Saturday, September 6, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 6 The Afternoon Edition & catching up from yesterday

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! 

I don't have time to proof this now, but am going to publish it anyway. Please ignore the errors.

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Parents unhappy about restrictions concerning food

Por la restricción de alimentos

Lanrry PARRA
Parents are complaining about restrictions that do not allow the sale of food at the entrance of the middle school, which is not allowing them to bring food to their children at recess. This forces the children to buy food from the cooperative of the school, and the parents say this increases their expenditure. 
    The school staff said this restriction is not intended to affect the budgets of the parents, and they were seeking to prevent street vendors, because they sell snacks that are not healthy. Also there are housewives who are in the habit of bringing food to sell at the entrance of the campus, such as cakes, tacos, burritos and other items, which is bothersome.  To prevent this, yellow tape had been used to create a sort of fence to prevent students from gathering in that area. This practice has also affected some small businesses in the area who deliver orders to the students, and can no longer do this.
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-

Gobierno de Agapito signa convenio con Alcohólicos Anónimos

Lanrry PARRA
The City and the organization Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) signed an agreement to carry out a series of activities to raise awareness about the growing problem of alcoholism among youths.  The National Week II of AA for Youths takes place Sept. 8-12. Educational activities will begin at the high school, Colegio Bachilleres, on Monday at 10am. An agreement for this campaign was signed in January, to benefit children from fifth grade thru high school. According to a survey done in 2011 by CONADIC (Consejo Nacional contra las Adicciones) there growing use of alcohol among youths 12-17 which affects more than a third of this group, who have a problem with alcohol or consume it every month. There are also cases in this age group of those who consume alcohol daily or have 'high usage'.  Members of AA in Isla Mujeres are scheduled to visit all the primary, middle, and high schools on both the island and the mainland.
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-

Fishermen ready for procession to take Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy 

Pescadores alistan procesión de Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de septiembre.-


Environmental education workshops in the schools

Imparten talleres en escuelas

Lanrry PARRA
About 300 students from the schools “César Mendoza Santana” & “Andrés Quintana Roo” attended environmental workshops about the care and protection of blue crabs, which are endangered, and iguanas, as well to care for and respect all flora and fauna. The workshops began on Wednesday at 9am and last for two hours daily. The educators expect to finish with these tow groups this week, and next they will take the program to the two shifts at the school “Julio Sauri Espinosa”.
   The first step is to give information to the students about the dangers that occur when ecological balances are upset, because each species and each plant plays a crucial role in this world. The second phase it to place prevention signs in the areas where these animals cross the roads, so drivers will use caution. The third state will be a mega clean up, with invitations to various private groups and municipal agencies, with the support from the Mayor who is providing the facilities for these environmental workshops .
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de septiembre.-

Turtle tries nesting on west side of island 

La ayudan empleados

Lanrry PARRA
At 10p, a hotel worker noticed the presence of a Green sea turtle on the west part of the island, which is very unusual since they nest on the eastern side. The turtle was 'surely lost' and the worker tried to make conditions conductive for her to nest, but probably due to the presence of people and the noise in the area, she retreated to find a better location. (The location is not given.)
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de septiembre.-

Elementos de la Quinta Región Naval se llevarán las palmas

Lanrry PARRA
Members of the Navy are practicing on the airstrip for the Independence Day parade on Sept. 16th, while the students are practicing on the back streets around the island.
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de septiembre.-

 Tvisla Mujeres

For safety, authorities decided to suspend & reschedule the procession of the Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre

·The procession was cancelled due to winds and waves and is expected to take place next weekend, depending on the weather.

More than 1000 people were expected to accompany the Virgin of Charity del Cobre...


Tourism Dept: Filming of commercial starring William Levy has been rescheduled for next week
El rodaje de un comercial protagonizado por William Levy en #IslaMujeres fue reprogramada para la próxima semana: Turismo
Posted by the City: Keeping our commitments and word to the citizens, we waterproofed the roof of the high school Colegio Bachilleres

Los compromisos que asumimos, los cumplimos de forma cabal, para nosotros la palabra empeñada con la ciudadanía, es palabra de honor. Impermeabilizamos el plantel Isla Mujeres del Colegio de Bachilleres.
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Taping of commercial may be rescheduled

  • Podrían reprogramar grabación


    Podrían reprogramar grabación

    0 06 de septiembre de 2014 
    It order to comply with the proper permits, the filming on Playa Norte will probably be rescheduled by a week, for the Sabritas commercial featuring actor William Levy. More than 100 crew members and actors are expected which will benefit the hotel industry. The filming was originally scheduled for Monday Sept. 8 and is being done by the company "Wabi Sabi Films".

    Por Carlos Gasca.- .

Urban transport is inadequate


Es insuficiente el servicio de transporte urbano

0 05 de septiembre de 2014
 Isla Turican bus service has had one unit out o service for more than two weeks, which users blame on lack of maintenance. It is assumed the company has two units for the route, but often there is only one bus circulating, and users complain of waiting up to 45 minutes. They say it is especially bad because they never know if it is in operation or not.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Preparing for an intense promotion


Se preparan para una intensa promociónSe preparan para una intensa promoción

0 05 de septiembre de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Upcoming events that will benefit the promotion of the island include: The filming of the Sabritas commercial featuring Willima Levy, which will take place on Playa Norte in front of Hotel Na Balam, and a program on Sept. 10th filmed by television Koreana EBS WORLD featuring images from Isla Contoy and MUSA, the underwater sculpture museum. From Sept. 11-15th, filmakers from TVE television from Spain will film scenes for their program, “Planeta Comida” (Food Planet), featuring the cuisine of the island. On September 15th, there are ten bloggers expected to visit and see the beauty of Isla Mujeres and promote it on their sites.
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Collaboration agreement signed with AA
Bus doesn't seem to be running its route 

Exigen regreso de ruta de camió

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Por severas fallas mecánicas el servicio del micro-bus de la empresa Isla Turicun no circula por las calles de la isla.

Juanita Cahuich, who rents a residence in colonia La Gloria, said she is tired of waiting for the bus which never comes. Her children attend the school Andres Quintana Roo, and says the bus never comes by lately. She says it has been three days and she wants the City to intervene.
Read more: Exigen regreso de ruta de camió

 por esto

Need to meet requirements first to become a "Pueblo Magico"
Nada para aspirar a ser Pueblo Mágico +] Ver mas
The list of requirements includes having a population of 20,000 inhabitants, having a tourist destination nearby for consolidation, such as Cancun, submitting a petition for inclusion in the program, having a person to coordinate between the three levels of government, and having strategies for community participation. The appointment would be monitored and subject to decisions of SECTUR (Ministry of Tourism), with a economic budget for at least three years for the implementation of the program, if the request is accepted. Development plans must include the following considerations: cultural, environmental, a design for commercial reorganization, and a tourism plan, among others.

Campaign against alcoholism in youths
Campaña contra el alcoholismo juvenilVer mas


Obstructed storm drains
Obstruyen registros de aguas residuales.. [+] Ver mas
Over 20 years ago, alleys were designed in La Gloria on the edges of lots to allow the capture of wastewater, but some of them have been obstructed with concrete barriers, lumber, metal, scooters, clotheslines, and other objects, because homeowners are using these spaces. Due to the geography of the area, the Housing Institute of Quintana Roo (INVIQRoo) had the Committee on Water Supply and Sewerage (CAPA) leave passageways on the edges of the lots, for the capture of wastewater. Some residents are concerned about what could happen during a hurricane. There is no other waste water system for the streets Jurel, Mero, and others, and the geography of the area could cause water to stagnate in these areas in an emergency, and now the company Aguacan does not have good access.

Training staff for the new terminal
Capacitan al personal de la nueva terminal+] Ver mas
The name of the course given to  the operational staff of the new Ferry Terminal is  “Manual de inducción operativa”  and included staff from administration, operations, security, maintenance, and utilities. It began on Monday and was scheduled to finish on Friday, and included information on the proper use, care, and maintenance of the new facilities. It was taught by management from the Port Authority, APIQRoo. The course was well received by the workers, who expect it to help coordination to provide efficient service to the two million visitors who are expected to use the terminal annually.

Fewer sea turtle eggs this year

Se desploma la arribazón de tortugas marinas [+] Ver mas
The number of sea turtle eggs collected in 2013 broke records, but so far this year there are fewer. Last year there were over 165,000 eggs, but with less than two months remaining for this season, there have been just over 50,000 collected. The conservation program and turtle laying season began on May 15th and will conclude on October 15th. The total for this year is expected to reacy 70,000 eggs. This far they have collected 10 hawksbill nests with a total of 1415 eggs,  128 loggerhead nest with 14,078 eggs, and 339 Green nests with 35,401 eggs.
   Last year there were a total of 165,351 eggs collected from 1425 nests with the following breakdown: 157,773 were greens, 6738 were loggerheads, and 840 were hawksbills. Last year 92,377 hatchlings were released. Protecting sea turtle eggs began in 1965 by  Gonzalo Chalé, according to the chronicles of the National Fisheries Institute.

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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.


 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na


Linkto video above

 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.
(This schedule may be altered for low season)

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


 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.

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


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