Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 15 The Afternoon Edition

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This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Giving the cemetery  some attention

Lanrry PARRA
The reporter visited the municipal cemetery and found it to be free of weeds and trash in general, and presenting a good image in the days preceding the traditional Día de los Muertos observations. It is expected that relatives will do further painting and decorating of the tombs in upcoming days, and it is noted that this cleanliness prior to the holidays was not always the case in previous years.
   These observations are a mixing of traditions that are adapted to the Christian calendar on the Nov. 1 & 2, with All Saints Day (Todos los Santos) dedicated to the departed children. The majority of people create altars for their dead loved ones, offering them food, water, and favorite items, and they burn incense, and decorate graves. In the past it was believed that the dead needed food to get to their final destinations.
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de octubre.- .

 Pescadores esperan con ansia la llegada de “Norte”

Lanrry PARRA
The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said there is a good chance that cold front number #7 will be present this weekend, and this first norte of the season could bring gusts up to 40 kph in some areas of the sea. Fishermen look forward to this first norte causing the so called “rebulicio” del mar, that causes the mobilization of the lobster to approach the coasts of Isla Mujeres. Lobster production has been low. 
   The harbor master said that cold front #7 will probably be arriving north of Veracruz in the early hours of Wednesday, and on Friday the effects should be felt in Isla Mujeres with increasing winds. Currently the port is open to general navigation. The presence of the first cold front, or norte, also reduces the chances of this area being involved with a possible hurricane.
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de octubre.-

Pese a fin de programa

Lanrry PARRA
The director of the Tortugranja, Raciel Rivero Coba said, "After five months of intense work, on Wednesday, Oct. 15., the surveillance program and the Protection of Sea Turtles official concludes, but it is expected that they will continue monitoring for a while longer, for the 'extemporaneous' cases of the species."  They will continue until they fail to find any traces of nesting or hatching of any of the species of turtles, to avoid any possible loss of eggs. The closing of the season will conclude with a massive release of baby turtles at the Media Luna beach, with participation by the children of the Child Development Center of the DIF on Thursday afternoon. (The releases occur at dusk. There are  reports on FB that it could occur at the Guadalupana beach down south, in front of colonia la Invasion, south of the cemetery, but the newspapers are reporting it will occur at Media Luna..)
    The Director said by the end of the season they expect to have released about 85,000 turtles, primarily of the Green species. About half of the turtle hatchlings have been released, and they expect to release about 43,000 more.The have had a total of 429 nests, each with an average of about 100 eggs each, that have been hatching out. There are about 2000 babies in the tanks at the Tortugranja, which will be released on Thursday.
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de octubre.-

Integrantes del Consejo de Participación Social Municipal de Educación

Sandra Rodriguez

The committee held it's first meeting and its work involves coordinating between teachers, parents, and officials to improve the social participation and the education of the students.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is represented at Travel Mart 2014, promoting attractions of Isla Mujeres to Russia and countries of Asia-the orient

Más de 26 mil crías liberadas en #IslaMujeres; el próximo jueves más de 4 mil regresarán al Mar!
More than 26,000 hatchlings released. On Thursday over 4000 will be returned to the sea


This article has the same information as translated above regarding the end of the turtle protection season with a turtle release on Thursday, noting they will continue to monitor for possible hatching out from nests that might have been missed.. It notes there have been about 26,000 hatchlings released with more to come, including about 3000 to be released on Thursday, with children involved in the release. Hatching is expected to continue until early December. It is noted that sea turtles are endangered, and that the majority hatching out are of the species Green, with just over 50,000 yet to be born. It says the release on Thursday will be at a Caribbean beach, but does not specify the location. The releases happen at dusk, at the Media Luna beach downtown, or the Guadalupana beach south of the cemetery along the south eastern part of the isle.

Noticias de  Quequi......

End of the program for the protection of turtles (for the season)

  • Finaliza programa de protección a la tortuga


    Finaliza programa de protección a la tortuga

    0 15 de octubre de 2014  The Program for the Conservation of Sea Turtles concludes on Friday with a release of the last group of turtles, reports Raciel Rivero Coba, who is in charge.  With this event the official monitoring of nesting locations will be concluded, but they will continue to watch for , and turtles hatching out. There have been ~26,000 turtles born, but there are many more to come, with about 50,000 offspring expected because there are 320 nests that have not hatched out yet. Children will be involved with the upcoming release of those turtles yet to be born.  This article does not indicate the location of the release, but unlike the other which say Thursday, this one says Friday. There is also one report on FB of visitors to the Tortugranja being told the release is Friday, but general opinion seems to think it will be Thursday. 

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- AUN FALTAN UNOS 320 NIDOS POR ECLOSIONAR.  Still 320 nests to hatch.
  • Están en el limbo barcos asegurados
      Anchored boats are in limbo


    Están en el limbo barcos asegurados

    0 15 de octubre de 2014      There are ~12 luxury vessels that are anchored and under guard with the Navy, some of which have been impounded for more than 10 years. The Navy is currently making changes to its wooden pier, and there are concerns about these vessels during this critical part of the hurricane season. 
       Most of these vessels are associated with trafficking in undocumented Cubans, with some impounded from marinas and others at sea. There is no information available about the progress of the litigation between the owners and the federal government, since they were impounded for various offenses, mostly for traffic in undocumented Cubans. It is expected that these assets will pass to the nation, and then be auctioned by the Secretaría de Hacienda and Crédito Público, although this has not been confirmed.  
       Every year if a hurricane approaches, the Navy must find secure locations for these vessels, since they are under their responsibility. Sometimes vessels have been transferred to the dock at Laguna Makax, although some are barely able to float and are in poor condition due to lack of maintenance.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Good revenue from property tax payments

Municipal Treasurer, Alvaro Magana Galue said that due to good revenue from property taxes, the continuation of works is assured in Isla Mujeres such as the educational and transportation grants for the students. The discounts offered at the end of the year for payment of property taxes will soon be announced. 

 por esto

A la baja ocupación hotelera .. [+] Ver mas
Hotel occupancy is low

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Continued monitoring of the beaches
Continuarán con la vigilancia de playas[+] Ver mas

 This article has similar information about the Program for Protection of the Sea Turtles, noting that about 2000 hatchlings will be released on Thursday at the Media Luna beach with special guestsof the children of CENDI, the Child Development Center of the DIR.
    Since the program began this season, they have rescued 70,252 eggs of the Green species, from about 704 nests, of which 22,000 have hatched.By the end of the season they expect to have protected and released about 85,000 baby turtles. This is within the range of other years, but less that last year which was extremely prolific with over 100,000 turtles released. 
     This season, so far, they have released about half the turtles, with about 43,000 to be released in upcoming days. Of the 704 nests being protected, 429 had hatched out as of a few days ago, with an average of about 100 eggs per nest.
     This means another ~43,000 will be released, this year, on Thursday with the children of CENDI, and thereafter. The other releases will involve children from different schools, and the general public. There are currently about 2000 baby turtles in the tanks at the tortugranja.

First "norte" of the season to affect the island (front from the north)
Primer “norte” de la temporada afectará a la isla [+] Ver mas
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 Charity Info
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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 @ Marina Paraiso
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NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.
We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.
The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at or Kathy Ennis at or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.


Miguel's schedule
 Wednesday 7 - 9pm   Comono - solo
 Wednesday through Saturday - 10:30 - 12:00 - Faynes -  La Banda Sin Nombre  (closing 9/16 for 4 weeks)
Friday & Saturday 7 - 9p Marina Paraiso -  solo
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 2:30am - Adelitas -  La Banda Sin Nombre Salsa Music 
Sunday 7 - 9p - ComoNo - The Sol Rockers 

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30


Sundays Sol Rockers 7-9 pm and Ryan 9-12
,Mondays Ryan 8 - 11, 
Tuesday Ryan 8-11, 
Wednesdays Miguel 6:30-8:30 Felo and Israel 8:30-11:30, 
Thursdays Ryan 8 - 11 
Fridays, Fabio 6"30-8:30 and Ryan 8:30-11:30..
Renovations going on right now...look for the Sol Rockers at The Joint on Sunday evenings.

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
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!! 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season

You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon ~3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant


October events
Sunset ~6:30p
Full Moon..Moonrise
Oct. 8    6:50pm
Oct. 9    7:37pm
Oct. 10  8:26pm
Oct.11   9:16pm  Dia de la nina
Oct.12  10:07pm     Día de la Raza

Oct.13 10:58pm

 Oct. 16 Thursday, Dusk (~6-6:30) Turtle Release Guadalupana Beach (Southeastern part of isle). There is conflicting information...DQR says it's at the Media Luna Beach, and TVIM says "a Caribbean beach". The releases are held at one or the other, and we are due for one down south, since the previous releases were held at Media Luna. Look for the tapes, which usually go up in advance, and people at dusk. There may be an update on the Ayuntamiento FB page (Municipal pg) . I sent them a message asking which beach.



 Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle release dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance
 Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4


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