Monday, April 23, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, April 23







This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
 Isla Mujeres History on Facebook or Website   

MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach on Facebook or Website

Isla Mujeres Charities on Facebook  

CHECK OUT THE APRIL EVENTS SCHEDULE!  (scroll down)
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.
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A video by Noti Isla Mujeres of more docking tests for the Ultramar Ultracargo II. The reporter says it may be in operation in ~15 days. Originally, Ultramar said the big boat in the background with the arches, the Ultracargo III, would operate on the Isla Mujeres-Punta Sam route. However, recently it was reported that there is a problem with its draft and underwater obstacles in the docking area putting its hull at risk, and that the Port Authority said it was Ultramar's responsibility to resolve the problem. The Ultracargo I & II had orignally been scheduled to operate on the Cozumel-PDC route.

Video by Noti Isla Mujeres of rescue training at the Punta Sur cliffs.


Noti Isla Mujeres reports that supporters of the PRI political party conducted a clean-up on Earth Day from 6 to 9:30am, removing over half a ton of trash from a kilometer along Salina Grande lake and boulevard. Thanks to all the volunteers!! Link w photos.

There is a video in English & Spanish (translated) of Father Raul describing and showing the Universidad Sacro Cuore facility under construction across from the Catholic Church, by the Hacienda Mundaca in colonia La Gloria, on land provided by the City. They plan to begin Culinary and Tourism classes in the fall


A BIG THANK YOU!! to all the volunteers, organizers & sponsors who made the third annual Action for Isla Earth Day clean-up a success!! 1200 kilos (2600+lbs) of trash removed from underwater & the beaches.
Photos by Bruce.




Video from Noti IM of clean up under the water


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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)



TVIM reports: On Sunday, members of the International Rescue Brigade of Cancun were practicing on the cliffs of Punta Sur, in coordination with Isla Mujeres firefighters of our Civil Protection agency. Emergency Coordinator Enrique Ochoa Delgado explained that it is important to perform training exercises and rescue drills to save people who fall off these types of cliffs. He said the theories must be put into practice so that everyone understands the techniques. Thirty-two people participated, including those in training and rescuers who are already certified. LINK 



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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos


Clean up campaign at Salina Grande
Jornada de limpieza en la Salina Grande [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation above.

Delivery of 16 tons of cement   
Entrega de 16 toneladas de cemento [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation above.

Concerns over trash at the transfer facility  
Nuevo rezago en la Estación de Transferencia .. [+] Ver mas
    Thousands of tons of accumulated trash were removed from the Trash Transfer Facility before the beginning of the winter high season, but now trash has accumulated during and after the Easter holiday period, which is causing complaints about odors. Officials explained that there have been difficulties with transporting the trash to the mainland landfill. There is not always space for the large trucks on the ferry to Punta Sam, and there have been mechanical problems with the trucks, and they say the fleet needs replacements.

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  This blog is brought to you by....
View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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.

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

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
April 1   8:21
April 2   9:16
April 3  10:09
April 4   11:02
April 5   11:53
April 29   7:05
April 30   7:59
Painting by Pamela Haase

 Sunday, April 1 Easter

Thursday, April 5  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

Saturday, April 7  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla

Sunday, April 8  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free.

Thursday, April 12  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

Saturday, April 14  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla

Sunday, April 15  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free.
Thursday, April 19  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

April 20-22, Fri, Sat, Sun. Isla Got Soul music event at The Joint.  There's more information about the organization that is benefiting from this event here: https://www.facebook.com/IslaGotSoul/posts/572699899755186
 
Saturday, April 21  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla

Sunday, April 22 Earth Day  Action for Isla  is having their third annual cleanup event. The past two years divers and snorkelers cleaned under the downtown piers, and groups picked up trash along the Caribbean beaches.

From their FB page: 
For the third year in a row, Action for Isla is happy to announce that we will be hosting our big Earth Day Clean-up, to bring awareness of this problem to our residents, and unite our community to work towards Ending Plastic Pollution. We will be tackling the waste build up on both land and sea with an in-water Dive Against Debris and simultaneous beach clean up!
🌎In 2016, 62 volunteers got together to remove 650kgs of waste from our beaches and seas, last year both numbers grew with 148 people collecting and sorting a whopping 1,090kgs of trash!! This year we hope to go even bigger! And we need your help!
📌Our 3rd Annual Isla Mujeres Earth Day Clean Up is this Sunday, APR 22!
✳️Scuba Diver´s please sign-up ASAP with a participating dive shop to receive your safety briefing and instructions.
✳️Snorkelers report to registration at Av. Rueda Medina near Velazquez Restaurant/Playa Centro at 8:15AM. We have some gear to share but if you have your own please bring it.
✳️Those that will be cleaning up the shoreline can report to ¨El Malecón¨ (behind Casa de la Cultura where the ¨Isla Mujeres¨ letters are) at 8:30AM
♻️Remember to bring a refillable water bottle, we will provide refreshments but don´t want to generate more waste.🌱
Every participant will receive a Raffle Ticket upon registration. Join us at the main collection site after the cleanup. Once we have categorized, weighed and recorded the data of what has been collected we will have some refreshments and raffle off several amazing prizes that have been provided by our awesome sponsors!


Sunday, April 22  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free.
Thursday, April 26  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

Saturday, April 7  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla.

Sunday, April 29  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free. Celebrate International Day of Dance.

 
  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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, April 22







This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
 Isla Mujeres History on Facebook or Website   

MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach on Facebook or Website

Isla Mujeres Charities on Facebook  

CHECK OUT THE APRIL EVENTS SCHEDULE!  (scroll down)
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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)




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IM Noticias reports: Distribution of 16 tons of cement has begun, which is being provided at a very low cost to families of Isla Mujeres who want to improve their homes, or start new construction. The CROC union is working with the Maiana Trinitana Association, providing the bags of cement for 160 pesos, when they normally retail for about 260 pesos each. The union leader said they have also offered community support with programs supplying school supplies, and low cost tinacas (water tanks) and milk. Union leader, Roman Maldonado Euan encouraged citizens to come to the union facility to benefit from these programs and learn more about them. He listed the documents that they should bring with them.  LINK  

IM Noticias reports the Navy removed palms from the section of Rueda Medina by the naval base to prevent them from falling on pedestrians. They also installed several trash bins for visitors to use who frequent the area.
It is noted that during the recent Easter holiday period, Naval staff were sweeping the beach area daily, and removing trash and weeds from the shore area facing the Bay.  LINK 



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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos


Remembering the heroes of Veracruz in 1914,  including the Naval Cadets
Cadetes navales y veracruzanos defendieron [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Here is an article about the US invasion of Veracruz on April 21st, 1914.
   The commemoration event took place at the Naval base in Isla Mujeres to honor the heroes of Veracruz, who included ordinary civilians and young military cadets, "who opposed the invading troops to preserve national sovereignty." Local Naval personnel served as an honor guard at the obelisk on Rueda Medina avenue which commemorates their actions, and a wreath was placed in their honor.


Seaweed could be more abundant this year   
Sargazo más abundante del año[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Saturday morning a large amount of seaweed washed up on the north side of Playa Norte (near Na Balam).  On a daily basis, the two beaches of Isla Mujeres, Playa Centro and North Beach, are groomed and kept in good condition by personnel with ZOFEMAT, to preserve the flags they have earned. They seek to keep the beaches free of seaweed and remove it in a timely manner to avoid saturation, which happens in other destinations. However, due to the orientation of the island, the seaweed doesn't arrive as massively here, and the small amounts are raked and removed by the municipal workers and employees of the businesses that own concessions along these beaches.
   For some of the concessionaires, this morning's seaweed represented the largest amount so far this year, including those located near the islet of El Yunque, where the 400 linear meters of "Playa Riito" and North Beach were inundated.
     Before 10am, employees of the concessionaires in that area were taking charge of removing the large quantity of seaweed, since the ZOFEMAT workers had not yet appeared. Generally, the custom is to bury the seaweed, without having to move it to the Trash Transfer facility with vehicles, as has been done sometimes in the past. 


Successful participation at Tianguis national travel & tourism convention  
Exitosa participación en Tianguis [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The Director of Tourism, Jose Castillo, said that following the successful participation by Isla Mujeres in the Tourism Tianguis at Mazatlan, Sinaloa, there is a plan to purchase advertising in national airline magazines to improve occupancy in the summer season. He said they hope to attract visitors with greater purchasing power to this destination by advertising in the magazines of  Aeroméxico, Interjet and Volaris airlines.
  This represents a potential impact on millions of people, since the three airlines transported about 20 million people in 2017, according to their annual reports. They are maintaining constant growth providing service within Mexico.
    He also noted that the two hotel associations that participated in the convention made contact with wholesalers from the Middle East and from South America who are interested in Isla Mujeres as an attractive beach vacation destination. 
   The next commitment of the Tourism Department is the Pueblos Magicos Fair in Morelia, Michoacan, on October 12-15, when they will be promoting the winter tourism season, according to Mr. Castillo. 


SINTRA currently verifying golf cart rental agencies   
Ahora sí, Sintra está verificando. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See yesterday's translations.


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  This blog is brought to you by....
View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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.

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

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
April 1   8:21
April 2   9:16
April 3  10:09
April 4   11:02
April 5   11:53
April 29   7:05
April 30   7:59
Painting by Pamela Haase

 Sunday, April 1 Easter

Thursday, April 5  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

Saturday, April 7  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla

Sunday, April 8  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free.

Thursday, April 12  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

Saturday, April 14  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla

Sunday, April 15  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free.
Thursday, April 19  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

April 20-22, Fri, Sat, Sun. Isla Got Soul music event at The Joint.  There's more information about the organization that is benefiting from this event here: https://www.facebook.com/IslaGotSoul/posts/572699899755186
 
Saturday, April 21  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla

Sunday, April 22 Earth Day  Action for Isla  is having their third annual cleanup event. The past two years divers and snorkelers cleaned under the downtown piers, and groups picked up trash along the Caribbean beaches.

From their FB page: 
For the third year in a row, Action for Isla is happy to announce that we will be hosting our big Earth Day Clean-up, to bring awareness of this problem to our residents, and unite our community to work towards Ending Plastic Pollution. We will be tackling the waste build up on both land and sea with an in-water Dive Against Debris and simultaneous beach clean up!
🌎In 2016, 62 volunteers got together to remove 650kgs of waste from our beaches and seas, last year both numbers grew with 148 people collecting and sorting a whopping 1,090kgs of trash!! This year we hope to go even bigger! And we need your help!
📌Our 3rd Annual Isla Mujeres Earth Day Clean Up is this Sunday, APR 22!
✳️Scuba Diver´s please sign-up ASAP with a participating dive shop to receive your safety briefing and instructions.
✳️Snorkelers report to registration at Av. Rueda Medina near Velazquez Restaurant/Playa Centro at 8:15AM. We have some gear to share but if you have your own please bring it.
✳️Those that will be cleaning up the shoreline can report to ¨El Malecón¨ (behind Casa de la Cultura where the ¨Isla Mujeres¨ letters are) at 8:30AM
♻️Remember to bring a refillable water bottle, we will provide refreshments but don´t want to generate more waste.🌱
Every participant will receive a Raffle Ticket upon registration. Join us at the main collection site after the cleanup. Once we have categorized, weighed and recorded the data of what has been collected we will have some refreshments and raffle off several amazing prizes that have been provided by our awesome sponsors!


Sunday, April 22  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free.
Thursday, April 26  Artist Fair 3-8p Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo. (It hasn't yet been announced when the Thursday Artist Fairs will be discontinued, which could occur in April or May.)

Saturday, April 7  Plogging Day 8:30a Running, jogging, or walking & picking up litter. Route TBA at Plogging Day Isla Mujeres & Action for Isla.

Sunday, April 29  Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square 8p Free. Celebrate International Day of Dance.

 
  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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres