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Mayor: We are preparing for the new challenges for 2018-2021.
With coordinated work between the three levels of government we will achieve more and better opportunities for all islanders. VIDEO which says: The government and the community are ready to assume to challenges for a better future for Isla Mujeres.
Our commitment to the day to day work of cleaning and security for the island families benefits the tourism economy. Isla Mujeres is all of ours, take care of it. VIDEO which says, We are continually working to maintain the image of this vacation destination. We have achieved having streets and tourism areas that are free of trash, as well as beaches that are clean and certified. Our biggest commitment is to you, islander friends.
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This is how the photo-op sign of Isla Mujeres looked during this vacation period LINK to photos & article
In the photo-op sign saying "Isla Mujeres", which is located behind the Casa de la Cultura, the letter "L" has become disconnected and is being held in place by stones. At first,it was suspected that there had been some vandalism, but then it was realized that the cause is corrosion because the sign isn't made of materials that are rust-resistant.
Taxi driver sanctioned LINK
A few hours after a notice was circulated on social media from the Taxi Union of Isla Mujeres advising that drivers would be sanctioned in response to complaints, a complaint was made and a driver was sanctioned. The complaint was filed regarding an incident on Sunday when a mother went to the beach with her son, who has Down syndrome. The son was hollering because he was excited about going to the beach and the taxi driver told the mother to make him be quiet or to cover his mouth, saying he couldn't stand the yelling.
The young man's sister wrote about the incident on Facebook, saying that the arrogance of the cabbie upset her mother, making her cry and causing her glucose level to increase. She said it was regrettable that the taxi driver lacked patience and discriminated against the disabled, and at that time she didn't yet know what the sanction would be.
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
In Quintana Roo, more than 300,000 young people do not attend school, Isla Mujeres has the lowest rate of young people who do not study, according to statistics from INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography). (photo)
Nice afternoon (photos)
Let's take care of our beaches and prevent trash from getting into the sea, by picking up our garbage and preferably taking our food in reusable containers, while avoiding single use plastic bags, plastic bottles, and Styrofoam, etc. Thanks so much! (photo)
New lights for the eastern malecon (photos & article)
In the next few days, workers will begin installing 46 new lights, with stainless steel poles, along the eastern Malecon sea walkway, to illuminate a section of 1380 linear meters (~1.4 km) Carlos Arevalo, who is responsible for the work, explained that the holes have already been prepared, and it should take about two months to install the solar lights and photocells, which have a capacity to store energy for five days.
The lights will be installed from the area by the Juzgado Mixto del Poder Judicia Courthouse to the entrance of the passageway by the Hyperbaric Chamber (the Paseo de la Triguena), since there is already lighting in the 300 meter section from there to the Casa de la Cultura. Mr. Arevalo was supervising the transfer of the lights and poles at the entry points of the malecon, to get them closer to the points where they will be installed in upcoming weeks.
Juan Carrillo is committed to facing new challenges (photos & article)
This is the first time that a municipal president has been reelected in Isla Mujeres. At the elections on July 1st, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, won by a margin of 2087 votes ahead of his nearest rival. He thanked the islanders for their vote of confidence and said he will continue working for a better Isla Mujeres and that the changes made in the municipal administration will be for the benefit of all.
He said, "Without a doubt it is not easy to gain the confidence of the citizens after only a year and a half of work, but everyone could see the results of my work and that of my team; we carried out various projects that have had a high level of social impact and we will continue to do so because our goal is to improve the islanders quality of life "he said.
He said that with coordinated work with the state and federal governments, the next administration will have more resources to be spent on the efficient management of trash, improvement of streets, and the implementation of social, health and educational programs.
The Mayor explained that the largest investments will be made to modernize the municipality, since tourism is the main economic activity and livelihood of most of the citizens, so it is important to keep this vacation destination at the forefront.
"During this first term, we have worked in a coordinated manner with the three levels of government for the benefit of all the islanders, and good public works were completed, especially in the Continental Zone, and although we will continue to support the families on the mainland, one of the new challenges is to bring new projects to the island," he said.
He concluded by saying, "We will continue working for the benefit of all residents, as I have always said, our main objective is to improve the quality of life of the islanders, through works and services, or by creating attractions for tourism."
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Playa Media Luna has some sargasso
Playa Media Luna con sargazo .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
On Half Moon beach, where swimming is not allowed, sargasso continues to arrive, but it is not causing any bad odors at this time. According to staff with the municipal Civil Protection department, it will be cleaned away from the 300 linear meter area with a few hours of work by the City and service providers. It is a much smaller volume compared to other destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, and can be left for two or three days without cleaning, because of the small amount that arrives daily. The oldest material is already dried out, and the recent, wet sargasso is taken to the Trash Transfer Facility. The staff of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) have been removing sargasso for weeks, although much of it is routinely buried in the sand.
The lifeguard tower remains unoccupied, since not many tourists visit the beach where swimming is prohibited, to prevent accidents, and the last near-drowning occurred last year. The priority for the lifeguards are the two beaches which are receiving thousands of tourists daily, North Beach and Playa Centro.
Cleaning culverts to avoid flooding
Limpian ductos para evitar inundaciones.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
The two drainpipes have been cleaned which allow the Salina Grande lake to collect the rainwater runoff from the colonias of Meteorologica, Salina Grande and Salina Chica, which is then discharged into the sea using bilge pumps, to prevent flooding of houses. Juan Vázquez, who works with Civil Protection and is responsible for cleaning the storm drain network, explained that garbage was removed, which was obstructing these drains where thousands of cubic meters of water are discharged, so that they are ready for the upcoming rainy season.
Both lakes currently exhibit a drop in water levels of about 10 centimeters below the "zero" level, but the rainy season is expected to relieve the drought, which has lowered the levels because of evaporation from the heat. A heavy rain lasting several hours would be required before the pumps would need to be activated, because the level would need to rise about 40 centimeters (16 inches) from its current point.
Since 2010, Isla Mujeres no longer suffers from flooding crisis when there are heavy rains, because the federal government provided financing at that time for the high capacity pumps, which were installed at the two lakes to discharge excessive water into the sea. (There is also a pump to drain the low section of Hidalgo street downtown, by the intersection with Abasolo.)
Mr. Vazquez said that the cleaning that has been done in recent weeks in the colonias will allow the water to flow freely its pathway won't be obstructed by litter, so there shouldn't be flooding in the roads nor the houses at lower locations. He reminded residents to not throw plastics into the public roadways, because this is the main source of clogging of the storm drain infrastructure.
Recognition given to activists working against diabetes
Reconocen a activistas contra la diabetes. [+] Ver mas Full article at this links
The president of the nonprofit organization, Club Pro-Paciente Diabético de Isla Mujeres, Geovanny de la O Avalos, said that the next "Isla Diabetics Clinic" will be held in November, which is an event that has taken place for the past nine years, at different locations, including the Red Cross facility, the Community Hospital, and the DIF offices. During this time, they have assisted more than 1400 diabetic residents of Isla Mujeres.
Last year in November, two clinics were held in collaboration with the DIF, social service agency, with the first one taking place on the island and the second in Rancho Viejo, on the mainland part of the municipality. Glucometers and strips were also provided to the Community Hospital in colonia La Gloria for its emergency services department.
Supplies are also provided to nurses and paramedics so they can evaluate patients they encounter in emergency situations throughout the year. Supplies have been donated to health professionals in training on the island and at the Paramedic School in Cancun.
The nonprofit association was founded by Karen Rosenberg, who manages the international aspects, with help from her family. On the island, there are several foreign residents and friends, as well as local residents, who volunteer and have joined in this commitment. Every year, a group of health professionals and enthusiastic volunteers come together to provide care and supplies to diabetics in need of assistance. (At the clinics, we do glucose testing and provide free glucometers and supplies, as well as education, and donated reading glasses. If you'd like to contribute or learn more, here's the website and Facebook page: LINK LINK)
The organization recognized the work two of their benefactors, Brad Wareing and Tiffany Yenawine Wareing, who have helped to multiply these efforts to address this health problem that affects many people on the island. Immense gratitude was expressed to these two friends, who have worked with other volunteers, and contributed to the well-being of the community in various ways for several years.
The couple is temporarily returning to the United States, their place of origin, to address a health problem, and Mr. de la O Avalos said, "Together, we have grown as people and professionally, and we await their return to work together again in the future, and we wish good luck and success to our friends."
Cocteleros baseball team: Ready for the regional competition
Cocteleros, listo para el regional+] Ver masFull article at this link
The Cocteleros are ready to be one of the eight teams in the Tecnológica league, whose season begins on Sunday, but it is unknown yet whether their game against Cancun will be played there or in Isla Mujeres, according to Héctor Gil Chablé, team manager. If they play here at the "Ariel agana Carrillo" park, the event will begin at noon.
The teams in the league are from: Cancun, Kantunilkín, Leona Vicario, Puerto Morelos and both teams of Isla Mujeres, with the other being "Los Pescadores". The "Pescadores" are equally popular locally, who have been champions on several occasions.
This season, the teams are allowed to have two rookies and three back-up players to raise the quality of the tournament, and the enthusiasm to the fans, who enjoy exciting games. For the Cocteleros, two Venezuelans and a Cuban are expected to reinforce the team in the areas of pitching and batting.
|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.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
|Aug 1 10:45|
Aug 2 11:23
Aug 26 7:32
Aug 27 8:10
Aug 28 8:46
Aug 29 9:24
Aug 30 10:02
Aug 31 10:42
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~7:25 to ~7:05 (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:20 to ~630
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).
Saturday, August 4 The Plogging volunteers will meet at the Mundaca Hacienda at 8am, and clean up from there until they reach Zama Beach Club, where they will enjoy soft drinks and fruit. A reminder to bring you reusable water bottle and to wear gym shoes.
Sunday, August 5
Tuesday, August 8 Inauguration of the Dog Friendly Beach at 4:30p, below the cell tower and municipal slaughterhouse.
Sunday, August 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p
Friday, August 17 Events celebrating the founding of the town TBA. Isla Mujeres was founded on August 17, 1850 as the town of Dolores, which is celebrated annually with events which include placing a wreath at the Cross in the Bay, and performances on the Town Square.
Saturday, August 18 Dance event on the Town Square at 7:30p
Sunday, August 26 The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 6:30am, with registration limited to 300 participants, and there will be 5k, 10k, and 15k categories. The kits will be available Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8p. The cost is 250 pesos for residents who present a voter registration card with an Isla Mujeres address and 400 pesos for others.
The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres is the "Air" (Iik') element of the four races, which take place in four Pueblos Magicos in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The other elements are Fire (K'aak'), Earth (Lu'um), and Water (Ha'). The other races are in Tulum, Bacalar, and Valladolid.
See website for more information: https://www.circuitomaya.mx/
Last year the Gastronomic Competition for Lionfish was held at the end of August.
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK and here's the Accion Isla LINK who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
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)