Thursday, May 15, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, May 15 The Afternoon Edition

  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 ....

Urging Customs to give better service to the tourists

Urge mejorar atención a turistas en Aduana

Miércoles, 14 de Mayo de 2014 20:51

Ante severos perjuicios

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Due to the lack of a permanent or constant presence of a Custom's office in Isla Mujeres, there have been complaints by foreigners who arrive via boats who sometimes have to wait hours or sometimes even days. An American, who travels around the world, complained today after waiting several hours, even though confirmation had been made by phone with Customs. Witnesses said they have seen foreigners waiting for hours, and the Customs agents must often be called by phone to come to the island, although the office should provide service to foreigners on weekdays. Witnesses explained that owners of boats entering Mexico are required to process their Temporary Import Permit, which allows them to have their boat in Mexican waters and to navigate without problems.  
"Shielding" the whale sharks

 To avoid becoming victims of the large ships 

“Blindarán” al tiburón ballena

Miércoles, 14 de Mayo de 2014 20:50

Para evitar que sean víctimas de grandes barcos

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 Given the severe injuries that dozens of whale sharks have suffered, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas ( Conanp ) requested that the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT ) designate an exclusion zone for the transit of large ships in the area where the world's largest fish are watched. This was confirmed by the former director of the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve, Francisco Remolina Suárez, who said that this measure seeks to prevent more accidents among the community of whale sharks swimming in the area .
      Due to  the situation is caused by the passage of cruise ships and cargo ships in the area where this species emerges, (several miles north-northeast of Isla Contoy National Park), soon the Merchant Marine Department, under the SCT ,  should make an international announcement concerning changing the route of these vessels crossing the Yucatan Channel, since presumably there have been several deaths of this species.
       According to the workers in this sector , it is common to see animals of this species killed or injured every year or every season.
Mayan ruins found during excavation of the area occupied by the Mundaca Hacienda 

Hallan vestigios mayas

Miércoles, 14 de Mayo de 2014 20:47

Durante excavación realizada en el área que ocupa la Hacienda Mundaca

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As a result of excavation work in the area occupied by the Mundaca Hacienda, at least five chultunes or cisterns have been found, which Maya often built underground to store food and water, according to information leaked by City staff. Each chultun has an average depth of about 2.5 meters, with a small opening of 60-70 centimeters. The structures were found a few meters from the west side of Marcario Diaz's home, which is located about 200 meters from the entrance of the Mundaca Hacienda.
  Additionally it is thought that there may be a buried structure under the mound where the spider monkey cage was located, according to an anonymous expert. The INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) is expected to make a detailed report soon on the findings within the grounds of the hacienda of the ex-pirate.
  It is also noted that there are plans for the federal government to rescue the Hispanic church complex "Boca Iglesia", located within a perimeter of about 30 hectares of private land. (It is located up the coast, within Continental Area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, near Cape Catoche. LINK to article written by our municipal historian. It is accessed by sea. HERE is a video about it, with narration in Spanish)
   According to the expert, in the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, there are more unexplored sites with archeological remains, and there may be a row of sites from Ranch Viejo to Francisco May, which connected with El Meco, which was a regional port for trade in the Caribbean waters.
Participants of Regatta al Sol XXVIII declared Distinguished Guests 

Los declaran huéspedes distinguidos

Miércoles, 14 de Mayo de 2014 20:47

A participantes de XXVIII Regata al Sol

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ISLA MUJERES, 14 de mayo.-  XXVIII Regata al Sol.
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This information has been translated previously.  

Honoring teachers

Agapito recognizes their invaluable work with children and youths

Aplaude a maestros

Aplaude a maestros


Agapito les reconoce invaluable labor con niños y jóvenes

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Mayor Agapito Magana Sanches congratulated Profesor Lisbeth Araceli Cervera Gio for her 25 years of service. As a prelude to the celebration of the Teacher's Day, the Mayor visited the Benito Juarez Middle School. On May 15th a civic ceremony will be held in colonia la Gloria at 9am to honor teachers, and the City is planning to host a dinner in upcoming days to honor the staff of schools on the island and in the Continental Zone. Awards will be given to teachers who have given 25, 30, or 40 years of service, and there will be a raffle for an automobile, which will be conducted by the Teacher's Union Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE).

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Protecting the route of the whale sharks

  • Prevén blindar ruta del tiburón

    Medio Ambiente

    Prevén blindar ruta del tiburón

    0 14 de mayo de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- El objetivo es excluir de la zona a los grandes barcos que pueden matar a la especie.
  • Descubren vestigios mayas en Mundaca
    Mayan ruins discovered at Mundaca Hacienda


    Descubren vestigios mayas en Mundaca

    0 14 de mayo de 2014 
    This has the same information as the article above, noting that the discovery was made by chance, and now the INAH is in charge of the investigation. Preliminary calculations indicate they need to excavate an area of about two thousand square meters. It is thought that the City is absorbing the cost of this research, which will be announced very shortly.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se está realizando un excavación en la ex hacienda.       

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Holes endanger pedestrians

City workers removed benches, lamps, and kiosks from the Eastern Malecon downtown, because their usefulness was over due to rust, but they "forgot" to cover the holes left behind. Sandra Tuyub Moo, who lives nearby on Carlos Lazo Avenue, said she likes to bring her kids there to play, where there are fresh breezes. She complained to the reporter about the holes, and said that the light at night is not good, and she is worried that her children could fall in a hole. The reporter visited the location, which is two blocks from City Hall, and verified that there are uncovered areas where structures were removed.

 por esto

Planning to eliminate paragraph "P"

Pretenden suprimir el inciso “p”[+] Ver mas
This article is about a labor agreement with city workers which will be signed on June 12th, Day of the Bureaucrat , which is being reviewed. There may be some additions and deletions, including a deletion in clause "P" in Article 66, which reads: "The Council will pay the amount of a fortnight's wages for unionized workers at the end of their administration." At the end of the former administration, this was not covered due to financial problems, and the 120 union members were only given 500 pesos each. There is another clause concerning property tax discounts up to 500 pesos for union members that may have an amendment concerning the word "or".

Welcomed as Distinguished Guests
Confirman el decreto de hermandad[+] Ver mas

Preventing the "herding" of customers
Impidan “pastoreo” de clientes.. [+] Ver mas
Business owners are complaining about the practice of leading tourists to certain stores, which is employed by some boats who bring tourists to the island. There was a promise made by officials to stop this old practice, and store owners want the Director of Tourism to intervene. They want the leaders of the business organizations to pressure the municipal authorities to apply the regulations and stop this practice, and they say it is time to update the Tourist Assistance Regulations Reglamento de Atención al Turista. The complainants, who included Julieta Fabián Beltrán and Mauricio Rodríguez Díaz, said the employees of the Albatros catamaran are among those committing this practice, and they complained about tourists being directed to the jewelry store of Fernando Santos.

First State Congress of Young Environmentalists
Primer Congreso Estatal de Jóvenes Ambientalistas[+] Ver mas
The municipal Department of Ecology is organizing the First State Congress of Young Environmentalist which will take place in Isla Mujeres on June 4th & 5th. Many issues will be addressed at this conference and each delegation will present a paper on an environmental problem of the municipality, and proposals will be made for monitoring and solving the problem. There are also plans to hold a parade with an environmental theme. Issues to be considered include the contamination of lakes and lagoons, issues concerning underwater life, and the level of harassment encountered by the whale sharks during the four months when they feed within the National Park of Isla Contoy and outside the reserve.
   Students from the middle schools of the state of Quintana Roo are invited to participate, and each delegation shall consist of two students and an adviser. The choice of participants is at the discretion of each school. Accommodations and food will be provided by the government of Isla Mujeres, but transportation is the responsibility of each participating municipality.  Those who are interested can make contact by phone or email at , (01) 9982742579 and There is a poster with this information, which was provided by the municipal Director of Ecology Christina Medina.
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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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants

A video promoting Mexico that I like....Mexico In Your Senses by Willy Sousa

 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. Yesterday, Wednesday, we enjoyed a mix of music that included blues by SeBlue.)
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
Feliz Dia de Maestros! 
Moonrise tonight: 8:25 

May 29 Thursday Ascension Day

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



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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