Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, Oct. 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.


Not a minute of rest: Mayor confirms commitment to work

Ni un minuto de descanso

Lunes, 30 de Septiembre de 2013 22:01

Cabildo avala a colaboradores de Agapito: Edil ratifica compromiso de trabajo

ISLA MUJERES, 30 de septiembre.-.The new City Council held its first meeting at 8am on Monday, and the members were sworn in and the appointments made by the Mayor were unanimously endorsed by the council.  The General Secretary is  César Edmundo Poot Pérez, and the treasurer is Alvaro Alberto Magaña Galué, who was assigned 100,000 pesos in accordance with the Law of the municipalities, to be deposited within 24 hours. The City Comptroller is  José López García. The director of Income is Guillermo Pinto Aguilar and the director of Expenses is Armando Granados Osorio. Other officials are listed in the article. It says Alicia Ricalde Magaña séptima regidora (Council person in the 7th position)
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Notification of the seventh Council member: To integrate the administrative body 

Notificarán a la séptima regidora

Lunes, 30 de Septiembre de 2013 21:58

Para que se integre a cuerpo colegiado

ISLA MUJERES, 30 de septiembre.-  
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The seventh City Council member, Alicia Ricalde Magana was not present at the swearing in and first formal meeting of the council. She will be sent an invitation to come forward and take up her post or to give an official resignation. If she does not report to the Council within fifteen days, her place will be given to the alternate, substitute professor Fanny Quijano Kiní.

 Tvisla Mujeres

The President of the island, Agapito Magana said the transformation of Isla Mujeres begins today. Listen here.
El presidente @AgapitoMaganaS aseguró que la transformación de #IslaMujeres inicia desde hoy… Escúchalo aquí
Message from Agapito Magana last night, moments after he was sworn in as mayor
Mensaje @AgapitoMaganaS, esta madrugada, minutos después de haber rendido Protesta como alcalde de #IslaMujeres http://t.co/9omhR8x2WM

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

The trail of the escaped undocumented Cubans is cold

Se enfría la pista de indocumentados

Se enfría la pista de indocumentados

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 Seek the reintegration of governmental workers

Piden que reintegren a trabajadores del gobierno

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  Agapito Magana takes the baton to lead the island

Agapito Magaña toma la estafeta en la isla

Agapito Magaña toma la estafeta en la isla



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad Municipal officials named in Isla Mujeres

Video: Swearing in of Agapito Magana in Isla Mujeres

 por esto

Presiding over the City Council: Agapito Magana
Agapito Magaña preside Cabildo Ver mas

PRI has no secretary and must name another
El PRI se quedó sin el secretario y tienen que nombrar a su sustituto+] Ver mas
 César Poot Pérez resigned his position as director of the PRI municipal committee in Isla Mujeres on Sept. 29, to take his position as General Secretary on the City Council, so a replacement must be found within 60 days.

Agapito Magana: Ready to attend to the problems of the City!
Agapito Magaña listo para antender problemas de la comuna![+] Ver mas
The Mayor explained that one of his first priorities will be to focus on public services and works to improve trash collection, and to pave streets. Brigades are going out to collect trash, attend to public lighting, and clean the island. he is focusing on public safety and emergency service. On Wednesday street patching crews will be at towrk.

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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


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.

See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season.

I am working on this section for October-November. There is usually a Mayan-Caribbean Cultural Festival, and of course Day of the Dead, which lasts over a week here as Hanal Pixan.  At the end of November is the town saint celebration. Then in early December is the Virgin of Guadalupe festival which begins the Christmas holidays that continue into January and the Day of Kings..  

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

Sunday, November 24 at 8:00pm
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John Cain says..
My schedule this week is
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday the return of 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, nice deal. See ya!   
 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

october 01 2013 (13 photos)

Yoga Move is back on land this morning. See you on the mat at el milagros. Class starts at 9AM, come a bit early to set up and chat. Bring water and a beach towel, a mat if you have one.

Hotel Posada Del Mar posted a photo to Ignacio Acosta Casanova's timeline.
Pescado fresco.
Marla Bainbridge added 5 photos.
So proud of La Banda Sin Nombre as the opener of the ceremony last night for the new president of the island beginning his term.


Leslie Woodbridge Morning in salina chica...
Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo. ¡Un gran Equipo! A great team!
El día de hoy se recogió la basura acumulada en los diferentes puntos del municipio, ésta como el alumbrado público y limpieza de calles, son de las primeras acciones del H. Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres Para que tengas una mejor Calidad de Vida.

Today the accumulated garbage is being collected in different parts of town. Street lighting and street cleaning are the first actions of H. City Hall of Isla Mujeres To give you a better quality of life
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 THIS is good advice for learning Spanish. Having clients and friends who spoke no English forced me to 'stretch' to communicate. It is more entertaining to 'study' Spanish by learning lyrics and watching shows with subtitles than to memorize grammar rules, and can be very helpful with improving your basic conversational Spanish. It helps to have some grammar background so you can recognize the patterns, but the sort of  every day practice that this article recommends can be very helpful toward improving your ability to communicate in Spanish. 

HERE is a good article on basic Spanish slang.
Caribe On Canvas's photo.
These 4 loncherias on Guerrero are some of our favorite places to have breakfast, especially the first and fourth stall. Amazing prices too!

Isla Mujeres was tagged in Joselyn Contreras's photos.

Fredys Antonio Poot Ucan Who likes this.jpg  Fredy's on Hidalgo
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Margaret Servais Washa updated the description of the group Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group.
The scholarship program started in 2005 with a few high school students and 6 sponsors. We paired Isla visitors with specific students and both sides benefited from this personal connection. It has become a great cross-cultural exchange, with everyone enriched by the relationships.

As high school students graduated, some really wanted to go on to study at a university, so it became necessary to form teams in order to meet the increased tuition and school expenses for these students.

There are two levels of sponsorship, $30 or $55 month. ($5 is an admin fee and slush fund for emergencies.) High school students receive $50 a month and depending on circumstances university students receive between $150 - $250 per month - in pesos equivalent. Each sponsor communicates with and sends the promised money to their team captain before the 20th of each month and the captain sends a deposit to the bank account (set up for this program by our “banker” Jana Epperson).

In return we ask the students for two things - maintain a C+ to B- GPA and communicate with their donors. Some in high school may not have email, so Facebook is another way to communicate. It has become a special treat for students and their families to meet their sponsors over a dinner when the sponsors visit Isla. If needed, Maggie can join the meal to provide translation services and help break the ice.

Mark Kessler is the financial administrator, keeping track of the funds banked for each individual student. He communicates with the team captains regarding the balance in their student’s 'account' or if the team is sending extra for any reason.

Jana Epperson manages the bank account, receiving paypal and check deposits for the program. She also helps with recruiting new sponsors.

I (Maggie Washa) keep track of the list of sponsors and students on a google doc, communicate with Lupe regarding adding new students, extra needs of students and their grades. I help with translation and communications, especially if I am on Isla.

Lupe Chi Tuz receives a monthly statement from Mark regarding how much to withdraw for each student. She completes the ATM withdrawal and prepares an envelope for each student to sign for and pick up. For out of town students she deposits the funds in their bank account. She is paid $50 pesos per student per month for her work.

Team Captains communicate with their team and Jana, Mark and Maggie as needed so that no one person is loaded with the responsibility for all 50 sponsors.
La Catrina — with Enrique Cahuich Bates in Isla Mujeres.
I like this shot a lot. I just wish there had been a few clouds in the sky and that there wasn't a person's shadow on the dock. — with Isla Mujeres and Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres.
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Caribe On Canvas  The ocean was fairly calm the afternoon we walked around from the Avalon towards Media Luna. Haven't walked around this particular area in several years. — with Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres in Isla Mujeres.

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  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

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