Sunday, March 18, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 18

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The government of Isla Mujeres is working to maintain security in the municipality LINK  

- With the objective that the officers of the  Department of Public Safety and Municipal Traffic have a better preparation to carry out actions that help to maintain Isla Mujeres as the safest municipality of Quintana Roo, actions in crime prevention are being reinforced. 
      As part of the State Meeting of Municipal Links of the Confidence Assessment and Control Center (C3), of which the island municipality is a part, aspects of the security strategy that will improve the results in the prevention of crime and other areas. 
      Jaime Ongay Ortíz, general director of Public Safety and Municipal Transit of Isla Mujeres, said that the main interest of the municipal government is that the elements of this dependency have the adequate preparation to perform their work in the best way, including directors and officers. 
    He said, "Our commitment is that the citizenry is safe and that the municipality remains a quiet tourist destination, and the appropriate way to achieve it is that as long as the elements that are recruited have the necessary characteristics or skills, and that of course they continue to be trained to carry out this important work." 
     Mr. Ongay Ortíz explained that in recent days, Isla Mujeres  the general director of the Confidence Evaluation and Control Center (C3), Luz Margarita González López, visited, who instructed the agency about the profile of requirements that applicants need to cover, in addition to obtaining the Single Police Certificate (CUP), and pass the control and confidence test to join the Department of Public Safety and Municipal Transit. 
       He said, "We are working to strengthen the security of all islanders through the preparation of our officers, it is a joint work with the federal and state governments that is done permanently and that guarantees that our police officers have the adequate preparation to do their jobs." 
       Through these actions, the government of Isla Mujeres reaffirms its commitment to redouble efforts so that during this year of 2018, with the participation of the citizens, there will be new advances in crime prevention, for the benefit of the security of families in all of the municipality.

From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Twenty year old dies in motorcycle accident Saturday morning LINK 
    The young man, JDDC, 20, apparently hit the streetlight and skidded with his motorcycle, and had presumably been speeding. The Red Cross was informed of the accident at 5:20am on Saturday, which occurred on prolongacion Rueda Medina, in front of the car ferry parking lot. Police patrol #6024 found the green and white Honda scooter in the southbound lane, where it was thrown in a direction contrary to the flow of traffic. About 26 meters from the vehicle was the lifeless body of the young man, who wore beige Bermuda shorts, a black tee shirt and brown sandals. It is presumed he hit the streetlight because there is a 35 meter long skid mark that starts at the post.
     His father confirmed his identity saying he was originally from Isla Mujeres and a student. Officers from the Prosecutors office came to the scene, and officials with SEMEFO transferred the body of the young man to Cancun. (Note: The TVIM article says the accident occurred on prolongacion Jesus Martinez Ross, which is also known as prolongacion Aeropuerto & is on eastern side of the isle, on the other side of the runway.)
Our condolences to the family.

Foreigner dies in accident Saturday night LINK 
    Less than 24 hours after the fatal accident of a young man, another tragic accident occurred in Isla Mujeres, this time involving a foreigner who lost his life after hitting a garbage collection truck owned by the City of Isla Mujeres.  
       The traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration for the foreign community was tragically interrupted last night when a foreign visitor driving a scooter hit the back of a garbage truck, which lacked taillights. The accident occurred last  night, Saturday, on prolongation Rueda Medina, a few meters from where a young man also lost his life on Saturday morning. 
     According to information received, the garbage truck was making its usual route, but when it was in front of the restaurant "El Comején", as the workers were picking up the garbage, a motorcyclist hit the back of the truck. It was S. K. 32, married, originally from Ontario Canada, who lived in colonia "Cañotal". 
        Everything seems to indicate that the motorcycle driver never noticed the truck on time and when he reacted it was too late. Paramedics of the Red Cross arrived at the scene and took care of transferring the young man to the Community Hospital, where minutes later he died. 
       According to the report,  Dr. Abraham Rojas Camargo took charge of the patient, who died at 22:20 after 20 minutes of advanced resuscitation maneuvers. 
          According to the first expert opinion provided by the traffic management, responsibility for the accident was assigned to the driver of the motorcycle, although the truck also lacks taillights. 
       For now, both vehicles are impounded and subject to an investigation that is already in the hands of the Attorney General's Office where an investigation has already been initiated. The body of the deceased was transferred to the Forensic Medical Service in the city of Cancun for the corresponding procedures.
(Note: the TVIM article says the accident soccurred on prolongacion Jesus Martinez Ross, which is also known as prolongacion Aeropuerto & is on eastern side of the isle, on the other side of the runway. They occurred on Prolongacion Rueda Medina.)
Our condolences to the families .

The government of Isla Mujeres is working to maintain security in the municipality LINK  
  See City section


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Tortugranja also has land turtles   
También guardan jicoteas+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The land turtles at the Tortugranja have been rescued from the streets of the island, especially in Sac Bajo and near Garrafon and the Mundaca Hacienda, as well as some that were brought in by residents. At the Tortugranja, the land turtles are in an improvised place, where they receive adequate attention, although the priority is with the marine turtles of the species hawksbill, loggerhead and white, who are about to start their breeding period.

Tourism service providers are prepared  
Preparados prestadores de servicios[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    This is a long weekend with Monday as a holiday for Benito Juarez's birthday, which is on Wednesday. Those in the tourism industry are ready to provide their services to visitors coming to Isla Mujeres to enjoy its natural attractions on the isle and in the surrounding waters.

Motorcyclist without helmet dies in accident  
Ebrio, acelerado y... sin casco [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  See TVIM section 

Isla Contoy: A jewel of the Caribbean  
Isla Contoy una joya del Caribe.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Isla Contoy has a maximum quota per day of 200 people, but has received more than 73,000 visitor annually. When the island is 'closed' due to bad weather, the number is always compensated in the following days. in the reserve you can see flocks of minority birds such as cormorants, pelicans, among other species. It is also rich in flora, not to mention what is under its waters.

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March Events
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Thursday, March 1  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
March 1  6:46
March 2  7:46 
March 3   8:44
March 4   9:40
March 5  10:35
March 6  11:28
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5  11:54 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunday, March 4 at 8pm: A special Noches Magicas event  on the Town Square to commemorate the 501st anniversary of the first Europeans visiting Isla Mujeres, and the 101st anniversary of the birth of Virgilio "El Chino" Fernandez. Featuring singers Aldahir Davila and Gregorio Sanches, as well as dance troupes Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres and El Talento con el Sabor del Caribe. Free

Monday, March 5 at 9am there will be a Civic Ceremony commemorating the 501st anniversary of the first visit by Europeans to Isla Mujeres. It will be held at the Paso de la Tirguena on the Eastern Malecon (near the public bathrooms by the Town Square, behind the old hospital.)

Thursday, March 8  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Thursday, March 8 International Women's Day

Sunday, March 11 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free 

Thursday, March 15  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

March 16-19 ? Last year there was a Festival for San Jose

Sunday, March 18 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free

Sunday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Monday, March 19 Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 20 Spring Equinox 

Wednesday, March 21 Birthday of Benito Juarez

Thursday, March 22  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square is likely to be suspended due to Palm Sunday. 

Thursday, March 29  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

Friday, March 30 Good Friday The Via Crusis, reenactment of the Passion of Christ, begins at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria. It includes more than 50 actors and travels 5 km to the Immaculate Conception Church downtown where the crucifixion will be reenacted. They will pause at the Guadalupe Chapel in Salina Chica along the way. 

Sunday, April 1 Easter 
  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   

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