Friday, April 11, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Friday, April 11 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 ....

More benefits for women

Más beneficios para la mujer

Jueves, 10 de Abril de 2014 22:09

Promueve Marthy a través del DIF

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A documentary film about violence against women was shown yesterday afternoon by the municipal DIF, and the event was chaired by Marthy Vargas Magana. The director of the Quintana Roo Women's Institute (IQM) visited, and coordinated with the Isla Mujeres Women's Institute (IMM), in a campaign for the prevention of osteoporosis.  Yuseli Lopez, IMM director, walked the streets inviting island women to visit the Center for Victims of Violence on Friday, April 11 where studies for the detection of osteoporosis will be available for 50pesos from 9am to 4pm. The Center offers services for women who have suffered abuse including psychological support, medical assistance and legal advice.

100% occupancy expected during Easter holidays 

Ocupación del 100%

Jueves, 10 de Abril de 2014 21:19

Esperan durante la temporada vacacional de Semana Santa

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The hotels are expected to be full, and a huge influx of visitors is expected, mostly of Mexican origin, said the municipal director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco. He added that this is one of the best holiday periods economically for Isla Mujeres because these visitors make use of almost the available services.
   He said the real challenge of the Department of Tourism regarding hotel occupancy is not during the holiday periods,but in low season, for which strategies have been being prepared with the   Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones (OVC) to improve demand during September, October, and part of November. With these new strategies, to be developed during the Tianguis Turístico de Cancún, occupancy during low season is expected to reach between 60 and 80 percent, said Sr. Rodriguez Orozco.
    In conclusion, the Director of Tourism said they have conducted a series of meeting between the various agencies to implement a major operation to ensure the safety of tourists during this holiday period.
Bonus for police after completing classes in English 

Bono para policías

Jueves, 10 de Abril de 2014 20:21

Anuncia Agapito, al concluir capacitación en idioma inglés

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The 12 officers who completed training in the English language received acknowledgement at a ceremony held in the City Council room, where the mayor announced they will receive a bonus, paid on they next fortnight's paycheck. The Mayor noted that North Beach was recently ranked #10 in the world and number one in Mexico in terms of beauty and views, and it is a priority  to be consistent and on par with this distinction, therefore it is important to have bilingual police who are willing to help visitors from other countries. The training began months ago, and thanks were given to the altruistic group Volunquest, representy by Kristen Tywan, and to the Center for Worker's Training (CECATI).  The officer's who completed the basic course in English are:  Ivett Alvarado López, Rosa María Alvarado López, Ana Mauri Caamal Bolívar, Yesenia de los Angeles Avila Leal, Marco Antonio Dzul Rodríguez, Martín Vladimir Flores Amezcua, Yonathan Maytorena Galeana, Luis Armando Moreno Barredo, Darvi Amado Ordóñez Avilés, Marco Antonio Velázquez Roblero, José Alfredo Collí González and Llimmy Ulises Trujillo Rejón.

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Expecting a rise in hotel occupancy with the arrival of the holiday period

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Students will enjoy Easter holidays

Disfrutarán alumnos de Semana Santa

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DIF show documentary about abuse of women 

Exhibe el DIF documental sobre maltrato a la mujer


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Training concludes for bilingual police

Concluye la capacitación de los policías bilingües

Concluye la capacitación de los policías bilingües

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Island archers to National Olympiad
Arqueras isleñas a la Olimpiada Nacional[+] Ver mas
  Three youngsters from Isla Mujeres will represent the state of Quintana Roo at the National Olympiad to be held in May. They are  Andrea Luise Mendillo Lima, Alicia Estefanía Valdez Rojas y Lilian Emilia Mendillo Lima.  The Islanders in the sport of handball who made the selection are  Hebert Lenin Gallegos Salinas, Liliana Saqui Rodríguez and Cinthia Alejandra Barrios Aguilar. And in male basketball  Gladiel Lizandro Avalos Ancona will compete. The municipal director of Sports there are economic constraints involved with being able to meet the requirements and to manage to obtain the equipment. There is a possibility that an association from the United States could donate equipment for use in the various athletic disciplines, and it is hoped that this plan takes place as soon as possible.

Mobile vendors refuse to be marginalized
Ambulantes se niegan a ser marginados[+] Ver mas
Various vendors who protested Tuesday say they are looking for places without having to invade public spaces or the beach areas, because they see little chance of success in the spaces being provided by the City. On the street Adolfo Lopez Mateo, where they have been selling for the past three weeks, they were not seen at midday, because they are not selling what they need to sell. Some have rented spaces, such as Salome Badillo who has a small place of about 4 square meters for 3000 pesos monthly. He said  the space prepared by the City for twenty vendors is tucked away from where tourism occurrs. This building, whose construction began a few days ago, is expected to be completed on Sunday and is located next to the municipal market Javier Rojo Gomez, on Guerrero by the IMSS, near Carlos Lazo Ave.  Those who hav been selling at Adolfo Lopez by Hidalgo, say they make 50 or 60 pesos dialy, while at the beach they made 500 or 600 pesos a day. Celia Gomes and her five siblings said they are seeking options to rent near Playa Norte, or Rueda Medina or Hidalgo, saying they need to make money for their other family members. Vendors are wondering when the final relocation will take place for the spaces created by the City, and how much they will cost to rent. Those who sell iced treats and corn, among others are selling along Adolfo Lopez, but they think this is unfair to them. Vendors are questioning why the masseurs have not been affected.

12 bilingual police officers taught
Habilitan doce policías bilingües [+] Ver mas

Creating shade from plastic bottles
Se procuran sombra a base de PET[+] Ver mas
Students and teachers at the primary school "Julio Sauri Espinosa" in colonia La Gloria are creating a roof made of plastic bottles to create shade at the student dining area. They collected about 1800 PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles, which are widely used by soft drink companies, and there are several receptacles around the island where these can be placed. The steel structure needs painting because it is near the sea, which is about 200 meters away, causing effects from the salt. This is also needed at the nearby sports dome of the school.  The director of Education said vacation will begin on Saturday for 4650 students, from preschool to high school, who will return to classes on April 28th. The census is as follows: 585 preschool, 2388 grade school, 979 middle school, and 692 in high school.

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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 @ 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, 630 to 830 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.

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


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


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

April 11 Fri. 9a-4p  Osteoporosis screening 50pesos Center for Victims of Violence (IMM)

April 12 Saturday: 6:30am Pirate Triathlon Starts at Capt Dulche's

April 13 Palm Sunday event 6:30pm Chapel of Caridad del Cobre

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 27, Sunday  Regatta XLVI Sol al Sol arrives in Isla Mujeres
April 30 Regatta event Casa de las Rocas

April 30  Día del Niño


May 1 Thursday 4p-9p Artists Fair on Town Square
May 1 Formal welcome to Regatta Sol al Sol XLVI
 May 1 Labor Day in Mexico
May 1  May Day
May 2 Regatta Amigos XLV 12:30 Isla Children sail around isle
May 2 Regatta Sol al Sol Awards dinner 
May 3 Regatta Sol al Sol departure
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 15- Sept. 15- 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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