Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 17 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 westofcuba@gmail.com 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 ....

People who work at sea want dedicated access at Harbor Master office

Ventanilla unica en Capitanía

Lunes, 16 de Junio de 2014 22:15

Piden loS trabajadores del mar

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de junio.- 
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In order to comply with each of the requirements to update their documents, the fishermen of Isla Mujeres must visit several institutions. They are requesting that the Harbor Master establish a single 'window' where they can take care of these procedures, which can involve considerable time and expense.  The process requires visits to the General Hospital of Isla Mujeres for the medical certification, and crossing over to the mainland. They want all the procedures to be done in Isla Mujeres. More than 300 fishermen must update their Sea Log Books, which is mandatory for all persons working aboard a vessel, so there could be over 600 documents involved. 

Regulation of golf carts: To affect rental agencies 

Plazo fatal a rentadoras

Lunes, 16 de Junio de 2014 21:45

Para regularizar carritos de golf

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de junio.-
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 This has the same information as the Por Esto article below, noting that there have been some accidents in which some of the vehicles did not have their documentation, which has caused problems and concerns that sometimes go beyond the local sphere. Various strategies have been used to motivate businesses and car owners to register their vehicles and update their documents, including notices in the taxis to motivate people. The traffic laws require that vehicles for lease must have insurance policies covering civil liability for damages to third parties; for their persons and for their properties.
Education for students about hurricane season 

Incentivan prevención

Lunes, 16 de Junio de 2014 21:45

Orientan a estudiantes sobre temporada de huracanes

ISLA MUJERES, 16 de junio.-
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With the premise that prevention is the most effective way to avoid further tragedies in the event of an environmental emergency, the municipal Civil Protection agency is conducting talks in the schools about preventative measures in a hurricane. On June 11th, 370 students and teachers at the Middle School participated in these talks.  The goals is for the students to understand what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, and for them to share this information with others in their homes and families. The talks will continue in other schools on the island and on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.  
Collaboration between Agapito and the Regional Technical Opportunities Subcommittee 

Total colaboración

Lunes, 16 de Junio de 2014 20:52

Reitera Agapito a Subcomité Técnico Regional de Oportunidades

Lanrry Parra
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de junio.-
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Isla Mujeres hosted this meeting which was attended by representative of municipalities in the northern part of the state; Lazaro Cardenas, Benito Juarez (Cancun), and Isla Mujeres. This first regular session of the Regional Technical Opportunities Sub Committee aims to identify and resolve issues and the operational details of the Opportunidades program. These regular meetings are held every two months at rotating locations.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Fishermen seek their own "window" on the island

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Isla Mujeres: Unhappy over low occupancy
Isla Mujeres, en aprietos por baja ocupación[+] Ver mas
Businesses are reporting reduced sales, and hotel occupancy has fallen, leaving many businesses without enough of a "cushion" to make it through this slower summer season. The number of daytripper visitors has also dropped off, and few people are buying. The Tax Reforms caused business closures, and some families are thinking of closing their businesses and seeking alternative ways to support themselves.
   There were about 50 boats transporting tourists from the mainland, arriving to downtown Isla Mujeres where more than 200 businesses are concentrated. The low turnout of tourists also affected the nautical tour providers (the lancheros) and the golf cart rental agencies who rented only about a third of their inventory. The beaches were not very busy.

One week to "regularize" 400 golf carts
Una semana para regularizar 400 carros de golf [+] Ver mas
 More than a dozen agencies that lease golf carts were given a week to regularize all the documentation on over 400 vehicles, with the deadline being Monday, June 23rd. And it is noted that sanctions will be applied to those who do not comply. There was a meeting where the details, guidelines, regulations and rules of operation were discussed to avoid problems for the tourists when they are using the vehicles.
  The Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, said officers will be stationed at various points around the island on Monday to verify vehicle documentation. For several months golf carts without plates, insurance, or other documents have been detected on the roadways, which lead to this decision. They are urging owners of leasing agencies to comply with the statutory provisions, with the goal of avoiding mishaps of any kind.
   The regulations say: Vehicles that are leased must have insurance policies that cover civil responsibility for damages to third parties, for their property or persons, in the terms given in the laws and regulations that apply to the matter and that...(The rest of the sentence is lacking). “Los vehículos de arrendamiento deberán contar con póliza de seguros que cubra la responsabilidad civil por daños a terceros, en sus bienes o personas, en los términos que marcan las leyes y reglamentos que inciden en la materia y que s

Mobile vendors deceived
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Luis Venegas, representative of the Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (Morena), said the relocation of the mobile vendors was not done with planning and it has caused injustice that has affected dozens of poor families, who now lack money for food, rent, education, health, and transportation. He said the scope and dimensions of this decision were not considered by those who made it.  He said that customs and traditions of the country must be respected, as in the case of this type of informal trade where many Mexican families sell their products and crafts to tourists, which happens everywhere in the country. He agreed there must be order and rules to avoid problems, and this is why there are regulations.
   He clarified that there is no organization seeking to challenge municipal authority, and instead they are wanting reflection and rectification to correct mistakes that have been made. He said the effects of the Constitutional Reforms in matters of economics and energy have caused a grey forecast, and businesses are closing and things could be worse in 2015.
   Meanwhile, a group of beach vendors were again cleaning away seaweed on Monday, which has been a regular job for them in recent weeks, in an attempt to demonstrate their level of responsibility to the authorities who regulate them. They have sent two documents to authorities requesting that they be allowed to return to the beaches, but have received no official response.
   The 200 vendors were evicted three months ago from the Rueda Medina malecon and the beaches, including Playa Norte and the Posada Beach. The municipality announced they were constructing 20 small stores of 3 square meters each next to the municipal mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez", but this has not been delivered.
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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! : http://www.gofundme.com/9rzmcg



 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 20...to 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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