Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, June 11 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! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Presentation for students at City Hall: “Planeta Océano”

Presentan “Planeta Océano”

Martes, 10 de Junio de 2014 21:56

Ante nutrida participación de estudiantes, en Sala de Cabildo

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The ninety minute documentary "Planet Ocean" was shown to the students as part of World Ocean's Day, which included various activities to increase environmental awareness among the young people of Isla Mujeres. These included a beach cleanup last weekend that began at the Posada Beach. It included Media Luna beach, and students, city staff, and concession holders in the Federal Zone participated.

Link to trailer for "Planet Ocean" (above) 

Link to "Behind the scenes with the divers: Planet Ocean film" (below)

Promoting driver's education: Brochures with accident prevention information 

Fomentan educación vial

Martes, 10 de Junio de 2014 21:56

Entregan trípticos con medidas para prevenir accidentes

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  To raise awareness among drivers of the island, police officers were handing out brochures at the crosswalk downtown, as part of a ongoing campaign for road safety education. The recommendations included the following:  regularly review the electrical system, tires, brakes, wipers, lights, etc; to avoid accidents, change (dim?) lights and watch the distance with the vehicle in front of yours, don't pass on curves or hills  (no rebasar en curva o subida), and respect all traffic signs.

Controlling speed of boats in Sac Bajo & Makax Lagoon 

Controlarán velocidad de lanchas

Martes, 10 de Junio de 2014 21:55

En Sac-Bajo y Laguna Makax

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The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said they plan to install eight signs to reduce speed of vessels in Sac Bajo and Laguna Makax, because waves generated by speeding boats cause complaints when the boats at piers hit each other or the docks, causing damage. The speed limit is four knots, and two signs will be put at the entrance of each area, and two at the exit, so there will be four signs in Sac Bajo and four in Laguna Makax. The official noted that the old sign has deteriorated over time. Next week the date for this project will be announced.


Protecting 30 Loggerhead turtle nests at the Tortugranja

Protegen 30 nidos

Lunes, 09 de Junio de 2014 22:26

De la especie "cahuama", en instalaciones de la Tortugranja

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    Of the thirty nests being protected at the Tortugranja, three were found prior to May 15th, when the program started for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles. Of the thirty nests, 26 are loggerhead turtle eggs, three are hawksbill, and one has eggs from a green turtle (In Spanish they are called Cahuma, Carey, and Blanca.).
    The director of the Tortugranja, Raciel Rivero Cobá, said they have not encountered a single case of predation on the beaches of the island that are monitored, and that they have the assistance of the Navy and police.They are an endangered species, under permanent ban, and sale and consumption are prohibited by law. He said theft of the eggs and turtles was a problem in previous times, but people have adopted an understanding of the importance of protecting the species, and now such cases are practically nonexistent.
       During the five months of  the 2013 season, 165,000 eggs were protected. The official said they expect that number to be exceeded this year.

Finishing details for the women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"

Promises to make history

Promete hacer historia

Lunes, 09 de Junio de 2014 21:08

Afinan detalles del torneo de pesca femenil “La Dorada del Caribe”

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The organizing committee of the First International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" met to finalize the details of the event which will be held this weekend. It begins on Friday with the captains dinner, and the tournament and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 14th. The awards ceremonies will take place on the Posada beach with a joyous family festival since the next day, Sunday, is Father's Day.
      Prizes include a golf cart, a trip to Havana, accommodations at all inclusive hotels on the isle, memberships, and other prizes. The rules prohibit throwing any trash in the ocean or drinking alcoholic beverages on the boats, which must have the proper permits from CONAPESCA and the Harbor Master. If someone does not have them, they can be processed at the welcome dinner or before the starting gun. The Navy, Port Authority, and police ( Seguridad Pública & Tránsito) are working together to ensure the event runs smoothly and safely.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......


Accused motorcycle thief free on bail 


Liberan MP a ladrón de motos

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Nemecio Xiu Yuit, 18, who was arrested and accused of motorcycle theft, was released on bond of 10,000 pesos. He is a native of Merida, Yucatan, who confessed to having participated in several motorcycle robberies, saying there are several people who work in a coordinated manner, according to the Director of Public Safety Joaquin Poot Acosta (police chief). This provoked reactions on social networks since many islanders have suffered from theft of their motorcycle wheels.


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Cutting of mangroves

Report: Thirty sea turtle nests 

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Salina Grande: Without contamination
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The studies conducted by COFEPRIS, the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks concluded that the fish died in Salina Chica due to overheating and lack of oxygenation, and not due to contamination. According to their report, about one and a half tonnes of dead fish were removed, and a greater amount of litter including plastic, glass, and even broken, rusty appliances were extracted. The majority of the dead fish were tilapias, and other species that were much smaller. The rains began on the second day caused dead fish to stop appearing, which confirms that the problem was due to overheating. Another sign that they did not die from contamination is that the white gulls were eating them, and were not affected. However the albatross that initially grabbed fish, returned to drop it afterwards, without ingesting it.

To install signs for boats
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Drastic drop in hotel occupancy
Drástica caída en la ocupación hotelera [+] Ver mas
The low hotel occupancy of ~44% is reflected by the minimal number of visitors at the beach, most of whom are visiting for the day, and they are identifiable by the wristbands they wear. In Cancun, this low season practically does not exist, unlike Isla Mujeres. The port remains open to general navigation, though with caution, with prevailing winds from the east-southeast.

Continuing with "Driver's Education"
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In addition to the information in the article above, this article notes that motorcyclists should always wear helmets, drive to the right, and avoid zig-zagging. Motorists are advised to drive at a moderate speed, use seat belts, and not drive under the influence of alcohol. The officers reported that next week they will start checking documents, and motorists are invited to keep them up to date to avoid penalties.
   Regarding the Planet Ocean documentary, this article notes it was shown to students of the Middle School.


Damage to mangroves
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Some mangrove bushes were cut in the area in front of Dolphin Discovery, in Sac Bajo, which was noted early Monday morning by taxi drivers who park in the area. Mangroves are a protected species, and this area is the breeding ground of red and blue crabs, which are also protected species. The reporter consulted the Director of Ecology, who had not been told about this and requested information in order to act accordingly.

First Women's Fishing Tournament attracting international competitors

Primer Torneo de Pesca Femenil atrae a competidoras extranjerasVer mas
It has been reported that several foreign women are participating in the tournament, and that dozens of women have confirmed their plans to register at the Captain's dinner on Friday, June 13th.

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 Charity Info
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Thanks to Sally Margolis for her hard work raising money for this campaign!
She wrote this....

Please consider donating to this worthy cause!!: The 6th Annual HIV & Teen Pregancy Prevention Campaign, Isla Mujeres:

The 6th annual Isla HIV & Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign (June 18-21) has 2 components: 1-To provide FREE, rapid HIV testing, as well as education and counseling. 2-Education programs in the public schools and community to help prevent teenage pregnancy. Did you know that our neighboring state, Yucatan, has one of the HIGHEST rates of HIV infection in Mexico? Did you know that every HIV positive person who does not know their status, on average, passes HIV on to 4 other people before they are identified? Did you know that Isla Mujeres has the HIGHEST rate of teen pregnancy in the ENTIRE state of Quintana Roo?... A DONATION OF JUST $8.00usd WILL PROVIDE ONE COMPLETE HIV TEST! Please help support by donating and sharing this important campaign for the health of Isla Mujeres!!! We can't thank you enough for your support! :

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 12-22 Town Square   “Palibrarte 2014”   Book Fair
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: 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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