Saturday, September 9, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 9

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Training & teaching during Civil Protection Week

Entrenamiento y asesorías

 En la semana de Protección Civil

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section below....

Short circuit at North Beach knocked out power for an hour 

Sin energía durante una hora

 Cortocircuito en Playa Norte

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

See TVIM & Por Esto below....


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

The Civil Protection Department encourages a culture of preparedness and prevention in this season of rain and hurricanes.

During the National Civil Protection Week, the personnel of this agency will provide informative talks, drills and training for island inhabitants to reinforce prevention measures in case of disasters and contingencies.  Following instructions from the Mayor, these activities will be carried out on the island and in the Continental Zone, for all sectors of society, public and private, as well as students, so that everyone has the proper information about how to act in an emergency. 
     The director, Helman Ulises Berman Graniel aid that prevention is everyone's job, and it is important that residents take out their garbage just before the truck passes and avoid leaving it in the street or littering, because having clean streets helps prevent flooding. 
         Coordinated work between the City Council, the society and the Civil Protection Directorate is important to ensure the well-being of families in the event of storms or hurricanes during this season.

Today, we congratulate all the journalists of  Isla Mujeres, who keep us informed of current events. International Journalists Day 

Our children also protect the environment. On September 5 to 8, the children participated in the "3rd State Week of Manatee Protection", where they learned the importance of preserving this smammal. 
- The municipal government, headed by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, is committed to the care and protection of flora and fauna, therefore, the municipal Department of the Environment and Ecology participated in the "3rd State Week of Protection of Manatee"/“3ra Semana Estatal de Protección del Manatí”.
       Carlos Barranco, director of the Department of Environment and Ecology of Isla Mujeres, explained that this event, held September 5-8, was attended by more than 120 primary school students, who received a guided tour, and heard talks about the care and protection of this mammal, at Dolphin Discovery Park, who have worked in coordination with the City in the realization of these programs. 
      The goal of these activities is to create a culture of care and protection of local fauna and flora, for children and young islanders.

We gladly invite all the island families to the Public and Solemn Session of the City Council of Isla Mujeres commemorating the First Annual Governmental Informe Report, on Thursday, September 14, at 4:30pm, outside the Casa de la Cultura.

In Isla Mujeres we are the safest destination in the country, to dream of a better future is to start creating it (There's a video).

 We are the most visited Pueblo Magico in Quintana Roo. During 2017 tourism has increased by 12%, fueling the economy of the islanders 👨👩👧👦.
It says...Now there are no low seasons. Now we are a Pueblo Magico and we have visitors all the time.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Students from Isla Mujeres participated in the Third Week of the Manatee LINK  

Promotional campaign "Spend the weekend in Isla Mujeres" with packages of up to $ 1,780pesos for 3 days and 2 nights. Enjoy the Independence Day festivities & Stay with us. Sept 14-17.

700 spaces confirmed for the Boat Procession for the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy LINK  

Another power outage due to problems associated with the underwater electrical cable LINK  
    One of the cables that is responsible for the supply of electricity to Isla Mujeres and which was installed a year ago by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), caused an island-wide power outage that lasted 40 minutes. It is recalled that the damaged cable cause a general outage a year ago that lasted 12 hours. Employees at nearby businesses in the Federal Zone say they witnessed a large flame coming out of one of the cable that reached two meters, next to the area of the junction with the underwater cables. The cables come from Punta Sam and are part of two lines that feed the power supply to the Isla Mujeres substation. 

Holders of liquor licenses are encouraged to comply with renewal LINK  
Layla Lorena Flores Terrazas, Director General of Licenses for Alcoholic Beverages of the State Government urged the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres to comply with renewal of their liquor licenses, to avoid any potential fines. The discount program ended in March. This process is done every six years, and 80 percent are compliant, but there are businesses in the Continental Zone who have not met this requirement.  
   Licenses can be obtained at any time, and if the license is not updated when there is an inspection, they will have six days to settle up with the office. It is important to renew if they don't want to receive a fine, she said. Those who did not take advantage of the months when the discounts were offered, may now have additional charges. 

Isla Mujeres Civil Protection Council meets to ensure safet LINK  

Note the earthquake was on the Pacific coast & caused no damage in Quintana Roo, our state.
Peña Nieto confirms more than 30 dead from earthquake of strength of 8.2. LINK  
350,000 families in Chiapas were affected by the earthquake of 8.2 Richter, and 1699 homes were damaged. The Tsunami alert was lifted, allowing 8000 people who had been evacuated by the Army to return to their homes. Classes were suspended throughout the state, and it is unknown when they will resume, because 800 schools have been damaged. Resources have been made available from the Natural Disaster Fund for humanitarian assistance to those affected in 86 of the 122 municipalities of Chiapas.
In Tabasco, classes are also suspended as well as work at state agencies, for fear of aftershocks.

Link in English
 The death toll has risen to at least 61, with extensive damages and hundreds of buildings have toppled in several states. In Juchitan, Oaxaca, 36 people died and a third of the buildings collapsed or are uninhabitable.
President Pena Nieto said more than 200 people have been injured and more than 260 aftershocks have hit the area since the initial quake. The Interior Dept. reported 428 homes were destroyed and 1700 damaged in Chiapas alone.
The quake sent people into the streets in Mexico City, which is ~650 miles from the epicenter. This is the largest quake to hit Mexico in a century.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Cabbies are uneasy 
Taxistas intranquilos.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Discontent, controversy, allegations of harassment and opposition to the leader of 13 years continues within the taxi union, especially in the Continental Zone.

Preparation in the event of a natural disaster
Prevención en caso de desastres naturales [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation in the City section.

Third State Week of Manatee Protection   
III Semana Estatal de Protección del Manatí.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation in the City section.

Power outage for some minutes 
Apagón por varios minutosVer masFull article at this link

  This article has the same information as the TVIM article, noting that the incident occurred at 8am, and that nearby business owners say the cables shouldn't be exposed and that they present a potential danger to tourists and residents. They say the cables are patched and there was a short on Tuesday at the pedestrian crossing of Aluxes, which is why the street was closed. They are concerned about risks when it rains, saying the cables become soaked and that they allegedly aren't well insulated. Por Esto notes that the power outage last year lasted 15 hours.

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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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