Thursday, May 8, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, May 8 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 ....

Promoting Isla Mujeres at Tianguis: Agapito

Bellezas lucen en Tianguis

Miércoles, 07 de Mayo de 2014 21:54

Así como los servicios de calidad en municipio, destaca Agapito

Isla Mujeres is being promoted at the Tianguis Turistico 2014 from May 6-9, with over 8000 participants, from sixty countries and five continents, including 400 members of national and international media who are covering this event promoting tourism in Mexico. The opening event was attended by the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto; the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Sanchez Magan;, and the Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, who cut the ribbon to inaugurate the area for Quintana Roo, which includes a module promoting Isla Mujeres. 
     The mayor had meetings to promote the island, and brochures were delivered in Spanish and English promoting Isla Mujeres, that included cultural, historical, and touristic information. The brochures include photographs and a map, and include whale shark sighting, and locations such as Isla Contoy, El Meco ruins, and Boca Iglesias, as well as the Continental Zone.

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de mayo.- .
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CFE featuring smart card for better payment process 

Llama CFE al uso de tarjeta inteligente

Miércoles, 07 de Mayo de 2014 21:53

Para mejor programación de pagos

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de mayo.- 
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In late April, the CFE (Federal Electricity Commission) began inviting customer to switch to using a smart card for billing of  this service. So far 208 customers have switched, and 3500 digital meters have been installed installed in Isla Mujeres. This service is entirely optional and can be obtained at the customer service window at the CFE office on the island, or through a group of workers with the group IUSA who have been hired for this purpose and are going house to house, offering to carry out the conversion of your contract to digital billing, with an electronic signature and an official photo ID, and the process is completely free.
  Currently it is only available for domestic rates, and does not include commercial customers. The users with smart cards can chose to schedule their payments monthly or bimonthly, and they can chose the effective day, which can be the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, or 25th of the month. The benefits  of monthly payments means the bill does not get so high. Also, there is no cost for reconnection in the case that service is suspended. Payments can be made at the electronic cashiers at the office.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Kevin Spacey at Tianguis Turistico with the President on his left and our Governor is the man to his right. There are many more photos from the tourism fair at the TVIM site...follow the link above.

CFE featuring new method of billing and payment

Isla Mujeres government promoting the island at Tianguis Turistico

Enrique Pena Nieto is in Cancun inaugurating the 39th edition of Tianguis Turistico of Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto inaugura en Cancún la 39ª edición del Tianguis Turístico de México

Inauguración del Tianguis Turístico México 2014Inauguración del Tianguis Turístico México 2014
Inauguración del Tianguis Turístico México 2014

Noticias de  Quequi......

CFE changing its payment process

  • Se cambian usuarios de la CFE al pago programado


    Se cambian usuarios de la CFE al pago programado

    0 07 de mayo de 2014

    Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Son más de 200 usuarios que han optado por la nueva modalidad.


    Complaint about cutting of mangroves in Sac Bajo

    Denuncian tala de manglar en Sac- Bajo

    0 07 de mayo de 2014
    Inspectors with PROFEPA (The Federal Environmental Protection Agency) were in Sac Bajo this morning looking at a residential area where there had been illegal cutting of mangroves, following an anonymous complaint. There were three types of mangroves damaged, as well as secondary vegetation. The inspectors are investigating who is the responsible for this property.

    Denuncian tala de manglar en Sac- BajoPor Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Inspectores de la Profepa investigan quién es el concesionario de esa zona.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

80th birthday celebration for Jesus Martinez Ross

Celebra su cumpleaños 80 Don Jesús Martínez Ross

  • Written by Diario Respuesta Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

Jesús Martínez Ross, the first governor of this young state of Quintana Roo, celebrated his 80th birthday at “Pingüinos” at the Posada del Mar, with his wife, family, and friends who shared food, happiness, and good wishes. The guest of honor appeared healthy and happy, and this event highlighted the human side of this respected man who is very dear to Isla Mujeres, which is the place of residence of this long lived politician.
Read more: Celebra su cumpleaños 80 Don Jesús Martínez Ross
Shells protected by ban period taken from vendors 
Workers with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fish, Food, and Rural Development (SAGARPA) confiscated four shells from a vendor who has been selling these items for a long time, and the neighboring seller fared worse, since he had no permit, all his items were seized. There is no office for the agency on the island, but it is presumed these visits are for the confiscation of seafood that is under a ban (Conchs and Starfish).  These vendors were selling near the Turtle Sanctuary Tortugranja.
Increased efforts to control larvae 

Intensifican las labores de control larvario

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Workers with the municipal Vector's agency have been working since Tuesday at control of larve, beginning in the southern colonias of the island, and they will finish downtown. They are visiting homes and ensuring there are no open containers where water can gather and mosquito larvae can breed. The public's cooperation is critical to control of mosquitoes.

Read more: Intensifican las labores de control larvario 
Destruction of mangroves 

 por esto

Promotion of "parts" of this destination
Promoción “a medias” del destino[+] Ver mas
This article complains that the 2011 video being used to promote Isla Mujere at the Tianguis Tourism fair has not been updated, and that the three websites for tourists to obtain information about hotels and other services were cancelled in January, for lack of payment of their renewal. The municipal Director of Tourism said they are completely renewing the content for the sites, which should be ready in the spring.

Completion of cleaning of Salina Grande
Culmina la limpieza en la Salina Grande[+] Ver mas
Following a massive die off of fish, they have completed the cleaning of Salina Grande, where more than two tonnes of Tilapia fish were removed. The results of the laboratory tests are pending. The rain a few days ago appears to have eased the plight of the fish, who may have been dying from lack of oxygenation of the water. The government is in the process of establishing warnings and fines for those who litter around the lake, following the removal of more than two tonnes of garbage.
   Regarding the plan to clean the bottom of the lake, they are awaiting the results of the laboratory tests, and estimate that the work will take three weeks, and will begin this month. There are no dead fish at the site.

Festival at Rancho Viejo (on mainland)
Rancho Viejo está de fiesta[+] Ver mas
This is in the continental zone of Isla Mujeres

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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


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 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?


1 comment:

  1. Does the use of electronic signatures make things easier for you? How long ago have you started using it and for which reason?


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