Saturday, May 25, 2013

Teens To Tijuana Representing State At Olympiad, Empty Beaches & Temporary Closures, Drain Cleaning, Resident Annoyed After Discount Denial, Carnival In La Gloria, Shoes For Kids, First Aid Training For Officers, Turtle Honeymoons, Tons Of Live Music Today In Isla Mujeres News Saturday, May 25 Today's Articles: The Final Edition

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



Teens Travel To Tijuana: National Olympiad Basketball
After being champions on Thursday afternoon, the Under 16 Basketball team of Isla Mujeres traveled to Tijuana, Baja California, to represent the state in the National Olympiad. They will play the state of Chihuahua on Sunday at noon, and on Monday morning they will play Veracruz, and in the evening they take on the state of Baja California. The following day they play the state of Jalisco. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez  
Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo  Con el cuerpo técnico de la selección de basquetbol, signos representantes de nuestro Estado y Municipio en las Olimpiadas Nacionales, Lanrry Parra, Marcos Velázquez y Geovany Loría ... Éxito
The Mayor wishes them success and lists the might note the first is the SIPSE reporter. (Novedades)
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Resident Annoyed After Denied Discount
Mauricio Rodríguez Díaz complained that he was denied a discount on the car ferry because the plates on his car were expired. He says he has lived on the isle for twenty years, and never encountered this before. He insists he is the victim of arrogance of the employees. He was returning from Merida, and despite presenting his credential for the ferry discount, he was required to pay 256 pesos rather than 205 pesos, because his car had expired license plates. Source: Diario QRoo/Manuel Valdez

 First Aid & Rescue Training For Officers
Twenty police officers were on the Posada Beach yesterday receiving first aid training from Cancun fire fighter instructor Rubén Mata Armas, with assistance from the Red Cross paramedics of Isla Mujeres. The officers were divided into two groups for their training, and looked happy to be receiving this instruction. The activity attracted the attention of several onlookers who thought an accident had occurred, but when they realized what was happening, they said they approved of this training of the Island's police officers. Source: Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina  

Cleaning Drains
Business owners and residents downtown have said that the drains downtown which have broken covers are a hazard to pedestrians and drivers. Therefore they have had to open some of them and clear out the rubbish, and then put cement on top to close them. Some do this without the consent of authorities. On Friday, several tenants were observed unclogging and cleaning drains, and removing rubbish such as cigarette butts, bags, and "taparoscas". Source: Por Esto  

Empty Beaches
Por Esto reported that despite the high temperatures and sunshine, on Friday North Beach (Playa Norte) had only about 50 people. This is normally the busiest beach in Isla Mujeres, but it looked too quiet, and nearly empty. On the Avalon beach there were only about 20 people. Merchants, restauranteurs, and other tourism service providers hope business improves by Sunday, and expect occupancy to improve then. Source: Por Esto  

Working Weekends & Temporary Closures
Given the low occupancy in Isla Mujeres, souvenir shops have begun closing their doors for a few days to economize, after recent poor sales and because off season has begun. According to a representative of CONACO (National Chamber of Commerce) the slow sales for the merchants are a result of the mobile vendors. Mobile vendors "have been impacted at 20%". The CONACO representative noted that most closures are just for a few days and there are businesses who prefer to open only on the weekends. It is estimated that this month there are more than 12 jewelry and souvenir shops that have closed temporarily. Source: Por Esto  

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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

 The moon before it set over Cancun. It will rise in the east tonight at 8:11 (or when it gets above the clouds). Sunset is ~7:30.
 It rained for less than a half hour here, but not everywhere on the isle. Hopefully it there was more rain on the mainland...the firefighters & farmers really need it! Looking northward
 Looking southward
 Looking overhead at sunrise

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Saturday's Live Music:

Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre
Fenix:  3-5 Tropical Groove (reggae & Cumbia)
Iguanas: 6:30-8:30  Tropical Groove
Brisas Grill: ~dusk & after   Cuban trio
Sunset Grill: Sunset dinner music

Fenix: 8-10  Latin Jazz w Fabio
Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis
Poc Na 9p  Jesus Campuzano
Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz  8-10   La Guera & Willy's Blue

Fenix 10-2 Guest DJ & Fire Show
Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre
La Terraza 10p-close Salsa & Latin
Poc Na
Tres Mentiras
Cafe del mar
El Patio
La Catrina

(I am working on getting more info on the last half dozen & from The Joint )

 This just in......
Jesus Campuzano
 CAFE DEL MAR 8pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday night,
 POCNA Saturday  9 .pm

Check out his music for free HERE/LINK (I have been enjoying it while  posting this) 

 And This also just in....
The Joint, Reggae Bar & Grill
Mondays/Thursdays/Sundays - Marco (Reggae) - 1 pm to 4 pm

Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz
Tuesdays - Jesus Campuzano (Electronic Jazz) 8 - 10 pm
Fridays -
8 - 10 pm
Saturdays -
La Guera & Willy's Blues 8 - 10 pm

El Patio/ComoNo (rooftop)
Wednesdays/Thursdays - 8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues
- 8:30 - 11 pm - Marco

Fridays at el Patio - Dinner & Movie Night under the Stars

(I will add these to the Live Music and Business Listings...manana.)

Diane White Daniel added 2 new photos. — at Marina Paraiso.

15 minutes ago via iMovie
Swimming with Whale Sharks - Capitan Tony Garcia  VIDEO AT LINK (On Tony's FB page)
Tony Garcia  my first day with whale sharks today  Video at link

Diane White Daniel  Some days are so damn beautiful you just can't stop smiling.... — at Avalon Reef Club Isla Mujeres.
Some days are so damn beautiful you just can't stop smiling....

Jul Isla changed her profile picture.

Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.

Jair and Berto out with Carole, Stephane and gangWow Mantas And Whale Sharks May 24 (44 photos)

Reward for lost kitten...DOWNTOWN
A friend lost this little kitten in el centro and is offering a reward if someone returns her
She is white with orange tips on her ears and blue eyes. Approx 3 mo old Call Consuelo at 998 224 4974 or email me at
Carnival rides and booths being set up across the street from the Bead Coop and LYSH.
Setting up a carnival across the street from the Bead Coop and LYSH.

Jackie Conlon added 3 new photos to the album Isla Mujeres Food May 2013.
1. Basto's Grill - Huarache Especial con Aracherra
Jackie Conlon "Huarache (sometimes spelled guarache) is a popular Mexican dish consisting of an oblong, fried masa base, with a variety of toppings including green or red salsa, onions, potato, cilantro and any manner of protein such as ground beef or tongue, and then finished with queso fresco cheese.
2. Basto's Grill - Natalie's veggie with everything quesadilla. Real mushrooms, nopales and a bunch of other stuff.
3. Basto's Grill - Greg had that really good steak baquette tonight with steak fries.
Hotel Posada Del Mar added a new photo.

Inching closer to the finish line on the Sac Bajo road reconstruction project!
Inching closer to the finish line on the Sac Bajo road reconstruction project!

This was last night....EN KOKONUTS . HIDALGO
salsa en vivo ... 9 PM..
 directamente de cuba 
Lotsa turtles are honeymooning offshore these days in Isla Mujeres.....
Squaloadventures Isla Mujeres
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Music video filmed in Isla Mujeres: Carlos Ponce: Rezo (prayers)

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 a previous post.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for helping spread the awareness of Zapatos Para los Ninos for Greg and Natalie. They always thank me for helping and I always thank them for giving me the honor to participate in bringing smiles to the children’s faces.


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