Thursday, September 14, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 14

There are several locations available to donate to victims of the earthquake in Chiapas & Oaxaca including the Red Cross, DIF, CRIM, &  Mango Cafe. They are seeking non perishable foods & personal hygiene donations, including diapers, detergent, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor delivers uniforms to middle school students  

Más apoyo a estudiantes

 Juan Carrillo entrega uniformes en secundaria

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-.
Leer más..Full article at this link.

Mayor's first annual Informe report: Benefiting the islanders

Informe será de realidades

En beneficio de los isleños: Edil

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.


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

We continue to support the economy of island families 👨👩👧👦We delivered uniforms to students of Technical Middle School Number 1 "Benito Juárez" 👚👚👕👕🙎🏻 link isn't working right now)

The culture of prevention is important to anticipate any type of emergency. Today, during National Civil Protection Week, a fire drill was carried out. at the CENDI daycare center.

The quality of life in Isla Mujeres is improving on issues of education, sport and community support. We have been able to increase school scholarship coverage


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Juan Carrillo delivered uniforms to students from Isla Mujeres LINK  

Mango Café opened a Collection Center to help people in Oaxaca  LINK  
Isla Mujeres joins in support to the victims in Oaxaca of the recent earthquake,  Mango Café initiated a donation campaign at the restaurant, according to proprietor Polo Ávila. VIDEO  

Cleaning out the Trash Transfer Facility  LINK 

Everything is ready for the Mayor's first annual Informe governmental report VIDEO  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Concerns about hurricane wall  
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   There are cages of rocks below the hurricane wall downtown (gavions) that residents say are deteriorating and in need of attention, which was worsened with the waves generated by Irma. The history of their construction and that of the wall is given, explaining that different sections were build or rebuilt during the different mayoral administrations.  It notes that during Wilma in 2005 and Gilberto in 1988 water flooded the airstrip in the area south of the wall, where the last 100 meters have not been built, coming from the sea, and caused segments to break, which were reconstructed. There are allegations that some of the construction was of lesser quality.

Recalling the power of Hurricane Gilbert  
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    On the 29th anniversary since the massive damage caused to Isla Mujeres by the powerful hurricane "Gilberto", on September 14, 1988, residents are remembering how they they were on their own to reconstruct of their properties, without the aid of a federal or state programs, except for  business loans that caused more damage than good, according to the beneficiaries.
  Downtown suffered from flooding from the sea, and they were cut off from the area of the colonia by water flooding thru at the northern part of the airfield, as well as water passing side to side in the streets of Carlos Lazo, Matamoros, Abasolo, Madero, Morelos, Nicolás Bravo and Ignacio Allende.
      The open sea water joined with water from the bay, with rising levels on the Rueda Medina. In short, the island was destroyed and it took several months before it was ready to receive tourists again, after the slow reconstruction of the electricity grid and the drainage system, because the water plant behind the Casa de la Cultura was destroyed completely.
      Many of the small fishing boats of  were damaged and seamen were on their own to overcome this and do what was necessary, because there were no immediate programs to reactivate the economy of the fishing industry. 

      Tourism promotion was not organized or systematized, and at that time individual promoters who helped the community promoted the Caribbean festivals and country music festivals that included musicians from Texas.
     The tourism industry workers had no housing, so they occupied an "irregular" property on the east bank of the Salina Grande. That shanty housing was dismantled and it is a miracle that no one died on the island, thanks to the Mexican Navy who played a role in providing important assistance to the population and preventing unfortunate accidents.

     Many families and friends gave assistance and shelter to the more than 100 families who settled in that area, and as a result, the state government bought several hectares of surrounding land to provide for them, which is now colonia La Gloria, where more than 500 families live.
       The hurricane shelter that was built more than a decade before, had been a building criticized by some, but they were pleased with its use during the administration of  the first municipal president, Ariel "Picho" Magana.Foreign aid       Foreign aid  arrived a week later, including several containers that were destined for Isla Mujeres with food, cleaning supplies and materials to build houses. A total load of about 100 tons, only 20% was for the victims of Cozumel. The fate of all that help was not clear, according to those who remember.
     Every day, long lines formed  at the headquarters of the Navy of Mexico to receive the canned foods that were being distributed. That help was mainly from Florida yacht clubs. This generosity was very appreciated and reflected for the good friendship between the parties.

      After this damage, there were plans for the construction of the hurricane wall along the Caribbean Sea, and the first stretch of 300 meters built by then-governor Roberto Borge Martín.       The sewage treatment plant was moved to the southern part  of the isle.     Many families in the colonias remember the help of the Red Cross who built dozens of houses, in addition to the foreign aid that was provided for construction of what is now the headquarters of the Red Cross in colonia la Gloria.
       Now almost all families on the island have concrete houses on the island, and the only community in that is danger is the irregular colony of La Guadalupana, where 90 percent of the residents have homes made with temporary materials, which could be devastated by a category two hurricane.
Dry hurricaneThe effects of Hurricane "Gilberto" began to be felt at six o'clock in the evening, on September 13, which was documented in a video by Enrique Cahuich. At midnight, its intensity was felt and in a matter of 12 hours later, the worst had already passed. At noon on September 14 people were already out looking at the amount of destruction suffered by their properties.

     There was also the solidarity with the Cuban fishermen in the following hours and days, who gave fish to the residents from inside their boats, which ran aground on the seawall and other points of Cancun. At that time it was common to see factory ships from Cuba take refuge in the bay, but after that destruction of their fleet, they stopped using that area as a refuge. 

    The World Meteorological Organization listed it as one of the most destructive in the Atlantic ocean in the 20th century. This category 5 hurricane devastated vegetation on the island and along the entire coast of northern Quintana Roo.
   In comparison to Wilma, in 2005, which was a category four, Gilberto crossed this area in less than 12 hours, while Wilma stayed stationary for more than 50 hours. Gilberto was considered a 'dry' hurricane, and there was a great deal of rain with Wilma.

Videos from YouTube:

I can't remove this one is from before it hit this area...the one below it is more relevant. Both are in English.

Good response at donation center  
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 The Red Cross is having a good response to their collecting of donations for the earthquake victims in Chiapas and Oaxaca who lost their homes on September 8th, and will continue collecting thru Friday, Sept. 22, between 8am and 8pm. They are not accepting clothing, which takes up more space, and are requesting canned food and personal care items, including tuna, sardines, bagged beans, lentils in bag, pasta soup, chilies in easy to open cans, chicken consomme, vegetables in bag, mayonnaise, cooking oil, coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate in powder and crackers and cookies.In addition to personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, feminine napkins, toothpaste and soap, and household cleaning items such as detergent, buckets, and brooms, among others.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  
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The bathrooms at the middle school currently lack water and need attention, and the parents want the students to have fans, and other improvements.  The mayor delivered uniforms to the middle school students on Wednesday, as well as providing them for more than 500 students in the Continental Zone. The DIF social service agency provided walkers for several people, in an effort to provide assistance for seniors who have difficulty walking due to joint problems and degenerative diseases.

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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. This year the bands are MegaBoom & El Pulpo. 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. 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. The kids are supposed to assemble at 7:30, so it is probably scheduled to start at 8. 

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

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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