Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 11

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Daily maintenance by City keeps beaches clean and free of sargasso 
   Every morning from 5am to 10am, a crew of workers cleans the beaches to comply with international standards that attract tourism and, in turn, benefit the economies of families. They remove the trash and sargasso, and rake and sift the sand.
     The director of ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) in Isla Mujeres, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, said, "It is a priority of the City administration to preserve the good image of the tourist attractions of Isla Mujeres, since tourism is the main source of income that directly benefits the islanders. It is important that the citizenry and government work together to take care of our island's environment."
    It is noted that the beaches of Isla Mujeres, North Beach, Playa Centro,and Playa Albatross have received international recognition for their high quality and services, with the distinctive Blue Flag certification from July 2019 to 2020, thanks to the work done by the current municipal administration, led by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis.

Your pet, your responsibility. Why do you have to pick up the your pet's feces? Because they produce bad odors, because they are a source of infections, they make the streets of the island look bad, because it is your responsibility.
Rally against child labor June 13th  with fun activities for youngsters. The future of children is to be in school and playing, not working.

TVisla Mujeres    

Voter registration (INE) will have a module in Isla Mujeres on Monday LINK   

Maritima suspends operations until further notice LINK  

   Noti Isla Mujeres     Agreement to offer mathematics class on the island, so that high school students won't have to commute to Cancun VIDEO       

  Isla Mujeres al Dia      The Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) is building an emergency electric power plant at the airfield which will include a control center to manage the plant and space for the staff operating the emergency plant. (photos)

     IM Noticias    Soccer tryouts

From  Por Esto :

Whale shark tours resume 

Se reanudan tours con tiburones ballena

   The Harbor Master restricted small boats to port for two days due to the windy weather, and then the winds decreased and whale shark tours resumed on Monday. The weather is expected to continue to be good this week, and the whale shark tours are expected to continue.

Maritima vehicle ferry isn't operating  

Marítima Isla Mujeres no está operando

     On Thursday afternoon, the Maritima vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca" discontinued service between the island and Punta Sam, after it had a mechanical failure. Their other ferry, "Sergio Gracia Aguilar" has been in need of repairs, now they are anchored in the bay together. More information should be available on Tuesday, regarding whether the company will definitively discontinue service. Their ticket office remains open, with a notice that there will be no service until further notice.
      Meanwhile, the Ultracarga II and Ultracarga III continue to operating on this route.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

     The Isla Mujeres Cockteleros remain undefeated after beating the Tomateros of Cancún on Sunday with a score of 8 to 7, in the fifth round of games for the III Baseball Championship of the northern zone.

    Soccer tryouts by the Tiburoneros Club for players between the age of 15 and 20 began on Monday and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 4 to 6pm, in colonia Salina Chica, for teams of the Third Professional Division and in the Super State League,


Catholics celebrate Pentecost 

Católicos celebran la vigila del Pentecostés

   Isla Mujeres Catholics celebrated Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after Easter. The Pentecostal Mass vigil was held on Saturday night, with hundreds of parishioners in attendance, with some seeking healing.

Beaches are ready for summer vacation   

Alistan las playas para las vacaciones

     With two more weeks until the start of summer vacation, the buoys bordering the two main swimming beaches of Isla Mujeres have been reinforced.  It is noted that the size of the swimming area of Playa Centro hasn't been decreased this year, with the southern winds, as occurred last year, to the point where the buoys came to be on the sand. The sand is accumulating at North Beach, where the Cardenas family placed a 'geotube' last fall to help preserve the beach and reduce erosion.

Raising awareness about sea turtles  

Presentan documental sensibilizador

  See Sunday's translations. The Tortugranja had a movie on the Posada beach about the life cycle of sea turtles (with an inflatable screen provided by MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach).


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View from the rooms.

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 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.

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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 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

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)

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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