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La TertuliaTuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday the Vectors Department will be carrying out an intense campaign of nebulization and junk removal for the prevention of mosquito borne diseases. Residents are asked to avoid having containers where rainwater can collect.VIDEO
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Intense anti-mosquito campaign
Intensa campaña contra mosquitosThe Vectors Department will be carrying out an intense campaign of nebulization and junk removal on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to prevent mosquito borne diseases. Residents are asked to cooperate and avoid having any containers where rainwater can collect and to open their doors and windows during the spraying.
They will begin on Tuesday at 11am in La Gloria, where residents are asked to remove their junk, containers that collect water, and to clean their properties. From 5p-7p they will be near Salina Grande. On Wednesday and Thursday, they will be nebulizing at the areas of stagnant water, such as the one in front of the hospital, covering about 60 hectares. This is the second campaign this year.
Residents are asked to remove items like tires, cans, boats and other items where rainwater can collect and mosquito larvae can grow.
No response for fishermen
Pescadores sin respuestaFor more than 10 years, Cuban boats have been present in the waters off the northeast coast of Q.Roo, in the so-called Isla Mujeres fishing grounds. In this area, shark fishermen capture species used for bait, mainly bonito (Euthynnus alletteratus), and in recent years they have observed a significant decline in its population. They attribute this to the Cuban ships, who fill their holds without any limits.
The bonito begin spawning in the spring, and this is part of the diet of the whale sharks, along with plankton. Therefore, the excessive capture of this species could affect the arrival of these largest fish in the world, and the thousands of tourists who come to observe and swim with the whale sharks.
The fishermen of the five cooperatives of Isla Mujeres want the National Fish Agency (CONAPESCA) to investigate whether the Cuban fleet are violating the agreement signed in 1976. They want to know if the Cubans are exceeding the allowable limits and if they are capturing other species that are not on the list.
They conducted a protest on July 17th, 2018, holding signs in their boats that said: "Stop fishing the bonito that is the sustenance of our families" and "We Mexicans no longer have fish to give away".
In April of each year, meetings are held between Cuba and Mexico in regard to this treaty and the possibility of expanding or decreasing it, dealing with issues about species, catch tonnage, sizes and types of boats, regulatory conservation measures, and other related issues. The fishermen want the new federal administration to protect this resource, which attracts the whale sharks and provides sustenance for their families.
PROFECO will have temporary module
La Profeco instalará modulo itinerante
The Federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) will set up a temporary module in the kiosk in La Glora at 10am on Monday to accept complaints against Telcel and Telmex and be open into the afternoon.
|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 & fast 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,bikes, BBQ grills, safes, 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
Feb 19 7:05
Feb 20 8:10
Feb 21 9:13
Feb 22 10:14
Feb 23 11:12
Painting by Pamela Haase
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings LINK . Volunteers welcome! Here's the Accion Isla LINK
Saturday, Feb. 2 World Wetlands Day Plogging Clean-up 8a meet up at Zama beach club to clean along the Sac Bajo road. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Candlemas Day Tamales provided by those who had the baby Jesus in their Kings cake on Jan. 6th.
Sunday, Feb. 3 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Monday, Feb. 4 A Civic ceremony is held the first Monday of each month, often on the Town Square, in the morning, probably around 8a or 9a.
Thursday, Feb. 7 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 9 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 10 Performances by Carnaval dance troupes with judging to determine the Kings & Queens of Carnaval. Two couples are competing for the overall King & Queen, other categories include Children, Youth, and Diversity.
Thursday, Feb. 14 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Feb. 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship) The City provides a free Collective wedding event including the ceremony, cake, and paperwork for residents.
In mid-February, there has been Artisan's Pavilion on the Town Square, for the past few years with artisans from other regions of Mexico, as well as a number from Isla Mujeres offering interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.
Saturday, Feb. 16 Plogging Clean-up Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 17 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Feb 18-24 Island Time Music Festival & Fishing Tournament
This will be the 10th anniversary of this Festival which benefits the Little Yellow School House who provide education and therapy for special needs kids on the island. LINK to schedule of events, ticket information, etc Features popular Country music artists
Thursday, Feb. 21 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 23 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 24 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Sunday, Feb. 24 Online auction begins for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program
Thursday, Feb. 28 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Isla Blanca Kite Festival (on the mainland) says they've discontinued after ten years due to parking problems, but here's their page in case that changes. LINK
In February, generally the temperatures are very pleasant, but weather for this month includes "nortes", fronts from the north whose winds often cause small boats to be restricted to port, and they may bring clouds, rain, and cooler temps. They cause the lobster to come out of their hiding places and move south across the seabed, increasing the catches of the fishermen.
Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Grouper and Octopus in February (and March). Lobster season ends after Feb. 28th (Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available). LINK
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
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
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