Sunday, February 16, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, February 16 The Afternoon Edition

  The first issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities has been published, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. Ad for a year is a $45 donation. 100% is contributed.

Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

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.

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Responding to the fishermen

Agapito gives support and awards to the winners of the Lion Fish Tournament

Responde a pescadores

Sábado, 15 de Febrero de 2014 21:24

Agapito les entrega apoyos y premia a ganadores de Torneo del Pez León

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With the participation of 48 boats, there was a total capture of 430 kilos of lion fish, which is considered an excellent result for this first tournament. After two days of fishing, the vessel "Lluvia" was the winner with a catch of 76.36 kilos, which won them 5000 pesos in cash.The largest fish was captured by the boat Maria Guadalupe and the heaviest was caught by "Isabel III"
   At the event, the Mayor symbolically delivered a boat motor and a boat, to represent the four boat motors and four boats for the fishermen who are benefiting from the Programa de Apoyo a la Inversión en Equipamiento e Infraestructura, which combines federal and state resources. The municipal government plans to help the fishermen access programs such as those of PROPESCA which may offer temporary employment when they have economic difficulties during closed seasons.

Preparing project for El Pescador ballpark

Preparan proyecto para El Pescador

Sábado, 15 de Febrero de 2014 21:23

Revela Martín Cobos

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The remodeling of the baseball field "El Pescador" is expected to begin in upcoming weeks, and the design is in the final stage of preparation. They plan to raise the field in general, to prevent flooding, and to install an irrigation system.Approximately 20 million pesos will be invested.
  There is a renovation planned for the Blue Dome at Plaza Habitat in colonia El Canotal, which will include grandstands, locker rooms, bathrooms, and playing surface. This facility would then be exclusively dedicated to sports activities, and not to social events, which can occur at the Convention Center. The Convention Center, which is the current home of the basketball team Cahuameros of Isla Mujeres, would become exclusively used for social events.
Excellent romantic event with the spectacular singer Cristal

Hosted by Agapito & Marthy to benefit the DIF

Cristal lució espectacular

Sábado, 15 de Febrero de 2014 20:59

Agapito y Marthy encabezan excelente velada romántica organizada por el DIF

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The event on Thursday night benefited the municipal DIF, social service agency. On February 14th, the DIF organized two collective ceremonies for the weddings of 55 couples. The third event was the Valentine's Day Golden Jubilee in which seniors renewed their wedding vows and enjoyed a great evening.  

 Tvisla Mujeres


The Governor and other state and federal officials toured the projects and reviewed the work of expansion of the docks and facilities in Punta Sam and Isla Mujeres, which aim to provide better service to the public and tourists and to integrate the Contintental Zone of the municipality into the "new Isla Mujeres". These works will help maintain the state as a tourism leader in Mexico and Latin America.
   The exhibition of projects and works included the new wooden pier for the port of Punta Sam, which will benefit 80 members of the tourism operators cooperatives, as well as 30,000 passengers annually. To compliment this, will be modernization of the maritime terminal building in Punta Sam, with an investment of over a million pesos. This facility will be similar to the one being built in Isla Mujeres, to integrate the new tourism center of the municipality in the Continental Zone.
  Previously, the governor and federal officials held a meeting in Puerto Juarez, where the Governor stressed the importance of the execution of these works, noting the Urban Development Plan includes a new center of tourist population in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres, where there are plans to build 20,000 hotel rooms.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Fishermen are hoping the weather changes before the start of the ban on lobster


Esperan pescadores que el clima cambie antes de que inicie la veda de la langosta.

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Unknown  persons clearing mangrove plants: "Ghosts"

Talan mangle depredadores fantasmas

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The damage to the mangrove is obvious along the Caribbean malecon, of the coastal road, and it is thought to have happened overnight. It is not know why it was cleared nor by whom, because there are no properties nearby. The plants help prevent the erosion of the coastal cliffs, and mangroves are protected plants.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

DIF held dinner dance

Ofreció DIF cena baile

Ofreció DIF cena baile

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The Tortugranja is a popular attraction in Isla 

Es Tortugranja un atractivo más en isla

Es Tortugranja un atractivo más en isla

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 The Turtle Farm facility is popular with tourists, and has a program of conservation for the reproduction of sea turtles. As the nesting season approaches, staff will be allocated to monitor the coasts, and to move the eggs to the turtle farm for incubation, then the hatchlings are held in tanks to grow stronger, before they are released on the beaches of the island.
    The cost to enter the aquarium of the facility is $3 dollars per person and it is open from 9am to 5pm. The reporter notes the tourists would benefit from guides to give tours and explain the conservation work and the exhibits.

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"Pirate" golf carts in circulation
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Unnamed complainants said there are more rental golf carts circulating daily, some without plates, and others with only one plate. The plates come in pairs, so it is suspected that the same plates are being used on two different carts. The complainants want SINTRA to take a census of all the units on the island, and verify that the number of units corresponds to the number allowed by each concession. They also want the police to not take excuses and to impound all golf carts without plates or that just have one plate instead of a pair. It is pointed out that every day there are more golf carts being driven around the island without plates. The complainant said that excessive number of golf carts not only hurts the taxistas, it harms those rental agencies who work with the exact number of units they are authorized to have under their concession.

"Lluvia E" takes first place in the fishing tournament
“Lluvia E”, primer lugar del torneo de pesca. [+] Ver mas

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February begins with a long holiday weekend, and on Sunday are tamale parties for Epiphany. Monday is a day off for Constitution Day & the (fun!)benefits begin on Monday, that accompany Island Time Fishing Tournament. ITFT lasts all week until the following Sunday night. (See schedule of events below.)
    The next weekend is Valentine's Day & the Lion Fish Tournament. On the 15th the Carnaval King & Queen will be presented & Carnaval begins as the month ends. Read more here at the Isla Mujeres Magazine February Events Page!

Feb 20-21 there is a "CircusFest" event at the Convention Center, with more info HERE

The tentative, partial Carnaval schedule...

 (There are usually parades in the afternoon, down Rueda Medina to the whale shark festival, and events at night on the Town Square. The troupes also perform at parties, hotels, restaurants, & in the streets. There are usually activities on Friday night also.)

Saturday night, March 1, will be Cuban night, with the traditional Negrada.

 On Sunday, March 2,  they will hold the traditional Carnaval Playero at the Posada del Mar Beach. (Along Main Street/Rueda Medina. Playero means of the beach.).

 On Monday March 3 will be the traditional regional evening with Yucatecan outfits, and the dance of the pig's head & the bull petate  (el baile de la cabeza de cochino y el toro petate), among other activities. In addition, with the regional night on Monday, will be held a celebration of the discovery of Isla Mujeres, which occurred on the 3rd of March.

On Tuesday March 4th the competitions between the troupes will take place, as well as the traditional reading of the will of Juan Carnaval, and then the burning event.

 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:  is closed & relocating. email me at westofcuba@gmail for help arranging pick ups. Kathy Ennis has volunteered to fill in. They plan to reopen at Marina Paraiso in March.




Iguana's: Live Music Thurs, Fri, Sat, & Sun! ~6p
 Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials, usual menu also 

Friday evenings Caribbean, Blues. 
Saturdays   Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music & Carlos is on the BBQ making ribs, burgers, arranchera, & steaks. Usual menu also
Sundays  Vera Cruz, Carribean music & the 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 ~1 or 2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1 or 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

Texas Holdem Every Monday and Thursday
 at 6:00pm   El Patio Caribbean Grill


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