Friday, August 23, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, August 23 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 ....

Children help crabs with their spawning journey

Protection campaign conducted year after year

Ayudan niños a cangrejo en su travesía de desove

Jueves, 22 de Agosto de 2013 21:25

Campaña de protección se realiza año con año

ISLA MUJERES, 212 de agosto.-  The event began ~6:30 Wednesday evening with ~100 adults & children involved, who walked from Punta sur to the Municipal Cemetery at La Gloria, helping the spawning crabs get safely to the sea. This is done under the municipal Environmental agency, with the NGO  Amigos de Isla Contoy. More info & photos below
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Recognition of 8 Islander firemen: Protecting lives & property 

Reconocen a los 8 bomberos isleños

Jueves, 22 de Agosto de 2013 21:23

Salvaguardan vidas y bienes

ISLA MUJERES, 22 de agosto.-As part of the Day of the Firefighter, the director of Civil Protection gave public recognition to 8 members of the Fire Department who protect the lives and property of Islanders: Armín Ariel Tuz Dzul, Emir Idelfonso Vallejos Gómez, Josué Amílcar Ravell Barrera, Gerardo Reyes Azcorra González, Iván Dovaly Lor May, Juan Vásquez Jiménez, Mónica Florentina Zúñiga Velazquez and Luis Antonio González Martínez.
   Special mention was given to Luis Antonio González Martínez with 8 years of service, Josué Amílcar Ravell Barrera with seven years, and   Armín Ariel Tuz Dzul with 6 years.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Cross of the Bay: 19th year under the sea

It is 12 meters below the sea, and was placed there in 1994, with its anniversary last celebrated in 2008. It is a popular dive site.

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Promoting use of recyclables
Promueven usos renovables

Noticias de  Quequi......

Drains still need attention

  • ‘Oídos sordos’ a quejas de vecinos


    ‘Oídos sordos’ a quejas de vecinos

    0 22 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI Residents of Salina Chica are complaining about these drains, saying they have been neglected for months and represent a hazard. There have been no serious accidents nearby, but there is a bar nearby and people are concerned that this could cause a motorcycle accident. (This is a side street by the Pescador baseball field, near Boxito, and you can see Chedraui in the background.)


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Sports field needs maintenance

Disfuncional cancha de usos múltiples

Disfuncional cancha de usos múltiples Ve There are complaints about the multi purpose sports fields in La Gloria that say it needs cutting of weeds & cleaning, and a resident said that rain occasionally causes puddles on the basketball court.


Isla Mujeres | Temporada baja provoca enfrentamientos entre empresariosConcesionarios de viajes se quejan de la competancia. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Low season causes conflicts between entrepreneurs

  SIPSE says that because there is not an Federal Consumer Protection office (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor / Profeco) in Isla Mujeres, there is a lack of regulation, causing complaints about some companies who sell tours at reduced prices. The main complaints involve price reductions for whale shark tours.

Recognizing Firefighters in Isla Mujeres


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Unlikely that  captive dolphin would be sold
Descarta posible venta del delfín cautivoVer mas

Por Esto continues to report there is no news about the release date of the female dolphin who is convalescing in one of the Tortugranja pens with several harmless nurse sharks. The animal is stable and consuming at least 10 kilos of food daily, mostly squid because she in being fed a soft diet to avoid causing her harm. She only has a few scratches on her body and is being observed by specialists from Dolphin Discovery. A worker noted it is not likely that this dolphin would be kept in captivity, noting there have been cases in the United States where ill animals were kept because they could find food for themselves, but they do not believe that is the case with the Tortugranja dolphin. They said they are only providing care and PROFEPA is in charge of the dolphin and its fate. The dolphin has no evidence of injury and is swimming normally about the corral. It was found stranded on a Cancun beach nearly two weeks ago.

Hotels had poor summer
Hotelitos pasaron mal el verano [+] Ver mas
While the Dept. of Tourism reported that the average occupancy rate in summer season reached 70%, there are small hoteliers who did not fill half of their rooms. Receptionist Sandra Nadal Pérezat at the Isleño boutique hotel downtown reported they currently have three rooms occupied out of a total of 18 rooms. She said last year at summer season they were full, selling rooms at 600 pesos, and this year they charged 700 pesos and the demand was not as good as they expected. The receptionist at Carmelina, Lucy González Pérez, said that the months of July and August were terrible to the point that an average of three out of 24 rooms are occupied. She said last year the summer season was pretty good, but this year it was the opposite. She said that Isla Mujeres lacks good promotion as an overnight destination and the small local hotels cannot compete with the big resorts of Cancun & Riviera Maya that offer all inclusive packages. She said the hotel, like others in el Centro, do the best business in December, especially the Americans who come every year and now know where to come. The receptionist at Francis Arlene, Candy Quiñones,  said they averaged about 10 rooms occupied throughout the summer, but all 26 were never occupied at once. She said they currently have six rooms occupied, tho there have been days when they had zero, although they have reduced the prices to 450-500 pesos, while during the season they were 700 pesos. She said there are still people who see this as expensive, especially the Israelis, who want meals included, in addition to a discount. 
Celebrating firefighters

Celebran a Bomberos aunque no haya[+] Ver mas

Blue crab rescue efforts begin

Inicia el rescate del cangrejo azul[+] Ver mas

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Today & Recently from MVC B&B
Moonrise at sunset over the mar caribe Tuesday at MVC

 Sunset Wednesday from Ballyhoo Downtown

 Sunrise yesterday at MVC
 Sunrise this morn at MVC

Upcoming Events

                                    Tonight    Aug 23 Moon rise 9:03
                                    Saturday  Aug 24 Moon rise 9:45
Sunday Aug 25 Restaurant Chuuk Kay:  Equestrian show with the best vaquero (cowboy) in Isla Mujeres. Exhibition of Cock fighting. Live music, mixed buckets of beer 85p

Chuuk Kay Restaurante  No falten los esperamos

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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 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 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. 
  Please slow your speed and try not to smash us. This week they are crossing b/c of the full moon.

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


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 Playing solo tonight from 7 to 9 pm at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres a tranquil oasis in an ever changing world....
 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Casa de los SueñosUnas ricas albóndigas de langosta  Lobster 'meatballs'
Casa de los Sueños Unas ricas tapas

Casa de los Sueños Una rica ensalada de alubias

Christy Dix  Hi everyone, I will be teaching an English class (for adults) Sat, Aug 24 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!
Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  The next Artist Fair is September 5th! If you are interested in participating, please bring a copy of your documentation & you table payment by Wednesday, August 28th to me at Barlito! Looking forward to another great Fair!
Diane White Daniel  New sticker design.... 
KEEP CALM AND GO TO ISLA MUJERES - PALM - Turquoise/Pink by IntWanderer

Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared Posada del Mar Hotel's photowith Fotografía Napoleón Machado
Isla Mujeres.

Campaign for protection of mangroves & crabs

"Campaña de Protección del Manglar y Cangrejos"

It says.....Thank you very much to all who participated in the first day of the Crab protection yesterday, organized by the Director of  the municipal Urban Development and Environment agency. Thank you especially to the parents who helped to foster a love of nature in their children. many Thanks     Muchas gracias a todos los que participaron en la primera jornada de protección al Cangrejo, que el día de ayer, organizó la dirección general de Desarrollo Urbano y Medio Ambiente, en especial a los padres de familia que nos ayudaron a fomentar el amor por a naturaleza en sus hijos. Muchas Gracias"Campaña de Protección del Manglar y Cangrejos" (13 photos)
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Un aproximado de 400 cangrejos fueron liberados cerca del mar para que fuera más fácil llegar y liberar sus huevesillos.An estimated 400 crabs were released near the sea to make it easier to reach and release their eggs there.

Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared Mexico Today's photo.
Woman Grinding Maize, by Diego Rivera. Celebrate Mexican Art!

Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres  Joan's photo swimming with whale sharks and mantas yesterday!

Playa Norte...
Qubano ugh another day in paradise.

Doris Nielsen Nickel updated her cover photo.
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East side (Caribbean)
View from the outdoor table at Victor's Cafe Havana Paladar on South Juarez, near the Naval base.
Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera updated his cover photo.

Caribe. — at Hotel Posada del Mar.

 · Westside (Bay)
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.
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Jul Isla  
"I made you breakfast, and I cut my finger twice."
"Te hice el desayuno, y me corte el dedo dos veces."

Today August 23, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
 Hoy 23 de agosto, Día Internacional del Recuerdo de la Trata de Esclavos y su Abolición. — in Isla Mujeres.
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Agapito Magaña Sanchez  My admiration to any and all who build the knowledge and who open learning opportunities on the Internet. - In Isla Mujeres.Hoy 23 de agosto, Día del Internauta.
Mi admiración a todas y todos que construyen el conocimiento y abren oportunidades de aprendizaje en Internet. — in Isla Mujeres.
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Decoracion Green Verde's photo.
Restaurant greeenverde, abierto el 1 de septiembre, baguettes y croissants, servicio de catering de comida mexicana

Cruz Roja Isla Mujeres's status update.

If anyone is headed to Isla soon, and has ANY extra room...please message and let me know! I have about 18 cases of mixed medical supplies that need a "ride" to Cruz Roja. If you can take even a small bag/box, it would help a lot! Thank you!

Getting a Driver's License?.....

Katie: Can anyone tell me what is required to re new our MX drivers licenses? Two years went by fast!

  • Sue McDonald Lo: Your new Resident card, a bill from the electric co. etc. your proof of blood type if you have not already shown it, your old driver's license, and your passport. Pay down at the Palacio and return to have your picture taken and licence given to you for another 2 years. Good luck!
IG: Have they moved the office out of the police department across from the ballfield then?
          Sue McDonald Lo: No, it is still there.
IG: Ok, so the same multiple step process! 

Bob:   Last time I went to renew they wanted new proof of blood type. I pointed out that blood type did not change but they required that I get new "evidence". So off to the hospital, paid 45 MX and waited for the doctor. All she did was ask me my blood type, wrote it on a form and I was done. I returned to the office at the police station, had my picture taken and was told they ran out of the plastic cards and to return in 5days...20 days later and several trips to office ... they had the card but were our of ink so please return in 5 days ... 15 days and several trips later they had cards and ink but not the plastic laminate so please return in 5 days ... 5 days later I had my renewed license. That wasn't so bad was it??????
 Katie: 2 years ago it took 8 trips. At least we like people watching.

Virgilio Fernandezmagañaposted toRecuerdos de isla mujeres!Virgilio Fernandezmagaña  Hace 28 minutos a través de YouTube.
It says....

Cine Mexicano - "Cyclone" 1978 (Part 1)
Cyclone: ​​With Andrès Garcia, Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Hugo Stiglitz, Lionel Stander and Mario Almada Synopsis: Some tourists are in a barge n ...
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 You can follow that link to the 14 mins of the film on YouTube.. I can't get it to load here...At 2:40 there is a nice panning shot of Playa Norte from what is now the Avalon that includes Na Balam, the Rock House, and the old Domo.  Very different(At 9:30-10:30 there are islenos pulling in boats & a quick shot of playa Norte again)
Cine Mexicano - "Ciclòn" 1978 (Parte 1)

 I found a trailer for it in English...with scenes in Isla..

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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