TV Program Promotes Isla Mujeres
The hosts of the TV program Verano TeleHit 2013 were filmed while touring the island and visiting its attractions. The program will be shown during the month of August. Part of the goal of Summer TeleHit is to introduce their millions of viewers to activities and tours available in Quintana Roo including diving, culture, gastronomy, extreme sports, aquatic activities and more. Source; Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez
Three Marinas Registered: Sewage Status Unknown With Others
Caption: Most marinas are not connected to the sewage network Source: Quintanarroense/Ovidio Lopez
Leonel García, of the Regulación Sanitaria de Isla Mujeres, said there are hundreds of boats in the marinas that are not connected to the sewage network..He said they lack data on how many marinas are irregular, noting there are more than a dozen where it has not been confirmed if they have sewage service. He said three marinas that are registered are Club de Yates de Isla Mujeres, Paraíso and Marina Puerto Isla Mujeres.
The reporter was unable to find information online about regulations in Quintana Roo, and quoted them from La Paz, Baja California, which noted that wastewater discharged into surface water without prior treatment can be a problem because it is highly concentrated after being stored on ships using very little water to thin it. It discusses other problems and procedures regarding locations sewage is pumped from boats, noting that marinas are required to have procedures and systems to remove sewage, with a pumping station connected to the sewage system.
Permits Revoked From 3 Comissionista Hawkers
The Tourism Agency revoked the permits of three comisionista hawkers, who were notified in advance on January 14th, due to problems. They will no longer be allowed to vend services in the streets. Yesterday the Director of Tourism issued a circular at various businesses leasing golf carts & motorcycles, and those selling tours, with the names of the three men, which are given in the article. Source: Diario Respuesta/Jesus Molina
Mistaken Odor Downtown Mobilizes Police, Navy, & Civil Protection
Municipal police and personnel from Civil Protection mobilized downtown immediately when there were numerous reports of an odor down town that was believed to be from a gas leak. The Navy joined the operation, and after 20 minutes of searching it was determined to be coming from Casa Serena where the owner explained the odor was from spraying chemicals on plants, and then opening the doors and windows. The personnel from Civil Protection were immediately calming people who had become alarmed by the odor. There were no consequences to the event except some people experienced "un fuerte susto"..were strongly startled.
Increased Mosquito Prevention
Because there are still puddles remaining where mosquitoes could breed, the campaign to prevent dengue has increased with spraying in colonias including Caribeña, La Gloria, Mundaca, Salina Chica, Electricistas, Aeropuerto and Sac-Bajo, as well as at the turtle farm and in the area of Devil's Curve/Curva del Diablo. Junk removal is planned in these colonias next week and with equipment from SESA they can treat 200-300 homes daily. Residents are asked to clean and remove unused items, to keep containers clean, disinfected, and covered where water is stored, and to allow health staff to review homes and patios to detect potential breeding sites. If any symptoms of malaise, or fever are experienced, self medication is not advised, and it is recommended they see a doctor. Source: Por Esto
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Live Music Wednesday In Isla Mujeres
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In June the whale sharks (and rays) are visiting. Three species of turtles are nesting on Caribbean beaches & breeding offshore (The honeymooners are more obvious by Punta Sur, but we are seeing them here, too.)
There are little red crabs migrating to and from the sea. (Watch out for them on road at the southeastern end of the isle at night.)
Sunday June 16: Father's Day /Dia de los Padres
Friday June 21: Summer Solstice
Fri-Sun June 21-23: Whale Shark Festival
Sat & Sun June 22 & 23 : Super Full Moon (6:50, 7:50, & ~hour later nightly)
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. BTW the serpent shadow moving on the steps of Chichen Itza occurs with the Equinoxes.
Super Moon of June: The biggest brightest moon of the year
This year the Supermoon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree — the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on June 23 the Moon will be “only” about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). Source link
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
I f##king love science Credit: Science Bob
Tony GarciaQuiet . nice breeze air .blue sky. Very intense and clear sun. Clear and smooth ocean Good morning. Good morning, nice sunrise, beautiful weather..live the life with passion and love,,
(Watermelon Art is Not from Isla Mujeres) So Mexican Original Mexican Artwork. TALENTED!
Diane White Daniel Lost doggie at our house...Diane found his owner
Bruce : Sunset from the Soggy Peso pier.
Sally Margolis A few things from Picky Picky Designs at Lola Valentina, Isla Mujeres :) https://www.facebook.com/
Diane White Daniel Sea and sky
David Daniel at Avalon Reef Club Isla Mujeres.
Diane White Daniel Beef tacos at Avalon (about 8.50us) —
Volunquest is planning an event at Fenix
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Had a really tasty dinner with Ibette de Alcocer at Buffalo. Orange chicken that was fabulous, really really good fried rice, more spring rolls then I will admit to eating! Ibette also made a chicken and noodle soup that the granddaughter ate all up. . . and that is impressive since she is a very picky almost three year old!
Kathy Ennis Best orange chicken ever. Bufalo's.
It Says...The underwater museum of Isla Mujeres - Cancun is nominated to be one of the eight wonders of the world! Remember you can vote once a day, so you can come back tomorrow and vote. Voting is open from June 3 to September 30 http://www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder
Photo Jason deCaires Taylor
Isla Mujeres¡El museo subacuático de Isla Mujeres - Cancún está nominado para ser una de las 8 maravillas del mundo! ¡Vota! Recuerda que puedes votar una vez al día, así que puedes regresar mañana y votar. La votación está abierta del 3 de junio al 30 de septiembre http://www.virtualtourist.com/
Retired Beach Dogs Living The Good Life
by David Daniel: It's a two dog morning here in Mexico... There are half a dozen comments..These two have a lotta friends who visit the isle. The Neighbours provide their food & vet care & around here they get petting & occasional leftovers. David responded to one of the comments about them being smart doggies...The
wind comes up through the corridor and gives a perfect breeze all the
time.. smart is as smart does.. and these two are smart!
From the "Friends & Family Room: Cuarto Arriba" at MaraVilla Caribe. It has "Natural" A/C (...and a conventional, quiet minisplit a/c)
Celebrating Two Years Of Translating The News...Thanks for Reading!
Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
Usually if an article is "missing", it may have been published in another paper recently, and translated.in a previous post.