Sunday, August 25, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, August 25 The Afternoon Edition

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



The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the articles,  Daily Events & Live Music Schedules  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Tropical wave affects visitors

Onda tropical afecta a paseantes

Sábado, 24 de Agosto de 2013 22:05

Onda tropical afecta a paseantes

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de agosto.-The article begins: "The god Chac was felt on the island and according to the National Weather service, the rains will continue throughout the weekend". It says the tropical disturbance had the (a small) potential of becoming a tropical cyclone ( didn't & was no big deal) in the next few hours. It says the weather chased tourists from the beaches, and to take refuge in the Catholic church where they prayed for the weather to stop so they could continue to enjoy their holiday. Tropical wave #15 is expected to extend over Quintana Rood, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas causing moderate to heavy rains. (Yesterday and this early morning were overcast, then it was sunny, at midday the clouds are increasing.)
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Cemetery: Neglected tourist attraction

Tourists attracted by the story of the "pirate" Fermin Mundaca are disappointed to find it unkempt 

Cementerio, atractivo turístico entre el olvido y el abandono

Sábado, 24 de Agosto de 2013 21:57

Turistas llegan al lugar atraídos por la historia del “Pirata” Fermín Mundaca, pero se sorprenden y desilusionan al verlo sucio y descuidado

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de agosto.- It says the town cemetery is one of the main tourist attractions of the island. Some islanders will take visitors on a guided walk through the most significant sites of the island; down the cobblestone streets, to the church, the main square, the City Hall, and of course the municipal cemetery where they are told the legend of "Pirate Mundaca".  But unfortunately the tourists encounter broken tombs in need of paint, rust, bones in plain sight, and candles or flower cups with rainwater that can cause mosquitoes, turning the visit into a 'total fiasco'. The tour guides explain that the tomb of Mundaca was designed before he died, and he was buried in Merida, not Isla Mujeres. The legend goes that "Pirate" Fermin Mundaca was from Spain, and came to reside on the island as a conqueror & superior, so he was hated by the community. (se sentía conquistador y superior a los residentes por lo que era odiado por el pueblo). One day the 53 year old fell in love with a 16 year old Islander named Prisca Gomez Pantoja, known as "Trigueña”, who snubbed and ignored him, although he offered all his riches. She gave her love to another man, while the pirate ended up dying of melancholy in Merida.  (and yellow fever)
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Police officers & navy cordoned off area after putting out flames in a home. 
Elementos de seguridad pública y Armada de México acordonan el área luego de sofocar las llamas en la vivienda photo on Twitter 

Fire takes the life of one person in downtown Isla Mujeres.
Incendio acaba con la vida de una persona en el primer cuadro de la isla mujeres hace unos minutos

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

  Promoting preservation of crabs
Impulsan la preservación del cangrejo
Same info as already translated..Civic & municipal organizations are working together to protect blue & red crabs during spawning & drivers are asked to watch out for them at night near Sac Bajo & near Punta Sur, during the full moons of August, September, and October.
 Thanked for their service to islanders
Agradecen servicio en pro de isleños
They have not only rescued people on the island, they fight forest fires on the mainland. Their department suffers from a lack of resources, but the small force is dedicated, respected, and trained.  They have taken training through various institutions including courses in Basic Firefighting & Rescue from "Caritas" group, and Immediate Response to Bomb Threats taught by the Federal Police. For Firefighers day (Dia de los Bomberos) they were recognized by the director of civil protection with special mention to Luis Antonio González Martínez for 8 years of service, Josué Amílcar Ravell Barrera  with 7 years, and Armín Ariel Tuz Armín Dzul, with six years of service. Other firefighters are  Emir Idelfonso Vallejos Gómez, Josué Amílcar Ravell Barrera, Gerardo Reyes Azcorra González, Iván Dovaly Lor May, Juan Vásquez Jiménez, and Mónica Florentina Zúñiga Velázquez. (my bolding)

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Slow progress of work at new hospital

  • Avanza lento obra del nuevo hospital


    Avanza lento obra del nuevo hospital

    0 24 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI. The construction of the new Specialty Hospital in Isla Mujeres continues to progress steadily, and Islanders are looking forward to its completion as a solution to many of the health care problems at this location. Next month it will be a year since the construction was restarted. It was discontinued for two years before that, until money was invested into the project. Now the work is at 40 percent, although initially it was expected to take one year. 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

Silence has come gradually to the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and the beaches of the island as the holiday season has come to an end, and tens of thousands of visitors who arrived over the past two months are abruptly gone. Some of the service providers hope to generate business from the few passersby, while others just take shelter in the shade of the palms. The taxis & golf carts that were so recently in high demand, are now lined up. The low season has arrived and will continue for the next few months in Isla Mujeres.

 por esto

Teachers request clarification about benefits
Maestros amenazan con manifestarse+] Ver mas
Teachers of the school "Julio Sauri" in Isla Mujeres met on Friday around 7pm on the school premises, and there was a rumor that certain benefits for teachers may be canceled. The teachers requested a clarification from the Dept. of Education / Secretaría de Educación, Sara Latife Ruiz Chávez and the leader of sectin XXV, Rafael González Sabido, about the possible suspention of benefits under Concept 41 and the Special Bonus (GE / Gratificación Especial). Teacher who work 40 hours receive 1500 pesos monthly under Concept 41, while the GE of ~5000 pesos is given with the aguinaldo (required year end bonus). There have been demonstrations around the state, but they are waiting for clarification on Monday and have petitioned the appropriate representatives about this and other concerns such as  the lack of teachers in some of the schools, construction & improvement of infrastructure in the schools, retirement, retirees bonuses, retroactive salary increase, rearrangement of staff & changes in health services, and incomplete textbooks.

Ferry resumes normal schedule
Ferry normaliza sus cruces [+] Ver mas
This was translated & the schedule is in yesterday's news..New schedule begins tomorrow/Monday.

Respiratory illnesses increase
Males respiratorios a la alza+] Ver mas
When there are sudden temperature changes, respiratory illnesses increase, and those most at risk are people with asthma or those susceptible to pneumonia. In recent days consults increased by 30%, mostly minors or seniors with respiratory or gastrointestinal complaints. This is attributed to temperature changes between intense heat in the morning and afternoon, followed by coolness and/or rain at night. People are advised to avoid being in the sun, sweaty, wet, or to drink cold things to try and prevent these illnesses

500 small boats paralyzed
Paralizadas 500 embarcaciones menores+] Ver mas
Weather caused the closure of the port to small vessels.

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Upcoming Events

TODAY  Sunday Aug 25 Restaurant Chuuk Kay:  Equestrian show with the best vaquero (cowboy) in Isla Mujeres. Exhibition of Cock fighting. Live music, mixed buckets of beer 85p

Chuuk Kay Restaurante  No falten los esperamos

No falten los esperamos

Sept. 30  Current municipal government completes its term 

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 are held in the water tanks at the Tortugranja until the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana. These events will occur periodically until early October and are usually announced a day or two in advance. They are rescheduled if the sea is rough.
    Lately there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. From MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and some large fish while snorkeling offshore. Lotsa mama turtles visiting our beach lately! 

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July-August, 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. 
  Please slow your speed and try not to smash us. This week they are crossing b/c of the full moon.

The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola! Free Chipachole LINK

Iguanas: Latin/Caribbean/Mx ~6p-8p  LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK

Bahia Tortuga:  7p Sol Rockers   LINK

  Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link
Tres Mentiras ? LINK  
Cafe del mar ? LINK 
La Catrina ? 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

 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...

Here is an updated list of equipment most needed by Cruz Roja at this time. Also, a huge need is an ambulance itself. The ambulance Cruz Roja is using now is borrowed from the Health Center.There are forms available for bringing in large amounts of equipment and supplies. What we need is for you to give us a list of what you are bringing in, we will fill out the proper form for customs and get it to you so you should have it to show. Benefits etc are a great idea but you should contact Geovanny Avalos. He can direct any efforts so that things will be done properly and for the most benefit of the organization. Here is the list of equipment: Vital sign monitor burn kits oximeter capnograf meter mylar blanket supra glotics devices intubation kits and tubes oxigen tanks nasofaringeal tubes bvmś also fire jackets and pants and usrx helmets

Katie Cain and John Cain shared a link.
Here are some of my recordings for your listening pleasure...see y'all tonight with The Sol Rockers at Bahia Tortuga from 7 to 930 pm...

Fenix Lounge shared Caribe On Canvas's photo. What are you waiting for?
Early morning shot of Playa Norte. I love the beach in the morning when it's quiet.

Isla Animals..
Daily Update: So the day we were picking up the three traumatized pups a woman came to us with a sick puppy. His name was Osito. This is a great family, they love their dogs but their puppy was getting worse every day. We took Osito home and de-wormed him, that‘s always our first step. But since we don’t have any testing equipment we have to guess what the problem is based on physical signs. Then when we treat them, if they get better – well, we guessed right. Anyway this pup didn’t have the usual problems therefore we started him on Doxycycline for a tick borne disease, he perked right up. He still needs to gain weight and has a few wounds but he’s improving every day. I love these happy endings. The good news is that the people in this neighborhood trust us. The problem is that normally they would not take the pup to the vet because they can’t afford it so one of our goals is to set up a certain time every week that we will be there. That way people can count on it and since taxies’ won’t pick up people with animals it’s easier for us to go to them.

Would like to place her in a foster home for a month, and she needs a name too. She is a dashound mix, her mother is here too and needs attention, so having the pup here makes it difficult to care for Mom. Both looking for forever homes.
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Eileen Regn added a new photo.
    Eileen Regn This is Mama dog. A local girl showed me where they were and the people just wanted them gone. Mom has had several pups, no more she will. Very sweet, needs some attention to her skin and her figure.

Chuuk Kay Restaurante No se olviden amigos mañana gran show con el mejor vaquero de isla mujeres javier ayala

Great day with the whale sharks and Mantas, 2 private boats out.Whale Shark Trip August 23 2013 (5 photos)

Tasty Grilled ! BUFALO Only! Includes meat, roasts and sausage brochettes, pasta, salad, tortillas and 4 sauces and dressings! corn and flour tortillas.Ibette de Alcocer 150 pesos, es como para 3 o 4 personas. ya sabes muy rico.

They are usually closed on Sundays. A local expat who stopped by the other day was raving about how good the food was & how nice Ibette is...and that her English was great..but that something got lost in translation..and she thought he was ordering a number of items on the menu that he was asking about. So he had a Menu Tasting, unintentionally & loved it all. He's planning to be A Regular there. 

dinner tonigth,chunks grouper fish,and tuna salad.........
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Pat Oreskovich shared Isla Mujeres Living's photo.
love this house on Isla...l wonder how many photos have been taken of this house hmmm
conoces la casa caracol? Do you know the shell house? ISLA MUJERES

Turtle Eggsitting Adventures Chapter Two (There is a good chance this story may end badly). Last night The Barricade stopped a Mama who shoved it and dug behind it.(hit rock & quit). Then, she went RIGHT around the lounge, moved the log a coupla yards,  and dug into The Nest. She went back to the sea w/o laying (that area is too rocky for most). From the one broken egg I saw this morn, (*eww), they are still developing. This is a Before Picture, I put the sand & barricade back. We've seen about 8 destroyed eggs...they lay ~100. No one knew the eggs were there, until the nest was disturbed, and then it was too late to move them to the Tortugranja. I think it is due to hatch out in 1-2 weeks. 

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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