Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, Nov. 8

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Casa de la Cultura there will be an homage to Emiliano Martinez Perez who was a founder of the musical group Trova Islena. Free.

Celebrate the first anniversary of Noches Magicos of Isla Mujeres with us! ✨🌌✨🏝
Laugh with all your family 👨👩👧👦 at the performance of "Tila Maria Sesto" and celebrate a year of culture together 🎭🎊 Sunday 8pm on the Town Square. Free

Enjoy Isla Mujeres 

  A night full of music and entertainment was enjoyed by island families during the latest edition of Isla Mujeres Noches Magicas, held on the Town Square. Sunday evening's performances featured the island dance troupes "Añoranzas" and "Al Son del Corazón", and the special performance by the "Star Dancers" group from Cancun. The audience enjoyed a dance show with the best of the typical music of several regions of Mexico. 
      The director of the Institute of Culture and the Arts, Rubén Pérez Martín, acknowledged the talent of each participant and invited the public to continue enjoying these family-oriented presentations, promoted by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, in order to contribute to the strengthening of culture in the municipality. 
     He concluded by inviting families to be part of the celebration edition of the First Anniversary of Noches Magicas, which will take place this Sunday, with the special presentation of comedian Óscar Martínez, known as "Tila María Sesto" and will be free.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


They not only lost their baby, they have also lost employment  LINK  
      Nov. 6    Elda Elizama Núñez Núñez and her husband César Santiago Ruíz Hernández, are not only facing the death of their first-born, but they have also had to suffer from a lack of help from the institutions, in addition to unemployment. 
       In a "home" or rather in a room of four by four (meters), they are reaching out and hoping that help will arrive, assistance which they expected to occur immediately after their case was known. As has been reported, the woman lost her baby at dawn on Friday, October 27, after she first received medical attention at the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital. 
        A medical malpractice complaint was issued a few days later, however, so far they have not received any help from anyone. Mr.Ruíz Hernández explained that it was Monday when the representative of the Human Rights Commission appeared and initiated a complaint and today it was finally ratified. 
     Even so, the family who is originally from Chilón, Chiapas, is still waiting for help to arrive and even more so because Mr. Ruíz Hernández has also been unemployed.

Days are numbered for the "Bottle Island" LINK 
      The days are numbered for the "Bottle Island", built a few years ago by the foreigner Richart Sowa, because the Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres is just waiting for its owner to present its technical opinion document (its 'dictamen'), and otherwise an order will be issued to have it dismantled.
      Ismael González Gil, head of the Harbor Authority of Isla Mujeres, explained that every nautical vessel or device must have a maritime license, and for that it must have an opinion (its dictamen document) issued by the Harbor Master's office.
      Harbor Master Gonzalez Gil, announced that the deadline is about to expire to present the technical documents for this construction, and for this reason the situation is complicated, and if there is a lack of permits, its demolition and removal will have to be requested.
      He said, "It can't be rehabilitated or rebuilt; and the safest thing is to order its destruction, in order to avoid greater problems with contamination." The official said that in the event that the owner does not comply with this decision, then a third party would be hired and that third party could request the required payment before a judge.
     He emphasized that the deadline is about to expire to present the technical documents and if they are not presented, its removal will be ordered. The Harbor Master did not say when the deadline would expire, but insisted that there will be no backing off regarding the request for the removal of this old structure.
     He concluded, "This contraption (artefacto) is hardly going to be rebuilt, because if the appropriate measures are not taken, chaos will result. Therefore, in order to avoid larger problems with pollution, the corresponding destruction will be carried out." 

Alderman proposes to make a collective complaint against Cablemás
 Councilman Sebastián Escobedo Jiménez, will seek to take up the case regarding complaints against the Cable television service (Cablemás) (aka Izzi) because it is something recurrent and that affects a large part of the Islanders. LINK   

The State Secretary of Health confirmed this morning that the case of alleged medical malpractice in Isla Mujeres for the death of a baby (during labor) last week is now in the hands of the State Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Mortality. LINK    VIDEO  

Interview with the mother: They never warned me: Elda Elizama Nunez Nunez  LINK  VIDEO of interview


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Expecting a good holiday season  
Auguran buena temporada vacacional+] Ver masFull article at this link

  Currently, hotel occupancy on the island is at 43.64%, while in the mainland part of the municipality, it is ate 54.66%.  There are also a number of tourists who come to visit for a few hours before returning to Cancun on the ferry or via the boats that offer all inclusive package tours to the island. Although hoteliers still have plenty of space in the reservation logs, they expect an excellent winter high season and are trusting that the "warning" issued by the United States government won't influence the influx of overnight tourism.
     One hotelier commented: "The neighbors of Canada and the North of the United States are preparing to take their vacations away from the cold of the winter, this segment of tourism is fleeing from the low temperatures and is the one that is helping us now to stay above 40 percent. " He added that, for the Christmas season, the estimates point to an occupancy rate close to 100 percent, as is usual at that time of year, although the "warning" issued by the United States could influence this, however Isla Mujeres was not included among the destinations listed with travel alerts.
   He said, "The advantage is that we have a large number of recurring tourists, that is, they come every year, some even visit several times a year, who are perfectly familiar about the tranquility and safety of this destination and we do not believe that they will change their vacation plans. In fact there are American and Canadian tourists who made their reservations for December many months in advance, and we have not received notices that they have canceled, at least not in a massive way, the number falls within the normal parameters."

Homage to musician Emiliano Martínez Pérez
Homenaje a don Emiliano Martínez Pérez. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

       A plaque dedicated to Emiliano Martínez Pérez, founding member of the Trova Isleña,will be unveiled by the Mayor at a tribute in his honor tonight, Wednesday, at 7pm in the multipurpose room of the Casa de la Cultura.  Rubén Pérez, director of the Institute of Culture, said that the program includes singers, musicians and local dancers who will perform their talents to pay a well-deserved tribute to Don Emiliano, whose performances were enjoyed by several generations of islanders during all his years as a member of the Trova Isleña.     The official said that the event is open to the general public, so that they may become familiar with this music which is a part of the collective memory of this Pueblo Magico.

Crime prevention
      As part of the actions aimed at preventing crime and keeping Isla Mujeres among the safest municipalities in Quintana Roo, the General Directorate of Public Safety and Municipal Transit gave recognition to Garrafón Park for implementing courses among its personnel for the prevention of crime.
"The training is ongoing and in the case of the Garrafón park, they have currently reached the maximum level by completing a total of nine courses, with the intention of continuing to incorporate others," said the Chief of Police, Jaime Ongay Ortiz, who presented the award to Garrafon manager Mario Dominguez Ricalde. .


Inspectors enforcing state license & tax laws for 'irregular' vacation home rentals to tourists  
Regularizan las casas hospederas [+] Ver masFull article at this link

    For several years, the established hotel sector has complained about the houses that offer rooms to tourists, by the night, week or month, in an irregular (illegal) manner, without paying the corresponding taxes, which the hoteliers consider to be unfair competition.Now, in the case of the Air B&B website, there is an agreement with the state to help pay the 3% Lodging Tax automatically. 
      In the past, different administrations have tried to carry out censuses to determine the number of houses offering rentals to tourists and to ask their owners to regularize, but these private constructions have grown at such a rate that it is impossible to have real and updated information.
     In this regard, the Revenue Office of the State Government in Isla Mujeres  (Recaudadora de Rentas del Gobiernohas) regularized more than 50 houses that offer tourist accommodations, said its Director, Jesús Contreras Gómez, who pointed out that this is not always a simple task, given that in many times the physical location of the houses does not coincide with the place where they are administered.
      He said that at the beginning of the year his agency held a meeting with the association of small hotels in order to detect these rentals. He said, "We are putting our finger on the wound, it is a matter of determination & intention and to date we have regularized more than 50 houses, independently of those that were already licensed and others that are in the process of being licensed; some obtain their  reservations through Airbnb and this immediately reduces that 3% payment with them."
       He explained that the obligatory state license is free, what is paid is a three percent Lodging Tax, and when they observe that there are workers in the houses or rooms that are rented, such as housekeepers, gardeners, or other domestic employees, that responsibility is also required.
      "What is required of those who rent rooms or apartments to tourists is that they have a state license and contribute the 3%  Lodging Tax and on payroll.  Our agency has been notifying the owners or those responsible for rentals, which is an ongoing, constant work we are doing, but before there were not enough inspectors, but now this means we can cover a wider area."
     However, he acknowledged that it is sometimes a bit tricky to notify owners who rent houses or rooms to tourists illegally (irregularly), "Because many of these houses are not occupied all year round and although we see that they are rented online, sometimes the physical location of the house does not coincide with the place where it is administered, then we go to the physical location, and return again and again until we determine where it is administered and then we ask them to regularize."

Community Hospital is not suitable for deliveries
Hospital Comunitario no es apto para partos [+] Ver masFull article at this link
- "The Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres is not suitable for childbirth, due to its receiving maintenance and modernization," said Hospital Director Miguel García Albarrán, in response to the strong criticism following the death of a baby (during labor), whose family is blaming for the institution for not providing timely service. He said that there is a medical file for Mrs. Elda Núñez Núñez, documenting the monitoring of her gestational status and that she was advised to cross to the General Hospital of Cancún for delivery or to go to the local naval hospital.
     Regarding the complaint filed by Núñez Núñez before the Deputy Vice Province of the Human Rights Commission of Quintana Roo in Isla Mujeres, about the case of the baby who died on October 27 at the General Hospital of Cancun, after not being attended to the island hospital, procedures are being follows. She is a nineteen year old, from Chiapas, who confirmed her complaint at her home before Martha Puc Laines, head of state Human Rights Commission in Isla Mujeres. Due to the condition of the mother of the baby, the official went to her house to obtain this information. It is alleged that she was a victim of the violation of her Human Rights, due to alleged medical negligence, she did not receive adequate attention and as a consequence she lost her baby. 
     The corresponding procedures will continue from this step, considering that there is an institutional agreement (of Cdheqroo) with the Ministry of Health of Quintana Roo, to address the citizen's complaint about the services offered by the hospital.

Club Trigueños: Runners-up
Club Trigueños, subcampeonas[+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Trigueños Club of Isla Mujeres took second place in the Copa Internacional de Bacalar tournament, in the women's basketball category, after competing against teams from Chiapas, Colombia and Quintana Roo, in Chetumal. A member of the coaching staff offered their appreciation for the generosity of several sponsors who assisted with the transfer, food and lodging of the players.

Caguameros lost the series against the Dorados of Playa
Caguameros perdió la serie ante Dorados de Playa [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The Isla Mujeres Caguameros lost both basketball games against the Dorados of Playa this weekend, who were the champions of the previous tournament.  The game on Saturday was heated and the final score was 71 to 74 after they had two opportunities in the last seconds to tie the game, by Tomás Ríos and José Luis García, both with their respective three-point throws. With nine seconds to finish the game, Rios missed a shot worth three points, but they made a foul against him, which gave him the opportunity of three free shots, of which he made the first basket, and missed the second and third.  Once the third throw was missed, the player Germán Flores managed to pass the ball in the air to José Luis García with three seconds remaining, he had an opportunity to make a last basket, but the ball was deflected. He did not have time for another and the home team was defeated.
     On Sunday, at noon, the first three quarters remained even or with a minimum advantage for Playa del Carmen, although at the end of the match the locals lost by a score of 67 to 82.
        With this weekend's two losses, Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres Nueva Generación, have a total of three games won and five games lost. They lost two against Universidad Modelo, of Mérida, Yucatán, one against Ingeniería de Cancún and the two this weekend against  Los Dorados of Playa del Carmen. 
      Next weekend Los Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres Nueva Generación, will play Los Aluxes de Cancún, in Kuchil Baxal.


 Noticias de  Diario de Quintana Roo's Isla articles & photos LINK

 There was no medical negligence
  In the case of a mother who lost her baby

No hubo negligencia médica

 En caso de madre que perdió a su bebé

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-.
Leer más..Full article at this link.

In this regard, the director of the Community Hospital Miguel Angel García Albarrán. denied that the case of E.E.N.N., who lost her baby last week, is a case of medical malpractice, and he gave assurances that the woman received attention during all the visits she made to the hospital. Dr. García Albarrán exhibited the woman's clinical file and said that unfortunately the death of the baby was due to causes outside the hospital. 
     He said that according to the file, the woman's first visit was documented at 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, at which time obstetric check-ups were performed without encountering any problems.  He also explained that the hospital could not provide delivery service, due to the fact that it is in the process of being rehabilitated. 
     He said that the patient was advised from her first visit to the hospital to take the necessary precautions and to travel to the city of Cancun, so that she would receive the necessary care.He also acknowledged that previously the pregnant patient had been advised to go to the Naval Hospital of this island.
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November Events
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Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos (for the departed children)
In Isla, families clean and decorate their loved ones graves, where their visits are private moments, unlike the all-night, public vigils that are traditional in some places. Hanal Pixan means "Food for the Souls" in Mayan. Altars are created in homes featuring photos of the deceased, with offerings of their favorite foods, and often include candles, copal incense, marigold flower petals, and papel picada (paper with cut-out designs). Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry. Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Thurs. Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos
At the cemetery at 6pm, participants in the silent procession (featuring Dia de los Muertos costumes/makeup and traditional garments) will gather and walk down Hidalgo to the Town Square and then up Guerrero to the Casa de la Cultura for the "Festival de las Animas (Souls) 2017", which includes a contest of Catrinas, a Tzompantli, (altars built by cultures of ancient Mexico), and altars representative of the states of Querétaro, Nayarit, Michoacán, Chihuahua, and the state of Mexico. AND....
8pm Town Square Noches Magicas Dance performances by Cancun High School IV and two folklorico troupes from Cozumel. (These are all free events)

Fri. Nov. 3 Online auction begins for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Diabetes Clinic charity.

Fri. Nov. 3 at 5p: Casa Cultura conference about indigenous celebrations in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos (in Spanish).

Sat. Nov. 4 at 6:30p a procession featuring traditional clothing from different regions of Mexico starting at the Town Square church and going thru the downtown streets. AND...

7:30p Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square featuring two troupes including the Folklorico Troupe of Quintana Roo and the closure of the Dance conference event.

Full moon Sat, Nov. 4
                                                                    Sunset ~6p
Nov. 4  6:58
Nov. 5  7:51
Nov. 6   8:48
Nov. 7  9:47
Nov. 8  10:48
Nov. 9  11:49

Sun. Nov. 5 at 7p: Noches Magicas on the Town Square. Hanal Pixan altar Competition and performances by the Isla Mujeres Añoranzas dance troupe and the folklorico dance troupe Al Son del Corazon  Free

Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Casa de la Cultura there will be an homage to Emiliano Martinez Perez who was a founder of the musical group Trova Islena. Free.

Sun. Nov. 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free Anniversary special with a comedian.

Mural Festival at the Cañotal Mercado
Nov. 13-14 Artists arrive, clean up & set up, volunteers welcome.
Nov. 15-17 Public welcome to visit & interact while the artists paint.
Nov. 18-19 Exhibition: Come & see the art inspired by the founding families of isla and hear about their stories being told through the art.
Nov. 20 Casa de la Cultura Exhibition & Sale of artists' paintings to raise money for a new roof at "Julio Sauri" primary public school.

Fri. Nov. 17 Fundraiser Gala to benefit Isla Diabetes Clinic at aMar Cocina Peruana 6p Cocktails  7pDinner 5 course meal 9pm doors open to general pubic for drinks & dancing & a fantastic array of musicians. Tickets 450p/$25usd  PayPal address is: Or PM Karen Rosenberg The ticket includes one cocktail. Starting Fri. Nov. 3 there will be an online auction that will end that evening. LINK to auction. 

Fri.-Mon Nov. 17-20  Buen Fin Discount shopping (Like "Black Friday" in the US)

Sun. Nov. 19 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free

Mon. Nov. 20 Revolutionary Day  There is usually a parade that starts around 8a (TBA), usually on Rueda Medina downtown with a lot of kid cuteness in Revolutionary era and military costumes, as well as choreographed routines and acrobatics.

Sat & Sun Nov. 25 & 26 Biker Fest 2017 
    Sat. noon: Registration Saturday's activities are at the airfield
                2p  convivencia (meet & greet)
              3:30  Official opening ceremonies
                 4p  Tour around the island and official photo 
                 5p Quarter mile competition 
               6:30  Stunt show performance by PDC
                  7p Various activities, contests, and surprises until 10p
                 11:30  evening concludes

Sun. Nov. 26 10a-1p Playa Centro with competitions, activities, entertainment

Sun. Nov. 26 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p Free

Sources Weather Information:
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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