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"New" Marinsa ferries
Remember when they painted the Magana ferries those bright tropical colors, before they went out of business? Well, they've gone thru more changes & now returned to the isle as the new Marinsa ferries. The renovations included more efficient engines and adding seats on the upper deck.
Marinsa published a graphic announcing online ticket sales. They were also in the news in recent months for purchasing 51% of the stock in the Maritima Isla Mujeres company, who operate the vehicle-cargo ferry.
Photo #2 & #3 posted by TVIM last month & yesterday , #4 from IM al Dia. Here's a LINK to the Marinsa ticket site.
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Meeting the pre-election requirements for ballots LINK
Monday the counting of the electoral ballots continued, followed by the sealing and the integration of the electoral packages. The municipal council confirmed that the three required processes have already been concluded by the municipal Electoral Council.
After the count of the electoral packages ends, they will be distributed to each one of the presidents of the polling stations. This process of three steps is carried out in the midst of total secrecy, for security reasons of the officials of the municipal Electoral Council, therefore, the media were not allowed to take pictures of this event.
According to the President Councilor of the Municipal Electoral Council, Manuel García García, the process of counting the electoral material, along with the other two steps of the sealing and integration of the electoral packages, should be completed by Tuesday, taking into account the number of ballots that are considered for the election of municipal presidents, federal deputies, senators and President of the Mexican Republic. On Sunday a total of 20,981 ballots arrived in Isla Mujeres in eight packages, with other items for the election, that are listed in this article.
Marinsa's renovated ferries have arrived PHOTO
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
There are photos of tourists enjoying Isla Mujeres
Marinsa Turismo is ready to launch new boats and more frequent routes between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. (Photo of their new/renovated ferries).
It says: Now you can buy your tickets online.
Photo of the collection center at the Maritime Terminal for the benefit of the volcano victims in Guatemala.
Photo of street repair in front of Chedrau with caption saying: Street patching work by the Public Works Department continues in Isla Mujeres.
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From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
More than 20,000 ballots
Más de 20 mil boletas electorales. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
See translation under TVIM section. After receiving all the material, they proceeded with the counting, stamping and grouping of the respective electoral material. Immediately, the electoral packages were integrated, which will be distributed among the polling station officials from June 25 to 29 according to the law.
Good start of the week for tourism industry
Buen inicio de semana para turisteros. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
According to a forecast from the Harbor Master's office the good weather is expected to continue until Friday night, when navigational restrictions could be issued due to increasing winds which are expected to have gusts over 40 km/hr.
With Monday's good weather, many tourists arrived, filling the beaches and renting nearly all of the 820 golf carts. The forecast from the Navy said the winds could increase on Tuesday with gusts of 40 km/hr.
Political leaders and candidates held press conferences and issued statements condemning the attack on PRI candidate (for an Isla Mujeres City Council seat) Rosely Danilu Magana Martinez this weekend in the Continental Zone. They also expressed their concerns about problems of violence, as well as their confidence that a full investigation will be carried out by the Quintana Roo Prosecutor's Office / Fiscalía de Quintana Roo
"Polluelos" won championship again
“Polluelos” bicampeones de basquetbol. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The "Polluelos" (lit. chicks, young chickens, spring chickens) team became two-time champions in the Municipal Basketball League by beating the "Sharks" 70 to 61, in a dramatic match on the "José del Carmen Pastrana" court (by the Town Square). The next tournament will star at the second part of the summer.
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 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)