Monday, June 9, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events, Monday June 9 The Afternoon Edition & Yesterday's Translations

  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! 

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   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Woman motorcyclist hit taxi in colonia Salinas

Se estampa en taxi en la Salinas

Domingo, 08 de Junio de 2014 23:23

Mujer motociclista

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A 17 year old female motorcyclist ran into a taxi that was parked, at 11:15pm, on Jesus Martinez Ross Avenue in colonia Salinas. The taxi #03 was stationary, while waiting for a passenger to disembark, and the teenager was believed to be distracted and speeding, and she used the brakes too late and her body literally "flew", hitting the back part of the taxi. The police and Red Cross arrived, and she was taken to the General Hospital, with minor injuries. She was taken to the City of Cancun for specialty care and to rule out a head injury, via the Interceptor boat of the Navy, and transported by the Red Cross when she reached the mainland. The police determined that she was at fault  and will be responsible for the cost of the damages to the cab. * see Por Esto...cabbie says she skidded but didn't hit his car. 

Hoteliers expecting good results: After meeting with from Tianguis Turistico 

Esperan buenos resultados

Domingo, 08 de Junio de 2014 23:15

Hoteleros, tras reunión con empresa de en Tianguis Turístico

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Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, representative of the HIM, Hotels of Isla Mujeres, spoke about the importance of the meeting with,  as well as,, and other major companies in the travel tourism industry, as a consequence of participation in Tianguis Touristica.  She said the improvement in the hotel occupancy statistics between 2013 and 2014 indicate the importance of working with this agency, with almost immediate results.  The hotels are offering accommodation packages, and the company includes photos and video in the promotions, which are disseminated digitally, internationally.
State Baseball League season begins: Pescadores beat Guerreros 

Inauguración de lujo

Domingo, 08 de Junio de 2014 23:12

Pescadores pasan sobre Guerreros, en Liga Estatal de Béisbol

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The opening game had been postponed for a week due to poor weather, and the weather was beautiful on Sunday. Special guests attended, as well as island families to watch the local team defeat the team from Chetumal with a score of seven to six.


Overseeing CENDI

Marthy ensures attention to quality of children's care

Supervisa Cendi

Sábado, 07 de Junio de 2014 20:50

Marthy garantiza atención de calidad a menores

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The staff of the DIF, social service agency, visited CENDI, the Child Development Center, as part of their routine scheduled activities, to ensure the children of working parents are receiving optimum care. Attention was paid to many areas, including the feeding of the children. There had been some rumors about this. It is noted that the toddlers eat between 12 and 1pm, then they take a nap, and they leave between three and four in the afternoon when their parents pick them up, and this is why they are sometime hungry when they get home. At the meeting, the principal said that for her and the staff of CENDI, what is most important is the children, and those who desire more food may have as many plates as many times as is recommended.
      Informal monthly meetings will be held with the parents. There was a complaint from some parents about concerns that some employees are trying to instill the Catholic religion, and Marthy Vargas Medina pledged to look into the situation and to assure that the education would be secular. The participation and presence of parents is welcomed, and constant communication is encouraged to ensure harmony and the goal of giving adequate attention and love to the small ones so that  they will be good human beings later in life.

Harbor Master intensifies surveillance of boats 

Naúticos continúan en la mira

Sábado, 07 de Junio de 2014 20:49

Capitanía intensificará vigilancia

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Monitoring of water vessels will be intensified to avoid accidents to protect the physical safety of visitors and to care for protected species. The Harbor Master said this is in response to numerous accidents recently in the Bay of Isla Mujeres, and the Puerto Juarez and Cancun areas. These include the boat that sank with 12 tourists aboard, and the shrimp boat that sank recently resulting in the death of a fisherman. There was also  the collision of an Ultramar ferry with another boat near the Cancun hotel zone, a jet ski accident, and other incidents that affect the image of this tourist destination.
    The representative from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) said they are working with the Navy and with the State, and with the federal Ministry of the Environment & Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to protect the whale sharks according to environmental standards, and with systematic operations. The SEMARNAT representative said the vast majority of the licensees are adhering to the new rules of operation under the Management Plan. He said their primary commitment is to take care of this resource, and if the whale sharks are not respected,  permits can be disabled and economic penalties can be invoked, up to three thousand dollars. He said a fast majority of the permit holders are committed to the conservation of the species, and this is why they have been granted permission to continue working.


 Tvisla Mujeres

23 hours ago...
Last night municipal police arrested Nemecio Xiu Yuit, 18, from Merida, Yucatan, for allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle downtown. The police report said he was under the influence of alcohol, but during detention he admitted involvement in several motorcycle thefts.

La policía municipal de Isla Mujeres logró anoche la detención de Nemecio Xiu Yuit de 18 años, originario Merida Yucatán. El joven fue detenido luego de que intentara robar una motocicleta en el primer cuadro de la ciudad. De acuerdo al informe policiaco, el sujeto se encontraba bajo los efectos del alcohol, pero durante su detención reconoció haber participado en varios robos de motocicletas!

Noticias de  Quequi......

New plan of operation: Harbor Master



    Ajustan las condiciones de náuticos

    Ajustan las condiciones de náuticos 0 08 de junio de 2014
    Recently seamen were complaining about the Harbor Master closing the port due to instability of the sea. The Harbor Master said that after several accidents at sea, he decided to use extra caution, which is preferable to regretting the death of tourists which would mar the season. He recognized that these have been difficult times for the tour operators, with the entry or threat of various types of weather, but that it is always better to be safe than sorry. The whale shark season will conclude on September 15th, and the seamen seek to get in as many tours as possible.  

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Capitanía reconoce nuevo plan operativo.



    Concerns about protective wall

    Advierten riesgo en muro de contención

    Advierten riesgo en muro de contención     0 08 de junio de 2014

    Por CARLOS GASCA > Quequi .- Los vecinos temen que ante contingencia la estructura se fracture o colapse.
I recently translated an article similar to this one. This article also notes this wall protects more than 600 homes and the last rehabilitation has been over five years. It says there are concerns because the enclosures of the stones have deteriorated, and now they could become missiles in a hurricane.



Fishermen continue to wait for assistance

Pescadores continúan en la espera de apoyos

0 07 de junio de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca .-ar.

The fishermen are still awaiting governmental assistance, and were unable to go out during the recent bad weather. They said the mayor had promised to negotiate with the State government to supply economic aid or food benefits. Many families depend on this activity and their economic situation is difficult.   They have been expecting a state funded program offering temporary jobs during this four month ban on lobster.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Invitation to enjoy reading

Llaman a disfrutar el encanto de leer

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres 
Isla Mujeres will participate in the Reading Festival held from June 12-22, which will also take place in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and Playa del Carmen.  The cultural festival,  “Palibrarte 2014” will be held in the Town Square, with efforts coordinated between government and civil partners.  They will promote book donations and exchange, to give more people access to the wonderful world of books.  
     The “Juegos Florales de Isla Mujeres 2014” literary contest is being renewed after an absence of 14 years.  The prizes will include a stay on Isla Mujeres and 20,000 pesos. This is a unique contest in the state of Quintana Roo, and the winners will be announced nationally on December 8th.

Read more: Llaman a disfrutar el encanto de leer

Veteran baseball players battle for title

Pescadores beat Guerreros 

Colonia lacks street lights 

Carece colonia de alumbrado público

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Resident of Sac Bajo, Felipe Chan said after the rains some of the streetlights in his neighborhood are not working. He said he complained to the CFE without a response yet, so he wants the mayor to intervene. He says he works taking care of a home owned by foreigners ('gabachos' ), and at night he hears strange noises that cause him fear, because he says there are young people who go out at night to party, get drunk and smoke drugs. 
    He said with the lack of street lighting, has come an accumulation of trash, which the winds sweep into the lagoon. He said he knows he is just a simple laborer, and that the Mayor has many important things to do, but he just asks that some workers be sent to repair the lights, because if there was light, the youths would not come there to drink. 
Giving attention to the disabled 

Dan atención especial a los discapacitados

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
La Unidad Básica de Rehabilitación (UBR), de Isla Mujeres, provides care to islanders with temporary or permanent disabilities offering services including care and rehabilitation, heath education, medical assessments, various therapeutic modalities, patient monitoring, family workshops, training and guidance, social integratin, and information talks, as well as talks to raise awareness. 
    They treat many kinds of disabilities including those that are a consequence of neurological damage, degenerative diseases, trauma, surgical sequelae, and articular conditions. Physical activities involve use of parallel bars, ramps, pulleys, stationary bike, and others. They offer hydrotherapy and electrotherapy with transcutaneous stimulation.
Read more: Dan atención especial a los discapacitados

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Neighbors detain alleged motorcycle thief
Vecinos detienen a ratero de motocicletas[+] Ver mas
The 18 year old Yucatecan was arrested Saturday night after being detained by residents, who were aided by police, and he was charged with the suspected theft of a black motorcycle. While in detention and under the influence of alcohol, he admitted to involvement in several motorcycle thefts. An investigation has begun which could lead to clarification in a number of unsolved cases. Motorcycles are the main means of transport on the island and have become the target of robberies in recent years, and there has been a half dozen that have not been recovered in the past three years, when the problem worsened.

Cab driver Alfredo Ortiz, who operates taxi #03, said that the 17 year old Guadalupe Uicab did not make contact with his vehicle when she skidded, and said he reported that in his statement. She hit the pavement when she lost control of her moto, as she was coming down avenue Jesus Martinez, near the grade school Cesar Mendoza. There were more accidents in recent days due to the rains.

Literary contest returns
Retoman concurso literario [+] Ver mas


Storm grates: Potential pedestrian hazard
Trampa humana, rejillas de aguas pluviales[+] Ver mas
There are still storm grates in colonia Salina that are broken and in need of repair, due to corrosion and weight placed on them. They have caused damage to pedestrians, including a tourist, an employee of a nearby bar, and children,  as well as damage to tires. They are located near the Sports Unit / Unidad Deportiva and the ballpark El Pescador, where there are about 300 linear meters of grates that need replacing.
   There are also areas of uneven sidewalks that can be hazardous. Recently an elderly visitor tripped on a sidewalk near the Posada del Mar and broke her left ankle. This was confirmed by X rays at the Naval hospital, where she was taken via taxi, after going to the General Hospital, because the Naval Hospital offers this service.  Although her plan had been was to  walk around on the island, she ended up in a wheelchair for several weeks, and will be returning to her place of origin to finish recuperating from this unfortunate accident.

Tricycle drivers under threat of "Wato" (Taxi union leader)
Tricicleros bajo amenazas del Wato[+] Ver mas
There is a disagreement over the right of the tricycle drivers to transport tourist luggage to their hotels, between their cooperative and the taxi union. The tricycle drivers have turned to the municipal authorities with the intention to stop the legal proceeding that was begun on December 14th  by the taxi unions leader  Eduardo Peniche Rodriguez, “El Wato". The Director of Tourism Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco said they must continue to work within the law and  said he has prohibited the tricycle drivers to take suitcases to the hotels, and this must only be done by taxi cabs. This has sparked unrest and the tricyclista cooperative members are seeking legal means to defend themselves.
   Because of the proximity of the ferry docks  to many hotels, there are tourists who insist on going to their hotels without using the taxis, and some of them ask the tricycle drivers to transport their bags. Many of them are in favor of slowing climate change, and prefer this method of transport, but they are hampered by the taxi drivers. As a mediator, the director of Tourism offered support for the tricycle drivers by suggesting they park at a spot that is near the Office of Tourism, where they could wait to carry suitcases of tourists and local people.

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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



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 9   Monday  9-4,diabetes and hypertension screening at Red Cross,  free
June 12 Thursday  Artist Fair on the Square 4 - 9
June 12  7:10 pm Full Moon rise in east, an hour later nightly. Sunset 7:30

The First International Women's Fishing Tournament ( Primer Torneo Internacional Femenil de Pesca) “La Dorada del Caribe”,  will take place June 13 & 14th. The first place prize is a golf cart, worth over 80,000 pesos, and the second prize is a trip to Havana Cuba, which includes airfare and lodging, and the third prize is a motorcycle. Other prizes include staying at an all inclusive hotel, annual membership to the gym "Energy" in Cancun, swimming with the dolphins certificates, and other sponsors and prizes are still being arranged.
   The Captain's dinner will be June 13th and the tournament will begin the next morning at 8am. The weighing in will take place from 2pm to 5pm with the awards at 6pm, at the Posada beach. Women who are interested in registering may obtain more information from the Municipal Tourism office or they can call 87 70307, or visit the official City (Ayuntamiento) website for rules and entry form.Information from Diario Q Roo, June 3.

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”
June 15 Sunday Father's day (always the third Sunday in June)
June 21 Saturday  Summer Solstice

Festival at Capt. Dulches....until dawn!



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?


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