Thursday, September 16, 2021

Isla Mujeres News & Event Thursday, Sept. 16 Independence Day


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All of Quintana Roo remains in Yellow on the state Epidemiological light, with no change is status thru Sunday, September 26.


Thursday morning....That system in the tropical Atlantic is tracking away from our region, which is expected to develop into a Tropical Depression in the next couple of days.

The 4-day forecast includes the usual chance of occasional squalls and the green squiggles predict windiness for today & tomorrow. Tropical Wave #31 is expected to rain on the southern part of the Peninsula.                                                                                



¡Feliz Día de la Independencia!
For the second year, the "Grito" (Cry/Shout) of Independence was commemorated virtually from the main balcony of the Palacio Municipal (Town Hall). Accompanied by members of the City Council, military & civil authorities, and three young ladies representing Independence, Freedom, and Patria, the traditional speech was given by Juan Román Martín Pérez, in the office of the municipal presidency of Isla Mujeres. (The Mayor left to take office as a Federal legislator.)
With the traditional speech and the call-and-response of "¡Viva México!", the Father of Mexico, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was remembered, along with other heroes of liberty and patria: "la corregidora" Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, General Ignacio Allende, and Capitán Juan Aldama y Matamoros.
There will be no parade again this year, due to the pandemic.

 
IM noticias reported the first death from decompression this lobster season, unfortunately. The fisherman-diver had done two dives of an hour each at 30 and 40 meters of depth, respectively, using a compressor for oxygen. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Now that we are in Yellow status on the epidemiological light, hours for alcoholic beverage sales at restaurants are from 10am to 1am. (Bars, nightclubs, discos, etc remain closed until the Green status. Alcoholic drinks are sold at businesses offering food and classified as restaurants.)

Now that we are in Yellow status on the epidemiological light, hours for alcoholic beverage sales at restaurants are from 10am to 1am. (Bars, nightclubs, discos, etc remain closed until the Green status. Alcoholic drinks are sold at businesses offering food and classified as restaurants.)
At convenience stores, minisupers and groceries. alcoholic beverages can be sold from 9a to midnight Mon-Sat and 9a-5p on Sundays.

Sept. 13, Monday   The Mayor-elect of Isla Mujeres, Atenea Gómez Ricalde said that among her priorities are cleaning up the large amounts of garbage in the municipality and collaborating with the authorities on matters of security to return peace to the municipality. She will take office on September 30th.

She was interviewed at the state capital, at the Governor's fifth annual "Informe" report. She said that in the transfer-of-power (delivery-reception) that began last week, the municipality was found to be "in debt, abandoned and forgotten" but she said that everyone should/will work to take it forward. She said that in her government, no one will be "se solapará" (covered/protected) and the authorities will be in charge of judging and ruling on the actions of people who are denounced and responsible.  (Source-TV Isla Mujeres)

Monday, Sept. 13  The State Secretary of Health (SESA), Alejandra Aguirre, is waiting for a response from the federal government to the agency's request for 370,000 doses of C-19 vaccine. Once the vaccines arrive, the logistics for their administration will be carried out.

     She noted that the state epidemiological light will be yellow for Sept. 13-19, when it continues to be important for everyone to respect hygiene measures, capacity limits and to reinforce the sanitary actions that protect us from the virus, in order to continue decreasing the number of infections. She advised the correct use of face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing your hands or disinfecting them with alcohol-gel.
      Ms. Aguirre explained that individual activities have community repercussions, since when some people doesn't follow prevention measures, the risk of contagion increases, therefore she asked everyone to continue employing healthy habits. Moving towards the "New Normality" implies a great social commitment, so that we can continue doing our traditional activities, work and school, among others, but always with health protocols, she added.
      She said that from January until 1pm on Sept. 10th, a total of 1,537,915 doses of C-19 were administered in Q. Roo. There were 35,302 doses given to health personnel, 202,238 to those 60 and older, 246,122 to those 50-59, and 347,718 to those 40-49 years old. They have given 302,876 doses to those 30-39, 363,607 to those 18-29 years old, 6105 to pregnant women, 30,256 to those in the educational system, and 3691 to staff with the vaccine brigades, volunteers and other groups.

Monday, Sept. 13  In less than a month, the Delta variant of Covid-19 went from second to first place for highest circulation in the state. It is currently causing 89% of the infections in Q Roo, displacing the Gamma variant which had been responsible for 40% of positive cases in the state.

      According to the State Secretary of State, at the beginning of August, the Delta variant was detected in 30% of infections, while the Federal Secretary of Health reported that by Epidemiological Week 29, it represented 67% of infections and it's currently at 89%.
      The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Delta variant is concerning because it is characterized by having greater transmissibility and it is affecting younger people. According to authorities, this occurs because the younger sector has not yet been integrated into the vaccination systems against C-19, and because they lack this defense, they are more vulnerable than those who have had one or two doses. (In our municipality, both doses have been provided for those 40+, and first doses have been administered to residents 18-39.)
      The WHO and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) advise that the same precautionary measures continue to work against the Delta variant, which include avoiding crowded places, maintaining distance from others and wearing a mask. They have also pointed out that although no vaccine offers 100% protection from all adverse effects or infections, so far, the vaccines are still showing high efficacy against the variant.
After Delta, the next most common variants in Q Roo are Gamma, Alpha, Iota and Mu, while Lamba hasn't been included so far, although it is present in other states of Mexico. (Source-Sipse)

Sunday, Sept. 12 Jetway's new schedule starts tomorrow (the first two graphics) & eliminates their 11p ferry from Puerto Juarez, but the 11p ferry from Gran Puerto is still on Ultramar's schedule (the last graphic).



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Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

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

LINK to US National Hurricane Center 



 

 

 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Isla Mujeres News & Events Thursday, September 9


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For September 13-19, Monday thru Sunday, both Zones of Quintana Roo have changed to Yellow on the state epidemiological light, increasing capacities at hotels and restaurants from 50% to 60%, among other changes. The Contagion Rate for the Northern Zone has dropped to 0.8, which means the curve remains in decline, with each case infecting less than one other case. Last week Isla Mujeres decreased the most in the state, and this week our municipality was second most decreased, and reporting less than 0.5 cases daily. Benito Juarez (Cancun) has dropped to under 100 cases daily. The Governor reminded everyone of the importance of not letting down their guard, especially for the National Independence holiday.










It is reported that the annual event transporting the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at Isla Contoy will probably not be done publicly again this year, due to the pandemic. It is likely that the fishermen will transport the icon privately, which is taken to the island to provide protection during the lobster-fishing season, which continues until the end of February. Normally, hundreds of Catholic parishioners in dozens of boats participate and attend a Mass outside the Isla Contoy chapel. Photo credit: Isla Mujeres al Momento


Workers with the municipal Department of Public Services cleaning up a mess that was making a bad impression on tourists who tour the area daily. Photo credit: Isla Mujeres al Momento


Isla residents are complaining about small fishing boats that have been observed on various occasions illegally casting nets at the southern part of the island near Garrafon Park, where fishing is not allowed. They want authorities to intervene. Photo credit: Noti Isla Mujeres

Noti Isla Mujeres reports that this parked motorcycle caught fire after it was hit by a truck bringing merchandise to Chedraui, in front of the store. Photo credit: Noti Isla Mujeres

Two Isla Mujeres fishermen were among the four crew members rescued by the Key West Coast Guard yesterday, who were adrift without water, food or fuel. Except for mild dehydration, they were healthy, despite being missing since August 29th, when they'd left Puerto Juarez aboard the 40-foot "Agua Limo II", with plans to arrive in Progreso on the following night. After they failed to arrive on the 30th, their relatives informed the Port Authorities and a National Advisory was issued, requesting support from the maritime community to locate them.
On Tuesday, Sept. 7th, at 12:45pm, a US Customs & Border Protection crew notified the Key West Coast Guard that a 40-foot fishing boat was adrift approximately 63 miles southwest of Key West, Florida. Personnel with the Coast Guard station towed the boat and brought the four survivors to their station to await Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday. No injuries were reported and one of the Coast Guard officers said, "It's always good to see a happy ending during a search and rescue case, while strengthening our relationship with our neighboring countries. We are happy to help the four men return home to their families."
The rescued Isla Mujeres residents are Jorge “La Grulla” Ceballos Aguilar and Carlos Reinaldo Gordiano Bermúdez, and the other two crew members are from Cancun. They are expected to return home in the next few days. Screenshot from Noti Isla Mujeres.

The only Tern sanctuary in Mexico is located on Islet Yunque, provided by the Mia Hotel. A video conference was provided for the high schools students of Colegio Bacchilleres entitled "Discovering the Sanctuary of the Charrán (Tern)" by Cecilia Alvarez Ricalde of the Green Jay Association. It included information about the various species that inhabit or visit the island and their place in the cycle of life, as well as their protection and conservation. This was coordinated by the municipal government's Ecology Department and Mia hotel.


In honor of state Manatee Week and the National Day of the Manatee, the municipal government and specialists with Dolphin Discovery provided a series of video conferences for Isla's middle school students. Due to the pandemic, the usual tours at Dolphin Discovery were not carried out this year. Educational efforts are aimed at engaging the young people in protective and conservation actions and teaching them more about this species.
Isla Mujeres has a foreign-resident manatee from Florida. Here's our most recent article about him:  On this blog-Link or on FB w video- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1602706669889221/posts/1946476508845567/
Tuesday was International Day of the Manatee. (Yesterday was International Day of Journalists.)


In nearby Puerto Morelos, the "Coralium" laboratory has developed a sexual method for preserving corals, instead of cloning them, as is done in other labs.
Coralium's senior researcher, Dr. Anastazia Teresa Banaszak, said, "There is no reef in the Mexican Caribbean that has not been affected by hurricanes, by tourists, or by poor water quality. So we work on these damaged or dead reefs-as they are mostly occupied by algae rather than corals-and we try to recover these spaces."
For reefs damaged by tourists or boats, the lab uses the damaged pieces and restores them, stocking different species of corals, and "sticking" them onto the reef. This cloning and planting of broken pieces is asexual reproduction. If they survive, they stick to the bottom and can form a new colony, separate from the colony that gave rise to them. These new colonies are genetically the same.
However, sexual reproduction is Coralium's main method of restoration. This produces new corals that are genetically unique and the product of combining two different individuals, with different DNA. Dr. Banaszak said the genetic diversity of these corals allows them to adapt to climate change.
Using Coralium's specialized method, coral gametes (reproductive cells) are collected to fertilize the eggs with sperm, collecting gametes from different colonies of the same species and mixing them carefully and cultivating them.
Next comes the embryonic development, where a larva is produced. Normally, this larva would go swimming, moving to a place to settle on the reef, but at Coralium the larvae settles within the laboratory. They are provided with light, food and water until they grow larger and have a better chance of survival, and then they are planted on the reef.
The Doctor said that that Tropical Storm Grace caused a lot of damage to the laboratory, but she noted that the "Saldo Blanco" reported by the state after its passage was thanks, in part, to the protection offered by the reefs. (Lit.-'white balance' and means things turned out okay.)
She said more resources will be needed and new conservation techniques will be created, as they continue working on restoration of the reefs. She asked people to contribute to improving the environment by reducing the amount of trash we produce, reducing consumption of clothing, and reducing fertilizers, pesticides and all toxic materials which eventually end up in the sea and on the reefs, affecting all of us.
Source: Lado B / by Valeria Rodriguez, photos Cortesia: LINK to Article in Spanish.


This morning....There's nothing coming our way and it's a pretty, sunny morning. That Yellow Tropical Wave over NE Honduras is expected to emerge over the southern Bay of Campeche on Saturday, where it has a low chance of development before moving over mainland Mexico. There is a medium/50% chance of development by early next week of that Orange Tropical Wave into a Tropical Depression as it moves WNW over the far eastern Atlantic.

On the extended forecast, the yellow circles forecast rain, in lesser amounts than the orange circles, and the green squiggles indicate wind.


Monday, Sept 6 ...The beaches of Isla Mujeres are clean of sargasso and beautifully manicured thanks to the efforts of the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) crews, as well as employees of the beach businesses and volunteers. Following the recent passage of hurricanes near the Peninsula, sea currents brought a significant amount of sargasso to the shores of the island. Removal included promptly hiring specialized machinery to assist the crews and volunteers, and the beaches are again exhibiting their natural beauty, attracting domestic and international tourists.






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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.

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Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

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

LINK to US National Hurricane Center 



 

 

 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Isla Mujeres News & Events Monday, September 6


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Thursday night.....The Governor says: The Federal traffic light status will be released tomorrow and Quintana Roo will be in yellow. Although the state light will be Orange from September 6 to 12, it is likely that next week we will announce that the Northern Zone is in Yellow, where a drop in the rate of infections has been reported.  Benito Juarez=Cancun, Solidaridad=Playa del Carmen, Lazaro Cardenas=Holbox.

Friday morning....Last night, the Governor said if our Northern Zone continues to exhibit decreases, it is likely to change to Yellow on the next determination. Although the entire state is Orange on the state light thru Sept. 12, Quintana Roo will be upgraded to Yellow on the Federal light starting Sept. 5th.

      The Contagion Rate for our Northern Zone has decreased again, from 0.94 to 0.86, which means each infected person is infecting .86 other people and the curve is declining.
      The status of the hospitals of our Northern Zone is Yellow with 38% occupancy of the regular beds and 18% of the ventilator beds. The Average Number of New Cases is in Green and the Number of Cases Daily is Orange.
        Isla Mujeres led the state again with the largest decreases in cases, and Tulum was the only municipality in the Northern Zone with an increase. The last graphic shows the decrease experienced by the Northern Zone in the past four weeks.








TODAY...Monday, Sept 6    Quintana Roo is finally back to Yellow on the Federal 'traffic light' of epidemiological risk, through Sept. 19th. Our Northern Zone of the state has reported decreasing cases for the past four weeks, and the Contagion Rate had dropped to 0.86. This means the curve is declining because each person is infecting less than one other person. The Average of Number of New Cases is in Green status and Hospital Availability is in Yellow, but the Number of Daily Cases remained in Orange on Thursday's update. The Governor said if our Northern Zone continues to report decreases, it is likely to change to Yellow on the next determination, which would begin next Monday, Sept. 13th.

Yellow status on the State light means hotels & other rentals (#3) would be able offer 60% of their rooms rather than 50%, and restaurants could use 60% of their tables (#4). The last two graphics show that beach capacities would increase from 30% to 60% and nightclubs remain closed until green. The businesses that are allowed to serve alcohol must also offer food and are classified as restaurants. There hasn't been noticeable enforcement of the 30% capacity limit on the island's beaches.

Rentals are the first entry as "hospitality businesses" / "Empreseas de hospedaje". The next ones are horseback riding, fencing, water skiing, social events, manufacturing, and the rest are cognates except Fronton, which is apparently some sort of squash-like game from Spain. Aforo means capacity, cuartos are rooms & empleados are employees.

Restaurants & other eateries are the first entry & most of the rest are cognates. Senderismo is trekking, Tiro is archery, Asientos are seats.

The double-entry in the middle prohibits nightclubs & bars from opening until Green status. Currently, businesses selling alcohol must also offer food and are classified as restaurants. Buceo is diving, Baloncesto is basketball, Billar is billards, Agencias de viajes are travel agencies, Atletismo is athletics, most of the rest are cognates.

The last entry is for the public beaches and parks and "Aforo" means capacity (30% to 60%, Orange vs Yellow) The sixth entry is nautical activities and tourism marinas, both public and private, divided by open spaces and closed spaces. (From 50% in Orange to 70% & 60% in Yellow). Further down are adventure and nature tour operators, diving and aquatic operators, aquatic parks and beaches, and theme parks (from 50% in Orange to 60% in Yellow).

TODAY, Monday....The ocean is calm and the skies are overcast this morning, with some 'chubascos' / squalls in the forecast today & tomorrow, and hotter temperatures in the afternoons. The four-day forecast looks clear for Wednesday & Thursday & those are current pics from the satellite and North Beach webcam. Nothing's threatening us in the Caribbean or Atlantic...Larry's heading toward Bermuda.




Photo credit...TV Isla Mujeres

Crime scene photo credits: Isla Mujeres al Momento



Tuesday morning,  Aug 31..COZUMEL, not Isla Mujeres......Governor Carlos Joaquín welcomed Mexico's emblematic "Cuauhtémoc" sailing-school ship to Quintana Roo, which has sailed the oceans of the world training Naval personnel for more than 36 years. Cozumel is the last Mexican port in their "Dubai Expo 2020" journey (in 2021).




Tuesday, Aug. 31.....The municipal government reports they are working to keep Isla Mujeres beaches in optimal condition by removing the sargasso that has landed on North Beach, brought by sea currents that have been very active after the recent hurricanes.

The Isla Mujeres ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) Director, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, said special machinery has been hired to speed up the removal of the sargasso. "We're working to the maximum with a commitment to have our beaches sargasso-free as soon as possible, because they are one of our main tourist attractions," she said.

Tuesday, Aug. 31....Gunther Hepner, 77, apparently passed away of natural causes at his home, where his body was found and the authorities at the scene confirmed his identity. He provided veterinary care to birds, and was known as "Doc". Our condolences to his family and friends.

Sunday, Aug 29... My caption with a TV Isla Mujeres video...Cleaning and maintenance work is being done at Julio Saury grade school, led by the Mayor-elect, who is one of the volunteers. Her child attends attends this public school, which she describes as "emblematic", and she went there also. She says that similar efforts are taking place at other island schools, and schools are being evaluated throughout the state. With her is our state legislative representative and they explain that school will resume (for the first time since the pandemic) on a voluntary basis, but dates will vary. (This is because hundreds of public schools need work before they can be opened.) 

Sunday, Aug 29... A successful cleanup campaign was conducted in colonia La Gloria Saturday along Paseo de las Aves where more than two tons of trash were removed. Ten trash cans were installed and twenty chit-palms were transplanted by a group of more than 70 people. They contributed their "granito de arena" (grain of sand) to keep the streets of Isla Mujeres clean and we thank all of them for showing love for this island and its people. Thanks to all of you!! Photo credits Noti Isla Mujeres.


Saturday, Aug 28....The State Attorney General's office (FGE) has confirmed the identity of the body found yesterday morning as the young islander whose family had reported him missing and had posted notices on social networks. His mutilated remains were found inside a black bag in the undergrowth a few meters from the Caribbean Sea, in front of the FOVISSSTE apartments, and identified by his brother. TV Isla Mujeres reports that the young man's name was Carlos G.G.V.

La Tertulia reports that the family of Gabriel "N" had posted on social media that he had been missing since Thursday, and his tattoo was identified on the remains found in two blag bags in undergrowth near the Caribbean Sea, in front of the FOVISSSTE apartments. His friends, family and acquaintances characterized him as a quiet person who liked beer, didn't get into trouble and who didn't have enemies. https://www.facebook.com/tertuliaim/posts/1140680743428122
Our condolences to his family and friends.   Photo credit TV Isla Mujeres

August 28 was Senior Citizen's Day / Grandparent's Day. This says "Together Since 1952". Photo posted by Noti Isla Mujeres


August 28...The process of the transition of power for the municipal government has begun, which is public and involves protection of property, records, archives, documentation, databases, and human & financial resources as they are moved from one administration to the next. The new Mayor, who is the daughter of a previous Mayor, will take office on Sept. 30 and was elected on June 6th. The current Mayor was elected to a federal legislative seat.


Early reports had indicated we could be in the path of Tropical Storm Ida, but the trajectories shifted east toward Cuba where the storm became a Category1 Hurricane, leaving Isla Mujeres undamaged and without exceptional winds or rain.


   This blog is brought to you by....

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale neighborhood of  Bachilleres, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.

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Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

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

LINK to US National Hurricane Center