Friday, September 19, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, September 19 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 ....

Distributing sites at the Marine Terminal: On the road to opening

Rumbo a apertura

Lanrry PARRA
Thursday morning a meeting took place between the leader of the Taxi drivers union, Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez, and the state APIQRoo (Port Authority) representative,  Ercé Barron Barrera, regarding occupying space in the new Maritime Terminal. The head of the union said the drivers will have a site to load and unload, and an information booth in the building. 
      The exact opening date was not confirmed, but he said there are tentative plans to open the terminal next week. The taxi leader said the API representative explained on of the reasons is the installation of steel mesh around the building and the security cameras. 
        He mentioned that they also discussed the issue of the tricycle porters, and it was said that they will only have access to unload cargo from the boats to private cars, but will not have access to the luggage or to the passengers.
          In conclusion, he said all that remains is to have a dialogue with the Mayor in regard to security in the new facility.
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.- .

IMSS pharmacy clerk reprimanded in response to complaints 

En el IMSS, tras cúmulo de quejas

Lanrry PARRA
In response to complaints, Valentín Arciniega Aguilar, Director of the IMSS,  Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social office in Isla Mujeres, said he had a talk with the worker to change his attitude. The director told the worker he should arrive at work uniformed, clean shaven, and with a haircut appropriate for the work, but most importantly he must change his attitude, or face possible suspension, because beneficiaries do not deserve such treatment. He also talked to the worker's union representative, because they do not want to violate his rights as a worker.
   The IMSS director of Family Unit said mammograms will be available at the IMSS for the detection of breast cancer in women age fifty and older, on the next four Wednesdays. Women who have not had the studies done this year will be sent to Cancun, with transportation allowances provided. An increased number of spaces are available this year to meet the demand.
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.-

Efectivos de la Armada, tras fracturarse la clavícula

Lanrry PARRA
The Navy assisted a crew member aboard the fishing vessel "Juana Bautista" when he had medical problems while the boat was approximately 76 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres. Aid was immediately sent after the Naval Commander received a distress signal via SISMEP (the Satellite Monitoring and Location System for Fishing Vessels) from the boat.
        The Ocean Patrol vessel was immediately dispatched to render assistance. Upon locating the fishing vessel, a medical examination was conducted on the crew member and it was determined that he had a broken left collarbone which required care in a hospital.
       He was brought to the Naval dock in a Defender class boat of the Isla Mujeres Search and Rescue Unit, and he was transferred to the Naval station in Puerto Juarez. where a Red Cross ambulance was waiting, which took him to a private hospital in Cancun for the medical care he needed.
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.-

Para deportistas en sillas de rueda

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.-
The clinic for wheelchair basketball began a day late and involves eight participants, according to the coordinator Jacinto Ríos Nájera, who explained it is aimed at persons with a disability, coaches, and all who wish to be involved. It began on Wednesday, and will conclude on the 20th, at the court in Meteorological, and is free.
     There were ten participants enrolled, but only eight were present, and it is hoped that more people will join the event. The state DIF coordinator in charge of Adapted Sports explained, "These clinics are not only aimed at residents who have a disability and are in wheelchairs, but at all people who want to learn everything about wheelchair basketball, including coaches, assistants and players of the sport in general." He added that in addition to teaching people with disabilities to practice the sport, it is also motivation to get ahead in life in general, not just in sports.

First report by Agapito is concise, real, & honest: Business owners

Primer informe de Agapito, coinciden dirigentes empresariales

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Supportive opinions of the Mayoral Informe report are given by hotelier Guadalupe Martínez Márquez, president of the Hotel Association; by the leader of the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry (Canirac), restauranteur Baltazar Maldonado;  and by entrepreneur Rene Contreras, of the Golf Cart Rental Association.
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de septiembre.
Conciso, real y honesto leer mas

 Tvisla Mujeres

Beginning tomorrow, IMSS offers mammograms to all women over fifty years of age

A partir de mañana abrirán estudios de mastografía a todas las mujeres derechohabientes mayores de 50 años en el IMSS
 Navy rescues fisherman about 76 kilometers....

Noticias de  Quequi......

Closed circuit security cameras at Marine Terminal

  • Tendrá circuito cerrado la terminal marítima


    Tendrá circuito cerrado la terminal marítima

    0 19 de septiembre de 2014 
    The Maritime terminal was built with an investment of 30 million pesos by the federal government through the Ministry of Communication and Transport (SCT). Although no date has been set for the opening, operations are expected to begin next week.
          The leader of the taxi union, Eduardo Peniche Rodríguez,  said the operation of the new terminal is expected to eradicate the problem of street vendors and commisionistas, because many of the sales or rentals will take place within the terminal. He said the new closed circuit system will offer improved security for the people arriving to and departing from the island

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

  • Women invited to have mammograms


    Invitan a las mujeres a realizarse la mastografíaInvitan a las mujeres a realizarse la mastografía

    0 19 de septiembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
This article has the same information that was translated above from an interview with the IMSS director, and additionally notes that the next vaccination campaign (the Third National Week) could begin in the second week in October, and they are hoping to offer influenza vaccines at each of the locations. It also notes the women receiving mammograms should get their results within a week. They should go to the IMSS in Isla Mujeres to schedule the procedure, which will take place in Cancun. Travel expenses are covered by the IMSS, and the service is offered to women who are fifty years old or older.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto
  Construction on the sidewalks: Impunity
Impunemente, construyen sobre aceras] Ver mas
 Por Esto recalls a previous article about individuals whose porches and planters have invaded the sidewalks downtown, with complaints about the lack of intervention from the government, despite regulations about this. The most recent example occurred a few months ago on the southern part of Juarez, across from the Naval base and near the CFE, where a house has moved a wall and invaded nearly the entire pedestrian area.
Atienden a pescador lesionado en altamar Ver mas
 Caring for a wounded fisherman at sea

  New veterinary clinic
Nueva clínica veterinaria[+] Ver mas
      On Monday, the civil association Clínica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres opened the doors of their hospital to the public. The facility for cats and dogs will be used for research, education, and to promote the care and protection of pets. The General Director, Dr Delfino Guevara said they have two immediate objectives: research and to promote the care and protection of pets. The facility consists of 192 square meters, which sits on an area of 434 square meters. .
     The veterinarian said they are no longer participating in the dog sterilization campaigns because 90% of the dogs have owners, while 90% of the cats are strays. They are intensifying their campaign to catch and sterilize them, to control the feline population.
     The hospital and the land are owned by the civil association, and they will subsidize part of the operation, to assist poor people who need medical care for their pets. Dr. Delfino said, "If they are buying them food, it is only fair that once a year they invest in a medical exam of their animal, but for those who cannot attend to their animal for lack of money, they should not have one."  “si tienen para comprarles alimentos, lo justo es que inviertan una vez al año para la revisión médica de su animal, pero para aquellos que no pueden atender al animal por falta de dinero, pues que no lo tenga”,
        The facility is located in colonia Salina on Jesus Martinez Ross avenue and is equipped with advanced technology including x-ray, surgical area and equipment, a pharmacy, and an area to care for dogs and cats. There is also an area for the exhibition of animals who are available for adoption. 
         There are various young volunteers involved in this project developed by the association, including an intern who is about to leave with a scholarship to study at the University of Yucatan, in order to join the workforce. Many foreign students do social work in Isla Mujeres, and this facility will be available for research work in the study of zoonosis. 
        Dr. Delfino Guevara gave the following statistics about the number of sterilizations of male and female dogs and cats, with the assistance of foreign volunteers: In 2000 there were 132 patients, in 2001, 351; 2003, 134; 2004, 200; 2005, 120 animals. In 2007, efforts began to focus on the sterilization of cats, with support from other organization, in the face of governmental indifference. 
Actually, to Delfino, it seemed to be a "vacilada" (joke/farce) to open a social clinic at Mundaca, but not to have it equipped with the necessities, and to just end up with the pets of the people.En la actualidad, le pareció a Delfino una “vacilada” que abriera una clínica social en Mundaca, pero no estaba equipado con lo necesario y todos fueron a parar con él las mascotas de la gente.
    The total number of animals sterilized from 2007-2013 were 1,278 cats and 584 dogs, with 98% of the cats being strays and 2% having owners, while all the dogs had owners. Therefore a decision was made to focus attention on the sterilization of cats.
      In 2000, with the opening of the first veterinary practice, the most common diseases were infectious, but now there are broader expectations of treatment, including complex metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, as well as canine & feline hepatitis, and diseases of the organs such as kidney or heart disease or cancerous tumors, reports the vet.
      He explained that the major services of the hospital are educational, for the reasons given above, and obviously the medical service is fundamental. For this the scientific method is fundamental, which he said has guided their work for 14 years, and will be the foundation for educating owners.
      He founded three precepts that convinced donors to give resources for the realization of this hospital: That medicine must be accessible to all. The philosophical concept of humanity that as we evolved to be the dominant species we are responsible for the conservation of the environment. And the moral concept that we understand the pain and suffering of animals and we are entrusted to care for them. 
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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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