Friday, September 21, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 21

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We continue working to keep Isla Mujeres clean with ongoing junk pick up campaigns. (That's the mayor in orange). 2nd governmental Informe report.

Education is the foundation of every society  VIDEO  
More scholarships for students. Building our future together. 2nd Governmental Informe Report.

Our students who are getting their higher education in the city of Valladolid have an area where they can be helped with their studies.


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A Code Red was activated once again shortly before 6pm yesterday when two corpses, both males, were found inside one of the rooms of the former Hotel Martinez, which is located on Francisco Madero Avenue between Juarez & Medina, downtown. The building no longer operates as a hotel, but some of its rooms are rented to residents.
    It is presumed the crime occurred between three and four in the afternoon, because in the morning the property had an official visit ordered by a judge in relation to litigation associated with a family will. The bodies were gagged and tied and there were clear signs of violence, but a firearm had not been used. Their names were Gabriel O.M. and Joel A.A.
   After activating the Code Red , the municipal police arrived on the scene as well as personnel with the Fiscalia (prosecutor's office) and the Navy. An investigation was opened by the public prosecutor and it is presumed that tenants in the building will be asked for statements. LINK    VIDEO 

94% of the public lighting works correctly
Isla Mujeres is the most effective municipality for public lighting  LINK
 During the two years of the Mayors administration, there have been 1555 public lights installed on the island and in the Continental Zone, of which 664 were on the island, and 891 in the Continental zone. This included about 14.2 kilometers of street lighting.
   Solar lights were installed for the waking path at Salina Grande lake and the eastern malecon walkway downtown, with an investment of 5 million pesos in federal funds. This consisted of 46 lights on the malecon and 40 on the lake, which added to the 50 installed last year, also with federal funds, achieved 100% lighting in that area.
  Lights were also rehabilitated at the various domes and parks around the island, and the Mayor spoke about his commitment to the safety and security of citizens and visitors.

Two years of working for a better future for Isla Mujeres: Mayors 2nd "Informe" report LINK  VIDEO   
During his speech on Sept. 19,  Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis highlighted the most important achievements during the two years that he has been at the head of the municipal administration, and thanked the federal and state governments for providing the necessary support to respond to the most pressing requests of the families of Isla Mujeres. (Names of state and federal officials attending are given, and included the Governor. I'm skipping most of the parts about the Continental Zone.)
  Federal funds of 12 million pesos were used for the municipal police department to provide vehicles, uniforms, and salary increases. Coordinated promotional efforts between the three levels of government has achieved the positioning of Isla Mujeres as one of the most important international tourist destinations in Mexico, as well as efforts to care for the environment, for cleanliness, and due to inclusion in the ongoing Pueblo Magico program. The island has become a top level destination which is reflected by the increase in tourism, with 25% more visitors during this summer, compared to last year. 
   It is noted that the Mayor was honored by the National Federation of Municipalities of Mexico (Fenamm). He spoke about the importance of maintaining a close relationship with the community and working together for a better future for everyone. He said the best is yet to come and during the next three years they will continue to working on the foundation they have begun, with the participation of the community and a frank and open dialogue. He expressed his gratitude.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Isla Mujeres is the most effective municipality for public lighting (photos & article, see TVIM section above)

Photos, and more photos, from the informe report, which was attended by 100's of people

Sunday's baseball game is scheduled to begin at 1pm between the Isla Mujeres Cocteleros and the Baseball Boys (of Puerto Morelos) & you're invited to attend with your family.  Photo. 

Two people were found dead inside the former Hotel Martinez, downtown, both males, but the cause of death is not yet known and specialists are investigating. VIDEO  

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Residents in colonia Salina Grande complain about a leak & discharge of sewage water into the street. Aguakan has just arrived in the video.  VIDEO  

Report that two people were executed inside the former hotel Martinez in downtown Isla Mujeres VIDEO   

IM Noticias   

Report of a possible execution at the hotel Martinez downtown VIDEO   VIDEO  


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Mundaca Hacienda neglected  
Abandonada la Hacienda Mundaca. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    It appears that the ticket office has been removed which once charged a fee of 20 pesos or two dollars. There has been a lack of maintenance to the property, and no access has been developed to feature the new ruins that were found and evaluated by the INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) which include building foundations, "chultunes" (underground storage reservoirs), and possible remains of tombs. The main researcher, Luis Leira Guillermo passed away shortly afterward. A fence was built around the periphery and a new palapa was constructed, although there have been complaints concerning its quality.
    It is noted that there is a lack of guides or information, and an abundance of mosquitoes.

Massive effort left North Beach clean
Limpieza masiva deja reluciente a Playa Norte[+] Ver masFull article at this link
     A massive clean up on Thursday by city personnel and volunteers removed several tons of sargasso that had accumulated in recent days along an area of 300 linear meters of North Beach. The workers included personnel from various agencies, including staff from the DIF social service agency, with rakes in hand, as well as employees of businesses on the beach.
       Work had been ongoing since Monday when winds from the northeast on the weekend caused accumulation and waters that were called "chocolatosas", which also had bad odors. This had chased people away from North Beach on that day, but the current withdrew hours later.(Many flocked to Playa Centro, which was clean.)
   The Tourism Department participated in this marathon day, and the Director, Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, expressed his gratitude to all of those who helped and who are committed to maintaining the excellent image and reputation of the cleanliness of North Beach.

No nautical restrictions on Thursday   
Se mantuvo plena actividad náutica+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The weather was good and there was no rain, although it had been forecast.

Cockteleros battling for first place in baseball league  
Cockteleros pelea liderato de beis[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Most of the information in this article has already been translated. It is noted that the Cockteleros will play Puerto Morelos again this Sunday here in Isla Mujeres at the El Pescador stadium. They played and beat this same team here last weekend, but it appears there is a problem with the stadium in Puerto Morelos, so the game will be held here, again. The Isla Mujeres team will be seeking their fifth win, with only one loss so far, to their rivals, the Isla Mujeres Pescadores, in the tenth inning.


The Yellow X is a weak low pressure area producing disorganized showers with <10% chance of development. 
The Orange X behind it is a Tropical Wave with a 60% chance of development in the next 5 days. It's showing signs of organization that could develop slowly into a Tropical Depression next week as it moves west across the eastern & central tropical Atlantic Ocean at 15-20mph. From the NHC this morning.
The weather here is very nice at midday with blue skies & sunshine.

Here's the full report ("1" is the long orange off Africa and "2" is the yellow one in front of it.)
1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located
about 600 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands are showing some
signs of organization. The environment is forecast to be conducive
for slow development, and a tropical depression could form early
next week while the system moves westward at 15 to 20 mph across the
low latitudes of the eastern and central tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.``
2. A weak low pressure area located about 600 miles east of the
Windward Islands is producing disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. The combination of dry mid-level air and strong
upper-level winds is expected to hinder any further development of
this low while it moves west-northwestward at around 10 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
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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 

Sept. 24   6:46
Sept. 25   7:24
Sept. 26  8:02
Sept. 27  8:42
 Sept. 28   9:25
  Sept. 29  10:11 
 Sept. 30  11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~630
September Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain

Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.

Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.

Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then a BBQ at the RESCATE site in Sac Bajo, at the old Cristalmar hotel next to Playa Tiburon, with a raffle for youth, live music, and circus performers until 8p.Celebration was relocated to Playa Norte after the group was evicted from the Sac Bajo site on Saturday.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition

Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 8  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p

Friday, Sept. 14 Independence Day parade on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's monument. Starting around 8a, maybe 9a.  Traffic will be detoured to Juarez for a couple hours. 

Saturday, Sept. 15  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA
      The bands playing for the Independence celebrations on the Town Square on Saturday night will be Grupo Mojado & Megaboom. Tables are on sale at the Office of Public Relations from 10a to 4p, and there is a phone number & extension for more information. Your entire family is invited to come and celebrate! Grito at 11p, fireworks, then live music & partying all night long.

Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day There is usually a parade on Rueda Medina starting at 8a. Parade was Friday.

Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.  

Wednesday, Sept. 19   The Mayor's second municipal Report will be given on Sept. 19th at 4pm on the Town Square, according to the caption with this graphic, which says the City Council will have a special session at 4:30 on the Town Square. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19 There will be a national earthquake simulation, preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of the 2017 earthquake, and afterwards you are invited to raise your right fist as a symbol of unity and brotherhood among the people of Mexico
Saturday, Sept. 22  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox

Sunday, Sept. 23 Isla Mujeres Cocteleros will play the Puerto Morelos Baseball Boys at the El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui) at 1pm 

Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day  There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico

Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

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)

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