Saturday, June 23, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 23

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A summer workshop for children ages 7-10 called "Vacation Safety" with recreational activities, sports, and games on July 6th from 9a-1p, free, limited to 40 children. It is by the municipal police department for crime prevention.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

There are eight photos with a caption saying "Isla Mujeres, free of sargasso". They're photos of the streets & tourists, palms & blue skies, and the photo op sign & panorama.

Fixing potholes and repairing the streets continues at various places around the island by the Department of Public Works. (photos). 

VIDEO "Isla Mujeres free of sargasso" (repost)

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The 2017-2018 school year will end on June 29 for more than 5800 basic level students (preschool thru middle school), according to the Director of Education in Isla Mujeres Yeni Tuz Dzul. VIDEO 

The 2017-2018 school year ends in the "Tlaloc" preschool-kindergarden as reported by the principal, La Maestra Rita Osorio. VIDEO  

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Ultramar discontinued free tickets for urgent medical care 
Ultramar puso en riesgo la vida de tres personas. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      Not only has Ultramar ferry company suspended its agreement with the DIF social service agency to provide free tickets to islanders with disabilities, it has also discontinued the similar agreement with the Red Cross to provide transport for patients needing urgent care, according to islanders who were affected Wednesday night.
    Three patients arrived by Red Cross ambulance, and employees would not provide free tickets for them, nor for the doctor who was attending them, saying they were following instructions from their supervisors. One patient had a respiratory problem, another had peritonitis, and the problem of the third person was not specified. They requested assistance from the maritime ambulance that is operated by APIQRoo for transport to Puerto Juarez.
      The company has alleged that it cannot continue paying the "high costs" of fees on the tickets required by the Port Authority (APIQRoo), claiming they are up to ten pesos per ticket. Howevery the Director of the Maritime Terminal in Isla Mujeres, Elena Ríos Fernández, said they barely pay the 50 centavos per passenger.
    This because Ultramar has a special ten year agreement that was signed in 2011 under a previous APIRQRoo Director, so they only pay a 'symbolic iguala' (token payment) each month, while the new ferry companies pay one pesos per passenger from Quintana Roo and five pesos per tourist. 
     (In yesterday's article, it explained that Ultramar's special agreement allows them to pay 50 centavos per passenger during some months and 25 centavos during the rest of the year.)
       Previously, during the hours when the ferries are running, the sick and injured were transported to Cancun hospitals for free, but now they must pay. After midnight and during the early hours, the maritime ambulance operated by APIQRoo is used.

Complaints about the ISSSTE clinic in Isla Mujeres 
Problemas en el ISSSTE de Isla Mujeres

While the Director of the Family Medicine Unit (UMF) of the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers (ISSSTE) of Isla Mujeres is on vacation, there is no doctor available to see patients in the morning, since currently there is only one doctor when normally there are two. There have also been complaints about lack of medicines. (This article is incomplete with the 'jump' cut off.)


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.

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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, 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.

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). 
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)

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