Friday, May 16, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, May 16 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 ....

Continue to wait for whale shark permits

Continúan a la espera de zarpar

Jueves, 15 de Mayo de 2014 21:54

Para iniciar con avistamiento del tiburón ballena

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de mayo.-
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Although May 15th was the official start of the whale shark sighting season, none of the 243 concessions of Isla Mujeres could sail, due to a lack of authorization from the Federal Wildlife Department. The Harbor Master was unable to deliver the permits because they were not issued, but he said it is most likely that the whale shark sighting season will begin next week. He said he does not know what number of vessels will be allowed to sail to the designated area, which depends on the number of permits that are issued by the agency. According to the new amendment to the Management Plan for Whale Shark Sighting, only one permit will be granted to each worker, and not a half dozen or ten or a dozen, as happened last season. In this regard, there may be only about 100 vessels that are able to work this season. The concession holders want  the amendment to be applied next season, rather than this season. 
Emotional homage by Agapito on Teacher's Day 

Merecido y emotivo homenaje

Jueves, 15 de Mayo de 2014 20:50

Agapito da muestra de gratitud en el Día del Maestro

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On Teacher's Day the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, gave an emotional speech in tribute to active, retired, and deceased teachers. The event took place at the newly repaired and remodeled monument to teachers and was attended by officials, special guests, teachers, and educational workers.  The Mayor was thankful and spoke about education as a fundamental pillar of his governmental program. The municipal trustee (and town historian) Fidel Villanueva gave a brief account of the history of the first schools on the island. Raciel Román Valerio, the island's representative for SNTE, said that although among teachers there are different ways of thinking, but they are bound together by the common desire to create a better town, state, and nation through education. The speech of the Director of Economic Development was described as 'moving',  and a former teacher spoke nostalgically. Then the program was closed with a poem dedicated to the teachers who are deceased, which was followed by a respectful moment of silence and the placing of a wreath.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Tribute to teachers on their day in Isla Mujeres

Merecido homenaje a los maestros de #IslaMujeres en su día

Oldest skeleton in America found in Quintana Roo
Encuentran en Quintana Roo el esqueleto humano más antiguo de América
Tv Isla Mujeres | Encuentran en Quintana Roo el esqueleto humano más antiguo de América 
NOT IN ISLA MUJERES It was found in the southern part of the state on the ejido Botes-Rovirosa, in the archeological zone at the ruins of Noh Kah (Gran Ciudad) in the municipality of Tulum. 
Testing was done in laboratories in Canada and the US, indicating the remains are between 12,000 and 13,000 years old, and belonged to a girl who was 15 or 16 years old, who they call "Naia" or Joven de Hoyo Negro (Youth of the Black Hole). This is not the first time remains over 10,000 years old have been found in Quintana Roo, and were previously found in a cenote near Coba and named "El Joven de Chan Hol". There were also La Mujer de Naharon, La Mujer de las Palmas, and El Hombre del Templo, found in caves. These findings support the theory that  (at least some of ) the population of the Americas migrated from Asia.

 A report was published Thursday in the journal "Science".  HERE is the story in English. Naia is Greek for water nymph. The skull was found in 2007, and an international consortium photographed the site in 2011 and collected samples for analysis. HERE is another version in English.

Hoyo Negro, an underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan
n this Oct. 25, 2013 photo, divers illuminate Hoyo Negro, an underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula where the remains of 'Naia,' were found. (AP Photo/Roberto Chavez Arce via Science)

Photo below from

Noticias de  Quequi......

Celebration of teachers by City




    0 16 de mayo de 2014

    Por Redacción > Quequi .- David Balam exhortó a profesores a trabajar por la excelencia educativa.
  • Edificio de Semefo  “elefante blanco”
      SEMEFO building: "White elephant"


    Edificio de Semefo “elefante blanco”

    0 15 de mayo de 2014 
    The building for the Medical Examiner's office remains abandoned and has never been operational. It has suffered from a leaky roof, vandalism, and theft. Last year, the then Director General of Administration, Horacio Coral, intended to rehabilitate the property. Several months ago the Attorney General Armando Garcia Torres said that SEMEFO would be opened as soon as possible, but due to many irregularities and structural damage, the property could not be made operational, despite the considerable investment made in the purchase of equipment.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- El inmueble continúa abandonado y nunca entró en operación.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Restoring Fermin Mundaca Avenue
 Yesterday morning while employees of the City were clearing away vegetation with heavy equipment, they opened up the street "Fremin Mundaca" which had existed for 'years', but was obstructed by vegetation. Some islanders were surprised and had been unaware of its existence.  
    A fence is being constructed around the entire Mundaca estate, and the main entrance will be on this street. The project is going well and you can see that the wall already has foundations, and several meters of stone wall have been constructed.
Allowing the destruction of mangroves 
This is the same information that was translated Wednesday (DQR).

 por esto

Testarossa: Confirmed as winner
Testarossa, confirmado el ganador.. [+] Ver mas

Election of taxi union leader "Wato" contested by losing candidates
Taxistas disidentes no ceden contra el “Wato”. [+] Ver mas
On December 14th, 2013,  "Wato" Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez was reelected as head of the taxi union, and the other candidates have filed legal objections, and continue to oppose the election before the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration. They are Javier Acereto, who was interviewed, and Adolfo Arguelles and Michael Chan.
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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



 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 ~2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
(Start times posted on menu board by entrance. Live music most afternoons ~2p)
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


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  Town Square: "First Municipal Artist's Fair" 

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 at Rancho Vieho ~30+ yr tradition Continental IM
May 13 7p Official welcome of Regatta as Distinguished Guests

May 14 7:25pm Full Moon Rise of Caribbean Sea
 Rises an hour later each night
(Sunset ~7p)

May 15 Regatta Awards Event
May 15 Thursday Teachers Day
May 29 Thursday Ascension Day

May 31 9:30am  Pink Wig Breakfast at D'Lily's to benefit Breast Cancer organization Por Siempre Viva



May 15- Sept. 15- Whale Shark Season (Start of the season has been delayed, awaiting delivery of their permits from the federal Wildlife Department)
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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