Friday, November 11, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor encourages residents to file complaints

Authorities & the community must work together against crime

Promueve Comuna denuncia ciudadana

Edil llama a frente común contra la delincuencia

Cecilia SOLIS

ISLA MUJERES, BJ, 10 de noviembre.
Leer más..Full article at this link.

Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, urged citizens, merchants, associations and entrepreneurs to make a common front in the fight against crime by means of filing complaints.The mayor said that Isla Mujeres is a land of hardworking and hospitable people, considered one of the safest municipalities of Quintana Roo, for this reason he is committed as a leader to doubling the efforts to preserve the tranquility and security that characterizes this place. For this reason is necessary to coordinate between the three levels of government and the people.
    The Mayor said that citizen complaints are the most effective means to proceed against those who commit criminal acts, to make them pay for it, and to promote positive values that encourage healthy lifestyles and avoid the new generations being incited to commit crimes.
     He said that crime prevention is the work of everyone, each from the field of expertise. In the case of the authorities, it is their duty to ensure the safety of citizens, and in the case of the citizens, it is their responsibility to file complaints. "If you see something suspicious or you witness an act of corruption, make a complaint," said the Mayor.

Training for firefighters 

Mayor capacitación a los bomberos

 Para mejorar aún más su desempeño

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See yesterday's news for this translation.


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

We want to know your opinion, get involved in the citizens forum #discussing our future #platiquemosdelfuturo, It will be coming to your colonia very soon. Join us and participate!
Queremos saber tu opinión, participa en el foro ciudadano #PlatiquemosDelFuturo, que próximamente estará llegando a tu colonia. ¡Únete y participa!

The municipal institute of Sports, Recreation, and Youth invite you to participate in the these activities: Volleyball, Handball, Regular & Rapid Soccer, Basketball, and Football.

There are photos of a Citizen's Forum in the Continental Zone on the mainland.

There is a video that says Trabajando para tener una #IslaMujeres más limpia / Working to have a cleaner Isla Mujeres. It shows accumulated trash being removed from the Trash Transfer Facility and says more than 600 tonnes have been removed during this administration, and they are still working at it.

Mayor Juan Carrillo, has pledged to redouble efforts and work in coordination with the three tiers of government for the security of families of the island.
El presidente Juan Carrillo, se ha comprometido a redoblar esfuerzos y trabajar coordinadamente con los tres niveles de gobierno por la seguridad de las familias isleñas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The City of Isla Mujeres encourages citizen complaints to fight crime- article at this link
El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres promueve la cultura de la denuncia ciudadana -…/

Mayor Juan Carrillo is seeking more federal funds for Isla Mujeres- article at this link 
Busca Juan Carrillo mayor presupuesto federal para Isla Mujeres -…/

Mexican Navy conducted a successful simulation of a fuel spill in the sea - article at this link
Realiza Armada de México con éxito simulacro por Derrame de Hidrocarburos en la Mar -…/

Timely intervention by the Civil Defense Department in boat fire in Isla Mujeres- article at this link
Oportuna intervención de la dirección de Protección Civil en conato de incendio en Isla Mujeres -…/
 The Ultramar boat "Mixcoatl" was receiving maintenance, when it began to emit smoke at 4:15pm which caused the mobilization of Civil Protection, the Navy, and the municipal Police. Personnel with Civil Defense intervened rapidly and extinguished the flames before they could advance further. At this time there is no official statement regarding the fire, but workers in the area say it was the result by an error of one of the welders, which caused a life jacket to catch fire, setting off the safety protocols.

Will there be drug testing for all taxi drivers: Eduardo Peniche- article at this link


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca" returning   
Ferry “Isla Blanca” por retornar.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  November 10  The vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca" is scheduled to return on Friday from Ciudad del Carmen, where it has been receiving maintenance since it left the isle during the first week in September. While this ferry was gone, the "Sergio Gracia Aguilar" maintained a temporary schedule of 8 round trips to Punta Sam on Monday thru Saturday, and four on Sundays.
    The Director of Public Services, Jose Rio, said the absence of this ferry has hampered their efforts to remove the 1400 tonnes of accumulated trash that was inherited by this administration. They have removed nearly half of it, but they want to finish the work and eliminate the bad odors, which are carried to the Bay by winds. With just the one ferry, it was difficult to resolve this problem quickly, whose pollution and odors have generated complaints from businesses and residents.
       More than eight million pesos were invested in the "Isla Blanca", which departed Ciudad del Carmen on Tuesday and should arrive at the island between this afternoon and tomorrow. The work on the boat included changing metal plates, general painting, improvements in the propulsion system, new zinc anodes, and changing one of the motors.
     In other news, the PRD party supports a proposal that Cancun should pay 200,000 pesos monthly for the regional landfill (which is located within the Isla Mujeres municipality on the mainland).

Simulation of a fuel spill
Simulacro de derrame de hidrocarburos en IM [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   A simulation of a fuel spill at sea was carried out on Thursday in the Bay, near the Naval pier, starting at 10am, and finishing shortly after noon. The hypothetical event began at 8am with the Harbor Master reporting to the Navy that at 7:50 the ferry transporting vehicles and passengers to Punta Sam has suffered a breakdown in its navigational equipment, causing it to collide with at 72 foot tourist yacht, resulting in two people with injuries, and two who fell into the sea. (The exercise began in real time at 10am, the hypothetical event began at 7:50).
       Admiral Gilberto Carrion Lechuga, Chief of Staff at the local Naval base, supervised the operation from the Naval Club, evaluating the logistics, operations, information, finance and planning sections, following the corresponding protocols that have been established to deal with this type of contingency. In this case, they simulated that two cubic meters of fuel were spilled and two people needed to be rescued from the water. The Naval contingency plan to collect the fuel began at 10:28 when long 'sausages' were moved to the area of the incident, next to the Naval pier.
    Those participating in this plan included the Harbor Masters of Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, personnel with Civil Protection of Isla Mujeres and of Benito Juarez (Cancun), the Army, representatives for the environment from all three levels of government, and personnel with APIQRoo (Port Authority). Shortly after noon when the operation had ended, there were several small and medium sized Naval vessels which had participated, as well as the patrols of the Harbor Masters. If it had been a real event, participants would have included the municipal police vehicles, Red Cross, and the fire fighters.

Mayor encourages residents to file complaints  
Carrillo promueve denuncia ciudadana+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See the DQR article above.

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November events

Sunset ~6:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13      5:44p

Nov. 14      6:37p  Full Moon
Nov. 15      7:34p
Nov. 16      8:33p
Nov. 17      9:34p
Nov. 18     10:33p
Nov. 19     11:31p

 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

Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas  Music & Dance Performances

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos  No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup  as Catrinas Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB.

Thursday, Nov 3  Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
  Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies, as well as free reading glasses We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of Americans who live and visit your beautiful island.

Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm  performance by the graduates of the Polynesian dancing classes of the Casa de la Cultura.

Sunday, Nov. 5 Magic Nights of the Souls at 8pm on the Town Square. Festival of the Living for the Dead.

Friday, Nov. 11   You are invited to enjoy a performance by the Federal Police Mariachi band at 8pm in the Town Square. They are 14 professional officers who are also professional musicians.

Nov. 18-21 Buen Fin (Sales)

Sunday, Nov. 20  Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)

 At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.

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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