Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 12 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in August!, 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. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in August...some have already been donated.
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 ....

Inauguration of CROC union Youth Group "Frente Juvenil"

Crean Frente Juvenil de CROC

Lunes, 11 de Agosto de 2014 22:14

Hoy rendirán la protesta de Ley

 The inauguration will take place in Cancun, and members of this group are between the ages of 18 and 28, and work for companies in Isla Mujeres. The goal of this organization within CROC is to attract young adults towards activities such as sports tournaments, social work, and cultural and educational events on the island. This attracts people to the island and keeps them busy, keeping them away from vices like drugs and alcohol. The leader of the union, Román Maldonado Euán, said CROC conducts many activities in Isla Mujeres including training courses, sports activities, health campaigns, and reforestation campaigns.

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"Keeping Campaign Promises" 

 Human Rights Commission office 

“Cumplimos compromiso”

Lunes, 11 de Agosto de 2014 21:36

Resalta Harley Sosa importancia de módulo de la CDHeQROO ante demandas ciudadanas

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The Head of the state Human Rights Commission office (CDHeQROO), attended the inauguration and said that although there was no physical office in Isla Mujeres, the agency has been available locally and throughout the country 365 days a year via phone. The local office was reopened ten months after the previous one was closed.
     The official said the main objective of the Human Rights Commission is to enable people to know their rights, because they cannot serve a people who do not know their rights, and these campaigns will resume with an instructor on the island. This year they will analyze how many people they need to work on the island. 
Now it is reality: Human Rights office 

Ya es realidad

Lunes, 11 de Agosto de 2014 20:50

Agapito y Harley Sosa inauguran módulo de Derechos Humanos

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 Tvisla Mujeres

Government delivers free textbooks to Isla Mujeres

Inauguration of Human Rights Commission office in Isla Mujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Asking for change in trash collection schedule


Piden cambiar horario a camión de la basura

0 12 de agosto de 2014 
In a request they say is not new, entrepreneurs of Isla Mujeres are seeking a change in the trash collection services from the Public Services department. They say the City Council should have enacted this before the holiday period, because watching the trucks work in broad daylight is uncomfortable for tourists, as well as residents. 
  One entrepreneur commented, "The streets are narrow and on Rueda Medina avenue there is only room for one vehicle, and while the truck works, all traffic stops." Another said the people who are complaining include tourists who get stuck in golf carts behind the truck.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
Human Rights returns to the island 


Regresa Derechos Humanos a la ínsula

0 12 de agosto de 2014

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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Textbooks arrive

Avanza entrega de libros de texto

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
The 866 books were personally delivered to the various preschool-kindergartens by City officials, whose names and titles are listed in the article. They were provided by the Departamento de Distribución de Libros de Texto y Material Educativo of the  SEP.
Read more: Avanza entrega de libros de texto
Aguakan suspends work on tap water network 

Suspende Aguakan trabajos en red de agua potable

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
.Aguakan suspended work to change a tap water pipeline in colonia Caridad del Cobre, and the reason was unknown, but now a worker told the reporter that it was stopped due to a request from the state Dirección de Tránsito. The head of the Dirección de Tránsito, Joaquín Poot Acosta, said they have no authority to stop these works, and the only recommendation that was made was to patch the potholes they created, but he says he never asked them to stop working.
   It is noted that these work consist of changing lines that carry tap water to colonias such as Caridad del Cobre, Cañotal, Miraflores, and part of colonia La Gloria
Read more: Suspende Aguakan trabajos en red de agua potable
Officials inaugurate office 
More people enjoy nightlife on weekends 

Gracias a isleños, repunta la vida nocturna del centro

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Tourism service providers said nightlife in Isla Mujeres remains at 50 percent in nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and increases to 70 percent on the weekends. Activity increases after 7pm, and in the bars you see mostly foreign tourists with their friends and in couples, enjoying the classic Caribbean nights.
Read more: Gracias a isleños, repunta la vida nocturna del centro 
Increased taxi rate 
Whale sharks prefer the Caribbean 

Prefieren el Caribe tiburones ballena

  • Written by Diario Respuesta
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Luis Fernando Méndez G. Cantón, is a fisherman by trade, but during the whale shark season between May 15 and September 15, he takes tourists to the viewing zone east of Isla Mujeres. He said sightings are  rising this season, while in other sites a slow season is starting, but for Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox, it is peak season. It is estimated that about 1500 whale sharks are visiting the Caribbean, who come in search of food. He estimates you can see up to 300 whale sharks in their natural habitat, in an area that includes Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox. The trip lasts three or four hours and costs between 1000 and 1500 pesos per person, and includes snacks & beverages on the boat, and lunch at Playa Norte/North Beach in Isla Mujeres.
   The former President of the Holbox Hotel & Motel Association, Alejandrina Selem Salas, said it is like Easter vacation; noting they will be at 100%, not just because it is a good vacation season, but also because between June and August is when there are the largest numbers of sightings.
Read more: Prefieren el Caribe tiburones ballena

 por esto

Fishermen defend easement
Pescadores defienden vía pública[+] Ver mas
Fishermen of the Cooperative "Caribe" planted coco palms last month, 'in defiance' on the easement next to the gasoline station. They are assuming this concession has been allocated for a golf cart business. This was an area of high use for the fishermen and their association's president, Andres Coral, lamented that the office of  Zona Federal Marítimo y Terrestre (Zofemat) have granted a concession on the space.
    Officially Isla Mujeres has no public beach, because they are all concessions, including this 'bocacalle' (mouth of the street) of Abasolo street. Social struggle for this issue has been waged regarding the Posada Beach, where the concession went to the family of former Gov. Jesus Martinez Ross, who tried to build on the beach. People objected, were mobilized, and some leaders went to jail. The family had announced they were no longer interested in the concession after five years, but when the City Council requested it for public beach, the family's interest returned and they renewed the concession.

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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 kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.


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 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na


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 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   discontinued for now

 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.

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00 
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


August Events

Turtle hatchling releases at Media Luna & Guadalupana (eastern)  beaches  TBA (Usually 1-2 days before event.)

 (Gets 10 min later across month)
Aug 1   ~6:20am
Aug 31 ~6:30am

(Gets 20 mins earlier across month)
Aug 1   ~7:25p
Aug 31 ~7:05p
Aug 9  5:05 am   ~Full moon sets before sunrise 
Aug 10 6:11am     Full moon sets  ~sunrise

Aug 10  Full Moon Rises at 7:18p   Sunset ~7:20p
Aug 11    Sunset ~7:20p  Moonrise 8:07p

Aug 12  Moonrise 8:54p
Aug 13  Moonrise 9:40p
Aug 14  Moonrise 10:25p
Aug 15  Moonrise 11:10p

Aug 7, Thursday Artist Fair on the Square 5:30-9:30 Summer Hours

Aug 15 Friday
 11a City Council room: Presentation of the book "Isla Mujeres a traves del tiempo, tomo II. Fidel Villanueva Madrid, Historian of the City 
7pm Documentary Exposition  Town Hall Pasillo
7:30pm Inauguration of Photographic Exposition  Hidalgo Avenue

Aug. 16 Saturday  8pm  Town Square
Presentation of the show: "Monsters & Mayan Legends" (Monstruos y Leyendas Mayas)
Presentation of a dance:  Traditions of Isla Mujeres"
Regional Night with an orchestra from the township of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Aug. 17 Sunday
9am Port Authority Pier (#6)  Floral offering for the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Cruz de la Bahia/Cross in the Bay

Following Mass: Procession from the Church on the Town Square celebrating the Virgin of Assumption going down Guerrero, to Lopez Mateos, then down Rueda Medina, main street. The walkers will return to the square via Morelos, while the decorated carts go farther down Medina to loop back from the south to the north. There is a contest for the top five decorated carts.

8pm Town Square
Official Session of the City Council commemorating the 164th Anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres
Homage to the founding families
Giving of the Award for Citizenship
Giving of the Award for Tourism

 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate 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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