Thursday, January 21, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 21

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UPDATE.... Our Northern Zone will be ORANGE on the state epidemiological light from January 25-31, with public beaches open at 30% capacity and hotels and restaurants at 50%.


 Yesterday... Isla Mujeres reports three more cases of C19 for a total of 256 with 23 deaths and 206 recovered. The state geoportal for 1/20 reports 9 active cases by colonia with 1 downtown, 1 in La Gloria, 2 in Salina Grande, 4 in 23 de Noviembre, and 1 in Meteorologico. On the national map for 1/19, the municipality continues to report 178 suspicious and 155 negatives. Today's report still isn't published at 3:30p.



The DIF social service agency continues to provide pastries and yogurt for residents affected this situation caused by Covid-19, which are available at the DIF facilities Monday thru Friday 10a-1p, in coordination with the Chedraui company. 

Cambio 22 reports that a foreign resident of Isla Mujeres, Harold L., 75,  died of an apparent heart attack yesterday, Wednesday around 4:30. The cause of death will be determined by autopsy, and it is speculated that the exertion of pushing his motorcycle may have contributed. He had arrived at a mechanical workshop in colonia Salina Chica, on Campo Deportivo street, pushing the motorcycle with visible effort, and requested they find the problem and repair it. While one of the workers attended to the vehicle, the septuagenarian went across the street to rest against the soccer-field wall. When the mechanic had finished with the moto and approached the foreigner, he received no response. When the Red Cross ambulance arrived a few minutes later, the gentleman was lying on the sidewalk, without vital signs, and the paramedics said he may have died from a possible heart attack. Officers with the municipal police also responded, and they informed the Ministerio Publico, who took charge of the body, which was transferred to SEMEFO (Forensic Medical Service) for the autopsy. The article said notification was giving to the foreigner's acquaintances, but he has no relatives living here. Our condolences to his family and friends.

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 Help us maintain an island that is green and healthy. Don't throw trash in the street.

We're working to keep public spaces clean.
We're doing pruning and trimming work on the trees and removing the organic trash.
We're committed to maintaining an island that is green and healthy.

 Due to the recent rains, the municipal Department of Parks, Gardens & Potholes had to take a break in their pothole-repair program because the areas to be repaired must be dry for the material to work and have greater durability. The head of the department said they have finished in the Continental Zone on the avenue of Ranch Viejo, as well as the Hotel Zone to El Meco. Works on the island were resumed in colonia Guadalupana, and from the area known as the Chiapanecos to the cargo ferry, as permitted by the weather, with intentions to cover the main streets of the island, and into the colonias.

For about three months, a manatee from Florida has been living in the island's Makax lagoon. Officials plan to capture this endangered animal to conduct a medical check-up, put a radio-transmitter on it, and release it again into the sea. This work is being done in coordination with specialists with the Committee of Animal Welfare & Education of AMHMAR, the Tortugarnja, the municipal department of the Environment and Ecology, and PROFEPA (Federal Environmental Protection agency).

   The Vice-Chairman of the AMHMAR Committee, Roberto Sanchez Okrucky, explained that this manatee came from Florida, and belongs to a type that don't normally live in this area. This individual was identified thru the United States Wildlife Agency, because of the distinctive marks caused by a boat propeller. After capturing the animal, it will be taken to the Tortugranja for blood analysis and a couple days of observation. Mr. Sanchez Okrucky concluded with assurances that after the medical check-up is completed, the manatee will be released and won't be kept in captivity.


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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  


Full moon Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p

Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p

Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p

Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p

Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p

 Sunrise ~7:24

Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)


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

Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day

The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended 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


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