Friday, December 6, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, December 6 The Afternoon Edition

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

North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time  In Isla Mujeres  LINK to 24 hour time lapse of the webcam

The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & 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 ....

Hours extended for property tax payments

Respuesta a contribuyentes

Jueves, 05 de Diciembre de 2013 21:08

Amplían horario para el cobro del impuesto predial

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The hours for property tax payments have been extended to 9am to 6pm, at the ground floor of the town Hall. Closing time was formerly 4pm. There is a 25% discount during December for payment of 2014 taxes. 

Deadline for student grants for ferry crossings

Mañana vence el plazo para becas

Jueves, 05 de Diciembre de 2013 21:05

De transporte marítimo

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Saturday is the deadline for students to register for subsidies to cover transportation costs on the ferry when they cross to the mainland for classes. Registration is taking place at the municipal Dept of Social Development at the Habitat plaza in La Gloria and more details are given in the article.
Helping senior citizens and female heads of households 

Le cumple a adultos mayores

Jueves, 05 de Diciembre de 2013 20:46

Agapito también responde a jefas de familia, con importantes apoyos

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This is the same information already translated about the national 65 y Mas program, and how to apply for it. It offers financial aid to seniors who lack a pension, paying them 1050 pesos every two months. (~$40/mo)

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

More visitors reported

Repunta presencia de más visitantes

Repunta presencia de más visitantes



 Report of post on verge of falling

Alertan por poste a punto de caerse

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CROC union members receiving annual aguinaldo bonuses without delay
Aguinaldo sin demora para los croquistas] Ver mas
The 20 companies who have contracts with the CROC union have agreements to comply with the law regarding payments of aguinaldo bonuses. The workers should be paid between December 15th and 20th. The minimum required by law is 15 days pay (one quincena) for working the full year, and if the worker was with the company for less than a year, they are a paid a proportionate amount.  There are some companies who also pay a performance bonus to employees who work on the holidays of Dec 25 and 31st and the first of January. The law requires that those who work on these days receive triple pay, but some companies offer an additional incentive. Of the 20 companies with CROC union members, only three offer this extra pay.

Uncertainty in the tourism sector
Incertidumbre en el sector turísticoVer mas
There are concerns and differences of opinion about whether having Isla Mujeres tourism promotion based in Cancun will be positive or negative for the island. Some think it will improve promotion and international visibility, and increase the islands profile at fairs and conventions, while others are less optimistic.

 Traffic authorities: Tepid:
Tibieza en la autoridad vial[+] Ver mas

Private drivers and cabbies are saying the police department needs to take a firmer stand about vehicles lacking lights. On the weekend, checkpoints are being implemented at strategic points, to assure that drivers are not operating vehicles while inebriated, that motorcyclists and their  passengers are wearing helmets, and at times, the officers are requesting documents of registration and license.


Check out the Daily Specials...with Delivery numbers and Menus...see tab at top of page.

 Christmas in Isla?
 MaraVilla Caribe had a cancellation and has a studio available from Sat Dec 21 to Sat. Dec 28th. We'll offer a 15% discount. ($360/wk) See middle photo below.
  This blog is brought to you by....
MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach
   Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
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

View from rooms
Small room
Large room
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 pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

December Calendar of events....partly...

The Lion Fish Tasting today is scheduled for 2pm on the Town Square 

 Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved here from the Boca Iglesia Church to Isla Mujeres, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festiv
Dec 4 Wednesday 6p Confirmation Mass at Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 5 Thursday  4-7 Artist Fair Town Square
Restaurantes Isla Mujeres added a new photo.

Dec 7 Saturday 7p Procession of the Virgin through the colonias
                         ~10p Singing Las Manitas, Mass Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 8 Sunday 3p Procession from Church on Square to Bay, for procession on Bay with three large boats provided for parishioners. Followed by Grand Kermes, and returning of icon to her niche. Celebration of 50th anniversary of priesthood for Father Martinez.

Dec 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico. Festival at Chapel in Salina Chica
 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.
Dec 17 Tuesday 4-6  Brisas Grill  Benefit for Keys4Life
More to be added....

 Charity Info

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

Little Yellow School House, Books for Grade School Reading Program, Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies...Barlitos:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street at Abasolo

Olivas...Toys for PEACE

contact Zapatos por los Ninos for shoe drop off at and you can donate or find more info at their website


This week, through Dec. 8, sales from the calendars benefits Isla Animals. Available online, at Barlitos, and at the Artist Fair. They are hoping to cover the costs of the next spay and neuter clinic.  Great cause, beautiful photo art.

Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!

ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS   Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive

December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery.  Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at:

If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal
We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts. As you can see they come dressed in their best to celebrate!May God richly bless you this Christmas Season with the “wonders of His love”.
Greg and Natalie


  Miguel's playing schedule 
 Fayne's BarandGrill  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 John Cain's schedule   

Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban   off & on

  Sun 2p Salsa
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 Lounge   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.
·Iguana's has music on Friday evenings usually   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays, Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

I have two phone numbers I would like to share. We all have the 065 (Red Cross) and 066 (Police) numbers but here are two direct numbers. These ring right here in Isla Mujeres, not in Cancun, and both agencies have assured me they will respond immediately to any calls. The local number for Cruz Roja (Red Cross) is 998-877-0280. The number for the police is 998-999-0051.

Las señoras que hacen los tamles al artista justo ayer ... me hace hambre ... ladies who make the tamles at the artist fair yesterday...making me hungry...

One of Sergio's pieces...grande...


, Feliz Día del Voluntariado Mexicano y recuerden que te Queremos Por Siempre Viva!

Tony Garcia added 3 new photos.

Estamos a 10 días de terminar con esta gran promoción recuerda complementar un ejercicio aeróbico con tu rutina anaeróbica, te da mejores resultados, recuerda n...See More

Tony Garcia added 65 new photos to the album 05 december 2013.
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This is a quick video at the link (fb) 
Beautiful little puffer on tonight's night dive, Wilbert shooting video....


 This is an Ocotopus video at the LINK 
tonight's night dive at Manchone's 2 was AMAZING, nurse shark, turtles, rays, OCTOPUS, biggest trumpet fish and hogfish we've ever seen!

As we sit here in Dallas waiting for an ice storm to arrive, it has us wishing we were sitting on these swings watching the sunset from Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar


In La Gloria Tonight...6pm
Paula Parra's Open House...
Casi Listo el armario de Orquideas en nuestro Nuevo Taller, los esperamos mañana a partir de las 6:00pm a nuestro Open House, todo lo que quieras llevarte, esta disponible aprovecha los descuentos de catalogo en Decoracion, no te quedes sin hacer lucir tu Rincón favorito!

 Below, among other things, it says....Muestra gastronómica Pez León. 2:00 p.m. Explanada Municipal.  
The Lion Fish Tasting today is scheduled for 2pm on the Town Square

Estan son las actividades de hoy.

Conferencia: "Violencia contra las mujeres y su impacto en el desarrollo urbano". 9:30 a.m. Sala de Cabildo.

Firma de Convenio H. Ayuntamiento - CECATI. 11:00 a.m. Sala de Cabildo.

Firma de Convenio Volunt Quest. 11:30 a.m. Sala de Cabildo.

Instalación del Comité Guadalupe-Reyes. 12:00 p.m. Sala de Cabildo.

Banderazo del Programa Guadalupe-Reyes. 12:30 p.m. Explanada Municipal

Entrega de Apoyos SEDESOL. Domo Centro Comunitario. 2:00 p.m.

Muestra gastronómica Pez León. 2:00 p.m. Explanada Municipal.


 DIF president thanking volunteers
A nombre del DIF Isla Mujeres, y de nuestra Presidenta Sra. Marthy Vargas de Magaña queremos agradecer a todos nuestros voluntarios, que han contribuido a mejorar Isla Mujeres. ‪#‎FamiliaEnAcción‬


Poc-Na Hostel updated his cover photo.
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Poc-Na Hostel was tagged in Fernando Matias Jeanne's photo.
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