Thursday, January 16, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday January 16 The Afternoon Edition

Check out the Preview Edition of Isla Mujeres Magazine 

See what's coming in January & February!

Events in Isla & Articles in the Magazine

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

  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.

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Help to the fishermen

Agapito offers assistance obtaining federal funds

Apoyo a sector pesquero

Miércoles, 15 de Enero de 2014 22:26

Ofrece Agapito, para que sus integrantes accedan a recursos federales

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de enero.- 
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Through the municipal Agency for the Fishing Industry, the City Council, led by the Mayor is reenforcing its commitment to this sector; on this occasion by offering information and advice about access to federal resources and by  improving their working conditions. The director of this agency, Humberto Moguel, has met with various members of the fishing cooperatives and announced that there are many programs that the fishermen could use, and they are working in a coordinated fashion to access these resources.
  The agency will work as a liaison for funds that would be awarded directly to the cooperatives from the federal government from programs that offer productive work,  equipment, and infrastructure such as boats, motors, palapas, and docks.
  On another subject, the director said they are preparing for the Lion Fish Tournament February 14 & 15, and enthusiastic participation by the islanders is expected. In December, there was a successful culinary event based on Lion Fish, and on that date the Mayor gave instructions to begin preparations to carry out this event.  Por Esto notes that there should be attractive prizes for the winners.

Warnings of gusts up to 50 km/hr with Cold Front 

Alertan por rachas de hasta 50 km/h

Miércoles, 15 de Enero de 2014 22:24

Ante Frente Frío

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The Habor Master issued a general caution for navigation by all vessels, which is directed at providers of boat tours from Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, as well as the fishermen and seafarers in general.  This was due to prevailing winds between 40 and 45 km/hr, gusting to 50 km/hr. The port authority added that the advisory could be maintained for at least a couple of days, and if appropriate the winds could cause the closing of the port to general navigation, depending on the intensity of the winds. (This occasionally affects some of the crossings of the car ferry, but generally it does not affect the Ultramar schedule.) He said this cold front is #26, with number 27 behind it, and it is not known what sort of winds #27 will bring to this area of Quintana Roo. Mariners are advised to exercise caution and tour providers to Isla Contoy must weigh the danger before setting out.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Tvisla Mujeres was with Turismo Sandra Ut 

This morning, Dolphin Discovery company executives delivered just  over 30 multisport recreational balls made of closed cell foam, so they do not need an air pump and do not deflate, and are practically indestructible.

Tv Isla Mujeres | Promueve Dolphin Discovery la entrega de balones indestructibles en #IslaMujeres
Isla Mujeres. – Directivos de la empresa Dolphin Discovery hicieron entrega esta mañana de poco más de 30 balones recreacionales multideportivos hechos de espuma de célula cerrada, por lo que no necesitan una bomba ni se desinfla, es prácticamente indestructible. ...

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Waterspout surprises the island
  • Sorprende a la ínsula una tromba marina


    Sorprende a la ínsula una tromba marina

    0 15 de enero de 2014

    Por Redacción-Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Seeking verification of golf carts

Solicitan verificar a carritos de Golf

Solicitan verificar a carritos de Golf

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Ferry terminal nearly ready

Casi lista terminal marítima

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 por esto

Conference on Tax Reform
Conferencia sobre la reforma fiscal [+] Ver mas

The conference begins at 10am on January 20th at the City Hall between the Chamber of Commerce and its members to discuss the tax changes that began in this month, including the increased IVA, Value Added Tax. There is not extra seating, but others may attend on a standing room only basis. The business owners pay 300 pesos a month for the benefits of membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

Cold fronts harm tourism
Frentes fríos arrasan con turismo[+] Ver mas
With the arrival of Cold Front number 26 at mid day, the beaches began to empty, and later the port was closed to navigation by small boats. While Playa Norte emptied, a few tourists enjoyed the Posada beach which was more protected from from the winds. Boats from Cancun began to return there, although the wind was not very violent, with gusts at 30 km/hr, but a tendency to increase was forecast. On Thursday, gusts could exceed 50 km/hr, and due to the height of the tides, in the Yucatan canal waves could exceed four meters.(>13ft). This weather affects sales in Isla Mujeres, and merchants are concerned about decreased tourism activities this weekend.
   As the effects of the front began to be felt, a waterspout was seen less than a mile south of the island, which was quite a sight for locals and tourists, whose photographs quickly flooded social networks.

Arranging resources for fishermen
Gestionan recursos a pescadores[+] Ver mas

Red Cross: Using borrowed ambulance
Cruz Roja, con ambulancia prestada[+] Ver mas

The ambulance from the General Hospital is being used while the Red Cross ambulance has been out of service for several days due to mechanical problems. If the hospital ambulance also breaks down, Isla Mujeres will be left without these life saving services. The staff of the Red Cross have this problem on their agenda of discussions with the directors of the organization. This ambulance was obtained over five years ago and has suffered severe wear and tear while serving the tourists, especially in  times of high season, trying to provide service to support the citizenry.
   It has only been three weeks since the  Red Cross ambulance last left the work shop, and there is a lack of funds to purchase parts and pay for costs. It is necessary for the municipal government to intervene and for businessmen to address the issue, interjected a former representative of the institution.

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FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY EVENTS>>>>visit the preview edition of the Isla Mujeres Magazine...which will benefit Isla Mujeres Charities! HERE   

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

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 




Iguana's: Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun! ~6p
 Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials, usual menu also 

Friday evenings Caribbean, Blues. 
Saturdays   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music & Carlos is on the BBQ making ribs, burgers, arranchera, & steaks. Usual menu also
Sundays  Vera Cruz, Carribean music & the special is paella. Usual menu also.

 Capt Bill is playing tonight ~7p at Bahia Tortuga

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   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 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 ~1 or 2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1 or 2p Salsa 
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
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!!
every tuesday!You 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

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill
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