Friday, October 30, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 30



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Now formation chance has increased to 70% through 48 hours and remains 80% through 5 days. Shower activity continues to become better organized in association with a tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea. Conditions are conducive for further development of this system, and a Tropical Depression is likely to form this weekend or early next week as the system moves into the central and western Caribbean Sea. The Governor noted that it is heading toward Central America and currently poses no threat to our coasts, and bears monitoring for its potential development and trajectory. He also mentioned the cold front "norte" that arrived today.  VIDEO  
 


The state epidemiological light remains in Yellow for both the Northern and Southern Zones for Monday thru Sunday,  November 2-8. In our Northern Zone, the Contagion Risk had a slight increase, reaching 0.98-0.99, because there has been a rebound of cases in recent days. The Governor says there is a very real risk of returning to Orange, which occurs when the Contagion Risk reaches 1. To reach Green, the Contagion Risk must drop below 0.5. He emphasizes the importance of practicing preventative hygiene measures and not letting down your guard.

 The Hospital Availability factor remains in Green in both Zones. In the Southern Zone, The Contagion Risk improved to 0.88. 

The Governor emphasizes that parties and celebrations for Day of the Dead are NOT permitted. He says do not put our health at risk and don't put us at risk of returning to Orange or Red. Don't cause more cases and more deaths. Face masks are mandatory, and protocols need to be strictly followed, which is particularly important in the Northern Zone, because it is very close to returning to Orange. This would cause many more restrictions, lower hotel capacities and affect the economic recovery. He says everyone who is organizing these types of gatherings needs to think better of it, it's not worth it; we are currently in a very complicated moment with this epidemic and we need to be very strict about protocols in order to move forward, and not backward. Celebrations will cause an increase in cases and deaths, and a return to Orange or Red. Discipline and attention are required in regard to protocols and activities.




The C-19 report from Isla Mujeres today is unchanged with a total of 221 positives, 20 deaths and 184 recovered.
Last evening the Governor reported that our Northern Zone would remain in Yellow next week, thru Nov 8th, and he urged everyone to strictly adhere to protocols. He said our Zone's Contagion Rate ha increased to 0.98-0.99, which is concerning because at 1 is where we return to Orange status on the state epidemiological light (and 0.5 is Green). He reminded everyone that gatherings, activities and parties to celebrate Day of the Dead or Halloween are prohibited this weekend, and asked for cooperation with this to prevent more cases, more deaths, and the possibility of moving backwards in our economic recovery.
The state geoportal continues to report 6 active cases by colonia for 10/29 as 1 in Salina Chica, 2 in La Gloria and 3 Downtown.
The Incidence Rates have been updated, with Isla Mujeres improving slightly at 2.56 per 10,000 inhabitants. Tulum is the worst in our Northern Zone at 4.28, Benito Juarez (Cancun) & Puerto Morelos-1.94, Holbox (LC)-1.83, Solidaridad (PDC) 1.72, and Cozumel-1.62.
On the National Map for 10/29, our municipality reports 141 suspicious and 99 negatives.



No "Ley Seca" / Prohibition in Q Roo
Businesses that are authorized to sell alcoholic beverages will continue to be allowed to sell during their regular hours, as allowed by the State Epidemiological light, for Restaurants,Minisupers, Convenience Stores, Major to-go stores. The head of SEFIPLAN (Ministry of Finance & Planning) clarified that these sales are authorized to continue in the eleven municipalities of the state, in accordance with the Yellow color announced by the Governor. The allowed hours have been continued thru November 30th, which for restaurants are Monday to Sunday from 10am to 1am the next day. For the package stores the hours continue to be Monday to Saturday 9a-12a and Sundays 9a-5p. Restrictions continue for bars.
Here's the official press release: http://cgc.qroo.gob.mx/no-hay-ley-seca-en-quintana-roo/


The Mayor says: Friends of Isla Mujeres, by official decree all meetings and public or private parties for the celebration of the Day of the Dead or Halloween are prohibited. We are living in difficult times when we all have suffered the loss of loved ones due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have to join forces to protect our families and the vulnerable population. In a joint effort, we will launch an operation between the National Guard, Municipal Police, COFEPRIS, SEFIPLAN and SATQROO to invite the community to stay at home, and we will take the necessary measures to inhibit meetings/gatherings.
Let's raise awareness and be prudent about the risks posed by crowds or gatherings of people; it depends on the commitment of everyone for the reactivation of our municipality and to continue advancing on the state epidemiological light.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

They nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.


 

 

 

 


 

 

Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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   


 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 29



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A large area of disturbed weather associated with a pair of tropical waves is moving from the tropical Atlantic across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea. Upper-level winds are expected to become more conductive for development during the next couple days and a Tropical Depression could form over the weekend or early next week while the system moves westward across the central and western Caribbean Sea. The formation chance through 5 days has been increased to 60%, and the formation chance through 2 days is 20%.


 Our Northern Zone remains in Yellow next week, as does the Southern Zone, on the state epidemiological light.


Isla Mujeres continues to report 221 positives with 20 deaths and now there are 184 recovered.
The state geoportal for Oct. 28 still reports 6 active cases by colonia as 1 in Salina Chica, 2 in La Gloria and 3 Downtown.
The national map for Oct. 28 reports 139 suspicious and 99 negatives.

I'll update the state epidemiological light for next week (Monday-Sunday) after it's announced around 9pm tonight.




The DIF says citizens should come to their facilities who need these medicines Monday-Friday 9a-4p with their voter ID and their prescription or pill container. (Link to List)


Follow the hygiene protocols, Together we fight Covid-19. 

 Young people 12-29 years old are invited to join this Literary Calaveritas competition, which can be in verse or prose of 3 or 4 paragraphs, submitted in a digital PDF format with your information. It should be about an historical person of Isla Mujeres, conserving our Mexican traditions and let's continue celebrating our ancestors who are still alive or those who have passed. The first prize will be decided by social media votes and second place will be chosen by judges based on creativity, development of the text and social media reactions. There will be surprise prizes for both and voting will continue thru November 3rd at Juventud Isla Mujeres FB page until 1p when the reactions will be totaled.


Municipal and state authorities toured the island (and the Continental Zone) reviewing damage caused by the recent hurricanes Delta and Zeta. The municipal officials included the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, who was accompanied by the state Secretary of Labor & Social Security (STyPS) Catalina Portillo, representing the Governor. They toured the Esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura, the Green Dome, the soccer field, the area around "Isla 33", and the Senior Citizen's Dome. The Mayor expressed his appreciation for the Governor's good will, "And for joining in the development of our municipality for the benefit of island families, we continue to work together on more and better strategies to fund the recuperation of Isla Mujeres."






    

 The state Port Administration (APIQRoo) reports a "Saldo Blanco" (no serious incidents) at all port facilities after the passage of Hurricanes Zeta and Delta. Each maritime terminal was evaluated and only various minor damages were found, such as some fallen lights, fallen fences, fallen protectors, and broken glass, which have all been replaced.  LINK   

Cancun cemeteries will be closed to visitors Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2 to prevent the spread of C-19, and they will only be open for burials, exhumations or cremations. LINK 

Raymundo López, municipal Director de Fiscalización (Control) denied that during his short period in office more permits have been issued to street vendors on the island VIDEO   

Victor Hugo Ayala, lawyer and member of the Taxi union filed a formal complaint against the current union leader,  José Magaña Galué, claiming inconsistencies and altering of documents associated with the 2017 union election. Mr. Hugo Ayala was the chairman of debates at that elections, but he says the documents lists Marcial Montalvo. LINK  

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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

They nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.


 

 

 

 


 

 

Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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   


 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 28



  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 221 positives with 20 deaths and 181 recovered.
On the national map for 10/27 the municipality reports 139 suspicious and 99 negatives.
The state geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonia as 3 downtown, 2 in La Gloria and 1 in Salina Chica. 
 

 
 
 On Monday, 10/26, the municipality reported an additional case of C-19, for a total of 221, with 20 deaths and 181 recovered.
On Tuesday, 10/27 those numbers were unchanged.
>>For 10/26, the state geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonia as Salina Chica-1, La Gloria-2 and Downtown-3.
>>On the national map for 10/26, the municipality reports 139 suspicious and 99 negatives (with 221 positives and 20 deaths).


 
 Photo credit Merly Che Celis-Zeta winds damaged a roof downtown
 
 
 Hurricane Zeta landed down at the municipality ofTulum, and while our municipality experienced gusty winds and rain, the after-effects were minor & the tourism infrastructure remained intact. Tuesday morning crews are picking up branches and cleaning out the storm drains. The Mayor reported a "Saldo Blanco"--no serious incidents.
 








 
The Mayor says: Thanks to joint work between the citizens and the authorities who carried out all the preventative measures in the face of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Zeta, our Isla Mujeres is on its feet and ready to continue its recovery. I thank everyone who contributed before, during and after the hurricane's arrival and who through their effort made it possible for us to move forward.
 

 





Before Hurricane Zeta passed, residents were invited to stay in their homes and preventative work was done. Afterward, the streets and beaches were cleaned in the municipality. VIDEO    

A reminder from the City to take care of your health and wear your face mask correctly, and remember that wearing it is mandatory in public places.


TVisla Mujeres    

A Code Red was activated last night around 8pm when authorities received a report of an execution in colonia La Gloria, after residents were alerted by the sound of a gunshot. The victim, Rusel H.E.N., ~22, was given first aid, but the Red Cross paramedics found that he had been shot in the head, with an entrance and exit wound. From the position of the body, it was presumed that he was dozing, reclined on a concrete bench-stoop, when he was shot. but nothing is known about the perpetrator(s) or if they arrived on foot or used a vehicle. Neighbors said they only heard a sound, and some thought it was the noise of a roof panel, and didn't imagine that a young man had been executed. Authorities at the scene included personnel with the municipal Department of Public Security, the National Guard and the Prosecutor's Office, as well as the Red Cross. It is noted that last Saturday, a Code Red was activated after there were gunshots at the Fire Station, where a worker there was shot in both legs. LINK   VIDEO  

Beaches post-Zeta. Photo credit Lalo Torres


 
 
   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Hurricane Prep 101---Secure your moto! 😉
Photo credit: Jesús Daniel Caamal Caballero



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  This blog is brought to you by....

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale neighborhood of  Bachilleres, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

They nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.


 

 

 

 


 

 

Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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