Friday, June 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, June 20 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 ....

Vacation program: Ready

City offering summer courses

Listo, programa vacacional

Jueves, 19 de Junio de 2014 22:55

Comuna impulsa cursos de Verano

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The annual summer activities program for students “Baaxlo´op Paalalo´ob 2014” will take place from July 14 to August 8 in Isla Mujeres. It is designed for children from 6-14 years of age, and is based at the dome of the sports complex in Salina Chica. Those interesting in more information or in registration can call or visit the Municipal Sports Office (phone: 274 0087). Activities include chess, athletics, basketball, boxing, tours, excursions, music, singing, and traditional regional dancing.
   Another option for the summer holidays is being provided by the Municipal Department of Culture, "My Vacation in the Library" (“Mis vacaciones en la biblioteca”). This is a recreational and educational program to encourage young people to enjoy books and reading in the public libraries in all of Mexico. This national program has been going on for three decades, and this year it seeks to create a link between art and reading with approaches from different perspectives, highlighting the work of two renowned writers: Julio Cortázar and Francisco Hinojosa. The World Cup is also incorporated into the program. These activities begin on July 7th and registration or information is available from the Municipal Department of Culture whose phone number is 877 0767

       Last summer, or the one before, the Vacation in the Library program lost most of its participants because of a lack of fans in the library. The parents complained that their children were cranky when they picked them up, because of the heat.
   HERE is a list on Amazon of Francisco Hinojosa's children's books, with titles in Spanish such as "My Sister Wants To Be a Mermaid" "Anna, Really?" and "The Worst Day of My Life". Some of his works have been translated in English and he also writes poetry.   
    His latest work, "Emma",  was published this year, and is not in the arena of children's literature. It is an erotic novel, in which the orphaned Emma is sent to live with relatives who treat her badly, until she receives her inheritance at age 18, which includes an enrollment into the Bataille School of Sex and Prostitution. 
     Mr Hinojosa explained that nine years ago he was inspired by the success of Harry Potter, but he did not want to place his protagonist in a school of wizardry, but rather into a school of sex and prostitution. He said he created a sort of Harry Potter parody in porn, and that  the text also pays homage to several other writers he's read. He gave an example of one of his characters becoming a crab, which is an allusion to the Metamorphosis by Kafka.  (Interview in Spanish, LINK)

Fishermen who occupy Federal Zone concession: Fear eviction  

Temen por desalojo

Jueves, 19 de Junio de 2014 21:08

Pescadores que ocupan zona federal concesionada

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Fishermen of the cooperative "Caribe" are concerned that the area where they work may be granted as a federal concession, causing their eviction. They say the area is irregular in shape, and is the entrance (boca/mouth) of a street, which should remain free for any emergency. They said in the event of a hurricane, it is an escape route for the evacuation of fishing boats, to protect the vessels from being washed away by winds and waves.
     They say they have heard comments that this area has already been assigned to a family that owns a golf cart rental agency, and that it may be used for parking of these vehicles in the near future. The Federal Zone Agency,  Dirección de Zona Federal Marítimo y Terrestre (Zofemat), has not made a statement about the matter. 
Final warning to drivers
To have their documentation in order 

Ultimo aviso a conductores

Jueves, 19 de Junio de 2014 20:37

Para que tengan su documentación en regla

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  Starting on Monday, June 23, all drivers are required to have their documentation in order in order to avoid penalties or having their vehicle impounded. This was announced by the municipal director of Transportation, Jairo Chevez Juan, noting that drivers who incur infractions will be subject to fines ranging from five to 25 daily minimum wages. (In Quintana Roo, the daily minimum wage is 63.77 pesos or ~$5usd, so ~$25 to $125 usd), depending on the infraction. Drivers who drive while intoxicated will be subject to fines of 50 times the minimum wage, which is  ~3000 pesos. (~$265dlls).
    The head of the Municipal Traffic Department said this operation will begin on Monday, focusing on drivers of scooters/motorcycles (motonetas), automobiles, and golf carts, both locals and tourists. During this operation they will be verifying license plates, registration, and drivers licenses; those documents  all drivers should carry without exception.( verificarán placas, tarjetas de circulación, licencias de conducir, cuyos documentos deberán de traer consigo todos los conductores en general, sin excepción alguna)
     They waited to implement this operation until the state deadline had passed for license plate renewal. There have been notifications via signs on the taxi cabs and brochures have been distributed at various locations on the island.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Concern over uncleanliness of salinas
  • Piden sanear salinas convertidas en basureros

    Medio Ambiente

    Piden sanear salinas convertidas en basureros

    0 19 de junio de 2014 
    Neighbors of the Salina (salty lake) that is next to the construction of the new hospital say that the area needs to be cleaned of trash now while the level of water is lower, and that it is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes. They say that while the Ministry of Health takes action to combat mosquitoes, more efforts need to be made to keep the salina clean.  (This is Salina Grande.)

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Los vecinos consideran que es un foco de infección y contribuye a la proliferación de los moscos.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Illuminating colonia Meteorologica

Iluminan la colonia “Meteorológica”

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
An estimated ~100  residents of  colonia Meteorolgica were affected by power outages on and off for nearly two days, without power one night, which made it difficult to sleep. One resident reported sparks near their meter, and said they were concerned about potential fires. The damage was repaired by workers with the CFE, who closed Jesus Martinez Avenue while they worked.
Read more: Iluminan la colonia “Meteorológica”

 por esto

Smoke bothers neighbor
Negocios de alimentos contaminan[+] Ver mas
    Mr. Jorge Lizarraga says he suffers from chronic bronchitis and asthma, and is complaining about smoke and ash from two businesses that sell food approximately 30 feet from his home. He says they have grills on the sidewalk and use coal, and he wants them to install chimneys, to prevent the smoke from entering his home. According to 'data collected' the smoke also caused a foreigner to vacate the apartment to the side.
   When the director of the municipal Ecology department, Christina Medina, was told of this complaint, she referred it to the department of Enforcement (Fiscalizacion) to see if the businesses are meeting the legal requirements to operate. She stressed her willingness to respond to citizen concerns to address problems of pollution of this type, noise, soapy water in the streets, public spaces, abandoned pets, and cutting of mangroves, among other issues.

Investigating accusations of bullying
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The Human Rights Commission is investigating a case of bullying at the middle school, filed by one of the mothers, Lizbeth Vega, at the agency in Cancun. Supposedly the trouble began with harassment of a minor on Facebook, and the investigation seeks to get at the 'historical truth' of the facts. Roger Barbosa, visiting representative for the Human Rights Commission, said at this stage they are collecting data. People were shocked when the mothers of the girls were hitting each other the previous week. It is said that Ms Vega filed the complaint because the school did not attend to the case properly, which is said to have then led to the altercation between the two mothers.
    In the case of the young Humberto Pat Dzul, who was accused of grabbing money from the till of a store in colonia Meteorlolgica on Monday, his wife has gone to the Human Rights Commission seeking assistance because they are persons of low income. She said they are without income to feed her young baby, because her husband was the only breadwinner.
        Mr Barbosa referred her to the Public Defender for the issue of seeking bail for his release, and to the municipal DIF social service agency and the Attorney for the Defense of Children and Families for nutritional assistance.
   The La Visitaduría Adjunta (I think that means Mr Barbosa) promptly followed up that although these persons are of indigenous origin, the arrested man does not have the right to bail. Therefore the case cannot be referred to the CDI ( Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas / National Commission for the Development of Indigenous People) to have bail paid by the program for the Release of Indigenous Prisoners ( Excarcelación de Presos Indígenas), because under the Criminal Code this theft is considered a felony / a serious crime. (delito grave).    
        The referral to the municipal DIF brought a favorable result of providing food for the wife of the arrested man, who has a young baby.

Complaint against store over warranty
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Javier Zuniga contacted Por Esto to complain about the store Electra, where he bought a stereo last year on July 28th, for 8000 pesos. He says says he was not allowed to exchange the display model for one in packing, despite a document saying he could do that within a week. He says he was told they would do any maintenance it needed, but when he had a problem after a few months, he was told to take it to the Electra store in Cancun. He says he bought the store at the local branch so they would cover the guarantee, and he does not want to pay the costs of the ferry and transportation to the Cancun store. He considers the attitude of the store to be unfair and plans to complain to PROFECO (Federal Consumer Protection agency) and to the Public Ministry (Prosecuting Attorneys office). He wants a new stereo because this one suddenly crashes for no reason. Por Esto claims there have been other people who have had complaints about this store, but who did not want to 'waste their time in the offices of the MP and PROFECO, because of the slowness and bureaucracy involved with these complaints'.

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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   

John Says today (Friday):  Playing solo tonight on the roof at El Patio from 830 to 11 pm

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!! 

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 

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!



Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons
Whale Shark Festival July last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.
Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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