Tuesday, May 28, 2013

20 Receive Nautical First Aid Certification, Expanded & Daily Live Music Listings For Isla Mujeres, Mock Sea Rescue, Neighbors Concerned About Mangroves, Event Schedule For Week Long Celebration Of Naval Day In Isla Mujeres News Tuesday, May 28 Today's Articles & Events: The Final Edition

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



"Operation Backpack" at campus of the Continental Zone
Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES, 27 de mayoDiario Q Roo
Nothing was found during a review of backpacks yesterday morning as students entered the middle school in the Continental zone. The action was carried out with the knowledge and approval of all the parents, and with the support of the Attorney General's office (PGR-Procuraduría General de la República) and the Human Rights agency. The operation took place because a few days ago a 15 year old student "LCM" was found to be in possession of a dry herb that appeared to be marijuana. The student was turned over to the disposition of the Special Prosecutor for Drugs Fiscalía Especializada en Narcomenudeo for appropriate action.
  Por Esto has the same information, adding that the student who was arrested was in possession of three marijuana cigarettes, and that anonymous reports can be made to 066 or 089 regarding any suspicious or dangerous activity near the middle school. It is noted that the justification for this type of intervention is to ensure the welfare and tranquility of the students and their families, and to promote awareness of the dangers of carrying any kind of weapon or illegal substance which could jeopardize the safety of the students, teachers, or administrators of educational institutions.

Mock rescue at sea
Manuel VALDEZ ISLA MUJERES, 27 de mayo.-Diario Q Roo  Leer más...
Yesterday the Navy conducted a mock rescue in the bay, simulating a call for help from a yacht on fire which required the rescue of a drowning person. There was no press conference or announcement, and the reporter observed the activity. There were only a few citizens and visitor who were surprised by the activity, who quickly realized it was a simulation and resumed their routines.

PROFEPA allows destruction of mangroves 
Lunes 27 de Mayo de 2013 12:50 Jesús Molina DIARIO RESPUEST
This article says that there has been citizen reports of destruction  to mangroves near Punta Sur/South Point without the intervention of PROFEPA, the Federal Authority for Environmental Protection /  Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente. It is reported that this previously occurred in the margins of Macax lagoon, without intervention.

Ready For Emergencies
Source: Por Esto ver mas
On Monday police received certificates and recognition for having taken the Course in Police Intervention in Emergency Situations, and the paramedics of the Red Cross & Fishermen were given certificates for their participation in this nautical first aid training (capacitación de primeros auxilios náuticos.)
   Participants who completed the course. included 20 police officers, five members of the Red Cross, and two from the Fisherman Cooperative.The training took place on Thursday through Saturday and was taught by the instructor of the fire fighters Rubén Mata Armas.

Schedule Of Events This Week Celebrating Día de la Marina Nacional LXXI..Navy Day!

Tuesday May 28 6p Basketball Game on Court by Town Square
Wednesday May 29 Volleyball Game on Court by Town Square
Thursday May 30 8p Coronation & Ball on Town Square
Friday May 31 10a Chess Tournament on Court by Town Square
Saturday June 1 Aguathon Rueda Medina & Posada to City Pier (Probably 8a by Fisherman's Monument at north end of Main Street)
Regatta from Cancun Playa Tortugas with boats participating in wreath ceremony
10am Commemoration Ceremony At Navy Base & Then To Pier & Ship For Placing Of Wreath At Sea (They usually have boats & a ferry for the public to board to go out into the bay)
2pm Recreational Games & Sand Sculpture Contest at Posada Beach

Here is last year's description of the Aguathon...which is open to all ages & genders. This year they said the swim is a round trip and didn't mention a sprint on the beach.

Saturday was a day of sports activities around the island in celebration of Navy Day. It began at 8am with an acuatlón /Aguathon in which ~30 swimmers participated and the winning duo was Félix Lincona Cruz & Andrés Argüelles. The event began with a footrace of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) that started at the Monument to the Fishermen (by Jax at the north end of main street), which was followed by a swimming competition of 250 meters, and completed with a sprint down the beach of 250 meters, which the winning pair completed in just under 20 minutes. 
     There were 16 competitors in the tennis tournament, which was won by  Tony Vince and Owen Magaña. The chess tournament drew 63 competitors, of which 35 were children playing in the Junior category. 
The times for the volleyball game & the Aguathon were not given in the DQR article.

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
Didn't photograph it today...the heavy clouds on horizon were blocking it rather than adding to it. The ocean and winds are fairly calm, sky is overcast & it's humid and cooler, as though it may rain at some point, maybe. Here's  Capt. Tony Garcia  photo of sunrise this morn...


 On the internet in the past 24 hours...


 Casa de los Suenos   LINKwebsite  LINKfb 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre
Sunset Grill  Playa Norte   LINK   Dusk    Vocalist & Keyboard

 El Patio/ComoNo (rooftop) LINK  8:30 - 11 - La Guera & Willys Blues
 Fayne's:   LINK    8:00-10:00-Raul Alexis
 Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz LINK- 8 - 10  Jesus Campuzano (Electronic Jazz) 

Fayne's  LINK

The Live Music Listing At The Top Of The Page Has Been Expanded & Updated  

These Daily Live Music notifications will be a regular feature. 
Diane White Daniel added 3 new photos.

Jackie Conlon added 2 new photos to the album Isla Mujeres Food May 2013. — at limón restaurant.   and commented:   Limon - Tuna wrap was an excellent appetizer! — at limón restaurant
Fabulous tempura shrimp!
Rob Herrin

Rob Herrin   Discovered this artist on Isla Mujeres on our trip. He was playing at Fayne's BarandGrill and he is also a super nice guy. Check out his music by clicking the link.
Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera shared Gwen Cervantes's photo. Havana Cafe on South Juarez
chunks porks......  masitas de cerdo....

I checked with Casa de los Suenos & they are still having  happy hour daily from 4-7 with live music and half price appetizers. Jason added, "We also have beer and margarita specials. We also have daily chef specials offering great daily food specials."
Aqui con los especiales
A qui con los especiales

Casa de los Sueños Una ensalada caponata
Una ensalada caponata
Casa de los Sueños Unos buenos platillos les esperamos
Unos buenos platillos les esperamos

David Daniel We COULD be more localvore, but I'm not sure how. That is the fish and those are the boats that caught it. — with Diane White Daniel at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres.
We COULD be more localvore, but I'm not sure how. That is the fish and those are the boats that caught it.

Rosa Sirenas   Spotted 3 turtle nests on this mornings hike in Punta Sur 😃
Spotted 3 turtle nests on this mornings hike in Punta Sur 󾌰

MaryAnn Rhoades's photo.

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When you come to Isla Mujeres try our try our delicious traditional fish Tikinxic!
¡Cuando vengas a Isla Mujeres prueba nuestro delicioso y tradicional pescado a la Tikinxic!
When you come to Isla Mujeres  try our try our delicious traditional fish Tikinxic!
¡Cuando vengas a Isla Mujeres prueba nuestro delicioso y tradicional pescado a la Tikinxic!

Last 24 hrs "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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