Friday, March 12, 2021

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 12

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 Wednesday, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reported one LESS case than yesterday, with a total of 276 cases, 25 deaths and 231 recovered. The state geoportal still had data from March 9, which has been unchanged since Feb. 10th and is probably outdated.


Thursday, the municipality of Isla Mujeres continued to report a total of 276 cases, 25 deaths and 231 recovered. The state geoportal for March 11 continues to report six active cases located as Meteorologcio-3, Salina Grande-1, Amp la Gloria-1, and colonia 006-1....which it has been reporting since February 10th, and is probably outdated.


Last night the Governor reported that our Northern Zone will remain in Yellow thru March 21st, as does the rest of the state.

 Tuesday afternoon, gunshots were fired at the Casa Blanca bar that left a woman dead and an injured man who was taken to the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital by the Red Cross ambulance. The municipal police, Naval Personnel and personnel with the Fiscalia (Prosecutor's office) were investigating and cordoned off the area.

 This five-minute video features the very talented Barbara Siebenlist with many of the impressive murals she's painted on Isla Mujeres, plus others you've probably never seen before.


 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 Yesterday (Thursday) the municipal police department held a "Live Safe" event at the Bicentennial Dome which provided precise information to the citizenry, as well as generating bonds of trust and closeness between the police and the community.  The event included informational modules, police dogs and the Quintana Roo police orchestra. It was conducted with respect to hygiene protocols for the prevention of contagion of C-19.


The municipal DIF (social service agency) continues to support the vulnerable members of the community on the island and on the mainland part of the municipality in the face of this pandemic with donation tables. Thanks to donations by the Chedraui company, they continue to distribute yogurt and pastries and have assisted 1221 individuals and families in the first months of the year who have been most affected by the pandemic.

   Municipal DIF Director Yuseli López Tec explained that in addition to the tables that are regularly installed at the DIF facilities on both the island and Continental Zone, various programs have been implemented because, she said, "We know that many have lost their family's only source of livelihood to the health situation."

Caption: Remember that after touching a surface of common use you should wash your hands with enough water and soap to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Caption: Let's help keep an island clean and green, collect the trash you generate and avoid throwing it on the street.

Isla Mujeres al Momento  reports that a metal detector 'arch' and an x-ray tunnel/conveyor-belt were installed at the Isla Mujeres Maritime Terminal to detect illegal items or substances, for greater safety.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean  


Full moon Feb 27 Saturday rose at 7:27p

Feb 28 Sunday it rose at 8:28p

March 1 Monday  at 9:29p

March 2 Tuesday at 10:31p

March 3 Wednesday at 11:33p

Full Moon rises Sunday, March 28 at 7:12p

Monday, March 29 at 8:15

Tuesday, March 30 at 9:19

Wednesday, March 31 at 10:25

Sunset 6:51- 7:01(beginning vs end of month)

 Sunrise 7:05-6:41


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

 On Saturday, Feb 27 the first preseason baseball game was scheduled at 1p. Pre-Covid 19, games were on Sundays starting at 1p (with pregame activities at 12-12:30 sometimes), at the Pescador field in front of Chedrui, when they were scheduled.

Friday, March 5th:  When public events were held, there was an annual ceremony commemorating the arrival of Francisco Hernandez Cordoba in 1517, who is credited with discovering the Yucatan and what is now Mexico, after landing on Isla Mujeres. This will presumably be conducted with a limited number of officials (without inviting the public) or virtually. The expedition of 110 men and 3 boats sailed from Cuba and and around the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, battling with the Maya, until all but one were injured, and over 50 died. The uninjured fellow went missing when they visited Florida, and Hernandez Cordoba died after returning to Cuba.

Monday,March: 8 International Women's Day

 Saturday, March 20: Spring Equinox

Monday, March 15: The third Monday in March is a day off for the birthday of Benito Juarez, which is on Sunday, March 21st.

Wednesday, March 17Día de San Patricio / St Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 28: Palm Sunday  


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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