Friday, September 29, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Sept. 29

There are several locations available to donate to earthquake victims including the Red Cross, CRIM, Chedraui, Ferry Terminal, Town Hall & the Navy base. They are seeking non perishable foods, personal hygiene donations, and medical & first aid items. See list at the bottom of this page.

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Committed to caring for the environment 

Juan Carrillo, comprometido

 Con el cuidado del medio ambiente

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

Number of cases of conjunctivitis decreasing: Garcia Albarran 

Cede conjuntivitis en ínsula

 Número de casos va a la baja: García Albarrán

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

- The number of cases of conjunctivitis in the island has decreased considerably in the last two days, according to the director of the Community Hospital, Miguel Angel García Albarrán .He said that when the first cases began to be registered here last week, a health promotion was made in schools with the intention of identifying the number of registered cases and, most importantly, preventing the spread of the disease.
    During health promotion, preventive measures such as hand washing, non-sharing of personal belongings, non-kissing, among others, were introduced to preschool and primary school studentsHe said that so far the number of cases that have been registered at the Community Hospital has been reduced to such a degree that in the last two days only about 50 patients of conjunctivitis have been seen per day, while at first, there were more than 132 consults per day. 
     It is recommended that as soon as students feel the first symptoms of this disease, they do not attend classes, since a large number of people are concentrated in the schools, so contagion can spread rapidly.
      So far the Community Hospital has not registered any shortage of the medications used for treatment, and that there are drops necessary to attend cases that will arise.
        He added that conjunctivitis is self-limiting in an incubation period of four days and disease period specifically three days more, which makes a total of seven days. The number of cases on the island has not reached the magnitude experienced in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres and in the Southern Zone of the state.


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

This evening the Marlins basketball team were officially introduced. Welcome Let's support all the athletes who proudly represent Isla Mujeres ⛹🏽💪🏽❤🏝.

In Isla Mujeres we modernize the wastewater treatment service to reduce pollution.
The City of Isla Mujeres and CAPA guarantee wastewater service to 100% of the island.
  An agreement was signed between the Isla Mujeres City Council and CAPA ( Water and Sewerage Commission of Quintana Roo) to ensure that 100 percent of the island has wastewater drainage service. The City will lend a property to the agency for the construcion of a new cárcamo de rebombeo (sump pump) and with this to modernize the wastewater treatment service in the northen part of the island and to attend to the infrastructure growth for commercial and hotel properties. The new cárcamo pump will be located near the Convention Center (Carlos Lazo Street and Adolfo López Mateos Street).
   In addition, through this agreement, the CAPA will construct sanitary drainage along two roads in the area of ​​Punta Sur, which ensures that 100 percent of the island will have this service.

We celebrate World Tourism Day reforesting part of North Beach so that we all can enjoy beautiful green areas.     VIDEO   
- Within the framework of the activities commemorating World Tourism Day, reforestation was carried out in Playa Norte and the delivery of containers for cigarette butts that will be placed on the main beaches of the island. World Tourism Day is celebrated to encourage and acknowledge the activities carried out in tourist destinations, in order to promote actions aimed at social inclusion, protection of the environment, responsible use of natural resources and promotion of  cultural values, with sustainable economic growth and contributions to peace and security. Recognition was given to the business sector of the municipality who contributed to the acquisition of containers for cigarette butts, thus helping to keep the beaches clean.

The committee of organizers for the Caribe-Isla Mujeres poetry contest will be publishing results on Oct. 4 and they thank the 107 poets who participated for their patience.

Join us with your whole family to celebrate the second anniversary of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico 🎼 🎹 🎸 🎷 🏝  Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8pm with recognition to businesses who contributed and the band Marconi.

We are proud to have people of solidarity and service vocation on our island. VIDEO   whose caption says: In Isla Mujeres we recognize the vocation and solidarity of our people and it shows the six returning rescuers who assisted in Mexico City with the earthquake victims.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Number of patients with conjunctivitis is decreasing in Isla Mujeres LINK   
The director of the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres, Miguel Ángel García Albarrán said that although they are still alert for outbreaks of conjunctivitis, cases have dropped compared to last week.He explained that fortunately, the community is now paying attention to the basic preventive measures to contain this disease, which has surpassed the number of cases seen last year.
       He said that where there are groups of people, it is important to avoid handshakes, kissing and not go to these places if you suspect you are infected. He said that at the Community Hospital, there is no shortage of medicine.He explained that this disease has an incubation period of 4 days and a period of contagion of three days more, for a total of 7 days.

SESA asks people to ignore the alarming messages about conjunctivitis LINK
Chetumal .- The State Secretary of Health, Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, asked that people only pay attention to the official recommendations and information issued by their agency regarding prevention measures and the situation in regards to conjunctivitis in the state of Quintana Roo, because of false messages which seek to alarm the population and circulate through some social networks.  She explained that conjunctivitis is an endemic disease in our region, that is to say it is here continuously, with more cases recorded during certain periods such as the hot, rainy season, so that this increase in the number of people with this disease is inside of the expected margins.
     To reduce the risks of transmission of this disease, it is recommended that people with the infection avoid self-medication and consult a doctor for treatment, and they are advised not to go to areas with a high concentrations of people such as schools, offices or public events until the symptoms are gone, in order to avoid infecting more people.     It is also recommended to exercise personal hygiene measures such as  frequent handwashing with liquid soap, not sharing personal items such as handkerchiefs, glasses, cutlery, towels, eyeglasses, combs, brushes, cosmetics, pillow cases, eyedrops, toys, among others. others, avoid touching your eyes with unclean hands, avoid handshakes, hugging and face-to-face contact.
   After going to the doctor it is important to follow the treatment recommendations and stay at home and if it is necessary go out in public during the day, is advised to use dark glasses to protect the eyes from the sensitivity to sunlight that produces the disease and apply personal hygiene measures to avoid infecting more people.

Deadline for finishing calibration of scales LINK 
 To avoid potential sanctions, merchants should meet the deadline on Friday to have their scales calibrated. This process has been carried out from July 1st to Sept. 30th by PROFECO, and registration can by done by phone or online, to make the corresponding payments which are 221 pesos for small scales, 339 pesos for medium ones, and 1978 pesos for large scales. In downtown Isla Mujeres alone, there are a little over 300 establishments that have scales which must meet this calibration requirement and are subject to fines for non compliance if they lack the document-stamp.

The City of Isla Mujeres and CAPA guaranteeing wastewater coverage to 100% of the island LINK    

The second floating house in Isla Mujeres VIDEO   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Seeking reversal of two contracts  
Se solicitó reversión de dos contratos +] Ver masFull article at this link
  This is about the state Port Authority and two contracts concerning docks in Isla Mujeres, which were made during the previous state administration.

Memorial for Jose de Jesus Lima Gutierrez   
Homenaje luctuoso por José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Here's an article I wrote that has infromation about Mr. Lima LINK 

Training workers in the tourism industry   
Capacitan a trabajadores del sector turismo. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  The CROC labor union has been offering courses in "Customer Service and Training", for workers at hotels and restaurants in Isla Mujeres. The classes were five days a week, Sept. 25-29, for 4 hours daily, to 2 groups of about 25 people each to prepare them for high season, during low season.  
    This course was taught by the Secretariat of Tourism (Sectur) through the Institute of Training of Workers (ICAT), by the instructor Edwin Onay who is certified by the state Ministry of Education.
    Participating companies included:   Rolandis, Zama, Tonichos, Palace, Posada del Mar, Aluxes, Compadres, and the hosting restaurant El Pescador.

CONAFE delivers school supplies  
Entrega el Conafe artículos escolares [+] Ver masFull article at this link

This was in the mainland part of the municipality.- During the 46th anniversary of the National Council for Educational Development (Conafe), a representative of the organization delivered school supplies to students in the communities of the Agricultural Zone and the town of Francisco May.

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September Events
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Festival of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre 
Daily at 6p throughout the festival, a novena will be offered. Each group will celebrate a different night. The Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre is the patroness and protector of fishermen.

Friday, Sept. 1, the group of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción church,will gather on the Town Square, with the company Espartacos Tour, which includes entertainment by the group Añoranzas.

Saturday, Sept. 2, the group of the church Sacred Heart of Jesus will gather, in colonia la Gloria, with the family Iuit Tun, which will feature entertainment by Zak Najera and his keyboards.

 Sunday, Sept. 3, the group of the fishermen's cooperative "Caribe" will gather, with the comedy show of Julio Martínez 

..........SUNDAY SEPT 3 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas........(not part of the Festival)

 Monday, Sept. 4 the groups of the company Sol Tours and of the Fishing Cooperative "Isla Blanca", will gather, with an animation musical for entertainment.

Tuesday, Sept. 5 the group of the tourist cooperative  "Adolfo López Mateos", will celebrate

Wednesday, Sept. 6 the groups of the Guadalupe Chapel, of tourist cooperative Isla Bonita, and of the "Por Justicia  Social" Fishing Cooperative will celebrate.

Thursday, Sept. 7  the groups of the fishing cooperative "Patria y Progreso",
of Ceviche Tours,  and of Mandi Coral (+) will celebrate and the mañanitas will be sung at 10p, in honor of the Virgin of the Charity de Cobre.

Friday, Sept. 8th, at 10:00 a.m. the "First Communions" will be held and the group of the tourist cooperative "Perfect Day" will celebrate with the Silva Balam family.

Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8a, after Mass, the traditional maritime procession to Isla Contoy will depart from the concrete pier with Ultramar providing a large boat for parishioners and tourists (Bring your own food & beverages).

Full moon Wednesday, Sept 6
                                                                    Sunset ~7:00
Sept. 6   7:30
 Sept. 7   8:12
Sept. 8   8:54
Sept. 9  9:38
Sept. 10  10:24
Sept. 11  11:13

Sunday, Sept. 10 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

(Wednesday, Sept. 13  Commemoration of  Los Niños Héroes) 

Thursday, Sept. 14 Mayor's First Annual Informe Report 

(Thursday, Sept. 14 Commemoration of the Annexation of Chiapas to Mexico)

Friday, Sept. 15. Grito of Dolores  Celebration on the Town Square 
 10p Folkloric dancers
10:30p Crowning of the Queen of Independence and the Queen and King of Liberty
11p The Grito proclamations with honoring of the flag, reading of the proclamation and the names of the heroes, the anthem of Mexico and of Quintana Roo, honoring the lowering of the flag.
11:30 Fireworks
11:45 Live music & dancing with MegaBoom and El Pulpo y sus telados.
  Saturday's parade on Rueda Medina starts at 8am.

 The party usually lasts all night long. The Grito of Dolores is a Cry of Independence, from 1810 when Hidalgo called for the people to revolt from Spain. Every Sept. 15 around 11pm, the Mayors (and Governors and President),  ring a bell from the balcony of the Palacio on the Town Square, and give a traditional speech which includes the names of heroes of the war for independence.

Saturday, Sept. 16  Independence Day there will be a parade in the morning, usually on Rueda Medina starting at 8a . 

Saturday, Sept. 16 International Coastal Clean-up Day 

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 16 & 17 Oasis Fest 2017
Sat. 11a-7p Skateboarding, music & more at El Chapo the steep hill in La Gloria.
8p-11p Awards Dinner, music & more at the inauguration of Oasis Skate Shop
11-3a Party at Poc Na Hostel for 18+
Sun. 8a-8p at Playa Centro: Sand sculpture competition, exhibitions, competitions, performances, music, kites, art & more
  Special featured guests are three young people from the urban movement & from the professional world of extreme sports: Wid Eriksen (Parkour, UrbanRunners); Freddy Carrera (Skate, Converse); and Jesus Gonzalez (Skate, Converse)

 There is usually a Mass and festivities by the Whale Shark tour crews and their families to celebrate the completion of a successful season. TBA

Sunday, Sept. 17 The Maya Circuit-Pueblos Magicos Race:
Sunday the Maya Circuit Pueblos Magicos Race 5, 10, 15K.starts at 7a Fishermen's Monument on Rueda Medina downtown. (Third in a series of four, this one is for the element "Air" / iik' in Maya.).

Sunday, Sept. 17  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Commemoration of the National Week of Civil Protection, remembering the devastation of the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in 1985 in the capital of Mexico.

Friday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox 

Sunday, Sept.24  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

The rabies vaccination module will be open from September 24 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the park of colonia "La Gloria" as part of National Anti-rabies Vaccination Week for Cats & Dogs 2017 

Monday, Sept. 25 North Beach Maya Beach Club 7:30p Benefit for the Mexico City earthquake victims  3 drinks per person, snacks, live music & a raffle. Cost: Is up to your heart. A Night for Mexico

  In honor of World Tourism Day and the Second Anniversary of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, various commemorative activities, focused primarily on the care and protection of the environment, will be held Sept. 27-30th under the slogan of "Sustainable Tourism as an Instrument of Development",
  Wednesday, September 27, 8am reforestation on "Playa Norte", and at 8:30am, with the delivery of containers for cigarette butts, at "Playa Centro"
  Friday, September 29, 8am cleaning of green areas and mangroves in Punta Sur and Sac Bajo,  7pm, screening of the documentary "Voices of the Sea" in the  park of the colonia "La Gloria".
   Saturday, September 30  a ceremony of delivery of recognitions to the business sector and the presentation of the musical group "Marconi", at 8pm at Playa Posada del Mar (aka Playa Centro).
Sources for Storm Information & Weather:
Tropical Tidbits
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).

Donation needs:
  The Mexican Red Cross Facility Isla Mujeres is in La Gloria, telephone 8770280. Here are lists of what is required, based on evaluations of needs & damages. No water, No clothing, No medicines.
For the Food kits: Nonperishables in cans & bags, not the big bulk cans or pkgs: Tuna, sardines, beans, rice, lentils, dry pasta, canned veg & chiles, broth, salt, mayo, cooking oil, instant coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate powder or tablets, cookies & crackers.

Hygiene kits: TP (4 rolls), Feminine napkins, toothbrushes & paste, shampoo, bar soap, razors.
Baby kits: Diapers (12 pk), wet wipes, baby oil, baby talc, neutral soap, shampoo, baby bottles, baby food, honey for babies, blankets
Cleaning kits: Detergent, cleaning soap, brooms, brushes, dustpan, buckets, squeegees, mops, rakes

 The DIF social service agency is seeking donations of medical supplies, clean clothing, and bottled water at the CRIM (physical rehab) facilities in La Gloria and at Chedraui., including disposable gloves, masks, gauze, bandages, surgical supplies & gloves & scrub brushes, IV equipment, syringes, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic, and tape, as well as clean sheets, blankets, personal hygiene items and unexpired medications. 9a-4p at the DIF.

The Navy is seeking donations of  non-perishable foods such as oil, sardines, tuna, easy open cans fo cans of beans, rice, lentils, milk powder, salt, pasta soup, biscuits, jam, mayonnaise, bouillon, chocolate powder or tablets.As well as: toilet paper, bar soap, feminine towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, coffee, sugar, razors, shampoo; as well as tools and materials for debris removal and first aid. No water will be received."If any commercial company wants to make any contribution of food, they can do it in cardboard boxes to facilitate transportation. 8a-8p at the base.For more information, call 01 (998) 877 01 94.

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