Saturday, July 12, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, July 12 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in July!, 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. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in July.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     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 ....

Kokonuts: Municipal basketball league champions

Kokonuts, campeón de Liga Municipal

Viernes, 11 de Julio de 2014 22:08

De Primera Fuerza en básquetbol

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In the semifinals, the Kokonuts and the Mantarrayas had each won one game, and at the deciding match the final score was 82-74.  An account of the game is given in the article. Third place went to Manchequitos, and the champion canastero award (basket shooter, I think) was given to Adrián “El Banano” Sánchez.
Street closed after automotive oil spill: To avoid accidents 

Cierran calle para evitar accidentes

Viernes, 11 de Julio de 2014 22:04

Ante derrame de aceite automotríz

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The road that leads to the  Dirección Municipal de Seguridad Pública (police station) was closed from 9:30am to 11am,  after a car discharged about three liters of oil onto the road.Apparently the driver of the car was unaware and kept going without stopping.
Federales leave: After 3 days of assisting Immigration agents 

Se retiran federales

Viernes, 11 de Julio de 2014 20:35

Después de tres días de labores de apoyo a efectivos de migración

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After three consecutive days of an operation, today dawned in Isla Mujeres without the presence of Federal agents from the National Migration Institute (INM), Naval marinos, and Federal police. The three days of intense operations took place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Unofficial reports indicate one foreigner was detained for not having his documentation and being on the island in an 'irregular form'.
   During this three day operation, INM agents visited marinas, fishing cooperatives, downtown businesses, bars, and even private homes in some neighborhoods of the island, with the intention of detecting foreigners who are staying on the island in an 'irregular' manner (lacking legal documents).
   Also there was an ongoing presence on the main pier at times  during the operation, which caused discomfort among the islanders in general, and especially among the providers of tourism services and the merchants. 
Improving tourism image
Agapito joins forces with tourism industry leaders

Mejor imagen turística

Viernes, 11 de Julio de 2014 20:35

Agapito une esfuerzos con autoridades turísticas para consolidarla

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Two events occurred this morning that were both led by mayor Agapito, and the State Secretary of Tourism, Laura Fernández Piña. The first was a meeting of the Comité Técnico de la Comisión Consultiva en Materia de Turismo (Technical Committee of the Advisory Commission in Tourism Materials, I guess) whose objectives include analysis and defining what is needed to improve the image, to maintain the inflow of tourists, to improve the services that are offered, as well as the realization of these actions in a direct manner. Those who participated in this important work include the mayor, the Secretary of Tourism,  the Oficina de Visitantes & Convenciones, the Asociación de Hoteles de Isla Mujeres, and local private entrepreneurs.
   After this event, an award was given to the Posada del Mar hotel for Distintivo Moderniza, Distinctive Upgrade or Distinguished Modernization. It is the second hotel to receive this honor, which was previously given to Ixchel Beach. The award is given in recognition of the purchase and implementation of a  quality modernization/upgrade program, which integrates the business as a whole, and causes improvements on its most relevant aspects, giving respect to the staff as human beings, and valuing individual contributions & involvement in the effort. It improves the services of businesses. This hotel is owned by sisters Guadalupe and Diana Martínez Márquez

 Tvisla Mujeres

Recardo Gonzalez Gutierrez, better known as Cepillin, performed at the convention center in Isla Mujeres last evening.
9 pm Friday...
Ricardo González Gutiérrez, mejor conocido como Cepillín, se presentó esta noche en el centro de convenciones de Isla Mujeres.
Photo: Ricardo González Gutiérrez, mejor conocido como Cepillín, se presentó esta noche en el centro de convenciones de Isla Mujeres.
La secretaria de Turismo Laura Fernández Piña entregó esta mañana el Distintivo "Moderniza" al Hotel Posada del Mar

Secretary of Tourism, Laura Fernandez Pina gave an award for Distinction in Modernization to the Hotel Posada del Mar

Retweeted Edgar Gasca Arceo (@edgar_gasca): @AgapitoMaganaS cumple! Record de alumnos isleños becados con recursos municipales: 445 estudiantes. @betoborge

455 scholarships/grants given to Isla Mujeres students.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Award "M" given to Posada del Mar hotel


    Gana distintivo ‘M’ al hotel Posada del MarGana distintivo ‘M’ al hotel Posada del Mar

    0 12 de July de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Violenta las garantías INM en operativo
    Complaint about violation of rights by Immigration operation 


    Violenta las garantías INM en operativo

    0 12 de July de 2014 
    The National Migration Institute continues operations at various points around the island, but there are complaints that there is a lack of criteria to determine who is asked for identification, and that the slightest suspicion or having dark skin determines who is asked for identification. The complaining resident did not give his name, adding that he is not against the operation, and suggesting there should be more investigation because many residents are aware of who is working legally and who is not. He commented that everyone is very aware of the operation, which is very obvious, which now will make it hard for them to achieve their goals. He said it has affected and upset not only locals, but also tourists who have been involved with the inspections.

    Por Carlos Gasca Isla Mujeres.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Promoting brotherhood: Forming "sister" cities
At the 22nd Regular City Council meeting unanimous approval was given to the proposal Reglamento de Hermanamientos y Cooperación Internacional  to promote 'twinning' and cooperation with foreign cities. The proposal includes the goals of the program, and the process for the forming of the Sister City Committee, and its functions and powers.
Raising tourism standards 
 Landscaping in need of attention
Concepción Méndez, who lives on Juarez avenue, complained to the reporter about the poor state of the planters by the Town Hall (palacio municipal), noting that many tourists come to take pictures, and this does not present a good image. She said people come to conduct transactions or make payments and are outside sitting on the planters, which have an abandoned appearance. The reporter looked at the planters and agreed with her, noting that they need cleaning and are dry, and some lack ornamental plants.

 por esto

Immigration: More inconvenience than results
Migración dejó más molestias que resultados[+] Ver mas
The results are unknown of three days of activity by the National Migration Institute (INM), in conjunction with the Navy and Federal Police. There are rumors that two alleged Cubans  were arrested downtown, but that has not been confirmed. The several types of INM vehicles have returned to Cancun, as well as those of the Federal Police. The military have returned to their barracks at the Naval base.
   Several merchants spoke of the negative effect of this measure that had checkpoints at the port, because is upsetting for tourists to see the big guns and pistols of the federal agents. The visitor's arrival areas and the Rueda Medina malecon appeared clear of agents, and the providers of tourism services were relieved to be able to offer their products on these days which are the beginning of the summer season, when many people are expected.

Promoting sports among workers
Fomento de la práctica del deporte entre trabajadores[+] Ver mas
Twenty companies who have contracts with the CROC union are assembling teams for the soccer (futbol rapido) tournament, after doctors from the IMSS who monitor the workers recommended exercise for the workers. The union offers programs, talks, and activities to encourage healthy habits and avoidance of addictions. They offer an English course that will begin on Saturday at Level 4, for a group of 15 workers from 3p to 7p, with the course continuing up to Level 8, to help waiters communicate with guests. This program has an attractive price through an agreement with Harmon Hall.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 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

Karen Rosenberg's

NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.

We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.

The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at or Kathy Ennis at or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.

Follow up...The Go Fund Me campaign by Sally Margolis to assist with the HIV testing events by Brazos Abiertos was successful, & BA have also coordinated with the City to provide education about sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy in the schools, monthly.


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Friday, July 4 El Patio 8-10:30
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm  (Currently on hold while SeBlues is off the isle)

 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm 
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 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!! 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p..Chucho (Jesus Campezino)
 Wed: Blues W SeBlues..tho he's off isle right now.

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

Like Reggae? CD release party by local band Sunday/tomorrow....
:::Bucket of 5 Coronas & Nachos x $175 pesos & 2x1 Margaritas!:::


July Events....

Thursday 5:30-9:30pm  Artist Fair on Town Square  (Note new hours)
Rain date...rescheduled to Friday
Friday, Fourth of July US Independence Day

At Casa de los Suenos....

From Christy Dix....For those who are in Isla Mujeres and want to practice your Spanish, come join us!! Spend an hour at Barlito's at Marina Paraiso this Friday 7/4 (3-4pm) and practice your Spanish skills while helping those who are studying English. It's a win win!!

Soggy Peso, in the past, has had Red White & Blue jello shots &  a smoked brisket special
Miquel's Moonlight bar has had 4th parties in the past

July 5 Saturday 7p  Abuelito & Abuelita contest La Gloria open air theatre

July 6 Sunday  PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament 8am start, 4pm weigh in, awards to follow on Posada Beach. 2pm Son 3 performing on Posada!
July 7 Town Square ~7p "Michael Jackson Extravaganza" 

July 11 Friday Full Moon Rise: ~6:50    Sunset is ~7:30
 Careful of the migrating crabs crossing the road to get to the sea to spawn, especially down at the south and south east part of the isle.
July 12 Saturday  Full Moon Rise: ~7:45  
July 13 Sunday  Moonrise  8:41pm
July 14 Monday  Moonrise  9:31pm
July 15 Tuesday Moonrise  10:17pm  and ~50 minutes later nightly

July 24-27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.

The seventh edition of the Whale Shark Festival will take place July 24-27 and will include an agenda of activities that are: cultural, artistic, touristic, and environmental; with participation by artists, musicians, speakers, and environmental experts. There will be contests of:  decorated golf carts, costumes, and sand sculptures; as well as parades, plays, lectures, performances by dance & music groups, photographic exhibitions, and other artistic activities.
       A group of international artists plan to paint murals focused on the themes of conservation and protection of whale sharks, in a project titled "SEA WALLS". All events will be completely free and will take place at venues including the Town Square, the Posada Beach, and Rueda Medina Avenue (main street). Municipal gencies who are coordinating this event include the departments of Culture, Tourism, Public Relations, Ecology, and Social Communication. 

 July 26:  There will be 600 Mexican athletes competing on the island for the “Copa Isla Mujeres de Tae Kwon Do”, including about 40 athletes from Isla Mujeres.


 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participated in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.



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

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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