Friday, February 28, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, February 28 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! 
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. Ad for a year is a $45 donation. 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! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Changing traffic routes downtown for the fiestas of Carnaval

Cambiará circulación en el Centro

Jueves, 27 de Febrero de 2014 23:00

Con motivo de fiestas carnestolendas

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de febrero.- 
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Starting at noon on Saturday and continuing through Tuesday, March 4, traffic will be altered downtown, due to Carnaval activities, said the Chief of Police. Starting daily at noon, for a period of four hours or more, vehicles will only enter downtown via Juarez Avenue, and Rueda Medina will be a one way street during that time. The north to south lanes of main street will be closed for the parades, floats, and other activities, and the other lanes will be used for vehicles to exit downtown, which is a reversal of their normal direction. Movement will remain as normal on Bravo, Morelos, Madero, Abasolo, and Matamoros. However at times these streets are occupied by troupes, or groups from various schools and organization, and their kings and queens. The police chief advised that people who plan on driving downtown should allow extra time or just not go there during these days, because there will be very heavy traffic.

Renovating parks and green areas: In the colonias

Rehabilitan parques y áreas verdes

Jueves, 27 de Febrero de 2014 22:47

En tercia de colonias populares

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Large numbers of City workers are rehabilitating the parks and public spaces in the colonias, including  Salina Grande, Electricistas and La Gloria. They are repairing the lighting, doing landscaping and pruning, as well as other acts of  maintenance and beautification. They are correcting serious problems that have existed for months.
       Officials are extending an invitation to families and exercisers to be involved with the care and monitoring of the path around Salina Grande, which now has lights and replacement of the stolen wires.   
Supporting athletes: Youth Softball League 

Apoyo a deportistas

Jueves, 27 de Febrero de 2014 21:15

Agapito los abandera rumbo a Liga Juvenil de Sóftbol

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Twelve Island athletes who form the team representing Quintana Roo in the  Liga Varonil Juvenil Mayor de Sóftbol, will be going to the state of Tabasco to compete this weekend. They are between the ages of 17 and 19, and were given a workshop to prepare them mentally and physically for the event. The Mayor hosted a breakfast with them, and offered support and encouragement, as well as equipment and money toward their travel expenses. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

    Red Cross prepares for annual collection

  • Salud

    Alista Cruz Roja su colecta anual

    Alista Cruz Roja su colecta anual0 27 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi..-
    Last year they raised 162,000 pesos and this year they hope to raise at least 200,000 pesos.  The money from last year was invested in improvements to the building and toward the purchase of a replacement ambulance which was recently achieved. It is now in operation and cost 40,000 pesos, of which half has been covered. The ambulance required routine maintenance and a new battery. The Red Cross provided 380 emergency services so far this year on the island (Explicó que en lo que va del año se han ofrecido un total de 380 servicios  de emergencia) and have received some donations from friends and foreign tourists, including a VHF radio and medical supplies. They are preparing for their annual fundraising activities.


    Warnings of road closures during Carnaval

    Advierten cierre de calles por Carnaval

    Advierten cierre de calles por Carnaval0 27 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-



Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Police operation carried out

Realizan operativo policiaco

Realizan operativo policiaco

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Lobster ban begins  

Inicia hoy veda de langosta

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Applaud police surveillance in Isla Mujeres

Aplauden vigilancia de la policía en la localidad

Business people of Isla Mujeres said they applaud this action which generates confidence among visitors and businesses. Those who were interviewed said it does not scare the tourists, but rather it gives the visitors confidence,  and they hope these operations are ongoing, especially in the evenings at the piers.
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Agapito gives pennants (flags) to softball players

Abandera Agapito a atletas de softbol

Abandera Agapito a atletas de softbol

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Mayor meets the task of cleaning the green areas

Cumplen la encomienda de edil al limpiar áreas verdes

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Participating in peninsular tournament
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Suspect detained in drug operation
Identifican a detenida con droga en operativo[+] Ver mas
During the raids on Thursday afternoon, in colonia Meteorologica, a woman known as "Ami", was arrested for being in possession of 34 small baggies of white powder. She is from the state of Yucatan and works as a waitress. She was taken to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in Cancun.
   There were inspections of eight bars, of which four were closed for various irregularities. These operations were coordinated through the three levels of government to completely eradicate drugs on the island, said those who were consulted.

Raids: More noise than results
Cateos con más ruido que resultados.. [+] Ver mas
Following joint operations between the municipal police, the Navy, the State police, and the Pocuraduria de Justicia in the Continental Zone, the officers came to the island on Thursday. They visited several homes and detained one person. The aim of the operation was to detect drugs, weapons, or stolen vehicles. Members of the State Policia Judicial arrived on the 11am ferry in two trucks with double cabins, and at least a dozen officers, which initiated the operation.
   A convoy of eight vehicles was formed, between trucks and auto patrol units. There was a visit to a private residence in Meteorologico without positive results, and the went to colonia La Gloria. They visited a private residence in Canotal near the municipal market "Audomaro Magana" and then they went downtown. They parked on the street Madero, near the Maya Caribe hotel and visited various businesses, including rentals/hotels, and businesses on Hidalgo avenue.
   After visiting the colonias Caribena and Caridad del Cobre, no one was detained, but later it was learned that there had been an arrest. It is noted that the Naval officers took an arrested woman over to Cancun. There were also officers at the ferry terminal, inspecting vehicles.
   This operation took place two weeks after an announcement was made by the head of the Seguridad Pública en el Estado, state police, general Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo, that he would take measures to combat drug dealing and other serious crimes. On Facebook he gave citizens a direct number to call 983-15-40-350 “para toda emergencia en materia de seguridad”, for all emergencies in matters of security.

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 Carnaval schedule...

 There are parades in the afternoon (see dates below), down Rueda Medina from its north end (by the monument to the fishermen & Jax) to the whale shark monument at the Bay malecon. There are performances, competitions & events nightly on the Town Square, which are usually scheduled to begin around 8pm. The troupes also perform at parties, hotels, restaurants, & in the streets. This info is from the newspaper articles about Carnaval, most of which lacked specific times. Last year the events on the square were scheduled to begin at 8p, but often started later. The parades were scheduled to start at 3p, but started earlier and later. You can generally see and hear the participants & spectators moving toward the event before it begins.

Feb 27  Thursday 9:15pm  Dance Troupe performance at Hotel Posada del Mar Palapa (downtown, north end of main street.)

Friday, February 28th scheduled to begin at 9pm on the town square. will be the crowning of the kings and queens, including the king and queen of the fiesta, the kings and queens of the academies, of the senior citizens, and the disabled.

March 1 Sat. 1pm Dance Troupe performance in street in Bachilleres (East coastal road, Aeropuerto, just before Salina Chica/first colonia, near Casa Ixchel & Da Luisa)  

Saturday night, March 1, will be Cuban night.
  Sunday, March 2, Parade scheduled to begin at 3pm on Rueda Medina and  they will hold the traditional Carnaval Playero at the Posada del Mar Beach,
with the children's costume contest on the beach at 4pm. There will be competitions & presentations at the town square, usually scheduled to begin around 8pm.
  Monday March 3 will be the second parade through the main streets of Isla Mujeres. There will be the traditional regional evening on the town square with Yucatecan outfits, and the dance of the pig's head & the bull petate  (el baile de la cabeza de cochino y el toro petate), among other activities There will be a costume contest in the Open category and a competition between the dance troupes in the Regional category.

      In addition, with the regional night on Monday, there will be a celebration of the discovery of Isla Mujeres, which occurred on the 3rd of March.

Tuesday March 4th 
is the last day of Carnaval, the "Mardi Gras", which begins at mid day with the Negrada, when the troupes will pass through the streets downtown, in the presence of the traditional "Toro petate". That night the festival will continue on the town square with the contest between the troupes, followed by the reading of the will of "Juan Carnaval" and the burning of his effi

 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:  is closed & relocating. email me at westofcuba@gmail for help arranging pick ups. Kathy Ennis has volunteered to fill in. They plan to reopen at Marina Paraiso in March.



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday & Friday at 6pm Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres with Seblues Hernandez Miranda - blues variety
Wednesday - Saturday at 10:30 Fayne's BarandGrill with La Banda Sin Nombre - Rock, blues & pop
Friday - Saturday at 12:00 mn Tequileria La Adelita with La Banda Sin Nombre - Salsa & Mexican
Sunday at 7:00 Bahia Tortuga with The Sol Rockers - Rock & blues 

 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!!
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill


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