Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 28

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

 

This week's events 
The Carnival is in town...over along the Caribbean Coastal Road, just south of the village (Salina Chica-Meteorologico).

Thursday, July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)

Thursday, July 30 Mundaca Palapa Ballet Gala by the Classical Dance Company of Quintana Roo


Friday, July 31 7a~4p Suspension of Electricity downtown (due to moving electricity underground) & detours on Juarez while 3 poles are exchanged

There's meteor showers going on between midnight & dawn that peak tomorrow, July 29th, but the almost full moon, a blue moon, is interfering. It's not really blue, that just means it's the second one this month. The turtles continue to be busy nesting on our beaches & still 'gettin busy' in the currents offshore from Punta Sur. The full moon will be rising over the Carribean at sunset on Friday, and about 45 mins later each night thereafter.  Link to meteor info.

Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles








Still with yesterday's news at ~noon.



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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)









On Monday afternoon a police security booth was put into operation at Punta Sam.
 
  This is on the mainland & I mostly only translate news about the island part of the municipality. 


El programa “Mis Vacaciones en la Biblioteca” inició con gran algarabía infantil.
EL Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres en esta temporada vacacional ofrece diferentes oportunidades para que los pequeñines aprovechen su tiempo en actividades divertidas y enriquecedoras.
 The program "My Vacation in the Library" began with happy children. The City of Isla Mujeres is offering different opportunities during summer vacation for the children to use their time with activities that are fun and enriching.


Les invitamos a la Gala de Ballet de la Compañía de Danza Clásica de Quintana Roo, este 30 de julio en la Palpa Mundaca. Entrada libre.
We invite you to the Ballet Gale of the Classic Dance Company of Quintana Roo, this 30 th of July at the Mundaca Palapa. Free. 


En Isla Mujeres estamos orgullosos de nuestro pasado, comprometidos con nuestro presente y optimistas con el futuro. Isla Fest del 14 al 17 de agosto.
In Isla Mujeres, we are proud of our past, committed to our present and optimistic about the future. Island Fest August 14 to 17.


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link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  



Islanders recognize accused scammer

  • Reconocen isleños a usurpador
     

    DENUNCIA

    Reconocen isleños a usurpador

    0 28 de julio de 2015By Carlos Gasca


  • ECONOMÍA

    Afluencia turística, al 80% en la islaAfluencia turística, al 80% en la isla

    0 28 de julio de 2015    By Carlos Gasca

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From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)








Police operation along coast of the Caribbean Sea following arrival of undocumented Cubans to Isla Mujeres....

Montan operativo policiaco en la zona del Mar Caribe por arribo de cubanos indocumentados a #‎IslaMujeres‬ http://t.co/Ju0eNmDiEH

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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles



Hotels only reach 73% occupancy
Hoteles, sólo alcanzan 73% de ocupación
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     On Monday, the Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said average occupancy was at 73 percent, noting that rates were lower in the smaller hotels with one and two stars, and higher in the hotels with three or more stars. He said that occupancy should continue to improve or maintain throughout most of August, noting that it is supported by cultural activities like the celebration of the founding of Isla Mujeres beginning on August 17th.
   Regarding the number of arrivals on the previous day from Puerto Juarez, Punta Sam, and the Cancun Hotel Zone, he said this statistic remains at an average of 13,000 daily, with peak movements on the weekends, but his only includes arrivals at the Maritime Terminal of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), and does not include arrivals at the private docks. However, according to preliminary data, when that these other numbers are added in, it adds up to 15,000 visitors, most of whom are daytrippers. (Some of these arrivals are also residents).
       The Director of Tourism said he is satisfied that Isla Mujeres is having a good summer season which will be much better than last year, and he expects the holidays to end with improved occupancy statistics. He said there have been no major problems or irregularities so far and reminded service providers to do their best to responsibly provide visitors with a positive impression.

Police module in Punta Sam
Caseta policial en Punta Sam [+] Ver mas
This is on the mainland & I mostly only translate news about the island part of the municipality


Residents seek increased action from police
La policía está “de adorno”+] Ver mas
     Residents are concerned about pitiful scenes in the streets and potential dangers from people who have fallen into alcoholism and drug addiction, noting there are no governmental centers for treatment, and when they are just put into jail, they are not going to become helpful for their family nor reintegrated into society. This afternoon, within walking distance of a shopping center in colonia la Gloria, by the park, in a vacant lot, there was a totally drunk person, where visitors pass by walking, as well as golf carts and scooters.
    In reality, there are several locations where groups of drinkers customarily gather, especially near the stores where it is sold. Recently, police officers  Josué Emanuel Mendoza Yeh “Bimbo” and Jesús Adalberto Pech Che,  were dismissed for allegedly being responsible for hitting  José Luis Amador Avalos, an experienced mason, which was confirmed this weekend by the Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta.
       Residents are complaining about people who drink in the street in front of convenience stores, and about the lack of monitoring by municipal authorities to enforce the hours when alcohol sales are banned in these establishments.  It is noted that increased tolerance of drunks in the public streets is creating a bad image for this destination, and causing general concern among residents.
       Ms Claudia Peraza Coba said, "With all this going on, now clandestine sellers have begin to appear everywhere, with the latest case being in Amplification la Gloria, a few steps from the construction at Isla 33." It appears that a module selling soft drinks is selling beer on the weekends and there are allegations of involvement by a City employee or alleged connections in municipal government being the reason this has been tolerated.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants.



August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25



August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for its 165th anniversary.




Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)



Monday, July 27, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 27

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

 
This week's events 
The Carnival is in town...over along the Caribbean Coastal Road, just south of the village (Salina Chica-Meteorologico).



Thursday, July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)


Thursday, July 30 Mundaca Palapa Ballet Gala by the Classical Dance Company of Quintana Roo


Friday, July 31 7a~4p Suspension of Electricity downtown (due to moving electricity underground) & detours on Juarez while 3 poles are exchanged


Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles






Cuban balseros rescued by Navy after three days adrift at sea

Efectivos de la Armada, luego de mantenerse al garete tres días en altamar

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
     After being shipwrecked for three days, seven Cubans, including two women, were rescued by staff of the Navy, near Contoy Island and transported to Isla Mujeres, after being given water and food, and they were provided with a medical examination. This information was translated yesterday.

"Conectan" at Community Center

Free Internet installed in colonia La Gloria 

Instalan Internet gratuito en el de la colonia La Gloria

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
"Mexico Connected" is a Federal program, implemented by the municipal and state governments who are aware of the need to provide free internet service, which is considered a Constitutional right. This program is in place at the Community Center in La Gloria, which is a meeting place for island families, and has a computer area. With implementation of this program, Agapito Magana is fulfilling one of his commitments to the community from his proposed governmental plan for his administration.

Prevention campaign begun by Mexican Navy 

De la Armada de México

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
This information was translated yesterday, and additionally this article notes there was a ceremony for  the National Day for Prevention of Addictions on Saturday in Cancun at the Training Center of the SMN (Servicio Militar Nacional).

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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)








Campaña estatal de acopio de residuos electrónicos y electrodomésticos 2015
State Collection Campaign of electronic waste and appliances 2015
It says you are invited to bring your waste electronics and appliances that are broken and unused to the Ecology offices at the Mundaca Hacienda Tourist facility on Paseo de las Aves in colonia La Gloria from July 29 to August 28 between 9a and 4p.


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link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  


Complaint against "Wato" alleges unfair dismissal

  • Denuncian al “Wato” por despido injustificado
     

    JUSTICIA

    Denuncian al “Wato” por despido injustificado

    0 27 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca


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    CIUDAD

    Seaweed on Continental Zone beaches 

    Playas en zona continental sufren por sargazoPlayas en zona continental sufren por sargazo

    0 27 de julio de 2015


    Por Carlos Gasca Quequi
     The sands along the coast of Punta Sam are having the same problems with seaweed as the beaches of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. (Punta Sam is in the Continental Zone, on the mainland, of the municipality of Isla Mujeres). The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres noted that the island is free of seaweed, unlike Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya, where seaweed has become a problem for the hundreds of visiting tourists who dislike the odor and appearance.
       At Punta Sam, some hoteliers had invested in machinery to clean away the seaweed, but there are areas where the machines cannot enter, and the odor chases away tourists. This is a problem that ferry users at Punta Sam are having to endure, as well as the boats providing Whale Shark Tours, which dock there.

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From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)











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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles




Lifeguards keeping the beaches safe
Guardavidas velan por la seguridad en las playas d.. [+] Ver mas
     The lifeguards make more than 200 recommendations daily to prevent accidents to both adults and minors, with about 2000 tourists concentrated at Playa Posada del Mar, Playa Norte, and Playa Media Luna. The latter (Half Moon Beach) is dangerous due to whirlpool currents, and has claimed several lives over the decades. There are two lifeguards assigned to this beach.
   Jesus Pacheco is one of the two lifeguards at the Posada Beach, working where it connects with North Beach. Although there are buoys delineating this swimming area, some people continue farther out into the area where there is a mild current and become alarmed, therefore it is his job to prevent problems and to monitor the ~200 people in that area.
    Walking the beach, you will encounter four more lifeguards, because there are a total of eight. There are lifeguards in the towers, whose installation needs to be renewed, as one was at the point where the Posada beach and North beach border each other. Along with the tourist police, their job is also 'orientation' , and they attended to a case of sunstroke in an elderly person. They provide information to people regarding occupying the available areas of the beach, since various federal zone concession holders have set up loungers and there is a fee to use them.
    Roberto Juarez estimated that there are about 700 linear meters (.7 km) of beach occupied by people of limiteed means, in two main sections, and he observed that there are more people than usual.
     Personnel of the Navy are also conducting patrols on the beaches to provide assistance, in coordination with Civil Defense, Red Cross, Public Safety (police) the Harbor Master, and the Federal Zone concession holder.
      The Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) provided unofficial, preliminary data, reporting that 12,000 to 13,000 passengers daily are passing thru its installations (The Maritime Terminal), with about 15,000 daily on the weekend, not including those who arrive at the private docks.

SEMEFO of the PJE has become a white elephant
Pasó a ser “un elefante blanco” el Semefo de la PJE. [+] Ver mas

  Five years ago, there was an announcement that the facility of the Department of Forensic Medicine (SEMEFO/the Medical Examiner) would be opened in a few months, as soon as it was completely equipped, but it has never been occupied by the Procuraduría General de Justicia de Quintana Roo (PJE, Attorney General of Q Roo). It has been vandalized,  and in recent days the glass in the doors and windows has been broken. Residents want the state and municipal governments to renovate the property and put it to use, either for its original purpose or for some other use.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants.


August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25


August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for its 165th anniversary.


Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 26

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

 
Today's events 
Sunday, July 26 Blue Dome La Gloria 12:30  Dog Training Workshop 30pesos Bring pieces of sausages cut to thickness of coins, and dog, preferable hungry, with collar and leash


The Carnival is in town...over along the Caribbean Coastal Road, just south of the village (Salina Chica=Meteorologico).


Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles






Exciting and funThe beginning of "Summer Fest 2015" event for altruistic purposes

El inicio del “Summer Fest 2015”, evento con fines altruistas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 25 de julio.-

      The event "Isla Mujeres Summer Fest 2015" took place Saturday in an environment of healthy competition and youthful enthusiasm. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the purchase of wheelchairs adapted for athletic use. The DIF social service agency coordinated and promoted the event, and the President, Marthy Vergas Leon de Magana opened the event.
    This sport of longboarding, a type of skateboarding,  combines discipline, physical exercise,  skill, concentration, and a high dose of adrenaline.  There were two categories of skaters: 15 and under and 16 and over, who skated a Cross course with obstacles and they also skated el Slide Jam. (That was probably the racing part where two skaters at a time made the route of the course, up and down Paseo de los Peces).
     Participants included local islanders, as well as skaters from Cozumel and Playa Carmen. There were some professionals attending who gave an exciting exhibition:  Oscar Gutiérrez, of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Fabián Gutiérrez, of the  Distrito Federal (Mexico City).  The event was attended by a good number of young people and families who enjoyed the event. Some of the participating skaters have won awards worldwide in longboarding.
      The President of the DIF said, "One sport helping another sport is a demonstration that with solidarity we can achieve dreams. This is one of the many activities that will take place as we begin our efforts to find resources to buy wheelchairs adapted for sports use, and we have great faith in this."

Bruce took some pictures of the skaters racing... 






Residents complain about dust 

Piden se reactiven trabajos de repavimentación

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 25 de julio.-

     Aguakan is finishing their work installing new lines for the sewer system between coloina Salina Grande and colonia Canotal, and next the paving work is expected to resume. Many nearby  residents are looking forward to the completion of the work, because it has generated a large amount of dust over the past month.
    Aguakan added 560 meters of sewer line, with 10 manholes and 30 hookups. The Director of Public Works, Miguel Caballero Garcia, said the paving work is expected to be completed in 30 days, maximum, and includes the application of hydraulic material to compact the foundation, upon which the pavement layer goes. This work consist of about 1800 meters (1.8 km) and an investment of nearly 10 million pesos.

Promoting responsible paternity with campaign for scalpel-free vasectomies 

Con campaña de vasectomía sin bisturí

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 25 de julio.-

      A meeting will be held at the Isla Mujeres General Hospital on August 14, offering information about free, no-scalpel vasectomies available for men. This is a minimally invasive procedure which causes male infertility, without affecting sexual function, and is a definitive, safe, and effective method of birth control for men who are sure they no longer want children.
      The free procedure lasts 20 minutes, and the patients come to the reproductive health area of the hospital between 8am and noon, bathed and with their genital area shaved, and accompanied by a family member. They can call 877 17 90 or 99 81 80 56 52 to make an appointment, said  Leily Osorio Mares, who is in charge of the Reproductive Health unit of the Hospital.

Using sidewalks as parking spaces downtown 

 En la zona Centro de la Isla

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de julio.-

   With the large influx of visitors in this holiday season bringing an increased number of vehicles throughout the island, there is a shortage of parking spaces in the downtown area. This causes people to park on the sidewalks, which annoys visitors and local people, especially the merchants who say this blocks access to their stores.
    The reporter took a tour of Guerrero and Juarez, near the Town Square, and found this problem existing there at several sections. These vehicles are not using the parking lot at Casa de Cultura. The drivers say they are just parking it for a few minutes, but often these few minutes become hours.
      There is also annoyance about parking spaces that have been 'claimed' by businesses or individuals, and some even set up tables in them to sell a product or service to visitors. Children and women are having difficulty, and there is a risk of accidents. Therefore it is recommended that the Traffic Police give this a priority and take action to prevent potential accidents. 


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From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)










El objetivo del programa "Mexico Conectado", es promover a través de las telecomunicaciones la conectividad en los centros comunitarios. INTERNET GRATUITO EN EL CENTRO COMUNITARIO DE LA COL. LA GLORIA.
The aim of the program "Mexico connected" is to promote telecommunication connectivity in the centers of  communities. Free Internet at the community center in colonia La Gloria.




La Sra. Marthy Vargas Leon de Magaña, presidenta del DIF, entregó premios a los ganadores de los concursos de la Tercera Muestra Gastronómica a base de Pez León, del Concurso Familiar de Piñatas y de Fotografía en Redes Sociales. ENHORABUENA.
Mrs Marthy Vargas Leon de Magaña, President of the DIF social service agency, gave prizes to the winners of  the Third Lion Fish Entree Competition, of the family pinata contest, and of the photography contest on social media. Congratulations.



Turismo de Isla Mujeres / Municipal Tourism Department (Link)

It says Congratulations to Jabes Gonzalez whose photo received the most "Likes" in the Photography Competition "The Giant of the Sea"

The winning photo by Jabes Gonzales with 352 likes at the close of the contest. Follow the link above to the Turismo FB site to see the other photos.


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link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  






  •   Dog training workshop

    SOCIAL

    Darán un taller de instrucción caninaDarán un taller de instrucción canina

    0 26 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

     12:30 p, Blue Dome La Gloria, 30 pesos.  This information was translated yesterday, and is also mentioned in Today's Events section.
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    Lobster fisherman treated in the hyperbaric chamber
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    • Ingresa un langostero a la cámara hiperbárica

      NÁUTICO

      Ingresa un langostero a la cámara hiperbárica

      0 26 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

      Es el séptimo caso de descompensación durante la temporada.
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From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)








Seven Cubans in a balsero boat rescued by Navy

(That photo looks like the one with the previous article when 13 Cubans were rescued)
      The Naval Search and Rescue Unit (ENSAR) of Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, in a boat Patrulla Interceptora, rescued five men and two women, of Cuban nationality aboard a balsero boat, near the beach "Las Cruces", two kilometers from the National Park of Isla Contoy. They were given food, water, and medical attention, and once it was determined they were in good health, they were turned over to agents of the National Institute of Immigration (INM), who will communicate with their representatives at the Cuban Consulate. With complete respect for their human rights, they were taken to the Naval Station at Puerto Juarez, to be processed by the authorities according to the Laws that apply.


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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles



Returning to their country without punishment
Regresa a su país sin castigo. [+] Ver mas

    Paolo Palazzo, former spouse of Laura Ferri, who is allegedly responsible for the deaths of half a dozen Boxer dogs, confirmed that they are now about to return to Italy, following the controversy generated by this case of alleged starvation of the animals. He went to the newspaper offices of Por Esto to clarify the situation and to disclaim any responsibility because his relationship with her ended over two years ago.
      He said although they have been separated, he tried unsuccessfully to give proper food to the animals, but his ex-wife was giving them only vegetables, and this was also the case with their six year old daughter. However, now she and the child have returned to a normal diet, and on Monday they are returning to Italy, at the request of her family.
   He said, "This decision makes me happy. I spoke to her father, who has a high economic status, about returning to our country after spending 15 years in Mexico, from Chiapas to Quintana Roo," and he described the problems that fell upon his ex-wife, until she was no longer welcome in the island community, because of her behavior. Tears welled up in his eyes as he recalled the serious difficulties he had when he tried to intercede for his daughter, when she lost weight. On more than one occasion he went to the staff of the DIF, social service agency for assistance, as well as to the police.
    He said his former spouse has money, as does her family, but it was her choice to live in a precarious manner and in desperate conditions due to her emotional problems which caused her to live in unfortunate circumstances. Regarding the dogs, when they were still living, over a year ago, he bought them food, but she threw it in the trash. Instead she gave them potatoes and other natural foods that do not work well for dogs. But since they were already separated, he did not have full knowledge of the fate of each of the animals, whom he recognized in the published photos.
     The seven dogs were born in Italy and brought to Mexico when they were young, and one more was acquired in Chiapas for a total of eight boxers. They will return to Italy with the remaining dog, after seven died, of whom six died in Isla Mujeres, in less than a year, presumably from malnutrition.
   Paolo Palazzo, 55, confirmed that they were married in a civil ceremony ten years ago in his native country, and now he hopes to go back in a few days to formalize his legal separation, putting an end to it, and keeping communication only for his daughter.
    He said he hoped to consolidate his little pasta business in La Gloria, because he had chosen to live in Isla Mujeres, but at various attempts to open his own business, the problems described here were a distraction.
    Saturday an article was published about the controversy sparked by the death of these animals and the lack of implementation of the law in this case, despite several recommendations by NGO's, like CCDA, about ending mistreatment of pets.


Entertaining Summer Fest Isla Mujeres 2015
Divertido Summer Fest Isla Mujeres 2015+] Ver mas
(There is no text...just the photo & headline)


Cubans rescued at sea
Rescatan a cubanos en el mar] Ver mas
     Ten days after the rescue of thirteen Cubans who were 50 miles from Cabo Catoche, the Naval Search and Rescue unit (ENSAR) was sent to rescue people aboard a small boat seen two kilometers from the coastline of Isla Contoy's beach "Las Cruces", based on a phone call from a Park Ranger.
     Seven people, five men and two women, were rescued from a rubber boat, which had been sinking over the past three days and their lives were in danger. They were given food and medical care, and once it was determined they were in good health, they were turned over to the INM Immigration authorities, to establish communication with their Cuban Consular authorities to assist in their return.
        Their human rights were respected at all times, while they were transferred to the Naval station in Puerto Juarez and handed over to the authorities for the appropriate legal procedures. It is noted that the previous 13 Cubans who were rescued on July 15th, fifty miles northeast of Cabo Catoche, after they were spotted in their metal boat by a plane.

Addiction

        In other news, it is reported that the municipalities of Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Isla Mujeres will participate in the National day for the Prevention of Addictions, 2015, with coordination by the ), National Departments of Defense and of Health, as well as the National Commission Against Addiction (CONADIC). On this day, staff from the Navy and the Soldados del Servicio Militar Nacional, as well as Women Volunteers from the municipalities of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juarez, with act as voluntary promoters of actions for addiction prevention among their peers and in different interactional contexts in the community, family, social, and recreational areas.
      The soldiers and sailors participating in these activities will be selected and trained by the CONADIC staff to serve as counselors and advocates in the field of addiction prevention, and they will go to schools and public places to promote these actions.

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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants.


End of July Events

Sunday, July 26 Blue Dome La Gloria 12:30  Dog Training Workshop 30pesos Bring pieces of sausages cut to thickness of coins, and dog, preferable hungry, with collar and leash

July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)

July 30 Mundaca Palapa Ballet Gala by the Classical Dance Company of Quintana Roo

Friday, July 31 7a~4p Suspension of Electricity downtown (due to moving electricity underground) & detours on Juarez while 3 poles are exchanged


August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25
August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for our 165th anniversary.

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)