Saturday, September 2, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 2

September's Calendar of Events!!

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Replacing the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign behind the Casa de la Cultura 
Preparations have begun for its demolition   

Reemplazarán letras de parador

 Inician preparativos para la demolición

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de septiembre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..

      A year after the installation of the letters "Isla Mujeres" at the tourist scenic overlook behind the House of Culture, on Friday preparations began for their demolition and replacement. These letters were installed last year in early August, at the end of Agapito Magana's administration. There were islanders who criticized the material that they are made of, saying they would only last about eight months because of the high amount of salinity at that location. In addition to complaints about the quality and choice of materials, there was also criticism about the high cost.
    The forecasts were apparently fulfilled because not the letters exhibit a high degree of deterioration and are totally rusted. Therefore, the current municipal government, headed by Juan Carrillo Soberanis, took action in the matter and began the process of demolition and replacement of the letters.
    The person in charge of taking measurements and verifying the poor condition of the letters said that they estimate it will take 10 to 15 days before there are new, better quality letters, made with more resistant materials, which could be fiberglass, with a longer life span.
       Meanwhile, tourists continue to arrive at the location to take photos, even though the letters are rusty and provide a bad image for this vacation destination.

  Photo by Bruce:


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


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There's a satellite weather photo from came from here:  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).

There is a video of the weigh in for the Mixed Martial Arts cage fight tonight at the Convention Center

It is expected that at least 15 establishments of Isla Mujeres will close their doors in Low Season LINK   
 There's a video:  Juan Carrillo Figueroa, leader of CANACO in the municipality reports that it is expected that at least 15 establishments will close their doors for remodeling in this low season.

Preparations for the procession to Isla Contoy continue LINK 
 A first meeting was held last week and another is expected in a few days, to finalize details for the XVIII edition of this event which is expected to have at least 1500 attendees, accompanying the icon from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy, including the fishermen and their families. This will be preceded by a procession on foot from the Church of Immaculate Conception, like every year. There the boats will be boarded, including one provided by Ultramar for tourists and others.
   In 2016, there were about 900 people and about 120 boats, and this year they expect about 140 boats and more than 1000 people. Prior to the celebration, trips to Isla Contoy are planned to check on and prepare the area where the traditional Mass will be held and the chapel.

PROFECO encourages businesses to obtain their document that certifies their scales are calibrated correctly LINK


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Hotels lower rates  
Bajan tarifas hoteleras [+] Ver masFull article at this link
       It is believed that there will be at least half a dozen such events during the two months of low hotel occupancy, so some hotels have reduced their rates by 20 to 30 percent to attract groups of visitors, after occupancy fell to less than 10 percent from the last days of last August in several small hotels, according to their executives. There are two "types" of hotel occupancy; while the large hotel chains have an annual occupancy of 60 percent, the small island hotels average about 30 percent over the course of a year.

City Council approves usage of state Deed Registration platform 
Cabildo aprueba acuerdo,.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Work continues to remove trash 
A marchas forzadas sacan la basura.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  About twenty truckloads of trash are being transferred to the Continental Zone every day, which is about 250 tons, in an effort to clean out the Trash Transfer Facility before Independence Day. The Mayor is scheduled to make his first annual Informe report at the middle of the month, the site should be completely cleaned out by then.This effort began during the end of August, and up to 16 trucks have been hired from the truckers union, in addition to the municipal equipment.
      Three schedules were set up among Public Service workers to empty the transfer area. It moves from 200 to 250 tons daily, after arriving at an agreement with the car-ferry company that provides service from Isla Mujeres  to Punta Sam. One week after the work began, the amount of trash was already reduced by 50 to 60 percent, compared to what was accumulated in October 2016, when it was estimated to exceed 2000 tons. 
    The head of Public Services, Jose Rios, asked that residents cooperate to maintain the good image of this vacation destination by keeping their sidewalks clean. He said there is a plan to implement schedules and routes for garbage collection to generate order and to improve cleanliness and service.

Campaign to control lion fish in force 
Campaña contra el pez león, vigente[+] Ver masFull article at this link
        This has the same information about the lion fish culinary competition that was already translated and doesn't include the winners. The second part of the article is about efforts among various partners & governments against lion fish, which is an invasive predatory species that reproduces rapidly.

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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 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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