Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Burglar Caught & Items Returned, Recyclable Trash Exchanged For Food, Bar Closed, Returning To School Slowly, Treasure Hunt & Family Event Planned In Pirate's Park, Continental Fire, New Alderman, Merchants Want More Monitoring Of Mobile Vendors In Isla Mujeres News Tuesday, April 9 Today's Articles: The Final Edition

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



Fire In Continental Isla Mujeres Near Francisco May
The Director of Civil Protection of Isla Mujeres reported they are fighting  a forest fire that is located within a kilometer of the town of Franciso May, near Chechen Ha. The area of fire has increased to ~30 hectares and it is in the township of Lazaro Cardenas, but the nearest access is at the town of Francisco May, in the continental zone of Isla Mujeres. The Director, Sulu Martinez, urged farmers and loggers to not cause these outbreaks, reminding them that this is prohibited at this time of year by state and federal laws, and can result in a jail sentence. It is being for by the National Forestry Commision (CONAFOR) in coordination with the State Forestry Institute of Quintana Roo (INFOQROO) and being affected by changing winds. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez  

Treasure Hunt & Cultural Event
On the morning of Sunday, April 28, there will be a cultural event for families called "The Hidden Treasure of Mundaca", by the Parks & Museums agency in coordination with PAMAR, (Program for Children and Teens at Risk) and the DIF.  The children will learn about the story of Mundaca and participate in a treasure hunt, and have refreshments. The families will do some cleaning of the natural areas, and will be planting plants. The event begins at 8am and invitations have been extended at the grade schools of the island. Source: Diario Q Roo/ Manuel Valdez  

New Alderman Replaces Gasca
On Monday afternoon at the 30th Ordinary Session of the City Council,  Pedro Fuentes Ordoñez was sworn in as the ninth Alderman, to replace Edgar Gasca Arceo, who left office Sunday, to submit an application for a 90 day license to compete in the upcoming elections, which was approved on Thursday Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez 

 Silvia Sánchez Navarro resigned from the District 14 Electoral Council. Source:Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez

Merchants Complain About Mobile Vendors
Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina reports that there are merchants complaining about the number of mobile vendors, and they want the Enforcement agency to intervene. The merchants say there is a group of women from the state of Chiapas, called "Chapitas" who are all vending under one person's permit, and that their small children are participating. There are complaints of foreign women vending goods on Hidalgo in the evening illegally, and that people from Cancun sell all sorts of "goodies" to tourists on the beaches, mostly without permits. It is noted that many people are selling goods who do not have permits and do not live on the island, and unnamed merchants want the Enforcement agency to monitor the beaches to only allow vending by those who have licenses.

Waiter Arrested After Burglary
Twenty-three year old Germán Rodríguez Bonilla, originally from Tabasco, was arrested after a resident reported a home burglary. Local police were called at 10:25pm yesterday by a resident whose house is located near the gas station by the airport. The complainant reported the thief was wearing beige Bermuda shorts and a red shirt, and that very little time had passed since he left the house. Police began searching the weedy area near the home, and found the young man, who works as a waiter. He had stolen 300 pesos and belongings, which were returned to their owner. Subsequently, he was taken before the Public Prosecutor for the crime of burglary. Source: Por Esto 

Mild Absenteeism Monday Morning
Absenteeism on Monday at Isla Mujeres schools was ~15 percent as students returned to classes after 15 days of Easter Vacation and the changeover to Daylight Savings Time.  One grade school teacher commented that some of the children arrived "listless", noting the normal pace of activities will quickly be resumed. In Isla Mujeres there are 756 preschool/kindergarten students, 2300 grade school students, 829 middle school students, and 348 high school students. Source Por Esto  

Bar Closure
Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina reports a bar on Hidalgo was closed by the municipal Enforcement agency ( Dirección de Fiscalización) and has two closure seals on its doors from the Municipal Treasury department of Isla Mujeres, indicating a lack of documentation or fee payment. DR reports this bar is located where Mundaca Realty was formerly located and that it is run by Israelis. DR shares negative rumors about the bar from unnamed sources. 

Recycling Trash & Receiving Food
Sunday morning more than 500 people lined up to exchange recyclable trash for basic food products, including local produce. This is part of the  "Reciclando Basura por Alimentos" program of the state government and has been very well received by the Islanders. People have gotten into the habit of separating their recyclable trash to exchange at the next event. This program benefits the community in general and the most vulnerable families in particular.  Source: Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina 

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 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Tiffany Yenawine Wareingposted toBarlito, bakery & market cafe and Sonrisas Catering on Isla Mujeres, MX It's Tuesday & Barlito's week begins w/ some delicious, mouth watering specials!! The Pam Breakfast Panini w/ scrambled eggs, chorizo, tomato & fajita peppers topped w/ jack cheese & picosito...The Bear T Sandwich w/ grilled chicken, tomato, red onion, lettuce & basil pesto mayo...The Kosnik Panini w/ smoked pork, sundried tomato, red onion, gouda & chipotle crema....& The Daly Panini w/ grilled chicken, caramelized onions, jack, cheddar & spinach crema. Our sides include roasted beets w/ balsamic, homemade coleslaw, fresh fruit & creamy poblano parmesan pasta! Don't walk, RUN to Barlito! We look forward to serving you!
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.

Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  April 4th Artist Fair.
Tony Garcia added a new photo.From Victor's Cafe Habana on Juarez..with a comment thanking him saying everything they had for dinner was very tasty

 "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 translated.in a previous post.

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