Thursday, July 25, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, July 25 The Afternoon Edition

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



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.

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

COFEPRIS monitors beaches to assure the water is free of contaminants

Cofepris hace operativo de revisión en playas

Miércoles, 24 de Julio de 2013 23:30

Para asegurarse que las aguas estén libres de contaminantes

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de julio.-
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Water samples were collected by COFEPRIS,  Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risk, as part of the Comprehensive Program for Clean Beaches from two areas of Playa Norte (North Beach), one from the Posada Beach area and the other from the Coconuts Beach are. Both areas were tested two months ago and found to be clean and safe. The ocean currents contribute to the cleanliness of the water around Isla Mujeres.

Tons of trash accumulated

State government comes to the rescue 

Se acumulan toneladas de basura

Miércoles, 24 de Julio de 2013 23:23

El Gobierno del Estado entra al quite

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de julio.-.
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Due to an accumulation of an estimated 1500 tonnes of garbage at the trash transfer facility on the island, the state is providing two trash compacting trucks which can transport about 80 tonnes daily. The Mayor explained that the problem resulted from recurrent breakdowns of the equipment that transfer the trash to the mainland. The trash compactors are being provided by the Ministry of the Environment and each have a capacity of 35 tonnes. The 'gondola' is being repaired, which has an ability to hold up to 50 tonnes of trash. The trucks will be on Isla for 20 days, making two trips daily, averaging over 700 tons.  With the two loaned compactor trucks moving 140 tonnes daily, (35 tonnes each= 70 tonnes per trip x 2 trips), in ten days they could theoretically move out 1400 tonnes of the 1500 tonne backlog. There is three or four dozen tonnes of trash being generated daily. ) The Mayor also said there is a need to rent a tractor truck and a backhoe.


 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

 By Ovidio Lopez
 Hoping to regain land
Confían en recuperar terreno
 The former president of the Isla Blanca fishing cooperative, Gabriel Rosel, said there could be a judgement by a judge at any time, which could reverse the eviction of the fishermen from the Federal Zone, which occurred in November 2011. At that time there were removed from about 160 square meters,  due to an order by a judge, involving the Ministry of Communications & Transport and the order was executed by the Merchant Marines and the Navy. The cooperative filed legal action against the Ballesteros family who obtained the concession during the administration of Mayor Godoy, when it was designated as "excedente" (surplus). The lawsuit involves the Dirección de Catastro municipal, Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo (Apiqroo), Capitanía de Puerto, la familia Ballesteros and la cooperativa citada. (The City office of deeds, the State Port Authority, the Harbor Master, the Ballesteros family, and the cooperative Isla Blanca.) Photo from 2011 eviction.

 Help with the transfer of trash
Apoyan para el traslado de basura

Noticias de  Quequi......

Great economic benefit from vacationers

  • Dejará vacaciones gran derrama económica



    Dejará vacaciones gran derrama económica

    0 24 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, president of the association of Hotels of Isla Mujeres (HIM), said occupancy is above 55% among their members. She noted that the most difficult months are September, October, November, and early December, noting that times can worsen if there is a hurricane or storm alert. She said hurricanes can occur in September or October, and are a concern you cannot escape when you live by the sea, so you must be prepared. The slump that occurs is a normal event that occurs every year, and currently the summer holiday season is going well.


     Hope for improvement in regulations

    Esperan mejoría en trámites

    Esperan mejoría en trámites

    0 24 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-Unnamed young people are hoping the change of government changes policies associated with starting a business in Isla Mujeres, because they say the procedures are cumbersome and the fees are high. They would prefer the license fee for use of the property (uso de suelo) were a one time fee rather than being annual. There are other costs like property taxes, operating license, anuncio publicitario (commercial fee?), garbage collection, and payments to organizations like SIEM and the Chamber of Commerce. ( Sistema de Informacin Empresarial Mexicano. System of Information for Businesses in Mexico)

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Significant progress reported at park

Anuncian importante avance en parque

Anuncian importante avance en parque
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Free classes at the Adult Education Facility

Ofrece el IEEA cursos gratuitos


"Whale Shark": An attraction in Isla Mujeres

Turistas visitan el monumento al “Tiburón Ballena”. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE) 
The monument to the whale shark is visited by hundreds of tourists taking photos and is considered emblematic of the island. Yesterday it was noted that one of the letters was missing, and some citizens want permanent monitoring or surveillance.
Las playas  de la entidad son seguras para el uso recreativo del turismo nacional e internacional. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE) 

Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadRemoving trash in Isla Mujeres

  • Realizan traslado de basura en Isla Mujeres

    Realizan traslado de basura en Isla Mujeres
    jul 24, 2013 16:24 (This is a photo of many trash trucks in a row somewhere that does not appear to be Isla Mujeres., so I left it tiny.). The first 100 tonnes of trash have been removed from the Trash Transfer facility, which is expected to be free of debris in 20 days.  With the help of two compactor trucks that each remove 35 tonnes of trash daily, and the two gondolas of the City which transport over 50 tonnes, there will be 80 to 100 tonnes removed daily to the mainland. One tractor trailer has also been obtained to expedite the work.  With this equipment, they trucks can make two trips daily and transport up to 200 tonnes each day.
    Making progress on the work of Las Iguanas in Isla Mujeres
  • Avanzan obras de las Iguanas en Isla Mujeres

    jul 24, 2013 8:30
    Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo –

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Splendid day: Abundant tourism
Espléndido día, cuantioso turismo[+] Ver mas
Hotel occupancy was reported to be 75%, and restaurants reported they were operating at 60% of capacity, and it is noted that many tourists bring food and drinks with them to the island. Hotel occupancy is expected to increase to 80% this weekend. It is estimated that there were about 300 people on the public beaches if Isla Mujeres yesterday. People were enjoying the weather and taking boat tours, as well as playing sports, swimming, reading, listening to music, and relaxing.

Clean beaches: By location

Playas limpias, por ubicación[+] Ver mas

To transfer up to 200 tonnes daily
Hasta 200 toneladas al día se trasladarían+] Ver mas

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

 A turtle was digging shortly after moonrise. She chose a spot on the upper beach, where they generally won't lay because they run into large rocks after they dig down a  few feet below the sand. She was out kinda early, and there was  more activity than they are usually comfortable with. The turtle guy walked by a coupla times...he didn't notice her the first time, & ducked and retreated when he spotted her on his second pass. Some tourists walked thru & didn't notice her, but another group walked up with flashlights & stood nearby watching her until she left. (Usually the turtle tries digging in another spot, but they do prefer privacy.) Then I went down & chatted with them about ways to avoid disrupting the mamas before they get a chance to lay their eggs.and answered some turtle Q's.

Upcoming Events
Tonight! Thursday July 25 6p Texas Holdem Poker at El Patio
Moonrise tonight is at 9:47 p. Sunset is ~7:30. 

Thursday, Aug 1  Art Fair on Town Square 

Thursday July 25 Texas Holdem Poker at El Patio
Thursday at 6:00pm

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating has been visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting usually 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 or early August & are held periodically until early October.
    Lately there have been many manta rays, in addition to many whale sharks. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and lotsa fish while snorkeling. Many mama turtles are visiting our beach lately. 

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July-August, 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. 

 Live Music
 In Isla Mujeres Today

The Joint  1-4  Marco-Reggae LINK 

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre   Half priced appetizers LINK fb

Brisas Grill, 5-7pm Ken Wanovich

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Varies/Jazz,Caribbean   LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK


Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10  Latin Jazz w/Fabio  LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis  LINK

El Patio 8:30-11  La Guera & Willys Blues    LINK 


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

More information on how to spot them:

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

4pm Update....
Manolitos: In Salina Chica-Meterologico a few steps south of the Chapel Guadalupe and Mango's Cafe     Manolitos Loncheria Menu    For to go or Home Delivery call 9982433776
We had lunch delivered from Manolitos today...their specials are:

Chiles Rellenos (Breaded chiles with picadillo inside..seasoned ground meat)
Trapa Vieja  (Pulled beef with onions, served w pickled onions & a jalepeno)
Both include rice & tortillas, and we got a bag of hot sauce & a bag of beans.
They always have Poc Chuc (Yucatec pork bbq)
they always have Pork or Chicken Milanesa, (breaded w parmesan, photo on Wed post below)

Bruce said the Chile Rellenos were REALLY good. Then he said they were VERY good. I think he muttered "tasty' and "excellent". He says the bag of gravy could be eaten as soup.  He said "Lotta food!" after he ate both rellenos. (He will try the trapa vieja manana.) Relleno means stuffed. Poblano chiles are used, removing the seeds, ribs, and skins, so they usually they are not hot, with some 'kick' at the top where the ribs may remain, inside the stem. Picadillo is ground meat (pork and beef, or just beef) with finely chopped vegies..often onion, carrot, bell pepper, and potatoes, maybe tomatoes, with seasonings, which may include garlic, and a little cloves.

Both meals with sides, including delivery, were 115p...about $9 plus tip.
 Rellenos moved to a plate...

Tony Garcia added a new photo.
Like · · ·Sunrise yesterday by Tony Garcia

Ibette de Alcocerposted toMerca Isla  Hey! hey! to all my dear customers and non-customers! BUFFALO come try THE NEW, THE GREAT! THE WAFFLES and milk shakes! We're open now!

It says....Today with delicious beef soup...Inbox or call for home delivery  9981533787 amig@s hoy habra rico consome d res, si se les ofrece hagan su pedido 9981533787 imbox o watsap no se lo pueden perder k tngan bonito día y k dios los bendig By: Principessa Melany Cetina Hdz
Isla Mujeres shared Rolandi's Isla Mujeres's photo.¿Sabías que en Isla Mujeres tenemos riquísima Alta Cocina?Did you know that in Isla Mujeres we boast delicious Haute Cuisine?
Come suggerimento dello Chef, il tradizionale 'Spaghetti Aglio E Olio'. -- Como sugerencia del Chef, el tradicional 'Spaghetti Aglio E Olio' (Ajo & Aceite) -- The Chef recommends the very traditional 'Spaghetti Aglio E Olio' (Garlic & Oil)
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres updated their cover photo.

Sally Margolis shared Cocinero del Año México's photo.
Datos Cocinero del Año México: Anatomía del chile
  It says,Contrary to popular belief, the heat is in the placenta, not the seeds, and that a chile is a fruit.

Sea Hawk Divers's photo.
Whaleshark season is in full swing, stop by and book a trip!

Not In Isla Mujeres.....From Paraguay....
I  love science A small town in Paraguay that is surrounded by a landfill has found a way to make the best of their situation. Scraps of trash have been recycled into instruments that children in the village learn to play beautifully. They are collectively known as the Recycled Orchestra and are preparing for a world tour.Video: Photo via: Landfill Harmonic

In Isla Mujeres...Lost in La Gloria....July 18  fromJul Isla
 Holly is beige with a white nose

has anyone seen her? ----- 9992785950  owner, Angelina (She wasn't wearing clothes at the time...)

 "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!

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