Thursday, September 29, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 29

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Human rights agency opens investigation into complaints about the Community Hospital 

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Abre investigación ante señalamientos por desempeño del personal de Hospital Comunitario de IM

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ISLA MUJERES, 28 de septiembre.-
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    President of the Human Rights Commission of the State of Quintana Roo (CDHeQROO), Harley Sosa Guillen, said a complaint has been filed (whose number is given) concerning allegations against staff of the Community Hospital. The staff for the Visitaduria Adjunta of the island will require a report to the Health Authorities. 
       In newspaper reports, allegations were made of possible negligence by the personal in the death of a child last week, as well as in association with the lack of medications. (These allegations were denied by the hospital director...see yesterday's translations). The agency is asking for people who have been directly affected by problems with health services at the hospital to share their information. They said this is essential to have solid facts for the investigation, and to thereby proceed in accordance with the laws. 
      The agency's statement said that life and health are the most precious things a person has, therefore it is necessary to be able to count on the infrastructure being adequate, as well as having services that are provided efficiently and with dignity for the community.
    The Commission considers it essential to conduct this investigation to see if the authorities are fulfilling their obligations and responsibilities to respect and uphold human rights. Otherwise recommendations will be issued for sanctions against any public servants who have committed negligence or irregularities. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Federal Agency conducts evaluation of North Beach
    The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification conducted an assessment visit to North Beach, which is used for recreation, and will release its report within 30 days. This audit was conducted in compliance with  Norma Oficial Mexicana NMX – AA -120 – SCFI – 2016, which establishes the requirements and specifications for sustainability for beaches such as North Beach, which is certified.  The goal is to re endorse the certification which was first obtained in 2014, and is valid for two years.
      The work was coordinated by the Federal Zone Agency, with participation by the municipal agencies of Ecology, Enforcement (Fiscalization), Public Services, Tourism, Public Safety, and Civil Protection.
      This popular beach has been ranked as the second most beautiful beach in Mexico and among the top ten most beautiful in the world.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Retirement ceremony for three teachers at the Middle School, Benito Juarez. Photo at this Twitter link: #IslaMujeres
Emotiva ceremonia de despedida por jubilación de tres grandes profesoras de la Escuela Secundaria "Benito Juárez"


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

No details about closure  
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   On Monday, closure seals were placed on the former fishing cooperative "Justicia Social" where construction work was being carried out, by PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection.) The agency requested documentation relating to the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement). A representative of the developer said he was not authorized to issue information, and the members of the fishing cooperative also declined to comment.
       Members of the cooperative had explained they have contract of purchase agreement for the facilities, and that the federal agency was talking to the cooperative Board because the documents are in the name of the cooperative.
       The fishermen were allowed access to the pier because some of them have live lobsters in cages beneath the pier, which they are in the process of marketing.

Careless dismantling of boat causes fire 
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   When two workers were careless with the dismantling of a boat and caused a fire, they placed two boats nearby at risk, which were used for whale shark tours.  The event occurred at the entrance of the Makax lagoon, and was not a major incident due to timely intervention by Civil Protection personnel.
      It appears the fire was caused from the workers using blow torches, cutting the steel parts of the abandoned boat, which is more than 40 feet long. An investigation will be done which could result in financial penalties.  The Director of Civil Protection, Mauro Rodriguez Velazquez, said they don't know who the owner of the boat is, but those responsible for the incident appeared to be those dismantling  the boat, which is being done by Mr. Roque Vivas, whose company is in the business of buying and selling scrap.
      The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, ruled out that the fire could have been caused by a short circuit, since the boat has no engine and no power generator, and said, "Therefore it follows that this was caused by irresponsibility of the workers doing the dismantling."
     It is noted that there are several abandoned boats in that area near the entrance to Makax lagoon and within the lagoon, as well as near the La Carbonera island, where there are remains of several boats affected by storms in recent decades. It is recommended that their steel remains, in an advanced state of deterioration, be cleaned out of these sites.

Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres Through Time" 
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    On Tuesday morning, Isla Mujeres historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid presented the third edition of his trilogy "Isla Mujeres Through Time"  (“Isla Mujeres a través del tiempo”). He was accompanied by Quintana Roo historian Francisco Bautista Perez and poet Felix Justiniano Ferraez. The City Hall room was packed with a varied audience which included politicians, business people, and lovers of literature.
     Sr Villanueva Madrid said the history ends in 1994, and this book covers developments in Isla Mujeres in the 20th century. Readers are introduced to Isla Mujeres when it was a jungle paradise surrounded by the sea. The book includes statements by  diputado constituyente (Legislator) Gilberto Pastrana Novelo, former Governor Jesús Martínez Ross, and from the first Mayor, Ariel “Picho” Magaña. It is about the growth of the population, about Puerto Juarez, the rise and decline of the fishing industry, agriculture, tourism, sailors, boats, and more.
      A free book was provided for those in attendance of the event, and afterwards the author signed copies for all who requested an autograph.

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

September events

Sunset ~6:45p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Sept. 16     6:58p
Sept. 17     7:45p
Sept. 18      8:32p
Sept. 19      9:21p
Sept. 20     10:12p
Sept. 21     11:05p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

Aug. 30-Sept. 8  Our Lady of Charity Celebration: Patron Saint of Fishermen. 
               Evening activities at the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores. 
               Wed., Sept. 7-Mass at 10p, then Las Mananitas (usually at midnight). 
               Thur.  Sept 8  Saint's Day of Our Lady of Charity
               Sat., Sept. 10-Boat procession to Isla Contoy departs at ~8am, This 17th annual procession will include hundreds of Catholics who will travel  30km, transporting the wooden icon to the chapel at the fishermen's camp.  A Mass will be held, and the people will return to Isla Mujeres afterwards, probably shortly after noon. The Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre is the patron saint of seamen and this icon from Cuba will remain in Isla Contoy throughout the lobster season, returning to Isla Mujeres in early March.

Sept. 1 Thursday  Artist Fair scheduled at Casa de Cultura 4-9


Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm the "Movies in your colonia" program presents "Bichos" (A Bug's Life) at the Bicentario Plaza in La Gloria. Free.

Sept. 5-9 Second state Week of the Manatee

Sunday, Sept. 11 International Coastal Cleanup in Isla Mujeres

Schedule of Patriotic Festivities
Sept. 12 at 7:30p Town Square   Lighting of the lights
Sept. 13 at 9am  Benito Juarez Middle School  Ceremony commemorating the 169th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847    Dia de los Ninos Heroes of Chapultepec
Sept. 14 at 9am  Colegio Bachilleres High School  Ceremony commemorating the 192nd anniversary of the Annexation of Chiapas in 1824
Sept. 15 at 9:30pm  Town Square  Band & Dancing * Coronation of Queens of the Patriotic Festivities * Proclamation of Independence-Grito  (See poster below)
Sept. 16 at 8am Naval base Civic parade for the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico
Sept. 30  at 8am  Julio Sauri Espinoza school commemoration of the 251st anniversary of the birth of Jose Maria Morelos

Thursday, Sept.15  Artist Fair scheduled 4-9p  Casa de Cultura

Thursday, Sept. 15   Grito of Dolores Celebration
 Town Square.
9:30 Folklorico Dancers Performing
10p Coronation of the Festival Queens
11p Celebration of the Proclamation of the Grito of Independence
11:30 Super Crack band

Friday, Sept. 16   Independence Day Parade 8am
Thursday, September 22 at 8pm on the esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura
Celebremos a #IslaMujeres este 22 de septiembre en la explanada de la casa de la cultura a las 8pm.

Thursday Sept. 22  Equinox
Sunday, September 25 at 8pm on the Town Square, celebration of the first Anniversary of Isla Mujeres being named as a Pueblo Magico.


The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisimas gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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