Thursday, January 3, 2013

Occupancy & Arrival Stats Better Than Last Year, Fronts Improve Lobster Harvest, Checkpoints Yield Success & Annoyance, Mayor Seeks To Shorten Ferry Terminal Project, Full Restaurants, Aguakan At 80% In Sac Bajo Pipe Exchange, Delayed Water Ambulance Expected In February In Isla Mujeres News Thursday January 3 Final Edition

This is the Final Edition of this post with additional text marked by yellow bars.

North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time/En "tiempo viva"  In Isla Mujeres   

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

The work of changing the pipes for water distribution nearing completion

Over 80 percent completed, and only about 500 meters remaining, for a total of 2515 meters

Retoman los trabajos de cambio de tuberías para abastecimiento de agua

Miércoles, 02 de Enero de 2013 22:21

Avance de más del 80 por ciento, y sólo restan alrededor de 500 metros, de un total de 2 mil 515 metros lineales

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de enero.- A work crew resumed work yesterday exchanging pipes for the potable water supply to the residential area of ​​Sac Bajo, which is due to be completed at the end of this month  They have about 500 meters left of the 2515 meter job. Above the pipe they put 4cm of packed stone material, which should be competed in about 15 days. Then it will take about two weeks for the City to pave the road.
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Delay in the delivery of the maritime ambulance 

Retraso en entrega de ambulancia marítima

Miércoles, 02 de Enero de 2013 22:20

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de enero.- Two months after there was an announcement that a maritime ambulance would be delivered to Isla Mujeres within days, the state health secretary, Rafael Delgado Alpuche, acknowledged there has been a delay by the supplier.  They are working it out and expect that by February the municipality will have this important transport service.
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 Tvisla Mujeres
The operations and traffic checkpoints will continue for another week :Poot Acosta (Police chief)
 Isla Mujeres closed the year with record hotel occupancy!!
The municipal police reported "Saldo Blanco" (clean bill/no significant incidents) during the year end celebration in Isla Mujeres! Only 13 tickets for drunk driving were reported. 
Seguridad Pública reporta Saldo Blanco durante la celebración de fin de año en Isla Mujeres! Sólo 13 multas por conducir ebrio reportan
500 pesos reward offered..Missing dog 998 136  5413

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Renovation of storm drain grates
Renovarán rejillas de red pluvial
The National Water Commision La Comisión Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA) will be renovating the storm drain covers in the colonias of Meteorológico and Salina; because the network of drain grates has deteriorated, creating hazards, said the Mayor. The amount of the investment has not been announced.
 Completing the regularization of businesses
Prevén la regularización completa de comercios
The 95 percent of listed businesses are "regularized" in Isla Mujeres, said Director of Municipal Audit, Manuel Serrano Magaña. This year 53 businesses were sanctioned, generating some 500,000 pesos in fines, which is an unprecedented amount. They have reviewed 95 percent of the 800 businesses. There will be zero tolerance of businesses open after hours or serving minors.
Maritime ambulance to be delivered in February
Entregarán ambulancia marítima en febrero
After a problem with the supplier who was supposed to deliver the maritime ambulance for Isla Mujeres late last year, the Health Secretary of Quintana Roo, Rafael Alpuche, said they expect delivery in February.

Noticias de  Quequi......


    Continue operation Guadalupe-Reyes

    Seguirá en operación Guadalupe-Reyes

    0 02 de enero de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Security operations and the traffic checkpoints will continue through the sixth of January (Dia de los Reyes/King's day which is when the holiday season ends in Mexico.The Mexican holiday season began on Dia de Guadalupe ond December 12th )

    Record breaking hotel occupancy

    Cifra récord de ocupación hotelera

    0 02 de enero de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- The Director de Tourism announced we have made it past the "rough patch" “mala racha”. Occupancy began to improve on Dec. 27 when it was at 92 percent. It rose to  93 percent on theh 29th and the year closed with 96 percent occupancy. At the end of last year, occupancy was at 89 percent and dropped to 84 percent on the first of the year. As of yesterday, occupancy has remained at 95 percent. The tourism director said Isla Mujeres was suffering a serious economic crisis, and the truth is many have not yet reecovered from the difficult situation that followed the influenza crisis of 2008, but now things have improved.


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

High season continues

Continúa la temporada alta

Continúa la temporada altaHundreds of tourists are arriving on the ferries. The vehicle ferry from Punta Sam is the least expensive for the Mexican tourists at 35 pesos, and was running at 100% capacity so they added two more crossings, but it has decreased to ~90%.
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Realizan mantenimiento de las tuberías potables

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Piden a pescadores extremar medidas

The  harbor master of Isla Mujeres advised extra precautions to boaters, because this system is unstable due to a low pressure system with  masses of warm, moist air, and the remnants of the cold front number 18.Winds have been forecast, which may intensify this day, so he advises extreme precaution in maritime navigation., At the moment closure of the port (to smaller vessels) is not contemplated and they are only in monitoring these changes weather, and was announced the port captain Miguel Gil Ismael Gonzalez. (The winds became very calm last night, and this continues this morning. The ocean is very flat this morn.)   Leer más...

Reciben primer rayo del sol en Punta Sur

Reciben primer rayo del sol en Punta Sur
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Excelente derrama para restauranteros

Restaurateurs reported excellent economic flow on the island, because after the year-end celebrations in some restaurants were working at 100 percent. Most of these restaurants were crowded.The president of the CANIRAC, Juan Carrillo Figueroa noted an increased number of visitors compared to 2011.
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Propone edil en 2013 consolidar proyectos

Propone edil en 2013 consolidar proyectos Mayor proposes consolidation of projects in 2013As expected, the town square was full of locals and tourists who come together each year to celebrate with family and friends, the end of one year and the arrival of a new one which expected to bring benefits for all Islanders..


Work on ferry terminal to affect the high season in Isla Mujeres
Obra de terminal portuaria afectará temporadas altas en Isla MujeresObra de terminal portuaria afectada temporadas altas en Isla MujeresAyer, 03:15 HrsThe Mayor is seeking to shorten the length of the project from nine months to six months or less (originally they said eleven months)..

The New Year brought excellent hotel occupancy rates in Isla Mujeres

El Año Nuevo deja excelente ocupación hotelera en Isla MujeresLa ocupación hotelera está cerca del 100%. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Ayer, 01:12 HrsThe massive influx of tourists is expected to continue in January and February.
Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

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The double homicide investigation continues
ISLA MUJERES, January 2. - The commander of the State Judicial Police in Isla Mujeres, Arturo Medina Enrique Parra said that the investigation into the double homicide is continuing as before, based on  the account of a driver who was an eyewitness to the events. As for the statement that was published yesterday, by Eduardo Lopez Yedra, accused accomplice of Eduardo Reyes Padilla, purchasing manager of the  restaurant and  bar  "JAX Bar and Grill" and alleged murderer of two young Islanders, who (Yedra)  separated himself from responsibility for this double homicide, the official said it is not an official statement. Therefore they will continue with the same line of investigation as has been ongoing so far. He explained that in any case the remains open. .. Ver mas[+] See more
Checkpoints cause citizen annoyance 

ISLA MUJERES, January 2. - While the checkpoints set up by the Department of Public Safety and Municipal Transit Isla Mujeres have worked, because during the year-end festivities  they reported "saldo blanco" with respect to motor vehicle accidents (Saldo Blanco is like a "Clean Bill"  and means no significant incidents occurred.), citizens are complaining that it is beginning to become a major nuisance for many islanders.  They think the police could have more consideration for the drivers of motorcycles, who sometimes express their discomfort because they have been stopped several times, when going through the same checkpoint repeatedly. In this sense, the community of Isla Mujeres in general noted that although the placement of established vehicle checkpoints benefits all residents  .. [+] See more
Damage from lobster poaching 

ISLA MUJERES, January 2. - Despite the changing weather which  paralyzed the activities of the fishing industry in Isla Mujeres, this weather has brought increasing numbers of lobster available for catching, because the crustaceans were forced to change their migration route closer to  the coast of the island. This gives the fishermen the opportunity to gain some significant catches. But this opportunity may be thwarted if poachers continue disregarding the bans imposed by federal authorities, said the president of cooperative "For Social Justice", Baltazar Gomez Catzin. In this regard, he said that currently Isla Mujeres fishermen have been benefiting from  the lobster landfall that has occurred due to the changes in weather, a situation that probably will not last . Ver mas. [+] See more
Increased tourist arrivals

ISLA MUJERES, January 2. - The arrival of domestic and foreign tourists to  Isla Mujeres continues, which has hotel occupancy level to reach 87 percentage points, although 90% was anticipated. There has there has been a large influx of visitors, but most of them prefer to spend a few hours. This situation  has led  to less economic benefit for many tourism service providers than was expected in this winter holiday season, which is nearing completion for the Mexicans, because many students return to school on   January 7, 2013. In this sense, tourism service providers of Isla M.... [+] Ver mas[+] See more

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Jack and Jill are back, Sundays and Mondays 7 - 9 pm on the roof at ComoNo!!
Thank you Jackie Conlon for coming to Barlito for lunch & taking such a great photo!
Thank you @[1006268405:2048:Jackie Conlon] for coming to Barlito for lunch & taking such a great photo!
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Michael's message to me this morning via youtube...made my day. For eleven years we have dedicated our life to JAX and are doing our best to continue. We thank you so much for your support. If we hear anything today, you will be the first to know.

 yesterday from JAX Bar & Grill Isla Mujeres
Waiting, waiting, waiting...trying to keep a sense of humor. We hope to see you on the corner soon.

No meeting today - offices still not open...whatever. In the meantime, if there is anyone on the island now that is flying back non-stop to Dallas on AA anytime soon, can you send us a message here or email us at As always, thank you.
Reggae Live Every Saturday!!!
Reggae en Vivo Todos los Sabados

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New Year's Eve 2013 (26 photos)

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres shared a link.
The Sports Department begins the year with big projects

Sunrise this morn from MVC B&B

"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK 

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres