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Catholic Community celebrates
Native Islander Monseñor Fabio Martínez Castilla, Archbishop of the diocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas, visited Isla Mujeres to celebrate his 63rd birthday with his community
De fiesta la comunidad católica
Sábado, 20 de Julio de 2013 21:45
Visita IM Monseñor Fabio Martínez Castilla, Arzobispo de la Arquidiócesis de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas: El sacerdote nativo de Isla Mujeres, vino, entre otras cosas, a celebrar con su gente su cumpleaños número 63
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CFE ready for any hydrometeorological contingency
"34 Points" program includes cleaning of substations, pruning, and vehicle checks
Lista la CFE para enfrentar cualquier contingencia hidrometeorológica
Sábado, 20 de Julio de 2013 21:43
Cuenta con un programa denominado “34 Puntos”, en el que se contempla la limpieza de subestaciones, podas y revisión de vehículos
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The Federal Electricity Commission, CFE, has worked with the City Anti-Hurricane Committee since June and has a stock of transformers, insulators, fittings, poles, electrical conductors, and other equipment available in case of a hurricane affecting this part of the state. This is part of the "34 Points" program. They have taken preventative measures such as trimming trees, especially in areas around Garrafon where there is abundant vegetation. Statistics show that every three months the branches grow enough to potentially cause a short circuit, which they try to avoid with this preventative work.
Beaches full of foreigners & national tourists
Abarrotan las playas nacionales y foráneos
ISLA MUJERES, 20 de julio.-Leer más...
Hundreds of tourists are arriving, with foreign tourists in the minority. Most are visiting for the day, and many are arriving with coolers to picnic. Many enjoy the tourist attractions and restaurants of Isla Mujeres, or rent umbrellas and lounges on the beach. Security is provided by the Navy and the Civil Protection Agency during the summer holidays.
Difficulties having money to pay the support for the fishermen
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez
Complaint against Benito Juarez municipality
|Ambulance lacks federal permits|
|Faltan permisos federales para ambulancia|
The boat ambulance remains docked at the Lima pier, and the Harbor Master explained the paperwork needs to be completed by the Ministry of Health. Islanders are hoping that now the elections are over, that the state government will fulfill its commitment to provide this service. Previous articles noted it also lacks funding for captains to operate it.
Support yields results in baseball (It should say soccer)
|Apoyos dan resultados en béisbol|
Noticias de Quequi......
Islanders suffering from vehicular load
Vía pública0 20 de julio de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- Since the downtown was remodeled with enlarged sidewalks, there has been traffic congestion at times during holidays such as Easter, Christmas, and Carnival. The problem is aggravated by the construction of the new Ferry Terminal, which has closed the parking lot by APIQROO. Some islanders are complaining about the poles and overhead lines that were supposed to be removed with the remodeling of main street, Rueda Medina.
Venders anticipate their 'August'
Vía pública0 20 de julio de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- The merchants continue to complain about the mobile vendors, and wonder if they all have permits, which cost 500 pesos. They want authorities to reduce the number of mobile vendors and to monitor them more closely.
Athletes gratefully recognize municipal support
"Trash for Food" program resumed
At least 500 families of Isla Mujeres carried recyclables to La Gloria in the early morning hours, to line up and exchange them for food.There were long lines and the Mayor elect, Agapito Magana, was present greeting the islanders & having his photo taken with them. This state program was resumed yesterday and will continue.
CFE in Isla Mujeres is prepared in case of a hurricane
Cuenta con el material y equipo necesario para enfrentar cualquier tipo de contingencia.
Aguakan receives award "Mexico 100% original"
Diario La Verdad
Englishman creates his own island from wood and plastic in Isla Mujeres
jul 20, 2013 15:04 This article is about "Richard/Richart Sowe" whose last name is Sowa, and he also known as "Rishi". It says....
He left London and eventually built an "island" in Isla Mujeres from recycled bottles & other objects. He says the real "crazies" are those determined to destroy the planet with the large amount of trash they generate. He encourages people to join nature and avoid consumerism, which generates massive amount of trash, noting "Then we would have a clean world like the Garden of Eden that God created for Adam & Eve."
He says his project was not well received in Oaxaca and he was asked to leave by the authorities. He spent some time in a wealthy area of Puerto Aventuras where he was welcomed, and he started building there when he received a "sign" for his project: a fish shaped island with a special name--Isla Mujeres.
The house has mirrors to collect solar power, which he uses to cook his unique "Dessert of Fifty Fruits". He has a traditional kitchen with a gas stove, and cooks meats over wood. There is a rainwater collector for his Jacuzzi. The bathroom has an "ecological latrine" which involves mixing plants with waste to form compost, which is used to grow vegetables. For washing clothes, he has a water jug attached to blades that spin in the wind.
It is docked in an inner lagoon of Isla Mujeres, with luxury yachts and sightseers nearby, as well as residents of the island, who refer to Richart as "El Loco (the Crazy One) with the floating house". They know he is sociable because they see him walking around downtown collecting plastic bottles, but few locals would dare ask for an invitation to visit his individual version of paradise. It is called JOYSXEE, and includes over 100,000 plastic bottles
This video explains his solicitation of funds online and from people visiting his home, and tells how his first 'island' in Isla Mujeres ended up as trash strewn on the beach & in the ocean after Hurricane Emily. He is collecting money to add spiral attachments that unfold outward, which he thinks will allow him to take his home across the seas of the world educating people. It is located in Sac Bajo.
Exchanging trash for food in Isla Mujeres
which are included in Mexico's "canasta básica"), in addition to seasonal fruits and vegetables. Other services available included haircuts, medical care, and an interactive children's area with volunteers offering education about care of the environment using drawings and paintings.
jul 20, 2013 14:26
Children thankful for assistance from the Mayor of Isla Mujeres
Increased crossings to the island
Incrementan los cruces a la isla+] Ver mas
.?..For the arrival of Monsenor Fabio Martinez
bilo por la llegada de monseñor Fabio MartínezVer mas
Increased motorcycle thefts
Progresivo aumento del robo de motos. [+] Ver m
Great day to be at the beach
Buen día para en las playas [+] Ver mas
Occupancy reached 65% on Saturday, and restaurants reported they were operating at 70%, with many diners ordering lobster and fish grilled tikin xik style. The boat tour operators were doing a good business also. Sunday is expected to be even busier. The reporter noted girls in tiny bathing suits looking beautiful while sunbathing, reading books, listening to music, and having a refreshing drink.
Headlines from the Internet....
(the info is below in the Around the Internet section)
Rock Vocalist Moving To Isla Mujeres Read more HERE.
MUSA In The News LINK,
Isla Mujeres is voted #6 worldwide "Best Island"Link
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Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
Thursday, August 1 Artist Fair on the Town Square
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 usually start around the end of July & are 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.
There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.
The Super full moon will be rising over the Caribbean at ~6:30 on Sunday and about an hour later nightly link
Live Music Today-Sunday
The Joint: 1-4 Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Bahia Tortuga: 7p Sol Rockers LINK
Chuuk Kay: 3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Fenix: 3-5 Asere que Bola!/Hula Hoop class 1p/Free Chipachole LINK
Iguanas: varies, 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 LINK
Faynes 10:30-12 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK
Cafe del mar ? LINK
La Catrina ? LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Ken Wanovich's Schedule is
Wed 7/24 - Mamacita's, 6-8pm.
Thur 7/25 - Brisas Grill, 5-7pm.
Sat 7/27 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Tues 7/30 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Wed 7/31 - Mamacita's, 6-8pm.
Thur 8/01 - Brisas Grill, 5-7pm.
Sat 8/03 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Tue 8/06 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Wed 8/07 - Mamacita's, 6-8pm.
Thur 8/08 - Brisas Grill, 5-7pm.
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Manolitos Loncheria ya abrimos!!! We're Open Now!
MUSA In The News
Scientific American magazine has an article about MUSA, the underwater sculpture museum LINK, and here are some excerpts. (There are over 400 statues now). (July 19 by Eric Vance)
Five years ago, desperate to give relief to one of the most heavily used coral reefs on the continent, a group of conservationists and artists teamed up to create an alternative to draw the tourists away. Today the underwater museum they created at a sandy shore just short of the Manchones Reef, off Isla Mujeres, showcases a collection of 200 beautiful humanlike statues.
The idea for an underwater sculpture garden came to Jaime Gonzalez, director of the Isla Mujeres National Park in Cancun, in 2005 after he saw how 87,000 tourists every year were literally loving the reefs to death. That year he had tried dropping “reef balls”—spherical artificial reefs....The tour operators were not impressed. Gonzalez, frustrated and disappointed, considered banning divers from the reef.
He found Jason Taylor, a British underwater sculptor who had built a few underwater sculptures in Grenada. Roberto Diaz, then-president of the Cancun Nautical Association that represents divers in the area, immediately began raising funds. (So far it costs $12,000 to create and install each statue.) Ironically, they were soon so popular that tour operators complained when algae moved in.
Again Gonzalez compromised. He cleaned half of the statues, using his bare hands and steel wool, and let the rest continue on their way. As he cleaned, fish would hover behind his shoulder, waiting for him to expose urchins snacking on the algae that they would then eat. Without urchins to eat it, the algae just came back. But on the rest, their urchins intact, another layer of calcium-laying organisms grew underneath the algae and now represent beautiful maturing mini reefs. In some cases sponges moved in on specific spots, such as a statue’s lips, giving the impression of lipstick. “What I never expected were the sponges,” Taylor says. “Because the sculptures are placed in an open area where there’s lots of current, the sponges are able to filter nutrients from the water. So you are seeing these amazing bright yellow, pink, red, blue—all these different types of amazing sponges.” Read more HERE
Barlito's is closed this week Tiffany Yenawine WareingBarlito, bakery & market cafe and Sonrisas Catering on Isla Mujeres, MX
HERE is a slide show of Isla Mujeres photos by photographer Robin Powell
Victor's Casa Havana Paladar on south Juarez by the Naval base & la Lomita Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera shared Gwen Cervantes's photo.
"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 Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
There are always links to the original articles.
If there is a headline, but no translation, the information was probably already translated recently.
. Check out our Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & Today's Special Deals...HERE!