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Electrical Commission guarantees electrical supply
La CFE garantiza el suministro eléctrico. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Gonzalo Paredes Plancarte, regional Director of the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) gave assurances that the seven kilometers of submarine cables that supply electricity to Isla Mujeres have complete integrity and are stable for usage for three or four more years. He said at this time, the CFE has enough capacity to supply electricity to the island.
He explained, "The submarine cable is in useful operating condition, and if it is replaced, it will not be because the useful life has reached its limit, but rather to improve the quality of electric power." Regarding this replacement, he said the change would be during these three to four years, and the cost for the four lines that currently exist would be over 300 million pesos. He said they have a program of frequent monitoring of the cable, which now includes the connection points on the island and at Punta Sam, including frequent replacement of some equipment.
He said, "The demand to supply electrical service has increased in recent years in Isla Mujeres, especially since it became a Pueblo Magico (2015), and this has forced us to bring in emergency mobile generators to be able to meet the needs at times of maximum demand."
Alert concerning shots downtown
Alertan sobre disparos en el Centro [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Sept. 23 Residents reported hearing shots fired downtown on Nicolas Bravo street at about 2 in the morning, and no one was injured, so it is presumed that the alleged perpetrators were only trying to intimidate people. The families heard them along the 40 meter section of street between the department store and the ice cream store (paleteria), east of Juarez, which is only 30 or 40 meters from the Town Hall. It is presumed that those responsible were in a compact car or on scooters.
The police and Prosecutors agents arrived moments later, activating the corresponding protocols and collecting evidence, but they didn't release any information about the matter. This has occurred three days after the execution of two people (Jorge GOM "El Chino" and JAA) inside the former hotel "Martinez". Various narco-banners that have been hung in the last two years to threaten alleged rivals in the narcotrade, in disputes over control. Now a total of five people allegedly linked to this illegal activity have died on the island, since the first one in November 2016 in Colonia La Gloria.
Port Authority announces improvements
Mejoras en la terminal marítima del ferry[+] Ver masFull article at this link
This information has already been translated. This article notes that the amount of funds hasn't been announced regarding the planned improvements for next year to expand the Maritime Termainal by 30%, according to a plan released two years ago.
The NHC has downgraded Kirk to "Remnants" and says it no longer has a closed circulation and advisories are being discontinued.
|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, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, 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.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
Sept. 24 6:46
Sept. 25 7:24
Sept. 26 8:02
Sept. 27 8:42
Sept. 28 9:25
Sept. 29 10:11
Sept. 30 11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain
Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.
Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.
Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then
Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition
Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm
Saturday, Sept. 8 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA
Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p
Friday, Sept. 14 Independence Day parade on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's monument. Starting around 8a, maybe 9a. Traffic will be detoured to Juarez for a couple hours.
Saturday, Sept. 15 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA
Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA
The bands playing for the Independence celebrations on the Town Square on Saturday night will be Grupo Mojado & Megaboom. Tables are on sale at the Office of Public Relations from 10a to 4p, and there is a phone number & extension for more information. Your entire family is invited to come and celebrate! Grito at 11p, fireworks, then live music & partying all night long.
Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 The Mayor's second municipal Report will be given on Sept. 19th at 4pm on the Town Square, according to the caption with this graphic, which says the City Council will have a special session at 4:30 on the Town Square.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 There will be a national earthquake simulation, preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of the 2017 earthquake, and afterwards you are invited to raise your right fist as a symbol of unity and brotherhood among the people of Mexico
Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox
Saturday, Sept 22 Isla Mujeres Cahuameros vs UADY in a basketball game at the Convention Center 8p
Sunday, Sept. 23 Isla Mujeres Cocteleros will play the Puerto Morelos Baseball Boys at the El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui) at 1pm
Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico
Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA
Sunday, Sept. 30 Installation of the new City Council at 3:30p outside the Casa de la Cultura, which is on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK and here's the Accion Isla LINK who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
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")
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)