Friday, July 10, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 10

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

Responding to residents

Agapito's program "City Hall in your Colonia"

 El programa dispuesto por Agapito, “Ayuntamiento en tu Colonia”

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 9 de julio.-
     As part of the “Ayuntamiento en tu Colonia” program, City officials visit private homes in various colonias to chat with residents about the real needs on their block, in their neighborhood, and in their colonia in general, and to respond to those requests with options from the City. These home visits began earlier this year and will continue for the remainder of this administration, with the goal of having ongoing proximity between city officials and residents to diagnose the real conditions of day to day life on the island and to take appropriate measures to solve problems.
  Following a request made under the "City Hall in your Colonia" program, immediate instructions were given by the Mayor to carry out the renovation and repair of the sidewalk and crosswalk by Cesar Mendoza elementary school, along Martinez Ross Avenue.  Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez said, "As I  have established from the beginning of my administration two years ago, my government will be concerned about (sobre) all things, and is a government that organizes its operations in order to meet the real needs of the community."

Everyone working together against dengue

Another meeting of the Municipal Committee for Security in Health 

Se reúne el Comité Municipal para la Seguridad en Salud

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de junio.-

This information was translated in yesterday's edition


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

¿Buscas trabajo?
Nuestros amigos de SSIA tienen una oportunidad para ti.

Are you looking for work?
Our friends at SSIA have an opportunity for you.

El presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez, acudió hoy a la XXVII Sesión Ordinaria del Consejo Consultivo de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad en donde abordó temas vitales para la electrificación de diversas regiones de la Zona Continental del municipio
Today, the Municipal President, Agapito Magaña Sanchez, attended the XXVII Regular Session of the Advisory Council of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), where they addressed issues critical to the electrification of various areas of the Continental Zone of the municipality.

Acabemos con los mosquitos que producen el Dengue, el Paludismo y otras peligrosas enfermedades.
Let us eliminate the mosquitoes which cause dengue, malaria and other dangerous diseases.

Les invitamos a formar parte del programa de verano "Vacacionarte" del 20 de julio al 7 de agosto.
Dibujos, manualidades, pintura y muchas actividades divertidas.

We invite you to be part of summer program "Vacacionarte" from the 20th of July until the 7th of August.
Drawing, arts and crafts, painting and lots of fun activities.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Credit card cloned and 35,292 pesos taken 
  • Delincuencia

    Clonan tarjeta de turista y le roban 35 mil 292 pesosClonan tarjeta de turista y le roban 35 mil 292 pesos

    0 10 de julio de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

    Denunció ante el Ministerio para la reposición de su dinero.   Complaint filed with the Ministerio in order to recover their money.
    Worker files labor complaint against Chedraui


    Despiden a cuatro trabajdores de Chedraui

    Despiden a cuatro trabajdores de Chedraui0 10 de julio de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

Nancy Alamilla filed a complaint with the Procuraduría Itinerante de la Defensa del Trabajo saying she was unfairly dismissed, and she alleges that she and four other workers were intimidated  into signing voluntary resignation waivers.


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

Los permisionarios del Tiburón Ballena colaboran con el programa de monitoreo que realiza la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp) y para ello se ofreció hace unos días un taller para darles a conocer la mecánica y la entrega de tabletas de acrílico para anotar datos estadísticos del animal.…/nauticos-de-isla-mujeres…/
The whale shark licensees are collaborating in a monitoring program by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) and for this purpose, there was a workshop a few days ago to provide them with the information they need and to give them the acrylic tablets to record statistical data about the whale sharks.

El presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez, instruyó al secretario del Ayuntamiento Cesar Poot Pérez, para que este viernes se reúna con vecinos y padres de familia de las colonias El Cañotal y Miraflores para abordar el tema de la delincuencia juvenil que en semanas recientes se ha presentado en esa zona de la ínsula provocando problemas sociales.…/autoridades-de-isla-muje…/Isla Mujeres, q. Roo.- The Municipal President Agapito Magaña Sanchez, gave instructions to the City secretary, Cesar Poot Perez, so that a meeting was scheduled to be held on Friday with residents and parents in the colonias of Cañotal and Miraflores to address the issue of juvenile delinquency taking place on that part of the island in recent weeks, causing social problems.

Un turista de origen Japonés se convirtió en otra victima más de la clonación de tarjetas bancarias…/le-clonan-su-tarjeta-de-…/
A tourist of Japanese origin became another victim of the cloning of bank cards


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Worker complaint alleges unfair dismissal
Trabajadora denuncia despido injustificado. [+] Ver mas

Tourist's credit card cloned
Clonaron tarjeta bancaria a turista[+] Ver mas

Islanders demand security
Isleños demandan seguridad [+] Ver mas
     A meeting is scheduled tonight with the Citizen's Council for Public Safety (Comité Ciudadano de Seguridad Pública) to address the problem of juvenile delinquency in the colonias of Cañotal and Miraflores with representatives of various governmental organizations in attendance, and residents of the area. The governmental agencies and social organizations that are expected to be involved and attending include: The DIF social service agency, the Chief of Police, the Human Rights Commission, the Navy (SEMAR), the judge calificador, the Citizen's Council for Public Safety, the Neighborhood Watch Councils (Comités de Vigilancia Ciudadana) and the Office of Children.
    There were reports in the media yesterday about a confrontation between two child/youth groups in these two colonias, affecting 7th street, in which there was an adult injured and stones hit a nearby home. The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, confirmed that the City Secretary, Cesar Poot Perez, will preside over the meeting on Friday at 8pm between the parents and residents of this area, with local authorities, and representatives of governmental agencies and social and community organizations. He said, "One of the greatest assets we have in Isla Mujeres is our sense of peace and tranquility, and for no reason are we going to allow a group of youths, who have been misled and manipulated by adults, to rob us of that which has been built and preserved by island families for years."
     It is noted that with these increasing incidents involving youths, the police authorities have been doing their jobs, within the framework of fully respecting the laws and their human rights. Residents in the area report there have been more police patrols in recent nights, and no further confrontations, but there is tension behind the calm, and concerns that it could be broken at any time with confrontations and revenge, and for this reason a plan of action is needed to address to roots of the problem.
   The Mayor appealed to the community, to the parents of the children who are exhibiting anti social behaviors, to assume their responsibilities as parents to monitor and educate their children, and to know that in this and other cases, there will be not tolerance for juvenile delinquency and the laws will be applied completely.
    The City Secretary said they have begun to deter the minors and to prevent antisocial attitudes and behaviors which can lead to them being brought before the court, to face charges according to their ages. To break up these antisocial groups, the police authorities report they have begun detaining various adults who are motivating and....(it ends mid-sentence).

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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

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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, Bahama Mama, Brisas, 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.

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 1 (In Canada) Canada Day
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 4 US Independence Day  Probably celebrated at bars where English is often spoken

July 4, Saturday, 10:30a Tee Ball game for children age 3-7 at El Pescador baseball stadium (in front of Chedrui)   

July 5, Sunday, Poc Na Reggae concert


July 10, Friday, PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament Welcome Cocktail Party at Posada del Mar palapa restaurant

July 11, Saturday, 8am Barracuda Fishing Tournament at the pier of the cooperative Caribe. Motorcycles for the first three winners and 7 cash prizes. Registration is 800 pesos.

July 11, Saturday,  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

July 18 Anniversary of the death of President Benito Juarez (March 21, 1806 to July 18, 1872)

July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)

 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."

Limited Time Opportunity during month of JULY! Donor will match your funds to sponsor a student in the  Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program -
We are excited to announce that a very generous anonymous donor has agreed to do a second round of fund matching for the 2015/16 school year!
*Any one time donation in July  (from anyone, including current sponsors).
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July for a one year sponsorship (does not have to be paid all at once)
*Any current sponsor who increases their monthly dollar amount beginning in July
     All new funds as listed above will be matched dollar for dollar with the money going to the 'General Slush Fund' of the program. This fund is available to be used by any student for needs such as graduation expenses, licensing, field trips, books, or other extra needs that are approved by the sponsors. The funds can also be used to help with monthly expenses for any student, as needed.
We suggest that sponsors join at $30 or $55 level per month.
       Our program has been going now for 10 years and we have many successful college graduates who would not have had the opportunity to finish high school without support. If you have been thinking about joining, now is a great time!
      For more information about the students whom need additional sponsors or general information please email


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 July 4: Music Fri, Sat, Sun. ~2p & weekdays usually, except Mondays

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

 Poc Na  Thursdays

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  

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

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