Saturday, June 29, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 29



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Next Saturday, July 6th at 4p, Connor Williams, offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys, will sign autographs & do photo-ops with fans at the soccer field in Salina Chica. Then the "Isla Mujeres Bowl 2019" will be held in two categories of players up to age 13; and those of 15 years and up in separate male & female teams. Free. This will be "touch football", played according International Flag Football rules.
City FB site yesterday: Pride Day

Help us to have a clean isla  
Inter-sectorial Health Workshop held. Participants included municipal authorities, members of institutions, people from the private sector and organizations, and the general public.
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Separate your trash into Organic and Inorganic    
Organic--Fruit peels and produce, bones & leftovers, eggshells, coffee filters.
Inorganic-paper, milk cartons, packaging, wrapping, cans.
Let's all help clean the island 
Let's teach the little ones to take care of our island ­čžĺ­čĆ╗­čĹž­čĆ╗ let's help keep the streets without trash ­čÜ« to preserve an Isla Verde-Green Isle

Installation of the Animal Welfare Committee 


Free pet sterilization on Thursday, 10a 

TVisla Mujeres    

VIDEO of speech by a legislator about the bill before the state Congress for Animal Welfare and Protection which would prohibit bullfighting and cock fighting (which passed. People on FB say it will also prohibit carriage horses.)

Maritima employees want their severance pay in accordance with the law LINK    VIDEO    

City signs agreement concerning removal of trash to mainland (See Por Esto section) LINK  

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Concern about effects of sargasso on turtle reproduction: Video of Tortugranja Director 
VIDEO    Turtles
The Nesting Season of the sea turtle in Isla mujeres is " encouraging " and currently in the incubation pens of the conservation center " Tortugranja " there are a total of 17,551 turtle eggs,  in 145 Nests, according to biologist Deline Garc├şa Canto, director of the facility.


VIDEO of  Father Ra├║l S├ínchez Alonso announcing construction of 12 classrooms for the island's first university, with building in the third stage.

  Isla Mujeres al Dia      

VIDEO: Isla Mujeres free of sargasso 
IM Noticias     

Barracuda Fishing Tournament next Saturday, July 6, with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. Registration 500p. It also notes that indications are that the Women's Fishing Tournament La Dorada del Caribe will be suspended or rescheduled (It was supposed to be held today.) The Barracuda Tournament is sponsored by the political party PRI and will have activities for women & children, starting at 11am.


Tomorrow at 4p, the isla Mujeres soccer team will play the Noh-Bec team on the field in Salina Chica. A difficult game is anticipated by the home team, who are in tenth place, since the Noh-Bec team has a number of ex-professional players.

Construction of classrooms at Catholic university

Company wanted Maritima employees to sign agreement   

Agreement with Ultracarga about transfer of trash


From  Por Esto :

Prevention of decompression class taught to fishermen  

Imparten curso a pescadores

    Due to the high incidence of decompression among fishermen-lobster divers, the head of the Hyperbaric Chamber, Ely Garcia, taught a course about prevention. The season is about to resume on July 1st. Last season, the highest rate of decompression occurred with 74 cases, and the previous season the total was 63.
   Factors that aggravate decompression are dehydration, exertion, fatigue, and increased pressure (deeper dives). (Another article indicated increased age was also a risk factor.) It is also risky if they dive after a day of drunkenness and noted that they are seeking lobsters in the Yucatan Channel at depths of 40 to 60 meters.
    Many of them don't use instruments to measure depth, air, or immersion time. They often work in a strong sea current, which requires a tremendous effort to cling to the rocks on the seabed to look for lobsters.
    The Hyperbaric Chamber has been in use for 20 years, and is in need of replacement according to the recommendations of some specialists,but there is a lack of funding.


Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

 The first brief is about the Barracuda Tournament next Saturday (see above), and the second says Mototaxis are allowed in Cancun, within their approved areas.


University of IM to open their doors in 2020   

Universidad de IM, abrirá sus puertas en 2020

   The construction began two years ago and has taken longer than anticipated, due to money issues. The first building has been constructed, which will house offices and some of the classrooms, and the second building is pending. The University will offer education in gastronomy, computer skills, and the English language. They plan begin with the English and computer classes in the second semester of 2019. The rest of the construction is expected to be finished by the end of the year, for a total of twelve classrooms.

Health Sector agrees on prevention actions

Sector Salud acuerda acciones de prevenci├│n

  At the first session of the Municipal Health Committee, it was agreed that actions will be taken to for prevention services. They seek to encourage the implementation of actions of promotion, dissemination and education in public health among the inhabitants of the municipality, in a fundamental approach for the government to analyze and safeguard public health. Participants included municipal authorities, members of institutions, people from the private sector and organizations, and the general public

No increase in taxi rates  

No hay alza a tarifa de taxis

The Institute of Mobility of Quintana Roo (Imoveqroo) did not authorize the increase of taxi in the routes of Isla Mujeres, nor for Cancun or other municipalities in the state. Members of the taxi union had anticipated that the increase would be approved, but now they will have to wait for another time, which could be next year.

Moving trash to the mainland landfill 

Inici├│ traslado de basura al relleno sanitario continental

   With the summer vacation season about to begin, the Public Services department has launched a massive transfer of garbage to the continental landfill, hiring the service of several semi-trucks to move at least a thousand tons of trash per week. There is an agreement with Ultramar to transport up to 76 truck-trips per week, with an estimated 30 tons were truck, which totals 2280 tonse per week, according to Pablo Moreno, head of the department. The half dozen trucks will depart at
06:35, 07:50, 12:34 and 2:25 pm, Monday through Saturday, and from 08:05 on Sunday. 

LINK  TVIsla Mujere says: A total of six semis were authorized at 6:35 in the morning, four semis for the 7:50 in the morning, two semis for the 15:45 and two semis for 21:45, Monday to Saturday. With summer vacation beginning this weekend, only two semis will work on the weekend, to avoid presenting a bad image to tourists. There are about 4000 tons of accumulated garbage at the Trash Transfer Facility. The municipal government intends to remove some 1500 tons of trash with this program. This campaign will be resumed at the end of summer vacation, with its second stage in the first week of September, to remove the other estimated 2500 tons of trash.

Installation of the Animal Protection Committee  

Instalan comit├ę de Protecci├│n Animal

The installation of said council took place in the Town Hall, before noon, based on Article 9 of the Animal Welfare and Protection Law of Quintana Roo and articles 109 to 118 of the Animal Welfare and Protection Regulations of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.They hope this commitment by the government and society will allow advancment in the protection of pets and all animals that suffer abuse, and "that they end once and for all so many cases of mistreatment and lack of animal welfare on the island," said one of the Committee members.

"Super Summer 2019" for children  

“S├║per Verano 2019” para ni├▒os

 This is about one of the several summer day camps being offered while students are on vacation. This one features cultural activities & begins July 8th, lasting four weeks, and ending on August 2nd. Activities include soccer, basketball, table tennis, guided tours and learning about ecology and recycling. Registraion is at the Sports &Physical Culture office for children 7-12 at a cost of 75 pesos.

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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 
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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

Sunday June 23 Performance at 8p on the Town Square by Latin Dancers Dance Studio

Thursday, June 27 & Friday, June 28- Fifth annual Festival for the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria. On Thursday, after the 10p Mass and singing of Las Manitas, there will be a cultural event, including performances by troupes with dance academies, coronations, and music. On Friday, the communion ceremony will take place at 10am and a procession through the neighborhood at 8pm

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, June 26



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Preparing Isla Mujeres for the summer vacation period with a clean image

Working together for a clean island   Isla Verde 

TVisla Mujeres    

Satellite images indicate an "enormous" amount of sargasso heading toward Q Roo LINK 
    Satellite images, including those of NASA, indicate there is an area of sargasso with a diameter of about 550 kilometers  (342 miles) is heading toward the Quintana Roo coast, and is about 1000 kilometers (621 miles) away. This has been announced by a monitoring network that uses information from 20 institutions, who say there has been a significant accumulation in the last two weeks concentrated to the west of Jamaica.
    They say due to the prevailing currents and the south-southeast winds, the sargasso is expected  to arrive at medium to high intensity during the next week to coasts of Quintana Roo, affecting mainly the southern and central region of the state. This includes 260 kilometers of coastline between Tulum and Xcalak, on the border with Belize.
   At the President's press conference in Cancun on Monday morning, he said the sargasso 'is not a problem, it's a situation' which is occurring in many countries. He said it will be addressed without hiring private companies.

Maritima employees concerned over liquidation of company LINK 
   Employees were called in one by one to be told individually about the final closure of the Maritima company, and some have sought legal advice concerning the possibility of a labor lawsuit. There are some who have worked for the company for twenty to thirty years. Partners in the company have said there are about 10 million pesos in debts.

52 million pesos to address the issue of sargasso in Quintana Roo LINK   
     President Andr├ęs Manuel L├│pez Obrador and the Secretary of the Navy, Jos├ę Rafael Ojeda Dur├ín, said that that sargosso is a situation affecting 995 kilometers of beach, that doesn't occur every day, and isn't an emergency. He said, "Not everything is just about money because in the past six years (of the previous administration) a lot of money was invested, everything was contracts, everything was compromised, and the issue wasn't resolved."
   He plans to invest 52 million pesos, of which 45 million will come from SHCP (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit) and 7 million from SECTUR (Ministry of Tourism). With this money, 4 sargaceras will be built for 30 million pesos, containment barriers will be purchased for 14.5 million pesos, a sweeper for 5.5 million pesos, and other materials and equipment for "Operation Sargazo 2019" at a cost of 1 million pesos, and the installation of two escaterometros along the state coasts at a cost of one million pesos.

From  Por Esto :

Hotel occupancy on isle at 48%   

Ocupaci├│n hotelera global del 67%

   There is an overall hotel occupancy rate of 67%, with the rate on the island at 48%, and the Continental Zone is at 80%. It is noted that a good number of visitors were arriving on the ferries, as well as on the catamarans and trimarans coming from the Cancun Hotel Zone. The reporter observed a group of about 40 people wearing identical tee shirts and discovered they are having a family reunion, are from Virginia and Maryland, and came to the island for the day from Cancun.

Hyperbaric Chamber changes administrators   

Cambio en Patronato de la Cámara Hiperbárica

After 18 years in charge of the Board of the Hyperbaric Chamber, Baltazar G├│mez Catz├şn passed the responsibility on to Policarpo Pastrana, the current director of Tourism, during a meeting held on June 19. It was also determined that each fishing cooperatives Isla Blanca, Macax, Caribe, and Patria y Progreso will have a representative on the Board of Trustees.  
  For many years, the Hyperbaric Chamber has been closed during the four month lobster ban, but last season it was decided to keep it open. That way patients receiving treatment for diabetic foot won't have the expenses of traveling to Cancun, and fishermen who suffer decompression, supposedly diving for abadejo (a type of fish) won't have to go to Cancun.  The lobster season will resume in a few days on the first of July.

Maritima stops operations definitively  

Cierre definitivo de operaciones


Isla Mujeres news briefs   

BREVES DE ISLA MUJERES

  Some tourism service providers and taxi drivers are complaining that the driveway at Punta Sur needs repairs, remarking that some of the potholes 'are so deep they look more like cenotes'.
  The municipal Tourism Department is retaining its office on Rueda Medina for the convenience of tourists who need information or have complaints, while most of the staff have moved to their new offices in front of the Casa de la Cultura.
  With increased construction, there are fewer views of the Caribbean while driving down the coastal road and in the Punta Sur area.

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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)

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

Friday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sunday June 23 Performance at 8p on the Town Square by Latin Dancers Dance Studio

Thursday, June 27 & Friday, June 28- Fifth annual Festival for the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in colonia La Gloria. On Thursday, after the 10p Mass and singing of Las Manitas, there will be a cultural event, including performances by troupes with dance academies, coronations, and music. On Friday, the communion ceremony will take place at 10am and a procession through the neighborhood at 8pm

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