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Condolences to the family and friends of the young man who lost his life early this morning in a one-vehicle accident on prolongacion Rueda Medina, near the palapa restaurant "Comejen" (which is near the whale shark monument). He had apparently lost control of his motorcycle, a Honda 160, and was found face down on the pavement about 40 meters from the vehicle. The Red Cross paramedics found no vital signs. Tertulia reports the accident occurred around 3:30am.
On the state's weekly ranking for colonias with the highest number of active (reported) cases for December 27 to January 2, Meteorologico on Isla Mujeres ranked #6 with four cases. (Now it reports 5)
Friday, the state of Quintana Roo concluded the second stage of conducting rapid Covid-19 tests, which began on December 26th. A total of 5768 tests were done as of January 7th, in the municipalities of Benito Juarez (Cancun), Tulum and Cozumel. where free testing was still available Friday, Jan. 8th.
In the first stage from Dec. 12th to 24th, the state's goal of administering 8000 tests was achieved, with 1700 in Othon P Blanco (Chetumal), 2500 in Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) and 4250 in Benito Juarez (Cancun). These statistics were reported by the state Secretary of Health, Alejandra Aguirre, who concluded by advising the populace to stay at home and employ preventative measures including wearing face masks, frequent handwashing or use of alcohol gel and maintaining healthy distance.
On January 9th, Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 242 cases with 22 deaths & now there are 200 recovered. The state geoportal data for 1/9 continues to report 8 active cases by colonia as: Meteorolotico-5, Salina Grande-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, and La Gloria-1, On the national map for 1/9, Isla Mujeres reports 176 suspicious and 148 negatives.
The Mayor says...If you visit the beaches of Isla Mujeres remember to take your trash and deposit it in the nearest container.
The Mayor says... A clean and healthy municipality like Isla Mujeres requires the constant support of its population. The graphics say...Actions that can be done to maintain a Green Healthy Isla. Take out your trash according to the established schedule. Avoid littering in the streets. Throw your trash in the nearest container.
Paving of the four streets in colonia La Guadalupana has progressed rapidly and is 90% complete. More than 2000 square meters of pavement have been applied by the municipal government, and the project will include curbs, street-painting and signage.
Come and get to know the beaches of Isla Mujeres
The head of the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, said they are prepared to maintain the island's beaches in optimal condition during the upcoming sargasso season in February and March, for enjoyment by both visitors and residents. She pointed out that her department is prepared for the 2021 season with two crews of 15 people each, and tools that include wheelbarrows, rakes, and special machinery for sweeping the beaches and removing the sargasso. She said that due to the geographical position of the island, historically North Beach receives the most sargasso, however thanks to experience from previous years, when the work was done in a timely and efficient manner, the good image of the island has been maintained, whose beaches are one of its main attractions. She concluded by saying, "We have gained experience from previous years, so we prepare in time in order that our beaches don't suffer great afflictions, and when there is a large influx of sargasso, the love for our island unites the business sector and the community, along with the municipal government, to maintain the beauty of our beaches."
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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 Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p
Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p
Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p
Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p
Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p
Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day
The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended 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