Saturday, May 3, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, May 3 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 ....

The other car ferry should be operational in 10 days

En 10 días ferry estaría en el mar

Viernes, 02 de Mayo de 2014 21:13

Confían en naviera

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  The vehicular ferry Isla Blanca is receiving preventative maintenance after the clutch needed repairs, and should be ready in about 10 days. Meanwhile the other ferry, Segio Aguilar Gracia will provide service, but is limited to carrying trucks that are not taller than 3.8 meters. The company representative said this is not a problem for most of the trucks bringing supplies to the island, and noted that the cable that broke on the ramp at Punta Sam has been repaired by the Port Authority.

 Announcing Water Rally 2014

Anuncian Rally del Agua 2014

Viernes, 02 de Mayo de 2014 21:03

Por primera vez dejará sede de Cancún

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The Sixth edition of the Rally del Agua will be held in Isla Mujeres on May 16th, with young people from the island competing against youths from the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun). This year the rally will be done in conjunction with the Scouts del Caribe. DHC-Aguakan, who hold the annual rally, are providers of potable water, and they educate young people and the community in general to be ambassadors for the preservation of our planet. Each year they organize this competition to teach the participants, in a fun and healthy manner, about caring for the environment, especially water.
   This year the competition will take place in Isla Mujeres, for the first time, with the objective that the 75 participants will gain a greater understanding of this beautiful island.  The theme is "Heroes and Villains".  The competition involves both physical prowess and knowledge of the facilities that provide water and sanitation services to the community. The participants will have previously studied a guide on water services and the history of Isla Mujeres. The young people will have an opportunity to learn, in a fun and original manner, about the infrastructure that brings water to their home, collects it after use, and treats it to be returned to nature without risk of contamination. 
   There will be 75 participants, aged 16-18, divided into 15 teams, of which three teams are from the high school in Isla Mujeres, Colegio de Bachilleres.  


Participants of Regatta del Sol al Sol officially recognized as Distinguished Guests

Huéspedes distinguidos

Viernes, 02 de Mayo de 2014 20:31

Declara Agapito a participantes de regata "Del Sol al Sol"

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The participants of the Regatta XLVI del Sol al Sol were formerly and officially welcomed as Distinguished Guests by the municipality, with a marching band and guard, bearing a flag, (as well as speeches) at Punta Sur, overlooking the majestic Caribbean Sea. The Commodore of the Yacht Club of St Petersburg, Matt Bryant, read a proclamation that the Mayor of the city of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman, declared April 24th as "Isla Mujeres Day". It was recalled that the competition was created in 1968 and it strengthens the bonds of friendship, cooperation, and cultural exchange. The awards were given to the children who won the competition to drew the logo for the next Regata Sol al Sol, who were from Jean Piaget Elementary school:  Romina Rodríguez Avila (first place); Mía Boyan Lima (second place); and  Sofía Azueta Vicencio (third place).


 City takes immediate action after death of fish in Salina Grande

Acción inmediata

Viernes, 02 de Mayo de 2014 20:31

De la Comuna, ante muerte de peces en la Salina Grande

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After hundreds of fish died in the Salina Grande for unknown reasons, the City took action by conducting an immediate clean up and making an investigation into the cause. The staff of the department of Ecology and the Federal Zone (Zona Federal Marítimo Terrestre, ZOFEMAT) conducted the clean up, and a specialist was hired from LACESA, who specialize in the certification of beaches, to study of water samples and water temperature, with results expected on Tuesday, May 6th.  Also involved are the municipal and state Departments of Health, and COFEPRIS who are studying the water, as well as studies on samples of the dead fish to determine if human consumption causes a health risk.
   One possible cause of the fish deaths is overheating of the water, because when tested it was found to be higher than normal, which causes a lack of oxygen. It is strongly recommended that people do not eat any of the dead fish and avoid direct contact with the water of the salina, to avoid any potential health problems. Authorities also ask locals to take special care of the natural resources that we have, and avoid littering to have a healthier environment, because pollution can play a negative and lethal role.
   As a final fact, it was revealed that the Department of Ecology, with the invaluable support from environmental groups and volunteers, is conducting clean ups every 15 days, and every time this happens, it becomes dirty again afterwards. They are considering presenting this problem to the City Council, to create an initiative to fine people who are littering at this site that is important to the Island environment.

 Tvisla Mujeres

City removes dead fish from Salina Grande

Noticias de  Quequi......

Queaui has Cozumel news in the Isla Mujeres section online today.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Investigation of fish deaths in the salina
Assisting the whale shark tour licensees   
Recognizing connections with visitors from the US  

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Disinterest in revising the Urban Transport contract

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 In recent weeks there has been no announcement of a review of the contract for Urban Transport, although the contact has been breached, and that failure could merit cancellation. Weeks ago, the Secretary General of the City Council, Cesar Poot, said the council would address the situation with  Jose Magana of the Transportation Commission. The contract is for 15 years, but in the 13 years of operation, the company has not complied with the schedule, routes, frequency, or quality of vehicles as specified in the contract. When service was stopped for weeks, there were no sanctions. Currently the bus covers one route, every half hour between downtown and the colonias, and although one of the drivers has reported it is doing a good business, the business reports they are losing money.
   Bus riders complain that they cannot afford taxis , even before their rates were raised. They note that during his campaign mayor said he would address this issue, and they suggested that one of the two DIF buses be put into service.
      Sometime tourists use the bus,  frequently seeking information about its schedule, and obviously it is recommended that they don't wait for it, because it is tardy, as well as the fact that here is no guarantee of a tour, because of the possibility mechanical failure, which would end the useful life of the unit.

One vehicle accident

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Due to a lack of caution, an elementary school teacher flipped her vehicle on the curve of Paseo de los Peces and ran into the fence of the Centro de Apoyo Psicopedagógico para Menores. (The Little Yellow Schoolhouse). Aracely Gómez Briceño, 35, escaped unhurt, but was taken to the ISSSTE hospital in Cancun  to rule out any brain trauma, because the accident was serious.
       She was going from north to south in a Jeep Liberty, presumably at a relatively high rate of speed, when the accident occurred. She was helped out of the unit by neighbors immediately, and the ambulance arrived moments later and transported her to the General Hospital, where she was assessed by doctors before being transported to Cancun. The vehicle was moved to the impound yard, with the help of volunteers and a trascabo (tow truck?). 
     Geovanny Avalos, of the Red Cross, shared a note on Facebook advising members of the community: When someone suffers a vehicle accident, unless it is on fire, call 877 0280 in Isla Mujeres, or 065, and do not move the victims because you can make their condition worse.

Isla Mujeres: Hosting the 6th Water Rally
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Tilapia: Specie of fish that are dying in the salina
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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 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


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