Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, May 20 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 westofcuba@gmail.com 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 ....

Meeting of young environmentalists in June

Se reunirán jóvenes ambientalistas

Lunes, 19 de Mayo de 2014 21:50

En consejo estatal, en junio próximo

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The first State Council of Young Environmentalists will be held in Isla Mujeres on June 4th & 5th with an invitation sent to all the other municipalities of the state to send two representatives from their high school, with a counselor. So far five municipalities have confirmed their participation." The primary goal is to expose students to environmental issues in their municipality and to work together to propose possible solutions, and for the exchange of information among the participants ," said Christina Medina, municipal director of Ecology in Isla Mujeres. 
   A parade will take place, with the environment as its theme, with young people from the various municipalities participating, with 'uniforms' and carrying  banners representing their place of origin. 
   The municipal director of ecology said they have also begun preparations for the celebration of World Environment Day, on June 5, in coordination with the State Ministry of Ecology and Environment (SEMA).


Hit by hard rain

Flooding at critical points such as Hidlago


Pegan fuerte lluvias

Lunes, 19 de Mayo de 2014 20:42

Se registran encharcamientos en puntos críticos como la avenida Hidalgo

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The intense rain that occurred Saturday night, Sunday afternoon, and during the day on Monday halted activities on the island. There was some severe flooding at various points, and the most affected was Hidalgo avenue, as usual where dozens of shops selling crafts were at risk of suffering losses of merchandise. The workers, managers, and administrators were working from an early hour to prevent the accumulation of rain water and to keep it from entering their buildings. Families in various neighborhoods requested intervention by personnel of Civil Protection to clear the storm sewers. There was flooding of the sports fields, where the accumulated water is expected to prevent activities there tomorrow. The police blocked traffic by the soccer field in the vicinity of the police station for several hours, until the water stopped draining. There were also patrols in the area in colonia Salinas known as "El Acapulquito" to avoid an accident where a large puddle forms.

 Expecting success
Agapito announces Women's Fishing Tournament 

Será un éxito

Lunes, 19 de Mayo de 2014 20:29

Anuncia Agapito torneo de pesca femenil

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Following the success of the oldest and traditional tournament "Cosme A Martinez Magana", Isla Mujeres is preparing for another Grand Slam event with the First Women's International Fishing Tournament "La Dorada de Caribe" (~The Golden Treasure of the Caribbean). This event will take place Saturday, June 14, with the captain's dinner the evening before. In addition to the prizes for the winning boats, the mayor proposed that the winner be named as a Distinguished Citizen at an official session of the City Council, on the anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres. In conjunction with the tournament, there will be musical events and a contest for the "Golden Boy" and "Golden Girl" (la chica dorada y el chico dorado).

 Tvisla Mujeres

Some photos of the flooding today (yesterday) on Hidalgo Avenue (the pedestrian street, the first is taken at the intersection with Abasolo)

Algunas imágenes de la inundación hoy en la avenida Hidalgo (4 photos)

19 inmates transferred to Solidaridad while maintenance is being done on the jail
Trasladan al municipio de Solidaridad 19 reos de #IslaMujeres por mantenimiento a la cárcel… http://t.co/NRsJqD95rz
 Isla Mujeres youths win the 6th Rally del Agua (Water Rally) sponsored by the business Aguakan
Jóvenes isleños ganan el 6º Rally del Agua promovido por la empresa #Aguakán http://t.co/cHIQtU9cTf

Noticias de  Quequi......

Flooding causes loses for merchants

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Transferring inmates of Isla Mujeres

One female inmate and 17 male inmates were transferred at 10am from the municipal jail, with assistance from officers of the State Police, and the Navy.They are being taken to the city jail in Playa del Carmen, in the neighboring municipality of Solidaridad for 45 days, and were moved in vehicles via the ferry that goes to Punta Sam. 
      The Police Chief, Joaquin Acosta Poot explained that this is a temporary measure while improvements are made to the building.. The transfer took place under heavy security, and went mostly unnoticed by the islanders, due to the rain. 
Hurricane shelters are ready for families 

The shelters are ready if they are needed, and an invitation was extended to residents of the irregular colonia of Guadalulpana, in case they needed shelter from rain or flooding, since many live in flimsy homes. Members of the Navy made patrols and were monitoring for damage in the irregular colonia Guadalupania, and were ready to assist if anyone need shelter from the rain and flooding.  City official, Cesar Poot said the municipal employees have been following the mayor's instructions for the past two days and working proactively at areas that are known to flood. A tour was made and it was seen that city crews were clearing storm drains and it was reported that the two pumps to remove water were working without a hitch.
Rain cut internet service 

Due to heavy rains that occurred during four days, internet service was down at times, and would return and go down again. This was mostly noted at the southern part of the isle, including  la colonia La Gloria, Cañotal, Prolongación la Gloria, Sac-Bajo, and the area around Punta Sur. Sra Maricruz Navarrete said she has gone three days without internet in Sac Bajo, with a bad cable TV signal. 

 por esto

Moving prisoners to Playa del Carmen
Cuerda de reos hacia Playa del Carmen[+] Ver mas

Good results reported in annual collection for the Red Cross in Isla Mujeres

Reporta buenos resultados la colecta anual de la Cruz Roja en Isla Mujeres[+] Ver mas
 The information in the first half of this article has already been translated. Donations can be made to the HSBC bank account in the name of Cruz Roja, No. 4021784913 clave interbancaria/banking code:  021693040217849138”. Donations help defray operating costs which include salaries for paramedics and administrative staff, and payment of basic services like utilities, gasoline for the ambulance, vehicle maintenance, and oxygen.
   Between mid March and mid May, 50 people received attention (33 men & 17 women). There were 15 transfers for patients with heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, or mental problems. There were 20 transfers for physical trauma such as limb fractures, head trauma, and bleeding. "Por raspones", (? For minor incidents?  I'm guessing.  Literally it means For scratches, ),  for minor bleeding, fainting, and mental problems there were 15; for transfers from the dock for assistance at the General Hospital, there were 26, and service occurred in 14 events.

The commercial zone: Under water again
La zona comercial, de nuevo bajo el agua[+] Ver mas
The pumps were working at an early hour, but unfortunately the amount of water exceeded the pumping capacity, causing flooding in the commercial area of Hidalgo Avenue and Abasolo street. The heavy precipitation began at 8:20am when many of the businesses were open, causing damage to some goods when it rose over 40 centimeters in some areas. The rains are a remnant of cold front #55 which has affected the economy of the local businesses.

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

June Events:

Whale Shark Festival: date TBA. 

 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 has been delayed, permits expected to be issued ~this week.

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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