Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 3

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Eight divers were found safe and sound at 4pm, rescued by a boat owned by Marceo Cupul of Isla Mujeres, which he uses to offer whale shark tours. The divers had been missing since morning, in the area Arrowsmith, which is about 40 kilometers southeast of Isla Mujeres. The Navy dispatched two helicopters and a plane, and the search included various boats who'd been combing the area since 11am.

Scholarships were delivered to 275 students at the primary, secondary, middle and upper level by the City General Secretary, Miriam Trejo León, on behalf of the Mayor. They are granted in the categories of Academic Excellence, Maritime Transport, Special Education, and Sports.  They are for the May-June period. Scholarships will be distributed in the Continental Zone next.

The civil ceremony that takes place on the first Monday of each month was held for September, which is the month of patriotism (mes de la patria). After the national anthem and the state anthem, the Director of Culture, Hilda Christina Gómez Ávila, read the ephemeris for the month, which include the opening of the bank of Mexico by President Plutarch Elias Calles in 1925 and the first playing of the national anthem in 1854, among other historical events.

The City provided six new sets of equipment for the firefighters of Civil Protection which included special gloves, helmets and 'monjas'.

A cleaner isla is a green isla--cleaning brigades-More cleaning activities to continue the transformation of Isla Mujeres-working to have streets that are free of litter.

TVisla Mujeres    
Poor weather could cause an early closure of the whale shark season LINK   

Eight missing divers found LINK  
   Noti Isla Mujeres     
VIDEO of the Director of Fishing explaining that the fishing cooperatives have agreed to pay their fees for the Hyperbaric Chamber, and there is no longer any threat of it closing.

VIDEO of return of boat that rescued the eight divers who'd been missing

From  Por Esto :

Cooperatives agree to pay their Hyperbaric Chamber fees   

Cierran fila a favor de la cámara hiperbárica

Scholarships distributed    

Entregan becas escolares

Isla Mujeres news briefs   

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  The firefighters were given six new pairs of special gloves, helmets and 'monjas' by the City and it is noted that they have two trucks. The Director of Civil Protection said it is a priority to equip the firefighters whose work is essential. They put their lives at risk for those of their neighbors, so it is important that they are equipped in a manner that allows them to improve their performance and timing during important activities.

Threat of rain dampens tourism  

Amenaza de lluvia ahuyentó al turismo


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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.

Independence Day Celebrations:

Sunday, Sept. 15-Town Square in the evening-celebrations & "Grito" before midnight read by the Mayor and ringing of the bell

Monday, Sept 16-Parade on the main street usually scheduled to start around 8a

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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