Sunday, August 4, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday August 4 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...HERE!  The Daily Specials are HERE 

In Isla Mujeres Daily! 
Keepin ya updated & informed...Thanks for reading! 

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Workshops capture attention of the public: Encouraging creativity

Talleres acaparan la atención ciudadana

Sábado, 03 de Agosto de 2013 22:44

Se fomenta la creatividad y la convivencia

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de agosto.-The Department of Cultura offers workshops year-round, which are currently being enjoyed by children and teens, offering them healthy recreational, educational activities during the summer holidays. Classes include crafts, hammock weaving, and guitar, while currently they are also offering classes in Hawaiian Culture and Folklore. These classes began on July 10th and will conclude at the end of the holiday period.
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For the third time in less than a month. the Market of Bienestar came

Helping family budgets: Hundreds of beneficiaries 


Por tercera ocasión, en menos de un mes, llega el Mercado del Bienestar

Sábado, 03 de Agosto de 2013 22:41

Apoya la economía familiar: Cientos de beneficiados

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de agosto.- About 800 families from the island and the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres during the weekend when they were able to exchange recyclable trash for food, as part of this state program. About 300 families participated on the mainland, and about 500 families lined up at the green dome in Salina Chica to receive free medical services, haircuts, and staples such as rice, beans, sugar, produce, and many other products in exchange for recyclable trash such as bottles, plastic, and cardboard. This program had been temporarily suspended during the electoral ban.
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Sea products disappearing?

Fishermen not allowing reproduction to regenerate the populations

¿Desaparecerán los productos marinos?

Sábado, 03 de Agosto de 2013 22:32

Los pescadores no permiten su reproducción para que se regenere la población

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de agosto.- Baltazar Gómez Catzín, president of the fishing cooperative “Por la Justicia Social”, believes the numbers of lobster and other marine products are decreasing due to lack of respect for the bans during breeding season by poachers. He is concerned about the increasing numbers of poachers at Isla Blanca and Boca Ingesias & areas nearby, and says authorities need to provide better surveillance.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Certificate of Excellence given to UltraMarFerries (Ultramar)
Otorgan certificado de excelencia a @UltraMarFerries (Ultramar)
Piden acabar con el problema lo los gatos callejeros en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬
Asking for solution to the stray cat problem in Isla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

by Ovidio Lopez  
Accelerated Cleanup

Aceleran limpieza
Cancun has provided five trash compacter trucks to assist with removing the accumulation of over 1000 tonnes of garbage from the transfer station on the island. There are also two state vehicles assisting, and about 150 tons are being moved to the mainland daily. The joint effort could conclude in about a week. The vehicles arrived Thursday, after Mayor Hugo Sanchez warned the landfill located on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres could be closed for breach of the agreement signed last September. The agreement said the instillation would be a modern trash processing "Technology Park" facility, but instead it is a common open air dump.  The municipality of Isla Mujeres is negotiating over this regional landfill operated by SIRESOL, and used by Cancun, and the trucks are considered a good will gesture. Isla Mujeres is requesting several months of  unpaid fees for use of the landfill by Cancun's township of Benito Juarez since it opened.

 Recognizing meritorious Islanders

Convocan a isleños destacados

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Ultramar awarded Certificate of Excellence


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Low sales reported at restaurants in Isla Mujeres

Municipios | Restaurantes registran bajas ventas en Isla MujeresSe acercan los meses más críticos para los empresarios. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)
The leader of the Cámara Nacional de Comercio (CANACO...Chamber of Commerce) in Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Figueroa said the number of arrivals is not reflected in the number of diners, and the picture is discouraging as this season ends in two weeks and the lowest season takes place until mid-November. In addition, the season at the end of the year has been less successful for the restauranteurs, which makes matters worse, he noted.

Navy reports there have been no incidents


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Many tourists & few sales
Mucho turismo y pocas ventas[+] Ver mas
Merchants report that sales are lower than last year, despite increased numbers of tourists visiting the isle. Antonio Perez, who sells Mexican clothing and accessories, said he is selling about half as much as he did last year. He said most people prefer to buy small souvenirs like bracelets and handmade earrings

Foreign tourism maintains occupancy rates
Turismo extranjero mantiene la ocupación[+] Ver mas

Hotel occupancy reached 60 percent Saturday, and there were large numbers of passengers arriving. Boat tour providers, tourism service providers, and restauranteurs benefited from this influx. The large numbers of domestic tourists were evident on the beaches, while the foreign tourists from Canada and the United States maintained the hotel occupancy rate of 60 percent. Tourism is expected to increase next week.

Unfair competition affects tourism providers
Competencia desleal desestabiliza a turisteros[+] Ver mas
Por Esto reports that whale shark vendors who are established travel agencies are complaining about vendors who appeared with the start of the season and who are offering tours well below the official price of $125, with some cutting the cost to as low as $65. The established agencies, who sell a variety of tours year-round are complaining that these people are opportunists with temporary permits, who do not pay taxes, rent, utilities, etc and who sell the tours too cheaply, creating unfair competition.

Beaches are free of bacteria
Playas libres de bacterias [+] Ver mas
Samples taken recently from two Isla Mujeres beaches by COFEPRIS, as part of their routine monitoring, revealed that the water quality is good and the beaches are safe. The samples were analyzed for the presence of e.coli, which can cause skin irritation, and illnesses of the gastrointestinal or respiratory systems.

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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

Upcoming Events
..... will work on this manana....Meanwhile have ya checked out the In Isla Mujeres Daily page of  restaurant specials HERE?
  ...Where you will find daily updates from restaurants in Isla Mujeres about their specials, discounts, and delivery, as well as copies of menus, food photos, & location information. Well, until I just accidentally deleted it. Will be rebuilding it. dang.

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. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and some large 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. 
More information on how to spot them:

Live Music Today-Sunday
The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola!/Hula Hoop class 1p/Free Chipachole LINK

Iguanas: Latin/Caribbean/Mx ~6p-8p  LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK

Bahia Tortuga:  7p Sol Rockers   LINK

  Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK Cafe del mar ? LINK  La Catrina ? 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's Schedule is
Tue 8/06 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Wed 8/07 - Mamacita's, 6-8pm.
Thur 8/08 - Brisas Grill, 5-7pm.

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.

This is a video on their page  Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres
Stunning conditions today at Canonero and La Bandera! I don't remember seeing turtles before at Canonero.

Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera shared Gwen Cervantes's photo.
arcoiris............. Rainbow..Victor's Casa Havana Cafe Paladar on south Juarez by the Naval base...tasty Cuban food & nice setting, great service, and the mojitos are highly recommended!

Maryje Zúñigaposted toRecuerdos de isla mujeres!   Translation below....Los primeros vestigios en Isla Mujeres datan del año 564 dc. La isla era una posición estratégica para los navegantes mayas los cuales construyeron ya en el período posclásico, un faro al sur de la misma para ayudas a la navegación. En la región continental del municipio de Isla Mujeres, se encuentran las ruinas arqueológicas hoy conocidas con el nombre de El Meco (debido al apodo de un residente local del siglo XIX), estos asentamientos se cree que fueron abandonados hacia el año 600 dc, y vueltos a repoblar entre los años 1000 a 1100 dc posiblemente por un grupo vinculado a los Itzáes y posteriormente los Cocomes del Mayapán, tomando gran importancia para el comercio y la navegación en el 1200 d.C.
Cuando se desintegró la Liga de Mayapán la isla perteneció al cacicazgo maya de Ekab. A principio del siglo XVI, Isla Mujeres era un santuario dedicado a la diosa Ixchel (deidad del tejido, de la felicidad, de la Luna, de la abundancia y de la medicina, entre otras virtudes). Acudían a la isla especialmente muchachas jóvenes mayas que hacían el paso de la niñez a la madurez. Estas muchachas depositaban una ofrendas típicas, unas figurillas con forma de mujer.
En el año 1517, salió de Cuba, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba con tres navíos, su piloto era Antón de Alaminos, navegante de amplia experiencia que había servido a Cristóbal Colón. En esta encontraron en la isla, en el interior de un edificio de piedra, algunos objetos de oro y cientos de figurillas que representaban a las diosas mayas: Ixchel, Ix Chebel Yax, Ixbunic (Ix Hun Ye Ton), Ixbunieta (Ix Hun Ye Ta). Es por este hallazgo que los españoles la bautizaron como Isla de Mujeres.1
Poco tiempo después de estallar la Guerra de Castas en el estado de Yucatán, pescadores mayas y yucatecos se establecen en la isla fundando la población de Dolores en el año 1850.
El español Fermín Mudaca de Marechega, conocido como pirata y negociante de esclavos, se refugió en la isla después de haberse enfrentado contra embarcaciones británicas en 1860. Se estableció en la parte sur, ocupando el 40% del territorio total de la isla y fundó la Hacienda Vista Alegre. Organizó la agricultura y crianza de animales en la isla consolidando de esta manera una población en Isla Mujeres.
Hacia finales del siglo XIX, la isla contaba con una población de 651 habitantes, y un área urbana definida.
It says....
The first traces in Isla Mujeres date back to 564 AD. The island was a strategic location for Mayan  seafarers, who in the post-classical period, built a lighthouse at the south end to aid navigation. In the continental region of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, there are archaeological ruins  now known by the name of El Meco (due to the nickname of a local resident of the nineteenth century). These settlements are believed to have been abandoned around 600 AD, until they were populated between the years 1000-1100 AD;  possibly by a group linked to the Itza and later by the Cocomes of Mayapan. It became very important to commerce and navigation by 1200 ADWhen the Liga  of Mayapan disintegrated, the island belonged to the Mayan chieftainship of Ekab. In the early sixteenth century, Isla Mujeres was a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Ixchel (goddess of weaving, happiness, Moon, wealth and medicine, among other virtues).  Young Mayan girls came to the island during the transition from childhood to adulthood and left a typical offering, a figurine in the shape of a female.In 1517,  Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba left Cuba  with three ships, the pilot was Antón de Alaminos, experienced sailor who had served under Christopher Columbus. On this island, inside a building of stone, they found some gold objects and hundreds of figurines representing the Mayan goddesses: Ixchel, Ix Chebel Yax, Ixbunic (Ix Hun Ye Ton), Ixbunieta (Ix Hun Ye Ta). Because of this discovery, the Spanish named it Isla de Mujeres/Isle of WomenShortly after the outbreak of the Caste War in the Yucatan, Mayan and Yucatecan fishermen down on the island and founded the town of Dolores in 1850. (Our historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid says the men learned to be fishermen after they moved here & had previously earned their livings on land.)The Spaniard Fermin Mudaca (sic) de Marecheaga, who known as a pirate and slave trader, had fled to the island after being pitted against British ships in 1860. He occupied 40% of the total territory of the island, on the southern part, and founded the Hacienda Vista Alegre. The hacienda established organized agriculture and animal husbandry on the island, thus consolidating a permanent population on Isla Mujeres.By the late nineteenth century, the island had a population of 651 inhabitants and a defined urban area defined.

Manolitos Loncheria  998 2433776
MENU DOMINGO Sunday's Menu:
*RELLENO NEGRO DE PAVO   Turkey stew : Relleno negro (black)
*RELLENO BLANCO DE PAVO  Turkey stew:  Relleno blanco (white)
*POZOLE ESTILO JALISCO   Pozole Jalisco style  A pork stew with hominy
*MONDONGO KABIC    Tripe stew

And try our delicious cochinita pibil (roasted young pig) From 7am until we run out

Tortas &  tacos by the kilo (by weight)  We are a few steps down from the Guadalupe Chapel TACOS-POR KILO*

These are videos on Tony's page  Tony Garcia

 Tony Garcia's photo.
Ocean Blues and Latin Jazz re-opens on Monday, come check out the new Menu - Arrachera, Cheese, Bread and Wine! Drink Specials - Fresh Fruit Cocktails and Live Music!
Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres Great day with Jim Ralph Chris Faye Jen Richard and AlanLa Bandera Aug 3 13 (30 photos)

Caribe On CanvasThe pathway from NaBalam to the beach.

 "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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