Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, March 19 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 ....

Harbor Master reveals: No one has claimed the boat nor the gasoline containers that are in custody in Isla Mujeres

Nadie reclama la lancha

Miércoles, 19 de Marzo de 2014 00:00

Ni bidones de combustible asegurados en Isla Mujeres, revela Capitanía

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de marzo.-.
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 As of noon Tuesday, no one had submitted ownership documents to the Harbor Master. The  Navy and the National Immigration Institute (INM) are also involved in the investigations to determine the legal status of the people involved in these two cases. A direct relationship between the two cases has not yet been confirmed. (See yesterday's news for more information, and below.)

Grand national legacy

Oil Expropriation Act 

Gran legado nacional

Martes, 18 de Marzo de 2014 21:13

El que dejó la expropiación petrolera, afirman en acto cívico

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, Q.ROO 18 de marzo.- 
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Municipal and Naval officials led the commemoration of the Petroleum Expropriation, which was attended by students of the Benito Juarez middle School,and by  students of "Andres Quintana Roo" primary school.The petroleum industry was nationalized on March 18, 1938 in response to abuse by foreign companies exploiting this national resource.
Nearly ready for the Fishing Tournament
Prizes worth over a million pesos 

Casi listo el Torneo de pesca

Martes, 18 de Marzo de 2014 21:12

Habrá más de un millón de pesos en premios

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de marzo.- 
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The 11th edition of the Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana Fishing Tournament will take place May 9-11 with large numbers of participants expected from the Yucatan peninsula, as well as from abroad and from Mexico in general. Preparations are ninety percent complete for this competition that includes a system of "Catch & Release" with video documentation to avoid irregularities. There is a first prize of 300,000 pesos, a second prize of a pick up truck, a third prize of a golf cart, a fourth prize of a 25 foot long boat, a fifth prize of a 150cc Suzuki motorcycle, a sixth prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas, and the seventh thru 10th prizes are 100cc scooters. There will also be surprise prizes for dinners for two and to theme parks for the winners in 11th thru 20th places. There will be an award to the best captain and possibly for the largest specimen of each species, among other distinctions being considered.
Distinction to Agapito
Designated as President of the Clean Beaches Committee 

Distinción a Agapito

Martes, 18 de Marzo de 2014 21:10

Lo designan presidente del Comité de Playas Limpias

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de marzo.-
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Isla Mujeres Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez was sworn in as president of the Clean Beaches Committee whose aims include promoting sanitation at the beaches, protecting the aquifers for the health of users, and increasing the competitiveness of the tourism detinations.  A quote from the Mayor's speech and the names of other Committee members.
      The following data is given regarding Quintana Roo in 2012, which captured 39% of the total income of the Mexican tourism industry, and two tourist destinations in our state were among the top five most popular locations nationally; which were Cancun with 10.4% and the Maya Riviera with 14.3% totaling 24.7 percent. .In conclusion, 70 percent of the jobs generated in the state were from tourism.
  These statistics indicate the importance of prioritizing actions to ensure the beaches remain in good condition, which are the motor behind the state economy.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Investigation of semi submerged boat that appeared


    Investigan embarcación que apareció semihundida          Investigan embarcación que apareció semihundida

    0 18 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Capitanía ve relación con tráfico de indocumentados.

  • Urging cleaning of beaches


    Urgen limpia en zona de playas

    0 18 de marzo de 2014

    Urgen limpia en zona de playas  Por CARLOS GASCA > Quequi .- Empresarios muestran preocupación ante el sargazo, por el mal aspecto.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Quintana Roo will have the best beaches

Contará Q. Roo con las mejores playas

Contará Q. Roo con las mejores playas
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Commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation 
Improved weather & reactivation of tourism

Mejora el clima y se reactiva el turismo

Mejora el clima y se reactiva el turismo
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Foreign students come to Isla Mujeres

Llegan estudiantes extranjeros a la isla

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 por esto

"Cleansed" of street vendors

“Limpia” de vendedores ambulantes .. [+] Ver mas

The municipal agencies  Comercio en Vía Pública, Fiscalización, and Zofemat conducted an operation that removed more that a dozen informal vendors from the public walkway. They were assisted by the municipal police.  Some of the sellers had vendors permits, but the director of Enforcement (Fiscalization), Jeorge Mejia, said they cannot vend on public ways, and if they do, their permits can be cancelled.
      One of the vendors, who asked not to be named, showed a receipt dated March 14 that allows the use of public ways, or other areas of public use, authorizing him to work as a mobile vendor, in return for the payment of  364 pesos. He said he also worked on a part of the Federal Zone for many years where he paid rent for a concession, and has never had problems like this 'clean up operation'.
       He said,  "There are other people who have been similarly affected, and we are all island people, who do not have another way to make a living. We do not have the economic resources to rent a store, but that seems to matter little to the Director of Enforcement, who is threatening to withdraw our permits if we go to the beach to work, like the other vendors. There are  people who have a local store, but also sell on the beaches as tho they are mobile vendors, but neither Enforcement, nor Comercio en Via Publica authorities say anything about them. As usual, the most affected are those with the fewest resources."

High limón prices hurt restauranteurs
Restauranteros en “la cuerda floja” [+] Ver mas
The price of limes in Isla Mujeres rose to 82 pesos/kilo, before decreasing to 50-60 pesos, which is still a very high price. Owners of restaurants are having to absorb these costs, which increases the costs of dishes like ceviche, whose main seasoning is limon.
     Some housewives have begun using vinegar as a substitute for the fruit. Formerly a liter of lime juice cost 25 pesos and now it is 55 pesos, and this is more in demand during  Lent and the Easter  holidays. "We are using less limon, except in ceviche",  said Marcelino Velazuez Garrido, whose family has the popular seafood restaurant Velazquez. He said for now they are maintaining prices and waiting to see what happens and hoping limons will go down in price.

CONAPESCA offers support to the fisherman
Ofrece Conapesca apoyo a pescadores[+] Ver mas

On Tuesday, managers and administrative staff of the five fishing cooperatives gathered in the City Council room at City Hall to learn requirements to obtain benefits of  payments of 8000 pesos that are available from CONAPESCA (National Fishing Commission), after attending a training course provided by staff of the agency. Those who wish to participate are required to have current fishing license, and the benefits are delivered to the cooperatives who enter the program collectively. The fishermen must attend a two day training course on issues including regulations, survival at sea, sanitation & sanitary measures, fishing management and administration, and other related topics.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 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


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