Navy Day Memorial Ceremony
The Governor, Roberto Borge, attended the memorial ceremonies in Isla Mujeres for the 71st anniversary of National Día de la Marina, Navy Day which took place around 10am yesterday, This day commemorates all people who perform some activity in the sea, including merchant marines, fisherman, oil workers, and those who work at sea in tourism. The observation of Navy Day began in 1942, and the date of June 1 was chosen because it was determined that in 1917 on the first of June, the first Merchant Marine ship was sailed at Veracruz under Article 32 of the Constitution, with a crew that was composed entirely of sailors born in Mexico. Article 32 required that all personnel protecting the Mexican flag or insignia, or holding office or commission associated with the Marina Nacional de Guerra, must be Mexican by birth, including captains, crew, engineers, and mechanics.
Attendees included the mayors of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juarez (Cancun), the Naval Commander and other officials and representatives both civil and military. The ceremony began around 10am and included the depositing of a wreath in memory of those who died in the line of duty. The authorities conducted the wreath ceremony from the ship "Insignia". The event concluded when the ship returned to the pier, and a reception was held for the special guests in Isla Mujeres. Source Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez
Sporadic Heavy Rains & Winds Dampen Tourism
The rains began yesterday morning during the civic ceremonies for Navy Day, but did not interrupt the wreath ceremony. The weather was cloudy with sporadic but heavy rains which disrupted most commercial and touristic activities. Staff of the Harbor Master told the reporter that these rains are caused by a tropical front that is spreading over the Northwester Caribbean Sea towards the central region of Quintana Roo, with continued overcast skies and occasional rain, which may continue through the weekend, (today) with winds 37-46km/hr gusting to 56 km/hr which means boaters must exercise caution and heed the bulletins issued by the Harbor Master and the Navy, and not be caught at sea. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez
Por Esto notes that people who arrived were "stranded" at the ferry terminal because of the difficulty walking in streets that were temporarily flooded, which led many people to take shelter in nearby restaurants. Many visitors who had arrived to enjoy the weekend, returned to Cancun almost immediately. Por Esto notes the taxis were doing a good business, and that there were areas where the water overflowed the curb onto the sidewalk at times.
"Severe Measures" Discussed
The article headlined "Severe Measures" is about the first meeting of members of the Hurricane Committee on Tuesday, (which was already translated) where the Civil Protection Director said this year they will take more severe measures to safeguard the population of Isla Mujeres. This committee will be officially inaugurated on June 4, and met to discuss actions to be implemented to assure a quick and efficient response to weather phenomena. Hurricane season official began yesterday, and in the Pacific was initiated with the arrival of "Barbara". Source: Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez
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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
It just got brighter out...the sun was not visible behind the cloud bank. It is overcast this morning with plenty of activity on the street. It was a pleasant cool, breezy night, with very comfortable temps this morn at 8am. Good weather for farmers & firefighters, but not for vacationers. Next, the palms should be greening up and making baby coconuts, and the mama turtles who waited for the weather to calm will come ashore to nest.
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Live Music Today
The Joint: 1-4 Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Bahia Tortuga: 3p Family Jewels LINK
6p Sol Rockers
Chuuk Kay: 3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Fenix: 3-5 Casa Verde Colectivo Latin Cumbia Rumba/Hula Hoop class 1p/Free Chipachole LINK
Iguanas: ~4p Duo playing dinner music, Latin/Caribbean/Mx LINK LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk? Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard LINK
A LITTLE LATER....
Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Comono/El Patio 8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues
Faynes 10:30-12 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK
Cafe del mar ? LINK
La Catrina ? LINK
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Ibette de Alcocer updated her cover photo.
Miguel Angel's photo.
Rob Herrin..reposted video from January..
Rob Herrin shared this.
Published on Jun 2, 2012
This was our second time to Isla Mujeres. We stayed for 10 days and it wasn't nearly long enough. The sunrises and sunsets on Isla Mujeres are incredible. We can't wait to return to Isla Mujeres again.
Vistas of Isla Mujeres
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center Today's
tropical weather outlook for the Atlantic basin finds an area of
disturbed weather over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Development, if
any, will be slow to occur as it drifts toward the north-northwest. It
has a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48
hours. The eastern North Pacific basin is quiet. Get the latest on the tropics at www.hurricanes.gov
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.