Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 20

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Dia de la Revolucion Mexicana...the parade should start around 8-8:30 downtown on Medina

A free pet sterilization in the mainland part of the municipality Nov. 14-20.

TVisla Mujeres    

Ultramar manager Arturo Baez said that although fares have increased in Cozumel, ferry rates in Isla Mujeres aren't changing. He said they are in the second stage of implementing the new digital system for ticketing that uses scanners. In a few weeks they be issuing new credentials that can accumulate points and will offer discounts at more than 4000 businesses, and also includes a subscription to the "Press Reader" application that provides access to thousands of newspapers and magazines worldwide. Ultramar staff are now equipped with electronic tablets for counting passengers. Customers can access an app that displays their credits (tickets) and the number of accumulated points that they can exchange.LINK 

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of Gabriel Sulu Martínez, Union leader who said the second work stoppage at Colegio Bachilleres  is taking place because the teachers are seeking a solution to their demands.

From  Por Esto :

Fishermen with empty nets  

Pescadores con las redes vacías

  On Monday, the fishermen using nets didn't catch many lobster, but their nets were full of sargasso, while the divers said the waters were still cloudy, so the weren't capturing many either, and those using traps also had poor luck. The passage of cold fronts generally causes the lobsters to move into the fishing areas, and the season will end on February 29th.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

 The first brief is about the beach handball tournament, which was already translated.  The second says the Cockteleros remain leaders in the IV Baseball Tournament of the Northern Zone after defeating the Vaqueros of Leona Vicario 8 to 5. The third brief says some parents of the high school students at Colegio Bachilleres want increased supervision of the teaching staff by the state, because the parents claim staff absenteeism reaches 30 percent at times. On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, there will be no classes due to a work stoppage as a result of a lack of benefit payments to the teachers.

Naveganto will return 

Regresa Naveganto

  On Monday, Naveganto suspended operation of its large monohull boat and announced that it will be replaced with two new lighter boats in five to seven days from Monday.

Additional hotel rooms on mainland

Aumenta oferta hotelera el 26,8%

The Tourism Director said that there are currently 7,360 rooms in operation in the municipality of which 1,883 are on the island (in 66 hotels), and  there are 5477 rooms in 11 hotels on the mainland part of the municipality. This winter, there will be 1,973 new rooms for a total 9,333 rooms in the municipality. 
   The hotels Paradisus, Royalton--named Planet Hollywood, and the Catalonia, will open in January. The Majestic hotel is already marketing its 498 rooms for December and the Villas del Palmar will have 103 new rooms for a total of 471. The number of hotel rooms on the island remains at 1883. 
   The managers of the large hotels expect high occupancy this winter, based on reservations they've received.  The majority of those hotels maintain an occupancy rate over 70 percent, however some of the small hotels on the island report occupancy rates under ten percent.


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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.
 Saturday, Nov 9, the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros will receive the Dorados of Playa del Carmen at the Convention Center court at 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 10  At the Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedraui) the Isla Mujeres Cocteleros of Picus will play the Vaqueros of Leona Vicario. (It doesn't say what time, but games usually begin at 1p.)

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)

Friday, Nov. 15  Fundraiser for (&a t) the Little Yellow School House at 6p. Mexican Fair with food, fun & prizes!

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

Monday, Nov. 18 Day off for  Día de la Revolución Mexicana  . Banks & governmental offices close.  

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Dia de la Revolucion. There is usually a parade down Rueda Medina that starts around 8a, usually from the Naval base. Expect traffic detours.

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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