Thursday, December 5, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, December 5

..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.

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

Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Health Committee inaugurated for better coordination of services

Instalan Comité de Salud

Miércoles, 04 de Diciembre de 2013 22:07

Apuestan a trabajo coordinado permanente por la población

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de diciembre.-
The Comité de Seguridad en Salud Municipal was created to coordinate work between public organizations and private & social institutions to prevent, address, rehabilitate, and investigate public health problems. Since this administration took office, the green light has been given to spraying campaigns and trash removal, to prevent the proliferation of insects. 
   The municipal Director of Health, Tharin Sadat Vital Casique, said this committee will identify and evaluate policies, strategies, and actions, especially in the case of epidemiological emergencies, to ensure a prompt and effective response, to keep the community of Isla Mujeres safe and healthy.
     One of their tasks will be to create awareness among island families of the importance of keeping yards and patios free of items where water can collect, like pots and tires. Therefore it is important for officials to offer campaigns of junk removal to prevent accumulation of water where mosquitoes can breed. "Isla Mujeres is the municipality with the least cases of dengue, and no deaths, and this is a commendable endeavor to maintain this situation," said the Director.

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 25% Property tax discount is popular & clerks are busy taking payments

Aprovechan descuento del 25% en predial

Miércoles, 04 de Diciembre de 2013 22:07

Módulo luce abarrotado

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de diciembre.-.
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The property tax discount of 25% is available until Dec. 31, and in January it is 15%, and in February it is 10%. The payment must be a single installment. For the 50% discount available to disabled residents and seniors with an INAPAM credential the property must be their personal residence with a value of up to 20,000 minimum daily wages (~$5usd). Payments can be made daily, except Sunday, between 9am and 4pm at the first floor of the Town Hall where staff from the municipal Departments of  Treasury and Cadastre (Property) are available.  

Seeking to assist 300 senior citizens with the federal program "65 and older"

Buscan beneficiar a 300 adultos mayores

Miércoles, 04 de Diciembre de 2013 22:02

Con el programa federal "65 y Más"

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de diciembre.-  
 There are currently 200 older adults enrolled in this program and that figure is expected to reach 300 beneficiaries. Registration will take place Friday, Dec. 6. at noon in the blue sports dome at the Habitat Plaza, and the SEDESOL federal delegate for Quintana Roo will be present, Fabián Vallado Fernández.
   Beneficiaries receive 525 pesos monthly, in the form of a payment every two months of 1050 pesos, and they participate in groups and have opportunities for growth and learning that include health conferences, as well as having access to services and facilities such as those of INAPAM, which offer activities that are productive and occupational. This is a national program.
   To qualify, applicants must be 65 or older, with no income from retirement or pension, and they must accept the suspension of assistance for senior citizens from the Oportunidades program, if they are beneficiaries of the program.
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Together with Marthy, Agapito delivers supplies and fulfills his promise to primary students 

Agapito entrega útiles

Miércoles, 04 de Diciembre de 2013 22:01

Junto con Marthy cumple compromiso con alumnos de primaria

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de diciembre.- 
They continued delivering schools supplies and backpacks to happy grade school students, with greeting from the Governor.  The Mayor and his wife toured the mainland schools in Rancho Viejo. Then he visited the middle school and high school on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres, offering words of encouragement and motivation to pursue their studies. He ensured them that educations will be a priority during his administration, and support and care will be offered to the schools, teachers, and students. He acknowledged the daily work of teachers, who deserve respect and appreciation as they prepare children and teens academically.
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On Friday, Dec. 6, the municipal agency of Social Development is registering new beneficiaries for the federal program 65 y Mas, a program for senior citizens.

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The delivery of backpacks and school supplies from the DIF continues.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Breakfast for the disabled

Ofrecen desayuno por discapacitados

Ofrecen desayuno por discapacitados
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Complaint about "death traps"

Se quejan por 'trampas mortales'

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There are covers missing which should be offering protection from the accesses to cables and such that are underneath the streets.. The covers become broken from cars driving over them, and one on avenue Carlos Lazo has become a "death trap". Another is located near the monument to the Pescador (fisherman), where tops were never placed, leaving provisional strips of concrete for protection.

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Trash problem being broadcast on social networks
Difunden el problema de la basura en redes sociales [+] Ver mas
Residents have used photos and comments on social networks and Whatsapp messaging platform to voice complaints about the need for improved garbage collection service. There are bags of trash near streetlights left and forgotten by residents. The problem is complicated by the garbage trucks that have been in poor repair since before this administration began, so the collection schedule has not been maintained. The problem occurs in the most inhabited ares of Isla Mujeres; in downtown and in the colonias of La Gloria and Salinas. The discontent of the residents is being expressed through social networks and messaging platforms, to get the attention of municipal officials.

Installation of buoys to delineate the swimming area for safety
Instalan boyas para delimitar la zona de bañistas a fin de garantizar su seguridad [+] Ver mas
A few days before the start of the winter vacation season, the Civil Protection agency installed bouys to delineate the swimming area, in order to prevent accidents. They began on Monday with the area know as Media Luna, where the highest number of accidents have occurred by drowning. They will place informational signs, in two or three languages, to advise where swimming is prohibited and where it is safe. There will be buoys installed covering a distance of about a mile (~1.5 km), with each buoy about 150 meters apart. This will include North Beach and the Posada beach, because they are the most popular beaches for tourists.

Successful control and recovery of spilled diesel in a marine environment (A Simulation)
Controlan y recolectan con éxito el derrame de diesel al medio marino [+] Ver mas
On Tuesday, from 10am to 1pm, the Navy conducted a simulation of an oil spill, by a passenger vessel sailing from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres, having lost its navigation struck the el Farito reef, and hypothetically spilt 5000 liters of diesel into the marine environments.
    During the exercise the Navy ordered a concentration of their smaller boats to the scene to control and collect the oil spill, using an oil containment 'barerra', and the activity was a success. This exercise included coordination of various agencies, and was successful in that respect also. It  included staff from other federal agencies, and from the municipal Civil Protection departments of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juarez (Cancun).
  NOTE: MaraVilla Caribe had a Christmas 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.
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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 pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

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

 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 Festival

Dec 5 Thursday  4-7 Artist Fair Town Square

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....

  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing

    This Thursday, December 5th is the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair! Come from 4 to 7pm in the Zocalo & celebrate the holidays with our 52 participants! Find unique one of a kind gifts for your friends & family. See old friends, meet new friends & taste some of our wonderful local cuisine from our food vendors! Hope to see you there!
          Here is a list of participants....
     Katie Abbott & Yazmin Aguirre Rivera, Sugar & Spice Bakery
    Daryl Adler, sea glass expert & artist, paintings
    Sebastian Arreche, jewelry
     Gretchen Araujo Campos, jewelry
    Leandro Arzumendi, Holistic Center
     Kate Barron, Nomada Women's Coop
    Nirit Ben David, acupuncture & Chinese medicine
    Paulo Bimbo, jewelry
    Penny Burnham, Author
    Santos Caamal, handmade leather goods
     Guadalupe Camara & Cecelia Marin, Women's Bead Coop
     Claudia Cauich Cen, food
     Ana Cordero, paintings
    Marypaz Fentanes, clothing designer & accessories
    Gladys Galdamez, Clothing designer, accessories, jewelry & housewares
     Pamela Haase Cauich, paintings, collage, mixed mediums
     Bessie Hamaker, shell mirrors, beach sculptures & gourmet dog biscuits
    Ray Heath, jewelry, photographs & paintings
    Rebekah, Author & astrologer
    Sandra Herrara, recyclable artist
     Larry Jacobs, sketches & drawings
    Wayne Jahr & Bob Knight, housewares & accessories
     Gigi Kraycar, jewelry & the Little Yellow School House
     Liw Larsen, paintings
    Ma Luisa Kumal, accessories
    Brenda Lamonica, jewelry & Isla Animals
    Damien Lemee, recyclable artist, sculptor
    Rosie Lizama, tamales
    Sally Margolis, jewelry
    Carol Ann McDonald, paintings
     Lalo Meraz Contreras, photographer
    Marielos Migoni, paintings
    Arturo Morales, paintings
    Marisa Moreno, educacion Liberty
    Lisbeth Moreno, tamales
    Susan Pacek, photography
    Jose Pech, sculptor
     Nora Perez, accessories
    Todd Pierce, jewelry
    Paula Preston, mermaid & clothes
    Jamie Ramsey, Island Spices
    Eileen Regn, Isla Animals
     Liz Rosales, paintings, drawings & accessories
     Sergio Rivas, batik artist
    Emilio Sosa, sculptor
    Susan Stowell, clothing designer, jewelry & accessories
    Gabriella Tosello, paintings & shoes
    Victor Villegas, recyclable art, sculptor
 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. 
Here's a sample of their work from FB today....
Caribe On Canvas A shot from up high of the cemetery in Centro

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...

Well they will not make it for Christmas, but I am bringing 29 pairs of shoes for young girls 1st week of February! Saw some on clearance at our local Giant Tiger and asked if they would make a package deal. Not only did they do that, they threw in more which were stored in the back for FREE!! Thank you Giant Tiger, Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario Canada and Supervisor Sue!!!! Do you think there are any little girls on Isla who would like these???? (Dog not included!))
Also working on Veterinary Supplies for Isla Animals - drug mule TO Mexico!! LOL


Tony Garcia added 3 new photos.

Leftovers in there from yesterday?....

Tiffany Lanier updated her cover photo.
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Christmas Lights On!!

Discussion of Transport between airport & ferry:
Arlene Garcia-PritchardIslaholics
Carm tours:
I used this company to do the transfer from the airport to the pier and return. we had 3 rides in two weeks. flawless!!!! a pleasant driver awaiting with my name. clean vehicle. newer. air conditioning worked beautifully. would I recommend them ..OH YAAAAAA
this was a first time trial for me...I was skeptical...but the professionalism and courteous manner is what has me hooked.
I wont look else where.
thank you so much carm tours
we'll see you next year ~

  • Jan Carpenter Told ya!

    Janet Bonebright Cummins They are excellent! Wonderful customer service.

    Kallie Frykman Sherer What do they charge for round trip transport?

    Jan Carpenter Herre is the info, $60 RT and worth every penny of that.

    Evelyn Blum I'm useing carm too!

    Devitt Rogers not exactly cheap..

    Evelyn Blum thats 30 dollars each way. its a 30 minute ride from the airport ot the ferry. there are three people in the car. It cost me that much to get from my airport in minneapolis to my south minneapolis residence and I live 10 minutes away.

    Jackie Conlon My experience is cheap does not necessarily equal better. I gave up on Best Day, one of the cheaper shuttles when they had not shown up at the ferry to pick me up when I had to rebook my flight home due to an emergency health situation with my daughter. That was the 4th time they screwed up my reservation and the final time for me. CARM is not the highest priced shuttle and I have only heard very good things about the company. To put it into perspective like Evelyn did, for me an early morning or late night drive to the airport takes about 15 minutes and cost me $40 one way plus a tip.

    Marie C Queenton I never had a problem with BestDay but my last trip my transport was in a soaking wet van that reeked of humidity. I also notice the waiting time before they actually get going at the airport gets longer and longer each trip....

    Jan Carpenter After being almost stranded once by Bestday and almost missing a flight another time...never Bestday again. And it is all in what you want to pay I guess, CARM is actually less than several other companies and the service is impeccable.

    Jennifer Kelly I stopped using Best Day too. Three strikes and you're out! I'm now using Felipe Alvarez who I just LOVE!

    Jackie Conlon Jennifer, Who is Felipe? I use AGI and have been extremely pleased with them. I have gotten a couple of free rides and Christmas gifts from the owner Javier.

    Jennifer Kelly I have no idea who recommended him to me but he is prompt, nice vehicles, responds quickly and adapts well to all my changes and requests. His email addy is
    He is $25 one way.
    Started using him after Best Day screwed me over a few times. Have been very pleased.

    Josie Girardin We have been using WeGoMexico for a few years now. Always on time. Very reasonable rates. Friendly staff. Clean large van.

    Laura McFarlin Awesome, I just used them too perfecto! Carm that is!

6 pm TODAY   La Gloria dome..tonight Grand Master Class demonstration . 20 peso donation requested. Against Cancer in Children
Join this great movement and help us give LIGHT OF LIFE! This Thursday, December 5 assists dome of glory, fun and exercise with dancing to the rhythm of Zumba With Kary Moreno and Adrian Velazquez, no matter that there are dances and your donation we help many children in the fight against cancer ! DONATION FROM $ 20.00 PESOS you decide how much to donate!


Bahia Tortuga Restaurant- updated their cover photo.
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Beverly Willard shared her photo.
The Merida gals practicing their set-up for the Artist Fair tomorrow. (posted yesterday) Don't miss their one of a kind funky bag's!

Zumba info..days times prices..New Gym in La Gloria, in back of the Super...follow the link

This Saturday 7th December will be the last Children's Library before we take a break for Christmas… thanks to all the mamas&papas&chicos who have come every week, and all the storytellers who have helped out!

If you can't make it this Saturday and you have books which need to be returned, there is a crate outside my door so you can drop books anytime this week Thanks!


Esto y Lo Otro shared their album: Christmas crafts.
Some of the assorted Christmas crafts for the December Artist Fair! and much much more.....


This is not in Isla Mujeres, but it could be...

Brandon Herrera's photo.


It says the fumigation brigades and the junk removal prevent proliferation of insects. Actions of the new Health Committee comité de seguridad en salud municipal.
Brigadas de fumigación y campañas de descacharrización, para evitar la proliferación de insectos. Acciones del comité de seguridad en salud municipal. ‪#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬


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