Sunday, April 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, April 20 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 ....

Increased security with strategic checkpoints

Intensifican seguridad

Sábado, 19 de Abril de 2014 20:55

Instalan retenes en sitios estratégicos y despejan avenida

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ISLA MUJERES, 19 de abril.-
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 To ensure the safety of visitors during the Easter holidays, the municipal police ( Dirección de Seguridad Pública )set up checkpoints by the car ferry on Rueda Medina, and by the Aguakan pump station, since Wednesday. They put up a row of cones to deter excessive speed, and protect other drivers, particularly near the whale shark monument, where many tourists stop to take souvenir photos. They also cleared Rueda Medina Avenue of parked vehicles to ensure a good flow of traffic. Only those providers supplying businesses will be allowed to park momentarily, and those who rent golf carts may only keep two carts in front of their agency. There is public parking by the Casa de Cultura and in front of the Rocamar hotel, and soon the Port Authority parking lot will be operational.

Five youngsters saved

Lifeguards very busy with holiday vacationers 

Salvan a 5 menores

Sábado, 19 de Abril de 2014 20:54

Guardavidas tienen intensa actividad con motivo de las vacaciones

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There has been five children and about a half dozen adults who have received assistance from the lifeguards. The five children, who were around three or four years of age were at the beach known as “El Riíto” (near Fenix / Nabalam), enjoying the sea, when some were crying because they lost sight of their relatives. Although the water is shallow, the lifeguards intervened because they were without supervision, and could suffer an incident in an instant. The lifeguards said they often make recommendations to parents, who may get annoyed, but it is for the sake of the children.
   In another case, a 59 year old woman who was given first aid because she suffered engarrotamiento muscular (literally: muscular shin splints).  At 6pm yesterday the Red Cross paramedics went to that same beach to assist Modesta Pech Can, 59, who said the engarrotamiento muscular was caused by an allergy to cold water. She refused to allow the paramedics to transport her to the hospital, and was left in the care of her family. (Por Esto notes she suffered the cramps immediately upon entering the water, and her family called the Red Cross for assistance, who  almost immediately gave her first aid, but because she felt improved, she declined to go to the hospital. Por Esto also noted there are no vendors at the beaches, and they are vending on the nearby street Adolfo Lopez Mateos, and others have rented shops. There were no incidents during the reenactments of the Viacrusis.)
   It is recalled that yesterday there was a death of a national tourist, that may have been a heart attack while swimming, but the cause is undefined and it is said that he drowned. 

Damaged underwater cable
CFE addresses cause of outages

Sufre daños cable submarino

Viernes, 18 de Abril de 2014 20:58

CFE atiende causa de “apagones”

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The Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) used sophisticated equipment to locate the damage to an underwater electrical cable which caused a blackout for the whole island 15 days ago, and they have already repaired the damage. The line runs under the sea and arrives at the north part of the island, and the damaged area was about 500 meters before the cable enters the substation, and was about three meters underground. It was repaired without problems on Monday.


Rain didn't matter to the Catholics at the reenactments of the Viacrusis

No importó la lluvia

Viernes, 18 de Abril de 2014 20:54

Feligreses católicos abarrotan representaciones de Viacrucis

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From 10am to about 3pm there were two live enactments of the Viacrucis and the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, with the last part taking place under intense rain. The third enactment by the Sacred Heart church in La Gloria began at 10:30am, and was observed by at least 500 Catholics, who witnessed the journey by the 50 island actors for the 14 stations. There were actors portraying Jesus, Mary, Herod, and Pilate, among other characters. After the first station, where Jesus was before Pilate and Herod, he was beaten and given the cross, and the young actors walked about a kilometer through the representation of the 12 stations, under intense sun and heat. It began at the doors of the church in La Gloria, up the avenue of Las Aves, to the primary school Julio Sauri Espinosa, and by the Habitat Plaza, and back to the same church via prolongacion Rueda Medina, and it ended around 11:30am.
   The second representation began at 12:30 at the Guadalupe Chapel in Colonia Salinas, which involved fewer people, which may have been associated with the threat of rain, which began about a half hour later. Dozens of parishioners were driven away by the rain, especially those with young children or babes in arms, but the reenactment continued to the downtown area.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Tragic Friday in Isla Mujeres when a Mexican tourist drowned at Playa Norte. Security was increased at the beaches. Authorities are considering the possibility of a heart attack in the death of the tourist from Jalisco
Trágico viernes en #IslaMujeres, turista nacional fallece ahogado en una de las playas al norte de la ínsula!

No descartan posible infarto en la muerte del bañista Jalisciense hoy en #IslaMujeres @informador

The state Attorney General ( La Procuraduría de Justicia del Estado de Quintana Roo) has not ruled out the possibility that tourist  Omar Alejandro Hernández Arriero, 34, who passed away this morning (Friday) at one of the calmest beaches in Isla Mujeres, may have had a cardiac event that caused this fatal outcome. He was with Tonalí David Ibáñez, who is also from Guadalajara, Jalisco, near the hotel Mia (formerly Avalon Reef), when Hernandez suddenly needed help, and began to drown, although the water is not deep in that area. Drover pulled his body to shore, and tourists who knew first aid tried to resuscitate him, but to no avail. His body was taken by taxi to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The doctors said he arrived without vital signs, and there was nothing they could do for the young man. His body was taken to the Medical Examiners in Cancun for an autopsy, and the cause of death should be known tomorrow.

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Noticias de  Quequi......

Increased security at the beaches

  • Refuerzan seguridad en la zona de playas


    Refuerzan seguridad en la zona de playas

    0 19 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca Isla Mujeres.-. Following the death of a domestic tourist on Friday at one of the calmest beaches in Isla Mujeres, the municipal  Civil Protection agency decided to increase surveillance. There are red flag warnings in several places, but many domestic tourists ignore them, believing that all the beaches are tranquil.
      In the case of the Mexican tourist who died on Friday, serious questions have been provoked, because the area is calm and without much depth. There is a small current, but not enough to drag an adult. Meanwhile, Civil Protection has increase surveillance to nine lifeguards, who are distributed around each of the public beaches.
  • Encuentran falla en línea de la CFE
    CFE finds break in the line 


    Encuentran falla en línea de la CFE

    0 18 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-
  • Disminuye producción pesquera por mal tiempo
    Weather causes decreased fish production


    Disminuye producción pesquera por mal tiempo

    0 18 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-. The suradas, which are strong southerly winds, prevent the small vessels of the fishermen from being able to go out to work. In recent weeks, they have had several days of inactivity due to these winds, which are normal at this time of year. The situation is complicated by the increased demand for seafood during this holiday period, and their catches often sell out quickly on the day they are caught.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Inauguration of Maritime Terminal soon

Pronta inauguración de terminal marítima

Pronta inauguración  de terminal marítima

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Proliferation of flies at Trash Transfer Facility 

Amenaza la salud proliferación de las moscas en basurero

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Pilgrimage for the love of Jesus Christ

Peregrinan por el amor a Jesucristo

Peregrinan por el amor a Jesucristo
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 Increased ferry crossings

Redoblan ferrys sus corridas

Redoblan ferrys sus corridas
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Tourist injured in boat

Sufre turista lesión en una embarcación

Sufre turista lesión en una embarcación
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Increased security at beach after death of tourist
Refuerzan seguridad en playa tras de muerte de turista [+] Ver mas
Por Ovidio López ISLA MUJERES, 19 de abril.-

Successful literacy program
Exitoso programa de alfabetización subrogada .. [+] Ver mas

The CROC union will deliver 15 certificates on Tuesday at 6pm, and their headquarters for primary and secondary equivalency. They have given an average of 65 certifications annually to members since 2009. On Tuesday, they will award 10 certifications for secondary and 5 for primary school equivalency. They also offer job training and English language classes. This information was given by Raquel Castellanos, manager of the Plaza Comunitaria, who noted that CROC will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of this literacy and education program. The CROC members work in hotels and restaurants.

 Security on land and at sea
Seguridad por mar y tierra ] Ver mas 
The Navy increases security in the Caribbean waters during this holiday season, and local authorities have also increased security. It is noted there are several dozen Island children participating in the fishing tournament, which also has increased security. There are increased military police offering security during the holidays, and First Aid is available. The Port Authority is monitoring the boats and assuring they have proper safety equipment.

Location ready for association of small hotels
  Alista sede operadora de pequeños hoteles ] Ver mas

Within 15 days the office is expected to be opened for the new association of small hotels, to improve their marketing and to allow them to function as a unit while offering their rentals. Their leader,  Leonel Povedano Castillo, offered this information. For some small hotels, their occupancy have been at an average of 20%, and they hope to improve this statistic. There are about 70 hotels that could be included in the organization. Their goal is to achieve 50% occupancy in the short term, according to projections of specialists. They plan to standardize their offerings, to raise awareness among the owners and managers of small hotels who voluntarily join their plans, and to raise prices among these hotels whose rates are lower than those in Cancun or even in Merida.

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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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