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Soaring demand for golf carts on the first day of the year
Se dispara demanda de carritos de golf
Miércoles, 01 de Enero de 2014 21:58
En primer día del año
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Playas lucen a todo lo que dan
Bañistas a provecharon para refrescarse
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There was an invasion of sunbathers, and their families and friends, to the beaches of Isla Mujeres, which were crowded on the first day of the year. There were hundreds of families and swimmers, of all nationalities, on the beaches of Playa Norte, Posada del Mar, and El Riíto, which total about three kilometers. There was virtually no room to sit or lie down due to the large number of visitors, who were not inhibited by the threat of rain or the slight decrease in temperature. It was not until after six that the beach began to clear, and hundreds, if not thousands of daytrippers prepared to take the ferries back to Cancun, or their places of origin.
The people who work on the beach said this was on of the best days they have had, compared to the past year.
Q. Roo: Prosperous state
Highlighted in ceremony honoring Javier Rojo Gomez
Q. Roo, Estado próspero
Miércoles, 01 de Enero de 2014 21:52
Resaltan en ceremonia para reconocer a Javier Rojo Gómez
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Javier Rojo Gómez was Governor of the Territory of Quintana Roo from June 2, 1967 until December 31, 1970, when he died, and therefore on the 31st, his death was commemorated. He promoted the installation of electricity & potable water in Isla Mujeres (and Puerto Juarez), which occurred under his administration and the construction of major piers (in Puerto Juarez and another port), and the construction of the Cancun-Tulum and Chetumal-Escarcega roads, as well as improving communication between Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. The downtown mercado bears his name. He worked to ensure that Q Roo would become among the most prominent and most prosperous destinations in the country. (He was Governor when it was decided to develop this region for tourism, when less than 200 people lived around Puerto Juarez, and Cancun was jungle & dunes.)
Noticias de Quequi......
Receiving the first rays of the sun in 2014
Year ends without incident
.There were no incidents to mar the New Year holidays, with a total of eight arrests for administrative offenses and the detention of sixty vehicles, for the good of the community. The eight who welcomed 2014 in jail cells were arrested for excess alcohol in their systems, and the large number of impounded vehicles were held because their drivers were under the influence of alcohol, and the majority were teenagers. The checkpoints were effective in prevention since all the vehicles were detained due to drunken drivers.Leer más...
Tourists throng to the island
Year end party without incident
Saldo blanco en fiesta de fin de año [+] Ver mas
There were no babies born as the New Year arrived, and the closest was the baby of the family Rosado, whose mother went to the hospital at 5pm on Tuesday, and the 3.15 kilo bebita arrived at noon on Wednesday. The police reported they made 12 administrative arrests, and it is noted that the Public Ministry was closed.
During the festival, there were complaints from residents about children, youths, and adults with firecrackers and fireworks, which continued into the wee hours of the morning, with the various pyrotechnic toys causing concern from others. Juan Sánchez Uc complained about officials who are tolerant of businesses who sell these items, calling it corruption.
There was an outdoor Mass at 5:30am by Raúl Sánchez Alonso at the South Point, where there was a gathering of hundreds of believers and non-believers in God to welcome the first sunrise of 2014 amid a general 'algarabía' (joyful uproar).
Tourists continue arriving
Continúa llegando el turismo[+] Ver mas
Preliminary data from the Port Authority indicates a record breaking number of arrivals again this year at 1,612,955 passengers.
The municipal Tourism Director admitted there are problems that need to be corrected, referring to the harassment of tourists by boater and commissionistas at the docks. The Tourism Director responded on the social networks saying "We will treat them as tho this is their home," and noted the municipality has a commitment to boost tourism in the new year.
Streets turned into shipyards
Calles convertidas en astilleros.. [+] Ver mas
As a background, it is noted that ten years ago an attempt was made to relocate the welders and carpenters of these open air workshops to the southern part of the island, near the hurricane shelter. Por Esto says most of these workmen are are still operating in different parts of the neighborhood, and claims the land set aside for by the government came under the control of people of influence and politicians, noting one of them is the controversial Eduardo "Wato" Peniche. (whom PE does not seem to support.)
Calles peligrosas.. [+] Ver mas
This road hazard has been in the news repeatedly, and apparently complaints about it continue, and it is noted that it will be bad for the image of the town if a tourist gets injured. This is located on the north side of Rueda Medina, near the light house, and was caused by the CFE, Electrical Commission a few months ago.
The Public Works Department is unsuccessfully trying to force the construction company of the malecon south of the Naval Base to install certified manhole covers and to finish the sidewalk. There are areas where pedestrians must take care when coming from the Punta Sam ferry, because the sidewalk is uneven, and many have tripped or fallen.
Boat tours: In doldrums
Lancheros turísticos, de “capa caída”+] Ver mas
The hotels are full, but the boatmen are not similarly busy, although there are other times of the year when they cannot meet the demand.
The number of vessels had grown exponentially in recent years, according to some of the veteran sailors, with over 100 boats in the port area dedicated to tours of scenic Isla Mujeres bay, the west coast of the island, and the coral reefs, including around el Farito where it is shallow and accessible to inexperienced swimmers.
Another problem is that tourists prefer to use golf carts to get around the island. Now officials say there are more than 400 carts for rent on the island.
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Roots Clinic Open Grand Opening: Friday Jan. 3 5pm-7pm. Located in Isla Mujeres Plaza. Sangria and snacks and check out the new location: https://www.facebook.com/events/433613716764139/
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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 Barlito's is closed for the holidays...If you need to drop off books, shoes, items for LYSH or Isla Animals.... contact the group (see tab at top "Charities" for contact info, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials. Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. On Saturdays & Sundays they have Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music. Starting around 6. Saturday they are grilling & Sunday's 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
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Fenix Sat ~3p Reggae/Cuban
Sun ~2p Salsa
Fenix Lounge Domingo
Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa
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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
My Holiday photos....
It was drizzling Christmas morning as the British guests donned their hats & laughed a lot while taking their photos (then they had a fine breakfast at Villa Rolandi's and the sun came out)
A mini-rainbow on the eve of New Year's Eve, in the afternoon (The sun is always behind you when you see a rainbow)
The first sunrise of 2014 from MVC B&B ..looking southward
Photos by Bruce...
A mini rainbow on the eve of New Year's Eve in the morning
At Chedraui...the Blender/Iron combo
We shoulda taken photos of the Flamenco dancers on the 26th at Iguana's, but we were too busy enjoying them. A Really Excellent Evening!!
On the internet in the past 24 hours...