Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday, June 3 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 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 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 ....

Sailboat asked for advice from Harbor Master after mechanical failure

Velero solicita ayuda ante falla

Lunes, 02 de Junio de 2014 21:23

A capitanía de Puerto

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 2 de junio.- 
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The crew of the sailboat "Zao" suffered a failure of their propulsion system when they were about six kilometers from Isla Contoy. The boat captain, who is apparently from Argentina, contacted the port of Isla Holbox and was connected with the Port of Isla Mujeres. He was able to continue under sail, and was requesting information about the locations of the reefs. The Harbor Master said apparently the boat had previously been to the island, according to the logbook. 

 Port remains closed for small vessels

Authorities monitoring low pressure area

Puerto sigue cerrado

Lunes, 02 de Junio de 2014 21:02

Autoridades vigilan de cerca zona de baja presión

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  The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil explained there is a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico that they are monitoring because it has a 30% chance of developing in to a tropical phenomenon which could threaten Isla Mujeres and Cancun. Due to winds gusting to 45 km/hr and constant rains for the past two days, the port has been closed since Sunday at 1pm. Today (the 2nd) with only sporadic rains, navigation by small boats was allowed to the area of El Farito and the lagoon area, with nautical tourism in mind. The effects of this low pressure system will be felt first in the Gulf states, such as Campeche, Tabasco, and Veracruz. Meanwhile it is noted that the forecast for Isla Mujeres is partly cloudy with moderate rainfall.
Agapito gives athletes all they need for the National Basketball Tournament 

Abandera a deportistas

Lunes, 02 de Junio de 2014 20:13

Agapito les pide dar todo por el municipio en Torneo Nacional de Básquetbol

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ISLA MUJERES, 2 de junio.-
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The First National School Basketball Tournament " 200 Thousand Students of Mexico "El Primer Torneo Escolar Nacional de Básquetbol “200 Mil Estudiantes por México”   is part of the National Social Program of  Prevention of Violence and Crime of the Ministry of Agricultural , Regional and Urban Development ( Sedatu ) , through the Program "Rescue of Public Spaces", and it is done in coordination with the National Sports Commission ( Conade ) .This sporting event is aimed at children and young students from all 32 Mexican states . This national tournament is intended to include more than 200 000 students ranging from the 4th grade to 3rd level of high school in both the female and male divisions.


Loyalty & patriotism

Traditional festival shows appreciation for Mexican Navy

Lealtad y patriotismo

Domingo, 01 de Junio de 2014 22:21

Aplaude Paul a Armada de México, durante tradicional festejo

Cecilia SOLIS
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de junio.-
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 The article includes the names of officials & the themes of some of the speeches, as well as the events of the ceremony, which included a flag raising and the ship "Cachimie" sailing into the bay where a wreath was placed in honor of those that died in the line of duty.

Immediate & timely response by Civil Protection in nautical accident  

Inmediata y oportuna reacción

Domingo, 01 de Junio de 2014 22:18

De Protección Civil, ante accidente marino

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 Due to the unfortunate sinking of the boat "Bandolera del Mar" of the cooperative "OPCA of Puerto Juarez", the Navy and Civil Protection department of Isla Mujeres were called and responded immediately. They responded in a timely manner and fortunately no lives were lost and the passengers were given attention in Isla Mujeres and in Cancun. The accident was caused by bad weather and recklessness. The accident occurred off the coast near the archaeological site of "El Meco".
     Twelve tourists from Puebla and Morelia were rescued unharmed, by navy personnel, coincidentally it was on the day when Naval personnel were receiving recognition for this sort of heroism.
     At 1:40pm the distress call was received and Naval personnel from Isla Mujeres boarded the vessel "Defender" and went to the area in front of the acheological site "El Meco". They rescued six adults and two children, who were treated in a timely manner in Isla Mujeres. The other four tourists were rescued by members of the OPCA cooperative and treated by the staff of Red Cross in Cancun.
    Despite bad weather conditions and the relevant recommendations, the Bandolera del Mar boat sailed from Puerto Juarez at 1:23pm with Isla Mujeres as its destination. The City government said it was fortunate that no lives were lost and they urged the nautical service providers to observe and respect the information given by the authorities of Civil Protecion.
 On fb today...from Betsy Snider....
"Here's my public service announcement for the day. If you are planning to go out on a boat, take a look at the flags at the end of the pier where the old ferry is, right beside the Ultramar. If you see Yellow AND Blue flags flying, it means the harbor is closed to small craft. Don't risk it."

Visual health days Tuesday & Wednesday 

Jornadas de salud visual

Domingo, 01 de Junio de 2014 22:14

Anuncia Marthy para martes y miércoles

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After the Dental Health days which benefited a large number of people, the DIF is now giving access to optical services and optometrists on Tuesday June 3 at the Women's Institute, and on Wednesday on the mainland area of Isla Mujeres.

Changing of plates has reached 70% 

Cambio de placas alcanzó el 70%

Domingo, 01 de Junio de 2014 22:11

Informa Recaudadora

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ISLA MUJERES, 1 de junio.-
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Upon the closing of the extension of the deadline for license plate renewal on May 31st,  it is estimated that about 65-70% of vehicle owners met this commitment, with a registration of nearly 7000 vehicles. Payments can be made online 24 hours a day or at the office from 9am to 3pm. If the payment is made by credit card, it can be done at a bank, without a trip to the office. Although the period for changing plates has closed, for those who have completed their payment, the plates will continue to be delivered for car owners, beginning on Monday. However for motorcycle owners, there are no plates available, but they should be available in upcoming days.

Suspended due to rain

The opening of the State Baseball League “Roberto Borge Angulo” in Isla Mujeres was suspended because of unsuitable field conditions due to rain.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Classes suspended throughout the state of Quintana Roo on Tuesday, June 3 due to the weather, by order of the Governor.


Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Basketball tournament with 38 school teams
Torneo de baloncesto con 38 equipos escolares[+] Ver mas

Isla Mujeres has 380 athletes participating, in 38 teams of six members each, of which 34 are primary school teams, 2 are middle school, and two are high school. They were given uniforms and basketballs. The primary school tournament will be held in Cancun on Saturday and the middle school and high school teams will play on the 22nd.

Another day of restricted navigation

Otro día con navegación restringida[+] Ver mas


Not seeing change with this administration
No ven cambio alguno en la actual administración[+] Ver mas
Former council memeber Edgardo Marfil expressed complaints about the current administration, saying it is no improvement over the previous one which he says was bad. He served on the City Council in 1981-84.

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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 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

7pm Town Square:  Coronation of Ambassador/Queen, photographic exhibition, presentations by grupos artisticos

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 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”



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 20...to 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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