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.
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
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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
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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%
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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.
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
SubsidyFishermen losing hope of assistance
SUBSIDIO0 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.
Increase in rates for vehicle ferry
Complaint about high school fee
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
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
Preparing to have a Mass for the kindness of the seas
Preparan misa por las bondades marítimas+] Ver mas
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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
A LITTLE LATER....
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
Iguana's is planning a special Menu of Mexican Food
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy!
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
Sally Margolis More baby turtlessssss....swim, swim,swim!!!! (13 photos)
Rosa Sirenas Lazy afternoon — at Zama Beach Club.
Selling Sandwichon after 2pm: Whole square 25p, half square 15p
Isla mujeres liberacion de tortugas
Sept 14, 2013
Turtle Release Sept. 14, 2013 (15 photos)
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
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK