Monday, July 7, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News And Events Monday, July 7 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in July!, 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. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in July.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It's going slowly as I am busy with other things...your patience is appreciated!!   

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 ....

Exciting competition hosted by Agapito & Marty: Abuelita & Abuelito 2014

Cálido certamen

Domingo, 06 de Julio de 2014 20:35

Agapito y Marhy encabezan “Abuelita y Abuelito 2014”

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The winners of this contest for senior citizens, sponsored by the DIF social service agency, will compete at the state competition which will be held in Isla Mujeres. The participants appeared in formal dress, casual dress, and a costume, and they each gave a performance. There were many family and friends watching, cheering, and applauding the exciting competition whose choices were difficult for the judges. 
        The winners among the women were: María Eugenia de la Peña Hernández won Abuelita Isla Mujeres 2014; Exaltación Quintal Martínez was awarded Abuelita Fundación, and Juana Argüelles was named Abuelita Fiestas Patrias. The winners among the men were:  Mario García Delgado who won Abuelito Isla Mujeres 2014, Guillermo Bracamontes is Abuelito Fundación, and Gregorio Sánchez Celis is the Abuelito Fiestas Patrias. From voting on Facebook the following winners were chosen:  Abuelito Simpatía is Gregorio Sánchez, and Abuelita Simpatía is  Gloria García Bautista.
    María Eugenia de la Peña Hernández won Abuelita Fotogénica and Guillermo Bracamontes won Abuelito Fotogénico. The DIF also recognized  señor Romualdo Velázquez Delgado for winning second prize in the national literary contest VI Concurso Nacional Literario  for his essay “Memorias del Viejo y el Mar”.

Urging resolution of conflicts

Seeking meeting between taxi drivers & tricycle porters 

Urge resolver conflicto

Domingo, 06 de Julio de 2014 20:34

Piden convocar reunión entre taxistas y tricicleros

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A meeting is expected to take place this week, said the Secretario del Trabajo y Conflictos del Sindicato de Taxistas de Isla Mujeres,(Isla Mujeres taxi union secretary of Labor & Conflicts), Porfirio Martínez.  Attendees are expected to include representatives from the taxi union, the union of the Tricycle porters,  the Department of Transportation and Communication, the Municipal Tourism Department, and the Municipal Public Security Bureau (the police).
    He explained that the porters job is to carry cargo to the taxi stand or to passenger vehicles, and they should not to serve as "tricitaxis" for tourists needing transport to hotels. He says it is urgent that local and state authorities intervene to find a solution that defines the roles of each group. The taxistas say the tricycle porters lack permits for this activity, that they don't  pay taxes to the municipal, state, and federal government, and that there is a risk of accidents. A representative for the tricycle porters was not interviewed.
City should cover expenses for the installation of a PROFECO office 

Comuna deberá cubrir gastos

Domingo, 06 de Julio de 2014 20:33

De instalarse módulo de Profeco

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This interview with the leader of the Chamber of  Commerce has already been translated. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Electing a new municipal PAN leader


    Eligen a la nueva dirigente del Pan municipalEligen a la nueva dirigente del Pan municipal

    0 07 de July de 2014 
    Former City Council member  Rayito de Luz Rendón, will succede  Hugo Sánchez Montalvo as the municipal head of the PAN political party. The former mayor held the position for three years, as head of the National Action Party, Partido Acción Nacional in Isla Mujeres. She is related to the former mayor Hugo Sanchez,  as well as to Alicia Ricalde, Diputada Federal. (the mayor before him and now federal legislator.)

    Por Redacción > Quequi.- La ex regidora Rayito de Luz Rendón, es la sucesora Hugo Sánchez Montalvo.
  • Hospital completion delayed: Waiting for equipment


    Sigue detenida la entrega del nuevo hospital

    Sigue detenida la entrega del nuevo hospital0 07 de July de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.

The completion of the new hospital, located in colonia La Gloria with an investment of over 30 million pesos, remains on hold while they await delivery of equipment. The final details such as location of electrical outlets, water taps, and finishing work is waiting to be finished so it can be adapted to the specific sizes and needs of the equipment to be delivered. The equipment delivery is dependent on the State Health Department Secretaría Estatal de Salud.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Choosing Abuelito & Abuelita 2014

Hoping to exceed 75 tonnes of lobster tail 

Last year the fishermen captured 75 tonnes of lobster tail and 25 tonnes of live lobster, and this season they hope to exceed those statistics. The price is currently 410 pesos/kilo for tails and 210 pesos/kilo for live lobster.  It is noted that it is usual for the capture to be slow at the beginning of the season and to improve in October, November, and December when the cold water causes the lobster to move, allowing the fishermen to capture them. In the state of Quintana Roo, there are 19 fishing 'societies of production' (coops/unions) with permits,  of whom 12 are in this Northern Zone and they are: Isla Mujeres Hobox, Chiquilá, Puerto Juárez, Puerto Morelos while three are in the Southern Zone: Punta Herrero, Mahahual, Xcaalak. (And I know that 12+3 isn't 19)  They bring together a total of 840 fishermen of the beautiful state of Quintana Roo.
Police checkpoints surprise islanders 

Since the Municipal Transit police began a program to review documents two weeks ago,  ~120 vehicles have been ticketed, according to the head of the agency, Jairo Chevez. The operation, which will continue,  has been reviewing drivers licenses, plates, and registrations. He said they have nearly 100 motorcycles in the impound yard, and some vehicles, but the majority are motorcycles that are lacking documents. He said it is important for people to be aware that minors cannot drive, let alone at night, and there are many people driving motorcycles without having drivers licenses, which indicates the driver has no idea of the rules of the road, which causes accidents, and one of the objectives of this program is to reduce the number of accidents on the island.

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New PAN leadership seeks to promote unity
Nueva dirigencia panista ofrece promover unidad [+] Ver mas

Removing litter from the storm drains
Reprobable uso que se le da al drenaje[+] Ver mas

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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

Karen Rosenberg's

NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.

We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.

The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at or Kathy Ennis at or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.

Follow up...The Go Fund Me campaign by Sally Margolis to assist with the HIV testing events by Brazos Abiertos was successful, & BA have also coordinated with the City to provide education about sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy in the schools, monthly.


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Friday, July 4 El Patio 8-10:30
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 

 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm 
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 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 ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p..Chucho (Jesus Campezino)
 Wed: Blues W SeBlues..tho he's off isle right now.

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


July Events....

Thursday 5:30-9:30pm  Artist Fair on Town Square  (Note new hours)
Rain date...rescheduled to Friday
Friday, Fourth of July US Independence Day

At Casa de los Suenos....

From Christy Dix....For those who are in Isla Mujeres and want to practice your Spanish, come join us!! Spend an hour at Barlito's at Marina Paraiso this Friday 7/4 (3-4pm) and practice your Spanish skills while helping those who are studying English. It's a win win!!

Soggy Peso, in the past, has had Red White & Blue jello shots &  a smoked brisket special
Miquel's Moonlight bar has had 4th parties in the past

July 5 Saturday 7p  Abuelito & Abuelita contest La Gloria open air theatre

July 6 Sunday  PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament 8am start, 4pm weigh in, awards to follow on Posada Beach. 2pm Son 3 performing on Posada!

July 7 ~7p Town Square  Michael Jackson related event

July 11 Friday Full Moon Rise: ~6:50    Sunset is ~7:30
 Careful of the migrating crabs crossing the road to get to the sea to spawn, especially down at the south and south east part of the isle.
July 12 Saturday  Full Moon Rise: ~7:45  
July 13 Sunday  Moonrise  8:41pm
July 14 Monday  Moonrise  9:31pm
July 15 Tuesday Moonrise  10:17pm  and ~50 minutes later nightly

July 20: Whale Shark Festival last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.

 July 26:  There will be 600 Mexican athletes competing on the island for the “Copa Isla Mujeres de Tae Kwon Do”, including about 40 athletes from Isla Mujeres.


 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participated in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.



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

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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