Sunday, November 10, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 10

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The City will hold the first "Inter-Primary Lightning Soccer Tournament" with cash and prizes at the Salina Chica soccer field (in front of Boxito) on November 16th at 4pm with two categories, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6th. Registration is open until Nov 15th, with the municipal sports department.

Today 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. From Isla Mujeres al Dia)

From  Por Esto :

Slight increase in sales of products & services 

Leve repunte de productos y servicios

  The real upturn is expected during the Christmas holidays, but activity has increased compared to recent weeks, when some businesses closed their doors for vacations or renovations.

Ultramar ticket scanner problem  

Otro descaro de Ultramar

On Friday at 7pm, the digital-ticket scanners for the Ultramar ferry stopped working due to an interruption in the internet connection, which caused a delay. The first time this happened, shortly after the new machines were installed, Ultramar told passengers to purchase another ticket, but the Port Authority, APIQRoo, has advised the company that they cannot require this. That would be particularly unfair to visitors who purchased a digital round-trip ticket and would have no use for the extra ticket. An employee noted there is also the option of scanning in Gran Puerto after arrival, rather than asking passengers to buy another ticket.  

Recuperating the El Riito Beach  

Recuperan playa en “El Riíto”

  The work of recovering the "El Riito" beach across from Mia is progressing, where they arestill working on the area north of the bridge-pier. They are pumping sand from the large sandbar that formed in front of NaBalam. The goal is to recover about 1300 square meters of sand, and the proper permits have been obtained from SEMARNAT.
   In the area they are currently working, they have recovered about 55 linear meters of 70 meters of beach and then they will work on the south side of the bridge-pier, where they hope to recover 150 linear meters. They had to remove a wooden structure that previously functioned to reduce erosion, but now had become buried in sand, causing a hazard that pedestrians could trip over, because the tops of the wooden poles were barely visible.

Old hospital is a "white elephant"  

Viejo hospital, un “elefante blanco”

  The old hospital has been abandoned since the new hospital in La Gloria took its place, and has become a "white elephant", with weeds growing up, that is sometimes used by youths who are smoking weed or drinking, or by indigent people for shelter.

Concerns that Aguakan won't finish by the end of the month   

Temen que Aguakan no cumpla

   There are concerns that Aquakan won't be 100% finished by November 30th with installation of the drainage system at the southern part of the island, and they won't properly replace the roads that were damaged. The work began in June and has affected traffic in the area, as well as causing some cancellations of reservations at tourism rental houses in the affected area where access has been most difficult.

Removing accumulated trash from the Transfer Facility, again   

Otra vez repletos de basura

   Due to the closure of a section of road for installation of the wastewater network, the large trucks that transport trash to the mainland were unable to remove it from the Transfer Facility, and about 1400 tons accumulated over those 16 days. It is noted that a few weeks ago, the City had achieved its goal of removing more than 3000 tons of trash that had accumulated from previous administrations.
   Aguakan left a limited space for motorcycles and cars to pass and reach the propane facility, but the passage is too narrow for the large semi trucks. The road was closed from October 6th to the 22nd, but the smaller collection trucks were able to maneuver to and from the Facility.  Since November 1st, the transport trucks have been makingtwo trips daily, Monday thru Saturday, removing 60 tons a day. 

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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 Día de la Revolución Mexicana  There is usually a parade down Rueda Medina that starts around 8a, usually from the Naval base. Expect traffic detours. Banks & governmental offices close. 

The Festival for the Town Saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will begin sometime around the weekend of Friday, Nov. 28 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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