Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 6

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A patriotic civic ceremony was held on the first Monday of the month, with students and officials, as usual. The students were from the Andrés Quintana Roo school.

TVisla Mujeres    

A representative for the Maritima Isla Mujeres ferry company. Porfirio Martínez Pastrana, said the company won't resume operation and the two boats are for sale. LINK   

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Annual Diabetes Clinic, free for islanders, Nov. 6 providing glucose testing, glucometers & supplies, as well as education & reading glasses, at the Senior Center in colonia La Gloria, 9a to noon. VIDEO 

From  Por Esto :

Winners in "Party Lovers"

Líderes en “PartyLovers”

     Isla Mujeres won first place as a romantic travel destination to visit as a couple in the category of "Party Lovers" at the tourism conference for Pueblos Magicos, with Holbox and Cancun in second and third places. The municipality has about 60 hotels with nearly 5000 hotel rooms.

Weather reduces tourism   

Turistas ahuyentados por las lluvias

    Rainy and cloudy weather on Sunday morning decreased tourism, despite the weather improving in the afternoon.

Port was closed for small boats   

El puerto fue cerrado a embarcaciones menores

  At 6:15 on Sunday morning, the port was closed for boats under 40 feet due to weather associated with Cold Front #8, affecting about 600 small boats who are usually engaged in the fishing and tourism industries.  There were weather forecasts of north-northwest winds of 30 to 40 km/hr with stronger gusts, as well as waves of 0.90 to 1.83 meters, poor visibility for navigation and light to heavy rains.

Lobster production increases  

La producción de langosta incrementó

     Production of lobster and fish improved during the last half of October, and it is hoped that lobster catches will improve further after the passage of Cold Front #8, because 'nortes' stimulate the crustaceans to move across the seabed, facilitating their capture. In the entire state, cooperatives have captured about 170 tonnes of whole lobster, of which about ten tonnes were caught by the five cooperatives of Isla Mujeres.
   Production has increased in this northern part of the state, which includes Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox, while it has decreased a little in the southern zone, for both lobster and fish. There are about 10 or 15 boats dedicated almost exclusively to catching fish, and in recent days each one has caught between 100 and 120 kilos of fish, mainly sierra, and some have achieved catches of up to 200 kilograms, according to the head of the Regional Federation of Cooperative Societies of the Fishing Industry in Quintana Roo, Baltazar Gómez Catzín. 
      In response to a question, he explained that most of the lobster is sold in Cancun to intermediaries who export it, mostly to China and Japan, and who make the majority of the profits, despite the fishermen being the ones who risk their lives. He noted that about six years ago about eight cooperatives in the state attempted to organize to market the lobster themselves without success.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
November 12   6:30
November 13  7:13
November 14   8:01
November 15   8:53
November 16   9:50
November 17  10:50
November 18  11:51

Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:11-6:04p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:50-7:07a (start-end/mo)
November Events 
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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   

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Diabetic Clinic-Free for residents with glucose testing, glucometers & supplies, reading glasses, nutritional education. Senior Citizens Club in colonia La Gloria 9a-12p.
Monday, Nov 11-12 N. Taurids Meteor Shower peaks around midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 12  Postal Workers Day  El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

 Thursday, Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day

Friday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 17 Buen Fin (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 16-17 Leonids Meteor Shower  but the moon will interfere

Monday, Nov. 18 Día de la Revolución Mexicana  There is usually a parade down Rueda Medina that starts around 8a, usually from the Naval base. Expect traffic detours. More info TBA.  Banks & governmental offices close. 

The Festival for the Town Saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will begin sometime around the weekend of Friday, Nov. 28 and continue thru her day on Dec. 8th. There is usually a Cabalgata parade of horses and a "bullring" set up (bullfights have been banned in Mexico), where there are rodeos and comedic bullfights, as well as folklorico dance performances and a night or two of live music & dancing on the Town Square. More info TBA.

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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