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.
Modifying the budget
Agapito responds to citizen complaints
Miércoles, 30 de Octubre de 2013 23:07
Agapito responderá a demandas ciudadanas
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Inauguration of Senior Citizen Week
Mayor confirms promise of support
Inauguran Semana para Gente Grande
Miércoles, 30 de Octubre de 2013 23:00
Edil ratifica compromiso de apoyo
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During this week agencies are working together, including the DIF, IMSS, ISSSTE, SESA, and the municipal Health Department to organize XII Health Week for Seniors, during which they plan to administer 200 vaccines against flu and 150 against pneumococcus. The first event took place at the dome of Plaza Habitat in La Gloria, and the next will start on Tuesday at the General Hospital, the Community Center, and the Senior Citizens Club when free medical consultations will be offered. The honorary president of the Isla Mujeres DIF spoke about the organizations attention to caring and quality for seniors, noting the DIF has a roster of 400 people who are being taught in various workshops, in addition to the program for receiving credentials, and the food for elders in need program. The city Health Director explained the purpose of this week is to promote health care for these adults and to conduct campaigns for prevention of diseases in senior citizens.
Noticias de Quequi......
Residents of Guadalupana seek deeds
JUICIO0 30 de octubre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI.- Some of the residents of the irregular colonia of Guadalupania have initiated a lawsuit in an attempt to obtain a judgement of adverse possession. The colonia was settled ten years ago, and they have tried for years to locate the owner of this property, who according to documents would now be 96 years old, and is named "Julio Prieto". There have been a number of 'exhortos' filed against him, both in the state and in Mexico City, but he has not responded or appeared. Therefore they are pursuing this legal process by asking the Court to make a determination. Andres Diaz Samoza, community leader and resident, says once the property is 'regularized' (deeded), all the inhabitants could access existing governmental programs such as Tu Casa 2014.
Increased security at docks
City rejuvenates cemetery
SIPSE/Novedades has not been featuring Isla Mujeres news lately.
There is an article in today's news from the municipality of Tulum, (in Spanish, HERE) about the signing an agreement between Mayan people of Mexico & of Guatemala to work together to save the melipona (stingless) honey bees. These bees have been a part of Yucatec culture for many centuries, they are represented on many ancient buildings, and there is a Mayan god and days of their calendar dedicated to bees. Cobá means Place of the Bees. In 2009 Valladolid was designated the World Capital of Honey. About ~40% of Mexico's honey is produced on the Yucatan peninsula, and Mexico is number three in the world among exporters of honey. (see table below).
A French company is working with these Mayan beekeepers, and developing a market in Europe for their melipona honey. It is said to be the tastiest honey in the world, and medicinal qualities have been attributed to it. But most modern Yucatan beekeepers prefer Africanized honey bees, and this article about Mayan beekeeping in National Geographic explains, "While a colony of stingless bees may produce a few pounds of honey per year, Africanized honeybees can produce 220 pounds (100 kilograms)." In the wild, these bees are threatened by deforestation, and they are essential to the pollination of some plants.
This article reports on legal successes by Yucatan beekeepers at blocking Monsanto & their GMO soybeans from the area. It is an ongoing battle in the courts. A great deal of Yucatan honey is exported to Europe, and many Europeans have been refusing to buy honey without assurances that it is GMO free.
Here is a professional video about melipona bees and the Maya (~7mins) (Its LINK)
For centuries after the Conquest, the Mayas refused to cultivate European honeybees. In 1911, European bees were brought to Yucatan from the United States, and Italian queens were imported for breeding, but they did not become commercially significant until the 1940's A New York-based trading company financed Yucatan's honey export market to supply Americans during the sugar shortages of World War II , and wealthy Yucatecans controlled production and marketing until the late 1960s. Now small farmers and individuals dominate commercial production.
In a departure from the usual economic pattern, large-scale producers could not compete with rural Yucatecans who learned modern beekeeping while working for the big apiaries. These independent beekeepers collectively controlled vast communal areas of jungle, from which they evicted the commercial hives. The government formed two cooperatives that replaced the ten private firms that had handled all exports.
The three-state Yucatan peninsula accounts for more than thirty per cent of Mexico's honey. Yucatecan beekeeping is typically a sideline for subsistence farmers, who sell honey for cash income. Much of the wealth generated by honey exports is redistributed among rural families.
The honey vendors in Isla Mujeres are generally not selling melipone honey (If you find it, it will be expensive and probably considered medicinal.) The distinctive flavor of Yucatan honey comes from the yellow tajonal flowers that blanket the Yucatan countryside in January and February. The Dzidzilche flowers blossom between March and May and give the springtime honey a milder flavor. During the summer, honey isn't harvested, and they are fed government subsidized sugar. In December, flowering trees, shrubs & vines, including morning glories, are sources of pollen.
The Tajonal is an astor, known in English as the Toothleaf Golden Eye.(above, photo from http://marcianitosverdes.haaan.com) Below are Dzidzilche flowers (Gymnopodium floribundum).
From World Trade Daily:
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Health week for Senior Citizens begins
Improved outlook for tourism industry
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November Calendar of Events .
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Halloween
7pm Town Square Dia de Los Muertos Festival: Entertainment, Dance Groups, Hanal Pixan Altar Contest
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
Nov 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square 4p-7p
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 15-18 Buen Fin (discounts)
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20 Dia de la Revolución
Nov 21 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 24 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer
Nov 27 Hanukkah begins
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA) HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends
Full Moon on Nov 17. Moonrise over the Caribbean (East) at:
Nov 17 5:21p
Nov 18 6:09p
Nov 19 6:57p
Nov 20 7:47p
Nov 21 8:37p and ~50 minutess later nightly
Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo. — at Fenix Lounge.
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday with The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle.
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
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Karen Stone MickoolIsla Mujeres Community Information Board
In October 2011, Barlito began hosting an Artist Series in front of their bakery & market café on the corner of Hidalgo & Abasolo. Our hope was to make this Series into an Island event. Our wish has come true. Now with the support of the Municipal & the Office of Tourism, the Isla Mujeres Artist
Potato soup, chicken fajitas in cream with rajas (cactus..napolitos, usually) and corn kernals, Beef with broccoli, and sides of rice and beans. Three houses from the Peanut store (on the dead end street)
Tani Cornell shared a photo.
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK