Thursday, September 19, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, Sept 19 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 ....

Commercial fishermen lose a million pesos from inclement weather

Pérdidas por un millón de pesos

Miércoles, 18 de Septiembre de 2013 23:25

Las que registran cooperativas pesqueras por las inclemencias meteorológicas

ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.-
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  Baltazar Gomez Catzin, president of Social Justicia fishing cooperative, says the commercial fishermen have lost about a million pesos due to the inclement weather of the past eight days, which makes it hard for the fishermen to support their families. This represents a loss of income of about 200,000 pesos for each of the cooperatives, which is a deficit of a million pesos a day (falta de ingresos por alrededor de 200 mil pesos cada una, lo que significa un déficit de casi un millón de pesos al día.). He explained that daily there is 50 kilos of lobster brought in by the members, and about 100 kilos of fish, which can be less but that is normal, and if you multiply that between the five cooperatives, that is a loss of almost a million pesos daily. ( Lobster tails are 400/kilo and live lobster 200/ using 300p/kilo x 50 kilos is 15,000 pesos. Fish sells ~50p kilo (some are less, filets are more) x 100 is 5000pesos. So that is 20,000 pesos times fifty boats would equal a million pesos. However, when calculating "losses" one must consider that every season will include  "x" number of days when inclement weather prohibits fishing. With an exchange rate of 12, a million pesos is 83,333 US dollars.)

 Ex PRD Mayoral candidate says departing bureaucrats don't deserve bonus

No ceder a chantajes de “aviadores”

Miércoles, 18 de Septiembre de 2013 23:25

Recomienda ex candidato perredista

ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.- 
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Unsuccessful mayoral candidate for the PRD, Carlos Pech Casillas, recommends that public servants who have held their position for more than five years should not be given their severance bonuses. (DQR opines that this is in accordance with popular opinion.)  He said the acting mayor inherited a bloated workforce, and since he is of the same party as the previous administration (PAN), he was obligated to continue supporting them, which sacrificed the finances of the city. He said the fact that you see "the blue shirts" all around the island during their alleged work hours indicates the City is overstaffed and they are not doing anything useful. The Mayor has worked at reducing the payroll, and he can compensate for some of the damage to the City finances by not paying these so called 'bonuses' or severance pay to staff who were just temporary, and then stayed for over five years. Sr. Pech said he supports workers and that everyone needs a steady job, but there is a great deal of cynicism about these people who are known to be paid without working who want severance pay at the conclusion of the PAN administration. He added that he believes there should be full compliance in making payments that are in accordance with union rules. (With a PAN administration, the city workers wear blue shirts, and with the upcoming PRI government, they will be wearing red shirts.)

Today the Mayor presents the "informe" (Like a State of the Union speech reviewing the past year and his administration

Hoy presentará informe Edil

Miércoles, 18 de Septiembre de 2013 23:15

Destaca inversión en obra pública

ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.-   
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The Mayor, Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo will present the second and final report of his administration 2011-2013 at a formal public meeting at the City Council room. During the past year there has been an investment of 109 million pesos in public works. The most important included the resurfacing of streets in neighborhoods, rehabilitation of major avenues, improving tourism infrastructure , renovation and construction of playgrounds, and other primary public works in Isla Mujeres. There was significant work done on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres, involving the three levels of government, building streets, adding electricity and housing, as well as constructing sports facilities and sidewalks, and laying foundations for growth while respecting the environment. The City is continuing construction with public works resources earmarked for 2013 of 70 million pesos. Current projects underway include renovation of the Dome at Bicentennial Macroplaza (in La Gloria), streets and sidewalk construction in the Continental Zone, the second stage of the park Las Iguanas, as well as a works package with funds from programs including Rescate de Espacios Públicos, Hábitat, Fondo Metropolitano y Vivienda Digna. (Rescue of Public Spaces, Habitat, Metropolitan Fund, and Decent Housing). The mayor will report on the past year, and give a summary of the actions performed in the 29 months of his administration. (The photos of public works published yesterday that he posted on Facebook will be included in his Informe)

 Tvisla Mujeres

Continuing rain in all of the Yucatan peninsula

Urging the preschool teachers to return to class in Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

"Aviadores" (refers to the departing bureaucrats...literally it means aviators)  want compensation without working

  • Cobran ‘aviadores’ sueldo sin trabajar


    Cobran ‘aviadores’ sueldo sin trabajar

    0 18 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
    Urging preschool teachers to end strike


    Exhortan a profesores de preescolar a suspender paroExhortan a profesores de preescolar a suspender paro

    0 18 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca.- .Professor, Gilberto Avalos Galué, representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Government of the state, urged preschool teachers to end their strike which is affecting hundreds of children in the municipality. In Isla Mujeres, 80% of the schools are operating normally and only the preschool classes have not resumed. He said the government has guaranteed their rights and reached agreement with the union and with the  Comité de Lucha, which this dissident group is ignoring. He said there is a partisan issue among these non PRI teachers, but they are ignoring agreements signed and endorsed by the strike committee. He said many of the requests were met fully and now they are failing to keep the agreement and therefore not only risking loss of their pay but also their jobs. 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Partial resumption of classes

Regreso parcial de clases

Regreso parcial de clases

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"Aviadores" (departing bureaucrats) seek severance 

Piden 'aviadores' su finiquito

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Mayor to give "informe" today
El alcalde entregará el último informe de su administración municipal. (Cortesía/SIPSE)Alcalde de Isla Mujeres rinde informe mañana


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

 Enforcement agency in the "Month of Hidalgo"

Fiscales en el “mes de Hidalgo”[+] Ver mas
Por Esto alleges that payments being collected by the Enforcement and Auditing agency from street vendors of rambutan fruit are not appropriate. Literally an Hidalgo was a person of lower nobility who was usually exempt from taxes, and typically the term refereed to noblemen who lacked property. (Since only first sons inherited property, the other sons, and their sons for some generations, would be Hidalgos. As would noblemen whose families had lost their estates.) Hidalgos were known to disdain physical work and preferred to work in administrative capacities. I can't explain "Mes de Hidalgo" & don't know if the term relates to this information. The Spaniard who discovered Isla Mujeres was an Hidalgo, who had acquired property in Cuba.

Opposition to paying "freeloaders": The resources are needed for public investment
Nada de regalar dinero a zánganos vividores; recursos se necesitan para inversión pública+] Ver mas

Cases of dengue increase
Se incrementan casos de dengue[+] Ver mas

As of the 36th week of year, the combined number of cases of dengue on the mainland area and the island has reached fourteen, of which 12 were dengue fever and 2 were hemorrhagic. The spraying and monitoring for potential mosquito breeding sites has resumed the public schools which opened this week. The municipality has a low rate of dengue compared to last year, but it is important to keep potential mosquito breeding areas clean, because there is usually more rain in September and October. Usually there are more cases in the mainland part of the municipality.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

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

 Live Music
  In Isla Mujeres on Thursdays

The Joint  1-4  Marco-Reggae LINK 

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre   Half priced appetizers LINK f

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Varies/Jazz,Caribbean   LINK   Fb

Cancelled...Sunset Grill 6-7:30 John Cain  LINK  


Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10  Latin Jazz w/Fabio  LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis  LINK

El Patio 8:30-11  La Guera & Willys Blues    LINK 


Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15   LINK

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...
*** Isla Mujeres Student Scholarship program ***

Several students graduated or will be soon so there have been new students added to the Isla Mujeres Student Scholarship program. With the new students there is a need for more sponsors. There are two levels of sponsorship - $30 or $55 a month.

Citlali is a student starting college. She has one sponsor at the $30 level, but we would like to support her at $150/month, so need between 3 and 5 more sponsors.

Brayan is a new high school student. We have one sponsor - at $30 level, so we need one more sponsor. Brayan's mom is Cecelia, the heavy-set woman who is active with the bead ladies - friendly and has taken some English classes, you may have met her.

If want more information about the program or want to become a sponsor please message me. This is a great way to give back to the people of Isla Mujeres as well as life changing for the students and their families.

Shawn Heinrichs created stunning images of whale sharks with fashion models in an effort to raise awareness about whale sharks needing protection, and part of the proceeds of the sales of the images benefits WildAid. This article talks about taking the pictures & the controversy surrounding whale shark tourism in the Philippines. LINK    

Meanwhile, here in Isla Mujeres, baby turtles emerging from a nest....If you can't see it here is the LINK posted Sept 18 by Mario Amaya Magana 

The sun is shining this morning in Isla Mujeres....

GIS data:  .shp

It's the full moon, so watch out for the blue crabs migrating in Sac Bajo and along the Caribbean Road. This graphic from Amigos of Isla Contoy encourages you to help crocodiles return to their homes by calling 066

Ayudemos a los cocodrilos a regresar a su hogar.
Llama al 066.
Todos apoyemos aún nos esperan 32 horas de lluvia

Turismo De Isla Mujeres and Isla Mujeres were tagged in Mary JoAnne Ludwig's photo.

You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy! UNTIL OCT 13..Click this link: Please Help My Animal Shelter Win
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!
Green Verde started offering  delivery at the hours below YESTERDAY  Their menu is HERE 
Greenverde Oscar Floresposted toMerca Isla

Les esperamos sietanse como en su casa att. Chef raul.   Fishcakes and tomatoes stuffed with shrimp
BUfalo invites you to their grand reopening. With discounts and surprise gifts...only Today (yesterday).  BUFALO te invita a su gran reapertura!! hoy te hago descuentos, cortesias y regalos sorpresas ¡SOLO HOY!! NO FALTES!!
Rica Parrillada!! Solo en BUFALO!! Incluye carne, chorizo asados y brochetas, pasta, ensalada, tortillas y 4 salsas y aderezos! tortillas de maíz y harina. No somos antojitos! con lo nuestro si te llenas y gastas menos! Tasty grilled meats at Bufalo..including carne, chorizo asados, and kebobs, pasta, salad, tortillas and four salsas, and dressings, tortillas of corn and wheat. Not will be full and it costs less.  (Main street Salina Chica two tables out front and grill, 5p-12a, closed Sun/Mon usually.
By: Bufalo
Photo BUFALO te super consiente hoy con la SUPERPROMO de hamburguesa con papas a solo 35 pesos!! y no te olvides de las tortas a 3 x 55!! Superpromotion (yesterday) of hamburger with french fries for only 35 pesos ....and don't forget tortas are 3 for 55 pesos
Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's album: ISLA MUJERES CELEBRA EL GRITO DE INDEPENDENCIA.

Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's album: ANIV. 166 DE LA GESTA HERÓICA DE LOS NIÑOS HÉROES DE CHAPULTEPEC.

Our Barlito clients are loving the complimentary Soul de Isla booklets on our tables. They are published every three months with a calendar of events, band schedules, the ferry schedule, useful phrases & all sorts of helpful hints while visiting the Island. Everything is in Spanish & English. If you are interested in advertising or want to share this great booklet with your rental guests or clients, feel free to contact Jen Graham on FB or email her, Thanks Jen for putting together such a great resource for the visitors of Isla!
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Working Saturdays 9am-2pm in September..Month of wills
Trabajaremos todos los sábados de Septiembre de 9 a 14 hrs

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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