Sunday, October 6, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, October 6 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 ....

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

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de octubre.-
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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.

  20 tons collected: Directly benefiting 388 families

En total se recolectaron 20 ton

Sábado, 05 de Octubre de 2013 23:59

Para beneficio directo de 388 familias

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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de octubre.- .
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  This state program "Recycling Trash For Food" enabled 338 families to exchange 20 tons of recyclable waste such as glass, cardboard, plastic, and aluminum for products like rice, tuna, beans, produce, oil, toilet paper, detergent, and toothpaste. There were free haircuts and an educational area to teach children about the benefits of recycling, conserving water, and caring for the environment. The residents expressed gratitude toward the Governor for this program which helps their family finances while keeping the streets clean, preventing disease, and promoting the habit of recycling.

 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

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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de octubre.-
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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. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Juan Carrillo inaugurates children's baseball league "Vinicio Castilla"
Inaugura Juan Carrillo la liga de béisbol infantil “Vinicio Castilla”

Noticias de  Quequi......

Tough times for boat tour operators

  • Temporada azota a náuticos


    Temporada azota a náuticos

    0 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.-
  • Fastidio de vecinos por la basura
      Trash annoys residents


    Fastidio de vecinos por la basura

    0 05 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Residents in La Gloria and colonia El Cañotal are complaining that their trash was formerly picked up around 5am and now their pick up sometimes occurs after noon. The director of Public Services, Manolo Figueroa Cetina said the vehicles are in poor condition and they are analyzing which can be repaired, and are planning to collect trash as quickly as possible.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadIslanders participate in food program


Isleños participan en programa alimentario

 por esto

Intense search at sea & by air
Intensa búsqueda por mar y aire[+] Ver mas
The search continues for the fisherman known as "Soyita" who fell overboard Wednesday evening from the shrimp boat "Marengo" which is about 60 feet long. The boat is operating normally, but some of the crew members have joined the search. According to some sources, the area where he fell is about 60 miles from Isla Mujeres. They were affected by strong waves from the passage of Tropical Storm "Karen", and the seaman fell overboard accidentally while picking up nets. Representatives from the boat are not giving interviews with the media and his family waits at the docks every morning awaiting news about their family member.

Closing their door temporarily
Cierran sus puertas temporalmente+] Ver mas
There are stores and restaurants that close at this time of year for maintenance and refurbishment to provide better service when the influx of tourists increases in November and December. Juan Carrillo, president of CANACO in the municipality, said there are over 300 businesses on the island, and about 10 percent take advantage of this slow period to perform construction or make minor renovations because at this time there are almost no sales. Fayne's on Hidalgo is among those closing briefly.

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
Fishermen continue to be affected by the low demand for their products from restaurants and hotels because it is a slow time for tourism. Some have had to borrow money from the bank or their cooperative to pay their expenses, like rent and light, and they did not receive all the support payments they had expected from the previous administration. They expect things to improve in November.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants


  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

Isla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo — with Tiffany Yenawine Wareing and 4 others.

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! 

: Sunday -- Live Salsa Band, ¡Asere Que Bola! & FREE Chilpachole pa´ la cruda! See You There -- No Falten! — at Fenix Lounge.
Miguel's schedule this weekend:
Saturday at 11:30pm Tequileria La Adelita and Sunday at Bahia Tortuga at 7pm
Sol Rockers are playing Sunday at Bahia Tortuga

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

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.

More photos at link...Aquí podrán ver más fotos:
— in Isla Mujeres.
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Daily Update: What some of you may not know and the reason that I have so many pictures of mommas and pups is that I specialize in pups. Most rescues don’t want them because they take so much work to get healthy and most rescues have too many other dogs to have the time. If I get big dogs often we will trade. Not that I can save all the pups but I do have the specialized meds that they need if they can be saved. So, there has been way too many pups lately and as I mentioned we are doing a two day spay and neuter clinic on Nov. 2 and 3. We are making it “Operation Spay the moms.” I’ve been looking for a picture to use to promote the clinic. This is an amazing mom from another clinic that we had, she had 11 pups, can you believe her, what a miracle worker! You may recognize some of the pups as they were at our place until we found them homes. So would this picture make you want to spay your female dog? A specials thanks to Janice, my birthday wish for monthly donation is up to $1,305.00.

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
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!
There is going to be a big turtle release on Tuesday at 6:30 at playa media Luna. This time they are releasing almost 6000 turtles.
City government working to give better services to the community...En el H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres trabajamos para brindar mejores servicios a la comunidad. — in Isla Mujeres.

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.
! UN BELLO ATARDECER EN LA BAHIA DE ISLA MUJERES DE FINALES DE LOS AÑOS 60s. !! .- En primer plano vemos los antiguos manglares que existían todavía en esa época , también podemos ver el barco "X'tabay Há " que estuvo por mucho tiempo fondeado en ese mismo sitio, y un poco mas atrás aparece un dragaminas de la Armada de México .-
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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 LINK where there are photos of the inside and a diagram of the layout.

บ้านหอย Casa Caracol

Photo credits to my friend Doug for snapping this shot at Casa Sirena Hotel. This is the largest print I have done to date - 4 panels measuring a total of 80" x 38".
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We are very close to fully funding all of our students again. Just need two or three more sponsors - $75 dollars - for team Citlali. She is a hard-working, serious student from Isla who is starting college in Merida. She has some family support, but we committed to helping her with $150 dollars/month. She has learned English, so can communicate easily with you.
I have posted what she wrote to introduce herself, but it may not be readable here (sorry!) but here is a photo of her.
Anyone interested is joining a great team?!?

Sunday brunch 8a-noon, Facing Bucanero's restaurant
Nos envían para ustedes el menu del Buffet de Desayuno en Restaurant Compadres (antes Rest. Bucaneros) para este sábado y domingo de 8 am a 12 pm: Fruta, yogurt, granola, cereales, pan a la francesa, hot cakes, chilaquiles, frijoles refritos, pure de papa, costillas en salsa BBQ, pollo en escabeche, quesadillas de champiñon, huevos revueltos con ejotes, huevos revueltos con salchicha. El domingo la novedad es lechón al horno, bisteck ranchero, chicharron en salsa verde, omelette de rajas de chile poblano y huevos con longaniza de valladolid. Solo $100 pesos por persona.
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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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