Friday, September 12, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 12 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 September...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 ....

Asking for street repairs of the damage done installing water lines

Ante daños provocados por constructora que introdujo tuberías

Lanrry PARRA
Aguacan has completed the installation of larger pipes for the tap water supply to the colonias of Caridad del Cobre, Miraflores, La Gloria, and Canotal. Now the residents want repairs to the damage that was done to the pavement during these improvements. They want this done as soon as possible becaus this is a popular north - south route and could be harmful to their vehicles. The work affected about 4 kilometers of roads. So far they have filled in the gaps that were opened for the introduction of the larger pipes, and it is expected they will add the pavement in upcoming days. Aguakan workers are still at the repair area working, and it is hoped this will include repairing the damage to the streets.
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de septiembre.-.

Preparing for civil ceremony commemorating Los Niños Héroes

Para recordar a Niños Héroes

Lanrry PARRA
Members of the Navy will conduct the commemoration ceremony for the 167th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec on Saturday, Sept. 13, in front of the memorial to the Ninos Heros, in front of the Naval base. On Thursday, they held a practice session and closed part of Rueda Medina at 8am, one of the busiest streets on the island.
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de septiembre.-
America  declared war against Mexico in 1846 and during a battle near Mexico City, a half dozen cadets refused to retreat and can read more about it HERE, and HERE

Great momentum for the wheelchair basketball workshop 

Clínica de básquetbol

Lanrry PARRA
The first Wheelchair Basketball Clinic will be held September 16-20th at the park "Las Hormiguitas Obreras" (the worker ants) in Meteorologica.  There will also be other types of sports adapted for people with disabilities. This clinic is being coordinated by the municipal and state DIF agencies, and all people in wheelchairs are invited. to participate. 
     There is an open invitation to all islanders, and is not only aimed at people with physical disabilities, but also to people who want to learn how to implement this type of basketball. Those interested in participating can visit the offices of the DIF on Lizeta street in colonia la Gloria between 9am and 4pm. 
   This method of basketball originated in 1946 by ex players in the US who wanted to experience an athletic sport after they had suffered war injuries. These types of events include not only teaching, but motivation to succeed, and encouragement that they can live in a healthy and pleasant manner.
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de septiembre.-

Resenting lean times

Union workers given solidarity breaks

Trabajadores de la CROC acceden a "descansos solidarios" en apoyo a empresas

Lanrry PARRA
Some companies want CROC union workers to take three solidarity break days per fortnight during this off season, which would give most workers a total of five days off during their 15 day work periods. This is not covered under the Labor Laws, but the Solidarity Break Days are used to prevent layoffs, explained the union leader, Román Maldonado Euán. Workers are given vacations and more days off during this slower season, which is expected to improve in November, when the situation usually improves for workers in general.
Leer mas Resienten "vacas flacas"

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Expecting occupancy to improve in November
  • Prevén que la ocupación mejore en noviembre


    Prevén que la ocupación mejore en noviembre

    0 12 de septiembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
    The leader of the Chamber of Commerce, Juan Carillo Figueroa, described the current situation in Isla Mujeres during the off season as "suffocating".  He said there are few hotels rooms occupied, and many businesses, including stores, restaurants, and bars are also suffering from a lack of customers, and some have closed, including restaurants that have spent many years operating in Isla Mujeres.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

36 diver-fishermen treated for decompression

Suman 36 hombres de mar atendidos por baja presión

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Yesterday two more fishermen were treated for decompression at the hyperbaric chamber, bringing the total this lobster season to 36 men. The first was José Ricalde Mucul, 51, of the fishing cooperative Isla Blanca. He said he took two dives of 40 minutes each to a depth of 140 feet. He had pain in his right arm and was diagnosed with a case of moderate decompression.
   The second case was Rafael Valdés Maldonado, 30, of the fishing cooperative Puerto Juarez. He said he dove down to a depth of 120 feet, twice during an hour, with a thirty minute rest break. He presented with pain in his left forearm, and also received treatment at the hyperbaric chamber.
    As of this date last year, only 12 fishermen had been treated for decompression. The doctor said that many fishermen are not careful, some enter the sea after they have been drinking alcohol, and others are driven to dive deeper because they need to make a livelihood and to bring home results.
Read more: Suman 36 hombres de mar atendidos por baja presión
Raising awareness about care of sea turtle nests 

Concientizan sobre el cuidado de nidos

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Every year from May 15th to October 30th in Isla Mujeres, authorities and the general public join efforts to work together to help with the survival of one of the oldest species on the planet. The sea turtles appearance on land dates back 250 million years before the era of dinosaurs.
   The results are encouraging, and the statistics for this year are as follows: Hawksbill: 10 nests with 1415 eggs, and 855 hatchlings.  Loggerhead: 128 nests with 14,073 eggs, and 7280 hatchlings. Green: 339 nests with 35,401 eggs, 1758 hatchlings.  (This probably explains why there have not been any public releases yet, since only the Greens are released publicly & less than 2000 have hatched out so far.)
    During the 2014, educational talks have been given about the life of these ancient beings. Civic organizations, volunteers, and schools share the same goal with the Tortugranja, to care for and protect sea turtles. It is noted that from 1965 to 1975,  Gonzalo Chalé began the artificial incubation of turtle eggs for the conservation of these species, and thanks to his great efforts, the island is a pioneer in these experiments.
Read more: Concientizan sobre el cuidado de nidos

 por esto

Rehabilitating curbs and sidewalks
Rehabilitan guarniciones y banquetas[+] Ver mas

The sidewalks and curbs of the downtown street Nicolas Bravo are being renovated. There are sections of sidewalk on other streets that could use attention, so they can be used by elderly tourists, which include Madero, Morelos, Abasolo and Matamoros.

Tourism activities: Paralyzed
Actividades turísticas, paralizadas [+] Ver mas
Rain that fell before noon caused a decreased amount of tourists to visit the beaches and stores of Isla Mujeres. The rains stopped after 1pm.

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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 

Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30

 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.
(I think this schedule may be altered for low season & they may be having some renovations now?)

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 (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season

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


September Events

Turtle & time TBA.
Sunrise ~6:30am
Sunset ~7pm at start of month and ~6:30 at end of month

Sept 4  Art Fair Town Square 5:30-9:30pm
Sept 6 8a Procession to Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre from pier of the Lancheros (north of Magana ferry pier)
Sept 15 Midnight at town square: Grito de Dolores
Sept 16  Independence day
Sept 23  Equinox

Moonrise over the Caribbean (Sunset ~7p)
Sept 8    6:41pm   
Sept 9    7:28 pm
Sept 10  8:14 pm
Sept 11   9:01pm
Sept 12  9:48 pm
Sept 13 10:37pm


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 release dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance
 Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4


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