Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, Sept. 26

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

Letter of Isla Mujeres sign damaged 

Desprenden letra de parador

 Al parecer sólo para molestar a autoridades

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
    According to witnesses, at 6:00 pm on Sunday, someone tried to steal the letter "E" from the word "ISLA MUJERES", in the photographic sign at the Caribbean malecon, but they were discovered and fled.          It is reported that the person began to detach the letter "E" until he got it loose it and this was discovered by a photographer at the location, so the vandal ran away to escape.The witness immediately told the Municipal Tourism Department, whose Director Jose de Jesus Castillo Magaña guarded the letter in his house. It should be noted that photographer replaced the letter with a wooden letter, lined with cardboard so that pictures could be taken on Monday.

Mayor Juan Carrillo boosts tourism: Celebrating two years as a Pueblo Magico  

Pueblo Mágico, firme

 Juan Carrillo brinda impulso al turismo

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See translation in TVIM.


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

The help and solidarity of all #IslaMujeres is indispensable. Thank you all for your cooperation! Let us continue to support families affected by the earthquake. VIDEO  

From Sept. 25th to 29th, National Heart Week will be held in Isla Mujeres. Your health comes first! On the island at the Community Center at 10am to 1pm including blood pressure checks, blood sugar testing, weight and height to calculate Body Mass Index.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Isla Mujeres celebrates two years as a Pueblo Magico LINK   
       In honor of World Tourism Day and the Second Anniversary of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, various commemorative activities, focused primarily on the care and protection of the environment, will be held Sept. 27-30th.
            This celebration is being organized by the City of Isla Mujeres, with the Director of Tourism, the Director of Pueblo Magico, and the Institute of Culture and Arts.
          José Castillo Magaña, general director of Tourism, on behalf of Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, made a cordial invitation to the community in general to participate in the activities planned for this double commemoration that closes on September 30 with a ceremony of delivery of recognitions to the business sector and the presentation of the musical group "Marconi", at 8pm at Playa Posada del Mar (aka Playa Centro).
         He said, "It is a great honor to invite the entire island community to accompany us to all the activities we have prepared to commemorate the World Tourism Day that this year is held under the slogan of "Sustainable Tourism as an Instrument of Development", for that reason we focus on reforestation, cleaning beaches and green areas."
    The calendar of activities begins on Wednesday, September 27, at 8am with reforestation in "Playa Norte", and at 8:30am, with the delivery of containers for cigarette butts, at "Playa Centro"; on Friday, September 29, at 8an, with the cleaning of green areas and mangroves in Punta Sur and Sac Bajo, and at 7pm hours, with the screening of the series of documentaries "Voices of the Sea" in the theater outdoor park of the colonia "La Gloria".

Ministry of Tourism continues training taxi drivers LINK  
  The last class will be held Sept. 30 for two hours, 12:30 to 2:30pm to teach taxi drivers about giving good service and helping them be prepared to take good care of their passengers. The course will be taught in the offices of the Community Center in charge of the Ministry of Tourism of Quintana Roo (SEDETUR). The first course was attended by about 30 drivers. The comisionistas were given similar classes. 

Good results at the anti rabies campaign LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

National anti-rabies week  
Semana Nacional Antirrábica. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     National Anti rabies Week has been initiated to immunize hundreds of pets against rabies in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, said Juana Milián González, director of Health. It is taking place from Sept. 24-30th on the island from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for free, in the park of colonia "La Gloria".
       This measure begins when the program of regularization of the street animals is already in progress, as well as of the domestic pets, although in fact the Director of Ecology has not yet done the promised work of inventorying the animals in the colonias.  It is estimated that there are about 10,000  dogs and cats on the island, most of which are in the streets, and before the end of the year a more accurate number should be known.

Punta Sam ferry joins in solidarity to help earthquake victims  
Ferry de Punta Sam se suma a la solidaridad. [+] Ver masFull article at this link 
      The ferry company that transports vehicles from Isla Mujeres to Punta Sam announced on their website that they were offering free space for vehicles carrying humanitarian aid on Saturday, Sept. 23, to help the earthquake victims in the center and south of the country. 
       This transport of food and clothing for the victims occurred when half a dozen vehicles were on their way to Chiapas, Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Guerrero, the State of Mexico and Mexico City.
       Many companies continue to participate in the donations of food and items of basic necesities for many families living in remote areas, as has been reported to Paola Orrico de Carrillo, first lady of Isla Mujeres, who has personally went to hand out donations in rural areas of Chiapas and Oaxaca.Volunteer groups have also been uploading photos on social networks that record this effort, since the previous weekend, to communicate with their donors and gain their confidence.               Also joining in the effort is the Mexican Red Cross of Isla Mujeres and the Navy of Mexico, who have donated vehicles to facilitate transport by land and air.              Many workers are waiting their payday on the fortnight this weekend to buy and deliver their donations, according to comments from several of them. They said they were touched by the positive behavior of young people and adults in the effort to rescue those trapped in buildings that collapsed in the earthquakes.


Denies that an execution occurred in Isla Mujeres mainland 
Desmienten ejecución en Isla Mujeres. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
        The police chief of Isla Mujeres, Jaime Ongay Ortiz, explained that no one executed on Sunday in the agricultural area of ​​the municipality, but that crime occurred in the municipality of Puerto Morelos. 
         He said that on Sunday at 3:28 pm, the body of a man identified as Manuel HH, 42, was found by the emergency corps and police officers in the vicinity of the Leona Vicario-Cancún highway, who had a head injury that deprived him of his life.              "We went with a patrol to the place in support of the police officers of Leona Vicario (municipality of Puerto Morelos) in whose territory the events occurred, not inside Isla Mujeres," said police chief Ongay.           Confusion occurred because on the road to the agricultural area, where the event occurred, is shared with that neighboring municipality, according to some residents. The police chief said that the municipal police departments continue to work in coordination with those of the neighboring municipalities, as well as the state and federal agencies, to keep Isla Mujeres safe.        The police chief said that Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis is committed to keeping Isla Mujeres as the most secure municipality of Quintana Roo and Department of Public Safety and Municipal Transit, works in coordination with all the agencies necessary to achieve it.

New director at the high school 
Nueva dirección en Bachilleres [+] Ver masFull article at this link

        On Monday, teacher María Inés Alcocer Burgos became the new director of the high school Colegio Bachilleres, replacing former mayor Jorge Martinez Peña.

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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

The rabies vaccination module will be open from September 24 to 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the park of colonia "La Gloria" as part of National Anti-rabies Vaccination Week for Cats & Dogs 2017 

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

  In honor of World Tourism Day and the Second Anniversary of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, various commemorative activities, focused primarily on the care and protection of the environment, will be held Sept. 27-30th under the slogan of "Sustainable Tourism as an Instrument of Development",
  Wednesday, September 27, 8am, reforestation in "Playa Norte", and at 8:30am, with the delivery of containers for cigarette butts, at "Playa Centro";
  Friday, September 29, 8am cleaning of green areas and mangroves in Punta Sur and Sac Bajo,  7pm, screening of the documentary "Voices of the Sea" in the  park of the colonia "La Gloria".
   Saturday, September 30  a ceremony of delivery of recognitions to the business sector and the presentation of the musical group "Marconi", at 8pm at Playa Posada del Mar (aka Playa Centro).

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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