Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, April 2

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Free rabies campaign continues Tues., April 2 at the La Gloria park and Wed., April 3 in the Electristas park. Animals must be at least three months old and not pregnant or lactating.

Link for youth 12-17 to offer their input to the government

Four ATV "Quads" were delivered to the municipal police department for use on the island and in the Continental Zone, and the City says that equipping the police ensures the municipality will remain the safest in the state. 

The monthly patriotic ceremony was held on Monday on the Town Square.


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As announced, on the first of April, at the Gran Puerto ferry terminal, Ultramar put a 'traffic light' into operation as a security measure to inhibit the movement of weapons and prohibited substances. (Passengers push a button and their possessions are inspected if they get a red light). LINK  
It is noted that the Navy also participates in these inspections, and it is advised that passengers allow time.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Video of street scene with police after dark with caption saying there was a report that someone was hurt inside the Makax fishermen's cooperative facility.

Rehearsals have begun for the performance of the viacrusis 2019 (Passion of Christ/Stations of the Cross) Photos. 

Rabies vaccines in colonia Electristas park 9a-1p Wednesday, free. 

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Video of street scene after dark with caption saying the person who was stabbed at the Makax fishermen's cooperative was taken to the Community Hospital and police were looking for the person who had done it and run away.

IM Noticias   

The annual Red Cross donation drive will be launched with an event on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 10am with a procession that begins at the Naval base at 10, including students and Red Cross volunteers, and the ambulance. It will conclude with donations by the City (which usually takes place on the Town Square, and other who initiate the donations usually include the Navy and local business owners). 

Patients of the ISSSTE clinic continue to complain about the expense and inconvenience involved with obtaining transfer permission documents, which may require multiple trips to Cancun, so that they can receive treatment that is unavailable on the island, so that they can receive it in another location such as Merida or Mexico City.

La Tertulia

More than 100 artists will participate in the performance of the viacrusis 2019 (Passion of Christ/Stations of the Cross)


 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Complaint filed for injured minor  

Abren carpeta de menor lesionado con navaja

March 31   On Sunday at 5:30p, Eliu SGC, 15, went to the Community Hospital after he had been injured by a person with a knife ("navaja"-pocket knife/razor). Commander Hilario Rodriquez  (with the Attorney General's office) said after the young man received medical attention, he found a police patrol and explained what happened. Police immediately requested the intervention of the Attorney General's office, whose agents assisted the municipal officers. They attempted to capture the accused, who allegedly got away into the Makax lagoon, and wasn't found.
     It was reported that members of the Makax fishing cooperative protected the accused and threatened officers, as well as threatening the relatives of the young man, before they granted access to the authorities. It was said that the accused had recently gotten out of  jail and didn't want to return, according to 'comments from people close to him'.
    The mother of the injured young man filed a formal complaint, but no arrests had been made at the time of this report. 

Lifeguards ready for the Easter holidays  

Guardavidas listos para Semana Santa

Information about their recent training by Naval personnel has already been translated. It is noted that swimmers should respect the warning flags with green indicating safe conditions, yellow meaning caution and red indicating unsafe conditions.

Good weather for recreation and fishing  

Buen clima para actividad recreativa y pesquera

News briefs...

The Isla Mujeres Cockteleros finished their baseball league tournament in third place when they won Sundays game against the Cancun SNTIA team (National Trade Union of Airport Industry Workers) with a score of 9-8 on Sunday.

The "Isla Mujeres Club" soccer team won their first game in the  “Superliga Estatal de Futbol” agains the Puerto Morelos team with a score of 5-1.

Youths turning 18 this year are advised to register before October 14, 1029, for the military drawing in December 2019, when a lottery with balls determines if they will receive their military document immediately or receive training on (some) weekends at the Naval base during 2020.

Increased security at Maritime Terminals 

Blindaje a terminales marítimas

   The Director of the State Port Authority (APIQRoo), Alicia Ricalde Magana, said that increased security from April 15-26, for the Easter holidays, will include personnel with the Navy and SEDENA. She noted that about 25,000 passengers are expected daily at the Cozumel terminal in San Miguel, and about 26,000 at the Isla Mujeres terminal.
   She said a meeting was held to coordinate security measures with SEMAR (Navy) SEDENA, the Harbor Master, the PGR (Attorney General), the ferry companies, and the municipal police.

Everything is ready for the reenactment of the Passion of Christ  

Todo listo para el vía crucis viviente

  This will the the 27th reenactment with more than 100 participants, in addition to more than 30 people overseeing logistics for the four kilometer procession, including many young people. There will be changes this year in the 'scenography', to make it more spectacular, and costumes will be renewed. This Via Crusis is one of the oldest and largest in the state, and is gaining increased prominence. This information was provided by organizer Gibran Emmanuel Mex Pinzón. The role of Jesus Christ will be played by Wenceslao Trejo Martínez again this year and Mary will be played by Gilda Eugenia Ku.

Promotion begins for swimming with the whale sharks  

Inicia promoción de nado con el “pez dominó”

   It is anticipated that during the five month season from May 15 to September 17, the 220 permit holders will transport about 80,000 tourists to view and swim with the whale sharks. Last season the number was estimated to be 60,000 tourists. The tour boats depart from Holbox, Punta Sam, and Isla Mujeres, and will have propeller protectors in accordance with the new requirements of SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources).
   Increased federal surveillance is anticipated under this new federal administration.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

April 19   7:36
April 20    8:36
April 21   9:36
 April 22   10:33
April 23   11:28
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p-7:10
Sunrise ~6:40a-6:15
April Events 
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On Saturday's at 8a-11a,  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

On Wednesday's, 11:30a-1p, The Little Yellow School House is serving tasty lunch specials that change weekly, located on Paseo de Peces in La Gloria, the wide east-west street with Mundaca, Catholic Church & University and the Bead Coop. LYSH provides education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids. More info: 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   

On Thursday's 3p-8p, Artists Fairs are held in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo, weather permitting.

In April,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster and Octopus in April. Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

At the Maritime Terminals, security measures will be implemented with metal detectors and a button for passengers to push, with a red light indicating their possessions will be inspected. 

Monday, April 1 at 9a Civic Ceremony on the Town Square

Tuesday, April 2 at 9a-2p, free rabies vaccinations in the La Gloria park. Pets must be at least 3 months old and not pregnant or lactating.

Wednesday, April 3 at 9a-2p free rabies vaccinations at the park in colonia Electristas. Pets must be at least 3 months old and not pregnant or lactating.

Friday, April 5 at 10a, Art Exposition at the Casa de la Cultura by artist Scarlett Mora representing the Mayan culture and the culture of the Zone of Quintana Roo "Tzolkin Ante Mis Ojos" (Tzolkin before my eyes...Tzolkin is the Mayan Calendar of 260 days). Guerrero at Abasolo.

Saturday, April 6 The Red Cross will kick off its annual donation drive, when entrepreneurs and municipal and Naval authorities traditionally contribute, as well as local business owners. Students will be collecting donations and receptacles will be available at businesses. In 2018, the ambulance went out an average of 4.5 times daily. The number of average daily ambulance runs has doubled, compared to 2016. About 200,000 pesos will be needed for the upcoming year.

Sunday, April 7 at 7a there will be a free running competition at the Mundaca Hacienda for kids and an award ceremony at 10a at the El Pescador beach club-water park. With categories for boys and girls, kids who are ages 4-5 will run 200m, 6-7 run 400m, 8-9 run 800m, and 10-12 run 1600 meters.

Saturday, April 13 Easter Vacation period begins until the students return to school on Monday, April 28, when the number of visitors arriving to the island daily is one of the highest year-round, with last year's record being about 27,000.

Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday There is usually a reenactment  Link to the FB page of the downtown Catholic Church,  Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, April 18 There is usually a reenactment on the Town Square of the Last Supper and the washing of feet. 

Friday, April 19 The Viacrusis/Passion of Christ reenactment begins at the Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, April 21 Easter

Monday, April 22 Earth Day  Probably the fourth annual Earth Day clean-up, removing debris from the seabed and beaches, and inventorying it.

Sunday, April 27 Last day of Easter holidays 

Wednesday, April 30 Children's Day

Thursday, May 1 Labor Day

Whale shark tour season is from mid-May to mid-September. Turtle nesting season is from May-October.

The Cosme Magana fishing tournament will be May 18 & 19, with over a million pesos in prizes. The women's tournament "La Dorada Del Caribe 2019" will be held June 28 & 29.

   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  

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