Friday, November 22, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 22

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Mexican Fair at LYSH today at 6p with food, prizes, surprises & plenty of fun! The Little Yellow Schoolhouse is on Paseo de los Peces...the east-west cross street with Mundaca & the hospital, at the southern end of La Gloria.
From the City....
UNESCO established the 22nd of November as World Music Day 👩 🎤👨 🎤 in honor of Santa Cecilia, who Pope Gregory XIII declared patron of the musicians, in 1584.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO of the representative in Isla Mujeres for CDHEQROO, (Human Rights agency), Martha Patricia Puc Lainez, speaking about the statewide campaign about Dignity First for senior citizens, "En la Vejes Mi Dignidad Ante Todo".

Fortunately, there were only material damages in this accident (three photos) involving a rental golf cart and a scooter which occurred when they were traveling north on Medina near Comejin restaurant (near the whale shark monument). The cart made a U-Turn without regard to the motorcycle coming from behind it, and witnesses said the cart driver was at fault. Vehicles were taken to the police station to determine responsibilities. The headline says "One more/Another one" because this is a common type of accident on the isle.

VIDEO at the ferry terminal with an interview with the APIQRoo Director of the terminal. Passengers became annoyed after waiting for an hour for the Ultramar ferry to arrive and then a smaller boat arrived which couldn't accommodate them, causing further delays. The caption says waiting passengers removed the belt-barriers and went out on the pier to board the ferry.  The Director says there was a lack of communication from Ultramar about the delays. Comments say people became angry when Ultramar staff members, who were young, went to the front of the line where the elderly and disabled people are given priority.

Photos of CFE changing a post near the Guadalupe chapel, with advice to be cautious in the area.

From  Por Esto :

Naval promotion event  

Ascensos en la Marina

 See yesterday's edition.

Large parade downtown  

Nutrido desfile en el malecón

 See yesterday's edition.

Police collaborating with FGE on issues of security   

Policía colabora con la FGE en temas de seguridad

   Following the robberies that occurred Sunday night at a tourist hotel in Sac Bajo and one at the southern part of the island, the Municipal police are collaborating with the investigation by the state Attorney General to determine the facts and prosecute those responsible, said Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis.  He added that limited information is being released to avoid affecting the ongoing investigation, noting that evidence indicates the same people were involved in both crimes.
   When he was asked about the need for the presence of the National Guard, he responded that there are not enough personnel with that agency to deploy in this municipality, but there is communication with the state officials to coordinate the prevention of future armed robberies. (There is a newish National Guard facility located on the mainland part of the municipality.) The Mayor was interviewed following Wednesday's Revolutionary Day Parade.
   In a previous interview, the Police Chief said the investigation indicates that those responsible for the robberies arrived by boat, and returned to the mainland after the crimes. He said it is thought that some of the vehicles used in the crimes have been identified, but said information on the investigation is held by the Prosecutor's office. He denied rumors that a large number of police officers have resigned, and said there were four recent resignations.
     On Tuesday afternoon, about forty business owners held a private meeting to assess the negative impact of the latest violent event, causing damage to the island's image and fear among the winter visitors. They agreed to send two requests for more security measures, one to the Governor of the state and one to the President of Mexico. They announced they will reinforce their security measures with the installation of more cameras and alarms. One of the attendees said, "Now, more than ever, we must be united in order avoid having more affects on the image of this destination; to urge the government at its three levels to act accordingly in matters of insecurity that impact this location," 
    They have already been in contact with frequent visitors from the last 20 years expressing their concern and willingness to draw up a letter to President Donald Trump, to urge his Mexican counterpart  (President Andrés Manuel López Obrador) to guarantee the lives of the thousands of Americans who will spend this winter in the destinations of the Mexican Caribbean, especially in Isla Mujeres.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
November 12   6:30
November 13  7:13
November 14   8:01
November 15   8:53
November 16   9:50
November 17  10:50
November 18  11:51

Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:11-6:04p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:50-7:07a (start-end/mo)
November 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   

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Diabetic Clinic-Free for residents with glucose testing, glucometers & supplies, reading glasses, nutritional education. Senior Citizens Club in colonia La Gloria 9a-12p.
 Saturday, Nov 9, the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros will receive the Dorados of Playa del Carmen at the Convention Center court at 8pm

Sunday, Nov. 10  At the Pescador baseball field (in front of Chedraui) the Isla Mujeres Cocteleros of Picus will play the Vaqueros of Leona Vicario. (It doesn't say what time, but games usually begin at 1p.)

Monday, Nov 11-12 N. Taurids Meteor Shower peaks around midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 12  Postal Workers Day  El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

 Thursday, Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day

Friday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 17 Buen Fin (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 16-17 Leonids Meteor Shower  but the moon will interfere

Monday, Nov. 18 Day off for  Día de la Revolución Mexicana  . Banks & governmental offices close.  

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Dia de la Revolucion. There is usually a parade down Rueda Medina that starts around 8a, usually from the Naval base. Expect traffic detours.

Thursday, Nov 21 This year the Artist Fair has moved to the Paseo de la Triguena off the Town Square by the Malecon, near the food trucks.

Friday, Nov. 22 Mexican Fair at LYSH  at 6p with food, prizes, surprises & plenty of fun! The Little Yellow Schoolhouse is on Paseo de los Peces...the east-west cross street with Mundaca & the hospital, at the southern end of La Gloria.

Sunday, Nov. 24  at 1p the Isla Mujeres Cockteleros will play the Astros of Tulum at the El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui.

The Festival for the Town Saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will begin sometime around the weekend of Friday, Nov. 29 and continue thru her day on Dec. 8th. There is usually a Cabalgata parade of horses and a "bullring" set up (bullfights have been banned in Mexico), where there are rodeos and comedic bullfights, as well as folklorico dance performances and a night or two of live music & dancing on the Town Square. More info TBA.

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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