Saturday, October 21, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sat. Oct. 21

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Beaches are free of jellyfish and ready to receive swimmers  

Libres de medusas

Playas listas para recibir a ba帽istas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de octubre.-
Leer m谩s..Full article at this link.
See City section...

Removing junk from the runway that could be mosquito breeding grounds  

Retiran basura de la pista a茅rea

Potencial criadero de mosquito

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de octubre.-
Leer m谩s.Full article at this link..
See TVIM section....

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

The Isla Mujeres beaches return to normal after the massive arrival of jellyfish ✨馃彎✨Our visitors and locals can swim safely and without worry 馃寠馃強馃徏馃強馃徑 The video says "Enjoy our beaches with confidence. You will find them free of jellyfish. VIDEO 
.- The beaches of Isla Mujeres are free of jellyfish, after the unusual arrival of this marine species was reported in recent days due to changes in the weather and the drift of the sea currents. 
       The same dynamics of the currents,  have now moved these invertebrates away from the island's coasts. Although they are not considered a danger to people's lives, they cause skin irritation when contact occurs.  
     Although the precautionary alert for jellyfish has been lifted, Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis instructed the personnel of the Departments of Civil Protection and of Ecology and Environment to monitor the movement of the jellyfish, in order to guarantee the well-being of those visiting the beaches. 
      The Civil Protection coordinator, Helman Ulises Berman Graniel, said that during the presence of the invertebrates on the island's coast, they were under observation and were being closely watched by the lifeguards, so that they could request that the swimmers get out of the water if necessary. He said this measure was implemented for the safety of swimmers, and to prevent them from being exposed to jellyfish, which upon contact with skin, release a substance that causes irritation. 
       He added that for the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the security of visitors and the area is paramount, so that in a coordinated way, with the Direct of Ecology and Environment,  Carlos Barranco Garc铆a, the monitoring will be maintained regarding the displacement of the jellyfish.     Mr. Berman Graniel concluded, "Although the beaches are safe and free of this marine species, which arrived at the shores of the western part of the island as a result of changes in the weather, we will continue to monitor their displacement."

The cleanliness and quality of the beaches in Isla Mujeres attracts tourists and locals. Thanks to the coordinated work between the municipal government and the staff of ZOFEMAT, we keep our beaches clean and ready to be enjoyedVIDEO    LINK to article.  (See yesterday's translations).  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The beaches of Isla Mujeres are free of jellyfish and ready to receive swimmers  LINK  

On Saturday, Oct. 21 the Cahuameros basketball team will travel to Merida Yucatan to play against Modelo University on Saturday and Sunday  . LINK   

The Community of Alcoholics Anonymous of Isla Mujeres will celebrate in the municipality the Second Meeting of General Services, a meeting of members of four municipalities of Quintana Roo, an event to be held on October 28 and 29. LINK 

Councilwoman Atena G贸mez Ricalde: commemorating 64th anniversary of the women's right to vote LINK   Conferences will conclude Nov. 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 

Complaint against Aguakan concerning report of wastewater leak on Rueda Medina avenue Photo at LINK 

Starting early in the day, the Department Navy of Mexico began working on the retirement of several boat hulls of boats that have been left and abandoned at the end of the airstrip, which will be dismantled. LINK   
  There are eight hulls of old boats among the overgrowth at the end of the runway, which were impounded or found adrift over more than 20 years. There were recently complaints about a proliferation of mosquitoes from residents in the area, and the Navy is now removing and dismantling them.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Reduced presence of jellyfish 
Reduce la presencia de “aguasmalas” [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See City section above. This article notes on Wednesday, the presence of jellyfish up to 30 centimeters in diameter were reported at several points; a visitor who suffered an attack was treated at the hospital that day. Monitoring and guidance measures were immediately activated to support observation and prevention measures. This phenomenon is atypical on the island. On Thursday, boaters observed them in areas like MUSA and Manchones reef.
      Ulises Berman Graniel, director of Civil Protection, said that the sea current seems to have already moved the jellyfish that were observed on the west side of the island, across the bay, to the open sea. During the monitoring, it was concluded that the presence has been reduced.

Kiosk in need of maintenance in colonia Salina Chica  
Peligroso kiosko en la Salina Chica. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 The kiosk in the park and playground in Salina Chica has deteriorated and is in need of maintenance, which is evident when observing the breaks in the concrete and rusting of its supports.  Some residents say they have reported this to the Public Services department.

"Pink Walk" on the malecon  
“Caminata Rosa” en el malec贸n. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The  “La Caminata Rosa” (Pink March) began at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, from the Fishermen's monument to the Paseo of la Trigue帽a, (by the eastern malecon) where they held talks and cultural presentations to commemorate Day of the Fight Against Breast Cancer, with an emphasis on the importance of self examination and timely diagnosis. In addition to raising awareness, there was a message of solidarity between women who suffer or have suffered with this disease, at this event which was coordinated by the DIF social service agency and civil associations.

Second meeting of AA General Services  
Segunda Reuni贸n de Servicios Generales de “AA”. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  See TVIM section. 

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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 First Anniversary Celebration

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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