Thursday, March 13, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, March 13 The Afternoon Edition, including yesterday's translations

  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 ....

Preparing for Red Cross collection

Begins March 19th at 5pm

Preparan colecta de Cruz Roja

Miércoles, 12 de Marzo de 2014 22:43

Iniciará el 19 a las 17:00 horas

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The annual collection for the Red Cross will begin on Wednesday, March 19th at 5pm with the traditional parade of volunteers, which will take place along the Rueda Medina malecon to the Town Square, where the municipal governmental donation will be given.
     During a breakfast with the members of the local delegation, the President of the Board, Jorge Cardenas Bazan set a fund raising goal that is 25 percent higher than the amount collected last year. Last year 167,000 pesos were collected and this year the goal is 200,000 pesos. During the month of campaigning, participation is expected by all sectors of the community including businesses, institutions such as the Navy, students, and others.
  The financial report revealed a current bank balance of 92,154 pesos. During 2013, through various activities, events, and donations they took in 845,841 pesos and their expenses were 780,023 pesos. At the meeting they discussed maintaining an ongoing system of fund raising, and seeking ways to obtain a new, second ambulance to guarantee 24 hour service. 
Encouraging scholarship

Agapito offers call to register for grants 

“Animo con el estudio”

Miércoles, 12 de Marzo de 2014 22:41

Agapito da a conocer convocatoria para entrega de becas

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The Mayor invited students to participate in the program “Animo con el estudio”, which offers 400 scholarships to students within the municipality. This is 20 percent more grants available than there were in the previous school cycle, and the amount totals more than 290,000 pesos. This is being promoted until March 21st, and registration will take place March 24-28 at the Economic Development agency, on the island. The website for more information is Information is given regarding registration in the Continental Zone.
     It was also noted that the City will be paying 50% toward the cost of the new electrical transformer at the high school Colegio Bachilleres.


Human Rights module in place to receive complaints and provide guidance

Instalan módulo de Derechos Humanos

Martes, 11 de Marzo de 2014 23:23

Para recibir quejas y brindar orientación

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  The module takes complaints, provides advice, and makes referrals to other agencies. The representatives also visited the middle school Benito Juarez to collect information about any cases of bullying. They expect to participate in the public hearings hosted by municipal authorities in the neighborhoods of the island and in the Continental Zone.

Fake techs take tablets, cells, & other electronics

Falsos técnicos logran jugoso botín

Martes, 11 de Marzo de 2014 23:06

En pantallas de plasma, tabletas y celulares

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 Dozens of islanders were scammed by two techs who claimed to do repairs to cell phones, electronic tablets, and flat screens of all sizes.  A customer who returned repeatedly to find the new business was closed, spoke to a neighbor after the fourth day and she said the techs had left the island two days previously, with two backpacks and three boxes, at least. The neighbor said since then, at least a dozen islanders had come by asking about the technicians. The Public Ministry of Common Law / Ministerio Público del Fuero Común (MPFC) said no complaints had been filed. The owner of the building said a complaint to the PJE State Judicial Police is required to enter and check for equipment they may have left behind.

Order in the streets

Municipal Enforcement agency increases efforts against mobile vendors: Says Director of Tourism 

Orden en la vía pública

Martes, 11 de Marzo de 2014 22:26

Fiscales reforzarán labores contra ambulantaje, señala director de Turismo

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In response to ongoing complaints about the increased presence of mobile vendors 'invading' the streets, the head of the Municipal Department of Tourism,Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco,  toured Rueda Medina with an inspector. This tour confirmed that there are at least three new sellers in this area, of which two are by restaurants and one is at the side of the gas station. Of these three businesses one has asked for a permit, but the workers said they did not receive one. It is noted that these three businesses are run by people from Chiapas, with a sole proprietorship that manages them and uses a white van daily.  It is also noted that many sellers are invading the public walkway with their wares. 

Important advances 

Importantes avances

Martes, 11 de Marzo de 2014 21:43
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Important progress is being made at the sports facilities of 'futbol rapido' in La Gloria, and at the basketball court "Jose de Carmen Pastrana" (downtown by the square). At the soccer court there will be an outdoor gymnasium, with a chain link fence, that includes an elliptical treadmill, equipment to exercise the waist, "wabboard" for abdominals, jaladora doble de manos,  synthetic turf, floodlights, and a covered area for the players and for the grandstand. The three levels of government are contributing (municipal, state, and federal).
     In colonia Salina Chica, at the park known as La Juala, the state government is presently building a dome for athletic activities.

 Tvisla Mujeres

The imprudence of a cab driver caused an accident involving a young person in colonia Meteorologico
La imprudencia de un taxista, provoca el accidente de un joven en la colonia meteorológica·
(There is a photo only; nothing  else to translate)

Noticias de  Quequi......

Changes applauded to the interior of the Church of Immaculate Conception



    (This info was already translated)

    Aplauden cambios al interior de la Inmaculada ConcepciónAplauden cambios al interior de la Inmaculada Concepción

    0 12 de marzo de 2014

    Por> Carlos Gasca.- Las donaciones de los fieles sirven para mejorar la  iglesia.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 Offering student scholarships

Lanzan convocatoria de becas municipales

Lanzan convocatoria de becas municipales
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Installing internet in all the schools 

Instalarán internet en todas las escuelas

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Organizing the process to chose a representative for the Youth Parlament 2014

Organizan el proceso para diputación infantil

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Red Cross collection announced

Anuncian colecta de la Cruz Roja

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Annoyed about mobile vendors

Indigna ocupación de ambulantes en calles

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Rehabilitation of sports facilities progresses

Avanza rehabilitación de espacios deportivos

Avanza rehabilitación de espacios deportivos

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Women's Health Brigade Begins

Llevan brigada de salud a mujeres

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From March 11 to 15th there will be activities to benefit women, including brigades for health, beauty, and informative conferences. The health fair includes detection of diabetes, screening for cervical cancer, self breast examination, and other services. Women are invited to come to the offices of the  Instancia de la Mujer to take advantage of these services, at the CAVI building ( Centro de Atención a Victimas de la Violencia). In addition to medical services by a general physician and a nurse, the facility offers consultations by a psychologist.

 por esto

School scholarships: Drop by drop
Becas escolares, a “cuentagotas”[+] Ver mas
 This is the same information as given above, with the added comment that the scholarships for 400 students is a number below that of the previous municipal government.

Red Cross hopes to raise 200,000 pesos
Cruz Roja espera recaudar 200 mil pesos [+] Ver ma

Disappointment with alleged program of assistance
Defrauda con presunto programa de apoyo+] Ver mas

This article says a half dozen people have contacted the newspaper to complain about Sra.  Fátima Heredia González, regarding an offer of benefits from foreign funding in which the recipient provides 50 percent of the cash for the work. This service has existed for four years, and has been extended to several communities in the Yucatan, but there are allegations of fraud from people who have waited months or even a year, and did not receive help. Her phone numbers are given as well as her address in colona Canotal.
     There are claimants who say they have not received delivery of materials or refund of their cash, in amounts of 5000; 10,000; 20,000 and greater numbers. They complain that the phone numbers are not being answered and no one comes out of the house. A woman said she gave her 19,000 pesos for a water tank, but he has received nothing.
      In an interview, the defendant offered to contact the reporter and explain the situation in detail, saying, "I have papers to prove this and I do not want problems. I am honest. I was late, but everything will be fulfilled". She noted that some people invent things and, like politics, many things are said.
   She explained that she does not make money from this and it began when several shanty homes burned down in colonia Guadalupana. There were some Americans staying at a hotel where she worked who offered to help, and the project began. However there is no organization of the foreigners offering this support; it is done personally. There has been a lack of money and some materials were canceled for late payments.

Health Program taking place
En marcha, programa de salud] Ver mas

The "Healthy Communities" program was launched at the City Council meeting. Its goal is to prevent chronic and degenerative diseases in the adult population, to address the problem of stray animals in the streets, and to offer treatment of diabetic foot problems using the hyperbaric chamber. Resources for this plan are 1, 226,500 pesos. They plan to address the problem of strays with ongoing sterilization campaigns for dogs and cats, education, and signs.


Urgen cámaras de video-vigilancia en la isla[+] Ver mas
Video surveillance cameras wanted on the island
It is noted that thanks to security cameras at hotels or hostels, two outsiders were identified who were stealing from hotel rooms, who have left the island.
    There have also been several youngsters identified who were stealing from golf carts near Garrafon, and this problem seems to have calmed town since the public announcement of their modus operandi, but we must remain vigilant, said the Director of Tourism.
     He said there are three bilingual police officers on duty since the December holidays, although they had been been limited to serving the visitors at the town square. Two more officers are being trained, in order to expand this coverage.
      When speaking with the Tourist Police on patrol on Rueda Medina, it was learned they give advice and information to an average of 30 visitors daily while in the streets, but when they are in the Information Center this is multiplied to about 100 tourists who flock to the kiosk for assistance.

Malecon sea-walkway: Taken over by mobile vendors
El malecón, tomado por vendedores ambulantes+] Ver mas

Mayor's meeting cancelled yesterday
“Plantón” del alcalde a los isleños.. [+] Ver mas
The Mayor's public meeting was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday, with a note saying it is postponed and will be rescheduled. The rumor in the halls of the Palacio Municipal was that this was caused by the Mayor not returning from Chetuaml in time, where he was allegedly at a meeting. Por Esto notes that this inconvenienced housewives who left their chores, businessmen who traveled from the mainland, and islanders in general who had to reschedule their day to attend the meeting, which was not held.

Health Brigade begins
Inicia brigada de salud [+] Ver mas

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 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.



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday & Friday at 6pm 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 
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! 

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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