Sunday, September 8, 2019

Isla Mujeres News & Events Sunday, August 8

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The City is taking preventative measures for the 2019 hurricane season
 The director of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (ZOFEMAT) agency, Kerem Pinto Aguilar, said these activities include checking, touring and cleaning the beaches and tourist areas. This is in addition to the efforts and strategies of other municipal agencies such as the Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters and the Department of Municipal Public Services. They are working in coordination with these departments, and she noted that they rely more on the Public Services agency who prune trees along the main streets to reduce the risk of their being demolished in high winds, if their foliage is less dense. .

An Isla Verde is one that supports sports so that more children, youths and adults can stand out and represent us with pride.

TVisla Mujeres    

Procession to Isla Contoy with the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre scheduled for Sept. 14th. LINK  

The Isla Mujeres Cockteleros will play against the Cancun Rockies in Puerto Morelos on Sunday in the first of three final games for the league championship VIDEO  

Before and after photos of the Telmex manhole that has been repaired after being published on Isla Mujeres al Dia.

There are now three "Barcos Caribe" ferries moored in Isla Mujeres, which are reportedly for sale, but there is conjecture about the possibility of them operating between the island and Puerto Juarez. 

   La Tertulia  

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a private apartment near Mundaca Hacienda, with no injuries and only material damages. It was attributed to 'imprudent' electrical wiring which caused a short circuit. (photos)

Yesterday, between 4 & 5 am, a car crashed thru the gate at the southern fence of the Naval base. The driver abandoned the vehicle & hasn't been located yet. The Navy intends to file a legal claim for the damages. No one was on duty in the guard tower that was hit & the vehicle was taken to the impound yard in Cancun. They parked a big truck in the gate driveway for now. It's presumed the car was traveling at excessive speed from south to north & suspected that alcohol may have played a part. (photos)

From  Por Esto :

Lack of resolution of boat motor thefts  

Sigue imparable el robo de motores

   Boat owners who have had their motor or "tail" (the 'transmission') stolen are complaining that they have spent money on legal fees but the cases lack progress. The say the 'abusive' agents at the Prosecutor's office are gone, but they still distrust the authorities. The robberies have occurred on various beaches.  There appears to be progress in one case, whose most recent hearing was Sept. 4th.

Preventative actions for Hurricane Season  

Acciones preventivas ante huracanes

Use of sunscreens is discouraged  

Exhortan a no usar bloqueadores solares

   There is an ongoing program planting many corals in the northern part of the Mesoamerican Reef System to deal with a disease that has been damaging it for over a year. Specialists say it is urgent that use of sunblock be curtailed, and are asking for support from all sectors of the tourism industry to help reduce their use among the thousands of visitors who enter the water near the reefs daily. Wearing sleeves and garments that cover the the body is recommended.

Apartment fired blamed on negligence 

Por negligencia se incendia departamento

Good recovery of sand on North Beach 

Reportan buena recuperación en Playa Norte

  Six months after installing wooden breakwaters and plastic geotubes on Playa Norte, results appear good with recovery of a stretch of sand in the area of Playa Sol, and also at the end of Carlos Lazo Street. A dozen geotubes were placed there to reinforce two 'palisades', which was paid for by the Magana-Fernandez family.
   In 2007, a dozen large reinforced plastic geotubes were installed off the shores between the end of Hidalgo and Rueda Medina. The ones on the west side weren't maintained and deflated, and the sand that had been gained disappeared quickly in 2010. The concessionaires regretted not maintaining them.

Should have urban transportation in November  

En noviembre habría transporte urbano

   The City Council chose the company it will hire to provide urban transportation, after two submitted proposals, then the Mayor sent the contract to the state legislature for approval. After it is official published, the company can sign it and the Mayor estimated the service should begin operating within two months.

   The taxi drivers want City officials to look into a situation of five or six agents renting golf carts irregularly, allegedly, of whom two are former taxi drivers. The agents wait in the beach area to sublet carts to tourists and then walk them to the rental office. A taxi driver explained "This is not allowed, they are competing irregularly." (Agents offering tourism services and products must have permits from the City and they have assigned locations and schedules.)

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  Maintenance is being done in the area of the photo-op "Isla Mujeres" sign, including painting the letters of the sign. It is noted that the City has been painting curbs and crosswalks.
   The municipal Director of Ecology and the Environment offered to resume the plan to register all the pets in Isla Mujeres, requiring each owner to take full responsibility, in accordance with the law and animal protection regulations. Dr. Delfino Guevara was given an award for his 20 years of work on the control of stray animals. The Citizen Committee will be activated and the campaign can begin after preparation meetings.  Complaints can be made to the Prosecutor's Office against those who mistreat or kill animals, and Ecology will support whistle blowers, he said. 


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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 

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 
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

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.

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 8. It usually goes from South to North from the Naval base, with a reviewing stand in the vicinity of the 7-11.

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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