Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, Sept. 5

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

There are no new articles in the Isla Mujeres section of DQR today.


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

There is information about obtaining scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018

There is a video of storm drain grates being replaced.
Work continues to improve services on the island to avoid flooding during the rainy season 馃導馃懛馃徑馃懛馃徑 We are rehabilitating storm drains and replaced 11 storm drain grates and covers in different parts of the municipality.https://goo.gl/faCp12
 Residents of colonia “Electricistas” observed the installation in their neighborhood. The City Secretary General said, "We are in the middle of the rainy season and hurricane season, when we must pay more attention to these natural phenomena, we must not lower our guard, we must continue working at prevention to be prepared for any storms."
       For this project, 974,023 pesos were invested in the purchase and placement of 11 half-inch thick metal covers for storm drains and catchment basins, as well as the placement of 192.49 linear meters of metal storm drain grates.

    Residents are encouraged to avoid littering or leaving trash in the streets where it can be washed into the storm drains and cause flooding. 

We began the Patriotic Month with a civic ceremony in which students from the school "Jean Piaget" and members of the City participated. https://goo.gl/kvKDtF
   The list of official civil holidays and events this month was read by the City General Secretary, Antonio Coronado Rojas, who recalled that this month, the 207th anniversary of the Grito of Independence will be commemorated on Sept. 15 , so the national flag should be hoisted at half-mast, as well as on September 16, which is the anniversary of the Independence of Mexico. 
     Names of officials attending this event are given, where the flag was honored and patriotic anthems were sung.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Flood prevention by the City LINK 

ApiQRoo (the Port Authority) will try to revoke contracts made by the former Director, Erc茅 Barr贸n
   The Quintana Roo Port Authority (Apiqroo) will pursue legal procedures to try to revoke two of the contracts made by former director Erc茅 Barr贸n Barrera, on the instructions of then Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, one of them in force for 30 years and which can not charge anything until operations are begun. 
       Contracts made in this manner contravene the legal and administrative terms of  Apiqroo, because they are evidently made with fraud, seeking to favor only the concessionaire.
     A contract was made regarding the `T'-shaped concrete pier which was awarded in December of 2016 by Erc茅 Barr贸n to the company Operadora N谩utica del Sureste.The director of the Apiqroo, Alicia Ricalde Maga帽a explained that the contract included a fee, but this charge could not be collected until the marina is in use.
        This concrete pier was built more than 20 years ago, and since then it has been used to berth large vessels and to hold fishing tournaments. At the end of the last administration, a company obtained the contract from APIQROO, with a validity of up to 30 years, with the deadline of 2042, in the name of Francisco Manuel Carre帽o Mart铆nez, with plans were for the construction of a private dock or marina with services.
      Ricalde Maga帽a said that in this case, the contract is already in the process of revocation, with the necessary procedures being done directly in Mexico City, before the general Director of Ports.
        Another of the contracts issued by the past administration, was for the newly opened restaurant at the wooden pier (the former Magana ferry pier) "Muelle Azul". Ms Ricalde said their first attempt was lost because the business anticipated this and filed papers with the Secretary of Communications and Transport during the process of change of government.

There have been no cancellations of reservations and because this is a safe destination, experts in the Tourism Sector anticipate a good winter season despite the travel alerts issued by the US. (There is a video).

The Tax Collecting agency encourages residents to renew their license plates. LINK   (There's also a video)
     Jes煤s Contreras G贸mez, a tax revenue collector in Isla Mujeres, invited the community to come to the offices to obtain their license plates. He said that a sufficient supply is now available for everyone in the municipality, and there are no longer any shortages, so there are no excuses.   "For those who kept their payments up to date for renewing their registration and the plates in previous years, the agency continues to honor the price of $789 pesos for auto plates and $ 265 pesos for motorcycles," he said.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Economy reactivated with improved weather  
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Sept. 4    The port was reopened for navigation by small boats, allowing recreational nautical activities, including tours to the whale shark area, Isla Contoy, and snorkeling and diving activities. The whale shark tour season is scheduled to end on Sept. 17, according to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). Most of the fishermen stayed in because they were waiting for the stirred up waters to settle and are expected to go out Tuesday and Wednesday.
   The number of visitors arriving to the island continues to be reduced, which is usual during these three months of low season.
  During this hurricane season, Civil Protection said it was aware of every hydrometeorological phenomenon that could have a direct and indirect effect, such as Hurricane "Irma" which is threatening Puerto Rico, but there are other concerns to the region.      In this regard, the US National Hurricane Center released warnings about the hurricane, as well as the existence of a low-pressure area in the Atlantic, which is several hundred kilometers southwest of the Cape Verde Islands , producing rains and thunderstorms.Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive to gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form later this week, while the system moves westward 10 to 15 kilometers per hour over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Cleaning the catchment basins  
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    Civil Protection personnel have been cleaning out the catchment basins and storm drain networks so they would be more efficient with heavy rainfall, said the agency director, Helman Ulises Berman Graniel. They began cleaning out them out Sunday morning at 7am, to prevent flooding during the rain. He asked citizens to contribute by avoiding leaving trash in the streets and not littering. There are still some areas where water accumulates and drains away slowly, such as on Rueda Medina near the fishermen's monument.

Boat procession to Isla Contoy  
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   Everything is ready for the 18th boat procession to the Isla Contoy National Park in honor of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, patroness of the fishermen, which is scheduled for Saturday, according to the fishermen-organizers. One of the organizers, Baltazar G贸mez estimated that more than a thousand people are expected to participate, aboard about 140 small  boats, surpassing the 120 boats that made the trip last year.
    Parish priest Ra铆l S谩nchez Alonso is expected to lead the procession that is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am, to board the boats at the public dock, before departure. They are expected to arrive at the fishermen's camp on Isla Contoy shortly after 10:30, with the Mass taking place shortly after landing. The boats are expected to return around noon, which happens every year.
         An estimated 1,500 people could be mobilized for the 35-kilometer maritime procession. (Ultramar is expected to provide a boat for the tourists and parishioners who need transportation).


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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 Concepci贸n church,will gather on the Town Square, with the company Espartacos Tour, which includes entertainment by the group A帽oranzas.

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 Mart铆nez 

..........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 L贸pez 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 ma帽anitas 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 Ni帽os H茅roes) 

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 M茅xico!, 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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