Friday, July 26, 2013

In Isla Mujeres News Friday, July 26 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.

. Check out our Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & Today's Special Deals...HERE!

Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Mexican tourists save the boat tour operators whose business has doubled this summer

Turistas nacionales salvan a lancheros

Jueves, 25 de Julio de 2013 20:11

El trabajo para prestadores de servicios se ha duplicado este Verano

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de julio.-
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The 'lancheros' have been so busy they are making two tours daily. Depending on the capacity of the vessel, they are taking 10 to 15 passengers per trip. The tours usually include a lunch with tikinxik grilled fish, plus tours of main beaches and other attractions. A  large group of teachers from Tehuantepc, Oaxaca enjoyed a tour. The increased number of tourists can be observed in the shops, restaurants, bars, and beaches, with the largest numbers at the North Beach areas called Playa Posada del Mar, Punta Norte, and El Rito.  


The City crisis leaves 50 people in the street

No ZEFEMAT resources for payroll

La crisis en el Ayuntamiento dejará a 50 personas en la calle

Jueves, 25 de Julio de 2013 20:04

No hay recursos de Zefemat para nómina

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de julio.- 
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  Fifty beach cleaners (Who are probably not in this photo) are being laid off at the end of July, because the  resources for their salaries have not been received,  which were required for the commitments between the City and  ZOFEMAT. As part of the actions to stabilize the economic crisis in the final four months of this administration, the weekend medical assistants at the General Hospital are being laid off, as well as assisting staff for the quartermaster (personal de apoyo de intendencia), and some teachers at the primary schools and kindergartens. 

Hoteliers not doing very well
Occupancy falling short of expectations so far 

No les va muy bien a los hoteleros

Jueves, 25 de Julio de 2013 19:58

A la fecha se quedan lejos de sus expectativas

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de julio.- The tourism director, Isaac Sulu Martinez announced yesterday that hotel occupancy is at 60 percent, which is a 15 percent increase since the start of the summer holiday period. He discussed the need to promote Isla Mujeres as an overnight destination to the Mexican tourists, and noted the isle is an overnight destination that is popular with American tourists.
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 Tvisla Mujeres


Noticias de El Quintanarroense

By Ovidio Lopez  
To Inherit debt
Heredarían deuda
First Councilman Julio Osorio estimated there will be a debt of 20 million pesos passed on to the next administration. (That's $1.6 million dollars at a 12.5 exchange rate. It is said there are ~16,000 people on the isle, which would be ~$100 each.) There is a bank loan for 15 million, and over 2 million in social work commitments to the fishermen, as well as payroll commitments that include the directors, council members, and department heads. There will be 28-29 million pesos in revenue before Sept 29th, and nearly 50 million pesos in general commitments, which should result in ~20 million in debt at the changeover.
 Isla Mujeres has the means to overcome its financial crisis
IM tiene medios para superar su crisis financiera
Jose Guadalupe Gonzales is a critic of the new regional landfill, the 'misnamed' project called Parque de Tecnologia. He says Mayor elect Agapito Magana should consider renegotiating the contract with Benito Juarez municipality (Cancun) as a means to solve the City's financial crisis. He says if Isla Mujeres charged Cancun 50 centavos per kilo of  trash, this would create an annual income of 156 million pesos. Recycled items from the trash could generate another 70 million pesos, and together these amounts equal 93% of the governments annual budget of 242 million. He says the monthly fee of 200,000 pesos that was negotiated by Mayor Hugo Sanchez  is ridiculous.  He said Cancun has an average daily volume of 863 tonnes of trash.
 Crab protection begins
Arranca protección del cangrejo
There will be crab rescue operations as part of campaign to protect blue crabs in Isla Mujeres by  the  Comité de Ciudadano y Defensa Animal (CCDA), Citizen's Committee for Animal Protection. Young volunteers from the high school Colegio Bachilleres will be assisting and protecting the spawning crabs when they are crossing the roads in Sac Bajo and at the south end of the isle. They are currently working with the red crabs, with operations typically taking place for two or three hours, beginning at 10pm. They began a few days ago and estimate they have rescued over 800 red crabs and hermit crabs. There were crab rescue operations last year, and they have increased this year.

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

IFE module coming July 29

Llega módulo del IFE el 29 de julio

There will be a module for the Federal Electoral Institute at the Macroplaza in La Gloria on July 29h which will remain about a week, for voter card registration and processing, between 8am and 4pm.

Turistas 'dan vida' a Isla Mujeres

There are rivers of people in the streets and around the isle enjoying its natural beauty. They are primarily domestic tourists, mostly from the states of  Nuevo León, Jalisco, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Tabasco and the Distrito Federal (Mexico City).  Hotel occupancy has reached nearly 80 percent and businesses offering tours and sightseeing are operating at 90 percent capacity. The merchants are predicting that this level of activity will continue for the remainder of the summer season.
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Verificarán a náuticos

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Llegan camiones para el traslado de basura


Increased tourist arrivals in Isla Mujeres

Complaint against ferry company

072013/2507131896a0097Municipios | Se quejan de los abusos de una empresa navieraMaria Concepcion Ek went to SIPSE/Novedades to complain about Ultramar charging her 40 pesos, an adult (resident) fare,  for her child who is one year and four months old. The non resident adult fare is 70 pesos.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Bullying and abuse by Ultramar

Prepotencia y abusos de Ultramar+] Ver mas

...Meeting tourism expectations
n alcanzar las expectativas turísticas+] Ver mas

Excellent family beach day
Excelente día playero en familia [+] Ver mas

Important progress at new Port Authority terminal
Importante avance de nueva terminal de la API+] Ver mas
Progress has advanced to 35% and demolition of the existing facilities is scheduled to begin on August 8th. When the work on the new terminal began on Dec. 19, 2012, it was expected to be finished at the second half of November, 2013. 

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View from rooms
Small room
Large room
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
The photos below are from Wednesday evening at Bally Hoo (downtown, near the gas station), with the Sol Rockers

Upcoming Events
Thursday, Aug 1  Art Fair on Town Square 
Turtle hatchling releases by the public on Media Luna Beach & Guadalupana To Be Announced

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 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 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. Lotsa mama turtles 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: 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
Bahia toruga   Sunset. Capt Bill (see below)


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


 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
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.

Katie Cain shared Roger Crawford's photo. Tonight, John Cain solo guitar & vocals at Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres Iguana Bar 7-9PM.
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Fenix Lounge and Jul Isla shared Fenix Lounge's photo.
Every Thurs & Sat Night - Fabio Armaroli Performs Latin Jazz from 8-10pm Come by for Dinner or Drinks or both!

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Muzam Work Este sabado en La Catrina Night Life!!  Saturday

Took this shot at sunset while sitting at Fenix Lounge. The sun created some interesting colors on the Avalon, water and sky.
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Very nice, well edited  ~1 minute video by  shot in February, with a taste of Carnaval! by yunjana

Cockteleria Justicia Isla Mujeres  CLIENTES, AMIGOS Y FAMILIARES. MUY BUENOS DIAS.,esperando que los que cumplen un año mas de vida el dia de hoy,disfruten de su felicidad, en especial a nuestro amigo el popular C H A N O C. feliz cumpleaños.hoy les informo que tendremos TIKINCIX. al estilo escopeta PINO. haga sus pedido al tel 27-40-142.buen incio de viernes, al fin viernes.
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Marina updated their cover photo.

Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared Posada del Mar Hotel's photo.
Disfrutando una rica Michelada de Piña. Photo Posada del mar ..por la playa!

Disfrutando un cubetazo, 5 X $90.00 pesos.
Kathy Ennisposted toIsla Mujeres Garage Sale Start at Zina's and end up at our house. Ours starts at 8am also and I'm sure between the two of us we have just what everyone needs!!! (Sunday morn) We live on the street behind the orange navy housing. It's the same street the carpenter shops are on; we are south of them. The street is named Calle Punta Arena. Our sale starts at 8 and will end at noon.
Flying ray......  Tony Garcia

Turtle Pride?     Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera shared Flora Fauna Cultura México's photo.


BUFALO ANUNCIA: No se olviden de la comida china a partir de las 2 de la tarde y los ricos antojitos mexicanos, chequen mi pagina y el menu y todas las promociones!!BUFFALO ANNOUNCES: Do not forget Chinese food from 2pm and tasty  Mexican dishes, check my page and the menu and all promotions!

A photo of Melany's beef soup that was available by delivery yesterday    Principessa Melany Cetina Hdzposted toMerca Isla listo el consome de res amig@s cuando kieran pedidos imbox o watsap al 9981533787 hay servicio a domicilio buen diaaaa para todos
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 "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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