Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 15

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  The municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report 179 cases with 12 deaths and now there are 125 recovered.
 On the state geoportal for 9/14, 21 active cases by colonia are reported as: La Gloria-6, Salina Chica-4, Ampl. la Gloria- 3, Caridad del Cobre-2, Miraflores-2, Guadalupana-2, Downtown-1, Salina Grande-1, and none on the mainland.
    On the national map for 9/14, the municipality reports 4 suspicious and 77 negatives (and 179 confirmed with 12 deaths)

Graphic-Ranking of colonias statewide with the highest number of cases Sept 6-12, La Gloria is #6

The Mayor invites you to join him on Facebook Live at 11pm tonight celebrating "El Grito", the Ceremony of the Cry for Independence, so that the community can enjoy this important event from the comfort of their homes without risking their health. LINK    LINK  

The Tropical Wave off Africa (red "X") is expected to continue to become more organized and to form a Tropical Depression during the next few days (50% chance in 2 days, 70% in 5 days) as it moves westward at 10-15 mph.
As you can see on the graphics, Tropical Storm Teddy & TS Vicky aren't coming toward the Caribbean Sea. (The former is expected to strengthen while the latter is expected to weaken.)

THE MILPA DIET--Recommended by the state Department of Health.
Caption--We often think that eating healthy requires spending a lot of money, however, this is not true. We present the "diet of the milpa", an dietary guide based natural foods that cost less.
Fruits--Papaya, guaya, mango, guava, pineapple, pitahaya, ciruela (plums), bananas, oranges, watermelon, among others.
Sweeteners-Natural sweeteners such as honey or el piloncillo are the best choice, and recommended less than twice a week.
Dairy-Milk, ricotta/cottage cheese, queso fresco
Proteins-Protein can be obtained from eggs and meat such as birds, pork, rabbit, fish, insects. Consume in small quantities.
Legumes-Beans, fava beans, lentils. Eat 1/2 to 1 cup daily if not consuming animal protein
Oily Seeds-Pumpkin/Squash seeds, chia, peanuts, pine nuts, almonds
Root Vegs-Potato, Yam/Sweet potato, chayotextle. 2-4 times weekly
Whole Grains-The consumption of whole grains is recommended daily in moderation. Good examples are the tortilla, masa (corn nixtamalizado), amaranth, and oatmeal. Avoid adding sugar or fats to them.
Heart-Healthy Fats-Avocado, olive oil, sunflower, safflower
Vegetables-Squash/pumpkin, nopal cactus, chaya leaves, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, chayote squash, onions, among others.
The WHO recommends breastfeeding: In the first hour after birth, exclusively for six months, and continuing for up to two years, with supplementary food.
Remember that to be healthier, we must drink plain water and get daily exercise.

The Governor conducted a ceremony at Tulum in honor of the reopening of four archaeological sites: Tulum, Coba, Muyil and San Gervasio.

The Mayor gave his second Informe governmental report for the 2018-2021 administration.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of a brief interview with the municipal Director General of Public Security, Captain Eduardo Fouilloux Battaler, who talks about working in coordination with the military/federal and state police, and working with the inhabitants. When asked how many officers there are and where they are located he said 170 officers with about 60% on the island.

   La Tertulia  

    The installation of 140 security cameras on the island is nearly complete. The municipal Director General of Public Security, Captain Eduardo Fouilloux Battaler, said there are only 20 cameras left to be installed, covering strategic points around the island, and then the program will enter the third stage. He said that the municipal Monitoring Center is currently in the second stage of the video surveillance camera & equipment program, with cameras located at 35 video surveillance points.
     In addition, as part of the actions implemented by the government to regain the confidence of the citizenry in the police, the municipal police officers will bring a "lapel-camera" (body cam? "c├ímara de solapa") and cameras on patrols. He said that patrols will have GPS, in order to be informed about their work and thus determine whether they require more training or whether they deserve recognition.
He said that since the first video surveillance cameras were installed, the rates of offenders detained "in the act" have increased, equivalent to 60% of reported crimes to the local emergency number or to 911. They have also helped to determine responsibilities in traffic events and contribute to the clarification of up to 40 % of the accidents.
   He acknowledged that so far the cameras have not detected anyone in the act of robbing a house or business, but two attempts have been frustrated, although in both cases the alleged perpetrators managed to escape.
    He invited residents to report any suspicious incidents to the local emergency number, 998 999 0232 or 911.

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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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