When I translate/summarize the info after the jumps the next day, the Early Edition becomes the Final Edition of that post.
This is now the Final Edition with additional text marked by yellow bars.
North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time/En "tiempo viva" In Isla Mujeres
40% of registered taxpayers have paid
Incentives for people and companies motivated them to pay their property taxes
Cumple 40% del padrón de contribuyentes
Miércoles, 09 de Enero de 2013 22:16
Incentivos a la población y a las empresas logran que se interesen más por cumplir con su tributo
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de enero.- Since the beginning of December, over 40 percent of taxpayers have paid their property taxes, said the municipal treasurer, Darwin García Magaña. About a third of the population took advantage of the 20% discount offered in December. In January they are offering a 15% discount on property taxes, as well as a 10% discount to businesses for payment of their trash collection fees.Leer más...
Traditional cutting of the King's cake done with senior citizens & disabled
Support of the government for vulnerable groups
Realizan adultos mayores y discapacitados tradicional corte de la Rosca de Reyes
Miércoles, 09 de Enero de 2013 22:09
Respaldo del gobierno municipal a los grupos vulnerables
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de enero.- At the Club de Gente Grande (the senior citizens club) an event was held for the island elders, as well as the adults and children with special needs, with the traditional cutting of the Rosca de Reyes or King's cake with the mayor Hugo Sánchez Montalvo. Speeches were made honoring and thanking the senior citizens. The DIF continues to distribute blankets to the elderly also.Leer más...
Today appointments will be announced in IM
For the Directors of the agencies of Urban Development & Environment and Planning & Development
Hoy darán a conocer nombramientos en IM
Miércoles, 09 de Enero de 2013 22:05
Serán titulares de las direcciones de Desarrollo Urbano y Medio Ambiente y Planeación y Desarrollo
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de enero.- On Thursday the municipal government will announce the name of the new director for the agency of Urban Development and Environment in Isla Mujeres, after Mayra Ayala Rejón resigned in mid-December. She has held this important position for nearly six years. The Mayor said he is interviewing two people for this position. The Appointee will be very capable and committed to working for the people, and will also be required to follow the proposal drafted for Ciudad Mujeres (on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres) which provides for the delivery of more than a thousand commercial and residential lots in the first stage.Rosalba Carrillo Zarate resigned from the Planning and Development agency, citing personal reasons.Leer más...
Modulo del IFE opera desde el pasado lunes y se mantendrá así hasta el próximo viernes en su módulo ubicado en el Centro Comunitario (colonia la Gloria)
IFE module has been open (voter registration)since Monday and will remain so until Friday at the Community Center (colonia la Gloria)
(These were published yesterday...to the "tomorrow's" are now "today's")
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
| Castigarán ingreso de menores a bares
Punishments for entry of minors into bars
The local authorities met with officials from the office of the Collector of Revenue of the State Treasury (Recaudadora de Rentas del Hacienda) to implement laws and regulations to prevent the entry of minors in clubs & bars of Isla Mujeres. This article includes excerpts from the laws & regulations governing establishments that sell alcohol and the state agencies that enforce them.
|Organizan festival de Reyes|
Festival of Kings planned
The social service agency (DIF / Desarrollo Integral de la Familia) is holding a festival this afternoon celebrating Día de Reyes at the baseball park “El Pescador”, said Eunice Sánchez Montalvo, president of the municipal DIF agency.This is sponsored by the State DIF agency, in coordination with the municipal DIF agency. In addition to the snacks, drinks, and inflatable games, there will be children's show "Pepe Dolphin" with artists and acrobats on stage, as well as actors playing the Magi. There will be raffles, giving of thousands of gifts, and other activities.
|Rehabilitan a jóvenes adictos|
Rehabilitation of teen addicts
The Catholic Church “Sagrado Corazón de Jesús” of Isla Mujeres is currently working with more that 40 teens with addiction problems with the priest Raúl González and the parents, said Juan Alfaro Jiménez, "sacristán".
Noticias de Quequi......
You can follow the link to the Diario Respuesta website which has a "Translate To English" option,
Closed the port to small craft
ISLA MUJERES, January 9. - On Wednesday, Jan 9, the Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres closed the port to boats under 40 feet, due to the entry of a "surada", which is a wind from the southeast. It reached speeds of 25-35 kph with gusts up to 45 kph. They were only able to carry out tours & activities in the area known as The Farito and lagoon area. This tourism sector has expressed frustration with this weather coupled with the decrease in the number of tourists arriving. Puerto Juarez was also closed to boats under 40 feet which meant tour boats that had sold packages to Isla Mujeres had to bring their clients over on the ferries, rather than in their own boats. This time it is not a norte closing the ports, it is a "Surada". .[+] Ver mas. [+] See more
Second largest port in the state
ISLA MUJERES, January 9. - The Port Authority of Quintana Roo reported that at the end of 2012, the Maritime Terminal Isla Mujeres reported a 14 percent increase in passengers arriving compared to 2011. At the end of 2012 a milestone was reached with a total of 1,544,400 passengers. This means the port port of Isla Mujeres is the second most important in regards to the arrival of domestic and foreign visitors. Unfortunately the vast majority only stay a few hours. That is why more tourism promotion should be aimed at visitors who come for the day, to encourage them to stay overnight on return visits 2012 was the best year in terms of visitor arrivals, because in 2011 there 1,354,773 passengers. This year July was the busiest month with 166, 768 tourists and least number arrived in September, which was 102,900 passengers.. .[+] Ver mas. [+] See more
Program will be presented at Port of Punta Sam
ISLA MUJERES, January 9. - This Thursday will be his last public appearance as an official, of the current head of the agency for Urban Development and Environment, Mayra Ayala Rejon. A month and half ago she turned in her resignation to be effective on January 15, which she said was for personal reasons...Por Esto notes she has held this office for a total of about 11 years under various administrations and that it is a very demanding and complicated job at times. She says she has no political aspirations.. . [+] Ver mas [+] See more
Business organizations urge entrepreneurs to join
ISLA MUJERES, January 9. - The chamber of commerce and the restaurant industry organization of Isla Mujeres (CANIRAC & CANACO) invite all Islander entrepreneurs to join their ranks. They have negotiated with the city for several benefits for their members, some of which may only be granted to those who belong to both CANIRAC & CANACO. This is why it is suggested that 'the earlier the better' that they come to the office which is near the House of Culture on Avenida Guerrero. In addition to signing them up if they are having a problem with payment of their taxes, the organizations may be able to assist. In this regard, the leaders of both organizations, Javier Ortiz and Juan Carillo, reported that in recent days several concrete agreements have been reached with the authorities about discounts..+] Ver mas. [+] See more
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Sunrise this morn from MVC B&B
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
JAX Bar & Grill Isla Mujeres says.....Day 19:We have prided ourselves for the past eleven years on being great
business partners with Isla Mujeres. We have provided jobs to countless
families, contributed to local charities, supported events like Carnival
and have attempted to be a positive asset to tourism on the island. We
are confused as to why this is such a bad thing…
deliberation, last Friday, January 4, we decided to pay the so-called
hefty “fine” (which we still do not know what the fine is for) in the
hopes of getting JAX re-opened and back in business. Unfortunately, we
are not in the financial or emotional position to miss the entire 2013
season. Since re-opening in 2005, we have re-invested every dime we have
made back into improving JAX and did so thinking we were investing in
our future. Paying this “fine” was the most difficult decision we have
ever made regarding our business. Paying this “fine” goes against
everything we stand for, fought for and believe
in. We feel strongly that we have not done anything that warranted
being fined, closed down or arrested. After paying the “fine” we were
told the “authorities” would re-open JAX in two hours…that was six days
The local media continues to print stories that are just
not true. We have heard it all and are just trying to get through one
day at a time. So we wait for what happens next. It is frustrating and
sad for all involved. We miss you, our friends that are like our family.
JAX is more than our business; it is our life. To those who
have supported us, we offer a sincere thank you. When this ordeal is
finally over, it is our hope that our customers will return. We also
hope that everyone involved in this nightmare will come to realize that
it is ALL the business owners; Mexican, American, Canadian or wherever
we are from, who make visiting Isla a “destination experience” and
without all of us, this island is little more than water and sand.
After much deliberation, last Friday, January 4, we decided to pay the so-called hefty “fine” (which we still do not know what the fine is for) in the hopes of getting JAX re-opened and back in business. Unfortunately, we are not in the financial or emotional position to miss the entire 2013 season. Since re-opening in 2005, we have re-invested every dime we have made back into improving JAX and did so thinking we were investing in our future. Paying this “fine” was the most difficult decision we have ever made regarding our business. Paying this “fine” goes against everything we stand for, fought for and believe in. We feel strongly that we have not done anything that warranted being fined, closed down or arrested. After paying the “fine” we were told the “authorities” would re-open JAX in two hours…that was six days ago.
The local media continues to print stories that are just not true. We have heard it all and are just trying to get through one day at a time. So we wait for what happens next. It is frustrating and sad for all involved. We miss you, our friends that are like our family.
JAX is more than our business; it is our life. To those who have supported us, we offer a sincere thank you. When this ordeal is finally over, it is our hope that our customers will return. We also hope that everyone involved in this nightmare will come to realize that it is ALL the business owners; Mexican, American, Canadian or wherever we are from, who make visiting Isla a “destination experience” and without all of us, this island is little more than water and sand.
I have a version of this Ixchel painting by Pamela Haase and I love it.She will be at the Barlito artist series today and her work is available to be shipped within the US as well as purchasing it on Isla. It is acrylic on stretched canvas and in the $50-60 range
Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo saysSeguimos
pavimentando mas calles de nuestras colonias populares!! Amigos,
cuidenlas, si estan recien pavimentadas no transiten en ellas, para
The Mayor posted this pic of a newly paved street in the neighborhood colonias, noting their durability.
Loggerhead habitat lawsuit in the US article....non isla, but loggerheads nest on our beach & did holes in our backyard so here's the LINK .
Betsy Snider says (She & Capt. Tony..)Had
dinner last night at Los Fueguitos. Due to a lack of decision making
abilities, we went with the Argentinian Paradillada for two. It started
with some nice dinner rolls and little bowls of pickled mushrooms and a
white bean salad. That was quickly followed by a couple of big
sausages - one chorizo and one mordilla. Let me say I am not a mordilla
fan but this was tasty particularly with the sauces they bring out.
There was a small salad on that plate as well. Next came the big grill -
hot at the table - with a nice steak, another giant piece of beef, some
porkchops and a couple of chicken thighs. On the side was a big bowl
of salad and a big bowl of homestyle potatoes - sweet and white - with a
little rosemary on them and more dinner rolls. We ate and ate and
still had plenty of food leftover to bring home. 3 or 4 people with our
size appetites could have easily shared that meal. There was a dessert
menu but I don't know how I could have stuffed dessert in after all I
(The responses in the comments are positive from those who've been & the others wanna try it.)
Tony Garcia added 3 new photos.(Whose tours to Isla Contoy are popular & recommended)
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres