Friday, November 27, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 27


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Both regions of the state remain in Yellow Nov. 30-Dec. 6. The Contagion Rate increased from 0.87 to between 0.94 and 0.95 in our Northern Zone, and the Governor encouraged everyone to increase their measures of prevention and not let down their guard.

 At 4pm, the daily C-19 report still hasn't been published, so I'll add it later.

 On the daily report 11/27, Isla Mujeres reports another case for a total of 225, with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. On the national map for 11/26, the municipality reports 155 suspicious and 119 negatives. For 11/26 the state geoportal continues to report two active cases with one each in colonia Caridad del Cobre and El Canotal.
The first reported case in the state (in Cancun) was Friday, March 13 and the graph shows reported cases weekly in Isla Mujeres thru the end of the 37th week on Thursday, Nov. 26. The first case on the island was April 4th.


 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 The municipal Department of Urban Development and the Environment were distributing face masks at the taxi stand and promoting hygiene measure for the prevention of C-19 among clients and drivers. The workers were also providing hand sanitizer to those boarding the taxis.  The goal is to continue moving forward toward reaching green on the state epidemiological light. The director fo the agency noted, ′′While we are moving forward and going well, we cannot be overconfident, especially because the high season is coming to our municipality and we must keep taking care of ourselves ",

Personnel with municipal department of Urban Development and the Environment visited local homes to invite residents to take advantage of the free pet sterilization program, which provides this service every Thursday at the Isla Animals Veterinary Clinic at 10am. 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and the municipal government continues to assist the resident diabetics who are dependent on insulin by providing this medicine to them free of charge, if they submit official identification.

 Personnel with the municipal government were removing an atypical arrival of sargasso and sea grass on Monday, due to the recent weather conditions. The ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) Director, Kerem Pinto Auilar, said two crews were working early in the morning to remove the sargasso to the Trash Transfer facility. They worked in coordination with other municipal departments, including the Department of Urban Development and the Environment, to preserve the beauty of Isla's beaches, to keep the island's attractions in optimal condition.


 On the island and in the Continental Zone, the municipal government is working to raise awareness about eliminating violence against women and girls with the program "Isla Mujeres Contigo" (with you) during this month which is dedicated to this issue.. They are distributing information which include the numbers to report violence which are 998 229 4411, 911 and 089.

 November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (photo of the Mayor and his wife, who is honorary head of the DIF social service agency)


Public employees are receiving training classes in issues including gender equality, prevention of gender violence, elimination of violence against women, social violence, new masculinity, and human rights.

       The municipal government commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, with a series of activities coordinated by the IMM, Municipal Women's Institute. A symbolic meeting was held at the photo op site (behind Casa Cultura) where ideas and comments were exchanged and a commemorative photograph for Dia Naranja/Orange Day was taken. Other activities included a screening of the film "The Smile of Mona Lisa / “La Sonrisa de la Mona Lisa”. The Mayor was represented by the General Secreatary, Miriam Trejo Leon who spoke about the importance of reporting violence against women and how it should not be considered normal or become a habit. 

 From the DIF fb site... VIDEO from the DIF of women painting slogans and murals on walls about eliminating violence against women and girls.  It is noted that the dedication of this day, November 25th, to this international cause began in 1999.

From the DIF--The students of CENDI (day care center, currently closed due to C-19 & activities are now virtual) made posters with messages about the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls to raise awareness about this issue.


 The DIF social service agency delivered donated blankets to senior citizens as part of the program "Cobijando Con Amor" VIDEO    On Tuesday, they were delivered in the colonias of La Gloria and Guadalupana. 


From the DIF--Wheel chairs were delivered to the homes of residents with disabilities.  VIDEO   


The municipal government signed a tax stimulus agreement offering discounts to teachers affiliated with the National Education Workers Union (SNTE), which includes 50% off on municipal property taxes and drivers licenses. 

Youths of Isla Mujeres were invited to register by November 26th to participate in the Youth Congress “Quinto Congreso Juvenil del Estado de Quintana Roo 2020” which will take place virtually this year. They were advised to submit their essays on the issues of social, economic and environmental justice to the website The selection of representatives and alternates will take place from Nov 27 to Dec. 3 and the results will be announced no later than Dec. 4th. 

 Some types of sports activities are being carefully reactivated in the municipality, which has included boxing classes with sanitary precautions and now an All-Stars game for the children's baseball stars. It was coordinated by the municipal Department of Sports and Physical Culture as "Juego de Estrellas, Pescadorcitos" with a small number of participants.


Municipal discounts on fines, fees and other services up to 50% will conclude on November 30th, which includes construction licenses (under 300 square meters), land use renewal, ecology permits (under 100 meters), fines & fees for trash collection, late fees, traffic fines (not DUI's), and drivers licenses. 

 TVisla Mujeres 

 VIDEO   VIDEO   The reporter estimates there are about 15 people aboard this ~30 foot boat at the Naval pier, whom he assumes are undocumented Cubans rescued at sea by the Navy. There are also personnel with Immigration and the Harbor Master's office on the pier. It is presumed that the people, who include women, will be taken to the Hospital for a medical review and then placed at the disposal of Immigration. 

On Saturday, November 28th, the icon of the island's patron saint will be taken down from her niche at the downtown church of Inmaculada Concepción, but there will be no procession this year. LINK     For the first time in the history of Isla Mujeres, the holiday celebration will be suspended and only religious activities, such as reciting the holy rosary, will take place, to avoid agglomerations.  Each day, according to the schedule, a mass will be celebrated with a holy rosary for each of the various groups and organizations, as well as for the businesses. This year the activities in honor of the Patron Saint will be totally different from previous years.  (Photo) 

Photo of the ambulance and a police vehicle outside the Community Hospital emergency entrance with a caption noting a man is between life and death after receiving a shot to the head in colonia Caridad del Cobre.

 La Tertulia 

La Tertulia reports there was an execution of a young man who was shot in the head in broad daylight in the doorway of his home in colonia Caridad del Cobre. A Red Light alert was issued when the incident occurred shortly before 3pm on Palo Bravo Street, where neighbors heard the shots and engine noise of a motorcycle, but no one saw the aggressor(s). The victim had vital signs when the ambulance arrived, but he died minutes after arrival at the Community Hospital despite efforts of the doctor on duty. At the scene, first responders and police cordoned off the area pending the arrival of personnel with the Prosecutor's office. (photo of deceased on sidewalk & comments asking for its removal out of respect for the family) 

VIDEO of  Ultramar personnel successfully removing a boarding ramp that apparently fell into the water, between the pier and the ferry after boarding.

  Noti Isla Mujeres


 The Hospital Director says they once again have influenza vaccines and are administering them at the Community Hospital from 7a to 2p Monday thru Friday.

Noti reports that it was confirmed that a young man, Miguel Angel P. was executed by being shot in the head in colonia Caridad del Cobre  (VIDEO of police cordoning off the street. )

Rehabilitation work is being done by the City at sports areas of the Green Dome and the soccer field in colonia Salina Chica, which consists of placing fencing mesh and a thorough cleaning. (photos)


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 

Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. 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.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.








Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

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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