Friday, October 11, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, October 11 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 ....

Reliable and efficient police

Agapito: Close to younger generation

Policía confiable y eficiente

Jueves, 10 de Octubre de 2013 21:41

Agapito la acerca a nuevas generaciones

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The Police Chief and officers visited two grade schools as part of a new municipal program of crime prevention aimed at children, encouraging the children to participate with "Dibujando a mi policia en accion" Drawing my police in action. The workshop is designed to teach the children that the police are reliable, safe, and always ready to respond to calls. The participating children assign a name to the police mascot and make a drawing that represents how they perceive the officers. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday, and the name chosen will be awarded to the police character. There are officers who are assigned regular duty at each of the campuses to monitor the entry and exit of students, and the vehicular traffic and pedestrians, to ensure the island has safe schools. There are currently 92 members of the Police force on the Island and Continental Zone.

Turtle release today

 5 o'clock at Playa Media Luna: Marthy 

Hoy liberarán tortugas

Jueves, 10 de Octubre de 2013 21:19

A partir de las 17:00 horas en playa Media Luna: Marthy

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The president of the DIF, Marthy Vargas, said her agency has coordinated with the Muncipal Department of Parks and Museums to schedule a turtle release today at 5pm on the Media Luna Beach. The public is invited and the focus is on the children, "to convey care and love for animals," she said. They plan to release 5000 hatchlings. It is noted that Isla Mujeres has been a pioneer in the preservation of these species with a management plan that includes surveillance of beaches, rescuing nests and incubating eggs, and finally releasing the baby turtles.
  The DIF president also commented that October is the month commemorating the fight against breast cancer, and in coordination with the General Hospital, they will be offering 50 free mammograms. She spoke about the importance of self examination and medical care.
Merchants: In doldrums 

Comerciantes, de capa caída

Jueves, 10 de Octubre de 2013 21:19

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 "Less than halfway into low season" which includes the months of September, October, and part of November.....(By that definition of low season, we are on Day 40 of a period lasting ~seventy-something days.) .... complaints by merchants are increasing and they are blaming slow sales on the lack of tourists,  the proliferation of businesses, and the mobile vendors.

CFE Superintendent:   Advises careful consumption of electricity

Llama a cuidar el consumo de luz

Jueves, 10 de Octubre de 2013 21:07

Superintendente de CFE

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   There was a federal electrical subsidy program (Salida de Verano) for electrical bills from April 1 to September 30, that ended on the first day of this month, causing the price of electrical service to nearly double. The program is aimed at helping family budgets during the hottest time of the year when energy consumption is highest.
     During the subsidized summer period, the lower basic tier rate applies to the first 900kwh of usage, but now the lower rate only applies to the first 350kwh used.  The rates are 90-95 centavos/kwh in the lower tier, and then 2 pesos and 50 centavos/ the higher 'excedente' rate.  The superintendent of the CFE, Electrical Commission, Gerardo Castaneda Adame explained this and advised people to be aware about consumption to avoid unnecessary spending on electricity. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Notice: IFE module returns Oct. 28-31 at the Community Center from 9a-2:30p
Aviso: El módulo del IFE en Isla Mujeres regresa de 28 al 31 de octubre, en las instalaciones del Centro Comunitario. El horario de atención es de 9 a 14:30 hrs.

Turtle Release Friday (Today) In Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Paying more for electricity

Pagarán más por luz

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Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- .
Queja de vecinos por predio baldío
  Neighbors complain about vacant lot


Queja de vecinos por predio baldío

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There are residents of Colonia El Cañotal who are complaining about a vacant lot on the corner of their main street and Rueda Medina, which they say is not being maintained, because the owner does not live on the island. They think fines should be applied, and say the owner is a state official.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
Requesting control of Isla Contoy

The new administration has visited the center for supervisory visits, but has not appointed a new director yet. The Center provides guidance to people at risk, offers medical consults, workshops in crafts and beauty skills, gives attention to elderly residents and vulnerable children, and serves a population of 5000 inhabitants.

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Local teachers still not on strike
Maestros locales aún sin paro[+] Ver mas
It is still to be determined if teachers in Isla Mujeres will join the work stoppage that is taking place in much of the state. The teachers are waiting for the Comité de Lucha to conduct the meeting that will determine the next steps. There are teachers in other muncipalities that have agreed to stop teaching on Monday.  Parents in Isla Mujeres have not been given any notification, but have not ruled out the possibility that a decision will be made today/on Friday that will affect the students again. There are differing opinions among the parents regarding the teachers rights to fight for their rights and about the application of secondary laws, because of concerns about fairness to the students who have already lost three weeks of classes.

Better weather
Clima con mejores condiciones[+] Ver mas

Good weather is currently being experienced and more is expected this weekend, with some chances of clouds or rain, but no heavy rains are expected, and no port closures are being considered. There is an area of instability out in the Atlantic that is being monitored. There were a fair amount of tourists seen on the beaches on Thursday, and most of them were foreign, including a group of Europeans, some from Spain, South America, and there were also several domestic visitors. The boat tour operators had some customers.

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In October there are occasional releases of baby turtles that were incubated at the Tortugranja, at dusk on the eastern beaches of Media Luna or Guadalupana. The Blue Crabs migrate with the full moons, and there are usually organized groups to help them safely across the roads. Watch out for them in Sac Bajo and along the southeastern part of the island. The American holiday of Halloween is observed by the expats & a few candy loving kids, while the whole community observes Day of the Dead on November 1st & 2nd. Special foods are available in the weeks before, and Hanal Pixan altars appear in mid or late October. The Orianid meteor shower due on the 18th & 19th will be affected by light from the  full moon.

October is Breast Cancer Month. There are benefits and events by Siempre por Vida.
Oct 1-  Día de Arquitectos  Architects Day
Oct 2- International Day of Beach & Coastal Clean Up
Oct 4-  World Animal Day
Oct 8- 39th Anniversary of Quintana Roo of becoming a Free and Sovereign State
Cancelled due to weatherTuesday, Oct  8  Dusk  Media Luna Beach Turtle Release 
Oct. 8- World Octopus Day
Oct 9-  Dia de Pescadors   Fishermens Day
Oct. 10 International Mental Health Day
Oct 11 ~5:00p / dusk  Rescheduled Turtle Release at Media Luna Beach 
Oct 12- Día de la Raza 
 Oct. 12  11:30pm My Space Disco  Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night 
Thursday, Oct. 17  4p-7p  Artist Fair at Town Square
PhotoIsla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo
Sally Margolis
Oct 18  6:13p Full Moon Rise over Caribbean /  Sunset ~6:20p
Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower 
Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion  Full Moon Rise 6:57p
Oct 19- Pink Breakfast Benefit for Breast Cancer Due Torri Restaurante
Oct 19- 5p March Against Breast Cancer starts at Posada Beach/Monument to the Fisherman & ends at the Truguena monument at the east Malecon. Participants are asked to wear something pink and carry signs supporting the cause & in support of the people with this disease.
Oct 20 Full Moon Rise 7:42p
Oct 21 Full Moon Rise 8:28p
Oct 21 Ramon Bravo's Birthday
Oct 21-22  Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma when Isla Mujeres broke the Northern Hemisphere's and Western Hemisphere's 24-hour rainfall record with 64 inches in 2005.  Dia del Medico, United Nations Day (last year children marched, wearing white)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Haloween
Here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK.
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.

Last year in October....
 The 5th annual Environmental Culture week had workshops Oct 8-10 (Semana de la cultura Ambiental)
The 7th annual Caribbean Mayan Cultural Festival was Oct 20-24 (There was also a 2nd annual statewide Caribbean Mayan Cultural Fest last year in early November)
The Ramon Bravo Underwater Photography Contest was cancelled. Oct 20-22 The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November.  Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.


See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
John Cain schedule last week was..
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday the return of The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle, nice deal. See ya! 

At Poc Na Nov 24..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
This eve, 7-9ish.

John Cain live at Las Iguanas tonight in Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

 NOAA link to that page with text accompanying the graphic.

Katie Cain  Navy ship from my window.

Transpeninsular train route

Did you catch the rainbow today?!
Today in Fenix Beach Club / Hoy en Fenix Club Playa

My photo of it...It was a double rainbow at left, at first, and then the lower rainbow extended to a full arc and the upper rainbow this point it was still visible, but not to the camera.

Wow...Breakfast in Bed...Well, ya gotta walk to your front door to get it...Eggs however you like and the other options below...Bufalos in Salina Chica...

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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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