Saturday, February 15, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, February 15 The Afternoon Edition (& Fri-Thurs)

  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 ....

Love & emotion as 55 couples are wed at the "Bodas Colectivas"

Emoción y mucho amor

Viernes, 14 de Febrero de 2014 21:56

Se pone de manifiesto en Bodas Colectivas: Se unen 55 parejas

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  On Valentine's Day, the annual collective wedding event took place on the island and the Continental Zone, uniting 55 couples, of whom 12 were on the island. The event was hosted by the DIF and civil registry agency, and the Mayor attended as a Special Guest.  The oldest couple are both 69 years of age, who after many years of cohabitation decided to legalize their relationship at this special event.

 Lion Fish Tournament begins

48 boats left the dock

Arranca Torneo del Pez León

Viernes, 14 de Febrero de 2014 21:56

Zarpan del muelle 48 embarcaciones

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  There are 180 participants competing, aboard 48 boats, who left the dock with the starting shot, to catch this invasive species that is not native to this area. Lion fish are disrupting the biological chain and it is hoped that this tournament will raise awareness about consumption of this species and the benefits of marketing it. Its overpopulation is threatening the reproduction of other species such as lobster and grouper, and it is intended that this tournament should draw attention to this issue.
   Last night the first Lion Fish Tournament was inaugurated with a Captain's Dinner, where the Mayor welcomed the participants. The awards will be given on Saturday.
Sports alliance
Agapito & Martin Cobos recognize strong support from Gov. Borge 

Aliado del deporte

Viernes, 14 de Febrero de 2014 21:46

Agapito y Martín Cobos reconocen decidido apoyo de Beto Borge

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This morning at the basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana" (by the town square), sports equipment was delivered for young islanders, and an agreement was signed:  Acta Constitutiva de las Ligas Oficiales Municipales de Básquetbol, Volibol y Fútbol, (Constitutive Act of the Official Municipal Leagues of Basketball , Volleyball and Soccer.) The Mayor thanked the head of the state Committee for Youth and Sports in Quintana Roo (COJUDEQ). It is noted that a few days ago uniforms were given to the athletes representing Isla Mujeres in the Youth Olympics.
  The sports equipment was made possible by an investment of 32,000 pesos of the state agency COJUDEQ from federal sources of CEDEM  (Centros del Deporte Escolar y Municipal) and included scoring equipment, soccer balls, volley balls, basketballs, and trophies, as well as backboards for the high school basketball court. (Which was cleared and painted yesterday.)
   There was also a visit from the state director of the "Brigadas del Beinestar" (Wellness brigades), which is a state program working to maintain the "chanchas" of the island. ? This is a state program that cleans & beautifies public spaces I am not familiar with the word chancha, and the dictionary says it means 'sow'. Canchas are sports courts, so it may be a typo.


Training the Municipal Police

General Villa meets with the Secretary of the City

Capacitarán a la Policía Municipal

Jueves, 13 de Febrero de 2014 22:04

General Villa se reúne con secretario de Comuna

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The police will receive training from staff of  the  State police agency, Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Quintana Roo.  The courses include operational , administrative, technical, logistical and legal issues. They include operational and crime prevention instruction. There are 120 members of the municipal police force who will be participating.

More food benefits

Agapito signs agreement with LICONSA to help vulnerable groups 

Más beneficios alimentarios

Jueves, 13 de Febrero de 2014 21:23

Agapito signa convenio con Liconsa en apoyo a grupos vulnerables

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Yesterday there was a working meeting with state director of Liconsa, Irazu Sarabia May, the Mayor, and other officials. They arranged the signing of an agreement between the municipal government and Liconsa, to bring food benefits for vulnerable groups of the village. This meeting was held in the Municipal Palace at Punta Sam, where the mayor also serves the citizens of the Continental Zone.

Training for ZOFEMAT
From specialists in satellite equipment  

Capacitación para Zofemat

Jueves, 13 de Febrero de 2014 20:53

Imparten especialistas sobre manejo de equipos satelitales

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Technical staff from the ZOFEMAT ( Dirección de Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre, the Federal Zone agency) of Solidaridad came to Isla Mujeres to offer a course in Satellite positioning equipment management. The three days of training is for this equipment which will help to generate accurate information and streamline the collection process.This tool will help resolve problems regarding boundary issues with the concession holders in the Federal Zone. It will enable the staff to define the limits of the Federal Zone as it corresponds to the concessions, and/or the lots, especially where land limits have been changed by the sea.
  On February 22 there will be a beach cleanup day, and the local officials are inviting the public to participate. It will begin near the high school, Colegio Bachilleres. which is on the east coastal road, about a mile south of town. No time was given.  `


Program "Ponte al 100" promotes healthy lifestyles

Llega el programa “Ponte al 100”

Miércoles, 12 de Febrero de 2014 22:26

Promueve vida saludable

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This federal program was begun in the Middle School "Benito Juarez"  with the support of the Municipal Department of Sports. They will be testing functional capacity over the next few days, with a goal of having 500 people participating, which includes athletes in the municipal leagues. The program iwll also be implemented in the primary schools through the Physical Education teachers.
  This program seeks to transform the exercise habits of Mexicans, and includes immediate assesment and the ability to monitor physical fitness. Participants answer a questionnaire about their personal habits in terms of diet and physical activity. Their vital signs are measured and they take tests that measure agility, coordination, physical strength, and other abilities.  The results are sent to CONADE  Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte, and used to implement new programs of physical activities and healthy habits in the municipality.


 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Monitoring progress of maritime terminal

    Supervisan avances de la terminal marítima

    Supervisan avances de la terminal marítima0 14 de febrero de 2014

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Training about satellite equipment

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Governor reviews maritime terminal

Supervisa gobernador terminales marítimas

Supervisa gobernador  terminales marítimas

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Joining their lives at the wedding event "Boda Colectiva" 

Unen sus vidas en Boda Colectiva

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Keeping youths away from vices with sports

Alejan a los jóvenes de los malos vicios con deporte

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Families celebrate the Day of Love & Friendship at the beach

Festejan familias en la playa el Día del Amor y la Amistad

 The schools were having celebrations, as well as families, and their activities of games contests and a meal finished at noon. There were kindergarteners and their teachers, among others, celebrating on the Posada beach.
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Police training

Refuerzan capacitación de los policías

Refuerzan capacitación de los policías

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Getting married on Valentine's Day

Se casan en el Día de San Valentín

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School program "Ponte al 100"

Aplican en planteles el programa 'Ponte al 100'

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Beaches full of day tripper tourists

Llenan playas turistas de 'paso'

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Complaint about destruction of mangroves

Denuncian la tala de manglares

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Residents of the housing of FOVISSSTE are complaining about the destruction of mangroves and other plants near the Isla 33 condominiums. Islanders called the reporter to complain about the removal of these plants which play a key role in keeping rocks from eroding off these limestone cliffs. Additionally these are protected plants, and the residents suggested that federal authority, PROFEPA, should take action on the matter. The phone call was received at noon yesterday, and the reporter visited the area and found that an area of approximately 7 linear meters has been devastated.

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Small hotels having financial difficulties
Hoteles pequeños en “quiebra técnica” [+] Ver mas
 Hermilo Alfaro said the plan to form an association between the small hotels is proceeding well.  Occupancy rates among this sector is at 20 percent annually, which he says is 'technically bankrupting' these small family owned businesses. They hope that with unity among themselves, the support of experts, the use of proven tools, and with combined financial resources, that they can improve this situation.

Start of Lion Fish Tournament
Inició torneo de pesca de pez león[+] Ver mas

Supporting sports in Isla Mujeres
Respaldo al deporte en Isla Mujeres [+] Ver mas

55 couples legalize their union
Legalizaron su unión 55 parejas[+] Ver mas

Agreement with the tenants of Mercado "Audomaro Magana"
Acuerdo con locatarios del mercado “Audomaro Magaña”[+] Ver mas
After a meeting with officials, tenants were given two months to get their documents and obligations in order, rather than 24 hours. It is noted the facility needs paint, signage, and to make the bathroom operational.


New official meets with business leaders
Nuevo funcionario se reúne con líderes de empresariales. [+] Ver mas
The meeting lasted more than an hour and included the leaders of business organizations:  Juan Carrillo Figueroa; de Gastronomía, Baltazar Maldonado; de Hoteles, Guadalupe Martínez; Gerardo Magaña, del Consejo Consultivo Turístico, among others.

Expecting to sell out for concert of Crystal
Se espera un lleno en concierto de Crystal[+] Ver mas
The Friday night concert by the romantic singer was expected to sell out, and will benefit the needy through the DIF social service agency. It was held at the Convention Center, with tickets at 250 pesos each, available for the whole family.
   Another benefit for the DIF will be held February 22, with a concert of Julieta Venegas, hosted at Playa Poc na beach, under the palms, with room for 2500 attendees. The tickets are 300 pesos each. "This is the 15th event hosted by Poc Na hostel, putting Isla Mujeres on the world stage," said the hostel's manager Lucas Ezequiel Landeira.


Need for plan to contain erosion of the cliffs
Urge plan para contener erosión de acantilados[+] Ver mas

Unnamed officials agreed, when consulted privately, that there is a need for a project to address the issue of erosion of the cliffs along the south point and south eastern areas of the island.  The plans could require an investment of several hundred million pesos,and include an area totalling four kilometers. It is noted that in hurricane "Gilberto" ten meters of coastline were lost.

Changing attitudes with activities
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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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