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A course on Animal Welfare was held in coordination between municipal authorities and the IBANQRoo state agency, to train public officials on issues of animal abuse so they can respond more effectively to complaints presented under the Animal Protection and Welfare Act. Representatives from NGO's were also invited and in attendance.
The municipal Director of Ecology and the Environment said from Sept. 2019 to September of this year, there have been 866 dogs and cats sterilized on the island and 1124 on the mainland, for a total of 1990. He reminded residents that free sterilizations are available on the island every Thursday. Each year a massive sterilization campaign is carried out on the mainland part of the municipality at Rancho Viejo.
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Isla Mujeres news briefs
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This information has already been translated, about lighting the Town Hall pink for Breast Cancer Month; the Animal Welfare meeting with state officials about implementing the state law protecting animals; and the sterilization statistics are given.
Less than a dozen businesses closed for slow season
Hotel occupancy is decreased to about 30% on the island, with smaller hotels complaining of being vacant at times, and it is noted that occupancy is higher on the mainland, and at about 50 percent.Tourists continue to visit, but there are an estimated 30% fewer compared to the summer. Businesses are offering significant discounts.
With the threatening weather on Friday, there were fewer visitors, and it turned out that the sun was shining most of the day.
Installing wastewater network at Punta Sur
Installation has begun on a six-kilometer wastewater pipeline at the southern part of the island from Playa Lancheros to the sewage treatment plant. Contractors are opening a 4.2 meter ditch during a two week period, which began on Wednesday near the plant. By Friday morning, the work had advanced 500 meters (half a kilometer). They expect good daily progress to meet the deadline, although there are many telephone and electrical lines that prevent rapid advancement. There is also potential for interference from the weather, which could extend the work to three weeks, completing it by the end of October.
A 12-inch high resistance tube will be placed and immediately covered, with the intention of facilitating traffic and reducing inconvenience, particularly for visitors touring in golf carts. A section of road was blocked from the Cemetery in La Gloria to the Trash Transfer Facility, which caused annoyance among drivers. There are hopes that Aguakan will be responsible and repair any sidewalks and curbs they damage during the installations.
Half-hour electrical outage
It is noted that this outage affected the thousands of students getting ready to start their school day, but may not have been noticed by a significant portion of the population. Two weeks ago, on Sept. 25, there was an outage that lasted for two hours in the afternoon (3:25p-5:20p) due to damage to the underground line by Punta Sam, where hotel construction workers damaged it. The CFE activated the generators while repairs were made.
|View from the rooms.|
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|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.|
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|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
October 13 6:39
October 14 7:14
October 15 7:52
October 16 8:32
October 17 9:16
October 18 10:04
October 19 10:58
October 20 11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In October, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th. 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|
Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead
(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak
Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.
Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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