Sunday, June 1, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, June 1 The Afternoon Edition & Catching Up

  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

Friends stopped publishing w/o proofing..Happy Sunday!!!

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Council approves initiative of reforms and additions

Traffic regulations

Listo, reglamento de Tránsito

Sábado, 31 de Mayo de 2014 20:48

Cabildo aprueba iniciativa de reformas y adicciones

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The City Council passed some new traffic regulations, but the details are not yet available. Their goal is to safeguard the lives and physical integrity of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.  

State League begins with Pescadores vs Guerreros from Chetumal at 1pm ("Fishermen vs Warriors")

Arranca Liga Estatal

Sábado, 31 de Mayo de 2014 20:47

Pescadores se medirán hoy con los Guerreros de Chetumal, a las 13:00 horas

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The Pescadors lost their game against Bonfil, 2-3 last week. They are  facing the  "Guerreros" of Chetumal Sunday at 1pm, with the mayor throwing the first ball, who gave the team uniforms last week. (It was probably cancelled due to rain.).
Intensifying tourism promotion to eliminate 'low seasons'  

Intensificarán promoción turística

Sábado, 31 de Mayo de 2014 20:33

Para no padecer “temporadas bajas”

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The director of the municipal tourism department said they are focusing on increasing overnight tourism during the months of September, October, and part of November, to eliminate that 'low season'. There will be promotional activities inside the country and abroad, to attract both domestic and international tourists.
      The Tourism agency plans to attend the Tourism Fair in Montreal on October 24-26.

Catching Up.....


Recognition of contributors to English program in grade schools

Reconocen a colaboradores

Viernes, 30 de Mayo de 2014 22:34

De programa de inglés en primarias

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Certificates and appreciation were given to the volunteers of the Volunquest Foundation who have been teaching English in the primary schools of Isla Mujeres. The event took place in the courtyard of the school Julio Saury, with parents in attendance, and the sounds of happy children in the background. Children from the schools Enriqueta Camarillo and César Mendoza, sang two songs in English, prompting applause from the audience, which included special guests.
    The program began in September and is a unique program in Mexico, whose teachers are from the United States. The island families are very grateful for this program which helps children learn a second language, to give them more opportunities in their lives. The volunteers who received certificates were Marcy Mullen, Emily Buckowski, Julie Bunker, Jane Chambers, Sara Heald, Britney Hutchinson, Allison James, Karissa Keating, Nicole LaRue, Michelle Lane, Lydia Martín, Talía McLaughlin, Jessica Pickford, Erica Smrcina, Morgan Thies, Margo Brown and Julie Della Mattera.

CFE prepares for hurricane season with repairs & replacements

Se prepara la CFE

Viernes, 30 de Mayo de 2014 22:32

Repara y sustituye implementos ante temporada de huracanes

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 This work began two weeks ago, and includes changing of  equipment that is in poor condition around the island, in preparation for this upcoming period of rain and high winds. 
Support for workers 

Apoyo a trabajadores

Viernes, 30 de Mayo de 2014 22:16

Les brindan asesoría sobre reparto de utilidades

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The municipal office of  Procuraduría Auxiliar de la Defensa de Trabajo helps workers daily with advice. They were busier than normal since May regarding questions about profit sharing benefits that they are entitled and the related taxes.


Taxistas clash with another "pirate"

This time: A foreigner

Chocan taxistas con otro “pirata”

Jueves, 29 de Mayo de 2014 22:04

Ahora, extranjero

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 For the second time in less than a week, a disagreement (trifulca) took place between taxi drivers and  a foreigner who was transporting guests to their rental. The disagreements yesterday and the day before took place in the presence of dozens of tourists and taxi clients, which portrays a bad image for this vacation destination. 
      On both occasions, the taxi drivers 'bajaron de'  the foreigner's vehicle, which is a Chevy Suburban, with various overnight tourists already in the vehicle, without regard to the impression this was making on them, nor to those disembarking from the ferry and the local riders in general. 
      The taxi drivers say this is unfair competition, and that the foreigner is taking away taxi work without paying for permits or taxes to perform this activity. They want the relevant authorities to impose order upon these rentals, which offer amenities such as golf carts, cars, and now transportation to the guest house.              

 Scooter theft: Woman left without transportation

Robo de motonetas, a la orden

Jueves, 29 de Mayo de 2014 22:01

Dejan a fémina sin medio de transporte

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 The owner of a motorcycle was outraged when her vehicle was stolen in broad daylight, from in front of her house, after she had returned home from taking her kids to school, at ~7am. A similar case occurred on May 6th, at 7am and that unit was recovered, after it had been dismantled, with no results about the thief. 

 CFE supervising cable installation to ensure quality work under Rueda Medina

Supervisa CFE cableado

Jueves, 29 de Mayo de 2014 20:59

Para garantizar calidad de obra subterránea en la Rueda Medina

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Representatives of the Federal Elecricity Commission (CFE) of Isla Mujeres did a tour of inspection with representative who are doing the work of placing underground wiring beneath Rueda Medina, to assure that it is all within the regulations. They could not give a date for the removal of the overhead lines, and noted that the work is being done in four stages. First is the work of connecting the household and commercial outlets, then the subsequent electrical work and "energization" of the underground network,  followed by removal of the poles, and cleaning up the areas where the poles were set. CFE will be assuring that the work meets requirements and standards.The company doing the installation works said their part should be completed within about 15 days, and it is noted that they began about a week ago.

Agapito placing boxes for complaints & suggestions of citizens: To be attended to immediately 

Agapito coloca buzones

Jueves, 29 de Mayo de 2014 20:59

Para recabar quejas y sugerencias de los ciudadanos y atenderlas de inmediato

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. La Contraloría Municipal, (municipal comptroller agency) headed by José López, will be responsible for the placement of the boxes at the municipal governmental offices, the at the police station, and at locations in the Continental Zone. They will give citizen a tool to communicate complaints or suggestions. The correspondence will be collected every Monday, and given a timely and efficient follow up.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Rain could interfere with Naval Day festivities

  • Celebración

    Podrían opacar lluvias festejos de la marinaPodrían opacar lluvias festejos de la marina

    0 31 de mayo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Podrían opacar lluvias festejos de la marina
  • Urged to attend to storm drains


    Urge atender drenajes pluviales

    Urge atender drenajes pluviales0 31 de mayo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Empresarios sufren severas inundaciones con las lluvias.
Merchants on Hidalgo who say they are at the mercy of rains, and are gathering signatures for a petition to demand a solution. The director of the municipal Civil Protection Agency has urged them to be responsible about keeping the areas in front of their businesses free of litter to prevent clogging of the grates.


Seeking alleged thief of vehicle



    Buscan a presunto ladrón de vehículo

    0 29 de mayo de 2014  The Isla Mujeres Judicial Police are investigating the whereabouts of Alexis Rivero García, 25, who was allegedly driving a 2012 Nissan March that was  involved in a traffic accident  at ~midnight on Monday. The driver fled after hitting a taxi and it has been discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen,  from the state of Mexico on March 18, 2014. The police chief (director de Seguirdad Publica) confirmed that the case has been turned over to the  Agencia del Ministerio Público and the  Policía Judicial del Estado (Attorney General & State Judicial Police) who are responsible for the investigation. The young man will be asked to explain how he purchased the vehicle.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Huye joven que chocó un auto reportado como robado.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Want foreigners peddlers removed from the beaches

A young couple of foreigners are vending their crafts on the streets, and this reporter was clled to complain, since local mobile vendors have been removed from the beaches and malecon. They say these foreigners are walking the beaches to peddle their wares and authorities should intervene. 

American football players will attract looks 

This women's sporting event  will take place, for the first time, on Saturday June 7 at the soccer field in Salina Chica at 6pm.

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City Council approves new traffic regulations

Actualizan reglamento de tránsito[+] Ver mas

No signs of opening new hospital

Nuevo hospital sin visos de apertura[+] Ver mas
In January it was announced that there would be an additional investment of 14 million pesos to complete the work of building, with an area of nearly 3000 square meters, and a capacity of 13 beds, however there has been no progress noted within the building. It will also include four offices, areas for pharmacy and for social work , waiting room , X -ray , clinical laboratory and ultrasound, auxiliary treatment room  , operating room, labor room , delivery room , emergency room, and administrative area . In March it was announced that an investment of ~30 million pesos for equipment would be given and that inauguration might occur in early June.  There is some final finish out work that cannot be completed until the furniture and equipment arrives, since their dimensions are unknown.

Quintana Roo celebrates Environmental Day in Isla Mujeres
Celebra Quintana Roo día ambiental en IM[+] Ver mas

Isla Mujeres will host the state Congress of Young Environmentalists as part of the events for World Environmental Day on Thursday, with a celebration at the Convention Center at 10am, followed by a parade with the theme " “Alza tu voz, no el nivel del mar”, (roughly..Raise your voice above sea level). Isla Mujeres will also host the 7th state Children's Green Drawing Contest  whose them is Children and Climate Change.  Trees will be adopted after they are delivered by the state government. There are also plans for interactive exhibits about the culture of water, and information about Isla Contoy and Whale Sharks. A lecture will be given from 12-12:30 by Dr. Herlinda Silva Poot, for students of the middle and high school. She is a researcher with the Institute of Technology in Chetumal.


Men of the sea: Forgotten by the municipal government

Hombres de mar, olvidados del alcaldeVer mas
There are fishermen who are expressing disappointment and annoyance that they are not receiving support from the municipal government during this closed season for lobster, and saying the mayor is not keeping his campaign promises to them.

Hard work by youths for the rescue of turtle nests
Ardua labor de jóvenes que rescatan nidos de tortugas [+] Ver mas
To date, youths involved with the Sea Turtle Protection program have rescued 11 nests with a total of 1205 eggs. Ten nests were of the Loggerhead species with a total of 1090 eggs and and one nest was of the Hawkbill species, with 115 eggs. Staff from the Tortugran has say that in even years, there are a greater number of turtles coming to the island to spawn, especially on the beaches of  Media Luna, Acapulquito, Hangar and across from the Trash Transfer Facility area.  The eggs are promptly rescued by staff to transfer them to the Tortugranja, which requires the support of a vehicle, since they must carry buckets of eggs to the facility on their own. The Tortugranja has a vehicle, and the reporter wonders why they do not designate a driver, to allow the staff to carry out this work more efficiently and comfortably.

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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



 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




May 1 Thursday 4p-9p Artists Fair on Town Square
May 1 Formal welcome to Regatta Sol al Sol XLVI
 May 1 Labor Day in Mexico
May 1  May Day
May 2 Regatta Amigos XLV 12:30 Isla Children sail around isle
May 2 Regatta Sol al Sol Awards dinner 
May 3 Regatta Sol al Sol departure
May 3 Day of the Holy Cross (festival for mason/constrct wkrs /Dia de Santa Cruz, also called El Día del Albañil. (Essay..maybe May 4th 2012)
May 5 Battle of Puebla 2012 "Cinco de Mayo" May 8 Thursday  Town Square: "First Municipal Artist's Fair" 
May 8 Thursday Regata Al Sol XXVIII Departs for Isla Mujeres
 May  9-11 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament
May 10 Saturday Mother's Day  in Mexico
~May 13-20  Festival of Lady of Fatima at Rancho Vieho ~30+ yr tradition Continental IM
May 13 7p Official welcome of Regatta as Distinguished Guests
May 14 7:25pm Full Moon Rise of Caribbean Sea
 Rises an hour later each night
(Sunset ~7p)
May 15 Regatta Awards Event
May 15 Thursday Teachers Day
May 23 World Turtle Day
May 29 Thursday Ascension Day
May 31 Saturday 9:30am  Pink Wig Breakfast at D'Lily's to benefit Breast Cancer organization Por Siempre Viva

May 31: Start of activities for Dia de la Marina: 
Baseball Tournament, a 15 km. race around the isle, and a Basketball Tournament "Relampago" (lightning) between fishing cooperative & tourism service cooperative members

7pm Town Square:  Coronation of Ambassador/Queen, photographic exhibition, presentations by grupos artisticos

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 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”



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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