Saturday, March 22, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, March 22 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 ....

Hoping to vaccinate 1500 dogs & cats during Anti-Rabies Week

Esperan vacunar a mil 500 perros y gatos

Viernes, 21 de Marzo de 2014 21:41

Durante semana contra la rabia

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It is anticipated that 1480 vaccines will be administrated during this campaign which begins tomorrow, Saturday, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, at 9am in colonia La Gloria. The campaign will last one week, ending on March 29th.

CFE replaces transformers

To provide better service 

CFE reemplaza transformadores

Viernes, 21 de Marzo de 2014 21:12

Para mejorar servicio a usuarios

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This campaign to replace and renovate transformers  began last week, and will conclude in April. This is done regularly due to the high level of salinity and corrosion. This is intended to prevent future cuts in the supply of electricity, and to guarantee a regular supply of electricity to island families. Manager Jose Manuel Alcocer Cobos explained that it is common to experience dips in the supply of energy, especially at night when electricity consumption is higher, but with the installation of more equipment such as this, the problem will be resolved. He asks for the public to be understanding with the inconvenience caused by these works, which cause temporary outages. 
Legendary Juarez remembered
Commemorating the CCVIII anniversary of his birth 

Legado de Juárez, vivo

Viernes, 21 de Marzo de 2014 21:12

Resaltan al conmemorarse CCVIII aniversario de su natalicio

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THe 208th anniversary of the birth of Don Benito Juárez García was commemorated at the Middle School named for him, that is the oldest school in the state, and the ceremony included City and Naval officials.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Entrepreneurs endorse the removal of informal vendors from downtown

Downtown merchants applauded the removal of just over 20 vendors from Rueda Medina Avenue. Juan Carrillo Figueroa, local leader of CANACO, said this will benefit the established traders, as well as the tourists, noting that the area looks cleaner and has open spaces. He said there are alternatives for the vendors to relocate, which are under consideration, where they could offer their products in a similar fashion.
       He said those who were removed were operating in a fixed or semi-fixed manner (en espacios fijos o semi fijos), and this was causing annoyances, because they pay to sell as mobile vendors (ambulantes), and they were not selling in that manner.

Don't want the informal vendors returning to the downtown area

   The Secretary General of the City, Cesar Poot Perez said there will be an analysis, case by case, to seek alternative relocation, and they will not back down from the initiative to clean up downtown. He said anyone who is interested in selling can do so, but said they must conduct their trade in an orderly manner, and according to the regulations followed by other businesses in the area.
  He said it is time for all mobile vendors, and those who vend along the public way, to wear uniforms, and work without harassing the tourists. He said it needs to be decided whether they will continue to work as street vendors or if they will establish a trade association. If they chose the second option, the council will be in a better position to provide facilities where they can work.
      Meetings are being held between the General Secretary of the City, the Director of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion & Auditing), the  Director of Tourism, and the Municipal lawyer. He said it is necessary to have an analysis of the situation, with the goal that to reduce the amount of this type of vending, and to not allow it to increase, to avoid more problems with the established merchants.
  He said these and other actions are being taken with the intention of giving priority to the security and experiences of the tourists. 

Noticias de  Quequi......

Urging control of proliferation of flies at Trash Transfer facility

Urge controlar proliferación de moscas en la estación de transferencia

0 21 de marzo de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .-

There are complaints about odors and flies due the the accumulation of about 200 tonnes of trash at the transfer facility, and concerns about the increasing amounts of trash that will be generated during the upcoming Easter holidays.


Evaluating rental costs at the new ferry terminal

Evalúan en dólares rentas en nueva terminal marítima

0 21 de marzo de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .-
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Islanders who requested anonymity said the prices at the new  maritime passenger terminal are too expensive for them to afford, explaining that the least expensive rent is for a store of two meters by three meters, which costs one thousand dollars, plus 200 dollars monthly for maintenance. Using an exchange rate of 13 pesos to the dollar is ~15,600 pesos. For those who previously had a local touristic store and want a similar space, the monthly rent is 1500 dollars plus 300 dollars monthly for maintenance, which is about 23,400 pesos. For those who want space in the food court, they must pay 2000 dollars rent, plus 200 dollars monthly for maintenance, which is about 28,600 pesos.

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Power outage affects colonia Meteorologica

Afecta un apagón a la colonia Meteorológica

Afecta un apagón a la colonia Meteorológica colonia Meteorológica,
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High winds knocked out power to residents of colonia Meteorologica, in the early hours of the morning. Workers arrived to repair the damage, which took several hours. There have also been cable TV lines affected by the strong winds of Cold Front #43.  
Job fairs reduce unemployment rate 

Reducirán ferias de empleo el índice de desempleados

Reducirán ferias de empleo el índice de desempleados.
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Merchants applaud relocation of informal vendors

Aplauden los comerciantes reubicación de ambulantes

Reuda Medina Avenue is now clear of mobile vendors who sell food or beach items. There is dissatisfaction among the informal vendors, who argue that there is a protocol in place, and there was no notice given, and they are lodging complaints with the Human Rights Commission. The food vendors were also removed from the entrance to the Magana pier. These actions are welcomed by the hoteliers, the established merchants, and the golf cart rental agencies. The Mayor has said that the vendors will be relocated in other markets.
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Call to vaccinate for the prevention of rabies in dogs & cats

Llaman a vacunar contra la rabia a perros y felinos

Llaman a vacunar contra la rabia a perros y felinosLa Semana Nacional de Vacunación Antirrábica Canina y Felina, colonia ampliación La Gloria.
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New plans to rescue historic structure
Nuevo intento por rescatar histórica estructura .. [+] Ver mas
 The municipality has invited the staff of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) to make efforts to rescue the site of the Boca Iglesia Church where the first Catholic Mass in Latin in America was celebrated, on May 6, 1518. (The article says there are are disputes about this designation from Cozumelenos.)
    According to historians, it is likely that this is the site of the first battle between the Maya and the Spanish, in March 1517, following the arrival of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba from Cuba. (He landed on Isla Mujeres first, finding it uninhabited. They broke icons to Ixchel  replaced them with a Catholic icon, and moved on.)
  Within consideration of this plan is that the property is located within a space occupied by the Franciscan Monastery of the sixteenth century, with a governmental decree to award at least 2 hectares, but an evaluation of the structures must be made to substantiate the historical context, before requests can be made. A specialists has visited the place, and there were assessments made during the municipal administration of 1996-1999. On the web there is property of 2500 hectares for sale in the area of Boca Iglesia, at the price of four or five dollars per square meter.
   The site is in the northern part of the state, near Cabo Catoche international beacon, opposite the Isla Contoy National Park, at latitude N 21, 30, 44 and longitude West 86, 58, 40. A few days ago it was visited by the local priest, city representatives, and promoters of plans for rescuing of this historical site. From Isla Mujeres, you must travel about a half hour, and it would be difficult to find the correct path through the mangroves without a guide. It can only be entered by boats under 40 feet in length, and they risk damage from the rocks.

Dignified treatment of informal vendors: Insists PRD
Trato digno para ambulantes, demanda el PRD [+] Ver mas
Julio Osorio, municipal delegate for the PRD political party, says it was an abuse of the human rights of the vendors who were evicted from the public spaces along the malecon of Rueda Medina. He said he agrees that the urban areas must have a clean and orderly image, but there are procedures, because presumably those who were evicted have permits and pay fees to the municipality, and because of this notifications should be given, then they should proceed accordingly.
   It is noted that the Reglamento del Comercio Fijo, Semifijo y Ambulante de Isla Mujeres / Regulations of fixed, semi fixed, and mobile vendors is  "abrogado" ,  and lacking an update, according to a recent analysis of the 25 regulations. Therefore experts say 'legal use' does not apply. (abrogate=to repeal or do away with a law or regulation.)
  Sr Osorio says that with articles of this type, it is usual to obtain an opinion from an analysis or study by a committee, whose members include the Treasurer, the Mayor, and Directors of  Public Safety (police), Tourism, and Urban Development.
  He explained that a reason to cancel the permits and to relocate would be for a lack of stamps, for an offense against common order (cometer delito de orden común), for violating the rules three times. Without following that procedure, Sr. Osaorio says, there is a violation of the 14th Article of the Mexican Constitution, which protects the human rights of citizens.

Anti-Rabies campaign begins
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 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 @ Marina Paraiso



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday 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.

Marina Paraiso:
  Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30pm visiting musician, Ken Wanovich 

 Jeff Current's Schedule
5:30 - 7:30 Wednesday Bahia Tortuga
7-9 Fridays Marina Paraiso  


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


This is the bus we will be using for the fundraiser we're calling the Island Bus Cruise and Booze event on March 26. Only 52 lucky people will be able to attend. We're getting some great prizes donated! Better yet, we are raising funds for the Red Cross and the Isla Mujeres Hospital! Have you purchased your ticket yet? Only $300 pesos per person for 5 restaurants and transportation plus some snacks and 5 free drinks. Oh and don't forget the prizes! .

**¡¡Qué Onda Isla!!**

This is a unique opportunity for English and Spanish students to come together and learn from each other with Christy Dix (English and Spanish teacher) as a conversation facilitator. We will meet for an hour for the very first time on Friday, March 28th at Seso Loco Restaurant.
This will be a friendly, fun and safe environment to practice speaking the language that the students have been learning. The students will pair up, one English student and one Spanish student and speak for the first 30 minutes in Spanish and the next 30 minutes in English. Christy Dix will facilitate the conversations and give participants a handout with vocabulary and questions to start conversations on the theme(s) for each meeting.

When: March 28th 2014
Where: Seso Loco Restaurant
Time: 3-4pm
Cost: 50 pesos per person
Who: Residents and visitors are welcome to participate
Language Level: All levels are welcome, but need to be open to helping mostly beginners in Spanish and English.
Theme: Getting to know new friends, hobbies and/or activities in Isla, Why do we like/live in Isla Mujeres?
More information: Contact Christy Dix via email: (preferred method of communication) or cell: 998-136-149 


Photo: Hacemos una atenta invitación a toda la Comunidad en Acción para participar en la Campaña de Vacunación Antirrábica que iniciará mañana.


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Día Mundial del Síndrome de Down.
21 de Marzo.

Aniversario del Natalicio de Benito Juárez.
21 de Marzo.

Día Mundial de la Forestación.
21 de Marzo.

Esta mañana junto con la asociación VolunQuest llevamos a las escuelas del municipio pláticas sobre la importancia de la limpieza bucal. #FamiliaEnAcción

Photo: Les recordamos que el ganador de este concurso representará a Isla Mujeres en el concurso estatal de canto.

La palabra artesanía significa arte con las manos. #DíaInternacionalDelArtesano

El artesano tiene el arte en sus manos y en sus obras no interviene la maquinaria. #DíaInternacionalDelArtesano

 Translation about tomorrow's race, from March 7th, 

Promoting walk-race

Recordarán a promotor deportivo en caminata

Excerpt From Feb 22..
There will be a five kilometer and ten kilometer race on March 23, starting at the Posada beach at 8am. Registration is open until March 20 with a fee of 300 pesos for adults, which increases to 350 on the 16th, and children from age 2 to 12 may be registered for 100 pesos each.

The Rooster Reto Run is March 30th   LINK 

This is from Por Esto March 11...

Race: "Reto Rooster on the Go"

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This 15 km race will take place March 30th with the goal to promote this destination among foreign athletes who enjoy training in natural landscapes and to encourage physical activity among local residents. The proceeds will be donated to a public charity and the intent of the event is to promote the sport and the location.
      The Reto Rooster (or Rooster Challenge...reto=challenge) a trip around the island from the eastern malecon at 'kilometer zero', down the perimeter coastal Caribbean road, around Garrafon, up Rueda Medina and its boardwalk back to the starting point. But it is noted that the competitors must eat a cinnamon roll and go 200 meters more on the beach to reach the finish line.
        There is also a mini-challenge with a 5 kilometer route. The registration fee of 250 pesos can be given at the premises of Rooster (Restaurant. Their main restaurant is toward the north end of Hidalgo, and their new bakery is near Poc Na hostel, in the new retail spaces by the artisans 'flea' market.)
      There are about 200 runners expected to participate in this first edition and it is noted that this invitation is for a recreational challenge rather than serious competition, to encourage people to visit the island and enjoy this location. Awards will be given to the top five men and women.

Es la carrera más dulce que existe.

Participa en el RETO ROOSTER on the the GO

¿A quién no le gustaría hacer una carrera y al llegar a la meta disfrutar de un delicioso rol de canela recién horneado?

De eso se trata la carrera “EL RETO Rooster on the go”
Corre 15k, alrededor de uno de los lugares más espectaculares del Mundo, Isla Mujeres, come un rol de canela recién horneado, cruza a la meta.
Así que vengan el próximo domingo 30 de MARZO a disfrutar un ROL DE CANELA RECIEN HORNEADO mientras cumplen el reto de correr 15k dando la vuelta a Isla Mujeres.


HORA: 6:30 a.m.

Distancia: 15k


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