Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 17

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 Today the municipality continues to report a total of 223 cases with 20 deaths and 188 recovered. This is the eighth day with no new reported cases (or deaths).

The state geoportal for 11/17 continues to report one active case in Salina Chica. On the national map for 11/16, the municipality reports 148 suspicious and 115 negatives.

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 From the municipal Director of Civil Protection--The wide circulation of Category 1 Hurricane Iota and the interaction along its path with Cold Front #13 will cause heavy, intense rain on Wednesday on the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as lower temperatures & cool winds. Residents are advised to take precautions with their young children, seniors, and those who have chronic illnesses, to prevent respiratory diseases.

Caption... We invite you to reflect to raise awareness and prevent violence of all kinds towards women of all ages. Graphic--Put an end to violence against women, girls and teens. November--Orange Month

 Maintain Healthy Distance of 1.5 meters between people

 There are discounts on municipal fines, fees and taxes that continue thru the end of November .


 TVisla Mujeres 

 TV Isla Mujeres reports that an Isla Mujeres businessman received a call on his cell phone from someone claiming to be with BBVA, claiming he had 8000 unused points and they would give him 50 centavos per point, although he said he'd always used them. She gave him advice on how to free up the points, telling him to enter his mobile banking number, then click on the green circle, but he realized this green circle is part of the card-less withdrawal menu, and that she was a scammer who wanted him to create a file to withdraw money from his card, stealing his money with his assistance. He hung up, and they called three more times, so he blocked the number. LINK

 TV Isla Mujeres reports: The municipal police are receiving training about gender violence against women and its emotional and psychological consequences. Captain Eduardo Fouilloux Bataller, general director of the municipal Department of Public Security and Traffic Police, explained that this course is the first of four training sessions, given by the Department for the Coordination of the Prevention of Gender Violence of the Quintana Roo Police with the aim of promoting a culture of social prevention in the matter of gender violence against women and equip institutions with tools for the application of public policies that allow eradicating violence against women, children and adolescents, in the municipality.

He said that it is necessary for the operational officers of municipal police department to know about the issue of gender perspective, analyze their way of viewing society and understand, respect and value each person.

      In the training, they talked about gender inequality in jobs and in homes, how to visualize the similarity within their operations and they also talked about how all people have the right to be who they are and to express themselves, with no limits other than to respect for the rights of others.  LINK 

  He said that despite the fact that women's rights are protected by international treaties and instruments, girls and women often suffer discrimination in health, society, the family, education, political representation and the labor market, all of which results in negative effects on their lives.

   Capt. Fouilloux Bataller added that the training encouraged the department's staff to learn about the perspective of gender, types and modalities of gender violence against women, and the emotional and psychological consequences, its importance and how to apply it in the ways that police function and also in their family life.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 


Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 

Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. 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.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.






 Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

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

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

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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