Friday, November 1, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, November 1 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 ....

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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ISLA MUJERES, 31 de octubre.- 
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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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ISLA MUJERES, 31 de octubre.
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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.  

 Tvisla Mujeres
DIF promotes the rescue of the traditional Day of the Dead
Preparations were being made for the Day of the Dead contest which was scheduled for 8pm on Thursday. Marthy Vargas de Magana, DIF President, said they intend to get people involved and to keep this tradition alive. There are Hanal Pixan altars installed at the Seniors Club and the CENDI daycare. She said it is important to keep the traditions of our parents and grandparents alive for the children.

The Hyperbaric Chamber will be in operation tomorrow and thereafter

Noticias de  Quequi......                   

  Day of the Dead: Costly tradition

  • Costosa tradición del Día de Muertos


    Costosa tradición del Día de Muertos

    0 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.
  • Reanudan servicio de la cámara hiperbárica
    Hyperbaric Chamber resumes operation


    Reanudan servicio de la cámara hiperbárica

    0 31 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- 


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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)

Promueven concurso de catrinas en kínder

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"The Balls": Newspaper salesman tells his story

"El Bolas" nos narra su historia como voceador

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CFE begins preventative maintenance program

Inicia CFE programa de mantenimiento preventivo



Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadImprovements approved in Isla Mujeres

 por esto

Tax Approval: Spiral to disaster
Homologación, espiral al desastre[+] Ver mas
Juan Carrillo Figueroa, head of the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), is again expressing his disapproval of increasing the VAT  to 16% in border areas. He said this will cause an increase in ferry prices which will decrease number of people who visit for the day from Cancun, who enjoy visiting on  the weekends and peak periods. He said this 5% increase will raise operating costs for small and medium businesses who are already having hard times.
       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
It is noted that this program serves the dual purpose of helping family budgets and keeping the environment clean. The useless appliances that once marred the image of this destination have been removed and the streets of Isla Mujeres look much cleaner.

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
On the eve of the celebrations for the Day of the Dead, the cemetery is looking more groomed as family members spruce up the tombs of their loved ones. The cemetery will be open for 24 hours, but very few residents spend time with their dead relatives at night, because this is not  a local tradition. It is noted that fewer businesses have decorations because the economy is in tatters and small businesses cannot afford extra expenses for Halloween or Day of the Dead.

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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

Come out and join us for our annual Day of the dead party on November 1st.  We will have live music, beer and drink specials, an all you can eat Mexican buffet for $150 pesos, costume contests and games.  Make your reservations today to ensure the best seats! -


Dancing with the Dead - Dj Party - Saturday 10:30pm
Dj Resident: Mandrak Diy
Photo: Dj Beto Cortes (Thanks)



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
Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
·Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays starting around 6. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Tammi Lewis shared Alejandro Delgado Carrillo's photo. Best outfit on Isla!

Bruce Roberts
Ronda as Catrina. My scary wife.

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)

This year.....
Carlos as Cher

And Tani as Sony!

Posted by Anna Marshelle Glenn-Humes's photo. Cher & Chris. Bruce & I are behind.

Carlos and Tani as Sonny and Cher. Great costumes. Photo by Bruce

Day of the Dead - Dia de los Muertos's photo.

Betsy Snider
My "fossil" left after the baby got rescued from the still tacky polyurethane on the table top.

Christy Dix  Altar at her daughter's school
Altar de Día de los muertos en la escuelita de Caitlyn

Kathy & Keith Ennis (Kathy volunteers with LYSH)

Hoy, 1° de Noviembre Día de Muertos

— in Isla Mujeres.

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.

INDUNA Sunset Sailing now departs Brisas Grill @ 3.30pm commencing today November 1, 2013...We sail every Friday, book online

Buen dia el menu de hoy pollo con mole, carne de puerco en salsa verde con nopales sopa, arroz y frijoles.Pedidos al 99 81 88 84 62.
Ubicado a tres casas de la tienda del cacahuate.

Chicken in mole below, pork in green sauce with nopales (cactus)above.   Rice & beans  THree houses from the Peanut Store (on the dead end street off Guerreo, the back street...a block north of the hospital)


 Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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