Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, September 17 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 ....

Calm at parade

Agapito acknowledges the commitment & willingness of all the participants

Agapito reconoce compromiso y voluntad de todos los participantes

The military-civic parade commemorating the 204th anniversary of the Independence of Mexico was presided over by the mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez and witnessed by hundreds of people, including locals & tourists. A dozen contingents participated, consisting of ~1350 people who included students, senior citizens, staff of the Red Cross, and members of the Navy. The parade began after nine in the morning and took place on the main street of Rueda Medina. 
  The first school group of the parade was from the private school "Francisco Hernandez de Cordova," followed by the school "Jean Piaget".  Then came the contingent of senior citizens with the DIF, and then students from the elementary schools "Andrés Quintana Roo", "César Mendoza Santana" and "Julio Sauri Espinoza."  They were followed by the middle school students from "Presidente Juarez" and high school students of Colegio Bachilleres. The staff of the Mexican Red Cross participated, with two ambulances, and the parade was completed with a flourish by the Naval contingent with 112 members, which included the dogs & their handlers, men in camouflage, 2 boats, and an ambulance.
    Authorities overseeing the parade included the Mayor, the City Council, and the commander of the Navy,  Juan Ramón Alcalá Pignol, and other officials.

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de septiembre.-

En la explanada minicipal

The first Informe report will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7pm, on the Town Square in Isla Mujeres, where the mayor will announce the achievements and progress of the first year to the island's citizens. The Governor, Roberto Borge Angulo is expected to attend, as well as the head of the state legislature, José Luis Toledo Medina, and state judicial representative  Fidel Villanueva Rivero.
   The Mayor said in addition to discussing progress and achievements, pending projects will also be addressed, such as the completion of the new Hospital, whose resources have already been assembled by the state Governor, and work should be resuming soon. He gave assurances that the work of the new Hospital will be completed within this second year of government. The municipal president described his first year as "muy bueno" and spoke about the importance of unity between people and government for the advancement of developments and for prosperity.
Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de septiembre.-

Piden acelerar reemplazo de tuberías

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de septiembre.-
Residents in the colonias of Lol Beh, Miraflores, and El Canotal are complaining that during the replacement of waterlines there have been intermittent outages of tap water, that particularly affect those without water storage tanks on their roofs. They say this does not happen every day, but is recurrent. They want Aguakan to resolve the problem, and are complaining on social networks. They are hoping the work ends soon and things return to normal quickly.

 Tvisla Mujeres

These are the faces of the Mexican Navy!! At this morning's parade.

Estos son los rostros de nuestra Armada de México!!! Presentes en el desfile de esta mañana (7 photos)

The municipal president Agapito Magana Sanchez led the civic-military parade this morning
El presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez encabezó esta mañana el desfile cívico-Militar

Noticias de  Quequi......

Cuban boat contaminating the beach

  • Contamina la playa la balsa cubana

    Medio Ambiente

    Contamina la playa la balsa cubana

    0 17 de septiembre de 2014 
    The balsero vessel remains intact and the fuel drums were removed. Some entrepreneurs commented at a meeting with ZOFEMAT (the federal zone authority) about the upcoming review for the certification of the beaches, and commented that fuel residues could be a contaminant. Tourists have commented on social networks about the issue of the boat, which is still there a week after it came ashore. 
    Although the exact number is unknown, it is thought that about eight undocumented Cubans came ashore from the vessel equipped with a diesel engine. 
       The Harbor Master said it is now the responsibility of the municipal Department of Civil Protection to remove the boat. It is unknown if it will be taken apart at that location or towed out to sea first.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
  • Participan en desfile de Independencia
    Participation in Independence Day parade 


    Participan en desfile de Independencia

    0 17 de septiembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

15 spent holiday night in jail

(lit.) Gave "Grito de Dolores" from behind bars

Dan 'Grito de Dolores' al caer tras las rejas

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
.Of the 15 people detained during the Independence Day celebrations, 3 were for smoking marijuana and 12 were for disturbing the peace. "Social support" was given to 30 people who were safely transported home, with their vehicles, because they had been driving under the influence of alcohol. This was done in compliance with orders from the Mayor, Agapito Magana.
Read more: Dan 'Grito de Dolores' al caer tras las rejas
Honoring the heroes of Independence 

Honran a los héroes de la Independencia

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

This article has the same information as translated above, noting the parade took about forty minutes, and many local people watched with pride as their children participated, and many tourists who watched took photos and videos to capture beautiful images of the Mexican celebration.
Read more: Honran a los héroes de la Independencia

 por esto

The island government "dignifies" the monument to Jose Marti in Cuba

El gobierno isleño “dignificarán” el monumento a José Martí en Cuba [+] Ver mas
Isla Mujeres historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid, said the 'twinning'  or brotherhood between the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cuba is being resumed, after several years in oblivion.
   In the area of health, Isla Mujeres has invited Cuban experts from the company Biotechnologia to offer a conference in Isla Mujeres about health and diabetes. An International Foundation against Diabetes that is known in the United States is working in Havana who have patented an injection that achieves excellent healing within two months of extreme cases of diabetic foot. The historian explained, "It is a hard fact that when you must amputate a limb, the average lifespan of the patient is two more years, because they lose self esteem and interest in going on. This means saving a diabetic foot is tantamount to saving the patient's life." This could benefit diabetes sufferers in Isla Mujeres.
    In the area of culture, there is a proposal for a monument to Jose Marti, and to relocate and dignify the existing one elsewhere, and construct a larger one would harmonize with the monument to the discoverer of Isla Mujeres, Francisco Hernandez de Cordova in regard to size.
     The sculptor Herminio Escalona gave a proposal for making the bust in Cuba, but these projects are not fully determined, and will depend on budgeting.   There are tentative plans that in November an event could take place at the House of Mexico in Havana to help strengthen the historical ties between Isla Mujeres and Cuba.
   The historian said another issue is the need for assistance from restoration experts on the architectural style of the Hacienda Mundaca, which was previously recommended by the INAH (National Institute of History and Anthropology), because in Mexico there are virtually none.

Pieces of electric pole fell: Some hit parked bus
Se desmoronó un poste de la CFE sobre el camión urbano +] Ver mas

 The falling down of various pieces from an electrical pole on Adolfo Lopez Mateos avenue was witnessed by providers of services who work in the area, and tourists who were passing by. No one was injured.
      Manuel Puerto Osoria, owner of a travel agency in the area, said, "Last night a few pieces fell and I reported it to 088, but no one came; probably because of the holiday. But this morning it was worse, and pieces had fallen dangerously, and some hit the city bus. We reported it again and several policemen put up a tape to prevent people from walking on that area of the sidewalk. But pieces of the post also fell into the road, and we are waiting to see if CFE is going to change the post, because otherwise it will continue breaking."
   Another retailer, who preferred not to give his name, said, "The CFE is very good about collecting bill payments, which are higher every quarter, and are very punctual about cutting off service if you get behind, but when it comes to reporting, they play dumb." He said there is another light pole in similar shape or worse in La Gloria on Pompano street, that was reported to the state agency several months ago. He said, "On several occasions residents who live near that pole have reported that it needs to be replaced, but the response is always that it is not necessary. I guess we will have to wait for it to fall on someone's home before they act, and I bet you they will not pay anything for the damages that could result."

Independence Day parade
Vistoso desfile de Independencia [+] 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
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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.


Miguel's schedule
 Wednesday 7 - 9pm   Comono - solo
 Wednesday through Saturday - 10:30 - 12:00 - Faynes -  La Banda Sin Nombre  (closing 9/16 for 4 weeks)
Friday & Saturday 7 - 9p Marina Paraiso -  solo
Friday & Saturday 12:00 - 2:30am - Adelitas -  La Banda Sin Nombre Salsa Music 
Sunday 7 - 9p - ComoNo - The Sol Rockers 

 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

Wednesday Miguel 7-9
Friday  John Cain 6:30-8:30 
Sunday  Sol Rockers 

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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