Monday, September 21, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, September 21

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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      Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report 193 cases with 13 deaths, and 134 have recovered.
      The state geoportal for 9/20  reports 12 active cases by colonia as: La Gloria-4, Salina Chica-2, Salina Grande-2, Ampl la Gloria-2, El Canotal-1, Miraflores-1, and none on the mainland.
       On the national map for 9/20, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 3 suspicious and 81 negatives (with 193 confirmed and 13 deaths). 

Working in Isla Mujeres to maintain a green & healthy island

Cleaning campaigns & installation of signs to encourage residents to keep the green spaces free of trash. We are working to take care of the environment in Isla Mujeres.

The anti-rabies vaccination campaign has begun, with plans to vaccinate 1200 animals. The campaign will take place on the island from Sept. 20-25 and in the Continental Zone from Sept. 20-27, from 9a to 1p.  Today they began in the park in colonia La Gloria and will continue at the kiosk in colonia Salina Chica. Tomorrow they'll be at the Parque de la Jaula in Salina Grande, Wednesday at the Parque de la Hormiguitas in Meteorologica, Thursday at the old hospital downtown, and Friday in colonia Guadalupana. This is part of a national campaign, via the state Secretary of Health, in coordination with the municipal Department of Urban Development and the Environment. Animals must be at least one month old, and sanitary measures should be respected keeping healthy distance and proper use of face masks.

TV Isla Mujeres reports there were pollsters on the island with the Opina company who visited many colonias, but didn't go house-to-house. They were wearing face masks and arrive on the ferry at 8:30, and immediately grouped together to assign zones. The names on the survey for the next election for the PAN party were legislator Atenea Gomez Ricalde and Faustino Uicab Alcocer. For Morena there was Edgar Gasca Arceo and Hector Gil aka el Picus. The PRI party only had the name of Nivardo Martinez. Candidates for federal legislatures included the names of several local legislators and the mayors Laura Fernández Piña and Juan Carrillo Soberanis, as well as former mayor Giliberto Martínez. Citizens were also asked if they approved or disapproved of the governance of President Lopez Obrador and of Governor Joaquin. LINK  

VIDEO   The caption says that this seems to be something very common on the weekends in Isla Mujeres. It shows a long line of people outside the Maritime Terminal who were waiting to leave the island on Sunday evening via the Ultramar passenger ferry.

TV Isla Mujeres reports that although some had expected an extension of the whale shark season, this did not occur and the  season ended on Thursday, Sept. 17th. Permit holders said that the pandemic harmed them, noting that the season did not start on schedule and they were only able to work for two months rather than the usual four. The beginning of the season was not entirely good because during those two month they could only take advantage of 30% due to the low influx of tourists. During the last days of the season, it became difficult to find the whale sharks, and some boats were unsuccessful, particularly on Sept. 13-16. PROFEPA became more rigorous in its reviews, at the port of Punta Sam. The licensees hope next season will be better and that the offices will be working normally to carry out the required procedures, which caused some complications for many of the permit holders. LINK 

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VIDEO   The Quintana Roo Mobility Institute is conducting a checkpoint operation on Rueda Medina Avenue in Isla Mujeres, reviewing documents of vehicles providing public transport, according to inspector Manuel Borge Coronado said.

VIDEO of the anti-rabies vaccination campaign 


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. They nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.

Swimming with the whale sharks may continue until the end of September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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
LINK to NHC   


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