Saturday, September 13, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, September 13 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 September...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 ....

Witnesses:  "Balsero" boat arrives in tourist area 8 Cubans

Aseguran embarcación “hechiza” en zona netamente turística: Testigos

Lanrry PARRA
It is estimated that about eight Cubans arrived on North Beach on Thursday night about 11pm, and it appears they immediately changed their clothing and took flight. Judging from the clothing and shoes, it is assumed they are all males.
     Some witnesses saw them running past their businesses and estimated there were eight in the group. The Navy were the first to be notified, and the municipal police learned about it at around 3am. At noon on Friday, staff from the Port Authority were collecting the containers and equipment. They found cans, food, and water bottles aboard the balsero boat.
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-

Ready for procession today at 8am 

Hoy iniciará a las 8 de la mañana, con nutrida participación

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.- .
There was an excellent participation by the islanders in the procession of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to Isla Contoy, which left the dock of Isla Mujeres around 8am today. There were more than 100 boats, with hundreds of Catholics aboard for this event, which has become an important tradition for the islanders, and particularly for the fishermen.
   According to religious tradition, the Virgin of Charity of Cobre will remain on Isla Contoy for the duration of the lobster season, and a few days after it ends, is returned to Isla Mujeres. The icon would be put in her niche on Isla Contoy at 11am, and then the families will remain to share fellowship until around 2pm, when the boats return to Isla Mujeres.
      Those who participated in the procession included the fishing cooperatives and tourism groups, the whale shark licensees, the Port Authority, Harbor Master, Navy, ferry companies, municipal Civil Protection agency, and the Red Cross.

Aseguran langosteros

Lanrry PARRA
It is almost two and a half months since the lobster season began on July 1st, and the fisherman say their cumulative production from all the fishing cooperatives is only five tonnes of live lobster and five tonnes of tails. During the 2013-2014 season, production was 10 tonnes of live lobster and 12 tonnes of tails. This year's production is less than half of last year's, which is bad for the fisherman.
       Some of the fishermen are hoping for better luck with the “corrida de las especies de escama”   (lit."run of the fish with scales")  particularly the species lizeta and tzozin, in September and October. And they expect the lobster harvest to improve in the month of October when the northern winds intensify, and the 'march' along the seabed.  genera un “rebulicio".
      Leader of the fishermen, Baltazar Gómez Catzín, explained that the winds that are good for catching lobster are from the north and from the south, but the winds from the northeast are worthless, and damaging. 
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-

Contingentes recorrerán la Rueda Medina

Lanrry PARRA
The parade celebrating the Independence of Mexico will take place on Sept. 16th, starting at 9am by the Naval base and will tour around Rueda Medina northward to the Monument to the Fishermen and return to the starting point. About 700 people are expected to participate in dozens of contingents. This will include about 500 students from the different schools of the island, and about 200 members of the Navy.
   The municipal Secretary General, Cesar Poot Perez, said everything is ready for the celebration of the evening of September 15th in the town square, where the Mayor will read the Grito de Independencia. There will be fireworks, followed by a dance, un baile popular.
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.-

Promise kept Agapito delivers school uniforms & shoes

Agapito entrega uniformes y calzado escolar

Lanrry PARRA
 The  process of collecting data from the school census (of sizes, etc) was completed, and delivery of uniforms and school shoes began for students of the kindergartens "Isla Mujeres" and "Tlaloc", benefitting 80 students at the latter and 90 students at the former.  The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, and his wife, the president of the DIF social service agency, Marthy Vargas de Magana assisted with the distribution, which was received with great enthusiasm.         
ISLA MUJERES, 12 de septiembre.- C Cumple lo prometido leer mas 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Retweeted from Gov. Borge:
In upcoming months we will conclude hospitals Nicolás Bravo and Isla Mujeres and the expansion of the Health Center of Leona Vicario
Retweeted Roberto Borge (@betoborge):
En los próximos meses concluiremos los hospitales de Nicolás Bravo e Isla Mujeres y la ampliación del Centro de Salud de Leona Vicario

Notice: Closing Rueda Medina for the ceremony of 167th anniversary of the Battle of Chapultepec
Aviso: Cerrarán la circulación a la Av. Rueda Medina, por ceremonia del 167 aniversario de la batalla de Chapultepec

Cerca de 500 personas participaron esta mañana en la procesión marítima de la virgen de la Caridad del Cobre
· About 500 persons participated this morning in the maritime procession of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre.

TV Azteca broadcasts "Hello Quintana Roo" from Isla Mujeres
TV Azteca transmite desde Isla Mujeres "Hola Quintana Roo" ¡Disfrútenlo por el canal 2 de cable!

Recala en playa norte una embarcación hechiza donde se presume navegaban cuando menos ocho cubanos indocumentados

Balsero boat arrived on Playa Norte, presumably with 8 undocumented Cubans aboard
Autoridades aseguran que el recale de los cubanos fue entre las 11 y las 12 de la noche; no dan con la tripulación

Authorities say the boat arrived between 11pm and 12pm

SEMAR: Rescue of 3 Cancun fishermen missing since September 10th!

Semar logra recatar a 3 pescadores de Cancún, reportados extraviados desde el pasado 10 de septiembre!!

Get the whole picture - and other photos from TV ISLA MUJERES
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Noticias de  Quequi......

Cuban boat arrives to the island
 This article has similar information to the one above, noting that although they landed on one of the busiest beaches of the island, they did it after midnight, with little detection of their arrival. Witnesses saw a group of people leaving the beach, running, after midnight. Authorities do not know how many people, presumably undocumented Cubans, arrived.
   A member of the staff of a local restaurant reported the incident to the local police, and members of the Navy arrived at the scene and searched the area for the crew of the boat. As of yesterday, the whereabouts of the immigrants are unknown, but it is believed there were between six and eight Cubans.
     The homemade boat was equipped with an adapted car motor, and contained clothing, and several cans of diesel fuel for the engine. It is presumed that they made their way downtown and possibly have left the island to continue their journey to the United States.

  • Recala embarcación cubana en la ínsula


    Recala embarcación cubana en la ínsula

    0 13 de septiembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Alistan el desfile cívico militar
    Civic-military parade 


    Alistan el desfile cívico militar

    0 13 de septiembre de 2014
    This article is similar to the one above, except it says the parade will start at 8am on Sept. 16th. It also notes that about 2000 people are expected to attend the Independence Day celebration on the town square on the evening of Sept. 15th.  At 10:50pm at the balcony of the Town Hall, the Mayor will lead the commemoration of the Grito de Independencia, honoring the flag and reading the document  “Sentimientos de la Nación”, followed by cheers for the major players who led this episode in history.

    Por Carlos Gasca.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Cuban balseros: Arrive & "vanish"
Balseros cubanos, llegan y “se esfuman”.. [+] Ver mas
This article is similar to those above, noting that the boat is about 20 feet long, with several fuel containers that served it to cross the dangerous Yucatan channel. It is presumed that about a dozen Cubans were aboard the boat, judging by the amount of people that fit into this type of boat, over the past decade who have come ashore near this port and at other coastal areas of the state.
    No information was being released by the Navy or the police, except to say it is the responsibility of the Navy. It is presumed there was a search for the Cubans, but no information was confirmed. The municipal Civil Protection Agency was preparing to remove the boat shortly after noon on Friday.

Safety: From bad to worse
La seguridad, de mal en peor[+] Ver mas

The Caribbean malecon seawalk has only been opened for 16 months and continues to be victimized by vandalism, with more detached 'monoliths' (lights that look like rocks), having been pushed over the cliffs, which normally serve to protect people from the edges. On May 1, it had been one year since the 400 meter path was opened, after an investment of nearly 3 million pesos.
     It is a spectacular site to witness the first rays of the sun, or the start of the evening, or to watch the cruising freighters or cruise ships that go by a few miles away. Many young children learned to take their first steps hre, so comfortable and safe with the help of their parents, but now there is this phenomenon, and officials have not yet responded, despite the recent announcement of the implementation of neighborhood police.
     This Caribbean Malecon was welcomed by the tourism industry, and is a spot where tourists constantly take souvenir photos. Local people appreciate it for its recreational value.

Promoting prevention in the schools
Fomento de la prevención entre escolares[+] Ver mas

Workshops about alcoholism were held at the Middle School, and about security.Informational leaflets about alcoholism were distributed and educators from Alcoholics Anonymous attended, as part of a national week to raise awareness among young people throughout the country.
    The young people were taught about the importance of being careful and responsible when driving on public roads. They were taught about regulations, and shown slides and a video. 
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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
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.


 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 

Sunday  Comono at El Patio, The Sol Rockers  6:30-8:30

 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.
(I think this schedule may be altered for low season & they may be having some renovations now?)

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 (maybe)
       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) Tues & Thurs, Cuban & Caribbean & Latin music Wed, Fri Discontinued for low season

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


September Events

Turtle & time TBA.
Sunrise ~6:30am
Sunset ~7pm at start of month and ~6:30 at end of month

Sept 4  Art Fair Town Square 5:30-9:30pm
Sept 6 8a Procession to Isla Contoy of Virgin of Caridad de Cobre from pier of the Lancheros (north of Magana ferry pier)
Sept 15 Midnight at town square: Grito de Dolores
Sept 16  Independence day
Sept 23  Equinox

Moonrise over the Caribbean (Sunset ~7p)
Sept 8    6:41pm   
Sept 9    7:28 pm
Sept 10  8:14 pm
Sept 11   9:01pm
Sept 12  9:48 pm
Sept 13 10:37pm


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 release dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance
 Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4


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