Monday, June 30, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, June 30 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  (I sent an email to the tourism director letting him know the cam has been stuck for a few days)

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Watching World Cup soccer at Posada Beach: With Governor & Mayor

Ambiente futbolero

Domingo, 29 de Junio de 2014 20:24

Encabeza Beto Borge y Agapito en la Posada del Mar

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  Hundreds of islanders, and the Governor and Mayor, joined together on the Posada Beach, to view the World Cup soccer game of Mexico against Holland on giant screens, which was lost at the last minute, thanks to an 'nonexistent penalty' penal inexistente.   


 Alejandra Peniche: Miss PRI Summer 2014

Alejandra Peniche recibe galardón

Domingo, 29 de Junio de 2014 20:15

Como Señorita Verano PRI 2014

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Alejandra Rodríguez Peniche won the title of “Señorita Verano PRI 2014” in a close competition against nine beautiful contestants on the Town Square last evening. She was also named "Miss Facebook" and "Miss Photogenic". They modeled in swim suits, casual dress, and evening dress, as well as giving a speech on tax reform.  The jury was brought in from Cancun for the event, and many supporters cheered and applauded. This was the second year this event was held, and she was crowned by last year's winner Nahomy Martínez. 
Fishermen looking forward to start of lobster season 

Se frotan las manos

Domingo, 29 de Junio de 2014 20:01

Pescadores confían en próxima temporada de langosta

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This information has already been translated, and notes the price of lobster is increasing 30p/kilo and the price of  live whole lobster will be 210pesos/kilo and tails will be 410pesos/kilo. Lobster season begins July 1 & the fishermen have been preparing for it.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Nautical tour providers expect good season

Prevén lancheros una buena temporada

0 29 de June de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- El clima es el principal factor para reponerse.
A la alzan  el negocio inmobiliario
  Booming real estate market


A la alzan el negocio inmobiliario

0 29 de June de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Los terrenos de la ínsula han logrado colocarse dentro del mercado, ya que han adquirido mayor plusvalía.
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Real estate in Isla Mujeres is still attractive to many, as islanders gradually are getting rid of their properties, hoping to take advantage of deals offered on homes on the mainland. There are several real estate companies, and among properties offered on the internet, some exceed two million dollars. A realtor explained that the price depends on the location, adding, "But ultimately, they are all expensive." Beachfront is estimated to cost between 400 and 500 dollars per square meter, with some properties of 12 meters wide by 20 deep, and others are larger. These lots are attractive to foreign buyers seeking a quiet place to live or a vacation home away from the bustle of the city.  This has led to greater crowding among families, because  the existing demand reduces the opportunities for islanders.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

CAPA implements monitoring system
The Commission on Water and Wastewater (CAPA), has implemented a telemetry system (COAT) in its 56 water lift stations, its over 50 of sewage water and the 8 treatment plants operating in the municipalities Benito Juarez (Cancun) and Isla Mujeres.  This will provide continuous remote monitoring  of the volumes handled, the quality of the water received, and the conditions of the operating systems and equipment. This directly benefits the over 237,000 users in both municipalities.

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Increase in lobster prices
Mejora precio de langosta+] Ver mas
This information has been translated.

Concern that tower could fall
Temen caída de la torre [+] Ver mas

The scenic tower at Punta Sur has not functioned for a decade and is not receiving maintenance, although the structure is affected by rust. This is causing concern among neighbors that the 100 meter tall tower could fall during a hurricane.
     It has been 15 years since the management of Garrafon park moved into private hands, and  the tower was built a short while after that. It is similar to scenic towers in Cancun, Xcaret, and Cozumel. It has not functioned since the passage of Hurricane Wilma (Oct, 2005).
      It is the highest of the four towers, since it is located 15 meters above sea level, allowing views of the south of Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Punta Sam, Isla Blanca, Isla Contoy National Park, and the Caribbean Sea. Garrafon has a direct connection to its operation, but when Promotora Xel-Ha partnered with Dolphin Discovery, they no longer operated the tower, porque significa mayor egreso, (due to it causing major expenses),  and the lot is owned by the City.
  On June 12, 1998 the City signed a agreement for a 30 year lease on Garrafon, and shortly after that came the tower project;  a favorable result of the contract.  (I'm not 'gettting' the meaning of the following sentence: )  However the heavy investment made in remodeling the reserve (Garrafon) affected the 'projection of recuperation'  for damages caused by a hurricane, according to the information gathered, por eso hizo alianza para prevenir mayor riesgo. (?? literally: therefore  an alliance was made to prevent increased risk ? Maybe it means an agreement should be made, or should have been made, to prevent increasing risks? Basically it seems to indicate that money has not been dedicated to maintenance, which is needed to reduce the risk of the tower eventually falling during severe weather. )
 .... sin embargo, la fuerte inversión que hizo en la remodelación de la reserva le afectó su proyección de recuperación por los daños que causó el citado meteoro, según datos recabados, por eso hizo alianza para prevenir mayor riesgo.

Increasing demand for workers for summer
Crece la oferta laboral para el verano+] Ver mas
With summer holidays beginning in a few days, the CROC union reports that hotels and restaurants are preparing for the arrival of vacationers, creating an increased demand for laborers, particularly maintenance workers, waiters, and cooks type A.  Workers are being brought in from Cancun, since there are not enough trained local workers for these jobs, which are usually temporary until the low season begins in mid August, for about three months. In May and June, tourism has been decreased, but now that is all changing.
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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:

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 
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 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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