Monday, January 6, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, January 6, Día de Los Reyes, The Afternoon Edition & It's Día de la Enfermera: Nurses Day in Mexico!

Check out the Preview Edition of Isla Mujeres Magazine 

See what's coming in January

Events in Isla & Articles in the Magazine

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

  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 ....

Lumber removed from beach

 Lack of permit for palapa construction

Retiran maderas de playa

Domingo, 05 de Enero de 2014 21:45

Pretendían construir palapa sin permiso

Workers with the municipal Public Services Department removed some lumber from the Posada del Mar beach, under orders from the General Secretary of the City. The workers said they were not aware of any sanctions against the person who wanted to build a palapa without permission. They took the materials to the City storehouse, where they expect it to be claimed by its owner. It is noted that municipal authorities should not permit anyone to erect a temporary flea market, which would be a bad image for tourism.
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ISLA MUJERES, 5 de enero.-
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Tourists return to the beaches after nearly 48 hours of strong winds & intense rain 

Regresan turistas a playas

Domingo, 05 de Enero de 2014 21:43

Tras casi 48 horas de fuertes vientos e intensas lluvias

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Tourism activities resumed on Sunday, and many people enjoyed their holiday, and the beaches were busy. Nautical tourism activities also resumed including trips to Isla Contoy, diving, and fishing.
Progress in construction of  new hospital 

To be ready in late March 

Estaría listo a finales de marzo

Domingo, 05 de Enero de 2014 21:37

Avanzan obras en hospital de segundo nivel

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The new hospital is estimated to be about 90% complete, and is expected to be completed in late March or early April, and to be put into operation in May. There has been an investment of about 50 million pesos thus far, and the construction site is over three thousand square meters.


Port remained closed: Hoping it will reopen today, if weather conditions improve

Sigue puerto cerrado

Domingo, 05 de Enero de 2014 00:26

Aunque se espera sea reabierto hoy, de mejorar condiciones del clima

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de enero.- 
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Jan 4...For the second day the port was closed for navigation by boats under 23 feet in length, and according to the Port Authority there were about 200 fishermen, from the five cooperatives, who have been unable to go to sea for a few days. Thenautical tourism cooperatives were unable to go out in the inclement weather, and the businesses offering diving or fishing trips were also affected.

Opening a collection center for Christmas trees: For proper disposal 

Abrirán centro de acopio de arbolitos

Domingo, 05 de Enero de 2014 00:16

Para su adecuado desecho

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de enero.- 
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There is a collection center for natural Christmas trees throughout the month of January at the Mundaca Hacienda from Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm, with no cost. They will be shredded into compost which will be used by the municipality or donated to people who request a 'cuadra'. People who have no way to transport their trees can to to the Civil Protection agency and provide information so they can come and pick it up. It is important not to dispose of these trees in public areas or roads because they are highly flammable. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Complaining about a lack of tourists
  • Empresarios

    Se quejan de la falta de turistasSe quejan de la falta de turistas

    0 05 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-Tourism was good for the year end season, said Juan Carrillo Figueroa, leader of CANIRAC, and explained there is a normal decline in domestic tourism when the holidays conclude, which occurs yearly. Entrepreneurs are not happy about the upcoming decrease in Mexican tourists. The holiday period ends on Monday, but the high season will last a few more months, as foreign tourists continue to seek warm places to spend the winter.  The municipal Tourism Department expects hotel occupancy to be lively until May.

  • Sufren vecinos por proliferación del mosco


     Proliferation of mosquitoes


    Sufren vecinos por proliferación del mosco

    0 05 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- 
    Rosa del Carmen Rodriguez, a resident of Colonia La Gloria said that mosquitoes are proliferating due to the rains. She acknowledged the Vector Department had fumigated on December 30th, but she says this is not adequate. The head of the municipal Vectors department said their actions would continue with monthly treatments of the colonias to prevent the mosquitoes that can cause dengue.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Monitoring for flooding & clearing storm drains

Verifican afectaciones y desazolvan los pozos

Verifican afectaciones y desazolvan los pozos
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 por esto

Concerns raised over private work in public area
Genera inquietud obra privada en área pública[+] Ver mas
A resident in colonia Electrista, Rafael Burgos, is complaining about work being done by his old partner,  Leonel Povedano who constructed a three meter concrete box underground which will be connected to the wastewater system of Aguakan at the street 16th of September. Mr Povedano Moguel enlarged his business, and wants to efficiently remove residual water, and says everything in in order. Mr Burgos regrets the attitude of Mr Povedano, and says his construction is imposing into a public area, by several centimeters, at the edge of the basketball court. The director of Cadastre, Ivan Lugo Garrido, said he is not aware of any document allowing occupation of that part of the public space, and came to the scene.

Sac Bajo in semi darkness
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Some residents are complaining about the lack of maintenance to the street lights, pointing out that the problem areas are in  Sac Bajo,  near the housing development Fovissste, and in parts of  colonia Amplification la Gloria, as well as in some other colonias. The first 100 days of the new government have passed and there are residents who want this problem addressed, as well as improvement of other services such as garbage collection.

Athletes encouraged to participate in the league
Convocan a deportistas a participar en la liga[+] Ver mas
Athletes interested in participating in the municipal Softball League, whose next season starts at the end of this month, should attend the board of directors meeting on Tuesday at 8:30 at an unnamed restaurant along the malecon of Reuda Medina. (Probably Minino's). There are already 10 confirmed teams, with interest in adding two more). The night games are placed at the El Pescador ball field and the Ariel Magana field. At the latter field, the women play regularly and will have their tournament there, which will be scheduled during the year.

Chamber of Commerce negotiates tax discount
Canaco precisa descuento de impuesto[+] Ver mas

Juan Carrillo Figueroa, leader of the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), said they have negotiated a 20 percent discount for the garbage collection fees of their members. There are about 600 members of the organization who will benefit.
     The municipal budget indicates the City expects to earn 6,831,511 pesos in fees for the collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of trash. This is one third less than this figure for 2013, when it was about ten million pesos.
  It is noted by some employees that there are several recreational areas where the help of volunteers and residents are needed, and they explained, "It is impossible to clean all the mangroves and park areas". (Residential trash pick up is free.)

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FOR JANUARY EVENTS>>>>visit the preview edition of the Isla Mujeres Magazine...which will benefit Isla Mujeres Charities! HERE   

TOYS!!!!!! can be dropped off  at Barlitos 9a-2p, w an open invitation to attend the DIF (Social Service Agency) toy give-away at 5p (or ~6p) La Gloia bball dome, for Dia de los Reyes. They are seeking toys for boys today.  / This may be rescheduled due to the weather.  (And bite gently into your Rosca & be ready to palm the baby, unless you know how to make tamales. PS. there are multiple babies in the commercial cakes)

Roots Clinic Open Grand Opening: Rescheduled due to TBA Friday Jan. 3 5pm-7pm. Located in Isla Mujeres Plaza. Sangria and snacks and check out the new location:
Roger Hardesty's photo.

 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill
 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos:  On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo  Barlito's is closed for the holidays...If you need to drop off books, shoes, items for LYSH or Isla Animals....  contact the group (see tab at top "Charities" for contact info, or email me at

Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant



Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials.  
Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. 
On Saturdays & Sundays they have   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music.  Starting around 6.  Saturday they are grilling & Sunday's special is paella. Usual menu also.

  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
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm 
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

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!! 
Fenix Sat ~3p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~2p Salsa 
(Start times have been variable. Posted on menu board by entrance)
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!!
every tuesday!You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.
ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico  RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30

On the internet in the past 24 hours...

My note on fb...
International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th (Bday of Florence Nightingale) but in Mexico, today is . This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes" Gift from the Magi. (It's Dia de los Reyes..Kings Day today). You can drop off gifts for the DIF toy giveaway until 2p at Barlitos & the Event is at 5p at La Gloria Bball dome. PS. There are 302,000 persons in Mx engaged in nursing (8 of 10 are women). Mx's first famous nurse was sister Micaela Ayans, during the US Invasion.

Wow, is all I can say to everyone who has donated so far! Let's hope the Island of women has more girls then boys that need presents, look at all those Barbies, Brendas & Brittanys...if you are haven't yet bought your toys to donate, bring boys stuff. Beach towels, sports equipment, beach toys all work. Thanks again for everyone's generosity. Please do come tomorrow for DIF's presentation of the gifts for the kids. It will probably start closer to 6pm at the dome/basketball court near the Super Express in La Gloria. Thanks to Lynda & Lawrie, we will have characters present to bring even bigger smiles to the little's one's mugs!! — with Kristen Tywan.
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  • Tiffany Yenawine Wareing Thanks to some PayPal donations, I am off to Chedraui to get some boys toys! I am just sure we will reach our goal of 500 toys by 2pm today. You guys all rock!!!!
Brenda L Nash Lamonica
This guy was taking a stroll past the gate this morning!

We are open for breakfast everyday open from 8 a.m


Katie Cain updated the description of the group GENTLE YOGA FLOW.
This practice is a modified Hatha Flow class for people who are new to Yoga, experienced Yogi’s and people who need or like to use props and modifications. (Prop’s and modification instruction are provided.)This class is a slow, gentle practice that involves stretching, breathing, gentle movement and poses with meditation and relaxation.There is a place for everyone:Beginners and the experienced: People with injuries or limitations:
For everyone who wants to find a peaceful, relaxing, alternative way to move our bodies.
50 pesos per class locals---100 pesos visitors
Bring a mat and or large towel and WATER! (mats are available)
Changes in the schedule, cancellations as well as additional classes will be posted.
Contact me here on F.B or email with questions, concern or for more information

Denise Hasenkamp ThompsonIslaholics
Stuffed fish filet. Just so delicious. Garlic bread rolls were awesome! New York style pizza on its way.This is our first visit to Oscar's. We had no idea the food was this good...or that there was so much more seating than what you see from the street. One more dining experience to love here on Isla. — (220p)
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Daily Update: This little guy was dropped over our wall in the middle of the night a few nights ago. It gives me the willies thinking of someone climbing our wall but I’m sure glad to have Sebastian. He arrived just in time for our mini spay and neuter clinic and I vaccinated him yesterday. He seems to be in great health other than many scabby areas where he must have had ticks. Murphy and his litter are finally doing better; it’s amazing how long it takes to stabilize their tummies. Brad had his second heartworm shot and seems to be handling it well. PHEW! He’s such a great dog, a little grumpy with the puppies but he wouldn’t hurt them, he just lets them know that he thinks they’re a pain in the ass. We are three quarters of the way there on the monthly donations.


Hoy 6 de Enero, Día de los Reyes Magos.
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