Monday, July 6, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 6

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

Preparing ferry service for vacation season

 Para la temporada vacacional

Lanrry PARRA
 This information has been translated already...about the car ferry company having a meeting and appointing Dennis Rivera Cano as company administrator and the second in charge is Felipe Rodríguez García, to ensure operations and maintenance, and to improve customer service.
ISLA MUJERES, 5 de julio.-

Excellent progress toward deeding of lots at Rancho Viejo 

En el proceso de regularización de terrenos en Rancho Viejo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 5 de julio.-
      A meeting of officials took place at the Town Hall in Punta Sam to coordinate the deeding of land in Rancho Viejo that included the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, and the Director of CORETT (the Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure), for the benefit of families living in the Continental Zone of the municipality, so they may become legal owners of the land they inhabit. This requires coordination between the three levels of government, local, state, and federal.    
       After the analysis and assessment of progress was reported, the mayor and the federal officials agreed that it is very possible that the President of Mexico,  Enrique Peña Nieto, could come to Isla Mujeres to deliver the titles. A follow up meeting was scheduled for Monday morning with the CORETT representative, to continue the work and establish deadlines.


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

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.

Mis Vacaciones en la Biblioteca.
Un espacio para que los niños, aprendan y se diviertan al mismo tiempo este verano.
Del 20 de Julio al 7 de agosto.
Programa gratuito.
My vacation in the library.
A space for children to learn and have fun, at the same time, this summer.
From the 20th of July until the 7th of August.

Free Program.

Aviso importante para todos los beneficiados con beca académica o marítima.
Important notice for all the beneficiaries of the academic and ferry scholarships about approaching deadlines.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

CROC union supports dismissal of public servant

  • Apoya CROC destitución de servidor público


    Apoya CROC destitución de servidor público

    0 06 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    Román Maldonado Euán, CROC union leader in Isla Mujeres recognized that the social protest planned to be held outside of the IMSS is a genuine and legitimate response to a poor job done by a public servant. People are asking for the resignation of  Miguel Francisco Medina Rovira who is in charge of the pharmacy. The CROC leader said the union gives its moral support, and recognizes that the complaints against this staff member have gotten out of control, and  to solve the problem, immediate action is needed

    Distinctive Blue flag will attract tourism

    Será imán del turismo distintivo Blue Flag

    Será imán del turismo distintivo Blue Flag0 06 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    Diana Martínez Márquez, daughter of former Governor Jesús Martínez Ross, and director of the Posada del Mar hotel, said the Blue Flag award will act like a magnet for tourism. She encourages other entrepreneurs to improve promotion of this destination. This award not only designates the best beaches in Mexico, but throughout the world.
          She said that while Isla Mujeres has always been known for its hospitality and tranquility, and for the beauty of its beaches, now more than ever it is important to improve promotion of this destination. Many business owners participated in the effort to obtain this award, and are aware of the responsibility it implies. She said that this recognition must be renewed annually, and therefore it is important to ensure that all service can be offered, from the most basic like the lifeguard station, to the availability of information and public restrooms.


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

Islanders are coming to the IMSS to sign the complaint against a public servant
Llegan isleños al IMSS y firman la queja en contra del servidor público

The CROC union supports the social protest against an IMSS employee "We also have been protesting for two years"
La CROC respalda movimiento social contra trabajador del IMSS; "Hace dos años también protestamos"

Román Maldonado Euán, leader of the CROC union in Isla Mujeres, acknowledged that the social protest scheduled for tomorrow outside the IMSS is a  justified and legitimate claim, which reflects the alleged terrible treatment from this public servant. (The photo is of a previous protest, this was posted yesterday)
Román Maldonado Euán, líder de la CROC en Isla Mujeres reconoció que la protesta social programada para mañana a las afueras del IMSS es un reclamo genuino y justificado, pues asegura que existe un pésimo trato de parte de este servidor público.…/la-croc-respaldara-prote…/

El Comité Directivo Municipal del PRI afina detalles para la celebración de su séptimo Torneo de Pesca de Barracuda 2015, el cual arrancará el próximo 10 de julio con un cóctel de bienvenida, mientras que el zarpe de embarcaciones esta programado para el sábado en punto de las ocho de la mañana.…/en-isla-mujeres-el-pri-p…/
The steering committee of the municipal PRI party are working on the final details for the celebration of their Seventh Barracuda Fishing Tournament  2015, which begins on Friday, July 10 with a welcome cocktail party, at the Posada del Mar hotel,  and the boats are scheduled to depart promptly at 8am on Saturday. From the pier of the cooperative Caribe Registration is 800p.
(It says the first three prizes are motorcycles and there are seven cash prizes)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

"Patria & Progreso" was a pillar of Isla Mujeres
Patria y Progreso fue pilar de IM [+] Ver mas
     According to its founding members, "Patria & Progreso" was the first fishing cooperative in Quintana Roo, founded in 1957, which exported seafood to the United States, including turtle, shrimp, conch, and lobster, and was economically important when this type of activity was the basis of the economy in Isla Mujeres.The leader at that time,  don Rogelio Magaña Castro, recalls there were about eighty members when the cooperative was formed. He agrees with others that think only part of the assets should be sold, without losing the pier or their permission to be a cooperative, in order for the new partners to continue to lead the organization.
        His brother, Jose, was also one of the founders, who were in their 20's then, but now these veteran fishermen are between 70 and 80 years old and several are sick or unable to work. They are members of the traditional families of the town, including  García, Burgos, and Celis, among others.
   After a heated meeting last Monday, a new board was elected, headed by  Jaime Osorio Sánchez.
     In the book "Holbox" by Gustavo Marín Guardado, the story is told of the founding of this organization in 1957, which had a single permit to catch marine species all along the coast of Quintana Roo, and shortly thereafter the cooperative "Caribe" was formed, and a few years later came the "Pescadores de la Isla de Holbox" in 1964-1965, and so on, until now there are 23 fishing cooperatives in the state.
     A new phase of fishing began with the inauguration of these cooperatives, which was based on the export market for lobster, conch, and shrimp, said the author of this book, but he doesn't write in detail about the cooperative "Patria & Progreso".  He said there were several centers of fishing activity which include Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and Xcalak. In 1902 when the Territory of Quintana Roo was formed by the administration of Porfirio Diaz, it consisted of four delegations (now it is a State, with ten municipalities), Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Chan Santa Cruz and Payo Obispo. At that time, Holbox had a population of 305, Isla Mujeres, 651; Cozumel, 822; and Xcalak, had 544 inhabitants.

Progress toward regularization of colonias
Avanza regularización de colonias.. [+] Ver mas
See translation above.

Response from Human Rights agency
Manifestantes obtienen respuesta de la CDHe.. [+] Ver mas

      Following complaints on FaceBook at the site "Merca Isla" about the manager of IMSS pharmacy, which included plans to gather in front of the UMF (Unidad de Medicina Familiar) of the IMSS on Monday at 11:30am, the inspector general of the Quintana Roo Commission of Human Rights, Roger Mauricio Barbosa Vega, confirmed that his agency will address this complaint. The request for the gathering was posted by on Facebook by señora Adara Orlayneta, and quickly received support and went viral. Beneficiaries agreed to participate and are requesting that the public servant, Miguel Rovira Francisco Medina, be dismissed or transferred.

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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

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, 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.

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. It says the first three prizes are motorcycles and there are seven 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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