Thursday, September 5, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News, Wednesday, Sept. 4 The Afternoon Edition...(Late)

..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 ....

Port reopened for navigation by all vessels
Winds & rain of tropical wave #17 abated: Monitoring the levels of the salina lakes

Reabren puerto a la navegación

Martes, 03 de Septiembre de 2013 21:34

Amainan los vientos y las lluvias de la onda tropical 17: Vigilan niveles de las Salinas

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de septiembre.- The Harbor Master opened the port in the afternoon after the wind and rain of Monday night died down, with a recommendation of extreme caution for small boats. Tropical wave #17 extended from the Bay of Campeche through Tabasco and Chiapas to the Pacific Ocean and was interacting with a low pressure system above the Yucatan peninsula, which brought heavy showers Monday night and early Tuesday morning. They are monitoring lake levels, and have not needed to turn on the pumps.
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Eight kilos of bees eliminated in two days

  To avoid stings to passersby  

En dos días eliminan 8 kilogramos de abejas

Martes, 03 de Septiembre de 2013 21:34

Para evitar picaduras a transeúntes

ISLAMUJERES, 3 de septiembre.- (That's nearly 17 pounds.)  On Monday, Civil Protection received a call about a beehive at a private house near the basketball court and the Town Hall. It was removed by the firefighters and contained about two kilos of bees. The second call came on Tuesday concerning bees in an abandoned warehouse near the ISSSTE, where about six kilos of bees were living. Both hives were removed using pressurized water and detergent, and the public is advised to call Civil Protection to report any beehives, since sudden movements can set them off to attack. (Many of the bees in this area are "Africanized" and can be aggressive. Traditionally Mayans gathered honey from  stingless bees, but they produce less honey. Honey is exported from the Yucatan and is a significant agricultural product, and bees are depicted on the ancient Mayan ruins. How do ya suppose one estimates a kilo of bees? )
    There was also an oil spill near a 'known supermarket' by a beer company, which was cleaned up after it was reported.
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More than 260 bureaucrats giving the grito on the 15th
To be dropped from the payroll with the next administration 

Más de 260 burócratas darán el grito el quince

Martes, 03 de Septiembre de 2013 21:19

Serán dados de baja para adelgazar nómina para la próxima administración

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de septiembre.- The Mayor acknowledged that in these final days of his administration, there will be over 260 City workers laid off on Sept. 15th. The City has a list of over 990 employees, and at the end of his administration, they will reduce the support staff, and eliminate the compensations, and the other special services that do not belong to the City that were granted to institutions. He said there will be fewer staff during the final days, but services should not be affected.  There is an explanation concerning final payment for personnel, such as directors, whose duties terminate on Sept. 29th. There have been cutbacks, especially in social services, due to the difficult economic situation of the City.
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 Tvisla Mujeres
HERE is an explanation in English about the politics behind the protests against recent Educational Reforms. This is a National issue, in response to laws backed by Pres. Nieto, and now passed by Congress.
 As of this night, notices were posted in several schools suspending classes indefinitely. The signs confirm the work stoppage is occurring in preschools, primaries, and middle schools.
A partir de esta noche se hace extensivo el aviso en varias escuelas sobre la suspensión de clases de manera indefinida; A través de cartulinas confirman el paro de labores en los niveles preescolar, primaria y secundaria.
It says Today we decided to close the schools as of the day of tomorrow. Esten always open and free and public. This is a NATIONAL level work suspension. (Preschool/kindergarten, primary, middle school)

Photo: A partir de esta noche se hace extensivo el aviso en varias escuelas sobre la suspensión de clases de manera indefinida; A través de cartulinas confirman el paro de labores en los niveles preescolar, primaria y secundaria.

 Teachers kept their word and today they are suspending classes in an indefinite manner. Today the notice was posted at the primary school Andres Quintana Roo
Maestros cumplieron su palabra y hoy suspenden clases de manera indefinida; aquí el aviso de la primaria Andrés QROO

dated Sept. 2.The work stoppage began in the preschools at 10am,  and 'tomorrow' will include the elementary schools, and possibly the Middle School. The union has a meeting scheduled to make that decision 'tomorrow'.   There will be discussions with parents explaining the motives and decisions behind the strike, in detail. explained Kindergarten director Selene Aldana Gonzalez, of the Gabriela Mistral preschool.                  

Port opened for navigation by small vessels, except whale shark tour licensees
Abren el puerto a la navegación menor en #IslaMujeres, a excepción de permisos al Tiburón Ballena
No suspension of classes at the High School Colegio Bachilleres: more than 300 students attending
Colegio de Bachilleres Plantel #IslaMujeres no tiene previsto suspender clases; más de 300 alumnos asisten

 Cloudy sky at the malecon/seawalk
 Various puddles reported by Civil Protection
Cielo nublado en el malecón de #IslaMujeres; Algunos encharcamientos reporta protección civil

Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Disapproval of teachers


    Reprueban a profesores Reprueban a profesores

    0 03 de septiembre de 2013 This article quotes comments of Facebook of support for the President and the Educational Reform. Another comment expresses concern about this harming the children, even though some parents may support the teachers.

    Por Carlos Gasca.


    No effects from the rainy weather

    No da tregua mal tiempo

    0 03 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi  The rains that fell on Monday morning and lasted until Tuesday morning did not cause harmful effects and the lakes were not full. The pumps were turned on in a timely manner downtown, so Abasolo and Hidalgo were not affected. (Barlito's corner).  There is likely to be some more rain over the next couple of days. This interview was done with the Director of Civil Protection, Gabriel Sulu Martinez.

Planning increased monitoring in the school cooperatives

Las tienditas escolares cambiarán de administración; la asignación será mediante un concurso. (Archivo/SIPSE)Isla Mujeres | Prevén intensificar la vigilancia en cooperativas escolaresB The representative of the Secretaría de Educación de Quintana Roo (SEQ), Gilberto Avalos Galué, said there will be increased surveillance at the school cooperatives to prevent the sale of junk food to children. They are no longer allowed to sell popsicles (paletas del heilo), saborines, fried foods, or sodas. The stores are no longer in the hands of those who previously ran them, and this allocation is done through competitions, with the intention that the winner has the best proposal to sell nutritious snacks to the children. 


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Public schools close
Cerrados los planteles públicos+] Ver mas
More than 2000 students are likely to be left without classes, and representatives of the teachers have not announced when classes will resume. Parents have not issued a statement, but this is complicated because they have nowhere to leave their little ones, who will experience a delay in their educations.

Boating activities suspended

Actividades náuticas suspendidas[+] Ver mas

Bees swarm into a shed
Atacan abejas en una bodega [+] Ver mas

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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 

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 tab 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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