Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday July 1 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 westofcuba@gmail.com 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.    

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 ....

Agapito: Commitment to health

Agapito, con la salud

Lunes, 30 de Junio de 2014 21:09

Se pone de manifiesto su compromiso de garantizarla

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Three events took place at noon at the Town hall today, which were: the installation of the Municipal Health Committee, the reinstallation of the Comittee of Security in Municipal health, and the signing of the Street Safety agreement took place   (Comité Municipal de Salud,  Comité de Seguridad en Salud Municipal, and Convenio de Seguridad Vial. ) In attendance were the General Secretary of the City Council, César Poot Pérez, the State Secretary of Health, Juan Lorenzo Ortegón Pacheco, and other special guests, who are also officials in government.
     Among the objectives in Health is ongoing coordination between institutions, public organizations, and private & social organizations to carry out activities that prevent, treat, rehabilitate, as well as to investigate public health concerns, and to elevate the quality of life in the municipality.
    The state Secretary of Health presented two breathalyzers, which are on loan, for use at strategic points to decrease accidents caused by drinking and driving.
Security meeting led by Naval attorney 

“Cónclave” de seguridad

Lunes, 30 de Junio de 2014 21:08

Encabeza el procurador en Quinta Región Naval

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The monthly security meeting took place today, and was attended by procurador de Justicia del Estado, Gaspar Armando García Torres, (State Attorney General) and representatives of the municipal, state, and federal police forces. It was hosted by the Naval Commander of this region,  Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, at the Naval base, and the press were not invited. Issues relating to crime rates and actions to be taken to combat crime and drug traffic were on the agenda, as well as analysis of crime trends and strategies for combating crime in general, according to those attending the meeting.
CFE changes transformer in Meteorologica: To improve service 

Cambia la CFE transformador

Lunes, 30 de Junio de 2014 21:06

En la Meteorológica, para mejorar servicio

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Last night the third power outage occurred in less than a week in the colonia Meterologica, and in the early hours workers from the Federal Electricity Commission arrived to restore service by replacing a transformer with one of a higher capacity. The problem was caused by overloading of the  35.5 KVA transformer, which was replaced by a 75 KVA transformer. This is expected to solve the problem once and for all. In recent days they had handled another problem in the area by rearranging cables to prevent their overheating.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Municipal Committee for Health & for Security in Health

Work continues to remove Fipesco 137

Noticias de  Quequi......

Maintenance work on hyperbaric chamber



    Dan ‘manita de gato’ a cámara hiperbárica

    Dan ‘manita de gato’ a cámara hiperbárica 0 30 de June de 2014 
    The decompression chamber is available 365 days a year, but now that the season has begun for its highest demand, maintenance work will be done. This includes replacing some nozzles, the oximeter, the regulator of the 'boquillas' and other minor work. Last year there was a membership of about 85 fishermen, and this year that number is expected to exceed 100 registrants.  An average of 300 pesos monthly is deducted for each fisherman, which is paid by their cooperative and not by the fisherman, which gives them the right to this quality service if it is necessary. (Lobster season begins today, and decompression illness is a risk for lobster fishermen who dive down to catch the crustaceans, often using a line of  air from a compressor in the boat.)

    Meeting for coordination of security 


    Procurador se reúne con vicealmirante

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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Neighbors annoyed by outages
Gov. Borge supports futbol 
The Governor watched the first half of the game (Mexico in the World Cup against Holland) in Cancun and the second half in Isla Mujeres, at the Posada beach. (The photo must be from Cancun.

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Facilities not in use yet
Dinero tirado a la basura +] Ver mas
 It will be four months since the street vendors were removed from the beaches and the Rueda Medina malecon, but the 20 spaces built for them by the municipal mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez" have not been put into use yet. Many vendors think they will not have success at that location, nor at the market "La Pulga" (the "flea market" by Poc Na hostel) . In recent days, a group people who had been involved with selling on the beach, showed documents indicating they are local, and submitted a list of 26 members of their group who are awaiting a verbal commitment from the authorities for an eventual return "ordenado" to the beach. It is noted that in the past there were sellers of handicrafts and fake jewelry arriving daily from Cancun, but now with this list consisting of locals who have been selling for many years, and some are even native islanders, who make the argument that... I'm a lil unsure about this next part...? to allow those to make money who make a commitment in return, under terms to be completed ? including cleaning the beaches, which they are already doing.  tienen el argumento a que hagan efectivo el compromiso de retorno, bajo requisitos que desean cumplir, entre ellos limpiar las playa como ya lo vienen haciendo.    

School year ending
Pasaron de año. [+] Ver mas
The primary schools are scheduled to end their year on July 11-15, and on the last day the certificates will be given and the approval ratings will be released, regarding rates of failure and drop out. The high school is aiming for an 8.3 average  overall, but it is projected to reach only 8. In previous semesters there has been a problem with students coming up deficient in reading comprehension and math.
   There are 4630 students, comprised of 585 in preschool/kinder, 2368 in primary, 979 in middle school, and 692 in high school. There has been unprecedented growth on the mainland and within two years the number of students there is expected to exceed the number on the island.

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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
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 

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 Camezino)
 Wed: Blues W SeBlues

Friday evenings Marina Pariaso: Blues
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....

Fourth of July.....

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

July 20: Whale Shark Festival ..to 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.

July 11 Full Moon Rise: ~6:50    Sunset is ~7:30
July 12 Full Moon Rise: ~7:45   and ~50 minutes later nightly

 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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