Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News, Wednesday, August 21 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 ....

Work on the Ferry Terminal progresses in a timely manner
At 37%  & due to be finished in December

En tiempo y forma, obra de la terminal marítima

Martes, 20 de Agosto de 2013 21:41

Registra avance del 37%, y debe concluirse en diciembre

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de agosto.—  This terminal is being built with an investment of 34 million pesos and is expected to be completed in December. It will include a commercial area, waiting area, spaces for sales of nautical services, bathrooms, showers, and parking for over 150 vehicles. 
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Promoting Crab protection in Isla Mujeres 

Promueven cuidado del cangrejo en la Isla

Martes, 20 de Agosto de 2013 21:40
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de agosto.- The Rescue & Protection Program for Red and Blue Crabs by the municipal Environmental agency is working with the group "Amigos of Isla Contoy", seeking to increase the number of participants in this campaign, compared to last year. The director of the agency stressed the importance that drivers are aware and take precautions to reduce their speed to help preserve this species. At this time the crabs are spawning, moving between their burrows and the sea. Drivers should watch for them in the roads near Punta Sur, and at Sac Bajo, where the mangroves are their habitat. Each year the awareness among islanders is increasing, and more children and parents are participating in these campaigns which are carried out during the full moons of August, September, and October. 
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 Tvisla Mujeres
Young singer representing Quintana Roo in national audition
Joven cantante representará a Quintana Roo en casting nacional

Concern about lack of teachers for grade schools
Preocupa la ausencia de maestros en primarias de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Faltan maestros en dos escuelas
      Teacher shortage in two schools


    Faltan maestros en dos escuelas

    0 20 de agosto de 2013 Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi  0 comentarios Leer toda la noticia 
     They are lacking one teacher in the grade school "Cesar Mendoza Santana”,  and two at the grade school “Enrique Estrella Oxté”, which is attributed to a problem with the assignment of teachers by the Secretaría de Educación. The principal of Cesar Mendoza Santana said that many of the teachers who are invited to work in Isla Mujeres decline the offer or quit after a few days because the salary is not enough when you take into account the costs of the ferry, or the costs of rent if they opt to live here. He said it would be easiest to hire teachers from Isla Mujeres, but this is difficult under the new educational reform policy. They do not have a date when these positions will be filled, but meanwhile the children are attending classes. Attendance is important on Thursday & Friday when the evaluation exams "ENLACE" will be given.

  • Cambia de sede Derechos Humanos


     New office for Human Rights agency

    Cambia de sede Derechos Humanos

    0 20 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca. The new office is on Jesus Martinez Ross avenue in Amplification la Gloria, by the malecon. This new location is not yet well known to islanders, including taxi drivers. The reporter said it is not very distinctive and goes unnoticed by passersby.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Landfill appears to be more than half full

Excede el basurero capacidad de espacio

Excede el basurero  capacidad de espacio
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Inattentive tourist injures Islander in accident

Despistada turista choca contra isleño 

Martes 20 de Agosto de 2013 13:43 Jesús Molina DIARIO RESPUESTA 

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More students in Isla Mujeres

Incrementa el alumnado en la localidad

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Campaign for protection of blue crab begins

 Islanders dissatisfied with ferry service
 Progress on Isla Mujeres ferry terminal
 Cada año 3 millones de pasajeros entran y salen de Isla Mujeres,  por lo que esa infraestructura fortalecerá la competitividad y crecimiento económico. (Redacción/SIPSE)

Diario La Verdad
Pescadores-islaDiario La Verdad

Pescadores de Isla Mujeres esperan apoyos

   Seventy-nine fishermen are waiting for approval of their applications for Federal program, via the State, that offers assistance with purchasing new engines and boats. Of these fishermen, thirty are from Isla Mujeres, with 18 having requests for boat replacement, and twelve for motor replacement.

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Al salvamento de cangrejos [+] Ver mas
Saving the crabs

La delfín herida se recupera. [+] Ver mas
Dolphin recovers
The headline identifies the mammal as 'the injured dolphin', although no injuries were found. Information about the release of the animal has not been given yet by PROFEPA. It is noted that "environmentalists oppose keeping any animal in captivity", and that a "dolphin is worth more alive than dead because those shows generate millions of pesos annually".  It is estimated that there has been a 15% increase in visitors to the Tortugranja turtle farm, where the female animal is recovering after being rescued near Cancun. Por Esto says the animals can cost as much as 300,000 dollars on the black market, while admitting that tourism businesses usually don't pay that much, and noting they require expensive facilities to maintain and a pool of at least 50,000 liters.

Menores infractores, imparables [+] Ver mas
Complaints about young offenders
Residents are  upset about golf cart thefts by minors, and they are complaining on social networks, and to local & state police. In the recent thefts, parents paid the damages and the children were released. (They are being monitored by the DIF social service agency, with inclusion of the parents). A woman reported an attempted theft of her golf cart in La Gloria on Monday night about 4am by "two little kids, one of whom was dressed in a black tee shirt, thin, 1.6 meters tall". They fled on a beige golf cart when they were surprised by the owner.

Señalamientos viales vencidos por la corrosión+] Ver mas
 Corrosion of road signs

 Corrosion from salt air caused a sign to fall over near a pedestrian crossing in the colonia of Salinas on Tuesday morning. No vehicles were parked nearby. It says the crossing is near the sports dome. (That is the crossing between the park and the tennis court in Salina Chica & the sports dome is on the south side of the tennis court.)

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Upcoming Events

TODAY Aug 21  6pm Punta Sur Rescue & Protection Program for Red Crabs & Blue Crabs begins Wear white, bring bucket or box & gloves or a lil shovel, and a flashlight. 
 Moon rise 7:38  Sunset 7:13

Aug 22  Dia de Bomberos..Firemen's Day. Moon rise 8:21
                                                     Aug 23 Moon rise 9:03
                                                     Aug 24 Moon rise 9:45

Sept. 30  Current municipal government completes its term 

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 Wednesday In Isla Mujeres

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINk fb
Fenix: 8-10  La Guera & Willy's Blues 8 w Special Guest SeBlues

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Jazz     LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK


Bally Hoo  7-9 Sol Rockers

Bahia Tortuga 7p Open mic?   LINK

Cafe del Mar  8 -10 (?)    LINK LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis

Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15   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  Tonight at The BallyHoo Restaurant from 7 to 9 pm, The Sol Rockers, one of the most beautiful settings on Isla Mujeres, always a lovely breeze and great food....see you there!
 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Looking for dinner.
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Tony Garcia added 6 photos.


Pat Oreskovich
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Tony Garcia's photo.

20 agoust 2013 (17 photos)
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La luna despidiéndose
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 Victor's Casa Habana Cafe Paladar on south Juarez near the Naval Base
whole fried fish,yellow tail...................
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Tony Garcia shared Semarnat's photo.
Invita Parque Nacional Arrecifes Cozumel, el 25 de agosto, al 5° Torneo de Pesca Pez León #EspecieInvasora. En más información.

Fenix Lounge shared Caribe On Canvas's photo.We never get tired of this view!

Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo.

Fenix Lounge added 7 new photos to the album Cumbia & Reggae.

Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.

Sports fishing magazine article in Spanish about the annual fishing tournament Cosme Magana (This year was the 10th, with 110 boats participating)

Torneo de Pesca "Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña" cada año con mejor respuesta de los amantes de la pesca deportiva,   Revista Troleo
Isla Mujeres's photo.  Excelente tarde, disfruten su inicio de semana.
Make beautiful memories in Isla Mujeres.

 Clever..Today at 10am she is  selling these baskets with chicken salad (with carrots & potatoes)..for only 10 pesos..From Merca Isla fb
Genni AguilarChicos mañana estare vendiendo a partir de las 10am ricas tartaletas en forma de canasta rellena de ensalada de pollo con verduras (papa y zanahoria) estan a 10 pesos hagan sus encargos por aqui, inbox, whatsapp  9982403642 o tel. 2742528 gracias y buenas noches!!!
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 Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays after 8p by the Shell house....Frappes, nachos, crepes, videos.
Victor Eden Sosa Arroyo AMIGOS:.... gracias por su preferencia,en los frappes seguimos trabajando...abriremos desde las 8 de la noche los dias Jueves,Viernes y Sabado....vengan a disfrutar sus ricos frappe's acompañado de unas ricas crepas o unos deliciosos nachos, viendo un buen video mientra disfrutas de tu frappe...ven y pasa un rato ameno ,rico y diferente...Donde te ya sabes a un costado de la casa del caracol por la carretera del mar caribe ...les esperamos. — with Betty Suarez Martín and 43 others.

Also from Merca Isla...from 8:30am today for breakfast: home delivery of
 Quesadillas of Oaxca cheese & Carne asada or only cheese 25p
Empanadas of Queso Oaxaca & carne molida (Ground meat)  10p
at the inbox of  AnNe Muñoa
 Mañana para el desayuno amig@s apartir de las 8:30 am!

QUESADILLAS de queso oaxaca-carne asada.
Solo queso! Empanadas de queso aoxaca, carne molida!  Quesadillas $25
Empanadas $10 Pedidos inbox, servicio a domicilio!
— with Paoo Paao Balaan and 4 others.
Jesus Campuzano shared Poc-Na Hostel's photo.
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good morning, nice breazze air,partly cloudy nice light from the sun,great full moon,everything good,

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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1 comment:

  1. After reading the reports of the dophin in recovery, it occurred to me that there is a lot of concern here NOB about the number of dophins that have died and washed onshore recently. I'm wondering if this dophin may have experienced similar conditions which is causing the problem here, and, if so, if the organization rehabilitating her/him might be aware of this and wish to explore the implications.

    I would be curious to hear any feedback.

    Thank you


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