Sunday, September 10, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, Sept. 10

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Increasing promotion with a more complete guide for visitors   

Se refuerza promoción

 Con la guía más completa para visitantes

Lanrry Para

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de septiembre.- .
Leer más..Full article at this link.
      The City Secretary, Antonio Coronado Rojas, on behalf of the Mayor, said that this application is presented as the most complete guide for visitors, with which people who are planning their trip can have direct contact with businesses, businesses, restaurants and hotels which are offered at this destination. The launching event was held at the Casa de la Cultura of Isla Mujeres.
       The creator of the application was Manuel Lozano, who worked in coordination with the director general of Tourism, José Jesús Castillo Magaña.  This tool is a new proposal for visitors to learn about the variety of services offered in Isla Mujeres, and also is a way to boost overnight tourism.            With these actions the current government seeks to increase tourism and economic development in the municipality, adapting to new technologies and allowing new platforms for contace, with which to plan and enjoy their stay.


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

Now you can plan your trip to IslaMujeres with our new App. Download it now!

There's an invitation to the annual informe report by the Mayor on Sept. 14 at 4:30p outside the Casa de la Cultura.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There is a video of a taxi drivers in the Continental Zone having an confrontation with an Uber driver and throwing a rock at his car, breaking the windshield, and trying to take the cell phone he's using to film the incident.The article says there were tourists in the car at the time. It says that the taxi drivers acted together in group as seen in the video, since they were more than five vehicles parked in front of the Uber vehicle that is being attacked.
    It says that while authorities are working  on the municipal regulations so that the Transit authorities can fine the Uber drivers up to 62 thousand pesos if they are caught providing service, on the grounds of not having a concession, the unionized taxi drivers have taken justice into their own hands. The video and photographs are being circulated on the internet, causing angry responses, and concerns about the effect of this incident on tourism.   LINK    VIDEO   

There are videos of the procession on land and then by boat to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre, followed by a Mass at the Chapel there, with about a thousand islanders participating.  VIDEO  

More than 500 people participated in the procession to Isla Contoy LINK  

A 70 year old tourist died while snorkeling at Manchones and the Fiscalía (Prosecutor) is overseeing the case.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Cabbies postpone assembly 
Taxistas posponen asamblea.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

     The call to renew the leadership of the taxi drivers of Isla Mujeres, which was scheduled for Sept. 16 will be postponed until the end of September. This should be confirmed over the next two days. One of the main organizers, Miguel Chan Mena, faces a distraction, because his wife has a serious health problem which caused them to go to Merida, where she is hospitalized. In addition to controversy over the leader of 13 years, there is also unrest concerning concessions which were granted by the government, which they say are displacing 100 operators who have been working with the union for eight years or more in the Continental Zone and a much larger number on the island.

High demand for golf carts 
Alta demanda de carros de golf+] Ver masFull article at this link
 I'll get to this one manana...

The celebration to Isla Contoy 
Continúan la celebración [+] Ver masFull article at this link

      September 9 .- The XVIII celebration of the procession of the image of the Virgin of Charity de Cobre, patron saint of fishermen, from Isla Mujeres to the fishing camp at Isla Contoy National Park, was successfully celebrated this afternoon. with  more than a thousand Catholic believers making the trip.            It was a journey of about 40 kilometers from the concrete pier in Isla Mujeres to the beach where the small chapel is on Isla Contoy, where a Mass  was celebrated by the parish priest of Isla Mujeres, Raul Sánchez Alonso.In the midst of strict security measures ordered by the Port Captaincy, dozens of smaller vessels were moved, a boat of 400 seats of the Ultramar shipping company; another boat of 100 people capacity.

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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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