Thursday, June 25, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, June 25

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

Mayor Agapito inaugurates domes at Middle School and in colonia Salina Chica

Agapito inaugura domos en secundaria y en la Salina Chica

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.-
       For the second consecutive day, the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, presented more public works for sports.  This time, he was accompanied by legislator Juan Carrillo Soberanis. They opened the multipurpose sports dome at the Middle School, Benito Juarez , which consists of ~650 square meters of construction, and it is a metal structure, with an improved court, improved grandstands, and lights.
      Later there was a ribbon cutting ceremony at the green dome in Salina Chica, which includes the tennis court. Improvements there include roof repairs, general painting, changing the lights, sports paint, construction of toilets, remodeling of stands, signage, and other benefits. 
     Both projects were done with resources from Ramo 23.

Magaña ferry suspends service for third consecutive day 

Por tercer día consecutivo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.-
 According to staff from the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), the  Magaña ferry company suspended service on Monday and have not yet resumed operations. The API staff were unaware of the cause and did not know when service would resume.
     Some workers said service was suspended due to mechanical problems, but they didn't give details.

Preparing end of  year ceremonies for high school students 

Alumnos de Bachilleres

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.-
      A week after his appointment as the new director of the  Isla Mujeres  Colegio Bachilleres, Alberto Gutierrez Fernandez, said he already had his first meetings with parents.  He also mentioned that  preparations for the end of year ceremonies are in their final stages.      At the same time, the new director said he does not know about the status of his predecessor, Javier Solis Martinez, and only knows that the former director presented his resignation voluntarily.It is noted that there had been criticism against the previous director for alleged mismanagement of voluntary contributions and scholarships, whose amount is not known.      Sr. Gutierrez Fernandez said the handover of the administration, officially making him the new Director of this school, has not been signed yet. He said they are nearly ready for the close of the school year, when 81 students will graduate on Monday, at an official event where they will receive their diplomas
        He said he does not know  about the fate of voluntary contributions and resources of educational scholarships, and indicated that it is up to his predecessor to clarify the details concerning this issue.He emphasized that he comes to work for the benefit of the students, and will inform parents about these two issues in question in a timely manner.         He said that they are preparing the next school year, and then there will be an assembly of parents, for the formation of a Board,  in accordance with regulations, under which they will operate.


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

Personnel of the Department of Public Security and Traffic (police) offer instruction in safety in the streets for the young students of various kindergartens around the municipality, in an ongoing manner.
Personal de la Dirección de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito, de manera permanente, imparten cursos para el fomento de la cultura vial a los pequeños estudiantes de los diferentes jardines de niños del municipio.

You are invited to an autograph signing by the popular group "Marconi",  June 27th at 4:30 on the concrete pier. Be there!
Te invitamos a la firma de autógrafos del grupo juvenil del momento "marconi" este 27 de junio a las 16:30hrs en el Muelle de concreto.
¡No faltes!

Staff of municipal Civil Protection Departmen responded to a call from a citizen for the extermination of a swarm of bees.Later they worked on cleaning and desilting of drainage pumps for Salina Chica and Salina Grande.
Elementos de Protección Civil acudieron al llamado de una ciudadana para la exterminación de un enjambre de abejas.
Más tarde trabajaron en la limpieza y desazolve de drenajes de los cárcamos de la colonia Salina Chica y Salina Grande.

In order to serve the population in an effective and efficient manner in possible emergency situations, the lifeguards who are part of the staff of Civil Protection took a first aid course; training is constant.
Con objetivo de atender a la población de manera oportuna y eficaz ante posibles situaciones de contingencia, el personal guardavidas de Protección Civil tomó un curso de primeros auxilios; las capacitaciones son constantes.

Yesterday evening the City, through the Municipal Department of Culture,  a presentation of a book of short stories "Pretending Nothing" by author Miguel Torres Manjarrez, was held at the school Jean Piaget.
Ayer por la tarde el Ayuntamiento a través de la Dirección Municipal de Cultura, llevó a cabo la presentación del libro de cuentos cortos “Nada que Fingir” del autor Miguel Manjarrez Torres, en el colegio Jean Piaget.

2nd International Women's Fishing Tournament Women, La Dorada del CaribeSign up for just $ 1,500 pesos. Participate June 26 and 27!

2do Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil, La Dorada del Caribe.
Inscríbete por sólo $1500.

¡Participa este 26 y 27 de Junio!

Providing the inhabitants of Isla Mujeres with quality infrastructure, the mayor, Agapito Magaña Sanchez opened the Sports Dome at Benito Juarez middle school this morning, in the company of Legislative Representative Juan Carrillo Soberanis.

Dotando a los habitantes de Isla Mujeres de infraestructura de calidad, el presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez inauguró esta mañana en compañía del diputado Juan Carrillo Soberanis, el Domo Deportivo de la Secundaria Técnica no. 1 Benito Juárez.

"My Vacation in the Library", a program for children, to learn and have fun at the same time this summer.
Mis Vacaciones en la Biblioteca, un espacio para que los niños, aprendan y se diviertan al mismo tiempo este verano.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Investing in the Casa de Cultura

  • Invierten en nueva Casa de la Cultura


    Invierten en nueva Casa de la Cultura

    0 25 de junio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

  • Operation by Immigration


    Les cae migraciónLes cae migración

    0 25 de junio de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

    Yesterday, staff from the National Institute of Migration (INM), with support by members of the Navy, visited various businesses and hotels on the island to verify the immigration status of foreign employees. The operation lasted a few hours, with no result, and by noon the inspectors returned to Cancun.
    It was presumed that the inspection was done because many foreigners have come to the island looking for work and many of them do not have the FM3 permission. It was possible to find out that the intent of the operation was to monitor foreigners who work, in order to verify that they have their documents in order, such as the FM3, in case they have entered the country on a tourist visa.
      As is known, the FM3 is an immigration document given at diplomatic and consular offices in Mexico, after foreigners complete the requirements in accordance to the objective of their trip (business, investments, student, trustee, economic dependent, etc.) When the foreigner is already in Mexico and has entered as a tourist, this FM3 migratory form can be obtained directly at the National Institute of Migration of the Ministry of the Interior.
   (The FM3  visa  is now called a Temporary Resident visa, and the FM2 is a Permanent Resident visa. Now the application process usually must begin at a Mexican Consulate in the foreigner's home country, then be continued at an INM office in Mexico, where work visas, called a 'lucrativo', can be issued for foreign residents who meet the requirements.)


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


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Inaugurating new dome at "Benito Juarez" middle school
De plácemes la secundaria “Benito Juárez”. [+] Ver mas

Threat not carried out
No cumplieron su amenaza,.. [+] Ver mas
      The whale shark licensees did not carry out their threat to block access to the island and to the whale shark sighting area. In response to questions, the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, reported on Wednesday that everything was normal, with no problems.
     The licensees of Isla Mujeres have asked officials to reconsider the regulation that restricts them to going out every other day, and have voiced strong objections, including threats to ignore the regulation if it is upheld. They are awaiting a decision from the regulatory agencies CONANP (National Commission for Protected Natural Areas) and DGVS (the Wildlife Department).
    The regulation they object to is #8 of the Management Plan, which divides the 1icensees into two groups of 160 boats each, authorized to conduct whale shark tours on alternate days as follows:
     Group 1 works on these dates: 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 of May. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 , 24, 26, 28, 30 of June. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 of July. 1, 3, 5, 7 , 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 of August. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 of September.       Group 2 works on these dates: 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, of May.1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 , 25, 27, 29 of June. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 of July., 2, 4, 6, 8 , 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30  of August. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 of September.
     Concerning this potential mobilization, it is recalled that over a decade ago, entry at certain points of the National Marine Park of Isla Mujeres and Cancun was restricted for several days by small boats from Isla Mujeres. "A radical decision was made in the midst of a federal threat, until we achieved a dialogue, " recalled Jesus Garrido, who had led the blockade of el Farito and other points on that occasion, when he was a leader of the seamen of the island.

Doesn't know situation of predecessor
Desconoce la situación de su antecesor [+] Ver mas
This has the same information as the article above about the new high school Director denying knowledge about the previous Director, and the allegations that there had been mismanagement of voluntary fees and scholarship funds by his predecessor. He said he is focused on closing out the school year, graduation ceremonies, and preparation for the next school year, which begins in August, and will include a Parental Board, in accordance with regulations.
        Unofficial sources indicate there may be an investigation concerning allegations of diversion of public resources, such as voluntary contributions and educational grants.
   The ceremonies for the closing of the school year will take place Monday at approximately 7pm at El Pescador beach club

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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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

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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 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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