Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, May 22

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TVisla Mujeres    published the results of the Cosme Magana International Fishing Tournament:
And a VIDEO of the fishing tournament awards ceremony           

Authorities still haven't released the whale shark tour permits LINK   (posted yesterday)

Thieves have been stealing from churches in Isla Mujeres LINK 

Videos for church burglars LINK   

Harbor Master still awaiting technical opinion about propeller protectors LINK   

Events for Dia de la Marina

From  Por Esto :

Impossible to walk on the sidewalks   

Imposible caminar por las banquetas

  Downtown, pedestrians must often walk in the street with the vehicles because of items on the sidewalk which include signage, merchandise, tables with chairs, planters, and other objects. It is unknown if these businesses are paying a fee to use this space. It is noted that most of the sidewalks are narrow.

Harbor master awaiting technical opinion  

Capitanía de Puerto a la espera del dictamen

    The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres is waiting for the technical opinion of the investigation that was made a few days ago in order to verify the feasibility or non-feasibility of using propeller protectors for the motors of the whale shark tour permit holders. On Friday, May 17, two boats with these devices were tested.  
      During the test of the"San Diego", the protector broke into two pieces before the boat had gone five nautical miles at a speed of 20 knots, leaving it adrift. For the "Santa Rosa", the tests showed that with the use of the protector the steering wheel became rigid and caused difficulty with maneuvering.
        The engineers determined that the use of these devices is not viable and also generate severe damage to expensive engines up to 250 horsepower. The tests were ordered by the Regional Harbor Master, with the intention of  determining whether or not they could affect the performance of the engines and the vessel itself. The opinion will apply to the protectors that were tested.
     The propeller protectors are required by a new provision in the Management Plan for the whale shark. but the Harbor Master is awaiting the opinion of the Naval authorities regarding their safety and feasibility.

Hotel occupancy could increase in Isla Mujeres  

IM podría incrementar la ocupación hotelera

   Tourism was high during the Easter holidays and has been lower since then. Currently it is lower on the weekdays than weekends and is expected to increase during the summer. The decrease in tourism is more obvious in the evenings. There is sargasso in other parts of the Maya Riviera, but Isla Mujeres hasn't been affected, which is expected to have a positive effect on tourism on the island during the summer, especially on the national holidays.

1200 families are suffering  

Mil 200 familias están sufriendo

    The whale shark tour season was scheduled to begin on May 15th, but the permits haven't been released because authorities are waiting for an official opinion regarding the use of propeller protectors. Meanwhile tour providers and travel agencies have had to cancel reservations while awaiting the determination, which is affecting many families directly and indirectly.

No respect for the house of God  

No respetan ni la casa de Dios

I'll translate this manana.

Basketball team receives uniforms 

Cahuameros, nueva generación, recibió su uniforme

  The children of the Isla Mujeres basketball team New Generation Cahuameros were given uniforms by City government this weekend at the City Council room in the Town Hall.

"Sum Beach " wins fishing tournament  

“Sum Beach”, el rey del mar

   The Cosme Magana International Fishing Tournament was won by the boat "Sum Beach" from Puerto Adventuras, who won the first prize of 350,000 pesos and a motorcycle. Second place was taken by "Knotty Hooker", also from Puerto Aventuras, who won a pick-up truck. Third place was son by the boat "Diablito", who won a prize of 100,000 pesos in cash. "Diablito" took first place last year.
    The winning boat "Sum Bech" scored 11,141.80 points and the second place boat, Knotty Hooker, scored 10, 949.80 which are higher than the winning score of the previous tournaments/ Last years winning score was 9293.5. 
    The tournament was a success and there were no incidents. The Mayor participated in the opening ceremonies and the award ceremony.

Possible cancellation of propeller protectors   

Posible cancelación de protectores de hélices

No changes in police command   

Sin cambios en el mando policial


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

May 18   7:20
May 19    8:19
May 20   9:16
 May 21   10:10
 May 22   11:01
 May 23   11:48
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:15p-7:25
Sunrise ~6:15a-6:05
May Events 
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On Saturdays at 8a-10a,  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

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   

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

Wednesday, May 1 Labor Day. International Dia de los Trajabadores. Banks, schools, government offices, and similar businesses will be closed. Most tourism businesses will be open, as will Chedraui.

Wednesday, May 1  In honor of State Sea Turtle Week & Children's Day, the Tortugranja will present puppet shows tomorrow, May 1st at 9a, 11a, 1p, and 3p
Friday, May 3- Día de Santa Cruz/ Día del Albañil

Saturday, May 4 The Caribbean beach "Playa Guadalupana", near the cemetery, is one of the main turtle nesting beaches & you're invited to help clean it up at 9am for the mamas who will start arriving any day now. 

Sunday, May 5 "Cinco de Mayo" commemorates a battle against the French in Puebla & is mostly celebrated in bars by folks from the US.

Sunday, May 5  The First National Women's Extreme Roller Skating Festival of the Maya Riviera 2019 will be in Isla Mujeres on Sunday, May 5 from 1p-5p. Free. Schedule:
1p at the Bicentennial Dome in La Gloria: Recreational Games.
2:30p Awareness Competition "Roll & Pickup".
3p at the Skate Park in Salina Chica: Skating Exhibition by Chicas Roller Mexico, Live music by Playa Sol, Cypher of Freestyle, Mural painting, Environmental talk by Accion Isla, Skate Workshops, games & more, with food by Santo Taco.

Monday, May 6  Civic ceremony on the first Monday of each month, usually on the Town Square at 9a.

Thursday, May 9 The 2019 National Olympics and National Youth Olympics competition for the stae of Quintana Roo for open water swimming, in 5, 7, and 10 kilometer distances. They will swim between the concrete pier by the vehicle ferries and the pier of the former Kawama marina to its south. 8am-5pm 

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, May 8, 9 & 11:

3-Day Schedule for the First Isla Mujeres Bird Festival 2019
Wednesday, May 8
9a-Inauguration in Salina Chica at the library "17 de Agosto" & you're invited to donate a book.
9:15-Cleanup in the mangroves of Salina Aeropuerto and around the Library.
11a-Mural of Birds of Isla Mujeres on the library wall.
6p-Presentation: Celebrating Urban Birds by Green Jay Mayan Birding at the Library.

Thursday, May 9
11a-Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day at the middle school "Benito Juarez" by Green Jay Mayan Birding with a presentation at 11:50a by Amigos de Sian Ka´an and another at 12:45 titled "Birds & Wetlands" by Hidrobios.
6p-Presentation at the City Council room in the Town Hall of "Tourist Guides & Bird Watching".
Saturday, May 11
6:30a-Bird Watching UPDATE-Meeting at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa .
9:30a-Presentation at the Library: Results of Bird Monitoring in Chacmochuc Lagoon in the Isla Mujeres municipality (on the mainland).
5p-Close of Activities at the Gaviotas Park in Salina Chica with Activities for Children & a neighborly gathering.

Friday, May 10  Mother's Day  

Wednesday, May 15 Whale shark tour season begins and continues until  mid-September. Turtle nesting season is from May-October Tours will begin after the permits are distributed.

Friday, May 17 Clean up at Isla Contoy beaches for turtle nesting season. Departing at 7a.

Saturday May 18  Red Cross fundraising dinner-event

Saturday, May 18 Miss Gay Quintana Roo competition on Town Square at 8p.

Saturday & Sunday May 18 & 19:  Cosme Magana International fishing tournament with over a million pesos in prizes.  Deadline for registration is the Friday night Captain's Dinner. (The women's tournament "La Dorada Del Caribe 2019" will be held June 28 & 29.)
Sunday, May 19 Miss Dia de la Marina will be chosen on the Town Square at 8p. (Dia de la Marina is June 1st

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 Mujere

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