Thursday, June 14, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 14

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VIDEO of one of the new Marinsa ferries "Jetway 1" approaching the pier in Isla Mujeres and docking.

VIDEO of electrical post that has begun leaning.

Three players with the Pescadorcitos baseball team will participate in the regional tournament for "William Sport", which will take place June 13-17 in the state of Veracruz. They will be among those selected to represent Quintana Roo, in the category of ages 5-6, who will play in this regional competition, hoping to win the opportunity to represent the southern part of the country, in the national phase of this tournament. The national phase will take place in August in the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and is followed by an international competition.
 The three players are Matías Velázquez, Karim Piña and José Coral, accompanied by their coach Omar Nieblas, who is a left handed pitcher and former Mexican league manager.

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Same article about the three players with the Pescadorcitos.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Concern about safety in construction area near malecon walkway
Peligrosa obra en pleno malecón+] Ver mas
   Construction is taking place near the eastern malecon seaside walkway, near the Casa de la Cultura and the Media Luna beach, and there are concerns for pedestrians going thru the area. Neighbors are complaining that there should be a fence separating the construction form the public walkway, which is used daily by many people, mostly tourists. There are also complaints that the workers have obstructed the ramp, which is used as an alternative to the stairs, by those who are disabled, and by tourists in golf carts.

Disrespecting PROFEPA agency
Acto de desacato a la Profepa.. [+] Ver mas
     A closure notice was issued by PROFEPA (Federal Procurator for Environmental Protection) at a building site along the road to Garrafon, owned by a private individual, however work continues inside the property, exhibiting a lack of respect by the owner for this federal agency and its determinations. 
   The three story building is located near the private park Garrafon de Castilla, at the southern part of the island, and apparently those responsible have violated some provision of an environmental nature, which lead to closure of the construction. 
     However, neighbors reported to the media that despite the large closure banner that was installed by PROFEPA nearly a week ago, work continues inside the premises, although the workers are no longer working in the visible areas, nor on the high areas.
     Those complaining say there are few details left to the building, whose 'obra negra' is nearly completed, which concludes the work of the masons, and the staff is engaged in other tasks.
A large blue tarp has been installed which hides activities from prying eyes, such as cutting rods and wire. There are also complaints about the workers playing music at an excessively high volume, which annoys the neighbors and the tourists staying in nearby houses, who are seeking tranquility and silence, but finding the opposite. The names of the owner and architect are given. The reporter was unable to obtain information about the municipal permits because it was Bureaucrat's Day and the Town Hall was empty, since officials took the day off.

Town Hall was empty on Bureaucrat's Day  
  El palacio municipal lució vacío +] Ver mas
   On Tuesday, officials had the day off for Bureaucrat's Day, leaving the Town Hall vacant, so that citizens who intended to conduct municipal business had to return another day.

Hyperbaric Chamber
    The Board of the Hyperbaric Chamber received a donation of several boxes of  medicines/medical supplies (medicamentos) for use in the treatment of fishermen with decompression illness.  It is noted that a nurse joined the team three weeks ago and that the Hyperbaric Chamber is available 24 hours a day for emergencies, especially for those who suffer decompression, and it also provides treatments for those who suffer from 'diabetic foot'.  The new Board for the Chamber should be determined this week, by June 17th, since Baltazar Gomez Catzin is stepping down from the position as president, which he has held for 18 years. He acknowledged that the Board is in the red, because the cooperatives have not paid their dues since the beginning of the lobster ban (March 1), which has left a lack of funds to cover the payroll. 


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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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.

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 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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