Monday, March 17, 2014

In Isla Mujers Daily News Monday, March 17 The Afternoon Edition & Catching up from the Weekend Happy Benito Juarez Day & St Pat's Day

  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 ....

Chamber of Commerce objects to informal street vendors

Inconforma a Canaco ambulantaje

Lunes, 17 de Marzo de 2014 00:06

Cada vez es más preocupante, dice dirigente

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.-.
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This information has been translated. The Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) represents the merchants who are objecting to vendors selling informally along the malecon, which they consider as unfair competition. 

Church of Immaculate Conception preparing a museum  

Preparan museo

Lunes, 17 de Marzo de 2014 00:03

Para la iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, confirma prebístero

Lanrry PARRA
Isla Mujeres a 16 de marzo de 2014.-
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The Church of Immaculate Conception, located downtown, is planning to have a museum that focuses on the history of its origin and the development of the Catholic religion on the island and in the region.  The area where the museum may be located is known as  "el psicodélico", because many years ago events with light and sound for young people were held there, but now it is the office area of the church. This area is in poor condition and there are plans to move the offices. The plan for a museum is currently in the 'idea' stage, and will require the support of parishioners, citizens, officials, politicians, and local businessmen. 
60.9 million pesos from Governor in coordination with Agapito: For more infrastructure

Bolsa de 60.9 mdp

Lunes, 17 de Marzo de 2014 00:02

Invertirá Gobierno de Beto Borge en coordinación con Agapito, para más infraestructura

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de marzo.- 
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 An official publication announced these investments will include 11.3 million for the boulevard Costa Mujeres (on the mainland),  11.2 million for electrical lines on Rueda Medina and 2.6 million for the construction of a sports dome on the island, which is annexed to the 86.2 million pesos for projects listed in the Urban Development Plan for the edge of the metropolitan area, bordering on the municipality of Benito Juarez.(Cancun). Details about how that money to be invested in the mainland area of Isla Mujeres,  are given, which are part of the Metropolitan Fund projects. ( Fondo Metropolitano)

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Planning to put internet service in schools and parks




  • Boatmen disobey nautical regulations


    Desobedecen lancheros reglamentos náuticos

    Desobedecen lancheros reglamentos náuticos   0 15 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-
    There are boatmen who are not respecting the buoys at Playa Norte and the Posada beach, which is a risk to the swimmers. They are landing on the shore, which could cause an accident. While the tourists do not know the regulations or risks, the captain and crew are responsible for these actions, and could be subject to some sort of sanction. The last accident occurred eight years ago. The Harbor Master has said they have been increasing safety measures and surveillance.

  • Imparable la lucha contra el dengue
    Ongoing efforts to prevent dengue


    Imparable la lucha contra el dengue

    0 15 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-

 The monthly fumigation treatment was delayed by rains and strong winds. It was scheduled to begin on Thursday. The effort takes two working days, and occurs monthly,  when the workers of the Vector agency spray every corner of the island, to control larvae of the mosquito that causes dengue.



180 animals sterilized


Logran esterilizar 180 animales

0 14 de marzo de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se preparan para campaña antirrábica.


Reviewing agreement between Contoy Park and CONANP

Renueva Parque Contoy convenio con la Conanp

0 14 de marzo de 2014

Renueva Parque Contoy convenio con la ConanpPor Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- 
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The document will be valid for six years, until November 30, 2018, which was signed by each of the licensees of the Isla Contoy National Park, in which they pledged to help maintain the area.  Among the recommendations made by specialists is to conduct a study reviewing the capacity of the park, because there is fear that it is already being exceeded. The regulation allows up to 200 tourists daily, but some believe it could reach 250 daily. Permittees explained there has been an increase in tourism promotion, and now there are more visitors.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Investing millions in Isla Mujeres

Aplicarán millonaria inversión en IM

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 Islanders win medals at Olympics in Mexico City

Sacan la casta isleñas en la Olimpiada en México

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Using the beach as an ashtray

Deja playa de ser cenicero

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Second grade students of Cesar Mendoza primary school spent 20 minutes cleaning 500 linear meters of North Beach and gathered 486 cigarette butts, which are hazardous to the birds who eat them and to the environment. Tourists cheered the little ones, and a restaurant gave them lemonade. They were accompanied by parents and teachers, for this weekend effort which is part of the environmental education program in the schools.


Media Luna beach contaminated with gas containers

Contaminan la playa Media Luna tambos con gasolina

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Twenty three containers of gasoline washed up at the Media Luna beach, near the Casa de Cultura at 11am, and a report was called to the 066 emergency number. The police found them scattered over an area of about 20 linear metes and collected them. It is presumed they fell from a boat along the coast, but it is not known of a report being made to the Port Authority concerning their loss.  
Ending of "Day of Women" events  

Termina jornada del 'Día de la mujer'

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Hotels suffer  dramatic decrease in occupancy

Sufre dramática caída la ocupación hotelera

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 por esto

Fishermen resume catching grouper
Pescadores reiniciaron la captura de mero[+] Ver mas
The end of the ban was on Saturday, but on Sunday the winds prevented the fishermen from going out, but they are expected to be able to fish on Tuesday. (The ban was in effect for one month. The lobster fishing ban lasts four months, until July. ). Last year about 10 tons of fish were sold by commercial fishermen, which includes grouper.
    There has been a seasonal, federal ban on grouper, after a population problem for several years, which went into effect on February 14th, 2009 for the region of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean area, including the coasts of the Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo.
  The demand for seafood is increased during Lent, and restaurants have had to import fish from Yucatan. The climate has prevented the fishermen from  going out, at times. THere are five cooperatives, representing a workforce of over 300, who expect to be fishing on Tuesday and Wednesday, primarily catching snapper and grouper in response to the shortages and demands.

Supporting rural education
Apoyo a la educación rural.. [+] Ver mas
On mainland Isla Mujeres, school materials were distributed and the Committee for the Prevention of Forest Fires was formed, which is coordinated by the Civil Protection agency of the municipality. The most critical dry months are April, May, and June.
     There are over 100,000 hectares of brush in the continental zone of Isla Mujeres that are at risk. Last year in the high risk area of Francisco May and Rancho Vieho there were only two fires affecting 7.3 hectares of jungle.
    It is said that 99.9% of these fires are not natural and are caused by humans who are burning for urbanization, for agriculture, or from poachers, among others. Agricultural burning is the primary cause of jungle fires.

 Recognition given to 12 women
Reconocimiento a doce féminas  [+] Ver mas
The Rotaract Club recognized the careers of a dozen prominent women in the fields of education, sports, art, culture, business, and altruism as part of International Women's Day, during a breakfast at a popular restaurant. The women are: Teachers: Delia Cervera, Lorena Vázquez Vázquez, Rita Vázquez Romero, Cristina Medina Figueroa, Xóchil López Cubells and Teresita de Jesús Garrido Gómez; Licenciadas   Renatta Rodríguez Ortega, Architect Liliana Magaña Moguel, Licenciada Ángela Trejo Martínez and Señora Reyna Sulú de Magaña.

Isla's Cahuameros &  Cancun's La Rebotera tied in the series
 Cahuameros y La Rebotera empataron la serie.. [+] Ver mas


Alternative Medicine Conference
Dictarán conferencia sobre medicina alternativa [+] Ver mas

Agents for the "BIO 4" company are having a free meeting to promote health and offer their products and information at the private school Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba, opposite the Makax cooperative on Monday at 4:30pm. They market their products for the prevention of conditions and diseases including diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, arthritis, constipation, HIV, heart disease, allergies, liver disease , Parkinson's disease,  and obesity.

23 fuel containers found
Recalan 23 bidones con combustible. [+] Ver mas
Initially 21 containers were found, and then two more were turned in by a fisherman who had sold them for 300 pesos each. They each have a capacity of 50 liters of petrol, so this represented 1,150 liters, which would have a value of 14,000 pesos. They were first detected at 7am, and were put in custody at the police department, and an investigation continues. One of the containers had a leak and caused a strong odor in the storage area.


Chacmuchuch Lagoon: Neglected
Laguna Chacmuchuch, en el abandono[+] Ver mas
La Asociación de Amigos de la Laguna Chacmuchuch presented an initiative to the government of Quintana Roo to expand the reserve project, which only covers 2000 hectares of the lagoon, adjacent to the Manati lagoon, but they have not received a response. At the forum held in Punta Sam to present the new municipal Urban Development Plan, concerns were raised about ht epossible contamination of Laguna Chacmuchuch. The mayor requested that  a special commission of inquiry be formed to investigate and look into taking relevant action. This lagoon is considered a nursery for many marine species including lobster, sea cucumber, fish, turtles, conchs & other shellfish, and others. There has been a lack of monitoring, and there has been cutting into the mangroves. The municipal development plans of Punta Sam-Isla Blanca and of the Continental area that is urban, have boundaries that are upon the lagoon. The plans for high density development have not changed along this periphery, and involve a large investment from consortium.
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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:  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.



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

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

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

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


Monday is St. Pat's Day! 

Hair Of The Dog Island Poker Run
There are still tickets available for the Hair of the Dog Poker Run  at Playa Norte, starting at Jax at noon (3/17).  LINK to more info. Benefits Isla Animals

Fram Casa de los Suenos


From the Posada del Mar:

Happy St. Patrick´s Day. Feliz Día de San Patricio.

Coco-Net says Miquel's is having a party starting around six, and they'll be celebrating at Faynes also.


Soggy Peso usually celebrates. Photo by Rosa Sirena

Photo: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

**¡¡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: 998-136-1497


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