Thursday, October 24, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday October 24 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 ....

Improving economic opportunities for families

Agapito announces the start of classes for Programa Habitat 2013

Mejora economía familiar

Miércoles, 23 de Octubre de 2013 22:13

Agapito marca inicio de cursos del Programa Hábitat 2013

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.- The mayor gave an inaugural address at the start of the Habitat Program 2013 at the Community Center this afternoon, noting that the purpose of these classes and certifications offered by the Work Training Institute of Q Roo is to improve the economies of resident families and give them the opportunity to start small businesses. There are 270 Islanders participating in courses that include instruction in subjects such as Desserts & Pastry, Beauty, Candle making & Soap making, Production of Backpacks & Purses, Italian Cooking, Massage Therapy, Regional Crafts, Jewelry, English, Sewing, and Computers. There is also a workshop on Breast Cancer Prevention. This is made possible by joint federal and municipal funding of 493,000 pesos.
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Crocodile captured after four hours of pursuit 

Capturan cocodrilo cerca de bañistas

Miércoles, 23 de Octubre de 2013 22:07

Lo persiguieron por espacio de cuatro horas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.- 
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There were 11 Cubans, not 9:  Navy reports they were secured while at sea  

Fueron 11, no 9 cubanos

Miércoles, 23 de Octubre de 2013 21:26

Los asegurados anteayer en altamar, reporta la Quinta Región Naval

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-
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Workers for the Harbor Master and members of the Navy confirmed there were 11 Cubans detained , including a woman, during the predawn hours (la madrugada)  yesterday. It was learned unofficially that Cuban fisherman Noe William Gonzalez, who lives in Holbox, was detained when he was found ~51 nautical miles from Isla Mujeres aboard the fishing boat "Cinthia" with Mexican registration, and unable to prove his legal status in Mexico. It is supposed that he was there to meet the 11 undocumented Cubans who had been found by the Navy ~48 nautical miles from Isla Mujeres in a 'balsero' boat ~25 feet long that was powered by a car engine.  Among the eleven Cubans are: Gyovani Jerez, Lázaro Almarán, Tatiana Rives, Antonio Fernández, Eddy Iron, Yusniel Sierra and Erislandi Rondón.
     Employees of the Harbor Master explained the Cubans were rescued first, and minutes later the Cuban fisherman, who is based in Holbox, was found. He was aboard a boat named "Cinthia", registered in Holbox, in possession of a satellite telephone, with 500 liters of gasoline (in ten containers that each held 50 liters), energy drinks, cookies/crackers, and other products. The detainees were immediately transported to Isla Mujeres and the 11 undocumented Cubans were taken to Cancun and turned over to Immigration. The fisherman was placed in jail, and taken to Immigration aboard the Naval launch at noon yesterday. The Cuban balsero boat and the vessel "Cinthia" from Holbox were turned over to the Harbor Mastor and are docked near the fishing cooperative "Por la Justicia Social".

Complaint of bullying at school

Petende encubrir un caso de bullying

Miércoles, 23 de Octubre de 2013 21:23

Supervisora escolar

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ISLA MUJERES, 23 de octubre.-  The parents of a child at “Andrés Quintana Roo” are asking the educational authorities to punish the student who bullied their son on Monday at 10:30 am during recess. They were told about the incident when the school day ended at 1 pm, and they have a medical certificate regarding the injuries and marks on his back. They say the offender is the nephew of the assistant director of the campus, and that this child has been aggressive since first grade, and now he is in second grade.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Bachilleres students saw a crocodile in the sea near the school
Estudiantes del Colegio de Bachilleres aseguran haber visto un cocodrilo en las orillas del mar caribe, frente al colegio

Photos of the capture of the crocodile yesterday in Isla Mujeres
Las imágenes de la captura del cocodrilo esta mañana en Isla Mujeres


Cubans rescued at sea by Navy near Isla Mujeres
Secretaría de Marina rescató a 18 cubanos en altamar cerca de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Storm drain grates need repair

  Residents of the colonia Caribeña,  near the baseball field "El Pescador", are complaining that the broken storm drain grates are hazardous, especially when they are hidden by flooding. 

  • Abandona Agapito a los isleños


    Abandona Agapito a los isleños

    0 23 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-
  • Capturan a cocodrilo en las costas del mar


    Crocodile caught offshore

    Capturan a cocodrilo en las costas del mar

    0 23 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-             Wednesday, Isla Mujeres fishermen captured an eight foot long crocodile swimming along the coast of the Caribbean Sea. After seven in the morning, high school students at Bachilleres noticed the crocodile swimming in the sea, but they could barely believe what they saw, as it submerged time and time again. The alert spread quickly and people began to congregate on the beaches to try and see the animal. Fishermen who commonly snorkel in the area, decided to suspend their activities. At eleven o'clock a boat from the cooperative Por Social Justica was prepared to locate and catch the animal, and it was secured shortly after noon with the help of a net and various fishermen aboard the boat "Gloria Judith". The Department of Civil Protection also participated in the capture. They took charge of the crocodile, moving it to Mundaca Hacienda park.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Saying goodbye to the founder of the Yucatan "Lions"

Dicen adiós a impulsor de Leones de Yucatán

Dicen adiós a impulsor de Leones de Yucatán
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   Another favorite son of Isla Mujeres has passed away, and will be remembered fondly.  Romeo Magaña Carrillo was a businessman, a sports promotor, and was active in the fiestas for the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre. The town historian explained that this man known as "Romero" played a part in the economic boom and prosperity that occurred in the three decades between 1957 and 1987, not only on the island but in the entire peninsula. He was an important person in the festivals honoring the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, who inherited this dedication and passion from his father. He was a leader in the local fishing industry and a director of the professional baseball teams in the  National League: LMB Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, including the Tecolotes (Owls) of the state of Nuevo Laredo, and the  Leones (Lions) of the state of Yucatán. He passed away in Merida, where he had resided in recent months due to the condition that took his life, 

Seeking parking lot repair

Piden reparar carpeta asfáltica

Piden reparar carpeta asfáltica
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Tenants of the downtown Mercado "Adumaro Magana" want the Department of Public Services to repair the parking lot because it has large potholes near the entrance. They note these potholes are hazardous to pedestrians when there are puddles.  The reporter visited the area and observed the potholes, as well as commenting that the fence needs paint and the market should have better bathrooms.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadRestoring reefs in northern Quintana Roo

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People rescued from rough seas
Rescatan a personas del embravecido océano [+] Ver mas
The Navy rescued two boats with a total of twelve people aboard, who were at risk on the open seas on Sunday night, approximately 96 kilometers northeast of Isla Mujeres.  The Navy received a report from the Port of Isla Holbox that a small boat named "Cinthia" was having engine problems, and it was requested that a Naval ship respond to the emergency call. The boat was located about 113 kilometers east of Isla Mujeres, and another boat of more primitive construction was also found, with 11 people aboard, who said they were Cuban nationals. They were rescued, fed, and given medical assessments.  The man aboard the boat "Cinthia" was identified as 47 year old Willima Noa Gonzalez, who said he has lived in Holbox for seven years, and left Cabo Catoche on October 16th to go fishing, but his motor failed. His boat is registered in Holbox to Ruben Duarte, and has been secured by the Port Authorities. Since none of the Cubans could prove their legal right to be in Mexico, they were turned over to Immigration.

Crocodile caught at sea
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About sixty people watched the crocodile pursuit, and observed about 10 islanders working together to capture it. People noted that it probably came from the lagoon at  Mundaca Hacienda, and environmental authorities took it to its natural habitat at the Mundaca park. This species of crocodile, Crocodylus porosus) is called “El Cocodrilo de Mar”. In Cancun, there is a very large population of crocodiles in the lagoons of the Hotel Zone, but in Isla Mujeres, there are only a few in captivity at the Mundaca Hacienda.

Death of businessman Romeo Magana Carrillo saddens Islanders
Impacta entre los isleños la muerte del empresario Romeo Magaña Carrillo[+] Ver mas

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October Events 

.In October there are occasional releases of baby turtles that were incubated at the Tortugranja, at dusk on the eastern beaches of Media Luna or Guadalupana. (Last year the last public release was Oct. 7). The Blue Crabs migrate with the full moons, and there are usually organized groups to help them safely across the roads. Watch out for them in Sac Bajo and along the southeastern part of the island. The American holiday of Halloween is observed by the expats & a few candy loving kids, while the whole community observes Day of the Dead on November 1st & 2nd. Special foods are available in the weeks before, and Hanal Pixan altars appear in mid or late October. The Orianid meteor shower due on the 18th & 19th will be affected by light from the  full moon.

October is Breast Cancer Month. There are benefits and events by Siempre por Vida.
Oct 1-  Día de Arquitectos  Architects Day
Oct 2- International Day of Beach & Coastal Clean Up
Oct 4-  World Animal Day
Oct 8- 39th Anniversary of Quintana Roo of becoming a Free and Sovereign State
Cancelled due to weatherTuesday, Oct  8  Dusk  Media Luna Beach Turtle Release 
Oct. 8- World Octopus Day
Oct 9-  Dia de Pescadors   Fishermens Day
Oct. 10 International Mental Health Day
Oct 11 ~5:00p / dusk  Rescheduled Turtle Release at Media Luna Beach 
Oct 12- Día de la Raza 
 Oct. 12  11:30pm My Space Disco  Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night 
 Oct 13 Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 15 Turtle Release  
 Oct. 17  Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17  4p-7p  Artist Fair at Town Square

Isla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo
poster by Sally Margolis
Oct 18  6:13p Full Moon Rise over Caribbean /  Sunset ~6:20p
 Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower (probably not very visible due to the bright moon light)

Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion 
Oct 19- Pink Breakfast Benefit for Breast Cancer Due Torri Restaurante

Oct 19- 5p March Against Breast Cancer starts at Posada Beach/Monument to the Fisherman & ends at the Truguena monument at the east Malecon. Participants are asked to wear something pink and carry signs supporting the cause & in support of the people with this disease.
Oct 19  Full moon rise 6:57
 The Blue crabs are out migrating at night this month, due to the full moon...Don't Smash Them!! Slow down in Sac Bajo and at the south-east end. (The graphic I found is from when they were on the streets due to rain)

 Oct 20-29 Hanal Pixan Altar Contest
Oct 20  Moon Rise 7:42p
 Oct 21 TURTLE RELEASE  5:30p Guadalupana Beach. BYOBowl, bucket, or other container.
Oct 21 Moon Rise 8:28p
Oct 21 Ramon Bravo's Birthday
Oct 21-22  Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma when Isla Mujeres broke the Northern Hemisphere's and Western Hemisphere's 24-hour rainfall record with 64 inches in 2005.
Oct 23 Dia del Medico,
Oct 24  United Nations Day (last year children marched, wearing white)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Halloween
Here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK.
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.

Last year in October....
 The 5th annual Environmental Culture week had workshops Oct 8-10 (Semana de la cultura Ambiental)
The 7th annual Caribbean Mayan Cultural Festival was Oct 20-24 (There was also a 2nd annual statewide Caribbean Mayan Cultural Fest last year in early November)
The Ramon Bravo Underwater Photography Contest was cancelled. Oct 20-22 

The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November.  Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.

You are invited by Por Siempre Viva for a grand night of terror at a Halloween fest to fight breast cancer...
Por Siempre Vivay la discoteca Vive Tus Sentidos Vive Tus Sentidos Love te invitan a su Gran noche del terror, Fiesta de Halloween 2013 a beneficio de la lucha contra el cáncer, no te la puedes perder, asiste disfrazado, habrán concursos y muy buen ambiente.

Come out and join us for our annual Day of the dead party on November 1st.  We will have live music, beer and drink specials, an all you can eat Mexican buffet for $150 pesos, costume contests and games.  Make your reservations today to ensure the best seats! -


See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
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

Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays starting around 6, and Fenix has salsa on Sundays. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.
24 de Octubre, Día de las Naciones Unidas

Un gran ser humano, un gran isleño, un gran ejemplo, sin duda su aportación para nuestra tierra nunca será olvidada.
VIRGILIO "EL CHINO" FERNÁNDEZ Recordado con mucho cariño. Entre su obras destacan Isla Mujeres, conocida como el Himno a su tierra y considerada su mejor canci...ón, Bahía, Nochecitas Isleñas, Mujer Isleña, Marino Pescador, entre otras
Hoy es aniversario luctuoso de Virgilio "Chino" Fernandez, el mas grande musico y compositor que ha dado Isla Mujeres. Sabia, con guitarra y voz, vestir y desvestir el alma.
Fidel Villanueva Madrid: Today is the anniversary of the death of Virgilio "Chino" Fernandez, the greatest musician and composer of Isla Mujeres, with the ability to dress and undress your soul with his music.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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