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Children learn while enjoying activities at the City's day camp "Super Summer 2019"
Forty children aged 7-12 are participating in day camp which began 13 days ago and takes place weekdays 10a-1p, at various locations, depending on the activities. They include football activities, basketball, table tennis, boxing, in addition to guided tours, movies and topics of ecology and recycling,
TVQRoo reports there was an execution last night downtown on Juarez Avenue. The victim was Francisco P.C, 28, and the incident occurred at 1:10am, when it was reported to the emergency numbers that a person had been injured by a firearm in a bar on Juarez.. Those arriving at the scene included the paramedics with the Red Cross ambulance, municipal police, and officers with the Prosecutor's Office and the Navy. The caliber of the weapon is unknown at this time, and it is not known if there was more than one aggressor. Indications are that it was a targeted execution, since no one else was injured.
VIDEO of officers on Juarez Avenue with caption saying witness reported the execution victim was shot at least nine times in front of the bar Va Que Va, and he was a male about 30 years old.
VIDEO interview with the Director of the Traffic Police, Carlos Pech Pa, talking about "Summer Holiday Operation 2019" with increased patrols in the areas where tourists are concentrated, in this season when the number of visitors is high.
Navy provides first aid to child at North Beach
Naval personnel stationed at a first aid booth on the beach as part of the summer vacation "Operation Salavada" provided immediate life-saving measures to a five year-old Mexican girl who was drowning and rescued by the people near her, who requested assistance. With the rapid response by Naval medical personnel, the child was revived, and then taken away in the Red Cross ambulance with her family.
On Juarez Avenue, in front of the bar "Va Que Va", an execution from gunshots was reported, after midnight. The victim was male.
VIDEO of child being revived by Naval personnel on the beach & sitting up & responding afterwards.
From Por Esto :
IMOVEQROO operations continue
Large numbers of vacationers arriving
Senior citizen evicted for not paying rent
José Luis Castellanos Orozco, 73, was evicted from his apartment near the municipal market “Audomaro Magaña” in colonia Cañotal for not paying his rent on time. He was sitting with his possessions on the sidewalk, shirtless, saying he had nowhere to go, and intended to stay there, awaiting protection from the authorities, particularly the Human Rights Commission. His medical records say he's unhealthy and he presented a document from the judge Mixto de Primera Instancia of the Judicial District of Isla Mujeres, showing this month's rental payment of 2000 pesos.
The property owner, Mario Gurubel, said they have been asking the tenant to leave for two years, who has moved his brother into the home also, who wasn't at the scene when the reporter visited. Mr. Gurubel, who is also in his 70's, represented the family owning the property before the authorities, recognizing that the home was vacated, and presenting a certificate of ownership issued by the Housing Institute of Quintana Roo ( Inviqroo), on February 26, 1990.
Mr. Castellanos contacted the reporter at 3pm, and said he intended to remain on the sidewalk as long as necessary, with his possessions. He said he been a tenant there since 2014. It is noted that the situation is complicated by the fact that it is the weekend.
Navy rescued fishermen
6% more ferry passengers
Between January and July of this year, 2,786,300 passengers have traveled the Puerto Juarez-Cancun-Punta Sam-Isla Mujeres routes, which indicated there could be 6 million passengers by the end of the year, doubling the number in ten years. The Port Authority records indicate in 2000 there were 1,334,915 passengers, which has increased steadily, and in 2009 there were 2,761,400.
Skilled workers are sought
Celebration of Secretary's Day
The Isla Verde campaign continues, with municipal employees cleaning, painting, and pruning around the island, and in the Continental Zone. These brigades work on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the most recent efforts taking place in colonia Guadalupana and colonia La Gloria. Nearly all the municipal workers are participating at least once a week.
Working together to add color to the middle school
The school has been celebrating its 60th anniversary and modernization work has been taking place on the interior since last year.
|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.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
July 16 7:35
July 17 8:22
July 18 9:04
July 19 9:43
July 20 10:20
July 21 10:54
Painting by Pamela Haase
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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 July, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Octopus, Shrimp, & Conch 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.
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" hasn't been announced yet.
Turtle nesting season continues throughout July. 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. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.
Whale shark tour season continues throughout July, ending in mid-September. The eight-month lobster catching season begins July 1st, and this year's prices are: whole live- 400 to 450 pesos per kilo; whole dead-350 to 400; and tails- 580 to 600 pesos (~$16us/lb-tails).
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 12-August 23, peaking in late July
Saturday, July 6 Barracuda Fishing Tournament with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. It's sponsored by the political party PRI and will have a DJ & other activities starting at 11am.
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.
Saturday, July 13 Plogging clean up 8a-10a Sac Bajo
Firday, July 19 You're invited to the 1st International Festival of Children's Folklorico Dancing on Friday on the Town Square at 8p featuring troupes from Mexico City, Veracruz, Baja California Norte, Nuevo León, Guerrero, Tabasco, Nayarit, & Jalisco, as well as from Colombia.
Fri-Sun, July 26-28- 12th Annual Whale Shark Festival
Usually includes a procession, sand sculpture competition, conferences & talks by specialists (in Spanish), exhibitions, and a dance troupe performance on the Town Square.
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