Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 2

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 The NHC says...
 A broad area of low pressure located over the northwestern Caribbean 
Sea continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur while
it moves to the west-northwest near the Yucatan peninsula in a
couple of days, and over the southern Gulf of Mexico by Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

The forecast from Civil Protection also notes the slow moving low pressure system located between the Peninusla and Jamaica, associated with a Tropical Wave, is moving slowly with only a 10%, chance of development here, due to its proximity to the continent, with more chance of development after passing into the Gulf.  Meanwhile, due to its wide peripheral circulation, in upcoming days there will be a probability of rains with electrical activity on the Yucatan Peninsula and in the State of Quintana Roo.
  It also notes--There is a Tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea; located south of the Island of Cuba to the east of Nicaragua C.A .; that continues to move southwest; and does not present favorable conditions to evolve in a tropical system, according to information from the National Hurricane Center of Miami, Florida. 
   Isla Mujeres--Partly Cloudy with some Cloudy, with isolated and occasional showers accompanied by electrical activity, hot to very hot, Variable wind from the northeast at 10 to 20 kph., with some occasional strong gusts. 

The Federal Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the state and municipal governments, is presenting a seminar on Cultural Tourism  for free at the Casa de la Cultura on October 3rd and 4th from 3p to 8p and on  October 5th from 9a to 2p for a total of 20 hours.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

Juan Carrillo Figueroa, President of the Chamber of Commerce, said about ten restaurants have closed during low season for remodeling or vacations VIDEO 

Two businesses that sell beer were closed for lacking licenses as a result of the verification operation. (photos of the seals)

Personnel with Civil Protection removed panels from the Bicentennial Dome to prevent them from flying loose and becoming projectiles. (photos of them working)

At the Pescadores stadium at 1pm on Sunday, Oct. 6th, the Isla Mujeres Pescadores will play the Chetumal Guerreros in the second game of the league's state championship. If they win this game they will be the league champions. If the Pescadores lose, the two teams will play again, in Chetumal, to determine the victors. (photos of ballplayers)

Students and parents urgently request the prompt initiation of bus service because there there are not enough taxi drivers providing rides to the students, who wait up to half an hour for a ride, and then walk home in the heat of the day because of a lack of service. (photos of students)

October is Pink Month graphic about breast cancer prevention.  

From  Por Esto :

Reappearance of sargasso   

Reapareció el sargazo

   After months without sargasso, it has reappeared on the eastern coasts of the island.  During the summer, it only appeared occasionally in small quantities, mostly washing away again, and didn't appear to inhibit nesting of the sea turtles.
  The second part of this article has information about reviewing vehicles with polarized windows, which has already been translated.

Huge machine blocks street  

Enorme maquinaria bloquea camino

    A 75-ton trenching machine being used by the company Impulsora de la Costa Maya had an accident around 5p on Tuesday near the Trash Transfer Facility, leaving it in a tilted position. It was working for Aguakan. who are installing wastewater lines at the southern part of the island. It fell through the fragile limestone of the island while excavating a ditch, and fortunately didn't overturn.
    Hazard cones were installed to prevent vehicles from passing, but when it was noted that drivers were still going through, a large pile of dirt was dumped on the road to prevent passage. The trash collection trucks have had to go around the other way, lengthening their journey.
   Normally the machine only blocks one lane, allowing traffic to pass through using the other lane, but that isn't the case in this situation. When an Aguakan official was interviewed at 11am on Wednesday, he said the contractors were going to bring in a crane to move the machine. But at 5pm, it still was obstructing the road, although 24 hours had passed. He when work is resumed, it will advance in 200 meter sections, and the job should be finished in December.

Operation reviewing businesses that sell alcohol  

Operativo contra negocios con venta de alcohol

    This weekend, inspectors with the Tax Administration System of Quintana Roo (SATQ) and with municipal Department of  Fiscalization and Collection conducted a joint operation reviewing businesses that sell alcohol, which resulted in closure of four businesses. Two of the businesses have already responded. They were assisted by personal with Public Security. 
   They reviewed bars, restaurants and other businesses that sell alcohol, without advanced warning, to verify that their licenses were displayed and their documents were up to date. The four closings were applied to restaurants who have licenses to sell food and alcohol; one for not having their documents in order and the others for not having them in sight at the time of inspection. 
     The state is also responsible for enforcement of closing hours, and operations may be carried out in the afternoon, evening, or early morning hours.

Port closed for small boats yesterday   

Amaneció cerrado el puerto

    Boats under forty feet were restricted to port on Wednesday, except they were allowed to operate in the area of El Farito and the lagoon. Therefore the cooperatives based in Puerto Juarez were unable to operate, which was also the case with other nautical tourism providers and fishermen. The snorkeling tours that were allowed to operate were not in great demand because of the reduced number of visitors during this season. In the morning, the meteorologists reported the the winds were 15 to 25 km/hr with stronger gusts.
      The fishing community is confident that the strength of the winds will increase and there will be poor weather, which usually results in good lobster production at this time of year.


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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 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October 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 October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

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

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. 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.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.

Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos  There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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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