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.
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 educativoManuel VALDEZ
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.
Ante el paso de la onda tropicalManuel VALDEZ
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 calm...no whitecaps this morn & afternoon from here.~wc)Leer más...
Gov. Borge confirms the dates of the next Tianguis Turisitico to promote Quintana Roo is May 3-11, 2014
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez
Noticias de Quequi......
Beneath rainy skies
Clima0 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-
Hugo considers closing mainland landfill0 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.
Anticipate the opening of the port of Isla Mujeres
Students begin school year during a rain storm
Dolphin progressing well
Delfín evoluciona favorablemente[+] Ver mas
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
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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
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
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!
Caribe On Canvas As seen on Medina, heading south on our golf cart adventure.
Last night...Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared Novedades de Quintana Roo's photo.
Rick Melase changed his profile picture.If you're planning a September vacation within Mexico....(that's pesos, one way, all destinations within Mexico that Aerobus serves)
Twenty Seven years after the founding of the town
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
From the Mayor...If weather interferes, the 163rd Anniversary celebration will be held at the Convention Center. An announcement will be made.
Fenix Lounge shared Caribe On Canvas's photo.
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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