Monday, July 21, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, July 21 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 ....

Taking care of the shortage of medicines at the General Hospital

Atienden desabasto de medicamentos

Domingo, 20 de Julio de 2014 21:44

En el Hospital Integral

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The Director of the General Hospital said they are taking the necessary steps to prevent the problems with shortages of some drugs and he said the pharmacy has 80% of the medications required to meet the needs of patients. Beginning on August 1st, there will be a single internist in charge of consultations of patients with illnesses requiring ongoing treatment such as diabetes, HIV, and cervical cancer, among others. This decision was made after noting there are patients who come to the hospital up to three times per week seeing various doctors who give authorizations for them to receive medicines for a month, which is leaving insufficient numbers of medications for the other patients.
    After the first of August, patients belonging to a program may only consult the internist according to the date of their appointment, and only in that case will the required medications be provided, and only if there is some urgency or problem will they be given immediate assistance. For medications not covered by Seguro Popular, the Ministry of Health has them available at a lower cost at pharmacies with an agreement with their agency. 

Preparing the beauty pageant for May 24 to celebrate Miss Mexican Caribbean 2014

Preparan certamen de belleza

Domingo, 20 de Julio de 2014 21:37

A partir del 24 de este mes se estará celebrando el “Miss Caribe de México 2014”

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Ten beautiful young women from the ten municipalities of the state will compete for the title of Miss Caribe de Mexico 2014 on July 24-26 in Isla Mujeres, and the winner will represent Quintana Roo in the national contest. The activities will take place on Hidalgo Avenue, and will begin on Thursday with the reception of the contestants and their official presentation. On Friday they will model swimwear, of the brand of the official sponsor, as well as jewelry and accessories. On Saturday the grand finale will be held, and the winner will be chosen. As part of the final competition, they will each present a topic about the place they represent, and the press will be in attendance.
      All activities are free and will take place on Hidalgo Avenue with the support of the restauranteurs and hoteliers. The organizer, Carlos Cárdenas Magaña. was represented by  Leilanny Meya Rosado who said the event will include activities that are cultural, artistic, and about beauty. She said the three day event is expected to have a great economic impact on this resort destination, since the participants come with their families and friends and are accompanied by stylists, designers, and other support staff.

 Tvisla Mujeres

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Waste water runoff in the street

City conducts clean up

Emprende Comuna jornada de limpieza

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Bajo el lema: “Mi isla, limpia, es más bella”,

With the slogan "My isla, clean, is more beautiful" City employees, including directors and officials, conducted a clean up on Saturday morning. Groups and brigades were organized and given the task of cleaning, painting, and refurbishing public spaces that needed attention. 
      Previously there were plans to implement a program "Directors adopt a park". This date was historic because starting today the refurbished spaces present a "new" look, and it was also historic because of the participation of the City Directors, and staff, being proactive, supportive, and committed. 
   The amount of wast gathered was considerable and included all types of containers, plastic bags, disposable diapers, and assorted junk that had presented a bad appearance, and prevented proper functioning of spaces created for recreation, sport, and relaxation.
   During the extended period of work, they attended to areas including basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, as well as to the parks: Las Hormiguitas Obreras, de Las Iguanas, de Las Tortugas (The Worker Ants, Iguanas, Turtles), Colonia La Gloria, of the bridge, of la Bola (the ball), Frigates, el Mirador (the lookout), and Punta Sur (South Point), among other sites.  The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez recognized, praised, and thanked all the Directors, staff, and associates for their willingness and solidarity to carry out this program.
Read more: Emprende Comuna jornada de limpieza
Working to legalize properties 
This was already translated and is about deeding land in the Continental Zone.

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Sewage overflow
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Saturday night there was an overflow from a lift pump in colonia Amplification La Gloria affecting an area between the streets of  José Castilla and Fernando Fernández, along prolongación Jesús Martínez Ross. On Sunday it was confirmed that the problem had been resolved and the pump had been repaired, with several cubic meters of water sent through to get rid of the odors, which had annoyed the neighbors for several hours.
   When the pump was presumably damaged and unable to lift the sewer water to the plant 2.5 kilometers to the south, it caused an overflow, but this was resolved by Sunday when it was confirmed that the collection pond (el estanque) was empty and there were no odors. However, there is concern that a future failure could cause an overflow that could leak into the Salina Grande lake that lies on the other side of prologacion Martinez Ross street, which is a habitat for migrating birds including Cormorants, ducks, and herons, among others.

Removing boats from port area
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 The project that failed to remove dozens of small boats last year from the southern area of the port is expected to be executed this week, with efforts coordinated between the Port Authority (Harbor Master), and the Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo), and the City. The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil said they are finalizing the plans, in consideration of the upcoming Whale Shark Festival.
     The whale shark sculpture is located in this area, and it is hoped to have the whole stretch of 200 meters free of abandoned boats before the activities begin on the 24th. The ~67 boats had parked in this area of Federal Zone by tradition in recent years, and the owners were notified to remove them, but there was resistance, and arguments that they lacked sites to relocate their boats.
      About 40 boats are on land in the Federal Zone for work of adaptation, improvement, or remodeling, and the other 27 are anchored or tied in place. The members of the fishing cooperatives Makax and Caribe are moving their boats to areas of their cooperatives.

Shortage of prescription medications
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This has the same information as translated above, noting additionally that in 2012 the hospital had 17,000 consultations last year, which has now increased to over 40,000 consultations, said the Hospital Director David Valenzo.

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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)

Ken Wanovich
Wed 7/23 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm.
 Fri 7/25 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm. 
Mon 7/28 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Wed 7/30 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
Fri 8/01 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm.
 Sat 8/02 - Marina Paraiso, 6:30pm.
 Mon 8/04 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Tue 8/05 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
( Keys 4 Life is also bringing school supplies and 3 new LCD projectors for the elementary schools, and doing some minor construction projects to repair/improve several homes in Guadalupana.)

 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.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) & 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


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!!

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 20th (or 24th)...Start of Whale Shark Festival
PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, @World Artist Destination & Juxtapoz Latin America present Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 kicking off!Here's a selection of 6 of the 15 large walls that will be painted by 15 renowned international contemporary artists on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Together via art and activism, we are helping to celebrate, educate and inspire both local and tourist communities on the importance of preserving oceans and marine wild life.
Stay tuned, as the festival runs July 20-28, for some incredible works created by an incredibly talented international team.  Together, we can help save our seas!
‪#‎pangeaseed‬ ‪#‎seawalls‬ ‪#‎saveourseas‬ ‪#‎staywild‬ ‪#‎mexico‬ ‪#‎islamujeres‬ ‪#‎sharklove‬

Nice article about the mural project LINK  (In English...Huffington Post)

**July 20 or 24th -27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade w floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more.
**Some sources indicate the plans (again) are for the festival to last for a week, and that it will begin on July 20th, others say it starts on the 24th.

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 24-26 Miss Caribe de Mexico beauty pageant
Ten beautiful young women from the ten municipalities of the state will compete for the title of Miss Caribe de Mexico 2014 on July 24-26 in Isla Mujeres, and the winner will represent Quintana Roo in the national contest. The activities will take place on Hidalgo Avenue, and will begin on Thursday with the reception of the contestants and their official presentation. On Friday they will model swimwear, of the brand of the official sponsor, as well as jewelry and accessories. On Saturday the grand finale will be held, and the winner will be chosen. As part of the final competition, they will each present a topic about the place they represent, and the press will be in attendance.

July 25, Friday Whale Shark Parade (time/place TBA)

 July 26, Saturday:  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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