Monday, November 11, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, November 11 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 ....

"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

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.
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   Román Maldonado Euán, president of the CROC union in Isla Mujeres, said the laborers who are union members have not been hurt by the low season, except for the rainy days that occurred in recent weeks. He said, in fact, there has been a significant increase in the requests for workers from dozens of businesses that offer tourist services to visitors, mainly from foreign countries.
      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 

Cahuameros sufrieron de más

Domingo, 10 de Noviembre de 2013 22:20

Para derrotar a la escuadra juvenil de Pioneros de Cancún

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
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Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Increasing numbers of weddings on the island


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    Por Carlos Gasca-quequi.- 
    Ofelia Burgos Rios, head of the Isla Mujeres Civil Registry, reports there has been an increase in wedding requests from both residents of Quintana Roo, and from foreigners who wish to formalize their union in this beautiful location. She explain that while foreign tourism overall has declined during these dates that are the slow season, the wedding segment has grown, with more couples planning to get married at this destination. Hotels on the island and in Punta Sam have reservations for weddings for the remainder of the year and in 2014, with many couples preferring private beaches of Sac Bajo, the facilities of Garrafon, and Punta Sur, the South Point.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Wanting the Trash Transfer Facility cleaned out

Urgen sanear Unidad de Transferencia

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Islanders complain after brown outs

Denuncian isleños "bajones" en la luz

 por esto

Mobile vendors proliferate
Proliferan vendedores ambulantes[+] Ver mas
Nov 10...Although there was some cloudiness remaining yesterday, this did not stop visitors from traveling to Isla Mujeres to enjoy its attractions which include the beaches, where food and souvenirs are sold. However, the established merchants say they are losing profits to unfair competition from increasing numbers of mobile vendors, who do not pay  rents and taxes, and other overhead.
    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”
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Nov 10...The was a light influx of tourists to the public beaches of Isla Mujeres, which affects not only the hotels, but also the touristic service providers. This was evident by the 400 boats of the six cooperatives of Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez who were 'stranded' by the lack of tourists. Members of the group were encouraging locals to take advantage of the discounts they are offering during low season. These tours are 350 pesos for foreigners, and 300 pesos for local tourists. There was a slight increase in tourism Sunday, as is usual, at the beaches Norte, Posada, and Avalon, where there were between 150 - 300 people.

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
There are drain covers in La Gloria and downtown which have rusted and are in need of replacement, and are hazards to pedestrians. Downtown, one is near the Casa de Cultura, another is near the Convention Center, and a third is near the mercado. In La Gloria there is a cover needing replacement near the blue dome, and a rise in the pavement from a pipe that was broken which affects bicyclists and motorcyclists. Unnamed residents want the Mayor to address this problem.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

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

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 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
Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

From Isla Animals..  Please vote (once logged in once not logged in) and help bring home this prize to Isla

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.

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.
liza hazada al estilo unico al carbon pidela al 27-40-142.
 Home delivery, with beans, rice, tortillas, chiletomate sauce, 200p

liza fresca!!! acompañada de frijol, arroz, chiltomate y tortillas.... $200.00 con servicio a domicilio desde su @:Cockteleria Justicia Isla Mujeres] preferida!!!

Tony Garcia  photos.


Pat Oreskovich   breakfast at the Mango Café...


  Competing against 300 participants from all over the country,  at the Mexican Olympics, in the archery category for 13 year olds, Andrea Medillo Lima, of Isla Mujeres represented Quintana Roo and took Fourth Place. The Quintana Roo competitors are shown in the photo
Virgilio Fernandezmagañaposted toRecuerdos de isla mujeres  !! DESTACADA ACTUACION DE NUESTRA QUERIDA SOBRINA, ANDREA MENDILLO LIMA , EN EL NACIONAL DE TIRO CON ARCO , CELEBRADO EN LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO !!.- En esta imagen , podemos ver a la competidora quintanarroense y de origen isleño que representó a nuestro estado , en las instalaciones del Comité Olimpico Mexicano, al momento de su participación en esta especialidad en la categoria de 13 años , ocupando un meritorio 4o. lugar en este importante evento deportivo ,en la cual intervinieron mas de 300 participantes de toda la República Méxicana .- !! Felicidades Andrea !! !! Todos nos sentimos muy orgullosos de tu gran desempeño !! .-


This was for sale yesterday, and is a popular, rich dessert that house wives sell on weekends and evenings, Flan Napolitano.
Abby Abbyposted toMerca Isla Rico flan napolitano apartir de las 4:00pm $15 la rabanada.


Leslie Woodbridge updated her cover photo. — at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mx.

Not in Isla Mujeres
ITZ Mayan Wood Furniture.

Tropical hardwood design furniture from Quintana Roo, that blends nature and quality.

Who's in the mood for a perfect plate of Spaghetti Carbonara today? Keep sharing your Fan Photos of your favorite dishes at Rolandi -- ¿A quien se le antoja un delicioso Spaghetti Carbonara? Sigan compartiendo Fotos de sus Platillos Favoritos en Rolandi.
By Rosa Sirenas


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 Mujeres! #ComunidadEnAcción

They are working on putting together an etsy  site for online orders....
New designs from the Women's Beading Cooperative at the sale on November 23/24: 1 - 4 pm!
Muchas gracias to Pamela Haase for doing the photo shoot and to Sally Margolis for being the model!

I'm trying to help the Bead Cooperative women network their beautiful handcrafted jewelry to tourists on Isla so just made this Trip Advisor posting for them. It links to a longer article on the bottom of the listing with some pics. Could those of you who know their work from living on Isla please write a review so that the posting gets more coverage! These women are really trying to make a living wage selling their handcrafted jewelry so please support them. Go to Trip Advisor and put in Women's Beading Cooperative in the search square and the listing should pull up. Gracias!!
Thanks, Lauren Austin! Got this in the mail yesterday....on its way to Cruz Roja Isla Mujeres in 25 days!
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  
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