Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, October 16

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Municipal government encourages empowerment of island girls  LINK  
     On Oct. 11, in honor of the International Day of the Girl, the municipal DIF social service agency, held a forum encouraging empowerment of girls, in conjunction with SIPINNA (System for the Integral Protection of the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents). The event was held outside the CAVI facility (Center for Attention to Victims of Violence). The municipal government is working so that, from an early age, the women of Isla Mujeres increase their knowledge and abilities to exercise power and have the freedom, information and support to make decisions and to act to make them a reality.
     The honorary president of the DIF and wife of the Mayor, Paola Orrico de Carrillo, said, "In Isla Mujeres we promote the empowerment of girls and adolescents so that their dreams become reality and they enjoy integral development. We want them to be aware of the importance of having dreams and working to fulfill them." 
       Roxana García Delgado, general director of the DIF, explained that the main purpose of the forum is to provide girls with spaces that allow them to overcome the gender inequalities that affect millions of girls in Mexico and the world. 
      "The forum provides various booths that girls can approach and participate in the activities offered to see where they want to go in life and what they want to practice when they are older," she said. These included women who are in the following careers: veterinarian, doctor, police, politics, chef, teacher, and others, to encourage the girls to learn about the work done in each of these professions.   
      "As a government we have the mission of empowering girls to maintain self-confidence and encouraging them to overcome their limitations so that they can develop to their full potential and that nothing stops them, this is just a sample of our commitment to girls in Isla Mujeres," she said.Finally, she thanked the parents who brought their daughters to participate in the forum and invited them to continue empowering them. And she thanked the City government for making protection and support for island children a priority, noting that this work needs to be done. together with society to achieve a higher level of well-being.

Did you think no one saw you when you threw garbage into the sea?


 FB News Sites about Isla Mujeres

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Municipal government encourages empowerment of island girls  LINK  

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Motorcycle reported stolen in Cancun has been recovered in Isla Mujeres (photo and article)

Municipal government encourages empowerment of island girls

Sunset photo

Two more trash collection trucks added to the fleet for a total of four new trucks (photos and caption)

VIDEO with caption:  More than a fashion, it's a sustainable lifestyle.
Say No to single-use plastics and share for the love of Quintana Roo

Photos and caption: Isla Mujeres cabbies join in the sargasso clean up.

(Yesterday) The state Civil Protection Agency reports the area of instability that could develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours does NOT represent a danger to Quintana Roo

 Hip Hop for Understanding  November 4 in the Town Square at 7p   Family event, Free

Attend the Cumiya event & see the work of great women! Friday, Oct. 19 at 7p.

Promotion for "Dream & Dare"  Triathlon athlete and conference speaker Ruben Grande at the Bicentennial Dome on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11am.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Article & photo about the municipal event encouraging empowerment of girls

 Motorcycle reported stolen in Cancun has been recovered in Isla Mujeres (photo and article)
  Reina Isabel Sulu, President of the civil association
"Por Siempre Viva", invites you to a benefit breakfast on Saturday, October 20, at Playa Lancheros.  VIDEO  

IM Noticias   

Pink Breakfast benefit VIDEO 


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

Improving trash collection services  
Quieran dar un mejor servicio 

   Four new trash collection trucks have arrived on the island, and while it isn't official yet, it is anticipated that two will remain on the island and the other two will operate on the mainland part of the municipality. The trucks have an area for the deposit of plastic containers and were acquired in the state of Mexico, according to unofficial information. They are currently located outside the police facility, waiting for authorities to formalize their arrival, and then they will be put into operation.

Opening of the regional basketball season  

Inaugurarán baloncesto regional

  On Saturday, and the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros  will receive the team of the Modelo college of Mérida, Yucatán at 8pm at the Convention Center, and on Sunday at noon.Last season, the Modelo team took second place, and the Dorados of Playa del Carmen won first place. Other teams in the league include the  Ingeniería de Cancún, the Isleños de Cozumel, the team from Chetumal, and others.


 A low pressure system located along the north-central coast of
Honduras continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and
thunderstorms over portions of the far western Caribbean Sea and
much of Central America.  Although the associated shower and
thunderstorm activity has changed little in organization overnight,
the system could still become a tropical depression before it moves
inland over Belize later today.  Regardless of development, gusty
winds are possible over portions of Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula
today.  In addition, locally heavy rainfall, which could cause flash
flooding, is possible across portions of Central America during the
next few days.  An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is
scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.


The Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend, after midnight, with the most "shooting stars" appearing in the few hours before dawn, after the moon sets. In Isla Mujeres, on Friday night/Saturday morning, the moon sets at 3:08am, and on Sunday morning at 3:59am. The meteors should also be prolific on Sunday night/Monday morning, but there is a smaller window before dawn, with the moon setting at 4:51am.
These streaks of light are caused by vaporizing bits from Halley's comet, and you may see 10-15 (or more) if you watch for an hour during the peak periods & allow another 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust. Some experts predict this will be a good year. LINK   

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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 

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

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 Competion on the Town Square.2 categories: Merchants & Hoteliers and the General Public. Register at the Casa de la Cultrua 9a-4p. Surprise Prizes!

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

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

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 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.
Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry.
  There is usually a silent procession from the Cemetery down Hidalgo, ending at the Casa de la Cultura, where there are usually altars representing various regions of Mexico, and a Catrina contest. 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.
    Efforts are made to not let the Halloween overshadow the Mexican celebrations and traditions, and there are usually altar contests and/or exhibitions in the schools. There have also been competitions on the Town Square, and altars can be seen in various businesses, at the Town Hall and they are present in many homes.
  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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