Saturday, June 15, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 15

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Four cases of poisoned cats treated at Delfino's clinic  LINK  
   Veterinarian Delfino Guevara is disappointed by the lack of response from the Department of Ecology toward ending animal abuse, especially now that there have been four new cases of cats being poisoned, which were treated at his clinic. He said they were poisoned by strychnine and found near the upholstery workshop in Salina Chica; and that there are witnesses who can identify the alleged perpetrator, but it is the job of the authorities to investigate and implement the law.

VIDEO of laborers working behind clausurado seal along the Caribbean sea, near Colegio Bachilleres. (A closure seal was recently placed by authorities, stopping work because they were using a backhoe after being told that wasn't permitted.)

VIDEO of Playa Media Luna yesterday/Friday

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of the Director of the Community Hospital encouraging the general public to donate blood. Yesterday was World Blood Donation Day.

  Isla Mujeres al Dia      

Promo for a Job Fair Friday, June 21, Photos of tourists enjoying the beach on a cloudy day, VIDEO noting Playa Centro is free of sargasso.

Hotel occupancy in Isla Mujeres is  at 70% and is expected to rise in the upcoming vacation period (photo).

VIDEO of wastewater overflowing from manhole in colonia La Gloria, near the YZA pharmacy. 

   La Tertulia  

Today at the baseball stadium in front of Chedraui--
Pescadores Jr. vs Toros of Isla Mujeres at 1:30p
Aguilas (Eagles) of Cancun vs Tiburones (Sharks) of Isla Mujeres at 3:30p

From  Por Esto :

Extension of whale shark permits  

Extensión a permisionarios

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) has announced that whale shark permits will no longer be issued annually, and instead will be extended for four years at a time. Therefore, for the next four seasons, there will be 247 permits, of which about 180 are from Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

The Federal Attorney's Office of the Consumer (PROFECO) reports that so far this year there have 21 complaints alleging fraud by travel agencies in the Mexican Caribbean. 

Veterinarian  Delfino Guevara reports he has treated four new cases of cats being poisoned, presumably by strychnine, and he complained about the lack of response from the Department of Ecology.  

Good weather expected this weekend   

Bonito clima el fin de semana

  Friday was cloudy, with a threat of rain that didn't occur and many visitors enjoyed the beaches and other tourist activities on the island and at sea. Nearly 70% of the golf carts were rented out, there was a good amount of people at the beaches, and about 50 recreational boats were anchored off North Beach. Tour operators reported good sales and reservations for the weekend.
     Similar weather is expected for Saturday, without a threat of strong winds from the south. Tropical wave #4 is expected to arrive on Sunday, but it isn't expected to affect nautical activities since no gusts of wind stronger than 30km/hr are expected.

Fewer middle school dropouts  

Disminuye deserción en secundaria

  This school year the middle school, Benito Juarez, had a 90% completion rate, compared to 80% last year. Of the 572 students enrolled at the school, 252 are graduating. It is noted that the school has had a variety of improvements this past year, including renovation of the electrical system and rebuilding the perimeter fence. More improvements are planned to the sidewalk at the entrance, the water fountain, and the dining room roof. The Director of the school, Canto Salazar, has been in charge for less than a year.


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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 

June 17  8:00
June 18   8:52
June 19   9:41
June 20  10:26
June 21  11:07
June 22  11:45
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:30p
Sunrise ~6a
June 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 June,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster, Octopus, Shrimp, Conch & Shark Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails.  LINK 

 The baseball games at the  El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game. .

Incubation pen Tortugranja (not 2019)

Turtle nesting season continues throughout June. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility.  Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres;  Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but the sand usually isn't deep enough. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.

By Tony Garcia

 Whale shark tour season continues throughout June, ending in mid-September.

Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2: "Dry Law" is in effect for 48 hours, from the first minute on Saturday (00:00, just after Friday midnight) until midnight on Sunday (24:00) when "To Go" (package) sales of alcohol is prohibited. Foreigners in tourism areas, such as Isla Mujeres, may purchase alcoholic beverages, with food, at bars & restaurants. Citizens can't buy alcohol & businesses such as convenience stores cannot sell it.

Saturday, June 1 Clean Up with Accion Isla 8a-10a Meet up north of the gas station

  Saturday, June 1st Dia de la Marina. Events begin with a 5 kilometer race in men's and women's divisions, and another for teens and children, starting in front of Playa Centro at 7am and 8am, with more than 17,000 pesos in cash prizes. Limited to 150 runners in the 5k, and 150 in the youth and children's event.

The official ceremony for National Dia de la Marina will take place at 11am, with a procession of boats in the Bay and placing of a wreath.
On Playa Centro, a beach soccer tournament will start at 11am, with teams of eight people and prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos. It will be followed by a beach volleyball tournament at 1pm with teams of two men & two women competing for prizes of 3000, 2000, and 1000 pesos.The festivities will come to a close at 2p, with a Palo Encebado contest.

Events for Dia de la Marina

Wednesday, June 5 World Environmental Day

Saturday, June 8 World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 16 is Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June)

Sunday, June 16 at 8pm on the Town Square: Performance by the "Estudio Dance Latino". Free.

Friday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 29  La Dorada Women's Fishing Tournament (Captain's dinner is Friday night)

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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