Saturday, January 8, 2022

Isla Mujeres News & Events Saturday, January 8


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Both zones of Quintana Roo will be in Yellow status Mon., Jan 10 thru Sun., Jan 16 with capacities reduced to 60% at hotels, restaurants and tourism services.

    Isla Mujeres has had an 833% increase in cases, reporting about one per day. The municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun), is reporting about 25 cases a day, which is an increase of over 400%, but at its last peak, cases approached 250 daily. Next worse is Solidaridad, where Playa del Carmen is located. 

   For our Northern Zone, Hospital Occupancy has increased to 11%



On Monday, the national semaforo will be updated for January 10 to 23, when 19 states will be in green, 10 in yellow, three in orange and none in red. The first graphic is Jan 10-23 and the second is the current status, Dec. 27-Jan. 9.


There are a total of 14 reported Active cases on the island according to the Geoportal for Jan. 7. By colonia they are-Electristas-2, Salinas-1, Meteorologico-2, Colonia #5 (~Sac Bajo)-1, Guadalupana-1, El Canotal-4, Miraflores-1, La Gloria-2,

    On Wednesday, there was a fire in a home in colonia “El Cañotal”, which was extinguished by the firefighters of Civil Protection without injuries, and they moved the propane tanks outside the home for safety. Photo is a screenshot from a video by Noti Isla Mujeres here.

Monday, Jan 3...The municipal government commemorated Police Day / Día del Policía on Monday with recognition of individual officers, including the officers of the year, as well as the delivery of uniforms. The Mayor delivered 160 kits of uniforms containing long and short-sleeved shirts and two types of pants (pantalón pie tierra y táctico). 

   She said, “I acknowledge the Isla Mujeres police officers, who are a fundamental part of the government's effort to maintain peace and security for island families and the tourists who visit us. I urge them to redouble their efforts and to fulfill their duties with honor and dedication.”  Edgar Amílcar Alonso Paredes, General Director of SPyTM, (Public Safety and Municipal Traffic) recognized the good attitude and discipline with which the offices have assumed about the new work guidelines.

   The police officers who received recognition by direct vote from their colleagues were: Outstanding police officers--Janet Gerónimo Hernández and José Moreno López; Efficient police officer--Nicolás García Solís; Veteran police officer--Bertha Noemí Pech Garrido; and police Officers of the Year--Jenry Leyva Broque and Deymi Yoselin Caamal Aguilar.


The Government of Isla Mujeres Urges Everyone Not to Let Down Their Guard with the state government's announcement on Thursday that the epidemiological light will change to Yellow status for Jan 10-16. which will reduce capacities to 60% at hotels, restaurants and tourist activities. The municipal police department has implemented random operations to invite everyone to wear their mask correctly and constantly, as well as following the measures recommended by the health authorities. The "Yellow Caps" volunteers continue encouraging residents and visitors to wash their hands frequently, to maintain healthy distancing and to avoid crowded places, in order to continue with the responsible recovery in the municipality and the state.

Don't let your guard down against Covid-19!

Jan. 6--Happy King's Day...

Thursday, Jan 6--More than 22 thousand tons of trash have been removed from the Trash Transfer Facility, since Mayor Atenea Gomez Ricalde's administration began at the end of September. A total of 1188 trips to the mainland landfill have been made by the semi trucks and 120 meters of area have been cleared. Regarding trash collection from the neighborhoods, 3895 tons of trash have been collected in 99 days. 

     The Parks and Gardens Department continues working to improve the appearance of the island and last week they were cleaning and pruning around the Bicentennial dome, at CRIM (rehab facility), around the Town Hall (Palacio Municipal), the Iguanas Park, Mundaca Hacienda and Punta Sur.

   The Public Lighting Department on the island repaired 45 lights in the neighborhoods of La Gloria and  Ampliacion la Gloria, including Los Peces avenue, for a total this week of 120 LED lights installed, 302 repairs, and attending to 7 reports.

Our Parks and Gardens staff work every day to make every corner of Isla Mujeres look cleaner and more beautiful. Preserving our municipality like this is everyone's task, don't litter!

 The Director of the Women's Institute, María del Carmen Velázquez Nájera, said that although events scheduled for the month of January have been suspended to prevent agglomerations of people, their personnel continue to be available 24 hours a day for women in need. In addition to working office hours, providing legal advice and psychological aid weekdays from 9a to 4pm, they are available to attend calls from the Hospital or Prosecutor's office.

Jan. 5-The beaches of Isla Mujeres look clean and beautiful every day thanks to our ZOFEMAT staff, who begin working on them in the early hours.

Jan. 5  Renovations are being carried out at the Plaza Bicentario in colonia La Gloria, and the Mayor toured the site.


Jan. 4-The municipal government set an example of reinforcing health measures against Covid-19 (the first photo is a disinfecting tunnel)

 Jan 3-The municipal Fiscal Stimulus Program in January includes a 15% discount on property taxes, which is 50% for those with disabilities or senior citizens (with a maximum property value limit). There is also a 10% discount on trash fees (for businesses; residential collection is free). The cashiers are available to collect payments Monday thru Friday 9a to 6pm at the Palacio Municipal.

 Jan. 2--Hundreds of tourists enjoyed the beaches of Isla Mujeres on the first weekend of 2022, when hotel occupancy exceeded 95%.  The municipal government has increased efforts to encourage everyone to respect health measures for the prevention of Covid-19. This included the presence of the  "Yellow Caps" volunteers at many locations reminding everyone to wear their masks correctly, avoid crowds and maintain healthy distance.

 Jan. 2--To continue taking care of everyone, municipal police officers maintained surveillance patrols throughout Isla Mujeres.

Social distancing is one of the most effective means to limit contagion. Maintain a healthy distance; it's important to stop infections. Let's not let down our guard against Covid-19!

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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 



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