Friday, July 13, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 13

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July 12: Lawyer's Day  VIDEO  

There is a collection of donated school supplies at the Town Hall (12-4p) and the DIF offices (9a-4p) for students of low income families.  VIDEO    


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There is a collection of donated school supplies at the Town Hall (12-4p) and the DIF offices (9a-4p) for students of low income families in the Agricultural Zone and Francisco May. LINK

 Chetumal, Q. Roo.- The State Government denies the publications in relation to an influenza epidemic.The disease is within the parameters of normality. There is no epidemic. Health authorities have reported three deaths of people with influenza. One in June and two in July. LINK 

Organizing the celebration of 50 years at the Church of Immaculate Conception VIDEO  
    The priest, Father Raul, explains that the church will complete 50 years in December and many activities and events are being planned, including novenas, a procession with Catholics from Cancun participating, conferences, invited guests, music, and more. 

 Complaints about Cubans invading fishing areas LINK  
       The problem involves the "Bonito" species which used by Isla Mujeres fishermen as bait and there are complaints from  those who currently dedicate themselves to whale shark activity. They complain that the Cuban boats are fishing in Mexico's waters., and affecting the migration of the whale sharks.
      The protest is planned for Tuesday, twelve nautical miles from Isla Mujeres, where a fleet of Cuban fishing boats is located,   who are 'destroying the species with their indiscriminate fishing', according to the Isla Mujeres fishermen. Ten boats are expected to participate, as well as some boats offering whale shark tours. Raciel Rivero, president of the Patria & Progreso cooperative said they want authorities to intervene.
     Last year the fishermen undertook the task of reviewing the free trade agreements and the decrees or authorizations that exist through SARGAPA and CONAPESCA,  since the fishing carried out by the Cubans may be covered by some law.

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There is no flu epidemic in Quintana Roo LINK  
Chetumal.- The State Government denies the publications in relation to an influenza epidemic.
The influenza is in the parameters of normality. There is no epidemic.Health authorities have reported three deaths of people with influenza. One in June and 2 in July.
LINK to weekly reports about influenza by the state government.  The disease is within the parameters of normality.

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IM Noticias   

The National Electoral Institute will have a module in Isla Mujeres July 18-20 at the Casa de la Cultura 8a-3p.  They will return three times in August, from 1-3, and 15-17, and 29-31.  The required documents are listed.
Isla Mujeres fishermen are planning a protest demonstration on the open seas  

VIDEO of beach near Bachilleres on the east coast with the reporter expressing concern about the effects of the sargasso seaweed on the nesting turtles


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Collection of donated school supplies  
“Todos somos útiles”.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Want reduction of speed by ferries  
Urge que embarcaciones reduzcan su velocidad[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Owners of boats and piers want the Harbor Master to require the Marinsa and Naveganto ferries to move more slowly when when entering or leaving the navigation channel between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez. There are hundreds of small boats moored along the piers in the area toward the lighthouse, and their owners are complaining about damage to the hulls and the ropes that moor the boats, because of the waves generated by the ferries.
   This has affected boats that were moored at the Lima pier, as well as frequently breaking the mooring ropes boats belonging to members of the fishing cooperatives.

Pothole patching program nearly finished  
Recta final de bacheo[+] Ver masFull article at this link
     The pothole patching and road repair program which began a month ago is in its final phase, which should be completed by the end of the month, of repairing 2500 square meters, according to employees of the construction company that is doing the work.  Areas that have been renovated include Jesus Martinez Ross avenue, in colonia Amplificacion La Gloria, Salina Grande, and other colonias.


The Tortugranja is protecting 59 Loggerhead nests with 6819 eggs, 54 Green nests with 6612 eggs, and 7 Hawksbills nests with 975 eggs. Nesting season began in May and continues thru October.

The post with the graphic below says:
Did you know over 14,000 Sea Turtles eggs have been rescued and relocated from Isla's beaches this year!?!
Did you also know that at least 52% of Sea Turtles alive today have ingested plastic?
With an estimated 1 in 1,000 chance of survival to adult age, Sea Turtles already have it tough. Join us this Saturday to help give mama turtles and their babies the best chance we can by cleaning up their environment and doing our part to #BeatPlasticPollution
See you at 8:00am on the beach next to ‘Villa la Bella’ on the Caribbean Road, heading South, before Isla 33.
Some parts of the beach are rocky, so sturdy shoes or water waders are best. Don’t forget your water bottle!

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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.

Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
July  1  10:14
July  2  10:53
July  3  11:31

July 27   7:32
July 28   8:14
July 29   8:54
July 30   9:32
July 31  10:09
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05

July Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).

Sunday, July 1 Election Day Polls open 7a-6p Alcohol will only be sold to foreigners with food purchase at businesses with a food license, until the 48 "Dry Law" expires at midnight. Mexico will electsa president for a single six-year term, and 628 members of the national congress, who for the first time in nearly a century can be reelected. Voters are also choosing nine governors, ~1600 mayors, and thousands of state and local lawmakers. 

Monday, July 2 Mexico vs Brazil 9a  World Cup  Islanders can watch at the large screen on Playa Centro provided by the Posada, or at a variety of bars.

Wednesday, July 4  US Independence Day, may be celebrated in some bars

Friday, July 6th at 8pm at the Convention Center. Renatta Dance Studio would like to invite you to our 6th annual end of school year show!
The theme is ‘Mexico Without Borders’ and the show includes more than 50 dancers and special performers. Join us for this wonderful dance and musical tribute to Mexico! Local island children from 4 years up to their teens will be performing, as well as professional dancers and special performers from the island and Cancun.
Tickets are $50 pesos for adults and $30 for children in advance. And $70 pesos and $50 pesos at the door.

 July 20 & 21 Friday & Saturday  Barracuda Fishing Tournament

July 20-22  Fri, Sat, Sun. 11th Annual Whale Shark Festival  Schedule TBA

  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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