Thursday, May 22, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, May 22 The Afternoon Edition & Yesterday's Translations Too

  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 ....

Education: High priority

Educación, alta prioridad

Miércoles, 21 de Mayo de 2014 22:15

Gobierno de Agapito se une a jornada nacional del INEA

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Isla Mujeres is actively participating in the National Days of Accreditation on May 23, 24, & 25, which is sponsored by the National Institute for Adult Education. On the island, on Saturday 24th from 9am to 2pm, any adults who have not completed their primary or secondary education can take an equivalency exam, and receive a certificate of completion of studies. The exams a being given at the community plaza "4 de Marzo" which is next to the basketball court in colonia La Gloria, and are being given by the State Institute for the Education of Youth and Adults of Quintana Roo. The article explains what documents are required & invites islanders to take advantage of this opportunity which can improve their living conditions and job opportunities. 
Grand inauguration of the soccer field & open air gym in La Gloria

Gran reinauguración

Miércoles, 21 de Mayo de 2014 22:14

De cancha de fútbol rápido y gimnasio al aire libre de La Gloria

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Thursday the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, re-inaugurated the "Futbol Rapido" soccer field and the open air gym in La Gloria, which had been upgraded with an investment of 2,861,781 pesos. The improvements included installation of a chain link fence, synthetic turf, new bleachers, a covered area for the  players, new gate, latex paint, as well as the installation of three elliptical treadmills, four pieces of equipment that exercise waists, three double rowing machines, and four machines for abdominal muscles. (I think... tres caminadoras elíptica, cuatro ejercitadores de cintura, tres remos dobles y cuatro equipos para abdominales.)
    You may recall that recently the mayor also reopened the downtown basketball court "Jose del Carmen Pastrana" after its renovation. This is part of a comprehensive program of the municipal government of Isla Mujeres with the objective that the residents of Isla Mujeres can count on having recreational areas that benefit their health, and promote social cohesion and integration of the community.

Isla High School team wins Water Rally 

Se lleva el "Rally del Agua"

Miércoles, 21 de Mayo de 2014 22:12

Equipo local de estudiantes de Cobach

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On Friday, the Grey team from the high school Colegio Bachilleres of Isla Mujeres won the sixth edition of the  Rally del Agua, sponsored by the company Aguakan. The event began at 7:30am with 75 participants, in groups of five, taking on mental and physical tests at each station around the island, to earn points, while demonstrating what they had learned on topics such as the water cycle, how this vital fluid reaches their homes, treatment of wastewater, and other actions done by Aguakan to help protect our environment. They also learned about the history of Isla Mujeres.
      Each member of the winning team received a laptop, and they were: Brayan Gerardo Nahuat Lavadores, Jabes Antonio González Díaz, Carlos Pool Quijano, Asaf David Pech Rosales y Abdiel Hazael Chim Moo. Members of the second place teams won tablets and members of the third place teams were each given iPods.. The event was organized by Aguakan, who provide potable water and wastewater services in Isla Mujeres and Benito Juarez, and with the City of Isla Mujeres, and the Scouts del Caribe.


Sports courts in the Salinas suffered from heavy rains in recent days

Canchas sufren estragos

Martes, 20 de Mayo de 2014 22:30

Ante intensas lluvias de los últimos días en la Salinas

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The sports fields that were most affected by the heavy rains in recent days were the baseball field and the futbol rapido soccer field in colonia Salinas. The baseball field, Ariel P Magana, remains flooded, because it seems the drainage system is clogged or the grates are blocked or in poor shape. At sunrise, Hidalgo was dry, which had been one of the areas most affected, as often happens. Puddles remained in front of Telegrafos de Mexico for a few days after the rain. 

Getting ready for Dia de la Marina (Naval Day)

Program to include sports activities

Se alistan para Día de la Marina

Martes, 20 de Mayo de 2014 22:13

Programa incluirá actividades deportivas

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Sports activities will be included in the events for Dia de la Marina on June 1st, with a baseball tournament beginning on Saturday, May 31st and the finals on June 1st. On Saturday there will also be a 15 kilometer foot race around the entire island. There will be a "lightening" basketball tournament (torneo relámpago de básquetbol)  with participation by the fishing cooperatives and the tourism serviced cooperatives, and will not include any nonmembers. On Sunday, June 1st there will be a handball tournament on the Posada beach, beginning at 8am. At 10am on Sunday, there will be a woman's softball game at the Children's Baseball Field. Activities on June first will include the official ceremony at the Naval base, and subsequent placement of the wreath in the Isla Mujeres Bay, in the presence of municipal authorities from Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Isla Mujeres. (I will add this info to the events calendar below manana.)

Rescuing nests
The season for nesting by sea turtles began six days ago

Resguardan nidos

Martes, 20 de Mayo de 2014 22:05

A seis días de que inició la temporada de anidación de tortugas marinas

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Three turtle nests were found before the official start of the sea turtle nesting season on May 15th. With assistance from personnel from Dolphin Discovery, the municipal Ecology department, and ZOFEMAT the beach in front of colonia Guadalupana was cleaned, which is an important turtle nesting beach. Litter was removed and stones were piled to form a sort of fence to define the area and provide more security for the nesting turtles.
    Night tours are being performed on the beaches on the Caribbean side of the island, and next week continuous monitoring will begin in the area.So far about 250 eggs have been rescued and are being incubated at the Tortugranja facilities, from loggerhead and hawksbill turtles.
     Members of the Committee to Protect Sea Turtles received packets of materials and equipment to assist them in their protective tasks, in which they are joined by members of various civic organizations, schools, and volunteers who share the same goal: Caring for and protecting animals that are helpless and endangered.
       During the turtle protection season, banners, posters, and brochures will be distributed against the sale and consumption of eggs or any other products from sea turtles, with an invitation to make a complaint against any one who is surprised while committing an illegal act, and to advise someone if a nest is found.

Beginning the renovation of the municipal jail: With an investment of nearly 1.3 million pesos 

Inicia remodelación

Martes, 20 de Mayo de 2014 21:50

De la cárcel municipal, con inversión de un millón 280 mil pesos

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The inmates of the city jail, consisting of 17 men and one woman, were transferred to the municipality of Solidaridad, with assistance from the Navy and Federal police, because of a renovation project at the municipal jail. This is expected to take 45 days, with an investment of 1,280,000 pesos.
     The work, which began yesterday, includes the perimeter fence, bathrooms, recreation area, and construction of two cells, in addition to general building maintenance. Funds for this come from the Contributions Fund for Strengthening of Municipalities ( FORTAMU), and were approved by the  Planning Committee for Municipal Development, and other projects include the purchase of uniforms, bicycles, and communication equipment. 

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Investment of 2.8 million pesos in Soccer Field and Open Air Gym

Se invirtieron 2 millones 861 mil 781 pesos en la Cancha de Futbol rápido y el gimnasio al aire libre de La Gloria.
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Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Contamination of restaurant with fiberglass


    Contaminan restaurante con fibra de vidrio

    Contaminan restaurante con fibra de vidrio 0 21 de mayo de 2014
    Rafael Burgos Ríos,  wants authorities, including PROFEPA (Environmental Protection Agency), to intervene because his brothers have a workshop on adjacent land, and he says fiberglass particles are contaminating his restaurant with the breezes. He says his brothers' repairing of vessels is a law violation, and that they have broken all agreements about not causing discomfort to his property, which is next to theirs. He says for years he has had a lawsuit against Nicanor Burgos Ríos and Álvaro Burgos Ríos, and he claims they are trying to take away his share.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- En un terreno aledaño se realizan trabajos no permitidos por la ley.
  • Realiza Profeco recorrido de verificación


    PROFECO inspectors make patrol of verification

    Realiza Profeco recorrido de verificación

    0 21 de mayo de 2014 The Consumer Protection Agency, PROFECO, visited several businesses in Isla Mujeres, after having received complaints of abuses in the sales on handicrafts. More than 50 establishments were inspected yesterday, with several stores having irregularities in their merchandise displays.
            The first establishment received an immobilization of a large part of their merchandise. The officials took over two hours at "International Jewels", located downtown, for violations of the laws Norma Oficial Mexicana 033 and  010, for not having prices in plain view, for lacking equipment for weighing items they sell, and for not giving receipts. (no extiende notas). (The PROFEPA inspectors were making inspections on Hidalgo this morning...Thursday.)

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se inmovilizó la mercancía de una joyería por violar las normas de exhibición.


The head of the municipal Civil Protection Agency appealed to residents to keep the areas in front of their houses clean and not to leave out garbage that could clog storm drains. He said a great deal of the flooding could be avoided with better awareness about waste management.
    Garbage that is left in the streets is carried by the rainwater and ends up clogging the pipes of the storm drains, which causes serious flooding. He said this problem always occurs at the intersection of Abasolo Avenue and Hidalgo, where the ground is low and the most rainwater concentrates, and is compounded by garbage that covers the drains. He said for several days a crew of workers have been responsible for maintaining these drains, but it is necessary for the residents to contribute to the cleaning of the streets.
     Regarding the level of the salinas, the officials said it has received attention to prevent them from overflowing and causing damage in neighboring areas.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Water-soaked pieces of a boat washed up at the eastern malecon

Downtown residents called the newspaper to report a "theory" concerning several pieces of what was once a small boat washing up on the Eastern Malecon, about two block from City Hall.  The  residents were concerned that perhaps it could be from Cuban 'balsero' refugees. 
      The reporter found the pieces were scattered over an area of nearly 10 meters, but with no other items were found nearby, such as water bottles or clothing. It was decided that this was just trash that ended up at this place, and that there were no traces of Cubans found. 
      No reports were made to authorities such as the Municipal Police or the Harbor Master, and all the fuss over the "trash" was a simple story, without consequences or regret.

PROFEPA goes "hunting" in the jewelry stores 


Nautical tourism services reactivated

Everything returned to normal in Isla Mujeres after torrential rains paralyzed the touristic and recreational activities. When the rain stopped and the sun came out, tourists did not wait to hit the streets and beaches. The port was opened to all types of navigation and tourist activity there was reactivated including boating tours, fishing and diving tours, among others, with large groups of visitors, especially during peak hours.

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Market dying in Canotal
Agoniza el mercado de colonia Cañotal[+] Ver mas

The mercado is at its worst with many premises not open due to decreasing sales, which were affected by the arrival of department stores. The Tax Reform was the coup de grace with the collection of taxes, and requirements to register with the Hacienda, for many discouraged tenants;  unless they get a plan from the municipal government for this year, involving property signage, painting, and rehabilitation of the bathrooms, to attract tourists.
     With a lack of maintenance of the bathrooms for public use and a lack of a variety of products, few visitors are coming to the mercado to shop. Tenants are under capitalized and concerned about a recent threat by the municipal government to collect back rent and other payments. They said the tenants of the downtown mercado face similar problems.

Care of water is imperative
Imperativo el cuidado del agua[+] Ver mas

This has the same information as already translated about the Water Rally, additionally noting that the event included an appeal to the 235,000 water users of Cancun and Isla Mujeres to use water conservatively in their homes.

PROFECO sanctioned a jewelry store
Sanciona la Profeco a joyería[+] Ver mas



Delay in Oral Health Week
Retraso en la Semana de Salud Bucal[+] Ver mas
Although Oral Health Week officially began last Monday, the equipment for the oral care arrived yesterday. Their goal is to apply 700 topical doses of floride, and give an equal number of talks about correct techniques for brushing, and flossing. Oral Health Week ends May 23rd, and its tour focuses on the kindergartens  Enriqueta Camarillo & Roa, Gabriela Mistral, Tláloc and Isla Mujeres, as well as the primary schools:  Julio Sauri Espinoza (in both shifts), Andrés Quintana Roo and César Mendoza Santana.
     Personnel involved in the campaign will invite teachers and students to come to the dentist to check the status of your mouth and prevent possible diseases. Activities are not limited to preschool and primary schools, and they will also be giving talks on oral care and hygiene in the waiting room of the General Hospital.

Road signs are needed
Necesaria señalización vial[+] Ver mas
It is recommended that the stop sign be restored in the pedestrian zone at the intersection of Hidalgo and Madero streets. Pedestrians are confident when crossing the intersection, but are in danger of being victims of an accident. Before the construction of the convenience store that is open 24 hours, at the intersection, there was a sign, but it was removed when the building was renovated and has not been replaced.
     Hidalgo Avenue is a pedestrian only street, that is popular with diners, shoppers, and those seeking entertainment. Nearby tenants noted that it is often foreigners in rented golf carts who do not respect the need to stop, because there is no signage, so they don't realize they must give right of way to the pedestrians. There is a need for the city to put the original sign back in place, for the relief of all.

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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

June Events:

Whale Shark Festival: date TBA. 

 June 5 World Environment Day: activities TBA, will include a small parade.

June 13, Friday  Captain's dinner (evening before tournament)
June 14  Women's fishing tournament:...formerly named for an ex-mayor who was also the candidate defeated by our current mayor...its new name is Primer Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil “La Dorada del Caribe”



May 15- Sept. 15- Whale Shark Season Start has been delayed, expected ~19th

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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