Thursday, April 10, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, April 10 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 ....

New teaching methods at kindergarten

Nuevos métodos de enseñanza

Miércoles, 09 de Abril de 2014 22:16

Aplican en jardín de niños

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 9 de abril.-
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To develop the social, emotional, and cognitive skills of kindergarten students, "Gabriela Mistral" school has implemented new methods to teach basic numeric principles and reasoning skills within social and family environments.A mock department store was set up in the courtyard of the school with a toy store, a grocery story, and a  pharmacy that offered consultations and the sale of medications. The parents acted as customers and the small children attended them, managing the money and colors and distinguishing the products and services
      Teacher Selene Aldana González explained that this gives them tools of everyday life and they arrive at the next educational level with more knowledge, because they have been taught more than to just draw and color.  The numeric values help them with math, and the values of society are incorporated as they learn respect and how to interact in various situations. She said they also learn about ecology, such as recycling and reusing materials.

Port remains closed for 4th consecutive day

Unfortunate for fishermen 

El puerto sigue cerrado

Miércoles, 09 de Abril de 2014 22:12

Por cuarto día consecutivo, para desgracia de pescadores

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de abril.- 
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The port was closed for navigation by small boats since Saturday night, and the winds from the north due to cold front #49 are causing it to remain closed.  Restricted navigation is allowed now within the the area of El Farito and the lagoon, after three days of no activity by the nautical tourism providers of Isla Mujeres. This is having a negative effect on the economies of the fishermen. The Harbor Master said he hopes weather conditions will improve for the Easter holidays.
Final details for "Pirate Triathlon"  on Saturday 

Ultiman detalles de Triatlón Pirata

Miércoles, 09 de Abril de 2014 22:09

Se efectuará el sábado

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de abril.- 
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The municipal Director of Sports, Enrique Barros,said the second edition of the "Triatlón Pirata Isla Mujeres 2014” will take place Saturday, starting at Captain Dulches at 6:30 am. It will include the disciplines of swimming, athletics, and running over various distances in the following categories: Eight and under,  9-11, 12-13, 14-15, sprint 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over, and Super Sprint, with male and female divisions. Approximately 300 participants are expected and it is anticipated that they will spend the night, with the race packets being delivered on Friday, April 11th.
     Isla Mujeres continues to position itself as an ideal place for sports activities, and the current administration is supportive of these events which benefit the island. The police department will be offering assistance and one of the lanes will be closed on the road to Garrafon, restricting the movement of vehicles in that area. Islanders who are interested in registering can go to the municipal Sports Office which is next to the softball field, before the MInisterio Publico offices between 9am - 4pm. Registration is free and this event is supported by Federación Mexicana de Triatlón (Fmtri).

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Planning the removal of 1000 tonnes of trash

  • Prevén retirar mil toneladas de basura


    Prevén retirar mil toneladas de basura

    0 09 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .-
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     Manuel Figueroa Cetina, municipal director of Public Services is confident they will be able to remove the waste, that has accumulated over the past several months at the Trash Transfer facility, to the mainland landfill. He explained that the backhoe which is used to load the trash onto the transport trucks is still having problems, but is expected to be operating at 100% this week and the removal of more that a thousand tonnes of accumulated trash will begin on Friday. He acknowledged that the backlog of trash is making the neighbors unhappy, and explained that much of the equipment had been operated for a long time without proper maintenance, and are now seriously flawed.
     Reforms to the Customs Laws are destroying the tradition of the Regattas: Lima Zuno


    Reformas a la Ley de Aduana están acabando con la tradición de las regatas: Lima ZunoReformas a la Ley de Aduana están acabando con la tradición de las regatas: Lima Zuno

    0 09 de abril de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca .- .
Enrique Lima Zuno, President of the Yacht Club of Isla Mujeres said that it is unfortunate that the tradition of the Regattas seems to be dying as a result of red tape by the Customs Department. Until two years ago, there were 60 participants, and this year only 15 have registered.
    Although they are only here for four or five days, and not for months, they must go to Cancun for the temporary importation procedures, which causes them to lose a day of their time here. This has become more complicated by a regulation that says you cannot register a different boat in the future. Sr Lima said, "This is absurd, as anyone with a yacht eventually decides to sell it and to buy another, and then you risk your boat being confiscated." He said it is unknown whether this law is new or not, but now everyone knows there is only one temporary admission per person. He said the latest confiscation of yachts by the federal government over a year ago (Nov. 2013 in La Paz LINK ) has caused concern that this could happen here and many participants decided not to join in this traditional competition, this year.
     Last year there were 42 sailboats, which has a seriously positive economic effect on the town, but this year there are only 15 registered, which is why we need to take action and seek official intervention with the federal agencies to simplify the formalities, he said.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

300 athletes to participate in the "Pirate Triathlon"

Participarán 300 deportistas en el “Triatlón Pirata”

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Encouraging women to "levantarse" against the government

Incita mujer a 'levantarse' contra gobierno

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Good example shown by foreigner in Isla Mujeres

Pone el ejemplo extranjero en isla

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 por esto

All's quiet
Todo en calma [+] Ver mas
A crew of municipal workers are constructing a building of galvanized steel alongside the municipal Mercado ‘Javier Rojo Gómez’ (on the back street Guerrero) which will provide 20 vending spaces, for the relocation of mobile vendors next week. The spaces are about 3 square meters each, and should be ready this weekend, according to one of the workers. There are concerns about the lack of signage, the lack of tourists in that location, and whether the tourists will find them there.
      Publicly, officials are stating they will not back down on the initiative to clean up the malecon and the beaches, but privately various officials are questioning its application to those who sell ice cream, popsicles, sorbet, and other food products along Rueda Medina.
    It is acknowledged by officials that there is a negative effect on blogs and social networks by tourists taking pictures and questioning the official procedures, which was described by those affected as "inappropriate, slow, and clumsy".
    CANIRAC  (a business owners organization)leader Baltazar Maldonado acknowledged the efforts of the government to improve the image of Isla Mujeres, and remarked about the displaced vendors: "There has been a luxury vehicle seen at the malecon that drops off various Chiapan women in their traditional clothing to sell handicrafts that are not theirs."
  In contrast, CROC union leader Roman Maldonado, who has some members among those affected, said the official actions left much to be desired, and they were not relocated to a suitable place in a timely manner, as was promised. He recognizes that the location is not suitable for them to vend.

"Tikinxik" style fish: Easter Week favorite

Pescado a la “tikinxik”, preferido en Semana Santa[+] Ver mas
A variety of restaurants are featuring this popular local specialty, which they are ready to feed to thousands of Easter tourists who will soon be arriving. Prices and locations are given in the article, and it includes mentions of restaurants who are praised on Trip Advisor.

Soccer clinic planned with Pavel Pardo
Planean clínica de futbol con Pavel Pardo [+] Ver mas
Former world cup soccer player Pavel Pardo plans to offer a sports clinic in Isla Mujeres at the middle of the year. The article mentions 'June" and "the summer" and that plans may include other popular sports figures Dulio Davino and Oswaldo Sánchez, among others.
    There are children and their parents who are excited about this. The local court has artificial turf and host regional games, and meets the requirements of the FMF Federación Mexicana de Fútbol .
     People crowded around the visiting athlete for photos and autographs, and parents said this will motivate their children and give them dreams to work towards achieving.
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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, 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.

 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 12 Saturday: 6:30am Pirate Triathlon

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 19 & 20th Electronic Beach Festival. Posada Beach

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?


Nayeli Chunab's photo.
Creative, caring teachers! It says..."Thanks to the teachers of "Julio Sauri" school who are concerned about the welfare of the children. The dining areas lack tarps (awnings) and the teachers' ingenuity allows the kids to use the dining areas. SHARE with friends to see if someone is moved to donate tarps, because this is what is lacking, and at the end of the day it is for the benefit of the children."
Gracias a los maestros de la julio sauri por preocuparse por el bienestar de los niños! a falta de toldos en los comedores los maestros tienen que ingeniarselas para k los niños puedan utilizar los comedores. "Compartan amigos para ver si alguien se conmueve y donan los toldos que tanto asen falta al fin y al cabo son para los niños — with Hugo Ivan Sanchez Montalvo and 6 others.

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