Sunday, June 15, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, June 15 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 ....

"Delmi" wins Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe"

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Sábado, 14 de Junio de 2014 21:36

En “La Dorada del Caribe”: Gana la “Delmi”

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The first place prize of a golf cart, (and other pirzes from sponsors) was won by the crew of the boat "Delmi", with a score of 19,765 points. The largest dorada of the tournament was caught by Imar Martinez Najera, granddaughter of Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana, whose fishing achievements are commemorated each year by an international fishing tournament in Isla Mujeres. The second place prize of a trip to Cuba was won by "HappyEnding" with 17,511, while third place went to the crew of "Mahache" with 13,970 points, who won a Suzuki motorcycle.
      The Governor's wife fired the starting pistol and the celebrity soap opera star Rene Strickler took photos with those who requested them and wished the crews good luck. 
Proposing creation of Committee for Monitoring of whale shark activities 

Continúa firme propuesta

Sábado, 14 de Junio de 2014 21:35

Para crear Comité de Vigilancia del tiburón ballena

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There are some whale shark licensees who are seeking the reactivation of the Association of Licensees, and they want to create a Comité de Vigilancia to work with the authorities to assist with surveillance work to regulate whale shark watching and swimming activities. There could be a donation of a boat and motor involved to activate the Comite de Vigilancia. This is not supported by all the licensees.
      They would seek to control access to the whale shark sighting area, depending on the number of whale sharks in the area, as well as to to carry out a sustainable management plan, and to work with environmental authorities.
Celebrating Father's Day with various activities 

Párvulos festejan el “Día del Padre”

Sábado, 14 de Junio de 2014 21:34

Con vistosas actividades

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Children of the kindergarten-preschool "Gavriela Mistral" celebrated Father's Day at the Posada Beach with family members and their parents, with games and activities.

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Noticias de  Quequi......

Vendors peddle after inspectors finish work


Burlan ambulantes vigilancia en playas

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It is noted that after five in the afternoon, when the municipal inspectors stop work, there are mobile vendors who sell on the beaches and near the Rueda Medina malecon. They say that since they have been relocated away from these areas, their income has decreased drastically and they do not make enough to support their families They also point out that the spaces near the municipal market have not been delivered, and they also have concerns that this is another attempt to make them "disappear".

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- La Dirección de Fiscalización no tiene personal suficiente para recorrer todas las playas.


Governor's wife fires starter's pistol for women's fishing tournament

Mariana Zorilla da disparo de salida del torneo de pesca femenilMariana Zorilla da disparo de salida del torneo de pesca femenil

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Por Redacción > Quequi.- Para el gobernador la mujer cuenta con el respaldo, prioridad e inclusión en las acciones de su gobierno, dijo la presidenta del DIF
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Progress on jail renovation

Progress is being made on the construction of two more cells at the jail, and with the extension of the patio where people are processed. The prisoners are currently being held in the jail in Playa del Carmen during the renovations.  It was expected that the works would be completed in 30 days, and they expect or hope to finish in a timely manner, of course depending if the weather allows them to work.

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Seeking more vigilance in national waters

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Slow day at bars & restaurants
Flojo día para bares y restaurantes[+] Ver mas

 The excellent weather on Saturday encouraged tourists and locals to go to the beaches, where some palapas had TVs tuned to the World Cup, as did many restaurants downtown. Some people who were eating a late breakfast or an early lunch ignored the competition, while many of the employees were interested. On Tuesday when Mexico faces Brazil, they are expecting more locals and tourists at the bars, since the match will take place during drinking hours, and is of more interest.

Contradictory occupancy statistics
Contradictorias cifras de ocupación [+] Ver mas
While the municipal Department of Tourism reports that occupancy is nearly 45%,  there are entrepreneurs in the hotel industry who claim occupancy is much lower, and they say even large hotels working directly with agencies have only 14 or 15 rooms occupied. There are owners of hotels with about 20 rooms who say they are lucky if half of their rooms are rented.
  It is noted that during the day, downtown appears to be full of visitors, and during peak hours it can be difficult to stroll down Rueda Medina Avenue, because it is so full from tourists arriving on the ferries and on boats that come from the Cancun Hotel Zone with tourists on their all inclusive packages. At night the picture changes dramatically with few occupied tables at restaurants, which is considered a clear sign that hotel occupancy is not as good as the picture painted by officials.  A businessman said that the inflated figures make the hoteliers look bad with the Federal Tax officials, who do audits because they think there is tax evasion. Another said that occupancy is decreasing, not increasing. The owner of Hotel Francis Arlene said they only have three rooms rented, but like many other entrepreneurs in the industry they are working just to meet payroll and expenses, while earnings are minimal at present.

"Delmi" wins the women's fishing tournament
“Delmi” se lleva torneo de pesca femenil[+] Ver mas

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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

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! :



 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:...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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