Thursday, July 5, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 5

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In Isla Mujeres ✨馃尨✨ we work for the care, prevention and eradication of human trafficking.
This global problem is one of the most shameful crimes that exists, since it deprives millions of people of their freedom and dignity.

     VIDEO  showing people listening to a presentation and the captions say: We offer workshops to raise awareness about the prevention of human trafficking.    


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PROFECO carries out calibration of gas station pumps LINK 
     Around noon on Wednesday, two agents with PROFECO  (Federal Consumer Protection Agency) carried out an inspection of the gas station, calibrating the system. At first the agents declined to answer questions, and then explained that it was a routine inspection, which are done regularly, and sometimes at the request of the gas station concessionaire. 
       The calibration of scales and pumps are part of the inspections carried out by PROFECO in a regular manner, in order to ensure that all sales are fair.  
         After several insistent questions, the inspectors responded that the works they carried out are part of the calibrations needed for measuring devices, which are carried out on a regular basis in each of the service stations in Isla Mujeres and in other parts of the state and country. 
       It was not known was if the calibration work was done at the request of the owner of the service station, or due to a complaint from users of this service in Isla Mujeres. However it is considered that the inspection could have been done at the request of the proprietor, which occurs at businesses that have measuring devices, such as scales.

The City commemorates World Day Against Human Trafficking  by holding courses, talks and workshops are held to raise awareness about this problem  LINK   
    Hilda Christina G贸mez 脕vila, director of DIF Isla Mujeres, said that these activities are aimed at public officials, who will have the opportunity to acquire the necessary information be knowledgeable about this problem and how to treat its victims.   
    The program consists of the course "Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation", which includes these classes/lectures: "Trafficking in persons and states with the greatest problem of trafficking", "Prevention of trafficking in persons" and "Sensitization and protocol of action to authorities on trafficking in persons "
   She explained that City personnel have been divided up into groups of 30 to participate in the CAVI  (Victim Assistance Center) courses, with a different class being presented each Monday during the month, and repeated on Wednesdays and Fridays.

First case of decompression this lobster season LINK  
   The first case of decompression occurred four days into the lobster season, to a member of the Isla Blanca cooperative, Sa煤l Aguilar Ferraez, age 49, which was reported by Rosemberg Dzul, who is in charge of the hyperbaric chamber. He said that the fisherman made two dives at a depth of 95 feet for 50 minutes each, with 10 minutes of rest between each dive. He suffered a type 1 decompression, which caused pain in his right arm and stomach, with numbness in his lower extremities. He was treated in the capsule with the table 5 protocol, and had significant improvement. 
   During the last season, 2017-2018, there were a total of 76 fishermen who were treated for decompression in the hyperbaric chamber. The eight month long lobster catching season began on July 1st and ends on the last day of February, 2019, and this season as many as 80 fishermen could suffer decompression.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Two photos of trash collection. Keeping the island clean is everyone's job. Garbage collection workers are given the task of keeping the island clean.

The City commemorates World Day Against Human Trafficking with courses, talks and workshops to raise awareness about this problem.

Lobster season just began and the first case of decompression has already occurred.

Concerns about broken register posing a risk to pedestrians. It is located in the road divider of Rueda Medina Avenue by the Caribe cooperative, and made of concrete, with one section in pieces. (Two photos).

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Officers with the Isla Mujeres police department helped foreign tourists change their tire, setting a good example of public service. This a way to protects and take care of the image of Pueblo Magico. (Two photos).

Lobster fishermen Saul Aguilar, 49, of the Isla Blanca cooperative was the first to suffer decompression this lobster season. VIDEO of an interview about this and responding to questions about how many fishermen suffered decompression last season and did any die, saying there were 76 cases and a fisherman from the Holbox cooperative had died of decompression who had been diving near Cabo Catoche.    

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Summer Day Camp  
"Baxlo貌b Palalo貌b" disappears and INDERIM 2018 of Isla Mujeres is born in its place !! VIDEO of interview about the summer day camp program whose name has been changed. It will take place July 16 to August 3 and will recreational and educational activities, including sports such as soccer. In addition to physical activities, the children will visit locations such as Hacienda Mundaca, the beaches, the Cancun planetarium and aquarium, and the archeological ruins at El Meco.  They will learn about topics such as ecology, recycling, and caring for the environment, among others.
    He says there will be two groups of children, ages 9-11 and 12-15, who will receive a teeshirt, shorts, and cap. The registration fee will be the same as last year, 150 pesos, and the municipal government will help by paying a portion. Last year 56 kids participated and this year they are expecting 60 or 70, with a maximum limit of 80 participants.The name has changed to INDERIM from "Baxlo貌b Palalo貌b"

PROFECO calibrated the gas station pumps outside of town. VIDEO of the agents inspecting the opened pumps, pouring gas, and one responded to the reporter suggesting he seek information from the office.   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

City Council special session held  
Hoy, sesi贸n de c贸mputo municipal[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The City Council held a Special Session  for a municipal computation meeting in regard to the electoral process. This session was closed and another session is planned for Sunday.

Painting the front facade of the Maritime Terminal  
Pintan la fachada frente al malec贸n Rueda Medina. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The state Port Authority, APIQRoo is painting the facade of the Maritime Terminal, inside and outside of the entrance and exit of the property, to provide a better image for the busy summer tourism season. The workers are applying ivory paint to hundreds of square meters, and the work is expected to be finished before this weekend. There have been stains caused by filtration of rainwater.
     According to statistics published by Por Esto in October 2014, The facility covers an area of more than 1700 square meters, and was built with a federal investment of 32 million pesos. The Terminal quickly became too small for the volume of passengers moving through, and an expansion of up to 50 percent is planned for 2019, into the parking lot area, according to recent reports by APIQRoo. The cost of the expansion has not been determined and the investment and budget plans for next year have not yet been announced.

PROFECO inspects gas station  
Profeco inspecciona gasolinerad.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link 
   See translation above. Por Esto notes that during the measurement process, the inspectors extracted quantities of 20 liters with their measuring instruments, which were poured into buckets, and the volume was recorded, and they would be transferred into barrels (tambos) later.
      The same procedures were carried out recently at another gas station, which resulted in a penalty, for an alleged irregularity.  Two PROFECO inspectors were observed, who noted these are part of the calibration actions for the measuring instruments, which are carried out regularly at each of the service stations in Isla Mujeres and other parts of the state and country.

First case of decompression this lobster season  
Primer descompresionado[+] Ver masFull article at this link 
   See translation above. Por Esto reports the fisherman made two dives to a depth of 40 meters, and notes they were fishing some (varios) kilometers from the Isla Mujeres port. This fisherman, Saul Aguilar Ferraez, 49, was also the first to suffer decompression last year and since then , he was advised not to resume lobster fishing with compressed air at that depth, but it appears he disregarded that medical advice.
   Like this lobster diver, there have been many fishermen who have been warned that they should take precautions, and others have been forbidden to continue this activity, but some continue to disobey, and these types of accidents have been happening for four decades.
    In the 80's and 90'ss, training sessions were given to these fishermen so that they would collectively become aware of the importance of respecting the diving tables (protocols) which have been established and recommended by international organizations, regarding avoiding dives of more than 30 minutes at these depths, but now they are staying down longer and diving deeper, going to 40 meters instead of 30 meters. Last season there were 76 cases of decompression among the lobster fishermen. Mr. Aguilar only rested for 10 minutes before making his second dive, which lasted 50 minutes, and then he began having health problems. 

Contract benefits Ultramar  
Taimado contrato a favor de Ultramar. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Information about this contract between the state port authority, APIQRoo and the Ultramar ferry company has previously been translated, and this article notes there are no plans to cancel the contract which will expire in 2021. It was a 10 year contract which was established in 2010, requiring a 'symbolic' payment by Ultramar of 25 centavos per tourist. The new ferry companies who also provide service to Puerto Juarez are paying 5 pesos per tourist.
   The number of passengers being transported by Ultramar has doubled, with 5 million movements in 2017. (The port authority counts each passenger twice, as one movement when arriving and one movement when departing.)
   The remodeling of the wooden pier, which served as the gateway to Isla Mujeres for a century, has not been completed and appears to have been abandoned by the company that was hired. It is in the hands of the Contralor铆a Interna (Internal Comptroller) to finish the process and proceed to hire a new company. The investment for this project would be about 2 million pesos, and would allow the 80 meter long dock to receive medium sized tourism boats, which would reduce the congestion at the concrete pier, which is busy during high seasons.

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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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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.


Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
July  1  10:14
July  2  10:53
July  3  11:31

July 27   7:32
July 28   8:14
July 29   8:54
July 30   9:32
July 31  10:09
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05

July Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Sunday, July 1 Election Day Polls open 7a-6p Alcohol will only be sold to foreigners with food purchase at businesses with a food license, until the 48 "Dry Law" expires at midnight. Mexico will electsa president for a single six-year term, and 628 members of the national congress, who for the first time in nearly a century can be reelected. Voters are also choosing nine governors, ~1600 mayors, and thousands of state and local lawmakers. 

Monday, July 2 Mexico vs Brazil 9a  World Cup  Islanders can watch at the large screen on Playa Centro provided by the Posada, or at a variety of bars.

Wednesday, July 4  US Independence Day, may be celebrated in some bars

Friday, July 6th at 8pm at the Convention Center. Renatta Dance Studio would like to invite you to our 6th annual end of school year show!
The theme is ‘Mexico Without Borders’ and the show includes more than 50 dancers and special performers. Join us for this wonderful dance and musical tribute to Mexico! Local island children from 4 years up to their teens will be performing, as well as professional dancers and special performers from the island and Cancun.
Tickets are $50 pesos for adults and $30 for children in advance. And $70 pesos and $50 pesos at the door.

 July 20 & 21 Friday & Saturday  Barracuda Fishing Tournament

July 20-22  Fri, Sat, Sun. 11th Annual Whale Shark Festival  Schedule TBA

  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")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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