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City Council approves funds for Rescue of Public Spaces
There will be various public works in parks and sports areas: These actions are being implemented to prevent delinquency
Aprueba Cabildo recursos para Rescate de Espacios Públicos
Miércoles, 03 de Julio de 2013 22:42
Realizarán diversos trabajos de mejoras en parques y unidades deportivas, así como en implementar acciones para la prevención de conductas antisociales
ISLA MUJERES, 03 de julio.-
There was a unanimous decision by the City Council to approve funds for the Rescue of Public Spaces program. The municipality will contribute ~1.2 million pesos and the federal government will contribute~1.8 million pesos. The money will be invested on the mainland in building a playground at Ciudad Mujeres and other sports related construction, and for a soccer field at Las Americas. On the island it will be used for a community park in colonia Meterorologica, and a park in Las Salinas.Leer más...
Operation "Summer Vacation 2013" begins Saturday
A partir del sábado aplicarán el operativo
Miércoles, 03 de Julio de 2013 22:34
Vacaciones de Verano 2013
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de julio.-
The Summer Vacation 2013 safety operations begin on Saturday, and the Harbor Master will be monitoring the boatmen, dive tour, and other operators, ensuring they have all safety equipment and permits. This is coordinated with the Puerto Juarez Harbor Master and continues July 6-August 15, with other agencies participating including the Municipal Operations Committee for Summer Holiday Season, Public Security (police), Traffic (police), Red Cross, Navy, and the General Hospital, among others. The Harbor Master said the rain was related to tropical wave #6.Leer más...
Tomorrow more that 2000 students begin their vacations
Mañana salen de vacaciones más de dos mil alumnos
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de julio.-
On July 5th, 2580 students began their summer vacation, and their classes will resume on August 19th. There are 2546 students registered to begin school in the fall, but it is estimated that this will increase to about 2600 students. Although registration is available via the Internet, some parents are not familiar with this system and space is being held. Of the students departing for vacation, 231 are from the morning shift of the primary school Julio Sauri Espinoza, and 370 are from the afternoon shift. There are 377 students going on vacation from the primary school “César Mendoza Santana”, and 404 from “Andrés Quintana Roo”. From the private primary school “Jean Peaget” there are 150 students and 58 from “Francisco Hernández de Córdoba”.Leer más...
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
Ensure safe stays for tourists this summer At the meeting of the Operation Committee for Summer Vacation 2013, preventative actions were evaluated. The head of Civil Protection, Gabriel Sulu coordinated the efforts, which included representatives from the Navy, Red Cross, Harbor Master, Civil Protection and others. They exchanged contact numbers and coordinated staff and surveillance operations and hours. They agreed that most people are on the beach between 9am and 5pm, and personnel are needed in those areas at those times. Club owners were encouraged to respect los límites de cupo, which are new requirements which they are being notified of for this holiday season. (I think that is capacity limits,)
|Garantizan sana estadía de turistas en verano|
Operation Summer Vacation Ready To Begin
To remove campaign material near ballot areas
Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to remove political propoganda located within 50 meters of a polling place. Some of this was done Wednesday morning and some remains to be removed, on Wednesday. If it remains it will be reported, and if it is not removed, IEQROO will remove it, and costs will be charged to the political party responsible.
Diario La Verdad
Poor weather affects tourism industry
Industria turística afectada por mal tiempo+] Ver mas
Although some tourism activities were suspended by the rain, like swimming with the whale sharks and para sailing, the port remained open because the waves were calm. Although tours were allowed to Farito and Contoy, tourists preferred to avoid boat tours in the rain. There were also fewer tourists arriving to spend the day, and most preferred to stay in their hotels and avoid getting wet or risking getting sick. In Isla there is a high demand for snorkeling, boating, and fishing, and unfortunately this type of tourism was driven away on Wednesday by the weather.
Finish details of Operation Summer Vacation
Afinan detalles de operativo vacacional] Ver mas
IFE will receive documents until Friday
IFE recibirá documentos hasta el viernesVer mas
IFE is the federal electoral agency and this is about voter registration cards.
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MVC Presents...Upcoming Events!
Monday July 1 Lobster Season Begins (And Lobster tacos return to Soggy Peso on Mondays!)
Thursday, July 4 at 4-7pm Town Square Art Fair
Fourth of July parties...
Casa de los Suenos has BBQ & Banda Sin Nombre
Soggy Peso usually has one with BBQ, maybe mariachis
other places you're likely to find folks celebrating...
Chuuk Kay, Miguel's Moonlight, Iguana's, Fenix...
Friday, July 5 7p (?) Town Square Stage Senior Citizen's Beauty & Talent Contest
Saturday, July 6 9am-11am La Gloria English School Yard Sale
Sunday, July 7 Elections: Alcohol will be less available & not for sale at grocery stores & carryout locations. Tourist-oriented businesses that serve food are usually allowed to sell beer & cocktails to foreigners, and may require a food purchase.
Saturday, July 13 11am Fenix Art Expo & Corona Beach Party
Saturday, July 20 9am Children's fishing tournament Weigh in-1pm
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 will begin in about a month & be 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.
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
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 LINK fb
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
Soggy Peso Bar Grill Be assured we'll be celebrating the 4th with burgers,beer, and lots of red , white, and blue.
Jason Szolosi shared Casa de los Sueños's photo.
Come out and Join us for our Big 4th of July Celebration this Thursday starting at 3:00. Bring your swim suit and relax in the ocean while enjoying live music by La Banda Sin Nombre. We will have a special "Back Yard BBQ" menu as well as drink and shot specials all night. Once the sun goes down enjoy all the fireworks in Cancun!
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.
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
You are invited to the town square stage tomorrow night at 8pm for the contest for Abuelita & Abuelito 2013 (Grandmother/grandfather) to accompany and assist the senior citizens whose enthusiasm and energy will infect you with the enormous benefits of enjoying life. (I was reading a website that evaluates countries along many parameters, and Mexico wasn't among the top countries on most of the lists, except the questions like "How much do you enjoy your life?" where the responses put Mexico well above most countries.)
Last 24 hrs "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/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
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.
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