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Our Northern Zone remains in Green-Stage 1 status on the state epidemiological light next week, Monday, Oct. 18 thru Sunday, Oct. 24, and the Southern Zone remains in Yellow. Vaccination rates are high for the state with 93% having received their first dose and 75% have had both doses. The number of cases daily has decreased in all of the Northern Zone municipalities, except Tulum, and Isla Mujeres dropped down to an average of zero cases daily.
Isla Mujeres reports that residents of the municipality of Benito
Juarez (Cancun) came to the Bicentennial Dome in La Gloria to receive a
vaccine, which caused long lines. The vaccine brigade only had a
thousand doses, and the personnel reviewing people's documents decided
to give priority to the islanders, which caused some of those from
Cancun to cause a ruckus. This vaccine event began yesterday and ends
tomorrow, for those who hadn't received their first dose.
Today, Oct. 14. In response to reports from residents about turtles hatching, the municipal Department of Ecology and the Environment responded and assisted 298 hatchlings to the sea who had strayed onto the Caribbean Coastal road. The Director of the Ecology Department said that due to the current situation with the Tortugranja, his staff attended to four areas along the eastern coast of the island.
Specifically, there were 50 baby turtles rescued in from the beach near the Trash Transfer unit, 24 in the area of Colegio Bachilleres beaches, 60 in the area of the municipal cemetery of colonia La Gloria and 164 along the Aeropuerto area. Volunteers who help turtle hatchlings to the sea should place them 3 meters from the sea so they can enter alone. Turtles nest along the eastern coast of the island and drivers should take care driving along the Caribbean Coastal road to avoid running over any hatchlings.
VIDEO Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural--October 12th
Oct. 11 The ZOFEMAT crew works daily, removing sargasso from the downtown beaches. Photo credit...Noti Isla Mujeres
The "S" is back on the photo op sign behind the Casa de la Cultura. (That's the Mayor pointing it out.)
La Patrulla Verde A.C. is conducting a cleanup at the Las Iguanas Park on Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 7:30. You're invited to help & encouraged to bring your machete & rake. Here's their page for more info--https://www.facebook.com/Patrulla-Verde-AC-107446524999170
Working every day to keep the beaches of Isla Mujeres clean and free of sargasso! (screenshots from the video).... VIDEO
With support from the municipal police department, inspectors with the state SATQ agency and the state Fiscalization Department are verifying that businesses in Isla Mujeres are complying with regulations limiting hours of alcohol sales and capacities.
Oct. 11 Edgar Alonzo Paredes, Director General of the municipal police (SPyTM), explained that one of the commitments of the island's Mayor has been to combat crime and regain the peace and tranquility that has always characterized the municipality of Isla Mujeres, so with precise instructions, they are working on this issue, in conjunction with local and state agencies.
Oct. 11 In
this video, Mayor Atenea Gomez Ricalde explains that the "Taking Care
of Isla Mujeres" program began along the Rueda Medina malecon, where
staff from the Civil Protection Department started cleaning in the
early-morning hours. Directors and personnel with various municipal
departments participated, along with members of the business community
and other islanders, working together; cleaning, painting and planting.
She thanked them all. (Screenshots from the video) VIDEO
Monday, Oct. 11
Baseball's back! Photos by Tony Garcia of the barefoot, huipil-wearing visiting players.
Oct. 9 Feliz Dia del Pescadores! Happy Day of the Fishermen!
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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.
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 US National Hurricane Center