Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, May 27 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 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 ....

A week without fast Magana ferries

Being repaired in dry dock

Una semana sin barcos rápidos

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 21:28

Los reparan en dique seco

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While the faster Magana ferries will be in dry dock for repairs, the slower "Caribbean Queen" will provide service. The crossing takes about 45 minutes, so departures are expected to be every hour and a half. This boat has a deeper draft, and is expected to provide crossings between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez for about a week.

Busy weekend for police with 20 arrests on the Island & mainland

Tourist left behind by friends after falling out of golf cart

Intensa actividad de la Policía

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 21:15

En fin de semana, con 20 detenciones

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The  Policía Municipal Preventiva (PMP) made ~20 arrests on the mainland and island this weekend, and responded to nearly half a dozen requests for assistance. Of the 13 arrests on Saturday for administrative offenses, 11 were on the island, and on Sunday there were six arrests, of which four were on the island.
      Additionally, the PMP responded to a distress call from some people whose boat had come loose, and the Navy assisted with rescuing it various meters from shore. The police also responded to a call from relatives of a tourist at the Posada beach who had convulsed and was attended to by the Red Cross paramedics and transported to the General Hospital. 
    The unusual story of the weekend was when a tourist fell off of a golf cart while traveling with friends, who failed to notice and did not return for him. Paramedics took him to the General Hospital, and it is unknown whether his companions came looking for him there. 
To administer 1200 polio vaccines during Health Week 

Se aplicarán mil 200 dosis de Sabin

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 21:06

Durante Semana de Salud

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With a goal of serving a population of 4700 children between the ages of two months and 12 years, the Second National Health Week was inaugurated in the kindergarten "Tlaloc" at 9am.  During this health campaign they intend to administer 1200 polio vaccines, 1200 doses of Vitamin A, and doses of albendazol to children between the ages of two and fourteen. (an anti parasitic). They will also be giving the second dose of the vaccine BPH to girls in fifth grade in public and private schools.
    These medications will also be available at the medical facilities of the island including Hospital Integral, el sanatorio del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), el consultorio del Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE), and el Hospital Naval between the hours of nine and four, on weekdays.
     On last Saturday, the vaccination modules were installed at various parts of the island, such as schools and parks. This week the medical staff will be visiting various public and private schools, both kindergartens and primary schools. The Second National Health Week was scheduled from May 24th thru 30th. 

DIF & PEACE unite forces

Offering free dental services to people in La Gloria

dif y Peace unen fuerzas

Lunes, 26 de Mayo de 2014 20:33

Ofrecen servicios dentales gratuitos a la población, en La Gloria

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The social service agency, DIF (System for Integral Family Development), held a Dental Clinic, with support from the association PEACE, providing free services to the community of Isla Mujeres. Approximately 100 people were treated, in addition to promoting oral health care in the community. This was a significant contribution to the budgets of islanders, because normally the cost of these services is high.
     The services provided included consultations, extractions, and cleanings, at the Community Center in La Gloria, between 9am and 4pm. This was made possible with the invaluable support from PEACE, with the collaboration of Lauten Jhonson (sic), and a large group of doctors and volunteers who donated their time and expertise for the benefit of the island. They will be offering this service again on the island on Thursday, May 29th, (and on the mainland at the Rancho Viejo Community Center on May 27 & 28.)

Digitalizing the Catastro department

Se digitalizará Catastro
Catastre is the department that registers property, and with digitization of their database,  a 40 percent increase in tax collection is expected.  This project includes monitoring and endorsement by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI).  Isla Mujeres will be the fifth municipality, of the ten in the state, to incorporate this cutting edge technology. Far reaching benefits are anticipated, both economically and for planning & development, especially in the Continental Zone.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Island seamen receiving their permits


Claman por permisos náuticos isleños

0 26 de mayo de 2014 
Some Islanders have already received their permits for whale shark tours, while others expect their authorization to arrive today or tomorrow. The season officially started on May 15th and the providers of Holbox got a head start, but most of the licensees of Isla Mujeres are at peace (ellos están tranquilos). They view it as a good policy to reduce the number of permits, because only in this way will everyone have a chance. (There was a federal policy change to no longer allow one person to hold multiple permits. This is expected to free up about 50 permits, which are expected to be distributed to individual applicants.)
   The permits that the seamen are awaiting come from the federal government, via the Wildlife Agency. Then they obtain another permission from the Harbor Master, so they expect to be waiting another day. Now that the weather has become favorable, they are looking forward to taking advantage of the season, and joining the licensees who already have their permits in Isla Mujeres.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Aún faltan permisos de la Capitanía            
Suspende operaciones Transportes marítimos


Suspende operaciones Transportes marítimos

0 26 de mayo de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Dos de sus embarcaciones  reciben
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

PEACE Association offers free dental consults

Computer system at HSBC bank was down for several hours 

Padecen por caída de sistema en banco

  • Written by Diario Respuesta Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

Both ATMs at HSBC bank were out of service for several hours, when their computer system was down, and they posted a notice on the front door. This was inconvenient for islanders, tourists, businesses, and especially for retirees who wanted to obtain their cash. This bank is located opposite the ferry terminal in Isla Mujeres. A cashier was asked when service would be restored, and the reply was that s/he did not know because they were not authorized to give out information.
Read more: Padecen por caída de sistema en banco

 por esto

Progress in renovation of the malecon
Avanza la rehabilitación del malecón[+] Ver mas

The second phase of the rehabilitation of the malecon Rueda Medina (main street) has begun. This project which was expected to be completed ~5 years ago. This work consists of preparing for the removal of the overhead wires, and their poles, for the use of underground lines. The company CITELUM has begun making grooves in the buildings and pavement opposite the port area, for the connection of power lines.

 Transportes Magana: In crisis

Transportes Magaña, en crisis[+] Ver mas
This has the same information as previously translated, noting that this company offers lower ticket prices than the other passenger ferry,  and the savings of 5-7 pesos appeals to workers. Hotel employee Juan Cruz commented, "We do not need luxury because we are crossing out of necessity, although we do have to tolerate these sorts of inconveniences." The company resumed service with the Caribbean Princess, after 5 days of interrupted service due to mechanical failures. The administration of the Magana company is in the hands of the sons of the late founder Raúl Magaña Carrillo.

Dental Health Campaign

Campaña de salud bucal [+] Ver mas
 This has the same information as previously translated, giving the dentist's name as Dr. Lauten Johnson. It also notes that according to a report in 2013, the Mexican dental market has a value of approximately 3,250 millions of pesos (I think in English numerics that is 3.25 billion), with an annual growth of 8.9 percent, a statistic that is insufficient to counteract the dental problems of Mexicans. The consumption of toothpaste and toothbrushes per capita is among the lowest on the continent, according to the Mexican Dental Association (ADM). Nine out of ten (85%) Mexicans have problems with cavities, and over 90% have gingivitis, an oral bacterial disease that causes inflammation and bleeding gums.

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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 28 9am at Naval Club: Mother's Day Brunch by the Naval Wives.. 120p donations benefit the Naval Hospital & includes a special gift. You can pay at the door, and you can contact Sue McDonald Lo via fb to make a reservation.

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

May 30 - 6pm Election of the Queen of the Dia de la Marina in the City Council Room
May 31  Festival at Town Square: Coronation of the Queen, Presentation of Artistic Groups, Photographic Exposition
June 1 Noon El Pescador Baseball Field  Tournament

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. Holbox seamen have permits, follow the news for updates on Isla Mujeres licensees.

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?


1 comment:

  1. Has the new ferry terminal opened yet? Thought that it was supposed to open on 5/15 with an official ceremony. Leo


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