Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, July 2 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.    

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  (I sent an email to the tourism director letting him know the cam has been stuck for a few days)

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Hyperbaric chamber: Self sufficient

Fruitful meeting about patronage by cooperatives

Hiperbárica, autosuficiente

Martes, 01 de Julio de 2014 21:15

Rinde frutos reunión de patronato con cooperativas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 1 de julio.- 
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There was a productive and successful meeting between representatives of various fishing cooperatives and the Board of Trustees of the Hyperbaric Chamber of Isla Mujeres, headed by Humberto Moguel.  The deadline for finalizing their agreement and submitting their economic contributions is July 5th, with the fishermen paying dues, which will allow self-financing of the chamber. In the event of decompression of a diver or fisherman, correct and optimal operation of the hyperbaric chamber can make the difference between life and death. The season for catching lobster has resumed, which is an activity that involves risk of decompression., therefore it is important that the chamber is operating perfectly. 

Lobster fishermen: Confident of better season than last year

Langosteros, confiados

Martes, 01 de Julio de 2014 21:14

En que este año sus ganancias sean mayores a las del 2013

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Although there was not much production on this first day of lobster season, the fishermen of Isla Mujeres are confident that this season will be better than last year. Many of them are awaiting the arrival of the first 'norte' (a cold weather front from the north) before they expect a good catch, and some will wait until then before they begin going out after lobster.
       Of all the boats that went out seeking lobster, slightly more than half achieved significant production, which is not considered bad for the first day, said Baltazar Gomez Catzin, a leader of the fishermen.
   He said last season they captured 100 tonnes, of which 75 tonnes were live, whole lobsters, and 25 tonnes were tails.He said they expect to exceed 100 tonnes this season, noting that the best months are December, January, and February, when the prevailing winds from the north cause the lobsters to "walk" and they come to the shores of this area of the coasts of Quintana Roo.  
PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament planned for Sunday 

Alistan Torneo de la Barracuda

Martes, 01 de Julio de 2014 21:13

A celebrarse el próximo domingo

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The sixth edition of the Barracuda Fishing Tournament will be held Sunday, July 6th, at 8am and the weigh in will be at 4pm The event is organized by the PRI political party Partido Revolucionario Institucional.   There will be a dance for families and friends of the participants starting at 2pm on the Posada beach, where the awards will be given following the weighing.  The group "Son 3" will perform.
   They are expecting ~80 boats to participate, and prizes will include three scooters for the top three winners,  and seven cash prizes for the remaining winners. The registration fee is 80 pesos per boat, and can be made at the PRI offices on the island. Participants will be given a package containing tee shirts, ID badges, a pennant, and an invitation to the welcoming cocktail party for the crews, at 7pm on Saturday at the Posada beach.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Increasing number of beneficiaries of the PAL Food Assistance Without Hunger Program: 298 beneficiaries
Crece número de beneficiados del Programa de Apoyo Alimentario PAL Sin Hambre en #IslaMujeres

Continúa hoy la entrega de la Tarjetas PAL-SinHambre de #Sedesol en #IslaMujeres; Son 298 beneficiados en Ínsula

PRI planning Barracuda Fishing Tournament on July 6th, with motorcycles as first three prizes.
Promueve el PRI de #IslaMujeres su 6 Torneo de Pesca de Barracuda 2014; Motocicletas para los 3 primeros lugares!

Membership for Hyperbaric Chamber closes July 5th
Hasta el 5 de Julio, fecha límite para el pago de cuotas en el patronato de la Cámara…

Noticias de  Quequi......

Continued work on beach conservation

  • Continúan trabajando en la conservación de playas

    Medio Ambiente

    Continúan trabajando en la conservación de playas

    0 01 de July de 2014 
    The City Secretary General, Cesar Poot Perez, said the municipality of Isla Mujeres is willing to work harder to maintain the distinction of being one of the cleanest beaches in the world and they are seeking to achieve the Blue Flag designation. There is now a machine being used to deep clean the beaches, from funds obtained from income earned in the Federal Zone. During the summer season there are a large number of visitors, who generate more waste, and this machine addresses the situation promptly.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Se busca obtener un certificado Blue Flag.
  • Arranca la temporada de captura de langosta
      Lobster catching season has begun


    Arranca la temporada de captura de langosta

    0 01 de July de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi .- Prevén superar las 75 toneladas de producto vivo que se alcanzó la temporada pasada.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Unhappy mobile vendors
Ambulantes acusan a director Mejía [+] Ver mas
Mobile vendors who have resided in Isla Mujeres for many years who can no longer sell their wares on the beaches or main malecon, are complaining that there are outside vendors who arrive on the ferries daily who are offering their products to the tourists without penalties. Some of the unhappy vendors have been on the isle for over 20 years, and they regret the attitude that the City has adopted.
         They note it has not done them much good that they have been cleaning the beaches in the hope that the City would reverse its plan to relocate them beside the mercado Javier Rojo Gomez. They say those small stalls will be uncomfortably hot and there is little tourist traffic.
         They complain that outsiders have been allowed by the City to vend for fees of 200 pesos weekly. They complain about the vendors who are on Rueda Medina who are selling guayas, rambutan, pepitas, and other foods, as well as the women who sell empanadas and tamales. They say the women from Chiapas, who formerly walked the beach in their traditional outfits, now dress like others and carry their goods hidden in bags, watching out for inspectors or journalists.

Fishermen meeting about Hyperbaric Chamber
Pescadores comprometen sus cuotas.. [+] 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
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 

 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.

Friday evenings Marina Pariaso: Blues
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


July Events....

Thursday 5:30-9:30pm  Artist Fair on Town Square  (Note new hours)
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 6 Sunday  PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament 8am start, 4pm weigh in, awards to follow on Posada Beach. 2pm Son 3 performing on Posada!

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 20: Whale Shark Festival last a week this year. Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.

 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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