Saturday, September 7, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, Sept. 7 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 ....

  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.
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 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.
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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.
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 Tvisla Mujeres
Parents seek alternatives for their children

New increase in ferry rates in Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Exchanging trash for food



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Ferry rate increases 9%
Ferry aplica aumento del 9 %+] Ver mas

Middle school classes resume
Reanudan clases en la secundaria+] Ver mas
In response to complaints by parents, classes resumed at the middle school. On Friday parents addressed the problem, after four days of work stoppages, and they declined to publicly give opinions about the strike. They insisted that the middle school, Benito Juarez, reopen, because students at that level will suffer a greater delay because they are studying more material than primary school students. Parents of students at the primary school "Cesar Mendoza" have asked for the keys to the school so they can teach the children themselves. Teachers and parents had not reached an agreement on Friday at press time. Eighty percent of the students on the island have been affected, and most parents cannot afford to put their children in private school.

Today: Beach cleaning
Hoy, limpieza de playas . [+] Ver mas
Dozens of families are expected to participate in the International Beach Clean up on Saturday, and an open invitation has been extended. Personnel of the Department of the Environment will participate and over 200 people are expected. The event begins at 8am and ends at 1pm and people will gather at the beach across from the municipal cemetery along the Caribbean, known as “El Acapulquito”.

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

Critter events...
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...

Not today

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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