Wednesday, October 2, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, October 2 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 ....

Listening & attending

Agapito seeks to collaborate to serve islanders better

Escuchen y atiendan

Martes, 01 de Octubre de 2013 21:25

Pide Agapito a colaboradores para servir mejor a isleños

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de octubre.-.
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During a working meeting held this morning , the mayor, Magaña Agapito Sanchez, urged his colleagues to listen, to respond to the demands of the islanders, and to behave responsibly and transparently . The mayor made ​​precise instructions to members of his team and especially those directors who have served in their respective areas. Yesterday the process of the changeover continued, and it was necessary that public services were given  priority. There had been a delay in trash collection, pavement patching, and street lighting services, therefore these were given immediate attention.
 The article contains the names of many appointees. 

Small hotels are at 30%

Confident that occupation will rally

Pequeños hoteles están al 30%

Martes, 01 de Octubre de 2013 21:18

Confían en repunte de ocupación

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de octubre.-
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Since the Easter holidays, the small hotels downtown have had occupancies of less than 30 percent, but they expect this will improve in mid-November. Some managers say they are using less staff because they may only have two or three rooms occupied. They said at this time there are many tourists from Israel, who often like to stay in hostels because they are more economical. The hoteliers expect occupancy to reach 50 percent during the long holiday weekends in November for the Day of the Dead and Mexican Revolution Day.


 Tvisla Mujeres

Agapito Magana announces more appointments within his government
Anuncia Agapito Magaña más nombramientos al interior del Ayuntamiento

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Operation in Schools

  • Operativo en escuelas


    Operativo en escuelas

    0 01 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi.-             Professor Gilberto Ávalos Galué, representative of the  Secretaría de Educación de Quintana Roo, said that COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks) inspectors are expected shortly, who will verify that the food sold inside the public schools is safe and does not promote obesity. Since the start of the school year, they have intensified surveillance at the public schools to prevent the sale of junk food, such as popsicles, fried foods, sugary snacks, and soft drinks. 
  •   Audomaro Magana tenants want attention for market


    Urge el Audomaro Magaña

    Urge el Audomaro Magaña 0 01 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi.        The work on the Audomaro Magana market was unfinished because the electrical transformer that it needs was not included in the budget. It has been virtually abandoned for over eight months. The tenants and neighbors hope the the mayor will keep his campaign promise to respond to this complaint that was not addressed by the previous administration, because this would benefit the economies of families that need work.


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Resigned PRI for position on Council

Renuncia a cargo del PRI

Renuncia a cargo del PRI
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Already translated. PRI will replace him & he has a position on the City Council.



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Precipitous drop in reservations
Estrepitosa caída en reservaciones+] Ver mas
Tourism service providers and hoteliers report a 70% drop in reservations for the month of October which is considered the slowest month of the year. The hotels downtown such as "The Aluxes", Posada del Mar, and Bahia Chac Chi, among others, are reporting a current occupancy between 30 and 40 percent, and the reservations are not encouraging for October. Because of this, some hotels and restaurants are having "solidarity breaks" to maintain their workforce, while they are unable to carry them on the payroll. The high season will begin in December, and is expected to exceed last year, since the summer holidays were better this year.

New pier construction progresses
Avanza construcción de nuevo muelle [+] Ver mas
The pier will benefit the fishing cooperative Social Justicia and is being built with 2.9 million pesos in funds from the state and federal governments. The fishermen say this was a good time for the construction, because it is a low period of fish production. The old pier was removed including its 'bases' and the new wooden pier will be 25 meters long by 2 meters wide with a bilge pump, photocell lights, lamps, protectors for the boats, a small palapa and special resin to protect the wood.

More appointments in city government
Más nombramientos en la comuna[+] Ver mas

The work on the new Specialty Hospital in Isla Mujeres will conclude at the end of the year

este fin de año concluirán las obras del nuevo Hospital General en Isla Mujeres. [+] Ver mas

This has the same information that was translated yesterday, noting the population has exceeded the abilities of the current hospital. The marine ambulance is in a workshop in Puerto Juarez and expected to become operational in early November. The new hospital is expected to be finished in December and operational in early 2014. The Mayor is aware that the island needs more ambulances and that the Navy hospital ambulance has been providing back up services. The administration will work with the Ministry of Health to try and meet the needs of the population for ambulance services.

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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.

I will be working on this section 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.

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm

Video of their music...

Sol Rockers are playing Sunday at Bahia Tortuga
Miguel's schedule this week:
 Bally-hoo Isla Mujeres tomorrow at 7pm, 
Saturday at 11:30pm Tequileria La Adelita and
 Sunday at Bahia Tortuga at 7pm
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!
Tonight at ballyhoos..Sol Rockers w John Cain
Caribe On Canvas's photo.
Wish I was at Bally Hoo last night listening to some great music by the Sol Rockers. Maybe soon ;) — with Isla Mujeres and Bally-hoo Isla Mujeres 

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

It's Hispanic Heritage Month

Looks like we're in for a generous amount of rain...this storm is being watched with concern about its development in the Gulf, after it passes over the Yucatan.

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TC Activity

On this Wednesday morning we continue to monitor an area of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. This system is expected to move northwestward toward the Yucatan Peninsula today and then reach the southern Gulf of Mexico by Thursday, and it has a medium chance (30 to 50%) of becoming a tropical cyclone during both the next 48 hours and the next 5 days. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter plane is currently scheduled to investigate the system later this afternoon. At 2pm this is now 70%

For the most current information on this and other tropical weather systems, please visit

Jul Isla shared Huracanes MX's photo.  There goes the Sun
Perturbación tropical al este de la península de Yucatán… Una extensa área de inestabilidad atmosférica situado sobre el noroeste del mar caribe al este de la ...See More

The French Bistro...Tony Garcia

The City is on Twitter...
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres Sé el primero en enterarte de las acciones en beneficio del municipio de #IslaMujeres en la cuenta oficial de Twitter @IslaMujeres_Gob — in Isla Mujeres.

She says..0nly 60p, by order only, for Sunday..Pibipollo..very tasty and economical, after 12pm, near Chedraui
(Special type of Mayan tamale, with chicken & black beans, traditionally cooked in a pit or 'pib'. It's prepared at this time of year because it is associated with Hanal Pixan, the Mayan version of Day of the Dead that lasts a week and a half, which I wrote about HERE)

Cheryl Coker Brewer  Island time — My home away from home 

It says their Casa del Tikinxik was founded in 1940 and with the heritage of a Mayan kitchen, where there it the breeze from the sea, heat from the sun, and palapa in conjunction with an aphrodisiac recipe for Tikinxik that will make it seem like you have received a kiss on the lips. 
Lancheros Isla Mujeres  Casa del Tikinxik fundada en 1940 recinto de Herencia de la Cocina Maya, donde se conjuga el calor del sol la brisa del mar bajo la sabia construcción de la palapa, hacen la conjunción perfecta de la receta afrodisíaca del Tikinxik que cuando lo comes parece haber recibido un beso en los labios.

Beverly Willard shared Daniel Bartrug Valdez's photo.
$ goes to cancer patients on Isla...
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres  Hoy 2 de Octubre, Día Internacional de la No Violencia.
Induna Chartersyou can't change the wind, but you can adjust the
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Isla Animals  Daily Update: This is one of the new momma’s pups. What a cutie. I want to thank Bessie for taken them in and caring for them. They definitely needed her help. What a relief it must be for them to feel safe. Next, we need to get these puppies vaccinated; distemper and parvovirus are so preventable. And then there is de-worming – so many of these poor pups die of a worm overload, also very preventable. Other than spaying and neutering or special medical care the most expensive thing for the pups are the vaccines. They really need to have three before they’re fully covered. These are all the things that your monthly donations go towards and they make all of the difference. For my birthday wish we are up to $1,185.00 thanks to Sharon and Peta.

Atardecer en Isla Mujeres, vía Webcams de México
Isla Mujeres' beautiful sunset
Leslie Woodbridge Morning in salina chica... I could sure go for some chilaquilas right now

Brownsville, Texas port offered safe haven & assistance to nearly two hundred Mexican fishing boats during hurricane Ingrid. Fine work by our Coast Guard & Immigration & Texas agencies! LINK  to video.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the sky throughout October!

The Orionid meteor shower is an annual occurrence in mid autumn. The meteors are associated with Halley’s Comet and can put on quite a show, with as many as 50-70 sightings per hour. They will be located between the Orion and Gemini constellations.

The full moon may wash out your ability to see many of the meteors at its peak, so be sure to keep looking up throughout the month so you don’t miss out!

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Photo via: Brad Goldpaint - Goldpaint Photography

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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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