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The City of Isla Mujeres provided maintenance for the traffic signs
The officers of the municipal Traffic Police provided maintenance to 80 traffic signs throughout the island, in coordination with other municipal agencies including the Ecology Department and the Parks and Gardens Department. Signs that are bent or damaged will be rehabilitated and put in the same place.
The cemeteries of Isla Mujeres are ready to receive visitors LINK
A general agreement of collaboration was signed between the state Seguro Popular (health insurance) and the municipality of Isla Mujeres, for the benefit of the health of islanders.
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Decision about raising taxi rates could be announced in December LINK
The newly appointed Director of the state Mobility Institute, Jorge Pérez Pérez, announced on Wednesday that they could have an answer by the end of the year to the request for an increase in taxi rates. The Isla Mujeres taxi union has requested an increase of 10 to 15%. A study was carried out nine months ago, which included the required socioeconomic analysis. Mr. Perez said that a priority of the Institute is to analyze and address the public transportation needs and fees of each of the 11 municipalities of the state. He added that anyone who doesn't adhere to the new rules will be subject to sanctions and even the potential loss of their concession, depending on the degree of non-compliance.
Isla Mujeres cemeteries are ready for Dia de los Muertos LINK
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
Residents want the Department of Parks & Gardens to provide maintenance to the park in colonia La Gloria where there has been some overgrowth. (photos)
Caption: City responds to concerns of business owners about the need for increased security at the Canotal mercado
VIDEO of an interview with the Secretary General of the City who said there was a meeting between officials and the police chief and they agreed to provide security with a police presence, manning the Police casita there and providing security at the Canotal market from 10p to 7a and increased patrols.
Maintenance was done to the street signs and to the cemeteries (Photos)
Noti Isla Mujeres
Promotion for the Cahuameros basketball games on Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at noon against the Islenos of Cozumel at the Convention Center with article & photos.
Seguro Popular agreement signed with City of Isla Mujeres (article & photos).
Maintenance has been done on the cemeteries
Promotion for the Cahuameros basketball games on Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at noon against the Islenos of Cozumel at the Convention Center. And an article & photos.
Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos
Grand celebration for Day of the Dead
Isla Mujeres news briefs
Although there has been no authorization for an increase in taxi rates, there have been complaints from some users about being charged 30 to 100 percent more for rides to the colonia areas. Although the rate for residents between downtown and the colonias is 15 pesos, some have reported being charged 20 or 30 pesos to take two people from Chedraui to downtown. There are also complaints that these are the same cabbies who discriminate against islander residents and Mexicans during the high season, as well as complaints about a lack of courtesy or good manners, noting that some drivers don't answer a greeting or respond to a "Thank-you".
The other brief is a report about the accident caused when a golf cart suddenly did a U Turn and collided with a taxi, with no injuries, which was previously translated.
Major League Basketball season begins
Recovery of parking spaces
Por Esto notes that there are not enough parking lots available for the estimated 3000 vehicles that are observed daily downtown, and that there is also a problem with many merchants obstructing the sidewalks with their merchandise and signage.
Excerpt from the NHC tropical weather discussion this morning:
Gentle to moderate trade winds will prevail across the Caribbean Sea through Saturday. A frontal boundary currently over the Gulf of Mexico will eventually push across the Yucatan Channel on Saturday night and Sunday.
|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
Oct. 24 6:39
Oct. 25 7:21
Oct. 26 8:07
Oct. 27 8:58
Oct. 28 9:52
Oct. 29 10:51
Oct. 30 11:52
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:30 to ~6:10p (beginning vs end of month)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
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.
Monday, Oct. 1 Lighting of the pink lights at the Town Square for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 8:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 7 All Star Baseball game 11a at El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui).
Monday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Day of Fishermen
Wednesday, Oct. 10 Tournament Finale for the municipal inter-company Futbol Rapido/Fast Soccer competition and the stadium in Salina Chica. The game for 3rd place is at 8 between the "Taxistas" and the "Dolphin Discover" teams, and the contest for 1st & 2nd starts at 9p between "Bepensa" and "Garrafon".
Thursday, Oct. 11 Performances on the Town Square 6p-9p by students as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"
Friday, Oct. 12 Student race from 7a-8a from the middle school "Benito Juarez" to Playa Centro beach, where there will be activities and music until 1:30 as the finale for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"
Friday, Oct. 12 Dia de la Raza
Saturday, Oct. 13 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA
Friday, Oct. 19 Guitarists performing at the Casa de la Cultura at 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA
Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8pm and Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon at the Convention Center: Isla Mujeres Cahuameros VS Escuela Modelo (a Merida University team). Grand inaugural game of the season!
Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 7am at Playa Centro, the Pink Race. 1km, 5km, and 10km.
Funds will be used to help women obtain testing for timely detection of breast cancer.
Sunday, Oct. 21 Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo
Friday, Oct. 26
Saturday, Oct. 27 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA
Saturday, Oct. 27 Altars contest for the governmental agencies on the Town Square at 8p with a singer & a dance troupe performing. (Altar construction begins earlier.)
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8pm and Sunday Oct 28 at noon: The Cauhaumeros Basketball team will play the Cozumel Islanders for the first game of the Major League season.
Sunday, Oct. 28 "Festival of the Living for the Dead" with dance troupes performing, as well as a Costume contest and a Catrina contest, with cash prizes and two categories: Open and Children's. On the Town Square. Costume & Catrina contests begin at 7p and event at 8p. You can register at the Casa de la Cultura from Monday thru Friday 9a to 4p.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween on Hidalgo after dark. Bring lil toys & such and expect to be mobbed by cute kiddos & enjoy the clever costumes. There's also a golf cart/scooter procession planned with Chedraui as the meeting point at 6pm to toss treats & participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and to wear costumes.
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.
Friday, Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos
At this time of year, Mexican families remember & celebrate their departed relatives. Hanal Pixan is the name of the Mayan celebration. Altars are made with photos of the deceased, where offerings of favorite foods and items are placed, copal incense is burned, and marigold flower petals are often used.
All Saints Day & All Souls Day, Nov. 1 & 2, are the Dias de los Muertos...one for children, one for adults, when families visit graves & clean & decorate them. On the island, these are private moments in the cemeteries, not public celebrations like in many parts of Mexico. Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry.
Sunday, Nov. 4 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p with a Festival of the Living for the Dead will feature two dance troupes and a Catrina costume contest with a Children's category and an Open category and cash prizes.
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)