Monday, May 26, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, May 26 Today's Translations & Upcoming Events

  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! 

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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Runners up: Marlins couldn't beat Educrea of Merida in an battle on the basketball court

Quedaron subcampeonas

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 00:09

Marlyns no pudo dominar a Educrea de Mérida, en aguerrido partido de baloncesto

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de mayo.-
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  After an exciting game at the Convention Center, which was crammed with fans, the Isla Mujeres "Marlins" (Marlyns) were defeated 61-58 by the team Educrea, who became champions of the Yucatan Peninsula Youth Basketball tournament, female division. The team from Merida took the lead in the first quarter, which ended with a score of 18-21. In the second period there was a duel between Fernanda Fernandez and Erika Dzul, who scored 31 points each, and the battle continued thru the third quarter. At the close of the last quarter, the Marlins did their best and reduced the lead of the other team to three points, after Erika Dzul made a shot from the three point line, but unfortunately there was not enough time left to score more points, and they had to settle for being "runner ups". Third place was awarded to the Bucaneras of Campeche, and fourth place went to Club Coral, also from the city of walls.(Campeche).


 One of the vehicle ferries has been out of service for nearly a month

Tiene un mes fuera de servicio

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 00:08

No tiene para cuándo reparación del transbordador “Isla Blanca”

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  The vehicle ferry "Isla Blanca" was having problems with the clutch on April 29th, and on May 2nd a company representative said it would be out of service for about 10 days, but it has been nearly a month, and there is no update. The smaller vessel "Sergio Aguilar Gracia" is providing service between Isla Mujeres and Punta Sam, which cannot take vehicles that are more than 3.8 meters tall. This is not a problem for large capacity trucks that are equipped with a "bolsa de aire" (bag of air, literally), which compensates for the height. 
Youths join forces
Responding to the national campaign: "Clean Up Our Mexico" 

Jóvenes sumaron esfuerzos

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 00:06

Responden a campaña nacional “Limpiemos Nuestro México”

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In Isla Mujeres, there was excellent participation in the campaign "Let's Clean Up Our Mexico" (“Limpiemos Nuestro México” ), organized by the TV network "Azteca". This morning dozens of young people worked together to clean in of the most emblematic locations on the island, the Macax Lagoon. Executives of TV Azteca had approached the Mayor about joining the campaign, and the response of the municipality was positive and immediate. The Municipal Youth Agency and the Ecology Department organized teams of youths, and the day was very successful. A considerable amount of trash was collected including glass, cork (corcho), plastic (PET), and plastic bags, among other things.

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Noticias de  Quequi......

Awaiting the conclusion of Rueda Medina

Esperan la conclusión de Rueda Medina

0 25 de mayo de 2014 
A few days ago a private company began the work of the final step of the renovation of Rueda Medina, which began five years ago, but the last step of moving the overhead wires underground was not completed. When installation of the underground wires is completed,  the overhead wires will be removed. Rueda Medina is the main street downtown.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Los empresarios esperan que ahora si concluya su mejoramiento.
European tourists arriving


Repunta la llegada de europeos Repunta la llegada de europeos

0 25 de mayo de 2014 
Nautical tourism service providers took advantage of the good weather to provide tours, a situation that has given respite to the economy. Hotel occupancy improved significantly during the weekend, with the improved weather, which was favorable for aquatic activities. The seamen of Isla Mujeres who have received their whale shark permits commented that hurricane season officially starts on June 1, but that this is no cause for concern or unnecessary alarm for tourism. They are now seeking to follow up on agreements made during the recent Tianguis Turistico of Mexico, and they recognize that activities improve gradually. An increase in European visitors has been reported. The whale shark tour providers said in spite of the new policies of whale shark sighting management plan, they plan to make the best of the season which only lasts four months.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Las condiciones climatológicas contribuyeron a la notable mejoría que registró la ocupación hotelera durante el fin de semana.
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Merchants "hit" by low season

“Golpea” a comercio temporada baja

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  by Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
CAÍDA. Los pocos visitantes han dejado de comprar artesanías.

There has been a notable drop in tourism in Isla Mujeres, where visitors have been scarce at this jewel of the Mexican Caribbean, and there are only a few tourists who are mostly foreigners.
  There were fewer tourists seen yesterday at the beaches and in the streets of Isla Mujeres, and. it is estimated that sales have dropped 30 percent.

Read more: “Golpea” a comercio temporada baja
Cleaning Makax lagoon 
Clearing out the trash transfer facility
LIMPIA. La depuración en la Unidad de Trasferencia de Residuos Sólidos ayuda a evitar la proliferación de la fauna nociva.

The volume of accumulated trash at the Trash Transfer facility has been significantly reduced with the ongoing removal of tonnes of trash, after it  had reached almost 80% of capacity This has pleased residents of the area, who have noted that flies and odors have disappeared and they can enjoy opening their windows.

(These photos were with each other's articles online in Respusta; I swapped them around)

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Sinking caused by lack of ballast
Falta de lastre, causa del hundimientoVer mas

This has the same information as previously translated, noting that the crew allegedly neglected to fill the shrimping boat Fibesco 137 with enough fuel to provide ballast, which contained 100 liters when it should have had about 50 m3 of diesel, and it appears that this is one of the most important factors that caused it to capsize. Four of the five crew members escaped after it suddenly heeled over, went sideways, and sank within minutes, but the body of the fifth crewman, Rafael Ramirez Poot, was found in the bunk area of one of the cabins. It is unknown why he was unable to escape. The Port Authority took the initial statements from the crew, which are turned over to the Directorate General of the Merchant Marine.

Punished: The Makax lagoon
Castigado, el cuerpo lagunar de la Makax[+] Ver mas
There was a clean up on Sunday by dozens of young people over a mile long area, in  Sac Bajo. This was part of a campaign organized by a TV network, coordinated by the municipal  Ecology Department and municipal Youth Agency. A considerable amount of trash was removed from this lagoon which is considered a "nursery" for aquatic life. The reporter says the three levels of governmental authorities have not been effective at protecting this important area of our environment. The municipal director of the Ecology Department, Cristina Medina, recently announced her intention to follow up on a two decade old plan within this year which proposes to declare this a reserve, to ensure its care and protection.
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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 w Frequencia

       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.

Saturday afternoon 3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant




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 23 World Turtle 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, and has begun.

Early May -  Nov.  Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting

Whale Shark Festival TBA  ~ late June-early July?

 Women's Fishing Tournament  TBA

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

Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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