Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, Sept. 3 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 ....

Cult since 1999


Lunes, 02 de Septiembre de 2013 22:17 
The current Isla Mujeres 'cult' (this word doesn't seem to have the negative connotations that it does in English) of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre dates back to 1999, when its first boat procession was organized to take the image to the chapel in the camps at Isla Contoy. (Cobre is a town in Cuba LINK to wiki re this Virgin/Our Lady of Charity.) The first image of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre came to the Americas with Pedro de Riviera Sarmiento, to Cartagena de Indias; while in Isla Mujeres the first image arrived in the late nineteenth century with a member of the Martinez Pastranas family. It was officially worshiped beginning in 1925, after there was  protection from a hurricane associated with it, and then it moved into the possession of Cuban fishermen. In 1999, the Contoy processions resumed, with the Virgin of Charity of Cobre in place of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, as was once the tradition that persists year after year, although not with the confetti (? paraphernalia/ parafernalia) like before which can no longer be done because of protections afforded to the island since in became a National Park.

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  Elect ambassadors for the patriotic festivals
To be crowned on Sept. 15 in the Town Square 

Eligen a embajadoras de fiestas patrias

Lunes, 02 de Septiembre de 2013 20:56

Serán coronadas el próximo 15 de septiembre en la explanada municipal

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de septiembre.- The Director of Culture and Special Events, Carlos García García, announced the names of the young islanders who will be crowned on September 15, during the Grito de Independencia on the town plaza. There was a drawing to determine  who would  become Señorita Independencia, Patria y Libertad. As a result, Imalay Garcia Rosado is the Queen of Independence, represented by the white sash/flag (bandera). Erica Ravell will wear the color red to represent Patria (Country/patriotism). Ilian Ponce Barredo will represent Libertad (Liberty/green).
  The program will begin on Sept. 15 at 8pm with the participation of folklorico groups, and musicians singing Mexican music, before the moments of the Anniversary of the Grito of Independencia. The Mayor will head the official ceremony from the balcony of the Town hall, for the third time, in front of hundreds of locals and tourists. The Director said there will be civic ceremonies throughout the month of September. such as the anniversary of the Gesta de  Chapultepec, the ceremony that will be held a the Ninos Heroes Obelisk (The Cadets memorial in front of the Naval base, on Rueda Medina). There will be civil ceremonies to commemorate the annexation of Chiapas, the anniversary of the Consumacion de la Independencia, and of course of the fight for Independence, with the traditional parade on the 16th of September.

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Everything is ready for the big procession 

Todo listo para magna procesión

Lunes, 02 de Septiembre de 2013 20:56
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de septiembre.-The procession of the Virgin of Charity to Contoy Island on Saturday is expected to involve more than 100 boats and is dependent on the weather. Although the City was unable to provide fuel, there will be at least ten boats to transport the tents other things needed for the mass and the fellowship gathering afterward on Contoy Island. The procession is expected to depart from the Port Authority pier at 8:30am and return to Isla Mujeres at 3:30pm. Those who wish to participate in this demonstration of Catholic faith should bring enough water, food, and appropriate clothing to spend a pleasant day after the religious activities.
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 Tvisla Mujeres
Youths ready for the month of patriotic celebrations

Avalos Galue defends his position
My work within the Ministry of Education began a year and a half ago and my position is still valid: GVG (See below)

Strike in primary schools tomorrow (today): protesting against the education reform
Preschool teachers join work stoppage and say they will suspend work at 10 today

More than 500 travel agents visit Isla Mujeres (already translated)
Listas las jóvenes que engalanarán los festejos del mes patrio en #IslaMujeres http://t.co/CYSFbht4Sk

Mi trabajo dentro de la Secretaria de Educación inició desde hace año y medio y mis plazas siguen vigentes: GVG http://t.co/ekZhrVr1AV
Paro de maestros llega a las escuelas preescolar en #IslaMujeres, desde hoy suspendieron labores desde las 10 y dicen que será indefinido
Mañana se sumarán primarias; protestan en contra de la reforma educativa; aseguran que el paro será indefinido http://t.co/h8vaWCgCOP
Ávalos Galué defiende sus plazas en #IslaMujeres http://t.co/jz6bSLwYuG
Anuncian maestros paro indefinido de labores tras aprobarse la Ley del Servicio Profesional… http://t.co/9FjpxBWvDq
Más de 500 agentes de viajes llegan a #IslaMujeres http://t.co/VjOxpm9Pb5

Noticias de  Quequi......


  • Heredará administración toneladas de basura


    New administration inheriting tons of trash 

    Heredará administración toneladas de basura

    0 02 de septiembre de 2013 Due to the poor condition of the vehicles that transport trash, there are about 1500 tonnes of trash at the Trash Transfer facility. Last month the state assisted with the transfer of accumulated trash by loaning two vehicles.They removed about a 1000 tonnes, leaving ~500 tonnes to be transported. It appears this problem will not be resolved before the start of the next administration.

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI.- Desechos siguen esperando en la planta de transferencia al sur de la ínsula.
  • Defiende plazas Ávalos Galué


    Avalos Galue defends his position

    Defiende plazas Ávalos Galué

    0 02 de septiembre de 2013        He said the announcement of his recent termination or suspension by supervisor 039 was not appropriate, since his work has been confirmed as a current representative of the SEyC in Isla Mujeres. He said the problem of the absence of at primary school teacher at "Andres Quintana Roo" has been resolved. He explained that while he is commissioned to work representing the SEyC, he is unable to work at another department or location, or he would be forced to take leave or resign.

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI.- Aclara que no recibe doble sueldo.  Declares he is not receiving double pay.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

90th anniversary of novenas to the Virgin

Aniversario 90 de novenas a Virgen

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Islanders enjoy Sunday sports

Disfrutaron isleños de domingo deportivo



Isla Mujeres receives a retinue of 500 travel agents
 Con el objetivo de familiarizarse con los diferentes productos y servicios que se ofertan en el destino. Already translated
Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto


Complaint about trash not being collected [+] Ver mas
Por Esto points out areas where trash has not been adequately collected recently, and notes this makes a bad image, and is compounded when dogs get into the trash.  There was trash in front of the Casa de Cultura awaiting pick up, as well as on  a couple corners in  colonia Salinas. The article attributes part of the problem to a lack of information about collection schedules. There are leaves and branches in a pile near the offices of Urban Development and Ecology.

Seamen negatively affected by rain +] Ver mas

Tourism was affected by rain on Monday, including swimming with the whale sharks, and parachuting was not allowed.

Domestic violence arrest  Ver mas
 Nineteen year old  Guillermo Díaz Trujillo was arrested after becoming violent with his girlfriend and three year old daughter during an argument when he was drunk. The mother called the police who arrested him, and she filed a complaint against him.  During the weekend, five cars and two motorcycles were held because the drivers were intoxicated. One of the drivers  was impertinent, and the officers were unable to engage in a dialogue with him;  then he was taken to the municipal jail for  aggressiveness.  

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Sept 5: 4-7 Thursday Art Fair On The Square

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 (See article above for details..to be added here)

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. 


 Casa de los Suenos   LINKwebsite  LINKfb 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre
Sunset Grill  Playa Norte   LINK   Dusk    Vocalist & Keyboard

Cafe del Mar  8-10 John Cain    LINK   LINK
 El Patio/ComoNo (rooftop) LINK  8:30 - 11 - La Guera & Willys Blues
 Fayne's:   LINK    8:00-10:00-Raul Alexis
 Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz LINK- 8 - 10   Last Tues it was Jesus Campuzano


  Poc Na ?  Link
Tres Mentiras ?  LINK
La Catrina ?  LINK LINK 

 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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