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.
Assistance provided to the "Nito" offshore
The Navy came to their aid, but individuals had come to their assistance to tow them
Brindan ayuda a “Nito” en altamar
Domingo, 08 de Septiembre de 2013 21:40
Elementos de la Armada de México-Quinta Región Naval acudieron ante la solicitud de ayuda pero particulares ya lo estaban remolcando
ISLA MUJERES, 08 de septiembre.- Saturday night, three men and one woman aboard a 40 foot yacht experienced engine trouble and called for assistance around 8p. The Navy responded immediately, and upon arriving on the scene, the boat was already being aided by individuals. The crew, whose nationality is unknown, had been offered a tow to a marina and help with the engine repair, so they declined assistance from the Navy. The authorities verified that the documents of the vessel, "Nito", were in order, and noted that it had been rented in Cancun.Leer más...
Yucateco in his 70's died while snorkeling: First aid given without result
Septuagenario yucateco fallece mientras esnorqueleaba: Vanos primeros auxilios
Domingo, 08 de Septiembre de 2013 21:38Manuel VALDEZ
ISLA MUJERES, 08 de septiembre.-On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a report of a dead man at "Garrafón de Castilla”, to find that a 74 year old tourist from Merida had died while snorkeling. The man, Carlos Jacinto Pumares Guzmán, was clad in swimming trunks and lying on the pier with no apparent injury, and his head was facing south. He is described as ~1.7m tall, slim, with round face, and sparse grey hair. His daughter, Aída Margarita Pumares Pech, provided information to the police, explaining that he was widowed and retired, giving both their addresses in Merida, and stating she is a governmental worker. She explained that the family was visiting Cancun and came to spend the day in Isla Mujeres. They went into the water around 4:30pm, but her father left them, and then she said he was floating without movement. They immediately called out to an employee, and with help from two tourists they pulled him up on the dock. They told the paramedics from the Red Cross, who performed CPR, and confirmed he was dead. (y aún cuando dieron aviso a la Ccruz Roja, cuyos paramédicos le practicaron la reanimación cardiopulmonar, estos conﬁrmaron el falleci-miento). The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's office in Cancun and will be released to the family for burial.Leer más...
Noticias de Quequi......
Proposed pier construction expected
INFRAESTRUCTURA0 08 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi. The anticipated pier construction had been proposed during the previous Federal administration, but became stalled with the change of government. The project is being promoted by SAGARPA, through the National Fisheries Commission with an expected investment of 8 million pesos. It would fund the construction of a new pier, the same size as the old pier, of 25 meters. There have been changes in the decisions about building materials. This project will benefit the fishing cooperatives Makax, and Justicia Social, and is expected to come together in the near future, now that this administration has been in office for two years.
Diario La Verdad
Man in his seventies died while snorkeling
Se ahoga septuagenario cuando snorkeaba+] Ver mas
(photo at link. There appears to be a defibrillator attached to the body. )
Three TV's taken from home
Sustraen tres pantallas de un domicilio+] Ver mas
Sept 8..Yesterday at ~10am, the caretaker of a tourist home named "Gran Escape" advised police that the home had been robbed, after a broken window had been noticed by one of his friends. Carlos Sánchez Avila, reported the theft of two 32 inch TV's and a 52 inch TV. It is noted other electronic equipment was not taken, including a DVD player and audio equipment.
The public prosecutor was closed since it was Sunday, so he reported it to the State Judicial Police, who rushed to the scene and advised he file a complaint with the Prosecutor on Monday. The commandante, Arturo Medina Parra, oversaw the scene and spoke to the reporter, acknowledging that other homes in this area of Punta Sur had suffered burglaries.
It was observed that the criminals apparently broke the glass door with rocks, and stole the three televisions worth a total of more than 10,000 pesos. Authorities are investigating the burglaries in the area and have suspicions that a man nicknamed "Charal" could be involved.
Rescatan yate de 40 pies de eslora+] Ver mas
40 foot yacht rescued offshore
Locals give life to the beaches
Locales dieron vida a los balnearios+] Ver mas
With the intense heat and lack of school classes due to the teachers strike, many of the people enjoying the beach were local families. They were seen on beaches including the Posada beach, North Beach, and Media Luna by the reporter at 11am.There were more swimmers and sunbathers than the previous week. Restaurants were not having an increase in clients, so some of them offered lower promotions for local tourism, with reduced prices for seafood or ceviche. The reporter notes the beaches were busiest at ~2pm. The reporter observed that the children preferred swimming near the shore, and the older kids enjoyed playing soccer or volleyball, while most of the young ladies liked to sunbathe and show off their beautiful bodies.
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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.
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
Banda Sin Nombre: Schedule for September:
- Chuuk Kay: Saturday and Sunday 3:30-5:30
- Fayne’s: Thursday-Saturday 10:15-12:15
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Diane White Daniel Some more of our fishy friends.... — with David Daniel in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Isla Animals Daily
Update: I have to report a miracle. One of the “meanie” puppies is in a
loving home in Texas. If you don’t know the story, Eileen and I had to
catch these pups. You just can't imagine the day that we picked them
up. One of them bit Eileen, they were terrified and screaming and had
wedged themselves under the bottom drawer of a broken dresser. We had been watching
these pups and de-worming them and put tick and flea meds on them but
every time we went to see them they were more terrified. Their future,
if we hadn't caught them would have been a nightmare, they were so
traumatized that I know that one of them would have bitten someone and
it would have gone downhill from there. I would never have imagined that
one of them could go from there to a loving home in less than two
months. I just can't stop smiling. What a group effort it has been to
make this happen. Eileen and I caught them and cleaned them up and
Tiffany has visited them almost every day since then to socialize them.
Now we call them “the not so mean meanies.” This picture is the first
day we brought them to the rescue, it’s Heath in the middle who has been
adopted. I’m telling you it’s a miracle of the best kind.
Mass for Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, in Isla Mujeres Sept. 7 2013 photo by Kilma Figueroa
From an article about it in "Metro" LINK Photo caption....NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway at the Christian Siriano fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Eyebeam on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) and comment from article in "Metro" : A holiday to Mexico’s Isla Mujeres served as the starting point for Christian Siriano’s latest collection but thankfully the designer looked to the destination as a loose inspiration for the colour palette and fabric, rather than going down a more literal route.
The famous neon printed houses in the area were behind the bold block coloured dresses and bright floral brocade shorts and skirts that appeared at the start of the show, teamed with organza blouses and crisp white shirts. Later on, raffia was incorporated into structured crop tops and sexy pencil skirts giving a nod to the intricate hand woven baskets the area is known for.
And while this is not from Isla Mujeres...it is still pretty nifty..
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK