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Governor says: The Federal traffic light status will be released
tomorrow and Quintana Roo will be in yellow. Although the state light
will be Orange from September 6 to 12, it is likely that next week we
will announce that the Northern Zone is in Yellow, where a drop in the
rate of infections has been reported. Benito Juarez=Cancun, Solidaridad=Playa del Carmen, Lazaro Cardenas=Holbox.
Friday morning....Last night, the Governor said if our Northern Zone continues to exhibit decreases, it is likely to change to Yellow on the next determination. Although the entire state is Orange on the state light thru Sept. 12, Quintana Roo will be upgraded to Yellow on the Federal light starting Sept. 5th.
TODAY...Monday, Sept 6 Quintana Roo is finally back to Yellow on the Federal 'traffic light' of epidemiological risk, through Sept. 19th. Our Northern Zone of the state has reported decreasing cases for the past four weeks, and the Contagion Rate had dropped to 0.86. This means the curve is declining because each person is infecting less than one other person. The Average of Number of New Cases is in Green status and Hospital Availability is in Yellow, but the Number of Daily Cases remained in Orange on Thursday's update. The Governor said if our Northern Zone continues to report decreases, it is likely to change to Yellow on the next determination, which would begin next Monday, Sept. 13th.
|Restaurants & other eateries are the first entry & most of the rest are cognates. Senderismo is trekking, Tiro is archery, Asientos are seats.|
TODAY, Monday....The ocean is calm and the skies are overcast this morning, with some 'chubascos' / squalls in the forecast today & tomorrow, and hotter temperatures in the afternoons. The four-day forecast looks clear for Wednesday & Thursday & those are current pics from the satellite and North Beach webcam. Nothing's threatening us in the Caribbean or Atlantic...Larry's heading toward Bermuda.
Photo credit...TV Isla Mujeres
Crime scene photo credits: Isla Mujeres al Momento
Tuesday morning, Aug 31..COZUMEL, not Isla Mujeres......Governor Carlos Joaquín welcomed Mexico's emblematic "Cuauhtémoc" sailing-school ship to Quintana Roo, which has sailed the oceans of the world training Naval personnel for more than 36 years. Cozumel is the last Mexican port in their "Dubai Expo 2020" journey (in 2021).
Tuesday, Aug. 31.....The municipal government reports they are working to keep Isla Mujeres beaches in optimal condition by removing the sargasso that has landed on North Beach, brought by sea currents that have been very active after the recent hurricanes.
Tuesday, Aug. 31....Gunther Hepner, 77, apparently passed away of natural causes at his home, where his body was found and the authorities at the scene confirmed his identity. He provided veterinary care to birds, and was known as "Doc". Our condolences to his family and friends.
Sunday, Aug 29... My caption with a TV Isla Mujeres video...Cleaning and maintenance work is being done at Julio Saury grade school, led by the Mayor-elect, who is one of the volunteers. Her child attends attends this public school, which she describes as "emblematic", and she went there also. She says that similar efforts are taking place at other island schools, and schools are being evaluated throughout the state. With her is our state legislative representative and they explain that school will resume (for the first time since the pandemic) on a voluntary basis, but dates will vary. (This is because hundreds of public schools need work before they can be opened.)
Sunday, Aug 29... A
successful cleanup campaign was conducted in colonia La Gloria Saturday
along Paseo de las Aves where more than two tons of trash were removed.
Ten trash cans were installed and twenty chit-palms were transplanted
by a group of more than 70 people. They contributed their "granito de
arena" (grain of sand) to keep the streets of Isla Mujeres clean and we
thank all of them for showing love for this island and its people.
Thanks to all of you!! Photo credits Noti Isla Mujeres.
Saturday, Aug 28....The State Attorney General's office (FGE) has confirmed the identity of the body found yesterday morning as the young islander whose family had reported him missing and had posted notices on social networks. His mutilated remains were found inside a black bag in the undergrowth a few meters from the Caribbean Sea, in front of the FOVISSSTE apartments, and identified by his brother. TV Isla Mujeres reports that the young man's name was Carlos G.G.V.
August 28 was Senior Citizen's Day / Grandparent's Day. This says "Together Since 1952". Photo posted by Noti Isla Mujeres
August 28...The process of the transition of power for the municipal government has begun, which is public and involves protection of property, records, archives, documentation, databases, and human & financial resources as they are moved from one administration to the next. The new Mayor, who is the daughter of a previous Mayor, will take office on Sept. 30 and was elected on June 6th. The current Mayor was elected to a federal legislative seat.
Early reports had indicated we could be in the path of Tropical Storm Ida, but the trajectories shifted east toward Cuba where the storm became a Category1 Hurricane, leaving Isla Mujeres undamaged and without exceptional winds or rain.
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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, 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.
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
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 US National Hurricane Center