Sunday, June 22, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, June 22 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 ....

Agapito leads clean up at Posada Bearch

Intensa jornada playera

Sábado, 21 de Junio de 2014 21:46

Encabeza Agapito con funcionarios, en Posada del Mar

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Volunteers and City officials worked together, in an organized manner to thoroughly clean every meter of the Posada beach. It is noted that the Mayor and his administration seek to obtain Blue Flag certification, and that North Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  It was announced that these clean ups will be ongoing, and they will seek to involve other sectors of the community. 

 Rapid tests for HIV-AIDS with complete confidentiality

Total confidencialidad

Sábado, 21 de Junio de 2014 21:42

Ofrecen en pruebas rápidas para detectar VIH-Sida

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The Open Arms Foundation is offering 300 rapid tests for HIV-AIDS. The first day of testing was done at the green dome in colonia la Gloria, and then moved to the park. There were members of the organization, assistants, foreign volunteers, as well as paramedics from the Red Cross, staff from the ISSSTE, Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, and help from the City of Isla Mujeres. Students from the  Consejo de Estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UAdY), also assisted. 


Fishermen conducting clean up at Isla Contoy 

Hoy limpian campamento

Viernes, 20 de Junio de 2014 22:01

Espera a pescadores intensa jornada en Isla Contoy

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With lobster season beginning on July 1st, fishermen from the Isla Mujeres cooperatives will begin cleaning their camps on Isla Contoy on Saturday. This is part of their agreement under the regulations of the National Park, which is a protected environmental area.
      The cooperatives  “La Patria y Progreso”, “Por la Justicia Social” and “Caribe” have permission to camp overnight, while it appears that the cooperatives “Isla Blanca” and “Makax” do not.  The fishermen are allowed to camp on the Isle of Birds/Isla Contoy while they are harvesting lobster, to save them fuel, otherwise they would have to go about 20 nautical miles daily, returning to and from Isla Mujeres.

Conciliation between workers & businesses

Concilia entre trabajadores y empresas

Viernes, 20 de Junio de 2014 21:52

CROC, por armonía laboral

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The leader of the CROC union, Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos,  Román Maldonado Euán, explained the mediation process, noting there have been six or seven cases this year, which have achieved good resolution. He talked about disagreements over benefits, such as holiday benefits,  and explained the legal obligations in cases of unjustified termination of employment.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Fiesta at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

VolunQuest offering English classes to primary students during summer
#VolunQuest ofrece campamento de Inglés durante este verano para niños de primaria!!
Classes will begin July 21st at the Julio Sauri school, with registration open to all public primary students, with space for 250 children.

Five Cubans in a small balsero boat were rescued ~80 nautical miles from Isla Mujeres
Rescatan a 5 Cubanos indocumentados a bordo de una pequeña balsa a más de 80 millas náuticas de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

May relocate boats from the malecon

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    Podrían reubicar embarcaciones del malecón Podrían reubicar embarcaciones del malecón

    0 21 de junio de 2014 
    The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres is seeking assistance from the Port Authority of Quintana Roo to determine who has permission to use the Federal Zone area by the Whale Shark sculpture. There are a number of boats that permanently occupy the area, near the malecon that overlooks the Bahia Mujeres/Mujeres Bay. 
        The Harbor Master said he could not act earlier to request relocation of the boats  because it is APIQRoo who manage the area, and who have the authority to give permits. It is unknown if the seamen have a concession with the federal zone, but it is suspected that no one has an official document. The Harbor Master said they already have determined the owners of the boats, and are just waiting for a response from the Port Authority (APIQRoo) 
        There have been some complaints of fiberglass repairs being done there, which is a violation of Environmental regulations. 

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Los botes ocupan espacio en zona federal.
    Five Cubans rescued


    Rescatan a cinco cubanos

    Rescatan a cinco cubanos 0 21 de junio de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- La Marina Armada de México confirmó el rescate de los indocumentados quienes viajaban a bordo de una balsa.


Still no new lighthouse on the maps

  • Continúa sin aparecer nuevo faro en cartografía


    Continúa sin aparecer nuevo faro en cartografía

    0 20 de junio de 2014

    Five years ago the lighthouse downtown was replaced by a beacon atop the hotel Avalon, (now "Mia"), which can be seen for six nautical miles. The new location of the light still does not appear on the nautical maps, which are produced by the SCT.  The operation of the old lighthouse was discontinued, and no rehabilitation or expansion is expected, because hotels have been built nearby that prevent light from reaching the southeast side of the island.The lighthouse was built just over 40 years ago, and at the time its height of 19 meters was considered more than adequate.
       The Harbor Master explained that there are two signals in the northern area of Isla Mujeres, and that the other is 'la baliza' which marks a rocky area at the entrance to the Bay.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Han transcurrido ya cinco años desde su reubicación.
  • "Urban ruins" downtown


    Afean ‘ruinas urbanas’ el primer cuadro

    Afean ‘ruinas urbanas’ el primer cuadro0 20 de junio de 2014

    Residents downtown have requested the intervention of the municipal Civil Protection agency because they have concerns that empty, old buildings could collapse as a result of weather. The former store "Antilles" is located on Avenue Rueda Medina, and has been closed for more than 15 years, and neighbors have noted that its roof is deteriorating.

    Por Carlos Gasca> Quequi .- Vecinos temen porque los edificios son muy antiguos y podrían derrumbarse en cualquier momento.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Navy rescues five Cubans
Armada rescata a cinco cubanos[+] Ver mas

Por Esto has the same information as the article above, describing the boat as precarious rather than shipwrecked, and noting that now arrival of boats from Cuba with undocumented people is sporadic, whereas a decade ago they were rescuing over 200 Cubans annually. It is also noted that a few days ago the Navy gave assistance to a US yacht in the Yucatan channel, when someone on board suffered heart problems and was taken to Puerto Juarez to be transported to a hospital in Cancun.

Red Cross: 30 years in Isla Mujeres
Cruz Roja, desde hace 30 años[+] Ver mas

The Red Cross began operations in Isla Mujeres in 1984, and there are people who have given 30 years of continuous service. It is expected that they will be honored and given recognition on Tuesday which is  Día del Socorrista (A first responder, a rescuer..someone who provides assistance in an emergency situation).
        Carlos Gamboa, head of the socorristas, said his father, Mario Cardenas Montalvo, started the service with help from the police and DIF, social service agency, with assistance from many helpful people including Jose Ponce. The location of the ambulance was changed until a lot was awarded at the current space, after Hurricane Gilberto in 1988, when colonia la Gloria was new.
      With support from foreign donations, the building was constructed, and the foreign community continued to contribute to efforts to improve services, as well as the local community at large, the business community, the City, and the Navy. The Isla Mujeres Red Cross delegation was formally founded on January 8, 1991.
     Not to be forgotten is the valuable Dr Greta Shorey, who was medical director when more than 5000 medical services were provided annually, which is a record. She also had patients from various parts of Mexico and from abroad. A decade has passed since she left the facility, and many still miss her.
   The Dia de Socorrista on Tuesday, June 24 is the worldwide commemoration of a bloody battle at the Italian town of Solferino, which was witnessed by the founder of the Red Cross, Henri Dunant, on that date in 1859. This clash between the Austrian army of Franz Josef I and Napoleon III, in the Italian second war of Independence, left more than 5000 dead and over 20,000 injured. The injured were left to suffer and die without any kind of medical care or aid. Dunant began promoting the idea of a neutral organization to help the wounded on the battlefields when he returned to Switzerland after the battle. He wrote "A Memory of Solferino" which promoted this idea to the civilians and to the military authorities of Europe, and this was the beginning of the organization now known as the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Advisory to businesses causing 'contamination'
Advertencia a negocios contaminantes[+] Ver mas
Cristina Medina, head of the Department of Ecology has notified the two establishments in Canotal that they should install smoke extractor hoods, following complaints from a neighbor, Jorge Lizarraga,  who alleges that the smoke is affecting his health. At this time the agency of Enforcement (Dirección de Fiscalización) is not involved and has not issued sanctions. It is noted that the hoods had not yet been installed on Friday.(Today I didn't translate Por Esto's article  about Sr Lizarraga's complaints concerning his neighbors, which alleges there are politics involved. It is PE's third article on the subject in three days.)

Teams for the Fourth and Fifth Divisions
Integran equipos de cuarta y quinta división[+] Ver mas

The futbol season for the Fourth and Fifth Divisions will begin in three months, and there are 60 youngsters who have registered for the teams.

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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
Thursday Marina Paraiso 7pm-9pm
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!! 
Sat ~2 Frequencia 

       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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