Sunday, November 16, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 16 & Yesterday 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! 
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This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Increased by 10 million pesos

City income during 2015: Under proposed budget

Ingresos de Comuna durante 2015, según propuesta de Ley

Lanrry PARRA
Councilman Víctor Osorio Magaña said the income for the City for the fiscal year 2015 will be increased by 4.4 percent compared to this year, rising the figure to 239,503,397 pesos. This is a difference of about 10.5 million pesos. The major amount comes from property tax revenue which should increase from 49.9 to 5.5 million pesos (sic:  el impuesto predial, que subiría de 49.9 millones a 5.5 millones de pesos), from garbage collection fees which will increase ~7 million pesos, and from participants in the Fish Fund, which will increase about 2 million pesos. The Federal assistance is estimated to increase from ~200,000 pesos to 3.3 million pesos, according to numbers provided by the alderman. 
   The income in the Budget of 2014 (Ley de Ingreso 2014) was 229,306,818 which is increased in the Budget of 2015 by 4.4 percent to 239,503,397 pesos. Increased income also comes from the growth of the hotel industry in Punta Sam where in 2015 there will be 500 new rooms, which also brings increased revenue in the garbage collection fees.
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-

Boat that went aground was removed with no reports of mishaps or damage to the marine ecosystem 

Sin que se reporten contratiempos o daños al ecosistema marino

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 15 de noviembre.-
After nearly two days of being aground near MUSA (the underwater art museum), on Friday afternoon the boat "Fipesco 51" was moved without any apparent damage or bad effects. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, announced that the removal was uneventful. He had sought to expedite the shrimp boat's removal to avoid possible damage to the area, because the vessel had about 10,000 liters of diesel fuel on board.
    The removal work lasted a little over 24 hours and was constantly monitored closely by the Navy and officers with PROFEPA (Federal Environmental Agency), as well as authorities with the National Marine Park, although the incident occurred outside the park.
    The owner of the shrimp boat investigated the two options for repair work, and chose to have the vessel towed to Puerto Juarez, which is where the boat is currently located. The work of refloating was coordinated by the boat's owner and assisted by two boats, and the 10,000 liters of contaminated, oily water were removed to avoid possible environmental damage.
     Officials with the administrative branch of the Port Authority will investigate the causes and any financial responsibilities, but the important thing is there is no longer any threat from this vessl.  He said running aground appears to have caused a 10 centimeter rupture in the hull.


Payment of benefits guaranteed for City workers

A los trabajadores del Ayuntamiento

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City Treasurer Alvaro Magaña Galué, gave assurances that the ~1000 city employees will receive their year end bonuses, for which about 20 million pesos have been allocated. The fund is expected to cover the payments of the savings fund, vacation pay, economic days, and the two 2-week pay periods in December, as well as the holiday food baskets, among other benefits. The payments will be made in a timely manner and in accordance to union agreements.
     He said benefits will be paid at the end of November for each and every employee, also, which include economic days, vacation pay, the savings fund, and others.
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.-

Seeking Blue Flag after meeting criteria for White Flag certification of the beaches 

Tras cumplir requisitos de certificación como bandera blanca en las playas

Lanrry PARRA
After the hoisting of the White Flag, which certifies North beach as a location of environmental quality, the director fo the Mexican Institute of Certification and Standards, Viviana Fernandez Camargo, said this is the first step toward obtaining the Blue Flag certification.
   There are only 27 beaches in Mexico who have hoisted the White Flag, after meeting stringent quality tests of seas water, and critera for solid waste management, coastal infrastructure, biodiversity, safety and services, environmental education, and noise pollution, among others. Staff from various City departments, as well as restaurant and hotel staff and volunteers works hard for the past nine months to meet the strict requirements of this certification. There were inspectors from the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification AC who assess North Beach in regard to criteria given in the Official Mexican Standard NMX-AA-120-SCFI- 2006, and the results were positive. 
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.-

Para la próxima temporada de avistamiento de tiburón ballena

Lanrry PARRA
Authorities with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) agency presented a proposal of alternative management strategies for the next whale shark tour season. The proposal was presented to licensees in Lazaro Cardenas, and at the Community Center in La Gloria to the licensees of Isla Mujeres and Cancun. 
       The proposal was presented by the director general of Vida Silvestre (Wild life), Fernando Sánchez Camacho, and attendees included the director of la Reserva de la Biosfera del Tiburón Ballena, Francisco Remolina, Port Authorities, Naval authorities, City officials, and personnel with the Comisión Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp).
    They said in 2015 the maximum number of tourists who can be transported will be 1350 per day, which a reduction of 50 percent compared to this year. The tours are divided between 243 boats and it expected some will take breaks on some days.
ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.-

Para el gobierno de Agapito

This was held in the mainland area of Isla Mujeres
Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 14 de noviembre.-

Municipal DIF raising the awareness of residents with march for "Mes del Buen Trato"

Concientiza a la ciudad

DIF municipal realiza caminata alusiva al “Mes del Buen Trato”

Lanrry PARRA
November is the "Month of Good Treatment", which is an initiative of the United Nations on behalf of children. On Friday the DIF (social services agency) held a walk to raise awareness about the importance of working for children. The march included the president of the DIF, Marthy Vargas, the Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, as well as the women volunteers, officials, citizens, and entrepreneurs. The march took place down Media Rueda, culminating at the Posada del Mar, and the color purple predominated, which has been assigned to this month; “Mes del Buen Trato”.
Leer Mas....

 Tvisla Mujeres

The boat "Fipesco 51" that went aground near Isla Mujeres two days ago has been removed

INE (voter registration) office open in Isla Mujeres November 18-21
Modulo del INE trabajará en Isla Mujeres del 18 al 21 de noviembre!!

Meeting of whale shark licensees to hear about new management plans for 2015
Se reúnen permisionarios del tiburón ballena para escuchar estudio de carga y el nuevo plan de manejo para 2015

Náuticos de #IslaMujeres, rechazan Plan Operativo para Tiburón Ballena
The civil association "Eco-Tourism Association of Isla Mujeres AC" includes 80% of the licensees of Whale Shark tours.

No civil march/parade downtown this year: Poot Perez

Note....Monday, banks & offices will be closed.The Revolutionary Day parade is Thursday the 20th, on prolongación Jesús Martínez Ross, frente al monumento al Maestro. (In front of the Teacher's Monument)The students will gather at the parque de las Hormiguitas (Worker Ant's park) at 7:30am, and the parade is scheduled to begin promptly at 8am.  info from the municipal Secretary General (Vice-Mayor) Cesar Poot Perez.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Van 16 mdp para domos deportivos
    16 million pesos for sports domes 


    Van 16 mdp para domos deportivos

    0 16 de noviembre de 2014 
    With assistance from the state government of ~16 million pesos, sports domes are being built at schools on the island and the mainland. Work began a few weeks ago at the dome at the high school Colegio Bachilleres and later will begin at the Middle School, as well at schools on the mainland. Some will begin this year, and others in 2015.
       The municipal Director of Public Works, Miguel Ariel Caballero García, confirmed that the City will seek resources to rehabilitate the 'gabions' that were installed to protect the retaining seawall. They were installed seven years ago to cushion the impact of strong waves and have lost their effectiveness. They are in poor condigion and the loose stones could present a risk to nearby houses in severe weather. The Director said this occurred they were not maintained, and because it is very difficult to change this type of gavion they will have to submit new documents to the Federal Government, which takes a long time.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Inician la construcción en los todos los planteles educativos.
  • Logran rescatar el ‘Fipesco 51’
      "Fipesco 51" removed and towed to Puerto Juarez for repairs


    Logran rescatar el ‘Fipesco 51’

    0 16 de noviembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- La embarcación fue remolcada hasta Puerto Juárez donde recibirá reparación.

City guarantees payment of benefits

  • Garantiza Comuna el pago de prestaciones


    Garantiza Comuna el pago de prestaciones

    0 15 de noviembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Cumplirán en tiempo y forma con sus trabajadores.
  • Permisionarios rechazan plan operativo
    Licensees reject operating plan reducing number of boats 


    Permisionarios rechazan plan operativo

    0 15 de noviembre de 2014
    The civil association  “Eco-Turismo Isla Mujeres A.C.", which includes 80% of the whale shark licensees, did not approve of the new Operating Plan proposed by officials for next season. A study about the daily capacity of the protected Whale Shark area has determined there has been an over-exploitation of the resource. The 45 members of the association said they are seeking to present an new proposal, because they oppose this new Management Plan. They said they will not sign the document, because it is unfair.
         One licensee said "It's unfair to the fishermen who have ventured into this activity and invested so much money, and now they want to remove the income of these people and say they can work one day and another day they cannot." He said, "Of the four month season from May 15-September 17, there is very little activity in the first two months, leaving only two months to take advantage of the opportunities. If we add to this that we can only work on some days, and others we cannot, we will be doomed to fail."

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Se reducirá el número de embarcaciones y trabajaran alternadamente.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


City delivers uniforms to students

Fulfilling a campaign promise, the mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez gave uniforms to all the students of the primary school Andres Quintana Roo. The donation took place at 8am in the school courtyard.

 por esto

Successful removal of shrimp boat
Exitosa maniobra el retiro del camaronero [+] Ver mas

Management plan for whale sharks: In January
Plan de manejo del tiburón ballena, en enero [+] Ver mas

Sea walkway: Unfinished after five years
Malecón, cinco años inconcluso[+] Ver mas
The project of the renovation of the main street & malecon  Rueda Medina began five years ago and included moving the overhead wires underground, which has not yet been finished. The CFE Federal Electrical Commission has not installed its network underground because the safety conditions have not been met by the construction company. Some residents are annoyed that their walls were broken into and not resealed, allowing insects or rodents to enter.

Work of rescuing fishing boat from Campeche begins
Inician labores de rescate de pesquero campechano[+] Ver mas

Regulations about Whale Shark  tours
Normativa para avistamiento del tiburón ballena[+] Ver mas

No money for security
No hay dinero para seguridad[+] Ver mas

Police officers have been installing signs and maintaining signposts that are in poor condition due to corrosion from salt. The number of motorcycles in circulation has grown exponentially compared to a decade ago, and they are responding to the need for new signs in an attempt to prevent accidents.
   Several signs have been installed at sites of greatest risk to warn drivers of the existence of danger. Crosswalks are being painted in Sac Bajo tourism zone and at the pedestrian crossing of the schools "“Andrés Quintana Roo” and “Julio Sauri Espinosa”. The police chief, Joaquín Poot Acosta, said they are replacing signs in poor condition and will be installing them in the areas of the most vehicular traffic.

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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)


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 23  Día de la Armada (Naval Day)
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

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

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

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