Saturday, June 27, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturay, June 27

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!
  Here's a link to the Magazine
 If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Successful rap contest organized by City

Talent against mistreatment of women

Todo un éxito resultó el Concurso de Canto Urbano organizado por la Comuna

Sandra Rodríguez 
   The first Concurso de Canto Urbano Libre, rap contest, was a success, and the first place winner was Saulo Pastrana.  It was organized by the municipal DIF, social service agency, in coordination with the Commission for Gender Equality and the City Council. It took place on June 25, at the green dome in colonia Salina Chica where ten talented young people composed original songs against the mistreatment of women, which were enjoyed by their family and friends.
ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.-

Reviewing the needs of ISSSTE and the productivity of its clinic  

Para conocer productividad de Unidad Médica

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de junio.-

     A multidisciplinary group conducted a monitoring visit of an average day at the Family Medical Unit of the ISSSTE, Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers, to verify its needs in the areas of administration of Human Resources, Material Resources, and the Medical Area. They will conduct a step by step analysis to improve the quality of care.
         The Subdelegado Médico of the ISSSTE of Quintana Roo, Martin Perales Martinez, said that this is part of a process of continuous improvement, and one of the most pressing needs has been the supply of drugs. He said the medical units of the ISSSTE of Quintana Roo have a supply of medicines that is at 98 percent and in some cases at 100 percent, following intensive work to analyze the needs according to consultations, the patients, and the medical attention that is given.
      They are also analyzing the hours of operation, with morning and evening shifts, according to the number of beneficiaries served by each Medical Unit. They are also analyzing productivity in regard to any needs for building expansion, depending on the number of beneficiaries who receive service, and whether a larger building is needed. Currently there are areas for the pharmacy, filing, and consultations.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

     For the second consecutive day, the Mayor Agapito Magaña Sanchez, in his capacity as chairman of the Clean Beaches Committee of Cancun-Riviera Maya, participated in the XI National Clean Beaches Meeting with the aim of finding actions that will give results for the Organization for the Management of Beaches.
Por segundo día consecutivo, el alcalde Agapito Magaña Sánchez en su calidad de presidente del Comité de Playas Limpias Cancún - Riviera Maya, acudió al XI Encuentro Nacional Playas Limpias con el objetivo de dar a conocer acciones destacadas como resultados que su gobierno ha impulsado en la Organización para la Gestión de Playas.
Accompanied by the Mayor of Playa Del Carmen, Mauricio Góngora, we received the white and blue flags. Isla Mujeres is proud to offer beaches of quality.
Acompañado del presidente de Playa del Carmen, Mauricio Góngora, recibimos las banderas blanca y azul que enorgullece a Isla Mujeres por ofrecer playas de calidad.

In Isla Mujeres, we have the honor to be among the 19 beaches of Mexico that have obtained the Blue Flag designation. En Isla Mujeres tenemos el honor de estar entre las 19 playas de México que han obtenido el galardón Blue Flag.#‎ComunidadEnAcción‬

The health of island families is a priority for this government;  following the guidelines at a State Level, we began a mega-campaign of nebulization in order to avoid diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
La salud de las familias isleñas es prioridad para este gobierno; siguiendo las directrices a nivel estatal, iniciamos una megacampaña de nebulizacion para evitar enfermedades transmitidas por los mosquitos.

Thursday, through the municipal Department of Health, the City gave the green light to start a campaign of ongoing nebulization against dengue: "Say No to Mosquitoes",  because the health of the population is a priority for this administration.
El Ayuntamiento a través de la Dirección Municipal de Salud dio este jueves el banderazo de salida de la campaña de nebulización permanente en contra del dengue “Digamos No al Mosquito”, para la actual administración la salud de sus habitantes es prioridad.

All students on this link who are beneficiaries of the Academic or Maritime Transport scholarships and have not claimed for their benefits for January-February 2015 are advised the deadline is Wednesday, July 1 to obtain the cash from the City treasury office.
A todos los estudiantes beneficiados con Beca Académica o de Transporte Marítimo que aparezcan en la siguiente relación y que aún no han cobrado el bimestre enero-febrero 2015, se les informa que tienen como fecha límite el día miércoles 01 de julio para canjear su tarjetón para el efectivo en la caja de la Tesorería Municipal.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Start of Women's Fishing Tournament

  • Inicia el Torneo de Pesca Femenil


    Inicia el Torneo de Pesca Femenil

    0 27 de junio de 2015 by Carlos Gasca

          Isla Mujeres Harbor Master Ismael Gonzalez Gil said excellent weather is expected for the Second Grand Women's Fishing Tournament, "La Dorada" where at least 50 boats are expected to participate. The Captains' dinner was held last evening at the Parador of Punta Sur. The starting horn for the boats is scheduled for 8am. The scales for weighing in will close at 4pm, and the awards will be given out at 6pm, on the concrete pier (by the whale shark statue).
          According to the weather service, cloudy weather is expected this weekend, so it is possible that rainfall could occur on the island, but the Harbor Master insisted that weather conditions should be favorable for a successful fishing tournament.
  • Riesgo de dengue
      Risk of dengue


    Riesgo de dengue

    0 27 de junio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

      After nearly two weeks of heavy rains, some homes remain flooded in the area of colonia Santa Rosa, near the lower part of "Devil's Curve". Residents of the area are concerned about the puddles causing the proliferation of mosquitoes, and the risk of dengue.
            They explained they lack basic services like water and electricity because of the legal situation of the land. Several homes have been built in recent months, and the area is still under dispute. They say the lack of other places to live requires them to continue to take this risk.
            There is a church nearby where nearly 80 people gather nightly, and many are bothered by mosquitoes.


From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)

Clear skies for tomorrow!!  Favorable conditions for navigation: Harbor Master


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

More whale sharks arrive
Arribo masivo del tiburón ballena[+] Ver mas
     On Friday, there was the first signs of the massive arrival of whale sharks in the area know as Agua Azules, which is administered by the DGVS (Wildlife Department). In recent days, about eight whale sharks were seen in the area, as opposed to previously when the licensees complained they were seeing only one or two daily in a remote area 50-60 nautical miles away, near Cabo Catoche, within the Whale Shark Biosphere (also known as Aguas Verdes).
      Around noon, several boats returned with happy licensees because their customers had been swimming with several whale sharks, unlike other days then the boats were returning at sunset. It is presumed that from now until the end of August, there will be dozens of them present daily at a single spot.
     It is known that when there are whale sharks spending time less than 30 miles north of Isla Mujeres, they often come to the vicinity of this port, therefore some conservationists have requested that the perimeter of the Biosphere should be extended to the southern part of the island, which would double the area of the Reserve, from ~140,000 hectares to 300,000 hectares.
    At the time this was proposed, it was supported by the former Director of the Biosphere, Francisco Remolina, but the idea was quickly abandoned, allegedly due to pressure from the licensees, ferries, and marinas/boaters of Cancun, (los permisionarios, navieras y marinas de Cancún) with concerns that advantage would be taken of the circumstance of being operated by the DGVS, without inspection or monitoring of the area. (que se le sacan provecho a la circunstancia con que operaba la DGVS, todo el perímetro, sin inspección ni supervisión del área.)
    The DGVS has been silent and has not answered the arguments of the licensees who have publicly rejected the 2015 Management Plan that was published in April, in an atmosphere of anger from those affected, in spite of their offer of communication between the parties.

State funds for the rehabilitation of two public mercados in Isla Mujeres
Fondos estatales para la rehabilitación de dos mercados públicos en Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver mas
     Funds from the state government of Quintana Roo are financing the renovation of both sides of the parking area of the downtown mercado "Javier Rojo Gomez", after persistent complaints by the tenants. The roof of the market was also treated and waterproofed, there was work on the bathrooms, and it just lacks general painting before it will be in optimal condition for summer tourism, which is about to begin. Rafael Garcia Velazquez, representative of the tenants, commented that he had made several efforts to get these issues addressed in order to reactivate the commercial center, with a new appearance and adequate signage downtown so that visitors can find the market.
     While the  state government is improving this market, the mercado "Magana Audomaro" in colonia Canotal is in need of final details, six years after its construction, and needs general maintenance, attention to the bathroom, and overall painting to appear more attractive. The tenants want proper signage at the southern Rueda Medina malecon/avenue, so visitors will come to the market to buy produce and groceries.
        Sr Garcia said the investment in maintenance and improvements to the image of these two markets is a good option to compete with the chain stores that have arrived to the island, and caused the vendor's sales to decline, and they have not yet recovered.

Evaluating the needs of the ISSSTE clinic
Evalúan necesidades en UMF del ISSSTEen.. [+] Ver mas
 See translation above..

MORENA presents project to decrease unemployment
Morena presentará proyecto para aminorar el desempleo. [+] Ver mas
     The new municipal leader of MORENA, the  Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (National Regeneration Movement) political party spoke about their plan to reduce the problem of unemployment among youth, accompanied by the outgoing leader, Luis Venegas Martinez. The new leader noted they are already working to meet the needs of other sectors including the elderly, single mothers, young people, and to address the problems of the fishermen. He thanked those who voted for him last weekend, when he became leader of the municipality's third political group. The MORENA office is on Candelero Street, in colonia Canotal, about 50 meters from the Blue Dome.

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June Events

Sunrise ~6:05a
Sunset  ~7:25p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
June 1  6:40
June 2  7:35
June 3  8:30
June 4  9:25
June 5  10:17
June 6  11:06
June 7  11:54

In the US, June is Caribbean-American Heritage month. Link.
In the US, June is also National Oceans Month  Link

June has the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere,

June 1, Monday  Dia de la Marina..Navy Day
10am Ceremonies at Naval base plaza.10:40 Boats depart for ceremonial placing of wreath on the waters of the Bay commemorating those who died in service.

June 4 Thursday  Corpus Christi...a religious holiday

June 5, Friday  World Environmental Day
 Town Square 9a-noon First Isla Mujeres Environmental Fair 2015 

June 7, Sunday  Election Day (for Federal legislators)  Restriction of sale of alcohol to go and in some local bars. Alcohol can be sold with food to tourists.

June 8, Monday World Ocean's Day  Link   

Ayuntamiento De Isla Mujeres's photo.You are invited to a Dance Workshop of Caribbean Rhythms, starting June 8th at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa. 20 pesos. For more information contact the Cultural department 877 0767

June 13, Saturday 10am or 11am 1st Gran Cabalgata (Mounted Parade) The procession will include riders from  Tizimín, Kantunilkín, Valladolid, Cancún and I  sla Mujeres. 

June 13, Saturday   API pier or Magana (wooden) pier   Submarine tours begin in Isla Mujeres 300 pesos  "Discover the sea without even getting wet while enjoying a drink & appreciating the seabed of our beloved island. For all ages. 9841762052 Gabriel."  (From Merca Isla on FB)


June 17-21 Brazos Abiertos (Open Arms) Seventh Annual Isla Mujeres HIV Testing, Sexual Education, and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Campaign
LINK to information & opportunity to donate

June 21, Sunday  Summer solstice
                             Father's Day

June 23, Tuesday 6p Jean Piaget School
 Presentation of a book of short stories by Miguel Manjarrez Torres "Nothing to Pretend"

June 24, Wednesday 7p  Salina Chica Green Dome "Certamen Abuelita y Abuelito Isla Mujeres 2015” (Grandma & Grandpa contest Isla Mujeres 2015)

June 25, Thursday  First Isla Mujeres Rap Competition, sponsored by the DIF. Salina Chica at the green dome. "Yo me uno" to put an end to violence against women. Register at the DIF Mon-Fri 9-4

June 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday  Women's Fishing Tournament.   La Dorada,   Organized by DIF. More than 500,000 pesos in prizes. Entry fee 3000 pesos

June 27, Saturday  Noche de Estrellas

Thursdays at 8:30p Magic show at Poc Na  see poster

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mondays & Thurdays at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.
Discontinued for low season

No Artists Fairs since April, scheduled to resume in November  

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 1  6:40
July 2  7:35
July 3  8:30
July 4  9:25
July 5 10:17
July 6 11:06
July 7 11:54

July 2  Blue Flag raising event at Posada del Mar beach

July 2 at 7:45pm on the Town Square. Danzarte Isla Mujeres 2015.

July 5 Poc Na

July 11 Isla to Isla Open Water Swimming Event to arrive at Posada del Mar beach. Followed by samples of seafood from local restaurants 
July 18, Saturday to July 24,  Friday- Whale Shark Festival

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Isla Animals: Vet clinic at Mundaca Hacienda

 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 schedule (may need updating):
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  (Updated June 1)
Sunday & Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm   El Patio Sol Rockers 
Thursday Bahia Tortuga 6:45-8:45 
Saturday. El Patio solo  630-830 

 El Patio House of Music (Updated June 1)

Sunday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30
Monday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Miguel 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30 
Tuesday Jazz from Toronto 5-7,  Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Banda sin Nombre 9:30-11:30
Wednesday  Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Thursday Closed for the month of June
Friday Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Saturday John Cain 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30

Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo 
Mon - Tues 7pm - 9pm - Jazz with Norman and Darin 
Wed- Sat 8pm - 11pm - Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge

Fenix  ~2p~5p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons on Sundays. Salsa, Cumbia, Cuban music. Update June 13: Music Fri, Sat, Sun. ~2p.

Bahia Tortuga  John Cain on Thursdays and Lara  on Mondays...~7p (Updated June 1)

You may find live music at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: ~10-12 
Morgan's:  Between 7 & 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)
Poc Na Hostel: Starting ~10p to late
Veradara's Cuban restaurant  Saturdays ~3p Cuban music


 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p ~Nov-April. 

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