Friday, August 16, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, August 16 The Afternoon Edition

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



The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the articles,  Daily Events & Live Music Schedules  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Ready to start the school year 2013-2014
Analyze operations, functionality, and efficiency of the educational system

Preparados para iniciar ciclo lectivo 2013-2014

Jueves, 15 de Agosto de 2013 23:28

Analizan operatividad, funcionalidad y eficacia del sistema educativo

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de agosto.- The teachers are taking a refresher course that analyzes the operations, functionality, and efficiency of the education system. The free textbooks arrived three weeks ago, and other materials should arrive this weekend. There are some spelling errors in the books.

  Before the passage of the tropical wave

Ante el paso de la onda tropical

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de agosto.-Citizens are advised to take the usual precautions when rains occur, and city employees have been working to keep the drains clear to prevent flooding. Tropical wave 13 has a fifty percent chance of becoming a tropical system. (It was becoming disorganized with landfall & reports say if it intensifies, it will do it above the Gulf. We are getting rain. The sea and winds are pretty whitecaps this morn & afternoon from here.~wc)
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Gov. Borge confirms the dates of the next Tianguis Turisitico to promote Quintana Roo is May 3-11, 2014

Confirma @betoborge fechas para el próximo Tianguis de Turístico a celebrarse en Quintana Roo del 3 al 11 de mayo del 2014

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez


Noticias de  Quequi......

Beneath rainy skies

  • Sepultan lluvias la buena racha


    Sepultan lluvias la buena racha

    0 15 de agosto de 2013  This is the last weekend of the holiday season before school starts Monday. Rainy weather has a negative impact on tourism. The most difficult times are September, October, and November.  Caption: Tropical wave paralyzes economic activity in Isla Mujeres. That street doesn't look empty to me & there were people out enjoying "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" when we visited the Soggy Peso yesterday.

    Por Carlos Gasca-
  • Le saca Hugo clausurar relleno sanitario


    Hugo considers closing mainland landfill

    Le saca Hugo clausurar relleno sanitario

    0 15 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca- The Mayor of Benito Juarez (Cancun's township) and the Mayor of Isla Mujeres disagreed yesterday in a meeting about the landfill shared by both municipalities, and located in the continental zone of Isla Mujeres. Hugo Sanchez said the Mayor of Benito Juarez wants to "wash his hands" and ignore payments owed for building permits & licenses for the trash facility "Technological Park" which has now become an open air dump. Julian Ricalde said it was not he who ordered the building of the facility. He said there is an exemption from payment because it is a Public Work. Hugo Sanchez said an agreement to pay for the rights was signed by both parties and there is no exemption from this fee, and responsibility needs to be taken for the ecological damage. If they cannot reach an agreement, the Mayor of Isla Mujeres says more drastic measures will have to be taken. He prefers not to take the radical step of closing the facility, but under the circumstances there is no alternative.


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Anticipate the opening of the port of Isla Mujeres

No se registro ningún daño en las embaracaciones tras el paso de la onda tropical número 13. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Prevén abrir el puerto de Isla Mujeres There were no reports of damage to any boats from Tropical Wave 13 which 'diverted' and did not have a strong effect on the Northern Zone of the state.  Navigation by small boats may resume by noon, or at the latest on early Saturday morning. Yesterday despite the restrictions to navigation, some boats made trips to Isla Contoy, but they were over 40 feet, and the restriction was for boats under forty feet in length. The whale shark boats and fishermen did not go out. Scattered rainfall may continue until noon Friday, but with less intensity than yesterday. Seafarers should take precautionary measures to avoid incidents. (It has been raining this afternoon, but winds & seas are calm)

Students begin school year during a rain storm
El índice de diserción de los estudiantes de preparatoria resulta preocupante. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Isla Mujeres | Estudiantes inician ciclo escolar en medio de la tormentaThe high school students of Colegio Bachilleres began their school year in rainy weather, with no significant absenteeism. There are about 300 students and three different degrees available. The students are divided into eight groups, with five in the morning shift. The activities at Bachilleres began two weeks ago with the induction courses, which were attended by 130 freshmen, divided between four classrooms. Yesterday they were joined by ~170 students in their Third and Fifth semesters. The drop out rate is between 20-25% among all the students, which would represent 65-70 members of the student body, which is troubling.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Dolphin progressing well
Delfín evoluciona favorablemente[+] Ver mas
The dolphin being cared for at the Tortugranja, which was rescued earlier this week in Cancun, is improving. It is a female from five to eight years of age, which is now eating and swimming normally. No injuries were noted. The day she arrived she was barely swimming and "even went sideways". Her behavior now appears normal, except she seems nervous, which is attributed to her being unaccustomed to being in captivity. They do not yet have a date when she will be released, and staff from Dolphin Discovery are assisting in her care. She is being monitored at a pen at the Tortugranja, and was stranded on the coast in Cancun. Results from the tests done on her were not available to the reporter, who was unable to talk with the specialist who took the samples.

Black Thursday in tourism industry
Jueves negro en la industria del turismo+] Ver mas

Positive program of turtle protection
Positivo programa de protección a la tortuga+] Ver mas
Aug 15. Since the beginning of the turtle nesting season in Isla Mujeres, there has been a total of 142,679 eggs collected and brought to the tortugranja for incubation. The Parks and Museum director said this figure increases daily. The facility has received approximately 3000 children, and has implemented the "School Program for Sea Turtle Protection".“Programa Escolar para la Protección a la Tortuga Marina". The children are engaged in the process while they are being educated about the nesting, egg collection, and incubation. There is a sculpture of a sea turtle, and replicas of the eggs, so the children can interact while they learn. The children of the "Baaxlo'ob Palalo'ob" summer recreation program participated in a turtle release, because there were turtles hatching out on the day they were scheduled to visit; and  guidelines by environmental authorities say they should be released almost immediately.

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Aug 17  1p at Fenix: Isla Art Expo & Corona Beach Party 
 Sat Aug 17  Celebrating 163rd Anniversary of Isla Mujeres at Town Square (Convention Center if rainy)
                      4-9p - Artists Fair  25 vendors participating
                    Evening -  After the speeches & awards, the Founding Grandma will be crowned, Dancing by Casa de Cultura & Renata Dance Studio & more
Aug 19  Mexico Summer Holiday season ends with the start of school
Aug 20 Next Full Moon

Aug 22  Dia de Bomberos..Firemen's Day.
Sept. 30  Current municipal government completes its term 

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are nesting on the eastern beaches in the wee hours. There are Tortugranja 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 are held in the water tanks at the Tortugranja until the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana. These events will occur periodically until early October and are usually announced a day or two in advance. They are rescheduled if the sea is rough.
    Lately there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. From MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and some large fish while snorkeling offshore. Lotsa mama turtles visiting our beach lately! 

     There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in August, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle. The main migration of the blue crabs is during the  full moons of Sept-Oct, but there are always some early ones... watch out for them in Sac Bajo.
      There are usually some "crab rescue" events on these nights, to help them get across the roads safely. The red ones move between scrub and the sea and the blue ones move between the mangrove type areas and the sea. They are spawning. 
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February. 

Live Music In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY  

May be subject to weather cancellations...


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

 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  

John Cain CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER at Las Iguanas tonight in Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres 6:30!
Fenix Lounge  Rain Day! Nos vemos Manana, Rumor has it the Sun will be out tomorrow for our Saturday Beach Party!
  On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Limited tickets..very good Argentine band, very good cover of a Jamaican band, Good Music Tomorrow!
Poc-Na Hostel seguimos con musica de la buena...mañana estan las entradas en Marcopolo Viajes y el Hostel a no quedarse afuera, cupo limitado!

Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera added 5 photos.  Havana Cafe Paladar...south Juarez near the Naval base & la Lomita
buen provecho................

Caribe On Canvas As seen on Medina, heading south on our golf cart adventure.
Don't forget to take a walk by our colorful town.
No dejes de dar un paseo por nuestro muy colorido pueblo.
The Municipal has kindly invited our artists & food vendors to participate in the 163rd Anniversary Party of Isla Mujeres this Saturday in the Zocolo from 4pm to 9pm. We are just thrilled they want our artists to participate. There will be 25 of our regular participants at the event. Please come celebrate Isla Mujeres & our Artists! We hope to see you there!

Politician · 4,388 likes
Buenos días Isla Mujeres
Les deseo un exitoso jueves.
Buenos días Isla Mujeres
 Last night...Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared Novedades de Quintana Roo's photo.
Hay que tomar precauciones de las próximas lluvias. Buenas Noches.
News/Media Website · 14,688 likes
Genera onda tropical primeras movilizaciones en Quintana Roo

Rick Melase changed his profile picture.
Like · ·If you're planning a September vacation within Mexico....(that's pesos, one way, all destinations within Mexico that Aerobus serves)
Freddy Medina shared VivaAerobus's photo. Atencion a todos aquellos que se van da Vaca en sep.
Company · 436,234 likes

Hey FB friends! A call out for donations of diabetes supplies, especially meters and strips (Contour preferred but will accept others if they come with a multitude of strips!) for our annual Diabetes Clinic on Isla Mujeres in October. Please PM me if you have any connections for almost expired strips or meters.

Cuauhtémoc Zurita Landero's photo   1877! Isla Mujeres Street
 Twenty Seven years after the founding of the town
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Buenos días Isla Mujeres, ¡estamos a un día del gran aniversario de nuestro hermoso municipio! — in Isla Mujeres.
Like · · Ma Isabela Delgado Novelo Gracias Lic. X esa hermosa foto de mi padre en sus buenos tiempos cuando empezaba el turismo en isla mujeres y preparaban el tikinchix para el tuor k llevaban

 She says, Thanks, this is a nice photo of my father in good times when tourism began in Isla Mujeres and he prepared Tikinchix for a tour that came

Hi everyone, I will be teaching an English class (for adults) tomorrow (Sat) from 5-6pm at la Iglesia de Jesus Cristo in Cañotal. Students do not need to be members of the church, it is open to the public. This class is for beginners and costs $50 pesos per student. Please help me spread the word if you know anyone who may be interested. My phone number is 998-136-1497. Thanks!
It's ‪#‎NationalRumDay‬! (in the United States) What's your favorite drink made with rum?
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Share the love. Pics of Isla Mujeres by our fans.
Comparte el amor. Fotos de Isla Mujeres de nuestros fans.
Friends Photo Friday (7 photos)

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From the Mayor...If weather interferes, the 163rd Anniversary celebration will be held at the Convention Center. An announcement will be made.
Buen día. Si el clima lo permite, los esperamos mañana en la Explanada Municipal para celebrar el 163 aniversario de la fundación de Isla Mujeres, la sede alternativa será el Centro de Convenciones. Estaremos informando. Excelente viernes a todos.
Sigamos construyendo, sigamos en equipo, por Isla Mujeres. — in Isla Mujeres.
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Fenix Lounge shared Caribe On Canvas's photo.
Night shot of Fenix. I like the lighting and colors - a lot different than when the sun is up.

Hola amigos, I am looking for a few more people to join us on Wednesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm (downtown) for a mini Boot Camp for Beginners. I am going to introduce conjugating verbs in the present tense next week. This would be a great review for those of you who want t...
Rosa Sirenas
Stormy day in the Yucatan Peninsula ~

Es muy gratificante ver que cada día más personas visitan este medio de información. Mi compromiso es ser un promotor y coordinador de los esfuerzos por una mejor Isla Mujeres. — in Isla Mujeres.
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Deirdre Ratusnik Dannecker

at Velasquez

 Sopa de Marisco! Absolutely the BEST!!!!



 Odd above (RIP) Bouser below

 Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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