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)


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

   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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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.
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   


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