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From Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....
link to their Isla articles & photos
Trash Transfer Facility is free of garbage
Quedó libre de basura
Centro de Transferencia
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-
After approximately two weeks of intense work, the Trash Transfer Facility is now free of garbage, which has been transferred to the landfill in the Continental Zone. Two thousand tons of rubbish that had accumulated over the past several years were removed and transferred to the landfill in the Continental Zone. The problem had been complicated by the poor condition of the trash transfer truck when the amount of trash increased during the summer holidays.
According to the Director of Public Services, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalé, on Tuesday the remaining 300 ~tons of garbage were removed in 15 large trucks, in the same number of trips, leaving the Trash Transfer Facility completely free of garbage. He said in the next few days they will proceed to sanitize the facility with lime and they will implement better garbage management.
He said that after the sanitation and adaptation, they will proceed to enable the ramp and a system of management of the garbage, to be able to remove the wastes that are generated daily, and thus avoid accumulation of waste, which has occurred previously. He said the garbage management project that they intend to activate at the Trash Transfer Facility includes the placement of a geomembrane and a compaction system which will prevents leachate from draining into the subsoil.
This was accomplished with the support of the union of volqueteros / truck drivers.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
Reserve your table to celebrate with us at the Independence Day festivities for the performances of of Mega Boom and El Pulpo
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
The City invites you to the first municipal governmental report (Informe) on Sept. 14 at 4:30p outside the Casa de la Cultura.
The Pueblos Magicos Race will be held Sept. 17 in Isla Mujeres LINK
- The third race of the Maya Circuit of Pueblos Magicos will be held in Isla Mujeres on September 17, and has 265 registered athletes so far, from all parts of Mexico, according to Manuel Figueroa, director of the races. It will start at 7am at the Fishermen's monument downtown, with categories of 5, 10 and 15 K, for males and females of age 12 and over. This is the third race in the group of four races, and represents the element Air (iik ' in Maya).
These events promote sports and healthy family oriented activities, and the race is expected to stimulate the economy, since the participants will enjoy the attractions of Isla Mujeres and the festivities for Independence Day.
He said there is still time to register, in person or on the website, and participants can travel on the ferry at the local rate if they present their registration sheet, or their identification with their name on the list. The kits will be delivered on Saturday, September 16 at Mía hotel, which is the headquarters, who also offer a15 percent discount on accommodations and day passes for the participants.
The first race in the Mayan Circuit of Pueblos Magicos was held in Tulum and the second was in Valladolid. The third is being held in Isla Mujeres,and the final competition will be in Bacalar, and is tentatively scheduled in December.
Another thief appears to be cheating the action of Justice in Isla Mujeres LINK
Yadira del Carmen Vega Coral said she was the victim of a burglary in Isla Mujeres but that the delinquent isn't being prosecuted because the police didn't put him at the disposal of the prosecution. She is complaining that the alleged suspect will regain his freedom.
Ms.Vega Coral explained that the event happened around 10:20pm when she surprised the alleged suspect inside her home, which is located downtown, a block from the Town Hall. A search began immediately for the suspect, who had jumped a fence to escape by the house of a neighbor, the pursuit spread for several blocks downtown and in the end the alleged suspect was stopped and handed over to the municipal police.
Ms. Vega Coral said that despite the fact that her family requested that the detainee be registered with the prosecution, this did not happen. She said, "The security guard at the Prosecutors office told me that the police that night had decided not to put anyone under consignación."
On Tuesday, she went to the Prosecutor's Office to file the corresponding complaint, but there she was informed that the complaint couldn't be filed because the suspect was never made available and it was too late on Tuesday, which means that he could only be sanctioned for administrative faults.
It is alleged to be the same suspect in this article about hotel burglaries LINK
The Red Cross opened a collection center in Isla Mujeres for victims of the earthquake in Chiapas and Oaxaca LINK
The Isla Mujeres Red Cross opened a food collection center to accept contributions of humanitarian aid for residents of the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, who were affected by the earthquake on September 8th. Paramedics with the Red Cross said the center was opened at the Red Cross facility in colonia La Gloria on Tuesday, and will remain open thru Friday, Sept. 22nd.
They extended an invitation to participate in this cause of solidarity to help our neighboring brothers and sisters in Chiapas and Oaxaca. They are accepting nonperishable food items and personal care products, but not clothing or food, because the latter are more bulky.
The donations they are seeking include tuna, sardines, beans in bag, lentils in bag, pasta soup, chilies in easy to open cans, chicken consomme, vegetables in bag, mayonnaise, cooking oil, coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate powder, crackers, and cookies. They are also seeking personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, feminine napkins, toothpaste and soap, and household cleaning items such as detergent, buckets and brooms, among others. They are not accepting clothing, medicines, shoes, grains or bags in bulk. Donations can be brought to the Red Cross facilities between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Hundreds of tons of garbage removed in Isla Mujeres LINK
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Need for bus service remains unanswered
Urgen a establecer transporte urbano.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
City Council member Roberto Martinez Aragon, with the MORENA party, says he has continued to ask the Council and the Mayor to establish urban transport on the island, to provide an alternative to the taxis. He said the response has been that a feasibility study should first be carried out, and he says obviously bids must be obtained. He has also proposed that one of the two DIF buses could be used to transport students, and says the Mayor told him that these vehicles are being used to transport the elderly. He noted that one of them was used to transport writers from the Casa de la Cultura (downtown) to el Pescador (in Sac Bajo).
Requesting longer hours at the ISSSTE pharmacy
Insuficiente horario en farmacia del ISSSTEe.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Beneficiaries of ISSSTE health care want longer hours at the pharmacy because sometimes the last patients who receive consultations in the afternoon find that the pharmacy has already closed and they must wait until the next day to receive their medications. The pharmacy closes at 4pm and opens around 9am, although consultations begin at 8am.
Port reopened for small boats on Tuesday
Vuelven a navegar[+] Ver masFull article at this link
The port reopened for all boats. Demand for whale shark tours has dropped off, and their season will conclude soon. It is low season with fewer overnight visitors and a moderate amount of people on the beach, mostly foreign and national tourists and minimal numbers of islanders. It is noted that the contracts of hotel workers often conclude at this time of year, and they are usually rehired in the upcoming season. Many companies take advantage of low season in September and October to have remodeling and maintenance done. Business is expected to improve again, somewhat, in mid-November, and rehiring should occur in December.
A plaque was unveiled on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Colegio Bachilleres in Isla Mujeres regarding a project by Aguakan for the management of ecological orchards (huertos ecologicos).
Displacement of fishing enthusiasts
Aficionados a la pesca, desplazados, .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Local families are complaining that previously there were piers where they could drop a line and catch a few fish for dinner but now the docks have been closed to them, including the small piers at Macax lagoon and the concrete pier controlled by the Port Authority (API). They also want API to clean up the junk next to the ferry terminal, which presents a poor image of the island.
|View from the rooms.|
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|Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)|
|Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.|
|A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.|
|Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.|
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|Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.|
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk downtown.
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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
|Sept. 6 7:30|
Sept. 7 8:12
Sept. 8 8:54
Sept. 9 9:38
Sept. 10 10:24
Sept. 11 11:13
(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:
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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