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.
Agapito: Ensuring the island is clean & strengthening its touristic image
Agapito va con todo
Jueves, 17 de Octubre de 2013 20:36
Para garantizar un municipio limpio y fortalecer imagen turística
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de octubre.-Leer más...
DIF President leads Pink March: Fighting Breast Cancer
Voluntad y decisión en lucha contra cáncer
Jueves, 17 de Octubre de 2013 20:35
Titular del DIF encabeza “marcha rosa”
Lanrry BARRA (sic)
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de octubre.-.Leer más...
Noticias de Quequi......
Casa de Cultura: Nest of troublemakers
The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina said 600 tonnes of trash have been removed from the trash transfer station, and he expects the rest will be taken to the mainland within ten days. There are also plans to promote the habit of recycling, and the trash transfer station is working at separation of trash, bit it is a task that should begin in the homes. The Amigos of Isla Contoy organizaion has placed collection bins in strategic locations, but this is not enough. The Director said "If people decide to adopt this new habit, trash handling would improve, and there would be less time and space needed to transfer the trash. When the new administration took office, there was about 1500 tonnes of trash, which has been reduced and should be removed within ten days. They plan to regularize trash collection before the end of the year holiday season when waste production increased by about 40 percent, said the official.
Diario La Verdad
Hot weather in Quintana Roo
Few tourists & a new fee
Poco turismo y nuevo tabulador[+] Ver mas
Tourism Promotion agency lacks director
Sin titular en el Fideicomiso[+] Ver mas
The former head of the municipal Tourism Promotion agency, Álvaro Magaña Galué, was appointed City Treasurer, leaving his position empty, which is causing complaints for hoteliers, who are also disappointed that Isla Mujeres did not have a presence at the Travel Mart this year, at the Cancun Convention Center. The hoteliers say that last year the Expedia wholesale agency sold 20% more rooms during high/winter season, and rates were raised by 11 percent, which is attributed to efforts of the Tourism Promotion Board last year. There are concerns that occupancy this winter will be affected by the lack of a Director to be promoting now, and by missing the opportunity to participate at the Travel Mart Convention.
Seeking assistance with school expenses
Atole con el dedo” a paterfamilias [+] Ver mas
March to raise awareness against breast cancer
Marcha de sensibilización contra el cáncer de mama+] Ver mas
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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. (Last year the last public release was Oct. 7). 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
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
Oct 13 Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 15 Turtle Release
Oct. 17 Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17 4p-7p Artist Fair at Town Square
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's schedule
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday with 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.
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays & Sundays starting around 6, and Fenix has salsa on Sundays. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.
At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
From the New York Times...LINK (It makes more sense at the link)
Published: September 21, 2013
Migration to Mexico
Three measures of the country’s growing foreign-born ranks. Related Article »
NO LONGER LOPSIDED
FOREIGNERS ON WORK VISAS
FOREIGN-BORN IN MEXICO
20,000 to Mexico
2.27 million to U.S.
Migration between Mexico and the U.S. evened out.
Permanent and temporary residents in Mexico by region
of origin. Includes new arrivals and longer-term residents.
The expatriate population
nearly doubled in 10 years.
I took photos downtown of the artist fair & at Playa Norte around sunset..should have time to post them manana.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK