Monday, October 13, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 13 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 soon...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! 

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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Today: Red Cross assists with visual health

En apoyo a la salud visual

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-  The Red Cross (la Cruz Roja de Isla Mujeres) is conducting a four day visual health clinic from Oct. 13-17 with the participation of specialists from the  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN).
     The consultation fee is 50 pesos and there will be an additional fee if glasses or other treatment are needed. They will address problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, el queratocono, diabetic retinopathy, and hypertension, among other problems. The director of the Red Cross, Carlos Gamoboa Ortiz explained that the doctors of UNAM and IPN are specialists in attending to visually impaired children and seniors, and it is noted that students with poor vision often perform poorly in school. This campaign will also include consultations for contact lens.

Para proteger a usuarios

Lanrry PARRA
In order to provide protection from sun and rain for ferry passengers, construction of a roof over the pier near the new Maritime Terminal is expected to begin soon. Governor Roberto Borge Angulo announced that there will be 6.5 million pesos invested in this project, which is still in the draft stage, and entering the process of bidding, and will subsequently be awarded.
   In the next few month a large investment of monetary resources in Isla Mujeres is expected, which will include the completion of the Casa de Cultura, raising of the level of the baseball field which has flooding and drainage problems, and remodeling and expanding the Convention Center, which is in a state of deterioration.
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-

Preferential rate negotiations for residents

Refuerzan gestiones para conseguirla ante navieras

Lanrry PARRA
The head of the General Coordination of Ports and Merchant Marine of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation  (SCT)  (Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes) Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, announced during his last visit to the island that there is a serious chance that islanders may soon enjoy reduced rates for maritime transport between the island and Grand Harbor. The Federal Government has made a commitment to reduce the rate paid by islanders by 10 percent, and this figure is expected to decrease further, he said. 
      The islanders are considered as captive users since the only option they have to come or go from the island is via the sea. The islanders make use of this transport to buy groceries, to do paperwork, for recreation, and for all other things that do not exist on the island.
      It is noted that no date has been set for the reduction, but it is expected to occur soon. They will meet with the representatives of the ferry companies to resume talks and resolve the situation that directly affects the inhabitants of the island. It is noted that this is the second time the issue of preferential rates for the islanders has come up, but so far nothing has crystallized.
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-

Supporting artisans

Event in Chetumal

Viajan a Chetumal para recibir recursos de la Federación y Estado

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de octubre.-

 Tvisla Mujeres


Saturday there was a grand presentation of the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo at the town square in Isla Mujeres celebrating the 40th anniversary of our state with pride.
Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's status.
Grandiosa presentación de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo en nuestra explanada municipal. En Isla Mujeres celebramos con orgullo el 40 aniversario de nuestro estado.


Noticias de  Quequi......

Visual health clinic begins at Red Cross


Inicia jornada de salud de la Cruz Roja

0 13 de octubre de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Piden proteger al cangrejo azul
  Seeking to protect the blue crabs


Piden proteger al cangrejo azul

0 13 de octubre de 2014
Environmentalists of Isla Mujeres are urging the officials to promote a campaign to protect the blue crabs because it is the start of their migration season, and many are dieing do to a lack of knowledge about this crustacean and its reproductive cycle. They lay their eggs in the sea, (their migrations from the mangroves to the sea occur mainly during the full moons of the fall), and many are killed while crossing the street, especially in Sac Bajo and near the hacienda Mundaca, and motorists are asked to take particular care between the hours of 5pm and 8pm.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Ensuring support for artisans

Garantizan apoyos para los artesanos

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

As part of a program to encourage activities by artisans that are part of their cultural identity, as well as a source of income for their families,  artisans of Isla Mujeres have received financial support from the Federal and State governments. Like their colleagues from other municipalities of the state, artisans of Isla Mujeres have been given support through the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts (FONART) Fondo Nacional para el Fomento de las Artesanías. This includes resources to use in the purchase of tools and materials to improve their productivity.
   The artisans went to the state capital for an event that was coordinated and convened by the Department for Municipal Economic Development (Dirección Municipal de Desarrollo Económico), in coolaboration between FONART, and the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL), (la Secretaria de Desarrollo Social), the state government, and the federal government. An agreement was signed between the three levels of government to ensure support for the artistas populares of Quintana Roo in order to ensure the development of this economic and cultural activity. The mayor completes his part of the agreement by providing facilities and necessary advice. (las asesorías necesarias)
Read more: Garantizan apoyos para los artesanos

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Putting roofs over sports facilities
Techarán instalaciones deportivas[+] Ver mas
The director of the municipal Sports department announced that three sports facilities will be receiving dome roofs in 2015, and they are located in the area known as the Chiapenecos, colonia Electrista, and behind the Convention Center. (The neighborhood called los Chiapenecos is at the south end of Salina Chica.) There will be an initial investment of 4 to 5 million pesos with more resources expected. The official said that modernization of the soccer field in colonia Salina, is also expected in the upcoming fiscal year, among other projects.
   They also hope to organize more events that will bring economic benefit to the muncipality, such as the open water swim that began in 2014. There will be participation in the Olympic sports, and organizing of a table tennis competition with views toward forming a club. Archery will also be organized, starting in the schools and it is estimated that within 10 years Isla Mujeres should be exceeding in baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and handball, in both branches (I assume that means male and female).
    The triathlon event from Capitan Dulche's will continue, as well as the Major League in basketball, and all the municipal leagues, including tennis. Isla Mujeres will not participate in the 5th Division of soccer because it is expensive. In recent days, the teams of children's rapid soccer have been fitted with uniforms.

"Privatization" of sidewalks
Siguen “privatizando” banquetas[+] Ver mas

Por Esto has reported for years about the tolerance of objects invading the sidewalks, which prevent the passage of pedestrians along the narrow sidewalks, and causes disorder and risk. On Matamoros Avenue there are now people selling handicrafts and phone booths have complicated the situation further. Other downtown streets have similar problems, and it is a bigger problem when the streets are flooded with massive numbers of tourists who visit for the day.

Religious day of praise for youths
Jornada de alabanzas juveniles[+] Ver mas

More than 100 children took part in a day of praise on Saturday in the chapel of Caridad del Cobre in colonia Miraflores, led by the priest Raul Sanchez Alonso. The organizing groups were  Renovación Católica en el Espíritu Santo y el Carisma Joven. The event lasted over 10 hours and concluded with a mass, and included singing, music, lectures, and information based on scripture.

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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.


Miguel's schedule
 Wednesday 7 - 9pm   Comono - solo
 Wednesday through Saturday - 10:30 - 12:00 - Faynes -  La Banda Sin Nombre  (closing 9/16 for 4 weeks)
Friday & Saturday 7 - 9p Marina Paraiso -  solo
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 2:30am - Adelitas -  La Banda Sin Nombre Salsa Music 
Sunday 7 - 9p - ComoNo - The Sol Rockers 

 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


Sundays Sol Rockers 7-9 pm and Ryan 9-12
,Mondays Ryan 8 - 11, 
Tuesday Ryan 8-11, 
Wednesdays Miguel 6:30-8:30 Felo and Israel 8:30-11:30, 
Thursdays Ryan 8 - 11 
Fridays, Fabio 6"30-8:30 and Ryan 8:30-11:30..
Renovations going on right now...look for the Sol Rockers at The Joint on Sunday evenings.

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


October events
Sunset ~6:30p
Full Moon..Moonrise
Oct. 8    6:50pm
Oct. 9    7:37pm
Oct. 10  8:26pm
Oct.11   9:16pm  Dia de la nina
Oct.12  10:07pm     Día de la Raza

Oct.13 10:58pm

Thurs. Oct. 16 at dusk (~6:30) Turtle Release on the Guadalupana beach (East side, southern part of isle)



 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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