Friday, August 29, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 29 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in August!, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in August...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 


This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....






Replacing storm drain grates

For the safety of residents

Para seguridad de ciudadanos

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This information was translated yesterday.
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-

Navy gave assistance to a Ukraine crew member of a ship  

A tripulante ucraniano de embarcación

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This information was translated yesterday.
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de agosto.-

Ferry terminal is ready

  Agapito confirms it will be operational this weekend

Este fin de semana entrará en funcionamiento, confirma Apiqroo


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ISLA MUJERES 28 de agosto.-
The manager of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo, (APIQRoo), Jazmín Pérez Gaytán, said the new maritime terminal will be put into operation by Sunday, August 31st. She said, "The month of August cannot end without opening the new terminal, which means that it will be opening before Monday, which is the first day of September, when the facility should be working on a regular basis."
   She said the major delay to becoming operational was a lack of electricity, which was supposed to be supplied underground, but the company responsible for that work has not completed it. Therefore, a pole was installed earlier this week, to connect to the overhead electrical lines. 
   The building has utility services of water and electricity, so the ternminal is ready to operate immediately after it is officially opened. There are some unfinished details remaining which include the installation of the lockers, putting the information stands into operation, and getting the stores and food areas functioning. These will be added over time while the terminal is operating.
   The governor, Roberto Borge Angulo is expected participate in the inauguration, so the timing of the event will be scheduled to accommodate his agenda and that of other authorities, including the officials of the SCT and of the municipal government.
    The terminal was built with an investment of about 30 million pesos, and construction began in February 2013, although the cornerstone was laid on May 2nd of last year.



 Tvisla Mujeres




Special thanks to the commander of the Naval base, Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, and his wife, for opening the doors of their facilities and opening their hearts to provide breakfast for our senior citizens.

Agradecimiento muy especial al comandante de la Quinta Región Naval Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol y a su respetable esposa, por abrir las puertas de las instalaciones y de su corazón para la realización del desayuno con nuestros abuelitos. (4 photos)Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.

National Senior Citizen's day: August 28


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hoy 28 de Agosto, Día Nacional del Adulto Mayor. #ComunidadEnAcción
Photo: Hoy 28 de Agosto, Día Nacional del Adulto Mayor. #ComunidadEnAcción
Noticias de  Quequi......




Odors from lagoons return

  • Vuelve el hedor a los cuerpos lagunares
     

    Medio Ambiente

    Vuelve el hedor a los cuerpos lagunares

    0 29 de agosto de 2014 
    Due to intense heat and pollution, the salinas lakes have become odorous, which occurs annually. The smell is noted particularly near the library "August 17" in colonia Salina Chica. People who live nearby say it is impossible to sleep with their windows open because of the odors. Although plans have been made to eliminate the problem, the only viable proposal would be the construction of a walking path, such as was done around Salina Grande. Other people say the only alternative is to fill in the whole lagoon. Those who have studied the phenomenon say it occurs every year because the water is very polluted which causes chemical reactions from the sun.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
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    Over 9000 baby loggerhead turtles released

    Ecología

    Liberan a más de nueve mil crías de  caguamaLiberan a más de nueve mil crías de caguama

    0 29 de agosto de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Over 9000 baby turtles have been released, said Raciel Rivero Coba, who is in charge of the program of Protección y Conservación de la Tortuga Marina. She said most of the hatchlings so far have been loggerhead turtles, which are more delicate, and therefore those releases were not done publicly. The first public release with the students will be scheduled in September.
    The Tortugranja facility has a total of 128 loggerhead nests, 10 hawksbill nests, and just over 300 green turtle nests. There have been fewer nests this year as a result of less breeding by the turtles, and the issue of beach erosion is also a factor. The official commented, "We have seen that on occasions the turtles come up onto the beaches, but do not find a suitable place to deposit their eggs, so they decide to return to the sea." 
    She said there is sufficient staff to monitor each of the beaches and acknowledged they are assisted in this work by the police, the Navy, and many volunteers. She said there are no public releases currently scheduled.

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Gaining confidence: Essential

Ganar la confianza, esencial[+] Ver mas
On Tuesday, the first meeting was held among the directors and department heads of the City for the program  “Policía en tu Colonia” (Police in your neighborhood). They agreed to have weekly meetings on Tuesdays to discuss new concerns and to get feedback on solutions that were previously implemented. At the meetings they intend to coordinate actions, reach agreements, and respond to citizen demands within the framework of the program.
      On August 16th the program with launched with the assignment of nine police women to nine colonias, with the objective that they will be more directly involved with crime prevention by gaining the trust of the community. The officers will become spokespersons to communicate the complaints and needs of residents to the different municipal departments. The municipal directors will establish appropriate and immediate responses.


Insufficient police in the municipality
Sin policía suficiente en municipio[+] Ver mas
Over a month ago, 44 new jobs were opened up in the municipal police department, but only 18 positions have been filled. When all of the jobs are taken, there will be 140 officers covering the island and mainland areas of the municipality. The hiring of more officers is going slowly, and the process involves tests and background checks that are done in Chetumal.
       It is noted that the mainland area of the municipality is a large amount of territory, with a small number of officers, according to members of the communities of Punta Sam, Isla Blanca, and the colonias in the area of Ciudad Mujeres.


New veterinary clinic in Isla Mujeres
Nueva clínica veterinaria en Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver mas
The opening of La Clínica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres A. C was attended by volunteers, entrepreneurs, professionals, public servants, and animal advocates. This partnership between citizens and government  intends to reduce the proliferation of stray animals in the streets, which is a public health problem, and to offer education to achieve better treatment for dogs and cats. The volunteers working with the program have conducted campaigns of vaccination and sterilization, to reduce the number of animals on the island and to maintain a better standard of health for the animals.
     Among the members of the association is the recognized veterinarian Delfino Guevera, who has worked for two decades to improve awareness about proper pet care, and he has developed programs to help control the feline and canine populations. There are also many foreigners living on the island who work at this enthusiastically, who are increasingly incorporating local youth into their efforts.
      The Law for Protection of Animals in Quintana Roo,  La Ley de Protección y de una Vida Digna de los Animales en Quintana Roo. encourages the participation of members of society to achieve the goal of implementing an ongoing program of sterilization and vaccination. A member of the association said, "This first Community Veterinary Clinic will be crucial to gradually solving the public health problem of the disproportionate proliferation of strays in the streets, which is a problem that concerns all of us."
    The association plans to create their own space and are looking for property for the project. Meanwhile they will operate from the Tourist Parador at the Mundaca Hacienda.
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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 or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; 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

 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 @ Marina Paraiso
Karen Rosenberg's 
NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.
We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.
The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.
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Music 

 Aug. 26 Kapanga at Poc Na  Link to video  

 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na

 

Linkto video above

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm   discontinued for now

Comono 
 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm ...
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 pm.
(This schedule may be altered for low season)

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
  
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 ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa  (maybe)
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season



You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon ~3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant


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August Events

Turtle hatchling releases at Media Luna & Guadalupana (eastern)  beaches  TBA (Usually 1-2 days before event.)

SUNRISE TIMES
 (Gets 10 min later across month)
Aug 1   ~6:20am
Aug 31 ~6:30am

SUNSET TIMES
(Gets 20 mins earlier across month)
Aug 1   ~7:25p
Aug 31 ~7:05p
SUNRISE & MOON SET  TOGETHER
Aug 9  5:05 am   ~Full moon sets before sunrise 
Aug 10 6:11am     Full moon sets  ~sunrise

MOONRISE & SUNSET TOGETHER
Aug 10  Full Moon Rises at 7:18p   Sunset ~7:20p
Aug 11    Sunset ~7:20p  Moonrise 8:07p

 FULL MOON RISING
Aug 12  Moonrise 8:54p
Aug 13  Moonrise 9:40p
Aug 14  Moonrise 10:25p
Aug 15  Moonrise 11:10p

Aug 7, Thursday Artist Fair on the Square 5:30-9:30 Summer Hours

Aug 15 Friday
 11a City Council room: Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres a traves del tiempo, tomo II. Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Historian of the City 
7pm Documentary Exposition  Town Hall Pasillo
7:30pm Inauguration of Photographic Exposition  Hidalgo Avenue

Aug. 16 Saturday  8pm  Town Square
Presentation of the show: "Monsters & Mayan Legends" (Monstruos y Leyendas Mayas)
Presentation of a dance:  Traditions of Isla Mujeres"
Regional Night with an orchestra from the township of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Aug. 17 Sunday
9am Port Authority Pier (#6)  Floral offering for the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Cruz de la Bahia/Cross in the Bay

Following Mass: Procession from the Church on the Town Square celebrating the Virgin of Assumption going down Guerrero, to Lopez Mateos, then down Rueda Medina, main street. The walkers will return to the square via Morelos, while the decorated carts go farther down Medina to loop back from the south to the north. There is a contest for the top five decorated carts.

8pm Town Square
Official Session of the City Council commemorating the 164th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres
Homage to the founding families
Giving of the Award for Citizenship
Giving of the Award for Tourism

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.

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SUMMER-FALL

Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, August 28 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in August!, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in August...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 


This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....






Agapito responds to long standing citizen demand for veterinary clinic

Agapito responde a añeja demanda ciudadana sobre clínica veterinaria

With the inauguration of a Community veterinary clinic today, by the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, crucial progress has been made toward solving the problem of the proliferation of stray animals in the streets. At the ribbon cutting, the mayor explained that the facility will offer sterilization, vaccinations, and general consults in an ongoing manner, for low cost, and in some cases for free, thanks to sponsors and supporters.
      There was enthusiastic participation by volunteers, entrepreneurs, professionals, residents, and animal advocates. The opening of this unique clinic involved a significant number of people with a sense of social commitment, whose only payment is the satisfaction of helping animals.
 
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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-

Sin oportunismos políticos ni estridencias mediáticas cumple compromiso

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-
As a result of a resent request by parents at teachers at the middle school "Benito Juarez", the mayor gave instructions for the immediate acquisition of blackboards. They were delivered as soon as possible, which occurred this morning. They will benefit the ~580 students of the school, which is one of the most historic in Quintana Roo.
    The mayor was joined by directors and City Council members of his administration, and he said,  "I come here without political opportunism or media strategies; I come to keep my word as an islander, and to keep my commitments as mayor with you, their parents and teachers." The Mayor spoke in a direct and personal manner to the students, saying, "Our word has value, and today we are keeping a promise with you, who are the present and the future of the township."

City Council gives green light for Mayor's report 

A sede para informe de Edil

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de agosto.-
The City Council gave approval for the Mayor to present his official informational report on September 17th. It is noted that yesterday the Planning Committee for Municipal Development (COMPLADEMUN) approved use of resources which were presented in this Council session. During 2014 the City will have resources of 2,364,887 pesos from FISM, whose distribution and implementation will be published officially, as required by law, before it used for various projects and actions for the benefit of citizens of the municipality, including public lighting on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres at Rancho Viejo.  Agreements were signed authorizing the Mayor and the treasurer to sign an agreement for funding from FISM, FY 2014, and Ramo 33.




 Tvisla Mujeres



Parents seek agreement with municipal Sports Department to maintain training of children at the dome on Isla.
Padres de familia logran acuerdo con dirección de deportes para mantener entrenamiento de niños en domo de la Isla http://t.co/Mkhc4lEpn9

TV ISLA MUJERES (@tvislamujeres) posted a photo on Twitter 

Replacing the drain grates that are in bad shape, for improved appearance and security

Brindar no solo una buena imagen urbana sino también brindar seguridad a la ciudadanía, el objetivo del retiro de rejillas en mal estado.

On Wednesday morning, staff with the municipal Public Works department began removing damaged drainage grates and replacing them with new steel grates. The work will include dredging the channels and replacing 200 linear meters. Funding comes from a 613,000 investment provided by the Fondo para el Fortalecimiento a los Municipios (Fund for the Strengthening of Municipalities). This work is being done at an appropriate time, with the months of September, October, and mid-November representing the most critical part of the tropical storm season.  The Mayor said they will continue to invest funds in basic urban infrastructure such as pavement, sidewalks, lighting, and speed bumps.

 













Sin oportunismos políticos ni estridencias mediáticas, hoy cumplimos nuestro compromiso con los jóvenes y maestros de la Escuela Secundaria Técnica No. 1 Benito Juárez.

Without political opportunism or press conferences, today a commitment was kept by the mayor for the students and teachers at the middle school, Benito Juarez. 

 



Armada de México rescata a tripulante herido de buque mercante
Mexico Navy rescues injured crewman from a cargo ship
A 39 year old Ukrainian national was given a medical evacuation from the ship "San Rafael" by the Navy after a request was received at the Puerto Juarez port. The merchant vessel was flyng the flag of Antigua & Barbuda, and was sailing approximately 116 kilometers northeast of Isla Mujeres. The crew member has suffered a wound to his left leg.
    Personnel from the search and rescue unit of the Navy at Isla Mujeres responded with a boat and medical staff, locating the cargo vessel approximately 20 kilometers east of Isla Mujeres. A medical evacuation was carried out and he was taken from the ship to the Naval pier and to the Naval hospital, where he was stabilized. At the request of the National Institute for Migration, this afternoon he was transferred, under guard, to Puerto Juarez for the legal procedures that are applicable. (Photo at link)



Noticias de  Quequi......




Work stopped on Rueda Medina


  • Detienen la obra en la Rueda Medina
     

    Infraestructura

    Detienen la obra en la Rueda Medina

    0 28 de agosto de 2014 
    It is unknown why the last stage of work on Rueda Medina with the removal of the overhead lines and streetlights has not been continued, and it is unknown when it will be completed.There is concern among residents and business owners because many of the poles have suffered damage from rust and deterioration of the concrete.
          In June the company "Citelum" confirmed they had won the bid for the job, which included moving the electrical services underground. Despite the work beginning at a good pace, it has been discontinued, and no one knows when it will be completed. There are more than 30 street lights on this main street of town.

    Por Redacción > Quequi.-
  • Esperan repunte de turismo en noviembre
      Awaiting for rebound of tourism in November

    Economía

    Esperan repunte de turismo en noviembre

    0 28 de agosto de 2014 
    Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, director of Tourism of Isla Mujeres, said that although hotel occupancy remains at 44 percent, a gradual recovery is expected, starting in November. He acknowledged that this off-season occurs annually at the end of summer vacation season. He said during this annual  'lean' period, many people use up their savings to pay the bills and expenses, while some close and reopen in December when the economy starts to reactivate. He said there are many owners who take advantage of this time to do maintenance and improvements, to prepare for the best months of the year, which are December, January, and February.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...








 
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Increasing numbers with decompression
Se eleva cifra de descompresionados. [+] Ver mas
In less than two months into the lobster catching season, there have already been 29 cases of decompression treated at the hyperbaric chamber. This is attributed to the precarious economic situation of the fishermen during low season, which forces them to move into deeper water, causing an increase in the cases of decompression.
        (This may also be related to the phenomenon that the lobsters come out and 'march', or migrate, following the 'norte' northern cold fronts, when more of them can be found on the 'shelves' or plateaus of seabed that are less deep, near Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy. In the summer, they are generally more difficult to locate.
     This figure is high compared to past seasons when there were around 20 cases. If the problem continues at this rate, it could exceed over 100 accidents by the end of the season, which is six months away. Managers of the cooperatives are concerned about the risks of disability and death.
  The fishermen dive for lobster using compressed air from hoses, with the compressor machine in the boat. This accentuates the problem because it cuts the time they have to dive, because when the seabed is 20 to 30 meters deep, they must take breaks during ascent, and many times they do not respect these standards. In the past, there have been accidents where the hose was cut by a propeller, or the air compressor machine stopped working. There have also been accidents with divers using tanks, when they lost track of the diver.
   The diver-fishermen who were treated so far this season were as follows: 10 with the cooperative Makax, 7 from  Isla Blanca, 5 from Justicia Social, 3 from Puerto Juárez; 3 with Caribe and one from la Patria y Progreso.


Complaint about eviction from sports area
Denuncian desalojo de áreas deportiva[+] Ver mas

 Parents were not satisfied following a meeting with representatives of the municipality, and plan to meet with the Mayor. They brought documents with 28 signatures concerning complaints that their children have been evicted from three sports facilities in the past month, because they are being used by the municipal DIF, and they are concerned about being evicted during the upcoming season.
       Jacinto Ríos Nájera, director del DIF; and Sports director, Enrique Barros Peña, said the misunderstandings arose from a lack of communication. One of the coaches responded, "At no time has there been a lack of communication." He said the staff of the DIF told them to leave the sports facility that was occupied by the children because it was going to be used for an institutional activity.
     He requested a meeting with the Mayor to discuss and analyze the situation, and to find a permanent place for the children to train, and to avoid any further evictions. The courts are in constant use during 'prime time' by adults, with a lack of official concern for the children, whose parents did not think this meeting concluded satisfactorily.

Microentrepreneurs complain
Persecución a microempresarios[+] Ver mas
Small business owners, such as those at the "Flea Market" are saying they are having difficulties with officials. Two tenants of "La Pulga" said the office has not accepted more than one of their payments since May, and are deliberately allowing time to pass. There have been warnings that the rates may change and that there will be charges per square meter.
     One seller said, "They promised to improve these premises, which are in poor condition, but now there is threatening talk about charges for energy and costs per square meter, and we are concerned about alleged abuses and increases at this time."
    A Manuel Puerto, a vendor of tourism services, said his shop was closed on avenue Adolfo Lopez Mateos, but they have not returned his documents, which leaves him defenseless. He said he was closed for not paying his small business tax, and could not present the appropriate documents and permits, because the documents were at City Hall.  He said there was a delay in documents, which has gone on for weeks, and now the Enforcement agency is unwilling to grant an extension.
     The entrepreneurs believe these actions by the agency are motivated to gain money. The small business owners are preparing to discuss their complaints with the Human Rights Commission, before these problems cause them bankruptcy.

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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

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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 or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; 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

 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 @ Marina Paraiso
Karen Rosenberg's 
NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.
We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.
The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.
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Music 

 Aug. 26 Kapanga at Poc Na  Link to video  

 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na

 

Linkto video above

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm   discontinued for now

Comono 
 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm 
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 pm.

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
  
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 ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa  (maybe)
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season



You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon ~3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant


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August Events

Turtle hatchling releases at Media Luna & Guadalupana (eastern)  beaches  TBA (Usually 1-2 days before event.)

SUNRISE TIMES
 (Gets 10 min later across month)
Aug 1   ~6:20am
Aug 31 ~6:30am

SUNSET TIMES
(Gets 20 mins earlier across month)
Aug 1   ~7:25p
Aug 31 ~7:05p
SUNRISE & MOON SET  TOGETHER
Aug 9  5:05 am   ~Full moon sets before sunrise 
Aug 10 6:11am     Full moon sets  ~sunrise

MOONRISE & SUNSET TOGETHER
Aug 10  Full Moon Rises at 7:18p   Sunset ~7:20p
Aug 11    Sunset ~7:20p  Moonrise 8:07p

 FULL MOON RISING
Aug 12  Moonrise 8:54p
Aug 13  Moonrise 9:40p
Aug 14  Moonrise 10:25p
Aug 15  Moonrise 11:10p

Aug 7, Thursday Artist Fair on the Square 5:30-9:30 Summer Hours

Aug 15 Friday
 11a City Council room: Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres a traves del tiempo, tomo II. Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Historian of the City 
7pm Documentary Exposition  Town Hall Pasillo
7:30pm Inauguration of Photographic Exposition  Hidalgo Avenue

Aug. 16 Saturday  8pm  Town Square
Presentation of the show: "Monsters & Mayan Legends" (Monstruos y Leyendas Mayas)
Presentation of a dance:  Traditions of Isla Mujeres"
Regional Night with an orchestra from the township of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Aug. 17 Sunday
9am Port Authority Pier (#6)  Floral offering for the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Cruz de la Bahia/Cross in the Bay

Following Mass: Procession from the Church on the Town Square celebrating the Virgin of Assumption going down Guerrero, to Lopez Mateos, then down Rueda Medina, main street. The walkers will return to the square via Morelos, while the decorated carts go farther down Medina to loop back from the south to the north. There is a contest for the top five decorated carts.

8pm Town Square
Official Session of the City Council commemorating the 164th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres
Homage to the founding families
Giving of the Award for Citizenship
Giving of the Award for Tourism

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.

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SUMMER-FALL

Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

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