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.
"They are not feeling the crisis"
CROC union leader says members not suffering during low season
“No sintieron la crisis”
Domingo, 10 de Noviembre de 2013 22:23
Según líder de la CROC, sus agremiados no padecieron por temporada baja
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.Leer más...
He explained that the remarkable thing about this year is that despite the international economic problems that should inhibit the influx of visitors, in Isla Mujeres they did not experience "Solidarity days" or layoffs without pay, as has happened in recent years. Last year, this occurred in eight out of 10 companies, and most years it occurs in almost all companies, but this year it barely happened. (Solidarity days are when workers take unpaid temporary time off because business is slow.) Of the 20 companies working with CROC, about 10 percent reported imposing some compulsory Solidarity days without pay, which is not considered significant.
He reported that in the past few weeks, the demand for laborers on the island has increased about 20 percent and is expected to grow in the upcoming days, as we approach the winter holiday period, which includes Christmas and New Year. Hotels are reporting encouraging amounts of reservations, and they are expecting a massive influx of visitors.
Cahuameros lost to Pioneros of Cancun
Noticias de Quequi......
- Increasing numbers of weddings on the island
Wanting the Trash Transfer Facility cleaned out
Mobile vendors proliferate
Proliferan vendedores ambulantes[+] Ver mas
It is estimated that about sixty percent of these vendors come from Cancun, paying a weekly fee of 500 pesos in high season and about 180 pesos for weekend work only in low season. There are a large number of them selling goods on the Posada beach and North beach, which include food such as kiwis, gorditas, empanadas, and dulces, as well as clothing, souvenirs, and beverages. This is not a new situation, and the established merchants continue to complain.
|Few tourists & on "All Inclusive" plans|
| Pocos turistas y en plan “Todo Incluido”|
[+] Ver mas
Situation serious for fishermen
El sector pesquero, en situación crítica[+] Ver mas
Nov. 10 The fishermen of Isla Mujeres have been negatively affected by the poor weather in recent days, as well as by decreased demand for the product. When the winds are high, they are prevented from going out, and the sea gets stirred up which hinders visibility, and fills their nets with seaweed. Another problem is that the big tours that come to the island usually include food, but not all of the companies buy from the fisherman, which lowers demand. There are high winds forecast for the next three days, which will hamper the fisherman who are trying to catch lobster.
Storm drain grates: Potential danger
Registros del drenaje, peligro latente[+] Ver mas
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November Calendar of Events .
Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
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 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square 4p-7p
Nov 7 Red Cross Benefit Concert 6:30 Hotel Ixchel Palapa downtown
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
Tuesdays, Cafe Del Mar 8 to 10 pm,
Saturdays, The Sunset Grill from 6 to 8 pm
Sundays, The Sol Rockers, Bahia Tortuga 7 to 930 pm
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Saturday Reggae & Sunday Salsa
at Fenix starts at 2p
Iguana's has music on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays starting around 6. Reggae, Caribbean, Mexican. Bucket of beer specials. Saturday night BBQ ribs, arranchera, burgers. Sunday paella Great menu, staff, ambiance
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
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
HELLO ANIMAL LOVERS! Thank you for taking a moment to check out our project. This is a page for ISLA ANIMALS,(LINK) a non-profit organization located on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. We have started this page because we are desperate to have a DISTEMPER VACCINATION CLINIC for the dogs of Isla Mujeres. Alison Sawyer Current, the founder of Isla Animals has provided all info below.
WHY DO WE NEED THIS CLINIC NOW?
There is a SEVERE outbreak of distemper on the island, and it is the leading cause of infectious disease deaths in dogs worldwide. ALL unvaccinated dogs are at high risk of infection. Vaccination against canine distemper is almost 100 percent protective and all puppies should be vaccinated by 8 weeks of age. The government of Mexico initiated a campaign many years ago to wipe out Rabies in Mexico because it affected people - it has been very successful. Unfortunately, many people believe that the Rabies vaccine is the only vaccination that their dogs need. They don't know there is a separate vaccination for both parvo and distemper which kills so many dogs every year. At this time we are experiencing an outbreak of distemper on the island, once a dog is sick there is no cure and the most humane thing to do is to put them down. Many of the animals on the island already have compromised immune systems because they are malnourished, plagued with skin issues like mange, have tick and flea infestations as well as internal parasites. This makes them even more vulnerable when a virus like distemper starts to spread. In the last two months MANY animals have died or been put down so the islanders are SEEING first hand the suffering involved. We recently had a spay/neuter clinic (FREE to all dog and cat owners-staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations),and the first question of almost all participants was "Can you provide a distemper vaccination for my dog?" It's a perfect time to offer them preventative measures.This will not only help the dogs, but improve the lives of the people of Isla Mujeres.~Alison Sawyer Current
Cockteleria Justicia Isla Mujeres shared Maria Elsy Avalos Galue's photo.
Tony Garcia photos. —
This was for sale yesterday, and is a popular, rich dessert that house wives sell on weekends and evenings, Flan Napolitano.
Leslie Woodbridge updated her cover photo. — at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mx.
Not in Isla Mujeres
ITZ Mayan Wood Furniture.
Below, the mayor writes....After three years, the King of Sports (baseball) returns to our municipality. Opening of the State Baseball league, Gov. Roberto Borje. Let's go Isla Mujeres!
Agapito Magaña Sanchez Después
de 3 años el rey de los deportes regresa a nuestro municipio. Apertura
de la liga Estatal de Béisbol, Roberto Borge Angulo. ¡Vamos Isla
They are working on putting together an etsy site for online orders....
Sunday services at the pretty Guadalupana chapel in Salina Chica are scheduled for 8am & 5 pm...and begin ~fifteen minutes after the hour, typically. ~thx Rosa Sirena for the info.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK