Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events for Nov. 10 & 11 (Catching Up)

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 ....

Historic certification with white flag at North Beach on Nov. 13th

La que tendrá lugar el próximo día 13, con bandera blanca en Playa Norte

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
Everything is ready for the historic raising of the white flag over North Beach on Thursday, November 13 at 4pm. It will take place at the end of Hidalgo Street between the Chimbos palapa and the Leydi palapa. This certification is expected to be followed by the Blue Flag certification, and is the positive culmination of a large number of people, working with the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez.
   It is remembered that on September 24 & 25 two auditors from the Mexican National Institute of Standardization and Certification conducted an assessment of compliance at North Beach with the Official regulations of Norma Oficial Mexicana NMX-AA-120-SCFI-2006. The result of the evaluation was positive, and on Thursday the White Flag certifying compliance of North Beach with the criteria will be delivered to Mayor Agapito by the General Director of the Mexican Institute of Standardiaztin and Certification, Viviana Fernández Camargo.
          This is the first time in the history of the island that this certification has been obtained, and this beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, at one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico and in the world. 
    With the successful completion of this certification process, the current administration has embraced this initiative toward extending it to other beaches, and to maintain its commitment in future years for the benefit of the residents and visitors of Isla Mujeres.

Naviera reactiva servicio con sorpresiva y atractiva promoción

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
On Monday morning the company Maritime Magana announced a surprise promotion offering round trip passage between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez for only 35 pesos.The promotion comes simultaneously with the change of point of arrivals and departures by the Magana Ferry to the concrete pier used by the Ultramar ferry.
        The announcement was made on a banner and indicates the only requirement is to show personal identification that proves residence on the island, such as a voter card, CURP, drivers license, or other photo identification. The promotion begins on Monday, and lasts until December 15th.
          A company representative explained that the discount is only for residents who live on the island and does not include those who live in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres on the mainland.  Prior to this discount, the cost of a round trip was 70pesos for islanders in general, including those on the mainland. 
     It is noted that the Magnana company had a three day suspension of service two weeks ago, and that there have been complaints against the Ultramar ferry about not selling senior citizens' tickets.  

Participarán todas las escuelas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de noviembre.-
All the schools, and the Navy, are expected to participate in the parade on November 20th. The first organizational meeting was held this weekend to determine the route, and was attended by representatives from the Navy, the Harbor Master's office, the Police Department, the various schools, businesses, and seven City officials, including the city Director of Recreation and Sport, , Enrique Barros Peña, and the municipal director of Tourism,  Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco. (Dia de la Revolución is Nov. 20th & the day off for the holiday is Nov. 17th.)


Over 5 million pesos in public works to improve the image downtown

Se realizan en primer cuadro para mejorar imagen urbana

Lanrry PARRA
    The Director of Public Works, Miguel Ariel Caballero García,  said as we come close to the end of 2014, the City has invested nearly 5.5 million pesos in public works to improve the downtown image. The two important contracts currently being financed by the city the area at the entrance to the eastern malecon seawalk by the monument. that is known as “Paso de la Trigueña”,  and at the Town Square of the island, which was recently renovated. Public bathrooms are being built in the area near the Triguena statue and the Town Square, and new solar lights have been installed malecon walkway.       
      The contract for the public toilets and landscaping was 2 million pesos, in addition to the 1.2 million pesos for the solar lights, benches, and landscaping. The park on the Town Square was renovated and new planters and benches were installed. All the improvements totaled nearly 5.5 million pesos.
    The Director also said Rueda Medina avenue has new landscaping, and soon will have underground wiring, which involved an investment of around 30 million pesos. Tho overhead lines are expected to be removed, for electricity, cable TV, and telephone, as well as the poles. These improvements benefit both the residents of the island, and the tourists who visit.
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de noviembre.-

 Tvisla Mujeres

Magana Ferry Company offers promotion for islanders! Round trip for 35 pesos! Valid until December 15th!

Transportes Marítimos Magaña promueve promoción para isleños! 35 pesos viaje redondo!!
Válido hasta el 15 de diciembre!

Photo: Transportes Marítimos Magaña promueve promoción para isleños! 35 pesos viaje redondo!!
Válido hasta el 15 de diciembre!

City Council approves Finance Bill for 2015
Cabildo de #IslaMujeres aprueba Ley de Ingresos 2015


IMSS offering vaccinations against AH1-N1
Ofrecen en el IMSS vacunas contra la Influenza AH1-N1
Motorcycle set on fire in front of the owner's home and no one knows who did it. 
        The Judicial police still have no leads on who participated in the burning of a motorcycle in colonia Caridad de Cobre...

Isla Mujeres. -La policía Judicial aun no tiene pistas sobre quien o quienes participaron en el incendio de una motocicleta anoche en la colonia la Caridad del...

Noticias de  Quequi......

Judicial Police seek arsonist who burned motorcycle on Saturday

  • Buscan la Policía Judicial a incendiario


    Buscan la Policía Judicial a incendiario

    0 11 de noviembre de 2014 
    The Judicial Police have no clues about who is responsible for burning a motorcycle Saturday night around midnight in the colonia Caridad del Cobre. Although the neighbors intervened in a timely manner, little could be done to control the fire which spread quickly and consumed the entire motorcycle within minutes.
           The owner of the 2011 Yamaha FZ (250cc), Felix Badillo Trejo, said he was unaware of who might be behind this terrible act of vandalism, saying he has no problems with anyone. It was determined that the fire was no accident, but was set on purpose, because beside the burnt remains un mechero was found that was used to quickly spread the flames
             The police commander, Arturo Medina Parra, said the have no clues or suspicions so far about who was behind this, but there is an ongoing investigation.

  • Ofrecen descuento para los isleños
    Magana ferry lowers rates by 50% for islanders 


    Ofrecen descuento para los isleños

    0 11 de noviembre de 2014



Investing 5.5 million pesos in public works

  • Invierte de 5.5 millones de pesos en obras


    Invierte de 5.5 millones de pesos en obras

    0 10 de noviembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El Ayuntamiento ha mejorado la infraestructura urbana de la ciudad.
  • Mendicuti Loria led security meeting


    Encabeza Mendicuti Loría reunión de seguridadEncabeza Mendicuti Loría reunión de seguridad

    0 10 de noviembre de 2014
    The lieutenant governor, Gabriel Mendicuti Loria led the monthly meeting on security issues with the commanders of the police departments and the Navy. The meeting was held at the Naval base in Isla Mujeres, and the details were not made public. The official said the meeting was about general security issues in the state, and they discussed high impact crimes like drug dealing, extortion, and kidnapping.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Se realizó el encuentro mensual para plantear estrategias que beneficien a la población.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Starting the program “Paisano Isleño”
Ponen en marcha el programa “Paisano Isleño”[+] Ver mas

Aguakan will delay work on the malecon
Aguakan atrasará las obras en el malecón[+] Ver mas

 Although the section of Rueda Medina Avenue that is being repaved was scheduled to be opened the first work in December, it has been announced that the opening will be delayed until January. On Monday, the Secretary General of the City Council, Cesar Poot Perez, met with residents of the area, which is near the runway, (on its western side). He explained that due to bad weather (con los malos tiempos) and because Aguakan is renovating the water and sewer service,  the opening of the road will be delayed. until January.  The secretary general was accompanied by Jose Pinzon Sarabia, manager of Aguakan.
    The area under construction is ~one mile (~2km) long, from the vehicle ferry terminal to the naval hospital. A taxi driver commented that this work should have been started in September to avoid affecting the high season for tourism. Residents recall that the entire circuit of road was repaved by the state government after Hurricane Wilma in 2005, and a few months later Aguakan opened up the road on the eastern side.

Hoisting the white flag over North Beach
Izarán bandera blanca en Playa Norte+] Ver mas

Motorcycle burned in front of owner's home
Incendian moto frente al domicilio del propietario [+] Ver mas

Deadline of Friday the 14th: Departure of health official
Plazo para viernes 14, salida de funcionaria de salud[+] Ver mas
Marinelly Trejo Vivas will no longer be administrator of the General Hospital in Isla Mujeres after Friday, November 14th, following negotiations between union officials and authorities with the state Ministry of Health. Both the unionized and non unionized staff wanted the administrator removed, and threatened another work stoppage.
      The hospital is receiving increasing numbers of patients, which are in the dozens daily, and is preparing for the debut of the second-level hospital in 2015. The Director of the Hospital, David Valenzo, was given a vote of confidence and will continue in office.
   The White Flag of a Healthy Community was raised for the second time, and officials thanked the staff for working together to provide better medical services. The Healthy Community program intends for people to live in peace, harmony, progress, and health, but not just with the absence of illness, but with the benefits of complete physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Approval of Revenue Bill, but no statistics given
Aprueban proyecto de Ley de Ingreso, pero no dan cifra[+] 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

 Isla Animals campaign for the upcoming November Clinic-Spay-Neuter-Educate
Sally Margolis  on FB....
Hi everyone, I just posted a campaign for an Isla Animals November Spay/Neuter & Education clinic. The only way to make change is through education of pet owners and particularly education of the children-and spay/neuter campaigns. At the last big IA campaign 220 animals were spayed/neutered. There will be an education station at this clinic and Isla Animals is also set to go to the schools. Please continue to support an organization that has made great strides with 15 years of steady service to the island. And please, please help us share this campaign! Thank you! "This is Lucky's campaign, let's make it everything it can be." -

HELLO! Thank you for taking a moment to check out our campaign for ISLA ANIMALS , a 501c3 non-profit organization located on the island of Isla Mujeres ,...
Diane White Daniel    We are donating the profits from any of our Isla designs (tshirts, hoodies, stickers, cards, iphone/pad skins and a couple of tote bags) to Isla Animals for the entire month of November. Not every design is available in every item but it is a nice mix of goodies.…/…/collections/230304-isla-mujeres    (There's a sample sticker & link in the margin also)
The DIF is our local social service agency... 
Photo: Entrega de Auxiliares Auditivos, en el marco del Programa “Recibe el Regalo de Oír”. #FamiliaEnAcción
From their FB site posted Nov. 4:   Giving hearing aids: Within the program  Receiving the Gift of Hearing


Miguel's high season schedule:
Sunday: The Sol Rockers @ El Patio 9p - 11p
Monday: Miguel solo @ El Patio 6:30p - 8:30p
Tuesday: La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio 9:15p - 11:15p
Wednesday: The Sol Rockers@ El Patio 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Thursday: Miguel Solo @ el Patio 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Friday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

 John Cain's schedule   
 Sunday 9pm - 11pm
  Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
. Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

 El Patio House of Music...(formerly Comono)

Sundays 630 to 9 - solo Ryan Rickman - 9 to 11 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel - 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  not sure who is there, but someone is...
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers and DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel and Elvin from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio Ryan and band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..
. Sunday at El Patio  7 to 9 pm Sol Rockers 

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  (I'm not sure if this is still current
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix  Sun ~2p  Salsa 

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

Here's Music by day of the week...with a thanks to Jean Lemke for rearranging it!

Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30

Tuesday - John Cain @ Café Del Mar solo 8-10 p
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday - John Cain @ Marina Paraiso - solo 7-9
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
Elvis @ el Patio house of music 8-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12

Friday - Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
Miguel @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Fabio @ El Patio house of music 6:30 - 8:15
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Saturday - Cuban Music at El Veradaro's 3-5
Banda Sin Nombre - Chuuk Kay 3:30
Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre - Faynes 10:30 - 12:00
Banda Sin Nombre - Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9


November events
Sunset ~5:10p
Moonrise in the east..over the Caribbean
Nov. 6 at 5:14p  Full Moon
Nov. 7 at 6:03
Nov. 8 at 6:54
Nov. 9 at 7:46
Nov. 10 at 8:38
Nov. 11 at  9:29
Nov. 12 at 10:20
Nov 13 at 11:10

 Nov 1  Halloween Buffet & Party at Casa de los Suenos 6:30 (reservations recommended)
Nov.1 & 2 Dia de los Muertos
Nov 1 DIF Catrina Costume event.. Benefit for DIF, social service agency, at the Naval Club (Playa Albatros)  200 pesos  The DIF is also collecting jackets & sweaters.
Photo: Siempre debemos de preservar nuestras tradiciones. #FamiliaEnAcción
We must always preserve our traditions From DIF on FB:. #FamiliaEnAcción

Photo: Con mucho cariño y respeto nuestros abuelitos realizaron su altar para el día de muertos. #FamiliaEnAcción
With much love and respect our senior citizens created an altar for Dia de Muertos.s. #FamiliaEnAcción

Activities for Municipal Month of Ecology:

 On Nov. 5, the Animal Welfare Act will be signed by the State Ministry of the Environment.
Nov. 8 is the Day of Municipal Urbanismo with compulsory cleaning of vacant lots, and the start of collecting of batteries.
Nov. 15 is World Recycling Day, when there will be a training workshop about recycling and reusing.
Nov. 20th is Municipal Clean Air Day, when an ongoing campaign will begin for the certification of smoke-free spaces.
Nov. 25 is Municipal Day of No Use of Pesticides when an interesting conference will be held on the management of solid residues concerning vegetable oils: "What to do with them"
Nov. 27 is Municipal Species Conservation Day when there will be an opening of the drinking fountains and inauguration of the space for the conservation of the Striped Iguana (Iguana Rayada). Also there will be a brigade to rescue and assist the Blue Crabs during their period of reproduction. (They move between the mangroves and the sea to spawn during the full moons in the fall, which often includes crossing a road).
On Nov. 30th, Sunday, there will be a drawing contest, and a presentation of the cookbook "Lion Fish".
Friday Nov 7  near Centro Cemetery 7pm
It says...Jean Piaget school invites you to the Festival of the Souls 2014...A silent procession starting promptly at 7p at Hidalgo & Lopez Mateos, followed by a presentation of altars representing 5 Mexican states at Jean Piaget school. Dress code: regional clothing or white. Friday Nov. 7 at 7pm

Nov 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 12-18 Caribbean Culture Fest
Nov. 13, Thursday 9am at Naval Club:  Navy Wives' Breakfast
            All proceeds go to the Navy Hospital, The tickets are $100 pesos, and can be purchased         in advance thru Mon. from Sue McDonald Lo (and may be available at the door?)
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14-17 Buen Fin (discounts)
Nov 15 World Recycling Day
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
            8:30p Caribe Culture Fest Concert in Town Square  (see below)
Nov 17 Day off for Revolution Day 
              Parade date TBA
Nov 19  World Toilet Day
Nov 19 6:30p  Sisters of Perpetual Disorder Wine Meeting location TBA (Coffee meetings are first Sunday of the months at 10am)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución with parade
Nov 23 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer  UN International Day
             to End Violence Against Women
Nov 27 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

Caribe Culture Fest Nov 12-18 #FestivaldeCulturadelCaribe
Music, dance, theater, art, design, dining, handicraft, literature, academia and the traditions of Quintana Roo and the countries of the Caribbean.  Celebrating 40 years of identity caribeña

This says that Sonora Dinamita will be playing in Isla Mujeres, as well as Son del Barrio & Yura Santo Negro

Sunday, Nov. 16
domingo 16
LITERATURA 5p Town Square
“Matices de Quintana Roo”
Quintana Roo, México.
Hora: 17:00 Lugar: Plaza Principal

MÚSICA  8:30pm Town Square
Yura Santo Negro
Son del barrio
Quintana Roo, México.
La Sonora Dinamita  Cumbia!!!
Hora: A partir de 20:30 Lugar: Plaza Principal

From Christy Dix: Hola amigos, I'm happy to announce the first Spanish Boot Camp of the season will be Tuesday November 18-Thursday November 20 from 1-4pm. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. We will focus on conversational skills while having fun!
Students are welcome to come for 1 day, 2 days or all 3 days, depending on their schedule. The pricing is as follows:
1 day (3 hours): 650 pesos, 2 days (6 hours): 900p, 3 days (recommended -9 hours): 1200 p
Let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions. I can be reached on Facebook, via email ( or phone 998-136-1497 (texting or whatsapp is preferable).

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

Paula Parra's photo.

Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Club Naval Isla Mujeres, Quinta Region Naval
 Fashion show with participation of designers from Merida, Cancun, & Isla Mujeres, as well as participation by local models and our little children models. 200 peso donation. Cocktail reception at 6:30
Pasarela con participacion de Diseñadores de Merida,Cancun e Isla Mujeres; asi como participacion de Modelos locales y nuestros pequeños modelos infantiles.
costo Donativo $200
6:30pm Coktail de Recepcion de Invitados

Dec 8 Day of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, Isla's town saint
Dec 11-13 Posada Beach National Handball Tournament 
Dec 12 Day of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's saint


 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 where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.


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