Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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Red flags on beaches Sunday due to strong waves  

Playas con bandera roja

 Prevención por fuerte oleaje

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section....

No changes in car ferry rates for the rest of 2017  

Sin cambios tarifas de ferry

En lo que resta de 2017

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de septiembre.-
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Every day, we continue to clean our public spaces. Let's work together to take care of the local flora and fauna.
It says...We are working to keep Isla Mujeres clean. It's important to conserve and protect our natural resources.
In Isla Mujeres, the Blue Flag signifies the quality and cleanliness of our beaches.

      In order to provide clean beaches for tourists and residents, the staff of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) have removed litter and approximately 2.5 tons of seaweed from Playa Centro and North Beach, which were brought in by the strong currents, deep seas,and big waves along the coasts of Isla Mujeres, as an effect from Hurricane Irma.
    The Director of ZOFEMAT, Vladimir Vallejo Molina, said they are following instructions from the Mayor and will continue cleaning the beaches and monitoring the currents to see what actions need to be taken, then later they will turn their attention to the eastern part of the island. (posted by Juan Manuel Valdez Sanchez).

We are working in coordination with the personnel of Civil Protection 👷 to keep Islanders safe from the strong waves that occurred at the island 🌴🌊 

All the beaches were red flagged and people were not allowed to enter the areas with increased swells
(Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, September 10, 2017) .- Due to the strong waves caused by the remnants of hurricane "Irma", which has been affecting Florida, in the United States, a phenomenon occurred in Isla Mujeres which is “mar de tormenta” (stormy seas) causing waves up to 3 meters high at the eastern part of the island, so that appropriate measures have been taken to ensure the safety of islanders and visitors.
     Ulises Berman Graniel, coordinator of Civil Protection in Isla Mujeres, urged the public to follow the recommendations of the authorities and to stay informed during this hurricane season, when the culture of prevention is very important.
       He said that because of hurricane "Irma" on the coasts of Florida, in the United States, its remnant effects were producing increased tides and strong swells on the eastern part of Isla Mujeres, where there were waves up to 3 meters at midday on Sunday, an unusual phenomenon, which caught the attention of residents and visitors.
       The hurricane is affecting Florida, and the remnants are being felt on our coasts, but it should be stressed that this does not pose any danger to us, however there are actions that need to be taken. Red flags were posted on the beaches of Isla Mujeres. along with three other municipalities in the northern zone of Quintana Roo, which mean that people are not allowed to enter the water, for safety reasons.
       After their review tours, Civil Protection reported that only a small beach palapa fell, which was located near the hotel Mia, due to the surge.
       Authorities are urging residents to remain calm and ignore rumors. Any concerns or emergencies can be communicated to Civil Protection at (998) 877 0106, available 24 hours a day.
       As part of the measures that have also been taken, the Harbor Master, closed the port for small boats at 2 pm, because conditions are not favorable for aquatic activities. On social networks, the car ferry company "Marítima Isla Mujeres", reported that due to this situation its last crossing on Sunday between the island and Punta Sam was at 2 pm.
       Deline García Canto, director of Tortugranja reported that in the nesting areas of the eastern coast, a total of 10 turtle nests were lost, in the beaches located in front of the colonia "La Guadalupana" and at the Aguakán facilities, which were "in situ", that is to say, they were deposited recently and were in the process of being removed by the volunteers; but this was not completed due to the swells.https://goo.gl/v6KFNK

The islanders are warm people and we welcome visitors with pleasure. Every year the number of tourists who come to enjoy our beautiful beaches increasesVIDEO    
 The video says...It is my dream to grow. I come from a family of artisans. My dream is to share this art and that the tourists who come here fall in love with Isla Mujeres. Now we are a Pueblo Magico. There are high seasons all year long with more jobs and more new businesses. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Tourism has increased by 12%. and people visit us from all over the world. We offer our first Tourist App of Isla Mujeres. We have begun creating a better future: Juan Carrillo Municpal President of Isla Mujeres  Informe Governmental Report (will be held on Sept. 14). A better future for everyone.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

At sunrise the climate was better and the port opened for all boats  LINK  

Isla Mujeres, with ticket in hand, is ready to attend the Pueblos Magicos FairLINK  

      Everything is ready to participate in the Fourth National Fair of Magic Towns that Isla Mujeres will attend for the second time, to promote its traditions, gastronomy and handicrafts, as reported by Jesús Castillo Magaña, Director of Tourism.  VIDEO 
The video says...The delegation from Isla Mujeres, one of the 111 Pueblos Magicos, is ready to promote the traditions, flavorful cuisine, and the artistic handicrafts of Isla Mujeres at the Pueblos Magicos Fair which will be held in Monterrey Sept. 21-24, and an excellent participation is anticipated. Isla Mujeres is the only island in Mexico to have attained the designation of a Pueblo Magico, which is an important responsibility. This is an opportunity to teach about our culture, our traditions, our attractions, and our cuisine, including to those in the northern part of the country and the United States, to improve our economy by promoting Isla Mujeres..

Today, Monday, the stormy seas have decreased their intensity but  the sound, height and power of the breakers are still impressive. With these remnants of Hurricane Irma, the beach of the Hotel Mía still has restricted access, its pier has no major problem,and some of the beaches have recovered their sand.  VIDEO     VIDEO     VIDEO  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Seven people arrested in fight at the ferry terminal 
Siete detenidos en riña colectiva] Ver masFull article at this link
    At 5:30am on Sunday morning, there was a fight at the ferry terminal which resulted in seven people being detained, who had criminal warrants and were turned over to Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) /Attorney General's office. Of those seven, three are women and have federal criminal warrants, in the official Mexico Platform (criminal database) and with the Office of the Prosecutor of Quintana Roo, who confirmed that he also has the person who suffered an injury during that event at this disposal.
     Sources say that police intervened when a fight occurred in the waiting area of the ferry terminal, involving waitresses from Casa Blanca and some men, including the detainees. They had been spending the evening together and also had a dispute. Nearly a dozen people were held in relation to the incident, and then on the Platform database it was found that seven had pending warrants. 
      The Municipal Police requested the support of the Navy of Mexico, to assist with the transfer to Cancun several hours later, which occurred from the dock of the Social Justicia cooperative.The others signed for their release and the one detained for injuries remains in the island jail this morning and is being assisted by a local lawyer. His client suffered injuries to the face and other parts of the body during the ruckus.  
     The initials of those involved were not provided, in accordance with the corresponding protocol in order not to hinder the PGR's investigation. The Navy only acted to assist with the transfer, according to police sources.

Erosion of sand that was regained  
Se fue la arena recuperada+] Ver masFull article at this ink

   While the tide was higher that usual, due to effects of Hurricane Irma which caused severe damage in Florida, erosion occurred to Playa Norte beaches that had previously regained sand, including on ​​the island of El Yunque (where Hotel Mia is located). The Harbor Master opened the port for small and medium sized boats. It was possible to see the moderate damage that was caused to the beaches on Sunday afternoon by the increased waves that were an effect as Hurricane Irma landing on the western coast of Florida, and on Monday the effects were lessened to the rocky areas of Isla Mujeres.
        Strong waves were still seen on the east side of the island where the rock-defenses and the retaining wall fulfilled their function. Sunday afternoon, sea water entered Carlos Lazo street, which leads to the entrance of Hotel Mía, and onto the main street-malecon along the bay, Rueda Medina,
        Several federal zone concessionaires took their own initiative to mitigate beach erosion by collecting sand and filling bags, to retain this precious material for tourism. 
         A project by the municipal government  to reinforce the North Beach protection system is being prepared, according to sources from the Urban Development department, who have exchanged information with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), to enact the plan during this administration.
        The last two trips by the car ferry to Punta Sam were suspended on Sunday evening starting at 4pm, and were back on their normal schedule on Monday morning. The Ultramar ferry, providing passenger service to Puerto Juarez, operated normally. 
    Historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid explained this phenomenon:  "Our parents & grandparents called it a 'recalón' '; which occurs when the left side of a strong hurricane passes, at some distance. The last one occurred in August 1980 with Hurricane Allen, which was a category 5, and caused more damage to the coast than we saw yesterday.
He says an opposite phenomena occurs when the right side of a hurricane, which is the strongest side, passes us to the left, looking north. Then there are large 'vacant areas' as the sea recedes, exposing the reefs to severe damage. In October 1998, Hurricane Mitch, category 5, paused in the Gulf of Honduras, generating strong northeasterly effects, which destroyed coral formations here at Ixlache, (at Isla Contoy), mainly.
He concludes by saying that he is commenting on this, with all due respect, to explain that what happened Sunday is nothing new....except for those who don't know how nature works in this beautiful region of Mexico.

Workers cleaning beaches  
Limpian playas tras el temporal+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See City section. This notes they are also cleaning beaches on Isla Blanca (at the mainland) for families and the tourists who frequent that area on a daily basis. It is also noted that personnel with Civil Protection placed red flags on the beaches during the increased waves.

Municipal soccer team Trilanda wins fourth championship 
Trilanda, tetracampeón del futbol municipal. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Trilanda won the municipal league championship for the fourth time, with Real City taking second place and Real Villanueva in third place. After a few weeks of rest, competition will resume with a Cup tournament.

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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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