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.
9% increase in vehicle ferry rate
New blow to island family budgets as transport costs cause prices of products to increase
Ferry incrementa 9% su tarifa
Viernes, 06 de Septiembre de 2013 22:24
Nuevo golpe a la economía de las familias isleñas, ya que los transportistas aplicarán un alza en sus productos
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de septiembre.-Rates of the vehicle ferry that crosses between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam are increasing due to rising costs of fuel and maintenance. The cost for a three ton truck increases from 544 to 593, and other rates are given for larger trucks. The cost of tourism type vehicles is not affected, and remains at 256 pesos for a resident car, while a van is 342 and a minibus is 447, and motorcycles and bicycles remain at 87 and 82 pesos respectively. The last increase was six percent in September 2012. This increase in cargo costs is expected to be passed along in product prices, which will be another blow to the budgets of island families.
Table tennis tournament begins
Quintana Roo: Champion
Inauguran torneo de tenis de mesa
Viernes, 06 de Septiembre de 2013 21:55
Quintana Roo, bicampeón
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de septiembre.- Local officials were at the inauguration of the Table Tennis Tournament on Friday, including the mayor, the mayor-elect, and the director of the Tourism Promotion Trust. Speeches were made, and hospitality was extended to the young people attending this national tournament.Leer más...
Seniors usually arrive first at the site to exchange recyclables for food
Convenio para control de beneficiarios
Viernes, 06 de Septiembre de 2013 21:50
Personas de la tercera edad, los primeros en llegar al sitio elegido
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de septiembre.- This weekly event of exchanging recyclables for food benefited around 400 people yesterday, at the green dome in colonia Salina Chica. This is a state program titled “Reciclando Basura por Alimentos”, and the program manager said the elderly people usually arrive first, who prefer not to stand for a long time in the lines. People usually receive a benefit of at least 200 points. A kilo of PET plastic earns 3 points, a kilo of paper or cardboard is worth 2 points, and other trash such as glass, iron, clothing, televisions and washing machines, to name a few, are worth one point per kilo. Beginning next week, participants must submit a copy of their CURP ID, to enable the Secretary of Social Development to keep track of beneficiaries.Leer más...
False alarm mobilizes officers
Regret irresponsibility of "local pranksters"
Falsa alarma moviliza dependencias
Viernes, 06 de Septiembre de 2013 21:02
Lamentan inconsciencia de los “ciudadanos bromistas”
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de septiembre.- A false alarm was called in to the 066 emergency number yesterday at 8:30 pm mobilizing police, firefighters, and the Red Cross ambulance to the scene near main street and a crowded beach, where a fire was suspected in a hotel. It is regrettable that people who apparently lack anything useful to do incur risk to the dedicated personnel, and unnecessary expense. The director of Civil Protection pointed out that this also can harm someone who needs emergency services while they are wasting time at a false alarm. The emergency personnel inspected the building and surrounding grounds to be sure it was a false alarm.Leer más...
Parents seek alternatives for their children
New increase in ferry rates in Isla Mujeres
Noticias de Quequi......
Exchanging trash for food
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State government helps fishermen0 06 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca.-
Diario La Verdad
Ferry rate increases 9%
Ferry aplica aumento del 9 %+] Ver mas
Middle school classes resume
Reanudan clases en la secundaria+] Ver mas
Today: Beach cleaning
Hoy, limpieza de playas . [+] Ver mas
Ready to take the Virgin to Contoy Island
Listos para llevar Virgen a ContoyVer 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.
see live music schedule at top of page
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
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK