Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 19

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Yesterday, Newsweek published an article titled: "Is Cancun safe to visit? Politician shot and killed in Mexican resort town" which begins: "A local politician was killed on Isla Mujeres, a resort island less than 10 miles off the coast of Cancún, last week." This is incorrect. It occurred on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres in the colonia of San Antonio, not on the island.
Map of the municipality of Isla Mujeres from Wikipedia. 

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Change of command at Isla Mujeres Naval base LINK 

Five municipalities in the state were designated by SEGOB (Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaria de Gobernación) with a Declaration of Emergency for the rains that occurred on June 14 & 15: Othón P. Blanco, Puerto Morelos, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Lázaro Cárdenas y Tulum,   LINK   Personnel with SESA (Secretary of Health) are assisting families in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto who were affected by the rains and flooding. LINK   The Navy, Army, and personnel with Civil Protection are responding to the flooded areas and helping the Mayan communities. LINK 

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Friends and family of Rosely "Chely" Magana Martinez attended a mass and memorial service on Monday. Hundreds of people attended the 7pm mass in her honor, and later there was a tribute at the PRI headquarters. She was the candidate for the Second City Council seat in the upcoming election

There are photos and a VIDEO of the ceremony for the change of command at the Navy base, where Vice Admiral Francisco Limas López is replacing Vice Admiral Jesús Herminio Pacheco Durán as commander of the Fifth Naval Region. 

Noti Isla Mujeres   

There is a VIDEO whose caption says paying final respects to Rosely "Chely" Danilú Magaña Martínez at the Isla Mujeres PRI office. And a VIDEO from the Mass in her honor, whose caption notes she was a City Council candidate on the ticket with Juan Carrillo Soberanis (PRI).

The 2017-2018 school year  in the Isla Mujeres elementary schools will end on June 29th, since they are on 185-day state program, according to school supervisor of zone 039, Guadalupe Briceño.

There are photos of the change of command ceremony at the Naval base.

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VIDEO of a whale shark near Punta Sur  


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Tourism returned  
Regresó el turismo.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The weather improved and tourism activities resumed including tours to observe and swim with the whale sharks, to visit Isla Contoy, and to come by boat to the island. At 10am on Monday. the reporter observed tourists arriving to the two main beaches of Isla Mujeres and visiting the stores, to reactivate the local economy. Many people were arriving on the ferries and other boats, and the hoteliers said they have rooms available at affordable prices, with some hotels have occupancy of up to 80 percent, while others are half empty. The fishermen went out to sea, tho some stayed in because the water was still cloudy, On Tuesday, it is expected that the whole fishing fleet will be out. The good weather is expected to continue throughout the week, with southeasterly winds of 30 than 30 km/hr, on average.

SEMARNAT renews concession  
La Semarnat renova concesión. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The fishing cooperative "Caribe" has received an approval for their concession of the Federal Zone for the next 15 years from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). This property is located in front of the Rueda Medina sidewalk, across from the intersection with Abasolo street.
      There was an attempt by a private individual to dispossess them last year, and that litigation is continuing, and the members of the cooperative hope they will win it soon. This cooperative was the first of its type to be founded in Quintana Roo, in the 1950's.
      In this area, the cooperative has hosted several events including the annual international fishing tournament.

Young islander attending try outs in Mexico City  
Se lanzó a ‘probarse’ a capital del país [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Young Islander Josúa Nava Fuentes began training on Monday at the facilities of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) where he will be trying out for the next month for the National Handball Team.  (See yesterday's translations).


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 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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