Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, August 20 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 ....

Program for Rescue & Protection of Crabs begins tomorrow
At the Punta Sur malecon at 6pm

Mañana inicia Programa de Rescate y Protección del Cangrejo Azul y Rojo

Lunes, 19 de Agosto de 2013 21:31

A partir de las 6 de la tarde, en malecón turístico Punta Sur

ISLA MUJERES,  19 de agosto.-   Ricardo Alvarado Escobedo, head of the municipal Environmental agency is overseeing this Program of the Rescue and Protection of Blue Crabs and Red Crabs, which is expected to involve 150 young people and children. This is the first of three campaigns to be held during the full moons, when the crabs are spawning and crossing the roads moving between green areas and the sea. Participants are advised to wear white clothing, and to bring a flashlight, a bucket or other container, and a small scoop or shovel or gloves. The event will begin the the Punta Sur malecon at 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday Aug. 21st.  Signs have also been placed by the roadsides, advising drivers about the crabs.
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Beehive eliminated with water & detergent 

Con agua y detergente eliminan panal de abejas

Lunes, 19 de Agosto de 2013 21:30
ISLA MUJERES,  19 de agosto.- This is 'old news' about the second bee hive that began to form at City hall, which was eliminated. It occurred in the same spot, and they planned to resurface the area so it doesn't reoccur.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Students at the primary school Andres Quintana Roo, began the 2012-2014 school year this morning (Monday)    Alumnos de la escuela primaria Andrés Quintana Roo, esta mañana que inicia el ciclo escolar 2013-2014

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Mayor: Benefits of wage law
This new law to Regulate Remuneration of Public Servants applies to Quintana Roo and was  unanimously approved by the City Council. It includes disclosure of salaries to the public, and lists wages in terms of salary, compensations, awards, bonuses, and other benefits, which will be published on a website. It includes the restriction that "No public official may earn more than the governor, and no public official, including mayors, can earn more than half the salary of the state governor. ".  The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Hugo Sanchez Montalvo, said this is a good law and it is too bad it was not enacted years ago. The income of City executives have quintupled in "just over 10 years"  from 9000 pesos in 1999 to more than 53,600 in "this year of 2014"  (Which would be 15 years, and from $750dlls to ~$4500. Across the top it says: Level, amount paid every 15 days,  base pay, then compensations. Under Classifications,  it lists: Mayor, union, aldermen, directors, & department heads.) 
Benéfica ley salarial: alcalde

 Entrepreneurs recognize founders of the island
Reconocen a empresarios fundadores de la isla
 The founding families include the families Ancona, Canto, Delgado, Trejo, Paz, Gasca, Gómez, Magaña, Martínez, Nájera, Osorio, Celis, Ríos, Sánchez, Tejero, Velázquez, Trejo, and Sánchez, among others. The rest of this info was already translated.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Junk food removed from schools

  • Retiran comida chatarra de escuelas 


    Retiran comida chatarra de escuelas

    0 19 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca.-  Yesterday there was an official ceremony at the elementary school "Andres Quintana Roo" for the start of classes which included the representative for the Deptartment of Education & Culture, Gilberto Avalos Galue. A reporter asked about the policies of not allowing junk food at the school, and he categorically rejected that junk food is being sold inside the school campuses. He said this is a federal mandate and not unique to this state government, while stressing that it is the responsibility of COFEPRIS to monitor this (Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks). He said the high levels of childhood obesity lead to the removal of bottled drinks and unhealthy snacks. He urged parents to provide good nutrition at home. He said there will be ongoing monitoring at the schools, which is not new.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Good vacation season ends for Islanders

Apacibles vacaciones viven los isleños

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Rain flooded the baseball field "El Pescador" (the fisherman)

Inundan lluvias campo de beisbol 'El pescador'

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CROC union gives school supplies to children of its workers

Entregan útiles escolares a los hijos del gremio de CROC

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Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Slowest season of the year begins
A aguantar trimestre de baja[+] Ver mas
Hotel occupancy dropped from ~70% to 40% with the end of summer vacation season, and now the longest low season of the year begins. This lowest season consists of the second half of August, September, October, and goes through November. Now the pools and bed are empty, but December is the busiest month of the year. (The last day of December is the busiest day, but the early part of December doesn't seem like the busiest weeks of the year, to me.)

Whale shark tours at 100%
Al 100 % tours del tiburón ballena[+] Ver mas

Classes resume as usual
Regreso a clases con normalidad[+] Ver mas

There were no traffic incidents or other problems as classes resumed on Monday with an absenteeism rate of 1 to 3% which was attributed to families still returning from summer trips, and occurred mostly on the mainland part of the municipality.

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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

Upcoming Events

Aug 20  Full Moon rises in the east over the mar Caribe at 6:53. Sunset is 7:13

It's a "Blue Moon" tonight, which is a farmer's term for a fourth moon, when usually there are three per season. (Early summer, midsummer, and this  'first' late summer moon is the 'blue moon').  A season is the time between a solstice & an equinox (& vice versa).

Aug 21  6pm Punta Sur Rescue & Protection Program for Red Crabs & Blue Crabs begins Wear white, bring bucket or box & gloves or a lil shovel, and a flashlight.  Moon rise 7:38

Aug 22  Dia de Bomberos..Firemen's Day. Moon rise 8:21
                                                     Aug 23 Moon rise 9:03
                                                     Aug 24 Moon rise 9:45

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. 

 It's not rainy this week, but this week they are crossing b/c of the full moon. It says Due to the excessive amount of rain we are crossing the streets.  Please slow your speed and try not to smash us. .


 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  

John Cain  Playing solo tonight at Cafe Del Mar from 8 to 10 pm, on the beach in front of Jax, a beautiful place!
 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

These are videos on Tony's fb page Tony Garcia
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Ramora 'kiss'!!  Tony Garcia
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A reminder to you Pool Yoga Move folks. No class today, back in the water Thursday at Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres. Ribbon up as you do the walk.
Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.
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A beautiful sunrise & wishes to all for an excellent Tuesday, from the Mayor-elect
Y así amaneció hoy en la bella Isla Mujeres.
Excelente martes a todos.Agapito Magaña Sanchez Y así amaneció hoy en la bella Isla Mujeres.Excelente martes a todos. — in Isla Mujeres.

Ibette de Alcocerposted toMerca Isla   Bufalo..in Salina Chica with a white barrel grill out front 
Solo en BUFALO 3 tortas por 55 pesos!! muy bien servidas
  Tasty hamburgers for only 25p
Come Come...Tasty Mega Nachos. Cubanos, roasted meat/carne asado,  sausage,  chorizo, chicken, vegetarian, or just with cheese & beans. only 100p ..enough for three people. Ven! ven! a BUFALOOOOOO. ESTA RIQUISIIIIIIMOOOOOOO 2 74 70 03 Y 99 81 86 32 42 MEGA NACHOS!! CUBANOS, DE ASADA, DE CHORIZO, DE POLLO, VEGETARIANOS, O SOLO CON QUESO Y FRIJOL, A SOLO 100 PESOS, UN PLATO QUE ALCANZA PARA 3 PERSONAS!
  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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