Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, September 9 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 westofcuba@gmail.com 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 ....

National Electoral Institute: Many registrants

En el módulo del Instituto Nacional Electoral

Lanrry PARRA
On Monday, dozens of people flocked to the National Electoral Institute agency, on their first day of being set up at the Community Hall in colonia La Gloria. The staff will be in Isla Mujeres until Friday, accepting renewals, changes of address, data correction, and other actions, and delivering credentials. To obtain this official identification, citizens must present an original birth certificate, a photo ID, and proof of address.
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-

Final game in the series at Cozumel between the Pescadores & Cardenales 

La serie final entre Pescadores y Cardenales

The second game in the series of three for the series final in the league “Roberto Borge Angulo”  of the Northern Zone of Quintana Roo of Isla Mujeres vs Cozumel was ended by darkness, after battling rain for about an hour, with the score tied 3-3. The next game will be played at Cozumel on Sunday, Sept. 14th at 11am at the park “Froylán López”.

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-

Logra Agapito que tienda de Diconsa abra sus puertas en la Isla

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On July 17th, the director of  Unidad Operativa Diconsa en Quintana Roo, State Operational Unit DICONSA, Irazú Sarabia May, visited Isla Mujeres and discussed the installation of a DICONSA store at the mercado in colonia “El Cañotal”. The project will soon be a reality and will provide a great help to the neediest families. DICONSA is a company that is part of the state Social Development agency(Sector Desarrollo Social.)  It aims to contribute to the alleviation of poverty by supplying basic food products in a complementary manner in rural areas with high and very high rates of marginalization. It should be open soon (en breve tiempo).
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de septiembre.-

 Tvisla Mujeres

William Levy during the filming of a new commercial for Sabritas. Islanders hoped for more.

Photo: Isleñas esperaban más William Levy durante el rodaje del nuevo comercial de Sabritas



Everything is ready for to film the scenes with William Levy for the Sabritas commercial being filmed on Playa Norte. These images are circulating on the internet

Todo se encuentra listo para empezar a rodar escenas con William Levy para su comercial de Papas Sabritas en Playa Norte en Isla Mujeres. (Estas son imágenes que ya circulan en la red)


Good day my people, I'm ready to start filming the new ad campaign for Sabritas potato chips. Have a good start to your week. Don't forget I'm always watching.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Filming a commercial on the island

  • Busca náuticos participar en el Dema Show.


    Filman comercial en la ínsula

    0 09 de septiembre de 2014 
    Yesterday, for the filming of a commercial featuring Cuban actor William Levy, about 300 meters of Playa Norte were cordoned off. Fans, young and old, were disappointed when they were not able to obtain autographs, although many islanders had waited for hours. The Director of Tourism said the event will benefit the promotion of the island, and the filming benefited the local hotels, especially  Ixchel Beach, el Privuege (sic), Aluxes and el Palace. The Cuban actor stayed at the latter. The commercial also includes actresses  Vanessa Huppenkothen & Jessica Segura.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- .
  • Filman comercial en la ínsula
      Seeking seamen to participate in the DEMA show


    Busca náuticos participar en el Dema Show.

      09 de septiembre de 2014 
    The "DEMA show" (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association convention)  will take place in Las Vegas on November 19-22. The seamen of Isla Mujeres are waiting to see if a delegation from the island will be included by the OVC, Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de Cancún. Those who are interested in participating include  Kin Lima Fernández, of “Ken M Internacional” (sic), Artudo Delfín Amaya and Leonel Povedano (of Island Boat Adventure), and others who promote swimming with the whale sharks, and diving.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

DICONSA store will open its doors on the island

Naval patrol in tourist areas 

Vigila la Armada vialidades turísticas

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

Five members of the Navy, accompanied by a dog, patrolled through the streets of Isla Mujeres, providing security. Even though it is low season, the Navy continues to patrol and this group of five and a dog were seen on  Rueda Medina avenue yesterday. They did not report anything and continued their patrol down this main street, a place were many tourists pass. Some people took photographs of them, and others applauded as they passed, because this military group is very loved and respected by the islanders.
Read more: Vigila la Armada vialidades turísticas

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Increasing alcoholism among adolescents

Creciente alcoholismo entre la adolescencia[+] Ver mas
  The inauguration of the "2nd National Week of Alcoholics Anonymous for Youth" was held at the high school, Colegio Bachilleres.  Dr. Antonio Salas and Dr. David Valenzo, Directors of the medical center ISSSTE and the Ministry of Health of Quintana Roo, (sic) respectively, spoke to the students and acknowledged that alcoholism is increasing among youths.  ( Dr David Valenzo is the Director of the local hospital. The Director of the state Health Dept is Dr. Juan Lorenzo Ortegón Pacheco.)
   They used images to show the effects of alcohol on the human body, demonstrating how it causes the body to age prematurely, among other effects from the disease of alcoholism. Dr Valenzo praised the work of AA to raise awareness around the country and in this municipality, where joint efforts with the volunteers from this self help organization can generate progress. 
     There is a voluntary agreement with the municipal government for five years, ratified by the current administration, which includes targeting this segment of the population with an ongoing program of awareness. Members of the regional and national branches of the Central Mexicana de Servicios Generales de Alcohólicos Anónimos, A.C., are assisting in this national campaign, which brings discussions to high schools, middle schools, and the fifth grade of primary schools.
   A survey in 2011 by the National Council Against Addictions (CONADIC) said that alcohol use was growing among people aged 12-17, with some consumption every month reported by a third of this group, and there are some reporting "high consumption" in a daily or customary manner, which is ultimately addictive. 
    There are three groups in Isla Mujeres that address this health problem. The AA group "Isla Mujeres" meets at the upstairs level of Casa Rex on Nicolas Bravo street, downtown, which is 30 meters from the City Hall, with daily session at 9am to 10am, and at 8:30pm to 10p on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and in English  at 6:30pm to 7:30pm. 
    The group "La Luz" (the light) meets at Jurel street at the intersection with Contoy avenue, 40 meters from the tap water station (cárcamo de agua potable) daily from 8:30pm to 10pm and the group "Una Esperanza en mi Vida" (a hope in my life) meets at Mero street, by the Taxi Union lodge daily from 7pm to 8:30. Also, for ten years there has been a group, "Nuevo Amanecer" (New Dawn) at the city jail, who can only enter during visitors hours on Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm.

Increased insecurity
Avanza la inseguridad [+] Ver mas
The information about a burglary in La Gloria in this article was previously translated, and PE notes additionally that there have been 'countless' robberies of foreigners in their hotel rooms and in posadas such as this last one, that are mostly not resolved.(Posada usually means an inn, hotelito, or B&B). The highest incidence has occurred at the southern part of the island, were there are many houses rented to visitors, and lately this has begun to happen in the colonias, at houses where previously the windows could be left open, but now they end up with a visit from thieves.
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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 kfrlisw@gmail.com or Kathy Ennis at kathy@kathyandkeith.mx or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.


 Sept 5 Los Cafres at Poc Na


Linkto video above

 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.
(This schedule may be altered 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


 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.

September Events

Turtle Release...date & 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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