Sunday, May 25, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News The Afternoon Edition Sunday, May 25

  The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in May!, 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 the remainder of year is a $30 donation. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in May.   

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 ....

Teachers recognized as cornerstones of community development

Maestros, piezas fundamentales

Sábado, 24 de Mayo de 2014 20:32

Para desarrollo del municipio, reconoce Agapito

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ISLA MUJERES, 24 de mayo.-
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  An event was held to recognize the important work of the teachers of the island, hosted by the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, with the support of the Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo. Officials in attendance as special guests, included state legislative representatives. Bonuses were awarded to teaches with 25 and 30 years of service, and there was a raffle, whose winner, Jose Santiago Balam Chan, was given a car.

Millions of pesos lost  

Millonarias pérdidas

Sábado, 24 de Mayo de 2014 20:01

Deja inactividad de prestadores de servicios en temporada de tiburón ballena

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This is the same information that was already translated from reporters interviewing Juan Carrillo Figueroa, head of CANACO, talking about the inactivity of the whale shark tourism providers potentially causing losses of millions of pesos for the tour providers, and for island hotels. He urges federal authorities to solve this problem by deciding in favor of the whale shark tour providers of Isla Mujeres.


Important collaboration agreement with businesses 

Garantizan la seguridad

Jueves, 22 de Mayo de 2014 20:35

En empresas, con importante convenio de colaboración

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The City Council, the Ministry of Labor,  the Previsión Social agency, and the Hotel Association of Isla Mujeres signed a collaboration agreement that seeks, among other things, to provide better training opportunities for the more vulnerable sectors of the community. One of the objectives of the agreement is to promote the exchange of knowledge in the areas of health, safety, training, and productivity, with the implementation of specific actions to safeguard the health of workers. The goal is to improve the working environment and raise productivity levels in the workplace

 Tvisla Mujeres

The lucky winner of the automobile was professor Jose Santiago Balam Cham, congratulations.

El afortunado de la noche, ganador de un automovil, fue el profesor José Santiago Balam Cham, muchas felicidades.


Holbox seamen able to take advantage of whale shark season
Náuticos de Holbox llevan ventaja en la temporada del Tiburón Ballena

As of Thursday, more than 70 percent of the Holbox licensees for whale shark tours had received their permits, while only one licensee from Isla Mujeres had received theirs. The Isla Mujeres boat owners remain hopeful that all their vessels will receive authorization. The 2014 Operating Plan states that a licensee may only have one permit for one boat, and there are many individuals in Isla Mujeres seeking to work with more than two boats. The Holbox licensees did not encounter this problem because they are integrated as a cooperative, and the permits come through the group, for each member. It is estimated that for each boat that does not work this season, there will be an average loss of 495,000 pesos.Whale shark licensees from Isla Mujeres are reporting on Facebook that they have received their permit, including Capt. Tony Garcia & Agua Adventures, and others.

Resuming work on Rueda Medina
Retoman obra de la avenida Rueda Medina en #IslaMujeres

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The renovation of Rueda Medina, which began five years ago under the administration of Alicia Ricalde Magana, is being completed with the work of moving the overhead lines underground, which is being done by the company "Citelum". The Federal Electricity Commission will be responsible for the removal of the old lines and streetlights.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Want monitoring by Harbor Master

  • Urge vigilancia de Capitanía de Puerto


    Urge vigilancia de Capitanía de Puerto

    0 24 de mayo de 2014 
     Providers of services in Isla Mujeres are concerned about boats coming in close to shore at North Beach, which they say is risking the lives of swimmers. The unnamed persons say this is not a new problem, and although the swimming area is marked by a line of buoys, vessels come into the area, due to a lack of monitoring by the Harbor Master.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Las lanchas arriesgan la vida de los bañistas al acercarse demasiado a la zona de playa.

  • Red Cross is very close to achieving annual target


    Cruz Roja muy cerca de lograr la meta anual Cruz Roja muy cerca de lograr la meta anual

    0 24 de mayo de 2014 
    The Red Cross is close to achieving its goal for donations, and in recent days received a donation from the Navy of 50,000 pesos. The goal for this year is 200,000 pesos, and they have collected about 160,000 pesos, with some significant contributions still pending from various businesses, including hotels. The annual collection will end at the end of the month, and there is confidence that the goal will be exceeded.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Todavía se espera la aportación de algunas empresas, se planea alcanzar los 200 mil pesos para superar la colecta el año pasado.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Protecting Turtles

Refrendan compromiso con protección de tortugas

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
In recognition of World Turtle Day on Friday, the director of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (SEMA) restated his committment to conserve and protect the marine turtles that nest on the coasts of Quintana Roo. In Isla Mujeres, the first three nests have been collected, of which two are loggerheads, and one is a hawksbill. The director of the Tortugranja, Raziel Rivero Coba said they are being assisted by personnel from Dolphin Discovery, the municipal Ecology agency, and ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency), who were cleaning one of the most important turtle nesting beaches, located in front of colonia Guadalupana.
Read more: Refrendan compromiso con protección de tortugas

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Expedia wants to "sell" Isla Mujeres
Expedia quiere ‘vender’ Isla Mujeres[+] Ver mas
Expedia has offered a marketing plan for this destination this summer, with discounted packages offered for a special period, and the proposal appealed to entrepreneurs. The Expedia executives presented the plan for "Venta de Verano Isla Mujeres" "Isla Mujeres Summer Sale". The sale consists of a purchasing window from June 18 to July 2nd, with travel dates between June 10th 2014 and April 30th 2015. The special offer consists of an additional 5 percent off on hotels and packages.
   This presentation was a result of the recent Tianguis Turistico convention. It was attended by public servants, hotel and restaurant managers from both the island and the mainland, as well as the representative of the small hotel association, Leonel Castillo Povedano. When city official Cesar Poot opened the meeting, he said, "Our biggest and most special asset is tranquility, and every person who visits can feel this peacefulness as soon as they get off of the boat."
   The Director of Expedia in Mexico and Central America, Pablo Castro, said the company is very interested, and is willing to sign contracts for a commercial relationship with the local businesses, to bring in tourists 365 days a year. Expedia has over 15 years of experience in the industry, and is a subsidiary of Microsoft.

Recognition of Islander champion bodybuilder
Homenajearán al campeón fisicoculturista isleño[+] Ver mas
Leonel Povedano Moguel won a national bodybuilding competition recently, in the veteran category, and will receive official recognition from the municipal government at an event in upcoming days. In the past, the islander has distinguished himself in various sports,  including winning tournaments with the basketball teams "Cahuameros" and "Quelonios", and earning the nickname "Micro". 
      He competed in the 35th edition of Mr Mexico, in the category of 40-49 years, and being up to 80 kilos in weight. Over 600 athletes participated in the competition. He will now represent Mexico in October at the world competition in his category. Last year he came close to winning this title, which he has now gained. On Facebook, he thanks he family for their support, and motivation, as well as his coach. Leonel Povedano Moguel is the owner of Gym Tonic in Isla Mujeres, where he has built up his muscles in recent years.

Without a place to put his boats
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Fisherman Daniel Avila Solis is worried after having received an eviction notice regarding his two boats that are located near the entrance of Madero Street, at the boardwalk on Rueda Medina. He says he has used this beach since childhood. He was interviewed at his house, with his wife, in front of the beach. He is in poor health, recovering from half his body being paralyzed, and continues to work despite this. He is a licensee of Pez Escribano near Contoy National Park, and with three assistants he catches the fish that are used as bait for sports fishing. He is a member of the cooperative "Patria y Progreso" but they are located 2 kilometers from his home, in comparison to this beach, which is only 20 meters away.
   This area of the federal zone was used by the Orozco Rodriguez family, who in turn leased it for construction of local stores to Domingo Amaya for over 10 years, but it (the concession) was registered in his name, and he insists it was all done according to the laws. He says the last time he talked to Amaya about the situation,  he was threatened. He says in 2009 SEMARNAT gave orders to clean up this area, and this is the reason given for the eviction. He wants to try to find a way to keep his boats there, and to have the laws applied, otherwise he says he will need to take action.


Brothers bickering because of the proximity of their properties

Dimes y diretes entre hermanos a causa de su proximidad vecinal .. [+] Ver mas

This article is fairly similar to the one already translated about a disagreement between brothers who live near each other. It explains that their father divided land between four brothers, of whom one moved to New York. The property is located near the entrance of the Makax Lagoon. One has a restaurant on his property, and another has a workshop, where fiberglass boats are repaired. There are also allegations of one brother having imposed upon another brother's lot.

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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



 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 ~2p Reggae/Cuban  

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
(Start times posted on menu board by entrance. Live music most afternoons ~2p)
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


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  Town Square: "First Municipal Artist's Fair" 

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 at Rancho Vieho ~30+ yr tradition Continental IM
May 13 7p Official welcome of Regatta as Distinguished Guests

May 14 7:25pm Full Moon Rise of Caribbean Sea
 Rises an hour later each night
(Sunset ~7p)

May 15 Regatta Awards Event
May 15 Thursday Teachers Day
May 29 Thursday Ascension Day

May 31 Saturday 9:30am  Pink Wig Breakfast at D'Lily's to benefit Breast Cancer organization Por Siempre Viva

May 31: Start of activities for Dia de la Marina: Baseball Tournament, a 15 km. race around the isle, and a Basketball Tournament "Relampago" (lightning) between fishing cooperative & tourism service cooperative members

June Events:
June 1, Sunday: Dia de la Marina
  Commemoration Event at Naval Base followed by Naval ship taking officials out into the bay to place the memorial wreath

8am Handball Tournament at Posada Beach
                           10am Women's Softball Competiton at the Children's Baseball Field

 June 5 World Environment Day: activities TBA, will include a small parade.

June 13, Friday  Captain's dinner (evening before tournament)
June 14  Women's fishing tournament:...formerly named for an ex-mayor who was also the candidate defeated by our current mayor...its new name is Primer Torneo Internacional de Pesca Femenil “La Dorada del Caribe”

Whale Shark Festival: Date TBA. 



May 15- Sept. 15- Whale Shark Season Start was delayed by winds and permit issues., but has begun. 

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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