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Both zones of the state remain in Green Stage 1 next week, Nov. 15-21, and the state will remain Green on the national semaforo for the next two weeks. The Governor pointed out that Cancun (Benito Juarez) has dropped to an average of less than 10 cases daily, compared to nearly 250 when it was peaking, and Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) reports an average of around 7 cases daily, compared to its high of about 180 daily. He said not to be alarmed at the 1226% increase in Isla Mujeres, because it was averaging around zero cases daily, and is near zero again, after a small uptick of one or two cases. The left/vertical axis is the daily average cases & for Isla Mujeres, the first number is 0.5 & highest peak (last year) was just under 3.5. The Governor stressed the importance of maintaining habits including masking and social distancing, and not letting down your guard.
low pressure system interacting with humidity from the sea is expected
to cause rain and squalls in our area today and tomorrow. Cold front #8 is
arriving this weekend. While I was downloading that photo, the weather changed & there was a downpour for about 20 minutes, then a big rainbow & the sun came out. But it rained most of the day. Photos from MaraVilla Caribe.
Buen Fin started yesterday (Wednesday) and continues thru Tuesday, Nov. 16 with discounts available, mostly at franchise stores like Chedraui, who typically discount alcohol & appliances.
Saturday, Nov. 20 at 5p behind the Casa de la Cultura, tickets 1000p / $50usd. Tenor Mario Monge will perform in front of the Caribbean Sea, accompanied by the concert performer Isabel Mesa Vega, the Cancun string ensemble and the Mariachi band Sabor a México, as part of the Grand Opera Gala to benefit the DIF social service agency. Tickets can be purchased at the Palacio Municipal (Town Hall), the DIF office, and the APIQROO (Port Authority) in Cancun 9a-4p. Call 998 318 6564 for more information.
Families, and a group of young people, have been providing meals for the truck drivers who are hauling the accumulated trash from the Transfer Facility to the mainland landfill at night.
The People Decide---Citizens of Isla Mujeres can participate by sharing their opinions about proposals for the Municipal Development Plan at three tables located at the Town Hall (downtown) and the Blue Dome by the Community Center (in La Gloria) and the IEEA dome by the Cruz Roja from 9a to 4p. Or they can participate at the website https://islamujeres.gob.mx/ and at forums. This is part of the "La Gente (the people) Decide" program, whose deadline is Nov. 26th. The six topics are-- 1.- Isla Mujeres with Dignified Public Services and Sustainable Urban Development; 2.- Isla Mujeres with Tourism and a Strong Economy; 3.- A Safe Isla Mujeres; 4.- Isla Mujeres with Decent Health: 5.- Inclusive and Humane Isla Mujeres and 6.- Isla Mujeres with a Good Government.
VIDEO--Here's Mayor Atenea Gomez Ricalde touring the municipal police station after signing a Police Coordination Agreement with the state government. "It's time for our people to regain confidence in their police officers," she said. The tour included the island's C2 video-surveillance area, which is linked to C5 and monitored 24 hour a day. (C5 is the state Center for Control, Command, Communication, Computers and Quality.)
Cuban 'balseros' / refugees in this small, precarious boat arrived to Isla's eastern coast near the gas station & Colegio Bachilleres last night or this morning. The reporter notes that mostly foreigners live in this area and he asks the resident if they have pictures or witnessed their arrival. (No, when they got up at 8:30a, the items were there and no people.). He describes the scene, noting the officers are with the municipal police force, and possibly some with the Fiscalia (Attorney General). The reporter estimates the boat would carry 4-5 people, and notes the officers are interviewing the neighbors to see if anyone saw anything.FB VIDEO by IM Noticias. Screenshot from video-photo credit to
Las Gaviotas (Seagulls) Park was cleaned-up by the municipal Parks & Gardens Department, so that families will be able to enjoy a 'new face' on this public space, soon. Personnel with the Parks & Gardens Department continue working daily for an island that is "más bonita y limpia"/ prettier & cleaner.
Mayor Atenea Gomez Ricalde says progress had advanced to 40% at the Trash Transfer Facility,
where her administration inherited a "lagoon" of garbage and has been
working continually to remove it since Sept. 30th. She urged residents
to comply with the trash collection schedule for their neighborhood. FB VIDEO of her speaking (in Spanish).
Second doses of Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines were administered Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria from 8a to 6p,
Sunday's game was suspended of the Isla Mujeres Tiburones vs the Cancun Astros de Astra due rain affecting the condition of the Pescador baseball field.
Basketball at the court by the Red Cross Nov 8, 10 & 12th:
Friday....The clean, sargasso-free beaches of Isla Mujeres are ready for visitors and las familias isleñas to enjoy this weekend.
entrepreneurs and city employees worked together cleaning up the market
/ mercado "Audomaro Magaña" in colonia El Cañotal, as part of the
program "Cleaning-up Isla Mujeres" / "Limpiando Isla Mujeres". FB Video
Video by Noti Isla Mujeres
from the Convention Center featuring 40 sculptures by Reinaldo Bolio Suárez
Fachelli, whose installation at various locations around the island is
planned by the end of the month, for the benefit of cultural tourism. Screenshots from Noti's video--
truckload of scooters head to the impound yard as Traffic police
continue to set up checkpoints and issue sanctions for expired
registrations/plates. They said fines aren't being issued for expired
driver's licenses because they currently unable to generate them due to a
lack of materials.
Friday, Nov. 5....
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
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
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
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