Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, July 15

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

Still featuring yesterday's news at 11am..... (It's usually updated by midnight)


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

Isla Mujeres is ready to provide safety and attention to the tourists who will be visiting during summer vacation season 2015
    At the City Council chambers, the Municipal Operations Committee for Summer Vacation Season 2015 was installed with representatives of the involved agencies, institutions, and organizations in attendance. The meeting was led by the City General Secretary, Cesar Perez Poot, representing Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez. He said they are ready to provide for the protection and safety of the thousands of tourists who have already begun to arrive for the summer holidays, and all the resources, human and material, are ready to meet any crisis that could jeopardize the safety of visitors.
    Safety and security for summer visitors is ensured by judicious coordination and ongoing communication between the Director of the municipal Civil Protection agency and the institutions and agencies whose responsibility it is to protect the physical welfare of people. There are 20 Civil Protection personnel to monitor the beaches of the island and the mainland and respond to any situations there.
     The Navy is patrolling the beaches of the island and of Puerto Juarez, by land and by sea. The Port Authority (APIQRoo), which is also a member of the Operating Committee, will monitor the boats that offer tours, ensuring they are meeting safety requirements such as having life jackets, rescue equipment, and first aid kits.
    On the streets, roads, and other accesses to the beaches, the Department of Public Safety and Traffic (the police) have installed modules providing information and surveillance to prevent motorists from driving in an incapacitated state and causing accidents. There are 40 officers on the island and 20 in the Continental Zone who are responsible for ensuring that the holidays remain calm and without incidents.
   To ensure that the tourists always find the beaches to be clean and hygienic, every day a group of employees of the Office of the Federal Maritime Zone (ZOFEMAT) will be responsible for sweeping and cleaning these public spaces, including the sweeping of the beaches.
   Those who are taking responsibility for this destination include Salvador González Guerrero, of the Navy; Miguel Ismael González Gil, Harbor Master; Carlos Gamboa, of the Red Cross; Jazmín Pérez Gaytán, of APIQRoo; Pedro Zapata Loya, of the General Hospital of Isla Mujeres; Abirán Fuentes Cruz, Alderman president of the Public Security Commission; Leonardo Can, of ZOFEMAT; Tharin Vital Casique, municipal Director of Health and Mauro Humberto Rodríguez Velázquez, Director of Civil Protection.

The City of Isla Mujeres, providing ongoing training of its employees, offered two courses: how to face stress and synergy at work.
Usiel Alvarez directed both workshops.

The program recycling trash for food returns this Friday, June 17 (sic it's July 17th.
At 8 am in the dome of the col. Glory.
We are waiting for you!

This Wednesday, Dr. Gloria Alarcon will offer a workshop "Walking with my Child"“Caminando con mi Hijo” that seeks to integrate young people with disabilities to have productive lives and to be integrated into the community and family. This useful workshop was organized by the DIF social service agency.

To prevent diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes, it is important to change the water frequently in containers for plants and pet water bowls.

Prevention against the diseases caused by mosquitoes.
Throw out all the containers that aren't being used and that may collect water.

The State Government invites you to the mega Health & Services Fair where more than 300 services will be available Friday July 17th at the Bicentennial dome in colonia la Gloria.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Federal Consumer Protection agency to address complaints of travelers

  • Atenderá Profeco las denuncias de los viajeros


    Atenderá Profeco las denuncias de los viajeros

    0 15 de julio de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

  • Amplía Volunquest fechas de inscripcción
    Volunquest extends dates for registration 


    Amplía Volunquest fechas de inscripcción

    0 15 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

          Kirsten Tywan, project manager for the English Summer Camp of Volunquest Association said that most children registered in school and their spaces are reserved, but some parents forgot, therefore they may register their children Tuesday thru Thursday at the Community Center.
        This year the third edition of Summer English Camp will include the Middle School students, and is offered in collaboration with volunteer teachers from the US, Britain, and Canada.
          The first year there were 67 enrolled, last year there were 170 students, and this year they expect to exceed 300 children. There is no cost for the parents and the only requirement is that the children were enrolled in public school 2014-2015.
  •   CROC union offers course in English


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    0 15 de julio de 2015

    Maldonado Euán, leader of the CROC union, explained the English classes will be available through an agreement with Harmon Hall, which enables workers to learn English without having to cross over to Cancun. The classes begin Friday, July 24 and two groups have already formed, with the possibility of increasing the number of groups.
        Classes are available from basic to advanced, but the group is limited to 15 people, and they are offered on Friday or Saturday, depending on the group, for four hours. The cost is 1300 pesos bimonthly plus 500 pesos for materials, and there are a total of nine modules available, but it is up to the students to continue their preparations. The only requirement is to be at least 15 years of age.


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


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Have not yet published today's news at 9am, and have usually published by ~5am...

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

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 


Whale Shark Festival  
Saturday, July 18 to Friday July 24 
  (The official schedule is being released on 7/15 & I will update this when it is available)

 There will be a photographic competition beginning Saturday, July 18, at the official municipal Tourism site on Facebook, (LINK ) and the photo with the most likes will be the winning image. 

Saturday, July 18th when there will be a parade of golf carts and scooters decorated in sea themes, beginning at the concrete pier and continuing to the Town Square.

Sunday, July 19th A sand sculpture competition is scheduled (This usually takes place on the Posada beach and usually is for children, in two age categories) and in the evening there will be a a performance by the RBS Academy of Dance.

 Monday through Thursday, July  20-23 5p-6p City Council Room: Lectures, workshops, and screenings of documentaries. After the conferences, there will be contests involving recycled materials, and there will be a photo exhibition on display.

 Friday, July 24 there will be a food event featuring dishes made with Lion Fish  

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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