Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, March 26 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 ....

Planning Metropolitan Development in municipalities

Investment of 112.7 million pesos in public works

Más obras a zona conurbada

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 00:29

Con inversión de 112.7 mdp

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The SEDUVI fund for Metropolitan Development will invest 112.7 millio pesos to benefit 800,000 citizens of the municipalities of Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Isla Mujeres, with instructions from the Governor, Roberto Borge Anjulo. The first regular session of the Metropolitan Development Council  was held between the two municipalities, . The names of the attending officials, and their titles are given in the article. They are charged with developing projects and addressing issues of orderly growth in the area, with respect for the environment, the economy, housing, roads, and to encourage social participation. This is possible thanks to the coordinated efforts of Congress and the three levels of government. (local, state, and federal). 

Lemon prices still at 50 pesos/kilo & may increase

Limón todavía sigue en $50

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 00:24

Aunque podría subir más

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Limons are being called 'green gold' these days with prices around 50 pesos per kilo. A liter of juice is selling for about 60 pesos. The high prices of limons are worrisome to housewives, and some vendors of tortas and tacos are not offering any to their customers.


Training at General Hospital in disease management

Capacitan a médicos del Hospital Integral

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 00:24

Sobre manejo de enfermedades

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The theme of this Continuing Education program, and its training courses, is "Diabetes". Next they will study "Heat Stroke" and then all kinds of "Trauma". The training is being offered to the doctors and specialists, and later it will be given to the nursing staff.  The training program will be expanded to include the those in charge of the pharmacy.

After removing mobile vendors: City ready to 'retire' junk boats

Contra barcos “chatarra”

Miércoles, 26 de Marzo de 2014 00:09

Tras operativo con ambulantes, Ayuntamiento se alista a “retirarlos”

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There is some concern among owners of boats, following the removal of the mobile vendors from the Federal Zone. It is noted that the municipal authority intends to offer a good image of this vacation destination to visitors who arrive daily. Following the removal of vendors from Rueda Medina avenue, there has been some unrest among the seafarers whose boats are on the shores of the beaches near the Posada del Mar, and in nearby spaces, where you see them working together.
       One fishermen said they should not worry, because it has been reported that they are only seeking the removal of boats that are abandoned, by the authorities of the Federal Zone and Fiscalizacion, .
  It has been mentioned that the plan to bring order to the downtown area may not stop with the removal of the informal vendors, and the removal of the boats, but it appears that it could possibly include the control or eradication of the comisionistas, who may have been denied space inside the new terminal facility, according to assumptions being made by some tourism providers.

Working together: City helps residents of  Guadalupana clean up their colonia

Vecinos de la colonia La Guadalupana y Ayuntamiento realizan jornada de limpieza

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An intense neighborhood clean up took place at colonia Guadalupana, which began early and included women and men, children and adults. In recent days, the residents had expressed an interest in cleaning up the patios, yards, and streets of their neighborhood, and the Mayor brought them together with employees of the City for a day of working together to improve the image of their community. Personnel from the municipal Public Services Department removed the trash that was piled up in designated locations.
    The repair and replacement of the street lights of the island is continuing, and has been completed on Paseo de los Peces Avenue in La Gloria.


Accepting documents for scholarships

There will be a total of 400

Reciben documentos para otorgar becas

Lunes, 24 de Marzo de 2014 22:18

En total serán 400

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Documents are being accepted at the Community Plaza in La Gloria from 9am to 4pm, this week and next week through April 4th. It is noted that 20 percent more scholarships are available that under the previous administration, with 400 scholarships being awarded at all academic levels. The money will come out of the municipal budget and is estimated to be an investment of about 1,200,000 pesos in 2014. 

Business representatives support eviction of mobile vendors 

Apoyo total a Agapito

Lunes, 24 de Marzo de 2014 21:42

Por desalojo de ambulantes, reiteran representantes empresariales

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At a press conference, hoteliers and other representatives from the business community expressed their support for the municipal initiative to remove street vendors from Rueda Medina Avenue. This is considered beneficial to the organized, established stores, and is being praised by visitors on social networks. The head of the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), Juan Carrillo Figueroa, said everyone is entitled to work and support their families, but it must be done in an orderly, regulated manner. He said it is expected that the vendors will be relocated to prime locations, such as those near hotels rooms where large numbers of visitors are focused, such as the municipal mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez, and the Artisans 'flea' market, which are both downtown. Other business owners who offered comments and their support include Enrique Lima Zuno, Loeonel Povedano Casstillo, the leader of Hotels of Isla Mujeres association, Guadalupe Martinez Marquez, and the leader of CANIRAC, Baltazar Maldanado. (There has been concern expressed on some sites in English about specific beach vendors, who are known to returning visitors, often for many years.)

Order first
Agapito stands firm concerning mobile vendors 

Primero, orden

Lunes, 24 de Marzo de 2014 21:41

Agapito fija postura sobre ambulantaje

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In an interview on a radio chat show, the Mayor said the reorganization of the informal vendors is a response to a long standing complaints by citizens and business owners, to provide an atmosphere of order, cleanliness, and safety for tourists and residents. He said there are 93 people who will be relocated to suitable locations, without violating their right to earn a living. He understands this is a sensitive issued for everyone, which involves the image of the island and the future of its families. He said the isle cannot afford to have chaos or disorder, nor anarchy, and we cannot jeopardize what we have worked so hard to maintain, which include our distinct values for  tranquility and security. He invited listeners to visit the island and see how, after many years, the malecon and beaches are clean and clear, for the delight and enjoyment of island families, and to be admired by visitors to this postcard of order, cleanliness, and tranquility.
   The Mayor said the new passenger terminal will be opened in upcoming days, and will consolidate the image of this destination as one of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the world, where it is necessary to have order among businesses along the malecon, to convey an image of order, cleanliness, and safety.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Residents of colonia Meterologico complain about outages in electrical service and damage to their appliances.
Vecinos de la colonia meteorológico, denuncian cortes en el suministro de energía eléctrica y daños en equipos electrodomésticos


Swearing in of new Hotel Association in Isla Mujeres on Thursday

Business owners speak out in favor of the removal of informal vendors from the public ways...

Harbor Master investigating the incident on the vehicular ferry of Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Want measures applied equally

  • Exigen que la medida se aplique parejo


    Exigen que la medida se aplique parejo

    0 25 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Dicen que se está haciendo exclusiones como es el caso de los masajistas.
  •   Dignified spaces for the mobile vendors


    ‘Espacios dignos a ambulantes’‘Espacios dignos a ambulantes’

    0 25 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Rechazan que se esté actuando drásticamente; ofrecen alternativas, dice Mejía.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

58% occupancy reported in Isla Mujeres

Reportan el 58% de ocupación en la isla

The overall hotel occupancy is reported at 58 percent, with the Hotel Association of Isla Mujeres, (who include the larger hotels) at 69%, while the others are at a rate of 52 percent occupancy.  It is noted that there are many visitors who come for the day, and many who arrive via different boats and catamarans, as well as those continually disembarking at the ferry piers. Many visitors enjoy the hospitality of the islanders, as well as the cuisine and beaches of the island.
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Calling for students to register for scholarships 

Convocan a alumnos para concursar por una beca educativa

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Residents & government clean the streets

Limpian calles ciudadanía y gobierno


Bridge cables pose a risk to children

Peligra vida de niños por cables en puente

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Agapito: Urban order

Toma Agapito en sus manos orden urbano

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PROFECO surprises gas company

Sorprende Profeco a empresa de gas

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The inspectors of the federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) made a surprise visit to the island, and immediately sought out the trucks of Z Gas, which they found in Guadalupana, and they verified the weights and conditions of gas cylinders on two other trucks. This was done at 1:30pm yesterday, and the employees of the agency had no information for the reporter. It is expected by the reporter that they will also visit jewelry stores who could be selling false silver, which is called 'alpaca'.

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Public transport: From bad to worse

El transporte urbano, de mal en peor+] Ver mas
With a single unit providing bus service, which often breaks down, residents are often left with the only option of using the taxi service, which severely affects the budgets of those earning less income, especially in the face of a potential increase of 12% next month announced by the tax union leader.  "Isla Turican" began offering service over 14 years ago, amid controversy, during the administration of Mayor Jorge Martinez Pena.  According to their concession, the company would have five mini buses, with four vehicles covering two set routes, and the other in reserve in case one broke down. In reality, this level of service was only provided for a few months, and the Turicun company complained that it did not have an enclosure for parking the vehicles, although at the time land was offered that was located next to the Trash Transfer facility.
   Citizens of Isla Mujeres are tired of guessing if the bus will come by, and they want the current administration to sit down and discuss the terms of the concession, and to consider revoking the "Isla Turicun" concession and granting it to another company.
  An anonymous local businessman said, "The taxi drivers do not agree with having an efficient method of public transportation, because it would mean less profit for them, but do not forget that everyone is entitled to take transportation that suits them, and when the taxis have a captive audience, there is little choice."

No going back: Mobile vendors removed from malecon
No hay marcha atrás; ambulantes fuera del malecón[+] Ver mas

Receiving documents for scholarships
Convocan a interesados en becas escolares[+] Ver mas

Renovating public lighting
Rehabilitan alumbrado público[+] Ver mas


26 vehicles impounded
Al “corralón” 26 vehículos [+] Ver mas
Approximately 26 abandoned vehicles were removed from the streets to the impound yard, including cars, golf carts, and boats, in response to ongoing complaints from citizens. Some owners complained, but the notifications were given several days previously. Fines could reach up to 1000 pesos, when the owner does not take responsibility and remove the vehicle on their own. A tow truck was hired after various vehicles were identified, whose cost will be charged to the owner of the vehicle.

Mobile vendors ask that everyone be treated equally (Measured with the same yardstick)

Medir con la misma vara, piden ambulantesVer mas

Following the sweep against the informal vendors, it is said that regulations should be imposed on the bars and restaurants of Hidalgo who do not respect the rules about having two meters allowed for the placement of their tables, which hinders the passage of tourists and resident thru the street. The informal vendors of Isla Mujeres are also concerned that permits not be given 'left and right' to vendors from Cancun during the Easter holidays.
      The local vendors are being located by the City from the coastal areas to the mercado Javier Rojo Gomez. Some of them are saying the phrase applies "“o todos coludos o todos rabones”, (Everyone should be treated equally)., and they want the regulations applied to these businesses. They say in previous years, vendors who are not from the island have been given permits during the holiday period, which directly harms the local vendors, who have been relocated.
     They say business who put their tables into the roadway beyond the boundary of 1.5 to 2 meters, are restricting the roadway and regulations should be enforced, to allow the passage of pedestrians.

PROFECO checks calibration of scales
Profeco verifica calibración de básculas[+] Ver mas

Staff from PROFECO, the federal consumer protection agency, verified the calibrations of the scales at the markets in town, visiting the mercado Javier Rojo Gomez, downtown, where there are scales for sellers of meat, produce, and tortillas. They visited markets in La Gloria and Miraflores. They came from Cancun, because Isla lacks an office, although one has been sought. No sanctions were given, as far as is known.

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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

It are available for the 3rd Pink Hat breakfast for a donation of 250pesos. It will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the restaurant D'Lilys, with a hat contest and prizes. You can call 88 77 00 73  or you can contact Por Siempre Viva at:  Thank you.



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.

 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


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

DIF Isla Mujeres

THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, there are limited tickets left for the Seniors and Friends of Isla fundraiser. The cost is $300 pesos per person, which provides a scenic bus ride through the southern part of the island stopping at 5 venues for a drink, (alcohol or soft) and some snacks. You will receive an Isla Mujeres T-shirt and and an opportunity to win one of over 30 prizes at the venues. Some prizes are worth as much as $400 pesos. Pick up your tickets at JAX OR BOBO'S before Wed.

On Wed., pick up points will be at Jax at noon and 12:15 at the former Las Iguanas now Marina Paraiso. The bus tour will end at Marina Paraiso at approximately 4:30-5:00.

THAT'S NOT ALL!! We will have a raffle AFTER the bus event at Marina Paraiso and will sell raffle tickets for over 10 prizes, some worth more than $500 pesos! Cost of tickets will be one for $50 pesos and three for $100 pesos. Anyone may purchase tickets but MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

ALL proceeds will go toward the purchase of medical equipment providing needs and services for tourists and local people on the island. The Isla Hostipal, La Club de Gente Grande (Senior Center) and the Red Cross of Isla will be the recipients of these donations. There will be a presentation of equipment to these groups along with newspaper coverage.

The bus tour will visit Acantilados by punta sur, The Joint, Captain Dulche, Chuuk Kay, and lastly the former Las Iguanas, now Marina Paraiso Hotel.

Check us out on Facebook at Seniors and Friends of Isla. You can also message us there.

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! .




The Rooster Reto Run is March 30th   LINK 

This is from Por Esto March 11...

Race: "Reto Rooster on the Go"

Carrera “Reto Roosteronthego” [+] Ver mas

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  CORRER Y COMER ROLES DE CANELA, LA COMBINACION PERFECTA. ¿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. FECHA: DOMINGO 30 DE MARZO HORA: 6:30 a.m.  Distancia: 15k


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