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.
Changing the format of the Municipal "Informe" report
Drastic measures to avoid excessive expenses
Cambian formato del informe del munícipe
Jueves, 05 de Septiembre de 2013 21:49
Drástica medida para evitar gastos excesivos
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-The large event that was scheduled in the Town Square has been cancelled and will be replaced by a single formal event, in association with the austerity measures that apply throughout Quintana Roo. The report will still be given, in compliance with the Law, but overspending on logistics is being avoided, which would have included rental chairs, audio-visual projector, and all that goes with an event for a thousand people. Cancellation of the event, may save ~500,000 pesos. The report on the activities of the last year in office will take place on Sept. 19 at the end of the City Council meeting, in that room.
Fishermen on alert for possible eviction from the beach
Inspectors gave assurances they are only monitoring the area
Pescadores en alerta por el posible desalojo en la playa
Jueves, 05 de Septiembre de 2013 21:01
Inspectores aseguran que sólo es un monitoreo en la zona
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-A visit by SEMARNAT staff caused concern among the seamen of the "Barrio de Pescadores" located between the Posada beach and the restaurant "Velazquez", that they may be evicted from this area where for decades they have docked their boats and sold fish. The SEMARNAT staff said it was an inspection to develop a database for monitoring the effects of weather conditions on the coasts. This gives them the opportunity to evaluate the situation in real time, to consider what can be done to reverse damage such as loss of sand. They said there will be set points and monitoring stations. The fishermen are considering this as a sign that they may be evicted from the beach they have used for many years, noting there are fewer beaches for the enjoyment of Island families. They say they will defend this space and have started collecting signatures showing support from groups and citizens. Seaman Figueroa Sanchez commented about concessionaire Ignacio Povedano and his attorney Rolando Pastrana, whose brother was present the entire time the SEMARNAT inspectors were taking measurements, and then offered them a seafood 'feast' afterwards.Leer más...
First Table Tennis Tournament: Respite for tourism industry in Isla Mujeres
Athletes and their families have positive economic impact
Primer Torneo Nacional de Tenis de Mesa, “respiro” para los turisteros
Jueves, 05 de Septiembre de 2013 21:01
Deportistas y familiares dejarán buena derrama
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-Leer más...
Around 150 Mexican athletes are their families are on the island Thursday through Sunday for the First National Tennis Table Tournament which is taking place at the Convention Center. The top twenty players will represent Mexico in international tournaments for youths ages 11-18 and for adults. The awards ceremony will take place Sunday at 5pm.
State Government Allocates 3.5 MDP to support the fishing industry
State Government presents Master Plan for Development of Ciudad Mujeres
High School (Colegio Bachilleres) joins work stoppage in Isla Mujeres
In compliance with the provisions of the state government and sticking with the Austerity Plan, the Mayor has canceled the governmental informe report event
There will not be a big event for the Segundo Informe / Second Report of the Isla Mujeres government
Boat procession scheduled for transporting Our Lady of Charity of Cobre to Contoy Island
Noticias de Quequi......
State government helps Isla Mujeres fishermen
- 0 06 de septiembre de 2013The state government as allocated 3.5 million pesos for the program of Replacement of Boats and Motors, and the Federal government is expected to add 40 percent, or about 4 million pesos to the fund. There are more than 70 applications for motors, and about thirty for boats. This program was suspended for a while.
Por Carlos Gasca.-
Faithful to escort the Virgin of Cobre0 05 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca- Quequi.- About 600 boats are expected to participate in this event scheduled for Saturday morning, including three major vessels provided by Ultramar, Magana, and an individual. Each year hundreds of people attend this religious event and sing songs, accompanying the Virgin of Charity of Cobre who is the patron saint of fisherman, to Contoy Island. This event has occurred annually for fourteen years. The image of the Virgin was created by sculptor Meynando Puentes Girón, in Santiago, Cuba during the administration of Fidel Villanueva Madrid, and the first procession with it was organized in 1999. A chapel was built for it and it is worshiped in its niche by the fishermen camping on the island. This says the boats will depart at nine in the orning on Saturday. Previous reports said 8:30.
Diario La Verdad
Mayor of Isla Mujeres completing the Blue Dome
Colegio Bachilleres High School on strike, Middle School teachers are working
Cobach se para, Secundaria 1 labora+] Ver mas
Committee members say the reform violates Article 14 of the Constitution, and they object to the unilateral and authoritarian procedures which would allow them to be immediately separated from their jobs without the right of a hearing under label laws, denying them the right to reinstatement or payment of compensation of wages for unjustified separation and without awards by the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Tribunal. They say this 'educational reform' is actually 'against labor reform'. and does not allow the participation of education workers. They acknowledge that the system needs change and reform for the sake of the students.
There are seven points that they want resolved, including improvement to the infrastructure, equality in hours of 'descarga' (time off?), and issues concerning the process of teacher classification (?) (proceso de basificación docente), process of teacher reclassification, programs of teacher performance incentives, retroactive salary payments, and SAR Saving System Retirement payments (which have been held since November 2012).
Dolphin remains in captivity
Descartan que sea dada a parque marino+] Ver mas
Big event on Sept. 19 cancelled due to the austerity policy
Comuna se suma a la “austeridad”, y cancela el evento masivo del próximo 19 de septiembre+] Ver mas
Isla Mujeres hosts table tennis tournament
IM, sede de campeonato de tenis de mesa [+] Ver mas
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Sept. 7: Saturday 8:30am: Procession To Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre. Meet at Church on Town Square at 8am. Return to Isla Mujeres ~3pm
Sept 7: International Beach Clean Up Day
Sept 14-16 Holiday Weekend: Mexican Independence Day begins with the Grito on Town Square Sunday at midnight
Sept. 19 6:55pm Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)
Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government
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 personnelmonitoring 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 blue and red crabs migrate to & from the sea during the full moons, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle & in Sac Bajo
Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.
Live Music In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Live music & Half priced appetizers LINKwebsiteLINKfb
Iguanas 6:30 - 8:30 John Cain LINK Fb
Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK
Fenix: 8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues LINK
Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Cafe del Mar 8 (?) LINK LINK
Las Brisas Grill: (?) Cuban music starts around dusk LINK
Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz 8-10 LINK
La Terraza 10p Salsa & Latin LINK
Faynes 10:30-12:15 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Adelita's Tequila Bar 12:30-2:30 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Tres Mentiras ? LINK
La Catrina: ? LINK LINK
Poc Na: ? Link
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Thursday-Sunset Grill 7-9
Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Sunrises last week from MVC B&B
(I was having some technical problems)
Sunrise Aug 24
Sunrise & turtle tracks Aug 26
Sunrise Aug 28
Sunrise Aug. 29
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK