Thursday, August 7, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events, Thursday, August 7 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published early August!, 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 August...some have already been donated.
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 

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City Council gives green light to City's Founding Celebration on August 17th

Luz verde de Cabildo

Miércoles, 06 de Agosto de 2014 22:14

Para celebración de fundación en Explanada, el próximo día 17

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ISLA MUJERES, 6 de agosto.- 
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Three actions were taken at the City Council meeting (Regular session XXIV), and the first was approval of changes to the state Constitution (in the first paragraph of article 99 and a sixth paragraph was added to article 98.) The second action was a declaration for the holding of a City Council Formal Session to read the decree of the Foundation of the City of Dolores, which is now Isla Mujeres, for the 164th anniversary of the founding of the town, on August 17th. The third action was a discussion of the possibility of adopting changes to the Revenue Act of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.
    Details of the changes to the state Constitution and to the Revenue act are given in the article.  
Important promoters touring Isla Mujeres 

Hoy llegan mayoristas

Miércoles, 06 de Agosto de 2014 22:12

Realizarán intenso recorrido por los principales puntos turísticos

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A group of leaders of major promotional businesses in the tourism industry will be visiting Isla Mujeres from Thursday, August 7th to Saturday the 9th, taking an intensive tour of the main points of Isla Mujeres. This promotional work is carried out in coordination with the CVB, Convention and Visitors Bureau in Cancun, with the intention of reversing the so called "off season" that occurs annually in the months of September, October, and part of November. 
     The ~half dozen promoters will be touring with representatives of the state and local Tourism agencies, as well as representatives of the Cancun CVB to the main attractions of the island, as well as visiting Isla Contoy, the Underwater Museum, the Cross in the Bay, and swimming with the whale sharks. They are planning to collect photos and information which are expected to be used massively, since these are directors of promotion of the most important businesses at an international level.  directores de promoción de las empresas más importantes a nivel internacional 
CFE promoting use of "Smart Card" 

Promociona la "tarjeta inteligente"

Miércoles, 06 de Agosto de 2014 22:07

CFE, a través de empresa privada

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The CFE, Federal Electricity Commission, is using a subcontractor to promote use of digital meters and digital smart cards for payment of electrical services. Five workers have been going around the island explaining the benefits of this service since Monday August 11th, with plans to continue through Friday, the 15th. This change will be optional until early 2015, and the plan may be mandatory by law by the end of that year. 
      The workers intend to install the new system for  Isla Mujeres users including hotels, restaurants, general businesses, and private homes. Benefits include being able to choose a payment date on the 5th, 10th, 15th or 25th of the month, and thus preventing payments from getting too high, and it also avoids charges for reconnection if service is suspended. 
      So far, they have convinced about ten percent of the 3000 users in Isla Mujeres. Among the problems encountered by the workers is the fact that some people cannot read, some are suspicious of the program, and finally others do not want their meters changed. One complaint that was heard was that changing from an analog meter to a digital meter triggered a charge for high consumption of electrical energy. Una de las quejas que se han escuchado es que a partir del cambio de medidor de análogo a digital, se ha disparado el pago por concepto de un alto consumo de la energía eléctrica

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Noticias de  Quequi......

More cases of decompression treated at the hyperbaric chamber

  • Aumentan casos en la cámara hiperbárica


    Aumentan casos en la cámara hiperbárica

    0 07 de agosto de 2014 
    Two more cases of decompression were treated at the hyperbaric chamber on Tuesday, which occurred separately. The fishermen were diving for lobster, using compressors, not oxygen tanks. They were given prompt treatment. They are  Jesús Estrella Balam, 35, of the fishing cooperative “Isla Blanca”; and Rafael Marrufo López,  33 años, of the fishing coop “Puerto Juárez”. 
        Yesterday the tenth case of decompression was reported, and now there have been two more, which is cause for concern, as it is mainly fisherman who are affected by this condition. They are engaged in diving for lobster, and have to experiment in new ways, even if it means risking their health.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Denuncia tráfico de caracol rosado
      Complaint about Queen Conch trafficking 


    Denuncia tráfico de caracol rosado

    0 07 de agosto de 2014 
     Wendy Quijano Aceves has filed a complaint against her neighbor Marcelino Velázquez Garrido, with PROFEPA, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, concerning his workshop where she says he makes crafts from Queen Conch shells, generating dust and noise. She says when she took pictures, he threw a conch shell at her, which did not hit her, fortunately. 

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Fisherman treated at hyperbaric chamber

Managers of golf cart rental agencies report they are operating at 100% of capacity for golf carts, but that scooters are not as much in demand. The carts are available for rental by the hour or by the day, and this service is very popular with tourists seeking to see the naturally beautiful attractions of this destination. During this summer vacation period, there has been a great infux of tourists who are renting these carts. 

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Modification of the municipal Revenue Act

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This modification would increase the income and outgo of the budget to 140,306,816 pesos with the authorization by the state legislature of a loan of 11 million pesos. This occurred at the Regular City Council Meeting #24.

Resuming work on renovating the Casa de Cultura
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The project will include an amphitheater,as well as classrooms for dance, crafts, art, music, 'teleaula' (audiovisual?), library, gallery, city historian's office,cafeteria, multipurpose spaces, and areas for architectural drawings to be presented. Three million pesos will be invested with two million contributed by the state government, and one million from the city government.

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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.


 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   discontinued for now
Ken Wanovich

 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.

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
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.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) & 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


August Events

Turtle hatchling releases at Media Luna & Guadalupana (eastern)  beaches  TBA (Usually 1-2 days before event.)

 (Gets 10 min later across month)
Aug 1   ~6:20am
Aug 31 ~6:30am

(Gets 20 mins earlier across month)
Aug 1   ~7:25p
Aug 31 ~7:05p
Aug 9  5:05 am   ~Full moon sets before sunrise 
Aug 10 6:11am     Full moon sets  ~sunrise

Aug 10  Full Moon Rises at 7:18p   Sunset ~7:20p
Aug 11    Sunset ~7:20p  Moonrise 8:07p

Aug 12  Moonrise 8:54p
Aug 13  Moonrise 9:40p
Aug 14  Moonrise 10:25p
Aug 15  Moonrise 11:10p

Aug 7, Thursday Artist Fair on the Square 5:30-9:30 Summer Hours

Aug 15 Friday
 11a City Council room: Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres a traves del tiempo, tomo II. Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Historian of the City 
7pm Documentary Exposition  Town Hall Pasillo
7:30pm Inauguration of Photographic Exposition  Hidalgo Avenue

Aug. 16 Saturday  8pm  Town Square
Presentation of the show: "Monsters & Mayan Legends" (Monstruos y Leyendas Mayas)
Presentation of a dance:  Traditions of Isla Mujeres"
Regional Night with an orchestra from the township of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Aug. 17 Sunday
9am Port Authority Pier (#6)  Floral offering for the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Cruz de la Bahia/Cross in the Bay

8pm Town Square
Official Session of the City Council commemorating the 164th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres
Homage to the founding families
Giving of the Award for Citizenship
Giving of the Award for Tourism

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate 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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