Thursday, January 30, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, January 30 The Afternoon Edition

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities has been published, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! It's already had thousands of views & a couple hundred dollars in ad donations. 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed.

Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

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  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 ....

Remembering the legacy of "El Chino" Fernandez

Marthy presides at tribute

Recuerdan el legado de “El Chino” Fernández

Miércoles, 29 de Enero de 2014 21:45

Marthy preside homenaje

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de enero.- .
Wednesday afternoon, the birthday XCVII (97th) of the late musician and composer Virgil "El Chino" Fernandez was commemorated , for his contributions to the cultural heritage of Isla Mujeres. He was born on the island and is known for songs such as Mujercita Linda, El Reloj, Isla Mujeres Bella and Mujer Isleña. These songs are much appreciated by Island musicians and audiences alike, and with the rescuing and acknowledgement of this cultural legacy, new generations will learn the lyrics  about the bohemia that characterized Isla Mujeres for many years. As part of this event, the president of the DIF, Marthy Vargas Magana gave a guitar to the Director of Culture for use in their musical education workshops. The musician's son,  Virgilio Fernández Magaña, represented his  family, and said they appreciated the tribute.
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Betting on a total success

Organizing Committee formed for  "Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña" Fishing Tournament

Apuestan a éxito total

Miércoles, 29 de Enero de 2014 21:43

Instalan comité organizador del "Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña"

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de enero.-
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 The 11th edition of the annual tournament will be held May 16-18.

Work begins on environmental education: To promote awareness among youngsters 

Inician trabajos de educación ambiental

Miércoles, 29 de Enero de 2014 21:42

Para fomentar conciencia entre menores

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de enero.-
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The second and third grade students at Cesar Mendoza Santana primary school received environmental education as part of the work of the current municipal administration of Agapito Magana Sanchez, with the theme of water conservation and the importance of taking care of this resource. They colored drawings and stickers, and were shown a video, to raise their awareness about this important issue.
  It was announced the the water company Aguakan will assist with this educational work by providing educational materials, and tours of the sewage water treatment plant at the southern part of the island. The program will continue all week, and then move to the elementary school Andres Quintana Roo.  
   It was also reported that in February students from the University of Southern California, in coordination with an NGO, will conduct workshops and do maintenance work to improve the school's soccer field.

Demolished Telmex posts in colonia La Gloria 

Descuido incomunica a colonia “La Gloria”

Miércoles, 29 de Enero de 2014 21:35

Derriban postes de Telmex

A worker was hired to cut a coconut tree by the wife of the leader of the taxi union. The tree unexpectedly fell onto the Telmex telephone line, damaging two poles, and affecting telephone service to dozens of families in La Gloria. One of the poles was completely broken and separated from its base and was only held up by the cables, while the other remained upright, but is too damaged to continue to be used.  Officers with the Municipal Preventive Police (PMP) and personal from Telefonos de Mexico arrived to the accident site, and apparently the wife of the union leader was held responsible for the damage.
     Customers whose service was affected were complaining of social networks such as Facebook. One of the company's employees said the restoration of the telephone service and replacement of the poles requires specialized personnel, who are expected to arrive in upcoming days to do this work., and at the latest it will be done next week.

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Doubts grow among taxistas

SAT informational session did not accomplish its objectives

Cunden dudas de taxistas

Cunden dudas de taxistas


Orientación en módulo del SAT todavía no cumple sus objetivos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 29 de enero.-
The information session by the Federal Tax Authority (SAT) took place at the Taxi Union Hall, and included information abou the electronic tool called "My Account" that allows individuals to keep track of their accounts efficiently.  In addition, it will help them to fulfill their tax responsibilities in the simplest way.The tool is available on the website. At the end of the briefing there were more doubts and more questions than answers.
    Some union members presented questions about other businesses they own, and this meeting was scheduled exclusively for taxi drivers who are required to file tax returns. The union leader, Eduardo Penich Rodriguez said they may conduct another sessin and will ensure that it only concerns issues affecting taxi workers.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Fisherman suffers decompression
  • Pescador sufre descompresión


    Pescador sufre descompresión

    0 29 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
    Fisherman Niger Rosado Moreno, 43, of the cooperative Makax in Isla Mujeres, suffered symptoms of decompression while diving ~12 nautical miles from the island. The fisherman made more than two dives, but apparently did not respect the dive tables and subsequently suffered a serious decompression that caused pain in his joints, as well as nausea. He was given urgent treatment in the hyperbaric chamber, after he was taken to the unit shortly after 3:30pm, and minutes later he was assessed by the attending physician of the chamber.
         According to the fisherman himself, this was the first time he had experienced the problem of decompression, but after several sessions in the chamber, he improved and was discharged. It is noted that the hyperbaric chamber was returned to operation a couple months ago when the mayor promised the fishing community that he would  revive this service.
  • Realizan encuentro de arzobispos en la ínsula
    Meeting of Archbishops planned on the island


    Realizan encuentro de arzobispos en la ínsula

    0 29 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
The two day spiritual encounter will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday between the Monsenor Fabio Martinez Castilla, leader of the diaocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Monseñor Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel of San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Monsignor Leopoldo González González , of the Diocese of Tapachul, all of which are in the state of Chiapas.They are working to join forces in the state of Chiapas to strengthen fellowship to work in unity.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Commemorating the birth of "El Chino" Fernandez

Conmemoran natalicio de 'El Chino' Fernández

Conmemoran natalicio de 'El Chino' Fernández
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Traveling the streets of the island in golf carts 

Recorren calles de isla en carritos de golf

Recorren calles de isla en carritos de golf

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Progress on the restoration of sports facilities

Progresa restauración de espacio deportivo

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Teaching children about water conservation

Inculcan el cuidado del agua a infantes

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Committee formed for fishing tournament

Instalan comité de torneo de pesca

Instalan comité de torneo de pesca

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Community Hospital will be operational in 2014

Operará en 2014 Hospital Comunitario

Operará en 2014 Hospital Comunitario

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Giving credit for homes in the cabbie's colonia  (in Continental Isla Mujeres)

Darán crédito para casa en colonia para taxistas

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Isla Mujeres venue at Tianguis Turistico convention

Isla Mujeres subsede de Tianguis Turístico

Isla Mujeres subsede de Tianguis Turístico

 por esto

Meeting of clerics in Isla Mujeres
Reunión de clérigos en Isla Mujeres [+] Ver mas

Progress on project for cruises in Isla Mujeres
Avanza proyecto de crucero en IM[+] Ver mas
 Gilberto Fernández y Ramírez is the president of a civil association formed  to promote their plan of bringing small cruise vessels to Isla Mujeres. Its name is “El Cielo, la luna y el mar” and the president says they have received a good response from the three levels of government, which include the Mayor, the Governor, and the President, and he showed a document generated by their representatives.
   The association proposes that the arrival of cruise ships and their purchasing power would improve the economy of the island, and would affect development in the Continental Zone with new jobs. The ships would require boats to transfer passengers to the Bay and the Island, and to anchor offshore. There is no date given for the possible arrival of cruise ships, which have not arrived since 1997 when there was an unexpected accident by the cruise ship Leeward on the coral of the Manchones reef, after which their arrivals were cancelled.

Organizing committee formed for fishing tournament
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February begins with a long holiday weekend that features the competition for the Carnaval Kings & Queens on Saturday (Feb. 1st), then on Sunday are tamale parties for Epiphany. Monday is a day off for Constitution Day & the (fun!)benefits begin on Monday, that accompany Island Time Fishing Tournament. ITFT lasts all week until the following Sunday night. (See schedule of events below.)
    The next weekend is Valentine's Day & the Lion Fish Tournament. On the 15th the Carnaval King & Queen will be presented & Carnaval begins as the month ends. Read more here at the Isla Mujeres Magazine February Events Page!

 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...

Free pet sterilization campaign Feb 9th at the Taxi lodge 9a-4p. Register by February 5th at the Ecology agency at Hacienda Mundaca between 9a - 4p.

Sunset by Captain Tony Garcia....

Early morning on Hidalgo. The bright sun and shadows from the buildings make it difficult to get a good shot.


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