Friday, June 27, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News and Events Friday, June 27 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 ....

US association donates children's baseball equipment

Dona material a niños beisbolistas

Jueves, 26 de Junio de 2014 21:20

Asociación de EU

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This information was already translated in a Por Esto article.  
Summer program begins July 14th 

Alistan programa de verano

Jueves, 26 de Junio de 2014 21:14

Iniciarán el próximo 14 de julio, aseguran

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The  “Baaxlo´ob Paalalo´ob” summer  program, July 14-August 8 for children ages 6-14, is conducted statewide. It  offers sports activities including chess, athletics, basketball, boxing, Fútbol 7, gymnastics, handball, swimming, volleyball, softball, tae kwon do, and tennis.  Recreational and cultural activities include guided tours, various types of competitions, trips, informational talks, leisure activities, singing, dancing, music, and crafts.
     The cost is 200 pesos per child, but if there are two or more children in the family, the second or third child only pays fifty percent. The fee includes cost of the uniform which includes a hat, shirt, shorts, and name tag. Services also include hydration, medical services, and transportation by land or sea, which are included in the fee with no additional charges. All the children are invited to participate and may go to the offices of the Municipal director of Sports this next week to register.
Negotiating lobster prices: Season about to begin 

Negocian precio de langosta

Jueves, 26 de Junio de 2014 20:43

A unas horas de iniciar la temporada 2014 en el Caribe

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A meeting will be held today regarding setting the price of lobster during the 2013-2014 season. Last season it was 185 pesos/kilo for whole live lobster and 380-400 pesos/kilo for tails. This season the price is expected to be 210 pesos for live lobsters and 450-500 pesos for tails. 
     The state of Quintana Roo has given permits to 19 fishing organization, of which 12 are in this Northern Zone, including Holbox, Chiquilá, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Juárez and Puerto Morelos; three are in the Central Zone, including Cozumel, Punta Allen and Tulum; and four are in the Southern Zone,  Punta Herrero, Mahahual and Xcalak. Among all these fishing groups, there are 840 members eligible to be fishing for lobster.

For clean beaches
Agapito attends 10th National Meeting in Puerto Vallarta 

Por playas limpias

Jueves, 26 de Junio de 2014 20:43

Agapito asiste a Décimo Encuentro Nacional del ramo, en Puerto Vallarta

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In his capacity as chairman of the Clean Beaches Committee of Cancun-Maya Riviera, the mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez attended the Tenth National Clean Beaches Meeting in Puerto Vallarta. This is an annual, national meeting bringing together representatives from the three levels of government and representatives of civil organizations. The Mayor is seeking to attain certification for Playa Norte, specifically the Blue Flag designation for 2014-2018.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Course on Saturday for fishermen: Survival at Sea
Promueven para el próximo sábado curso de supervivencia en la mar para pescadores!
Over 80  infractions as a result of traffic operation

Volunquest association has spaces available for summer English camp
La Asociación @volunquest mantiene abierta inscripciones para campamento de inglés en verano

Noticias de  Quequi......

Increase in allegations of mistreatment of women

  • Aumentan denuncias de maltrato a mujeres


    Aumentan denuncias de maltrato a mujeres

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    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .-

  • Operation results in 80 infractions


    Aplican 80 infracciones en operativo

    0 26 de June de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

DIF campaign for women
Every 25th of the month, residents of Isla Mujeres are encouraged to wear orange as part of a campaign against violence against women. On Wednesday, June 25th a video was shown on the Town Square, and information was disseminated about legal and psychological support that is available for victims. 
Mayor seeking "Blue Flag" certification 

 por esto

Sale of false silver continues

Venta de alpaca por plata persiste[+] Ver mas

An unnamed jeweler alleges that a visitor purchased merchandise that was misrepresented as silver along the Rueda Medina boardwalk this week. For this reason, the jewelry shop owners want the Federal Protection Agency (PROFECO) to also monitor the stores that sell crafts, because they are also selling jewelry. PROFECO had previously inspected jewelry stores, placing signs regarding poor business practices on 13 of the stores, in response to complaints from tourists, in an attempt to end practices that are tarnishing the reputation of the island.

Unprepared for the season
Impreparados para la temporada [+] Ver mas

 Por Esto claims to have  gathered data indicating that at least 70 percent of the Isla Mujeres fishing fleet is not in adequate condition to sail during this upcoming lobster season, because their engines are old and have not been replaced. The five fishing cooperatives have a large number of motors that are beyond their two year warranty, which represents an increased risk of accidents, stranding, and loss of fishermen.  The five cooperatives have about 200 boats, and PE says less than one third have good engines that ensure a return to port. PE says it is urgent that the subsidy program for outboard motors for fishermen be expanded.
   The fishermen are undercapitalized and may not be able to replace their motors within two years, which is the life of a four stroke motor. The cost of a 60 horsepower motor is 178,000 pesos, for which there has been a subsidy for 40% by the federal government and 30% by the state government, with the fisherman paying the remaining 30%.  In addition, the fishermen must maintain their boats, and fishing gear including nets, traps, and diving equipment.
     The Fishing Federation of the Cooperatives of Quintana Roo is recommending prices of 420 pesos/kilo for lobster tail and 220 pesos/kilo for live whole lobsters.

Preventing violence against women

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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 
Friday, July 4 El Patio 8-10:30 
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!! 

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 

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!



Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons
Whale Shark Festival July last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.
Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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