Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, Sept. 25 The Afternoon Edition * Over Half A Million Pageviews...Thanks for Reading!

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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 ....

Spraying 18 hectares of  wetland area after rain

Nebulizarán 18 hectáreas de lagunas y charcos

Martes, 24 de Septiembre de 2013 21:50

Tras ceder el mal tiempo

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de septiembre.-  After several days of heavy rain, the Vectors staff will begin tomorrow to fumigate about 18 hectares to combat the "Aedes Aegipty" mosquito which transmits dengue, in coordination with the entomology agency, who are responsible for detecting, analyzing, and determining the areas of water accumulation, and the number of adults and larvae that are present. They will begin working at 7:30pm and finish at 9:30pm, then later they will make a sweep of the entire community from 3am to 6pm.  The program "Healthy Home" (Casa Saludable) has personnel advising residents to keep their yards clean and their water tanks closed, and to avoid having any containers where water collects and larvae could breed. The Vectors & Entomology staff have been working since Monday in the area of Mundaca and Sac Bajo, and the area behind the new hospital construction, since these are known "hot spots".
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Water service resumed after repair of fuse damaged by salt 

Reactivan servicio de agua potable

Martes, 24 de Septiembre de 2013 21:47

Luego de reparación de fusible dañado por el salitre

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de septiembre.-  Due to salt, a fuse in high voltage equipment made a false contact and temporarily disabled the Water Pump System for tap water that supplies downtown and Salina Chica. The pump is located at the start of the Aeropuerto neighborhood. Aguakan was notified by customers, but had already detected the defect due to monitoring equipment. A report of the power failure was made to the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission), whose workers arrived to diagnose the problem and change the fuse. The problem was repaired by 12:45, and company representatives said the water outage had lasted an hour and a half, while some families said they were without water for nearly three hours. (Most people have water storage tanks on their roofs. We were unaware of this brief outage & unaffected by most outages, except we skip doing laundry on days they are expected.)
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Brought before judge: To pay for his crime

Pagará por crimen

Martes, 24 de Septiembre de 2013 21:52

Presentan ante jueza sujeto que ultimó a su esposa por infiel

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de septiembre.- .Sunday at midnight Feliciano aka "Felix" Balam Tun was arrested in Cancun while attempting to board a bus for the state of Yucatan. He is the prime suspect in the death of his girlfriend, and confessed to choking then stabbing Alma Josephine Chan Cahuich. When he was recognized and interviewed by the Policia Judicial at the bus station, he verbally and physically assaulted the officers and was arrested. He said after he committed the crime on Sept. 17th, he fled to Cancun and stayed at the house of a friend, leaving the body behind in the house where it was later found due to foul odors.
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 Tvisla Mujeres
Teachers agree to extend hours to make up for lost time

Tap water service restored in Isla Mujeres; the interruption affected various colonias and downtown, but now it is functioning: Aguakan
El suministro del Agua Potable en #IslaMujeres ya está restablecido; el corte afectó varias colonias y el centro, pero ya está listo:Aguakan

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Extending class hours

  • Amplían horario de clases


    Amplían horario de clases

    0 24 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi .- The primary school "Andres Quintana Roo" and the kindergarten "Gavriela Mistral" are extend their schedules to make up for the missed hours, and they will depart at 12:30 rather than 11:45. They are hoping to make up 120 hours that were missed. The elementary school Julio Saury Espinoza decided to add Saturday classes, which began last weekend. In an agreement with the Ministry of Education of QRoo, the teachers agreed to recover the time using study guides and extra home work, but some primary school teachers commented that to only give a study guide would evade the commitment they have with the parents, so they decided it would be better to make up the lost hours.
  • Fumigación en escuelas
    Fumigation in schools


    Fumigación en escuelas

    0 24 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi .-

  The state Secretary of Health said fumigation began yesterday morning in the schools, and that Isla Mujeres deserves special recognition for its actions to prevent dengue because it has the lowest number of cases of all the municipalities. The statistics are: Benito Juárez (Cancun) 561 cases; Othón P. Blanco 423; Solidaridad 200; Bacalar 138; Cozumel 117; Felipe Carrillo Puerto tiene 97; Tulum 60; Lázaro Cárdenas 37; José María Morelos 25 and Isla Mujeres had 15 cases.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Meeting of transition teams


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Having "Solidarity Breaks" 

Crecen 'descansos solidarios'



Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadFerry Terminal construction progressing in Isla Mujeres

  • Preparing for change of government in Isla Mujeres

    palacioPreparan cambio de poderes en Isla Mujeres

 por esto

Boat ambulance still not in use
Ambulancia marítima, aún sin usar[+] Ver mas
Same info as recently translated.
Dry taps for a few hours
Grifos secos durante varias horas en todo el municipio [+] Ver mas

Established businesses vs mobile vendors: Endless battle
Comercios establecidos contra vendedores ambulantes, batalla sin final en la ínsula+] Ver mas
According to the Chamber of Commerce, two souvenir stores closed permanently, while six closed temporarily until tourism increases. There are owners of established businesses who say the mobile vendors are unfair competition because they do not have the same expenses like utilities and taxes, and that some of the mobile vendors reside in Cancun.

Continuing the changeover process in Isla Mujeres
Continúa el proceso de entrega-recepción en Isla Mujeres] Ver mas

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 Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government

Live Music Wednesday In Isla Mujeres

Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINk fb
Fenix: 8-10  La Guera & Willy's Blues 8 w Special Guest SeBlues

Iguanas 6:30-8:30  ?  Jazz / Latin    LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK


Bally Hoo  7-9 Sol Rockers w John Cain (back next week)
Cafe del Mar  8 -10 (?)    LINK LINK

Faynes 8-10 (?) Raul Alexis

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...
Mañana a las 9 horas la Cruz Roja Isla Mujeres abre sus tres centro de Acopio para ayudar a nuestros hermanos damnificados de #Guerrero mismos que serán instalados en la explanada del palacio municipal; en el parque de la Colonia Salina Chica y en las mismas instalaciones de la Benemérita Institución
Above it says: At 9am today, the Red Cross will have three collection locations for assisting families in the state of Guerrero: The Town Square, the park in Salina Chica, and at Benemérita Institución
  Below it says: No clothing, water or medications. Food (canned food should be easy to open): tuna, sardines, beans, rice, lentils, soup, bouillon or broth, chiles, vegetables, salt, mayonnaise, oil, coffee, sugar, jam, chocolate, crackers & cookies.
 Personal Hygiene: toilet paper, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and razors. 
Household items: powdered soap, brooms, mops, buckets, and brushes
Cruz Roja Isla Mujeres

A free book (today) about retiring in Mexico from:   We Promote Mexico says..See my book "Mexico-Expatriate Insights." It will be available as a free download on Tomorrow, 9/25. Here's the link,
Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo. — at Fenix Lounge.( this looks like it's by Caribe on Canvas)
Caribe On Canvas  Maria, an icon on Playa Norte for longer than we have been visiting the island. We love her roasted pepitas as a beach snack. They go great with a cold beer.

Ibette de Alcocer shared Bufalo's photo.
(it says...The same with tortas, ...and the fifth hot dog is free)  BUFALO
En BUFALO tenemos un delicioso caldo con pollo!!
By: Bufalo

Pat Oreskovich updated her cover photo.

Isla Mujeres was tagged in Chris Ann Hirshberg's photo.
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Not in Isla Mujeres....
Mayan Octopus Farming By Fishermen's Wives

Yesterday Scientific American magazine published an article about a women's cooperative in the Yucatan who are one of the first people in the world to successfully farm octopus. HERE is the SA article and HERE is an article in translated English with information about the project & octopus fishing in Mexico
 Excerpts from SA article: Fish farms now produce million tons (sic) of fish each year around the globe. But octopuses have largely escaped this kind of confined aquaculturing, despite a growing global demand and overfishing....
Groups of scientists and entrepreneurs across the world—from Japan to Australia to Italy to Mexico—have been trying to find a way to rear these finicky creatures from egg to export. And most of them have struggled. But now, one farm has reported success, a move that could help wild populations and researchers alike. On the Yucatan coast in Mexico, a small cooperative is finally rearing Octopus maya from eggs after a decade of research and unsuccessful attempts,....
  ..... the researchers allow wild-caught males and females to mate. Once the females lay fertile eggs, these are removed and placed in an “incubator” that mimics the local sea environment where females often brood their clutches. Once the eggs hatch, the young—which in this species skip the smallest larval stage—are moved to a feeding area. Once the octopuses reach a mature weight, they can then be sold at market. LINK

Excerpts from GBCbiotech article:  Progress has been made in an experimental octopus production farm made up of researchers of UNAM and a cooperative of women producers from the community of Hunucmá in Yucatan (Moluscos del Mayab). This farm obtained a pre-accepted international patent registered in Mexico, the United States, Europe, Korea, Japan, Chile and Argentina for the production of baby octopus weighing 30 gr, which means this product could be exported to these countries to satisfy the gourmet market demand, with the availability throughout the year. LINK/ photos from GBC article

 An article by IBS (InterPressService) on Dec 27, 2010 said the cooperative was producing 200 baby octopus weekly.

 Hunucma, Yucatan (map from Wiki)

Agapito Magaña Sanchez  25 de Septiembre Día Mundial del Corazón. ¡Los invito asistir con el cardiólogo para prevenir enfermedades! It says Sept 25 is World Heart Day...The Mayor-elect invites you to help prevent cardiac illnesses.

You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy! They are in the running for the international prize. 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!

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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