Saturday, June 14, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, June 14 The Afternoon Edition & Yesterday's Translations

  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 ....

"PaLibrarte 2014" featuring "Juegos Florales": Importance of Literature

Impulsan literatura

Viernes, 13 de Junio de 2014 22:06

Convocan a “Juegos Florales” en marco del “PaLibrarte 2014”

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The rain caused a change of venue for the PaLibrarte festival yesterday, moving it from the Town Square to the City Hall Council Chambers. There were volunteers and artists from Isla Mujeres and Cancun, to perform in this festival of Words, Books, & Art, which includes readings aloud, theater, music, dance, and books & authors. 
    The program is taking place on June 12 & 13, with free entry. It opened on Thursday evening at 7pm in the Council room with an excerpt from the show "Todo se ha poblado de alas" and poetry by Octavio Paz, marking the 100 year anniversary since his birth. Publications were donated and shared, there was a cultural exposition "Islander Art", and a "Table of Books and Authors", as well as the special participation of "El Juglar" Jose Luis Salgado which his show "Closing Circles" of corridas and poems read aloud. On Friday the 13th a presentation was scheduled of Paulina Lara Franco and Jose Luis Lara Gracia of "And everything is trivialities" at 7pm and a performance by Jesus Campusano at 8pm. 
    In regard to the Juegos Florales of Isla Mujeres (literally: Floral Games), this competition has returned after a 14 year absence and this literary competition is open to all poets in residence in Mexico, whatever their nationality. Submissions are taken from June 12th until October 24th and the prizes will be awarded on December 8th. Prizes include 20,000 pesos, travel expenses from your city of residence and the stay in Isla Mujeres, and publication of the poems. The contest and publication of the winners will be announced on the Municipal website:

To participate in "Copa Telmex"

Comuna apoya a selección

Viernes, 13 de Junio de 2014 22:03

Que participará en la Copa Telmex

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The team of Isla Mujeres Sub-17 (Under age of 17 I think) will represent the state at the national Tournament of Copa Telmex on July 2, with support from the Mayor. This is the second largest national tournament, behind the National Olympiad. The 12 players and 2 coaches will travel to Guanajuato to represent the state, playing against the best teams of the 32 states of Mexico. Meanwhile the team continues its preparation, and members include  Martín Mendoza, Alexander Heredia, Lizandro Avalos, Jonathan Lara, Miguel Parra, José Luis García, José López Jr., Fernando Ramírez, Ariel Zepeda y Héctor Cano. It doesn't mention what sport they are playing.


This weekend: Grand final in the Gastronomica League Tournament of CROC union

Gran final de Liga Gastronómica

Jueves, 12 de Junio de 2014 22:54

Se realizará este fin de semana

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 The final of the tournament is scheduled for this weekend, as part of the celebrations of Fathers Day, on Saturday or Sunday, at a time to be defined. The Gastronomic Tournament  was organized by the CROC union for workers from dozens of companies in Isla Mujeres, to provide wholesome entertainment for them, after their long days of work. The tournament includes workers from the businesses of "Garrafon" and "Marina Puerto Isla Mujeres", and dozens of workers from various companies are expected to support their favorite teams. The winners of the first three places will receive trophies,and there are monetary incentives. This article also doesn't mention what sport they are playing.

Seeking monitoring at sea: "Invasion" of boats with Cuban flags

Piden vigilancia marítima

Jueves, 12 de Junio de 2014 22:44

Ante “invasión” de embarcaciones con bandera cubana para avistar tiburón ballena

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Leaders of the fishing cooperatives and of the tourism service providers are asking for intervention from the Navy to improved monitoring of Mexican territorial waters. They are complaining about irregularities being committed by boats from Isla Mujeres in the area of whale shark sighting, and they are complaining about fishing boats that fly Cuban flags operating within Mexican national waters. In addition to their general complaints, the fishermen had two specific cases they were concerned about.  They say there are fishing boats of the 'altura' "Lamba", flying Cuban flags, that are harvesting fish within Mexican waters of the species known as "bonito" of the tuna family. They say the Cubans are  approaching about 12 nautical miles east of Isla Mujeres, near Isla Contoy, in the area known as the "correntada". The foreign fishing ships are intruding into this area, and fishing for bonito, and it is noted that the whale shark come to the area of whale shark sighting, because they are eating the larvae of the bonito. 
     With the inclusion of Naval patrols, it is expected that the Cuban boats will avoid the area, and the Navy can assure that the proper permissions have been obtained by both fishing boats and tour boats. The head of the boating cooperative "Adolfo Lopez Mateos", Jose Ancona Galue, said that there is a great deal of disorder among the seamen in general, and he urges that this situation be corrected,  by the Navy, who they expect will intervene.
Agapito sets example: Leading beach clean up

Agapito pone el ejemplo

Jueves, 12 de Junio de 2014 20:30

Encabeza limpieza de playas con alumnos de primaria

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This morning at the busy and popular Posada beach, the Mayor was surrounded by  students from Andres Quintana Roo primary school, to mark the start of the work of the deep cleaning of various beaches of Isla Mujeres. The City hired a mechanical sweeper with a screening system to clean the various beaches of the island and the mainland. The clean ups take place in the wee hours of the early mornings to avoid interfering with any commercial or recreational activities
   Two points are being emphasized in relation to this activity: the contributions of this work and the paperwork for the certification procedures of the Blue Flag designation. On March 24th, under orders from the Mayor, work was begun toward the goal of obtaining Blue Flag certification for Playa Norte/North Beach, which includes achieving excellence in management and environmental protection, with quality of facilities and safety standards, as well as environmental educational activities and maintaining high quality of water.
  Other special guests and officials were in attendance, in addition to the grade school students.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Women's Institute offering free psychological services

Soap Opera star René Stricker of the  TV novela "El Color de la Pasión". visits Isla Mujeres for Women's International Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"


The City has hired this deep cleaning system to clean various beaches around the island and the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres.
Tvisla Mujeres shared Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's status.

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.

Noticias de  Quequi......


Seeking increased Naval monitoring of  coastal waters
  • Piden a la Armada vigilar litorales


    Piden a la Armada vigilar litorales

    0 12 de junio de 2014
    This has the same information as the article above, noting that representatives of the various fishing cooperatives, the tourism service providers, and municipal authorities plan to hold a meeting today with the commander of the Naval base, Juan Ramon Alcala Pignol.  Baltazar Gomez Catzin, a leader among the commercial fishermen said surveillance needs to be strengthened and a stop must be put to this problem of foreign vessels fishing in Mexican waters for bonita tuna before it is too late.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- El objetivo es frenar la actividad irregular de las embarcaciones extranjeras.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

"Cold" soccer parties at restaurants
Very few islanders went to restaurants or bars to exhibit World Cup fever, and the island remained quiet while residents were at home watching the Mexican team play on Brazilian soil. Some restauranteurs are confident that their clientele will increase as local soccer fans enjoy this tournament that is held every four years. In regard to the tourists, their activities were affected by the rain showers. The business owners are confident that their clientele will increase during the US and European matches, which could attract tourists. (Mexico won 1-0

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Tense "Day of Bureaucrat"
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There was discontent among some City employees, who are traditionally given a fiesta for Day of the Bureaucrats, as well as salary adjustments and recognition of productivity, and other benefits. Some workers questioned the salaries of the senior officials, and one said, "They do not show their faces because they earn well above the standard wage, while we are given crumbs".

Penalties for mistreating pets
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The animal care program that was developed by the Municipal Ecology Agency has now completed its period of education, and is beginning the phase of imposing sanctions against those who mistreat pets. The municipal Ecology Agency receives an average of two cases per month of animal abuse, which is expected to reach zero during the period of governance. There have been 35 reports of dogs killed with poison, and a particular report of 27 cats presumably fed poisoned meat, who were strays that were being fed regularly. It is believed these measures will reduce these incidents and bring people together to work collectively to identify the houses where this is observed, through citizen complaints. This program was developed to ensure that animals are provided proper care and and are protected by law, so that pet owners will be responsible.


Foreign vessels in national waters

Irrumpen barcos extranjeros en aguas nacionales [+] Ver mas
This article notes that the meeting with the Naval commander will take place Friday, before noon, and will be private.

No major interest in World Cup opening
Apertura del Mundial no levantó mayor interés[+] 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!
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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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