Friday, October 26, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 26

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 VIDEO after an accident between a golf cart and a taxi with no injuries or major damages, which occurred after the cart made a U Turn, according to the audio.

Decision about raising taxi rates could be announced in December LINK  

A voting box has been installed in the ferry Terminal in Isla Mujeres to give citizens an opportunity to express their opinion regarding the location of new Mexico City Airport (Texcoco or Santa Lucia) Residents must present their INE voter credential. LINK 

 HERE is an article in English about the current location and construction vs the proposed site which involves adapting a military airport for commercial use & continuing to use the current airport in Mexico City.

       Isla Mujeres Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, participated in the Second National Congress of Smart Cities, which took place on October 22 in the State of Mexico.The National Confederation of Municipalities of Mexico (CONAMM) together with the Association of Mexican Municipalities and Smart Cities (AMMECI) and the National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico (FENAMM) organized this event aimed at academics, businesses, members of town councils and local governments. and the general public. During the ceremonies, the Mayor was given recognition for his performance of head of the municipal government and for his participation in favor of the causes related to smart cities, for which he was named the President of the Commission on Climate Change and Sustainability. 
   He said, "As a government we have the mission to promote the use of new technologies that enable development and innovation from a municipal point of view, to keep us at the forefront and offer a better quality of life to every inhabitant of our municipality; with the knowledge shared at this conference, we will continue to meet the needs of the people of Isla Mujeres."
      The main objective of the meeting of Smart Cities is to promote the urban development of cities through applied technologies, using new models of urban management that are capable of responding in a comprehensive manner to the needs of the inhabitants, in all areas.
         It addressed issues such as the conception of present and future cities in Mexico, municipal public security, use and exploitation of energy, policies and mobility projects for administration, construction of national and local public policies, among others.
    Experts spoke about the importance of each municipal government's role in decision making for investing in the use of technologies, which can effectively solve the challenges that must be addressed by cities in the present and in the future.   (From Oct. 22/23) LINK 
Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

The voter registration agency (INE) has set up a module in the Community Center in colonia la Gloria and will be available from 8a to 3p on Oct. 25, 26, and 29th. This is their last visit in 2018, and they will be back in 2019. (photos) VIDEO   

Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO regarding voting opportunity on new Mexico City airport location.

IM Noticias   


 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

47 cases of decompression among lobster divers since July 1st  

Sin freno la incidencia de descompresión

 Two lobster fishermen of the "Caribe" cooperative, Dylan Mendez and Carlos Tec Fajardo, suffered symptoms of decompression illness after diving deeply near Isla Contoy National Park.  One felt numbness in his chest and the other had pain and inflammation of his right foot. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, and both were treated in the chamber that day, and were discharged on Wednesday, with advice to rest for a prudent amount of time, especially considering they this is not the first time they have had an accident of this type.
   This is about the midpoint of the season, which began four months ago on July first and will conclude at the end of February. The hyperbaric chamber was installed in 1999, and the highest incidence of cases was 70, but a new record could set this season, unfortunately.
    The vast majority of the accident victims dive in waters that are over 30 meters deep, usually several kilometers to the southeast, east, and north of Isla Mujeres. Lately there have been many incidents at the north of Isla Contoy. They usually do two dives of about one hour each, which specialists say violates the protocols of responsible diving. (The report about Mr. Mendez was translated yesterday. He is only 24 and this is the third time he's been treated in the chamber.)

Isla Mujeres residents given opportunity to vote on new Mexico City airport location  

Aquí también comenzó la consulta

  See translation above. This is one of 1073 voting boxes that were installed around the country and will be open until Sunday, Oct. 28th

Business owners seek assistance from Governor   

Empresarios solicitarán apoyo del gobernador

The business owners who presented a petition of 100 signatures to the CFE, electric company, complaining about increased charges, have registered to address this issue with the Governor during his visit on Wednesday, Oct. 31, when he will  hold a public meeting to hear from the residents.

Tidying up at the cemeteries  

Remozados los dos camposantos

  The staff of the Public Services department have been working in the two cemeteries of Isla Mujeres painting, removing brush and trash, sweeping, and doing general maintenance, which sould be completed on Friday. In accordance with orders from the Mayor, they have been preparing to have both cemeteries ready for the traditional Day of the Dead when relatives provide maintenance to the graves, headstones, and tombs while visiting their loved ones.


Gentle to moderate trades will prevail across the Caribbean Sea 
through Sat. A cold front crossing the Gulf of Mexico will become 
stationary across the Yucatan Channel Sat night and Sun. 
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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 

Oct. 24   6:39
Oct. 25   7:21
Oct. 26   8:07
Oct. 27   8:58
 Oct. 28    9:52
  Oct. 29   10:51 
 Oct. 30   11:52
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:30 to ~6:10p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:40
October Events
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

Monday, Oct. 1 Lighting of the pink lights at the Town Square for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 8:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 6 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Sunday, Oct. 7 All Star Baseball game 11a at El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui). 

Monday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

Tuesday, Oct. 9  Day of Fishermen

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Tournament Finale for the municipal inter-company Futbol Rapido/Fast Soccer competition and the stadium in Salina Chica. The game for 3rd place is at 8 between the "Taxistas" and the "Dolphin Discover" teams, and the contest for 1st & 2nd starts at 9p between "Bepensa" and "Garrafon".  

Thursday, Oct. 11 Performances on the Town Square 6p-9p by students as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"

Friday, Oct. 12 Student race from 7a-8a from the middle school "Benito Juarez" to Playa Centro beach, where there will be activities and music until 1:30 as the finale for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"

Friday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Saturday, Oct. 13 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Friday, Oct. 19  Guitarists performing at the Casa de la Cultura at 7pm

Saturday, Oct. 20 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8pm and Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon at the Convention Center: Isla Mujeres Cahuameros VS Escuela Modelo (a Merida University team). Grand inaugural game of the season!

Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 7am at Playa Centro, the Pink Race. 1km, 5km, and 10km.
Funds will be used to help women obtain testing for timely detection of breast cancer.

Sunday, Oct. 21  Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo

Friday, Oct. 26  Festival of the Living for the Dead, Hanal Pixan Altar Competition on the Town Square in 2 categories: Hoteliers & Merchants, and the General Public, with cash prizes for the latter and recognition for the former. At 8p with two dance troupes performing..2 categories: Merchants & Hoteliers and the General Public. Register at the Casa de la Cultrua 9a-4p.

 Saturday, Oct. 27 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Saturday, Oct. 27 Altars contest for the governmental agencies on the Town Square at 8p with a singer & a dance troupe performing. (Altar construction begins earlier.)
Sunday, Oct. 28 "Festival of the Living for the Dead" with dance troupes performing, as well as a Costume contest and a Catrina contest, with cash prizes and two categories: Open and Children's. On the Town Square. Costume & Catrina contests begin at 7p and event at 8p. You can register at the Casa de la Cultura from Monday thru Friday 9a to 4p.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween on Hidalgo after dark. Bring lil toys & such and expect to be mobbed by cute kiddos & enjoy the clever costumes. There's also a golf cart/scooter procession planned with Chedraui as the meeting point at 6pm to toss treats & participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and to wear costumes.

Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.

Friday, 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.
        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.
Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry.

 Sunday, Nov. 4 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p with a Festival of the Living for the Dead will feature two dance troupes and a Catrina costume contest with a Children's category and an Open category and cash prizes.

  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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