Sunday, April 13, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, April 13 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in May!, 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 the remainder of year is a $30 donation. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in May.   

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 ....

Announcement for students

To bring documents & receive their scholarships for ferry transport

Llamado a estudiantes

Sábado, 12 de Abril de 2014 20:44

Para entregar constancias y recibir sus becas de transporte marítimo

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The Department of Social Development wants students to bring in their documents of current studies to register for the second payment of ferry transport subsidies, for the months of March and April. The City is paying 140,000 pesos for the 91 subsidies for students attending school on the mainland. There are 64 students at university level, 22 at high school, four in middle school, and on in Special Education. The subsidy is given as a cash payment, of varying amounts, depending on how often they attend school. Some go daily, some attend only on weekends, and some go twice a month. The largest amount paid is 2000 pesos, for those who attend school daily.


Cabbies could seek concession for urban transport 

Taxistas apuestan a transporte urbano

Sábado, 12 de Abril de 2014 20:43

Podrían buscar concesión

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The  taxi union of Isla Mujeres is analyzing the possibility of offering urban transportation for the island. The current service has been heavily criticized in recent days for its inconsistency, and it has been noted that the Turicun company could lose its concession by default for failing to provide continuous and regular service. Otherwise, the contract for the concession expires May 16, 2016. They have been providing service for 13 years. It is noted that most of the day, service is provided every 45 minutes. The leader of the taxi unions said they are interested in offering better service to Islanders.
Intense action at Women's CIPEBA competition
With three teams participating 

Intensas acciones en el Cipeba Femenil

Sábado, 12 de Abril de 2014 20:38

Con la participación de tres equipos

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The competition took place between Lobas of Chetumal, Artisans of Becal in the state of Campeche, and the Isla Mujeres Marlyns for the  Circuito Peninsular de Básquetbol (Cipeba). The first game began at 10:30am with the Isla Mujeres Marlyns defeating the Artisans from Becal, Campeche by a score of 93-18.


4600 students on vacation

Return to classes April 29th 

De vacaciones, 4 mil 600 estudiantes

Viernes, 11 de Abril de 2014 21:47

El 29 regresan a clases

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   There are more than a thousand preschool students, over 1300 in primary, over 1100 in middle school, and about 1200 in high school. This is the end of the third part of the education cycle, and the forth and final part of the academic year will begin when they return to classes April 29th. It is noted that most school activities were suspended Thursday, April 10th, and students only attended for a couple of hours. Today (April 11) there is a soccer tournament between the student of the Colegio Bachilleres, the high school, prior to their two weeks of vacation.

 Providing 400 scholarships

List of beneficiaries available on April 17th 

Entregan 400 becas

Viernes, 11 de Abril de 2014 21:44

El próximo día 17 se definirá lista de beneficiarios

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 Edgar Gasca Arceo, municipal director of Social Development, said they had scholarships for approximately 400 students, but only 385 submitted the required documentation, which occurred on April 4th. The applications are currently being reviewed, and the final list will be available on Thursday, April 17th. The payments are made every two months of 300 pesos for primary students, 3400 pesos for middle school, 1000 pesos for high school, and 1500 for university students. The total amount to be dispersed every two months by the municipality is 290,000 pesos.


Health is a top priority: Agapito 

La salud, prioridad suprema

Viernes, 11 de Abril de 2014 21:08

Para la Comuna, reitera Agapito

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ISLA MUJERES , April 11 - . With the firm intention of achieving a healthy and disease free community , the administration headed by Agapito  Magaña Sanchez , implemented an ongoing program of health care touring all parts of the municipality. Today one of the modules was in the Continental Zone, and there was a campaign by Women's Institute to prevent osteoporosis. The screening with a "densitómetro" normally would cost 650-700 pesos but is being offered for 50 pesos, and takes less than three minutes.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Ready for the live Viacrucis

Expecting attendance of 6000 people between the two reenactments

  • Motorcycles obstructing public way


    Invaden la isla de motos Dejan las unidades en vía pública entorpeciendo el paso.Invaden la isla de motos Dejan las unidades en vía pública entorpeciendo el paso.

    0 12 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .-

    People were in the habit of parking their scooters almost anywhere, and not walking very far, but now this bad habit no longer works, after vehicular growth has exploded in recent years, said the Chief of Police. He added,  "A family can have three to four motorcycles, which they ride during the day to go to work or grocery shopping."
         People who work downtown said the problem became worse after the downtown streets were made narrower. The Traffic police move more than 60 units daily, trying to not impede the access up and down Rueda Medina. The new Maritime terminal will be inaugurated soon, with various parking areas, and then a new policy is expected to prevent rows of bikes along the main street.


Olvidan recoger 300 micas en IFE
  300 voter ID cards waiting to be picked up


Olvidan recoger 300 micas en IFE

0 12 de abril de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca .- The IFE (Federal Electoral Institute) concluded their two week visit in Isla Mujeres, when many Islanders registered, but over 300 have not come in to pick up their voter identification cards. They delivered some 200 credentials. They will return to the island May 6-9th. The will be located in the Community Hall in colonia la Gloria, from 9am to 3pm.

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Holiday season starts
Arranca la temporada vacacional[+] Ver mas
 The Easter holiday season began in Isla Mujeres without incident as of Saturday afternoon, with military police of the Navy making foot patrols. The municipal Civil Protection agency posted two signs advising precaution at the deep parts of the Posada Beach and Playa Norte, in addition to installing red flags at the dangerous areas. These two main swimming areas are safe for the public in general terms, especially within the buoys set out to separate the boats and swimmers. There are also warnings not to climb on the slippery "whales" of North Beach which contain sand, because they are slippery with algae that forms on their surfaces, and many people have lost their balance and fallen. The municipal police have 24  hour patrols to prevent excessive speed in vehicles and drunkenness in public areas. Vessels of the Port Authority and Navy are making patrols to avoid problems and prevent any irregular phenomenon. The three levels of government are working together to ensure the safety of holiday vacationers. The ferry companies report they are keeping up with the movement of passengers to the island, and have boats available to meet demand.

Removing sand from malecon
Retiran arena del malecón.. [+] Ver mas
Several tonnes of sand were moved onto the malecon and Rueda Medina avenue by the recent southerly winds, and a crew of half a dozen workers returned the sand to the Posada beach, from the monument to the Fishermen down to the intersection with Matamoras avenue. This occurs every spring, when winds come from the south. The regular cleaning brigades clean up kilos of cigarette butts, and dogs were not seen as there have been before, which was attributed by a worker to the sterilization campaigns and the warnings to owners that they must keep their dogs at home or risk fines.

Municipal Ecology agency has not intervened in alleged poisoning of animals
Ecología Municipal, cómplice en masacre de animales] Ver mas

A complaint was filed with the Ministry of Common Law /  Ministerio Público de Fuero Común (MPFC) against the alleged poisoner of six cats in colonia Meteorologico. The vet Delfino Guerrero has complained to the media about the failure of the municipal Department of Ecology to intervene against the alleged poisoner of  24 cats and in regard to the abandonment of 10 sick dogs. Documents were submitted regarding each dog with serious health problems that were abandoned by their owners, and the regulations were not enforced. The dogs suffered from scabies, mites, ticks, distemper, and other diseases due to lack of care and attention, and each case was documented, but the agency has taken no action.


More than 3000 tourists arriving daily

Arribarán más de tres mil turistas cada día[+] Ver mas
During the 16 days of vacation, about 3000 tourists are expected to arrive daily. This has the same information as given in previous articles about safety and security operations.

Continued tolerance for Turicun
Mantendrán la tolerancia a Turicun[+] Ver mas
This has the same information as given in previous articles about Turicun, and that their concession agreement expired May 16,2016 but is subject to revocation before that for poor service.

Technology "de punta" in fishing tournament
Tecnología “de punta” en torneo de pesca[+] Ver mas
Digital technology will play a bigger role in this years tournament which takes place on May 9, 10, & 11, with over 100 registrants expected. Preparations include various municipal agencies, the Navy, the Port Aurthority, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and and the Minstry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). There is another meeting scheduled at the end of April. There are 20 fishing tournament events in Quintana Roo, and the most notable is this one in Isla Mujeres. . The Baracuda Tournament VI will be June 15th and the first women's tournament Dorada Isla Mujeres 2014 will be June 13 & 14.

Curriculum that involves families
Plan de estudios que involucra a paterfamilias [+] Ver mas
This information was in the article about the kindergarten kids learning math skill and social skills while having a mock department store at the school where their parents acted as customers.
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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, 630 to 830 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 ~1p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1p  Salsa 
(Start times 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


April 3 4p-9p Artist's Fair on Town Square

April 12 Saturday: 6:30am Pirate Triathlon

April 13 Palm Sunday event 6:30pm Chapel of Caridad del Cobre

April 17 Maundy Thursday (bank holiday)

April 18 Good Friday  (bank holiday)
Two Reenactments of the Stations of the Cross / The Passion of Christ
10 am  Starting at Sacred Heart of Jesus in colonia La Gloria, going up  Paseo de las Aves, and by the park Las Tortugas, then over to prolongacion Rueda Medina, and entering the street by the new hospital, to come back to the church. 3000-4000 attendees expected
Noon For the representation by the Church of Immaculate Conception, they will start at the chapel to Guadalupe (la capilla de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) at noon to travel five kilometers under the rays of the midday sun to the church of Immaculate Conception. That is the chapel overlooking the Caribbean, near Mango Cafe in Salina Chica.  300-400 attendees expected

April 19 Holy Saturday

April 20 Easter Day
Children's Fishing Tournament  “Buenaventura Delgado Díaz-Coleguita” Sponsored by the DIF celebrating Children's Day

April 27, Sunday  Regatta XLVI Sol al Sol arrives in Isla Mujeres
April 30 Regatta event Casa de las Rocas

April 30  Día del Niño


May 1 Thursday 4p-9p Artists Fair on Town Square
May 1 Formal welcome to Regatta Sol al Sol XLVI
 May 1 Labor Day in Mexico
May 1  May Day
May 2 Regatta Amigos XLV 12:30 Isla Children sail around isle
May 2 Regatta Sol al Sol Awards dinner 
May 3 Regatta Sol al Sol departure
May 3 Day of the Holy Cross (festival for mason/constrct wkrs /Dia de Santa Cruz, also called El Día del Albañil. (Essay..maybe May 4th 2012)
May 5 Battle of Puebla 2012 "Cinco de Mayo" 

May 8 Thursday Regata Al Sol XXVIII Departs for Isla Mujeres

 May  9-11 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament

May 10 Saturday Mother's Day  in Mexico
~May 13-20  Festival of Lady of Fatima Rancho Vieho ~30+ yr tradition
May 15 Thursday Teachers Day
May 29 Thursday Ascension Day



May 15- Sept. 15- Whale Shark Season
Early May -  Nov.  Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting

Whale Shark Festival TBA  ~ late June-early July?

6th Annual Alicia Ricalde Magana Women's Fishing Tournament  TBA August?

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance

Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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