Sunday, September 24, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 24

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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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

There are no new articles in the Isla Mujeres section.


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

Personnel with Civil Protection continue to provide support to those in Mexico City affected by the earthquake.https:/ /

     After the earthquakes that have left hundreds of victims in the center and south of the country, the solidarity of the island society is being demonstrated by three men and three women from the municipal department of Civil Protection and Fire Department who joined in the search and rescue of victims who may be trapped in the rubble in Mexico City.    The Civil Protection and Fire Department coordinator in the municipality, Ulises Berman Graniel, said that the brigadistas of Isla Mujeres have the necessary certifications as well as the vocation to help those who need it most in the face of this type of situation which afflicts hundreds of people in the center of the country.

Sept. 24-30: Vaccinate your cats and dogs against rabies. National Rabies Vaccination Week. It is everyone's responsibility. Sunday Sept. 24 in La Gloria park 10a-1p


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Personnel with Civil Protection continue to provide support to those in Mexico City affected by the earthquake. LINK   

Greater coverage in areas of Medicine at the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres LINK   
  Dr. Miguel Ángel García Albarrán, director of the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital said the staff now includes 8 practitioners, including a gynecologist, surgeon, internist, pediatrician, radiologist and in this last service, with a radiology technician on the weekends, who work every day achieving more coverage in patient care. He said, "These doctors are available 24 hours a day. We are covering every day of the week. The specialists have a specific schedule, working from Monday to Friday in the morning shift, but we have an 'integrista' doctor on the weekend shift, who is also considered as a specialist. "
  A great deal of progress has also been made in terms of infrastructure, with work being done in the operating room, labor area and delivery room and the sterilization center. He said it is estimated that the work on the operating room will be done at the end of the month, and then they will begin working on the emergency room. He explained, "It has to be done this way, because we cannot have the entire hospital being worked on at the same time because we would have to stop providing services."
   He said a lot of internal infrastructure that is not visible has been repaired, such as the water service was resolved, which was affected by infrastructure factors. 
      Regarding patient care, he pointed out that every day the waiting time as well as the quality of care and service are improved, commenting,  "This obviously had not been presented in the past, at the moment I am emphasizing and talking about this a great deal with the doctors,  with the nursesc and with the administrators of the hospital, convincing them that we owe this to the patients." 
   He said the hospital is improving and now has more doctors, and with more quality of infrastructure and services, little by little. 

"I was shot, several crooks came into my property looking to kill me" LINK  
 On Saturday night at ~8pm, municipal police and officers with the State Attorney General were mobilized to respond to reports of shots being fired at the ice factory "Iceland" at Playa Lancheros. The manager and administrator, Liliana Magana Moguel, was injured by a bullet in her right calf, and later made a public complaint on social networks. She said that several criminals entered her property, looking for her and firing weapons. An employee said they heard a loud detonation and all ran to take cover in the offices. Ms. Magana said she has recently received death threats against herself and her family, and attacks on the facility and its vehicles. She said she will not abandon the business and will continue to supply ice.

Earthquake of 6.1 with epicenter in Oaxaca LINK  

Frida, the dog that has conquered the internet after the earthquake LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Urban transport still not reactivated
Sin reactivarse el transporte urbano+] Ver masFull article at this link

  City Council members Carlos Gamboa Ortiz and Roberto Martinez want the City government to attend to the need for urban transport, especially now that the students are back in school, because they are experiencing long wait times and complain that many of the taxis ignore them and prefer to pick up the tourists.. They say the taxis also prefer to pick up workers and others who pay 15 pesos, while the student rate is 7 pesos, so they sometimes end up walking a several kilometers to get home.
    Mr Gamboa Ortiz presented a sealed letter from October 14, 2016 asking for this to be discussed, and said there was no response. Some parents of public school students are preparing to organize to ask the municipal authorities to accelerate the process and resolve this problem for the good of the students and the workers.  

Good weather forecast for Sunday  
Buen clima este domingo.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Many tourists enjoyed the beaches and other attractions of the island on Saturday, renting most of the 700 golf carts, and similar activity is expected on Sunday, when the port is expected to be open and the weather to be pleasant.
   A project by the Catholic Church proposing to place a cross that is ~20 meters tall at Punta Sur could materialize next year, but may need to involve federal authorities, since the site is very sensitive and a hurricane could damage it and knock it down.
    It is recalled that the Cross of the Bay, on the seabed near Manchones reef, fell over shortly after the first medium-strength hurricane affected the area, and for this reason, consideration and planning must be done (tomar previsiones) before installing it at the tourist overlook (parador turistico).

Taking help directly to Chiapas 
Ayuda local directamente a Chiapas+] Ver masFull article at this link

This information has already been translated.

Children's play in Cancun rescheduled
Obra teatral, para noviembre +] Ver masFull article at this link

  On November 6, a children's play " “La Gallina Pintadita” will be presented in Cancun as a benefit, since the company is from Mexico City and had to reschedule the performance while they lend assistance there. The tour was originally planned around Quintana Roo to raise money for the "Ciudad de los Ninos" home in Chetumal, and was scheduled in Cancun on Sunday, Sept. 24, but has been rescheduled. The theatrical company is dedicated to teaching children about the environment and their responsibility to build a better world. A phone number is given for those who already have tickets. 

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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

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

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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