Friday, October 31, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 31 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 ....

Three day weekend for students

El próximo lunes, todos a las aulas

Lanrry PARRA
All schools in the state will suspend activities on Friday, Oct. 31 due to the second meeting of the  Consejo Técnico Escolar for the school year 2014-2015, with the participation of teachers and administrators at each of the schools. According to the official schedule issued by the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), the students will return to school on Monday, Nov. 3, after the Day of the Dead celebration over the weekend.
ISLA MUJERES, 30 de octubre.-

Altars prepared in various schools: Completing traditions 

Cumplen tradición

Lanrry PARRA
Since school will be suspended on Friday, the traditions are being celebrated early with the preparation of altars in the various schools of Isla Mujeres today. Some of the schools are having altar competitions.
ISLA MUJERES, 30 de octubre.- .


Para mayor visibilidad y seguridad de conductores, en calles y avenidas

Lanrry PARRA
The Director of Public Security and Traffic (Chief of Police), Joaquín Poot Acosta, launched a campaign to cut back the branches of bushes and trees to make the traffic signs more visible. The work is continuing in various parts of the island, including downtown and the neighborhoods. The work began yesterday and is expected to conclude on Friday, but will continue longer if necessary to cover the whole island from north to south, including Sac Bajo. At a later date this will be done in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres.
ISLA MUJERES, 30 de octubre.- .

 Tvisla Mujeres

Business owners celebrate the certification of the beaches of Isla Mujeres

Islanders prepare gifts for the souls
Five undocumented Cubans rescued near Cancun

Noticias de  Quequi......

Five Cuban balseros rescued

  • Seguridad

    Rescatan a cinco balseros cubanosRescatan a cinco balseros cubanos

    0 31 de octubre de 2014 
    Five male Cubans aboard a small raft-balsero vessel were rescued yesterday near the Cancun Hotel Zone by Punta Nizuc by the staff of the Naval Search & Rescue unit based in Isla Mujeres. The vessel was about 10 nautical miles east of the Naval base, and they were rescued after the Harbor Master reported the sighting to the Navy. They were provided with food and water and taken to Puerto Juarez, where they were given medical attention and turned over to personnel with the Instituto Nacional de Migración.

    Por Carlos Gasca.- .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Island fishermen catching more fish

Va a la alza la pesca de escama en ínsula

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
Fishermen are catching increasing amounts of fish of different species like grouper, snapper, and bonito, among others, but lobster catches remain minimal, reports their representative, Baltasar Gomez Catzin.
Handball tournament will bring tourists 

Traerá turistas el torneo de handball

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

The first National Beach Handball Competition will be held on the Posada beach on November 11-13, (?) which is expected to attract over 600 competitors from different parts of the country, as well as their families and friends, said Tourism Director, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco.  The second paragraph indicates the three day tournament will be held between December 10-15, and "in the second week of December", and will be a prelude to the start of high season for tourism.  It is probably in December since Dec 11-13 is a Thursday-Saturday, while in November it is a Tuesday-Thursday.
Read more: Traerá turistas el torneo de handball
Navy rescues Cuban balseros   

 por esto

Navy rescues five Cubans
Asegura la Armada a cinco cubanos [+] Ver mas

Exorbitant charges for collection of trash
Exorbitantes cobros por recoja de basura [+] Ver mas
Among those asking for exemption from the costs of trash collection are the schools and the cabbies. The schedule of rates approved by the Legislature for the fiscal year 2013, are the same as have been applied this year The schedule determines what the businesses must pay each month, based on the square footage of their commercial building. The rate is set for the first sixty square meters, and is another 15% for each additional twenty square meters.
      As was reported here previously, business community leaders of CANACO & CANIRAC, Juan Carillo Figueroa y Baltazar Maldonado, have asked the City Council members to review the schedule and reduce the rates by fifty percent. It has also been claimed that it is unconstitutional to charge businesses and not residents for trash collection.
    The established rates are different for three zones and are between 2599 pesos and 3397 pesos monthly as follows: artesanías, between 1510  and 1155; loncherías & taquerías, between 184 and 140; torterías, between 328 and 251; cocinas económicas, between 196 and 150; restaurants without alcoholic drinks, between 222 and 170; coctelerías without alcoholic drinks between 328 and 251.
Tortillerías pay between 208 and 159 monthly; taxis pay per unit between 107 and 82; schools, between 400 a 306 pesos, and golf cart rental agencies, 630 pesos, monthly.
     The deadline is October 31st to present the proposal for review and approval to the state legislature for the upcoming fiscal year. It is noted that the mayor made a campaign promise to recalculate this rates for trash collection.

Minor accident between golf cart & scooter
Caos vial por leve accidente[+] Ver mas

On Thursday, a rented golf cart containing Russian tourists was traveling northward on Rueda Medina near the Posada beach when they got into an accident with a scooter driven by young Marcelino Arjona. Traffic was blocked at the intersection of Medina and Matamoros, and the tourists wanted to continue toward North Beach. The detour is caused by the CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) connecting the underground network.
   The tourists did not know where to go, and went the wrong way along the bay side of Medina (the main street), which generated problems. They came into contact with the black Italika scooter, damaging its headlight protector, causing less than 500 pesos in damage. Witnesses said the motorcyclist was distracted when the cart advanced toward him, and he stopped at the last minute, with a minor contact between the vehicles.
      Jesus Contreras Gomez, from the cart rental agency, said the problem was caused by badly placed signs, since the route had been blocked before at Abasolo, so golf carts had the alternative to take this street to continue towards North Beach. It is noted that this issue of signage could generate more accidents, because minutes later another vehicle was on the verge of going the wrong way also, but nearby people alerted 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


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   
 Sunday 9pm - 11pm
  Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 


Comono / Now El Patio House of Music...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

Here's this info by day of the week...with a thanks to Jean Lemke for rearranging it!

Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30

Tuesday - John Cain @ Café Del Mar solo 8-10 p
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday - John Cain @ Marina Paraiso - solo 7-9
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
Elvis @ el Patio house of music 8-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12

Friday - Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
Miguel @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Fabio @ El Patio house of music 6:30 - 8:15
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Saturday - Cuban Music at El Veradaro's 3-5
Banda Sin Nombre - Chuuk Kay 3:30
Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre - Faynes 10:30 - 12:00
Banda Sin Nombre - Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Ryan Rickman @ El Patio house of music 6:30-9:00


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. 30 Midnight to 5a Halloween party at Faynes

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
Nov 1 DIF Catrina Costume event.. Benefit for DIF, social service agency, at the Naval Club (Playa Albatros)  200 pesos  The DIF is also collecting jackets & sweaters.

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 

Dec 11-13 Posada Beach National Handball Tournament


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