Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 23

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Tomorrow at 7:30am in colonia La Gloria, young islanders will participate in a procession in honor of United Nations Day, wearing outfits and carrying flags representing various countries, starting from the Jean Piaget primary school. There will be songs & speeches, also.

The municipal government is working in coordination with the ministry of health of the state government to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, zika, and chicungunya, by eradicating breeding areas of the mosquitoes that transmit them. It is noted that City Council officials have participated in house-by-house visits to provide preventative information to residents. An informative meeting was held at the City Council room which included Homero León Pérez, head of Sanitary District #2, William Saury Gutiérrez, epidemiologist of Sanitary District #2, Dr. Antonio Coronado Rojoa, municipal Director of Health, and other municipal leaders.

The municipal government, with the municipal ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) and the company "Marenter", is working to restore 1300 square meters of sand to the beach known as "Riito", using a submersible pump. The sand is being relocated back on the beach after it moved away over time, into the water. The project is expected to take about two weeks, working eight hours daily, and the necessary permits have been granted by SEMARNAT, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

TVisla Mujeres    

Concerns about wastewater overflowing after rains from a manhole/drain on Rueda Medina near the Naval base LINK  

In recent days, personnel with Civil Protection have been cleaning the storm drainage system including the ditches, canals, and collection wells. LINK  

VIDEO  of Mobility Institute operation on Rueda Medina reviewing golf carts and taxis, and in response to the reporter's questions the agent said the deadline for the taxis is Nov. 15th.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO--Due to work by Aguakan, for the past 16 days the trash transport trucks haven't been able to move the trash to the mainland, causing about 400 tons of trash to accumulate at the Transfer Facility.

VIDEO-Using their own resources and labor, employees with the Public Services Department are building a chapel at the Trash Transfer Facility to the  "Morenita del Tepeyac" (Virgin of Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico).

From  Por Esto :

300 high school students attend breast cancer prevention workshop 

Fomentan la prevención entre jóvenes

This information has already been translated.

Concerns about CFE operation   

Preocupan operativos de la CFE

   Operations by the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) to detect 'diablitos' (illegal hookups to avoid charges) are causing concerns among some business owners, according to former mayor Gerardo Magana. Large economic sanctions may be applied, and it is thought they have already fined about a half dozen businesses.  He said they are attempting to apply a sanction against him because supposedly one of his meters wasn't recording all of the consumption. He says he has a suit against them and they will not win. He said some people have been fined 300,000 pesos.

Isla Mujeres news briefs   

Breves de Isla Mujeres

Sunday's Danzon event on the Town Square was a success, with many dancers participating and a large number of tourists and families attending.
The Cockteleros baseball team won their second game of the season against the Barracudas (in an away game) with a score of 7-1 on Sunday. They are the champions from the previous season.

"Criminal" increase in taxi rates

Criminal aumento a tarifa de taxi

   On Thursday, the new taxi rates approved by the Mobility Institute were officially published, with a 47% increase in the 'tarifa popular' (local rate). This rate increased from 15 to 20 pesos, but when the taxi passes the middle school, Benito Juarez, the rate goes up to 22 pesos, which are increases of 33.4 and 47 percent, respectively.
   There were no increase in tourist destinations, which decreased from previous rates. For example, previously, it was 100 pesos between Garrafon and Dolphin Discovery, but now you can travel between Zone 4 (Playa Indio to Punta Sur) and Zone 7 (Playa Zama to Sac Bajo) for 55 pesos. Between downtown and Punta Sur was 105 pesos and now it is 92.
   The division of zones it #1-North Point to the middle school. #2 From that school to the Community Hospital. #3 From the hospital to Playa Indio. #4 From Indio's to Punta Sur. #5 From Playa Pescador to Marabella restaurant.  #6 From Pescador to Playa Zama. #7 From Zama to the end of Sac Bajo. 
   Hourly service around the island is 258 pesos, at 209 pesos per hour of waiting time, and a two hour tour around the island in 529 pesos.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. The eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead

(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)

Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Friday, Oct. 18, at 7p, you're invited to experience the sounds of an entire orchestra from one musician on one instrument. Free at the Casa de la Cultura, on the back street Guerrero at Abasolo (in front of the "Isla Mujeres" photo op sign).

 Friday, Oct. 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento

Sunday, Oct. 20--the 3rd annual Pink Run to raise awareness about Breast Cancer prevention will be held starting at 7:30a by Playa Centro & the Fishermen's Monument in front of the Posada.
Sunday. Oct. 20 at 6pm on the Town Square, two dance troupes will perform.

(On the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
Monday night, Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Thursday Oct. 31st-  This year, the Festival of the Living for the Dead & the traditional candlelit Catrine-Catrina procession from the cemetery (up Hidalgo) are on 31st & on the Town Square!! The procession departs at 6:30p The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing. The dance troupes will start performing around 8p. Earlier announcements said there will be an Hanal Pixan altar exhibition on the Square. The Jean Piaget school usually sets up an altar exhibition representing different regions of Mexico & sponsors a Catrina competition as part of the Festival. Also on Thursday the 31st, (Halloween) many families will be bringing costumed kiddos to Hidalgo to "Trick or Treat". Will be a cultural mash-up and plenty of fun!

Free clinic for Islander diabetics at the Senior Citizens Club on Nov.6th from 9a to noon providing glucometers, supplies, education, and free reading glasses.

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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres

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