Saturday, June 2, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, June 1

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Vaccination campaign against HPV begins  VIDEO   

Taxi union leaders negotiate with Governor and agree to stop blockades and demonstrations LINK 

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

There is a graphic about heat stress and one about hurricane preparedness and alerts.

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The Federal Office of Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), closed a construction site near the road that leads to El Garrafón Park. VIDEO  

Come to Isla Mujeres and enjoy observing and swimming with the whale sharks VIDEO 

The good influx of tourists to Isla Mujeres continues. VIDEO 

Vectors department personnel are fogging for mosquito prevention  VIDEO 

Staff with the Civil Protection agency are cleaning out the rainwater collection areas VIDEO  

VIDEO of the Harbor Master explaining he temporarily suspended the Navigante & Marinsa ferries, and he's explaining the other restrictions (boats under 40 feet, most of the tourist activities boats are restricted, and of course the fishermen.)

Absenteeism over 95% in Isla Mujeres schools VIDEO   

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During the Second National Health Week, which began Monday, 150 vaccines against the Human Papilloma Virus will be administered VIDEO  


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Nautical tourism services suspended due to weather  
Servicios náutico-turísticos, suspendidos+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 31 Isla Mujeres Harbor Master Ismael González Gil, said that the winds from the southeast were constant at 35 kilometers per hour with variable gusts of up to 50 km /h making recreational activities in the Bay risky, so he also restricted the tour boats larger than 40 feet in length. including the monohulls, catamarans and trimarans. The Naveganto ferries were also suspended (and the Marinsa ferries.) Car ferry service to Punta Sam was also cancelled due to the weather.
     On Wednesday, only the boats under 40 feet were restricted, tho the larger boats experienced low numbers of tourists due to the weather. 
 (Note: Wednesday night and Thursday morning were rainy with a lot of thunder and lightning, and Thursday afternoon was sunny.Photo taken ~2p Thursday.)

Civil Protection weather forecasters expect more rain  
Continuará el temporal: Protección Civil. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 31  The National Meteorological Service is forecasting more rain until Saturday. This article discusses the weather report from yesterday morning.

Schools nearly empty due to the weather  
Escuelas semivacías por el temporal [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 May 31 Due to the rainy, stormy weather in the morning, absenteeism was at 80 to 95 percent in the basic level schools. (Basic level is up to and including middle school.) The primary students are required to be at school by 7am, but at  "Andrés Quintana Roo" primary, only five students out of 362 had arrived at that time, according to director, María Elizabeth Tun. However this is expected to improve on Friday.
   School absenteeism was higher in the preschool and primary schools, than at the high school and middle school. Many students who travel to Cancun for their higher education had no major problems, because they are out before 6am when taxis are less in demand. 
   There was also absenteeism in the workplaces, to a lesser degree, and taxis were not readily available before 7am to transport employees to work. Tourism activity was also reduced.  

Immunizing 11 year old girls 
Inmunizan a niñas de 11 años [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     During the Second National Vaccination Week, 150 doses of human papilloma virus vaccine will be administered to 11 year old girls in Isla Mujeres, to prevent cervical cancer in young women. Second National Vaccination Week began May 28 and will conclude June 1, with 1 million vaccines being administered across the country during this period. After this is concluded, a total of over 50 million vaccines will have been administered in Mexico.  
     Packets of oral electrolytes are distributed to mothers of children under five years of age. More than eight million doses of vitamin A will be administered children between the ages of 6 months to 4 years of age in the municipalities at risk, to prevent diarrheal diseases. 
      Under the supervision of the health personnel in the municipalities of Mexico, there will be more than 18 million doses of 400mg albendazole administered to deworm the population from 2 to 14 years of age. 
       Joint and coordinated work is being done to eliminate or control diseases such as measles, whose last epidemic in Mexico occurred in 1989, with more than 70,000 cases and 8000 deaths, that could be avoided.

Installing lights on the eastern malecon  
Iluminarán nuevamente el malecón oriente [+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 29   Construction has begun to install new lighting along the downtown malecon seaside walkway, which was confirmed by a worker. Holes can be observed for placement of the bases of  new light poles. The work began a few days ago and is expected to be completed before July 1st, according to some public servants. In the past, including recent times, there have been ongoing problems with thefts of copper cable that is used for public lighting, which has left areas of the island in darkness.

Small boats restricted  
Restringen navegación menor. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 29 Due to increasing winds from the south-southeast, at 8:30am the Harbor Master issued restrictions on boats under 40 feet, which were only allowed to operate in the Bay and lagoon areas. Boats over 40 feet were allowed to transport tourists from the mainland, and to Isla Contoy. Restrictions are expected to continue throughout the week, until Saturday.

Islanders representing Q Roo in national handball competition  
Jugadores isleños de handball refuerzan a la selección de QR [+] Ver masFull article at this link
 Several handball players from Isla Mujeres will be among those representing the state of Quintana Roo at the National Competition in Chihuahua. They left the island on Monday, and made a visit to Mexico Cit, and now they are ready to compete at the Convention Center in capital of the state of Chihuahua.


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In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.

June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
June  1  10:07
June  2  10:52
June  3  11:35

June 27   7:14
June 28   8:03
June 29   8:49
June 30   9:33
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Friday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA  LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day

Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 17 Father's Day

Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23  Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition

Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
  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 (Satellite GOES Este)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres  
LINK to National Hurricane Center
LINK to Tropical Tidbits   

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