Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, April 9

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April 7 World Health Day, to convey the importance of equality in health care services.

Crime prevention work helps keep Isla Mujeres safe and secure LINK
  This work includes a clean-up campaign at various schools on the island and in the Continental Zone. The first was the Cesar Mendoza Santana primary school, and other schools are on the schedule. The Director of the municipal police Crime Prevention division said that they will visit all the schools and maintain a close relationship with them. They will continue offering talks and training related to social adaptation and self-protection skills, and family risk factors, promoting familial harmony, healthy recreation, and trust in municipal authorities. There is emphasis on prevention of child abuse, identification of abuse, and respect for the rights of children and teens.

ON THE MAINLAND: Municipal government protects Francisco May village from a forest fire LINK

We continue to work to provide residents with a better quality of life with streets and avenues in optimal condition to maintain a better Isla Mujeres


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Rescue of sailboat with two people aboard very close Isla Contoy LINK 

ON THE MAINLAND,  first forest fire of the season has been 100% extinguished and the population of Francisco May village is out of danger LINK

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO Isla Mujeres soccer team remains undefeated after they tied Tulum with three goals each

ON THE MAINLAND  Drug lab dismantled in Rancho Viejo LINK  

IM Noticias   

Accusing Ultramar of improper and illegal competition 

La Tertulia

Maritima ferry company is ready to throw in the towel from monopolistic practices between the Ultracarga ferry company and the APIQROO port authority


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

Arrival of Cold Front #49 

Llega el frente frío número 49

Two people in a sailboat were rescued 

Rescatan a dos tripulantes de un velero

Two people of French nationality in a sailboat lacking propulsion due a mechanical failure were rescued by Naval personnel two nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Isla Contoy. Their boat "Tobin" was towed to port to receive maintenance, and the two people were in good health. It is not known whether they were headed toward Isla Mujeres or the Gulf of Mexico.

Accusing the Port Authority of an alliance with Ultramar  

Acusan a Apiqroo de alianza con Ultramar

On the Mainland: Protecting the village of Francisco May from brush fire

Protegen poblado de Francisco May del fuego

On the Mainland: Sneakers donated to children of the Agricultural Zone & the celebrated Day of Sports 

Regalan tenis a niños de la ZA y celebran el Día del Deporte

Lifeguards are prepared

Guardavidas preparados

  The lifeguards have completed their training and the buoy lines are in good condition. Beaches being monitored will include North Beach, Playa Centro, and Media Luna beach where swimming isn't allowed. There is not time to attend to the missing life guard towers, and it is noted that the Media Luna watchtower needs maintenance, the one on North Beach at the end of Hidalgo needs replacing, and adding a tower for the “Riíto” should be considered. 

Flipped golf cart 

Vuelca carro de golf

photo credit Por Esto
 Due a lack of caution while "racing" with another vehicle, a golf cart overturned on Sunday afternoon on the road to Punta Sur. The first paragraph says the accident occurred without injuries to the drivers, and minor damage to the cart. Later in the article it says the owner of the rental agency took two people with minor injuries to the hospital to be evaluated. An agreement to pay for the damage was worked out between the tourists and the agency.
  It is noted that there are more than 800 golf carts available for rent on the island, and many of the operators are inexperienced and tend to lose control when they increase their speed, or they invade the oncoming lane, according to official reports about incidents.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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 

April 19   7:36
April 20    8:36
April 21   9:36
 April 22   10:33
April 23   11:28
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p-7:10
Sunrise ~6:40a-6:15
April Events 
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On Saturday's at 8a-11a,  Plogging events to clean up the island are held,  meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags,   Here's the Accion Isla LINK

On Wednesday's, 11:30a-1p, The Little Yellow School House is serving tasty lunch specials that change weekly, 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. More info: LINK

Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

On Thursday's 3p-8p, Artists Fairs are held in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo, weather permitting.

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

At the Maritime Terminals, security measures will be implemented with metal detectors and a button for passengers to push, with a red light indicating their possessions will be inspected. 

Monday, April 1 at 9a Civic Ceremony on the Town Square

Tuesday, April 2 at 9a-2p, free rabies vaccinations in the La Gloria park. Pets must be at least 3 months old and not pregnant or lactating.

Wednesday, April 3 at 9a-2p free rabies vaccinations at the park in colonia Electristas. Pets must be at least 3 months old and not pregnant or lactating.

Friday, April 5 at 10a, Art Exposition at the Casa de la Cultura by artist Scarlett Mora representing the Mayan culture and the culture of the Zone of Quintana Roo "Tzolkin Ante Mis Ojos" (Tzolkin before my eyes...Tzolkin is the Mayan Calendar of 260 days). Guerrero at Abasolo.

Saturday, April 6 The Red Cross will kick off its annual donation drive, when entrepreneurs and municipal and Naval authorities traditionally contribute, as well as local business owners. Students will be collecting donations and receptacles will be available at businesses. In 2018, the ambulance went out an average of 4.5 times daily. The number of average daily ambulance runs has doubled, compared to 2016. About 200,000 pesos will be needed for the upcoming year.

Sunday, April 7 at 7a there will be a free running competition at the Mundaca Hacienda for kids and an award ceremony at 10a at the El Pescador beach club-water park. With categories for boys and girls, kids who are ages 4-5 will run 200m, 6-7 run 400m, 8-9 run 800m, and 10-12 run 1600 meters.

Saturday, April 13 Easter Vacation period begins until the students return to school on Monday, April 28, when the number of visitors arriving to the island daily is one of the highest year-round, with last year's record being about 27,000.

Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday There is usually a reenactment  Link to the FB page of the downtown Catholic Church,  Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, April 18 There is usually a reenactment on the Town Square of the Last Supper and the washing of feet. 

Friday, April 19 The Viacrusis/Passion of Christ reenactment begins at the Sacred Heart church on Paseo de Peces in La Gloria, goes to the Guadalupe Chapel overlooking the Caribbean in Salina Chica, then downtown to the Town Square in front of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception church.

Sunday, April 21 Easter

Monday, April 22 Earth Day  Probably the fourth annual Earth Day clean-up, removing debris from the seabed and beaches, and inventorying it....this will take place Sunday, April 21...more info manana.

Sunday, April 27 Last day of Easter holidays

Wednesday, April 30 Children's Day

Thursday, May 1 Labor Day

Whale shark tour season is from mid-May to mid-September. Turtle nesting season is from May-October.

The Cosme Magana fishing tournament will be May 18 & 19, with over a million pesos in prizes. The women's tournament "La Dorada Del Caribe 2019" will be held June 28 & 29.

   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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