Friday, October 18, 2013

In Isla Mujeres News Friday, October 18 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.


Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Agapito: Ensuring the island is clean & strengthening its touristic image

Agapito va con todo

Jueves, 17 de Octubre de 2013 20:36

Para garantizar un municipio limpio y fortalecer imagen turística

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de octubre.-  
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The mayor initiated an ongoing clean up campaign to keep the streets clean in the various colonias in Isla Mujeres. The program will also include placing trash bins along the main streets.  The Mayor said that one of the first demands of the people was to maintain clean colonias and parks.  In response, this program begins today, and the street lighting program will begin tomorrow. He explained that Public Services are a priority, and they have been cleaning up the Trash Transfer site, and patching roads. This clean up campaign began in the coloniaof Lol-Beh and the park,  Las Frigatas. He spoke about the need for islanders to help keep the colonias clean. The director of Public Service, Manuel Figueroa Cetina siad there will be 50 trash cans distributed along main streets, and 20 people will be employed permanently to sweep the public areas of the island in the mornings.

 DIF President leads Pink March: Fighting Breast Cancer

Voluntad y decisión en lucha contra cáncer

Jueves, 17 de Octubre de 2013 20:35

Titular del DIF encabeza “marcha rosa”

Lanrry BARRA (sic)
ISLA MUJERES, 17 de octubre.-.
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As part of the month for the fight against breast cancer, the president of the DIF, social service agency led a march to raise awareness. During the event she made a special appeal for women to sign up for free mammograms with the DIF, noting there are 34 spaces remaining.  Participants wore pink and carried banners and signs saying "Mujeres con vida" as a message of hope and awareness. Dozens of people walked from the monument of Benito Juarez to City Hall.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Casa de Cultura:  Nest of troublemakers

  • Casa de la Cultura, nido de malvivientes


    Casa de la Cultura, nido de malvivientes

    0 18 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- 
  • Retiran 600 toneladas de basura


    Retiran 600 toneladas de basura

    0 18 de octubre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- 

  The Director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina said 600 tonnes of trash have been removed from the trash transfer station, and he expects the rest will be taken to the mainland within ten days. There are also plans to promote the habit of recycling, and the trash transfer station is working at separation of trash, bit it is a task that should begin in the homes. The Amigos of Isla Contoy organizaion has placed collection bins in strategic locations, but this is not enough. The Director said "If people decide to adopt this new habit, trash handling would improve, and there would be less time and space needed to transfer the trash.  When the new administration took office, there was about 1500 tonnes of trash, which has been reduced and should be removed within ten days. They plan to regularize trash collection before the end of the year holiday season when waste production increased by about 40 percent, said the official. 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...



Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad Hot weather in Quintana Roo

Habrá clima caluroso en Quintana Roo

 por esto

Few tourists & a new fee
Poco turismo y nuevo tabulador[+] Ver mas
Hotel occupancy is only at 28%, with the HIM (Hotels Isla Mujeres) group reporting 23% and the other hotels are at 31 percent, reflecting that fact that it is not the small hotels who are filling their rooms. The big hotels like Aluxes, which manages the all inclusive Ixchel, are not members of HIM.  There is an influx of visitors between 10am and 5pm. Now the fee for trash collection is going up, and may triple causing businesses who paid 300 pesos to begin paying 900 pesos monthly.  There was a complaint by an anonymous person about calculating garbage fees based on the number of rooms, because then you pay whether it is occupied or not.

Tourism Promotion agency lacks director
Sin titular en el Fideicomiso[+] Ver mas

The former head of the municipal Tourism Promotion agency,  Álvaro Magaña Galué, was appointed City Treasurer, leaving his position empty, which is causing complaints for hoteliers, who are also disappointed that Isla Mujeres did not have a presence at the Travel Mart this year, at the Cancun Convention Center. The hoteliers say that last year the Expedia wholesale agency sold 20% more rooms during high/winter season, and rates were raised by 11 percent, which is attributed to efforts of the Tourism Promotion Board last year. There are concerns that occupancy this winter will be affected by the lack of a Director to be promoting now, and by missing the opportunity to participate at the Travel Mart Convention.

Seeking assistance with school expenses
Atole con el dedo” a paterfamilias [+] Ver mas
Parents are waiting for the new Mayor to offer assistance with school expenses such as uniforms, shoes, and supplies, and are complaining that the last administration was unable to help them this semester.

March to raise awareness against breast cancer
Marcha de sensibilización contra el cáncer de mama+] Ver mas

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.In October there are occasional releases of baby turtles that were incubated at the Tortugranja, at dusk on the eastern beaches of Media Luna or Guadalupana. (Last year the last public release was Oct. 7). The Blue Crabs migrate with the full moons, and there are usually organized groups to help them safely across the roads. Watch out for them in Sac Bajo and along the southeastern part of the island. The American holiday of Halloween is observed by the expats & a few candy loving kids, while the whole community observes Day of the Dead on November 1st & 2nd. Special foods are available in the weeks before, and Hanal Pixan altars appear in mid or late October. The Orianid meteor shower due on the 18th & 19th will be affected by light from the  full moon.

October is Breast Cancer Month. There are benefits and events by Siempre por Vida.
Oct 1-  Día de Arquitectos  Architects Day
Oct 2- International Day of Beach & Coastal Clean Up
Oct 4-  World Animal Day
Oct 8- 39th Anniversary of Quintana Roo of becoming a Free and Sovereign State
Cancelled due to weatherTuesday, Oct  8  Dusk  Media Luna Beach Turtle Release 
Oct. 8- World Octopus Day
Oct 9-  Dia de Pescadors   Fishermens Day
Oct. 10 International Mental Health Day
Oct 11 ~5:00p / dusk  Rescheduled Turtle Release at Media Luna Beach 
Oct 12- Día de la Raza 
 Oct. 12  11:30pm My Space Disco  Benefit for Breast Cancer: Pink Divas Night 
 Oct 13 Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 15 Turtle Release  
 Oct. 17  Naval Wives Breakfast at Naval Club, benefits Naval Hospital
Thursday, Oct. 17  4p-7p  Artist Fair at Town Square
PhotoIsla Mujeres Artist Fair Thursday, October 17, 4pm-7pm in the square-Hope to see you there for great art, food, and drinks! xo
Sally Margolis
Oct 18  6:13p Full Moon Rise over Caribbean /  Sunset ~6:20p
Oct 18 & 19 Orianid Meteor shower 
Oct 19- World Food Day Dia Mundial de la Alimentacion  Full Moon Rise 6:57p
Oct 19- Pink Breakfast Benefit for Breast Cancer Due Torri Restaurante
Oct 19- 5p March Against Breast Cancer starts at Posada Beach/Monument to the Fisherman & ends at the Truguena monument at the east Malecon. Participants are asked to wear something pink and carry signs supporting the cause & in support of the people with this disease.
Oct 20 Full Moon Rise 7:42p
Oct 21 Full Moon Rise 8:28p
Oct 21 Ramon Bravo's Birthday
Oct 21-22  Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma when Isla Mujeres broke the Northern Hemisphere's and Western Hemisphere's 24-hour rainfall record with 64 inches in 2005.  Dia del Medico, United Nations Day (last year children marched, wearing white)
October 27 Time Change
Oct 31 Noche de Brujas/Haloween
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.

Last year in October....
 The 5th annual Environmental Culture week had workshops Oct 8-10 (Semana de la cultura Ambiental)
The 7th annual Caribbean Mayan Cultural Festival was Oct 20-24 (There was also a 2nd annual statewide Caribbean Mayan Cultural Fest last year in early November)
The Ramon Bravo Underwater Photography Contest was cancelled. Oct 20-22 

The Artist's fair will be the third Thursday in October due to the change of government & will resume being the first Thursday in November.  Oct. 17th, Town Square 4-7p.

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! -

See Live Music schedule at top of page for Live music during low season. Fayne's is closed in early October. Some gigs are more intermittent during October & can be prone to weather cancellations.
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 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...

From the New York Times...LINK (It makes more sense at the link)

Migration to Mexico

Three measures of the country’s growing foreign-born ranks. Related Article »


on work
visas in
1.39 million
20,000 to Mexico
2.27 million to U.S.
1.37 million
2.94 million
Migration between Mexico and the U.S. evened out.
Permanent and temporary residents in Mexico by region
of origin. Includes new arrivals and longer-term residents.
The expatriate population
nearly doubled in 10 years.

Sydney Adams is one of our Isla Mujeres Artists. Her mediums range from recyclable art to drawings to paintings to custom shoe wear. She & her husband Lalo own & operate Love Around Waffles on Ave Francisco, just West of Madero. In addition to participating in our monthly Artist Fairs Sydney displays her art at Love Around Waffles. She will be debuting her custom designed shoes. You bring white canvas shoes & she will make them a piece of wearable art. She does, childrens, womens & mens shoes. They range from $30 to $70 (US) based on the design. Sydney needs 2 to 3 days to complete your design. You can contact her through FB or her email address (
Beverly Willard
I visited with Bonnie Hamilton last night at the Artist Fair. She mentioned PEACE has passed out 283 moto helmets to island children...I think it is a great cause as well as Isla Animals, Little Yellow School House. There are a lot of "us" living on Isla, part-timers or just on vacation....If you are looking for a great way to give back to Isla I suggest supporting PEACE!

I took photos downtown of the artist fair & at Playa Norte around sunset..should have time to post them manana.

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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