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.
Flying the flag every Monday: Former tradition resumed
Ondearán bandera cada lunes
Jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2013 22:47
Retoman práctica de izar el lábaro patrio, que cayó en desuso después de varios años
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The Director of Public Safety (the Chief of Police) said that beginning on November 4th, officers will raise the flag on Mondays in a formal ceremony, with members of the Navy in attendance. The reporter spoke with the Director during a practice who said this is a civic activity that is good for the children to observe. The reporter noted that this ceremony had not been performed for several years.
Mournful tribute at town square to prominent islander Romeo Magaña
Tributo a destacado isleño
Jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2013 21:42
Realizarán homenaje luctuoso a don Romeo Magaña en la explanada municipal
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Friday afternoon on the Town Square, a mournful tribute was given to Romeo Magaña Carrillo, who was a renown Islander and the founder of the business "Romeo S.A. de C.V." , which marketed lobster, shrimp, and other seafood caught by the local fishermen for over 30 years, making the fishing industry in Isla Mujeres one of the most successful in Mexico. He demonstrated his entrepreneurial vision in sports when he acquired the franchise for the LMB: Leones de Yucatan, with his brothers, in 1975. He was the main promotor for the LMB: Langosteros de Quintana Roo in 1996. He sponsored local sports and festivals, and was generous to the island community. The ceremony was coordinated by the City and the families Magaña Carrillo and Magaña Galué.
Dozens of families benefited from "Recycling Trash For Food"
Benefician a decenas de familias
Jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2013 21:40
Con “Reciclando Basura por Alimentos”
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Once again the state program "Recycling Trash For Food" held a successful event where families traded plastic, cardboard, paper and other items for food. This event was held at the Habitat Plaza in La Gloria. It benefits family budgets while raising awareness about the importance of preserving our environment. This program by the Governor has been very popular.
Doctor assigned to Hyperbaric Chamber: Attending to request from fishermen
Atienden petición de pescadores
Jueves, 31 de Octubre de 2013 21:37
Hoy designan médico para Cámara Hiperbárica
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On Friday the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, announced that the Hyperbaric Chamber will be operational this weekend and thereafter because a specialist has been assigned to operate it. It was renovated with an investment of thousands of pesos several months ago, therefore it should be in good condition. It is used to treat decompression illness, which is a risk for the fishermen in this season when they are diving for lobsters.
DIF promotes the rescue of the traditional Day of the Dead
The Hyperbaric Chamber will be in operation tomorrow and thereafter
Noticias de Quequi......
Day of the Dead: Costly tradition
Cultura0 31 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- :Doña Rosalva Ruiz said a trip to Cancun is required for the items needed, and then you may not find what you want to create the altar, decorations, and special dishes. She said other expenses include propane and eggs to make the bread (pan de muertos) and the tamales.The most important dates are November 1 and 2, but many people have already assembled their altars. Currently the best selling flowers are el crisantemo (chrysanthemum), gladiola (gladiolus), nardo (turberose), azucena (lily), nube (babies breath) and terciopelo (velvet rose?). Prices vary, but the average family can spend over 300 pesos. A large bunch of marigolds (cempazúchitl or flor de los muertos) costs between 20 and 25 pesos.
Catrina contest at kindergarten
For the second consecutive year, the kindergarten "Isla Mujeres" had a contest for Catrinas made from recycled materials. (If you don't know who Catrina is, HERE)
"The Balls": Newspaper salesman tells his story
CFE begins preventative maintenance program
Diario La Verdad
Improvements approved in Isla Mujeres
Tax Approval: Spiral to disaster
Homologación, espiral al desastre[+] Ver mas
He called the senator from Quintana Roo a "political parasite" ( “parásito de la política”) and said the senator had the "indecency" to say that since the other states pay 16%, he did not see why the border states could not pay the same amount.
The CANACO president said this increase, with other aspects of the Tax Reform law, will create a spiral of inflation which will cause the prices of goods and services to skyrocket up 15 or 20 percent. He says the increase in the VAT will have repercussions in the costs for middlemen, transport, and other, plus merchants will pay more for electricity, water, gas, telephone, internet, and other services.
Trading trash for food
Dan basura y les dan alimentos[+] Ver mas
Green light to begin fumigation program
Dan banderazo de inicio al programa de nebulización [+] Ver mas
This cycle of fogging began on the island on Thursday at 7pm with a gathering at the Town Square, where it was announced that they would spray for 24 hours with a squad of 15 people divided into teams. The head of Sanitary District #2 said this is part of a program to combat Dengue in its reactive phase between July and December, when there is more rain. There have been no dengue patients hospitalized, and there has only been 19 cases this year in the municipality. Isla Mujeres has a reduced incidence of the disease, which is spread by one type of mosquito. (Recent articles said Isla Mujeres had the lowest number of cases in the state, and most of the cases in the municipality occur on the mainland, historically.)
Sprucing up the graves
Dan “manita de gato” a las tumbas[+] Ver mas
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November Calendar of Events .
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.
Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
Nov 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square 4p-7p
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 15-18 Buen Fin (discounts)
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20 Dia de la Revolución
Nov 21 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 24 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer
Nov 27 Hanukkah begins
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA) HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends
Full Moon on Nov 17.
Moonrise over the Caribbean (East) at:
Nov 17 5:21p, Nov 18 6:09p, Nov 19 6:57p, Nov 20 7:47p, Nov 21 8:37p
and ~50 minutess later nightly
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
At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Tammi Lewis shared Alejandro Delgado Carrillo's photo.
Photos posted by Susan Stowell....
With Will Kinney
Curtis of Villa Vera & Richard of Luna T
Ashley of VB & our Neighbour who writes Notes From Paradise blog
Ike & Tina Turner
Brad & Tiffany of Barlitos (second photo posted by Lynda Lock..captioned Beach boy Santa hard at work with his pretty helper )
Debbie & Francisco
Photos below posted by Lynda Lock.
Linda & Richard Grierson the clowns, Mal & Sal of the Soggy Peso are in the middle.
Our Neighbours to the South .. The Lynda & Linda are Sisters in Law
Mickey & Minnie spent an hour touring playgrounds
The Davison's (Who host the annual Cornhole beanbag toss tournament)
Me...toward the end of the evening & getting smeary ;)
This is Carlos & Tani last year.. (They are Managers at Marina Paraiso/Iguanas)
Carlos as Cher
And Tani as Sony!
Christy Dix Altar at her daughter's school
This is not a custom I had heard of (LINK), but I have known Islanders who returned to their pueblo to rebury a relative's bones a number of years after they'd died.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK