Sunday, September 1, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, September 1 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 ....

They stopped issuing licenses for lack of money

Traffic police cannot sanction anyone with an expired license


Dejan de expedir licencias de conducir por falta de dinero

Sábado, 31 de Agosto de 2013 21:45

Elementos de Tránsito no podían sancionar a nadie con licencia vencida

ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-The Police Chief said that for over two weeks they had been unable to issue drivers licenses because they lacked the proper equipment. Now they have the necessary equipment. For a first license, the applicant must present their proof of address (usually a utility bill), IFE card (voter registration), CURP card,  birth certificate, and medical certificate with blood type, as well as confirming that they are fit to drive motorized vehicles. The cost is 376p for a drivers license, 407p for a chauffeurs license, and 222p for a motorcycle drivers licenses.  For a renewal they should bring a copy of their IFE and CURP.  
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 September is the Month of Wills which is of great interest for Islander families

Testar es de mucho interés para las familias isleñas

Sábado, 31 de Agosto de 2013 21:41

La próxima semana habrá información sobre Mes del Testamento

ISLA MUJERES, 31 de agosto.-Information and discounts will be available at the Community Center, after the 4th of September from 5pm to 7pm when a notary will be available.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Preparing for the National Table Tennis Tournament next week
Programan para la próxima semana en #IslaMujeres Torneo Nacional de Tenis de Mesa

Noticias de  Quequi......

Assistance came to  La Gloria

  • Llegó la ayuda a La Gloria


    Llegó la ayuda a La Gloria

    0 31 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca.            On Saturday long lines of Islanders participated in this state program that exchanges recyclable trash for food, and 15 tons of recyclables were collected. 
  • Aprovechan comerciantes la temporada


    How businesses cope with low season

    Aprovechan comerciantes la temporada

    0 31 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi .                    During the slow season of September, October, and November, merchants make changes and improvements to their businesses, and hang signs saying "vacation" to avoid paying expensive utility bills, salaries, and other operational expenses, said the leader of the Chamber of Commerce, Juan Carrillo Figueroa.


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


New job training module announced: ICAT courses include Computers & English

Anuncian nuevo módulo de Capacitación para el Trabajo

Isla Mujeres tendrá una dependencia que los represente; el ICAT ofrecerá clases de cómputo e inglés entre otros.

El centro ofrecerá capacitación para diferentes especialidades. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)
In two months the Instituto de Capacitación para el Trabajo, (Work Training Institute) will open a facility in Isla Mujeres, offering training in  computing, secretarial skills, English, air conditioning and refrigeration, mechanics, food and beverage, and electronics, among other specialties. In 2011 the Institute trained 6000 people in the state, and in 2012 that nearly doubled to 11,200, but the municipality of Isla Mujeres did not have a module. In 2013 they trained over 7000 people in the first two months of the year, and aim to increase their statistics by 15 percent.
 Dozens of state employees laid off
Isla Mujeres | Separan de su trabajo a decenas de empleados del estado            Los despidos y acomodos generan molestia entre los trabajadores isleños. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)The state government restructuring has caused at least a dozen Port Authority workers to be laid off. Workers with the Organismo de la Mujer were laid off with a promise to be relocated in the next administration or they would have to move to Cancun. At least ten INFOVAR employees were laid off with no promises of other work (Instituto de Fomento a la Vivienda y Regularización de la Propiedad).

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Three cabbies arrested  [+] Ver mas
Taxistas “gandallas”
Three taxi drivers, Miguel Huerta Pérez, Andrés Martín Gamboa Pool and Francisco Guadalupe Borges Castillo,  were arrested and charged with willful injury to  Ramón García García. They allegedly hit the senior citizen and were taken to jail from the taxi union facility.

Scaring away the big fish Ver mas
Ahuyentan al gran pez
Promoters and boaters offering whale shark swimming tours are complaining about large yachts that are endangering the fish and the tourists. People descend from these yachts on wave runners, causing the fish to dive down for fear of being hurt. Then tourists with the licensees do not get an opportunity to see the animal, and the lack of expertise of the yachters has caused  whale shark injuries.  There are concerns that the whale sharks may disappear from this area and seek alternative routes. Licensee Juan de Dios Canul said "We have training and permits, but these other people are doing things that scare the whale sharks."

Docentes se suman a manifestaciones en Cancún
Teachers joining demonstrations in Cancun [+] Ver mas

Isla Mujeres  primary, preschool, and middle school teachers joined Cancun teachers in a demonstration on the premises of the North Zone Education Ministry in Cancun. There are teachers throughout the state and the nation who have expressed dissatisfaction with recent education reform.

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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 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 7: International Beach Clean Up Day

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 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. 

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
 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...

Tony Garcia added 12 photos.

Isla Mujeres  Isla is awesome every day.~  Isla es increíble todos los días.
Photo by Gabo Vasquez.

Bufalo added a new photo.
Ibette de Alcocer and Bufalo shared Bufalo's photo...Gifts & Discounts
Hey hey hey!! si!! solo BUFALO te consiente increible!! No gastes más en otro lado! doy cortesías por el buen fín, tengo regalos para los niños y grandes descuentos!! 99 81 86 32 42 o 2 74 70 03 o in box!!
agoust 29 2013 (17 photos)

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David Daniel's photo.
David arrived back at MaraVilla Caribe yesterday & captioned this amazing (photo, that he took from the roof:
Acogiendo Tormenta (The Welcoming Storm)
I love the fireworks show that Mexico puts on to welcome you home. As we sat on the roof watching the storm, the breeze off the Caribbean reminded me just how much I need to be here.
Nearby, you could see all of the fishermen working their nets in the flashes. Knowing that they too were ever vigilant about the same storm...watching to make sure it did not turn back to the south... so that they could ply the waters for the evening's catch.
What a fantastic way to welcome me home...
Acogiendo Tormenta (The Welcoming Storm)  Copy write..David Daniel

BY Diane Daniel.
*** Isla Mujeres Student Scholarship program ***
Several students graduated or will be soon so there have been new students added to the Isla Mujeres Student Scholarship program. With the new students there is a need for more sponsors. There are two levels of sponsorship - $30 or $55 a month.

Citlali is a student starting college. She has one sponsor at the $30 level, but we would like to support her at $150/month, so need between 3 and 5 more sponsors.

Brayan is a new high school student. We have one sponsor - at $30 level, so we need one more sponsor. Brayan's mom is Cecelia, the heavy-set woman who is active with the bead ladies - friendly and has taken some English classes, you may have met her.

If want more information about the program or want to become a sponsor please email me. This is a great way to give back to the people of Isla Mujeres as well as life changing for the students and their families.
  • High School is not free in Mexico. The cost is approximately $50 per month and on an island where the average daily wage is $8, this can be a huge strain for some families. We have matched up people ...

Not In Isle Mujeres...just a fun song..Thanks Juls Isla...
Ella no quiere trabajar, lo que quiere es bailar! Moviendo las caderas... (It says...She doesn't want to work, just to dance..moving her hips...

Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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1 comment:

  1. I've said it before - the whale sharks are eventually going to be driven from the area due to the constant boat tours. Leo


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