Thursday, September 19, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 19

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As part of the City's commitment to ensuring the safety of visitors and residents, the Department of Civil Protection installed warning signs on the beaches to help prevent accidents. Swimmers are reminded to follow instructions from the lifeguards.

Today is National Civil Protection Day, Sept. 19, and there will be an emergency simulation drill at the Casa de la Cultura at 10am.

Municipal Volleyball League  
Resident volleyball teams are invited to participate in the Municipal Volleyball League Season 2019 which will begin Sept. 20th. Registration is free and they can sign up at the offices of the Department of Sports and Physical Culture from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday thru Friday. The categories are primary school children from 7 to 12 years old, secondary school youths from 13 to 17 years old, and for those 17 years and older-- males, females, and mixed teams.
   They will be required to fill out a registration form, to provide their own ball, and to wear uniforms to each game they attend. There will be gifts and surprises at the end of the season. Games will be held 2-3 times per week until the end of the year.

TVisla Mujeres    
       In Isla Mujeres, a Seguro Popular health insurance campaign began on Wednesday to register and renew beneficiaries LINK    The module is at the Community Hospital, and personnel are touring different locations on the island. The required documents are a photo ID, a CURP, and proof of address. The policies are good for three years and renewal is free. In 2017, the beneficiaries increased to 13,600.   
     Residents are invited to participate in a free campaign to detect breast and cervical cancer on Thursdays 8a-1p for free.

VIDEO of firefighters and the Red Cross participating in an Emergency Simulation as part of National Civil Protection Week.

   La Tertulia  
Interview with veterinarian Delfino Guevera and the Director of Ecology, Carlos Barranco  LINK   

From  Por Esto :

One peripheral bus route   

Concesión de transporte para cuatro rutas

     The 25-year contract for a public transportation system is still awaiting approval by the state Congress. There will be one route around the perimeter of the island (see photo).  It is presumed that the ten vehicles on the island will depart near the municipal Mercado downtown, traveling west on Mateos (in front of the cemetery) to Rueda Medina (main street), going south on prolongacion Rueda Medina to La Gloria, before returning north on the Caribbean coastal road, and west to Medina by the Naval base.
      The hours of service will be 6am to 10pm, every half hour. Unofficial sources indicate the fee may be about 8 pesos. The Mayor has estimated that it should begin operating in November. (The headline says there are four routes; the other three are on the mainland.)

Broken covers on new Aguakan installations  

Caen turistas en registros recién instalados

   Aguakan is installing new drainage connections over a four-kilometer stretch at the southern part of the island, where there are many tourists traveling in golf carts or on foot. There are open trenches and broken concrete covers, which is causing concerns about potential accidents.

Storm drainage system is in good shape  

En buen estado la red pluvial de la isla

    Personnel with Civil Protection reported that the entire network of storm water drainage is in good condition and ready in case there is heavy rainfall in upcoming days. A report is given based on the NHC information on Wednesday, noting there are currently no threats to the coast of Quintana Roo, but weather is being monitored that is some distance away.
  It is noted that tourism activity has diminished on the island, which is expected to continue over the next sixty days. 

 Here's this afternoon's NHC graphic & update...
The front X  is a tropical wave with only has a 10% chance of development over the next five days, because of upper level winds hindering it.
  The X behind it is a tropical wave with a 30% chance of development by early next week. 
 The orange system  has a 40% chance of development and could form a tropical depression early next week.
As they get closer to land and if they develop,  NHC will publish their probable tracks. 
Tropical Storm Jerry will be tracking up the east side of the Leeward Island and Puerto Rico.

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

This information has been translated above about the emergency simulation by Civil Protection and the municipal Volleyball league.


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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.
Saturday is the International Day of Peace.

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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