Thursday, September 18, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 18 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 September...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 ....






There will be no tolerance for those who don't respect the season for whale shark tours


Con quienes no respeten fin de temporada de avistamiento del tiburón ballena




 The season for watching and swimming with the whale sharks ended on Wednesday. Therefore vessels caught in the whale shark viewing area on Thursday and after will be sanctioned and could lose their permits for this activity. There will be about 243 boats that will become inactive as of this date, who will have to wait until next June to resume this activity again. 
       The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, explained that any vessels found in the whale shark sighting area after Wed. Sept. 17th could be sanctioned by the Harbor Master, by PROFEPA (The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection), or by the agency of the National Marine Park, and could lose their permits. 
       He said the season closed without any mishaps or accidents, except for one elderly person who suffered an respiratory arrest due to the efforts made during swimming with the whale sharks. He said that with this incident, no irregularities were detected by the regional office of the Habor Masters.  
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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de septiembre.-

TV crew from Spain completes filming for "Food Planet" 

Para “Planeta Comida”

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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de septiembre.-
 In addition to filming the process of preparing a traditional dish from Isla Mujeres, the Spanish TV channel TVE captured video of the releasing of sea turtles. The crew from Spain were here from Sept. 11 thru the 15th, taking images of the development of an island dish, from the capturing of the fish, to the acquisition of condiments, for the program  “Planeta Comida”. (Food Planet). 
     The program will feature the traditional foods of Isla Mujeres, as well as the general gastronomy, and will promote this destination. These actions are part of the promotional activities of the Cancun Office of Visitors and Conventions (OVC) to promote Isla Mujeres not only as a beach destination, but also as a place that has wonderful food. 
 

Rinde su primer informe de gobierno

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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de septiembre.-
Against a backdrop of a renovated and modernized Town Square, the mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, met the constitutional mandate to inform the community of the state of the public administration of the municipality, during the first year of its term, 2013-2016.The solemn session began promptly at 7pm, and the Governor was represented by Mauricio Rodríguez Marrufo, Secretary of Ecology and Environment, and representing the state  legislative and judicial branches were José Luis Toledo Medina and Fidel Villanueva Rivero. The following points were given:
   Regarding cultural support: Fifteen million pesos have been invested in restoring the splendid history of the island with the rescuing of the Mundaca Hacienda and other sites of importance and cultural heritage.
    Regarding support for education: The Maritime Scholarship program has helped 91 families who now spend 65% less than in previous years. The Academic Scholarship program has helped 354 students at all academic levels, and for  the first time there is assistance for students who leave the island to continue their studies, with funds from this government's own resources.  With the "Community School" (“Comunidad Escolar”) program, free supplies, uniforms, and shoes are being delivered to all the students in preschool, primary, and middle school.
     Regarding the controversial topic of land tenure in Ranch Viejo (on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres), the mayor reported that through coordination between the three levels of government, and agreement was made with CORETT (Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure) which is the beginning of the regularization (deeding) of 6184 properties which are currently irregular (undeeded) settlements. ( regularización de seis mil 184 predios). The completion of this action will benefit more than 1618 families of Rancho Viejo (beneficiarán más de mil 618 familia sde Rancho Viejo) and is the completion of promise number 170 of President Enrique Pena Nieto. Additionally, this includes a subsidy of more than 20 million pesos for the beneficiary families and the ejidatarios having legal certainty over their properties.
      For the safety of seamen and for the peace of their families, the hyperbaric chamber was repaired, at a cost of 800,000 pesos.
       With a program to illuminate Isla Mujeres, there has been more than 60% new lights. To put a new face on the mercado market Javier Rojo Gomez (downtown), more than 450,000 pesos were allocated for its remodeling. Regarding the protection of sea turtles, more than 50,000 eggs have been protected.
        A significant program of this administration has been the initiation of English classes in all the primary schools, which is now a reality.
          To provide security to the residents, 1.9 million pesos have been invested in strengthening this vital area. Regarding the providing of basic health services, so far 74 medical brigade events have taken place around the municipality.
         Two million pesos have been spent on the renovation of sport facilities and sport courts.
        The figures regarding tourism promotion are encouraging; this year hotel occupancy is nine percent higher than in 2013. There has been 1,250,000 pesos invested in improving the image of the Eastern Malecon sea walkway, which required maintenance and has been a traditional public area for island families.
        Through training courses provided in coordination with other agencies, 786 women were given training to start new businesses.
         With the participation of all the City officials, volunteers, and the hiring of a special machine, today 100% of our beaches are clean, to our pride. New lighting systems have been installed in our parks and walkways. Nine million pesos has been allocated for the modernization of Juarez avenue, and to give a new face to the island's center. The Town Square park required urgent maintenance, and one million pesos has been invested in the remodeling of this most important and traditional public space for island families.
      One hundred percent of the fishermen of the five cooperatives have been given financial support for the closed season.
      The Rancho Viejo Park (on the mainland) was created, in response to a long standing demand by that community.
         The Mayor said, "With strict and responsible management of resources, we have reduced the public debt by 40 percent." Thanks to the efforts of Governor Roberto Borge, Isla Mujeres will have its first hospital in its history. (gracias a las gestiones del Gobernador Roberto Borge Angulo, Isla Mujeres tendrá su primer hospital en su historia.)
           The Mayor said, "Another majestic and important work is that of the new maritime terminal which will allow us to provide first class service to the millions of tourist who visit annually."
        Attendees included:  Jesús Martínez Ross, former governor of Quintana Roo;  Gilberto Pastrana Novelo, legislator; Admiral Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, Commander Naval Region V. Paul Carrillo de Cáceres, mayor of Benito Juarez; Mauricio Gongora Escalante, mayor of Solidaridad, and David Balam, mayor of Tulum.
Other attendees were: Legislator Juan Carrillo Soberanis; Guillermo Vergara Martínez, representative of the Federal Ministry of Tourism; Cuauhtémoc Cruz, delegate of the Ministry of Health;  Fabián Vallado Fernández, Chief of SEDESOL, Enoel Isaías Pérez Cortés, delegate of the Secretary of Labor; Eduardo Patron Azueta, General Director of CECYTE; Patricio de la Peña, Secretary of Labor; Angel Rivero Palomo, Director of SEDESI; Ulises Ruiz, the PRI national delegate; Leslie Baeza, general secretary of the PRI; Ercé Barron, General Director of Apiqroo and Roger Vega Mauricio Barbosa, deputy inspector of the CEDH.
Former mayors in attendance were:  Manuela Godoy González, Paulino Adame Torres, Joel Sauri Galué Jorge Antonio Martínez Peña, Gerardo Magaña Barragán and Jesús Contreras Bonilla.




 Tvisla Mujeres


Start of the formal meeting for the First Report by the mayor


Da inició la sesión solemne y dan paso al recesión para la entrada de los tres poderes en el Primer Informe de Agapito Magaña Sánchez
SPhoto: Da inició la sesión solemne y dan paso al recesión para la entrada de los tres poderes en el Primer Informe de Agapito Magaña Sánchez
"Estamos sembrando la semilla para un mejor futuro de #IslaMujeres" Agapito Magaña Sánchez http://t.co/g6qFGi9T7J
TV ISLA MUJERES (@tvislamujeres) posted a photo on Twitter
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Get the whole picture - and other photos from TV ISLA MUJERES
We are sowing the seeds for a better future for Isla Mujeres
Concluye el Primer Informe de Gobierno de Agapito Magaña Sánchez, aquí la foto del recuerdo! http://t.co/ZfVZKqqssO

Today the season ended for whale shark tours, the biggest fish in the world!
Concluye hoy temporada de avistamiento del Tiburón Ballena, el pez más grande del mundo!! http://t.co/ooBQcLkUUH



Noticias de  Quequi......




Initiating new veterinary clinic


  • Pondrán en marcha nueva clínica veterinaria
     

    Social

    Pondrán en marcha nueva clínica veterinaria

    0 18 de septiembre de 2014 
     With awareness of the problem that exists with stray animals in the streets of Isla Mujeres, the veterinarian, Delfino Guevara, announced the launching of a new clinic which offers animal care at a low cost. 
         After several years of studying the problem that exists among both dogs and cats, the vet said it is necessary to raise awareness among islanders and to hold them accountable for their animals. He explained that he has been analyzing the problem since 2007 and has conducted countless sterilization campaigns, and measuring the effectiveness of each of the campaigns there have been adopted by the municipality. 
       He said, "Numbers don't lie, and we have found that there are more than a thousand stray dogs in Isla Mujeres. The problem is more serious when it comes to cats, because they reproduce more easily." 
          He said no one has been able to count the number of cats that may be loose in the streets without owners, "But we can guarantee that more than 98% are strays."  The veterinarian said that according to their statistics, during the past seven years, a little over 2000 cats have been sterilized, but it is believed that there are 25% more than this figure free in the streets." 
         He said that after a great deal of effort, there has been a transformation, and now the  time of the clinic "Chipre" has ended, and a new clinic is being created through a Civil Association.
       He said, "In our clinic we will provide x-rays, electrocardiograms, an operating room, and much more, but we have to focus on education, to raise awareness about the care and the responsibility that is involved when you have an animal."

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Busca el alcalde certificar las playas
      Mayor seeking certification for the beaches

    Promoción

    Busca el alcalde certificar las playas

    0 18 de septiembre de 2014 
     One of the main goals of Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez during his first year in office, has been achieving certification of the beaches. The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification is the only agency accredited to perform this operation, and they will be conducting a review at two areas of North Beach on September 25 and 26.The City has been working for several months toward achieving certification, and these actions included the implementation of life guard stations and tourist police.
        At a meeting of the operating committee of ZOFEMAT (Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone) of Isla Mujeres, the director Carmen Nahuatl Lara said, "Tourist Police were recently implemented, and although we currently only have four officers, the intention is to increase security on our beaches." 
        She said the purpose of this review is to ensure that both the sand and the seawater are suitable for recreational use by people. "We have been sampling our beaches for the past month and a half, and certified laboratories have shown they are within normal parameters, " she said. She added that in regard to complaints by business owners about the Cuban boat that came ashore last week, that it will be removed, since otherwise the goals will not be achieved. 
          She said if there are comments, the City will have no longer than 30 days to address them and then there would be another evaluation. The official said, "The most urgent issue is the cleaning, which must be done every day, and we are working on it, because in their samples they cannot encounter more than five residues."  no deben encontrar más de cinco residuos  

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...





Distracted driver hits taxi
An accident in Sac Bajo resulted in damage to a taxi, but no injuries. A rental car, which was a grey Jetta, was being driven by 28 year old Jorge esteban Velasco Sansores, who drove in in reverse without calculating the space and hit the sid of the taxi, damaging both doors on the right side. Both drivers and vehicles were transferred to the offices of the Transit Authority (Traffic Police), where the driver responsible for the crash agreed to take responsibility. 
     The Director of the Municipal Transit police, Jairo Chevez, said they are working at keeping the rate of accidents low in Isla Mujeres, mainly through the use of checkpoints, where assistance is provided. He explained, "If we notice that a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, an officer will take the driver and his vehicle home, and will give them a warning in order to avoid putting others at risk, but if this is not followed, the rules will be applied.

Agreement to be signed with Club Pachuca
 
Support for City workers 



 
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Restricted supply of tap water
Restringen suministro de agua potableVer mas
 This information has already been translated about residents in the colonias of Caridad del Cobre, Lol-Be, Miraflores, and Canotal complaining about intermittent water shortages associated with recent pipeline replacements, particularly affecting those families who lack storage tanks. They are  asking that Aguakan complete the work quickly. Additionally, it notes that some households are saving money to install a tinaco water storage tank, and it is noted that sometimes decreased pressure occurs because of residue ("sarro"..mineral deposits) causing restrictions or clogs.


Golf cart hit private vehicle
Carrito de golf se impacta contra vehículo particular] Ver mas

A rental golf cart had contact with a compact vehicle downtown at the intersection of Gonzalo Guerrero and Adolfo Lopez Mateos, near the Post Office, when the tourist-operator was traveling from north to south and the other vehicle had the right-of-way.  The owner of the private vehicle said the damage to the fender amounted to about 15,000 pesos, without consideration of the damage to the golf cart owned by the rental agency Prisma.
   An agreement was not reached between the operator and the Puerto family, who are considering taking legal options to solve this issue. This is a recurring issue on the island because many tourist fail to maneuver correctly while on certain roads where signage is confusing or lacking. Many times the rental agencies to not emphasize the appropriate information, nor make suggestions about where it is necessary to improve signage.
   The family Puerto complained that the the representative of the rental agency, Rene Contreras, does not acknowledge the amount of the damages. It also appears that there was no insurance on the unit, which would be against regulations and the recent agreements.
    There have been dozens of cases yearly of this sort because of the saturation of public roads with the presence of 500 golf carts, some 200 taxis, 6000 motorcycles/scooters, and a thousand private cars. Rueda Medina becomes chaotic during 'rush hour' when lines form to move through the port area. Official events often hinder traffic further, such as the celebration of los Niños Héroes and the Día de la Marina, among others when the road may be occupied for hours on those dates.
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 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 

Miguel's schedule
 Wednesday 7 - 9pm   Comono - solo
 Wednesday through Saturday - 10:30 - 12:00 - Faynes -  La Banda Sin Nombre  (closing 9/16 for 4 weeks)
Friday & Saturday 7 - 9p Marina Paraiso -  solo
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 2:30am - Adelitas -  La Banda Sin Nombre Salsa Music 
Sunday 7 - 9p - ComoNo - The Sol Rockers 


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30

Comono 
Wednesday Miguel 7-9
Friday  John Cain 6:30-8:30 
Sunday  Sol Rockers 


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 (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
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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September Events

Turtle Release...date & time TBA.
Sunrise ~6:30am
Sunset ~7pm at start of month and ~6:30 at end of month

Sept 4  Art Fair Town Square 5:30-9:30pm
Sept 6 8a Procession to Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre from pier of the Lancheros (north of Magana ferry pier)
Sept 15 Midnight at town square: Grito de Dolores
Sept 16  Independence day
Sept 23  Equinox

Moonrise over the Caribbean (Sunset ~7p)
Sept 8    6:41pm   
Sept 9    7:28 pm
Sept 10  8:14 pm
Sept 11   9:01pm
Sept 12  9:48 pm
Sept 13 10:37pm
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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 release dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance
 Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, September 17 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 September...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 ....





Calm at parade

Agapito acknowledges the commitment & willingness of all the participants

Agapito reconoce compromiso y voluntad de todos los participantes

The military-civic parade commemorating the 204th anniversary of the Independence of Mexico was presided over by the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez and witnessed by hundreds of people, including locals & tourists. A dozen contingents participated, consisting of ~1350 people who included students, senior citizens, staff of the Red Cross, and members of the Navy. The parade began after nine in the morning and took place on the main street of Rueda Medina. 
  The first school group of the parade was from the private school "Francisco Hernandez de Cordova," followed by the school "Jean Piaget".  Then came the contingent of senior citizens with the DIF, and then students from the elementary schools "Andrés Quintana Roo", "César Mendoza Santana" and "Julio Sauri Espinoza."  They were followed by the middle school students from "Presidente Juarez" and high school students of Colegio Bachilleres. The staff of the Mexican Red Cross participated, with two ambulances, and the parade was completed with a flourish by the Naval contingent with 112 members, which included the dogs & their handlers, men in camouflage, 2 boats, and an ambulance.
    Authorities overseeing the parade included the Mayor, the City Council, and the commander of the Navy,  Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, and other officials.

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ISLA MUJERES, 16 de septiembre.-

En la explanada minicipal

The first Informe report will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7pm, on the Town Square in Isla Mujeres, where the mayor will announce the achievements and progress of the first year to the island's citizens. The Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo is expected to attend, as well as the head of the state legislature, José Luis Toledo Medina, and state judicial representative  Fidel Villanueva Rivero.
   The Mayor said in addition to discussing progress and achievements, pending projects will also be addressed, such as the completion of the new Hospital, whose resources have already been assembled by the state Governor, and work should be resuming soon. He gave assurances that the work of the new Hospital will be completed within this second year of government. The municipal president described his first year as "muy bueno" and spoke about the importance of unity between people and government for the advancement of developments and for prosperity.
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ISLA MUJERES, 16 de septiembre.-

Piden acelerar reemplazo de tuberías

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ISLA MUJERES, 16 de septiembre.-
Residents in the colonias of Lol Beh, Miraflores, and El Canotal are complaining that during the replacement of waterlines there have been intermittent outages of tap water, that particularly affect those without water storage tanks on their roofs. They say this does not happen every day, but is recurrent. They want Aguakan to resolve the problem, and are complaining on social networks. They are hoping the work ends soon and things return to normal quickly.




 Tvisla Mujeres



These are the faces of the Mexican Navy!! At this morning's parade.

Estos son los rostros de nuestra Armada de México!!! Presentes en el desfile de esta mañana (7 photos)



















The municipal president Agapito Magana Sanchez led the civic-military parade this morning
El presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez encabezó esta mañana el desfile cívico-Militar http://t.co/sN7v7pBpkn





Noticias de  Quequi......




Cuban boat contaminating the beach

  • Contamina la playa la balsa cubana
     

    Medio Ambiente

    Contamina la playa la balsa cubana

    0 17 de septiembre de 2014 
    The balsero vessel remains intact and the fuel drums were removed. Some entrepreneurs commented at a meeting with ZOFEMAT (the federal zone authority) about the upcoming review for the certification of the beaches, and commented that fuel residues could be a contaminant. Tourists have commented on social networks about the issue of the boat, which is still there a week after it came ashore. 
    Although the exact number is unknown, it is thought that about eight undocumented Cubans came ashore from the vessel equipped with a diesel engine. 
       The Harbor Master said it is now the responsibility of the municipal Department of Civil Protection to remove the boat. It is unknown if it will be taken apart at that location or towed out to sea first.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Participan en desfile de Independencia
    Participation in Independence Day parade 

    Festividad

    Participan en desfile de Independencia

    0 17 de septiembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...





15 spent holiday night in jail

(lit.) Gave "Grito de Dolores" from behind bars

Dan 'Grito de Dolores' al caer tras las rejas

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
.Of the 15 people detained during the Independence Day celebrations, 3 were for smoking marijuana and 12 were for disturbing the peace. "Social support" was given to 30 people who were safely transported home, with their vehicles, because they had been driving under the influence of alcohol. This was done in compliance with orders from the Mayor, Agapito Magana.
Read more: Dan 'Grito de Dolores' al caer tras las rejas
 
Honoring the heroes of Independence 

Honran a los héroes de la Independencia

  • Written by Diario Respuesta Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres


This article has the same information as translated above, noting the parade took about forty minutes, and many local people watched with pride as their children participated, and many tourists who watched took photos and videos to capture beautiful images of the Mexican celebration.
Read more: Honran a los héroes de la Independencia


 
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The island government "dignifies" the monument to Jose Marti in Cuba

El gobierno isleño “dignificarán” el monumento a José Martí en Cuba [+] Ver mas
Isla Mujeres historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid, said the 'twinning'  or brotherhood between the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cuba is being resumed, after several years in oblivion.
   In the area of health, Isla Mujeres has invited Cuban experts from the company Biotechnologia to offer a conference in Isla Mujeres about health and diabetes. An International Foundation against Diabetes that is known in the United States is working in Havana who have patented an injection that achieves excellent healing within two months of extreme cases of diabetic foot. The historian explained, "It is a hard fact that when you must amputate a limb, the average lifespan of the patient is two more years, because they lose self esteem and interest in going on. This means saving a diabetic foot is tantamount to saving the patient's life." This could benefit diabetes sufferers in Isla Mujeres.
    In the area of culture, there is a proposal for a monument to Jose Marti, and to relocate and dignify the existing one elsewhere, and construct a larger one would harmonize with the monument to the discoverer of Isla Mujeres, Francisco Hernandez de Cordova in regard to size.
     The sculptor Herminio Escalona gave a proposal for making the bust in Cuba, but these projects are not fully determined, and will depend on budgeting.   There are tentative plans that in November an event could take place at the House of Mexico in Havana to help strengthen the historical ties between Isla Mujeres and Cuba.
   The historian said another issue is the need for assistance from restoration experts on the architectural style of the Hacienda Mundaca, which was previously recommended by the INAH (National Institute of History and Anthropology), because in Mexico there are virtually none.
 

Pieces of electric pole fell: Some hit parked bus
Se desmoronó un poste de la CFE sobre el camión urbano +] Ver mas

 The falling down of various pieces from an electrical pole on Adolfo Lopez Mateos avenue was witnessed by providers of services who work in the area, and tourists who were passing by. No one was injured.
      Manuel Puerto Osoria, owner of a travel agency in the area, said, "Last night a few pieces fell and I reported it to 088, but no one came; probably because of the holiday. But this morning it was worse, and pieces had fallen dangerously, and some hit the city bus. We reported it again and several policemen put up a tape to prevent people from walking on that area of the sidewalk. But pieces of the post also fell into the road, and we are waiting to see if CFE is going to change the post, because otherwise it will continue breaking."
   Another retailer, who preferred not to give his name, said, "The CFE is very good about collecting bill payments, which are higher every quarter, and are very punctual about cutting off service if you get behind, but when it comes to reporting, they play dumb." He said there is another light pole in similar shape or worse in La Gloria on Pompano street, that was reported to the state agency several months ago. He said, "On several occasions residents who live near that pole have reported that it needs to be replaced, but the response is always that it is not necessary. I guess we will have to wait for it to fall on someone's home before they act, and I bet you they will not pay anything for the damages that could result."

Independence Day parade
Vistoso desfile de Independencia [+] Ver mas



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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

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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 

Miguel's schedule
 Wednesday 7 - 9pm   Comono - solo
 Wednesday through Saturday - 10:30 - 12:00 - Faynes -  La Banda Sin Nombre  (closing 9/16 for 4 weeks)
Friday & Saturday 7 - 9p Marina Paraiso -  solo
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 2:30am - Adelitas -  La Banda Sin Nombre Salsa Music 
Sunday 7 - 9p - ComoNo - The Sol Rockers 


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30

Comono 
Wednesday Miguel 7-9
Friday  John Cain 6:30-8:30 
Sunday  Sol Rockers 


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 (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
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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September Events

Turtle Release...date & time TBA.
Sunrise ~6:30am
Sunset ~7pm at start of month and ~6:30 at end of month

Sept 4  Art Fair Town Square 5:30-9:30pm
Sept 6 8a Procession to Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre from pier of the Lancheros (north of Magana ferry pier)
Sept 15 Midnight at town square: Grito de Dolores
Sept 16  Independence day
Sept 23  Equinox

Moonrise over the Caribbean (Sunset ~7p)
Sept 8    6:41pm   
Sept 9    7:28 pm
Sept 10  8:14 pm
Sept 11   9:01pm
Sept 12  9:48 pm
Sept 13 10:37pm
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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 release dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance
 Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4

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