Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, June 2

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

Please share the charity document, patronize the supportive businesses, & enjoy the articles, photos, & videos! If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at westofcuba@gmail.com

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Car totaled 
Driver fled, taking the stereo

Guiador ebrio huye, no sin antes llevarse su estéreo

Lanrry PARRA
According to the PMP, Municipal Preventive Police, they received a report of a crash and found that a  Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible sports car (license plate MJW 38 08) had struck a utility pole on Rueda Medina Avenue, near the Whale Shark monument. At 6:45am, they found the car almost on the sidewalk, abandoned by its driver, and it is presumed the driver was drunk. Before departing the driver removed the stereo and sound equipment. The tow truck broke down that was brought to the scene to remove the car. The unknown driver will face a complaint from the City, for damage caused to the public utility pole.
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de junio.-

Hurricane season begins with intense rain 

La temporada de huracanes

Lanrry PARRA
The rain began around 11am, shortly after the wreath was placed to commemorate Dia de la Marina (Navy Day). The rain continued throughout most of the day, but not constantly, causing inconvenience to both locals and visitors. Despite the intermittent rain, some tourists did not stay locked in nor did they sit still in one place, and were seen going around on golf carts and scooters, while others waited for the rain to subside before continuing their travels. There was some flooding in many parts of the isle, and the beaches were completely empty.
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de junio.-

Governor tours schools renovated by the program "School Brigades" 

El Gobernador recorre planteles rehabilitados por el programa “Brigadas Escuelas”

Lanrry Parra   
During his working trip to Isla Mujeres today, Governor Roberto Borge Angulo took a tour of two primary schools to monitor the rehabilitation work done by the program "Brigadas Escuelas" (School Brigades). He visited "Julio Sauri Espinoza" school in colonia La Gloria, and "Cesar Mendoza Santana" school in Salina Grande.  He was accompanied by municipal presidents Agapito Magaña Sánchez, and Pedro Flota Alcocer, as well as Fidel Villanueva Rivero,  of the XIV Legislatura del Congreso del Estado y del Tribunal Superior de Justicia, and by the private secretary of the Governor, Manuel Valencia Cardin.
   The Governor gave instructions for the 17 schools in Isla Mujeres to be rehabilitated with more maintenance, for the benefit of thousands of students. The School Brigades program has rejuvenated a 27 campuses in Cozumel, out of a total of 47.
   During the tour, the school directors of "Julio Sauri Espinoza" primary school, Teresita Sosa Celis and Angelita Jimenez Ku, thanked the Governor, and the chief executive greeted students and parents, and reiterated that he will continue to work for the benefit of students of Quintana Roo.
     Other officials were present, who are listed in the article.
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de junio.-


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

Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, accompanied by Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, led the first Regular session of the State Council for Civil Protection and the Installation of the Permanent Operating Committee Specializing in Hydrometeorological Phenomena.
El gobernador Roberto Borge Angulo en compañía del presidente municipal de Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magaña Sánchez encabezó la Primera Sesión Ordinaria del Consejo Estatal de Protección Civil y la Instalación Permanente del Comité Operativo Especializado en Fenómenos Hidrometeorológicos 2015.
Information about the International Poetry Contest of Isla Mujeres 2015, dedicated to the memory of Raciel Roman Valerio. 
      Poets living in the entire Caribbean basin, including the Peninsula of Florida of the United States, may participate, provided that their works are submitted in Spanish. The work must be submitted in triplicate, and be a poem or poems that have not been published. (There are many more details about the format, required information, etc.) There is one prize of $3000 usd, or the equivalent in Mexican pesos, and publication of the winner's work. The City of Isla Mujeres reserves the rights of the first edition of the winning work.  The winner also receives a round trip from the city or country where they reside, as well as lodging for three days and two nights with meals included, in Isla Mujeres, and a gift of a local piece of art. The deadline is Sept. 15. 
Conoce la convocatoria para los Juegos Florales de Isla Mujeres 2015.

1 de Junio. Día de la Marina Nacional. June first, Navy Day

This morning, Governor Roberto Borge Angula, accompanied by municipal president Agapito Magana Sanchez, led the ceremony for the LXXIII Anniversary of Navy Day. They deposited a floral wreath in the sea in memory of the sailors who died in the line of duty.
El gobernador Roberto Borge Angulo acompañado del presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez encabezó esta mañana la ceremonia del LXXIII Aniversario del Día de la Marina.
De igual manera depositaron una ofrenda floral en el mar en memoria de los marinos caídos en el cumpliendo del deber.

June first, World Day of Mothers and Fathers.
1 de Junio. Día mundial de las Madres y los Padres.


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

Owner of convertible will be responsible for the damages incurred in the accident...

Noti Isla Mujeres (you can join this page on FB at this link & view the photos)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Installation of the Anti-Hurricane Committee
Instalación del comité contra huracanes[+] Ver mas
This has the same information as the article above, noting that the Governor, in his capacity as Director General of the Coordination of State Civil Protection,listed the logistics and responsibilities of each agency and stressed the importance of coordination and participation of all areas of government. The Commander of the Fifth Naval Region, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha, explained the functions performed by the Navy during natural disasters. The Commander of the Military Garrison of Cancun, Raymundo Luis Larios Saiz, gave the history and operation of Plan DNIII of the Mexican Army. Both agencies have given assistance to the communities in recent decades when hurricanes have hit the coast of Quintana Roo, and in disasters in various parts of the country.
    Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez spoke and said, "The population of Isla Mujeres can be sure the authorities are working in coordination to ensure the safety and security of all the people of Quintana Roo. He said. "It should not be forgotten that security and civil protection in all circumstances and situations is also a shared responsibility of every citizen and of every family."

National Navy: Strength behind our sovereignty
Marina Nacional, baluarte en nuestra soberanía[+] Ver mas
During his speech at the ceremony commemorating the LXXIII Anniversary of Dia de la Marina, the Governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, praised the work of the Mexican Navy in the development of Quintana Roo, since the times when it was a Territory. He said the Navy has been a bulwark in the defense of national sovereignty and in the fight against drug trafficking in territorial waters to provide security for the county, as well as their contribution assisting in emergencies when natural disasters strike. The Governor recalled the work of the Navy since the last battles expelling the Spanish at San Juan de Ulua, during the fight for national independence and the defense of sovereignty against external aggressions. He said, "It is no exaggeration to say that the Navy has contributed to the development of Quintana Roo."
      In the his speech, Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha, commander of the Fifth Naval Region, read the discourse of the Naval Secretary, Francisco Sobaron Sanz, written for this occasion, expressing gratitude for the assistance of the sectors represented, especially the boaters, fishermen, and nautical service providers. The Military Chief had given a breakfast to the people representing Isla Mujeres and Quintana Roo, before the official event at the Naval Club, where they crowned Senorita Dia de la Marina,  Darcy Danae Magaña Cohuo, in the company of Mayor Agapito Magana and his wife.
The Wreath
  With rain threatening, the officials went out into the Bay aboard the ship "Cochimie" at 11am to place a wreath on the sea, including Mayors of Isla Mujeres and Cancun, Agapito Magaña Sánchez and Paul Carrillo de Cáceres, as well Governor Roberto Borge and Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha. They tried to speed up the official ceremony of placing the wreath, to avoid the showers. They returned to the Naval pier, and then the rain fell.
   Several ferry companies held parties for their employees, families, and friends, to enjoy tables full of fine seafood.

Rain stops activities
Frenadas las actividades por lluviaVer mas
A persistent rain fell before noon on Monday, which arrived to 'refresh' the Naval Day celebrations, and although the precipitation stopped about an hour later, it remained cloudy all day. Roads became wet quickly, but visitors were already in their golf carts touring the island and continued this activity, while others sought protection. The beaches were empty during the rain, and then people returned to continue to go into the water, but most preferred to stay in their hotels or in restaurants. The threat of rain was present from an early hour, and clouds arrived as the official events began on land commemorating Dia de la Marina. They just finished the wreath ceremony when drops of scattered, but consistent, rain began to fall.
   Hours before the rain began and before the pavement had become wet, a burgundy colored luxury car, "Eclipsse" (sic) hit a light post along south Rueda Medina boardwalk. It has license plates from the State of Mexico, MJW-38-08. After it hit the steel lamp post, it went out of control and into the opposite lane, where traffic goes from south to north.
     The incident occurred a few meters south of the monument to the whale shark. The police chief, Joaquin Poot Aosta, personally attended to the removal of the vehicle with a tow truck, and confirmed that the driver had fled the scene at ~6:45am, "but not before removing his stereo and sound equipment." Damages were not determined, but the "ghost" driver will face a complaint from the City for the damages caused to the light post, said the police chief.

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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, Compadres Barbacoa or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, 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.

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.
The first and last Ultramar ferries are cancelled.
The cargo ferry is running fewer crossings. (Departing the island at  06:00, 09:30, 12:45, 16:15 and 19:15; and departing Punta Sam at, 07:15, 11:00, 14:45, 17:30 and 20:15.)

June 4 Thursday  Corpus Christi...a religious holiday

June 5, Friday  World Environmental Day
 Town Square 9a-noon First Isla Mujeres Environmental Fair 2015 
The Navy will have a booth showing their diving equipment as well as their rescue program to combat pollution at sea, and a conference that is open to the public entitled "Mangroves".
The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) will have a exhibition of various ways to produce electricity, aimed at grade school children.
The Human Rights Commission will have a booth and the state Director will inaugurate the fair, with the Mayor.
The labor union CROC is supplying volunteers and had donated ornamental plants, to be used for reforestation.
 The DIF is participating and will be giving away discs showing how to conserve water.
 Aguakan will have a booth, who often work with NGO's.
The Maritime Terminal is organizing a Drawing Contest titled "A Child's View of Caring for Nature" ( “la mirada de los niños en cuidado de la naturaleza”), and the ferry company will be responsible for the prizes.
The Veterinary Clinic of Isla Mujeres (La Clínica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres AC) will have animals available for adoption and materials available about pet care.
The Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) will have a booth about the work they do as programs for reproduction and care for sea turtles.
The Municipal Ecology department are actively participating and will have a booth featuring the actions of their agency in favor of ecology.
The NGO Green Patrol/Paturlla Verde will present photographs from 15 years of educational work on the island.

June 7, Sunday  Election Day (for Federal legislators)  Restriction of sale of alcohol to go and in some local bars. Alcohol has been sold in tourist bar-restaurants during past elections.

June 8, Monday World Ocean's Day  Link   

June 21, Sunday  Summer solstice
                             Father's Day
June 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday  Women's Fishing Tournament   La Dorada   Organized by DIF

Thursdays at 8:30p at Poc Na

Fridays Artes en Todas Partes events TBA

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 

  The Women's Fishing Tournament, "La Dorada", organized by the DIF is planed for June 26 & 27.

 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 bullridersnider@yahoo.com, 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 1: Last week they had live music again in the afternoons. ~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. 
Now the City is having Arte en Todas Partes events on Fridays.

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