Monday, September 30, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 30

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Isla Mujeres hosted the state's first Inline Speed Skating Mini Olympiad with 70 participants, with about half coming from the municipalities of Benito Juarez (Cancun) & Solidaridad (Playa). It was held at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria, with various activities starting at 10:30am and lasting for four hours.

Isla Mujeres Pueblo Magico--Enjoy contact with nature on the island

The seven trained lifeguards, who are part of the municipal Civil Protection and Firefighters department, work from 10a to 5p protecting swimmers along the 2 kilometers of North Beach and Playa Centro. It is noted that yellow flags mean caution, red prohibit swimming, and green mean swimming is permitted. Those who don't know how to swim should be cautious, and all swimmers should stay inside buoy line, cooperate with the lifeguards and obey the signs and flags.

This year there have been a record-breaking 1417 sea turtle nests.
   Noti Isla Mujeres     

The Pescadores of Isla Mujeres beat the Guerreros of Chetumal with a score of 3 to 1.

Last day of the second national rabies vaccination campaign  held at the former health center on Guerrero

From  Por Esto :

Isla Mujeres news briefs 

Breves de Isla Mujeres   

  This information has been translated about the inauguration of the municipal volleyball league, with about a dozen teams participating at the Green dome in colonia Salina Chica. Information was also translated about the Zumba class and placing of posters for Orange Day, which is commemorated on the 25th of each month to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. Staff with Civil Protection have been cleaning out the storm water drainage network, and remind residents not to litters, which causes blockages.

Skating event held   

Realizan carreras de patines

See above.

Promoting vasectomy without scalpel   

Promueven la vasectomía sin bisturí

  There were only two participants in the previous campaign on Sept. 20th, but more are expected on Oct. 18th. An announcement campaign is taking place on social media and in the regular media. The procedure only takes 20 minutes, under local anesthesia, and the patient returns home to recuperate, with no hospital stay required.

Maintenance recommended for some areas of Garrafon Park  

Medio “Garrafón” abandonado

   Concerns have been expressed that El Garrafon Park, which is managed by Dolphin Discovery, is not providing maintenance to the paths along the zip line area at the south side of the property, where the undergrowth is high, and the fence along the pedestrian area isn't high enough to prevent entry. It is noted that there are pieces of abandoned lumber and trash. The neighbors are also unhappy about the odors from the sewage treatmentplant that is adjacent to the fence. This plant went into use when the municipal authority cancelled the usage of the plant on the other side of the road, which was sold by the authorities two years ago, despite controversy among the community.
   The public area where the motors are located that operate the wastewater plant, have their doors open and a fallen cover, and it is suggested that Dolphin Discovery should invest in maintenance.
   The trust-contract began in 1998 for a term of 30 years, with a monthly payment of 16,000 dollars, increasing at 5 percent annually since then. Therefore, this amount in pesos at the end of 2019 would be about 12.7 million pesos. By the end of the contract, the Municipal Treasury will be receiving nearly 2 million pesos monthly, providing an income of about 20 million pesos for the year, according to projections, if the dollar and peso maintain a consistent relationship.

Lifeguards protecting swimmers   

Guardavidas protegen a bañistas

 See above

Record breaking number of turtle nests   

Histórica anidación de tortugas marinas

  This information was translated in the previous edition.

Raising awareness among children about caring for the seas  

Sensibilizan a niños sobre el cuidado de los mares

This information about the drawing contest for World Maritime Day was translated in the previous edition. Awards will be given on Oct. 1st. The article also notes--the commitments of 57 nations, covering more than 60 percent of the world's coasts, made this Clean Seas campaign the largest global pact to combat marine litter.
The European Union proposed a ban on 10 single-use plastic items that account for 70 percent of all marine litter by 2025. The UN Environmental agency recommends the reduction of plastic pollution of the oceans, a priority issue for the environment. In 2018, it recommended countries and individuals to make great commitments to give up single-use plastics.

Isla Mujeres news briefs   

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  The DIF social service agency held a benefit,  "Noche Mexicana", at the Calypso, which was attended by about 100 families. The funds will be used to help the most vulnerable members of the community when they are in need.
  The DIF  are holding talks with question and answer sessions at the public and private schools about the prevention of pregnancy in minors, due to a high incidence in this demographic.


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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 

September 13   6:56
September 14   7:30
September 15  8:04
September 16  8:38
September 17   9:14
September 18   9:51
September 19  10:33
September 20  11:18
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:00-7:05p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:30-6:36a (start-end/mo)
September Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In September,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching  Shrimp & Conch  LINK 

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.

By Diane Daniel
Protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October and the eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
By Tony Garcia

Whale shark tour season ends in mid-September. September tends to be one of the busier months for storms & hurricanes.

Sunday, Sept. 8-Soccer at 5p at the field in Salina Chica--Club Isla Mujeres vs Noh Bec

Saturday, Sept 14-8a Boat procession taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy from the Marine Terminal pier, after the 7a mass and a procession to the dock. About 1200 participants are expected, and about 120 small and medium sized boats.

Independence Day Celebrations:

Sunday, Sept. 15- MegaBoom will perform. Festivities start at 10p & include DJ Dani, and the Mayor reading the Grito & ringing the bell. Tables on sale at the Town Hall from 12p-8p.

Monday, Sept 16-Parade on the main street usually scheduled to start around 8. It usually goes from South to North from the Naval base, with a reviewing stand in the vicinity of the 7-11.

Friday, Sept. 20- Dance to salsa, cumbia and more under the stars on the Town Square starting at 8p, performed by the Naval band “El Galeón”. Enjoy a Noche de Paz Magica! Free. And check out the new food trucks on the nearby malecon at the Paso de la Trigueña.Cancelled due to weather.
Saturday is the International Day of Peace.

Saturday, Sept. 21 Cleanup 8a-10a meeting by North Garden (near Sea Hawk Divers & Buhos).

 Sunday, Sept. 22 Soccer at 5p at the soccer field in Salina Chica--Isla Mujeres vs Cozumel.

Monday, Sept. 23-Equinox-Autumn begins 
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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