Saturday, October 8, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, October 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Correctly separating trash is fundamental for having a clean city: Juan Carrillo 

Separación correcta de la basura, fundamental

 Para municipio limpio: Juan Carrillo

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ISLA MUJERES, 7 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article & photo at this link.
See City section below....  


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

The separation of trash is essential to maintain cleanliness.Full article at this link
La separación de la basura es fundamental para mantener limpio #IslaMujeres #CulturaAmbiental
        The Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis said that in order to keep the municipality clean, it is important to have participation by the entire island community, whom he asked to make a commitment to separate trash in their homes. He said from the first day of his administration, he has taken actions to clean up the island, and with help from citizens by separating their trash, this can be improved.
        "If people will begin this work by separation of trash at home, we will facilitate this process, and improve the quality of our lives and of our environment. Making this a habit will create a better future for the islanders, especially the children."  He said this is a task that is the responsibility in which everyone must participate, because small actions such as separation of trash and not littering can generate big change, which can make Isla Mujeres an example of good waste management.
      The Mayor said he is committed to continuing to work on this issue, so that we have a clean destination, which not only benefits its public image, but also protects the environment and gives the community an opportunity to have a better future.

A Civic Ceremony for the XLIII Anniversary of the Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo was held at the Middle School, escuela secondaria tecnica #1.
Esta mañana se llevó a cabo la Ceremonia Cívica del XLII Aniversario del Estado Libre y Soberano de #QuintanaRoo en la escuela secundaria técnica #1 

You're invited to the start of the program "Isla Mujeres Magic Nights" on Sunday, October 9 at 8pm on the Town Square.  A Sunday evening program of cultural and artistic events. Commemorating the XLII Anniversary of the creation of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.
Te invitamos al inicio del programa “Noches Mágicas de Isla Mujeres” este domingo 9 de octubre a las 20:00 Hrs


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Mexican Navy assisted a fisherman with serious symptoms of decompression Article & photo at this link
Tv Isla Mujeres - Armada de México auxilia a pescador con grave síntoma de descompresión  
    Personnel with the Navy of Mexico, based at the station in Puerto Juarez, received a request to assist a fisherman who was suffering from symptoms of decompression. Naval personnel were conducting 'urban' tours on Isla Blanca when they were approached by a person seeking help to transport a fisherman who was at the Isla Blanca fishing camp in a pickup truck and in urgent need of medical attention at the hyperbaric chamber in Isla Mujeres. The Navy immediately mobilized personnel to assist, sending the interceptor type Patrol Boat,  Buque ARM Oaxaca PO-163, to transport the man to Isla Mujeres for the required medical attention. These actions took place as part of the Navy's responsibility to safeguard human lives at sea and is an example of their commitment to ensure the safety of the coastal population of Mexico.

Mayor Juan Carrillo met with Admiral Carlos Ortega Muniz & commended the work of Navy Article & photo at this link
Tv Isla Mujeres - Reconoce el presidente Juan Carrillo labor de la Marina Armada de México en Isla Mujeres   
   The Mayor said he is committed to working hand in hand with the Navy of the Fifth Region, based in Isla Mujeres, and thanked the Admiral for his commitment and dedication to the service of the community.

Aguakán will offer more than a hundred free studies for the detection of cancer in women   - & article at this link
Aguakán ofrecerá más de cien estudios gratuitos para la detección del Cáncer de la Mujer -
     "In Mexico the detection of breast cancer is still delayed because a large percentage of women are diagnosed with the disease in stages 2 or 3, with palpable tumors, between two and five centimeters, which reduces the chances of recovery, " said Velia Rubio Gutierrez, a specialists in breast radiography at Medica Sur. The company "Desarrollos Hidraulicos of Cancun", better known as Aguakan, has announced that it will donate more than 100 clinical studies for the detection of this silent disease that claims lives every year. In a press release, the company announced that it will give these studies away to women in the municipalities of Isla Mujeres, Benito Juarez, Puerto Morelos, and Solidaridad. It says that since 2011, the Aguakan company has provided preventative messages about breast cancer to its clients on pink bags and tee shirts. 
    The clinical exams they are donating this year include pelvic ultrasounds, colposcopy, pap smears and mammograms, as well as gynecological examinations. Women who are current on their payments (I think this refers to their Aguakan water bills) can submit a request via email at, or in person at their Customer Service Centers: Centros de Atención, Las Tiendas y Av. Yaxchilan, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Cruz de Servicios in Playa del Carmen, or by telephone or social networks. After a socioeconomic inquiry, the beneficiaries will be chosen. 
   According to the Mexican Ministry of Health, breast cancer has ranked as the leading cause of deaths from cancer in women since 2006, and there were 11,372 cases recorded in 2014. Specialist Fernando Mainero Ratchelous, of the Oncology Hospital of the National 21st Century Centro Médic  Instituto Mexicano of Seguro Social (IMSS), said early treatment not only results in longer life expectancy, it also lowers costs, since treating Stage 1 breast cancer costs five times less than treatment of Stage 4.
     In Mexico, there are large differences in the distribution of mammograms conducted by public health institutions. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reports that out of every 100 mammograms, 30 are in Mexico City, 7 are in Baja California, 6 are in Jalisco, while there are six states where the percentage is less than one, with Quintana Roo being the most extreme case at 0.5 percent. 
     Therefore, with the slogan for the National Campaign is  #DateUnaMano  (Give a hand), the Ministry of Health has launched a campaign for the month of fighting cancer. Aguakan emphasizes its commitment to helping the people of Quintana Roo with methods of addressing this disease with two approaches: prevention and treatment, involving health professionals such as doctors and nurses, as will as a multidisciplinary team to address all aspects, both physical and social.

"We will remove more than 1400 tonnes of trash from the Transfer Facility before the next vacation period Full article & photo at this link.
Sacaremos las más de mil 400 toneladas que nos dejaron en la estación de transferencia para antes de las próximas vacaciones   
  This information has already been translated regarding the Director of Servicios Públicos of Isla Mujeres, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalé explaing they are awaiting the return from Campeche of the larger ferry and plan to remove the backlog of trash from the Transfer Facility before the December vacation period.

Sr. Magana Barragan:  "It will be a major challenge to maintain the Pueblo Magico designation for next year".
Será un reto mayor mantener el distintivo de Pueblo Mágico para el próximo año: Magaña Barragán
. - Gerardo Magaña Barragan, President of Citizen's  Pueblo Magcio Committee in Isla Mujeres, said that while the municipality will not be affected by the Pueblo Magico budget cuts, we should be more committed to maintaining the appointment in order to not lose it in 2018. He said this will require hard work by both the Citizen's Committee and the municipal authorities. He said a real commitment is needed from authorities to bring order, to prevent invasion of the pedestrian areas, and to get rid of trash, stray animals, and street noise, which are sources of complaints from tourists. It was announced last year that Pueblo Magico funds would be used for painting the facades that symbolize the identity of Isla Mujeres (the wooden, Caribbean-style buildings downtown) and for signage.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Formal request from Hotel Association
Hoteleros formalizan solicitud [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    A formal request has been sent by the Isla Mujeres Small Hotels Fascinantes Association to the state government of Quintana Roo seeking the reinstatement of the Tourism Promotion Trust (fideocomiso) agency in Isla Mujeres. These agencies were formed in 1996 by the state government in the municipalities of  Benito Juárez, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Solidaridad and Othon P. Blanco. They were discontinued for the two islands, which caused some discontent. (Responsibility for tourism promotion for Isla Mujeres was moved to the Cancun Convention and Visitors agency. These hoteliers want it returned to the island.)

Good weather for the weekend 
Buen clima para el fin de semananta.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Good weather is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Tropical storm Nicole is south of Bermuda and posing no risk to Mexico, and may interact with Hurricane Mathew in the upcoming days. There are three tropical waves being monitored, with the first in the Lesser Antilles moving west at 28 km/hr, the second is in the Central Atlantic, and the third is in the Eastern Atlantic. Meanwhile, cold front #3 is about to enter the Gulf of Mexico.
    The information in the second part of the article concerns the Third National Health Week taking place in Isla Mujeres Oct. 10-15, and has already been translated. 

Creating an Isla Mujeres Children's Choir   
Formarán el Coro Infantil de Isla Mujeres. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   The Director of the Casa del Caribe Maya has extended an invitation to students in the fifth and sixth grade to attend auditions which will be held at the headquarters of that agency. Spokesman Miguel Povedano, who is a founder of the Festival of Caribbean Culture in Isla Mujeres, said they have brought two teachers to assist, María Cabrales and Dania Domecg, from the Conservatory of Santiago de Cuba.
    Classes, which are free, will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4p to 5p at the Casa del Caribe, which is located in the Mundaca apartments.  He said they could not have the classes in the schools because they lack support from the SEP (State Educational Department) supervisor in Isla Mujeres, Guadalupe Briceno. 

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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.

October events

Sunset ~6:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Oct. 15      6:20p  Full Moon
Oct. 16      7:09p
Oct. 17      8:01p
Oct. 18      8:55p
Oct. 19      9:51p
Oct. 20     10:49p
Oct. 21     11:46p

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

Thursday, Oct. 6  Artist Fair   4p  Casa de la Cultura  Participants include Isla Brewing, AMar Cocina Peruana, and Javi's Cantina

You're invited to the start of the program "Isla Mujeres Magic Nights" on Sunday, October 9 at 8pm on the Town Square.  A Sunday evening program of cultural and artistic events. Commemorating the XLII Anniversary of the creation of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.
Te invitamos al inicio del programa “Noches Mágicas de Isla Mujeres” este domingo 9 de octubre a las 20:00 Hrs

Wednesday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Thursday, Oct. 20  Artist Fair  4p

Monday, Oct. 31   Halloween

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos


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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