Thursday, August 29, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, August 29 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 ....

Massive release of turtles with senior citizens: Promoting the protection of sea turtles

Realizan liberación masiva de quelonios con adultos mayores

Miércoles, 28 de Agosto de 2013 21:19

Impulsan la protección de la tortuga marina

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-Over 5000 sea turtles were released on Tuesday at dusk, with the participation of about 30 seniors and about 100 people in general. This massive release was the first (announced) public release of turtles, and there have been ongoing releases as the turtles are hatching out. This event was dedicated to the older adults, to celebrate the Día del Adulto Mayor, with children, teens, and adults encouraged to participate as well. This activity emphasizes the importance of protecting marine wildlife, and promotes awareness about turtle conservation among all members of the population. On Wednesday the seniors can enjoy a free haircut, and makeovers. These activities will continue until Friday and were scheduled by the DIF, social service agency. The turtle release was coordinated by the Parks and Museums department of the City.
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Changing the appearance of the island: Remodeling everywhere

Modifications of the typical Yucatecan or Caribbean house facades for ones that are more modern 

Cambia fisonomía isleña: Remodelaciones por doquier

Miércoles, 28 de Agosto de 2013 21:16

Modifican típicas fachadas de casas caribeñas o yucatecas por unas más modernas

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.- Gradually the urban landscape of the island has been changing as houses, hotels, shops, and restaurants are renovated, and as you walk around you can see the various works. The new ferry terminal is expected to be completed in December, with an investment of over 34 million pesos. It will feature a commercial area, showers, waiting room, and parking. The Town Hall has been painted and having repairs, to be in good condition for the new administration. Some homes no longer have their Caribbean or Yucatecan facades, and now have modern facades and minimalist architecture. There have also been changes to the drains. It should be mentioned that island families downtown have sold their homes to foreigners who offered a good sum of money, and they have gone to live in the more remote colonias or ?which have been invaded. (o bien las que han sido invadidas.)
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 Tvisla Mujeres

The president-elect,  Agapito Magaña confirmed that the inauguration will take place the first minute of the September 30 in the town square
El presidente electo, Agapito Magaña confirmó que la toma de protesta será al primer minuto del 30 de septiembre, en la explanada municipal

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Noise complaints about the club Karma

  • Denuncian bullicio de la discoteca karma


    Denuncian bullicio de la discoteca karma

    0 28 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- Neighbors of the Karma nightclub are complaining to the Mayor and the media about the noise from the club that they say is 'unbearable' and sometimes goes on until five in the morning. Neighborhood resident  Luis Ángel Rivera Cano said more than 70 families are affected, and the neighbors claim it has a permit to operate as a bar, but is operating as a nightclub. They sent their petition and complaint to the Mayor and City Council on August 5, and say the government has turned a blind eye because the club is owned by an alderwoman, Marcelina Fitz Campuzano.
  • Definen horario para la toma de protesta


    Definen horario para la toma de protesta

    0 28 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-quequi..The event will take place at one minute after midnight on the night of Sept. 29, and they are working on the logistics. The Governor is expected to attend.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Teachers threaten more strikes

Amenazan maestros con más paros

Amenazan maestros con más paros


Families complain about noise from bar in Isla Mujeres

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

por esto

Concerned over the effect on the students

Malestar por la afectación a los estudiantes [+] Ver mas
Classes resumed normally on Wednesday, after a two hour work stoppage on Tuesday by teachers at primary schools in Isla Mujeres. Parents are concerned that future strikes could have a negative impact on the education of their young children. One parent explained that they want to be consulted so they can support the teachers without using methods that can cause the children to have an incomplete education.

Suffering from a lack of visitors
Ya padecen la falta de visitantes [+] Ver mas
Hotels and businesses have an occupancy of ~30%, said the Director of Tourism, Isaac Sulu. He said there have been no reports of temporary closings of businesses, but some do not open regularly every week, to save money on their utility bills. Boaters do not want to waste fuel, and perform maintenance during low season. Businesses whose employees receive tips tend to be busier on the weekends. Tourism is limited, and most are adults, from the US, Canada, & Spain. (The streets were busy this evening, and Ballyhoo was packed. I was hearing a fair amount of Italian at the turtle release, and there are also tourists in town from Israel. Lotsa Texans, but not many Canadians.)

Massive release of turtles
Liberación masiva de tortugas[+] Ver mas
There were also workers from hotels and students from schools who were encouraged to participate in the turtle release, which was conducted as part of the activities for Grandparents Day. Both children and seniors participated in this activity. Statistics this year are expected to exceed those of last year.  A second or even third release is expected due to the large number of sea turtles that are being born in these protected areas, after being rescued from their nests. This release was part of the annual "Sea Turtle Protection 2013".

Increase in medical consultations
Alarmante incremento de consultas médicas +] Ver mas

Due to changes in weather and rainfall, there has been a 30 percent increase in consultations at the General Hospital Clinic. Most patients are between 3 and 7 years of age, and older adults. Most complaints are of respiratory symptoms and gastrointestinal symptoms.

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Sept 5: 4-7 Thursday Art Fair On The Square

Sept. 7: Saturday 8:30am: Procession To Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre. Meet at Church on Town Square at 8am. Return to Isla Mujeres ~3pm

Sept 14-16  Holiday Weekend: Mexican Independence Day begins with the Grito on Town Square Sunday at midnight 

Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government

Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are nesting on the eastern beaches in the wee hours. There are Tortugranja personnel 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 blue and red crabs migrate to & from the sea during the full moons, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle & in Sac Bajo 
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February. 

 Live Music
 In Isla Mujeres Today

The Joint  1-4  Marco-Reggae LINK 

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre   Half priced appetizers LINK f

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Varies/Jazz,Caribbean   LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 John Cain  LINK 


Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10  Latin Jazz w/Fabio  LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis  LINK

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


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
 Thursday-Sunset Grill 7-9

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

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
It says...Recognition to the senior citizens on this day, our elders, who share with the young people, generations of experience and wisdom and an intense desire to enjoy life. Many congratulations!
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It says...Green Verde Restaurant opens Sept. 1, it is near the Construrama on Rueda Medina (on the west side..just north of Kash Kechen Chuc)
1 Septiembre, Restaurant Greenverde ABIERTO.
Ibette de Alcocerposted toMerca IslaSI COMPARTES UNO DE MIS ANUNCIOS (con algún amigo tuyo que no sea yo) TE REGALO UN TACO CON UNA COMPRA QUE HAGAS EN BÚFALO. (arriba de 60 pesos y no aplica en promociones.También solo Búfalo da obsequios para tus niños.) Acuérdate siempre de nuestra promoción de 3 tortas x 55 pesos!!
It says...Free taco with purchase  of 60 pesos or more. Gifts for children. Three tortas 55p. Bufalo

Deliciosos caldos con pollo, muy bien servidos! con una buena porción de pollo, aguacate, jitomate, cebolla lechuga, limón, salsas y totopos. Pruébalo!

It says...Delicious chicken soups, very well served! with a good portion of chicken, avocado, tomato, lettuce onion, lemon, salsa and chips. Try it!

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Diane White Daniel  Tortuguitas!
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Diane White Daniel  One more from last night. So tiny! —
Photo Courtesy of Caribe on Canvas

This is our Little Slice of Paradise
— at Fenix Lounge.
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Les esperamos  We're waiting for you....
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Ensalada verde  Green salad
Un rico mus de guanábana
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Un rico huevos benedictos
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Una rica ensalada de betabel
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Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera updated his cover photo.
me... shared Diane White Daniel's photo.
Senior Citizen's Week..They were the Guests of Honor at the Turtle Release yesterday. Friday at 7:30 at Punta Sur they will be honored with a serenade (and a beautiful sunset, usually)
Releasing the turtles (mostly senior citizens last night in celebration of Senior Citizens week)
Pretty cloud after teaching my last Spanish class

Sometimes I think that Isla has more boats per capita than any place I have ever been.
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Freddy Medina  Michelada huaya !?!?!
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d Qubano's photo.  Is Great!


It says...Friday..7:30 at Punta Sur..honoring the senior citizens with a night of serenades and karaoke

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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