Sunday, September 21, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 21 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 ....

Makax Lagoon: Cemetery

Asking authorities to intervene

Piden a las autoridades su intervención ante “foco de infección”

Lanrry PARRA
Pollution in Makax Lagoon is increasing, and it is presumed to come from discharges from the latrines of the dozens of vessels kept in the area. The lagoon is the main center of concentration of local marinas and is where boats take refuge when hurricanes threaten.
        Owners of local marinas explained that unfortunately, there has never been surveillance on fishing boats and pleasure yachts regarding their discharges of sewage or wastewater. They suggest this has resulted in pollution of the lagoon, which is creating dissatisfaction among the owners, sailors, and captains of different vessels. The situation is so serious that in addition to complaints and sewage and wastewater discharges from the boats, they say you can go and see feces floating beside some of the boats moored along the lagoon.
   There are also concerns about contamination from fuel from the dozens of boats that have been abandoned in the area, some of which are semi-sunken and others are on the bottom of the lagoon. Some people consider these problems to be a time bomb, and they want the proper authorities to take action and punish the boat owners.  
ISLA MUJERES, 20 de septiembre.-

Coordinada por IMSS

The Third National Health Week will take place from Oct. 6-10, and for the first time in the history of Isla Mujeres, it will be coordinated by the Unidad de Medicina Familiar del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMMS). This was announced by the director fo the IMMS, Valentín Arciniega Aguilar, who explained that this health campaign will be supported by other medical institutions including Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE), the General Hospital, and the Naval Hospital.
      This campaign takes place simultaneously across the country, and all that remains locally is to determine the location of the different brigades in the various neighborhoods who will be giving the vaccines. This will apparently include each of the medical centers, including the IMSS, the ISSSTE, the Naval Hospital, and the General Hospital.
    For the first time during this campaign, influenza vaccines will be available to the entire population. Vaccines against measles will focus on children who are in first grade in primary school, Tetanus (Toxoide Titanico) will be given to children who are in fifth grade, and the vaccination for HPV will be given to fifth grade girls. This campaign also includes administration of Vitamin "A", of Albendazone (an anti parasitic) and distribution of electrolyte powder (vida suero oral).

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 20 de septiembre.-

En Hacienda Mundaca, ante latente peligro

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 20 de septiembre.-
The palapa at the Mundaca Hacienda estate is being demolished because it has become unsafe.  The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, said there are plans to invest about 15 million pesos in the construction of a new palapa, and the resources are being allocated. The palapa was built during the administration of Alicia Ricalde Magaña at a cost of about 10 million pesos.
      City employees who had offices in the palapa say several of the wooden pillars were contaminated by termites, causing significant damage. Workers said the posts had been treated for termites. They added that there was also severe damage from water causing rot at the base of the pillars, due to the design and construction.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Mammograms available for women over fifty from IMSS

The Social Development agency in coordination with the DIF, social services agency, announces they have seventy tests for HIV that are available for free to pregnant women in Isla Mujeres, who are encouraged to come by the agencie's offices to obtain their test.


Noticias de  Quequi......

Preparing for the Third National Health Week


Se preparan para la Tercera Semana Nacional de Salud

0 21 de septiembre de 2014

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

 Construction of public bathrooms progressed to 70%


Avanzan un 70 por ciento la obra de baños públicos

0 21 de septiembre de 2014
Unfortunately the public bathrooms on the malecon were not completed by September 15, as was first projected, but they are expected to be finished within 15 days.  The construction workers at the site confirmed they are 70% complete. The City is seeking to obtain certification of the beaches which requires that bathroom facilities must be available for tourists.
     The Director of Public Works,  Miguel Ariel Caballero García, said, "We are giving vitality/life to the Caribbean malecon/boardwalk. We are going to remodel the first part of this tourism corridor, which has an area of 900 linear meters." He said this project includes lights, benches, paving, and public restrooms, starting from the Casa de Cultura facility to the downtown area (zona centro). The official said the second stage under consideration would include the construction of lockers and showers to offer more services to tourists.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
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Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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Mangroves threatened by construction of marina
Mangle amenazado por construcción de marina[+] Ver mas
Unnamed conservation advocates are seeking to prevent the destruction of mangroves in the area that is about 400 linear feet from the start of the concrete pier, opposite the runway, adjacent to the parking lot of a restaurant, where a marina complex is planned.

Upcoming northern fronts likely to damage the anti-hurricane "Gaviones"
Gaviones resentirán embates de “nortes”[+] Ver mas

The strong winds from the north that begin in the fall are expected to cause more damage to the 'gaviones'  (cages of rocks in front of the seawall, that have suffered from corrosion) that are already damaged and not protecting the seawall. There have been no plans announced concerning reinforcing this structure, which has caused concern among residents of the area who worry about damage if a hurricane should occur. They said the wall alone does not meet world standards to protect them during intense hurricanes, judging from entire sections that fell during the previous hurricanes of Gilbert in 1988 and Wilma in 2005.
      The cage of rocks has literally fallen down in front of the area by the start of South Hidalgo. In this area, hurricane Gilberto broke through, causing the sea to pass through from side to side, heading for the Harbor Masters and the port terminal. There was a similar effect with Wilma when the structures were destroyed and offered no great resistance, and the wall was knocked down.

IMSS coordinating the third week of vaccinations
IMSS coordinará III semana de vacunación[+] Ver mas

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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 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
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. (Fayne's is closed until Oct. 6)

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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