Monday, October 17, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, October 16

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Protecting flora and fauna
  Program to protect red and blue crabs by Juan Carrillo's government  

Protege flora y fauna

Gobierno de Juan Carrillo realiza brigadas para la conservación del cangrejo azul y rojo

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ISLA MUJERES, 15 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 
    A large group of volunteers worked together on October 14 and 15 from 8pm to 11pm to protect hundreds of crabs who cross the roads to move between the wetland areas and the sea to lay their eggs. The volunteers included students from Colegio Bachilleres, from Jean Piaget, City personnel, and employees with the Ministry of Health.
      The efforts were concentrated at the end of the road in Sac Bajo, and there were police officers present to protect the volunteers. The project was led by the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis and alderman Sebastian Escobedo Jimenez was present.
     The Mayor has said that his government is committed to promoting such campaigns, and to cultivating a culture of raised awareness about the importance of caring for our environment and protecting our natural resources, such as the sea and the mangroves, with sustainable development and environmental protections.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

In order to preserve the life of these crustaceans, the municipal Director Environmental Ecology conducted the "Protection to the Red and Blue Crab Program"
The event was attended by students of the high school, Colegio Bachilleres of Isla Mujeres, middle school students and high schools students from Jean Piaget, staff of SESA, and general public.
Also in attendance was the first alderman and chairman of the Committee on Tourism and Ecology, Sebastian Escobedo, accompanied by police officers to ensure the safety of the participants. Come join us for the second day of the program (Saturday).
Con el fin de preservar la vida de los crustáceos, la dirección de Ecología Ambiental Municipal llevó a cabo el programa "Protección al cangrejo rojo y azul".
En el evento participaron alumnos del Colegio de Bachilleres Plantel Isla Mujeres, secundaria y preparatoria del Liceo del Caribe Jean Piaget, personal del SESA y público en general.
De igual manera estuvo presente el Primer Regidor y presidente de la Comisión de Turismo y Ecología, Sebastián Escobedo, acompañado por e...

Working together to keep Isla Mujeres beautiful 
Mantengamos juntos la belleza de #IslaMujeres

Helping rural women to thrive is the foundation of every society, respecting their rights and opportunities, to give their children and communities a better future.  Without these women, farm work would not get done, the tenacity, force, and efforts make us grateful and proud of their work.
Ayudar a las mujeres rurales a prosperar son los cimientos de toda sociedad, respetando sus derechos y oportunidades, estamos brindando a sus hijos y a la sociedad un futuro mejor.
Sin ellas el trabajo de campo no estaría completo, su tenacidad, esfuerzo y empeño hace que agradezcamos con orgullo su labor. #DíadelaMujerRural

On Sunday, enjoy the Noches Magicos/ Magic Nights program of entertainment, brought to you by the Institute of Culture and Arts, for you and your family. Free. We'll be waiting for you!
Disfruta este domingo de las #NochesMágicas que el Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres, a través del Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes, tiene preparado para ti y tu familia ¡Te esperamos!


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

- At APIQRoo there will be no space for political corruption or manipulators: Ricalde Magaña Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - En la Apiqroo no habrá espacio para aviadores y menos para operadores políticos: Ricalde Magaña
    A few days after taking on the position of Director for the Port Authority (API QRoo), Alicia Ricalde Magana announced the first administrative position changes, and said only the high level positions are changing, and not the regular workers. She explained that these administrative positions are cyclical and change with the new administration.
         Of the more than 40 people working in Isla Mujeres, there are three leaving; and of the 70 people in Puerto Juarez, six are changing. In Isla Mujeres, the person responsible for overall coordination will be Rosita Rios Fernandez, who is replacing Yasmin Perez Baytan. The general coordinator of operations will be Fabiola Vicencio, replacing Roger Alcocer Tec.

 - Wanting maintenance to the gabion cages of the retaining wall, on the east coast of Isla mujeres Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Urge darle mantenimiento a los gaviones del muro de contención, al oriente de Isla Mujeres

   The rock cages or gabions below the sea wall and malecon on the east coast are in poor condition and in need of maintenance. Their purpose is to 'cushion' the impact of strong waves during a hurricane and to prevent their direct impact with the wall. They were installed over ten years ago and are in poor condition, which causes doubts about their effectiveness.  They have been affected by corrosion, and many of the pieces have dissolved or deteriorated. Some residents in the area want them repaired or replaced

 - We are not going to allow illegal occupation within the port area: Ricalde Magaña Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - No vamos a permitir asentamientos irregulares dentro del recinto portuario: Ricalde Magaña
 The New general director of the Port Authority of Quintana Roo, (APIQRoo) Ricalde Alicia Magana recognized that there is a serious problem of pollution in the area near the monument to the whale shark, which is under the authority of  the Ministry of Communications and Transport through APIQRoo and considered part of the Port.  She said the unfortunately, there are many now occupying that space illegally, and there are people who had a concession for the Federal Zone at on time that has expired. A few have tried to make illegal settlements, by building makeshift walls or huts. 
    She said this would not be allowed because the structures are illegal, they are bad for the urban image, and they have caused citizen complaints about people hanging hammocks, laundry, and using the spaces like a cantina on the weekends, and having parties. 
     She said they will have a meeting in the upcoming days to find a solution to the problem, and, as always, to encourage a dialogue.  She said, ""We have an obligation to maintain the port area as established by our Master Plan, which sets out what can be done and what can not be done; It is important to note that we have a port area granted by the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation which we must maintain as established by law. "

TVIsla Mujeres - El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres garantiza la protección del cangrejo rojo y azul

TVIsla Mujeres - Reporta CANACO un descenso en la ocupación de hasta un 20 por ciento
The leader of the National Chamber of Commerce in Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Figueroa acknowledged that this slow season, occupancy rates have declined by up to 20 percent compared to last year. He says that despite this, many tourists chose to come to Isla Mujeres for its seaweed free beaches.  
    He said that due to this situation, about 10 shops have been forced to close temporarily, and use this time for maintenance or personal vacations. He said a small improvement is expected in hotel occupancy for the rest of October, perhaps 5 to 10 percent.  He said rates are 15 percent compared to last year, when the island benefited from having less seaweed landing on its beaches. Merchants are complaining of slow sales, but acknowledge this is normal at this time of year.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Considering security cameras  
Contemplan cámaras de video-vigilancia.. [+] Ver mas Full article at this link

This information has already been translated earlier this week.

Protecting red and blue crabs  
Protegen al cangrejo rojo y azul [+] Ver mas Full article at this link

Isla Mujeres is in the Telmex Cup semifinal  
Isla Mujeres en semifinal de la Copa Telmex [+] Ver mas Full article at this link
    The team  Premier Isla Mujeres, who play in the regional youth soccer league, will go to the semi finals after beating Bacalar Saturday in the Telemex Copa Tournament. The islanders were winning by 3-1, then two goals were scored in the blink of an eye, and then they were behind 3-4, then Gilberto Ku scored a goal when there were only five minutes left, forcing sudden death or tiros libres, and something about winning because of penalties.
    They  received new uniforms on Friday, delivered by the Director of Sports, Nathaniel Gallegos Salinas and Guadalupe Martinez of Penguinos of the Posada del Mar hotel, who donated uniforms for the team "Novatos" (rookies). Sr Gallegos also thanked the ferry company for providing passes for the players. 

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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. A queen & single bed.

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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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

October events

Sunset ~6:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Oct. 15      6:20p  Full Moon
Oct. 16      7:09p
Oct. 17      8:01p
Oct. 18      8:55p
Oct. 19      9:51p
Oct. 20     10:49p
Oct. 21     11:46p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

Thursday, Oct. 6  Artist Fair   4p  Casa de la Cultura  Participants include Isla Brewing, AMar Cocina Peruana, and Javi's Cantina

Oct. 8: 42nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

Oct. 9:  Day of Fishermen

Sunday, October 9: You're invited to the start of the program "Isla Mujeres Magic Nights" at 8pm on the Town Square.  A Sunday evening program of cultural and artistic events. Commemorating the XLII Anniversary of the creation of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.

Wednesday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Sunday, Oct. 16 Magic Nights 8pm Town Square

Thursday, Oct. 20  Artist Fair  4p

Monday, Oct. 31   Halloween

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos


The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisimas gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies for people with Diabetes. We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of gringos that live and visit your beautiful island. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers! PM Karen Rosenberg or Geovanny Avalos on FB for more information about this new non-profit organization created to serve the people of Isla Mujeres! (or email me at Please share this information. Thank you.

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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