Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 17

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

Port reopened for small boats but...

Some restrictions maintained for safety 

 Mantienen restricciones por seguridad

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de noviembre.-
   After nearly three days of closure for boats under 40 feet, the Harbor Master reopened the port today (Monday) at 1:30pm, with caution advisories, due to the presence of isolated showers. The port had been closed for small boats since 8pm on Friday, leaving hundreds of vessels stranded at the docks and shores of Isla Mujeres. Navigation was virtually impossible on Saturday and Sunday, due to the rain and winds which gusted up to 60 kilometers per hour.

Veneration of  Pope Saint John Paul II

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at the Church of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception   

Cientos de feligreses se dieron cita en la iglesia Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de noviembre.-
  Hundreds of parishioners went to the Church of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception downtown to see, touch, and venerate the relics of Pope Saint John Paul II, which were on the isle for about 14 hours. They arrived at 8:30 am and departed at 10:30, while touring various locations around the Yucatan Peninsula. 
       The local priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso, explained that this is part of a worldwide tour and the relics arrived in Quintana Roo from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and are being exhibited at localities including Chetumal, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, and Isla Mujeres. Next, the relics will be taken to several towns in the state of Yucatan, and later they will be transported to Canada, and then to New Your, and they will continue to tour around the world.
      Brother Miguel Hernandez explained that the relics have three degrees. The relics of the third degree have touched a saint, of the second degree belonged to a saint, and relics of the first degree are part of the saint's body. In the case of the relics of St. John Paul II, this consists of a drop of blood from the assassination attempt on the Pope on March 13 during the 1980's. He said that when a rosary or prayer card touches the relics of John Paul II, which occurred with hundreds of Catholics in Isla Mujeres, they became relics of the third degree.


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

Posted yesterday.....

November is the last month for discounts on various payments at the Municipal Treasury.
Noviembre, último mes con descuentos en diversos pagos. Acude a la Tesorería Municipal.

Nov. 16 National Day of Criminologists 
Hoy 16 de Noviembre, Día Nacional del Criminólogo.

Big campaign by state to eliminate mosquito breeding areas 
    By orders of the Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, the green light has been given to begin the Mega Brigade by the state to kill mosquitoes that transmit Dengue and Chikungunya in the three areas that make up the municipality of Isla Mujeres: the island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural (Agrícola) area.This is being conducted in the ten municipalities of the state. (Since Q. Roo recently added Puerto Morelos as another municipality, now there are eleven.) As part of the Tour of Health, this program was launched in Isla Mujeres on Monday morning from the dome in Rancho Viejo, on the mainland, and then fumigation began in that area of the municipality.
     The Tour of Health also provides free medical services to ensure good health for all the residents of Quintana Roo. At the Health Fair they will provide free services to the population including measuring weight, height, waist size, glucose levels, blood pressure, and hemoglobin, to screen for problems such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Other services include administering vaccines against influenza and pnuemonia, and PSA testing for men over 45, as well as nutritional counseling, noninvasive cardiac assessments, and psychological counseling. 
     Names of officials in attendance are listed, who emphasized that the state remains vigilant in preventing mosquito borne diseases by fogging and fumigating against the larvae, and they noted eliminating their breeding areas near homes is the best method of prevention. They asked people to review their yards for objects that could collect water and remove them, and to cover their water tanks and other containers, as well as cleaning out watering bowls or troughs for domestic animals.

The sea: Natural element that forms part of our history.
El mar, elemento natural que forma parte de nuestra historia.

Sterilization campaign on the mainland Nov. 17-22
Campaña de ‪#‎esterilización‬ del 17 al 22 de noviembre. ¡Te esperamos

(Monday night)..Tonight we will enjoy the music of David Calzado & Charanga Habanera
Esta noche disfrutaremos de la música y sabor de David Calzado & Charanga Habanera. ¡Te esperamos!

Nov. 16, International Day of  Tolerance 
Hoy 16 de Noviembre, Día Internacional para la Tolerancia.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Faithful view relics of Pope Saint John Paul II    


Acuden Feligreses al llamado de Juan Pablo II

0 17 de noviembre de 2015  By Carlos Gasca  

Concerns about mosquitoes    


Temen por brotes de moscos

0 17 de noviembre de 2015   By Carlos Gasca
   Some residents in the colonias of Cañotal and La Gloria have asked the Ministry of Health to intensify actions to combat Dengue and Chikungunya, because they are concerned that the recent rains will cause outbreaks of mosquitoes, who transmit these diseases.
     There has been controversy on social networks concerning claims that there have been cases of Chikungunya which have not been acknowledged by the Hospital Director. Health officials have dismissed these claims, arguing that these potential cases were not confirmed by the laboratory. The Hospital Director, Pedro Zapata Loya, said two cases have been recorded, but they were tourists who were infected outside of the island.

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Cahuameros basketball team: Playing better
Cahuameros, más consolidado .. [+] Ver mas
      The New Generation Cahuameros played the Manatees from Chetumal at the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, losing the first game by two points and winning the second one. The final score of the first game was 76-74 and for the second game, it was 75-70. The top players for the home team were islanders Hugo Castillo, Amado Fernández and Oswaldo Guzmán, and the team from Chetumal featured two reinforcements from Belize.
         For the exhibition game between the Cahuamero Veterans and the former students of Tecnológico de Mérida, the final score was 45-44 in favor of the home team.

Veneration of blood of St. John Paul 
Sangre de San Juan Pablo venerada. [+] Ver mas

Totally successful Festival of Caribbean Culture 
Todo un éxito el Festival de Cultura del Caribe[+] Ver mas

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November events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Nov. 25   6:14
Nov. 26   7:09
Nov. 27   8:06
Nov. 28   9:02
Nov. 29   9:58
Nov. 30  10:52

Nov. 5 Thursday 4p   Town Square   Art Fair with 10 pesos food samples starting at 5p
Cancelled by rain, Rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 & relocated to the Casa de Cultura

Nov. 5 & 6 Casa de Cultura 7p  Balsassina Ensemble of Vienna  Free Entry

 Nov. 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day

Nov. 13 Friday Zumba event at the Taxista lodge

Nov. 13-16 is Buen Fin when discounts are widely available

Friday, Nov. 13 at the Casa de la Cultura 6p Book presentation
Caribbean Culture Festival 2015 will be held outside the Casa de la Cultura, Nov. 13-15, all events are free. Residents & Visitors are invited. See changes below in Sunday's schedule & location

Friday, Nov. 13 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the dance troupe Alma Caribeña; La Trova Islana,  the band Gil Harry SevenF, and the headliner is Cuban Jazz musician Isaac Delgado and his band.

Basketball on Nov. 14 & 15:

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, there will be a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo, featuring songs written by isleños, including Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández and his son Virgilio Fernández. It will be at the building next to the Catholic Church on the Town Square.

Sunday, Nov. 15  Celso Pina & Pato Machete are rescheduled for Sunday Nov. 15 at 8pm at the Mundaca Hacienda, followed by Cuban band Timbalaye. 

Monday, Nov. 16  at 8pm, Mundaca Hacienda, a performance by Charanga Habanera; whose leader David Calzado is known for the hit “Gozando de la Habana”.

Monday, Nov. 16 Day off for Revolution Day

Friday, Nov. 20  Revolution Day Commemorated  There is usually a parade in the morning. The time and place should be announced later this week.

Sunday, Nov. 22 Christ the King Day

Approximately Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link   

Nov. 29 Los Cafres at Poc Na

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 islaanimals.org - 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!  http://www.gofundme.com/isla-animals-rv
Coming in December.....
 Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

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