Thursday, September 20, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Reports Thursday, September 20

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- The Superintendent of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in the Northern Region of Quintana Roo, Gonzalo Paredes Plancarte, acknowledged that the blackouts in Isla Mujeres are due to overloads caused by increased demand as a result of the growth of tourism and tourism developments.

Head of Regional CFE: There are plans to replace the submarine electrical line  LINK 

He explained that there is currently an ongoing program of maintenance and review of submarine lines which supply electricity to the entire island and although they are still within their usable life span, there have been failures that have left the island without electricity. He said they have already made plans to replace some of the accessories, as well as the submarine lines, which will be budgeted this year. 
   He said demand has increased in the past two years since Isla Mujeres became a Pueblo Magico, and this has caused an overload to the lines. He said emergency generators have been brought in to operate in cases of emergency and to provide assistance in time of high demand. 
   "At the moment we have enough capacity to supply electricity to Isla Mujeres, but I repeat the submarine lines are in perfect condition and if they are replaced it is not because they are in bad condition." He said the outages have not been caused by the cable failing. 

The simulations being carried out for Civil Protection Week will conclude on Saturday.  LINK  
  Today a water rescue simulation was carried out by the lifeguards of Civil Protection. During the week so far, drills have taken place in hotels, restaurants, stores, and shopping centers, and two more are planned. On Friday where will be a fire drill at a downtown beach restaurant, with evacuation of the workers before putting out the (simulated) fire.  On the last day, Saturday, an general drill will be carried out at Mia Hotel, which will involve all the brigades of Civil Protection including first aid, evacuation, and fire fighting, which is more extensive than the drills that have been carried out so far this week. 

94% of the public lighting works correctly
Isla Mujeres is the most effective municipality for public lighting  LINK    
(I'll translate this manana) 

Two years of working for a better future for Isla Mujeres: Mayors 2nd "Informe" report LINK  VIDEO   
(I'll translate this manana)

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Enjoy Isla Mujeres any day of the week (photos)

Recognition of the outstanding work of Ms Pao Orrico with the DIF social service agency of Isla Mujeres. (She's the Mayor's wife).

Weather forecast

Article & photos of the Mayor's 2nd annual  Informe report VIDEO    VIDEO 

Recognition of Mayor's good work by Governor VIDEO  

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Video just after sunrise

There are videos related to the Mayor's Informe report and officials from other municipalities acknowledging him and his work.

IM Noticias   

Video of Mayor's Informe report.

Isla Mujeres team the  Cocteleros are tied for first place in the State Baseball League with the team from Lazaro Cardenas. Each team has won four games and lost one game. However if you count by the number of runs, the team from Lazaro Cardenas is in first place and the Cocteleros of Isla Mujeres are in second place.
     The Cocteleros lost their game against the Isla Mujeres Pescadores, in the tenth inning. On Sunday, Sept 23 they will play the team from Puerto Morelos here on the island.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Suspension of electricity today in Salina Chica 
Suspensión de energía eléctrica, hoy. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Along the main street of colonia Salina Chica, Martinez Ross Avenue, electrical service will be suspended today, Thursday, for six hours from 8am to 2pm, while maintenance work is being done, which will result in improvement of the electrical supply to the community. This was confirmed at the CFE office, who had communicated with the residents in that area.

Mass at the whale shark monument  
Misa en el monumento al tiburón ballena[+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Part of the information in this article has already been translated. It notes there are 240 small boats from the municipalities of Isla Mujeres, Lazaro Cardenas (Holbox), and Benito Juarez (Cancun) with licenses to offer whale shark tours, who were authorized to go out daily for four months from May 15 until Monday, Sept. 17. (As long as the Harbor Master had no restrictions on navigation by small boats.). The authorized boats may enter the reserve area between 7am and 2pm. Tourists must have a full sized life vest or a neoprene suit, and snorkel equipment, including fins and a mask.
    SEMARNAT says that the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) come to the waters of the Yucatan Channel cyclically each year which coincides with the presence of a wide variety of plankton and "nekton", includes small crustaceans such as krill, larvae of crabs and 'copepods', small fish such as sardines, anchovies, mackerels and occasionally small tuna and squid.

Renovating Middle School's electrical system  
Renuevan sistema eléctrico en secundaria .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   The problem of overloads and short circuits has been solved at the middle school, Benito Juarez, and it's own substation will be in operation in October, said the school director, Carlos Canto. The state government invested 2.2 million to renovate the entire system and to install the substation which will be located near the school.
   In response to concerns about safety inside and outside the school and to ensure that drugs aren't being offered to students, eighteen security cameras have been installed, at a cost of 22,000 pesos, from the treasury of the parent association. This expense was approved at a recent general assembly which had a record-breaking number of parents in attendance.
   The problem of a lack of 100 desk-chairs has been solved with the parents paying for the freight of their transport. Some free textbooks are lacking, which should arrive in the next few days. The computer workshop space for the language club has been renovated, with air conditioners and a large screen to display videos they use to learn the English language, which will allow them to work in Tourism, even if they don't continue their studies.
   It is noted that there is a lack of transportation for the students, since the number of taxis is insufficient to mobilize the number of students of the island needing to get to school before 7am, therefore they are allowed to be ten minutes late. A meeting is planned with the Mayor, to present a solution to this issue, such as taking advantage of the good relationship with the taxi union to request providing vans for students, in view of the lack of urban transportation.
   Regarding the areas of health promotion and crime prevention, talks by specialists have been provided by the DIF social service agency, the municipal police, civil protection, and the health department and their vector's agency,  The goal of the school is to achieve a rating that is 8.2, which would be above the level achieved during the last school year of 8.1. The level of dropping out has decreased from 15 percent to 9 percent, with the main cause being parental change of address.

Middle school will celebrate 60th anniversary  October 7-11  
Alistan festejos por aniversario de secundaria. [+] Ver masFull article at this link


We're having lovely sunny, hot weather with blue skies today.

From the NHC at 2p, Tropical Weather Outlook & Discussion. Excerpted, this is in regard to the two yellow areas on the bottom of the graphic, who currently have <10% & <20% chances of development in the next five days:

1 (the X). Satellite imagery shows that showers and thunderstorms associated
with a westward-moving tropical wave located about 750 miles east of
the Windward Islands have become less organized over the last
several hours. There is no evidence of a surface circulation at this
time, and a combination of dry air and strong upper-level winds are
expected to make development of this system unlikely while it moves
westward at 10-15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

4. A tropical wave is forecast to emerge off the west coast of Africa
by Saturday. Some slow development of this system is possible early
next week as it moves quickly westward across the low latitudes of
the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

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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

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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