Friday, July 4, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 4 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.    

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 ....

869,000 passengers in first half of year: An increase of 4.2%


Cruzaron 869 mil

Jueves, 03 de Julio de 2014 21:24

Se incrementa en 4.2% cifra de pasajeros en primer semestre del año

Lanrry PARRA
CANCUN, BJ, 3 de julio.- 
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During the first half of the year, 869,683 maritime passengers were transported to Isla Mujeres, which is an increase of 4.2% over the same period last year when 833,591 passengers made the crossing. The passengers who arrived in the first half of 2013 accounted for 54% of all passengers transported that year, in which there was a total of 1,615,000. The figure exceeded the number transported in 2012 by five percent.  
   The number of passengers transported during the month of June this year was 10% greater than the number last year,  with the statistics being 134,627 this year vs 121,756 last year. These figures were given by a representative of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) in Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres, Ricardo Ancona Argáez. Asimismo, who gives credit to Gov. Borge and his efforts to promote Isla Mujeres, within joint promotions with  Cancun, and the Governor's other efforts at tourism promotion, which have increased the flights to Cancun. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

850,000 passengers transported in the first half of the year

En el primer semestre del año se transportaron 850 mil pasajeros a #IslaMujeres @apiqroo

Noticias de  Quequi......

Hiring 40 more police officers



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    0 04 de July de 2014 
     Abiran Fuentes Cruz, the City Council member for Public Security agency (the police department), said it is a priority for the municipal government to cover the vacancies in the police department and ensure security to the entire municipality.  Increasing public security has been a concern of the Mayor since the beginning of his administration. He said it will take over a month to fill the 40 positions, while the applicants meet the prerequisites of exams, tests, and background checks done by the State Ministry of Public Security, and noted that the invitation is still available to those who are interested and meet the qualifications.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El objetivo es cubrir las diferentes colonias con mayor viglancia.
  • Buscan taxistas acuerdos con maleteros
    Seeking agreement between cabbies & porters 


    Buscan taxistas acuerdos con maleteros

    0 04 de July de 2014 
         The municipal General Secretary, Cesar Poot Perez, spoke about the regrettable spectacle staged yesterday between the taxi drivers and the tricycle porters at a peak hour on the main avenue. Hundreds of visitors witnessed the taxi drivers blocking access to the tricyclist porters who intended to move the suitcases of tourists to a downtown hotel.
        The official said, "We ask for respect; no one can take the law into their own hands. We will meet with the leaders of each union to put things in order." He explained that they intend to find a civilized solution to the problem, and this plan includes meetings with Public Safety (the municipal police), Tourism department,  API (the port authority), and even with SINTRA, (Department of Infrastructure and Transport)  to establish parameters and agreements.
         He said he will meet with both sides to obtain an agreement between them to seek to work in a better manner to avoid causing conflicts. He emphasized that the state and municipal governments, as well as the private sector, invest a great deal of money annually to promote this destination, and it is unfortunate when this type of activity generates a poor image or reputation.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Están dispuestos a trabajar de forma coordinada para no afectar la imagen del destino.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Busy day bringing food to families
Two events took place yesterday with the Program Against Hunger  Programa Alimentario Sin Hambre  bringing food to 31 rural families on the mainland in the community of Francisco May in the morning, and in the afternoon, the colonia La Gloria on the island received resources from the Programa Empleo Temporal. This Temporary Employment Program will hire people in the community to work on improving public spaces, which will include the malecon downtown, the grade school at Francisco May, and the softball field. 

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Coming to the defense of the tricyclists
Sale en defensa de los tricicleros[+] Ver mas

Criticism of electric company
Critican deficientes trabajos de la CFE[+] Ver mas
 There are two manholes that are not even with the surface of the sidewalk, which could cause pedestrians to stumble, and residents want the municipal government to have the Federal Electricity Commission attend to this. They are located across from the port, outside the bank and the parking lot, and have a difference of 2-4 centimeters. There is a changeover going on to move the overhead lines underground. It is also noted that there was a brief power outage between 5pm and 6pm, which generated complaints on the hot day, and affected telephone service.

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

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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