Friday, November 7, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 7 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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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

The investigation into the case of "Lucky" concludes next week

De investigación en caso “Lucky”

Lanrry PARRA
 The staff of the City Comptroller's office is conducting an investigation into the killing of the dog "Lucky". The animal was electrocuted by workers with the Ecology Department, whose director could be removed from office. The investigation is 75% complete and is expected to be finished next week. 
      The Mayor said such acts will not be tolerated under his government, and those responsible must answer for their actions. The Director of Ecology, Cristina Medina Figueroa, the Director of Ecology, was sworn in as part of the Comité Municipal de Protección y Bienestar de los Animales, (Citizen's Council for Animal Welfare & Care) on Wednesday.
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-

Ongoing training for City employees in "Quality Service" 

Empleados del Ayuntamiento apuestan a “Servicio de Calidad”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de noviembre.-
City employees are receiving ongoing training in "Quality Service" and this time it was the police officers who were being trained. The courses are being offered by Dr Gloria Alarcon, a specialist in Human Development, and are intended to ensure that the workers have the tools they need to provide efficient, caring quality service to the residents. The workers received the course with interest.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Al referirse al actuar de los empleados que le dieron muerte al perro “Lucky”, el funcionario dijo que los empleados deberían recibir atención psicológica, pues según él, quien aplica métodos tan crueles en contra de los animales, es susceptible a cometer la misma violencia hacia los seres humanos.
“Refleja que el acto violento pudiera también reflejarse en los seres humanos, es una actitud social patológica y que requeriría más allá de una sanción económica o cárcel, atención psicológica para poder superar este problema” comentó.
Photo: Al referirse al actuar de los empleados que le dieron muerte al perro “Lucky”, el funcionario dijo que los empleados deberían recibir atención psicológica, pues según él, quien aplica métodos tan crueles en contra de los animales, es susceptible a cometer la misma violencia hacia los seres humanos.
“Refleja que el acto violento pudiera también reflejarse en los seres humanos, es una actitud social patológica y que requeriría más allá de una sanción económica o cárcel, atención psicológica para poder superar este problema” comentó.

Más Información... Regarding the act of employees that caused death at the dog 'Lucky ', the official said that the employees should receive psychological attention because, according to him, those who could apply such cruel methods to an animal are likely to be violent in a similar manner with human beings.
'"It reflects upon the fact that an act of violence could also be inflicted on human beings. This is a socially pathological attitude, which requires psychological attention to be able to overcome this problem, rather
than just an economic sanction or time in jail, '  he said.
 That statement is by  Carlos Rafael Muñoz Berzunza with SEMA..State Department of Ecology & Environment Secretaría de Ecología y Medio Ambiente de Quintana Roo. 
      It is the City Comptroller Contraloría Municipal who has been assigned to the case by the Mayor, to investigate & apply sanctions / punishments. 
 Representatives of the  Comité de Cuidado y Defensa Animal, (Committee for Animal Defense and Care), filed criminal charges with the MP. (Ministerio Público) I believe the CCDA is an NGO.
    The new Council that was formed to deal with strays, sanctions, & registration is the Municipal Citizen's Council for Animal Welfare and Care, (Consejo Ciudadano Municipal para la Atención y el Bienestar Animal)
      They function under the Animal Welfare Law (Ley General del Bienestar Animal) that Sr Munoz (in photo) was in town to sign in an official ceremony/press conference.  

Carlos Rafael Muñoz Berzunza  of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (SEMA), lamented the abuse by city employees who put dog to death by electric shock. He was in Isla Mujeres attending the swearing in of the  Municipal Citizens' Council for Animal Care and Welfare. Sr. Muñoz Berzunza expressed concern about the complaint filed against city employees, while holding the complaint in his hand (see TVIM photos
     "It is clear that there was an abuse of a defenseless animal, but we are waiting for actions to be undertaken by the municipal government to punish these people, in addition to  psychological care for these people," he said.  He said that we should not demonize or anticipate, since authorities investigating the case are already doing their job and there is nothing to do now except wait and see what comes. 
      The official rejected the idea that this unfortunate event tarnishes the purpose of the Municipal Citizen's Council for Animal Welfare swearing in held that day. Regarding  this, the official said that this demonstrates a willingness on the part of the municipal authority and of the state to monitor animal welfare.       
      Referring to the act of the employees who killed the dog "Lucky" the official said employees should receive counseling. According to him, someone who applies cruel methods against animals is likely to commit similar violence towards humans. '"It reflects upon the fact that an act of violence could also be inflicted on human beings. This is a socially pathological attitude, which requires psychological attention to be able to overcome this problem, rather than just an economic sanction or time in jail, '  he said  
  He said it is not enough to apply economic sanctions that are established by the law; it is also necessary for them to submit to analysis, because they may have some psychological problems. He said the problem goes beyond the death of an animal, that it noted that this attitude can also be a pathological problem and similar violence could occur to children or people of their family.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Acosa autoridad a trabajador turístico
      Tourism worker accuses authorities of harassment


    Acosa autoridad a trabajador turístico

    0 07 de noviembre de 2014

    Por Redacción> Quequi.- Rafael Medina accused the former tourism director of slander, harassment, and abuse of authority. He has filed a lawsuit against the former Director and two policemen over incidents that began July 29th with a verbal disagreement concerning two tourists from the US and Italy, respectively.  .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Up to three years in prison
Hasta tres años de prisión [+] Ver mas
According to Article 179 of the newly modified Criminal Code of Quintana Roo, the four co-defendants who put the dog "Lucky" to death by electrocution, if found guilty, could be subject to up to three years in prison and a fine of ~20,000 pesos.
       The municipal Director of Ecology, Cristina Medina Figueroa is named in a compliant filed with the MP (Public Ministry/ Ministerio Público ), and is also being investigated by the municipal Comptroller's office. A group of residents are calling for her resignation, who came to her office Wednesday, and on the social networks there is intense pressure for Agapito Magana to respond to that request.
  The Law for Animal Protection and Welfare of Quintana Roo (part 179) says,: Whoever intentionally commits wrongful acts of abuse or cruelty to any animal species, causing death, may be subject to serving one to two years in prison and a fine the equivalent of 100 to 200 days of minimum wage (~$5usd/day) and the impounding of all the animals they have under their care or that they are sheltering, in accordance with the provisions of this law "
In paragraph two it says: "If using methods are used that cause severe suffering  prior to death of the animal, penalties shall be increased by half". Therefore the prison sentence could increase from 2 years to 3 and the fine could increase to 200 to 300 minimum salaries (about 20 thousand pesos), for the brutality that witnesses claim the animal suffered.
     The law says "Methods that cause severe suffering include those that  do not cause immediate death and that prolong the agony of the animal, whether provoked by injury or detriment of the health of the animal. Acts of abuse or cruelty shall be governed by the provisions of the Law on Animal Protection and Welfare of Quintana Roo."( Ley de Protección y Bienestar Animal de Quintana Roo)”.
   This law which came into effect on June 14, 2013 could be applied to Sra. Medina Figueroa and her three subordinates  Pedro Canché Cardeña, Josué Israel Hau Cen and Adrián Magaña Cahuich.
  The MP continues to investigate the data provided by community members and by the  Comité de Cuidado y Defensa Animal (CCDA/
Committee on Animal Care and Defense) in complaint 292/2014. 

 'Dog killers' need psychological help
Los “mataperros” al psicólogo[+] Ver mas

Training municipal police officers
Capacitación a elementos de la Policía Municipal [+] 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 

 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 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..

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
Ryan Rickman @ El Patio house of music 6:30-9:00


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
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

Festival de Cultura del Caribe's photo.
A design inspired by Q Roo on commemorative Coke bottles, in a series for the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico. (which was in 2010)  Coke is a sponsor of the Festival
 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 in areas where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.


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