection & Firefighters, and of Public Security & Traffic (police) continue working in the area to avoid incidents and inconvenience for the residents of the island.
     We are asking for the understanding of the populace during this 'climatica' event which should be fully controlled in the upcoming hours.

We continue working to extinguish the fire located at the Trash Transfer Facility with all the human, technical, and material resources available.
Con los recursos humanos, técnicos y materiales con que contamos seguimos trabajando para extinguir en su totalidad el incendio focalizado en la Estación de Transferencia de Residuos Sólidos.
 Now that the weather allows, we continue working to totally extinguish the rest of the fire located at the Trash Transfer Facility.
 Apenas lo permitieron las condiciones del clima, continuamos con las labores para extinguir en definitiva los restos del incendio focalizado en la Estación de Transferencia de Residuos Sólidos.

Personnel from the Vectors Department are working to prevent diseases transmitted by mosquito bites.
Con la participación comprometida del personal del área de vectores realizamos tareas de prevención de enfermedades transmitidas por el mosco.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Pumping to continue for a week at Salina lakes


Achique tardará una semana

0 22 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca
   The municipal Director of Civil Protection said that due to the large amount of runoff water that is still entering the salinas, the pumps will continue running for at least another week until the levels are adequately lowered. Several colonias suffered flooding from the constant rains despite the pumps running around the clock.
      He said it will take seven days of work and continual running of the pumps to return the salinas to normal levels, providing it doesn't rain again. The pumps are running 24 hours at both salina lakes, Chica and Grande, which are still receiving runoff, although it has stopped raining.

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Trash Transfer Facility continues to smoke


Sigue humazón en estación de transferencia de basura

0 22 de octubre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

 Residents living in the Punta Sur area are seeking a meeting with municipal authorities to find a prompt solution to the problem of smoke which is still being emitted from the ashes of the fire that occurred recently at the Trash Transfer Facility.
      Some islanders thought that with constant rains of recent days, the fire was extinguished and the problems over; but, in truth, that was not enough because much of the refuse is below the top crust and this helped maintain the fire's temperature. Affected residents say that once the rains began, the City ignored the situation, and removed the hoses and vehicles that had been attending to the flames.
     One of the neighbors said, "They (the officials) thought that the problem would be solved by the rains, but it wasn't. The problem still exists and the danger is the smoke beginning to cause respiratory diseases." The neighbor said this is intensified with the wind and the direction of the wind determines who is affected, and  they will seek a meeting with the Mayor or the municipal Secretary General to seek an urgent and definitive solution to the problem.
     The affected resident said that this situation is not only causing a serious health problem, but also a negative image, since the Trash Transfer Facility is located on the coastal road that leads to Punta Sur, where tourists are driving by to visit that tourism location.

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Tourists return
Se reactiva la afluencia de visitantes t.. [+] Ver mas
  More tourists were seen on Wednesday at the beaches and other areas of the island, with the warm sun and no rain all day, although there were some clouds. There were tourists on tours and daytrippers revitalizing the economy which had nearly been at a standstill during the rainy days. NOAA is monitoring tropical storm Patricia in the Pacific, but there are no threats forecast for the Caribbean Sea.
    Traffic has normalized with the water having drained off the roads that were flooded, although it is difficult to access the police station because the entrance is under 10 centimeters of water. (Dirección General de Seguridad Pública). The level of Salina Grande had not reduced very much, but the walking path is mostly free of water, except the northern end. The pump continues to operate, and the level is declining slowly, with neighbors remaining concerned about any new rain that could occur.

"Carisma Joven" seeks contributions to record an album
Carisma Joven busca apoyo para grabar un disco. [+] Ver mas
    The members of the band "Carisma Joven", who sing praises to God, are seeking contributions to record an album, after having requests for a CD when they have performed at various locations including Ecatepec in the state of Mexico and in Merida, in the state of Yucatan.

Three dogs left tied out during rain
Dejaron a tres perros amarrados abajo de la lluvia [+] Ver mas

  An animal advocate reported three cases of dogs left tied out in the rain since Thursday, advising the municipal Director of Ecology, representatives of animal welfare groups, and the veterinarian Delfinao Guevara Collazo. The veterinarian condemned this practice and urged the municipal government to apply the animal welfare regulations, in order to put a stop to this. The Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco, responded that he was unable to view the problem at that time, but would send someone to investigate on Monday.
    The woman took pictures of one case in the colonia Guadalupana where two dogs wee tied to a wall, of which one can be seen and the other is behind the stairs. The third case was a black dog near the Chapel Guadalupana. Also, in Canotal she saw a pitbull puppy outside its home that appeared to have sarna (mange or scabies), and said, "However, I know there are other cases like these."
   She said she volunteers with campaigns for sterilization and control of strays, and contacted the media in hopes of raising public awareness and preventing the continued mistreatment of animals. She said it is also abusive to leave animals out under the sun, and people who do this should be punished.
     Later, the veterinarian Guevara Collazo sent an email concerning another case concerning a dog named "Laika" who was being kept in a boat named "Happy...something" parked at the Lima marina, near the gas station and restaurant, without leaving. The vet wrote about his frustration and sadness concerning people's lack of respect for animals, and his inability to change this, and the need for authorities to intervene.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the 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.

October events

Sunset ~6:40
Moonrise over the Caribbean

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

Activities at the Casa de la Cultura:
  On October 12, a workshop will begin on Painting and Drawing with teacher Dante Loyola at the Casa de Cultura on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, for 50 pesos weekly, which includes basic materials.
   On October 5, fitness classes to relieve stress and improve fitness will begin, with Dani Velasquez, at a cost of 100 pesos a week, on Monday thru Friday at 6pm, at the Casa de Cultura.
    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5pm, there are classes for those who enjoy the rhythms of urban dance, hip hop, soca, afro, and mambo de calle at the Casa de Cultura.
      A theater workshop for youths and adults will begin on Oct. 14 from 6p-8p, with teacher Rita Giacchetti, with the objective of teaching the participants how to put on a performance. There will be 24 sessions between Mondays and Fridays, with a small contribution required.

Wed. Oct. 21 at the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres at 7pm, Free event
Cuban photographs, Art and a Dance performance

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Casa de Cultura  4p-8p Free Entry Sea turtles and their conservation at the Isla Contoy National Park of Quintana Roo   
       Subjects: Nesting beaches,  Sea monitoring, Genetics and marking, Monitoring the beach temperatures 
  Sponsored by Amigos de Isla Contoy and contact info is given for more information

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. 

Coming up in November at the Casa de la Cultura!

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 Margolis 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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