Sunday, July 6, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday July 6 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 since I've been  busy with other stuff lately. Thanks for your patience!   

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 ....

City intensely cleaning the storm drains for rainy season

Limpieza profunda

Sábado, 05 de Julio de 2014 21:17

De alcantarillas, realiza Comuna ante temporada de lluvias

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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de julio.-
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The City removed huge amounts of sludge, dirt, and rubbish from the storm sewers all around the island. The amount of litter removed was considerable, which causes flooding, and people are urged not to litter. The cleaning work and the efforts to raise awareness will continue until the storm drains are all in good condition. The municipal authorities are urgently asking residents to avoid littering on public roads, in order to avoid situations which deteriorate the roads and equipment, and endanger the health and safety of everyone. 
Agaukan takes water to families in La Glora 

Electrical outage to pump caused low pressure

Apoyo a “La Gloria”

Sábado, 05 de Julio de 2014 21:16

Aguakán dota el vital líquido en pipas a familias ante “corte” eléctrico

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Water was delivered to the higher elevations within colonia Amplification la Gloria, after a failure in the electrical service to a pump in recent days caused low pressure to that area, resulting in families  nearly running out of water. It is expected that the service is now back to normal, and residents may call 073 if they need assistance. 
Increased measures against Dengue
Which will also prevent Chikungunya 

Refuerzan medidas contra el dengue

Sábado, 05 de Julio de 2014 21:16

Y de paso, inhibir al chikungunya

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Measures against the mosquito that transmits dengue have been intensified, which will also prevent the presence of the Chikungunya virus, which is a new health problem affecting the Caribbean region. The preventative measures include spraying campaigns and fogging, with house to house campaigns, as well as identification of cases in a clinical manner, said the director of the General Hospital, David Valenzo Loaeza...
    There have no cases of native Mexicans with Chikungunya or any cases that began on native soil, but one case was imported into Mexico.  It is not contagious person to person, and has no cure. Its symptoms are similar to dengue with a fever lasting two to five days, followed by a period of painful joints and limbs. The difference from classic or hemorrhagic dengue is that it affects the joints more, and in some cases joint pain can persist for years. The best prevention is general control of the transmitters of the disease, which are the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, explained the director of the General Hospital, David Valenzo Loaeza..

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Fishermen must comply with tax requirements

  • Deberán cumplir pescadores ante Hacienda


    Deberán cumplir pescadores ante Hacienda

    0 06 de July de 2014 
    Baltazar Gómez Catzín, Director of the  State Fishing Cooperatives agency,  Federación de Cooperativas Pesqueras de Quintana Roo, said all fishermen are required to comply with the Secretaría de Hacienda and Crédito Público if they want to sell their products. The fishing cooperatives have had to purchase new software to comply with these requirements of the SAT Servicio de Administración Tributaria , and electronic billing is now required. The cooperative Caribe has been becoming compliant and last year the cooperative Social Justicia complied and now has fracturas. (official bills).   
         This policy complicates the finances of the fishermen, who now have 10% deducted from their payment amounts. The fishermen can deduct their expenses for fuel, equipment, and parts, as well as their payments to Social Security and for potential medical care from the hyperbaric chamber.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Para deducir impuestos tendrán que facturar.
    Consumer Protection agency hasn't opened offices on the isle


    Sigue Profeco sin abrir módulosSigue Profeco sin abrir módulos

    0 06 de July de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Están dispuestos a trabajar pero sería el Ayuntamiento quien tendría que absorber los gastos de instalación. 
The head of the Chamber of Commerce, Juan Carrillo Figueroa said the defrauding of tourists by jewelry stores could be eradicated if  PROFECO, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency, opened an office on the island again. Unfortunately, this possibility is dependent on the City, who would have to absorb the costs of the office and staff, as was done previously, he said. Last month the federal agency investigated 13 jewelry stores on the island and found irregularities at 11 of them.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Intense cleaning of storm drains

Hotel occupancy to rebound to 80% 

The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, is predicting that hotel occupancy will increase to more than 80% during the summer holiday season, which begins July 15th, when the school year ends. Hotels are reporting increases in reservations, he said. The Hotel Association of Isla Mujeres reports that overall hotel occupancy is currently ~35%, during this time of low season which "clobbers" the local business economy, before the summer vacation period begins.

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Pre vacation activity begins
Inicia movimiento, previo a las vacaciones [+] Ver mas
 With summer vacations soon to begin, some businesses are reporting increased economic activity, including the nautical tour providers, the boats bringing 'day trippers',  and the restaurants. There were some Mexicans who managed to schedule their vacation around the World Cup, and a variety of foreigners were watching the teams play at restaurants and bars. The whale shark tour providers say they are not operating at optimum levels, but they expect improvement at mid month, which should continue until the end of the season in September.

Disappointing lobster catches
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During the first week of lobster catching season, as usual, the fishermen are reporting a lack of product, with one boat bringing in 6 kilos and another with only 2 kilos. If they only capture 4 kilos, that is a gross income of 1600 pesos, but the expenses include 700 pesos for 50 liters of fuel, and the remaining 900 pesos must be divided by four, between the three fishermen and for maintenance of the engine.
    Those who dive cannot go out farther than 20 kilometers, and after about 4 hours they must  return to the island. During this time they must manage their fuel so they don't become adrift, and must always have a reserve of fuel for emergencies. Not having a new engine means a risk of increased fuel consumption, and two thirds of the fishing fleet were unable to replace their engines due to a lack of support from the three levels of government, who normally subsidize this.
   Other fishermen use panels of nets and go to camp for several days at a time on Isla Contoy, but they are affected by the seaweed drifting towards landfall in the area. Those who use lobster traps, with the coops Patria y Progreso and Justicia Social, continue to put their equipment out, hoping the lobster will come out at any time. Typically the lobster move along the seabed during the fall when the winds from the north intensify,  and the 'nortes' cause the lobster to 'run' , massively, from north to south, until the end of the winter season.
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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 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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