Thursday, October 12, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, Oct. 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Manager dismissed

Cese fulminante a gerente

 Por discriminar a trabajadores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 11 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

.- Workers at the Hotel Privilege Aluxes returned to their jobs, after three hours of negotiations that resulted in the dismissal of the general manager, Humberto Pérez García, a native of Cuba, and two other employees. The other two employees were the head of the Department of Human Resources, Hugo Gomez, a native of Mexico City, and the head of the Department of Food and Beverage, Anel Ramadanova Bekirova, apparently from the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, according to his profile on the Internet. The workers said these men were 'despots' who humiliated and mistreated them during their daily jobs.
Among the staff's complaints were the lack of uniforms, inadequately prepared food and sometimes poor food, unhealthy and paperless bathrooms, among others, in addition to constant shouting and humiliation. The workers are affiliated with the CROC union.

I'll finish translating this article tomorrow.....


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

An agreement was signed by the City to provide more residents with Seguro Popular medical insurance LINK  

As part of the actions aimed at the care and protection of the environment, the City of Isla Mujeres through the Department of the Environment and Ecology issued a sanction against a resident for the pruning and felling of coconut palms in a green area located at few meters from the Caribbean coastal road. The head of that Department, Carlos Barranco García, said that in addition to the economic sanction to those responsible, compensatory measure will also be required, to mitigate the environmental impact caused, which consists in reforesting the affected area with a total of 10 coconut palms that are 3 meters tall.
    These measure are in strict adherence to the Regulation of Civic Justice and the Regulation of Environment and Ecology of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.

Our beaches are "the letter of introduction for our visitors" . Today we presented cleaning equipment to the Zofemat (Federal Zone) staff to keep the beaches free of garbage. Help us keep them clean! LINK   

The Mayor provided the beach cleaners of ZOFEMAT with rakes, pitchforks, gloves, boots, and reflective vests. The Mayor spoke about the importance of the beaches and their cleanliness, and the dedication and commitment of the workers, to maintaining the distinctions of the Blue Flag designation on Playa Centro and the White Flag designation on North Beach which indicate their high quality. He said the clean, beautiful beaches are one of the main attractions for tourism and for presenting the best image as a Pueblo Magico.
   The delivery of these items took place on North Beach and the head of ZOFEMAT, Vladimar Vallejo Molina said they are in the process of recertification and that North Beach was recently inspected for compliance with the regulations required for this White Flag designation. He said that beaches which receive this distinction must meet criteria for adequate management in environmental matters related to solid waste, coastal infrastructure, biodiversity and they provide security and services that aren't found at other beaches.

In Isla Mujeres we commemorate World Mental Health Day with several activities, including talks to young people in different schools 

As part of the activities held on Isla Mujeres to commemorate World Mental Health Day, in order to create greater awareness among the island population about mental disorders and how to address them, the Department of Health is carrying out various activities, including talks to raise awareness among the students of the municipality.In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) is dedicating this Day to mental health in the workplace, taking into account that human beings during their adult life spend much of their time at work, and this is one of the factors that determine their well-being.Juana Milián González, Director of Municipal Health, said that mental disorders affect children as well as adults, and among young people we must work at preventive activities.She said, "It should be remembered that one in five children under five years of age has mental health problems and it is very important to care for them because they are the future of our country. We must have a culture of prevention among our children and young people."
She said that today with the advances of technology, children should not be neglected, and that is why at least ten specialists in health issues are in the neighborhoods and educational centers approaching the citizens to talk on the importance of raising awareness on the issue of prevention.She said that talks about Mental Health have been taken place to Benito Juárez Middle School, and at two schools on the mainland. 

There is an announcement for those turning 18 in 2017 about the requirements and the deadline to file for their pre-Military document.

(Yesterday) Today we celebrate World Mental Health Day. If you, a relative or friend need support, go to the municipal health units, where we have specialists and personalized attention.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Social media users were upset in Isla Mujeres by the unnecessary cutting down of two palm trees in a green area overlooking the Caribbean sea at Colonia la Gloria. LINK  

  See translation in City section. This article also says it was alleged on social media that the  palms were cut down by a foreigner, who owns the property in front of this green area, because the trees apparently "obstructed" their view of the Caribbean Sea. 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Providing equipment for the people who clean the beaches  
Entregan equipo a personal de limpieza de playas [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See City section

Luggage theft on ferry  
Robo de maleta en el barco de ruta. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
        Official with the Tourist Office in Isla Mujeres confirmed that there is an ongoing ministerial investigation of employees of the Ultramar ferry, for an alleged robbery of a suitcase belonging to tourists who are staying at Hotel Media Luna on the island. 
         Although the suitcase was recovered shortly afterwards, the executives of the company Ultramar, asked that the complaint be carried out to disclose responsibilities, without covering up for anyone, if their crime is verified. 
      Regarding this the case, a ministerial investigation agent on the island said that no theft complaint had been filed by any tourists at the Public Prosecutor's Office. However, it is natural that in cases of abuse and robbery of tourists, the government, in its three levels, seeks a prompt response in order to reduce the incidence of this at this destination, because it damages the island's image.
     Gustavo Rodríguez, Director of Promotion of Isla Mujeres, said that their is a governmental effort aimed at improving visitor confidence and at combating this type of problem. 
         He said that the victims of the alleged robbery were planning to file a complaint with the Public Ministry, as requested by the Ultramar Management, to proceed against those responsible. 
          According to data gathered, many visitors do not file complaints when their belongings are stolen due to the time it takes, there are bureaucratic hassles, or they couldn't find a translator, although the Tourism Dept. may assist them. Only those seeking recovery from insurance usually file complaints. 

Demonstration by workers   
Trabajadores se movilizan [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Celebrating World Health Day  
Celebran el Día Mundial de la Salud Mental.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 See City section 

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October Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Sunday, Oct. 1 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Full moon Thursday, Oct. 5

                                                                    Sunset ~6:30
Oct. 5  6:49
Oct. 6  7:33
Oct. 7   8:19
Oct. 8  9:09
Oct. 9  10:01
Oct. 10  10:57
Sunday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

 Sunday, Oct. 8  Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Monday, Oct. 9  Day of Fishermen

Thursday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Sunday. Oct. 15 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

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

Sunday, Oct. 22 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Saturday, Oct. 28 8p Mundaca Theater 8pm "Festival of the Dead" (In the end, we are born to die)
Sunday Oct. 29 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square

Tuesday, Oct. 31 Halloween 

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, 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. The schools usually have altar contests & displays, there's usually one in the Town Hall, and last year there was a display of altars representing different of Mexico at the Casa de la Cultura.
        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. 

   There is usually a silent procession with residents dressed in white, black, and traditional clothing, and many wear Catrina makeup. In addition to keeping these traditions alive, Halloween is celebrated enthusiastically on Hidalgo. Bring lots of little items & be prepared to be mobbed by cute kids and to enjoy the various impressive, clever homemade costumes.

Sources for Storm Information & Weather:
Tropical Tidbits
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" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).

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