Thursday, August 15, 2013

In Isla Mujeres News Thursday, August 15 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte
 I notified the Director of Tourism that it is not functioning.



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 ....

Mayor-elect promotes construction of a cinema
As of September 30, Agapito Magana will launch programs to encourage youth and avoid problems: "The police operations will not end the problem, because it starts from within the home"

Agapito Magaña promoverá la construcción de un cinema

Miércoles, 14 de Agosto de 2013 23:32

A partir del 30 de septiembre, el Edil electo pondrá en marcha programas para estimular a la juventud y alejarlos de los problemas: “Los operativos policiacos no terminan el problema, pues este empieza desde el seno del hogar”

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de agosto.- He is seeking support from investors to promote the construction of a cinema and to promote cultural activities.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Governor Borge: All of Quintana Roo will benefit from Tianguis Turistico
Todo Quintana Roo se beneficiará del Tianguis Turístico: Roberto Borge
A decision was made to have the Quintana Roo Tourism Tianguis in May rather than March, because March is high season and May is low season. The entire state will host the event with activities in Cancun, Riviera Mayan,  the Zona Maya & Zona Sur, to promote all the tourism destinations in Quintata Roo.

Everything is ready for the return of classes
Todo listo para este regreso a clases en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Compensations cancelled
Cancelan compensaciones
E.City workers received a notice on August 12 of cancellation of special compensations. The payroll cut is part of the solution to the financial crisis on the eve of the changeover of government. This will apply to the first half of August. One alderman expressed regret that this measure will affect the workers who barely make the national minimum wage. (~$5/day)
 Civil Protection alerts citizens about the tropical wave (#13)
Alerta Protección Civil por onda tropical
Rain & winds gusting up to 50-60 km/hr are predicted, with waves up to two feet high at sea. The usual advice is given.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Forecasting rain for the upcoming hours

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Tropical wave will affect tourism

Afectará la actividad turística onda tropical

Afectará la actividad turística onda tropical E.
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 Poor sales at school supply stores (papelerias)

Decaen papelerías por falta de ventas

A .Within a few days of the start of the school year, sales at the paper supply stores are 50% less than last year. The shop owner who was interviewed blamed it on the three supermarkets on the island.
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Initiate activities for the festival celebrating the foundation of Isla Mujeres

Inician actividades por el festejo de la fundación de Isla Mujeres

T  This event was initiated seventeen years ago, to celebrate the founding of the town 163 years ago. According to the town historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid,  the settlers were refugees from the war in 1847, who had left their assets behind in the Yucatan. They realized the war would be long and decided to become islanders. On this date (August 17) we recognize this community that had to battle a hostile environment, with hurricanes, while they did not have any sort of equipment or anything like that. It was only them and the sea, and from nothing has risen this modern town. They had been engaged in agriculture, and adapted to the island by becoming fishermen, and they continued to adapt.
  The historian commented that the festivities should be celebrated from August 17 to August 21st because that is the date Yucatan Congress approved the decree. Islanders are invited to wear their best clothes and to receive all visitors with open arms for this festival.

Expecting the Port of Isla Mujeres to be closed, affecting ~500 boats (under 40 feet. The ferries keep running.)


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

Expecting closure of the port of Isla Mujeres

This doesn't have any new information, but Tiffany of Barlito's posted that the artists of the First Thursday on the Square Art Fairs are invited to participate.

 por esto

Perturbación tropical no tan grave+] Ver mas
Tropical disturbance is not serious

Menores infractores, víctimas de la sociedad [+] Ver mas
Youthful offenders: Victims of society

"To achieve the goal of comprehensive care for juvenile offenders and ensure their reintegration into society, you must observe, disseminate and promote respect for human rights in the system of management and administration of juvenile justice, serving the principles of legality and social integration, " said  Roger Barbosa Veza, the Human Rights agency representative in Isla Mujeres.

Necesario que Profeco visite papelerías [+] Ver mas
PROFECO needs to visit the paper supply stores

Por Esto says the cost of school supplies in Isla Mujeres would be lower if the PROFECO agency monitored the sales, but there is only a branch office that has  administrative purposes, and lacks any authority to punish or close a business. Although many businesses have increased prices for books and supplies, there are some who are offering discounts and promotions to help parents while the students go back to school.

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, Aug 17  1p at Fenix: Isla Art Expo & Corona Beach Party
Sat Aug 17 Town Square: Evening After the speeches & awards, the Founding Grandma will be crowned, Dancing by Casa de Cultura & Renata Dance Studio & more, Art Fair including artists from First Thursday Fairs 
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 Today

(May be subject rain cancellations)

The Joint  1-4  Marco-Reggae LINK 

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre   Half priced appetizers LINK f

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Varies/Jazz,Caribbean   LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK 


Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10  Latin Jazz w/Fabio  LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis  LINK

El Patio 8:30-11  La Guera & Willys Blues    LINK 


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  

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

 Predicting a Rainy Day....or two... The storm is becoming disorganized as it passes over us, so if it is going to become a hurricane, it would most likely do it in the Gulf.
The Mayor was on FB last night commenting about the rains predicted for the early hours today, giving advice about precautions, moving building materials from sidewalks, not leaving trash out to clog the drains, etc.

Written by August 14, 2013 in New Posts, Tropical Weather
Early on Monday the team brought into question an area of closely watched convection over the Southern Caribbean.  We mentioned the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season’s slow start thus far but turned attention to a more favorable pattern including a very interesting storm potential this late week and weekend.  Currently the same area is now beginning to better organize itself and could become a tropical system as early as Wednesday night or Thursday.  As of Wednesday evening the area has been observed to have a center of circulation, good enough to be now classified as Invest 92L; a more pronounced name for this low end tropical disturbance.

Invest 92 L Infrared Satellite

Invest 92L is beginning to show signs of organization as you can see in the infrared image above.  It now has developed a main center of circulation, with convection wrapping around it.  As it moves into warmer waters and areas of lower wind shear it will begin to have a more distinct counter clockwise rotation and begin to show signs of an even more distinct center.  Thunderstorms packing heavy rains and strong winds are moving towards the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize and will be the main impact for now.

Increased Area Development In The Future

Image 2- Development On Arise
Image 2- Development On Arise
During the next 48 hours expect to see Invest 92L to organize itself into a tropical system.  All the ingredients are right for it to develop, and as it progresses towards the west northwest and into Gulf of Mexico it is system that the Gulf Coast states should begin to monitor.  The Yucatan Peninsula and Central America will see heavy rains and gusty winds over the next few days whether it develops into a tropical system or not.

Forecast Model Error & Real-Time Steering Winds | Where Does This System Go?

Currently the models are trending to have Invest 92L cross over the Yucatan Peninsula and move into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Once it is out in open water, the trend is for it to take a turn to the NNE and track towards Gulf Coast

It says....The disturbance located in the extreme northwestern Caribbean Sea has become less organized over the past hours and the chances of becoming a tropical cyclone have declined to 50 percent. The development of this system before moving over the Yucatan Peninsula is unlikely. However, it is expected that this development can happen when it is over the Gulf of Mexico.Continued rainfall for the entire region this evening. The heaviest rains will be  in Quintana Roo and Yucatan eastern municipalities.
El disturbio ubicado en el extremo noroeste del Mar Caribe se ha tornado menos organizado durante las pasadas horas y las posibilidades de convertirse en ciclón tropical han disminuido al 50 por ciento. El desarrollo de este sistema antes de moverse sobre la península de Yucatán es poco probable. Sin embargo, se espera que este desarrollo pueda suceder cuando se encuentre sobre el Golfo de México.
Se mantiene el temporal de precipitaciones para toda la región a partir de esta tarde. Las lluvias más intensas se presentarán en Quintana Roo y los municipios del oriente de Yucatán.

Of Casa de los Suenos:  Jason Szolosi added 2 new photos

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Yeviyu Isla con lluvia o sin lluvia BUFALO te consiente en su servicio y calidad deliciosa Hamburguesa al carbón lo que le da el toque especial gcs
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Tony Garcia added 2 new photos.

Home DELIVERY  10 pesos each ..rice pudding with cinnamon They are taking orders on FB.
   Daniela Rodriguez Rodriguezposted toMerca Isla
ya listo el riko y sabroso arroz con leche quien mas dice yoo a $10 pesitos el vaso apartir de 2 servicio a domicilio
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Kathy Ennis   We enjoyed "easy listening" jazz and blues with the Sol Rockers last evening at Bally Hoo. John Cain, the conversion is working. I know you saw me tapping my foot! The food was really good too. Pasta Primavera. Probably the best on Isla
We were there, too.  Bruce enjoyed his chicken tacos & the Sol Rockers were very good & the rain didn't dampen any just caused a few of us to relocate from the edge of the palapa. A nice evening!

Tony Garcia  A fortunately most of the heavy rain pass away from us  
Rain more on cancun than isla
 They deliver! Downtown location. Their steak nachos!!
Anel Figueroaposted toMerca Isla  nachos con bistec!!

Isla Animals  Daily Update: So Eileen and Arturo had a little clinic in Eileen’s kitchen, ha ha – doesn’t everybody. How funny is that? Any way Arturo tended to some wounds, and spayed and neutered some pups and Gerdy’s mom. Thanks so much Arturo and Eileen and Doug and of course Barlito, the world’s youngest vet tech. I’m flying to Cancun on Saturday. I’m so excited to see all my babies, do some “blue streak doggie adventures,” with Eileen and then bring back two puppies. I also have someone taking one to Toronto on Monday, probably that little pup on the table. It comes to $100.00 a puppy so if anyone would like to help with that it would be incredible. One puppy and one dog at a time, that’s the way we do it and it is so worth it when you see these babies happy in their new homes.
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Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera updated his cover photo.
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Isla Mujeres added a new photo.

Vegetarian Sandwich ...
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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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