Monday, January 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, January 20 The Afternoon Edition

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published this weekend! It will feature a variety of talented writers and photographers & you can check out the Table of Contents now. 

Your support for this project would be greatly appreciated! If you buy an ad for your business, blog, event, or whatever, your $15 is donated to your favorite Isla charity. Individuals with nothing to promote are encouraged to buy an ad for their favorite charity. Ads will be on display until the end of March, when the next issue will be published, and they can be renewed for another three months for a $10 donation. Contact me at

I'd like to thank those who have already bought ads: Sally Margolis of Picky Picky Designs, Steve Broin of Casa Sirena Hotel, Ed & Judy Sutherland of Casa Alegre, Kathy Ennis, Bruce Roberts of MVC B&B, and Diane White Daniel of Isla Mujeres Travel Stickers. They have made donations to Little Yellow School House, Isla Animals, Isla Mujeres Cats Need Help, Brazos Abiertos, and the Red Cross of Isla Mujeres. Please consider supporting their businesses!

Today we've received donations from Milagro Marina and CARM transfers (whose ads I will be adding).

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

  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 ....

Increased cost of health card

Restaurant workers "suffering"

Aumenta el costo de tarjeta de salud

Domingo, 19 de Enero de 2014 22:03

"Sufren" trabajadores gastronómicos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.-.
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Hundreds of workers in the food industry are facing a 70 peso increase in the cost of the medical exam that is required for renewal of their health cards. Previously there was an increase of ten pesos from 141p to 151p, but in less than a month it rose to 211 pesos. This document is required in order for them to work, and there are very few employers who cover this expense, so it is usually the worker who must pay the entire cost. This medical exam for food handlers occurs regularly and periodically, and is also required of bartenders and wait staff. 

They won't be cold

Agapito & Fabian respond to Meteorologica residents with blankets 

No pasarán frío

Domingo, 19 de Enero de 2014 22:03

Agapito y Fabián responden a vecinos de la Meteorológica con cobertores

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ISLA MUJERES, 19 de enero.- 
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Jan 19- This morning, Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez and the Secretary of SEDESOL (Social Development in Q Roo) Fabian Vallado Fernandez distributed blankets to residents of colonia Meteorologica at the park "Las Hormiguitas" (The Worker Ants). A total of three thousand blankets will be distributed among residents of the island and the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres.
     Other officials were present including Congressman  Juan Carrillo Soberanis and the honorary president of the municipal DIF, Marthy Vargas de Magaña. The Mayor spoke about the importance for everyone to stay bundled up during the cold weather to prevent respiratory diseases, especially the elderly and children under 12 years of age. He said that since his campaign he has always said,  "To this government the most important thing is family, your welfare, development, and especially your health is a top priority. Here and now we are bringing you these blankets to protect you from the cold.  With this action, our friend, the federal representative of SEDESOL, Fabian Vallado, and our ally the President of the Republic, Enrique Pena Nieto, are demonstrating that the islanders are participants of the social programs of the Federal Government."  The Mayor also acknowledged Governor Roberto Borge Angulo for his ongoing assistance to Isla Mujeres.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Simplification of bureaucracy: Unfulfilled promise
Simplificar la burocracia, promesa incumplida[+] Ver mas
The Mayor has not yet opened a designated window at City Hall for the convenience of business owners, as was promised during his campaign, for the payment of their taxes and fees, and other documents and activities, such as the opening of new businesses. It is noted that the former director of the Chamber of Commerce thinks it is illegal for the City to charge businesses for trash pick up, while this service is provided for residents at no charge.

SEDESOL offers to meet social needs
Sedesol ofrece atender reclamo social[+] Ver mas
In response to complaints about elderly people who are not receiving assistance, the representative of the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) Fabian Vallado offered to extend the registration for the program "Oportunidades" to this segment of the population of Isla Mujeres, as well as for the program "65 y mas". And they will open registration for the program providing insurance to women who are heads of their households.
   He said that while there are no SEDESOL programs specifically for the benefit of the fishermen, there are programs that offer assistance such as through temporary employment. Last year there was 250,000 pesos invested in temporary employment, and they hope to increase that amount this year.  There was a distribution of blankets during an event in colonia Meteorologica that was also attended by municipal officials, including the mayor and the president of the DIF, social service agency. 

A good example: The light of truth at home
El buen ejemplo, verdadera luz en el hogar[+] Ver mas
In his sermon on Sunday, the priest Raul Sanches Alonso gave advice to the congregation of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Catholic church (in colonia La Gloria), recommending faith in Jesus and reading the Bible, among other things.
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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

FOR JANUARY & FEBRUARY EVENTS>>>>visit the preview edition of the Isla Mujeres Magazine...which will benefit Isla Mujeres Charities! HERE   

Jan 15 Full Moon rises ~5:15p over Caribe,  Sunset over the Bay ~5:30

Jan 16 Moonrise ~6:05

Jan 17 Moonrise ~6:55

Jan 18 Moonrise ~7:45

Jan 19 Moonrise ~8:35

Jan 20 Moonrise ~9:25

Jan 26 Dia de la educacion ambiental/ Environmental education day

 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:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo 




Iguana's: Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun! ~6p
 Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials, usual menu also 

Friday evenings Caribbean, Blues. 
Saturdays   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music & Carlos is on the BBQ making ribs, burgers, arranchera, & steaks. Usual menu also
Sundays  Vera Cruz, Carribean music & the special is paella. Usual menu also.

  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
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
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 ~1 or 2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1 or 2p Salsa 
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
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!!
every tuesday!You 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

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill
On the internet in the past 24 hours...

By Bruce
Playa Norte this (yesterday) afternoon.

Daily Update: Well we are totally puppified again. These clinics are dangerous. We brought home over twenty, don’t tell Jeff. Sad news, our little Lupita has taken a nose dive. She’s been upstairs with us and our personal dogs and was fine when we left for the clinic but the minute we were gone she got nervous and stressed and her skin got raw and sore again. You can see by the picture how miserable she is, her ears are down and she doesn’t want to go anywhere but hang out on those towels. We started her on anti-biotics and pain relief and it has made a big difference. Plus she got a warm bath with all the rest of our skin cases. Hopefully she will bounce back as quickly as she did the first time. A big thank you to Sandrine and Cara who have brought our monthly donations up to $1510.00. And a big thank you to Tiffany and Brad who own Barlitos Restaurant for their doggy bank on the counter. We are averaging about 1,400.00 pesos a month. That’s three big bags of dog food. Yahoo.


Her BBQ sandwiches were getting rave reviews at the last art fair!
Annieta Thompson is a new addition to the food vendors at the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair. She has been visiting Isla Mujeres since 1999 and recently moved here full time. Originally from Kansas City, she has been making BBQ and BBQ parties since 1987 and took 4th place in the 2009 Rhythm and Ribs contest in Kansas City for ribs and chicken! Annieta debuted her new venture, Divalicious Dining, at the January Fair and sold out within an hour! For the fair, she prepares pulled pork sandwiches, made with smoked pork shoulder, topped with slaw and served with a Kansas City style sauce, for 40 pesos! Be sure to stop by and say hi at the February 6 Artist Fair, and check out her other options below!

This very nice video is by Rob Herrin..beentravelin (here is the link)

Gretchen Baer

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