Monday, November 5, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 5

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Catching lobster at Isla Contoy National Park 

Inició captura de langosta

  The lobsters being caught in the bay of the Isla Contoy National Park have begun to be an important part of the production of the crustacean, according to the cooperatives who set their nets there. They are authorized by CONANP (Commission for the Protection of Natural Areas) to conduct this activity in the fall and winter, when the northern fronts cause the lobsters to move from north to south. This activity can be seen in documentaries made in this area, such as the one published in the 70's by environmentalist Ramon Bravo (RIP).
   The fishermen, who are members of the cooperatives "“Patria y Progreso”, “Caribe” and “Justicia Social”, say the sargasso, which has been affecting the Mexican Caribbean, has also been getting caught in their nets, making their work more difficult.There are hundreds of meters of nets being placed and monitored daily by teams of fishermen, and during the season they harvest several tons of lobster. The season ends on Feb. 28, and then there is a four month prohibition for reproduction.
   Fishermen also dive to catch lobster, in increasingly deeper waters, and there have been more than 40 cases of decompression since the season began on July 1st. There are concerns that the total could reach 70 cases by the end of the season.

Invitation to play volleyball 

Invitan a jugar Voleibol

Residents are invited to participate in the volleyball tournament which will take place at the dome in colonia Salina Chica, whose deadline for registration is Nov. 8 at 9pm and a meeting is scheduled for Nov. 6 at 8pm. There will be male and female teams, who need six to 12 players.
    On Tuesday, three hours after a child was reported missing near Ciudad Juarez in the Continental Zone of the municipality, he was found at noon near the old landfill by personnel with Civil Protection.

Increased tourism  

Repunte turístico

  There was an increase in tourism during the long weekend for the Day of the Dead holidays, and it is noted that tourism has increased during the past two years of this administration. It is likely that this is associated with the promotional work being done by the municipal government, in coordination with state and federal agencies, according to the head of the municipal Tourism Department, Jose Castillo Magana.
   He didn't give occupancy statistics, and noted that there was a "saldo blanco" (no significant incidents), and noted that security and safety services were provided by the municipal police and Civil Protection personnel, in coordination with state and federal agencies.

Telemedicina service to be available 

Ya podrán dar servicio de telemedicina

Technological equipment has already arrived to provide telemedicine services at the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres in early 2019, which will allow access to specialized remote services, according to Director Miguel García Albarrán.
   The system should be installed in January, including the computer equipment, electronic stethoscope, monitors and other digital tools. Trained personnel will operate the equipment and serve as liaisons with specialists at the Cancun General Hospital, to provide care to islander patients.  In March, the services should begin, by appointment, with a list of specialists to serve people of limited resources, without having to travel repeatedly to Cancun, as they have been doing in the past.
   The equipment is sponsored by COQCYT (Quintana Roo Council of Science and Technology) thru UQRoo (University of Quintana Roo), in association with the Ministry of Health. A year ago the Quintana Roo health agency invested 11 million pesos in this project to equip hospitals around the state and in the course of 2018, they have been installed and now this is taking place in Isla Mujeres. 
    Seven medical units and three administrative offices are interconnected to offer health services at a distance and distance training around the state. These services have been used in many countries and in Mexico, they have successfully served distant populations. 

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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 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
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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.
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

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day

 Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a

Wednesday Nov. 28 thru Saturday Dec. 8- Patron Saint festivities for Our Lady of Immaculate Conception  

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

  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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