Thursday, June 12, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 12 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 ....

City Council approves programs

Aprueban programas sectoriales

Miércoles, 11 de Junio de 2014 21:38

Regidores les dan visto bueno en sesión de Cabildo

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At the City Council meeting,  programs were adopted to meet the objectives set out in the Municipal Development Plan. They include:  Improving public services, Strengthening public safety & civil protection; Initiatives for education; Support for women, youth & vulnerable groups; "Impulso & rescate a la pesca (fish/fishing related);  Care for the environment and urban planning; and Modernization of administrative processes. 

Contract signed for the benefit of workers 

Comuna y Piaget, unen fuerzas

Miércoles, 11 de Junio de 2014 21:36

Firman convenio en beneficio de trabajadores

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An agreement had been made between the City and the school 'Jean Piaget" which will allow the children of City employees to receive a 25% discount on tuition, and free registration.  
New head of the Ministerio Publico 

Oficial, relevo en MP

Miércoles, 11 de Junio de 2014 21:29

Carlos Efraín Poot Mis asume la titularidad de agencia

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After a couple months as serving as head of the Public Ministry of Common Law of Isla Mujeres, (MPFC.. Agencia del Ministerio Público del Fuero Común) Jeans Gaspari Chablé Yupit is moving to the MPFC agency in Puerto Morales, and has been replaced by Carlos Efraín Poot Mis.
     It is also noted that there have been many complaints in social media since the Public Prosecutor released the alleged motorcycle their on 10,000 pesos bail, after determining that the scooter theft was not a felony. It is said that the municipal Secretary General requested this change in response to these complaints. The subject had confessed that there were several people involved in this activity, and that several units had been stolen. To make it worse, a few hours after the subject was released, there was another scooter theft on the island, and three others have occurred in the past month. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Changes at Ministerio Publico

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

CROC union celebrates fathers with a soccer tournament

Festejará CROC a los papás en torneo de futbol

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
As part of the activities for celebration of Father's Day, the CROC union (Confederación Revolucionaria Obrera y Campesina) will hold a tournament of Futbol Rapido. Father's Day is Sunday and the tournament is probably taking place at the Futbol Rapido field in Salina Chica. Other family activities will be taking place at the Posada beach downtown.

Read more: Festejará CROC a los papás en torneo de futbol
Arrival of whale sharks 

The director of Municipal Tourism, Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, said they are planning a series of events to celebrate the arrival of the whale sharks off the coast, which will include a parade through the main streets of the island with participation by local students, and a sand sculpture contest.  He noted that this is an annual tradition, and they are working on preparations and will be announcing the activities.  (A previous article said it will be held around July 20th and will last a week this year.)

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Students will have another option for preparatoria
Estudiantes tendrán otra opción de preparatoriaVer mas
As the end of the school year approaches for more than 4500 students, for those entering high school during the next school year, they will have the option to  attend the private shcool "Jean Piaget".  The director of the private school said there are now enough students to open space to offer an alternative to the public high school. They have signed an agreement with the City and hope to start with about 12 students. Currently the school "Jean Paaget" has about 45 students in middle school, of whom about 9 will be graduating and are registered for next August. 
   According to official statistics, for the upcoming holiday season there are 4630 students completing the school year at the following levels: 585 presschool/kinder, 2368 in grade school,  979 in middle school, and 692 in high school.
     Proportionally, growth is unprecedented on the mainland and soon there will be a greater number of students there than on the island.

Former beach vendors still waiting
Aún no les cumplen a vendedores de las playas .. [+] Ver mas

 About three months ago, ~200 vendors were evicted from selling on the streets and beaches, and they say the Mayor has not fulfilled his promises. In April, the vendors submitted a proposal asking that 26 islanders be allowed to return to the beach, who have been selling there for many years. In  a letter dated April 14th, the vendors reminded the Mayor of their support during his campaign, and said they are aware of their responsibilities to stay current on payment of their permits, and to conform to official requirements. A few weeks ago they were cleaning to beach to demonstrate their commitment and show their sense of responsibility to the municipal government. They say they would put an agreement in writing to help keep the beach in top condition, noting that Playa Norte was recently recognized as one of the top ten preferred tourism sites in the world.
  They say they have received no response and are having difficulty because they need to work to feed their families and to pay for school expenses and clothing.  The eviction occurred on March 16, when they were promised to be relocated next to the mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez". They say this is not an appropriate location because it is not in an area where tourists are passing by, and that it will only accommodate 20 vendors.

Residents help capture alleged thief
Vecinos de Isla Mujeres se movilizan para cortar el paso a los ladrones, ayudando a capturarlos[+] Ver mas

Neighbors played an important role in stopping crime when they detained 21 year old Humberto Pat Dzul after he allegedly grabbed 930 pesos from the till of Mis Angeles store in colonia Meterologica,  and ran away. Word spread quickly among the neighbors, and they caught him within a few blocks and handed him over to police. It is reported that he is from the state of Yucatan and has resided on the island for some years. He was turned over to the MP (Ministerio Publico), and apparently for this crime, bail is not given.
      It is noted that the young man who was arrested for allegedly stealing a bike last week was also caught and detained by neighbors, but that he was released on 10,000 pesos bail. Among those who objected to his release was business leaser Baltazar Maldonado, who agreed that this law should be amended to prevent this being repeated with future offenders, and to stop this problem which is affecting the community 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

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?


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