Sunday, March 17, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 17

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Municipal government seeking solutions to the "White Syndrome" that is having a serious impact on the reefs of the Mexican Caribbean.
       With the aim of taking measures to generate less impact on the reefs near the coast of Isla Mujeres, in response to  "White Syndrome which is affecting the corals of the Mexican Caribbean, the municipal government, via the Department of Ecology and the Environment has undertaken a series of conferences to provide information about the situation. The Director of that agency, Carlos Barranco Garcia said it is important to stay informed about the effects this syndrome could cause to corals near the coast of the municipality, in order to be able to take the necessary measures and avoid a greater impact on the marine ecosystem and the environment.  
  The coordinator of the Healthy Reefs Initiative for Healthy People, Melina Soto said that the Mexican coasts are in an emergency situation with the "White Syndrome" because this disease kills the organisms quickly by destroying their living tissue and leaving just a dead skeleton. "You must seek a way to counteract the damage, because in less than six months this disease has killed 30 percent of the Mexican Caribbean Coral and it is truly lethal," she said.
     Melina Soto acknowledged the work being done by the government of Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis by taking interest in working in a coordinated manner to avoid greater impact on the corals of the municipal coasts and the entire Mexican Caribbean.

   Eighty percent of residents are cooperating with the "Ya Es Hora" (Now Is The Time) program for trash collection at night around the island. It is collected after 2p in Sac Bajo, and from 8p to 10p downtown, at the beaches, and in the colonias of Canotal and la Gloria. The Mayor said he is very happy with the response by the citizenry, but to be a green municipality, it is necessary that people learn to separate trash correctly and practice the three R's: Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse. He said simple actions can make a difference such as purchasing in bulk, declining straws, and using glass glasses instead of plastic.
  The Director of Public Services, Pablo Jesus Moreno Povedano asked that islanders begin separating their trash into two groups, organic and inorganic, to facilitate their processing after collection. He explained, "Trash can be classified into 15 groups, including glass, PET plastic, cardboard, and cans, but we understand that not everyone has the information or a accustomed to separating their trash in this manner, so we are asking you to start with Organic and Inorganic. This adjustment will be made in a gradual manner, which will make it easier."


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The crew of  "Chachalaca", captained by Anthony Mendillo Jr., caught a 340 pound swordfish (pez espada...a comment says it is a blue marlin) about ten miles south of Isla Mujeres, noting the "fight" lasted just over three hours. Mr. Mendillo said it was not an easy fight with the tremendous fish, and recalled that his last exceptional catch with a rod was 12 years ago, and that was a 540 pound blue marlin.
   Locals and visitors who were present at the Lima Zuno family dock were impressed, and it is noted that the company "Keen M" is very popular with both foreign and Mexican fishermen who are seeking an experience capturing billfish in the waters of Isla Mujeres.  VIDEO  

The Navy carried out a medical evacuation from the cruise ship "Norwegian Breakaway" 3 miles (5 km) away from Isla Mujeres, upon request from the ship's captain for a passenger who was having symptoms of a heart attack. Naval medical personnel attended to the 50 year old male from the United States, who was taken to the Naval station at Puerto Juarez. He was in stable condition when he was placed in a private ambulance to receive specialized medical attention.

Strong sanctions will be imposed against 'pirate' rentals of golf carts 
The new Director of the Mobility Institute (IMOVEQRoo) in the Northern Zone of the state, Vivian Castillo Dzul, met with golf cart rental concessionaires, who requested strong sanctions be imposed for those who rent without having a concession, noting a 'pirate' cart was recently in an accident involving tourists.
   Ms Castillo Dzul said, "They asked that we address the issue of piracy, and therefore this will be the first action of the Mobility Institute." She said this request will be addressed, and they are seeking to work in a coordinated manner with state and federal authorities for the island and the Continental Zone. She emphasized that now the Mobility Law imposes very high sanctions, which will be applied against those who rent golf carts without having a concession.
    The meeting with the new director was attended by various golf cart concessionaires, and included the president of the association of golf cart rental agencies in Isla Mujeres, Rene Contreras Bonilla.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Sunset VIDEO  

Noti Isla Mujeres   

IM Noticias   

La Tertulia
Photos from Naval medical evacuation from the cruise ship 


 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Navy conducts medical evacuation from cruise ship  

Armada evacua a tripulante de crucero

90 minute electrical outage Saturday morning   

Apagón por 90 minutos, ayer por la mañana

The suspension occurred shortly after 6am without major impact since there was a fresh breeze. The work along Jesus Martinez Ross had begun on Thursday, and closed the street on Friday and Saturday. The workers included crews from Cancun and Tizimin, as well as from Isla Mujeres. There was heavy machinery and an electrical generator in case of emergency. 
   Also, two power generators were installed at the airfield to provide electricity for the island in case of any outages. 
Large swordfish caught  

Nueva hazaña en la pesca deportiva

See translation above. This article notes that the crew included Jody Mc Cord, Kelmirth Misael Ancona Ancona and José Manuel Celis Rivero, and that captain Anthony Mendillo Jr. is the son-in-law of Enrique Lima Zuno. Mr. Mendillo noted that this will be the last activity of the boat "Chachalaca" before leaving for the United States. The sport fishing season, which generates strong economic activity in Isla Mujeres, will continue for two more months.

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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 

March 20   6:51
March 21   7:54
March 22    8:55
March 23   9:55
 March 24   10:53
March 25   11:50
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:50-7
Sunrise ~7:05-6:40
March Events 
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Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings 8-11,  meetup locations at this LINK . Volunteers welcome!  Here's the Accion Isla LINK

The Little Yellow School House is serving tasty lunch specials that change weekly on Wednesdays 11:30-1p, located on Paseo de Peces in La Gloria, the wide east-west street with Mundaca, Catholic Church & University and the Bead Coop. LYSH provides education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids. Memorable, fun experience, tasty affordable food & a good cause. More info: LINK 

Saturday, March 2 at 8p and Sunday, March 3 at noon at the Convention Center: Basketball Playoffs  (They lost and are out of the playoffs)

  On the first Monday of each month, there is usually a civic ceremony in the morning, often on the Town Square. 

Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Grouper and Octopus in March. Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

Carnaval Schedule
Friday, March 1st Noche de Gala/Gala Night
Coronation of the Kings & Queens in all categories
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music byYerbabuena
Town Square 8:30p

Saturday, March 2 Noche Cubana/Cuban Night
Presentation of dance troupes
Dance to live music by Grupo Junior Klan
Town Square 8:30p

Sunday, March 3 Carnaval Parade-Fantasy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval base to the Fishermen's Monument at the Traffic Circle
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Afternoon of Fantasy
Bouncy houses, Children's Costume contest, dance troupe performances and show for kids
Town Square 5p

Night of Fantasy
Presentation of the Queen of Diversity, Performances by dance troupes, Performance by Silvanna Show
Town Square 8:30p

 The parades are Sunday & Monday at 3p from the Naval Base to the Monument to the Fishermen, so Rueda Medina will be closed. Although the map doesn't show it, traffic is usually detoured down Juarez & the section of Hidalgo that is south of the Square (which usually affects where parking is allowed on Juarez, temporarily.)
It says...Due to celebrations for Carnaval 2019 in Isla Mujeres, March 1-5, there will partial, temporary road closures for the performances of the dance troupes.
On March 3 & 4, Rueda Medina will be closed during the parade. Please plan ahead, and thank you for your understanding

Monday, March 4-Carnaval Parade-Regional & Comedy
Contest of Decorated Floats/Carts
Procession is on Rueda Medina from the Naval Base to the Fishermen's Monument at the traffic circle.
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Comedy & Regional Night
Costume Contest for Adults
Presentation of Dance Troupes
Comedy by Macta
Town Square 8:30p

Tuesday, March 5-Fat Tuesday
Show by DJ's
Playa Centro 3p

Tuesday Night of Carnaval (Fat Tuesday)
Presentation of Dance Troupes, The Will & Burning of Juan Carnaval
Dance to live music by Caribbean Kings
Town Square 8:30p

On or around March 4th, there is usually a ceremony commemorating the arrival of Francisco Hernandez Cordoba in 1517, who is credited with discovering the Yucatan and what is now Mexico, after landing on Isla Mujeres. The expedition of 110 men and 3 boats sailed from Cuba and and sailed around the coast, battling with the Maya, until all but one were injured, and over 50 had died.

Thursday, March 7 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Friday, March 8 International Women's Day. These are the women of LYSH, providing education & therapy for Isla's special needs kids.

Saturday, March 9 Downtown at 8p on the court by the Town Square

Saturday, March 9 Casa de la Cultura at 8p, jazz-funk-rock fusion band Sr. Mandril. Free. On the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo.

Sunday, March 10 Pescador baseball field 1p Cocteleros vs Cancun Rockies 20p 

Thursday, March 14 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo  

Sunday, March 17 St. Patrick's Day   

Monday, March 18  is a day off for the birthday of Benito Juarez, which is on March 21st.

Tuesday, March 19 is Dia de San Jose which may be celebrated with a dance on the Town Square

 Wednesday, March 20 is Spring Equinox

Thursday, March 21 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo   

Saturday, March 23 The Quintana Roo Tigres will play the Campeche Piratas at the El Pescador baseball field oat 1p. This is a preseason game & the field is in front of Chedraui.

Thursday, March 28 Artist Fair 3-8p  Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo    

 Saturday, March 30 Sonora Dinamita 9p Pescador baseball field in front of Chedraui. Tickets on sale. 

  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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