Friday, October 25, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, October 25 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the articles,  Daily Events & Live Music Schedules  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.

  Check out our new Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers and Menus...see tab at top of page. 

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Oportuna detección de diabetes

Jueves, 24 de Octubre de 2013 20:32

Extranjeros hacen donativos de equipos

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-  

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  For the fourth consecutive year, a group of foreigners gave away equipment to measure blood sugar to poor people of Isla Mujeres. The group included Karen Rosenberg and Kathy Ennis, and consists of foreigners who live on Isla Mujeres. The event took place at the Red Cross facility, and about 75 monitors were given away. Normally these devices cost nearly $200 dollars, or about 2500 pesos.  The objective of the program is to donate about 250 monitors to the community, and the group is hoping for more support, (Donations of glucose strips are needed. You can contact me at  These people really NEED this help. Most of the people I tested knew they were diabetic and were taking their medicine, but their numbers were ridiculously high. Without feedback to adjust their medicine and diet, they cannot manage their disease, and are risking blindness, amputations, high blood pressure, and death. You can buy the strips on Amazon or at your local pharmacy & tuck them into your suitcase.  The taxista taking me to the Cruz Roja happened to be diabetic and came in to be tested. His blood sugar was 571! He should have been in an Emergency Room, not picking up passengers. He felt fine. If he was a patient in the hospital, I would have been giving him meds IMMEDIATELY. )

Community in action

 Primary objective of Agapito's government: Speech at emotional ceremony
  Detecting Diabetes: Foreigners donate equipment

 Comunidad en acción

Jueves, 24 de Octubre de 2013 20:28

Objetivo primordial en gobierno de Agapito, señalan en emotivo acto

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.-
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To celebrate the 68th (LXVIII) anniversary of the Day of the United Nations Organization, the City of Isla Mujeres, via the Educational Agency, held a parade in the main streets downtown, with participation by the preschool and grade school children. They wore white outfits to support this organization that promotes peace and security, as well as costumes representing countries such as China, Spain, and of course Mexico.  The former mayor, Prof. Manuela Godoy del Socorro spoke about the history of the United Nations, and of the organization's commitment to maintaining international peace and security and promoting friendly relations among nations, social progress, improvement of living conditions, and human rights. During the event, commemoration was also given to the anniversary of the death of don Virgilio “El Chino” Fernández, renowned Island musician and composer of songs such as Bahía, Nochecitas Isleñas, Mujer Isleña and Marino Pescador. The General Secretary spoke on behalf of the mayor, emphasizing that the purpose of the new administration is to work in harmony and peace to bring together efforts to be a community in action. The cultural event featured a songs sung by kindergarteners, and singer Gregorio Sanchez Ceslis, in commemoration of the UN, and in homage to "El Chino" Fernandez.

 Sign up for nutritional assistance at Community Center:  Liconsa 

Lanzan convocatoria de programas sociales

Jueves, 24 de Octubre de 2013 20:09

En centro comunitario

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de octubre.- 
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 The municipal Department of Social Development is encouraging residents who qualify to register for the federal program Liconsa, whose staff will be visiting Isla Mujeres on Friday to expand their list of beneficiaries. The program provides fortified milk to children, women who are pregnant or breast feeding, and people with disabilities.   The article explains what documents to bring when registering at the Community Center between 11am and 3pm. Boys are eligible between the ages of six and twelve and girls are eligible from six months to fifteen years of age.
  Friday is also the last day for women to register for the Life Insurance Program for Female Heads of Families ( Seguro de Vida para Jefas de Familia.) To qualify, women must be between the ages of 12 and 68, head of their household because they are single, separated, divorced or widowed, and supporting at least one child up to 23 years who is a student, and make no more than 2114/monthly in urban areas, and no more than 1329/monthly in rural areas. ($175/mo or $110/mo)

Holbox boat released 

En la que viajaba cubano ilegal

 The boat "Cinthia",  which is registered in Hobox,  was released before noon, with a fine from the Port of Holbox of 19,428 pesos imposed upon the owner Rueben Duarte, for offenses including lack of documentation such as the Boat Log, and the 'despacho de salida' , and not having safety equipment such as life jackets and navigation lights. The owner will have to change the motor because it is out of order. The boat had been piloted by Cuban Noa Gonzalez and was in the vicinity of a boat carrying Cubans without documents, who were detained by the Navy and turned over to Immigration. The Navy immediately turned the boat "Cinthia" over to the Harbor Master, who turned it over to its owner.

Parents seek support from other parents: Alleged bullying incident

Piden apoyo ciudadano

Jueves, 24 de Octubre de 2013 20:42

Padres del niño que sufrió “bullying” en la escuela

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   The parents who allege their child was bullied at the grade school "Andres Quintana Roo" by the  nephew of the school director, are collecting signatures on a petition requesting the alleged perpetrator be moved to another school.  

 Tvisla Mujeres
Congress seeks to strengthen tourism activities throughout the state of Quintana Roo

Promoting the program "Liconsa" in Isla Mujeres

The Voter Registration Agency will be in Isla Mujeres from October 28-31 at the Community Plaza in the offices of Social Development from 9a to 2:30p.


Complaint of bullying at primary school

Noticias de  Quequi......


Cold front closes port

  • Frente frío obliga a cerrar puerto


    Frente frío obliga a cerrar puerto

    0 24 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-  A large high pressure system associated with a strong mass of cold air is covering the Central and Southeastern parts of the US, creating cold air moving across northeastern Mexico and the Gulf, causing intense winds, particularly in the afternoons and evenings, along the coasts. Strong winds caused the closure of the port in Isla Mujeres at 2pm yesterday. This cold front number eight is expected to bring scattered showers across the northern part of Quintana Roo.
  • Liberan embarcación relacionada con cubano


    Liberan embarcación relacionada con cubano

    0 24 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- The information is the same as given above, with the owner, Rubén Duarte Galera, commenting that the boat is used by various fishermen in Holbox, but this time it was being used by William Noa Gonzalez, Cuban, but no one knew there was a problem with the engine. He said, "It wasn't until a commercial vessel communicated with us and gave us the coordinates, telling us the boat had a single crew member, and they had, fortunately, given him food."


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Merchants face large expenses

Enfrentan comercios fuertes gastos

Enfrentan comercios fuertes gastos
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 Although the weather has been splendid, tourists have been scarce on the beaches of this jewel of the Caribbean, except there are a few more during peak hours. The restaurants and shops are also often empty, and many businesses do not have enough sales to meet their daily operating expenses. This is true on Hidalgo Avenue also, and hotel occupancy is well below 30 percent. Most people in the tourism industry are expecting the economic situation to improve in December. 

 Golf cart rental agencies report business is at 30%

Reportan rentadoras de los carritos operaciones al 30%

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Seek repair of unfinished work affecting street

Urgen reparen registros de electricidad inconclusos

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Inflationary spiral at hand
Espiral inflacionaria en puerta[+] Ver mas

     Restauranteur Lourdes Estrella León, explained that businesses will be forced to raise prices when the VAT increases from 11% to 16%, and will automatically increase the prices of soft drinks and alcohol. Although it does not apply to groceries, it will raise the cost of the ferry, and increase the prices of  chicken, produce, meat, and foods in general, which will cause an increase in the price of meals by up to 15 percent.
    David Adame Torres, proprietor of a golf cart rental agency, said there will be a 5% increase in the purchase price of parts, which will automatically lead to an increase in the price of their services. "In addition to monthly increases in gasoline prices, when the new VAT goes into effect, we will pay  five percent more for everything, including taxes, and I estimate we will have to increase the price of a rental at least 20 percent. Although a rental agency is a good business, yes, it will affect us." He said he does not think this tax will encourage development in Quintana Roo, and, more specifically, that it will completely inhibit development of Isla Mujeres. It will cause an increase in ferry rates, and the Cancun families who visit the island and rent golf carts have less purchasing power every day, so this will not only affect rental agencies but also restaurants and other businesses.
      Jeweler Saúl García Pablo said jewelry stores will be affected by the increase in the VAT because of the increased cost of gas and silver that are used to make the jewelry, as well as the costs of transport. He said,  "All of this will force us to increase the percentage that we charge to customers when they pay by credit card. Currently the charge is 10% to cover the bank commission, but with the implementation of the new IVA, I believe this could increase to 20%, and if silver increases, the price of jewelry may be raised by about 20 percent."

Liconsa milk program for Isla Mujeres
Leche Liconsa para Isla Mujeres[+] Ver mas

Eastern Sea walk needs maintenance
Malecón Oriente, un cochinero+] Ver mas

The reporter walked down the Eastern Malecon from the area of the Hyperbaric Chamber to Media Luna beach, a distance of about 200 linear meters, noting there were only two trash cans, and that this area is popular in the evenings when the sun is less strong. The reporter said the kiosks need repair, there are benches in disrepair, and the lampposts and benches could use paint, because the salt air is harsh in this area. It was also noted that the sea wall is deteriorating from the force of the waves.

Cold front causes bad weather
Mal tiempo a causa de un frente frío [+] Ver mas

Closure of the port was likely on Thursday afternoon. Activities were normal on Thursday morning, with snorkeling tours taking place, but demand was low with the decreased number of visitors, and many opt to shop or tour in a golf cart. Boat tour operators said sales were very low. Boaters are advised to monitor the weather with strong winds expected in the next 36 hours due to the arrival of cold front number eight.

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Events in remaining days of October
Oct 24  United Nations Day (last year children marched, wearing white)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Halloween
Here is a list of events in the Maya Riviera area LINK.
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres

November events....coming soon

TONIGHT   You are invited by Por Siempre Viva for a grand night of terror Halloween fest to fight breast cancer...
Por Siempre Vivay la discoteca Vive Tus Sentidos Vive Tus Sentidos Love te invitan a su Gran noche del terror, Fiesta de Halloween 2013 a beneficio de la lucha contra el cáncer, no te la puedes perder, asiste disfrazado, habrán concursos y muy buen ambiente.

Next Thursday...
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Next Friday.....
Come out and join us for our annual Day of the dead party on November 1st.  We will have live music, beer and drink specials, an all you can eat Mexican buffet for $150 pesos, costume contests and games.  Make your reservations today to ensure the best seats! -

Next Saturday......
Fenix Lounge updated their cover photo. — at Fenix Lounge.

Next Sunday....


John Cain's schedule 
Tuesday solo from 8 to 10 pm at Cafe Del Mar, lovely spot on the beach across from Jax,
Wednesday with The Sol Rockers at Bally Hoo Restaurant from 7 to 930, come support this great venue, relaxing vibe and good food!
Friday solo at Iguana Bar Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres from 7 to 9 and
Saturday at The Sunset Grill, solo from 7 to 9 pm. They offer 2x1 special from 6 to 10 pm on all wine by glass or bottle.

Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Iguana's has been having Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays starting around 6, and Fenix has Cuban salsa on Sundays. The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band

Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

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!! — at Fenix Lounge.
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Spay & Neuter Clinic Notice:
Today finally feels like Fall, so we are starting to organize our Fall/Winter activities, starting with a much needed spay and neuter clinic, starting Saturday, November 2nd until Tuesday or Wednesday, Clinica Chipie with Dr. Delfino, Dr. Arturo from Cancun and some other visiting vets from the U.S.
Some of the winter folks are starting to arrive, so those that might be on Island, or us that live here, if you have friends visitng or people to invite:
We need volunteers for the following tasks:

Registration/Intake; Vet assistance; Animal recovery; General helpers; Animal pick up/transporters; Clean up crew; evening cat trappers

If you are able to volunteer, please let me know if a morning or an afternoon shift works best, you can respond to this email address. Thank-you!!!Supplies are always need: old sheets or towels, spray bottles, buckets, paper towel.
Tiffany has been scheduling some great lunches for the volunteers, just another reason to come and join us. On behalf of our animal friends and their owners.
Muchas Gracias, Bonnie

This is a video at the link, on their fb site...
Young tortuga at the North end of Manchones 1 Tuesday with Norm and Mary Katherine ( and Jim on the Olympus )at Aqua Adventures Eco Divers Isla Mujeres.

Caribe On Canvas updated their cover photo.
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Except for the delivery trucks, we pretty much had Medina to ourselves this early morning in September.

BELOW  It says participation was enthusiastic at the first dialogue between the mayor and residents at colonia Canotal.

Nutrida y entusiasta participación en el primer diálogo ciudadano que el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña sostuvo con los habitantes de la colonia El Cañotal; durante el encuentro el edil escuchó d
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The Children's Library on Calle Mero in La Gloria will be open again this Saturday from 10am to 12pm… lots of books in English and Spanish to borrow. Plus story time and cookies!

BELOW: Pozole, red style 55p, three houses from the tienda Cacahuate or the hotel Sueno Maya Phone number below...

hola buen día hoy rico pozole rojo.
pedidos al 9981888462
Costo de la orden 55 pesos.
Ubicados a tres casas de la tienda del cacahuate o hotel sueño maya

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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