Monday, September 9, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, Sept. 9 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 ....

Assistance provided to the "Nito" offshore

The Navy came to their aid, but individuals had come to their assistance to tow them

Brindan ayuda a “Nito” en altamar

Domingo, 08 de Septiembre de 2013 21:40

Elementos de la Armada de México-Quinta Región Naval acudieron ante la solicitud de ayuda pero particulares ya lo estaban remolcando

ISLA MUJERES, 08 de septiembre.- Saturday night, three men and one woman aboard a 40 foot yacht experienced engine trouble and called for assistance around 8p. The Navy responded immediately, and upon arriving on the scene, the boat was already being aided by individuals. The crew, whose nationality is unknown, had been offered a tow to a marina and help with the engine repair, so they declined assistance from the Navy. The authorities verified that the documents of the vessel, "Nito", were in order, and noted that it had been rented in Cancun.
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 Yucateco in his 70's died while snorkeling: First aid given without result

Septuagenario yucateco fallece mientras esnorqueleaba: Vanos primeros auxilios

Domingo, 08 de Septiembre de 2013 21:38
ISLA MUJERES, 08 de septiembre.-On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a report of a dead man at "Garrafón de Castilla”, to find that a 74 year old tourist from Merida had died while snorkeling. The man, Carlos Jacinto Pumares Guzmán, was clad in swimming trunks and lying on the pier with  no apparent injury, and his head was facing south. He is described as ~1.7m tall, slim, with round face, and sparse grey hair. His daughter, Aída Margarita Pumares Pech, provided information to the police, explaining that he was widowed and retired, giving both their addresses in Merida, and stating she is a governmental worker. She explained that the family was visiting Cancun and came to spend the day in Isla Mujeres. They went into the water around 4:30pm, but her father left them, and then she said he was floating without movement. They immediately called out to an employee, and with help from two tourists they pulled him up on the dock. They told the paramedics from the Red Cross, who performed CPR, and confirmed he was dead. (y aún cuando dieron aviso a la Ccruz Roja, cuyos paramédicos le practicaron  la reanimación cardiopulmonar, estos confirmaron el falleci-miento). The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's office in Cancun and will be released to the family for burial.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Proposed pier construction expected

  • Retoman construcción de muelles


    Retoman construcción de muelles

    0 08 de septiembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi. The anticipated pier construction had been proposed during the previous Federal administration, but became stalled with the change of government. The project is being promoted by SAGARPA, through the National Fisheries Commission with an expected investment of 8 million pesos. It would fund the construction of a new pier, the same size as the old pier, of 25 meters. There have been changes in the decisions about building materials. This project will benefit the fishing cooperatives Makax, and Justicia Social, and is expected to come together in the near future, now that this administration has been in office for two years.



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

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Man in his seventies died while snorkeling
Se ahoga septuagenario cuando snorkeaba+] Ver mas
(photo at link. There appears to be a defibrillator attached to the body. )

Three TV's taken from home
Sustraen tres pantallas de un domicilio+] Ver mas

Sept 8..Yesterday at ~10am, the caretaker of a tourist home named "Gran Escape" advised police that the home had been robbed, after a broken window had been noticed by one of his friends. Carlos Sánchez Avila, reported the theft of two 32 inch TV's and a 52 inch TV. It is noted other electronic equipment was not taken, including a DVD player and audio equipment.
     The public prosecutor was closed since it was Sunday, so he reported it to the State Judicial Police, who rushed to the scene and advised he file a complaint with the Prosecutor on Monday. The commandante, Arturo Medina Parra, oversaw the scene and spoke to the reporter, acknowledging that other homes in this area of Punta Sur had suffered burglaries.
      It was observed that the criminals apparently broke the glass door with rocks, and stole the three televisions worth a total of more than 10,000 pesos. Authorities are investigating the burglaries in the area and have suspicions that a man nicknamed "Charal" could be involved. 

Rescatan yate de 40 pies de eslora+] Ver mas
40 foot yacht rescued offshore

Locals give life to the beaches

Locales dieron vida a los balnearios+] Ver mas

With the intense heat and lack of school classes due to the teachers strike, many of the people enjoying the beach were local families. They were seen on beaches including the Posada beach, North Beach, and Media Luna by the reporter at 11am.There were more swimmers and sunbathers than the previous week. Restaurants were not having an increase in clients, so some of them offered lower promotions for local tourism, with reduced prices for seafood or ceviche. The reporter notes the beaches were busiest at ~2pm. The reporter observed  that the children  preferred swimming near the shore, and the older kids enjoyed playing soccer or volleyball, while most of the young ladies liked to sunbathe and show off their beautiful bodies.

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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


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

Sept. 19 6:55pm  Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)

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 personnelmonitoring 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. 

 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  

Banda Sin Nombre: Schedule for September:
  • Chuuk Kay: Saturday and Sunday 3:30-5:30
  • Fayne’s: Thursday-Saturday 10:15-12:15

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Diane White Daniel Some more of our fishy friends.... — with David Daniel in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Isla Animals   Daily Update: I have to report a miracle. One of the “meanie” puppies is in a loving home in Texas. If you don’t know the story, Eileen and I had to catch these pups. You just can't imagine the day that we picked them up. One of them bit Eileen, they were terrified and screaming and had wedged themselves under the bottom drawer of a broken dresser.  We had been watching these pups and de-worming them and put tick and flea meds on them but every time we went to see them they were more terrified. Their future, if we hadn't caught them would have been a nightmare, they were so traumatized that I know that one of them would have bitten someone and it would have gone downhill from there. I would never have imagined that one of them could go from there to a loving home in less than two months. I just can't stop smiling. What a group effort it has been to make this happen. Eileen and I caught them and cleaned them up and Tiffany has visited them almost every day since then to socialize them. Now we call them “the not so mean meanies.” This picture is the first day we brought them to the rescue, it’s Heath in the middle who has been adopted. I’m telling you it’s a miracle of the best kind.
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Mass for Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, in Isla Mujeres Sept. 7 2013 photo by Kilma Figueroa
Capilla de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, en Isla Contoy. Misa 7 sept 2013.

Remember Christian from Project runway? He was in Isla Mujeres & yesterday he said Isla inspired his new ready-to-wear collection which hit the runway this weekend. 

From an article about it in "Metro" LINK   Photo caption....NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway at the Christian Siriano fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Eyebeam on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) and comment from article in "Metro" : A holiday to Mexico’s Isla Mujeres served as the starting point for Christian Siriano’s latest collection but thankfully the designer looked to the destination as a loose inspiration for the colour palette and fabric, rather than going down a more literal route.

The famous neon printed houses in the area were behind the bold block coloured dresses and bright floral brocade shorts and skirts that appeared at the start of the show, teamed with organza blouses and crisp white shirts. Later on, raffia was incorporated into structured crop tops and sexy pencil skirts giving a nod to the intricate hand woven baskets the area is known for. 

And while this is not from Isla is still pretty nifty..Amazing wave photos...and expert advice on how to take them...LINK  "Chasing the perfect wave"

By CJ Kale & Nick Selway
  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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