Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In Isla Mujeres News Tuesday August 6 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 ....

Trash Transfer area 70% cleared

With assistance from the state government 2200 tonnes of trash were transferred rapidly

Saneamiento del 70% de la zona de transferencia

Lunes, 05 de Agosto de 2013 22:23

La colaboración del Gobierno del Estado contribuyó para hacer más rápido el traslado de aproximadamente 2 mil 200 toneladas de basura

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de agosto.- Only 30% of the accumulated trash remains at the Trash Transfer Facility in Isla Mujeres, after assistance was received from the state. Work will continue until the task is completed and the accumulation is removed.
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 Tvisla Mujeres


Noticias de El Quintanarroense

No promotion plan .

Sin plan de promoción
 TEQROO declares election valid
Rechaza Teqroo nulidad de elección
Promoting values at camp
Promueven valores en campamento
Dozens of children between the ages of 2 and 12 are attending a summer camp organized by the Presbyterian pastor Isaías Aguilar Fernández, which takes place between 8am and 1pm. It offers activities such as games, crafts, learning values, and ecological activities. The camp is free and includes snacks. They have a capacity for 100 children which includes room for 50 more children. The camp will close on Sunday.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Seeking a clear accounting of the City finances for the changeover

Buscarán cuentas claras en Comuna

0 05 de agosto de 2013

Por Carlos Gasca.- f.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Preparatory classes begin at high school

Comenzaron las clases para los alumnos de nuevo ingreso en bachillerato.  (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Isla Mujeres | Inician cursos propedéuticos en Colegio de BachilleresE
Pescadores isleños, en la indefensiónE If the fishermen experience symptoms of decompression while diving for lobster, they will not be able to receive treatment at the hyperbaric chamber in Isla Mujeres because it is not staffed. The janitor for the facility was dismissed last week, because there is nothing for him to do at the facility.


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Without a chance: died before birth
Sin oportunidad; murió antes de nacer+] Ver mas
Yesterday the family of  Yadira Isabel Pérez González attended the funeral of her baby who died before birth when she was in labor at the General Hospital in Isla Mujeres. She went to the hospital Sunday morning when she was in labor. They found her cervix to be 3 cm dilated (full dilatation is 10 cm) and she was kept under observation, and was anticipating a natural birth. At midday, there was no heartbeat. She went to Cancun where it was confirmed that the baby had died. She went to Cancun on the Ultramar ferry. The sea ambulance is still not operational. PE says the family is angry with the doctor who attended her at the General Hospital, but no complaints have been filed.

Basic education guaranteed
Garantizada la educación básica[+] Ver mas

Improved season for the boat captains & crews
Mejoró la temporada para lancheros+] Ver mas

Hotel occupancy plummets
Desplome en la ocupación hotelera. [+] Ver mas

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Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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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


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. 

 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

Tue 8/06 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Wed 8/07 - Mamacita's, 6-8pm.
Thur 8/08 - Brisas Grill, 5-7pm.

More information on how to spot them: http://bit.ly/14WZNjp

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Sorry..not today. I spent the morn in Cancun  & now the internet keeps dropping out. The Neighbours believe it is their new connection & we are going over to the office together tomorrow.

  If you would like to be included in our business directory, or want information about your business or services included in this blog or our in Restaurant Guide, contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com 

      We don't charge any fees or expect any special considerations, but there are some restrictions. Generally, we don't feature other rentals. Photos with a link for specifics are preferred over a lot of text.  The main criteria is to be of interest for the readers, current (or historical) & not too redundant. For example, tourism service providers befriend me on Facebook & give me permission to use their photos. They post photos of things above & below the sea, sunsets, views around the isle, etc & I post the ones I like, crediting the business & including a link. 

     I am very grateful to the individuals who allow me to repost their pictures! Please email me if you are interested in sharing yours. I could especially use some help gathering menus & food photos...there are so many restaurants! westofcuba@gmail.com

  My latest project is the Daily Specials feature of the Restaurant Guide.  My favorite part of this project is looking up the recipes of the Daily Specials & sharing information about each dish...adding photos & explaining seasonings. The link is always at the top of this page....and HERE

This is my third summer of sharing Isla Mujeres news with you. I'm still learning new things about the island and its culture, cuisine, community, & history. And my Spanish comprehension and vocabulary are improving sloooooowly. (This is my daily Spanish lesson). 

Thanks for reading!

 And an big Thank You to The Neighbours who are letting us use their WIFI!!. And a grand AURGH to Cablemas (o menos) who disconnected service to this section on Monday A WEEEEEEEEK AGOOOOOOO. I complained then and they "took the report". Then I sent my SSFOTP to the office a coupla times last week. (Spanish Speaking Friend On The Payroll.) On the phone this morn, I was given an appointment for a tech on Aug 13, and told they'll call me if s/he comes sooner. They are installing a new line to our north. After The Neighbours repeatedly visited the office, a tech showed up and spent ~20 minutes hooking them up to the line going south.   My SSFOTP went to the office for me today, but they stuck with "The 13th" and "It's a big job being done by the Cancun office". So if ya appreciate having The Daily News In Isla Mujeres this week & next....feel free to buy The Neighbours a cold beverage when ya see 'em! HERE is their blog.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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