Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 30

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The three levels of government will work together for the 2020 census of population and housing, which is carried out by INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography) every ten years, and is the basis for the distribution of the federal budget. A few days ago,the state coordinator received the municipality's updated cartography, for the development of data collection March 2 to 27, 2020, and the verification and measurement activities that continue thru May 8th.

TVisla Mujeres    
    Closure seals were placed at the construction site where a painter died yesterday, after the Ministerial police removed the body. Personnel with Civil Protection confirmed that the work lacked permits, and the municipal Director of Urban Development and Ecology said his agency will also be imposing a fine for surplus meters of construction. He said modifications to the plans had been required, but apparently not respected. Both agencies placed closure seals on the work.
    The fatal accident occurred around 2:50pm on Tuesday, when the painter PP, 34, received an electrical shock and fell from a height of five meters. The construction site is located in the neighborhood of Ampliacion la Gloria on Jesus Martinez Ross avenue. According to witnesses, he had been preparing the walls before painting by putting sealant on them. Unfortunately, when using the painter's pole, he touched one of the wires of the power line, and received a strong shock.  LINK 

Officers with the Navy detained two people, one Mexican and the other 'apparently Colombian', at the ferry terminal, transferring them to the bathrooms, which were closed to the public. The suspects had no weapons, but due to the quantity of cash they were carrying, they were taken to the Prosecutor's office to determine their legal status and any warrants or possible responsibilities. VIDEO   LINK  

Photos (of construction workers on scaffolding wearing harnesses) with caption--It is mandatory for contractors to have workers using harnesses, to avoid tragedies, such as the one that occurred at a construction site: Civil Protection

Video (of El Riito beach) with caption: Rescue of el Riito

The new Harbor Master will be officially inaugurated at noon on Wednesday.

From  Por Esto :

Winner of Catholic contest  

Embajadora del seminario mayor

On Sunday, a young woman representing the Sacred Heart Church in colonia La Gloria won the state contest for Miss Ambassador of the Major Seminary (Seminario Mayor) of the Cancun-Chetumal parish. She will serve as an ambassador for a year. The event took place in Cancun and she was accompanied by about 20 young people and adults. 

Collecting junk to prevent dengue  

Refuerzan acciones para prevenir el dengue

  This information has already been translated.

Fatal fall   

CaĆ­da mortal

    A young construction worker died after falling onto his head from the second story, after making contact with cables of the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission). The fatal accident occurred shortly before 3pm, on Jesus Martinez Avenue, at the intersection with Fernando Fernandez Street, where the worker was at his first day applying sealant, and no one at the site knew his name. He has no family on the island and came from elsewhere. The building is being constructed by the Adame family.
  The head of Civil Protection said the site will be closed to investigate why there were no helmets, harnesses or other necessary safety equipment. He said because it is a private construction, the license is issued by the Urban Development Department, and the construction company must comply with safety regulations.
   He said it isn't within his authority to take legal action, but he recommended and advised that all housing construction should conform with worker safety regulations, so as not to repeat this experience.

Requesting health institutions be unified 

Piden unificar instituciones de salud por IM

  Businessman Enrique Lima Zuno said various social organizations support a request that an agreement be made between medical institutions including the IMSS, ISSSTE, Red Cross, and Seguro Popular to concentrate medical services at the Community Hospital. He said if this agreement were achieved it would benefit the residents & possibly there be ongoing services available from two pediatricians, two general practitioners, two dentist, a therapist, a surgeon and an anesthetist. He noted there is also a need for medical services for the tourist population, in addition to having a hospital facility that is top-notch.   He also requested that a clinic be established on the site of the old hospital to serve tourists and residents, to expedite medical attention due to the four kilometer distance to the Community Hospital.


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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. 24 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.

 Sunday, Oct. 27 Town Square 8p --Dance Festival by the Juanita Mendez School of Danza Mexicana
Monday, Oct. 28 from 7a to 11a.  Junk removal campaign

Thursday Oct. 31st-  This year, the Festival of the Living for the Dead & the traditional candlelit Catrine-Catrina procession from the Fishermen's Monument by Playa Centro on Medina (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. There will be an Hanal Pixan altar exhibition on the Square.  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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