Saturday, April 27, 2013

Boat Ambulance Awaits Green Light, Salina Grande Pedestrian Bridge Inaugurated, Hara Kiri Attempt, City Assists Fishermen During Lobster Ban, Unfinished Street In Sac Bajo, Interrupted Bus Service, Grate Repairs To Storm Drains In Isla Mujeres News Saturday, April 27 Today's Articles: The Final Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



Payment For Fishermen During Lobster Ban

On Thursday, at the Inauguration of the bridge & improvements to the Plaza in La Gloria,  payments were made as part of the "Assistance to Fishermen During the 2013 Lobster Ban" program. The lobster ban lasts four months, beginning in March. These payments are for the month of April, with a municipal investment of 234,000 pesos. Beneficiaries who are members of the coops "Isla Blanca" Justicia Social" and "Macax" were each paid 500 pesos, and who had presented the required documents before the deadline. Payments to members of the cooperatives "Patria y Progreso" and "Caribe" will be made next week. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez  Photo from Municipal website

Hara Kiri Attempt
On Thursday at 7pm, in colonia Caribeña, twenty-two year old islander Eliezer Aban Chimal  plunged a ~20cm chef's knife into his abdomen, after a discussion with his girlfriend, who is in the final months of pregnancy and was threatening to leave him. According to information received, after he tried to take his life, he ran out of the house to the area by Boxito, where he stopped. This young man is the brother of a police officer, whose building is some meters from Boxito,.. fue a él a quien se le avisó de este penoso incidente.... to whom the young man was going, to tell him of this unfortunate incident. The Red Cross paramedics attended to him, and he was given first aid at the General Hospital, but due to the seriousness of his injuries he was taken to a Cancun hospital aboard a fast launch of the Navy. His condition was reported to be stable, but serious.(estable pero grave). Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez  

Inauguration of Bridge & the Improvements at Bicentennial Plaza


The Mayor and other officials participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the inauguration of the Pedestrian Bridge, Landscaping, and Lighting at the Bicentennial Plaza in La Gloria on Thursday afternoon. They were constructed using federal, state, and local funds under the Habitat program. The cost of the bridge was nearly 1.5 million pesos, the landscaping with its curbs & benches cost nearly 830,000 pesos, and the lighting was ~265,000 pesos, which included 16 arbotantes en the pedestrian bridge , and 9 lights on posts. Improvements also included 3 million pesos for a new cover to the Blue Dome, whose previous roof had been damaged by winds. Speeches were made. Source: Municipal website 

Boat Ambulance Awaits Green Light
The Director of the General Hospital, confirmed that the boat ambulance has been delivered, and in upcoming days will be officially presented. This vessel will be used to transfer patients from Isla Mujeres to Cancun. In his last visit to Isla Mujeres, the State Secretary of Health had said the boat was ready, except for a few small details in the documentation process. The Hospital Director said that despite the delays the vessel has left dry dock and is afloat, and is awaiting the green light to begin operations. The governor provided this transport boat at a cost of 2.4 million pesos, in response to needs of the islanders, who have requested this for many years. The State official said the vessel will have three captains, not just one, because the departures will be sporadic. They are seeking experienced seamen with navigational permits from the Harbor Master. Source: Quequi/Carlos Gasca

Unfinished Street Angers Residents
Residents of Sac Bajo say the paving work has been abandoned for two months, with the last 300 meters of the street left unfinished. They are collecting signatures to present to the Mayor, in complaint. They say this is dangerous because there is a curve at this area, where some motorcycles have skidded on the loose gravel. There are also complaints about the dust. The article says indications are that the company "Dobur", who are responsible for repaving the road,  were not paid during March and April. Source: Quequi/Carlos Gasca 

Festival Celebrating Mothers & Children
The President of the DIF, social service agency, Eunice Sanchez Montalvo invited islanders to celebrate “Día del Niño y de la Madre” on May 3 at the Blue Dome in La Gloria, where there will be a fiesta in honor of mothers and children.  Source: Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina     

Storm Drain Repair
Jesus Molina/Diario Respuesta observed workers of the Department of Public works repairing the storm drain grates on Guerrero Avenue, and commented that this is a problem that needed to be addressed.

Bus Service Interrupted
SIPSE/Lanrry Parra reports the Turican buses on the isle were in need of repairs and have both been out of service since Tuesday,  in this article dated Saturday April 27. It is noted that this is the third time service was discontinued unexpectedly.  (But I saw one going southbound down Rueda Medina yesterday or the day before.)

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
In the photo above, at far left is a little of the sea grape, then the orchid. Around the dog Missy is a shrub called "Sea Lavender" for its lovely scent. The taller bushes grew within the "Sea Lavender", after the latter were well established, and are sort of taking over.

 On the east coast, looking at Punta Norte...the north point of the isle

 By 8 most of the clouds had disappeared.....

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

It's Saturday & another beautiful day on Isla! At Barlito, we have Brad's favorite panini special, The Rubenesque Panini w/ smoked pork, homemade saurkraut, jack cheese & our special 1000 Island dressing as well as the Norcross Panini w/ grilled chicken, fajita peppers, caramelized onions, gouda cheese & bbq crema. For those wanting something light, we have the Israeli Salad w/ tomato, cucumber, red onion, chick peas & feta w/ olive oil, lime & oregano. We look forward to seeing you at Barlito & making your belly happy & your face smile!
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.

Freddy Medina   Majestuoso atardecer en Isla.
Majestuoso atardecer en Isla.

This ad for a tour company is a slide show of nice underwater scenes..and starts out with some photos around the isle

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

  The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if an article is "missing",  it may have been published in another paper recently, and a previous post.

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