Friday, October 13, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, Oct. 13

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo supporting sports  

Impulsa el deporte

 Juan Carrillo, en todos los ámbitos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-
Leer más..full article at this link.
 See City section....

Community Hospital reports decreased cases of conjunctivitis  

Disminuyen casos de conjuntivitis

 Reporta Hospital Comunitario

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-
Leer más.Full article at this link..

The director of the Community Hospital, Miguel Angel García Albarrán reported that there has been a sharp decline in the number of cases of conjunctivitis in Isla Mujeres. He said that among the total number of 65 cases treated in the last 20 days, there were about 55 in the first days and the remaining 10 in the last ten days, in the municipality.  He said, "About 15 days ago, the number of cases increased, but these days there are practically no patients being treated for this problem". He said it was a viral type of conjunctivitis, which is self limiting with proper preventative measures such as hand washing techniques and avoiding large groups of people.

Manager dismissed amid accusations of discrimination

Cese fulminante a gerente

 Por discriminar a trabajadores

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ISLA MUJERES, 11 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. See Por Esto for another article about the demonstration at Privilege Aluxes hotel. The rest of yesterdays DQR article that I didn't have time to finish says the workers affiliated with the CROC union, accompanied by the union's interior secretary, Noel Pinacho Santos, arrived at 7:30 am and settled outside the hotel doors to wait for one of the executives to address their demands and complaints, which occurred 45 minutes later. A hotel representative, Vidal Ruiz, listened to their concerns and communicated them by phone to the executives in Spain. It was initially proposed that only Ramadanova Bekirova be dismissed, that Perez Garcia be suspended for 15 days and that Hugo Gómez be relocated. This was not acceptable to the workers, and just before noon it was announced that the three employees would be dismissed and the workers immediately returned to work.


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

In Isla Mujeres we provide families with quality health services available to everyone.
During this vaccination campaign we served children from 0 to 15 years old 👧👦👶 with vaccines and basic health care. 

      Committed to the health of the island families, on the instructions of Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, we work in a constant manner in coordination with the Municipal Health Department, headed by Juana Milián González, in the application of Sabin vaccines, which were being administered from Oct. 7-13. 
       In order to provide care to all points of the municipality, three modules were installed in Isla Mujeres, the Zona Continental and Francisco May, where 180 doses of Sabin were given in children 6 to 11 months of age and 2 to 4 years; 180 doses of vitamin A were given and 1,557 doses of anti-parasitics  were given to infants 2 to 4 and 5 years old. 
   They also distributed 2,786 packets of electrolytes and administered 75 doses of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine to girls between the ages of 9 and 12. 
        The head of the Health Department explained that these actions effectively serve the island's citizens, working in coordination with the State Health Secretariat and Health Jurisdiction Number 2, to provide quality medical care to families of the  municipality.

In Isla Mujeres we have talent! With the rehabilitation of the courts and sports spaces we offer our young people more spaces to develop their skills. 
In the Continental Zone, on the mainland part of the municipality, 1.8 million pesos are being invested in a multi use sports facility and 1.9 million pesos for a playground. Work that has been done for parks and recreational areas on the island during this administration are also mentioned which include the park "Las Hormiguitas Obreras", an outdoor gym, the soccer field in Salina Chica, and the downtown basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana".

To all the young people of Isla Mujeres  between 12 and 24 years, we invite you to participate in the Second Municipal Oratory Contest. Check out the different topics and sign up!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Two baseball teams from Isla Mujeres are competing the state league LINK 
        Baseball promoters in Isla Mujeres are able to have two teams formed, mostly, by young islanders, to compete in the state league tournament, which will be the first championship competition in which they will have an opportunity to show their talent.
       This state championship is currently in tis fifth day, with 8 teams participating, and there are 14 games scheduled, and the play off and the final. This Sunday, the Isla Mujeres "Cokteleros" will play against  the "Rockys " of Cancun. When they competed in the first game, Isla Mujeres took the victory.
    These games are held at the El Pescador baseball field (in front of Cheraui), and there will be raffles as part of the event on Sunday, which begins at 1pm.

Committed to the health of island families, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, on the instructions of the municipal president, is constantly working in coordination with the Municipal Health Department, headed by Juana Milián. LINK   
 See City section above.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Campaign to sign up for Seguro Popular insurance  
Campaña de afiliación al Seguro Popular[+] Ver masFull aricle at this link

Many dangerous electrical posts 
Sinnúmero de peligrosos postes de la CFE [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Now that the norte winds are about to begin, residents in several of the colonias are concerned about some electrical posts which are in need of replacement, and they were also concerned when Tropical Storm Nate was forecast to strike the island last week. Many poles were installed after Hurricane Wilma, 12 years ago, and the CFE electrical company carries out an ongoing program of replacement. There is a post in colonia Lol-be which has been affected by salt corrosion and is in need of replacement, which residents want replaced.

Poor quality public works  
Obra pública de ínfima calidad ] Ver masFull article at this link 

   Five months after the downtown basketball court, "Jose del Carmen Pastrana" was renovated at a cost of 1.4 million pesos, it has required painting for the third time. Two years earlier, it had been renovated at a cost of 529,718 pesos, but there were problems with that work also. The recent renovation included replacement of the concrete with a new surface that is 10 centimeters thick, as well as new concrete benches and grandstands, and LED lights.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  
Breves de Isla Mujeresy.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The Cahuameros basketball team of Isla Mujeres will begin their new season, playing Cozumel at 8pm on Saturday and at noon on Sunday. In the previous tournament, Isla Mujeres was the runner up, with Playa del Carmen winning the competition.

Miguel García Albarrán, director of the Community Hospital, said that there are now four basic specialties provided at the hospital:  internal medicine, surgery, gynecological obstetrics and pediatrics. 
       There is also a new anesthesia machine to perform surgeries, as well as renovations in the surgical areas and the labor and delivery rooms, which will be completed in another week, and then patients will no longer need to be taken to Cancun.  
      Hurricane protection has been installed, using anticyclonic curtains, after painting the curtains inside and outside. There is  X-ray service available, every day, and Saturdays and Sundays it is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
   He said they have made an  agreement with Life ambulances in Cancun, to support the transfer of patients from Puerto Juarez to the General Hospital, without having to pay. This is because the Red Cross ambulance is too busy to provide this coverage.

From yesterday....

Demonstration by workers   
Trabajadores se movilizan [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Oct. 11 About 100 workers gathered peacefully in front of the hotel Privilege Aluxes, a Spanish firm, on Adolfo Lopez Mateos street, refusing to enter the building to go to work, alleging racist treatment by the management, according to Noel Pinacho Santos, interior secretary of the CROC union. The workers complained that they had been called "indios" and demanded the dismissal of the general manager, Humberto Perez Garcia, of "Hugo" head of Human Resources, and of "Anel", who is his assistant.
    Executives in Spain, who intervened in the negotiation, were distressed by the incident.  There was initially some resistance to the request from the union, alleging legal issues. It was suggested that the managers be suspended for a month while an investigation would be conducted, but this was not acceptable to the workers, who became tense. But then the executives of the company realized that the situation was very delicate, and they didn't want a confrontation in the courts with accusations of racism and ill treatment.
      "Anel" had already resigned and was accused of being the "most racist". The CROC legal team came to address this issue, and by the end of the day, sanity and dialogue had prevailed to overcome this regrettable conflict. It was agreed to dismiss the three managers, and the waiters and other workers resumed their jobs, and did not want to cause a bad image for the hotel, which could affect occupancy.

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October Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Sunday, Oct. 1 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Full moon Thursday, Oct. 5

                                                                    Sunset ~6:30
Oct. 5  6:49
Oct. 6  7:33
Oct. 7   8:19
Oct. 8  9:09
Oct. 9  10:01
Oct. 10  10:57
Sunday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

 Sunday, Oct. 8  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Monday, Oct. 9  Day of Fishermen

Thursday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Sunday. Oct. 15 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Saturday, Oct. 21  Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo

Sunday, Oct. 22 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Saturday, Oct. 28 8p Mundaca Theater 8pm "Festival of the Dead" (In the end, we are born to die)
Sunday Oct. 29 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, Oct. 31 Halloween 

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

At this time of year, Mexican families remember & celebrate their departed relatives. Hanal Pixan is the name of the Mayan celebration. Altars are made with photos of the deceased, where offerings of favorite foods and items are placed, copal incense is burned, and marigold flower petals are often used. The schools usually have altar contests & displays, there's usually one in the Town Hall, and last year there was a display of altars representing different of Mexico at the Casa de la Cultura.
        All Saints Day & All Souls Day, Nov. 1 & 2, are the Dias de los for children, one for adults, when families visit graves & clean & decorate them. On the island, these are private moments in the cemeteries, not public celebrations like in many parts of Mexico. 

   There is usually a silent procession with residents dressed in white, black, and traditional clothing, and many wear Catrina makeup. In addition to keeping these traditions alive, Halloween is celebrated enthusiastically on Hidalgo. Bring lots of little items & be prepared to be mobbed by cute kids and to enjoy the various impressive, clever homemade costumes.

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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