Saturday, September 19, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 19




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Unfortunately, today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another death for a total of 13 and another case for a total of 181, with 133 recovered.
 On the state Geoportal, 13 active cases for 9/18 are reported by colonia as: La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-2, Ampl la Gloria-2,  Salina Grande-1, Miraflores-1, Canotal-1, and none on the mainland.

On the national map for 9/18 the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 14 suspicious and 80 negatives (with 180 confirmed with 12 deaths)
 


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Wow...the last time the Hurricane season was this busy was 2005, when Wilma hit the isle on October 21-22. Luckily, Wilfred is expected to decay at sea. Alpha went to Portugal, France is watching Post-Tropical Paulette, Hurricane Teddy is cha-cha-ing out in the Atlantic & will hopefully sidestep Bermuda on his way to Canada. Beta is causing trouble in the Gulf, and that Tropical Wave by Africa has a very low (10%) chance of formation in the next five days.


2nd Informe--Installation of security cameras to maintain constant vigilance at strategic points of the island.


2nd Informe-We continue protecting and preserving sea turtles


2nd Informe--Tap water was brought to Rancho Viejo (on the mainland part of the municipality)


2nd Informe--The photo op sign at the Caribbean overlook (behind the Casa de la Cultura) was remodeled, to improve the urban image of the island.


Naval competition in Literary Expression titled Youth and the Sea for Mexicans between the ages of 13 and 17.


Nine sports facilities in Isla Mujeres have been certified for reopening by the Commission for Youth and Sport (COJUDEQ) and the Federal Commission for the Health Risk Protection (COFEPRIS). They are: the basketball court in Salina Chica and the fútbol rápido and the fútbol /soccer fields in that colonia, the basketball courts in La Gloria and at the Bicentennial Dome, the softball field ´Ariel Picho Magaña´, the baseball field ´El Pescador´, the tennis court, and the downtown basketball court ´José del Carmen Pastrana´. They will be open Monday thru Friday from 7a to 9a and 4:30p to 7:30p, however, they can only be used with a limited number of people, in accordance with the state epidemiological light. They can only be used for training and physical activities/exercise, and not for sports competitions. Users should comply with the established sanitary measures, as well using the facility for no more than an hour and a half, in order to give opportunities to other young people.





Article shared by the Mayor: Isla Mujeres is leading the Mexican Caribbean in hotel occupancy LINK  

     According to the daily report of the Association of Hotels of Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres, as of September 13, the municipality of Isla Mujeres had an accumulated occupancy rate of of 32.2% and on that same date, attained an occupancy rate of 40.8%, the highest of any during the present recovery. In comparison, on Sept. 13th, Cancun had an accumulated occupancy rate of 30.3 and attained 34.1 on that date, while Puerto Morelos, which has lagged during this recovery stage, had an accumulated occupancy rate of 25.9 and attained 28.9 on that date. 

    There are 42 hotels closed in Cancun, Puerto Morelos and the Isla Mujeres Continental Zone, which is a total of 10,221 rooms that are not in use. After the lifting of some restrictions in the state a few weeks ago and the announcement of several  international airlines to resume their operations to Cancun, the sector foresees a greater recovery during the upcoming weeks, according to REPORTUR.mx.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     


The Human Rights Commission office in Isla Mujeres has closed, since the office is empty and the representative Martha Patricia Puc, was incorporated into the Cancun office. (Photo of empty office for rent).

VIDEO   whose caption says Reyes Baltazar Maldonado Tum says that restaurants of Isla Mujeres are operating at about 30-35%.  

VIDEO     648 text books have been delivered to the middle school (Benito Juarez) and the parents are picking them up

  Isla Mujeres al Dia   

From Dr.Leily Osorio Mares who invites male islanders who have completed their fathering of children to consider a scalpel-free vasectomy, which will be available next on Sept. 25, noting that it is free and a great opportunity in these times of pandemic when it is not convenient for women to get pregnant, because maternal mortality has been increased by  COVID-19. Vasectomy is a simple procedure that only takes approximately 20 minutes, and is performed in an office by certified doctors. She says those who are interested should come to the hospital's Reproductive Health area for a full orientation.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. 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.

Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia
 

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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   


 



Friday, September 18, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 18




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The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 180 positives with 12 deaths, and there are 132 recovered.

The state geoportal reports 13 Active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, Salina Grande-1,  Miraflores-1, Canotal-1, and none on the mainland.

 On the national map for 9/17 the municipality reports 6 suspicious and 79 negatives (and 180 confirmed with 12 deaths).

This is the end of the 27th week since the first case of C-19 in the state, in Cancun, on Friday, March 13. 



 The entire state remains in the yellow status on the state epidemiological light for Sept. 21-27



The NHC graphic shows nothing heading toward the Caribbean and the extended forecast has the possibility of rain on Sunday & Monday.



2nd Informe--With the new buses in Isla Mujeres, the islanders and tourists have a comfortable and economical option for getting around.

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  2nd Informe--Creating a future to have a Green & Healthy Isla 


The Sargasso arrival season is expected to end without serious affectations for the coasts of Isla Mujeres. Based on the latest observations via satellite by the Sargasso Monitoring Network, the season for arrival of sargasso should end without significant affectations for the coasts of Isla Mujeres, compared to previous years. 

   It is noted that just a few days ago, a machine was delivered to the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres. Kerem Pinto Aguilar, ZOFEMAT Director, said that in regard to the sargasso season that started in March, the beaches such as Playa Centro and North Beach have been kept free of sargasso. Despite being closed by the coronavirus pandemic, the crews have carried out the work of trash collections, raking and sifting the sand, and removal of the small amounts of sargasso that arrived, and this work continues.

 She emphasized that with the reopening of the beaches as part of the economic recovery of the municipality and the state, the health regulations issued by the Ministry of Health are continue to be in effect to avoid rebounds of Covid-19, in order to keep moving forward on the state epidemiological light.




The 1st Canine & Feline Rabies Vaccination 2020 campaign will be held at various locations in the municipality September 20 to 27, from 9am to 1pm. The pet owners must wear face masks, and respect healthy distance and other protocols.  On the island, it will be in the La Gloria park on Sunday, Sept. 20; at the kiosk in Salina Chica on Monday, the 21st; at the“Parque de la Jaula” in Salina Grande on Tuesday the 22nd; at Parque de las Hormiguitas in colonia Meteorológica on Wednesday the 23rd; downtown at the old hospital on Thursday the 24th; and in colonia Guadalupana on Friday, Sept. 25th. 





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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 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. 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.

Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia
 

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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, September 17, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 17




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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 180 positives, with 12 deaths and 128 recovered from C-19.

On the state geoportal for 9/16, the 21 active cases by colonia are reported as: La Gloria-6,  Salina Chica-4, Ampl la Gloria-3, Caridad del Cobre-2,  Miraflores-2, Guadalulpana-2, Downtown-1, Salina Grande-1, and none on the mainland. 

On the national map for 9/16, the municipality reports 4 suspicious and 78 negatives (and 180 confirmed with 12 deaths). 



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The "X" off Africa has decreased to a medium/60% chance for development in the next five days, when it could form into a Tropical Depression before upper-level winds become less favorable over the weekend. This low is expected to move W-NW at 10-15 mph over the next several days, and the graphic now indicates it shouldn't track towards us. Out in the Atlantic, TS Vicky is expected to weaken into a remnant low by tonight and Hurricane Teddy is strengthening and heading north in the general direction of Bermuda.

Right on the heels of state Manatee Week...It's World Manta Day!!
>"Manta" comes from the Spanish word meaning "mantle" or "cloak".
>Mantas give birth every other year to a single pup, or a pair of four-foot pups, who arrive rolled up like burritos. Baby mantas look like miniature adults and receive no care from their mothers.
>Like most reef fishes, mantas regularly attend cleaning stations where certain species of fish pick parasites from the hovering bodies.
>Mantas can grow to nearly 25 feet from wingtip to wingtip, live for a quarter century, and will consume about 60 pounds of plankton and small fish each day by filter-feeding.
>Two species of mantas have been scientifically described, but a third similar-looking species inhabiting the Caribbean & Atlantic is suspected.
Manta-facts from SportDiver & PADI


       The municipal facility for physical rehabilitation therapy, CRIM, has reopened under the provisions of the Ministry of Health aimed at containing the spread of C-19, and appointments with doctors or therapists can be made by calling 2742621. The CRIM Director, Dr. Xhanat Tze González Mora, explained that previously each therapist saw 14 patients daily and there were 6 therapists, but now there are only three therapists, seeing 8 patients daily, and taking time for disinfection between patients. 



2nd Informe..Doing Work of Sanitizing and Disinfecting to reduce the propagation of Covid-19

  
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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 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. 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.

Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia
 

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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