Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News and Events Wednesday, June 18 The Afternoon Edition

  The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in June!, 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 June.   

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 ....

Kilo of beef: 120 pesos 

Yesterday pork was 90

Kilo de res, a $120 pesos

Martes, 17 de Junio de 2014 21:21

La de cerdo se ubicó ayer en $90

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  Although there has not been an official announcement about a possible increase in the price of a kilo of pork, there is a big difference in price between the supermarket, where it is selling for 74 pesos/kilo and the traditional butchers markets where it costs 90 pesos/kilo. A housewife said she prefers to buy fresh meat, rather than products from the supermarket which may have been frozen for a long time, but that 15 pesos is a lot more money for every kilo of meat. It is noted that a kilogram of beef in Isla Mujeres costs up to 120 pesos at the traditional butchers, while it is  selling at the supermarket for 110 pesos/kilo.

Navy will monitor area of bonito tuna

 Against infringement by Cuban fishing boats 

Vigilará zona de “bonito”

Martes, 17 de Junio de 2014 20:56

Armada de México, para contrarrestar a embarcaciones cubanas

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Following a meeting with representatives of Isla Mujeres fishermen on Friday who were complaining about a Cuban boat "Lamdas" fishing for bonito tuna, the Navy agreed to monitor this area 12 nautical miles east of Isla Mujeres to review fishing permits of Cuban vessels. There is an international treaty between Cuba and Mexico which permits six Cuban ships to fish within this area. There are also concerns because this could affect the food of the whale shark, who are in this area (and eat the bonito tuna larvae in large quantities.)
More national & international promotion in August, October, & November 

Reforzarán promoción

Martes, 17 de Junio de 2014 20:32

A nivel nacional e internacional, durante agosto, octubre y noviembre

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The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco said they will be attending the tourism fair "Expo-Get Married At The Beach" ("Expo-Casate en la Playa") in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon on August 29-31. In October, they will attend a Tourism Fair in Montreal, Canada. In November, they plan to participate in the DEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which focuses on diving tourism, and also fishing.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Mandatory update for documents of seamen



    Obligatorio actualizar las libretas de mar

    Obligatorio actualizar las libretas de mar0 17 de junio de 2014 
    The Harbor Master explained that all captains and crews of vessels, including fishing, cargo, and tourism, must maintain a current sea book "libreta de mar", as well as their fishing permits, permits to sail, enrollments (registration?), and certificate of maritime safety, among other requirements.  (permiso de pesca, el despacho de salida, la matrícula, y el certificado de seguridad marítima ) Additionally, vessels are required to the safety equipment as stated in  la norma Oficial mexicana (Nom 034-2009-SCT4).     
            Regarding the request by the seamen to do their paperwork in Isla Mujeres, he said that since 2012  this can only be done at the Regional Captaincy, which is located in Puerto Juarez. The seamen from Cozumel, Cancun, Tulum,  and Mahahual must go to that office, as well as those from Isla Mujeres. He said there is a program called "E Licenses" to obtain licenses from the regional captaincy. 
       Regarding the sea book or libreta de mar, this has a cost of 600 pesos, which can rise depending on the category of the applicant. It is estimated that there are more than 2000 people in Isla Mujeres who are going thru this process, and working on vessels associated with tourism, cargo, and fishing, as well as individual boats.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Es necesario mantener los documentos al día para evitar que  aseguren las embarcaciones.


    Mother pleads for son's freedom

    Madre implora la libertad de su hijo

    0 17 de junio de 2014 
    Four days ago, Humberto Pat Dzul, 21 was arrested after attempting to steal 930 pesos from a grocery store. He grabbed the money and ran, and was caught and held by neighbors a few blocks away. He is being held without bail, because this type of crime is classified as a felony. He showed remorse after being arrested and said he had stolen out of necessity. 
       His mother, who speaks no Spanish and communicates in Maya, is pleading for the release of the young man, who is from the state of Yucatan, and she has even gone to the Commission of Human Rights. The mother communicated with the help of her daughter in law, explaining that their economic situation is difficult, because it was her son who worked to feed them. She said he is the breadwinner for herself, her daughter in law, and a young baby (of 'meses' / months). 
        She acknowledged that he has committed a serious crime, and is looking for help in obtaining a pardon/forgiveness to allow him to get out of jail. She said they had not been able to eat for days because the salary of her son was very small and it is difficult when there is a baby. It is unknown whether the DIF has intervened and offered assistance to the child.

    Madre implora la libertad de su hijoPor Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El joven detenido por robo no tienen derecho a fianza.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Doctors warn about increased illnesses from the heat

Advierten médicos aumento de enfermedades por calor

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Health authorities acknowledged that there has been an increase in gastro intestinal disorders due to the high temperatures, when food deteriorates more quickly. They recommended against eating in the streets and advised frequent hand washing, especially before eating. They noted there has been an increase in the number of patients coming to the clinic at the General Hospital with gastrointestinal complaints including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bone pain, among other symptoms.
    They also gave recommendations to avoid exposure to sudden changes in temperature and to drink plenty of fluids. He said they see many people for consultations because they have remained for several hours in air conditioning, and then when they go out, the abrupt change in temperature makes them sick, especially children and senior citizens.
Read more: Advierten médicos aumento de enfermedades por calor
Application for funds for modernization of deeds office 

Analizarán solicitud de préstamo

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
The City has sent a request to the state Legislature for approval for a loan of 11 million pesos to implement a modernization project for the Deeds Office. This would increase City revenue through increased property tax income. The debt would be paid by federal funds, during the course of this administration.
Read more: Analizarán solicitud de préstamo
City states stance on legal conflicts

Swimmers want new buoys installed 

Low season affects islanders 

Overnight tourism has dropped as low as 20 percent, and other businesses that profit from tourism are also feeling the effects of low season. There is hope that whale shark tourism will benefit the local economy.

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Another blow to household budgets
Nuevo “trancazo” a la economía familiar.. [+] Ver mas

Preparing workshop on harmful species
Preparan curso-taller sobre especies nocivas[+] Ver mas

 Representatives of the commercial fishing cooperatives met in the City Council room prior to the Brazil-Mexico game (futbol-World Cup) to map out strategies for the upcoming workshop on the management of harmful species, to be held June 24-26, focusing on lionfish.
   On Tuesday, June 25, expert Myrna Lilí López Monsalvo  will discuss the general characteristics of lion fish and the problems this species is causing in the Mexican Caribbean. Then fisherman  Erick Leonel Xicum Mendoza, of the cooperative Langosteros del Caribe, will share experiences in various capturing techniques, monitoring programs, and vigilance in the Natural Protected areas. Then Eduardo Perez Catzin of the  Sociedad Cooperativa de Producción Pesquera of Cozumel will lecture about the marketing of lion fish as a gourmet product.
  On Wednesday,  Claudia Inés Martínez will discuss activities that help stabilize the lion fish population and about lion fish as a tourism product. José Adrián Caballero Vázquez, del Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán  will lecture on the biological characteristics of the species and its effect on reef life. At the end of the day, teams will be formed to develop proposals to combat the presence of lion fish, which will then be presented and general conclusions will be issued.
   On Thursday, the second Gastronomic Exhibition of lion fish dishes will be held in the Town Square, whose schedule is yet to be announced.

Bars & restaurants were winners
¡Ganaron bares y restaurantes![+] Ver mas
During the match between Mexico and Brazil, bars and restaurants were filled with tourists and the occasional islander, while streets were fairly empty . Many businesses had brought in small TVs so owners and employees could watch, and at 2pm many residents were at home watching the game. There were not many vehicles in the streets, except golf carts rented by tourists. At the taxi stand, drivers were forced to tear their eyes away from the screen, with pain in their hearts, when they would get a rider. There were many people at restaurants watching the game while they enjoyed food, and things were amicable with the Brazilian groups. In many restaurants the waiters were dressed in the green shirts of the Mexican team. There was a television installed in the City Council room, so bureaucrats and staff members did not have to leave work to go watch the game at home, and they were there to help citizens who needed documents, of which there were many.

Island presence in tourism fairs
Presencia isleña en ferias turísticas [+] Ver mas

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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

Thanks to Sally Margolis for her hard work raising money for this campaign!
She wrote this....

Please consider donating to this worthy cause!!: The 6th Annual HIV & Teen Pregancy Prevention Campaign, Isla Mujeres:

The 6th annual Isla HIV & Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign (June 18-21) has 2 components: 1-To provide FREE, rapid HIV testing, as well as education and counseling. 2-Education programs in the public schools and community to help prevent teenage pregnancy. Did you know that our neighboring state, Yucatan, has one of the HIGHEST rates of HIV infection in Mexico? Did you know that every HIV positive person who does not know their status, on average, passes HIV on to 4 other people before they are identified? Did you know that Isla Mujeres has the HIGHEST rate of teen pregnancy in the ENTIRE state of Quintana Roo?... A DONATION OF JUST $8.00usd WILL PROVIDE ONE COMPLETE HIV TEST! Please help support by donating and sharing this important campaign for the health of Isla Mujeres!!! We can't thank you enough for your support! :



 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 w Frequencia

       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.

Saturday afternoon 3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant



June Events:

June 1 Dia de la Marina

8am Handball Tournament at Posada Beach
                           10am Women's Softball Competition at the Children's Baseball Field

Commemoration of those who died in line of duty including placement of wreath onto the Bay. 

10:30am boats are available to take civilians out into the bay from the concrete pier for the wreath ceremony

12:30pm Posada Beach: Recreational activities

 June 5 World Environment Day: activities TBA, will include a small parade.
June 9   Monday  9-4,diabetes and hypertension screening at Red Cross,  free
June 12-22 Town Square   “Palibrarte 2014”   Book Fair
June 12 Thursday  Artist Fair on the Square 4 - 9
June 12  7:10 pm Full Moon rise in east, an hour later nightly. Sunset 7:30

The First International Women's Fishing Tournament ( Primer Torneo Internacional Femenil de Pesca) “La Dorada del Caribe”,  will take place June 13 & 14th. The first place prize is a golf cart, worth over 80,000 pesos, and the second prize is a trip to Havana Cuba, which includes airfare and lodging, and the third prize is a motorcycle. Other prizes include staying at an all inclusive hotel, annual membership to the gym "Energy" in Cancun, swimming with the dolphins certificates, and other sponsors and prizes are still being arranged.
   The Captain's dinner will be June 13th and the tournament will begin the next morning at 8am. The weighing in will take place from 2pm to 5pm with the awards at 6pm, at the Posada beach. Women who are interested in registering may obtain more information from the Municipal Tourism office or they can call 87 70307, or visit the official City (Ayuntamiento) website for rules and entry form.Information from Diario Q Roo, June 3.

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”
June 15 Sunday Father's day (always the third Sunday in June)
June 21 Saturday  Summer Solstice

Festival at Capt. Dulches....until dawn!



May 15- Sept. 15- Whale Shark Season Start was delayed by winds and permit issues & has begun

Early May -  Nov.  Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting

Whale Shark Festival July last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more. 

 Women's Fishing Tournament  June 14

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance

Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?



  1. If you really want to help these folks where they live, then give something to the poor Mayan kid who was busted for trying to support his family. This is the kind of help that makes a difference to the Islanos.

  2. I mean, all the English books and self-help initiatives all make us "Feel Good", but we need to acknowledge life here at it's basic levels.....and this is as basic as it gets. Give, give and give some more.

  3. I like your attitude! Sooo if I made the effort try and trace down this wanna help them out?

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