Friday, June 28, 2013

Bees Removed From Town Hall, PE Teachers Convene, Senior Contest Rescheduled, Children's Drawings About Rights Earning Big Prizes, Hoteliers Review Emergency Registration Of Tourists, Lobster Season Beginning With Decompression Risks Unresolved, Abundance of Whale Sharks & Manta Rays With Smooth Seas, Beautiful Sunrises & Sunsets In Isla Mujeres News Friday, June 28 Articles & Events: The Afternoon Edition

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Thursday's News

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Fighting bee swarm with water & detergent
Three groups at the northern part of City Hall

Combaten con detergente y agua enjambres de abejas

Miércoles, 26 de Junio de 2013 20:51

Tres panales en la parte Norte del Palacio Municipal

Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.- Leer más...
The municipal agencies of Civil Protection and Public Services chased off bees who had formed three groups on the northern part of City Hall (Palacio Municipal) using 2 pipes  with a capacity of five thousand liters. They mixed detergent into the water. The bees were reported on the emergency 066 number and the agencies responded around 1 pm yesterday (Report is dated Wednesday). The article concludes saying: No bystanders or workers were affected by the flying insects; during the combat actions the bees began to take over City Hall. 

Actividades deportivas y recreativas de profes

Miércoles, 26 de Junio de 2013 20:37

Incentivan labor de los maestros de educación física

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.- 
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Sports & recreational activities for PE teachers: Encouraging their work

 Every year physical education teachers from preschools and primary schools of the Northern Zone of Q Roo come to Isla Mujeres at the end of the school year. athey celebrate sports & recreatonal activities & remember the late teacher Esquivel Wilberth Cortez, the main promotor of teacher conferences. They had volleyball & soccer tournaments on the Posada beach, and academic meetings.

Alistan certamen de la tercera edad

Miércoles, 26 de Junio de 2013 20:36 
Senior Citizen's event  
ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.-
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 The contest for members of the Senior Citizens club,  “Abuelito y Abuelita Isla Mujeres 2013”, will be held July 5 at the Town Square stage, and the winners will represent Isla Mujeres in the state competition next month in Cozumel. The competiton will include a show full of traditon, in which the participants will model traditional clothing, casual wear, and evening wear. They will be judged on their speeches, stage presence, poise, and elegance. Among the topics are village festivals, the art of fishing, tourism, and histories. The participants are in constant preparation. The Ballet Academy "juanita Mendez" will also perform, with other entertainment. The event is open to the public who are invited and encouraged to attend.


 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense


Regional PE teachers have meeting
Realizan encuen­tro magis­te­rial 
Olvidio Lopez

Talent & Beauty Contest Postponed
Posponen con­cur­so de mode­la­je

Ovidio Lopez
The contest for  “Abue­lito y Abuelita Isla Mujeres 2013” that was originally scheduled for Friday June 28 (tonight) has been rescheduled to Friday, July 5 because there is another activity scheduled at the Town Square stage. 

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Teachers celebrate at the end of the school year


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Open call for children's drawing contest

Abren convocatoria para concurso de dibujo infantil

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An open call has been announced for children ages 6-12 to participate in the sixth annual drawing contest of the Human Rights Commission of Quintana Roo. . The first prize is a mini laptop, second prize is an electronic tablet, and third prize is a bicycle. There will be three age categories, and they may chose any topic associated with rights and duties of children. They can draw or paint on  'cartulina o caroncillo' (board or paper?) with brushes, pencils, acrylics, or watercolors. They should date the drawing and put their information on the back, with a description of what they intend to communicate with the drawing. The last day to submit the drawings is September 6th.

Tourism increasing as summer begins

Reactiva verano turismo local

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   With the arrival of summer, the number of tourists visiting for the day ("daytrippers") from Cancun has increased, and many boats & catamarans arrive with visitors. A store  worker estimated that sales have increased 10-15 percent, which is helpful, but s/he complained that many people are sightseeing (window shopping?). Tourism service providers said they expect tourism to increase when the summer holidays actually begin.

Surprise visit by bees at the Town Hall
Las abejas habían hecho su nido en todo lo alto de una de las esquinas del edificio. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Municipios | Sorprende la presencia de abejas en el Palacio Municipal.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
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Seeking Grandfather & Grandmother Isla Mujeres 2013
Se busca al “Abuelito y Abuelita Isla Mujeres 2013” [+] Ver mas

There will be three men and five women competing on Friday July 5th, and the winners will represent Isla Mujeres in the state competition in Cozumel in August. The competitors are Rosa Villanueva, Consuelo Cruz, Juana Argüelles, Mirna del Carmen Robertos, Delia Graniel, Mario García, César López and Ricardo Monroy,

Waiting for the start of lobster fishing season

En espera levantamiento de veda de langosta[+] Ver mas

The ban on lobster fishing ends on July 1st and the fishermen are awaiting the opportunity of improve their economic situation. Last year catches were decreased to about 40 percent. Fisherman Arturo Lopez said "There have been almost no fish when they go out,  with most only catching 40-50 kilos daily, and rarely they would return with 80 kilos, but it was very rare for anyone to get 100 kilos. This means we barely make the cost of gasoline and have little left over to support our households.". Sales are expected to increase by 60 percent with the opening of lobster season. Many fishermen have had to seek other economic activities to support their families, and are looking forward to lobster season to improve their economic status.

Today's News

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Training hoteliers about SELTUR  (Tourists Locating System of the State Government)

Capacitan a hoteleros sobre Seltur

Jueves, 27 de Junio de 2013 22:25

ISLA MUJERES, 27 de junio.
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A presentation was held to teach hotel managers and owners about preparation for hurricanes, in particular in regard to registering their guests with SELTUR, the tourist locating system, at the first warning of the presence of a hurricane. SELTUR is the agency responsible for reporting to consulates where their countrymen are staying, and in what numbers. Hoteliers were also invited go prepare for hurricane season with actions such as clearing patios and roofs, among other activities.  

Baaxlo ́ob Paalalo ́ob (Juego de Niños = Kid's Games) July 22-August 9:  Preparations Begin

Baaxlo ́ob Paalalo ́ob, del 22 de julio al 9 de agosto

Jueves, 27 de Junio de 2013 21:18

Inician los preparativos

Manuel VALDEZ ISLA MUJERES, 27 de junio.-Leer más...
 The Department of Sports & Recreation announced that the annual summer vacation recreational sports program Verano Baaxló ob Paalaló ob (Child's Play or Kid's Games) will be held July 22 to August 9th. An invitation is extended to all children of the municipality and the activities will take place Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 2:30 pm, with the children divided into group A of ages 7-9 and group B of ages 10-12. There with be 10 supervisors, plus 5 assistant coaches among the coaches and technical staff, for the recreational, sporting, and cultural activities. The program will also involve public and private organizations and companies, such as Amigos of Isla Contoy, Municipal Parks & Museums Dept, Public Safety Dept (police), Civil Protection (Fire fighters, lifeguards, etc) and the Navy. Preparations are now underway and the official announcement will be made about enrollment, with more information.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense


Training Hotel Personnel
.Capacitan a per­so­nal de hote­le­ría
.Ovido Lopez

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Announce contest "Abuelito & Abuelita Isla Mujeres 2013" (Grandmother & Grandfather)

Anuncian concurso Abuelito y Abuelita Isla Mujeres 2013

Instructions about registering overnight tourists

Instruyen para registrar a turistas de pernocta



Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadGrandparents compete for the crown in Isla Mujeres

Abuelitos van por la corona en Isla Mujeres

jun 27, 2013 8:51
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo – .

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Hyperbaric chamber without medical operator
La Hiperabárica sin médico de apoyo. [+] Ver mas
Lobster season begins July 1st and there is currently no doctor specialized in its operation to provide services of the Hyperbaric chamber if any of the fishermen experience decompression illness. The board is hoping that this problem will be resolved after the elections, since a campaign promise was made by one of the mayoral candidates. The board currently does not have a contract with the company Infra who supplies oxygen which is required for its operation, which costs 14,000 pesos annually. However the General Hospital has offered use of one of its tank, until the contract issues are worked out.
   Baltazar Gomez Catzín, chairman of the board explained that the approximate monthly cost is around 70,000 pesos between the wages of the staff responsible for its operation, the doctor, oxygen, light, water, and other expenses. This is why we have urged the fishing cooperative and affiliated dive shops to provide at least some patronage so they can try to keep everything working properly. "The hyperbaric chamber was losing money because the cooperatives stopped paying, so we ask you, with the service free to the members, there must be monthly collaboration of support, because we cannot count on the government. We are asking for support because we have an obligation to provide services."
 Hyperbaric chamber operator Angel Rivera Mendez said errors were made during the maintenance work, such as using galvanized brass pipes for the oxygen lines which could have caused a negative effect on the patient, and were replaced with stainless steel. They also installed gauges in the lines, which are standard equipment, to assure that the patient is decompressing and that the purity of the air is correct and everything is healthy for the person in the chamber. He explained that the hyperbaric chamber consists of two compartments; one dry where the patient is prepared for the virtual descent, and the other is wet, and resembles the pressure conditions one would experience diving at a particular number of feet. He said they have adapted oxygen masks without harnesses, and installed a color monitor to replace the old black and white (computer) monitor (to observe the patient inside the chamber). They also applied sealant to hermetically seal the camera.

Importance of accounting for tourists
Indispensable las buenas cuentas[+] Ver mas

SINTRA inspectors set poor example
Inspectores de la Sintra son un mal ejemplo [+] Ver ma
An anonymous annoyed resident showed this vehicle to the Por Esto reporter, complaining that the SINTRA inspectors routinely park in this spot in the morning until about 4pm, pointing out that it is illegally parked and making maneuvers difficult for delivery trucks. The resident also complained about the golf cart rental practices of people who are related to one of the mayoral candidates, (whom Por Eso opposes). The anonymous complainant also made accusations about corrupt activities by the SINTRA inspectors. The vehicle lacks a plate. (In Mexico, rather than giving a ticket, they usually impound the plate.)

Kid's Games (Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob) program is about to begin: Registration is required this year
Ya viene, hay que apuntarse al Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob este año[+] Ver mas

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Sunrise yesterday morning from MVC B&B
and Sunset the evening before  
A mama turtle attempted a few nests in the wee hours before sunrise yesterday. A few months ago, we dug down & removed rocks & added sand to one part of that middle beach where they kept trying to nest last year, but she missed that area.

Sunrise yesterday over the Mar Caribe, from the back balcony

 Sunset Wednesday From MVC rooftop terrace

To the north, up the east coast. That is the mar Caribe (from the back of the villa roof)

To the West (from the front of the villa) can see Punta norte to the right..that is the mar Caribe on the right. (from the middle of the roof)

 To the west, overlooking the Bay (From the front of the villa, overlooking the lake and the bay)
 To the east (from the back of the villa, overlooking the mar Caribe)

MVC Presents...Upcoming Events!

Sat & Sun June 29 & 30 Isla Contoy Closed while guides attend 2 day training there

Sunday, June 30   El Pescador Field:  Baseball 

Monday July 1  Lobster Season Begins  (And Freddy says... Lobster tacos return to Soggy Peso on Mondays!)

Thursday, July 4  at 4-7pm  Town Square  Art Fair 

Friday, July 5 7p (?)   Town Square Stage Senior Citizen's Beauty & Talent Contest

It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases will begin in about a month & be held periodically until early October.

    Lately the water has been very calm and there have been many manta rays, with many swimming upside down, in addition to many whale sharks. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins & turtles from the balcony, and lotsa big fish while snorkeling. 

Live Music In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY


Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Live music & Half priced appetizers LINKwebsiteLINKfb

Iguanas 6:30 - 8:30  John Cain  LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK


Fenix:  8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues    LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Cafe del Mar 8  (?)  LINK LINK

Las Brisas Grill:  (?) Cuban music starts around dusk LINK

Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz 8-10   LINK

La Terraza 10p Salsa & Latin  LINK

Faynes  10:30-12:15 Banda Sin Nombre   LINK

Adelita's Tequila Bar  12:30-2:30  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK     

Tres Mentiras ? LINK

La Catrina: ?   LINK LINK 

Poc Na:  ?   Link


El Patio Dinner & Movie night LINK

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.
Kathy Ennis  Just back from Holbox. What a neat place. SO quiet and calm. 1 or 2 cars. A few golf carts. A moto or 2. Lots of bicycles and lots of bare foot walkers.
Kathy Ennis  Sleepy street in Holbox
Tony Garcia  Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30. Isla Contoy keep close and me too we going to be there this two days taking an course for tourist guide
These are videos on Tony's page : Tony Garcia

Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo. — at Fenix Lounge.
A teaser for the upcoming Caribe on Canvas fotoshoot to be held at Fenix Lounge! Original foto by Andre Horton, reworked by Mark. If you are not familiar with his work check out his website or facebook for stunning images of the Riviera Maya reworked and printed on beautiful canvas!! Fenix will be added to the collection shortly! — at Fenix Lounge.

Caribe On Canvas  
Heading north on the Caribbean road. Villa la Bella is just up the street.
Induna Charters We're sailing tonight!
Join us on our sunset sail, leaves Brisas Grill at 4pm book online and get 10% off
Making fresh basil pesto for the Bear T & Crasco chicken sandwiches. My thumbs are starting to get green & besides a near drowning experience after 6 days of non-stop rain a few weeks back, my basil plants are looking pretty good. If I can keep them going through hurricane season, I might just a try a few more herbs come December....oregano & Thai basil!

Jackie Conlon updated her cover photo.

Jul Isla  Be creative here What would you like to share or what would you like to see?

Fenix would like to host a Cultural Day to celebrate local talent. Whether it be Art, Crafts, Performance Art or something you can teach - we would like to invite you to join us for a fun filled day for the whole family. There will be games and contests for the kids too. Please Inbox us if you are interested in partici...pating :)
  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing Jul Isla, you should come to the July 4th Isla Mujeres Artist Fair & talk to the participants about your event. The Isla Mujeres Artist Fair is every first Thursday in the Zocolo from 4 to 7pm. The monthly participants have included food vendors, musicians, painters, sculptors, massage therapists, astrologers, authors, jewelry/clothing designers, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, sea glass artists & more. We have so many talented people living on the Island!

Caribe On Canvas Not a person in sight one morning along the Caribbean road. Talk about a private beach! :) — in Isla Mujeres.

Si le das like a Bufalo, tu recibirás un descuento o un regalito, (no aplica pro...mociones) Además tenemos juguetes en paquetes para los niños ¡ ven ya !
If you give like to Bufalo, (on Facebook) you will receive a discount (not applicable promotions) packages also have toys for children. come now!

By: Bufalo

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres updated their cover photo.

Isla Mujeres  Just feel the breeze...

Fenix Lounge   Fenix is a modern, oceanfront lounge located on the sparkling waters of North Beach on Isla Mujeres. Our beach was recently rated as #1 in Mexico by Tripadvisor. We are only a short ferry ride away from Cancun, so come and enjoy a laid back caribbean atmosphere that you won´t find anywhere else!
Fenix features a casual beach bar serving creative handcrafted and a colorful Tapas and Lunch Menu. Take out one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards to tour the beach or take it easy and enjoy our relaxing beach beds and umbrellas with an unparalleled view of Mexico´s Caribbean Sea.
When the sun goes down Fenix transforms into a romantic open air dining room surrounded by softly lit pools. Our exotic menu, breathtaking location and live musical performances combine to make for an eclectic and unforgettable dining and lounge experience.
Whether you are looking to relax and soak up the sun, enjoy a delicious meal or dance the night away, Fenix has something to offer for every member of the family!
Rick Melase (who is currently not in Isla)...shared Nalam Fierro Lopez's photo Lets all get out of this rain and meet at Tarzan.... Sun and fun to be had by all....(thanks for the photo Nalam Fierro Lopez)
Rick Melase shared Javier Martinez Cen's photo. Marla and Javier get to have all the fun.... Miss it madly!! (ahhh Golfcart ride on Isla)
Beverly Willard shared Los Fueguitos Steakhouse's photo.
Los Fueguitos Team!;)

Ann Copeland Booth
A few of the photos my niece & nephew took using a throwaway underwater cameraWhale Sharks
Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

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