Saturday, May 17, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Saturday, May 17 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

Training courses begin

Agreement between CECATI & the City

Inician cursos de capacitación

Viernes, 16 de Mayo de 2014 21:41

Comuna suma esfuerzos con Cecati

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The City has coordinated with CECATI who provide job training courses for islanders. Six new training courses were opened,  after 89 islanders received their certificates for completion of the previous training sessions.
     The graduates had begun their courses in February, in the subjects of Basic English, Beverage Preparation, Housekeeping I, Computer Basics, Tourism Sales & Services, Basic Information (? Informática básica), and Serving Diners, as well as a course in Hair Cutting & Styling.
      There are 60 islanders enrolled in the new courses, which are Computer Maintenance, Events Coordinating, Computer Maintenance, Intermediate English, Housekeeping II, and Reception & Supervision in Restaurants.
Agapito & Toledo Medina lead special edition of successful social program 

Con alto valor humano

Viernes, 16 de Mayo de 2014 21:01

Agapito y Toledo Medina encabezan edición especial de exitoso programa social

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A special edition of the Recycling Waste For Food program took place yesterday morning at the green dome in colonia Salina Chica. The officials were there to monitor the success of this social and environmental program and to maintain a warm, direct contact with families. These officials included: Mayor  Agapito Magaña Sánchez, and the following state officials:  el diputado presidente de la Gran Comisión del Congreso del Estado , José Luis Toledo Medina, and el diputado Juan Carrillo Soberanis. (A diputado is a legislator & these are state legislators.) This program was instituted by Governor Roberto Borge and has benefited thousands of families in Quintana Roo. It has been so successful, that it is being copied in some states in Brazil. The program benefits  families and the environment, and causes cleaner public spaces and streets.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Recyclable trash for food program in Isla Mujeres in colonia Salina Chica
Arrancando en #IslaMujeres una jornada más del programa social Basura x Alimentos @juancarrillo58 @JLToledoM

Arranca en Isla Mujeres el programa social Reciclando Basura por Alimentos en la colonia Salina Chica 
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Noticias de  Quequi......

Whale shark tour providers seek exclusivity

  • Exigen náuticos exclusividad de permisos


    Exigen náuticos exclusividad de permisos

    0 16 de mayo de 2014 
    The "Nauticos de Isla Mujeres" united with their fellow licensees from Isla Holbox, "Lazaro Cardenas" to request that whale shark permits be granted exclusively for these two islands, and not for the benefit of Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Although the season officially began on May 15th, no one can work because the Federal Wildlife Department has not released the permits. The regulations were changed to limit one permit per person, which will cause problems for the licensees who had 10 boats operating previously. There were 260 licenses in the registry last year. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, has not yet received the permits for the licensees.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se suman a la petición de Holbox.
  • Podrían cerrar el puerto por frente frío
      Port could close due to cold front


    Podrían cerrar el puerto por frente frío

    0 16 de mayo de 2014 
    Cold front 55 may close the port to navigation by small vessls, said the Harbor Master. Precaution is advised with moderate to heavy rain expected as the front moves eastward across the northern part of the state, with gusting winds that may reach 30km/hr and waves of up to two meters in the Caribbean sea. These conditions may increase and people are advised to be aware of the weather forecasts and advisories. 

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- No descarten la suspensión de actividades para las embarcaciones menores.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Legislators verify success of social program

Proposed laws discussed by legislator 

Vigilarán que se cumpla la ley del primer empleo

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
EMPUJE. El legislador Juan Carrillo Soberanis informó que presentará esta semana la ley de Servicios Inmobiliarios.
 Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the legislator who represents islanders,  and grandson of  Cancún icon Juan Carrillo Padilla, was in town for the Recycled Trash for Food program event. In an interview he named proposed laws he is involved with which included the new law of  Primer Empleo, (First Job), as well as the Real Estate Services Act, and the Civil Planning Law. The latter was his initiative and has passed and is awaiting official publication. He said he is committed to doing a good, thorough job, and not just being a bench warmer.  (y no sólo ir a calentar la curul.)
Read more: Vigilarán que se cumpla la ley del primer empleo
Awaiting taxi fare increases 

Esperan aumento de tarifa de taxis

  • Written by Diario Respuesta Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
CONTROL.  Eduardo Rodríguez Peniche es acusado por los taxistas de amasar una gran fortuna a costa del gremio.
The increase in taxi fares is expected to begin in the upcoming week, when rates for islanders in the colonias will rise from 13 pesos to 15 pesos and for students, the fee will go from 6 pesos to 8 pesos. There are allegations made by anonymous critics against the taxi union leader, who is at the Vatican for the canonization of the Pope.
Read more: Esperan aumento de tarifa de taxis
CECATI boosts self-employment 

Increasing interest in destination weddings 

Struggling to survive in the off season 

Honoring teachers on their day 

Agasaja Ayuntamiento a pedagogos en su día

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

In an emotional ceremony at the Monument to Teachers, officials recognized and thanked teachers who had served the community for 25 years or more. This included: Loyda Velásquez Chi for 30 years of service, Cristina Medina Figueroa  30 years of service, Gilberto Jiménez 30 years of service, and  Raciel Román Rivero for 25 years of service. An emotional response was evoked when a speaker talked about former teacher “Pepita”, Josefa Adame, who inspired him to become a teacher, and now he is also a legislator. The teachers were treated to a meal of cochinita pibil tacos after the ceremony, courtesy of the City officials. 

Read more: Agasaja Ayuntamiento a pedagogos en su día

 por esto

Port closed due to cold front
Cierre del puerto por el frente frío [+] Ver mas
The port was closed for navigation by small vessels on Thursday evening due to the effects of Cold Front #55, to continue on Friday due to gusting winds and high waves. Therefore no one was able to go whale shark sighting, but unofficial sources reported three boats went out on Thursday to see the whale sharks. Forecasts indicate that the front should decrease on Saturday, but the whale shark licensees are still awaiting their permits.
      It is noted that there are a group of 15 service providers who held some 80 permits of the island, according to collected data as follow, which is considered an incomplete list:  Aldo Alvarez Chaviano with 12 permits; Marcelo Cupul 9, Javier Ayala 9, “Queso” 9. An anonymous person said if the federal government does not take control, it will be similar to the situation we have where concessions for over 400 golf carts are in the hands of 15 people who were chosen by the state government.
   It is reported that there are a good number of whale sharks outside the protected area, and in the western section of the protected area, and that a few private boats took tourist out without permission, according to unnamed sources.

Job training begins
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Isla Mujeres Soccer Club: Signing for the postseason
Isla Mujeres Futbol Club, firme para la postemporada. [+] Ver mas
This is the youth league "Sub 13", and they are in week 10 of the first round of the circuit, after a tied game against the Pumas on Friday. Girls are allowed to play in the league, because there is no girl's league.
       Islander Jovana Abigail Pérez, now 13, is on the team and has been playing since she was eight years old. The other girl playing with the team is  Keila Sinaí Garrido Kú, whose history is similar. The Isla coach decided to include the girls to help promote the formation of a girls league, and so they will be ready to compete when it occurs.
       Jovena faced the points of attack from the boys with toughness, defending bravely, and wearing uniform #1. Her family cheered from the stands and her coach gave instructions from the sidelines. 
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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 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



 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 has been delayed
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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