Friday, October 17, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 17 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 ....

Thieves take three computers from the "Little Yellow School House" in colonia La Gloria

Ladrones se llevan tres computadoras, del que se ubica en la colonia La Gloria

Lanrry PARRA
Three computers were taken from the Learning Center in colonia La Gloria, (known as The Little Yellow School House, which helps children with disabilities) early this morning. It is thought that children initially entered to take crayons, colors, notebooks and markers, but that apparently they called someone older and three white Mac type desktop computers were taken, with a CPUnit.
     The chief of police, Arturo Enrique Medina Parra, said they have evidence of the people responsible, and may detain them at any moment. He added that these are unique computers that will be difficult to sell without being detected. He said that some responsibility lies with the staff because they left the door of the office unlocked, where the computers were located. When the staff left at five in the afternoon, they forgot to lock the office door, and therefore they are included in the investigation.
      He said at the scene they found notebooks, colors, markers, and boxes of toothpaste that had been taken out, but it appears that the adults left all that, and took the computers. The doors were not forced, and it is believed to have involved children from the surrounding area. With the theft of the computer equipment, and the involvement of adults, the crime became aggravated robbery, said the police commander.
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de octubre.- .

Tras litigio que duró tres años

Lanrry PARRA
The members of the Isla Blanca cooperative are hoping that the fence will be removed later this year or by early 2015, after an appropriate Federal judge issues a final ruling in the case of their dispossession, which began in November 2011. (see information translated yesterday)
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de octubre.-

Despistado trailero arrasa con cables en colonia Meteorológica

Lanrry PARRA
A truck driver knocked out electric lines in colonia Meteorologica and did not stop, and was intercepted by the muncipal police near the Hacienda Mundaca. The trailer truck was taken to the impound yard and the driver was taking steps to assure that the company would be responsible for the damage, because otherwise he would be arrested and put behind bars. There were lines ripped loose and the base de la mufa of one was dragged, which left several homes without power for about five hours, although the CFE was already doing repair work at 3pm.
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de octubre.-

City offers more job opportunities to those who need them 

Ofrece Comuna a quienes las necesitan

Lanrry Parra
The first municipal  Red de Vinculación Laboral was formed to assist people to enter the job force who have disabilities, HIV-AIDS, are senior citizens, are personas privadas de su libertad, preliberadas y liberadas en condiciones de respeto y accesibilidad.(literally:  deprived of their liberty, pre-liberated, and released with conditions of compliance and accessibility).
  The City Council event was attended my members of the business sector and the general community, who are interested in the integration of disadvantaged groups into the labor market. An agreement was signed with the federal representative, and will facilitate and expedite the employment of people with disabilities, those who are senior citizens, and those with HIV-AIDS.
  The members of the Primera Red de Vinculación Laboral of the municipality are: Marthy Vargas de León de Magaña, DIF president; Elida Villalobos Amparan, ICAT representative; Roberto Torrecilla Joachin, CECATI representative; Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, President of the Association of Hotels of Isla Mujeres/la Asociación de Hoteles de Isla Mujeres; Leonel Povedano Castilla, hotelier ; Juan Carrillo Figueroa, CANACO..Chamber of Commerce president; Román Martín Maldonado Euán, manager & representative of the  CROC union, and Baltazar Maldonado, President of CANIRAC.
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de octubre.-

Forgiving fines 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Fishermen of the Isla Blanca cooperative celebrate a ruling in their favor by a federal judge (this is the same information that was translated yesterday)
Pescadores de Isla Blanca celebran el fallo de un tribunal federal sobre litigio de su Zona…

Work has begun on prologation Rueda Medina, & they hope to finish it before the 15th of December.
  The business Eagle Construction Southeast ( “Águila Constructora del Sureste”) began work yesterday on prolongation Rueda Medina, replacing pavement for 2.2 kilometers, which is expected to be completed in 60 days, although the bid is for 70 days. This would make the projected date of completion on Dec 15th or Dec 25th.
      The resources come from Federal funds of Ramo 23, and the improvements are being done at a cost of 9.8 million pesos. The work starts near the terminal for the vehicle ferry and will extend to the baseball field "El Pescador".
    The director of public works, Miguel Ariel Caballero García, said they are removing the pavement, leveling the base, installing new drain registers, and installing new signage. He acknowledged that his work will cause inconvenience, because the road is now closed, and explained that they are working on approaches to the ferry, which is now a priority.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Burglaries increasing on the island

  • A la alza la ola de robos en la ínsula


    A la alza la ola de robos en la ínsula

    0 17 de octubre de 2014
      This has the same information as translated above, noting that a report was filed with the Agencia del Ministerio (prosecutors office), by Sra. Paula Salas Acosta and the case is under investigation. It is suspected that the property was not properly secured or locked, and therefore the locks were not violated.
        Upon arrival the staff found the door was open and they immediately contacted authorities and went on social media seeking assistance with recovery of the three Apple computers that were taken. People who have any information are asked to call 9982-29-69-89.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Waiving property tax fines

At the City Council meeting (regular sessin #XXVII) two issues were addressed. One was the program for waiving fines for property tax and trash collection  which was approved, and the other concerned the Community Center on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.  The grace period for waiving fines is November 1-30th. (I don't generally translate the mainland news).

 por esto

Fisherman win a 'round' in their legal battle

Pescadores ganan un “round” judicial.. [+] Ver mas

Swearing in of the Network for Linking Labor
Rindió protesta la Red de Vinculación Laboral[+] Ver mas

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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?

The Artist Fairs on the Square were cancelled for October & November.  The next one is scheduled for Dec. 4. 
    They are currently scheduled to be held on first the Thursdays in December, January, February, March, and April. After April,  they will  be suspended until November 2015, when it is planned that they should resume for six months. 


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