Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, Oct. 10

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Honoring "Valvula"

Mayor gives recognition to the fishermen

Honran a “Válvula”

 Reconoce Juan Carrillo a pescadores

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
See City section below

Initiate capture of lion fish to reduce their numbers  

Iniciarán captura de pez león

 Para menguar especie

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

      The president of the Federation of Fishing Cooperatives of the State of Quintana Roo, Baltazar Gómez Catzín, said that a campaign will be carried out this week to catch lion fish, in order to prevent their proliferation and to try and keep them under control.
    In addition to contributing to control of this species, it appears that the fishermen could receive economic compensation from the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) under the Temporary Employment Program, whose purpose is helping the fishermen.
       Several groups will join in the campaign, and the plan is to have groups of fishermen in the areas of ​​Punta Nizuc National Park, Punta Cancún, and the western coast of Isla Mujeres, while others will be in the area near Isla Contoy, according to Mr. Baltazar Gómez. He said they will also carry out a cleaning campaign at the Isla Contoy fishing camp, at the same time, to take advantage of the fuel they are using and avoid double expenses. 
       He said, "With this campaign are intended to carry out actions to decrease this predatory species, with the intention of avoiding negative effects to the reefs."


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

We celebrate the men of the sea!
We will continue to support the fishermen of the municipality and as a team we will maintain this source of income for many families in #IslaMujeres.
      During the celebrations for the XVI Anniversary of Day of the Fishermen, Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, unveiled a plaque in memory of Carlos García Castillo "Valvula" , who discovered the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks in the 1970s, which was documented by Mexican oceanographer Ramon Bravo and brought international fame to Isla Mujeres. The Mayor said, "I am honored to lead this event in memoryof a man we will always remember who made this Pueblo Magico a great place."
      The mayor acknowledged the work carried out by fishermen and the importance of fishing, in the life of island families. He said that fishing is the second most important source of employment on the island, and expressed his commitment to continue working on boosting this economic sector. He said he will listen to them and continue to support them, because they are a fundamental part of the island economy and a living tradition, as well as the greatest defenders of the environment. He spoke to the fishermen of the various island cooperatives and their families nad placed a wreath at the Monument to the Fishermen. He also gave economic assistance to the widows of the fishermen and work clothes for the men of the sea.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Throughout October, on the occasion of the "pink month", which is the breast cancer awareness month, the Isla Mujeres DIF system gives all women over 40 years old free mammograms for the timely detection of this disease. LINK  

Juan Gil Chablé who has been a fisherman for almost 40 years, appreciated the homage that was offered to the fishermen of Isla Mujeres who were lost at sea. VIDEO  

There is a video of the floral wreath being placed at the Monument to the Fishermen on Day of the Fishermen VIDEO   and of a speech VIDEO  And a photo of the plaque with names of fishermen of Isla Mujeres who were lost at sea   LINK  

Oct. 9  The Navy of Mexico as National Maritime Authority and acting as the Coast Guard, reports that today they conducted a medical evacuation of a female tourist from a cruise ship, who exhibited symptoms of pancreatitis. LINK   (The headline says she's in her 70's)

 On the 16th Day of the Fishermen in Isla Mujeres, the fishermen noted that due to weather conditions, fishing activity was limited and they hope this improved in upcoming days.LINK  

Four of the five fishermen's cabins planned on Isla Contoy have already been completed, but the last one could remain pending for next year, as the budget simply ran out. (The headline say's it's Makax cooperative who lacks a cabin) LINK  

There is a video of Don Aladino Canto Zetina, "La Lámpara, who has been a fisherman for 45 years speaking about the Day of the Fishermen in Isla Mujeres LINK    

The mayor expressed his commitment to the continuation of the fishing industry, as it is one of the most important economic activities of the island  LINK  

Jorge Fernando De la O Pino, "El Escopeta Pino" shares his feelings for Fisherman's Day. VIDEO   He is the father of the captain of the Anastacia, which left Isla Mujeres to go fishing over a year ago and its fate is unknown. He says remembering on this day is sad and he talks about fishing.

The storm "Ophelia" doesn't represent any danger for Quintana Roo LINK 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Plaque honoring "Valvula"
Homenaje al fallecido “Válvula”er masFull article at this link

Third National Week of Vaccinations  
Inició la Tercera Semana Nacional de Vacunación+] Ver masFull article at this link

Ultramar: Increasing their monopoly  
Ultramar refuerza su monopolio [+] Ver masFull article at this link

I'll translate this one tomorrow.

Nautical-tourism services resumed
Se reanudaron servicios náutico-turísticos[+] Ver masFull article at this link

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October Events
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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 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. 

   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).

Donation needs:
  The Mexican Red Cross Facility Isla Mujeres is in La Gloria, telephone 8770280. Here are lists of what is required, based on evaluations of needs & damages. No water, No clothing, No medicines.
For the Food kits: Nonperishables in cans & bags, not the big bulk cans or pkgs: Tuna, sardines, beans, rice, lentils, dry pasta, canned veg & chiles, broth, salt, mayo, cooking oil, instant coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate powder or tablets, cookies & crackers.

Hygiene kits: TP (4 rolls), Feminine napkins, toothbrushes & paste, shampoo, bar soap, razors.
Baby kits: Diapers (12 pk), wet wipes, baby oil, baby talc, neutral soap, shampoo, baby bottles, baby food, honey for babies, blankets
Cleaning kits: Detergent, cleaning soap, brooms, brushes, dustpan, buckets, squeegees, mops, rakes

 The DIF social service agency is seeking donations of medical supplies, clean clothing, and bottled water at the CRIM (physical rehab) facilities in La Gloria, including disposable gloves, masks, gauze, bandages, surgical supplies & gloves & scrub brushes, IV equipment, syringes, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptic, and tape, as well as clean sheets, blankets, personal hygiene items and unexpired medications. 9a-4p at the DIF.

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