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Carlos Barranco, head of the municipal Department of Ecology and the Environment said he intends to resume the plan to conduct a pet census and apply the animal protection regulations. This was reported during a recent meeting with volunteers and members of local organizations who perform animal rescues. The meeting was held at Dr. Delfino Guevara's clinic, who provided the official with a comprehensive report about the work that has been done over the past two decades. In an interview, Dr Delfino spoke about the need for residents to assume full responsibility for each of their pets, to sterilize and care for them in accordance with the laws. He also considers it important to resume awareness-raising efforts with the students, starting at the preschool level, so they understand that animals require medical care, and appropriate housing, as well as carrying out the census.
The whale shark season ended and was a good season with favorable weather 95% of the time during the four months, and now many of the boats will be receiving annual maintenance. The general public is invited to attend the Mass that will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 at 8pm, which is held annually at the whale shark monument, to express gratitude for a season without incidents.
From Por Esto :
Exact date unknown for taxi rate increase
Eduardo "Wato" Peniche Rodríguez reached an agreement with former governor Roberto Borge Angulo, with a simple handshake and without any document, for a fee of 15 pesos, which has been applied since then, irregularly.
Recently, the Mobility Institute announced they had approved an increase, but in Isla Mujeres, this new rate was 16 pesos, which was only a one peso increase over the rate the cabbies were already charging. There was dissatisfaction in other municipalities also, and the Mobility Institute agreed to review the amounts for each municipality. The Isla Mujeres taxistas are hoping for a minimum rate of at least 18 pesos. (This is the 'colectivo' rate for residents between downtown and the colonias. It doesn't apply to tourists or other destinations.)
One taxi driver complained that 11 years ago, the cost of a fare was similar to the cost of a liter of gas, but now it is barely 60 percent. He said that a liter of gas on the island is over 21 pesos, while the fare is 15 pesos, but to take a passenger to the Community Hospital uses nearly two liters. (If you use nearly 2 liters to go ~4 miles, your vehicle is only getting ~8 miles per gallon.)
Another complained that when a rate increase is approved, within two weeks the bosses raise their fees another 100 pesos, and paying them and filling up the tank, they end up with even less take-home pay, especially in low season.
Residents concerned about crime
Islanders also express concerns that the suspects often aren't caught, and those that are arrested are usually set free by the Prosecutor's office. (The Peace Index for Mexico reports: only formal investigations were only conducted for 7% of the crimes in 2017 and less than 3% ended with a sentence, which resulted in an impunity rate of 97% LINK .)
Announcement to register for scholarships
Whale shark season closed at 95%
|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
September 13 6:56
September 14 7:30
September 15 8:04
September 16 8:38
September 17 9:14
September 18 9:51
September 19 10:33
September 20 11:18
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~7:00-7:05p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:30-6:36a (start-end/mo)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In September, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Shrimp & Conch LINK
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.
|By Diane Daniel|
|Nests & tracks at MVC B&B|
|By Tony Garcia|
Whale shark tour season ends in mid-September. September tends to be one of the busier months for storms & hurricanes.
Sunday, Sept. 8-Soccer at 5p at the field in Salina Chica--Club Isla Mujeres vs Noh Bec
Saturday, Sept 14-8a Boat procession taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy from the Marine Terminal pier, after the 7a mass and a procession to the dock. About 1200 participants are expected, and about 120 small and medium sized boats.
Independence Day Celebrations:
Sunday, Sept. 15- MegaBoom will perform. Festivities start at 10p & include DJ Dani, and the Mayor reading the Grito & ringing the bell. Tables on sale at the Town Hall from 12p-8p.
Monday, Sept 16-Parade on the main street usually scheduled to start around 8. It usually goes from South to North from the Naval base, with a reviewing stand in the vicinity of the 7-11.
Friday, Sept. 20- Dance to salsa, cumbia and more under the stars on the Town Square starting at 8p, performed by the Naval band “El Galeón”. Enjoy a Noche de Paz Magica! Free. And check out the new food trucks on the nearby malecon at the Paso de la Trigueña.
Saturday is the International Day of Peace.
Monday, Sept. 23-Equinox-Autumn begins
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
LINK to NHC