Saturday, November 16, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, November 16 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 ....

Working on "El Pescador" for the inauguration of the state Baseball League

Le meten mano a “El Pescador”

Viernes, 15 de Noviembre de 2013 23:03

Para inauguración de Liga estatal de Béisbol

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-.
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Heavy rains caused flooding at the baseball field "El Pescador", and work is being done to drain the water and repair the damage, in anticipation of the inauguration ceremonies for the state Baseball League scheduled for Sunday, November 17th. City workers are using two pumps to drain the field, and the water is going into the drainage system of the Colonia Salinas. 
Another promise fulfilled
Proposal to remit fines on property taxes & trash fees

Otra promesa cumplida

Viernes, 15 de Noviembre de 2013 22:59

Avala Cabildo propuesta de Agapito para condonar multas en predial y basura

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-
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The information has already been translated about the Council's approval to give 100% discount of fines and penalties from November 15 to 30. Tax payers are encouraged to catch up on their delinquent property taxes during this time. The other tax payment incentive that passed was the discount on property taxes of 25% in December, 15% in January, and 10% in February. Taxpayers who are disabled or retired, with a credential from INAPAM or INSEN can receive a 50% discount, provided they pay their annual taxes in a single payment, (up to a value of 20,000 x the minimum daily wage, which is the equivalent of ~$5usd, and they must be current on payments from previous years.)
Celebrate World Diabetes Day with Health Fair

Celebran el Día Mundial de Diabetes

Viernes, 15 de Noviembre de 2013 22:51

Con jornada de salud

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.- .
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Yesterday afternoon the Health Fair was inaugurated with an opening event commemorating World Diabetes Day.  Agencies participating in the Health Fair included the DIF, the staff of the General Hospital, the IMSS, the ISSSTE, and the Naval Hospital. Services  offered included testing of glucose and blood pressure, height and weight ratios for risk factors, and immunizations. Information was given about preventing chronic degenerative diseases, avoiding infective diseases, oral health, nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders, dengue, and respiratory disorders. 
Reservations reach 30% with view to holiday season 

Reservaciones llegan al 30%

Viernes, 15 de Noviembre de 2013 22:50

Con miras a temporada vacacional

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-.
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Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, representative of the Asociación de Hoteles de Isla Mujeres (HIM), said that 30 percent of their rooms are reserved for the holiday season during Christmas and New Year. She said reservations are increasing as we approach the holiday season, which is expected to be one of the best in recent years. The increased number of visitors is expected to continue after the holiday season, in the months of January, February, March and some days of April. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Inviting residents to get vaccinated against influenza

  • Salud

    Invitan a la población a vacunarse contra la influenzaInvitan a la población a vacunarse contra la influenza

    0 15 de noviembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.  The General Hospital continues to offer vaccines agains H1-N1 influenza to children and elderly, since early November during Senior Citizen's week. They have been administering about 50 doses a week, but they expect that to increase as the temperatures have begun to drop. With the arrival of cold fronts, an increase in respiratory diseases is anticipated. They are giving flu shots between the hours of 8am and 7pm to children between six months and 5 years, and the elderly, and those with chronic degenerative diseases. They are also offering the pnuemococcal disease to people over 60 years of age.

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Draining the baseball field "El Pescador"

Drenan campo de beisbol El Pescador

Drenan campo de beisbol El Pescador
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Immigration verifies status of Swiss tourist accused of failure to pay

Verifica Inmigración estadía de suizo por ser mala paga

Verifica Inmigración estadía de suizo por ser mala paga
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More businesses participating in Buen Fin

Se suman comercios al Buen Fin

Se suman  comercios  al Buen Fin
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Offering workshops for entrepreneurs

Impartirán talleres a emprendedores

The State Employment Service and Job Training agency (SEECAT) will be offering various programs including tuition for training and business incentive programs. The general coordinator explained they do not just give people jobs, they also manage other programs, for example if someone needs to be trained in a trade, or needs materials to begin a business, which allows people to help support their families with trades such as carpentry, cooking, welding, mechanics, baking, and others. These programs will begin in January 2014 with an initial budget of three to four million, and have been brought to the island through the efforts of the Mayor.

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Slight improvement in tourism
Leve mejoría turísticaVer mas
With the improved weather on Friday, tourism improved and the port was opened to navigation by all vessels at 10am. Demand for the nautical tourism providers was only at 15 percent. There were more people at the beaches, but they were not crowded. Cold Front Number 13 is expected to arrive in the area on Monday, and is expected to bring rain. It is advised that the fishermen and general public stay informed of the weather reports.

Islanders go shopping in Cancun
Isleños se van de compras a Cancún.. [+] Ver mas
Islanders who went to Cancun to benefit from the discounts offered during this weekend of "Buen Fin" were observed returning with purchases. The discounts will end on Monday, and are being offered in Isla Mujeres by some restaurants and at the large grocery stores.

Increase in respiratory diseases
Enfermedades respiratorias, a la laza[+] Ver mas
The cooler weather and rain brought by Cold Front #12 caused an increase in consults for respiratory diseases of 10 percent at the General Hospital of Isla Mujeres. The usual advice is given about eating well, staying warm, and employing measures to reduce spreading the germs.

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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 in Mexico /
Día de Carteros
Nov 12 Día Nacional del Libro / National Book Day
Nov 13 Health Fair Salina Chica 5pm Blue Dome
Nov 13 Employment fair  9am Town Square
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14 Naval Wives Breakfast 9am (Naval Club, usually).
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
Weekend of Buen Fin...Discounts.
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución
Nov 23  Día de la Armada de México (Mexican Naval Day)

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  US Thanksgiving holiday
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

Tammi Lewis 
  Miguel's playing schedule this week is
 Fayne's BarandGrill  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 John Cain's schedule  this week
  Tuesday, 8 to 10 solo at Cafe Del Mar,
 Friday, 7 to 9 pm solo at Bally Hoo Restaurant, 
Sunday, 7 to 930 The Sol Rockers at Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   Sun 2p Salsa

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 Friday evenings &  Reggae- 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...
WE DID IT! WE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $5,900!! ALL THANKS TO YOU, OUR 100+ DONORS AND EVERYONE WHO SHARED THE CAMPAIGN! WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! See below for a note on our 48 Hour Challenge to SURPASS OUR GOAL and a THANK YOU NOTE FROM ALISON SAWYER CURRENT: 48 HOUR CHALLENGE: I spoke with Chris Lane this morning, the owner of and he made a generous donation to the campaign on behalf of and additionally challenged people on his sites to SURPASS THE GOAL amount, to put funds towards our spay/neuter clinics (next one is December: dogs receive not only free surgery, but de-worming medication, a month of Frontline, ear cleaning and ear mite treatment, nail clipping, tick removal, hair cuts, and any additional medications as needed FREE OF CHARGE), meds, supplies, and as always more vaccinations. I agree with him 100%!!! The campaign will be open through the weekend for a 48 hour challenge to see if we can ABOVE AND BEYOND the met goal of $5,900.00. (I worked on this page for three days fact checking with Alison, only activating it on DAY 4, MEANING YOU, our donors, have already granted our wish of $5,900.00 in SIX SHORT DAYS - AMAZING!) Isla Animals can't wait to get started with the work and make you proud! A THANK YOU NOTE FROM Alison Sawyer Current: I am overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude. I have been working with the animals on Isla Mujeres for fourteen years and I've never experienced such support, such concern and willingness to help in such a short amount of time. It has been devastating to see the animals that we've been watching over die. Millie was the first one that we lost. She lived in the Guatalupana, a poor section of the island, and we had been keeping an eye on her for over her for a year, ever since we spayed her and she had such a hard time. When we arrived with supplies for the animals Millie was the first one to meet us, she would stay with us the whole time and watched us drive away when we left. When she died we didn't' know it was distemper, we thought it was neglect and we felt like we'd failed because our ultimate goal is education. How could her family see us care so much and then let Millie starve? But, it wasn't neglect, she was the first case of distemper that we knew of. My friend Eileen Regn picked up a second dog that same day. That was five weeks ago and dogs have been dying every day since then, full grown healthy dogs withering away in less than a week. This was so preventable. We've been using every donated penny to spay and neuter as many animals as we could and there was never enough money to do vaccinations as well. You have made it possible to not only protect these dogs but show people that it's possible. I feel like I made a wish and it came true, what could possibly be better than that? Thank you everyone for caring, for giving and for listening, it takes a special person to listen and understand the need and do something about it. I like to think this is for Millie. Alison, Isla Animals

(Photo from Isla Animals)
— with Eileen Regn and Alison Sawyer Current.
real dramatic sunrise this morning

Amor A La Niñez  Aún están a tiempo de llegar al Bazar el día de hoy!!! TODO EN REMATE
Bruce Roberts
This is one way to dry out a baseball field.

Don't forget to watch out for meteors tonight! The best viewing will be at around 3am EST, but they'll be visible throughout the night and likely Sunday evening too.

Sadly, the full Moon will make viewing conditions less than ideal.

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