Sunday, February 2, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday February 2 The Afternoon Edition & Saturday's News

  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! 

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 ....

Enthusiastic participation

Muncipal DIF celebration of Senior Citizen Contest

Entusiasta participación

Domingo, 02 de Febrero de 2014 00:01

Celebra DIF municipal Concurso de Escoltas del Adulto Mayor

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Escoltas translates as 'escorts' & I an not familiar with the word. From the photo and text I might guess it is a sort of drill team, carrying banners or flags.
   The first contest was held by the municipal DIF for the senior citizens, and their were two escoltas participating. The  winners representing Isla Mujeres in the state contest will be Mario García Delgado, Gloria Vázquez Pérez, Guillermo Bracamontes, Juanita Arguelles Vega and Julio Velázquez Euán. This event is aimed at enhancing patriotic values. 


Habor Master's course for 'libreta de mar' documentation

Curso de Capitanía de Puerto

Viernes, 31 de Enero de 2014 23:08

Para obtener libreta de mar

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Feb. 14 Dinner-dance with singer "Cristal"

Engalanará Cristal cena-baile

Viernes, 31 de Enero de 2014 23:08

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Islanders and visitors are invited to attend this dinner-dance to raise funds for the municipal DIF, at the Convention Center on Friday, February 14th at 9pm. The singer Cristal will be featured, and 10 pesos of each ticket will be donated to the DIF. Tickets may be purchased at their offices in La Gloria 9am - 3pm.  Isla Mujeres will host a concert by Julieta Venegas on February 22 at Poc Na, and those tickets are also available at the DIF offices

Ready to prevent influenza 

Listos contra influenza

Viernes, 31 de Enero de 2014 23:05

Activan medidas preventivas para evitar el contagio masivo de la enfermedad

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The health authorities are monitoring influenza in the country closely, after it has made a major presence in several states. Isla Mujeres has remained free of the disease, and there have been no confirmed cases in the municipality.  If necessary, health modules will be installed at port terminals. The hospital has items necessary for the prevention of this disease such as fast tests, swabs, and medications to treat the illness.  There have been 35 patients who were tested with rapid tests, but none of them had influenza. The hospital has been administering immunizations against this season's flu, and they also have vaccines against H1N1, which they have not had to use. Symptoms of influenza are given, with advice to seek medical attention if they are experienced.

 Tvisla Mujeres

More than 60 workers at the Playa Pescador beach club decide to go on strike for lack of payment of their quincenas (People here are paid every 15 days..a quincena.)
Más de 60 trabajadores del club de playa el pescador deciden suspender labores por falta de pago en sus quincenas

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Aparece menor; andaba con el novio
    Teen reappears: Was with her boyfriend


    Aparece menor; andaba con el novio

    0 01 de febrero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-
    A missing persons report was filed on behalf of this minor when she left school on Thursday, and did not return home, causing the mobilization of friends and family, including alerts on social networks. She returned home last night, (Friday) saying she had been at her boyfriend's house, which is three or four blocks from here home, and she said she had not been under any sort of pressure.  It was reported that the problem originated after her mother met the boyfriend and opposed the relationship. 

  • Laboral

    Workers demand quincena (fortnight) payment which is owed

    Trabajadores exigen pago de quincenas atrasadas

    0 01 de febrero de 2014

    Trabajadores exigen pago de quincenas atrasadasPor Carlos Gasca-Quequi..
     More than 60 workers from the beach club "El Pescador" suspended work yesterday morning to a peaceful sit-in to demand payment of their wages. The head of the CROC union explained this has become a recurrent problem the last three or four pay periods. The company is making an effort to pay the workers today. The workers will return to work when the payment is reflected in their accounts.
  • Drug testing the comisionista hawkers


    Meterán en cintura a comisionistasMeterán en cintura a comisionistas

    0 31 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-


    Cool weather has chilling effect on activities of fishermen

    Frío congela la actividad pesquera

    Frío congela la actividad pesquera0 31 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-
    The entry of cold fronts is normal at this time, explained Ismael Gonzalez Gil, Harbor Master. Due to the weather, the 300 fishermen were not able to go out and activities such as tours to Isla Contoy and  parasailing were not allowed on Thursday. Boats were allowed to go out up to 10 nautical miles, and tours were allowed in the Bay. There are only 28 days left to the lobster season.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

They hold the first contest of escoltas

Llevaron a cabo el primer concurso de escoltas

Llevaron a cabo el primer concurso de escoltas

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Incrementarán actividades en ínsula por mega puente

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Pigs escape the slaughterhouse

Escapan cerdos del matadero

Escapan cerdos del matadero
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Workers receive courses to obtain "Libreta de Mar"  

Reciben cursos trabajadores para obtener la Libreta de Mar

Reciben cursos trabajadores para obtener la Libreta de Mar.
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Benefit event announced

Anuncian evento benéfico

Anuncian evento benéfico
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 por esto

Immunization against influenza
Vacunación contra la influenza.. [+] Ver mas
At the Health Fair organized by the CROC union, 200 vaccines were administered against seasonal influenza and tetanus, at the Senior Citizen's Park. They also offered free eye exams, manicures, hair cuts, and rapid HIV tests, among other services. For children aged three to twelve, they offered fluoride treatments, parasite treatment, dehydration treatment packets, and for women they passed out bottles of folic acid and iron pills. An ophthalmologist gave free eye exams, with the purchase of their glasses available for 250 pesos This has been very well received because there are people who have said they cannot buy their prescription lenses for less than 2000 or even 3000 pesos. They were planning to set up  at 9:30 and to be open from 10am to 2pm.
    They have 18 medical specialists in Cancun who are donating 50% of their consults, which are offered completely free, including dental, psychological, and a module of PREVENIMSS. Even women who do not have Social Security benefits can receive pap tests, as well as tests of glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and for the papilloma virus. Prescription injections will be administered, and is rapid HIV testing among others, from 9am-2pm and 3pm-7pm at CROC Cancun. Every Friday, mammograms are available to women over 40 Social Security,  at the Regional Hospital, which are organized in groups of 20 women from 4p to 8pm, with the waiting list available on Thursday.

Complaints about fuel prices
Los “gasolinazos”, insoportables[+] Ver mas

President of the cooperative Por la Justicia Social, Baltazar Gomez Catzin says, "A year ago you could fill up a 20 liter container for 190 or 200 pesos and now the cost is over 300 pesos. Boats consume a minimum of 60 liters of gasoline daily. There are barely 27 days remaining to the lobster season." The article contains complaints about prices increasing generally, and the economic difficulties this causes for families.

Protest by Playa Pescador beach club workers
Protesta de trabajadores del Club de Playa Pescador+] Ver mas



Zero cases of influenza
Ningún caso de influenza [+] Ver mas

Unfulfilled campaign promise
Incumple promesa de campaña [+] Ver mas
Anonymous business owners are complaining that they only received a 20% discount in trash fees, negotiated by leaders of CANACO & CANIRAC.  A mini Super owner said last year their fees were 2400 pesos per year, and now they are more than 4000 pesos. They say PAN offered a 40% discount and PRI is only offering 20%. There are also complaints about failure to provide a dedicated single window to facilitate payment by the businessmen of their fees and taxes.

Fishermen: Again unable to fish
Pescadores, de nuevo sin poder faenar[+] Ver mas

Missing student reappeared
Reaparece estudiante desaparecida[+] Ver mas

The municipal DIF is bringing great artists to raise funds
El DIF municipal trae grandes artistas para recaudar fondos] Ver mas

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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!

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....

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 7 Friday 5p-10p Iguanas at Marina Paraiso Fiesta Benefit  w music, comedy, auction, food, 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 

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:  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

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