Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, December 18 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time  In Isla Mujeres  LINK to 24 hour time lapse of the webcam

The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & 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.

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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Mayor works to prevent flooding with intense rain

Al pie del cañón

Martes, 17 de Diciembre de 2013 22:34

Agapito previene posibles inundaciones ante intensas lluvias

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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de diciembre.-
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Tuesday- Early this morning the Mayor, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, was touring the island with staff from the Civil Protection Department, Public Services, and other officials, checking on the water pumps to assure they were working at one hundred percent, and to assure the drainage is good. Citizens were urged not to leave trash bags or building materials on the sidewalks or near the streets because they clog the drains and sewers, which can cause water to enter your homes and your neighbors, and the damage can be considerable.
  In the afternoon, the pump for Abasolo was activated, in addition to the other two already in operation. There have been no major incidents, and the staff, volunteers, and public officials were staying vigilant around all of the isle to prevent flooding and maintain drainage.
3 million pesos to remodel Las Iguanas Park 

A obras públicas, 3 mdp

Martes, 17 de Diciembre de 2013 22:09

Gobierno de Agapito dará nueva cara a “Las Iguanas”

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Tuesday--It was announced that on tomorrow, on Wednesday, the green light (and the checkered flag) are being given to start work on improving sports and recreational areas around the island with the inauguration of Las Iguanas park. They will add a gym and improve the floor of the Futbol Rapido facility in La Gloria, and improve the basketball court of the Jose del Carmen Pastrnan facility, with money from CONADE, a federal sports agency. Details of the improvements are given in the article, and I have already translated them previously.  
Police Chief Says: Order & zero accidents are principal objectives of "Guadalupe-Reyes" security operation 

Orden y cero accidentes

Martes, 17 de Diciembre de 2013 14:10

Principal objetivo del “Guadalupe-Reyes”,  dice jefe policiaco

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This info was already translated. In addition, the chief of police advised that people who rent golf carts or scooters do not leave personal items in them. There will be patrols in the tourist areas,  and your cooperation is appreciated to prevent theft. He also recommended that people avoid driving if they have consumed alcohol, and the same information is given about breathalyzers at the checkpoints on Dec. 24 & 25 and Dec. 31- Jan 2. The emergency police number is 066, and the direct line is 999 0051. 

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Downpours caused absenteeism at schools

Ausentismo escolar por los aguaceros

Ausentismo escolar por los aguacerosThe primary schools reported absenteeism of 20 to 25%, and Cesar Mendoza said they were missing nearly 30% of the students due to the heavy rain, which was understandable. The kindergarten "Tlaloc" suspended classes.
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Concerns that rain could cause lakes to overflow

Temen se desborde la salinas por las lluvias

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Accident left  neighborhood without electricity

Accidente deja sin electricidad a colonia

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Pumping water from the lakes
Descargan aguas de las Salinas[+] Ver mas
The pumps were activated for the lakes and thousands of cubic meters of water was pumped off into the sea, to prevent any overflow, as had happened two months ago. Officials toured the pumps and assured that the drainage systems were flowing. Residents were reminded to avoid putting trash, trash bags, or construction materials near the sidewalks or streets. Tuesday was the second day of reduced touristic activities due to rain. Store employees spent their time reading and sweeping water that entered from leaks. The ferries operated normally, but with a reduced number of passengers.

Seeking to reverse the reelection of "Wato"

Buscan revertir reelección de “Wato”.. [+] Ver mas
This is about details of different Articles in legal documents, and associated legal issues surrounding the taxi union election of Wato, Eduardo Peniche, who has served the union as president for nine years. These legal issues are being brought up those who want the election overturned, including Javier Acereto, Miguel Chan and Adolfo Argüelles. They are filing complaints with the Arbitration Board, and taking their complaints to other authorities.

Veteran fishermen files complaint

Veterano pescador denuncia acoso de un inspector[+] Ver mas
Veteran fisherman Daniel Avila Solis, who has been unable to fish for over a year due to health problems, has filed a complaint against the park inspectors at Isla Contoy. The fisherman says a park inspector is blocking the renewal of his permit in 2015, although he says he has met all the requirements and he has the most seniority.
       His health problems have left him semi paralyzed on one side of his body, and he is waiting to regain more movement in his left foot, so he can continue his work, and help his son and crew operate the boat. He says, "I need to pay my medical expenses and feed my family."
     The veteran angler says he has had a permit to work with his crew capturing fish in the vicinity of the reserve, which is monitored by SEMARNAT. For over 40 years he has been dedicated to capturing species for sports fishing, and is assigned an annual quota, in addition to his other permits.
            Because he has had complications of his diabetes and other health problems for over a year, he cannot go out as often as he used to. He says when he can occasionally come to the area, that there is an inspector named Elias who bothers him.
         He notes he was once the only fisherman with a permit to vend in the local marinas and in the Cancun hotel zone, offering sports fishing to tourists, which has since developed as a tourist activity.

In the defense of pets
Por la defensa de las mascotas [+] Ver mas
This is the same information as was already translated about the campaign against animal abuse by (unnamed) NGO's, and the CCDA, Comité Ciudadano y Defensa Animal (Citizen Committee & Animal Defense). They are raising awareness about laws and regulations that exist for the protection of animals with posters that will be hung in public buildings, and they are seeking support to display them in areas that are privately owned also.

Christmas in Isla Mujeres?

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December Calendar of events

 Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved to Isla Mujeres from the Boca Iglesia Church, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festival
Dec 4 Wednesday 6p Confirmation Mass at Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 5 Thursday  4-7 Artist Fair Town Square (First Thursday of Each Month)
Dec 6 Friday  Security Operation Guadalupe-Reyes begins
Dec 7 Saturday 7p Procession of the Virgin through the colonias
                         ~10p Singing Las Manitas, Mass Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 8 Sunday 3p Procession from Church on Square to Bay, for procession on Bay with three large boats provided for parishioners. Followed by Grand Kermes, and returning of icon to her niche. Celebration of 50th anniversary of priesthood for Father Martinez.
Dec 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico. Festival at Chapel in Salina Chica
 They have been setting up the circular stadium, along the Caribe road down south, which usually means a 'bullfight' with little people and heifers, where no one is harmed. There could be trained monkeys riding dogs, or circus animals, rides for the kids, and vendors.
 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.

Everyone is invited!Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24  The Posadas
The Posadas are nine days before Christmas eve, when there are reenactments in neighborhoods (and a play on the town square) of Mary & Joseph being turned away, until they are accepted at one house, and there is a neighborhood party there.
  During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico
Dec 14 Saturday Caribbean Cultural Festival 8pm Town Square (Cuban band)
Dec 18 Wednesday 4-6  Brisas Grill  Benefit for Keys4Life
Dec 24  Noche Buena  Zapatos por los ninos party
Dec 25  Christmas
Dec 31 New Years Eve celebration on Town Square (Usually fireworks & dancing to live music until dawn. Reserved tables are sold by Tourism Department.)
 Charity Info
Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!
ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS   Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive
        December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery.  Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at:

If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal   We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts.   Greg and Natalie


Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo

Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant
If you're on the isle today: Shop to benefit the DIF, local social service agency who help families in many ways around the year...including at this time of baskets, gifts for kids, blankets, etc. This is a Festival of Gifts. Gifts, decorations, art, other Christmas stuff. Tonight at the Posada hotel downtown (just south of Jax) 6pm.
Don't forget the benefit for Key4Life was rescheduled for tonight at Brisas. Have fun & help a coupla good causes!
If you're on the isle today:  Shop to benefit the DIF, local social service agency who help families in many ways around the year...including at this time of baskets, gifts for kids, blankets, etc. This is a Festival of Gifts. Gifts, decorations, art, other Christmas stuff. Tonight at the Posada hotel downtown (just south of Jax) 6pm.
 Don't forget the benefit for Key4Life was rescheduled for tonight at Brisas. Have fun & help a coupla good causes!
Keys 4 Life  Benefit Event: Wednesday, Dec 18 Brisas Grill 4pm  A Christmas concert called "Secret Santa Christmas Celebration." by Ken Wanovich with buffet, beverage, & gift CD. $20 or 250p (link for tickets). Profits will be spent on toys, and Ken explains, "The concept is that we are the Secret Santa, giving gifts to the children through the parents, who cannot afford gifts for their own families." Ken Wanovich Posted a new song: "Give It Away" ‪#‎music‬



Julieta Venegas is an American born Latin Pop singer with a platinum album (Limon y Sal) whose biggest hit is "Me Voy", here's that music video below (LINK)

  Miguel's playing schedule 
 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   
, Sunset Grill 530 to 730 and Ballyhoo 630 to 830.
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

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!! 
Fenix Sat 3p 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.
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials. Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. On Saturdays & Sundays they have   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music.  Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

From Bahia Tortuga.... Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina's photo.

every tuesday!
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Lowering lake levels with pumping...due to the recent rain
Salinas necesario un rebombeo ocacionada por las lluvias recientes hay un incremento alto

photo by Ignacio Acosta Casanova  
(Person is sitting...I think pretending to row with a broom)

Steve McConnaughie's photo.
we had some rain....all is dry again...thanks Steve

Steve McConnaughieIslaholics
With all the rain we had, we still managed to experience one of these though!

Val JukoskyIslaholics
Bring on the sun! This morning's sunrise....

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