Thursday, October 5, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, Oct. 5

Note: From the NHC/NOAA this morning: The government of Mexico has extended the Hurricane Watch westward along the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula to Rio Lagartos. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Government of Juan Carrillo: Protecting health with junk removal campaigns 

Protege la salud

Gobierno de Juan Carrillo, con descacharrización

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de octubre.-
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Another ferry company could offer service between the island and Puerto Juarez 

Pudiera entrar otra naviera

 En servicio a Puerto Juárez, y viceversa

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 4 de octubre.-
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Cleaning streets and storm drains to prevent flooding

Previenen inundaciones

 Comuna despeja calles y alcantarillas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.


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

With the ongoing junk removal campaign in Isla Mujeres we continue fighting mosquito borne diseases. Let's prevent mosquito breeding in our yards this rainy season. link isn't working now)

Quintana Roo is in the path of Tropical Depression 16 and monitoring it. Pay attention to official sources of information.

In Isla Mujeres we pride ourselves on the talent of our athletes.Today we made the official presentation of our basketball team 🏀 Cahuameros. 

October is the month of prevention and fight against Breast Cancer. Remember to do self-examination and to go to your periodic check-ups, your health comes first!

Throughout the month of October, there are discounts available for payment of fines and fees at  the Municipal Treasury of Isla Mujeres.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

With the seal of Isla Mujeres in its design, last Tuesday Aguakan and the high school Colegio Bachilleres carried out the inauguration of their Educational Garden. Video    

The Navy of the Fifth Region brought 4.5 tons of aid to Mexico City...LINK 

October is the month in which the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA) will undertake the third National Campaign of Incorporation and Accreditation, with the purpose of bringing education services closer to people over 15 who have not completed their....  LINK  

The Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQROO) confirmed that there are two ferry companies interested in competing with Ultramar.LINK  
They are seeking to begin operations with personnel from Isla Mujeres and will also offer a rate of up to 30 percent lower than currently offered by Ultramar 
   They are the company Naveganto S.A de C.V, and the company Marinsa S.A de C.V., who are both based in Ciudad del Carmen Campeche.  Manuel García García, Director of Operations of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo in Puerto Juarez, explained that on Sept. 13 and 15, both companies requested spaces to install their ticket booths at the Maritime Terminals. 
      They have also requested information corresponding to the port charges and in both cases have submitted copies of the authorization (Federal) of the General Directorate of Merchant Marine, which confirms their interest in entering into operation. 
      The manager of Apiqroo confirmed that both companies are committed to beginning operations before the third week of October, but do not rule out that it could be earlier. He explained that the ferry company "Naveganto" could enter into operation with a flotilla of several boats, however this has not yet been confirmed by the company.
      He said, "
On the part of the Apiqroo, I can inform you that we have facilities so that both companies can operate without any problem, since we have four berths."
BEST RATES FOR ISLANDERS        Unofficially, it is said that in both cases they seek to enter into operation with Isla Mujeres personnel and that they will also offer a rate for residents of up to 30 percent lower than that currently offered by Ultramar, but it is a version that is not yet confirmed. The company Marinsa has even have begun to request personnel through social networks.

Boaters prepare for the incoming storm LINK  

At 11am, the Quintana Roo Department of Civil Protection issued a blue alert advisory regarding Tropical Depression 16 which recommends that residents pay attention to the trajectory and development of the tropical system which at 10am was 889 kilometers south-southeast of Xcalak, Quintana Roo, according to a bulletin issued by the National Weather Service.

Note: From the NHC/NOAA this morning: The government of Mexico has extended the Hurricane Watch westward along the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula to Rio Lagartos. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

A few weeks after the establishment of the Animal Welfare Regulation in Isla Mujeres with a legal process in case of complaints about lack of animal care, the director of Environment and Ecology, Carlos Barranco García, announced that they have.... ..LINK  

The Ultramar company announced that a new boat should arrive in December and offer trips from Isla Mujeres to Punta Sam.
 The company Ultramar who today moves more than 90 percent of the passengers that arrive to Isla Mujeres, also seeks to enter the competition in the ... #Ferry, #Ultramar  LINK  

The Mexican Caribbean could not get avoid  the current hurricane season, although hurricanes are known to have raged through the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Florida, and now attention is focused in the Caribbean. LINK  

Every year in the months of September and October a campaign for the Protection of Blue Crabs and Red Crabs is established. Therefore, we are making drivers aware so they will avoid running them over. LINK   

Here is NOAA's report at 2amWednesday
 Showers and thunderstorms associated with the broad area of low
pressure located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea continue to
show signs of organization.  Environmental conditions are forecast
to steadily become more conducive for development, and this system
is expected to become a tropical depression within the next couple
of days.  The large disturbance should move slowly northwestward
across or near the eastern portions of Nicaragua and Honduras, move
into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Thursday, and emerge over
the southern Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. Interests in Nicaragua,
Honduras, Belize, and the Yucatan peninsula should monitor the
progress of this system over the next few days.  An Air Force
Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the
disturbance this afternoon, if necessary.  Regardless of
development, this system will likely produce heavy rains over
portions of Central America during the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

Personnel with the Departments of Civil Protection and Public Services are cleaning the streets to prevent flooding LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

I'm sorry, I  don't have time to translate all of these today....

Increasing tourism  
Se incrementa el turismo [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Fishing nets full of seaweed
Redes de pesca cargadas de sargazo [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Monitoring tropical depression 
Tomar previsiones Ver masFull article at this link
     -Civil Protection of Isla Mujeres recommends that the inhabitants of the municipality pay attention and take precautions in anticipation of  the threat of tropical depression number 16 which is forecast to evolve and arrive this Saturday in the Channel of Yucatán, and to follow official information.

 According to the National Hurricane Center (CNH) Miami is projected to arrive in Isla Mujeres on Saturday at dawn, the meteor is in waters of the Caribbean, by Central America.Civil Protection of Quintana Roo launched the "Blue Alert, approach" regarding the approach of the strom which was located, 889 kilometers south-southeast of Xcalak at 10am on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour , with gusts of 65 k/hr.
  The Tropical Depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight, and when that happens, it will give the name "Nate".

Note:  From the NHC/NOAA this morning: The government of Mexico has extended the Hurricane Watch westward along the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula to Rio Lagartos. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Navy takes aid to victims
Envía Semar ayuda humanitaria a damnificados+] Ver masFull article at this link

20% of businesses are not compliant 
El 20% de los negocios, irregulares[+] Ver masFull article at this link

Fishermen return to work 
Pescadores volvieron a la mar [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Nautical tourist services restricted  
Servicios náutico-turísticos, restringidos[+] Ver masFull article at this link

Month of the fight against breast cancer begins  
Inicia mes de la Lucha Contra el Cáncer de Mama. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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.


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).

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, 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.

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