Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 7

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Committed to the cleanliness of the municipality and the health of the families, we are once again activating the Junk Removal brigade that will tour the colonias of Isla Mujeres. LINK 

The colonias of El Cañotal and La Gloria are the next locations for the Junk Removal program. The graphic says more than 8 tonnes of junk were removed in one day from colonia Miraflores.

With the Junk Removal program we keep Isla Mujeres clean and prevent diseases.
   The Director General of Public Services, José Guadalupe Ríos Chalé, explained that this campaign began at the beginning of the present municipal administration, so they periodically make tours in each colonia to remove junk and debris, to maintain good image and prevention of diseases on the island. 
      "These campaigns are very important to maintain the beauty of our island and above all to ensure the welfare and health of families, so we invite you to participate with us taking junk to the door of their homes and sweeping in front of their houses," said the official.
       With these actions the municipal government confirms its commitment to maintain the good image of the municipality, and to ensure the welfare and health of island families. 
        It is important to remember that the removal of junk reduces the risk of the proliferation of the mosquito that transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya, since it usually deposits its larvae in the water that accumulates in those objects.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

CFE ensures electrical supply without problems LINK  
   - The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) made it clear that they are ready to meet the tourist and hotel growth of Isla Mujeres, many of which have appeared in the hotel zone of Sac-Bajo. 
       In addition to the great growth that exists in the southern area of ​​Isla Mujeres, in the downtown area, and in the ​​beach areas, there has also been an increase in the number of businesses (palapas) which have now requested electrical connections from the CFE.  Orlando Roque Flores, superintendent of the CFE in Isla Mujeres, says this is not a problem and the the CFE is ready to meet the tourist and hotel growth of Isla Mujeres.
   He said, "In fact, much of the recent maintenance work has focused on this issue, increasing the capacity in the face of the evident growth of Isla Mujeres " 
      He commented that many of the new connections on this avenue would necessarily have to be aerial because there is no expectation of the the lines being hidden, "but the service is guaranteed," he concluded. 
        The "problem" is more of an urban image, according to some islanders, since for reasons of aesthetics, many of these businesses will need a connection to the CFE and this could trigger a greater power line.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Active day for tourism  
Efervescencia turística. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Overall hotel occupancy (for the island and mainland) was over 80 percent and there were tourists renting golf carts, visiting attractions, stores, restaurants, and enjoying the beaches and water. The port was open but caution was advised for small boats.

Saturation & chaos on the pier   
Saturación y caos en el muelle [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   With the boats of the three ferry companies arriving and departing at nearly the same time, in addition the tourist boats, this is causing saturation and chaos at the pier. There is a need for another pier, but the renovation of the wooden pier, formerly used by the Magana ferries, is going slowly.

Drainage network at southern part of the island  
Red de drenaje en la zona sur de la isla.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The Aguakan concessionaire will invest 22,620,000  pesos this year in the introduction of a drainage network in the southern area of ​​Isla Mujeres, to strengthen the wastewater system with theinstallation of more than eight thousand meters of PVC pipe of 8, 10, 12 and 14 inches in diameter.The work has just started on the Perimeter Road in blocks 37 to 39, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52, 53 and 125, and will continue on the Garrafón road with blocks 33, 35, 41 to 45, 54 to 56, 59, 60.According to information provided by the company, this drainage system will directly benefit more than 4,900 customers.
        In 2017, Aguakan treated more than 815 million liters in Isla Mujeres, which were reinjected into the groundwater 100 percent clean.
       "With this investment, we ensure the installation of modern infrastructure and in optimal conditions to meet the current needs of the island, reiterating our commitment to protect the environment and the community," said José Pinzón Sarabia, deputy manager of Aguakan.
     The concessionaire recommends to the clients that, while the work is being carried out, they take the necessary precautions such as: closing the ir windows to avoid damage inside the houses due to the dust generated by the works, taking care that the children do not play nearby and , above all, respect precautionary signs, as well as the recommendations issued by workers to prevent accidents. 
         With this project, scheduled to conclude in July of this year, Aguakan ensures customers better living conditions by providing a safe environment free of contaminants.

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March Events
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Thursday, March 1  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
March 1  6:46
March 2  7:46 
March 3   8:44
March 4   9:40
March 5  10:35
March 6  11:28
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5  11:54 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunday, March 4 at 8pm: A special Noches Magicas event  on the Town Square to commemorate the 501st anniversary of the first Europeans visiting Isla Mujeres, and the 101st anniversary of the birth of Virgilio "El Chino" Fernandez. Featuring singers Aldahir Davila and Gregorio Sanches, as well as dance troupes Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres and El Talento con el Sabor del Caribe. Free

Monday, March 5 at 9am there will be a Civic Ceremony commemorating the 501st anniversary of the first visit by Europeans to Isla Mujeres. It will be held at the Paso de la Tirguena on the Eastern Malecon (near the public bathrooms by the Town Square, behind the old hospital.)

Thursday, March 8  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Thursday, March 8 International Women's Day

Sunday, March 11 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free 

Thursday, March 15  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

March 16-19 ? Last year there was a Festival for San Jose

Sunday, March 18 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free

Sunday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Monday, March 19 Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 20 Spring Equinox 

Wednesday, March 21 Birthday of Benito Juarez

Thursday, March 22  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square is likely to be suspended due to Palm Sunday. 

Thursday, March 29  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

Friday, March 30 Good Friday The Via Crusis, reenactment of the Passion of Christ, begins at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria. It includes more than 50 actors and travels 5 km to the Immaculate Conception Church downtown where the crucifixion will be reenacted. They will pause at the Guadalupe Chapel in Salina Chica along the way. 

Sunday, April 1 Easter 
  Sources for 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).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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