Wednesday, January 8, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Wednesday, January 8 The Afternoon Edition

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.

Check out the Daily Specials...with Delivery numbers and Menus...see tab at top of page.

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Agapito prepares report about progress in his first 100 days of government

Agapito prepara informe

Martes, 07 de Enero de 2014 22:56

Para dar a conocer avances a 100 días de gobierno

Lanrry Parra
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de enero.-.
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The report for the island will be on Thursday evening at 6pm at the Convention Center (and for the mainland it will be at 10am at their Community Center.) The Mayors focus has been on the following points:  Improve the living conditions of the community, Ensure basic services for the people , Promoting the economy and jobs, Development with planning and respect for the environment , and Have a good government ( a citizen's government.) The Mayor's "Dialogues with the Community" program has allowed citizens to present their proposals about improving Isla Mujeres, which helped create the Municipal Development Plan.
   Activities in these first 14 weeks include:

Obtaining CORETT representation (Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure) is essential for having planned urban development and to provide public services for the area of the municipality that is being developed on the mainland

To improve the living conditions of each family, the administration has decided to renovate, modernize, and improve our municipality, and is putting programs in place for street patching, street light repairs, cleaning and maintaining the Public Spaces, as well as for overall cleaning and for improving trash collection with recycling programs.

Through the Civil Protection agency, monitoring programs have been implemented to prevent flooding during rains, to clean sewers, to change deteriorating drain covers, to clean the catchment pits, and the pumping system is 100 percent operational.

Regarding public works, the second phases were completed at Iguanas Park, and in Ciudad Mujeres on the mainland work was done on two parks (details in article).

Regarding the Mayor's commitment to create Tourist Police, English language classes are currently being taught to officers.

Regarding the education of children, which is very important to every family, packages of school supplies were given to 1630 students, with the help of the state government. Also, the process of providing scholarships for ferry crossings was initiated with the intention of decreasing drop outs and supporting family economies.

Regarding health, the Hyperbaric Chamber has been returned to operation giving families of seamen a sense of peace. To prevent dengue, there are regular fumigations by brigades. Federal life insurance benefits were obtained for single mothers.

For youths and families, the program of Youth Power has been giving space and attention, and they will soon have a computer room and conference room, with areas for reading, recreation, and training workshops.

Search begins for Kings & Queens of Carnaval

Announcement by City 

Comienza búsqueda de reyes del Carnaval

Martes, 07 de Enero de 2014 22:54

Comuna lanza convocatoria

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de enero.- e.
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Registration to participate will close on Friday, January 10th for those who wish to participate in the contests to choose kings and queens for Carnaval in the adult and children's categories. In the case of the female Queen, (but not the King) she must be of legal age, single, and an islander and/or a resident of the Island. To be King, he must be an adult and an islander or resident. The adult competition will take place on February 1st at a time and place to be announced. The final results will be held on February 15th, at a time and place to be announced.
  For the children, parents or guardians must sign and each troupe should be led by a girl and boy pair who will be candidates for the children's King and Queen competition for Carnaval, whose place and time will be announced.

 Tvisla Mujeres

City of Isla Mujeres announces call for Carnaval 2014

Tv Isla Mujeres | Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres lanza convocatoria del carnaval 2014

Decline in hotel occupancy expected / Awaiting decline in hotel occupancy

Tv Isla Mujeres | Esperan descenso en la ocupación hotelera de #IslaMujeres a partir de hoy

Crossings of vehicle ferry suspended due to strong winds

Tv Isla Mujeres | Suspenden cruces del Ferry en Isla Mujeres a consecuencia de los fuertes vientos
Due to strong winds the vehicle ferry crossings were suspended at noon
Debido a los fuertes vientos, el servicio de transbordador (Ferry) suspendido sus cruces a partir de este medio día

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Hotel occupancy declines after peaking
  • Ocupación hotelera  ‘se viene a pique’


    Ocupación hotelera ‘se viene a pique’

    0 08 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi.-
    The rains and decreased temperatures brought by cold front #24 are causing declining hotel occupancy rates, which had remained above 80 percent. On Saturday occupancy was 82 percent and dropped to 78 percent on Sunday. Some of those who offer nautical services switched to offering golf carts. Tourism and occupancy are expected to rebound next month when more Americans and Europeans arrive to escape cold weather and when the boats are arriving. The Tourism Department said the decline in occupancy is not drastic and marked improvement is expected after February first, with many reservations from people escaping the cold weather in their countries.

    Pounding waves damage sea wall protection
  • Acaba el oleaje con gaviones


    Acaba el oleaje con gaviones

    0 08 de enero de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi .-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Beach erosion from storm
Erosión de playas por el temporal[+] Ver mas
 After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, large amounts of North Beach were lost, which have not been fully restored, and the beach suffered harsh punishment and loss of sand from the strong winds and waves of cold front #24, despite the breakwaters. On Monday night and much of Tuesday, there were gusts of winds reaching 70 km/hr which affected several palapas and rustic facilities used for tourists by hotels and restaurants.The waves rose to more than a meter in this part of the island, causing the loss of sand despite the 'whales' (breakwaters) which could not protect the beach where Playa Norte and the Posada beach converge, where the pier was nearly separated from the mainland, and the water was running side to side, said a security guard for one of the businesses.
  More than one shade-palapa had its thatch damaged, and seawater invaded areas commonly used for access, as was the case of one access leading to the hotel on the islet of El Yunque. (That is the islet that the Avalon, now Mia Reef, is on). You could see water reaching the area of the Casa de las Rocas, of the late businessman Jose de Jesus Lima Gutierrez, who promoted tourism in Quintana Roo.
     Some tourists were out to see the excitement and changes, but most did not leave their hotels to visit North Beach, but the lifeguards of Civil Protection were on duty. The agency reported they took care of some falling trees, and were taking precautions in the federal zone to warn people of potential danger at sites where there could be a risk to human life.
   On Monday night there were several brief outages due to the winds, but service was restored within seconds. The port has remained closed to minor navigation since Sunday night with updated restrictions during the passage of the main force of the storm.

Semi-vacant schools
Escuelas semi-vacías[+] Ver mas

Absenteeism rose as high as 80 percent on Tuesday morning among preschoolers, whose parents kept them home from school to avoid health problems when the temperatures dropped, and cold winds blew across the island Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon temperatures were in the vicinity of 22 degrees (~72F). There was also absenteeism among primary and secondary students, as well as in the business sector. The ferry schedule remained the same for students who wished to cross to Cancun for their studies. The winds and cooler temperatures were the result of Cold Front #24.

Great artistic potential among youths in Isla Mujeres
Mucho potencial artístico entre la juventud de Isla Mujeres [+] Ver mas

Young Jesús Gamboa Ríos is an art teacher at the Middle School who recently joined the faculty, who was interviewed while he was at City Hall running an errand. He said there is great potential among the young people to work in the fields of music, dance, theater, and visual arts.He said the official proposal to extend the school day would bring advantages to the students.
  He is working with performing groups to strengthen programs and work with the municipality for commemorative event performances. There is a plan to form an internal committee to develop a Carnaval activity in March, with details to be worked out later this month.
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FOR JANUARY EVENTS>>>>visit the preview edition of the Isla Mujeres Magazine...which will benefit Isla Mujeres Charities! HERE   

The King's Day Gift giveaway by the DIF has been rescheduled for Saturday ~5:30 at the La Gloria dome, and Barlito's is still the drop off location. Boys toys are needed and the response has been excellent!

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

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