Sunday, January 12, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, January 12 The Afternoon Edition

Check out the Preview Edition of Isla Mujeres Magazine 

See what's coming in January & February!

Events in Isla & Articles in the Magazine

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

  LINK to 24 hour time lapse of the webcam

The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & 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.

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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Tourists continue to arrive after several days of bad weather

Mostly domestic tourism

Sigue llegando turismo

Sábado, 11 de Enero de 2014 23:02

Principalmente nacional, luego de varios días de mal tiempo

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After nearly a week of rainy weather, many tourist arrived to Isla Mujeres to enjoy the beaches and other activities. Many domestic tourists arrive to spend the day, while many foreign tourists rent on  on the island, and are visiting to escape the cold weather in America and Canada.
      With the improved weather,  the opportunities to make money have improved considerably, and the interviewed workers said they expect more sunny days than rainy days in upcoming weeks. 

Seek to reenforce embankment with help from federal funds 

Buscan reforzar el muro de contención

Sábado, 11 de Enero de 2014 23:02

Con el apoyo de recursos federales

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This has already been translated.
Festival of Kings at Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres 

Nutrido festival de Reyes

Sábado, 11 de Enero de 2014 22:57

Agapito y Marthy comparten alegría con niñas y niños de Rancho Viejo

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Each of the children received a toy and enjoyed the raffle of bicycles, skates, dolls, balls etc, as well as the festival and refreshments. There was a similar Festival yesterday at the Convention Center on the island There's a photo of our neighbours attending as Mickey and Minnie below.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  City improves public works and services
  • Fortalecerá edil obras y servicios


    Fortalecerá edil obras y servicios

    0 12 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Seeking to repair the wall


    Buscarán enmendar el muro

    Buscarán enmendar el muro0 12 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Imminent hike in price of tortillas
Inminente alza de precio de la tortilla[+] Ver mas
 Due to increasing costs of electricity, fuel, freight, and water, tortilleria industry representative Roman Colli Ku warns that a price increase is imminent, noting that owners have a very small profit margin.The price per kilogram could rise from 16 to 17 pesos, and 18 pesos with a wrapper.  The price of masteca has been consistent in recent months at about 11,000 pesos a tonne. Price increases are likely to occur at the end of this month when the first billings for 2014 occur.

Gathering Christmas trees
En marcha acopio de árboles de Navidad[+] Ver mas
The campaign to dispose of natural Christmas trees by recycling them will continue through January 17th. They can be dropped off at Mundaca Hacienda between 7am and 1 pm with the staff of the Ecology Department.

Urging transparency in payments from Garrafon park
Urge transparentar pago del “Garrafón”[+] Ver mas
Former alderman and PAN leader, Emilio Sosa said that Xcaret Group signed an agreement in 1998 to manage the Garrafon Park, for a fee of 16,000 dollars monthly, for thirty years, with a five percent increase yearly, a partir del 2000 "hasta la fecha" from 2000 "until the date".
       It is estimated that the city treasury should be receiving about 500,000 pesos monthly. He said clause 14 of this document says it can only be amended by an express agreement in writing between the City and the bank (Banamex) and the trustee (Prmotora Xel-ha).
      He said considering the dollar is trading at over 13 pesos, this should be more than 40,000 dollars monthly. It is estimated by former officials who know about the subject, that via this contract, from Garrafon the City should be gaining ~5 million pesos this year, but nothing is known about this issue. (If the peso is at 13p/dollar, then 16,000 dollars is 208,000 pesos, and 500,000 pesos would be ~38,500 dollars. Five million pesos is about 385,000 dollars.)

Taxi rate hike confirmed
Confirman alza al taxiVer mas
 The rate for residents, as 'servicio colectivo' from sunrise to midnight, will increase from 13 to 14 pesos. After midnight, drivers customarily charge 50 percent more. The head of the taxi union, Eduardo Peniche said the increase will occur in March, and is unavoidable due to rising costs of fuel and parts. He explained this is a reduced rate for  "los usuarios de la ínsula", adding but in reality there is another rule applied for foreigners with temporary residence on the island, and the cost for their rate at times is twice or more compared to that which the local working people pay, and...  "por ese lado 'logran sus extras' los chafiretes, en medio de una irregularidad, pues no aparece en el tabulador que contemple eso."  I am not sure of the exact meaning, but translated literally he says....."On this side,  the drivers "achieve their extras" in an irregular way, but this does not appear in the tab/tabulations that are contemplated about this".
  Other routes, such as to Garrafon, Punta Sur, and Sac Bajo, among others,  are more than 70 pesos currently, even for local laborers, but there is no alternative means of transport for them if they work in these areas. Some drivers anticipate another increase later in the year, due to increases in VAT and gasoline prices.
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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

FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY EVENTS>>>>visit the preview edition of the Isla Mujeres Magazine...which will benefit Isla Mujeres Charities! HERE   

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill
 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo 




Iguana's: Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun! ~6p
 Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials, usual menu also 

Friday evenings Caribbean, Blues. 
Saturdays   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music & Carlos is on the BBQ making ribs, burgers, arranchera, & steaks. Usual menu also
Sundays  Vera Cruz, Carribean music & the special is paella. Usual menu also.

  Miguel's playing schedule 
 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   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

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!! 
Fenix Sat ~1 or 2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1 or 2p Salsa 
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
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!!
every tuesday!You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.
ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

I shot these at Fenix yesterday.

 These two were supposed to show the slight gain in sand on the islet and at the Fenix beach

Sunset at Iguana's by Bruce...

Nice morning.

Tony Garcia added 3 new photos.
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I found three of this shark bone from the spine must be from huge shark
 (Found on bayside...ten peso coin is for size comparison)

Today Salsa Band from Vera Cruz.....2 pm.... don't miss it...

Daily Update: We are in Cancun this week doing a big spay and neuter clinic with Vidas, an incredible group of vets out of Colorado who have worked in Mexico for years. I am reminded as we set this clinic up how lucky we are to have such experienced and wonderful people who make all of this happen. Animalistas, a rescue in Cancun does a huge amount of work, starting months before the event and we could never do this without Nelly who owns Storm Catchers in Cancun and brings in equipment, people and a totally positive attitude. I love this picture. These people waited patiently in the shade with their momma dog and pups until it was their turn. How cute is that pup?
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Daily Update: I'm in heaven. Surrounded by dogs and dedicated doggy people. We have done  297 cats and dogs so far, how wonderful is that. I'm always amazed what people will do to get their animals to us. This guy biked for miles to bring in his dog and two cats. In case you haven't seen one, there is a bicycle on the back of this and people use them to get around.
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Lechon is roasted piglet available this morning until noon at Bufalo ten pesos a taco, tortas for 25p, two for 45p, and 3 for 60p, you can order via FB or call (or just go by), no delivery

So much fun! Three Kings party for the island children .... at the convention centre. Thank you to Marcy Watt and Chuck Watt for driving/minding Mickey and Minnie - again!

It may be high season, but it's still possible to find less crowded spots on the beach. This shot was taken January 2nd around mid-day and not a person was in sight!
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