Sunday, August 9, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 9

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Yacht left Progreso and did not arrive to Isla Mujeres: Reported missing

Yate que zarpó del puerto de Progreso: Lo reportan como desaparecido

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de agosto.-
  A yacht left Progreso, Yucatan, sailing for Isla Mujeres, and has disappeared for several days, and the Harbor Master's office in Isla Mujeres confirmed they have no report of this vessel. The command of the Navy could not be reached for comment.
   According to information on social networks, the Harbor Master of the Port of Yucalpeten, Freddy Pech Hernandez, said the boat has disappeared with three crew members on board. He said it was last known to be located south of Cuba a few days ago, and the Navy of Mexico has already begun searching, but so far there is no news of the boat.
    The 42 foot long boat has a blue hull and two 350 horsepower engines. It is owned by Raul Martin Esquivel who reported that it is lost to the Harbor Master of Yucalpeten. He confirmed, on a website, that he lent the boat to his friend Roger Arvizu, who is one of the three crew members on board, according to the departure document of the vessel. The yacht was sailing from Progreso to Isla Mujeres, but never reached its destination.
       According to the Automatic Identification System, (AIS) the boat was last located south of Cuba at  latitude 20. 56.86 north and longitude 083.45.34 west.

Simplifying procedures at Harbor Master's office 

En la Capitanía de Puerto

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de agosto.
  This is the same information that was previously translated about the  SIPyMM, Institutional System for Ports and Merchant Marines, which will make procedures and documentation faster and easier at the Harbor Master's office. It has been installed but is not yet operational.


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

A ecological workshop was held at Mundaca Hacienda for young islanders who learned different techniques to recycle trash into attractive products
Con la participación de niños isleños se llevó a cabo un taller ecológico en la ex Hacienda Mundaca, en el que lo pequeños aprendieron diferentes técnicas para aprovechar los artículos de desecho y crear atractivos productos.

Sports are important activities to the City. The 1st Isla Mujeres Jui Jitsu ne waza (ji) Tournament was held, which involved athletes from the Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
El deporte es actividad principal para este Ayuntamiento; participamos en la inauguración del primer Torneo de Jui Jitsu Ne Waza (ji) Isla Mujeres en el que participan deportistas de Yucatán y Q. Roo.

Participate in the 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament on Tuesday August 13 at the Futbol Rapido soccer field at 1p
Participa en el 2do Torneo de Paintball Gotcha, este jueves 13 de agosto en el campo de fútbol rápido a la 1pm.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Island continues to be a popular destination for weddings

  • Continúa  siendo un imán para  las bodas


    Continúa siendo un imán para las bodas

    0 09 de agosto de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

    Se tiene confirmado el arribo a la ínsula de un grupo de 60 personas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

"Mototriciclos" anger taxi drivers

“Mototriciclos” provocan enojo de taxistasar.. [+] Ver mas
     The rental agency "Joaquin" has introduced approximately five "mototriciclo" vehicles, adapted for tourism use, to replace rental motorcycles. The three wheeled vehicles are painted with scenery from under the sea, including whale sharks, turtles, and coral. Apparently tourists are already requesting to rent them during the summer season.
       The agency initiated renewal procedures for three vehicles, and taxi drivers, including Miguel Chi Lora, objected and called more cabbies to try and stop them in the street, because they represent a threat to the taxi drivers.
      In the past two decades, about 550 golf carts have joined the tourism industry, surpassing the taxi drivers who now operate about 200 vehicles, with decreased their income because of this strong competition. They are worried about this new recreational transportation option, but their leader, Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez, has not yet addressed this new problem.
      These mototriciclo vehicles have a maximum speed of 45 kilometer per hour, and are owned by Joaquin Ricalde, father of prominent local politicians Alicia and Julian Ricalde Magana. This issue has been published on an Isla Mujeres website.

Gran afluencia de turistas en la terminal marítimal.. [+] Ve

Large influx of tourists at Maritime Terminal

   The businesses, beaches, and streets of Isla Mujeres remain busy with visiting vacationers, and those in charge of security and safety continue to report a "saldo blanco" or lack of incidents, and that everything is "normal".  Tourists are enjoying the views, beauty, and attractions of the isle. Main street Rueda Medina becomes congested when there are many visitors, which improves after noon and is quieter in the evenings.

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View from the rooms.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
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.
August events

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38
Aug 6  12:25

Wednesday, August 5 8pm Circus BamBam (near Boxito, east of Chedraui). Tickets 50 pesos. Performance for the benefit of Medical and Therapy needs for kids with Down syndrome, coordinated by Corozon del Willito. Raffle for two sets of tix to swim with Dolphins for 2 people at Dolphin Discovery.

Aug 10-14 Catholic festival for the Assumption of Mary LINK to schedule. 

State campaign for the collection of broken electronics and appliances July 29 to August 28 at the Hacienda Mundaca tourist building at the Ecology Department, 9-4, Paseo de las Aves, colonia La Gloria

Friday, August 7, Junk collections will take place in  Salina Chica and Electricistas, and the " punto de reunión" (lit.: meeting point) will be at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.

Thursday August 13 at 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament  
August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
August 17 City Council Special Session to read the official Decree of Foundation of the Pueblo Of Dolores (Dolores was the original name of the town of Isla Mujeres when it was founded in 1850) for its 165th anniversary.

 Friday August 14, 8p Immaculate Conception Church on Town Square auditorium: Symphony Orchestra of Quintana Roo. Free Entry

 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Here's a translation of an articlejthat was in Mx newspapers this week, which is HUMOR, joking that the President of Mx decided to sell Isla Mujeres to the US ( article in Spanish is HERE)
 President Nieto to sell Isla Mujeres to the US
 This is a reprinted from Mileno/ location Cancun /Topic Humor

To use the money to avoid devaluation of the peso

Isla Mujeres, USA Aug 6, 2015

Controversy has been raised among the people of Mexico after President Enrique Pena Nieto announced in a closed meeting with Quintana Roo Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, that Isla Mujeres will be sold to the United States, as a preventative measure to avoid the devaluation of the pesos, in addition to using the surplus money to help with the Greek crisis.
    The loss of this 1100 square kilometers, located in Q Roo, would follow the loss in 1853 of our countries vast territory that was known as "La Mesilla" and is now called "Arizona".  Their legal status would be similar to that of the Island of Puerto Rico.
    For the residents of the Island, the sale of this land would have both benefits and drawbacks, because on one hand they would have dual nationality, both Mexican and American, but they would all have to learn English, because that would become the official language.
    Regarding schools and studies, the classes would be bilingual. Visiting Mexicans who want to come to the isle will need to present a US visa to enter, even if they have relatives there. American companies will gradually become responsible for providing electrical, water, and health services. This information is expected to become official at the end of August.
  NOTE: Have a good weekend! This article is only for humorous purposes and has nothing to do with reality.

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