Saturday, June 15, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 15



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Four cases of poisoned cats treated at Delfino's clinic  LINK  
   Veterinarian Delfino Guevara is disappointed by the lack of response from the Department of Ecology toward ending animal abuse, especially now that there have been four new cases of cats being poisoned, which were treated at his clinic. He said they were poisoned by strychnine and found near the upholstery workshop in Salina Chica; and that there are witnesses who can identify the alleged perpetrator, but it is the job of the authorities to investigate and implement the law.

VIDEO of laborers working behind clausurado seal along the Caribbean sea, near Colegio Bachilleres. (A closure seal was recently placed by authorities, stopping work because they were using a backhoe after being told that wasn't permitted.)

VIDEO of Playa Media Luna yesterday/Friday

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of the Director of the Community Hospital encouraging the general public to donate blood. Yesterday was World Blood Donation Day.

  Isla Mujeres al Dia      

Promo for a Job Fair Friday, June 21, Photos of tourists enjoying the beach on a cloudy day, VIDEO noting Playa Centro is free of sargasso.

Hotel occupancy in Isla Mujeres is  at 70% and is expected to rise in the upcoming vacation period (photo).

VIDEO of wastewater overflowing from manhole in colonia La Gloria, near the YZA pharmacy. 


   La Tertulia  

Today at the baseball stadium in front of Chedraui--
Pescadores Jr. vs Toros of Isla Mujeres at 1:30p
Aguilas (Eagles) of Cancun vs Tiburones (Sharks) of Isla Mujeres at 3:30p

From  Por Esto :

Extension of whale shark permits  

Extensión a permisionarios

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) has announced that whale shark permits will no longer be issued annually, and instead will be extended for four years at a time. Therefore, for the next four seasons, there will be 247 permits, of which about 180 are from Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

The Federal Attorney's Office of the Consumer (PROFECO) reports that so far this year there have 21 complaints alleging fraud by travel agencies in the Mexican Caribbean. 

Veterinarian  Delfino Guevara reports he has treated four new cases of cats being poisoned, presumably by strychnine, and he complained about the lack of response from the Department of Ecology.  

Good weather expected this weekend   

Bonito clima el fin de semana

  Friday was cloudy, with a threat of rain that didn't occur and many visitors enjoyed the beaches and other tourist activities on the island and at sea. Nearly 70% of the golf carts were rented out, there was a good amount of people at the beaches, and about 50 recreational boats were anchored off North Beach. Tour operators reported good sales and reservations for the weekend.
     Similar weather is expected for Saturday, without a threat of strong winds from the south. Tropical wave #4 is expected to arrive on Sunday, but it isn't expected to affect nautical activities since no gusts of wind stronger than 30km/hr are expected.

Fewer middle school dropouts  

Disminuye deserción en secundaria

  This school year the middle school, Benito Juarez, had a 90% completion rate, compared to 80% last year. Of the 572 students enrolled at the school, 252 are graduating. It is noted that the school has had a variety of improvements this past year, including renovation of the electrical system and rebuilding the perimeter fence. More improvements are planned to the sidewalk at the entrance, the water fountain, and the dining room roof. The Director of the school, Canto Salazar, has been in charge for less than a year.

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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & fast 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, BBQ grills, safes, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

June 17  8:00
June 18   8:52
June 19   9:41
June 20  10:26
June 21  11:07
June 22  11:45
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:30p
Sunrise ~6a
June Events 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

On Saturdays at 8a-10a,  Plogging events to clean up the island are held,  meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags,   Here's the Accion Isla LINK

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In June,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Octopus, Shrimp, Conch & Shark Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

 The baseball games at the  El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game. .


Incubation pen Tortugranja (not 2019)

Turtle nesting season continues throughout June. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility.  Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres;  Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but the sand usually isn't deep enough. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.







By Tony Garcia



 Whale shark tour season continues throughout June, ending in mid-September.







Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2: "Dry Law" is in effect for 48 hours, from the first minute on Saturday (00:00, just after Friday midnight) until midnight on Sunday (24:00) when "To Go" (package) sales of alcohol is prohibited. Foreigners in tourism areas, such as Isla Mujeres, may purchase alcoholic beverages, with food, at bars & restaurants. Citizens can't buy alcohol & businesses such as convenience stores cannot sell it.

Saturday, June 1 Clean Up with Accion Isla 8a-10a Meet up north of the gas station

  Saturday, June 1st Dia de la Marina. Events begin with a 5 kilometer race in men's and women's divisions, and another for teens and children, starting in front of Playa Centro at 7am and 8am, with more than 17,000 pesos in cash prizes. Limited to 150 runners in the 5k, and 150 in the youth and children's event.

The official ceremony for National Dia de la Marina will take place at 11am, with a procession of boats in the Bay and placing of a wreath.
On Playa Centro, a beach soccer tournament will start at 11am, with teams of eight people and prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos. It will be followed by a beach volleyball tournament at 1pm with teams of two men & two women competing for prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos.The festivities will come to a close at 2p, with a Palo Encebado contest.

Events for Dia de la Marina
 

Wednesday, June 5 World Environmental Day

Saturday, June 8 World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June)

Sunday, June 16 at 8pm on the Town Square: Performance by the "Estudio Dance Latino". Free.

Friday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 29  La Dorada Women's Fishing Tournament (Captain's dinner is Friday night)

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

Friday, June 14, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, June 14



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Sunday at 8pm on the Town Square: Performance by the "Estudio Dance Latino". Free.


The two high schools (Colegio Bachilleres) schools in the Isla Mujeres municipality have been awarded the "Green Flag" certification, from the "Eco School" program,  promoted by the FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education.   One is located on the island and the other on the mainland in Ciudad Mujeres. This international program aims to promote environmental improvement in schools and changes that lead to a more sustainable and responsible school environment, and effects that begin in the classrooms, expand throughout the schools, and affect the community. 

On Wednesday, Bureaucrats Day was celebrated in a pleasant fun atmosphere of fellowship, with recognition to City employees, and the Mayor noting the importance of professionalism, teamwork, and commitment. Individuals were also recognized and food was shared.

When you take your dog for a walk, bring your bag to pick up his feces.

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Project to have a soccer team in the Third Division  LINK  

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Planting of plants at Playa Centro by ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) of Isla Mujeres in coordination with Privilege Aluxes hotel, for the benefit of the environment. (photo)

This Friday, June 14, a total of 364 students, will leave the classrooms of the Colegio Bachilleres of Isla Mujeres,with the completion of the school cycle 2018-2019. VIDEO     


  Isla Mujeres al Dia      

Whale shark VIDEO  

Property dispute of ten years continues concerning land by "La Curva"


     IM Noticias    

Five taxistas have been given permits to act a comisionistas, which angered the comisionistas working at the Maritime Terminal. Personnel with the municipal Department of Tourism said the taxistas were certified and accredited to work the area between 7-11 and Sr. Frogs, but only to obtain clients for taxi rides, and not to sell other activities or services. The members of the tourist cooperatives say the number was previously limited to 30, and they object to the fact that now five more have suddenly been certified. The tourist police intervened when comisionistas with the "Isla Bonita" cooperative encountered the taxistas acting as comisionistas near the Maritime Terminal, to prevent a confrontation. (photos) 

The gas station downtown will be (was) closed for at least 24 hours while repairs are being made.


From  Por Esto :

Property dispute could cause eviction  

Se unen frente a intento de despojo

  A press conference was held concerning a property dispute affecting owners of 36 lots in the area known as "La Curva", who say they will not leave the land they have occupied for ten years. There were threats of eviction last week, and the press conference was held at the home of señora María de los Angeles Novelo Torres, legataria in the property dispute concerning 18,421 square meters.
     She presented legal documents that have been 'invalidated' by the decision of a federal judge, but a counter complaint is being filed concerning alteration of documents. She said they are going to show that this is an intention to twist the law, using a judge, and a lawyer has already been hired.
     Ms Novelo Torres encouraged the residents to be united in the face of the eviction attempt by the Adame Torres family, led by former mayor Paulino Adame Torres. She presented documents showing that the aforementioned property was bequeathed to her by her aunt Rosa María Torres Suárez, former local legislator, in 2006, before a notary public of Mérida, Yucatán, Gustavo Monforte Luján. In point 7 of this document notarized in Merida, it says legataria María de los Angeles Novelo Torres and Claudi Aguilar Torres have equal parts of La Curva.
   She said this inheritance process was 'knocked down' in December, and now five women are appearing as new owners, who are her relatives,  Fidelia, Lucila, Julia, Emilia and Aurelia Torres Suárez. 
   

Decompression among fishermen diving for fish  

Pescadores de escama se descompresionan

  Operators of the Hyperbaric Chamber say in the three and a half months since lobster catching season ended on February 28th, there have been twenty cases of decompression, in divers who are using compressed air to catch fish. During the eight month lobster season, there were more than 70 patients treated for decompression. The staff anticipate another high incidence in the upcoming season which begins on July 1st.
    The Tiburoneros de Isla Mujeres plan to have a soccer team in the Third Division next season, now that the soccer field has been renovated.
   Installation continues of 35 solar lights, at a cost of 2.9 million pesos along the Caribbean coastal road, on the malecon (seaside walkway).


Concerns over potential consequences of mainland beach development  

Peligroso relleno de la playa

 On the mainland in Punta Sam, the Paradisus hotel is filling in beach area in the Federal Zone, which is generating concern that the water and power lines to the island could be put at risk, affecting the 30,000 inhabitants of the isle, and tourism. There is concern that the construction of a 'protector' by the hotel could have a boomerang effect and change the currents to cause erosion in the area where the utilities are located, about 100 meters away. Those who are concerned want governmental authorities and specialists with Aguakan and the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) to investigate.

Tourism cooperatives opposed to increasing the number of comisionistas 

Cooperativas piden no aumentar comisionistas

   Representatives of the tourism services organization "Isla Bonita" said that there has been agreement for some time with municipal authorities not to increase the number of 'comisionista' promoters, which included the other tourism services cooperatives; “Adolfo López Mateos”, “Isla Mujeres”, “Un Día Perfecto” and “Punta Sam”.
      After an altercation took place on the outskirts of the Maritime Terminal with new comisionistas, representatives of five nautical service cooperatives are requesting that the municipal authorities not  increase the number of comisionistas due to the excessive number of promoters on public streets already. 
  Five former taxi drivers have been given credentials to operate on Morelos street, but at noon on Wednesday they moved to the Maritime Terminal, and a verbal confrontation occurred with members of the Isla Bonita cooperative. A representative of the Tourism Department, Maria Delgado, intervened to calm the situation, who had full knowledge of the facts, having been a member and president of the Adolfo Lopez Mateos cooperative. 
   The taxi union, "Gustavo Diaz Ordaz" didn't endorse the comisionistas, saying they were ignoring the issue, since those members were acting separately.  Miguel Aldana, who is a member of the "“Promotores Turísticos/ Promoters of Tourism" coop with 42 members, who work along part of Rueda Medina, confirmed that areas are assigned to each group; and he was in support of the cooperative members.
  (Another article noted that the five new comisionistas were only authorized to sell taxi-related services and to work in the area by 7-11 and Senor Frogs.)  
   
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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 & fast 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, BBQ grills, safes, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

June 17  8:00
June 18   8:52
June 19   9:41
June 20  10:26
June 21  11:07
June 22  11:45
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:30p
Sunrise ~6a
June Events 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

On Saturdays at 8a-10a,  Plogging events to clean up the island are held,  meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags,   Here's the Accion Isla LINK

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In June,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Octopus, Shrimp, Conch & Shark Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

 The baseball games at the  El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game. .


Incubation pen Tortugranja (not 2019)

Turtle nesting season continues throughout June. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility.  Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres;  Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but the sand usually isn't deep enough. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.







By Tony Garcia



 Whale shark tour season continues throughout June, ending in mid-September.







Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2: "Dry Law" is in effect for 48 hours, from the first minute on Saturday (00:00, just after Friday midnight) until midnight on Sunday (24:00) when "To Go" (package) sales of alcohol is prohibited. Foreigners in tourism areas, such as Isla Mujeres, may purchase alcoholic beverages, with food, at bars & restaurants. Citizens can't buy alcohol & businesses such as convenience stores cannot sell it.

Saturday, June 1 Clean Up with Accion Isla 8a-10a Meet up north of the gas station

  Saturday, June 1st Dia de la Marina. Events begin with a 5 kilometer race in men's and women's divisions, and another for teens and children, starting in front of Playa Centro at 7am and 8am, with more than 17,000 pesos in cash prizes. Limited to 150 runners in the 5k, and 150 in the youth and children's event.

The official ceremony for National Dia de la Marina will take place at 11am, with a procession of boats in the Bay and placing of a wreath.
On Playa Centro, a beach soccer tournament will start at 11am, with teams of eight people and prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos. It will be followed by a beach volleyball tournament at 1pm with teams of two men & two women competing for prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos.The festivities will come to a close at 2p, with a Palo Encebado contest.

Events for Dia de la Marina
 

Wednesday, June 5 World Environmental Day

Saturday, June 8 World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June)

Sunday, June 16 at 8pm on the Town Square: Performance by the "Estudio Dance Latino". Free.

Friday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 29  La Dorada Women's Fishing Tournament (Captain's dinner is Friday night)

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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 13



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Looks like the Navy is cleaning up the abandoned "Bottle Islands". Ingi Fragata took the first two photos today, explaining that two men are cutting it up. This month for World Oceans Day, volunteers in boats removed some of their trash entangled in nearby mangroves. The rest are "Before" photos; #4 is "Joysxee", which is still listed on Airbnb for $479 night (#5). It has >150,000 bottles, which are at risk of contaminating the seabed in our next big storm, in addition to the deteriorated wood. The newer one was built as a documentary project.

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City delivers uniforms to Public Service employees   LINK  (photos in yesterday's edition)

 About 170 municipal employees, on the island and the mainland, received more than 1000 pieces of uniform to ensure their safety and protect them from cuts and burns. The items included trousers, shirts, vests, boots, gloves, caps and other safety items that are required to protect them from accident. These are being given to the workers of Public Services (including those working in the areas of collection and transfer as well s sweeping & general cleaning),  Public Lighting, and Parks & Landscaping.

TVisla Mujeres    

Navy assists boat that turns out to be "cloned" LINK  
      Tuesday afternoon, the Navy assisted a fishing boat that had a mechanical failure, whose four crew members were in good health. After the boat was towed to the Naval pier, it was impounded for irregular documentation. The boat "Los Cuatro Hermanos" (The Four Brothers) is not the same boat by that name that is registered with the Isla Mujeres fishing cooperative "Por la Justicia Social". Its crew members are from Puerto Juarez, and it is presumed the boat is dedicated to poaching. The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres said the case is being investigated, and the boat's captain had been advised to appear on Friday with the documents for boat ownership & registrations, fishing permits, and other documents.

More than 20 cases of decompression since lobster season ended Feb. 28  LINK   
   More than 20 cases of decompression have been treated at the Hyperbaric Chamber since lobster catching season ended three and a half months ago. The Director of the Hyperbaric Chamber said there is constant recidivism, due to ignorance about the diving tables and requirements.They often descend beyond 40 meters, and don't respect the safety stops when ascending, which can have fatal consequences.
       In addition, they use motor oil rather than vegetable oil in their compressors, which often lack filter changes before & after usage. In addition, some fishermen have risk factors such as poor nutrition, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as dehydration from using alcohol or drugs the day before diving.  One fisherman died from decompression, who had been advised not to go back to diving.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Installation of solar lights continues   
    Thirty-five solar lights are being installed along the malecon of the Caribbean coastal road between the Guadalupe Chapel and Isla 33 at a cost of over 2.9 million pesos.

From  Por Esto :

Water heater fire extinguished     

Conato de incendio genera pánico

   Just after midday on Wednesday, the firefighters of Civil Protection put out a fire near Juarez avenue, behind the Contreras-Gomez family's home. It was caused by a leak in a propane water heater and a spark, which generated smoke that was observed from the second floor of the Harbor Master's offices, whose staff promptly evacuated the building.
    The firefighters entered the home and quickly extinguished the fire, which occurred in an apartment that is rented to a tenant. Traffic was temporarily stopped on Juarez, and resumed shortly after the fire was extinguished. Employees of a nearby golf rental agencies expressed concerns about a potential explosion because the gas cylinder was only one meter from the water heater.
    To avoid propane-related accidents, Civil Protection recommends testing lines with soapy water to ensure there are no leaks, including at the connections, where teflon tape should be applied. Pipes that are bent, dented or deteriorated should be replaced, as well as regulators that are damaged. Plastic hoses should never be used, instead pipes should be of copper of coflex.
   Cylinders should be at least three meters from appliances, in open, well ventilated areas, with no combustible materials nearby. They should not be dented, corroded, welded, and must have intact heads and handles.

Electric company guarantees power in summer  

La CFE garantizará el abasto en el verano

   This winter the Federal Electrical Commission installed a mobile power generator plant at the side of the runway, near the area where the Naval helicopters land. Now they are constructing a foundation and building walls, which appears to be about 250 square meters, to provide a secure area for the unit. The plant is available to respond to any emergency, including a hurricane, and it is noted that there has previously been flooding on the runway during hurricane Gilberto in 1988.
   It is noted that the CFE is preparing for a project to replace the submarine power cables from Punta Sam, because there have been power failures in the past two years.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

BREVES DE ISLA MUJERES

  A competition was held at the middle school with exhibitions about bird diversity, care of ecosystems, and the importance of putting trash where it belongs.

A teacher has been provided for high school students in Isla Mujeres who need 'regularization' of Mathematics III, who will teach from noon to 5pm on July 1-12, so that students don't have to commute to the mainland.

Wednesday was "Day of the Bureaucrat" and more than 1000 municipal employees enjoyed a day off, although those who collect trash and keep the streets and beaches clean continued to work. Federal employees worked, but state offices were closed.

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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 & fast 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, BBQ grills, safes, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

June 17  8:00
June 18   8:52
June 19   9:41
June 20  10:26
June 21  11:07
June 22  11:45
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:30p
Sunrise ~6a
June Events 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

On Saturdays at 8a-10a,  Plogging events to clean up the island are held,  meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags,   Here's the Accion Isla LINK

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In June,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Octopus, Shrimp, Conch & Shark Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

 The baseball games at the  El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game. .


Incubation pen Tortugranja (not 2019)

Turtle nesting season continues throughout June. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility.  Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres;  Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but the sand usually isn't deep enough. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.







By Tony Garcia



 Whale shark tour season continues throughout June, ending in mid-September.







Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2: "Dry Law" is in effect for 48 hours, from the first minute on Saturday (00:00, just after Friday midnight) until midnight on Sunday (24:00) when "To Go" (package) sales of alcohol is prohibited. Foreigners in tourism areas, such as Isla Mujeres, may purchase alcoholic beverages, with food, at bars & restaurants. Citizens can't buy alcohol & businesses such as convenience stores cannot sell it.

Saturday, June 1 Clean Up with Accion Isla 8a-10a Meet up north of the gas station

  Saturday, June 1st Dia de la Marina. Events begin with a 5 kilometer race in men's and women's divisions, and another for teens and children, starting in front of Playa Centro at 7am and 8am, with more than 17,000 pesos in cash prizes. Limited to 150 runners in the 5k, and 150 in the youth and children's event.

The official ceremony for National Dia de la Marina will take place at 11am, with a procession of boats in the Bay and placing of a wreath.
On Playa Centro, a beach soccer tournament will start at 11am, with teams of eight people and prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos. It will be followed by a beach volleyball tournament at 1pm with teams of two men & two women competing for prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos.The festivities will come to a close at 2p, with a Palo Encebado contest.

Events for Dia de la Marina
 

Wednesday, June 5 World Environmental Day

Saturday, June 8 World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June)

Friday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 29  La Dorada Women's Fishing Tournament (Captain's dinner is Friday night)

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