Saturday, February 8, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, February 8 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 ....

State playoffs in only one day: For basketball & handball

Eliminatoria estatal en un sólo día

Viernes, 07 de Febrero de 2014 22:35

De básquetbol y handball

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de febrero.-
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The playoffs will take place on February 8th for basketball and handball, beginning at 10am at the gymnasium Kuxil Baxal (in Cancun, I believe) between athletes from Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Lázaro Cárdenas, Benito Juárez and Isla Mujeres. These are part of the state eliminations toward the National Olympiad 2014. The basketball & handball are expected to conclude by 7pm or 8pm so the young people can return to their home towns. In the next round on February 21st, winners in this Northern Zone with compete against athletes from the Southern Zone of Quintana Roo, which includes the municipalities of  Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Tulum,  José María Morelos, Bacalar and Othón P. Blanco,

New police vehicles arrive today: A total of 10 

Hoy llegarán las nuevas patrullas

Viernes, 07 de Febrero de 2014 22:06

En total suman 10

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The municipality of Isla Mujeres is receiving 10 police patrol vehicles from the state, which include two pick up trucks, three police cars and five motorcycles. The units assigned to the island portion of the municipality should arrive on February 8th, and the other units are already in operation in the Continental Zone.  

 Unfortunate driver left the road to avoid a tourist on a scooter

Se sale de la carretera

Viernes, 07 de Febrero de 2014 21:48

Infortunado guiador, por no arrollar a turista en motoneta

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 At 11am on Friday, Adrian Caballero was driving a white pickup in Sac Bajo, when a rental scooter driven by tourists invaded his lane. He drove off the road rather than run into them, which could have resulted in a fatality, he said. It is assumed the tourists were intoxicated, and they did not stop to see what happened or if there were any injuries. The police toured Sac Bajo looking for the tourists, but the only description was that the scooter was blue. Since there were no injuries and no one to take responsibility, the police retired from the scene when they were unable to locate the tourists. The truck suffered cracks to its windshield and scratches in its body. A backhoe was required to remove the vehicle from the mangroves.
Legal certainty 

Certeza jurídica

Viernes, 07 de Febrero de 2014 21:38

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The Mayor fulfilled his campaign promise #170 this afternoon in a crowded dome in Rancho Viejo (in the continental zone of the township of Isla Mujeres), where hundreds of families received legal certainty for the land where they live and where they have a home. It is noted that over the last decade there has been population growth that is accelerated and is excessive in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres, causing unplanned settlement, which presents problems with the quality of life for the inhabitants and for the care of the environment. In this context, regularization of the land tenure was realized, and is essential for dozens of families because it opens the way to provide legal certainty (certeza juridica) and basic services.  The mayor said it is a priority for his government to provide all families with better living conditions, and improved public services like water, electricity, paving, and drainage.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Overhead lines on main street malecon still have not been moved underground
  • Continúan varados los trabajos del malecón


    Continúan varados los trabajos del malecón

    0 07 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.


    Preparing for the Carnaval competition for King & Queen

    Se preparan para Reyes del Carnaval

    Se preparan para Reyes del Carnaval0 07 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

German crew welcomed with open arms

Abren sus brazos a tripulación alemana

Abren sus brazos a tripulación alemana

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Ferry terminal nearing completion 

Próxima a concluir terminal marítima

It is expected to be completed within 20 to 30 days, and is 96 percent completed. More than 32 million pesos are being invested, and it will be one of the best marine terminals in the country. It will benefit the tourism service providers, residents, and tourists.
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Representing local senior citizens in the competition of escoltas

Representarán abuelitos a la localidad en concurso de escoltas

The team for Isla Mujeres will compete in the state elimination in Cancun on February 27th. They have been practicing at the Green Dome in Salina Chica. (I think an escolta is like a drill team...marching guard...a patriotic parading group.)
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 por esto

Regulation of local builders by the City
Alarifes locales, relegados por la comuna[+] Ver mas
 Gervasio Cajum, labor representative with the CTC, (Confederation of Workers and Campesinos) complained that the mayor is not keeping his campaign promise to hire local labor. He said there are currently about 200 construction workers who have no work, public or private. "We are literally begging for work, and authorities do not seem to understand this." He said during his campaign the Mayor promised to employ local people first for public works, but that in practice this is not happening. He said the people rehabilitating the sports facility in La Gloria are from outside, and that the masons renovating the preschool Enriqueta Camarillo were contracted from outside.

Seeking to establish  Citizen's Advisory Council
Piden integran Consejo Consultivo Ciudadano [+] Ver mas
This petition to establish a Citizen's Advisory Council is allowed under Article 6 (197 &198) of the Law of Municipalities in Quintana Roo. It strengthens democracy and allows citizens to participate in the study and analysis of social realities, and of the problems and necessities of the community, as well as the development and promotion of solutions and projects. It encourages direct and effective involvement of citizens in the implementation of programs for public works and services. The Council would be valid for the term of this government.  The document was signed and received by various municipal offices on Friday.

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February begins with a long holiday weekend. 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 is the competition for the Carnaval King & Queen & 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 month....

Feb 1 Competition for Adult King & Queen of Carnaval

Feb 2  Candlemas / Fiesta de la Candelaria Join your friend for a tamale party! On King's Day (January 6th), those who got the baby Jesus in their piece of Rosca/ King's cake, are hosting the party today.
   The second of February occurs forty days after Christmas, and is celebrated by Catholics as the "Feast of Purification" or as the "Presentation of Christ at the Temple." According to Jewish law it was customary to bring a baby to the temple after that period of time had passed.  Jesus would have been taken to the temple on February second, if he was born on Dec. 25th. 
     The second day of February corresponds to the first day of the first month on the Aztec calendar, called Atlcahualo o Quauitleoa. There is an ancient tradition in many parts of Mexico to take corn cobs to the church to be blessed on this day, in anticipation of the onset of  planting season. 
     Atole is also traditional for this party, which like tamales, is a corn based food.Chocolate is usually included on both celebrations, King's Day and Candlemas, and like corn, is also an important substance in indigenous traditions.
      In many Catholic churches (and homes) in Mexico, on February second the baby Jesus icon is taken from the Nativity scene, dressed in finery, and moved to a niche, where it remains for the rest of the year before being 'lifted' to its niche.
      The baby was placed in the Nativity during the first of the Posadas, on December 16th, and remained there until Candlemas. During the Posadas there is a children's Posada play on the town square and neighborhood reenactments of Mary & Joseph being denied shelter, with a  party at the house that admits them. On King's Day, January 6th, the figurine (and Mexican children) was given presents, "from the 3 Magi/ wise men".  The pieces of King's cake that are shared by families, parishes, and coworkers are also said to represent gifts from the Magi, with their three colors  representing the three Kings, and there are three baby figurines inside.
    The tamales vary by region. In Isla Mujeres they may be accompanied by with sophisticated guajillo chile sauce with achiote , tomato , garlic , onion and spices, while in addition to masa and pork, the filling may include olives, capers , raisins and almonds. If it is prepared by people from Chiapas, they may have added carrot, potato, peas, peppers and boiled egg.

 Feb. 2 is the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox, and some believe it can indicate  upcoming weather.

Feb 2 is  Dia de Marmota, or Groundhog's Day in the US

Feb 2 is World Wetlands Day  (Usually there is a clean up of the lagoon areas)

Feb 3 Day off for Constitution Day: Long weekend with closures

Island Time Fishing Tournament Benefits help the Little Yellow School House

Feb 3 Monday 6pm Los Fuegitos Benefit w live music

Feb 4 Tuesday Registration for Isla Time Fishing Tournament, Captain's Meeting, Party at Buhos

Feb 5 Wednesday 2p-5p Soggy Peso Benefit  "Margarita Madness" w live music

Feb 5 Día de la Constitución / Constitution Day

Feb 6 Thursday 3p-6p BBQ & Open House at LYSH

Feb 6 Artist Fair on Square 4-7
Feb 7 Friday 5p-10p Iguanas at Marina Paraiso Fiesta Benefit  w music, comedy, auction, food,  flamenco & fire dancers, and prizes

Feb 8 Saturday 7:30-10:30 Buhos Awards dinner w live music for ITFT

Feb 9 Sunday 4p-7p   Brisa's Grill Dance Party for ITFT  

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

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.

 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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