Hard Times For Commercial Fishermen
Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez reports...There has been a scarcity of fish in the past few days, following the bad weather last week, leaving the fishermen in a tight situation economically, with market prices being low, as well. They are hoping to make money again when lobster season begins on July 1st.
Finishing Paseos de los Peces
Workers are nearing completion of the renovation of Paseos de los Peces, after work was suspended by the festivities of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. They are painting lines on this road which is now four lanes (two in each direction), and planting "San Miguel" grass. They are beginning at the end near the cemetery & the Caribbean sea, and say work has been delayed because the rides were still in place from the Church festival. They will finish near the Mundaca Hacienda & it is noted that this street which is now wider will facilitate traffic to the Hospital which is under construction. Source: Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina
Expecting July-August Occupancy Rates Of 60-80%
The Director of Tourism reports that now that it is a few weeks before the start of high season again, that the hotels have reservations for ~60% of their rooms for the summer holidays in July and August. Tourism at this time comes largely from Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Reservations are expected to increase in early July, by last minute vacationers, and occupancy may reach or exceed 80 percent. The Office of Tourism will be providing training for providers of services. People come to Isla Mujeres to enjoy its beautiful beaches, restaurants, bars, water sports, malecons, tours, and other activities. Source: Por Esto
Sailboat Traveled Between US & Cuba & Isla Mujeres
Por Esto notes that 19 Cubans landed in Cozumel in good health after saying they had been sailing for 20 days. Por Esto considers their story "equívoca" or ambiguous and is suspicious of a sailboat, named in the article, that recently traveled from the US to Cuba, that is anchored in Isla Mujeres, noting the vessel, with four passengers, has checked in and presented documents to the authorities.
Only One Complaint To Human Rights Commission
The head of the local office for the State Human Rights Commission reports there was only one complaint filed in May, from a worker regarding profit sharing. However, the worker has a year to claim and receive that benefit. The official noted that some workers prefer not to file complaints becasue they do not want to receive a reputation as being a difficult or problem employee. Source Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez
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A Mama Turtle dug a nest last night on our beach at MVC B&B
(Yesterday there were a couple breeding offshore)
In Isla Mujeres: On Thursday's
The Joint 1-4 Marco-Reggae LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINKwebsite LINKfb
Iguanas 6:30-8:30 Varies LINK Fb
Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK
Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10 Latin Jazz w/Fabio LINK
El Patio 8:30-11 La Guera & Willys Blues LINK
Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15 LINK
Bahia Tortuga 7:30 Movie night LINK
Last night we enjoyed tapas & jazz at Iguana's. I had a favorite of mine, the torta espanola, which is a potato dish made with eggs & onions. Bruce had breaded pulpo/octopus & a brochette/kabob. He just called me out onto the balcony to point out the second pod of dolphins passing by today, and some turtles mating offshore.
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Los Fueguitos- Grilled provelata cheese — in Isla Mujeres.
Los Fueguitos - blood and chorizo sausages — in Isla Mujeres.
Los Fueguitos - Argentinean Grill - Two cuts of steak, chicken thighs,rib. Menu says for two but there were 4 of us and it was plenty.
Jason Szolosi shared Casa de los Sueños's photo
Tony Garcia This afternoon I took a family. To snorkel at light house reef and then go all around Punta sur ISLA we saw lots turtles and. One group of dolphins was very cool at the end an beautiful sunset,,
Diane White Daniel in Isla Mujeres. Sunset from Minino's
Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.
Casa de los Sueños Casa
de los Suenos is proud sponsors of the Little Yellow School House in
Isla Mujeres Mexico. For those of you that do not know about this great
school it is for children who are mildly to severely handicapped, with
physical, emotional, and learning disabilities and is totally funded by
donations. We have set up an account if anyone would like to donate to
their great mission. http://bit.ly/10fqqAU Here are a few pictures of the kids from today. — Little Yellow School House - Isla Mujeres (6 photos)
Isla Mujeres Whale Shark season! Who will come to meet them?
Casa de los Sueños shared Raul Manuel Dzul Chan's photos
june 13 2013 (8 photos)
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 published in the morning.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section is published in the afternoon.
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 translated.in a previous post, usually in the past couple days.