Saturday, July 19, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, July 19 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 is going slowly because 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 

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Preparing to increase the number of ferry crossings to meet the rising demand

Preparan más travesías del ferry

Viernes, 18 de Julio de 2014 23:00

Para atender la creciente demanda

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Currently the two vehicle ferries are meeting the demand generated by increasing numbers of vacationers, and expect to increase the number of crossings by Wednesday, and the schedule will probably be released this weekend. The number of round trips is expected to increase from five to seven between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam.

Agapito ensures  peace: Operation Summer Vacation

Agapito garantiza tranquilidad

Viernes, 18 de Julio de 2014 20:51

Pone en marcha operativo “Vacaciones de Verano”

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The municipal Civil Protection agency and the Department of Civil Protection for the Northern part of the state had meetings to coordinate security operations between themselves and other agencies, and the committee in charge of civil protection was officially installed, to prepare for the thousands of arriving tourists and ensure their safety, and to be prepared for any emergencies.
Assistance for those in need: Important agreement between Ultramar & DIF 

Beneficio para vulnerables

Viernes, 18 de Julio de 2014 20:49

Se concreta importante convenio entre DIF y Ultramar

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An agreement was reached with the DIF social service agency for the Ultramar ferry company to  provide free passage for residents with disabilities, and the company will discount the passage of their companions by  fifty percent. This week the program began with the delivery of the first 24 credentials.
       Marthy Vargas de Magana, honorary president of the DIF, invited disabled persons to register for this program and explained what documents are required. (Current documentation of medical diagnosis, proof of residence, voter ID for adults, and letter of application, addressed to the DIF)

 Tvisla Mujeres

After two months, the 21 prisoners are finally returned to the public jail in Isla Mujeres.
Luego de dos meses, finalmente esta tarde 21 procesados regresan a la cárcel pública de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Inmates returned to the island's jail

  • Regresan los reos a la cárcel de la ínsula


    Regresan los reos a la cárcel de la ínsula

    0 19 de julio de 2014
    With the completion of the renovation and expansion of the public jail in Isla Mujeres, the 21 inmates were returned, from the facility in Playa del Carmen, with assistance from the Navy of Mexico and their "Interceptor" boats.  Initially it was thought that the construction would take 45 days, but in the end it took two months. The Chief of Police, Joaquin Poot Acosta, says that the improvements were worth the wait. He said of the 21 prisoners, four have been sentenced and the rest are in process (procesados).

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Llegan las medicinas al Hospital Integral
      Medicines delivered to the General Hospital


    Llegan las medicinas al Hospital Integral

    0 19 de julio de 2014 
    After complaints about the lack of medicines at the pharmacy of the General Hospital, the Director David Valenzon Loaeza confirmed the arrival of the drugs that were in short supply. He said they are taking steps to prevent such drug shortages, which are caused by the large number of  patients who are seen weekly. He said they are implementing a system to note when stocks start to dwindle and the Ministry of Health has tripled the budget for the procurement of medicines.

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Garantizan vida útil de la tubería submarina Ensure long life of the underwater pipeline


    Garantizan vida útil de la tubería submarina

    0 17 de julio de 2014 
    The manager of Aguakan, Jose Pinzon Saravia said the underwater pipeline, which supplies tap water to the island is in perfect condition and has no problems. The pipeline was installed over ten years ago and is ten inches in diameter. It receives an underwater inspection twice per year. He said the pipeline is in perfect condition, but it is not free from external challenges such as boat traffic, which is why it is inspected regularly. He said it has even been tested by the passage of recent hurricanes, such as Wilma, but no problems were found.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- La línea se inspecciona regularmente.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Increasing the number of crossings for the vacation period

Providing life insurance for single mothers 

The first payments were made by the federal delegate of SEDESOL, (the Ministry for Social Development, in Quintana Roo), Fabián Vallado Fernández,, with the Mayor, for the support program Life Insurance for Female Heads of Households  (Seguro de Vida para Jefas de Familia).
        Two checks totaling 20,744 pesos were paid to the guardians of children benefiting from this program. Francisco Javier Chan received 18,530 pesos for the school expenses of his three children  Eber Jared, Jasson and Perla Abigail. Young Merecedes Esmerealda Marfil, who is her fifth semester at a university received a grant to continue here studies.
       The agency SEDESOL accepted 145 pre registrations for this program from women heads of households who are living on the island.

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Increasing number of visitors arriving
Incrementó la afluencia de visitantes[+] Ver mas

Maintaining the underwater pipeline
Darán mantenimiento a ducto submarino[+] Ver mas

Green area rescued by neighbors
Área verde rescatado por vecinos[+] Ver mas
There were allegations that a public area near the walking path at Salina Grande was being claimed and occupied by private individuals. The reporter found that this was an abandoned area which (unnamed) neighbors have rescued and where they have planted ornamental plants. Neighbors explained that they have permission from the Chief of Police, Joaquin Acosta Poot to park their vehicle there, and that authorities are aware that they have planted ornamental plants. They  water the area and clean the site regularly, which was neglected, rather than waiting for the government to take charge, for the sake of the environment, and not for them selves, they explained.
      This area is located near a small pond that was rescued by the Federal Congress four years ago when the project for the Blue Dome was modified. This body of water had provided habitat for marine species and protected plants such as mangrove have been filling it in as planned. Today there are migratory birds, but it needs cleaning around its perimeter.

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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

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  (Currently on hold while SeBlues is off the isle)

Ken Wanovich
Wed 7/23 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm.
 Fri 7/25 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm. 
Mon 7/28 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Wed 7/30 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
Fri 8/01 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm.
 Sat 8/02 - Marina Paraiso, 6:30pm.
 Mon 8/04 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Tue 8/05 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
( Keys 4 Life is also bringing school supplies and 3 new LCD projectors for the elementary schools, and doing some minor construction projects to repair/improve several homes in Guadalupana.)

 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

Like Reggae? CD release party by local band Sunday/tomorrow....
:::Bucket of 5 Coronas & Nachos x $175 pesos & 2x1 Margaritas!:::


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!!

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 Town Square ~7p "Michael Jackson Extravaganza" 

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 20th...Start of Whale Shark Festival
PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, @World Artist Destination & Juxtapoz Latin America present Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 kicking off in less than 24 hours!
Here's a selection of 6 of the 15 large walls that will be painted by 15 renowned international contemporary artists on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Together via art and activism, we are helping to celebrate, educate and inspire both local and tourist communities on the importance of preserving oceans and marine wild life.
Stay tuned, as the festival runs July 20-28, for some incredible works created by an incredibly talented international team.
Together, we can help save our seas!
‪#‎pangeaseed‬ ‪#‎seawalls‬ ‪#‎saveourseas‬ ‪#‎staywild‬ ‪#‎mexico‬ ‪#‎islamujeres‬ ‪#‎sharklove‬

**July 20 -27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.
**Some sources indicate the plans (again) are for the festival to last for a week, and that it will begin on July 20th, others say it starts on the 24th.

The seventh edition of the Whale Shark Festival will take place July 24-27 and will include an agenda of activities that are: cultural, artistic, touristic, and environmental; with participation by artists, musicians, speakers, and environmental experts. There will be contests of:  decorated golf carts, costumes, and sand sculptures; as well as parades, plays, lectures, performances by dance & music groups, photographic exhibitions, and other artistic activities.
       A group of international artists plan to paint murals focused on the themes of conservation and protection of whale sharks, in a project titled "SEA WALLS". All events will be completely free and will take place at venues including the Town Square, the Posada Beach, and Rueda Medina Avenue (main street). Municipal gencies who are coordinating this event include the departments of Culture, Tourism, Public Relations, Ecology, and Social Communication. 

 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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