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March 8--International Women's Day
To commemorate International Women's Day, the municipal police department hosted a breakfast for policewomen recognizing their great work and contribution to a better society. The chief of police, Eduardo Fouilloux Battaller, gave recognition to their work in different areas of the department and urged them to claim their women's rights every day.
In commemoration of International Women's Day, the municipal government gave recognition to all women for their great work in building a better society, working from the trenches, and especially to those in the health sector of the municipality, who have been on the front lines (al “pie del cañón")in the fight against coronavirus. One official spoke about the great work of all women, who must often leave their families to go to work and prove their help (su granito de arena, lit. grain of sand) to improve social change. The municipal Secretary General, Miriam Trejo Leon, said that on this day when recognition is given for the fight of women for their participation within society, the municipal government delivered recognition to 25 women working in the health sector of the municipality.
As part of the preventative actions against C-19, the “Guardianes por Quintana Roo” campaign has begun to promote health care with measures such as temperature checks and application of antibacterial gel at the main entrance to the island. These activities will be carried out at the state Port Administration (API) Maritime Terminal on the island and at the "Black Pearl" pier (on the mainland). The "Yellow Hats" will continue their work at the photo-op area by the Casa de la Cultura and at the Maritime Terminal.
The municipal Secretary General, Miriam Trejo Leon said that the municipal and state governments are working together, seeking to advance the color of the epidemiological light toward a greater recovery of activities and the economy, but this will only be achieved by taking care of ourselves by following preventative measures. She said although vaccination of older adults has begun, the best tools for avoiding contracting C-19 are hygiene protocols including correct and constant use of face masks, avoiding physical greetings, frequent hand washing, avoiding agglomerations,and frequent hand washing. "As a society, we must commit ourselves to taking this disease seriously and continue to take care of ourselves, continue caring for the sectors that are considered vulnerable, continue with hygiene habits, not neglect handwashing, wear face masks, and avoid visits that are numerous (visitas numerosas) because this is the only way we will move forward," she concluded.
On Saturday, Ariel Peniche Rodríguez (aka Fishman) was elected as General Secretary of the Isla Mujeres taxi union, “Gustavo Díaz Ordaz”, replacing José Magaña Galué, and on Monday delivery began of the documentation and financial information. He said he plans to resume many pending projects such as the colonia of the taxi drivers (on the mainland). He noted there are many problems with the golf carts, the buses, and the Cancun taxi drivers, among others. He explained that, unfortunately due to the pandemic, finances have been affected, which has reduced the receipt of resources. LINK
Registration has concluded for municipal Mayoral candidates with the state Electoral Institute. (The election will be Sunday, June 6th, and the term is three years.) There are five female candidates for President of Isla Mujeres and one male, who are:
Partido Movimiento Ciudadano--Aracely Rodríguez Hernández.
Redes Sociales Progresistas--María de los Ángeles Novelo Torres.
PAN-PRD-PRI & CQ Alliance--Atenea Gómez Ricalde.
Fuerza Social--María Cristina Góngora Martínez
PES--Raquel Castellanos Álvarez por el Partido PES
Morena--Fernando el Chato Bacelis Godoy, the only male candidate
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the colonias, yet
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amenities include hammocks,
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views from the
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the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
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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, 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 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)
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.
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 17: Día 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