Monday, September 15, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 14 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 ....

Procession takes patron of fishermen to Isla Contoy

Virgin of Charity of Cobre

Notable participación de pescadores en procesión de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

 The procession of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre left the dock for Isla Contoy at 8am with about 500 Catholics participating, in about 40 boats, mainly seafarers, and especially fishermen. The weather was good and the massive religious event went off without a hitch. The wind was a little stronger when they returned, but there were no incidents.
      The Virgin of Charity of Cobre will remain in Isla Contoy for the duration of the lobster season, for the care and protection of the seafarers, and a few days after the season ends, she will be returned to Isla Mujeres.  The event included members of the fishermen's cooperatives, of the tourism groups, whale shark permittees, the Port Authority, the Navy, the ferry companies, the Harbor Master, Civil Protection, and the Red Cross.
      The Mass for the placement of the Virgin in her niche took place at 11am, and the families remained on the island sharing fellowship until they departed around 2pm to return to Isla Mujeres.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-

En hospital del IMSS, derechohabientes

The worker is named, but the "visibly angry" person complaining about him is not. She characterizes the worker as arrogant, and she wants him removed or fired. Among other complaints, she says he sometimes does not stamp the documents required to get per diem payments.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-

Preparing for the DEMA show in November 

En noviembre próximo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 13 de septiembre.-.

The "náuticos" of Isla Mujeres, and others who provide tourism services that are related to the sea, are preparing to attend the DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association) in Las Vegas on November 19-22, to participate in this international promotional event. Several islander entrepreneurs have expressed interest in attending this year and are seeking support from the OVC, Office of Visitors & Conventions of Cancun. For years, the entrepreneurs of Isla Mujeres have had to organize to ensure their participation, where other cities like Cozumel and Cancun grab more attention.
       Although this event focuses on diving and nautical tourism, the islanders also seek to promote swimming with the whale sharks and swimming with sailfish. These two activities are considered unique to this area, and it is important to promote them internationally.
       The director of municipal Tourism said the necessary arrangements are being made for a delegation from Isla Mujeres to attend this important international promotional event, to offer a variety of attractions including swimming with the world's largest fish, swimming with sail fish, and visiting the Underwater Sculpture Museum (MUSA), among other activities.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Agapito keeps promise. Delivery of school uniforms & shoes begins

Noticias de  Quequi......

Procession to Contoy: Showing devotion

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Demonstrating faith to the Virgin

Fishermen reported to be in good health 

Reportan buen estado de salud de pescadores

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres

On September 10th a search and rescue operation was begun for three fishermen who had departed from Cancun in the boat "Mary", after the Puerto Juarez Harbor Master received a report from their relatives on September 9th. This information was reported to the Naval Commander, who intiated the Regional Search and Rescue System, with two vessels on the surface ffrom the Naval Station Search and Rescue, one Ocean Patrol, and an airplane.
   On Friday, Sept. 12th, at 10:30pm the Ocean Patrol vessel "Seacor Venture" found the missing boat about 231 kilometers northeast of Isla Holbox, and took the three fishermen aboard, who were examined by a physician and found to be in good health. They are Rosendo Fleites Carrillo, Santiago Ángel Alejandro Velásquez y Alejandro Vázquez, who are 43, 34 & 21 years of age. They said they had a problem with the engine, and were drifting.
Read more: Reportan buen estado de salud de pescadores

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Still has yesterday's news at 10:30a. The current news is usually posted by 6am.

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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.
(Schedule changed for low season.)

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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