Thursday, April 3, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, April 3 The Afternoon Edition & Catching Up

  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 ....

Prevent takeover of home: State & municipal police

Impiden invasión de vivienda

Miércoles, 02 de Abril de 2014 21:43

Policías judiciales y municipales

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The police, both municipal (PMP) and State (PJE), prevented an occupation of a home in the irregular colonia of Guadalupana, at 10 am this morning. In the plywood home, the police found a  family  comprised of  Felipe Reyes Borges, Benita Serval Noh, and their two children, who at first refused to leave the newly occupied home. Some said the house was uninhabited all the time, and had been assigned to people in need, while others said this was not correct to occupy that space.
   There are ongoing controversies between the people who were associated with deceased leader Gaspar "Mucaro" Gomez Tur, and a group of residents called "Del Pintor". The police said there will be no tolerance of this type of activity, which could generate social conflict and violence. The colonia was formed as an 'invasion' or occupation of abandoned property over 10 years ago.

Golf cart flipped over embankment: Foreigner fell asleep 

Carrito de golf cae a barranco

Miércoles, 02 de Abril de 2014 21:43

Extranjero se durmió

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A foreign couple flipped their rental golf cart over the embankment near the runway at 4:00am, when the drunken driver fell asleep. The Naval guards at the airstrip, as well as the police, were unaware of the accident and the couple walked to the General Hospital downtown.
      The woman, who was in the passenger seat, suffered a broken right arm, and minor injuries, and was transported to the Hospital Galenia in Cancun. The driver was taken into custody while the facts are clarified.
     The golf cart, #35 of the agency "Sol" was removed to the impound yard and suffered damages which will need to be recovered. According to the medical report, the driver presented with third degree of alcohol intoxication, and the woman had second grade intoxication.


Converting vegetable oil into Biodiesel  

Convierten aceite vegetal en biodiesel

Martes, 01 de Abril de 2014 22:10

Fomentan cultura ecológica

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The municipal Ecology agency has an agreement with a company in Cancun to accept used vegetable oil and turn it itno biodiesel and biodiesel oil, according to an agency employee This work has been done for several years by City workers, who collected and accumulated it.The oil is gathered from various businesses of the island, in 20 liter containers, and transferred when an adequate amount has been accumulated. This eliminates the problem of disposing of this product, which can be a serious source of contamination.  It was formerly used to fry a variety of foods, including seafood, in various restaurants, snack bars, and similar businesses.

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Artistic cultural fair Thursday 4-9 Town Square. Good alternative for local artisans.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  • Celebration: Cultural Artist's Fair


    Celebran la Feria Artística y Cultural

    Celebran la Feria Artística y Cultural0 02 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .- .
    The Cultural & Artist Fair takes place today on the Town Square at 4pm, and is held the first  Thursday of each month. Participation is expected by artisans, musicians, and specialists in desserts and foods of the region.  The organizers Kirsten Tywan and Tiffany Warening said this may be a good alternative for the informal vendors who were relocated. It is a showcase for artists seeking a way to display and sell their homemade products, including crafts, art, food, and more.  This activity had been going on for over a year, but this time it is the City who is seeking to host the event and offering the facilities.


    Rescue of Boca Iglesias church is underway

    En marcha rescate de Boca Iglesias

    0 02 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .- This has the same information as the previous article about this historically significant church near Cabo Catoche, opposite Isla Contoy, and notes the project is supported by the town historian and the Mayor, as well as archeologist Luis Leira Guillermo, who participated in the trips to the location 20 years ago. It is located in the continental area of Isla Mujeres municipality, and accessed via boat.


"Forgot" to put electricity in the mercado

Last week it was announced that the second stage of the construction of the new Maritime Terminal will begin, which is the construction of the parking lot. The work on the building is nearly complete. The coordinator for APIQRoo, the Port Authority, confirmed with expansion of this work, the islanders will be able to use the public parking, which should reduce traffic congestion, which occurs at peak hours.


  •   Ready to raise the anchor: Vehicle ferry Sergio Gracia


    Listo para elevar el ancla, el transbordador Sergio Gracia

    0 31 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- El transbordador “Sergio Gracia Aguilar” arribó nuevamente a su puerto en donde ahora espera su certificado de navegación.


    Islanders await the last day to obtain discount

    Esperan Isleños el último día para obtener descuento

    0 31 de marzo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El subsidio en el cambio de propietario seguirá vigente hasta el 30 de abril.
The deadline was Monday to obtain a 20% discount on the renewal of license plates, and 70% of the island completed this requirement. The office of Revenue Collection was open on Saturday to facilitate this, and they were busy. The discount for changing plates expires Monday, but the discount for change of ownership continues until April 30th.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Senior Citizens group visited the municipal nursery

Visita Club de Gente Grande vivero

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Social work by Agapito 

Realiza Agapito gira de trabajo social

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Safeguarding the lives of vacationists

Salvaguardarán la vida de los vacacionistas

Seeking repair of drain grate in colonia la Gloria
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Piden reparar alcantarilla rota de colonia La Gloria

The broken storm grate is located at Paseo de las Aves, at the corner of the street Macabi, and has caused injuries to several people, according to neighbors, who are asking that it be repaired. There are concerns about the children who attend the  nearby Julio Sauri school in the second shift because there is poor lighting.
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Employees suspected in store robbery

Sospechan de empleados en el robo de un comercio

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Agapito designates a Director for SP

Designa Agapito a director de la SP

Designa Agapito a director de la SP
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Agreement for ICATQROO to train islanders

Signan con Icatqroo un convenio para capacitar a isleñas

Signan con Icatqroo  un convenio para capacitar a isleñas
The Institute of Job Training Quintana Roo (ICATQRoo) held an event giving certificates to 180 people who completed courses in dressmaking, embroidery, and other subjects. They will be offering new training courses, and signed an agreement with the City which exceeds goals. In 2013, the agency trained 1300 residents of the municipality of Isla Mujeres.
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Encouraging single mothers to continue their education

Incentivan a continuar con estudios a madres solteras

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Neighbors annoyed about increase in flies

Molesta a vecinos el aumento de moscas

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Company disposing of 'fill'

Arroja empresa material pétreo

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 The business "Isla 33" condominiums is has been in the "eye of a storm" because they are building near the Caribbean sea at a location that was previously a dump, which contains tons of decomposing garbage. There are concerns about the this trash being carried through the open air in dump trucks, with rocky fill material.

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Small hotels regroup

Hoteles pequeños se reagrupan[+] Ver mas
 The group of ~70 small hotels, who represent about 2000 rooms, are planning to have representatives attend the Tourism Fair in Playa del Carmen. They have been averaging barely 40% occupancy and want to break the 50% mark, as well as raise their rates. Next winter they may sell their rooms together, while they all meet the quality standards for hotels of one or two stars. They are planning to include a promoter to be responsible for marketing. This is all based upon advice from the UN (United Nations) experts for small hotels. The large hotel chains on the island and in the continental zone are more experienced with marketing, and some maintain an occupancy rate of 80 percent.

La Surada shut down nautical activities
La “Surada” anuló actividad náutica[+] Ver mas

 Winds that were gusting to 60km caused problems for the fishermen and nautical tour operators, although boats over 40 feet were not experiencing problems. However the winds caused a reduction in the number of tourists interested in nautical activities. The winds from the south were not causing any problems within the bay or for the tour groups from Cancun. The Surada winds are a common activity this time of year, and are predicted to last through Thursday.

 "Opportunities": Only for 400
 “Oportunidades”, sólo para 400[+] Ver mas

Productive & Occupational Therapy
Terapia ocupacional y productiva [+] Ver mas


Encouraging citizens to file complaints
Se da su tiempo la comuna para atender al pueblo[+] Ver mas
On Monday there will be a meeting with representatives of the concession holder of Urban Transportation in Isla Mujeres, Turicun, to analyze the deficiencies in the service and the reasons they are breaking the terms of the concession, which at times leaves residents without service for several days. There is currently only one unit offering service, irregularly, which has caused many complaints, and affects many citizens, who are encouraged to put their complaints in writing and submit them to the Comisión de Transporte. Councilman José Magaña Galué, who is president of the Comisión de Transporte, said they will meet with the Turicun representative to analyze the deficiencies of service, and why they are failing, and not complying on the mainland nor on the island, which is grounds for revocation. However, this needs to be done through legal channels, and it would help to have the citizen complaints documented, and to invite the company to rectify the mistakes and comply with the terms of the contract, before cancelling the concession, he said.

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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  


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



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

Photo: Mañana gran feria de arte, gastronomía y transcultural a partir de las 16 horas en la explanada municipal! Aún puedes inscribirte!

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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