Wednesday, January 7, 2015

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, January 7

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 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Hard times continue for fishermen with lobster production remaining below expectations

Producción de langosta se mantiene por debajo de las expectativas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de enero.-
With less than two months until the end of lobster season, the fishermen of Isla Mujeres have barely exceeded 50 percent of the production of last season, which for the five cooperatives was around 90 tonnes of live lobster and about 20 tonnes of tails. So far this season, they have caught about 50 tonnes of live lobster and about 12 tonnes of tails. They are hoping to equal the production of last season, and they see little chance of exceeding it. The lobster season ends on the last day of February (It resumes on the first day of July, which is four months, although the last sentence of this article says the fishing ban for lobster lasts three months)

Students return to classes after ~20 days of vacation 

Después de casi 20 días de vacaciones

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de enero.-

Training courses continue for the advancement of families 

Para impulsar superación de familias

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 6 de enero.-
Registration for these courses, which are being offered through the municipal department of Economic Development, is available for residents over the age of 16. The courses include Maintenance and repair of air conditioners; Advanced electricity; restaurant management; customer service in the restaurant industry ; English level three, colorimetry? (colorimetria), and manicures & pedicures. There are also basic English courses available at no cost which begin on Monday Jan. 12 and will be held at the Community Center 6:30p-8p. For more information, go to the offices of Economic Development (Desarrollo Económico) which are located in La Gloria. There are also classes available for single mothers with registration beginning Sat. Jan. 10 at the IMM municipal Institute for Women

From Tvisla Mujeres

A tourist from Toronto died of a heart attack minutes before boarding the ferry to return to his hotel in Cancun.

Isla Mujeres. – Un turista originario de Toronto, Canadá, falleció de un infarto esta tarde minutos antes de abordar su embarcación para regresar a su hotel en Cancún. 

   According to the police report, Jerry Gagne, 38, began to feel badly when he arrived at the new Maritime Terminal in Isla Mujeres, while seeking a ride on the ferry to return to Cancun with his wife, Masha Burns. The tourist began to feel ill, and decided to take a taxi to the General Hospital. Workers at the terminal said the ambulance was delayed in arriving.
     The taxi transported him to the hospital, but according to the doctors, he arrived with no vital signs. They worked to resuscitate him, but their efforts were futile. His wife said they were walking down Rueda Medina avenue downtown, when her husband suddenly began to feel badly.
   The hospital doctors confirmed that he died of  "bronco-aspiración" and from "cardio-respiratorio."broncho-aspiration and cardio-respiratory arrest.  It is expected that his body will be removed to Cancun by the appropriate authorities with the Procuraduría.

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

At the DIF event, Melchor, Gaspar, & Baltazar, interacted with the children and gave them gifts yesterday.
Convocados por el DIF Isla Mujeres, Melchor, Gaspar y Baltazar, convivieron y entregaron regalos a los pequeñines el día de ayer.

Exactly on time, the Magi arrived at the dome in colonia la Gloria to give away presents at the festival dedicated to all the families.
Puntuales a su cita, los Reyes Magos llegaron al domo de la colonia La Gloria para estar presentes en su festival dedicado a todas las familias.

Hoy 6 de enero, Día de la enfermera.  Jan. 6..Nurses's Day

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Report of "Saldo Blanco" from Operation  (no incidents)

Reportan 'saldo blanco' en operativo

Las diferentes dependencias que participaron en el operativo denominado “Guadalupe-Reyes 2014-2015”, informaron que se registró 'saldo blanco' en Isla Mujeres, el cual concluyó a partir de las doce de la noche de ayer.
The various agencies involved in the operation called "Guadalupe-Reyes 2014-2015", reported that 'white balance (literally)/saldo blanco' was recorded in Isla Mujeres. The operation concluded at twelve o'clock midnight, yesterday.

From  por esto

Massive return to classes
Masivo regreso a clases[+] Ver mas
After a break of a little over two weeks about 5,140 students return to school on Wednesday, along with about 140 teachers, after the youngsters still had hopes of receiving gifts from the Santos Reyes Magos. (Magi). There are approximately 250 high school students who enjoy a longer holiday until their classes resume on Monday, January 19th. At the high school Colegio Bachilleres from Wednesday thru Friday, the teachers will be planning the curriculum. Next week the high school teachers will be participating in training courses.
   Academic activities are suspended on the last Friday of each month, as is usual, because on these date the Consejos Técnicos Escolares are held. There will be no school on Monday, February 2, which is considered a non working day in regard to February 5th (Constitution Day). Similarly, Monday, March 16th will be a day off in regard to March 21, for the celebration of the birth of Benito Juarez.The Easter holiday break is scheduled from March 30 to April 10.  In May, the days off of school will include the first, the fifth and the fifteenth days of the month. The school year officially ends on July 14th.

A month without public transportation
Un mes sin transporte público [+] Ver mas
 It has been about a month since the Turican bus stopped offering service, and now with the students returning to classes on Wednesday, those who usually use the bus must take taxis. The students receive a preferential rate, but also find that the taxistas do not want to stop for them unless there are several of them at once, because the fare is small. Several months ago the bus broke down that usually provides service on the island. After a few days, the company brought over the bus that formerly covered Route 5 in Cancun. It has been broken down for about a month and is parked behind the mercado downtown.
      Residents are complaining about the expenses involved with taking taxis, which are straining their financial resources. The charge for one or two residents is 15 pesos, but if they fill the back seat, the charge is 20 pesos, and if they occupy the entire taxi, the fee is 30 pesos. To take four people on the bus is 20 pesos, however no one knows when it is running, and sometimes they may wait for an hour before learning that it is out of order.

Students: Overlooked by officials
Estudiantes, burlados por autoridades[+] Ver mas
Students and parents are still awaiting the release of the list of beneficiaries for grants for public transport, and city workers are awaiting payment of the second half of their annual bonuses. The list was expected to have been released on December 19th, and then on December 26th.  A total of 500 students will benefit from the scholarships at the following levels: 280 grade school, 100 middle school, 30 high school, 50 university, plus 40 mainland students, as well as 90 students who previously had transport grants. When the parents are paying the ferry fees themselves, the student card costs 100 pesos and must be renewed every three months, which entitles them to a round trip ticket for 84 pesos.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bufalo, Bahama Mama, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui. Visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

 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, Items for Little Yellow School House, Moto Helmets for kids...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso

For donations to Zapatos Para Los Ninos.. please contact Greg at, or find them on Facebook at "Shoes For The Children."


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  
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm   ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 9-11 El Patio 
Sats. El Patio 630-830 
Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

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

Sundays 7-9 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel / 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  9-11 Banda Sin Nombre
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers /  DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel / John Cain from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio & Ryan / band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 630-830 John Cain solo Country music / 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 1p  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 -
  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 -
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
John Cain @ el Patio 9-11
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
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 @ El Patio house of music Ryan and Band 8:30 - 11:30

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



 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, ~Dec~April.  
The next fair is Friday, Jan. 2  4p-9p The Taste of Isla portion is 5p-7p.

 Magic Show at PocNa Mondays at 8:30 Free (tips encouraged) 2x1 cocktails 50p

This magic show is at Fenix on Friday & Saturdays 8p
Sunset ~5p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
Jan. 4  at 5:10p Full Moon
Jan. 5 6:02
Jan. 6 6:53
Jan. 7 7:43
Jan. 8 8:53
Jan. 9 9:21
Jan. 10 10:10
Jan. 11 10:58

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mon & Thurs at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.

Upcoming holidays! Monday, February 2, no school/day off for February 5th (Constitution Day). (And if you got the baby in your rosca on Kings Day, you're hosting a tamale party on 2/2.Candlemas) We're celebrating Carnaval ~Feb 12-17. whoot whoot!! Monday, March 16th is day off for March 21, (birth of Benito Juarez). Fri March 27 - Sun April 12=Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries. April 2 & 3 are Bank holidays. Friday, May 1=National holiday (Labor day). The kids summer vaca starts July 14th.

 Sail fishing Tournament February 3-7 2015 register online @
To benefit the The Little Yellow School house Isla Mujeres

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