Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, Oct. 24

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Band "Playa Lindo" recording video clips in Isla Mujeres for their next single 

Lo seduce Pueblo Mágico

Playa Limbo graba imágenes de nuevo sencillo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

See TVIM below.

Investigators unaware of location of the cloning device 

No ubican aparato clonador

 Descubierto en un cajero automático

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-
Leer más...
   As of noon on Monday, agents with the Ministerial Police did not know the whereabouts of the card cloning apparatus which was removed from the slot of an ATM by a user, and the information and photo was published on social media. One version says it was turned over to a manager of the bank branch, while another version indicates that it is in the possession of a client, which had not been confirmed as of noon on Monday.


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

There are no new posts on the City FB page. The Cultura page has:
 45th Anniversary celebration Nov. 2-4 (Mon, Tues, Wed) outside the Casa del la Cultura & at the Town Square with performances, conferences, and expositions by dancers from all over Mexico of the Institute for the Diffusion and Research of Mexican Dance


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

VIDEO of Taxi Union leader, Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez, responding to questions about the election meeting planned next month.

The Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) intends to invest some 800,000 pesos for the installation of just over 65 security cameras in the ports of Isla Mujeres, Punta Sam, San Miguel, and Cozumel. LINK   
These cameras will be installed in the vehicle/cargo ferry terminal (Isla Mujeres-Punta Sam) and in the Maritime Terminals of Isla Mujeres. In Cozumel they will be added to the car ferry dock and in the port San Miguel. 
   The APIQRoo director Alicia Ricalde Magana said, "The 800,000 pesos is not only for the cameras, but also for infrastructure,  including video recorders, and all this should be operational in a month and a half." She said these are intelligent cameras with facial recognition ability, with a database index for security matters, and they can also identify license plates. The first cameras have already been installed at Punta Sam.

Playa Limbo chooses the wonders of Isla Mujeres for the recording of its video clip
The beauty of this Pueblo Magico attracts a famous band LINK 
A professional work of filming a video of the second single "Ahora es aquí" of "Playa Limbo" in one of the most emblematic houses of Isla Mujeres  VIDEO  
         Isla Mujeres continues to attract artists of national and international stature thanks to the tourism promotion work carried out by the municipal government. The Pueblo Magico, Isla Mujeres, has become fashionable for musical groups, singers, film producers and renowned brands, thanks to its unparalleled natural attractions. The Mexican pop group "Playa Limbo" recorded scenes on the island for their next single "Ahora es Aquí", in which various attractions will appear.
         José Castillo Magaña, Director General of Tourism, reported that, due to its natural attractions, scenic landscapes, culture and gastronomy, the Pueblo Magico of Isla Mujeres has been a perfect setting for the recording of video clips by artists and for advertising campaigns of various companies. He said, "Isla Mujeres has long been the scene of commercial and even film productions that, undoubtedly, have given us national and international attention, and which has improved since our appointment as a Pueblo Magico, and we have seen an increase in the interest of artists and producers using this tourist destination as a filming location."
     The band consists Jass Reyes (vocalist), Jorge Corrales (keyboard player), Ángel Baillo (bass player) and Servando Yáñez (drums), who took time to greet their islander fans. In an interview they explained that this is their first beach video in 12 years and therefore they chose the most beautiful beach in Mexico. They thanked the City of Isla Mujeres.

Storms were forecast for Q Roo and the Yucatan on Monday due to the interaction of cold front #6 from the north, and tropical wave #40 from the southeast  LINK   

There is a video from noon yesterday of sunshine on Hidalgo & storekeepers sweeping away puddles.

There is a live video captioned: The importance of the arts, Mozart in the Jean Piaget school. 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Controversy continues concerning taxi union election  
El “Wato” anda desaparecido.. [+] Ver mas Full article at this link

Clean-up concluded at Isla Contoy fishing camp  
Concluye limpieza de campamento pesquero en Contoy[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The clean up included removal of art of a wooden cabin to make space for a new building that will be constructed later, as well as the removal of the remains of refrigeration equipment, which are used because the fishermen often spend a week or more at Contoy. They also collected litter from the seabed at the edge of the beach where their boats are parked between September and February. The site had previously been cleaned in June prior to the beginning of the eight month lobster catching season, in accordance with an agreement with SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources) and then via PROCODE (Conservation Program for Sustainable Development). 
    PROCODE was created to subsidize programs that benefit communities in natural areas,  through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), and was created as an instrument of public policy for the promotion of sustainable development. Its purpose is to promote the conservation of ecosystems and their biodiversity within CONANP,  affecting these natural areas and other conservation modalities, as expressed in the General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection.     PROCODE supports technical studies, community projects, and community training, and now the program has been extended to serve fishermen, which is the case in Isla Mujeres.
    This weekend the fishermen of the Justicia Social cooperative cleaned their portion, and brought the trash to Isla Mujeres. They also noted they are fighting against lion fish, which is a species that threatens to disrupt the marine ecological balance, which could directly affect the fishermen. 

Importance of the cargo-vehicle ferry  
Cobra importancia el servicio de transbordador [+] Ver masFull article at this link

This information from the Port Authority report has already been translated.  

Alert about low pressure system in the Caribbean  
Alerta ante baja presión en el Caribe+] Ver masFull article at this link 

  See report below.  Oct. 23  This article has the same information about that system by Honduras & Nicaragua, and also forecasts strong storms in southeastern Mexico and the Yucatan peninsula for Monday and Tuesday due to an interaction between Tropical Wave #40 'colliding' with cold front #6, based on information from the state Civil Protection website and the National Meteorological Service. At 1pm, the blue sunny skies are partly cloudy.


A system to watch for potential development at the end of the week:
At 8am EDT today (Tues. Oct. 24) the NWS-NHC in Miami reported:
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Widespread cloudiness and showers associated with a broad area of low pressure are located over the western Caribbean Sea, near the Central American coast. Close proximity to land is likely to limit development of this system for the next day or two, however, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some development to occur thereafter while the system moves slowly northward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.
Forecaster Zelinsky

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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 First Anniversary Celebration
It was suspended due to weather.

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 Muertos...one 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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