Sunday, September 15, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, Sept 15 The Afternoon Edition Viva Mexico! Viva Isla...25 years after Gilberto

..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 ....

50% fewer lobsters caught

During recent weeks production has been decreasing

Disminuye 50% captura de langosta

Sábado, 14 de Septiembre de 2013 22:24

Al paso de las semanas, la producción ha ido descendiendo

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de septiembre.-
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  The fishermen reported an excellent beginning of the season in July, but over the weeks, production has been declining, which is attributed to factors such as the weather and poaching during the four month ban on lobster fishing. During the month of July, the cooperative "Caribe" collected 2910 kilos, (of which 85 kilos were tails and 2125 kilos were live lobster), while last year in July they harvested 1836 kilos. In August this year they got 2350 kilos (of which 641 kilos were tails and 1392 were live lobster), while last August they captured 2500 kilos. These days while they are restricted to port by weather, they have been mending their nets. They say they never lose faith that there are better times to come and they will be able to go out to work to provide for their families.
 So, compared to last year:
  July:  1074 more kilos 
August: 150 less kilos
That means this year in July and August, Caribe coop caught 924 MORE kilos than last year, which is nearly a tonne of lobster. 

Whale shark season ends Sept 17th

Licensees will have a Mass on Sept 18th to give thanks for this season  

El 17 concluye la época de la ballena

Sábado, 14 de Septiembre de 2013 22:02

Permisionarios realizarán una misa de acción de gracias el día 18, por la presente temporada

ISLA MUJERES 14 de septiembre.- 
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With the official close of the whale shark season scheduled for Sept. 17th, the licensees are planning a Mass to give thanks for the benefits they have received during the season. This event will take place on Wednesday, Sept 18 at the monument to the whale shark, with ~100 licensees and their families expected, and an invitation is extended to the general public. After the mass a potluck is planned, and municipal authorities are expected to attend. The licensees say they had a good season, in spite of the weather in recent days, which has kept them in port. 

Tomorrow all vehicle ferry fees increase by 9%

Alza de tarifas de ferry, parejo

Sábado, 14 de Septiembre de 2013 21:54

A partir de mañana, todos los vehículos pagarán alza de 9%

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de septiembre..
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Previously it had been announced that the nine percent increase in  vehicle ferry rates would not affect compact cars, but now it has been r eported that these rates will also increase on Monday. The rates will increase as follows:
 Car: from 256 to 279 pesos, with a 10% resident discount available
Vans & pick up trucks: from 342 to 373 pesos with a 10% resident discount available
Minibus: from 447 to 487 pesos
Rates are given in the article for larger trucks.
Rates for motorcycles and bikes will remain at 87 and 82 pesos respectively, and passenger rates are unchanged at 38 pesos, and 35 for residents.

 Tvisla Mujeres
Poor weather at the closure of whale shark season The Harbor Master said the whale shark tour boats have been restricted to port since Tuesday, due to poor weather conditions from tropical wave #19, which may continue to affect them until the season officially closes on Sept 17. There are 243 permit holders in the region of which 135 are from Isla Mujeres, 83 are from Holbox, and 25 are from Cancun. Many have concluded their season, but some are hoping for good weather on Sunday, so they can take advantage of the last two days of the season. Harbor master Ismael Gonzalez Gil said on Saturday night it will be decided whether the port will be closed on Sunday. He said that he also restricted the boats over 40 feet, because the waves are larger out at that distance, and his intention is  to keep tourists safe who want to swim with the world's largest fish.

More than 60,0000 hatchlings liberated
A release was scheduled for yesterday, Saturday, with the senior citizens participating. Previously this season 60,000 turtles have been released. There have been 1425 nests rescued with a total of 165,351 eggs, which is a significant increase.
Noticias de  Quequi......

Increase in ferry rate for compact cars

  • Alza en Ferry a compactos


    Alza en Ferry a compactos

    0 14 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Pescadores pierden esperanzas de apoyo
    Fishermen losing hope of assistance


    Pescadores pierden esperanzas de apoyo

    0 14 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-     With the municipal economic crisis, the fishermen have given up hope of receiving aid from the City, but there is a state and federal program that may provide the ~200 fishermen with employment during the four months when lobster fishing is banned from March through June. It will be developed thru the Ministry of Social Development SEDESOL. The fishermen will be hired to clean up and rehabilitate beaches for minimum wages.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Increase in rates for vehicle ferry

Subirán las tarifas de los cruces de los ferrys

Subirán las tarifas de los cruces de los ferrys
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Complaint about high school fee

Reclaman cobro ilegal de colegio de Bachilleres

An anonymous woman who said she is a parent of a high school student showed a receipt to the reporter for 350 pesos, which she said was required after they had already paid their school fees. It says "parental contribution" and has the signature of the Bachilleres school director. She says that educational authorities should intervene because this fee was not agreed upon by the parents.


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Increase in ferry rate for compact vehicles

A la alza tarifa a vehículos compactos. [+] Ver mas

Everything is ready for the Independence Day "Grito"

Todo listo para dar el “Grito”[+] Ver mas
A thousand people are expected to attend the celebration of Mexican Independence on the Town S,quare tonight, Sept. 15th. There will be local artists participating and the event begins at 9pm. The senior citizen ambassadors will be included, and there will be traditional folk dancing, and the musical group Super Crack will provide a variety of rhythms. The Mayor will perform the official protocol at 11pm, followed by fireworks, and then Super Crack will provide music.

Preparing to have a Mass for the kindness of the seas
Preparan misa por las bondades marítimas+] Ver mas

Unlike the small hotels, the all-inclusive hotels have an occupancy rate of 70-75%
A diferencia de los hoteles más pequeños, los Todo Incluido aún tienen ocupación de 70-75 % [+] Ver mas
This is about the Riviera Maya, although it is published in the Isla Mujeres section.

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This is the Holiday Weekend for Mexican Independence Day
 Grito: traditonal on town squares throughout Mexico (link

TODAY! Sept 15th on Town Square:
Tables available (300p)
9p Cultural  Soiree

Ambassadors, local artists, folk dancing
10:30 or 11pm Independence Ceremony

~11:30  Live Music....Dance with Super Crack band

Monday, Sept.16 8:30am Parade Main Street Rueda Medina

Sept. 19 6:55pm  Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)
Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government

Live Music on Sundays

The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola! Free Chipachole LINK

Iguanas: Latin/Caribbean/Mx ~6p-8p  LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK

Bahia Tortuga:  7p Salsa  LINK

  Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK  
Cafe del mar ? LINK 
La Catrina ? LINK

Miguel's Weekend schedule:
Sunday - Bahia Tortuga Independence Party 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 Iguana's is planning a special Menu of Mexican Food

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Isla Animals is participating in a contest to win $10,000.00. All you have to do is go to: and vote for them. You can vote once per day, and do not need to create an account to vote. Please share with your animal lover and Isla lover friends
You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy!

Green Verde will offer delivery at the hours below beginning Sept. 18 (Wednesday) Their menu is HERE   Greenverde Oscar Floresposted toMerca Isla
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Isla Mujeres Jardín Escultórico de Punta Sur.  Punta Sur’s outdoor Sculpture Garden.

Twenty five years ago,  on the night of Sept 13, Hurricane Gilberto struck the island. On Sept. 14 there was a 'river' dividing the island, near Aeropuerto, and boats in the streets.
 (Now those few days of rain we had don't seem so bad from that perspective, ay? Btw, no rain yesterday, and the sun is shining today!)

Huracan Gilberto en Isla Mujeres

This photo was taken in Cancun, from Aclarando blog

Barco Portachernera en la playa Las Perlas.

Main street, Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres after Gilbert From Aclarando blog (LINK)

 Photo below by Capt Tony Garcia, of Avenue Matamoros

 The Isla Mujeres historian wrote about Gilberto hitting Isla Mujeres, in Spanish, HERE
Sally Margolis  More baby turtlessssss....swim, swim,swim!!!! (13 photos)
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Rosa Sirenas  Lazy afternoon — at Zama Beach Club.

Selling Sandwichon after 2pm: Whole square 25p, half square 15p
para hoy amigos tendre sanwichon por si gustan el cuadro entero 25 y la midad 15 agan sus encargos por esta via inbox o whatssap 9981235246 entrego a las 2:00 pm
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Isla mujeres liberacion de tortugas

Sept 14, 2013

Turtles, turtles everywhere! All heading out to sea. The only other time any will be on shore again is when the females lay eggs. These little guys are so adorable! Photos and caption by Ashley Margilyn Blogin

Gaby Joe Krystal Tom Jim and WilbertMusa Manchones Aug 17 (32 photos)
  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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