Tuesday, July 2, 2013

More Vehicle Ferry Crossings & Naval Security For Summer Holidays, Closing Campaigns & Securing Ballots Before Sunday's Election, Leakage On Fish Street, 133 Middle School Graduates, Successful Start To Lobster Season In Isla Mujeres News Tuesday, July 2 Articles & Events: The Final Edition

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Company guarantees ferry service during this vacation period
Ferries:  In good condition

Garantiza empresa marítima su servicio en estas vacaciones

Lunes, 01 de Julio de 2013 20:28

Transbordadores, en óptimas condiciones

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de julio.-
 The manager of the vehicle ferry company “Marítima Isla Mujeres” guaranteed that during this holiday period both ferries would be operational and in optimal condition. Currently the ferry "Isla Blanca" offers five round trips daily, and when they add the "Sergio Gracia" they will offer seven crossings. It is noted that the Sergio Gracia has 180 comfortable seats. (The passenger rates are lower on these ferries, making them popular with visiting Mexican families during the summer holidays.)
Currently the departures from Isla Mujeres are 06:00; 9:30; 12:45; 16:15 & 19:15. Departures from Punta Sam are 07:15; 11:00; 14:45; 17:30 & 20:15. 
 During the summer holidays, the departure times from Isla Mujeres will be at  6:00, 8:00, 9:30, 12:00, 14:00, 16:15 &19: 00 hours. Departures from  Punta Sam will be at 7:00, 9:15, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:30, and 20:15 hours.

Arrival of election  material to the island  
Ballots, documents, pencils, among other items: Under guard

Llega el material electoral a la Isla

Lunes, 01 de Julio de 2013 20:26

Boletas, actas, mamparas, crayones, tintas, cintas, entre otros artículos, bajo resguardo

Manuel VALDEZ ISLA MUJERES, 1 de julio.- 
The materials for the election July 7th for the Mayor of Isla Mujeres  and the Diputado (Congressional representative) for district 14 have been delivered and secured, which included 200 'paquetes electorales' or of 'boletas' , 200 'actas' with their respective copies, 100 mamparas & crayons, inks, and other items. Representatives of the different political parties witnessed the material being sealed and protected in the electoral bodega (storage area). On Tuesday July 2 the packets will be reopened and their contents verified, and then they will again be sealed and protected in the same area. Delivery of the materials will begin Saturday morning which includes 100 ballot boxes of which 20 will be located on the island and the others are assigned to District 14 of the Continental Zone of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Of the 20 ballot boxes on the island, one is Special, so day trippers can cast their vote in the election for the local MP. To view the locations of the ballot boxes, go to this website www.ieqroo.org.mx/ubicatucasilla.
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133 students graduate middle school tomorrow: 7 must repeat exams 

Mañana egresan 133 alumnos de la secundaria: 7 reprueban

Manuel VALDEZ ISLA MUJERES, 1 de julio.-
On Wednesday there will be civic and social ceremonies for the graduation of 133 students who completed their studies at the middle school "Presidente Juarez", leaving 7 students who must take exams in August to obtain their certificate, because they did not complete  four subjects successfully. This school year concludes with an general achievement rate of 8.0, compared to last year's rate of 7.9, but the goal this year was 8.3, which was not achieved. The closing ceremonies were held at the club "El Pescador".
   Construction work begins Monday on a new classroom and there are 180 new students, in groups A to F. With respect to the students who failed, according to a new national standard, students entering the next grade immediately have a successfully completed at least three subjects ("deber" un un máximo de tres materias) . In case when, in the month of August, they must take their regulatory exams to continue on, there are four, and if they do not pass all four, they must repeat the previous grade. They must be under 15 years of age to obtain their certificates as repeaters. The school principal, Ramón Peña, provided this information and noted that it takes a lot of work from the parents and they must be more strict to reverse a situation of low achievement.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Arrival and securing of election material concluded for District 14
Concluye arribo y resguardo del material electoral para el Distrito XIV, en #IslaMujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

  Prepared to close the campaign

Preparan cierre de campaña
Ovidio Lopez
 Ready for the delivery of election material
Alistan entrega de material electoral
Ovidio Lopez
 Ferry service guaranteed
 Garantizan servicio de barco
.Ovidio Lopez
Noticias de  Quequi......

Arrival of election material

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Wastewater in Paseo de Peces avenue

Surgen aguas negras en vía Paseo de Peces

  Map of location of ballot boxes available

Lanzan mapa para ubicar las casillas


Announcement of the children's fishing tournament

Convocan a Torneo de pesca infantil


Announcement of extended ferry hours

Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Successful start for lobster season
Exitoso inicio de captura de langosta+] Ver mas. 

The lobster season began Monday, after a four month ban, with high expectations by the fishermen, who left early to capture the crustaceans. Restaurants began selling the product at prices of 300-400 pesos, and may exceed 600 pesos, depending on the size and type of dish. Some of the more popular styles are stuffed, grilled, or prepared with coconut. The fishermen hope to exceed last season's harvest of 400 tons before the season ends on the 28th of February.

Navy tightens security at docks
La Armada refuerza la seguridad en muelles[+] Ver mas
In anticipation of the summer holidays, the Navy has increased its presence on the docks in Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez,  and were seen at the Utramar dock early Monday morning conducting inspections, which continued until the last crossing, ie until midnight. There were no reports of any arrests or of any discovery of drugs. PE expects these activities to continue until the end of summer vacation.

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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

Sunset yesterday from MVC B&B
 From the back balcony..Above is looking east & below is looking at North Point/Punta Norte

From a front balcony looking west across the lake toward the bay & mainland

  & Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

MVC Presents...Upcoming Events!

Monday July 1  Lobster Season Begins  (And  Lobster tacos return to Soggy Peso on Mondays!)
Thursday, July 4  at 4-7pm  Town Square  Art Fair 

Fourth of July parties...
Casa de los Suenos has BBQ & Banda Sin Nombre

Soggy Peso usually has one with BBQ, maybe mariachis
other places you're likely to find folks celebrating...
Chuuk Kay, Miguel's Moonlight, Iguana's, Fenix...

Friday, July 5 7p (?)   Town Square Stage   Senior Citizen's Beauty & Talent Contest
Saturday, July 6 9am-11am  La Gloria English School   Yard Sale
Sunday, July 7 Elections:   Alcohol will be less available & not for sale at grocery stores & carryout locations.  Tourist-oriented businesses that serve food are  usually allowed to sell beer & cocktails to foreigners, and may require a food purchase. 
  Saturday, July 20  9am Children's fishing tournament Weigh in-1pm

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 will begin in about a month & be 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. 

 Casa de los Suenos   LINKwebsite  LINKfb 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre
Sunset Grill  Playa Norte   LINK   Dusk    Vocalist & Keyboard
Cafe del Mar  8-10 John Cain    LINK   LINK
 El Patio/ComoNo (rooftop) LINK  8:30 - 11 - La Guera & Willys Blues
 Fayne's:   LINK    8:00-10:00-Raul Alexis
 Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz LINK- 8 - 10  
Poc Na ?  Link
Tres Mentiras ?  LINK

La Catrina ?  LINK LINK 

John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Jason Szolosi shared Casa de los Sueños's photo.

Come out and Join us for our Big 4th of July Celebration this Thursday starting at 3:00. Bring your swim suit and relax in the ocean while enjoying live music by La Banda Sin Nombre. We will have a special "Back Yard BBQ" menu as well as drink and shot specials all night. Once the sun goes down enjoy all the fireworks in Cancun!

John Cain... The Sol Rockers are pleased to announce that we will be playing Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm (and hopefully every Wednesday) at The Bally Hoo Restaurant. We love Solange, Miguel, Elba and the crew so come out and support this new venue for the band if you can. We appreciate it. Great food and a good wooden dance floor.

Mundaca Divers ..Amazing Day This saturday.....You Will Love Itt.COME NOW Its Amazing

Jackie Conlon Fredy's - steak Mexican style. Delicious! — with Fredys Antonio Poot Ucan in Isla Mujeres.

Isla MujeresWatching in awe the amazing waters at Isla Mujeres Photo by Marco Colaci

Bruce Looks like rain. From MVC B&B today

Bruce . At Tortugranja last year
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Jackie Conlon added 4 new photos to the album Isla Mujeres - June 2013 Around the Island. — in Isla Mujeres.
Last 24 hrs "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/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was translated.in a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

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