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.
Vectors workers fear layoffs
Could occur at the Health Center
Temen trabajadores de Vectores por despidos
Domingo, 06 de Octubre de 2013 00:04
Podrían manifestarse en Centro de Salud
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de octubre.-Leer más...
About a dozen workers with the Vectors Program are concerned about losing their jobs in upcoming days with the downsizing that is taking place in various state agencies. They spoke anonymously, saying there are cuts planned by the state Health Department, Secretaría de Salud del Estado de Quintana Roo. The vectors workers said they are parents of schoolchildren, and are worried about supporting their families if they lose their jobs.
En total se recolectaron 20 ton
Sábado, 05 de Octubre de 2013 23:59
Para beneficio directo de 388 familias
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de octubre.- .Leer más...
Isla Contoy to be "closed": For training in management of tourist groups
Isla Contoy cerrará sus puertas
Sábado, 05 de Octubre de 2013 23:44
Para adiestrar a involucrados en manejo de grupos turísticos
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de octubre.-Leer más...
Contoy Island, which is also known as Isla de los Pájaros, (Isle of Birds), will be closed on October 26 & 27th while tour operators take a training course that is required for their permits to take tours to the island. The space is limited and registration is taking place now.
Juan Carrillo inaugurates children's baseball league "Vinicio Castilla"
Noticias de Quequi......
Tough times for boat tour operators
TURISMO0 05 de octubre de 2013 There are 250 licensees on the island, with 50 to 60 boats who are having difficult times economically with the lack of tourism. Whale shark tourism has ended and the recent rainy weather has affected both boating activities and tourism. They are currently working at 20 percent which is not a surprise because they experience this slump annually at this time. They expect tourism to improve now that the threat of bad weather has passed.
Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Diario La Verdad
Islanders participate in food program
Intense search at sea & by air
Intensa búsqueda por mar y aire[+] Ver mas
Closing their door temporarily
Cierran sus puertas temporalmente+] Ver mas
Recycling programs in schools
Programas de reciclaje en escuelas+] Ver mas
The civil association Amigos de Isla Contoy will be conducting educational programs in the schools to promote recycling and to discourage littering. These workshops will promote awareness, teach the students to recycle trash into something new, and encourage the habit of recycling. They will be taught about separating trash and to avoid contaminating the environment, especially in the colonias near the mangroves, where the increasing trash is affecting the nesting areas of blue crabs.
Fishermen "up to their necks" in debt
Pescadores “hasta el cuello” de deudas[+] Ver mas
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TUESDAY OCT. 8 *DUSK* ~6:30
MEDIA LUNA BEACH
You can get to Media Luna beach from the town square by entering the malecon overlooking the Caribbean and going left (north). There is also a public access near Poc Nah hostel.
Here is a video of a release from last year, posted by Rita Fogta
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. Isla Mujeres Artist Fair
See the 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.
I am working on the events schedule for October-November. There is usually a Mayan-Caribbean Cultural Festival, and of course Day of the Dead, which lasts over a week here as Hanal Pixan. At the end of November is the town saint celebration. Then in early December is the Virgin of Guadalupe festival which begins the Christmas holidays that continue into January and the Day of Kings..
Meanwhile, here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK, and here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan, and HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
John Cain says..
My schedule this week is
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!
Sol Rockers are playing Sunday at Bahia Tortuga
Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
The Mayor handing out baseball equipment Agapito Magaña Sanchez ¡Excelente fin de semana a todos! — in Isla Mujeres.
Agapito Magaña Sanchez Agradezco la invitación a la inauguración de la liga infantil de béisbol.
You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy! Click this link: Please Help My Animal Shelter Win
Below...It says sunset in Isla Mujeres Bay in the late 60's from the mangroves that existed at that time, and you can see the ship "X'tabay H'a" which was anchored at that same spot for a long time, and a little farther back you can see a mine sweeper of the Mexican Navy.
There is a new charity planning to help people in Isla Mujeres called Keys 4 Life LINK
Not in Isla Mujeres....another Mexican Shell House Check out the architect's website HERE . He is Javier Senosisain "Nautilus"
This is the shell house "Casa Caracol" on Isla Mujeres, built in 1994 by architect Eduardo Ocampo for his artist brother Octavio, and below it is a slide show of his art. Photo from travelmthai.com LINK where there are photos of the inside and a diagram of the layout.
Sunday brunch 8a-noon, Facing Bucanero's restaurant
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK