Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, Sept. 20

There are several locations available to donate to victims of the earthquake in Chiapas & Oaxaca including the Red Cross, CRIM, DIF, Chedraui, Ferry Terminal, &  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

Culture of prevention against natural emergencies: Mayor Juan Carrillo  

Cultura de prevención

Impulsa Juan Carrillo, ante fenómenos naturales

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de septiembre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

 The Mayor spoke at the civic ceremony to commemorate National Civil Protection Day, saying, "We are a territory that is exposed to natural phenomena of great magnitude, which forces us to be as prepared as possible." This date was established to remember the devastating earthquake that shook the capital of Mexico on a Richter scale of 8.1, leaving thousands of victims. He also referred to the culture of prevention and hurricanes Gilberto and Wilma which struck Quintana Roo in 1988 and 2005.
     He said this culture of prevention includes teaching and having people know what to do before, during, and after a disaster, as well as the constant training and preparations that are done in the area of emergency services (firefighters, lifeguards, and civil protection personnel). Schools and other institutions and businesses receive training and drills, in collaboration with the authorities. Citizens are encouraged to have a plan and preparations at their workplaces and homes to address any adverse situation.
     He also asked the community to pull together to help the earthquake victims in Chiapas and Oaxaca who need assistance, especially the families who have been left homeless, without possessions or even food.
     Awards were given to companies and schools who participated in the courses and lectures offered during Civil Protection Week and public acknowledgement was given to the Navy and Red Cross for their support to the island community in times of need. Names are given of officials who were present.

Mayor announces more public works that are planned

Más obras para la gente

 Anuncia Edil en lo que resta del año

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de septiembre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..

   Following the Mayor's Informe report about what has been accomplished during the first year of his administration, he announced that in the second half of his term in office, more public works will be carried out including completely rebuilding the Blue Dome in colonia La Gloria.
   He said that among the accomplishments carried out in the first year of his administration but were not mentioned were the renovation of the parks including "Las Iguanas", "Las Tortugas" and "Las Hormiguitas" , which were improved and reopened for the benefit of island families to enjoy healthy recreation.


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

There are no new posts in the City section


Carlos Gamboa Ortiz posted & I translated....

It is time to help our brothers who need us now. Go to the Mexican Red Cross Facility Isla Mujeres,(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

It has also been recommended to mark out bar codes & write DONATION or DONACION on the items.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

There are videos of the whale shark licensees and their families & friends at the Mass held by the whale shark monument in thanks, on prolongacion Rueda Medina VIDEO    VIDEO 

Announcing the "Snorkel MUSA" project south of Punta Sam LINK  
  The Underwater Museum, MUSA, is investing ~2 million pesos in a project called "Snorkel MUSA",  with the installation of two large underwater sculptures south of Punta Sam, in order to help conserve the Manchones Reef.
     MUSA continues to grow at an impressive rate, with about 300,000 visitors last year, and it is expected to have 350,000 by the end of this year. With this new project, it is hoped that there will be 400,000 visitors next year, due to the growth that is occurring near Punta Sam, according to its president, Roberto Diaz Abraham, who notes that this removes swimmers who would otherwise be impacting the natural reefs.
    He said that one will be the pyramid of Kukulcan, 20 meters long and weighing 30 tons, which should be very attractive for the tourists because it is related to the Mayan culture. He explained that the second sculpture will be the image of the Christ of MUSA, who is a resurrected Christ who would be on a monumental cross of more than six meters and that will give the sensation to the tourist, when he visits it, that the figure is trying to leave the sea bottom. He said they have the molds, but haven't prepared the sculptures yet.

Changing of the Director at the high school is official LINK  
  The previous high school Director, Jorge Martínez Peña, was provisional, with an appointment from January to July 2017. He has been given notice that his position will be completed on September 21st
        He was a founder of the school on the island since 1988, working as a teacher and a director of 10 and 8 years, working six years at high schools in other municipalities, and finally a year and a half at the island campus. During his time in office, improvements were made in the areas of infrastructure and maintenance, enabling nine classrooms instead of the previous five, and obtaining more desks for the students. These improvements allowed the school to advance from a level 3 campus to a level 4.
      The new director has not been confirmed, but there are rumors that it will be teacher María Inés Alcocer Burgo.

"Isla Mujeres might host the National Handball Championship" said Natanael Gallegos, director of the Municipal Institute of Sport and Recreation after the great performance of the island team in the National Championship held in Querétaro. VIDEO   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Students complain about taxis ignoring them 
Taxistas desprecian a estudiantes. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Students are complaining about taxis passing them by and causing them long waits before getting home, as well as that they are sometimes charged 15 pesos instead of the agreed upon discount of 8 pesos for students.

Isla Mujeres: The safest tourist destination in the country 
IM, el destino turístico más seguro del país.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

   During his speech for Civil Protection Day, the mayor said that while the island is the safest destination in the country, security will be increased, and there will be zero tolerance for anyone who commits crimes here.
   He said, "We are going to reinforce security, if someone is committing some kind of illicit act on the island, with all the laws, we must stop it, by filing a complaint against it with the Attorney General of the State and proceeding with it; what we need are for the legal processes to be followed, however, we as managers of the Municipal Police are "al pie del cañón" (standing by our guns?) for zero tolerance against whoever commits an offense in Isla Mujeres, we will bring them to justice. "

Quintana Roo: Sixth place in National Handball Tournament
QR, sexto lugar en el Nacional de Handball .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link 

  The team ended up consisting entirely of players from Isla Mujeres, who took sixth place among the 19 teams at the National Championship First Division and Promotion, which took place last weekend in Querétaro.

High school will have new Director  
Sorpresiva destitución [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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

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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