Friday, April 4, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, April 4 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 ....

Seeking primary & secondary equivalencies

Fifty members of the CROC union

Buscan acreditar primaria y secundaria

Jueves, 03 de Abril de 2014 21:55

Medio centenar de afiliados a la CROC

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Approximately 50 members of the CROC union, which represents hotel and restaurant workers, prepare months in advance to obtain accreditation for equivalency of a primary or middle school education by exam, from the State Institute of Adult Education (IEEA).  This improves their job opportunities.The certificates are delivered approximately 30 days after the exams.
     In addition to this education program, CROC offers training in English and in computers, as well as benefits like life insurance. 

“Escribanos” queda en tercer lugar

Jueves, 03 de Abril de 2014 21:50

En Liga Municipal de Básquetbol

 "Escribanos" won third place in municipal Basketball League

The final game of the tournament will take place Friday (tonight) at 8p, between the Mantarrayas” and “Elements”. After Monday & Wednesday, the series is tied, because they each won one game.

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Daily Asunción Ojeda Trujillo and Martín Jiménez Jerónimo were chosen to go to Congress as Child Representatives


Listos, diputados intantiles

Jueves, 03 de Abril de 2014 21:33

Eligen a Daily Asunción Ojeda Trujillo y a Martín Jiménez Jerónimo

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Two children were chosen to represent the municipality of Isla Mujeres at the Fourth Children's Congress 2014 “Cuarto Parlamento Infantil 2014”, which will be held at the state capital, Chetumal, on April 29th. There were 24 elementary students competing for the honor by giving speeches at Colegio Bachilleres, the high school, on topics concerning the rights and obligations of children, in relation to school, family, ecology, education, democratic values, addiction, and gender equality, among other topics. The alternates are Mariana Elizabeth Chan González & Ariel Alejandro Gamboa Martínez.

 Tourist police successful

Has reduced number of thefts & complaints from visitors


Cumple Policía Turística

Jueves, 03 de Abril de 2014 21:33

Desde su creación se ha reducido índice de robos y quejas de visitantes

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 During March there were no cases of theft against tourists registered in a hotel or on the beach area, or at least no complaints were made, said a municipal official. During March the only complaints were by some tourists who had previously contracted a service that was not granted or it was offered at a different price. He said  all cases that were presented to this municipal agency in a timely fashion were resolved satisfactorily, with the intention of satisfying the tourists as well as the tourism service providers. Overall, the activation of Tourist Police by the Mayor has been very successful for both tourists and tourism providers. They intend to continue this program. 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Seamen expect improvement with the upcoming whale shark season


    Náuticos esperan repuntes por la temporada del tiburón ballenaNáuticos esperan repuntes por la temporada del tiburón ballena

    0 03 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-
  • The Sculpture Park continues to be forgotten


    Continúa ‘El Parque Escultórico’ en el olvido

    Continúa ‘El Parque Escultórico’ en el olvido0 03 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-.

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Scarcity of fish during Lent
Escasez de pescado en plena Cuaresma[+] Ver mas
Due to weather making it hazardous to go out, and increased demand during Lent, the storehouses of the fishermen are empty. They do not anticipate they will be able to stock their coolers before the 12th of April when the holiday season begins. Restaurants are making requests in advance. The combined capacity for the five fishing cooperatives is about 10 tonnes of fish.
  On Thursday the boat 'Esmeralda" was off the coast near the Boca Iglesia church when they suffered a crack at the base of the fiberglass boat. They stayed close to the coast and did not sink, but they took on about 25 centimeters of water, but they were able  to continue to maneuver and transport their 80 kilos of fish.

Price war among hotels
“Guerra de precios” entre la hotelería [+] Ver mas
Many hotels are maintaining their winter prices for the upcoming Easter holiday season, and some of the 3 to 5 star hotels are offering packages for families that include recreational services and food. Among the 1 and 2 star hotels, the prices have been maintained at the same rates as last year, costing 350 pesos for a single room and 450 for one with two beds.
    According to their websites, the three star hotels of Nabalam and Chacchi. have "in advance" prices of 678 pesos. The hotel Isleño says they may be full, depending on incoming reservations, and their rates are 820 for a single and 920 for a double, through this weeken  Some establishment have reservations for 30 percent of their capacity, and expect good occupancy rates.
     Carmelina has prices for Easter week at 350, 500, and 650 pesos for families. Caracol is also "playing hard with these prices". The small hotels lament that the official website for Isla Mujeres has still not been activated, where their services were listed.

Finalizing details for the "Viacrucis" reenactment

Afinan detalles para representación del Viacrucis. [+] Ver mas
I will translate these schedules another time.

Daily Asunción Ojeda y Martín Enrique Jiménez Jerónimo: In the Children's Congress

Daily Asunción Ojeda y Martín Enrique Jiménez Jerónimo, en el Parlamento Infantil[+] 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 @ Marina Paraiso



Miguel's high season schedule:

Thursday 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 ~1p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~1p  Salsa 
(Start times 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.
Saturday, April 5th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Ken Wanovich is at Marina Paraiso

 Jeff Current's Schedule
5:30 - 7:30 Wednesday Bahia Tortuga
7-9 Fridays Marina Paraiso  


 Tomorrow  Saturday, April 5
Garage Sale / Bazaar 
9am Marina Pariaso (out front)
 Clothes, furniture, desk, wine rack, DVDs, books, dishes, pool exercise books & equipment and much more!


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

Time change tomorrow night

April 3 4p-9p Artist's Fair on Town Square

April 13 Palm Sunday

April 17 Maundy Thursday (bank holiday)

April 18 Good Friday  (bank holiday)
Two Reenactments of the Stations of the Cross / The Passion of Christ
10 am  Starting at Sacred Heart of Jesus in colonia La Gloria, going up  Paseo de las Aves, and by the park Las Tortugas, then over to prolongacion Rueda Medina, and entering the street by the new hospital, to come back to the church. 3000-4000 attendees expected
Noon For the representation by the Church of Immaculate Conception, they will start at the chapel to Guadalupe (la capilla de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) at noon to travel five kilometers under the rays of the midday sun to the church of Immaculate Conception. That is the chapel overlooking the Caribbean, near Mango Cafe in Salina Chica.  300-400 attendees expected

April 19 Holy Saturday

April 20 Easter Day
Children's Fishing Tournament  “Buenaventura Delgado Díaz-Coleguita” Sponsored by the DIF celebrating Children's Day

April 30  Día del Niño


May 1 Thursday 4p-9p Artists Fair on Town Square

 May 1 Labor Day in Mexico
May 1  May Day
May 3 Day of the Holy Cross (festival for mason/constrct wkrs /Dia de Santa Cruz, also called El Día del Albañil. (Essay..maybe May 4th 2012)
May 5 Battle of Puebla 2012 "Cinco de Mayo" 

May 8 Thursday Regata Al Sol XXVIII Departs for Isla Mujeres

 May  9-11 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament

May 10 Saturday Mother's Day  in Mexico
~May 13-20  Festival of Lady of Fatima Rancho Vieho ~30+ yr tradition
May 15 Thursday Teachers Day
May 29 Thursday Ascension Day



May 17- Sept. 17- Whale Shark Season
Early May -  Nov.  Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting

Whale Shark Festival TBA  ~ late June-early July?

6th Annual Alicia Ricalde Magana Women's Fishing Tournament  TBA August?

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance

Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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