Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, Oct. 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Workers want General Manager fired for calling them "indios" 

Humillan a trabajadores

 Gerente general no los baja de “indios”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. I'll translate this tomorrow. A demonstration is planned for today.

Improving the "Macroplaza" for the benefit of families

Supervisa “Macroplaza”

Juan Carrillo impulsa sana  convivencia

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de octubre.-
Leer más...Full article at this link
See City section below....


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

This is an announcement about nebulization-fogging on Tuesday in the colonias that are listed to eliminate mosquitoes

Police officers attended a workshop on Gender Equality LINK  


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

With the rehabilitation of the park "Macroplaza", the Mayor seeks to improve the public spaces for families to enjoy together. LINK  
    The Macroplaza park in colonia La Gloria will be renovated with an investment of 2,432,372 pesos, with half of the money coming from the City of Isla Mujeres and the other half from the Federal Infrastructure Program, Public Spaces and Resources for municipalities.

 The preventive police of Isla Mujeres confirmed that two people were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after they were allegedly found to be in possession of a FedEx box containing a little over 30 kilograms (~66 lbs) of what appeared to be marijuana.  . LINK
 Around 5:30pm, police detained JRFM, 22, originally from Taxco Guerrero, who works as a waiter in Isla Mujeres and lives in colonia Miraflores, and RJSB, a 20-year-old woman from Isla Mujeres, who lives in colonia Miraflores. There were multiple kilograms of dried herb, which appeared to be marijuana, inside a box they were carrying. The arrest occurred on Morelos Avenue, a block from the Town Hall. The police requested the assistance of the Navy, who came to the location. Moments later the two suspects were transferred to Cancun and turned over to the Attorney General's office (PGR).

Following the passage of  hurricane "Nate", a drone captured images of a marina inside the "Makax" lagoon, showing the spillage of fuel into the sea, a common activity according to the fishermen of the place that they say is not well supervised.  LINK  
  See translation in Por Esto section. TVIM reports that some fishermen allege there are 'involuntary' spills on occasion from a gas station or service station located inside the Makax lagoon. From the air the large spill appeared to stretch for almost a kilometer. The fishermen say the spill is difficult to detect by the naked eye but easier to see from the air, as in this drone photo.

Employees with the CROC union demand the dismissal of the General Manager of the hotel Aluxes Privilege, Isla Mujeres, Humberto Pérez, whom they describe as a despotic person who refers to the workers as "Indios". LINK   

The director of Culture of Isla Mujeres, Rubén Perez Martín, announced the decision of the judges that Cuban artist Luis Lexandel Pita García is the winner of the International Poetry Competition Caribe-Isla Mujeres 2017. LINK  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Complaint from residents about closure of access
Reclamo vecinal por cierre de vía de acceso[+] Ver masFull article at this link
I'll translate this tomorrow....

Hydrocarbon spill in the sea 
Vertido de hidrocarburos al mar[+] Ver masFull article at this link
      After protecting 700 luxury boats from Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and abroad from the threat of tropical storm "Nate", the waters of Isla Mujeres suffered severe oil pollution that would have spilled from at least one of those boats, according to witnesses. 
        There is an aerial photograph of a large oil spill in one of the marinas, with the contamination located near the colonia Caridad del Cobre. 
     Authorities with  the three levels of government, in environmental matters, are aware of the case, and three agents of the Federal Attorney's Office for Environmental Protection (Profepa) were seen on the island, but did not want to talk about their visit. There was a meeting at the offices of the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) located on the top floor of the maritime terminal. The pollution was observed on the afternoon of Friday Oct. 6, and that the pollutants washed into the mangroves, according to residents.
     It is noted that the boat "Galeon I" or "Captain Hook" ran aground when attempting to leave the lagoon after the storm and received assistance from smaller boats.
     It is also noted that a vast majority of the marinas do not have wastewater collection systems. 


Workshop on gender equality  
Taller sobre igualdad de género [+] Ver masFull article at this link 

Ultramar: Increasing their monopoly  
Ultramar refuerza su monopolio [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      Ultramar released a video about an addition to their fleet of a vehicle ferry, with a capacity for 70 compact cars or 50 mixed vehicles. and 300 passenger seats, to provide service between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam. The boat would make the crossing in less than 30 minutes. It was built in a shipyard in Greece,  is more than 70 meters long and named the Orion II. They plan to begin offering this service this winter at the latest.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  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.


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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