Monday, July 16, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 16

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Working in a coordinated manner between agencies, we maintain the cleanliness and security of our Island. We are ready to welcome more than 15,000 visitors each day during this holiday season.  VIDEO 

From July 23 to August 10 Isla Mujeres children will be able to enjoy the activities of the Summer Camp 2018. Register your children from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Institute of Sports and Recreation in colonia Salina.


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A more transparent sea isn't possible VIDEO 

Isla Mujeres receives visitors with clean & healthy beaches  (article & photos)

There is a graphic about the difference between symptoms of the common cold and H1N1 influenza 

Take care of the environment, enjoy your vacation without littering
   When you eat outside, don't forget to throw away your trash
    Don't litter in the streets, beaches, highways, or rivers. 

VIDEO..scenes from ferry, streets, Punta Sur 

VIDEO of the municipal Director of Health giving recommendations about preventing flu, its symptoms, and other recommendations, as well as explaining where free consultations are available.

Photos of vehicles parked on sidewalks that says: Citizen complaint. Use of sidewalks for parking.

Photos of tourists in the streets and at the beach, photo of Isla Mujeres sign  VIDEO from 2017 of a diver and a large ray.

This is how Isla Mujeres is enjoyed VIDEO   
Photos from Playa Centro captioned "Vacations".  VIDEO  

Invitation to join Summer Day Camp INDERIM starting July 23 for children 6-14, with photos

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Sunset photos

Invitation to join Summer Day Camp INDERIM starting July 23 for children 6-14, with photos.

VIDEO with reporter commenting that there has been an accident between a scooter and a taxi near the middle school showing a person on a stretcher being put into the ambulance, a moto on its side in the street, and a taxi parked by the curb near it.

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"Isla Blanca" ferry could go into operation at any time  
“Isla Blanca” operará en cualquier momentor.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Employees of the Maritima company say that about 20 permits are required to operate and the "Isla Blanca" ferry has met the requirements and should be given authorization to provide passenger service soon.
      In March, SEMAR (Department of the Navy) made an inspection, which removed the "Isla Blanca" from operating for violating the reformed Law of Navigation and Maritime Trade. The other ferry, "Sergio Gracia", was only authorized to transport cargo vehicles, and its passenger service was canceled, so that since then it crosses to Punta Sam with its 180 seats vacant.

Summer Day Camp INDERIM
Curso de verano del Instituto del Deporte. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This information has already been translated. The summer day camp begins July 23, lasting three weeks, and includes recreational activities and sports, as well as cultural and educational activities. This includes basketball, handball, tae kwon do, soccer and physical activities, as well as visits to sites of cultural interest such as the Tortugranja aquarium, Mundaca, Punta Sur, the archaeological site of El Meco, the Cancun planetarium, and Isla Contoy, among others. Educational activities include recycling and learning about ecology and the environment. Registration is taking place at the Sports and Recreation Institute in colonia Salina, for children aged 6-14 at a cost of 300 pesos for the first child and 150 pesos for the others, Monday thru Friday, 9am to 3pm.

Accident between cab and motorcycle 
Motociclista derribado por un taxi[+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The driver of a scooter, Juan N., said the accident between his vehicle and a taxi was the cabbie's fault. He was taken away in the Red Cross ambulance for evaluation, after the accident occurred near the Middle School on Rueda Medina avenue, and both vehicles were taken to the impound yard while responsibility is being determined.

     The Punta Sam ferry is still not providing passenger service due to instructions from the Department of the Navy (SEMAR), which is causing dissatisfaction among tourists who then must go to or return to Puerto Juarez. The Maritima company hasn't issued an official update, but it is said that they have met the safety requirements and are waiting for SEMAR to authorize passenger service, which they provide for lower prices.     

Beaches that are clean & safe 
Playas limpias y seguras [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Work is being done to ensure the beaches of Isla Mujeres are safe and clean during this summer holiday season when 15,000 visitors are expected daily, with coordination between various agencies at all three levels of government. This includes the Department of the Navy (SEMAR), the Mexican Red Cross, the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (ZOFEMAT), the Department of Public Security and Municipal Transit, the Department of Civil Protection and Fire, Ministry of Health, Aguakan and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). 
      Occupancy is at 75% and increasing, according to the Mayor. He said, "We want this vacation to be profitable for everyone, not only for our visitors, who can enjoy clean and beautiful beaches, and our natural beauty; but also for each service provider, hotelier, restaurateur and all the families that depend on tourism."  He said he is committed to maintaining this vacation destination as one of the favorites for tourists from all over Mexico and the world
         It is noted that Playa Centro has the Blue Flag designation, which requires meeting 33 criteria for quality standards.

Clear accounts and healthy finances
Cuentas claras y finanzas sanas Ver masFull article at this link
   This information has already been translated. At the recent City Council meeting, the Mayor, who was just reelected, gave assurances that he will close out this period of administration with a clear and transparent accounting of finances. He thanked those who covered responsibilities during the election period and officials were sworn in.

Neighborhood committee generates conflict
Comité vecinal genera conflicto+] Ver masFull article at this link
     A neighborhood committee of the La Guadalupana neighborhood, which was established as a civil association to follow the process of regularization of the 200 housing lots in the neighborhood, seems to have deviated from its purpose by endorsing the sale of two properties, which has generated disagreement, according to residents Leonor Hernández, Víctor Aké and María Moreno.

Expansion of the Maritime Terminal postponed  
Posponen ampliación de la terminal marítima[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The project to expand the APIQRoo (state Port Authority) Maritime Terminal into the parking lot area won't take place until next year. The expansion should increase the size of the facility by about one third, which is expected to be a waiting area for passengers going to the Cancun Hotel Zone.   
     The delay is due to the fact that the agreement has not been completed for the use of part of the property of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) where the dock of the Harbor Master's Office is located, which is scheduled extend about 15 meters to compensate for the space this expansion would occupy. By the way, on the map, the lot of the SCT appears as a property of the Department of the Navy (SEMAR).
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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.

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
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
 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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