Sunday, January 19, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, January 19 The Afternoon Edition

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published next 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!

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 ....

Tourists continuing to arrive

Despite reduced temperatures: Their presence is evident in the stores & at the beaches

Siguen llegando turistas

Sábado, 18 de Enero de 2014 21:46

A pesar de las bajas temperaturas, su presencia es notoria en comercios y playas

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  Tourists of all nationalities were enjoying the beaches, as well as the stores and restaurants, despite recent temperatures of 18-20 degrees (C). It is noted that for domestic tourists, temperatures are lower in their home states, and visitors from abroad are escaping snow and ice. Activity on Hidalgo began at 9am with shoppers seeking souvenirs, and from  six pm and 11pm the restaurants were popular. Despite the massive presence of visitors, restaurant and bar owners complained that the situation could be better and they are hoping for improvement in upcoming weeks.

Increasing consumption of marijuana by youths

Aumenta consumo de marihuana

Sábado, 18 de Enero de 2014 21:43

Entre menores de edad

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So far this year there have been three occasions when minors were arrested in possession of marijuana, and one was in possession of eye drops to reduce redness. In the past two arrests, one was a group of five youths and in the other case, there were seven youths.
     The police chief explained that when minors are detained, they are channeled to the municipal DIF to the Office of Child Advocacy (la Procuraduría de la Defensa del Menor) who involve the parents, while informing them of the situation and its dangers. Often both the youths and parents receive psychological counseling, and the youngsters also do community work. It is noted that there are a group of youths who gather behind the municipal market "Audomaro Magana" in colonia  El Cañotal to consume and sell this dried herb.
Tax Reform information for small businesses 

Actualizarán a pequeños comerciantes

Sábado, 18 de Enero de 2014 21:42

Sobre reforma fiscal

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On Monday, January 20, at the Town Hall there will be a meeting to explain issues associated with the new tax reform laws, beginning at 10am and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, whose members will be given priority with seating. About 100 members are expected to attend. 

From Friday....
Foreigner injured ankle in fall

On Rueda Medina sidewalk

Se lesiona extranjera tras caída en banqueta

Jueves, 16 de Enero de 2014 22:33

En avenida Rueda Medina

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Due to irregularities in the sidewalks, a foreign tourist sprained her right ankle and was taken by the Red Cross to the General Hospital. Tourism workers say this is not the first time a tourist has fallen, because there are irregularities and obstacles. Near the construction of the passenger terminal, visitors must walk on the asphalt. The accident occurred at 1:30pm 'today' (Thursday) on Rueda Medina Avenue, which is the main street, where there are hundreds of visitors daily. 

Merchants unhappy about driver's attitudes

Mobility of visitors obstructed 

Comerciantes lamentan actitud de conductores

Jueves, 16 de Enero de 2014 22:05

Obstruyen movilidad de los visitantes

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Downtown merchants say they hear complaints every day from foreigners who dislike the practice of drivers who will block the street rather than walk a couple of blocks. The owner of a silver store near the bank said this is common problem there and obstructs the passage of pedestrians. It is noted that inconsiderate attitudes can have a negative effect on tourism. 

 City establishing single location for selling of Nautical Tours to tourists

Orden entre lancheros

Jueves, 16 de Enero de 2014 22:05

Comuna y Apiqroo regularán espacios de atención a turistas

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The Director of Tourism is proposing that the members of the five Cooperatives of Tourism Service Providers have one space where they sell their services and products, in an orderly fashion, at the ferry terminals. There would be a schedule determined for the different days of the week. This has already been approved by the General Secretary of the City, and awaits discussion with representatives of the Port Authority. 


"Bread Without Hunger" program coming to Quintana Roo: SEDESOL

 Tvisla Mujeres

No increase in respiratory diseases in Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Quintana Roo will receive 10,000  "Pan sin Hambre" cards to be distributed among the municipalities according to need.   In addition, with these pre paid cards, families receive other benefits, giving them access to food programs, such as those that allow them to purchase products of DICONSA.
     During his visit to Isla Mujeres, the Secretary of Health said they are working closely with the mayor with social assistance programs that can benefit the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Last year only 250,000 pesos were invested in the Temporary Employment Program here, and they are seeking to increase that amount. They are working to increase the number of local beneficiaries to the Oportunidades program. There are other programs providing direct benefits to families of Isla Mujeres which include “65 y más” and“Seguro a jefas de familia”  (65 and older, and Insurance for Single mothers).

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

First Lion Fishing Tournament

Llevarán a cabo el 1er. torneo de pesca

Llevarán a cabo el  1er. torneo de pesca
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Complaint of post about to fall 

Denuncian poste a punto de caer

Sandra Avila called the newspaper to report that there is a post in colonia La Gloria, near the Las Tortugas park that is about to fall, because it was hit by a truck five days ago. The reporter visited the site and verified that the post is fragmented and could be blown down by a strong wind. It is noted that this is near a playground, and that the hazard is increased because the area lacks good lighting.
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From Friday...

Poor ecological status of lagoon raises concern

Denuncian el grave ecocidio de laguna

Denuncian el grave ecocidio de laguna

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Possible increase in hyperbaric chamber fee: Undetermined
Sin definir si habrá incremento a la cámara hiperbárica[+] Ver mas
Since the chamber was put into operation, it has been used to treat eight fishermen who suffered from decompression symptoms while diving in search of lobster. Nearly all were discharged after three or four sessions, with the exception of one who has received seven treatments and still needs more, in order to have a good outcome.
    The fee is currently 300 pesos monthly and will not be raised before the end of February. (The ban on lobster fishing begins March 1st.) A minimum treatment, of two hours, costs 2000 pesos, while the price can be 4500 pesos for a session of four or five hours, for those who are not enrolled.
    There will be a meeting of the Board of Trustees at the end of February, when the revenues and expenditures will be reported and it will be determined if the chamber can continue to operate with a fee of 300 pesos, but it is likely to increase by fifty pesos monthly. This is not intended to hurt the wallets of the fishermen, and the fee helps provide proper maintenance and purchases of needed parts, so they can offer equal or better service to the lobster fishermen next season.

18 degree drop in temperature
Baja el termómetro hasta los 18 grados[+] Ver mas
Islanders were cold on Saturday morning and overnight when the temperature dropped to 18 C (~65F), but it rose to 25 C (77F), and there were many sunbathers enjoying the beaches. Cold front 28 is moving across the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico and there is a possibility of a port closure on Sunday or Monday due to winds from the northeast.

A month until the ban begins: Uncertainty about support program
Incertidumbre a un mes de iniciar la veda [+] Ver mas
The ban on lobster fishing begins on March 1st and the fishermen are concerned that this administration will not continue the municipal support program begun by the last mayor. Unnamed fishermen complain about increasing costs of fuel and say that everything is more expensive since the increase in the VAT. They also complain that often the Seguro Popular does not have their medicines available, which requires them to pay at pharmacies. They note that production of fish has decreased, and their incomes are greatly reduced during the ban on lobster fishing.

From Friday....

Increased cost of health exam for restaurant workers
Se dispara el costo del examen de salud] Ver mas

There has been a fifty percent increase in the cost of the medical examination for the health card required of restaurant workers, which went from 141 pesos to 211 pesos.

Campaign organized for the sterilization of cats and dogs
Organizan campaña de esterilización de perros y gatos[+] Ver mas
The municipal government is cooperating with nongovernmental organizations for an ongoing sterilization campaign, whose first event will be on February 9th at colonia Guadalupana from 9am until 5pm when they expect to sterilize about 50 cats and dogs. They will hold other clinics at other points around the island in the future.
  There are complaints among members of the NGO regarding failure to prevent the spread of canine distemper, because of the removal of infected bodies to the trash transfer site, which causes a risk of dissemination of the disease to other dogs.
  The Director of the municipal Ecology agency, Christina Medina, confirmed that a collaboration is being formed with the NGO organization to protect and care for the animals of the island via the diffusion of information about  animal regulations.

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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
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