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Today, Thursday...Personnel with the municipal Department of Civil Protection and the municipal police located the elderly man who has been missing since Tuesday on the mainland part of the municipality near the colonia Jerusalen. Photo credit Isla Mujeres al Momento
Atenea Gomez Ricalde described the work that will be done at Punta Sur /
South Point, expressing her happiness about the renovation of this
iconic location, as well as her gratitude to the state government. She
said the improvements will include another, larger sculpture of Ixchel,
and elements along the walking path that honor the Mayan culture.
Renovations will be done to the bathrooms, stores, pergola, safety
barriers, and electrical infrastructure. There will be a full renovation
of the lighthouse and the park's lighting. The work will be done
section by section so that the park won't be closed. FB VIDEO of inauguration of work ceremony
Yesterday...Cold Front #6 is expected to arrive tomorrow & could bring cloudy skies, the possibility of intermittent rain and more comfortable temperatures.
With Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead coming soon, and with the goal of avoiding agglomerations at the cemeteries, the municipal government invites islanders to tend their family graves between the hours of 8am and 6pm. This year the cemeteries will be open with capacity limits of 80% in compliance with state health authorities, and there are two religious ceremonies scheduled on the day of November 2nd.
The municipal Director of Public Lighting, Katerine Sulub Parra, reports about 60 burnt-out street lights have attended to since the new administration took office, and they continue to work on this issue which affects the safety of island families. She said the work began with an inspection which revealed a little more than 150 non-working lights on the island. She recommended calling the Public Services Department at 274-1661 to report burnt-out lights.
Municipal workers cleaned up the skate park in colonia Salina Chica yesterday. Efforts continue daily to beautify and improve the island's recreational spaces & the community is encouraged to help by keeping these areas clean.
HOLDING ONTO ISLA MUJERES TRADITIONS--Welcoming Back Our Dearly Departed to Celebrate "HANAL PIXAN" with **Calaveras & Catrinas**Pibs & Bread of the Dead**Contests & Dancing**
The Mayor welcomed back the 1144 students returning to in-person classes on the island and in the Continental Zone after many months of being away from their classrooms. She said, "I'm glad to see your bravery and discipline with the sanitary protocols. Let's not let down our guard and let's continue taking care of ourselves!" Personnel with the municipal police ensured their safety with operations around the campuses.
From October 31st thru November 2nd, we will celebrate our departed loved ones with the Festival of Luz y Vida Entre Vivos y Muertos / The Festival of Light & Life Between the Living & the Dead! There will be artistic and cultural activities for the whole family. You're invited to participate in our traditions, respecting sanitary measures! Celebrate this magic tradition with us!
A fire at the Trash Transfer Area was extinguished by the Department of Civil Protection and the Firefighters. They were supported by staff with the municipal Department of Public Services, personnel with the Navy, and officers with the municipal Police. Heavy machinery was utilized and they continued to monitor the area to avoid any further consequences.
Oct 24 Last night, Noti Isla Mujeres reported that a woman in her mid-forties, who had allegedly been drinking alcoholic beverages, went into the sea and was dragged by the waves. The municipal police in unit 6044 responded to assist her, and the Red Cross paramedics provided first aid & transported her to the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital in stable condition.
Oct. 24 FB VIDEO During yesterday's tour of the island, Governor Carlos Joaquin and Mayor Atenea Gomez discussed public works costing more than 50 million pesos. They began at the new facilities of the APIQROO (State Port Authority) Terminal in Punta Sam, which were modernized and expanded, and then to the Terminal on the island, where a global investment of 36 million pesos has been made.
Oct. 22 The Mayor was in colonia La Gloria encouraging residents to comply with the garbage collection schedule. She also said that smaller collection trucks will be arriving soon which are better suited to the streets of the island. Meanwhile, she asked for patience with these large trucks which affect traffic, particularly when vehicles are parked on both sides of the street.
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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