Thursday, June 5, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, June 5 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: With environmentalists

Installation of the First State Youth Council

Agapito, con ambientalistas

Miércoles, 04 de Junio de 2014 21:43

Instala Primer Consejo Estatal de Jóvenes

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de junio.- 
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The high school students who arrived from other municipalities of the state met in the City Council room, with the Mayor who spoke about Ramon Bravo, a tireless campaigner for environmental causes and his legacy for future generations. He also recognized the group Amigos de Isla Contoy who have worked with the community to encourage recycling.  The students and the Mayor shared breakfast and conversation.
   The Governor is expected to attend this Youth Council on June 5, "World Environmental Day" as a guest of honor, and to close the convention.
   The winners of the municipal phase of the State Children's Ecological Drawing Contest were announced. In the category of six to eight years the winners were: : Renata Camila Ku Pinzón, Diego Misael Pérez Farías and Miguel Barrera and from nine to eleven they were:  Nubia Paulina Serrano Canto, Sharon Cutz Canul and Miguel Angel Rodríguez Hernández.

During May  ~140,000 passengers arrived

Aumenta el cruce

Miércoles, 04 de Junio de 2014 21:42

Durante mayo pasado cifra de pasajeros llegó a casi 140 mil

CANCUN, BJ, 4 de junio.- 
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In May, 139,155 passengers crossed to Isla Mujeres, which was an increase of more than four percent compared to May 2013, when there were 133,456 passengers.The new ferry has progressed to 98% of its construction, with an investment of 32 million pesos. It will benefit the 16,000 residents of the island, and meet the demands of the large numbers of passengers traveling to and from Isla Mujeres, so they can receive appropriate and safe service. The facility of 1140 square meters will include a waiting room, shops for local tour and travel agencies, parking, food area, restrooms, showers, parking, baggage check, and administrative offices.
   Regarding the proposed new passenger terminal at Punta Sam, the architectural design would be similar to the facility in Isla Mujeres, with a Mayan arch.
Men who work at sea complain about restrictions 

Se quejan de Capitanía

Miércoles, 04 de Junio de 2014 21:34

Trabajadores del mar, ante restricciones

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de junio.- 
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Seamen who provide nautical tours, especially those who provide trips to view and swim with whale sharks, are expressing complaints about the Harbor Masters decisions to restrict activities over the past few days, because they considered the sea conditions suitable. This affected at least 100 vessels that offer whale shark tours, and the cancellations caused them major financial losses.  


Navy assisted sailboat that was adrift

Prestan ayuda a velero a la deriva

Martes, 03 de Junio de 2014 23:40

Efectivos de Quinta Región Naval, en Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de junio.-
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The sailboat "Zao" lost function of its propulsion system when it was about six kilometers from Isla Contoy, and the captain, who is apparently from Argentina, contacted the Port of Isla Holbox, who in term linked him to the Port in Isla Mujeres at ~3pm yesterday. The boat was still able to move under sail, and inquired about the locations of the reefs.
      After being "fondeado" for about 24 hours there, the boat arrived in the Bay of Isla Mujeres at 3pm today with all aboard in good health. They had remedied the mechanical problem, and the Naval search and rescue unit  provided them with fuel. Prior to the repair, they considered being towed in to port by another boat, but the cost was 10,000 pesos per nautical mile.

Agapito ensures security for all the population: In case of weather emergencies 

Agapito garantiza seguridad

Martes, 03 de Junio de 2014 21:01

De toda la población, en casode contingencia ambiental

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de junio.-
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The Mayor gave a speech at the formal instillation of the Hurricane Committee, emphasizing three points:
1. Assurances to the population of the municipality that they are not alone and all entities involved with civil protection are properly coordinated and prepared to handle any emergency circumstance.
2. It is very important, in the case of a weather situation, to ignore rumors and information without sustenance, stressing that the only information that should be given attention is the official information provided by the State System of Civil Protection through the Municipal Committee.
3. The biggest problem in the urban areas is the trash that goes down the storm drains, causing them to become blocked, which results in flooding. Residents are strongly encouraged not to throw trash in the streets and reminded that a great deal can be gained by prevention.
   Admiral  Alcalá Pignol said it is important for the tour operators, fishermen, and other men of the sea to follow the recommendation and instructions of the Port Authority, to prevent human tragedies.
   The officials toured various parts of the municipality to verify, in person, the correct and optimal operation of urban equipment (pumps, sumps, drains, etc). They also visited some of the shelters to verify the are in good condition and comply with regulations.
   The meeting took place at the City Council room and included representatives from: Civil Protection,  Marina Armada de México, Armada de México, Seguridad Pública, Capitanía de Puerto, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Secretaría de Salud.(Navy, Army, Police, Harbor Master/Port Authority, Red Cross, and Secretary of Health.)

City signs agreement to elevate the quality of education 

Convenio estratégico

Martes, 03 de Junio de 2014 20:39

Signa Ayuntamiento para elevar calidad de la educación

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de junio.-
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The City signed a collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Culture and Education of Quintana Roo (SEyC) implementing major educational programs in the primary schools of Isla Mujeres.  The programs include: “Ver bien para aprender mejor”, “Seguro escolar en caso de accidentes”, “Escuela Digna escuela segura”, “Programa de habilidades digitales para todos”, “Escuela de tiempo completo” and “Becas”, (See well to learn better, School insurance in case of accidents, Safe Schools, Digital Skills for All, Full Time School, and Scholarships.) The mayor also mentioned his administrations efforts to support the student community through programs such as transportation grants and school scholarships.
Invitation to Fishing Tournament 

Invitan a torneo de pesca

Martes, 03 de Junio de 2014 20:38

Presentan convocatoria y reglamento

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ISLA MUJERES, 3 de junio.-  ,
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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.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Isla Blanca ferry resumes operations

  • Reanuda operaciones ferry Isla Blanca


    Reanuda operaciones ferry Isla Blanca

    0 05 de junio de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.- El transbordador estuvo fuera de actividad por mes y medio.
    Complaints about restrictions 


    Se quejan por restricciones

    Se quejan por restricciones 0 05 de junio de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Los náuticos de la ínsula acusan a Capitanía de Puerto de exagerar con las medidas de seguridad.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

First Council of Young Environmentalists

Primer Congreso de Jóvenes Ambientalistas er mas

Isla Blanca ferry back in operation
Naviera reincorpora a “Isla Blanca” [+] Ver mas

Two women injured in moto accident
Dos mujeres lesionadas al caer de una moto[+] Ver mas

 Sisters Reina Eunice, 32, and Guadalupe Concepción Velázquez Díaz, 31, were injured when they slid along the pavement after their scooter made contact with a golf cart carrying four tourists, which had been rented from Gomar II. The accident occurred near Colonia Caridad del Cobre and was blamed on a lack of precaution and poor visibility due to some brush. The foreigners in the golf cart were leaving the street Palo Bravo, to go onto Rueda Medina, the main road. They were supposed to yield to vehicles on the main road, but they did not realize there was a motorcycle coming from south to north, being driven by Reina Eunice. She was the most injured, and was unresponsive to questions at the scene.  They were assisted by personnel from Civil Protection and the police, and the paramedics provided aid, transporting both women to the hospital. Neighbors say the roads need proper signage to prevent more accidents in the area.

Tourists visiting the beaches and their surrounding areas

Turistas recorren playas y sus alrededores[+] Ver mas
The rain stopped in the early morning and tourists were out visiting the beach and driving in golf carts. The weather causes difficult economic times when it prohibits the nautical tours providers and fishermen from going to sea. Sales are lower in this slower season, causing difficult times for many businesses.

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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 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

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


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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