Friday, September 28, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 28

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The fire at Facebar was controlled by the firefighters with no injuries reported VIDEO 

The municipal Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco García, said he is still waiting for the file and the evidence from the vet Delfino Guevara, and then they will begin the investigation into the deaths of several cats by poisoning. LINK   As of Wednesday evening, seven cats had been poisoned with strychnine, of which four died. All had been sterilized. 

Security cameras at the middle school put into use  LINK  
With an investment of 22,000 pesos, the Middle School now has security cameras VIDEO  

Good news for soccer lovers! The synthetic turf arrived and the field could be ready in three or four weeks.  (photo)

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

The entire community is encouraged to drive cautiously.  VIDEO of the Red Cross ambulance and the paramedics are providing medical assistance to an injured motorcyclist, and the reporter says that, according to witnesses, his excessive speed caused the collision with a golf cart, resulting in an injury to his right knee. He was being taken to the Community Hospital for medical treatment.    PHOTOS with caption, which notes both vehicles were traveling from north to south when the accident occurred at a speed bump in colonia La Gloria.

Photos with caption noting the municipal police conducted a security operation on the main street, Rueda Medina, to verify drivers had current license plate registration and driver's licenses, or fines would be issued.

Photos of tourists downtown

Photos with caption saying the personnel of Civil Protection and the Fire Fighters were working to clean out the storm drains (at the taxi stand) to prevent flooding during the rainy season.

Photos with caption saying neighbors of the middle school are complaining about used toilets and lighting materials which were placed behind the school after recent renovations, which are providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes which can carry diseases, as well as presenting a bad image.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

On World Tourism Day, Isla Mujeres celebrated a prosperous year (photo & article).

VIDEO with caption: Fire at the BE restaurant, which spread to the FaceBar, with no reported injuries. A paramedic with the Red Cross confirms there were no injuries nor anyone with smoke inhalation.
VIDEO with caption: Interview with the director of Civil Protection Ulysses Berman, who provides information about the incident. 
He explains that there was only material damages, no injuries, and that the fire has been extinguished which started in the kitchen of BE restaurant, and also caused damage to the FaceBar, upstairs, where the chimney is located. 

(Posted at 7p). VIDEO with caption: At this time, a collision just occurred in colonia La Gloria, at the Avenue de las Aves, between a golf cart and a motorcycle, causing injuries to a male about 27 years old, who has been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

VIDEO with caption:  Municipal police and the traffic police conducted a security operation of vehicles.  

The middle school Benito Juarez will celebrate its 60th anniversary with various cultural and sports related activities according to its director Carlos Alberto Canto Salazar.The middle school was the first in the entire state of Quintana Roo.

IM Noticias   

Parents will be able to monitor students at the Benito Juarez middle school from their homes, following the installation of 16 cameras in the common areas and periphery. VIDEO 


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Sunny Thursday in Isla Mujeres  
Con sol IM este jueves. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     Although it rained before sunrise for a few minutes, there was good weather all day and the port was open for all vessels, so the fishermen were able to work.  See report below regarding Tropical Storm Kirk.

Propane gas company needs governmental permits  
Gobierno de la isla regula distribución de gas [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  This information was translated yesterday. It is noted that the current propane company on the isle, Gas del Caribe (aka Zeta Gas) was recently sanctioned by PROFECO (Consumer Protection Agency) for under-filling cylinders, during an operation by the agency.

Isla Mujeres: Sub-site of International Soccer Tournament  
IM, subsede del Torneo Internacional de FutVer masFull article at this link
      Isla Mujeres will be a "sub-site" for the soccer tournament, "Torneo Internacional de Futbol de Veteranos", which features prominent World Cup players from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and other countries of the American continent. The event will open in Cancun on December 9th and close on Dec. 15th at Mia hotel. 
      Thirty-two teams are expected to participate in the  “Copa Isla y Cancún”  in two categories; athletes over 40 and athletes over 50. More information will be available in upcoming weeks.


As you can see from the North Beach webcam at sunrise, it's another sunny morning, with blue skies here, and the satellite picture is looking good too.
Tropical Storm Kirk is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression later today or Saturday, and then degenerate into a low pressure trough. It is currently by the Lesser Antilles, moving west at ~12 mph, which is expected to continue for the next day or two.
On the forecast track, Kirk's center, or its remnants, will move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next 2 or 3 days. Although the NHC forecast keeps the cyclone for another 24 hours, dissipation could occur much earlier. (Excerpted from the NHC this morning.)

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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 

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 in front of the cemetery on the Caribbean coastal road.

Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox

Saturday, Sept 22 Isla Mujeres Cahuameros vs UADY in a basketball game at the Convention Center 8p

 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

Sunday, Sept. 30  Installation of the new City Council at 3:30p outside the Casa de la Cultura, which is on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

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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