Thursday, October 6, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, November 6

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo promoting actions to improve waste management 

Impulsa mejoras en manejo de residuos

 Juan Carrillo, como parte de estrategia de primeros 100 días

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Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
The improvement of solid waste management is one of the principal goals of the new administration in the first 100 days of government; redoubling efforts to address this issue, which is one of great concern to the citizens. 
     Mayor Juan Carrillo said that proper management of trash is of vital importance, and he is working toward optimization and improvement in the collection and transport of the trash, to provide  efficient, high quality service to the entire island community. He said it is one of his commitments to address issues that are important, in an effective and strategic manner, so that the collection and final disposition of trash is supervised and optimizes the use of all the resources the City has available.
    He said, "We have found resources from the Federal government to acquire two new trucks, for more efficient trash collection, collect, and to cover more area in less time. In upcoming days, we will have a new 'gondola' truck (big open semi, I think) to reduce the amount of garbage at the Trash Transfer facility."
   The Mayor said as soon as he took office, he began working on a strategy to alter and raise awareness about separation of trash and the management of trash for recycling, reusing, and reducing, to put Isla Mujeres on the forefront of sanitation and environmental conservation. 

Drivers complaining about failure to remove nails after company painted pavement

Queja de conductores contra empresa

Olvidó retirar clavos que utilizó para trazar línea en la que aplicó pintura en pavimento

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Leer más..Photo & full article at this link.
   Residents are complaining on social networks that the company “Aguila Constructora del Sureste S.A. de C.V.”, who painted the central and side lane lines on the road from downtown (Centro) to colonia Salinas (Chica Salina), forgot to remove the nails used to hold the thread that marked the line for paint application. They say these nails pose a danger to drivers since they could puncture a tire at any time and cause an accident. They said there are more nails near the speed bumps, where there are half a dozen nails concentrated, which could easily puncture the tire of a motorcycle or a car. 


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

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

Enjoy the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" on Friday, Oct. 7 in colonia La Gloria at the Dome of Plaza Bicentenario at 6:30pmas part of the Cine en tu Colonia program. Free.
Disfruta “El día que la tierra se detuvo” viernes 7 de octubre en la plaza bicentenario domo de la colonia la gloria #CineEnTuColonia #EntradaGratuita


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Within this administration there will only be transfers; we are not considering firings: Fuentes Cruz    Full article and photo at link below.
Sólo habrá reubicaciones dentro de la administración pero no hemos considerado en despidos: Fuentes Cruz     
   The official said that no layoffs are planned among the City workers, as has happened in other municipalities, such as Cozumel. He said there will be some changing of jobs or relocations, but that overall, the same staff will be working.

Office for driver's licenses will be open again next week   Full article & photo at link below
Ventanilla para trámite de licencia de conducir abrirá de nuevo hasta la próxima semana
The Director of Public and Traffic Safety, Jaime Alberto Ongay Galué, said the office for processing driver's licenses could be open in a week, after that service was suspended  last Thursday due to the change in municipal administration .The police chief explained that those who need processing of their driver's license will have to wait until next week, until they have completed the change of signatures, stamps and logos that are required for this type of identification.

As of Wednesday, ten people have died due to Matthew passing thru the Caribbean Photo & full article at link below  
Hasta el momento son diez vidas humanas cobradas por Matthew a su paso por el caribe -

Hurricane Matthew changed its trajectory because of a high pressure system, which acted as a anti-hurricane barrier. Full article & photo at link below
Sistema de alta presión sobre el caribe funciona como una barrera anticiclónica, por eso el cambio de trayectoria
OCT 5:    Isla Mujeres Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil said that if it had not been for the formation of nortes (northern fronts of high pressure), the path of Hurricane Matthew would not hae changed and would have hit Quintana Roo today. Fortunately for Q Roo, the formation of Cold Front #2 a few days ago caused the hurricane to veer, to hit Haiti today, and Cuba and Florida.
  Now there is a high pressure system that will probably enter Mexico during the next hours, which would be good, considering the large amount of hurricane activity over the Atlantic. The high pressure systems help in many ways, forming the nortes and acting as a natural anti-hurricane barrier.

Work stoppage this Thursday at Bachilleres high school.    Full article and photo at link below
Tv Isla Mujeres - Bachilleres anuncia paro de labores para este jueves!
   See headline below. This would have affected just over 300 students in Isla Mujeres who attend the high school, and was intended as part of a teaches strike at all the Bahcilleres campuses in the state to pressure the state government to make payments of monies owed as part of the SAR (System of Saving for Retirement) and other benefits. All the teachers in Chetumal (state capital) were planning a strike.
      The union leader, José Gabriel Sulú Martínez, said the state government owes more than 200 million pesos, to the SAR, FOVISSTE, and FONACOT, plus deductions to third parties in general. It was the previous government who failed to make these payments, and it is hoped that this type of pressure on the new government will reduce the time amount of time it takes. He said the problem is complicated, because now all or a majority of the workers are experiencing cartera vencida (holds on their cards?) or credit problems (?buró de crédito). He estimated thate are about 780 union workers in the state, between faculty and staff, who have this problem, and they should be present at this march, which intends to suspend educational activities at the 49 Colegio de Bachilleres in the state.
     Activities are only to be suspended on Thursday and Friday Oct 6 & 7, and is only directed at the Bachilleres Schools system and its Director General, during the current session of Congress taking place at the State Capital.

Reversal by the union leader of Colegio Bachilleres high school with announcement that there will be classes tomorrow in Isla Mujeres. Photo at link below, of announcement document.  
Líder sindical del Colegio de Bachilleres da marcha atrás y anuncia que sí habrán clases mañana en Isla Mujeres


Juan Carrillo will be the driving force behind actions to improve trash management  Photo & full article at link below  
Tv Isla Mujeres - Impulsará Juan Carrillo acciones para mejorar el manejo de la basura


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Trash truck fleet in disrepair 
Parque vehicular de limpieza, en mal estador, of.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    The Department of Public Services has six trucks, in poor condition, and it is recommended that the municipality should improve this before high season begins. The day after receiving his appointment, new Director of Public Services, Jose Rios Chale, said, "We received this department in a state of abandonment."  There is more than 1000 tonnes of trash at the Trash Transfer Facility and currently this situation is complicated by the fact that there is only one vehicular ferry crossing to the mainland landfill. However, they plan to have the area cleaned out by mid-November.
   They are also ready to establish a collection schedule between 5am and noon and they request the cooperation of the residents to achieve the goal of maintaining clean surroundings. He said, "We ask that people do not put their trash out after the collection truck has passed, but rather wait for the next day's collection, so that dogs and cats don't scatter garbage around the streets."
   He explained that the current situation is that there are only two 3-ton trucks and two 'estaquitas' (smaller high sided trucks) serving the island, which are at risk of breaking down because they are in a deteriorated state. He believes that by next year, his department should be fully equipped and able to guarantee service. Also, soon they will launch a hotline for the population, for the location and removal of junk in a timely manner, such as furniture, mattresses, and organic trash. There will be new garbage collection points on the main streets of the isle.
   Regarding the transfer of trash to the mainland, the two vehicles are in good condition with one receiving adaptation, and is crossing daily at 5am with 35 tonnes of trash. In the course of the next month, the other will be added when the other ferry returns in the last part of October. Then they will lease it for their own use for one or two nights, to have trips with various trucks, to completely clean out the Trash Transfer Facility.  They intend to have it completely cleaned out by mid-November.

350 students without classes (this was reversed)
Sin clases más de 350 alumnos . [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

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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 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

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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