Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 16 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! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Police offering education about traffic safety in the schools

Para garantizar protección y seguridad en escuelas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.- Officers with the Traffic police, Seguridad Pública y Tránsito Municipal, began a series of lectures in the schools of the municipality at Andres Quintana Roo primary school, which is the oldest elementary school on the island. They are meeting with two groups daily and expect to include all the grades. The person responsible for this project is  Darvi Ordoñez Avilés, coordinator for the Department of Citizen Participation and Driver Education, Participación Ciudadana y Educación Vial.
  The objective of the program is to encourage an attitude of prevention among all the primary school students. It has been demonstrated that classroom learning about accident prevention yields positive results. The children share the information with their families, which multiplies the effect.
   They are using educational materials, as well as un semáforo electrónico (a traffic light) to teach the children to be aware and alert of circumstances that could cause an accident.

Obras de pavimentación en la avenida Rueda Medina, asegura funcionario

Lanrry PARRA
The Director of Public Works,  Miguel Ariel Caballero García, gave assurances that the work of paving prolongation Rueda Medina will not affect the operation of the vehicle ferries that transport food and passengers between Punta Sam and Isla Mujeres. The work, which began on Wednesday, prevents the passage of regular vehicle traffic. It begins past the southern edge of the Naval base and will continue to the area in front of the restaurant Capitán Laffite.
     The work will be carried out in 800 meter sections and is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Vehicles that need to reach that area of road can approach from the street through Colonia Salinas, and the Traffic Police are coordinating the detours. 
   The official asks  the citizens of the island to be patient while this work is being done. He said they are using top quality materials, and unlike other works, they are removing all the old pavement, which already had a thickness of about five layers. They will apply new pavement onto a well compacted surface, with an application of hot asphalt of about 15 centimeters, which will create a pavement of about 20 centimeters. The first stage is expected to be completed later this month, if the weather permits.
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.-

Marthy ready to give annual DIF Informe  report with a video in the park "Las Hormiguitas" (The Worker Ants) 

Se realizará en video en el parque Las Hormiguitas

Lanrry Parra
In compliance with the national and institutional commitment to provide clear, concise, and truthful information about the work carried out by the social service agency DIF, the municipal DIF president, Marthy Vargas de Magana will lead an informe report on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7pm at the park Las Hormiguitas, with a ten minute video showing the activities of the DIF. Recently the state DIF has broadcast a video of its works and projects on television and social networks.
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.-

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A visual clinic was begun at the grade school Andres Quintana Roo: tweeted by Edgar Gasca Arceo

This morning work began on the rehabilitation of prolongation Rueda Medina. Authorities ask for patience with any inconvenience these works may cause.
Photo: Esta mañana dieron inició los trabajos para la rehabilitación de la prolongación Rueda Medina! Autoridades piden paciencia por las molestias que estas obras pueden causar. 
Retweeted Edgar Gasca Arceo (@edgar_gasca):

"@IslaMujeresGob: Iniciamos brigada de salud visual en la primaria Andrés Quintana Roo" @SEyCInforma @tvislamujeres

Esta mañana dieron inició los trabajos para la rehabilitación de la prolongación Rueda Medina! Autoridades piden paciencia por las molestias que estas obras pueden causar.
Noticias de  Quequi......

Seeking to ensure the protection of animals

  • Buscan garantizar la protección de animales


    Buscan garantizar la protección de animales

    0 16 de octubre de 2014
          An agreement will be signed on October 24th with the State Government which will give power to the Animal Welfare Act. Then the municipal government can proceed to apply appropriate sanctions against people who do not care for their pets, and whose animals end up in the streets.
        This new regulation seeks to raise awareness among pet owners to be responsible for their animals and not allowing them to become abandoned in the streets. The important event is expected to be attended by the state Environmental Secretary Rafael Muñoz Berzunza, and the mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • ‘Pelean’ pescadores zona federal
      Conflict with fishermen over Federal Zone


    ‘Pelean’ pescadores zona federal

    0 16 de octubre de 2014 
    Three years ago, in November 2011, the Ministry of Communications & Transport (SCT) ordered the eviction of fishermen of the cooperative Isla Blanca from an area of Federal Zone that they had used for more than 20 years. The eviction was carried out by members of the Federal Police, the Navy, and the prosecutors office. The fishermen blamed Luis Ballesteros, who acquired the adjacent property and presumably this Federal Zone concession of about 600 square meters. That area was enclosed by a fence and the fishermen have not recovered it.
        The director of the Isla Blanca cooperative, Armando Ruiz Yam, said he has received news from their lawyer of a ruling in favor of the union members. Last year the Federal Court issued an injunction against the eviction proceedings, which encouraged the fishermen. It appears their defense is advancing, because now the federal authorities are recognizing this as a viable demand by the fishermen, who have requested a procedure to nullify the procedure performed by an individual before the Ministry of Communications and Transport.
       Sr. Ruiz Yam said with this new ruling, the attorneys are expected to continue with their case and obtain recognition of the request of the fishermen to recognize and support the contract made with them, and to return this area of Federal Zone to them again. Sr. Ruiz Yam explained that an individual made an application and a contract was extended, which ignored the contract that had already existed for a long time with the  Isla Blanca cooperative. 
       The fishermen understand that they are far from reaching a final resolution to this conflict, but they believe there are grounds for obtaining the revocation and a new contract with the Port Authority of Quintana Roo. Sr. Ruiz Yam said, "Now we hope the SCT will recognize our rights and accept that our contract exists."

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

They expect attendance to exceed 300 competitors

Esperan rebasar asistencia de 300 tritones en competencia

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
The Open Water Swimming event is scheduled to be held on North Beach on October 26th. So far 150 swimmers have registered, and that number is expected to exceed 300 competitors in various categories, including children swimming 800 meters (The website says the children's distance is 250 meters, and that it is scheduled to start at 8am. Link: ). There will be categories of 1500 meters and of 2500 meters in the open division of both men and women swimmers.
   The municipal Director of Sports, Enrique Barros, as well as Juan Antonio Casarrubias, held the final meeting to discuss the details of this event. Sr. Barros said this event is a spark for more competitions of this kind, because the sea conditions in Isla Mujeres are conductive to the practice of this sport.
   Those interested in participating can sign up at the offices of the Sports Department, Dirección de Deportes, which are located in colonia La Gloria, or at the internet site of the business organizing the competition,
Read more: Esperan rebasar asistencia de 300 tritones en competencia
Marthy to give report of works 

More sanctions needed for 'ecocide'  

Exigen sanciones para ecocidas

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Residents continue to complain about rubbish and debris being thrown in to the mangroves of lagoon Makax, and are asking that the municipal Ecology Department to intervene and issue sanctions. They say this is preventing the free movement of  blue crabs, which are a protected species. They say one culprit is the Dolphinarium whose renovations over the past months on the edge of the mangroves has involved throwing out various amounts of debris. 
  It is also noted that there are irregularities in Sac Bajo, with piers having been built in various locations, without knowledge of damage this has been causing to this fragile ecosystem, and no sanctions have been issued.
Read more: Exigen sanciones para ecocidas

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Traffic police give talks in schools
Tránsito da conferencias a centros educativos [+] Ver mas

Certification of beaches: Not yet
Certificación de playas, para largo[+] Ver mas

       Members of the business and academic sectors, among others, are expressing concern that the beaches of Isla Mujeres have not been certified promptly.  They are evaluating what aspects of the requirements may be out of compliance with the standards of law ( Norma Oficial Mexicana), which may include the need for a municipal Program for Integrated Solid Waste Management.
       They had a meeting to evaluate the rule NMX-AA 120-SCFI-2006, whose purpose is "To establish the requirements and specifications of sustainability for beaches in the following categories: recreational use and priority for conservation.  In the case of the latter, beaches of priority for conservation, this rule "May not contravene the provisions of Conservation Programs and Management, the Ecological Regulations Territories that are local, regional, or marine, or other legal regulations that apply."
   Regarding the discharges of rainwater, which could carry residual solid wastes, there are standards that must be met in the regulatory law  NOM-001-SEMARNAT-1996 regarding identification of  points of discharge and  the types of treatment.  An association was ready with a proposal last year regarding solid waste management, but it was not pursued by the local government.
   Several months ago the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, announced they would seek certification of the beaches of Playa Norte and the Posada del Mar beach, which are visited by thousands of vacationers in high season. Specialists visited last month, but certification was not given. There have been comments made regarding the failure to meet some specific and general requirements.

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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
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 (see below)


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

 Oct. 16 Thursday, Dusk (~6-6:30) Turtle Release Guadalupana Beach (Southeastern part of isle)

Oct. 26 8am Open water swimming event at Playa Norte...

. Link: ). There will be categories of 1500 meters and of 2500 meters for juveniles & adults, and 250 meters for children .Those interested in participating can sign up at the offices of the Sports Department, Dirección de Deportes, which are located in colonia La Gloria, or at the link above.The home page is



 Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons, from the mangroves. Try to avoid running them over. Look out for them in areas where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.

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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