Saturday, November 30, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 30

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From the City....

 The Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, accompanied young David Portillo Vera during his presentation as a Young Legislator at the state capital, during this event which was held Nov. 25-29. His topic was “Nuevas Técnicas para una Juventud Incluyente”--"New Technologies for Inclusion Among Youths"

Property tax discounts begin Dec. 1st and are 25% thru the 15th, 20% thru the end of the month and then 15% in January & February. 

"Your information is well protected"  2020 Census in March

New license plates for 2020! If yours are current, you can benefit from the subsidy and pay 1190 pesos ($65usd) for cars and 510 pesos ($28usd) for motorcycles. (The fees are 830 and 283 pesos, respectively, plus the cost of the registration cards.)
If you don't pay your 2019 fees before the end of the year, the fees will be 4800 pesos ($265usd) for motorcycles and 7500 pesos ($415 usd) for cars!! (2933 pesos for 2019 and 3121 pesos for 2020...which totals 6054, so the other 1446 must be for the registration cards.)
There are 350,000 cars and 120,000 motorcycles in the state vehicle registry, plus the vehicles that transport cargo and those with a capacity for more than 15 passengers. Twenty-five percent of these vehicles are in arrears for their fees. The state expects to earn 123.4 million pesos in license plate fees.
The state also expects to earn 48.7 million pesos from fees on the sales of used vehicles between individuals. In 2018, there were more than 40,000 of these transactions, of which only 40% were reported, which means that in six out of ten transfers, the new owner opted not to change the ownership, mainly for motorcycles. Source-SIPSE
(Photos are my vehicles over the past 15 years...four, three and two wheels...we're still using the scooter.)

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO and VIDEO of murals being painted by students for second mural contest, whose theme is "Young People and the Environment". VIDEO of interview with  Father Raúl Sánchez Alonso about the mural competition.

There are videos of street scenes in La Gloria, including an interview with a resident in a wheelchair, and videos from the Maritime Terminal of the Flu Vaccination module for residents, which is open on Fridays. There is also a video of an interview with a tourist couple who filed a complaint with PROFECO about their hotel accommodations.

From  Por Esto :

Isla Mujeres news briefs   
Breves de Isla Mujeres

This information has already been translated. One brief is about Ultramar credentials allowing 40 islanders with disabilities to travel on the ferry for free, and their companions receive a discount. The other is about the 15 employees of a mainland Marina receiving crime prevention classes.

Business owners concerned about road repairs

Preocupación de empresarios

 See yesterday's translations on the work at the southern part of the isle, which has suffered delays and will hopefully be completed by December 15th.

Small hotels have 30-60% of their rooms reserved in late December 

Hoteles pequeños reportan altas reservaciones

  Although some of the small hotels report their occupancy is currently as low as ten percent, the hoteliers expect this to improve during the second half of December, with Los Arcos reporting 30% of their rooms are reserved then, Berny reports 35%, and Kinich says 60% are reserved. Hotels who use the internet generally report better occupancy rates, and the large chains on in the Continental Zone of the municipality generally have the highest rates.
      High occupancy rates of 80 to 100 percent are expected over Christmas.  Increasing numbers of tourists are already arriving on boats from Cancun, and the two main beaches of the island are busier.

Ultramar dredging at Punta Sam  

Ultramar prepara su muelle en Punta Sam

  On Tuesday night, dredging began on an area of about 300 square meters (10x30) adjacent to the Punta Sam Maritime Terminal, which is said to be in preparation for the construction of a dock by Ultramar.


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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.

Thursday, Nov. 28 Artist Fair by Town Square at Paseeo de la Triguena every Thursday in high season. Probably starts ~3p

Thursday, Nov. 28 The Festival for the Town Saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will begin
when the icon is removed from her niche after the 7pm Mass when hundreds of parishioners take her on a procession around downtown, and later there will be a cultural event on the Town Square with live music and dancing.
The Cabalgata horse procession is Saturday, Dec. 7th at noon & Por Esto says it will travel from downtown to the colonias. That evening at 7pm is the vehicular caravan around the isle, and at 9pm is the Mass of the Mañanitas with Mariachi.
On her Day, Sunday, Dec. 8th are the Communions (10a) and the procession by the boats in the Bay (3p), with the closing Mass and return to her niche at 6p.
The first four photos are by Bruce, including the cabalgata as they passed by MVC Bed & Beach....offering him tequila. The last four are by Tony Garcia, including the processions from 9-10 years ago.

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7pm on the Town Square--Lighting of the Christmas lights & dance troupe performances!

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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