Friday, September 13, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, Sept. 13 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 ....

Building a new pier

It survived hurricanes Wilma & Gilberto, but not the crowbars

Edificarán de nuevo el muelle

Jueves, 12 de Septiembre de 2013 21:52

Resistió los embates de “Wilma” y “Gilberto”, mas no de las “patas de cabra”

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-There has been a delay since the requested renovation of this pier, but it was worth the wait, explains the president of "Social Justicia" cooperative, Baltazar Gomez Catzin, because now the old pier is being totally destroyed and replaced with a new one, including the 'bases'. The 25 meter long pier is two meters wide and will cost 2.9 million pesos. It will be equiped with a bilge pump, photocells, lights, and protectors for the boats, including wood with a special resin finish, as well as a small palapa in the middle. This is being paid for by the Federal government, through CONAPESCA. The construction is expected to take a month, plus a week to attend to details. The old pier had a lifespan of about 28 years before it was destroyed yesterday, and it withstood two powerful hurricanes. The timber that is in good condition will be used at their facilities in Laguna Makax, which serves as a shelter during severe weather.
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The literal translation of "pata de cabra" is "goat's leg" (which is similar to calling a small crowbar " a cat's paw"). It is used in the magician's poetic expression "Abacadabra, pata de cabra!" which may be followed by,"Que la puerta se abra!" "Abracadabra...a crowbar...And the door is open!"  

It can also mean a kickstand, or The Devil. 

Other "pata" expressions?
meter la pata: goof up, stick your foot in your mouth.
estirar la pata: kick the bucket.
que mala pata: what a bad break, bad luck.
patas arriba: upside down, messed up.
pata de perro: someone who has itchy feet, likes to travel a lot.
andar a pata: go by foot (Chile..go barefoot)
Corozon con patas or amor con patas is an affectionate nickname
Te va a cargar patas de cabra:  Something bad will happen to you
 ¡Ya nos cargó patas de cabra!:  Now we've lost...or We're in a bad situation

No navigation for boats under forty feet in length due to the effects of tropcial wave #19 

No “circulan” embarcaciones menores de 40 pies de eslora

Jueves, 12 de Septiembre de 2013 21:18

Mantienen cerrada la navegación por los efectos de la onda tropical número 19

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-On Tuesday evening at 6pm, boats under 40 feet were restricted to port due to weather, which continued on Wednesday and Thursday. The restrictions included trips within the bay, and may be lifted on Friday, depending on the weather. Navigation was also restricted for larger boats with licenses for whale shark sighting and tours to Isla Contoy, as a safety consideration due to the distances traveled. More rain is expected this weekend. The weather is affecting tourism as well as boating. 
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Analyzing the update for the urban image of the Continental Zone: In the territorial reserve of Ciudad Mujeres 

Analizan actualización de imagen urbana de la ZC

Jueves, 12 de Septiembre de 2013 21:06

En la reserva territorial de Ciudad Mujeres

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.- E
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 Tvisla Mujeres
The Army will participate in the festivities for Independence Day

Friday at 11am will be the civic ceremoney of the 166th anniversary of the Heroic Events of Chapultepec, with participation for the first time by members of the Army. The public is invited to this event which will take place in front of the Navy base at the monument honoring the young heroes.
    There will be about 150 Army soldiers and officers participating in the Independence parade on Monday Sept. 16. The mayor said it is unfortunate that the schools will not be participating. The events will be austere with some spending to liven up the night of Sept. 15th.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Invasion of vacant lots

  • Invaden terrenos ‘baldíos”

    0 12 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-  In colonia La Caribeña, there were four lots that had been vacant, until yesterday when signs appeared saying  “Constructora e Inmobiliaria Sotycab S.A de C.V." with a Benito Juarez address. The owners of the properties have their papers in hand, and have titles dating back 20 years, and were surprised by the signs. A company representative said they have been contacted by the Mayor and made a commitment to not touch anything. The representative explained they had been contacted by "a person" with an offer to carry out "a construction project", but after the installation of the signs they were contacted about an alleged invasion of private property. They say they will not begin any housing projects without proof of who owns the property, and do not want any problems. The owners have decided to start "defining" their land, to avoid someone else coming and surprising them.
  • Voluntarias dan clases de inglés


    Volunteers give English classes

    Voluntarias dan clases de inglés

    0 12 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi. Foreign volunteers with the organization "Volunquest" are teaching English classes to over 50 grade school children affected by the teachers strike. The classes are taking place at the Community Center, where the children are also having classes in crafts, and outdoor games. Kristen Tywan explained that although classes are taught under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture (SEyC), they are not intended to meet the planned school curriculum, but to offer support to parents and education to children.


Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

"Social Justice" cooperative will have a new pier

Justicia Social tendrá nuevo muelle. [+] Ver mas

Rain may spoil Independence festivities
Lluvias podrían “aguar” las fiestas patrias[+] Ver mas

Updating the Urban Image Regulations
Actualizan el Reglamento de Imagen Urbana[+] Ver mas

Losing ability to compete in the Caribbean
Pérdida de competitividad en el Caribe[+] Ver mas
Business owners in Isla Mujeres have concerns regarding effects from the Tax Reform, says Juan Carrillo Figueroa, president of CANACO, the chamber of commerce, and chief of CANIRAC, a restaurant association. He says with an increase of the IVA tax from 11 percent to 16 percent in border areas, it will cause an increase in prices for food, utilities, lodging, and other supplies and services in an already ailing economy. He is concerned that this will make it difficult for this area to compete for tourist dollars against other areas of the Caribbean whose costs are not increasing, such as Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and even Cuba.  He is also concerned that Tax Reform will affect restaurants when the IVA is no longer deductible on their taxes, which will raise their costs, and consequently raise their prices. When the costs increase six percent for linens, food, computer equipment, and in general everything necessary to run a business, this is an inflationary effect that will affect restaurants and hotels. He also complained that the governmental promises of loans to entrepreneurs who could own their equipment within two or three years were grand, but did not materialize before September; and if they available in January or February, the season is nearly over at that time, and it would take until Easter to make modifications or to reformulate a business.

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This is the Holiday Weekend for Mexican Independence Day
 Grito: traditonal on town squares throughout Mexico (link
Sept 15th on Town Square:  
Tables available (300p)
9p Cultural  Soiree
10:30  Independence Ceremony
11:30  Live Music....Dance with Super Crack band

Monday, Sept.16 8:30am Parade Main Street Rueda Medina

Sept. 19 6:55pm  Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)
Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government

Live Music In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY  


Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Live music & Half priced appetizers LINKwebsiteLINKfb

Iguanas 6:30 - 8:30  John Cain  LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK


Fenix:  8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues    LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Cafe del Mar 8  (?)  LINK LINK

Las Brisas Grill:  (?) Cuban music starts around dusk LINK

Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz 8-10   LINK

 La Terraza 10p Salsa & Latin  LINK

Faynes  10:30-12:15 Banda Sin Nombre   LINK

Adelita's Tequila Bar  12:30-2:30  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK     

Tres Mentiras ? LINK

La Catrina: ?   LINK LINK 

Poc Na:  ?   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

Miguel's Weekend schedule:
Thursday - Fayne's BarandGrill 10:30pm - 12:00am
Friday - Fayne's BarandGrill 10:30pm - 12:00am
Saturday - Fayne's BarandGrill 10:30pm - 12am, Tequileria La Adelita 12:00am- 2am
Sunday - Bahia Tortuga Independence Party 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 Iguana's is planning a special Menu of Mexican Food

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

They actually have a shot at this & are moving up in the competition...but need help. If they don't make the Grand Prize, they may win a smaller amount of money. You don't have to give any info to vote, and it takes you right to the Isla Animals option. Very easy!
Isla Animals is participating in a contest to win $10,000.00. All you have to do is go to: and vote for them. You can vote once per day, and do not need to create an account to vote. Please share with your animal lover and Isla lover friends!
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Nothing exciting weatherwise in the Big Picture.... Ingrid is heading NW, and Humberto is losing strength. But we may get more rain this weekend.

TC Activity
Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook   |   Active Storms   |   Marine Forecasts

Tammi Lewis
The children starting out the weekend for Independence Day. So cute!

Sad seeing the ferry bar "Bonita's" torn down. By November
they will in the new terminal.
Ultra Mar Ferry Changes (4 photos)

Daily Update: I truly believe that some of the families on the island are coming around – becoming better ‘dog owners’. That’s not to say that they were all bad before but more to say that there are more good owners now. This is my little cutie Laser with Osito. I posted a picture of Osito when we brought him to the rescue, he was sick and the family was very worried about him. Well he still isn’t completely well but Eileen sent him to stay with the family for the weekend, they missed him, how cool is that. He’s back with us again because he has severe anemia and ehrlichia. We have had a hard time with anemia this year so Eileen did some research and discovered that it may have something to do with onions. Most island families feed their dogs ‘left overs’ and almost all of those leftovers include onions. Apparently onions do something to the red blood cells and can cause anemia which would be much worse for puppies who need every bit of nutrition to grow. I knew that chocolate was bad but I never knew that onions were - so watch out for ‘left overs’. I will let you know how Osito is doing.
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 These posters oppose adding sales tax to pet food

# NoAlIvaEnAlimentosParaAnimales

# NoAlIvaEnAlimentosParaAnimales

Green Verde will offer delivery at the hours below beginning Sept. 18 (Wednesday) Their menu is HERE 
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 Below it says....Tasty White Sandwichon..15p per half, 25p per entire square. Delivery Service. After 5pm call, whtsapp or FB inbox to   Daniela Rodriguez Rodriguezposted toMerca Isla
Amigos para el día de hoy les ofrezco rico sandwichon blanco¡¡¡¡ precio $15 pesos mitad del cuadro y $25 pesos cuadro completo...Servicio a domicilio y entregas a partir de las 5pm  Pueden hacer sus encargos x esta via, inbox o mi whatsapp 9981235246

Kathy Ennis posted a photo
Timber!.......Renovations Underway at ComoNo at el Patio.....reopening Monday, September 16th!

From TVIM via Twitter

The poster below tells about the (166th) anniversary being commemorated today, of los Heroes Ninos at the assualt on the castle at Chapultepec, where their military academy was located.  It explains that America  declared war against Mexico in 1846 and tells about this  battle near Mexico City, where a half dozen cadets refused to retreat and can read more about it HERE, and HERE.   (You may recall refugees from a war in the Yucatan,The Caste War, fled to Isla in 1848, establishing the town in 1850.)
¡Excelente mañana! Hoy 13 de septiembre celebramos el Día de los Niños Héroes.
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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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