Tuesday, June 24, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 24 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 ....

Adequate space for students starting high school

Espacio suficiente para estudiantes

Lunes, 23 de Junio de 2014 22:25

Que iniciarán su bachillerato

There are adequate spaces at the high school, Colegio Bachilleres, for incoming students, and the graduates of the middle school, Benito Juarez do not need to have any concerns, said the head of the high school, Javier Solis Martinez.There are about 130 or 140 students expected from the middle school, plus 30 or 40 more who come from other places and some repeaters. There is space to accommodate 20 or 30 more students, additionally.
      At the conclusion of the 2013-2014 school year, Colegio Bachilleres will have a total of 70 graduating students in the fields of Information Technology and of Tourism.

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No more "gasolinazos"

Fishermen sign petition against price hikes 

No más "gasolinazos"

Lunes, 23 de Junio de 2014 21:44

Firme petición de pescadores para frenar escalada de precios

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Representatives of the fishing cooperatives of Isla Mujeres are attending a meeting at 9am tomorrow at the state capital, Chetumal,  with representatives of the Secretaría de Economía to request an end to increases in gasoline prices. Their leader,  Baltazar Gómez Catzín, said the constant price hikes of gasoline directly affect the production of the fishermen. Other groups will be represented at the meeting including divers, boaters, nautical tourism providers, and farmers.
   In addition to their request about the price of gasoline, they will also ask that programs be continued which support the seafarers, such as assistance with providing boats and motors. The farmers will be expected to request continue support with the provision of their machinery.
   Sr Gomez Catizin recalled there was once a fuel subsidy program for fishermen and some others, but this is not in place currently, and says the possibility of reactivating it could be considered, to assist the seafarers. He said that considering the precarious situation being faced by the Isla Mujeres fishing industry, it is vital that the monthly fuel price increases be stopped, and it is very important that support programs be continued and reactivated, for this productive sector, and others.
Operation by traffic police inspecting documentation 

Arranca operativo

Lunes, 23 de Junio de 2014 20:30

Oficiales de tránsito revisan documentación de guiadores en vialidades

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   The municipal director of Public Safety and Traffic (the police chief) Joaquin Poot Acosta said as of today they had not yet set up checkpoints, but that officers are patrolling to detect vehicles whose plates have not been updated. They are verifying both the documents of vehicles and of drivers, with the application of infractions, removal of plates, and even the transfer of vehicles to the impound yard. The deadline was extended and ended in May, for the renewal of license plates. 
    The police chief said this operation will continue for 15 days to 'regularize' (legalize) all the drivers of scooters, as well as automobiles. Some drivers have asked that this measure be applied in general, referring to drivers of golf carts, saying they are not being reviewed. 


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Controversy over school store

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    SESA: Cleaning island of junk

    Limpia Sesa, la isla de cacharros

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On Monday the municipal Vectors department removed several tons of junk during a campaign through several of the colonias. The junk consisted mostly of sheets of cardboard, old wood, and broken appliances. Residents need to get rid of the items in their yards, patios, and roofs, to fight against mosquitoes, which can transmit dengue. This campaign precedes the fogging campaign.


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Start of traffic operation
Saldrán de “cacería” [+] Ver mas
The Traffic Department launched a campaign to detect cars with foreign plates which are circulating around the island, and whose owners need to 'regularize' (legalize) their situation. Jairo Chévez Juan, head of the department, said they will verify that the drivers have their documentation, as well as their vehicle's. It is estimated that there are dozens of foreign vehicles on the island that are not 'regular' (legal).
   This is the first time these actions will be performed, although the documents of local vehicles have been audited, those with foreign plates were not stopped. So the decision was made to inspect them all equally for 'regularized' (legal) documentation.
   As for vehicles with foreign plates, he said they are required to have their permission to enter the country, in addition to their documentation of their legal stay ( estadía ) in Mexico. Those with plates from other states who are residing here will be advised to update their address and get plates for this area. Those without proof of proper documentation may be warned, some could be fined, and up to detention and transfer of the vehicle to the impound yard. Quienes no acrediten la documentación debida, advirtió, podrían hacerse acreedores a alguna multa y hasta la detención y traslado de su vehículo al corralón municipal.

 Golf Carts
 Joaquín Poot Acosta, head of Seguridad y Tránsito (police chief), confirmed that operations will begin on Tuesday to detect golf carts who have not yet complied with updating their plates. The deadline ended over a month ago, and then was an extension. Checkpoints will be established at various points around the island, and the operation will continue for 15 days. It will include rental vehicles, as well as those for the private and public sectors. He said the intention is not to affect anyone, but they are seeking that drivers complete their documentation and have a current license, registration, and plates.

Beaches: Free of fiberglass
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Miguel Gonzalez Gil, Harbor Master, said they will prohibit the use of fiberglass on the beaches to repair small boats, noting that this is prohibited by environmental law. They will be monitoring the area near the whale shark statue, where last year there was a plan to 'clean' out the boats in that area. In 2013 a deadline was set for eviction, but it was relaxed, and now they seek to check that each boat has permission to park there, or they will be asked to move to their respective areas of anchorage,  in the fishermens cooperatives and the nautical tourism cooperatives for whale shake tours. This effort to remove the vessels from the area was made last year to clear the site as an alternative area of  recreation to North Beach and the Posada beach, but there are plans to build a marina complex to dock dozens of yachts.

Senior citizen successful in literary competition
Galardonan a abuelito en concurso de narrativa [+] Ver mas

Romualdo Velázquez Delgado, 76, took second place in the Sixth National Literary Contest of Memoirs of “El Viejo y la Mar”, (the Old Man and the Sea) in which 678 people participated. His essay  is called "Mahache",  and he is known as "Siete Mares" (Seven Seas).  He received 7500 pesos, a certificate, and a collection of books. His essay was five pages long about his life as a fisherman and the dangers he faced at sea. His son is a professor at the junior high, and helped him. He mentioned that he helped his father "Pichi" Velazquest to move stones from the beacon signal of the Islet Yunque, where the hotel Mia is now located, to Playa Norte to sell to the local residents for construction of the first stone houses in Isla Mujeres. Anecdotes and the entire essay will be published by the Department of the Navy soon, and will be available to the general public.
   The results are pending from the children's contest,  “El Niño y la Mar”, in which some local children are competing.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 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: http://funds.gofundme.com/index.php?route=fundmanager&url=9rzmcg

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 
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 20...to 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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