Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 29 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 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 ....

"Cowgirls" will return to take photos for their official 2016 calendar

Para hacer locaciones de su calendario oficial 2016

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The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, announced that the cheerleaders for the Dallas Cowboys plan to do a photo shoot in Isla Mujeres in 2015, for the second consecutive year. That shoot will be for their official calendar for 2016.
      Their calendar for 2015, which was made this year in 2014, featured the attractions of Isla Mujeres. It was presented a few days ago in Houston, Texas, before the international media. 
       For the next calendar photo shoot, they will not only include Isla Mujeres, but also Isla Contoy, which is also known as Isla de los Pájaros, (Isle of birds), about five miles north of Isla Mujeres. In 2015, they will take photographs in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy, and Isla Holbox to be featured in the 2016 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders  calendar.
  The tourism director said he believes they will arrive in Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy on approximately the same dates they did in 2014, and this international event will be coordinated with the OVC, whose director is Jesus Almaguer.
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de octubre.-

Busca la Federación de Cooperativas

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The president of the Federation of Fishermen Cooperatives in the state, Baltazar Gomez Catzin said there is a need to change the terms of help that the seamen receive year to year, and he has submitted several proposals to the officials of SAGARPA.  
   The assistance program for replacement of boat engines, has rules regarding the renewals every five years, but the motors work fine for three years, and then they need repairs, parts, and stop working. There is a rule that says the seamen must pay their portion with their own money, and cannot use credit, which puts some fishermen at a disadvantage. 
   He said there is a need to modify rules so the independent fishermen with permits can benefit, and not just the members of the cooperatives. He said the cooperatives need support to improve their infrastructure, including the areas where they bring in the catches and the freezers. The fishermen need support during the ban on lobster fishing in the form of  temporary employment programs.
        The fishermen also ask that CONAPESCA keep its promise to help them gain access to other forms of support.
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de octubre.-

Comuna los declara listos para cumplir con milenaria tradición

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The municipal director of Public Services, Manuel Figueroa Cetina, said the cemeteries are ready for the the celebrations on November 1st and 2nd that are dedicated to the memory of those who have died. The city workers have been cleaning, painting, and improving the public areas of the cemeteries. 
   "This work was undertaken in response to instructions from the Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, to ensure that the remains of our loved ones are in a place that is clean and dignified, in order to best celebrate them with love and respect on the 1st & 2nd of November, which are very important dates in terms of our traditions", he said.
   The  Dirección de Gobierno (Governmental Director), Sebastián Escobedo, invited everyone who brings offerings and decorations, and who have activities for Dia de los Muertos, to remember that they are responsible for removing all trash on later visits, to continue to maintain the dignity of our cemeteries.
ISLA MUJERES, BJ, 28 de octubre.-


Expecting certification of the beaches at the end of this month

A finales del presente mes, confirman en Zofemat

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ISLA MUJERES, 27 de octubre.- .

Que no fueron detectados durante temporada

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Photographs were on social media of a turtle nest that was found with the babies hatching out, and they were rescued by observers. Their fate is unknown, and it is believed the hatchlings may have been taken to the Tortugranja facility in Sac Bajo. This took place this weekend in a beach at the northern part of Isla Mujeres, where a youth noticed them hatching out.
     Before this, two weeks ago, there were two incidences of nests hatching out in the Sac Bajo area, of which one was by the Villa Rolandi hotel, with 15 hatchlings. Another case was recorded of turtles who hatched out on the east side of the isle, near Colegio Bachilleres, that were rescued by an Island family.
    It is estimated that there were over 500 turtles who were born outside the premises of the Tortugranja, whose presence was not detected by the Protection Program, and it is not known how many were lost or killed.
ISLA MUJERES, 27 de octubre.-

 Tvisla Mujeres

Gov. Roberto Borge: To open academic units of the Universidad Politécnica in Isla Mujeres
Abrirán Unidades Académicas de la Universidad Politécnica en #IslaMujeres: Roberto Borge

Photo: En punto de las 7:00 pm dará inicio el taller de bailes colombianos. ¡Les esperamos!
En punto de las 7:00 pm dará inicio el taller de bailes colombianos. ¡Les esperamos! Workshop on Colombian dances begins promptly at 7pm.

Photo: Autoridades de Isla Mujeres firman convenio de colaboración con Liceo Cancún para ofrecer alternativas para que los jóvenes de la localidad puedan concluir la preparatoria.Authorities in Isla Mujeres signed a cooperative agreement with Liceo Cancun to provide alternatives for the students of Isla Mujeres to complete la preparatoria. (high school?) Autoridades de Isla Mujeres firman convenio de colaboración con Liceo Cancún para ofrecer alternativas para que los jóvenes de la localidad puedan concluir la preparatoria.

Logra #IslaMujeres la certificación de sus playas, el alcalde confirma que el 13 de noviembre izarán bandera blanca

Certification of the beaches achieved, the mayor confirmed the white flag will be raised on Nov. 13.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Cancellation of participation in DEMA Show

  • Cancelan participación en ‘Dema Show’


    Cancelan participación en ‘Dema Show’

    0 29 de octubre de 2014  
        The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Cancun (OVC) did not make plans or assign resources for attendance of the DEMA Show. It is an annual event focused on diving, and this year it will be held in Las Vegas on Nov 19-22. Some entrepreneurs of Isla Mujeres are organizing a group to travel to the show and represent the Island. The event is dedicated to water sports and offers networking opportunities. It is organized by the "Diving Equipment and Marketing Association". 
         It is hoped that next year the OVC will make arrangements for attendance at the show, particularly for those seeking to promote swimming with the whale sharks.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- La OVC no asignó recursos para asistir al evento.  The OVC didn't assign resources for the event


    Obtaining White Flag for the beaches

    Obtienen playas con bandera blancaObtienen playas con bandera blanca

    0 29 de octubre de 2014  The Mayor, Agapito Sanchez Magana, announced that they have successfully received White Flag certification on the Playa Norte beach and the Posada beach. They have received approval from the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification, under the official regulations, whose director will visit the island to raise the two flags on November 13th. The mayor noted it was not easy to achieve this certification, which required compliance with various rules, as well as the installation of different security services, including the Tourist Police.
      The mayor said this is the first step toward Blue Flag certification, whose work will begin in January. Internationally, there are 48 countries with Blue Flag beaches, and in Mexico there are only 11 locations with this designation, which include  Mazatlán, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and recently, Cancún.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El alcalde, Agapito Magaña, confirma que se logro la certificación de los arenales. The Mayor, Agapito Magana, confirms that the certification of the beaches has been achieved


Construction of the palapa begins
  • Inician construcción de  palapa


    Inician construcción de palapa

    0 28 de octubre de 2014
    The work began Monday on a two story palapa which the cooperative "Caribe" will use to operate a restaurant, where they can sell their seafood. This is possible with support from all three levels of government, who are investing 2.8 million pesos. The lumber arrived yesterday, Monday, and construction is beginning in the Federal Zone in front of their cooperative.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- LA COOPERATIVA DEL CARIBE OPERARÁ AHÍ UN RESTAURANTE  The cooperative Caribe will operate a restaurant there.
  • Recala delfín sin vida en la ínsula

    Lifeless dolphin washed up on the island 


    Recala delfín sin vida en la ínsula

    0 28 de octubre de 2014
    The dead body of a young Bottle nosed dolphin washed up in the rocky area of the Caribbean Sea, near the Colegio Bachilleres high school. The animal was about two meters long with no visible injuries. According to the veterinarians of the Ecology department, it may have died from asphyxiation.Cristina Medina Figueroa, director of the municipal Ecology Department said the animal may have gotten caught in fishing nets, sinc there were no obvious injuries or damage that caused its death. She said it is necessary to raise awareness among fishermen to prevent such accidents in the future.
         Staff from the PROFEPA department (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) were on site, as well as personnel from the municipal department of the Environment. The body was first taken to the Tortugranja, and then to the waste transfer station for burial.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- LA MUERTE DEL CETÁCEO PUDO SER PROVOCADA POR LA ASFIXIA  The dolphin's death could have been caused by asphyxia.   

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

The cemeteries are ready for visitors

Beach quality consolidated in Isla Mujeres 

 por esto

Staff expresses complaints at General Hospital meeting
Levantamiento en el Hospital Integral[+] Ver mas
There was a meeting behind closed doors with  Raúl Aguilar Laguardia, administrative director administrativo of Sector Salud, and Raymundo Sánchez Canché, secretary general of the Asociación Norte of the Sindicato de Salud, with the staff of the General Hospital. Another meeting is planned for November 18, and some initial, internal agreements were reached, said Sr. Aguilar Laguardia.
      It is reported that the hospital workers took this opportunity to air complaints and concerns,  and to allegedly request the resignations of the administrator of the General Hospital, Marinely Trejo, and its director, David Valenzo Loeza.  Staff members complained that the administrator does not distribute their gas vouchers, and that the director is often absent. They expressed complaints about the drops in electrical power which have damaged equipment such as sterilizers, and that there are water pumps which do not operated properly. There are complaints about medication shortages, from patients.

White Flag for North Beach & the Posada Beach
Bandera Blanca en Playa Norte y Posada del Mar[+] Ver mas

Cemeteries declared ready
Declaran listos los panteones.. [+] Ver mas


Professional studies in Isla Mujeres
Estudios profesionales en Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver mas

An office for the Universidad Politécnica de Quintana Roo (Upqroo) may be opened next year in Isla Mujeres to help youths complete high school, according to the pastor of the Catholic Church, Raul Sanchez Alonzo. It will help the students prepare for careers in tourism and hotel culinary arts. According to the Human Resources departments of several upscale hotels in Isla Mujeres, the local workforce lacks qualifications, so the hotels continue to bring people to work here from Cancun, and at least 100 workers cross daily, displacing islanders. The Catholics are working with the local government and other groups, in hopes of realizing this plan.

Uneven sidewalks
Caótico equipamiento urbano[+] Ver mas

The sidewalks in the colonia of Caridad del Cobre present hazards to pedestrians because they were poorly constructed with two manhole covers that jut up 3 centimeters, and another area where building materials have been left. There are water taps, litter that includes furniture, and  at least twenty unfenced lots.
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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


Miguel's high season schedule:

Sunday: The Sol Rockers @ El Patio 9p - 11p
Monday: Miguel solo @ El Patio 6:30p - 8:30p
Tuesday: La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio 9:15p - 11:15p
Wednesday: The Sol Rockers@ El Patio 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Thursday: Miguel Solo @ el Patio 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Friday: Marina Paraiso 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

Special Event: October 31st Marina Paraiso 5p - 9p for Halloween party

 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Sunday  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 

Comono / El Patio Updated schedule

Sundays 630 to 9 - solo Ryan Rickman - 9 to 11 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel - 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers and DJ 9 - 12 - 
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel and Elvin from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio Ryan and band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..

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  (I'm not sure if this is still current
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 

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

Oct. 26 Daylight Savings Time Ends...clocks go back an hour.
Oct 31 7pm  Hanal Pixan Altar Contest on Town Square

Oct 31 Friday Halloween  .....Party at Marina Paraiso at 5p.
Possibly parties at Faynes & the Patio
 Nov 1  Halloween Buffet & Party at Casa de los Suenos 6:30 (reservations recommended)
Nov.1 & 2 Dia de los Muertos  

Caribe Culture Fest Nov 12-18 This says that Sonora Dinamita will be playing cumbia in Isla Mujeres,  as well as Son del Barrio & Yura Santo Negro


 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.

Artist Fairs on the Square, usually first Thursday, have been cancelled for October & November.  Next Fair: Dec. 4


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