Friday, September 8, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Sept. 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

PRI political party changes leadership

Relevan a dirigente del PRI

José Manuel López García toma estafeta

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
       The Municipal Steering Committee (CDM) of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Isla Mujeres had a change in its leadership this afternoon, replacing Enrique Cahuich Bates with José Manuel López García.


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

Very soon, you and the whole family 👪 will be able to navigate our application "Isla Mujeres" 🏝📲We'll be waiting for you  to launch it at the Casa de la Cultura...don't miss it! Friday, Sept. 8 at 6pm, the Mayor will be at the event and you can also learn about the plans for tourism promotion at the Pueblos Magicos Fair and for the Independence Day Festivities (Patriotic Fiestas).

There is a video about the Mayor delivering electronic tablets to students on the mainland at Rancho Viejo.

We have worked to make Isla Mujeres one of the safest municipalities in Quintana Roo, increasing the police force from 66 to 232 officers, and delivering 10 patrols 3 motorcycles, 2 electric bikes, radios and surveillance cameras. The welfare of island families comes first! 👨👩👧👦
The graphic says: Isla Mujeres is the safest destination in the country. 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Quintana Roo was not affected by the earthquake in Chiapas 
Based on the National Seismological System, the State Coordination of Civil Protection (Coeproc), headed by Adrián Martínez Ortega, reports that on Thursday night at 11:49 p.m., in the state of Chiapas, an earthquake with a scale of 8.4 occurred, which was felt in much of the country.    Mr.Martínez Ortega indicated that in the epicenter was 137 kilometers southwest of Tonala, Chiapas, in Pijijialpan, at latitude 14.95 ° and longitude -94.27 °, and a depth of 19 kilometers, which was felt in great part of the country, from the center to the southeast.       The COEPROC reports that security protocols were activated and that Quintana Roo has not reported any damages in the 11 municipalities, but the Municipal Civil Protection Directors have stayed alert for any effects. He also said that the Secretary of the Navy issued a tsunami alert in the pre-emptive phase for the Pacific.

TVIM & the National Meteorological Service report that Tropical Wave 33 has moved west and Q Roo isn't being affected by Irma (who's at Cat 4), Jose (Cat 3), nor Katia (Cat 1). LINK  
 We've got sunshine & calm seas this morn. Note: The Isla Mujeres DIF is accepting donations for the earthquake victims in southern Mexico.

There is a report about the earthquake. You can find information in English HERE and HERE.

There are graphics from NOAA on Thursday showing the trajectories of the three hurricanes. There's a NOAA link below the Events section.

CRIM (Physical Rehabilitation Center) is collecting food donations for Baja California Sur. LINK 

Christina Gómez Avila, director general of the DIF System Isla Mujeres.reported that CRIM Isla Mujeres, in coordination with the municipal DIF, invite you to join the collection of food and personal items in support of those affected in Baja California Sur by the impact of Tropical Storm "Lidia". (There's a video).
  In solidarity with those affected by Tropical Storm "Lidia" that hit Baja California Sur, the Center for Comprehensive Municipal Rehabilitation (CRIM) opened a collection center last Tuesday to collect food and supplies personal use, including personal hygiene items, non-expired medicines and non-perishable foods.
      Cristina Gómez Ávila, director general of the DIF System Isla Mujeres announced that on the insland the support is being collected Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm in the offices of CRIM. There has been a good response from the community.
      The tropical storm "Lidia" caused heavy rains in the Mexican Pacific,  100 kilometers northwest of La Paz with high winds that caused a great deal of damage and claimed lives in Baja California Sur.

The Vectors Department in Isla Mujeres is working at control of mosquito larvae. LINK 
    In addition to the junk clean up program, there are scheduled programs of  nebulization and larvae control to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. On Wednesday will be a fogging program from the Colonia Electricistas to Garrafon and on Thursday from the Colonia La Guadalupana to the downtown. The Vectors agency recommends opening doors and windows as part of these actions to reduce the risks of mosquito-borne diseases.
   Víctor Tinal, head of the Vectors Department said that they have a parameter that consists of ovitraps to which the eggs will adhere and depending on the colonias where more eggs are detected. determines where the nebulization takes place inside the homes.
    The director said that on Thursday morning the vector agency made a review of grounds and yards and verified there were no larvae in the downtown area, and then applied  a tablet of spinosad instead of the product that was used previously.
      He announced that another of the actions they are undertaking is a review of breeding grounds in bodies of water such as mangroves, salinas, and lagoons, applying a larviside is a special treatment to the water to prevent the propagation of mosquito larvae.

Boat procession to Isla Contoy isn't suspended: Harbor Master LINK   
  The organizing committee has confirmed that the boat procession for the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy remains scheduled for Saturday, after they listened to observations from the Harbor Master, who reviewed the latest weather forecasts.
   The event will begin at the Church of Immaculate Conception and a walking procession will carry the Virgin to the concrete pier, where the boats will be boarded to go to Isla Contoy. About 800 people are expected to attend the event, many of whom are family members of the fishermen


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Municipal Soccer League Final  
Final de la Liga del Futbol Municipal[+] Ver masFull article at this link
This Saturday will be the grand final of the tournament of municipal soccer league Isla Mujeres, when the teams Trilanda and Real City will compete at 9pm in the field of the Sports Unit of the colonia Salina Chica. Before that game, will be a competition for third place, at 7pm, between the teamd Bachillers and Real Villanueva. The will be a soccer party, a fiesta futbolera, for the fans, friends and families.

No increase in ferry rates  
No aumentará tarifa de ferry. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 In an effort to continue supporting the island economy, the ferry company Maritima Isla Mujeres, which provides cargo, vehicle, and passenger service from Punta Sam, does not plan to increase its rates for the remainder of 2017, despite the fact that the cost of diesel increased by  20% in January, , said Luis May Cetina, general accountant. "We will keep the same prices for the rest of the year," he said.
   It is noted that Ultramar provides all the passenger service from Puerto Juarez, since the Magana ferry discontinued operations 16 months ago, and that Ultramar raised its rates last December for tourists. 
  Prices are given for the car ferry as follows, one way:
Auto compact, to 292 pesos,  Suburban, 511; Minibus, 668; 3 ton truck, 813;motorcycle, 99; bicycle 93; passenger, 40, children from 3 to 9 years, 15 pesos. (Prices are also given for larger trucks. It doesn't say that, but prices include the driver..only.)

Ensuring safety for boat procession  
Extrema seguridad en procesión marítima.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See translation above. The crews of the each boat have been advised to ensure there are enough life jackets for all passengers, who should wear them, and that they have radios and cell phones on board. A meeting was held and it was decided to continue as scheduled since effects from Irma are not forecast to be affecting this region on Saturday. The procession will exit the pier at 7am to travel the distance of 40 kilometers, to arrive at about 10am, to celebrate the traditional Mass at the small chapel which was constructed in 1999. Boats are expected to depart around noon to return to Isla Mujeres. About 100 boats are expected to participate, and about 1500 people, in this event which will involved the Harbor Master, Civil Protection, the Parish Council, the five fishing cooperatives, and other agencies and institutions. 

Isla Mujeres news briefs  
Breves de Isla MujeresVer masFull article at this link
  The weather was good on Thursday, which was good for tourism and there were no incidents reported by the lifeguards. Boats took visitors on tours to the whale shark area and other nautical recreational activities. Low season continues with a reduced number of tourists, and golf cart rentals were at about 50 percent, according to some rental agencies.
   The PRI party changed leadership.

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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 boat 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). 

*Today Por Esto said it starts at 7am. 
UPDATE: TVIM has confirmed that it starts at 8a after Mass, where the bracelets will be handed out at 7a. 

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 in the evening and the Mayor will read the Grito from the balcony of the Palacio Town Hall. The festivities usually include a performance by folklorico dancers, coronation of the queen, live music & dancing, and fireworks. 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. This is followed by three shouts of ¡Viva México!, more bell ringing, waving of the Mexican flag, and the National Anthem may be played.

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

Saturday, Sept. 16 International Coastal Clean-up Day 

Saturday & Sunday Sept. 16 & 17 Oasis Fest 2017 
    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  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

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).

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