Friday, November 22, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, November 22 The Afternoon Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

North Beach/Playa Norte In Real Time  In Isla Mujeres  LINK to 24 hour time lapse of the webcam

The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the news articles,  Daily Events, the Live Music Schedule  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses .... Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Gave birth in the streets with hotel employee as "midwife"

Dio a luz en plena vía pública

Viernes, 22 de Noviembre de 2013 00:01

Trabajador de hotel la hizo de “comadrona”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
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 At 2 a.m. on Thursday night, Nitzia Xiomara Chan Cruz went to the General Hospital, with her mother in law, when she felt labor pains. Doctor Delfino Tenorio said she was not yet dilated, and  he advised her to return at 9 in the morning. However at ~3:30am her labor had intensified, fluid was leaking indicating her waters had broken, so she attempted to go to the hospital. She only was able to go about 200 meters before giving birth outside the hotel Kinich Nah. Hotel, where hotel employee  Domingo Chan Pech assisted her, providing towels and sheets.
     Residents called the police and Red Cross, but after waiting nearly an hour, the mother and infant were given a ride in a golf cart to the General Hospital by a neighbor, Jesus Figueroa. The Hospital Director, Dr David Valenzo Loaeza, said he will investigate what occurred and pledged to give all the necessary care to the young mother and baby to assure they would leave the hospital in the best health possible.
    It is noted that this is the second time in less than a year that this doctor had been involved in a similar case. Previously a mother gave birth at the Church after the doctor told her to return the next day. 
 (Por Esto's version reports that there were nearly 24 hours between that exam and the birth, and Quequi reports the neighbors waited about a half an hour before taking her to the Hospital in a golf cart.)

Agapito installed Acquisitions Committee

Transparency is a priority

Transparencia, prioridad

Jueves, 21 de Noviembre de 2013 23:08

Remarca Agapitó, al instalar Comité de Adquisiciones

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The formation of this committee was unanimously approved by the City Council on November 13,  the members were named at that time, and now the committee has been installed. It consists of Agapito Magaña Sánchez,  (President of the City and of the Committee); Melchor Manuel Briceño León,  (Chief Clerk and Executive Secretary); Fidel Villanueva Madrid,  (Municipal union trustee and voting member); Alvaro Alberto Magaña Galué,  (Municipal treasurer and voting member) , and Martín Alberto Marfil Ordaz, (Planning director and voting member).
      This Committee acts under Article 154 of the State Constitution which states that City Councils must responsibly manage municipal assets, and the committee is regulated by the Law of Procurement, Leases, and Services, which states that all agencies and entities must install their respective committees; which will...... it goes on to define their job of overseeing acquisitions, leases, and services, and says they should do it responsibly.

Program for Patron Saint celebration announced today
Cooperative unions prepared 

Hoy, programa de fiestas patronales

Jueves, 21 de Noviembre de 2013 23:05

Cooperativas preparan gremios

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With the month of November concluding in less than ten days, preparations have begun for the celebrations of the Island's patron Saint among the guilds, unions, cooperatives, and other organizations. Preparations have been going on for months, particularly at the  “Gremio de Señoras”, whose festival will take place at the Convention Center on December 6th. They have been raising funds for nearly a year, and began selling admission tickets several months ago. Their most recent action was putting up an announcement banner inviting all the women of the Island to attend this event. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Installation of the Committee for Acquisitions, Leases, and Services of the City of Isla Mujeres
Instalan comité de Adquisiciones, Arrendamientos y Servicios del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres
Woman gives birth to her little daughter in the street in the wee hours.
Mujer da a luz a su pequeña hija en plena calle durante esta madrugada!!

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Ready for the anniversary of the Mexican Navy

  • Alistan aniversario de la Armada de México


    Alistan aniversario de la Armada de México

    0 21 de noviembre de 2013 This info has already been translated. It is noted that the public is invited to attend the ceremony on Saturday, when rescue operations will be demonstrated, and it is expected that chairs will be provided along the concrete Naval pier. This holiday was instituted and has been commemorated in Mexico since November 23, 1991. 

    Por Carlos Gasca-quequi.-.
  • Nace bebé en la calle ante negligencia
      Baby born in street


    Nace bebé en la calle ante negligencia

    0 21 de noviembre de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-  Nitzia Xiomara Chan Cruz gave birth to her daughter outside a hotel on Juarez Avenue downtown when she was trying to get to the General Hospital. This is her second daughter, and she said that her labor began at two in the morning, and she sensed that her water had broken, so she decided to go to the General Hospital, where she was examined. She was told that there was not sufficient dilation. She said "The doctor asked me if I was okay, and I told him that I felt normal, but that my stomach felt hard at times. The doctor insisted it was not yet time and asked me to return at nine in the morning."
          She said that after this visit with the doctor, she decided to return home, where the pains began to intensify. She said then she felt the baby's head begin to descend and she decided to return to the hospital, but to make matters worse, there were no cabs available. It was four in the morning and she started walking. She could take it no more and tried to return to her house, when she stopped, because she felt the baby's body coming. She sat down and gave birth outside a hotel.
          Hotel employee Domingo Chan Pech helped her and took her in, and efforts were made to call the police and ambulance. After more than 30 minutes passed, she was moved to the hospital aboard a golf cart. There she was seen by doctors and nurses, having already delivered the placenta.
          The Hospital Director confirmed that the baby is in perfect health, noting it was weighed 3 kilograms, and may have been a preterm birth. The baby will remain in the hospital for one more day under medical observation to rule out any complications, but the mother and baby are both reported to be in good condition. The Hospital Director will investigate to see if there was any negligence or medical malpractice. It is noted that Dr Delfino Tenorio was also involved when a child was born at the pastor's house at the Catholic Church on November 1, 2012. (Por Esto's version reports that there were nearly 24 hours between that exam and the birth)

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Training officials and staff of the City

Capacitan funcionarios y personal del Ayuntamiento[+] Ver mas

Two workshops were taught to City officials and workers, at the Community Center in La Gloria, in response to citizen complaints about being given poor attention. The courses are expected to enhance the capacity of officials and City workers to produce results. It is hoped that these classes will improve the performance of City workers and result in better service to the residents of Isla Mujeres.

Discounts and deals to turn over merchandise
Descuentos y remates para renovar mercancía.. [+] Ver mas

Some stores on Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, and Rueda Medina, the main street are offering discounts to boost their sales and to turn over their merchandise so they can renew it for high season.  In December they want to offer higher quality merchandise. One merchant said these sales help them compete with the mobile vendors, who they say may be offering cheaper, lower quality items for tourists on limited budgets. The stores are offering two for one promotions and discounts between 15 and 30 percent.

Da a luz a su pequeña en plena calle [+] Ver mas
Gave birth to her infant in the street

Por Esto reports that Nitzia Xiomara Chan Cruz, is about 28 years old, and says that she gave birth at ~4am, while she was walking down Juarez Avenue, on her way to the hospital with severe abdominal pains. This premature birth occurred  almost 24 hours after she had visited the hospital. At that time she had felt contractions, but the doctors said she was not in labor because she was not dilated. It was nearly 24 hours later when she gave birth on the way to the hospital. When the Red Cross did not arrive after they were requested, the mother and baby were taken to the hospital in a golf cart. She has already delivered the placenta when she was examined, and they were in good health. The hospital Director will investigate.

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November Calendar of Events .

Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.

Nov 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square  4p-7p
Nov 7 Red Cross Benefit Concert 6:30 Hotel Ixchel Palapa downtown
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day   Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day in Mexico /
Día de Carteros
Nov 12 Día Nacional del Libro / National Book Day
Nov 13 Health Fair Salina Chica 5pm Blue Dome
Nov 13 Employment fair  9am Town Square
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14 Naval Wives Breakfast 9am (Naval Club, usually).
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA? (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
 Buen Fin Weekend of discounts
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución
Nov 22 Día del Músico  

Nov 23  Día de la Armada de México (Mexican Naval Day)  Demonstration of Rescue on land and sea 11am

Nov 24 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer
Nov 27 Hanukkah begins
Nov 28  US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

Full Moon on Nov 17. Moonrise over the Caribbean (East) at:
Nov 17  5:21p
Nov 18  6:09p
Nov 19  6:57p
Nov 20 7:47p
Nov 21  8:37p   and ~50 minutess later nightly

  Miguel's playing schedule 
 Fayne's BarandGrill  Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
 Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night. 
 Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 John Cain's schedule   

Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun


Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban sometimes
  Sun 2p Salsa

Fenix Lounge   Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! — at Fenix Lounge.
Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!!
·Iguana's has music on Friday evenings usually   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music on Saturdays  & Sundays, Starting around 6. 
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings. 
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

At Poc Na Nov 24 8p..Fidel Nada Full Band
Poc-Na Hostel's photo.

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

HERE is an excellent article for people who are considering moving to a foreign location like Isla Mujeres....How not to be a Pineapple?!?


Today is Día del Músico in Mexico! November 22 commemorates St Cecilia, who is the patron saint of all musicians, according the the Catholic faith. The legend says that she was born in the city of the Caesars, where professing Christianity was a crime, and she sang hymns to God, which infuriated Caesar, and she was condemned and was executed on November 22, 230 AD. In the Middle Ages, painters represented her playing a musical instrument. The festival in her honor originated in Normandy as a tournament of musicians in that time and place. The celebration subsequently moved to Edinburgh, Spain, France, and Germany.
  In Latin America, the Día del Músico began between 1919 and 1920, where it was first celebrated in Brazil, and then spread to other countries like Mexico, where this colorful event includes exhibitions, concerts, and even parades for all of those who speak the universal language of music. Translated from LINK Azteca Noticias.


Roger Hardesty Join us Texas holdem poker at El Patio on Hidalgo 6pm tonite

Casa Havana Cafe Paladar updated their cover photo.

Octopus,garlic sauce & tostones

Was it fresh? The before photos....
tonigth,fresh octopus for dinner ,onions,creole,garlic habana cafe........... — at Casa Havana Café.


Fashion show next Friday....Benefit for Little Yellow School House..

Dreams 2013 de Orquideas By Paula Parra con Creativos unidos por una Causa a beneficio de la Casita Amarilla, Abril Canto, David Silva, Chenelight, Carlos Garrido, Eduardo Sanchez, Roxana Parra y modelos participantes aportando talento para una noble causa, bajo la direccion de Napoleon Machado 


Just can't beat the colors in Manchones, nice shot Wilbert!

Wilbert John Melissa David Anwar, at La Bandera

22 de Noviembre, Día del Músico.

estudiantes $15.00 pesos por clase!!!
Estamos a 10 días de terminar con esta gran promoción recuerda complementar un ejercicio aeróbico con tu rutina anaeróbica, te da mejores resultados, recuerda n...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wilbert, Isaak, Scott, Melanie and Joaquina doing some lionfish cleanup at Pailas today. This one had a very full abdomen, still waiting on the pathology report.


Rob Herrin with Isla Mujeres and  Da beach

Here's another sunset shot. No two are ever alike and we never get tired of watching them!


From an old photo...They're playing 'Name this place' at "Islaholics" on FB...

Jackie ConlonIslaholics

Doris: This is from the little bar on the dock by Sergio's
Jackie: Yep, Doris is correct
  • (Also called Playa Sol)


Jackie ConlonIslaholics
If you want to by a wrap please look for Doña Juana. She can usually be found across the sandy road from Privilege Luxes or closer in town near Velasquez. Doña Juana is the mother of a young woman who I co-sponsored for three years while she attended university. I currently am co-sponsoring another of her daughters who is going to university to become a teacher like her older sister. Doña Juana supports her family by selling wraps and I would appreciate it if you support her. Thank you!


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for re-posting my FB post about Doña Juana. She is a great mother who is trying her hardest to make sure that her daughters are able to further their education and secure jobs that will raise them above the poverty level.


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