Saturday, July 20, 2013

Afternoon Edition In Isla Mujeres News Saturday, July 20

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
 There are always links to the original articles.
  If  there is a headline, but no translation,  the information was probably already translated recently.

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Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Low catch & demand for lobster

Live lobsters selling between 170 & 200 pesos per kilo

Poca captura y demanda de langosta

Viernes, 19 de Julio de 2013 21:41

Los precios de venta del crustáceo vivo se ubican entre $170 y $200 el kilo

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de julio.- .
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 The season began with good catches, but now the lobster fishermen are complaining that production has stagnated and there is a lack of demand from the restaurants, so that they are having to sell lobster for 180 pesos a kilo. In general live lobster is selling for 170 to 200p/kilo and tails are selling between 300 and 400 pesos a kilo. (Using 12.5 as an exchange rate, 300p/kilo for tails is $24 or $10.90/lb)

Children award a medal to Mayor Hugo Sanchez, for his support

Full support for sports from the present administration 

Entregan pequeños medalla al Edil Hugo Sánchez, por su apoyo

Viernes, 19 de Julio de 2013 21:39

Respaldo total al deporte en la presente administración

The medal was engraved with the Mayor's name and given to him by members of the “Isleñitos” soccer teams. They appreciated the mayors assistance with providing uniforms and transportation. The team that began training in 2009 won the championship for the fourth consecutive year in the Tournament Guillermo Cañedo, and they were Champions at the Tournament Peninsular Valladolid 2013.
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de julio.- .
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 Tvisla Mujeres
Governor inaugurates modern planetarium Ka 'Yok (in Cancun)
Inaugura el Gobernador del Estado moderno planetario Ka´Yok

If Benito Juarez (Cancun) does not correct the problems at the (mainland) landfill, we will close the facility: HSM (Mayor of Isla Mujeres)
Si Benito Juárez no corrige los problemas en el Relleno Sanitario, tendremos que clausurar ese tiradero:HSM
  HSM: Where is PROFEPA QRoo, who are not monitoring compliance with the Environmental Impact Assessment at the (mainland) Trash Facility?
¿Donde está @ProfepaQroo @semarnatqroo que no vigila el debido cumplimiento de la MIA en el Relleno Sanitario?: HSM

Dirección de tránsito instala verificadores de velocidad en Rueda Medina
.Traffic police install speed verifiers on Rueda Medina


Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Initiate process of transition Inicia proceso de transición
Ovidio Lopez

Noticias de  Quequi......

Mayor leaves fishermen without financial aid

  • Deja Hugo sin apoyos a pescadores


    Deja Hugo sin apoyos a pescadores

    0 19 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-   The Mayor acknowledged that there are financial committments that cannot be addressed before the end of his administration, due to economic reasons, and among them is the support for the fisherman, which totals ~2.2 million pesos. Although this support was offered to the fishermen, it will be impossible to meet this obligation, and other assistance of the City. There is support to doctors and teachers that has been discontinued. He said they will try to pay the fishermen as much as they can, but the priority is payroll and public service work issues, so social work will have to be secondary.  He said he has genuine concern for the fisherman, but cannot pay this support if it will jeopardize the financial stability of the City.

    SIRESOL accused of not fulfilling contract
  • Acusan a Siresol de no cumplir contrato


    Acusan a Siresol de no cumplir contrato

    0 19 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-The mayor said that it has been three months since the Waste Facility project started, which was sold as a plan with high tech equipment, but is functioning as an open air dump. He toured the location yesterday and spoke to the media. He does not want political conflicts with the municipality of Benito Juarez and urged the Mayor of Cancun to take into consideration the points set out in the agreement they signed. The Mayor of Isla Mujeres is considering legal action and does not want the next administration to inherit a problem as serious as this, and he is concerned that the payment be made.  SIRESOL-Cancun is the paramunicipal Solución Integral de Residuos Sólidos , which could face closure for non compliance with the points of the contract and non payment of  400,000 pesos to the municipality of Isla Mujeres. (This new facility is located in the mainland municipality of Isla Mujeres, and the municipality of Benito Juarez is charged $200,000 pesos monthly).
  • Retiran basura de la estación de transferencia


    Retiran basura de la estación de transferencia

    0 19 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- 

  The Trash Transfer facility on the island is reaching maximum capacity and needs over a thousand tons of trash removed. The issue of vehicles being out of order was discussed at the City Council meeting and the problem is being addressed that they need maintenance and tires. The City is concerned because waste production increases during the holiday period by ~20%, above the usual ~40 tonnes daily. They are working with the ferry company to increase the number of runs in order to achieve a more rapid removal of the trash.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Presents resources for sports facilities

Presentan los recursos para áreas deportivas

Presentan los recursos para áreas deportivas
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Crece anidación de tortugas marinas

Rehabilitation of recreational space


City workers were seen at the recreational sports area in colonia Electricistas, with machetes and brooms, removing weeds and leaves. The park is located beside Benito Juarez middle school (On the west coastal road, ~a mile or less from town) , and is a popular area for the students to relax, play, or just chat. Diario Respuesta had asked the Mayor to give attention to the area, and the Neighbors are grateful. The reporter notes that the Parks Department is an agency that is respected by the islanders because their employees are always seen out working from the early hours of the day.

Lacking units to take the trash of Isla Mujeres
The tires on the trash transfer vehicles are bad, and with a lack of resources for repairs;  trash has built up, until there is a serious accumulation. The only way to resolve the problem is to move the trash to the mainland.  The Mayor acknowledged there is a lack of sufficient vehicles to transport trash to the mainland, and said the  trash accumulation has been complicated by a difference in the dimensions of one of the ferries. The transport vehicles, called 'gondolas',  have useless tires and  twenty tires are need, at a cost of 30,000 pesos each, while City resources are scarce.
Remodelarán la cancha de básquetbol de la colonia Centro. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)
Some City Council members complained about the lack of information regarding federal resources of 3.5 million dollars from CONADE ( Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte / the National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports) for sports infrastructure, which will be used to maintain & renovate two sports facilities and to create an outdoor gym. The proposal was passed unanimously by the City Council during the 40th Special Session. They said the next administration should manage this money, but in the end they backed the Mayor's proposal.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
(Potential) Landfill closure in (mainland) Isla Mujeres

Clausurarían el basurero en Isla Mujeres

jul 19, 2013 7:59
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo –.

 por esto

Electric company maintaining lines
Mantenimiento a las líneas de la CFE[+] Ver mas There is no text, just the headline & photo

Hotels maintain 50% occupancy
Hoteles mantienen 50% de ocupación [+] Ver mas
Hotel occupancy remains at 50% and is expected to increase by 10% on Sunday. On Monday it was 49%, Tuesday was 50%, Wednesday 53%, and Thursday it exceeded 54%, while on Friday that level of occupancy was maintained. It is expected or hoped to reach  60 or 70% on Sunday, if the good weather continues. The boat tours have reported an 40% increase in demand for their services which cost betwen 250 and 300 pesos per person, for about five hours of activities and entertainment.

Lobster harvest is low in Isla Mujeres

A la baja la captura de langosta en la isla[+] Ver mas
Social Justica and Caribe cooperatives of lobster fishermen are reporting catches of between 180 and 200 kilos weekly, at a price of 180 pesos per kilogram.  This does not include the catches of the men who are camping in the laguna Chacmuchuch and those at Isla  Contoy. They have been catching more than they were the first week when the weather 'scrambled' the sea, making their jobs difficult. They are expecting demand from the restaurants to improve this weekend and next week due to increased tourism.

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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

Sunrise this morning from Capt Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia added 2 new photos.
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 20  9am Children's fishing tournament Weigh in-1pm
Saturday, July 20 Reggae Party at Fenix...details below
Saturday, July 20  Argentine Band at Poc Na...details below 

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases usually start around the end of July & are held periodically until early October.
    Lately the water has been very calm and there have been many manta rays, with many swimming upside down, in addition to many whale sharks. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins & turtles from the balcony, and lotsa big fish while snorkeling. 

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.

The Super full moon will be rising over the Caribbean at ~6:30 on Sunday and about an hour later nightly link

More information on how to spot them:

Saturday's Live Music:

Fenix: Usually has 3-5 Tropical Groove..who are playing at the Reggae Beach party...see info & link below
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Casa de los Suenos:  4-7 w 1/2 price appetizers  LINK LINK
Iguanas: 6:30-8:30  Tropical Groove  w BBQ ribs, steaks,etc   LINK   LINK   
Brisas Grill: ~7p   Cuban trio  LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset Keyboard & vocals  LINK

Fenix: 8-10  Latin Jazz w Fabio
(today's ad says at sundown..dinnertainment)  LINK
Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono 8:30-11  Marco LINK
Poc Na p Kapanga  ?   Link
Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz  8-10   La Guera & Willy's Blues  LINK

Fenix 10:30-2 Guest DJ & Fire Show  LINK
Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
La Terraza 10p-close Salsa & Latin  LINK

Poc Na  Kapanga continues  Link

Tres Mentiras ?  LINK

La Catrina ?  LINK LINK  

  On the internet in the past 24 hours...

posted toFenix
Reggae Beach Party! Tropical Groove w/special guest La Guera Lau 2-5pm
The SOL GIRLS are here, we've got lots of fun prizes, so come play on the beach with us!
 Kapanga at Poc Na tonight at 8pm From Argentina
Tammi Lewis
Satuday's a busy day for Miguel with gigs: Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres 6:30p - 8:30p, Fayne's BarandGrill 10:30p - 12a, Tequileria La Adelita 12a - 2a. Looking for something to do? Come on by

Sunday: Bahia Tortuga 7:00p - 9:00p and Fayne's Bar and Grill.
Marla Bainbridge Happy Hour at Casa de Los Suenos and la Banda sin Nombre.

Hal and Karen, diving with us this week and going on the whale shark tour twice!! Shared this video with us today!! The Mantas are here in force, full time, swimming with us and the whale sharks. It is incredible!!

Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo shared Isla Mujeres Hoy's photo.
El equipo #Isleñitos Isla Mujeres entregan a Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo medalla con su nombre
Ibette de Alcocer created a collage on and try our delicious breakfast, only in BUFALO!
Ibette de Alcocerposted toMerca Isla Delivery..Chinese, Mexican...don't miss it! Y que esperan para ordenar en BUFALO?SERVICIO A DOMICILIO !! 2 74 70 03 Y 99 81 86 32 42. TENEMOS COMIDA CHINA, Y LOS ANTOJITOS MEXICANOS!! NO TE LO PIERDAS!!
Ibette de Alcocer Jared, los burritos, las quesadillas, y los huaraches, cuestan 30 pesos. pero ya sabes que todo está mega grande!!  Mega Big Burritos, quesadillas (in photo), or huraches are 30p

Oscar's Grill shared Al Travers's photo.
thanks to all the staff for my good Pizza chicken BBQ
Tony Garcia's photo. This is a Green/Blanca....head is at left.
Tony Garcia's photo.  Ferry Terminal Gran Puerto
Fenix Lounge added a new photo.

Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo.Caribe On Canvas's photo. at Fenix Lounge.

Freddy Medina How about a refreshing Michelada / shrimp......well only at Soggy Peso !!!!! — with Soggy Peso Bar Grill

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres ¡Inscríbete, aprende y juega en el Baaxlo'ob Paalalo'ob 2013!

Isla mujeres de Pi Sonia Chatelain :)

It's been a while since I've seen the sunrise. So beautiful!
Good candid shot of Fredy at his place. Donna took the original photo; could not tear myself away from the Margarita! :)

Colores. — in Isla Mujeres.

Daily Update: This is Golda; she’s been with us for a while because she’s had such a hard time with her skin. Just when we think that it’s getting better it flairs up again. So sad, and recently she’s been in isolation, which is hard on any puppy, because she has ring worm and some people caught it from her. I’m flying down there on Monday and can’t wait to see her. I’m taking 6 bottles of Selsum Blue which is great for fungus, hopefully that’s her only problem by now. I will let you know. I’ve had ring worm and if you catch it early and put athletes foot cream on it 5 or 6 times a day it’s not so bad but I know that it can be a huge problem. As for my last post, so many people commented on how sad it was for the dog to be tight up all the time and I couldn’t agree more. BUT I’ve come up with a great idea if I can make it work. The Guatalupana, where the dog is, is a very poor area and there are many people out of work. I thought that maybe we could create a position for a neighborhood “dog walker.” We could check around for all the non-aggressive dogs in the area that are tied up 24/7 and see if they would agree to someone walking their dog every day. It will have to be someone strong and responsible because none of these dogs will be leash trained and in the beginning I’m sure they will be so excited about walking around that they will drag someone through the streets. The success will all depend on who we can find. How do you feel about your donation dollars going to a plan like that? And by the way by birthday wish for monthly pledges is up to $930.00 thanks to JoAnne and Dawn, yahoo, almost half way there.



 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
 There are always links to the original articles.
  If  there is a headline, but no translation,  the information was probably already translated recently.

. Check out our Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & Today's Special Deals...HERE!

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