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There are multiple photos and videos of a political procession.
There's a poor quality video of Punta Sur
There is a VIDEO of one of the new Marinsa ferries that says "Travel on the new ferries of Marinsa Turismo"
Congratulations to the baseball team Cockteleros of Isla Mujeres for winning the championship !! (There is a photo of the team).
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2500 square meters of street surface with potholes are being repaired, 1000 square meters on the island and 1500 square meters in the Continental Zone of the municipality, says , who is in charge of the agency doing the repairs, Sebastián Escobedo. VIDEO
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Marinsa offers free tickets to people with disabilities
Marinsa ofrece traslado a discapacitados. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Although it has not been officially confirmed that Ultramar has suspended its agreement to provide courtesy tickets for disabled islanders registered with the DIF social service agency, some of the 145 beneficiaries of this service have been notified that the Marinsa ferries will provide free transportation for them.
On Tuesday, staff with Ultramar declined to provide courtesy tickets for islanders with disabilities. claiming this service was being discontinued because Ultramar was being charged high fees by the Port Authority, APIQRoo, of ten pesos for each of these passengers. However, Rosa Elena Rios, director of the maritime terminal, said the ferry company only pays 50 centavos per passenger, presenting a document which indicates the ten year agreement will expire in 2021. (50 centavos is about 2.5 cents usd and 10 pesos is about 50 cents usd.)
On Wednesday, three patients in need of urgent medical care were also refused free transport, so it appeared that the agreement between Ultramar and the Red Cross ambulance service had also been suspended. The APIQRoo boat ambulance was used to transport those patients. On Saturday, the Red Cross ambulance was parked near the ferry pier, and a paramedic said Ultramar had resumed providing free transportation.
The Marinsa company has said they will provide ferry transportation between the island and Puerto Juarez for the 145 islanders in wheelchairs.
Questions about agreement that favors Ultramar
Acuerdo abusivo favorece a Ultramar [+] Ver masFull article at this link
A ten-year agreement made in 2011 between APIQRoo, the state Port Authority, and Ultramar permits them to pay a reduced fee on each passenger of 25 centavos during the months when the island is busier and 51 centavos when it is slower (This is equal to about 1.25 and 2.5 cents usd). This is 307,000 pesos per month, from January to August, and 153,000 monthly, from September to December.
Previously, the normal fee was 1.50 pesos per state resident and 2.50 pesos for tourists, which was changed to one peso per state resident and five pesos per tourist, which are being paid by Marinsa and Naveganto. (They are paying about five cents and 25 cents usd.)
This information came to light recently when Ultramar changed its policy of providing courtesy tickets for islanders with disabilities, despite an agreement with the DIF social service agency that doesn't expire until the end of the year. Ultramar employees claimed the company was paying high fees to the Port Authority for these passengers.
Wednesday, Ultramar refused to transport three passengers for free who needed urgent medical care, indicating they have apparently also suspended their agreement with the Red Cross ambulance service. Those patients were transported in the APIQRoo boat ambulance.
This agreement between the state agency and Ultramar won't expire for three more years and some say that it should reversed, lost money regained, and officials removed from office who allowed it to continue.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
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.
|View from the rooms.|
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate. Quiet & Private.
|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, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking, 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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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.
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Painting by Pamela Haase
|Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur|
|Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach|
|A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC|
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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)