Thursday, July 12, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 12

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A tourist was assisted by paramedics of the Red Cross and Navy after she fell and injured her right arm (photos).

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Social Assistance Brigade at the Senior Citizens Center with therapies and nursing services, registration for activities at the senior center, registrations for CENDI, legal assistance, psychological care, medical care, and hair cuts Thursday July 12 starting at 9a.

Activities continue commemorating World Day Against Human Trafficking with the City providing educational talks for municipal employees.

Collecting donated school supplies   
The President of the Volunteers of the DIF of Isla Mujeres Miguelina Martínez Peña, led by Mrs. Paola Orrinco, invites entrepreneurs and the community in general to join in the yearly collection of school supplies for low-income students in the Agricultural Zone of the municipality. Collection centers are at the entrance of the Town Hall and at the DIF office from 10 am to 4 pm,  Monday to Friday.

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Golf Carts
Isla Mujeres, July 11.- The golf cart rental companies are renting 80 percent of their vehicle fleet, and it is expected that during the 2018 summer vacation period they will reach 100 percent of their capacity. VIDEO  of several carts parked by the whale shark statue

VIDEO just after sunrise over the Caribbean from the malecon down south

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Medical certificates for students at no charge  
Certificados médicos a estudiantes .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
            The Director of Municipal Health, Leily Osorio, encouraged parents to take their children to the doctor for a medical checkup in order to detect and prevent conditions such as diabetes, obesity and parasites, among others. She said, "Every new admission to public school requires a medical certificate, which is why the municipal government, with the aim of helping parents, instructed us to do it free of charge; However, it is important to mention that the most important aspect of this is that it helps us detect various ailments."
        She said to obtain the certificate, parents should go with the student to the Health Department, located downtown next to the Civil Registry, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Busy beaches in Isla Mujeres  
Gran afluencia en playas del destino [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  With good weather and the port open for general navigation, many tourists visited the island and participated in activities on land and sea, including tours to Isla Contoy and to the whale shark area. The fishermen have been able to work.  The port is expected to remain open on Thursday, however rain is forecast for the Yucatan peninsula with the arrival of tropical wave #15.

Concerns about breeding areas for mosquitoes  
Cementerios sitios de reproducción de vectores. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    There are residents who want the Vectors Department to address their concerns that mosquitoes can breed in the containers at the cemeteries downtown and in colonia La Gloria, as well as at abandoned construction sites such as the one on the road to Garrafon Park, where an empty pool collects rainwater.  There is a similar situation near the Family Medical Clinic of the IMSS downtown at Carlos Lazo Street and the extension of Adolfo López Mateos Avenue. Residents want the officials to intervene, and to force owners of the former property to drain the pool. Zika, dengue, and chikungunya are constantly present in Isla Mujeres, and the three levels of government have a program of control.
           Regarding the advance of the influenza virus AH1N1 among the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres, work is underway to control it and preventive measures have been recommended to halt its advance. The Ministry of Health (SSA) recommends the following: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, preferably it is liquid; cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze with a disposable tissue with the inside angle of your elbow; immediately throw the tissue in a plastic bag; Once you do this, wash your hands again. If you are sick, do not greet people or give them a kiss or a handshake; it is recommended that you rest and avoid going to crowded places such as cinemas, theaters, restaurants, etc., do not share glasses, cutlery or food with other people; and do not spit on the ground."

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 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.
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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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