Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, June 29 The Afternoon Edition

  The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in June!, 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 June.   

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 ....

Evaluation of the hurricane shelters

Evalúan los refugios

Miércoles, 28 de Mayo de 2014 21:25

Con miras a instalación de Comité de Huracanes 2014

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  In advance of the formation of the Hurricane Committee ( Comité Operativo Especializado en Fenómenos Hidrometeorológicos 2014), the Department of Civil & Fire Protection reviewed the hurricane shelters. The Hurricane season begins June 1 and concludes November 30th. There are seven shelters on the island and five in the Continental Zone, with a capacity for 1930 people. The largest shelter is at the south part of the Island, with a capacity for 350 people, while the Navy can shelter up to 200 people. The primary school Julio Sauri Espinosa has a capacity for 240 people.
       In a hurricane they may consider establishing temporary centers of 'collection' centros de acopio temporales at the City Hall and Community Center. There will be details announced by the Hurricane Committee, which will coordinate with the State Hurricane Committee, which is also being formed.

Queen to be crowned on Saturday

For festivities celebrating Naval Day 

El sábado coronan a Embajadora 2014

Miércoles, 28 de Mayo de 2014 21:24

De festejos a la Marina

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The queen/ambassador of Naval Day will be crowned by the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, on the City Square at 8pm on Saturday, May 31, and she will be selected on May 30th, after nominations at the City Council room.
   A photo exhibition will be on display in the first floor of the City Hall for a week, beginning on Saturday, with themes of nautical activities, and will include participation by the ferry companies Ultramar and Magana, as well as the Navy.  The formal ceremony will occur on Sunday morning, which honors sailors killed in the line of duty and includes placing  a wreath in the bay. It will be followed by sporting activities on the beaches and at various sports facilities on June 1st, Dia de la Marina
Big fiesta celebrating  “Día de la Marina”: Showing gratitude

Fiesta en grande

Miércoles, 28 de Mayo de 2014 21:00

La que enmarcará “Día de la Marina” en el municipio: Agradecimiento

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There will be a festival in the town square on May 31st, beginning at 7pm, with a presentation of grupos artisticos, and a photographic exhibition, as well as the coronation of the queen of the festivities. On June 1, when the wreath is laid on the sea in memory of those who died in the line of duty, there will be boats available for islanders to participate in the event, at the concrete pier at 10:30am. There will be recreational activities for the whole family at the Posada beach, starting at 12:30pm. In Isla Mujeres, Dia de la Marina, June 1st, is an important day because the Naval base on the island is an important part of the community, providing service in environmental contingencies (storms & hurricanes), as well as many other activities which assist the municipal authorities.

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Noticias de  Quequi......

Organizing whale shark festival

  • Organizan festival del tiburón ballena


    Organizan festival del tiburón ballena

    0 28 de mayo de 2014 
          The municipal Department of Tourism, in coordination with the municipal Department of Culture, are organizing the Whale Shark Festival, which is expected to attract tourism. Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, director of Tourism, said that this annual Festival celebrating the world's largest fish will begin on July 20th, but unlike previous years when it took place on a weekend, this year the event will last for a week.  
          There will be cultural and artistic activities, as well as the coronation of a queen/ambassador. There will be contests, a parade with floats, lectures about whale sharks, and a group of foreigners are painting murals at several strategic points in Isla Mujeres. There will be sand sculpture competitions at the beach, and activities at the Town Square. It is possible that there may be a guest invited as the Celebrity Ambassador, but this is being analyzed.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se prevé que la celebración se realice a partir del 20 julio.


    Fines by PROFECO total over 3 million pesos

    Multas de Profeco podrían superar los 3 MDPMultas de Profeco podrían superar los 3 MDP

    0 28 de mayo de 2014
          During three days of inspections by PROFECO, the Federal Consumer Protection agency, they reviewed 14 businesses, of which only one was found to be following all of the rules. The rest were given sanctions that can range between 640 pesos and 3 million pesos.   
           There were 20 inspections intended, but the other six businesses were closed, and it is presumed that they were alerted by a rumor. Among those that did not pass inspection, there were signs posted advising of the different irregularities that were encountered, and in some cases there was merchandise that was impounded. 
           Now there will be administrative procedures that could last between one and two weeks, with the possibilities of a second inspection later. It there is recidivism, the fine could increase and reach even more than three million pesos. Mitigating circumstances will be considered such as the willingness of the merchant to remedy the problem.

    Por Carlos Gasca> Quequi .- Fueron 14 negocios inspeccionados y sólo uno logro salir libre de sanciones.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Fumigation of homes in colonia La Gloria

Fumigan casas de la colonia La Gloria

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
.The municipal Vectors department is visiting the various colonias of the isle fighting mosquitoes which transmit dengue with fumigation and eliminating places where they can breed, which includes entering houses (with permission.) Last night they were seen spraying in the vicinity of the new hospital, which is in La Gloria, and in some areas of vegetation in Sac Bajo. The workers told the reporter they were not authorized to release information and referred him to the departmental office. The work continued most of the night, fumigating areas where the larvae of the mosquito that transmit dengue could breed. Residents applaud this work, since due to recent rains, the pesky insects had already begun to appear in large quantities.
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Restablecen ferrys servicio de cruce

Restoring ferry service 

  • Written by Diario Respuesta Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
The Magana ferry company is providing normal service, after their boats were given maintenance. During that time, another slower boat replaced them, but now the service is back to normal. They cross between Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres, and the company is located in the heart of Isla Mujeres, on Rueda Medina, two blocks from City Hall.
Read more: Restablecen ferrys servicio de cruce
Celebrating Dia de la Marina 

Civil Protection agency reviews 12 shelters 

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Preparations for Dia de la Marina
Preparativos por el Día de la Marina+] Ver mas

Congress of young environmentalists from around the state
Congreso estatal de jóvenes ambientalistas[+] Ver mas
Of the ten municipalities in the state, seven have already confirmed that they will be sending young environmentalists to the conference being held in Isla Mujeres on June 4th & 5th. The deadline for registration is next Monday. The municipalities who have not yet registered are Cozumel, Lazaro Cardenas, and Othon P Blanco.
      Two middle school students with an adviser will represent their municipality, and raise issues that are specific to their community. Each delegation will present a submission about an environmental problem in their municipality, and on the second day there will be proposals for monitoring and solving the problem.
      The municipality of Isla Mujeres is providing lodging and meals, while travel costs are the responsibility of their municipal government. There are plans to hold a parade with an environmental theme.
     Possible topics for the ten delegations to discuss concerning Isla Mujeres could include that Salina Grande, Makax Lagoon, and Chcmuchmuch Lagoon all need attention, or the concerns about whale sharks being 'harassed' by dozens of boats of licensees carrying tourists between May and September.

Islander soccer players in state selection
Futbolistas isleños en selección estatal [+] Ver mas
Three outstanding young soccer players from Isla Mujeres will represent Quintana Roo in the category "Under 17" at the National Olympiad in Tamaulipas next month. They will travel on June 30th to the competition which ends on June 9.  They are Edwin Alcocer Acosta, Wenceslao Trejo Caamal and José Alberto Cervantes Pool, and there is the possibility that  Mario Interián Caamal could participate if an alternate is needed, should someone be unable to participate.
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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

7pm Town Square:  Coronation of Ambassador/Queen, photographic exhibition, presentations by grupos artisticos

June Events:

June 1 Dia de la Marina

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

Commemoration of those who died in line of duty including placement of wreath onto the Bay. 

10:30am boats are available to take civilians out into the bay from the concrete pier for the wreath ceremony

12:30pm Posada Beach: Recreational activities

 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”



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

Early May -  Nov.  Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting

Whale Shark Festival July last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more. 

 Women's Fishing Tournament  June 14

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

Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


1 comment:

  1. How about a translation for Wednesday, May 28th.....?


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