Monday, February 10, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, February 10 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

  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 ....

Preparing with all their talent: Aspiring Kings & Queens of Carnaval

Se preparan con todo su talento

Domingo, 09 de Febrero de 2014 21:54

Aspirantes a reyes del Carnaval

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This has the same info that was previously translated about the couple competing for King & Queen of the troup Aplausos, against another couple. Carnaval is February 27 to March 4 and the competition will take place at the town square on February 15th at 9pm.  

Cahuameros  suffer double loss

Cahuameros ponen en riesgo calificación

Domingo, 09 de Febrero de 2014 21:53

A la semifinal, ante doble descalabro

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This was their third defeat in the State Major basketball league. The last two occured against the Dorados of Playa del Carmen, today and yesterday at the Convention Center in Isla Mujeres. The team was playing incomplete, lacking Isaac Cardoz and Manuel Caballero yesterday, and today they were missing Mark Preciado and Manuel Caballero, and lost both games.
Residents respond: City campaign to sterilize pets 

Responden ciudadanos

Domingo, 09 de Febrero de 2014 21:50

A campaña de esterilización de mascotas impulsada por Comuna

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With invaluable and selfless participation by hoteliers and restauranteurs, and enthusiastic help from volunteers, the sterilization clinic held by the City was a success. They sterilized about sixty five pets, and the next one is scheduled to occur in about two months, with details to be announced. 

Worried fishermen
Bans on grouper & lobster begin soon 

Pescadores, preocupados

Domingo, 09 de Febrero de 2014 21:49

Ante entrada en vigor de vedas de mero y langosta

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The ban on fishing for grouper is from February 15 to March 15, to help them repopulate, and the fishermen must stop catching lobster at the end of February. This seriously affects production between March 1 and March 15th, and impacts about 300 fishermen, of whom only the ~60 from Patria & Progreso have the option of capturing commercial species to generate income. This is because they are the only cooperative involved in the capture of shark. The other four cooperatives are engaged in the capture lobster and fish with scales. During this difficult period of March 1-15, the fishermen must go out and capture other species that people are known to purchase, and that they can bring home for their families to consume.


Registration deadline nears for CECATY courses

A punto de fenecer plazo para inscripciones

Sábado, 08 de Febrero de 2014 21:20

Al curso del Cecaty

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Registration will close on Friday, February 14 for six courses being offered by CECATY, in coordination with the Department of Economic Development, for the benefit of the hundreds of workers in hotels and restaurants. The six courses are Tourism Service and Sales, Computer Basics, Care of Diners, Housekeeping Supervision, Beverage Preparation, and Basic English. Registration has been open since January 29th. The classes must have a minimum of 30 registrants in order to be held, and the fee is 270 pesos per course. A Certificate will be issued by the Ministry of Public Education (SEP). The duration of each course is 40 hours and they are held between the hours of 5pm and 9pm

Presentation of three projects to protect the environment

 Tvisla Mujeres

This info has been translated.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Successful animal sterilization campaign

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

The first "Spring Breakers" arrive.

Llegan los primeros “spring breakers”

Llegan los primeros “spring breakers”

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 Seeking the pennant in state baseball league

Buscan banderín de liga estatal de beisbol

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Reports of slow lobster season

Reportan floja temporada de captura de la langosta

The season closes in about 20 days, at the end of the month, and has been rated as "fair to good" by workers in the industry. One factor has been the northern fronts which kept the fishermen in port at times. Another factor is that they have not been catching large numbers of the crustacean.

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Proposals to boost tourism industry
Propuestas para impulsar el ramo turístico[+] Ver mas

Representatives of CANIRAC and of the Tourism Advisory Council presented seven points to the municipal authorities that they would like executed by the next Director of Tourism, which include the need to enhance promotion and update regulations. Representatives are Baltazar Maldonado, president of the Chamber of the Restaurant Industry ( Canirac ) and Gerardo Magaña , president of the Tourism Advisory Council. The seven points are:  updating the Tourist Assistance Regulations, implementing an immediate plan to promote the destination; diversification of cultural tourism; arrive at a settlement with the Attorney General of Quintana Roo to have bilingual agents in the Public Ministry of Common Law provide better care for visitors with cases of theft, improved attention to the business sector , promotion of Isla Mujeres in new market niches , and contar con herramientas de medición del hospedaje. Literally...count the lodging centers with measurement tools. Maybe this means conducting a census. Although it was not mentioned, the problem of noise pollution near hotels would also be an issue they want the new director to address. 
  The business community would also like the return of the PROFECO module, tourist police, and regulation of summer house rentals, among other issues. They are in favor of Jacinto Rios Najera as the new director. It is said that a  social group will present another candidate for the position on Monday, according to unofficial information.

Good response to sterilization campaign for dogs and cats

Buena respuesta a la esterilización de perros y gatos.. [+] Ver mas

Premier champions of Sub 17: In contention
Champion Premier, de Sub 17, en la pelea[+] Ver mas
They are soccer players in the under 17 category, who have qualified for the semifinal, and their team's name is "Premier Isla Mujeres". It is noted the game needs more promotion because there were only about two dozen people in the stands, and the goal nets have worn out already and are in need of replacement. Some players say the synthetic turf needs maintenance. They are hoping to come up with the 2000 pesos necessary to register for the tournament, which must be submitted by Wednesday. They beat the team "Toluca" of Cancun with a score of 4-3, with Josue Tep scoring all four goals.

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February begins with a long holiday weekend, and 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!

The tentative, partial Carnaval schedule...

 (There are usually parades in the afternoon, down Rueda Medina to the whale shark festival, and events at night on the Town Square. The troupes also perform at parties, hotels, restaurants, & in the streets. There are usually activities on Friday night also.)

Saturday night, March 1, will be Cuban night, with the traditional Negrada.

 On Sunday, March 2,  they will hold the traditional Carnaval Playero at the Posada del Mar Beach. (Along Main Street/Rueda Medina. Playero means of the beach.).

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

On Tuesday March 4th the competitions between the troupes will take place, as well as the traditional reading of the will of Juan Carnaval, and then the burning event.

This week

Thursday morning is the Navy Wives Breakfast (benefit's the hospital)

Feb 15 Town Square 9p Competition for Carnaval King & Queen

 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.




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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