Friday, March 14, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, March 14 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

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Crowded beaches

Despite strong winds & light rains, tourists were enjoying the Caribbean

Playas concurridas

Jueves, 13 de Marzo de 2014 21:55

Pese a fuertes vientos y lluvias ligeras, turistas disfrutan del Caribe

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Many tourists enjoyed the beaches and a good number arrived early, with chairs or hammocks, or they rented loungers. This is generating prosperity for employers and service providers. International tourism is expected to continue and hundreds of domestic tourist are expected during the Easter holidays. In May and June is a waiting period, until the summer vacations begin. Then there are many domestic and foreign visitors, until the low season, and then this cycle starts again.  

Removing junk from streets

Traffic police begin operation

Retirarán chatarras de calles y avenidas

Jueves, 13 de Marzo de 2014 21:52

Tránsito inicia operativo

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A campaign will begin on March 24 by the Department of Public Safety and Traffic to remove abandoned vehicles from the streets, including motorcycles, cars, boats, and trailers. Messages have been left on the vehicles, inviting the owners to remove them, but they have not responded in all cases, so it was decided that those vehicles will be moved to the Impound Yard by a tow truck. Owners are encouraged to take action before facing a sanction.
  It was also mentioned by the Police Chief that there is an ongoing operation to verify that motorcyclists have license and registration and are wearing helmets. Islanders can visit the headquarters of Public Safety and Traffic to have a drivers license processed, to prevent these offenses.
 Agapito responds promptly & effectively to citizen concerns
 With Municipal Development Plan

Respuesta pronta y efectiva

Jueves, 13 de Marzo de 2014 21:47

A demandas ciudadanas, con Plan Municipal de Desarrollo: Agapito

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At the Community Dialogue meeting Thursday morning at Punta Sur, the Mayor introduced the audience to the Municipal Development Plan for the upcoming years (MDP). Prior to the meeting, a video about the MDP was distributed. This is a document that will "set the course" for the upcoming year. The three characteristics are: Realistic, Feasible, and Measurable. There are five areas of government, 19 objectives, 58 strategies, and 202 actions.
  The Mayor responded to a concern about possible contamination to Chacmuchuc Lagoon by requesting a special commission be formed to investigate, address the issue, and take appropriate measures. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Mayor presents Municipal  Development Plan

Resumption of removal of abandoned vehicles from the public streets

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Agapito presents Municipal Development Plan

Presenta Agapito Plan Municipal de Desarrollo

Presenta Agapito Plan Municipal de Desarrollo

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Moving abandoned vehicles to the impound yard 

Se llevarán los vehículos abandonados al corralón

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Presenting a better image for the tourists
Mostrarán a los turistas mejor imagen
Mostrarán a los turistas mejor imagen
Ultima actualización ( Viernes 14 de Marzo de 2014 13:54 ) 

Pruning, cleaning, sweeping, and painting are being done by the agencies of Public Services and of Parks & Landscaping, to make the streets look clean, safe, and attractive.  Large numbers of tourists are expected to arrive during the Easter holidays.
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Internet line down in Isla Mujeres

Cae la línea de internet en isla

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 por esto

Complaint to union
Denuncian al síndico[+] Ver mas
 A complaint was filed concerning an official who is holding two positions, and against another official claiming he did not comply with the Accountability of Public Servants Act. The allegations were signed and stamped, and a copy was given to the media. Roberto Martínez Aragón filed the complaint and spoke with the reporter about his allegations and the regulations he says are being violated.

Invasion of public walkway by street vendors
No a la invasión de vías públicas+] Ver mas
This is the leader of the Chamber of Commerce, who is frequently interviewed in Por Esto expressing annoyance about street vendors, and noting they represent unfair competition with business owners, who have more fees and overhead.
      Business owners are complaining that the number of vendors is increasing and they are asking for intervention by authorities. At this time they are focusing on the vendors along the malecon of Rueda Medina. The Tourism Director did a tour of the area regarding this problem & will discuss it with other agency directors such as Fiscalización de la Tesorería Municipal.

Fraudulent rehabilitation of the downtown basketball court
Fraudulenta rehabilitación de la cancha del centro[+] Ver mas
In this renovation, the old "varillas" (I think that is rebar, put within concrete) were not replaced, although salt is concentrated outdoors and causes steel to deteriorate. An unnamed person said the work is likely to need attention in a year or so, and made comments about the errors of both PRI and PAN administrations.

Heavy rain interrupted economic activities
La intensa lluvia transtornó actividades económicas[+] Ver mas

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; 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 pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 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.



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday 6 - 8 pm Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres with Seblues Hernandez Miranda - blues variety
Wednesday - Saturday at 10:30 Fayne's BarandGrill with La Banda Sin Nombre - Rock, blues & pop
Friday - Saturday at 12:00 mn Tequileria La Adelita with La Banda Sin Nombre - Salsa & Mexican
Sunday at 7:00 Bahia Tortuga with The Sol Rockers - Rock & blues 

 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 

Jeff Current's Schedule
5:30 - 7:30 Wednesday Bahia Tortuga
7-9 Fridays Marina Paraiso
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!!
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

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


Monday is St. Pat's Day! And an official holiday in Mexico commemorating the birth of Benito Juarez with a long weekend. Banks & Government offices will be closed.

Hair Of The Dog Island Poker Run
There are still tickets available for the Hair of the Dog Poker Run  at Playa Norte, starting at Jax at noon (3/17).  LINK to more info. Benefits Isla Animals

The Spay & Neuter Clinic is ongoing thru the 14th at Mundaca Hacienda. They need gauze (4x4's...available at pharmacies), clean towels, cold drinks..Garrafons of water & cups, easy to eat snacks like granola bars.



Events for the week of International Women's Day...

**¡¡Qué Onda Isla!!**

This is a unique opportunity for English and Spanish students to come together and learn from each other with Christy Dix (English and Spanish teacher) as a conversation facilitator. We will meet for an hour for the very first time on Friday, March 28th at Seso Loco Restaurant.
This will be a friendly, fun and safe environment to practice speaking the language that the students have been learning. The students will pair up, one English student and one Spanish student and speak for the first 30 minutes in Spanish and the next 30 minutes in English. Christy Dix will facilitate the conversations and give participants a handout with vocabulary and questions to start conversations on the theme(s) for each meeting.

When: March 28th 2014
Where: Seso Loco Restaurant
Time: 3-4pm
Cost: 50 pesos per person
Who: Residents and visitors are welcome to participate
Language Level: All levels are welcome, but need to be open to helping mostly beginners in Spanish and English.
Theme: Getting to know new friends, hobbies and/or activities in Isla, Why do we like/live in Isla Mujeres?
More information: Contact Christy Dix via email: (preferred method of communication) or cell: 998-136-1497


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