Monday, October 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 20 The Afternoon Edition & Catching Up

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 soon...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 ....

Friendly competition between veteran basketball players

Sostienen basquetbolistas veteranos

Lanrry PARRA
The veterans of Isla Mujeres won a friendly basketball game against the veteran Dolphins of Chetumal with a score of 77-74, The match took place on the island as part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of statehood. It was an entertaining game that was enjoyed by the fans, with the Dolphins in the lead throughout, and the performance of the experienced players and the effective shooting of the players of shorter stature. After the game, commemorative medals were given to the visiting players, and a return match is expected in Chetumal in upcoming weeks.
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de octubre.-

Tanto en la ínsula como en la Zona Continental, confirma funcionario

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The director of Public Works, Miguel Ariel Caballero García, said that about 50 million pesos are being invested in various public works on the island and the Continental Zone. The improvements include the Hacienda Mundaca, the paving of Rueda Medina, the sidewalks & curbs of Juarez Avenue, the dome at the high school Colegio Bachilleres, the bathrooms near the Town Square, the installation of lights along the eastern malecon. and electrification of Rancho Viejo on the mainland.
   At Hacienda Mundaca a large palapa is being constructed, and the perimeter fence, in addition to archaeological works being done by the INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History. At Rueda Medina Avenue, they are replacing about 2 kilometers of road, with an investment of 10 million pesos. About 16 million pesos are being invested in the electrification of colonias in the Continental Zone
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de octubre.-


With upcoming cooler weather: Promoting flu vaccinations

Refuerzan vacunación para hacer frente a bajas temperaturas

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de octubre.- The campaign to administer influenza vaccines is aimed at all citizens. It began on Wednesday, October 15th, and will continue next week. The head of the Health Center, David Valenzo Loaeza, said there are three groups who are most vulnerable, who will receive special vaccinations. Children between six and 35 months of age, and those between 36 and 59 months, will receive a first dose of .25ml, with another dose after an interval of four weeks of .25 and .50 respectively.  The senior citizens receive an initial dose of .50ml and the same amount in a second dose.
     The vaccine is contraindicated for people with an allergy to it or its components, which include chicken protein and neomycin, and for people with cancer, leukemia, or who are under treatment for any immunological disorder.        

Guiadores apuestan a trabajo coordinado en la Rueda Medina

Taxi drivers are asking that the paving work be coordinated with Aguakan, who supply water and sewage services to the island, so that the pavement will not have to be broken into at a later date, noting that has happened in the past. An example of this is the recent work on the water supply between the colonias of Caridad del Cobre and colonia Cañotal, where the pavement was broken.
     The Director of Public Works,  Miguel Ariel Caballero García, said the work is being done in conjunction with Aguakan, who are preparing outlets or feeds to the properties, to be developed in the future, to prevent breaking into the pavement. The work on Rueda Medina began last weekend and is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Citizens are asked to be patient and tolerant. (Previous articles said the work is expected to take 60-70 days and be completed in mid December.)
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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de octubre.-

Se agudiza conflicto

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de octubre.-
There have been conflicts between the comisionistas of the cooperative "Isla Bonita" and group of hawkers who are in competition with them. It is said there have been a series of conflicts and confrontations between the different groups, because allegedly those of Isla Bonita do not respect the allocated work spaced and they invade the areas of others.
     Until Saturday, the members of this group were working from the sidewalk on Rueda Medina Avenue, opposite the new Maritime Terminal, but they are having differences with another group. The staff of the municipal Tourism Department said they do not have any specific instructions from municipal authorities to proceed against the Isla Blanca workers, but in the meantime they can work on the aforementioned location.
    If the conflicts continue and there is no harmony between these groups, the municipal authorities may proceed to deny them use of the public spaces, which would lead to a disappearance of this type of practice.

Walking path with solar energy at Salina Grande

En la Salina Grande

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ISLA MUJERES, 17 de octubre.-  Director of Public Works, Miguel Ariel Caballero García said they will be installing 19 solar lights around the walking path of Salina Grande, at a cost of 1.6 million pesos. This work should be completed before the end of the year. The lights, which do not use electricity, have renewable energy, which is friendly to the environment. This alternative technology will prevent theft of wiring, which has been an ongoing problem, and has left the area in darkness, repeatedly.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Staff from Public Services attend to an emergency when a post was hit by a truck in colonia Meteorologico

Personal de servicios públicos atiende emergencia por un poste derribado por un camión en la colonia Meteorológico (5 photos)

Noticias de  Quequi......

Tourism industry slowly recovering

  • Se recupera poco a poco el sector turístico


    Se recupera poco a poco el sector turístico

    0 20 de octubre de 2014 
    The leader of the CROC union, Román Maldonado Euán, said there has been a marked improvement in the tourism industry, which is reflected in the job market of the labor union. About 200 workers have been rehired who had to leave their jobs during the slow season.
         He said the CROC union has collective bargaining agreements with about 20 companies who have a demand for just over 1000 workers in Isla Mujeres. He said they hope that by the first week of December that all the companies will have all their jobs filled.
         It is estimated that about 200 workers had to leave their jobs during the off season. He said the recovery is going well, and he estimated that about 70 percent of the hoteliers will have covered their vacancies, and the remaining jobs will be filled as the season improves.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-

    Ready for a sterilization clinic


    Alistan jornada de esterilización masivaAlistan jornada de esterilización masiva

    0 20 de octubre de 2014 
    The municipal director of Ecology, Cristina Medina Figueroa, said they will hold the Fourth Sterilization Clinic on October 26th, with the aim of reducing the number of stray animals. They have a list of applicants for nearly fifty sterilizations, and the help of many volunteers and local entrepreneurs. They are hoping to increase this number and to invite more veterinarians to help.  
         The next clinic will be held at the lodge of the Taxi Union, and islanders are encouraged to come by the office there to fill out an application form. She said the support of the community is necessary to control strays in the street. Attention is available at the veterinary clinic every day, and the service remains free on Wednesdays.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-


  • Three stolen computers recovered 


    Recuperan las tres computadoras robadas

    0 19 de octubre de 2014

    Recuperan las tres computadoras robadasPor Carlos Gasca > Quequi.-
    Yesterday, the State Judicial Police recovered the three Apple brand computers stolen from the Centro de Apoyo Psicopedagógico  (aka Little Yellow School House) Learning Center, which have a value of more than 45,000 pesos.  Although the locks were not forced, they were able to locate two people who are presumed to be responsible. The suspects,  Pedro Estrella Montalvo 23, and  Jorge Omar Ramírez Guerrero, 24, were located with the help of a cabbie.
         The Judicial Police Commander, Arturo Medina Parra, said unfortunately in this case flagrancia does not exist and for this reason they were unable to detain either of the alleged thieves, (en este caso ya no existe flagrancia y por esa razón no se ha logrado la detención de ninguno de los dos ladrones), although one of them made a declaration to the prosecutor's office. The other suspect fled to Cancun.
  • Ofrecen financiamiento para lentes
    Providing funding for glasses 


    Ofrecen financiamiento para lentes

    0 18 de octubre de 2014
    The director of the Social Development agency, Edgar Gasca Arceo, said they examined more than 1200 primary school students, and found that 181 require glasses, which is about 14 percent of the grade school students. He said that thanks to the efforts of Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, they visited every one of the primary schools to exam the vision of the 1235 students. They began with the school Andres Quintana Roo and concluded today at the elementary school Julio Saury,
       The municipal government is offering a 50% subsidy for the costs of glasses, which cost 200 pesos, so the parents will only have to pay 100 pesos. They can pay 50 pesos when the order is placed, and pay the other 50 pesos in a week when the glasses are delivered. This includes the exam, the frames, and the lenses. The exams were done with a scanner which offers greater accuracy in prescribing.
          This service will be offered to the middle school students and the high school students of Colegio Bachilleres.

    Por Carlos Gasca.- 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Health Fair in La Gloria

Llevan salud a La Gloria

  • Written by Diario Respuesta 
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
On Friday, a  “Jornada de Salud”  Health Fair was held in the Senior Citizen's park in colonia La Gloria, sponsored by the CROC labor union, Confederación Revolucionaria Obrero Campesino. It began promptly at ten o'clock, when people had already gathered, mostly housewives, children with their families, and senior citizens.
   The union leader, Román Maldonado Euan, said this is one of sixteen programs that offer social services to the community and that they are continuing the program to reforest various parts of the island. They are extending an invitation families to participate, and improve the quality of life.
Read more: Llevan salud a La Gloria

Marthy gives the first annual Informe report 

Presenta Marthy primer informe

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

  A report of the work done in the past year by the social service agency, Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) de Isla Mujeres, was given with a ten minute video, by its president Marthy Vargas de Magaña.
Read more: Presenta Marthy primer informe

 por esto
March for breast cancer prevention 
Marcha en pro de la prevención del cáncer de mamaVer mas
The march held on Sunday was organized by the civil association   “Por Siempre Viva" and took place on the main road of the island, was followed by placing a wreath on the monument to women, “La Trigueña”, at the eastern malecon. This month is dedicated to promoting awareness, self examination, and assisting women to get mammograms. This is the second year they have held this march wich included the private school Francisco Hernandez Cordoba, the club RotarAct, the Running Club of Isla Mujeres, a group of Senior Citizens, a group of Scouts from Cancun, the public in general, and among others, the federal legislator Alacia Ricalde.
 Outstanding islander soccer player
Futbolista isleño destaca en la Sub 20Ver mas 
 Islander soccer player Jose Carlos Villegas Canul, "Tito" played exceptionally well for Quintana Roo in Puebla against Puebla's local team, when he scored a goal at the 55th minute to secure the vicory, with a score of 5-1. The next game is expected to be a difficult match when they will play the team from Mexcio City. This is in the Sub 20 soccer league. 
   At the Youth Copa Telmex (Copa Telmex Juvenil) advanced to the semi finals this weekend, but lost to the Pioneers team with a score of 4-1.
Workshop for police officers
Ofrecen taller a agentes policiales[+] Ver mas
The Department of Public Safety and Transit (the police) offered a workshop to 23 staff members in the area of administration, with the aim of improving service to the public, said the director (police chief), Joaquín Poot Acosta. The workshop was held in the City Council meeting room on Saturday morning, and included an exhibition of audiovisual material highlighting the important points of the topics.
   The day before, at the same location, there was a first meeting of evaluation with the Citizen Committee for Public Safety, where the recommendation was made to apply the traffic laws without distinction to try and reduce the high number of accidents that have been occurring in the streets in recent months.  The president of the Committee, José Guadalupe González, said that it is in the interest of the public, and of the agencies involved in the plan, to seek the support of the general opinion of the residents about the application of measures that are required to apply the regulations. It is important to train all the staff and create protocols to avoid violation of citizen's rights, and it is hoped that at the next meeting the officials and agencies will join together on the subject of prevention of road accidents, crime, and other problems of security.
       The meeting was attended by representatives from the Human Rights agency, Public Security (police), business representatives, and representatives from Alcoholics Anonymous, for the preventon of alcoholism, drug abuse, theft, and juvenile delinquency. 


Parents upset about bathrooms
Indignados padres de familia [+] Ver mas
Parents are unhappy with the bathrooms at the sport facility in colonia Salina, which they say are dirty and unfit for use. Little League started recently and the children need a place to relieve themselves, and their parents ask that the Department of Sports take responsibility. They say they realized the appalling and unsanitary state of the bathrooms when they sought shelter from the rain, encountering the strong odors, and it was preferable to get wet.
    They also complained about the delays in constructing a roof over the stands to keep out the sun and rain. The work has been abandoned for several weeks.
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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.


Miguel's schedule
 Wednesday 7 - 9pm   Comono - solo
 Wednesday through Saturday - 10:30 - 12:00 - Faynes -  La Banda Sin Nombre
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 (see below)


Sundays Sol Rockers 7-9 pm and Ryan 9-12
,Mondays Ryan 8 - 11, 
Tuesday Ryan 8-11, 
Wednesdays Miguel 6:30-8:30 Felo and Israel 8:30-11:30, 
Thursdays Ryan 8 - 11 
Fridays, Fabio 6"30-8:30 and Ryan 8:30-11:30..
Renovations going on right now...look for the Sol Rockers at The Joint on Sunday evenings.

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


October events
Sunset ~6:30p
Full Moon..Moonrise
Oct. 8    6:50pm
Oct. 9    7:37pm
Oct. 10  8:26pm
Oct.11   9:16pm  Dia de la nina
Oct.12  10:07pm     Día de la Raza

Oct.13 10:58pm

 Oct. 16 Thursday, Dusk (~6-6:30) Turtle Release Guadalupana Beach (Southeastern part of isle)

Oct. 26 8am Open water swimming event at Playa Norte...

. Link: ). There will be categories of 1500 meters and of 2500 meters for juveniles & adults, and 250 meters for children .Those interested in participating can sign up at the offices of the Sports Department, Dirección de Deportes, which are located in colonia La Gloria, or at the link above.The home page is



 Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons, from the mangroves. Try to avoid running them over. Look out for them in areas where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.

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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