Tuesday, November 12, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, November 12 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 ....

Tax incentives approved at City Council session: Proposed by Agapito

Aprueban incentivos fiscales

Lunes, 11 de Noviembre de 2013 23:02

Durante sesión de Cabildo, a propuesta de Agapito

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  During the Third Regular Session of the City Council there was unanimous approval of the discount program for payment of property taxes. There will be a 25 percent discount for payment in December, a 15 percent discount for payment in January, and a 10 percent discount for payment in February. Senior citizens and people with disabilities receive a 50 percent discount for payment in a single installment. The Council also unanimously approved the program for the Forgiveness of Fines and Surcharges for property tax, as well as for recollection services, transportation, treatments, and final destination of trash. This program will be available for taxpayers between November 15 - 30th.

Navy conducts successful simulation
Training demonstration 

Simulacros efectivos en Quinta Región Naval

Lunes, 11 de Noviembre de 2013 22:58

Marinos dan muestra de adiestramiento

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 The Navy is conducting drills to prepare for November 23rd, “Día de la Armada de México” (Mexican Navy Day) and “Consolidación de la Independencia Nacional”, (Consolidation of National Independence). These simulations began in the early hours of the morning with a boat moving about in the bay, dropping off a half a dozen soldiers, who covertly arrived on shore.  With another half dozen soldiers, they went to a small building. There a small detonation device was used to break down the door, and a sound  that was like gunshots was heard, as they enacted the rescue of kidnap victims or hostages, who were taken in a van to a destination unknown to the reporter. One of the superiors who was supervising the drill said these activities will continue in upcoming days, so there will be no errors for the events on November 23rd.

Legalizing lots in the Continental Zone

Certeza jurídica en la Zona Continental

Lunes, 11 de Noviembre de 2013 22:55

Munícipe signará convenio

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At noon on Tuesday, the Mayor will sign a document "regularizing" 5900 lots in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres. He said this is an historic event, and the Governor is expected to attend. This will provide the security of tenure to thousands of inhabitants of the Continental Zone, Rancho Viejo, and the ejido of Isla Mujeres. The Mayor noted that the ejidatarios made a major donation of land to the City Council for public spaces such as parks, markets, churches, and of course the Town Hall. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Governor Roberto Borge and Isla Mujeres mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez legalize nearly 6000 lots on the mainland area of the municpality.

Encabezará el Gobernador del Estado, Roberto Borge y Agapito Magaña Sánchez, la regularización de casi 6 mil lotes en la zona continental de Isla Mujeres; Así lo dijo esta mañana el alcalde de Isla Mujeres http://bit.ly/TVISLA-AUDIO

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Established merchants continue to resent mobile vendors 


    Exigen endurecer reglamento contra ambulantajeExigen endurecer reglamento contra ambulantaje

    0 11 de noviembre de 2013
     Same info as translated yesterday, and many times before. At the end of the article it is noted that this has been going on for ten years. And the newspapers have been reporting this from the viewpoint of the merchants for years. 

    Por Carlos Gasca.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Alderman allegedly drove while under the influence
Edil beodo se las da de influyente] Ver mas
The events occurred at four in the morning and are being reported in social networks, alleging that  City Councilman, Abiran Fuenteswas was stopped by the police for driving as though he were under the influence. This councilman is assigned the job of overseeing the Public Safety (police) Department. It is alleged that he advised the officers they should not arrest him because of his public position, and that he was annoyed and angry.  It is reported that this information has reached the ears of the Mayor.

Workshop about addictions at the high school
Talleres sobre adicciones a bachilleres . [+] Ver mas
During National Teen Week, November 11-15, the staff of the General Hospital will be giving talks and conducting workshops to raise awareness about the consequences of addictions, and the importance of preventing sexually transmitted diseases. They are focusing on adolescents and particularly on the high school students at Colegio Bachilleres. The primary objective is to give them information that is necessary for the prevention of diseases such as alcoholism, HIV, drug addiction, and sexually transmitted diseases. Unfortunately, in the state of Quintana Roo, Isla Mujeres is one of the municipalities with higher alcohol consumption, according to hospital director, Dr David Valenzo Loaeza.

City Council approves property tax discounts
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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 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)
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

. John Cain's schedule  this week
 Tonight, 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, and has been having 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...

little yellow school house added a new photo.


From Isla Animals..  Please vote (once logged in once not logged in) and help bring home this prize to Isla
Daily update: I missed ‘before and after Monday’, I was so busy with our distemper problems. I’m in a state of shock, we’re almost up to $3,400.00 on the GOFUNDME site that we are raising money for vaccinations on - I’m overwhelmed. I’ve always thought that if people could see what’s going on here with the dogs they would want to help. This is just wonderful. The picture is of Max, he came in with three littermates, all males. I think I posted one of the others already. They were stolen by a neighbor who couldn’t stand to see them suffer anymore. It took forever to heal their skin. They had ring worm, demodex mange and secondary skin infections as well as malnutrition - you name it - they had it. In fact I still have one of them here at the rescue. You can see him on the adoption page, http://islaanimals.org/adoptions/rescue-dogs-available-adoption-mexico.html - his name is Yawni, he still has one little part of his tail that we just won’t heal. But Maxie has a wonderful home and a loving family. He’s a lucky guy.

Isla Animals  Here is Maxie, healthy and happy.

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


 These are the first two videos  at their fb video page...follow their link..You can see the little critters burst out of those pods on the top...
Wilbert and Maria found a squid nest today at the Museum, watch closely for recently hatched squids. Wilbert was offering protection from reef fish looking for lunch. Watch for next video where squid uses evasive maneuvers to ditch Wilbert. — at Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres.

Watch the newly hatched squid ink repeatedly in an attempt to distract Wilbert. Squid have yet to evolve to the point where they will use money or beer. — at Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres Artist Fair   A November Fair recap, the morning of the 7th was stormy but the skies cleared & were free of rain. We did loose a few artists fearful of the weather but had a good showing with an incredible variety of art. The talent on this Island never ceases to amaze me! We had a great crowd, our Barlito clients, lots of tourists, locals & ex-pats. As always, thanks to everyone participating & supporting this awesome Island event!!


Here's a blog post I enjoyed from a visiting musician Ted Wyman, who played at the Artist Fair Thursday. He will be playing at Bahia Tortuga on Nov 13th & 20th at 6pm
Here's an excerpt......
Last night, I set up shop in the plaza in the center of town, equipped with a rented plastic Corona table and chair set, a handful of “Easy Life” CD’s, and a makeshift tip jar.  And I got my busk on at the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair.  I was the only musician in a crowd of talented artists, sculptors and clothiers.  I like those odds.  The sun set behind me in this dive-bar-paradise as I did both the longest and most remote Ted Wyman show of all time.  ....
.......I also had a pride of unidentifiable European cougars approach me and ask if one of their crew – a particularly ripped specimen – could do pushups while I played the soundtrack and they took pictures. The pushup aficionado that I am, I obliged their request, and this lady pushup’d all the way through “I Saw Her Standing There” as her friends laughed, shouted encouragement, and took pictures.  She must have done fifty.  And these were man-style pushups, too.  File this one under....(follow the link to read the rest).

October. 2013.....
The October Fair was a bit delayed with the new administration coming into office on the 1st of October. We wanted to give them some time to get settled and into their new positions. Our new Mayor, Agapito Magana thinks the Artist Fair is a wonderful event for the Island! We are thrilled! The Fair was held on the third Thursday, October 17th & we had 32 participants. Thanks to Charlotte Enroth, we have some great pictures! An extra bonus for the Fair, Agapito & his wife, Marti led a breast cancer walk that ended in the square during the Fair. We are hoping to have the "Support Breast Cancer Awareness" non-profit participate in a future Fair to create more awareness of their efforts. They host events, sell t-shirts & organize walks to raise money for locals to have mammograms. A wonderful cause so close to many of our hearts.October2013 Isla Mujeres Artist Fair (20 photos)
Bessie Hamaker's shell mirrors, frames & sculptures.

Today is National Book Day, a reminder from the Mayor...

Hoy 12 de noviembre celebramos el día Nacional del #Libro
¿Que libro le recomiendas a la #ComunidadEnAcción?

Below it says>>>>>>>Today featuring Creamed Chicken, Beef with Chile Morron, and onion vegetable soup, rice & beans. 55pesos.
(On Calle Cacahuate....the dead end street a block north of the hospital, off Guerrero, the back street. Three houses from Hotel Suena Maya....)
Hola buen dia el menu de hoy pollo a la crema, res con chile morron y cebolla sopa de verduras, arroz y frijoles.
Pedidos al Orders at... 9981888462.    Costo 55 pesitos
Gentle Yoga Move class at El Milagros Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9AM. PM me for more info. Any changes in class schedule will be posted. See you on the mat and namaste. Bring water.
Benefiting Breast Cancer Charity.....
Por Siempre Viva added 4 new photos.


Below it says>>>>>After 10am until they run out, home delivery, Baguettes of pierna and cecina, well prepared, nearly a half kilo in weight and cost 45 pesos, we know quality and flavor come first! 9981840246,

Judith Maldonado Lizarragaposted toMerca Isla  hoy a partir de las 10:00 am y hasta que se agoten tendremos baguets de pierna y cecina muy bien preparados, casi medio kilo de peso y lo mejor es que solo cuestan $45 pesos, entregas a domicilio al 9981840246, ya nos conoces, la calidad y el sabor son lo primero!! pruebalos!!


Check out Seso's new running shoes!
Mi nuevo juguete para el running, mañana a empezar a domarlos jejeje.
See Translation

Did you know Seso Loco reopened after a well deserved vacation? 
And that now they have a non smoking air conditioned area??!!
You probably know they have very tasty food with generous portions & great staff, but did you know their menu includes Chiles Rellenos stuffed with seafood??!!

Jesus Antonio Vazquez Romero's photo.


Maybe my Spanish isn't as good as I thought it was. I thought the sign said No Parking!

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This was posted yesterday evening, saying Bufalo had free desserts & delivery
See Translation
By: Bufalo
In Mexico City... (LINK)

LEGO educate children about the environment

Date: 12-Nov-13
Country: Mexico
Author: Tomas Bravo

LEGO educate children about the environment
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik inspects a toy building at an area where Danish company LEGO educate children about the environment at the Papalote Children's Museum in Mexico City, November 11, 2013.  The royal couple are on a three-day official visit to Mexico.
Reuters© Thomson Reuters 2013

The Lego exhibit is a permanent exhibit which includes a model city whose theme is The City of The Future, of more than 200,000 Legos, which took two months to build. Trees, water spaces, and solar panels are included, and its intention is to increase awareness about environmental problems in cities. 

HERE is a blog in English w photos by a mom who took her young kids to this museum, whose website says it is the largest children's museum in the world. It focuses on the interactive bubble area.

Thank you to everyone that has donated English books so far to Heather Jones and Tiffany for the public primary primary schools here in Isla. When we brought the books to school this afternoon, all of the students, parents, teachers, and directors were completely ecstatic. We are in desperate need of books and supplies, as Volunquest has been until now the only benefactor of the English programs in the local primary schools.

If anyone else is interested in donating books and/or materials please contact us at info@alaghomnaom.com and/or check out our wish list on Amazon by the foundation's name, Alaghom-Naom.

Heather Jones Students getting the first use of books today in class!
16 hours ago ·

Kristen Tywan Oh, Heather Jones I wish you could have seen the Directoras this afternoon. They couldn't believe that anyone was donating anything. They just kept talking about how beautiful they were (: My afternoon classes had a pretty emotional outburst too when they saw them, and the parents were asking if they could take them home when they came to pick up their kids. Lots of smiles today (:
Tiffany Yenawine Wareing  Barlito, bakery & market cafe is a centro drop off for the books. It is located on the corner of Hidalgo & Abasolo. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 3pm. Heather will be picking up some more today. A couple staying in Playa, came up for a day trip & brought some. How great is that!
Jane Solberg Hudalla Wonderful! Hope it's a huge success. Would they also like books written in Spanish?
Heather Jones Yes, I can put them in the school library or give them directly to the first grade teachers to use in their classroom. All of the primary schools can use donations of books or school supplies. Thank you!


Yucalandia published an article recently about Mexican customs rules for personal luggage....HERE..(I suspect something got lost in translation in the sentence that says that in your personal luggage you may have four fishing rods, and three speedboats, with or without sails.)


Talks against bullying/anti social behavior at the High School, Colegio Bachilleres

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres Hoy durante el día, atendiendo a la juventud, el Ayuntamiento que encabeza Agapito Magaña y el IMJUVE impartieron una plática sobre conductas antisociales a los alumnos del Colegio de Bachilleres. Estas acciones tienen como objetivo tener una #ComunidadEnAcción más sana.— in Isla Mujeres.


For those of you who like to get into the Christmas spirit early...(repost..was posted a coupla times last year here)...Craig Moritz..."Christmas in Mexico"...in Isla Mujeres.LINK to video Follow the link below to download/buy the song..

Published on Dec 12, 2012
DOWNLOAD SONG: http://bit.ly/YdcAwB


Directed & Filmed & Edited by: Sean K. Smith | Stingray Pictures
Produced by: Harper PR // Craig Moritz Music
Filmed on Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico


(Not in Isla Mujeres)....News from friends in the North....
Brandon Herrera   Yup the cats say its cold

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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