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injured motorcyclist was taken to the Community Hospital for treatment
from this accident which occurred this evening on Avenue Jesus Martinez
Ross, just north of the airfield tower. The reporter said it appears
that the driver of the black Chevy fled the scene. He said the wooden
pole that was knocked down belongs to the phone or cable company. The
street was temporarily closed from the kindergarten near colonia Chica
Salinas to the edge of downtown. FB video by Isla Mujeres al Momento..these are screenshot from the video.
FB Video from Monday night's holiday performances at the Casa de la Cultura. Screenshots from the video...
Tuesday, Dec. 7 This may include the island as well as the mainland part of Isla Mujeres. This morning, Aguakan announced that water outages or low pressure may affect the listed neighborhoods today, due to electrical work in the Catchment Area. Most businesses and residences have rooftop 'tinacas' which carry them through, with conservation, as well as everyone having bottled water on hand routinely.
Monday, the Mayor inaugurated four new trash-collection trucks, each with a capacity of five tons. These trucks will replace the larger ones that have been in use, which were useful for catching up on collecting the amount of trash that had accumulated in the streets. Those will be put into service on the mainland part of the municipality at Punta Sam, Costa Mujeres and Ciudad Mujeres. These are more suited to the narrow streets of the island.
IM Noticias reports that the driver of this one-car accident survived and was taken to Cancun for treatment. It says the car knocked the post down in the early hours of Monday, Dec. 6th, near the Naval base, and caused an electrical outage in that area. Personnel with Civil Protection and the municipal Police Department came to the scene.
Sunday, Dec. 5--If you're traveling to the US tomorrow, your C-19 test needs to be done today or tomorrow. The new rule starts tomorrow & the screenshot is from the US State Dept. Note the rule is "within one day of the flight's departure", not within 24 hours.
On Saturday, approximately 50 children aged 6 to 12 attended a baseball clinic teaching batting techniques, base-running and pitching at the "Ariel Picho Magana" baseball field. Afterwards, the children played an "interescuadras" (lit-intersquares) match against their parents. Isla Mujeres baseball coordinator Hector Gil Osorio said that the clinic was taught by four instructors from the Quintana Roo Baseball Association. It also received support from COJUDEQ, the Commission of Youth and Sports.
Sat. Dec. 4 This weekend, Isla Mujeres is participating in the first edition of the Cancun International Boat Show at the Puerto Cancún Marina, which began yesterday and ends tomorrow. Isla Mujeres is being promoted as a preferred destination for those who carry out maritime activities in the Caribbean. This event brings together the main nautical promoters in the state and in Mexico.
Sat. Dec. 4 The municipal Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters announced that the sale of fireworks is prohibited in Isla Mujeres. Residents are reminded to be careful to avoid causing 'shorts' due to overloading of electrical circuits when they install Christmas lights, and to avoid leaving them on for extended periods of time.
Saturday, Dec. 4 On Saturdays, crews of municipal employees and volunteer participate in the program "Cuidando /Caring for Isla Mujeres" to clean up the municipality, return it to order and recover the good image that is characteristic of this vacation destination. Today, they cleaned along Rueda Medina Avenue from the office of Wizz cable company to the Mundaca Hacienda. In addition to the ditches, they cleaned up various roadside areas and parts of the mangroves, contributing to taking care of the environment. Residents of Isla Mujeres are reminded to follow the trash collection schedule when setting our their garbage and to avoid littering. They are encouraged to do their bit to improve Isla Mujeres and invited to join the municipal government's cleaning work.
Saturday, Dec. 4 This evening's Christmas tree lighting event and performances by three dance troupes and a singer.... FB Video from the Mayor. Screenshots from the video--
Residents who voted to express their opinion on the renovation of the children's park at the Plaza Bicentenario in La Gloria chose the design with a children's playground and a skating area. (The other plan had an additional skating area for older kids instead of a playground.) The vote was 1167 to 731, and was conducted on the internet and with voting boxes located around the island.
Administration of Pfizer C-19 vaccines to teens aged 15-17 began this week, with 15 year-olds on Monday, 16 year-olds on Tuesday, and 17 year-olds on Wednesday.
Last week on Thursday, the Mayor announced that in the first 63 days of her administration, 13,764 tons of trash had been removed from the Trash Transfer Facility. This was accomplished with a total of 780 semi truck-trips. She said that 2170 tons have been collected in the neighborhoods, leaving the streets cleaner than previously. She thanked the islanders who are committed to making the island more clean, orderly and beautiful, for every one to enjoy, every day, both visitors and residents. She said there has been visible improvement, but everyone must work as team to continue cleaning and should set out their trash in accordance with the collection schedule.
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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.
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