Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wrong Way Mama Finds Her Way Home: Turtle Tales In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, July 17 The Afternoon Edition

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Conducting a mock changeover 

The records will be submitted digitally, including Annual Operations, inventories, and programs completed, in process, and pending, among others

Realizarán simulacro de entrega-recepción

Martes, 16 de Julio de 2013 19:44

Para evitar gasto de insumos, las actas deberán entregarse de manera digital, incluyendo Programas Operativos Anuales, inventarios, programas ejecutados, en proceso y pendientes, entre otros

Municipal Comproller Iris Beatriz González Dzib said they will run a computer simulation on July 26 & 27th of the governmental changeover. The Comptroller staff will meet with each of the agency directors to make a review of their records to assure that everything is prepared for the final updates and delivery. There will be another practice drill held in late August. The Mayor has given assurances that there will be an orderly transition that is transparent, and asked all employees to be responsible for their obligations.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

PAN is entering a legal challenge with IEQROO against the recent electoral process
Ingresa el PAN recurso de impugnación ante el ‪#‎Teqroo‬      
Presenta el PAN 2 juicios de nulidad en contra del pasado proceso electoral en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ante IEQROO
City owes 2.2 million pesos to the fishermen
Adeuda Ayuntamiento 2.2 mdp a pescadores de ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬
Residents of Canotal in Isla Mujeres are complaining about a lack of tap water
Vecinos del Cañotal en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ se quejan por falta de Agua Potable

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Controversy about massive layoffs .

Polémica por despido masivo
Ovidio Lopez
PAN requests annulment of ballots
PAN solicita anulación de casillas
Ovidio Lopez The PAN legal team filed two applications for the cancelling of several ballot boxes, including the mega box for Ciudad Mujeres.  According to the complainant several polling places were 'integrated' (integradas) by persons other than those authorized by the Electoral Law of Quintana Roo.
Fishermen affected by delay of assistance
Afecta atraso de apoyo a pescadores
Ovidio Lopez It is more than two weeks into the lobster fishing season, and the hyperbaric chamber still does not have a specialist. The fishermen are hoping the state Ministry of Health will solve this problem in upcoming weeks.There is also a need to service the communication system to receive first hand information when an accident occurs, since the antenna for the marine radio has deteriorated, and is at risk of falling in a gale. The 260 fishermen have been paid 1500 pesos of their support to assist them thru the lobster closure months of March thru June, and are waiting the other 8500 pesos. The City is having financial difficulties, which include meeting this commitment of 2.2million pesos. Quequi notes the payment of 1500 pesos in support totaled to 390,000 pesos.

Noticias de  Quequi......


  Residents of Canotal have been complaining of  unstable water pressure, which occurred three days ago and again yesterday.  At times the water didn't get to the tanks on the second story, and is not a problem for those who have one story. They say it may be due to maintenance work on the hydraulic network. Residents say this problem has been recurrent, so some have installed pumps to move the water up to their tanks. Others bath in buckets when they find their tanks are empty. The reporter does not know if the problem is also occurring in La Gloria, where there is higher elevation (mayor disnivel.or.greater slope).


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Comptroller planning a mock changeover


Ensuring security of sunbathers

As part of the Municipal Operation Summer Vacation 2013, the Navy ensures the safety of people on the beaches with officers patorlling and ships guarding the coast of Isla Mujeres. There have been no serious mishaps. They have assisted someone with a spine or thorn, and treated minor cuts and sun effects in a timely manner. Despite the lack of incidents, they are prepared to provide the necessary assistance and they are aware of possible accidents.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

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Council members object to not receiving bonuses

Regidores en rebeldía por no recibir bonos+] Ver mas
According to anonymous, City staff some Council members objected to attending a meeting about procedures for the changeover process, because they have not received some of their bonuses, due to the economic crisis the City is facing.

Preparing first simulated changover
Preparan primer simulacro de entrega-recepción[+] Ver mas

Hotel occupancy rallies to 70%
Hotelería refleja repuntes del 70 por ciento. [+] Ver mas
On Tuesday there were good numbers of people arriving and taking boat tours and eating in restaurants. Hotel occupancy was close to 70% according to the tourism director. Last week it was at 45% and on Friday levels reached 50%, and then yesterday, on Tuesday, most had reached 70 percent. There are accommodations ranging from one to five stars among the 2400 rooms. Water tour providers are reporting sales of 60 percent, and they are expecting sales to improve with sunny weather this week.

Important streets look like minefields
Importantes vías parecen “campos minados”+] Ver mas
Por Esto points out that this area by the Convention Center continues to have problems of potholes,  after four months. Tourists arriving to Avalon Beach pass thru this area.  (SINTRA paved the road nearby and left end by the intersection unfinished and open.. The City filled it in and paved over it. )

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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 MVC B&B

 I saw this at first light and went down to check for turtle eggs, since they would be vulnerable if exposed like that. This shows the 'egg tube' they dig after they make the big hole. She hit a rock at the last coupla inches and quit. They dig in the dark. (Sometimes you can see the sand flying, but since the sand covers them, they can be hard to spot except for the movement).  Earlier this year, we had this area dug out & the rocks removed, because last year a number of mama turtles tried to nest there unsuccessfully. There's a few more rocks that gotta go! They do their digging in the wee hours, and return to the sea before the first light.

 Photo above Bruce, Below: Diane Daniel, then two by me, and two by Bruce
When I stepped out of the sliding glass door, I did not expect a huge reptilian head to be inches from my toes, so we stared at each other for a moment.  The rest of her body was around the corner. She began to retreat back down the paseo, and I ducked back inside. She was heading toward the street, tho her way is blocked by our propane tank enclosure. In her travels back and forth, she uncovered that water line to the outdoor shower, & rearranged the conch shell border by the fence.
    While she was resting, I got rid of the dogs that were barking at her.  (Two were shoo'd home, the others were tricked into my house.). I came around from the front yard & stood between her and the street/propane tank while we both rested quietly a moment, then she turned around & headed back toward the sea. 
 So far, so good..across the patio..but then instead of going straight (east), she headed right/ south to The Neighours. We kept getting in front of her, and to her right, but she was in no mood to be shoo'd.  She was heading toward the rocky ledges that have a drop off.

 The drop off is higher to the right, and she was determined to go over the rocks, so at this point we steered her to best spot & she went over thhe edge without flipping over & apparently unscathed. (Guests & friends have helped the turtle guys flip two back onto their feet recently, in the area.).
 Photo above by Diane Daniel, below by Bruce, then mine

  Then we all stood on the Neighbour's rocks & watched the sunrise together.

Video of Mama Turtle returning to the sea this morn at MVC  HERE ( by Diane Daniel)

Bruce   Sunset yesterday evening at MVC B&B
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Upcoming Events

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 usually begin around the end of July & 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.
  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:

THIS document about traditional dishes & foods of the area is in Spanish, but has nice photos with the names of the foods. Isla Mujeres starts ~pg 90

Live Music Wednesday In Isla Mujeres

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINk fb

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Jazz     LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK


Bally Hoo  7-9 Sol Rockers

Bahia Tortuga 7p Melekai Joe & Open mic   LINK

El Patio 8:30-11  La Guera & Willys Blues    LINK 

Cafe del Mar  8 -10 (?)    LINK LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis

Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15   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...
John Cain  shared Caribe On Canvas's photo.
John Cain, Miguel Angel Hernandez, Seblues Hernandez Miranda & Salvador Herrera.
The Sol Rockers are playing tonight at The Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 9 pm...Great food and drinks, good dance space!

 Delivery  Call...9982433776   Their Menu

*DZACOL DE POLLO   Chicken Dzacol
-POC CHUC  Yucatec BBQ
-MILANESA DE POLLO O PUERCO   Chicken or Pork steak Milanesa
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.
.:La Banda Sin Nombre:.   See you there!!!

Muchos nos conocen por nuestra variedad de salsas!! solo en BUFALO!!

Ibette de Alcocer shared Bufalo's photo.
Come come to Buffalo, don't miss it. We have great promotions. Open until midnight. Tacos only 7 peso, exquisite salsas: taste the garlic, the guacamole, the red tomato, the green tomato, the salsa of chiles secos and of Bufalo!!

Don't forget the Bufalo opens at 2p, and has Chinese and Italina food and now we have delivery service from 7pm to Midnight!

Promotion of 3 tortas for 55 pesos, tacos only 7p, and hamburgers only 20p.
Bufalo is a very special place because we enjoy giving the best service, laughing with people, and having a great time. Each day that passes, we want the best for you. Open Tues-Sat 2p-Midnight. Sometimes closed Sunday & Monday.

VEN! VEN! A BUFALO!! NO TE LO PIERDAS!! TENEMOS MUY BUENAS PROMOCIONES! ABIERTO HASTA LAS 12! TAQUITOS A SOLO 7 PESOS CON LAS MÁS EXQUISITAS SALSAS. PRUEBA LA DE AJO, LA DE GUACAMOLE, LA DE TOMATE ROJO, TOMATE VERDE, DE CHILES SECOS Y LA DE BUFALO!!Ibette de AlcocerNo olvides que en BUFALO ya abrimos a las 2 de la tarde. ya vendemos comida china e italiana y ya tenemos servicio a domicilio!! de 7pm a 12 de la noche.Ibette de AlcocerY que esperas para venir a BUFALO?? te esperamos hoy con grandes promociones 3 tortas muy bien servidas x 55 pesos, tacos a solo 7 pesos, hamburguesas a solo 20 pesos y disfruta nuestro sabor y calidad. ¡NO FALTES!! Abierto de 2 de la tarde hasta las 12 de la noche!!BufaloBufalo es un lugar muy especial, porque nos gusta dar el mejor servicio, reir con la gente y pasar un rato muy agradable. Cada dia que pasa, queremos ser mejores para ti. Abierto de martes a sabado de 2pm a 12 de la noche. Aveces cerrado lunes y domingo.

Bruce  Another great day on Playa Norte.

This is called Flyboard Cancun or Water Turbo Flight (WTF). It is powered by the nearby jetski  (Link to their FB page)
Bruce  I've heard about these in Cancun, but this is the first time I've seen them on Playa Norte.

Caribe On Canvas  Nice sunset last week from Bahia. Didn't seem like it was going to be a good sunset but turned out good at the last minute!

I FLS  Don't miss the Perseids next month! They're one of the most reliable and visible meteor showers of the year.

More information on how to spot them:
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Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres updated their cover photo.
Just a heads up to all you Barlito lovers, we will be closed for vacation starting Tuesday July, 23rd & reopening on Tuesday, July 29th! We hate to disappoint anyone who will be on the Island this week but we & our entire staff are all super excited for some time off after a crazy busy high season. We thank you for your continued support & business!

 "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.
 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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