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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.
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.Leer más...
Governor Borge: All of Quintana Roo will benefit from Tianguis Turistico
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
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez
|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
Tropical wave will affect tourism
Poor sales at school supply stores (papelerias)
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.Leer más...
Initiate activities for the festival celebrating the foundation of Isla Mujeres
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
Expecting closure of the port of Isla Mujeres
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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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
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.
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.
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
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
A Bufalo testimonial.... It says Rain or no rain, Bufalo offers reliable service and delicious charcoal grilled hamburgers, with a special touch. gracias
Tony Garcia added 2 new photos.
Daniela Rodriguez RodriguezMerca Isla
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 spirits...it 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
They deliver! Downtown location. Their steak nachos!!
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
Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera updated his cover photo.
Isla Mujeres added a new photo.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK