Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, November 13 The Afternoon Edition

It is raining in Isla Mujeres but it isn't THAT>>>
wet. Blogger lobbed the photo up is by Agua Adventures at MUSA...more are below.


..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 ....

Everything is ready for the Health Fair tomorrow in colonia Salina Chica

Todo listo para la Feria de Salud

Martes, 12 de Noviembre de 2013 23:07

Pasado mañana, en colonia Salinas

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  State Health official Ignaciao Germudez Melendez said there will be a Health Fair at the Green Dome in colonia Salina Chica on November 14 at 5pm. It will be coordinated by the DIF and Municipal Health Department. The director of  the General Hospital said it will involve clients from  the Naval Hospital, ISSSTE, and IMSS. They are expecting about 800 people and will offer glucose testing, calculation of height to weight ratios to determine risk factors, and information about nutrition. There will be checks for hypertension, oral health counseling, and information given on dengue, acute respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and disorders related to high caloric intake and chronic inactivity. People will be taught the signs and symptoms of these disorders, and the emphasis will be on behavioral changes for healthy lifestyles. Families will be encouraged to exercise and walk together, and to choose healthier diets; with the goal of preventing obesity, diabetes, and  chronic degenerative diseases. 

 Navy announces grand festival program to celebrate its day

Festejará en grande

Martes, 12 de Noviembre de 2013 21:47

Armada de México presenta programa para celebrar su día

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A press conference was held to present the program of activities planned for November 23rd to celebrate  “Día de la Armada de México” and of the “Consolidación de la Independencia Nacional”. (The Armada is the Navy.) This will be an historic event for Isla Mujeres, which is not taking place in any other municipality, on this holiday that will be commemorated across the country. 
   It is noted that the  “Día de la Armada de México” is not June 1st, but rather it is November 23rd, since the year 1991, when this commemorative day was instituted. (June 1 is Dia de los Marinos. Marinos are members of the Navy). Consolidation of National Independence occurred in 1825, thanks to the Navy of Mexico. 
   The activities will begin at 11am and will include Naval exercises to demonstrate the capabilities of the military troops of this base, involving amphibian groups, boats such at the Interceptors and Defenders, and will even include a helicopter. The presentation will take place on the pier of the Naval base, and the Governor is expected to attend. During the civic ceremony, awards will be given to those who have given years of service to their country, including those of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 or more years of service. 

The Mexican Navy

The most important on-going missions of the Mexican Navy are the war on drugs and protecting PEMEX's oil wells off Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico. Another important task of the Mexican Navy is to help people in hurricane relief operations and other natural disasters
The Navy is divided into three main forces:
  • Gulf and Caribbean Sea Naval Force
  • Pacific Naval Force
  • Naval Infantry Force
Other important services include:
  • Naval Aviation
  • Search and Rescue
The Navy has a reputation for being well-run and well-organized. This reputation allows for a close relationship with the U.S. Navy,  This is evident in their coordinated work in sheltering ships across borders in recent Gulf storms, as well as by authorization of US Naval ships for transfer to the Mexican Navy. Mexico is undecided whether to accept the frigates USS Curts and USS McClusky 
which were authorized for transfer on Jan. 1, 2013, due to expenses involved in overhauling the vessels whose weapons and electronics have been removed. 

 Mexico's first Navy fought the Spanish for Independence
The Mexican Navy has its origins in the creation of the Ministry of War in 1821, and until 1939 it existed jointly with the Army. After Mexico's declaration of independence from Spain in September 1810, through the mid 1800's, the country was in  a constant state of war, mostly against Spain, who had not recognized its independence. Therefore its priority was to purchase its first fleet from the United States, in order to displace the last remaining Spanish forces from its coasts.

And the French in the "Pastry War"!    (November 1838 - March 1839)

    In 1838 a French pastry cook, Remontel, claimed that his shop in the Tacubaya district of Mexico City had been ruined by looting Mexican officers in 1828. He appealed to France's King Louis-Philippe.  France demanded 600,000 pesos in damages, an amount which was extremely high: in comparison, an average workman's daily pay was about one peso.
          In addition to this amount, Mexico had defaulted on millions of dollars' worth of loans from France. Diplomat Baron Deffaudis gave Mexico an ultimatum to pay, or the French would demand satisfaction. When the payment was not forthcoming,  the king sent a fleet to declare a blockade of all Mexican ports from Yucatán to the Rio Grande, to bombard the Mexican fortress of San Juan de Ulúa, and to seize the port of Veracruz. 
          Virtually the entire Mexican Navy was captured at Veracruz by December 1838.  Mexico declared war on France. The Pastry War ended with a British-brokered peace in March 1839.
Then the combined forces of the Texans & Yucatecos
(Yucatán Independence  1841—1848)  

       The Naval battle at Campeche is unique because it was the only battle in world history that resulted in a victory of ships with sails over steam ships.      
      Both the Republic of Texas & the Republic of Yucatan had declared independence, and Mexico was not giving up these coastlines easily.  In this battle, the Yucatecos & Texans were in ships with sails, battling Mexican vessels that included two ironclad steam ships, commanded by British officers & manned by Mexican and British seamen.  Mexico lost that battle, and the Texans promptly returned North.    
    The Yucatan government had paid the Texas Navy $8000/month to come down and assist them. The Governor of Texas was trying to auction off the ships of Texas fleet, which was prevented by a riot of the citizens, and the Commodore sailed off to the Yucatan against the wishes of Gov. Houston.  When Commodore Ward returned, he was charged with Piracy by the Governor, and acquitted. He and his men were acclaimed as heroes by the citizens for their victory against the Mexican Navy.   
    (By the way, Isla Mujeres was founded in 1850 by refugees from The Caste War, (1847-1901). Before that, the island had been used by Mayans on pilgrimage, visiting Cuban fishermen, & pirates; and it had lacked permanent settlement.)
And Americans (1846–48).
Then the French again (1862–1867) , 
 the Mexican Revolution (1910–1919),  
and a second invasion by the United States (April 9-Nov. 23, 1914).
Most of this info was excerpted & edited from Wiki HERE.   HERE Wiki tries to explain the confusing history of the Yucatan peninsular governments & their relationships with Mexico. 


 Specialty hospital nearly ready: Operational in 2014

Casi listo el hospital de segundo nivel

Martes, 12 de Noviembre de 2013 21:42

En 2014 entrará en funcionamiento

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Progress on construction of the Specialty Hospital in colonia La Gloria has reached 80% and it is expected to be completed no later than March, and to be equipped and staffed by May. The Secretary of Health conducted a tour through the building of more than 3000 square meters, in which 50 million pesos have been invested. He said they are acquiring the resources for equipment and furnishings, and have already discussed staffing, and they intend to provide quality services to the islanders. This hospital has been one of the most requested items by the islanders to the government, because of the age of the General Hospital and its limited ability to meet the new medical needs of the community. There is the possibility that the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, could accompany the Governor at the inauguration of the new hospital.

Municipal Employment Fair today

16 local businesses participating

Hoy, “Feria Municipal del Empleo”


Participarán 16 empresas locales

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Wednesday, Nov. 13, starting at 9am, there will be a Jobs Fair on the Town Square, conducted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare ( STyPS ), in coordination with the City. Sixteen companies will be represented and about 700 jobs are being offered. This is being done upon instructions from the Mayor to give islanders access to decent employment in the municipality. It is noted that the Economic Development Agency has job offerings at an ongoing basis at the Community Center, and works as a liaison with island businesses, but on this occasion this initiative is wider, and excellent results are expected.(It is likely that this was relocated or rescheduled due to rain)


 Tvisla Mujeres

Agapito Magana: No one in my administration is above the law

Nadie en esta administración estará por encima de la Ley!: Agapito Magaña
Secretary of Health supervises the work on the new Specialty Hospital in Isla Mujeres

Tv Isla Mujeres | Secretario de salud supervisa la obra del nuevo hospital de especialidades en...
Armada of Mexico ready for celebration in Isla Mujeres
Alistan la celebración de la Armada de México en #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Condemned by public opinion
Condenado por la opinión pública[+] Ver mas
PE reports that according to information gathered, Alderman Abiram Fuentes was allegedly driving drunk and allegedly ordered police officers to arrest a man for assault who had allegedly been in a fight with his younger brother. Officers were reticent to detain the young man accused of assault without witness, but this Alderman oversees the Public Security Department (the police), so they followed his orders. PE notes that the Mayor does not have authority over the City Council members.

Upcoming commemoration by Navy of Mexico
Próxima conmemoración de la Armada de México[+] Ver mas

Health Fair at Green Dome
Feria de la salud en el Domo Verde[+] Ver mas

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November Calendar of Events .

Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
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 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square  4p-7p
Nov 7 Red Cross Benefit Concert 6:30 Hotel Ixchel Palapa downtown
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day   Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day in Mexico /
Día de Carteros
Nov 12 Día Nacional del Libro / National Book Day 
Nov 13 Employment fair  9am Town Square
 Nov 14 Health Fair Salina Chica 5pm Blue Dome
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14 Naval Wives Breakfast 9am (Naval Club, usually, 100p, benefits hospital).
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 23  Día de la Armada de México (Mexican Naval Day)

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  US Thanksgiving holiday
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
  Miguel's playing schedule this week is
 Fayne's BarandGrill Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

. John Cain's schedule  this week
  Tuesday, 8 to 10 solo at Cafe Del Mar,
 Friday, 7 to 9 pm solo at Bally Hoo Restaurant, 
Sunday, 7 to 930 The Sol Rockers at Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   Sun 2p Salsa

Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
·Iguana's has music on Friday evenings &  Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays, Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

From Isla Animals...Seeking donatations...HELLO ANIMAL LOVERS! Thank you for taking a moment to check out our project. This is a page for ISLA ANIMALS,(LINK) a non-profit organization located on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. We have started this page because we are desperate to have a DISTEMPER VACCINATION CLINIC for the dogs of Isla Mujeres.
There is a SEVERE outbreak of distemper on the island, and it is the leading cause of infectious disease deaths in dogs worldwide. ALL unvaccinated dogs are at high risk of infection. Vaccination against canine distemper is almost 100 percent protective and all puppies should be vaccinated by 8 weeks of age. The government of Mexico initiated a campaign many years ago to wipe out Rabies in Mexico because it affected people - it has been very successful. Unfortunately, many people believe that the Rabies vaccine is the only vaccination that their dogs need. They don't know there is a separate vaccination for both parvo and distemper which kills so many dogs every year. At this time we are experiencing an outbreak of distemper on the island, once a dog is sick there is no cure and the most humane thing to do is to put them down. Many of the animals on the island already have compromised immune systems because they are malnourished, plagued with skin issues like mange, have tick and flea infestations as well as internal parasites. This makes them even more vulnerable when a virus like distemper starts to spread. In the last two months MANY animals have died or been put down so the islanders are SEEING first hand the suffering involved. We recently had a spay/neuter clinic (FREE to all dog and cat owners-staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations),and the first question of almost all participants was "Can you provide a distemper vaccination for my dog?" It's a perfect time to offer them preventative measures.This will not only help the dogs, but improve the lives of the people of Isla Mujeres.~Alison Sawyer Current

From Isla Animals..  Please vote (once logged in once not logged in) and help bring home this prize to Isla
Please Help My Animal Shelter Win!

We are having stormy weather with rain and thunder this morning, winds, and big breakers. Cold Front #12 will be bringing us cooler temperatures, say the forecasters.

 Below it says... due to the strong winds caused by Cold Front #12 the Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres closed the port to navigation by boats under fifty feet and suspended nautical activities (the bay tours are suspended).
A consecuencia de los fuertes vientos, provocados por el Frente Frío Nº 12, la capitanía de puerto de Isla Mujeres, decidió Cerrar el Puerto a la Navegación de embarcaciones menores de hasta 50 pies de eslora y suspender toda actividad náutica.
Below it says.. Saturday Nov. 16: Grand bazaar with items on sale including mattress covers, blankets, towels, hammocks, bathrobes, curtains, table clothes & other covers, clothing, shoes, and more, Starts at 9am. Amor a la Ninez is the Little Yellow School House.
Tendremos: Cubre colchones    Fundas   Toallas  Hamacas   Batas de baño    Cortinas  Cubre cabezales de mesas de masaje o estética.   Ropa  Zapatos  Y más


 My photos from the Soggy Peso Sunday & Monday

Las Palmas downtown
Isla Mujeres was tagged in MaryAnn Cole Rhoades's photo.


Meeting for preregistration for the program: Insurance for Female Heads of Families
Agapito Magaña Sanchez shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.
Amplían recepción de pre-registro del programa:
“Seguro de vida para jefas de familia”


Bufalo announces on Tuesdays only they will open after 9pm, and says:  Don't forget our promotions for hamburgers, tortas, VIP discounts, and free desserts.

60 people are registered to participate in the military service drawing that will take place Sunday, November 17 at the City Council room in the Town Hall for those born in 1995.
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres  El próximo domingo 17 en la sala de cabildo del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres, tendrá lugar el sorteo del Servicio Militar Nacional clase 1995, anticipados y remisos, en el que participarán 60 jóvenes inscritos con anticipación.   Más Información:

Visit their website to order a calendar....  Caribe On Canvas
Strolling through town early morning is our favorite time, before it gets crowded with people and vehicles. This is the corner of Hidalgo and Madero

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Kathy Ennisposted toSisters of Perpetual Disorder - Isla Mujeres Chapter   Navy Wives Breakfast this Thursday morning at 9am. For only 100 pesos you get a lovely, delicious breakfast and a fun time visiting with friends and new acquaintances. Proceeds go to the Navy Hospital. Message me if you would like to attend.
Wilbert and Maria having fun!Musa Manchones Nov 11 2013 (41 photos)

Tony Garcia added 2 new photos.


A busload of  Isla Mujeres English speakers are going to this:

It says Excellent price...


Ad Today's Job Fair


little yellow school house added a new photo.  They help special needs kids & depend on donations


  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK   

From the little yellow school house Who help Special Needs Kids:

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