Thursday, September 7, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 7

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo delivered electronic tablets to the high school students  

Aliado de la educación

 Juan Carrillo entrega tabletas a bachilleres

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de septiembre
Leer más.Full article at this link..       Sixty electronic tablets were distributed to 60 students at the "Ramon Bravo" library of the high school Colegio de Bachilleres. The Mayor spoke to the students about his administration's commitment to quality education, academic excellence and an environment conducive to comprehensive training. He encouraged the young people to continue studying and to work for a better future for themselves, their families, and their community. He said, "Be happy doing what you like, don't stop studying and become the best in whatever area you want to pursue. We want you to be champions in everything you do."
      Jorge Antonio Martínez Peña, director of the high school, thanked the Mayor of Isla Mujeres for all the support they have received since the beginning of his administration, which has included the repair of the perimeter fence and the painting of the school, as well as the donation of a projector for the audiovisual classroom, which has been of enormous benefit to the high school students.

Cleaning out of the Trash Transfer Facility is 75% complete 

Sanean Centro de Transferencia

Trabajos ya presentan avance del 75%

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
     The Director of Public Services, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalé, announced that they are a few days from the deadline for completely cleaning out the Trash Transfer Facility, and they have removed 75 percent of the accumulated trash to the landfill in the Continental Zone. The deadline to have the facility completely cleaned out is September 15th and only 25 percent of the trash remains. 
     The accumulated trash of about 2000 tons was left by the previous administrations, and the amount increased during summer vacation. 
      The Director said, "We are making more than 14 trips daily to the landfill in the Continental Zone, with an average of 250 tons per day."  This is the second time that an attempt has been made by the present administration to clean out the Transfer Center, but the first attempt wasn't successful because the equipment was deteriorated, which caused a larger accumulation of garbage. He said their work is nearly finished.
                   It is noted that this official had already managed to entirely clean out the Trash Transfer Facility during the administration of Alicia Ricalde Magaña and is now repeating this work.For the remaining work, Mr.Ríos Chalé asks for the understanding of the islanders, since the extraction of the garbage is causing nauseous smells.


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

With the delivery of electronic tablets to the students of the Colegio de Bachilleres Isla Mujeres (high school) we continue to make progress in the modernization of education.
Let's make a future with quality education    LINK (but there's no article at the link at this time)   


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

      While hurricane "Irma" has reached category 5 and is moving through parts of the Caribbean, the director of Civil Protection in Benito Juárez, Luis Antonio Lomelin Diaque, said that for the moment this weather system does not represent any risk, not even the presence of heavy rains for this location.

The government of Isla Mujeres is committed to the education of young people  LINK 

"Katia" is threatening Veracruz  LINK  

Isla Mujeres has removed 75% of the garbage that was accumulated at the Trash Transfer Facility  LINK 
If everything continues as before and there is no effect due to rainfall as a result of "Irma", most likely next week the transfer plant will be free of garbage.

The boat procession to Isla Contoy could be rescheduled  LINK  
         Although Hurricane Irma doesn't represent an imminent danger for Quintana Roo, it is not ruled out that rain and gusty winds could occur because of its proximity. The organizing committee for the Boat Procession to Isla Contoy in honor of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre is considering the possibility of rescheduling the date because of the threat of rains caused by Hurricane Irma.
         Year after year, the maritime procession to Isla Contoy has become a traditional event promoted by the fishermen and supported by the City of Isla Mujeres.
        Baltazar Gómez Catzin, alderman for the fishing industry in Isla Mujeres, explained that the event is still in progress, but there is a 70 percent chance that it will be suspended and rescheduled. He said that about 800 people are expected to attend this event, and they cannot be put at risk because of the weather.  He explained that the weather conditions are being analyzed and they are considering rescheduling the event for September 9th, but the final decision will be up to the Harbor Master.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Two more cases of decompression 
Reportan dos descompresionados. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Sept. 6 .- This morning, two fishermen from Holbox received treatment in the hyperbaric chamber, who were injured while diving in deep waters to catch lobster, said Rosember Dzul Ochoa, one of the operators of the capsule. This brings the total to 16 cases of decompression, after a little more than two months since the lobster catching season began on July 1st. With (more than) five more months left of the season, (which ends Feb. 28) there are concerns that the total could exceed 40 fishermen. 
    The most recent fisherman to receive treatment was Juan Farfán Domínguez, 46, who did a 25-meter dive and spent 45 minutes on the seabed, about 30 miles from Isla Mujeres. His symptoms included dizziness and numbness in his right leg, with tingling in both hands.He was submitted to a table 5 of "Us Navy", with 2 hours 15 minutes inside the capsule yesterday and today receives his second attention.            Of the 16 cases so far this season, 14 were mild cases and two were stage two with joint pains, but after the treatment sessions in the capsule, they were fully recovered.
    The hyperbaric chamber currently lacks an electric generator, which would provide uninterrupted service in the event of interruptions in electrical service while a fisherman was being treated. Since the General Hospital was closed, the equipment that was to provide electricity in emergency ended its useful life last year, and now another is needed, but there is not enough money to acquire it.

City is committed to students 
Comuna cumplen a estudiantes. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

In support of the education of young islanders, Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, delivered 60 electronic tablets to the same number of fifth-year students of the Colegio de Bachilleres (Cobach) Isla Mujeres high school as part of the School Digitization program. Mayor Juan Carrillo expressed his willingness to attend to social demands in educational matters as much as possible, as well as participating in efforts to bring federal and state programs to the municipality. Pending projects on the island include rehabilitation of the dome and the breakfast area of "Julio Sauri" primary school, which has two shifts.

        In the wake of Hurricane Irma in the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico, government officials, at their three levels, urge the inhabitants of the island to be prepared for the eventuality of a hurricane in this region, to lessen the effects. 
        Residents are advised to strengthen their homes, their windows, doors; remove all objects from their roofs that could become projectiles; and to prune their trees. Fishermen should have chosen their places to protect their smaller boats. Residents should fill their cupboards with non-perishable, canned foods, which do not need refrigeration, and their gas tanks should be filled and well protected.
    The effects of Irma could cause some rain on Sunday and Monday, and Jose is being monitored, which is expected to take a similar path as Irma. 

Trash removal is causing odors  
Ambiente nauseabundo por basurero.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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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