Saturday, November 8, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 8 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 ....

Resignation of Cristina Medina from Ecology: For the investigation of the death of "Lucky"

Para que investiguen muerte de “Lucky”

Lanrry PARRA
Cristina Medina Figueroa submitted her resignation as muncipal Director of Ecology on Friday morning, after holding the post for a little more than a year. She said her decision is due to her commitment to being ethical and the need for an investigation into the death of a dog which was denounced on social networks, so that the investigation can be carried out in strict accordance with the law and with utmost transparency. During the investigation, the municipal authorities have removed the three employees involved from their  jobs in the Municipal Ecology department.
  The City government expressed its readiness to fully cooperate with authorities investigating the case. At the signing of the General Law for Animal Welfare and the swearing in of the Citizen Council for Animal Welfare and Care, (Ley General del Bienestar Animal & Consejo Ciudadano para la Atención y Bienestar Animal) the Mayor said, "We did not participate and we are not complicit with anyone; we are as outraged as the people who protect the animals."
   In regard to the negative publicity generated by this case, the mayor said, "We are not going to risk losing all the we have worked for together for many years: A successful tourism destination. There are those who are driven by vested interests or petty motivations who are spewing misleading information that threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of islander families, who love this place, and we will not allow this to happen."
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de noviembre.-

Asegura funcionario

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       It is estimated that the bathrooms under construction on the eastern malecon near the statue of “La Trigueña” will be operational by the end of the month, according to the municipal Public Works director Miguel Ariel Caballero García, and the administrative director of the construction company BMB,  Fernando Bacelis Godoy.  The work is 90% complete and just lacks installation of the panels separating the toilets and urinals, which are made from stainless steel. The fixtures have been installed. He said the details will take a little longer, as it is intended that the building will have a Caribbean-like facade, with wooden trim and clay roof tiles, and decorations with a sea motif on the edges of the roof.
   The nearby walkway has been equipped with solar lights, which have been in operation since last Saturday. They are made with special materials from Spain, with a warrantied lifetime of 10 years, without maintenance. They are LED lamps, with special materials such as cast iron coated with a special polymer.
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de noviembre.-

Que venden alpaca como plata, en redes sociales

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      On the website "TripAdvisor" there are complaints from several foreigners against jewelry stores who sold them false silver or fake stones. The complaints include allegations against "The Silver Mine" which has been sanctioned twice.
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de noviembre.-

Izan Bandera Blanca en Hospital Integral

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ISLA MUJERES, 7 de noviembre.-

For the second time, the mayor, Agapito Magaña Sanchez, hoisted the Bandera Blanca  (white flag), making Isla Mujeres becomes the first municipality to obtain the designation of Comunidad Saludable (Healthy Community). 
       The event took place in the General Hospital "José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez," where the mayor said, "We love this island. We work every day to provide the best, without compromising that which have worked together for years to build. It is demonstrated with this recognition that we received today on behalf of the community of islanders. "
          The mayor congratulated the entire team of the General Hospital for the work they do, in conjunction with the government, to provide better medical services.
   The goals of the Healthy Community program are for people to live in peace, harmony, and health, with more than just an absence of disease, but with physical, mental, and spiritual healthiness. The Director of the General Hospital thanked the Mayor for his contributions, and the hospital staff who do the day to day work. 
   At the event, certificates were given out to the City, the DIF social service agency, the Community Center, the Naval Hospital, and The Church of Immaculate Conception for their work in completing the requirements of the program in the area of promoting good health. Certificates were also given to the chair persons of the neighborhood health committees for their work in their communities. Recognition was given to other distinguished people who are promoters of health, most of whom are women, and to others who have participated in the program.
   Accompanying the mayor in the hoisting of the flag were the hospital director,  David Valenzo Loeza;  Dr. José Manuel Sánchez, coordinador jurisdiccional and Health promoter,  Dr. Tarhin Sadat Vital Casique, director of Municipal Health/Salud Municipal..
      The mayor took the opportunity to announce that in a few days they will raise the “Bandera Blanca” ( "white flag") over Playa Norte / North Beach, which is the first step towards the raising of the Blue Flag, which would certify Isla Mujeres as a primer beach.

 Tvisla Mujeres

City promotes plan for forgiveness of fines and surcharges for property taxes and trash collection...Álvaro Magaña Galué, municipal Director of Finance said the islanders still have time to take advantage of this period when 100 percent of the fines and surcharges for property tax or trash collection are being waived.
Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres promueve programa de condonación de multas y recargos en el…

Isla Mujeres. – Álvaro Magaña Galué, director de Hacienda de Isla Mujeres, dijo que los isleños aun están a tiempo de aprovechar la condonación al cien por ciento de sus multas y recargos en los rubros del impuesto predial y los derechos por la recoja de basura. ...

City confirms Cristina Medina Figueroa leaving as Director of Ecology
Confirma Ayuntamiento de #IslaMujeres la salida de Cristina Medina Figueroa al frente de la dirección de Ecología

Mayor leads ceremony hoisting white flag at General Hospital
Encabeza alcalde izamiento de bandera blanca en Hospital Integral de #IslaMujeres

Noticias de  Quequi......

Resignation of Director of Ecology

  • Cae ‘cabeza’ de mataperro


    Cae ‘cabeza’ de mataperro

    0 08 de noviembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca.-
  • Continúa el mantenimiento de boyas


    Continued maintenance of buoys

    Continúa el mantenimiento de boyas

    0 08 de noviembre de 2014 
            The Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) is providing maintenance to the signal buoy of the Bay. There has been significant wear to its anchor chain, and the signal light needs maintenance because boats have reported that it was not lit at night. 
         Most of the buoys provide a warning to vessels at night with an intermittent light. It is recalled that a buoy was serviced a few months ago that operates in front of the Cancun coast, in the area known as the "Bandera".

    Por Carlos Gasca.- .

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Director of Ecology presents her resignation to the government

CAPA inaugurates Museum of Water in the municipality 

Inaugura CAPA museo del agua en el municipio

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

 A facility was opened in Isla Mujeres, Espacio de Cultura del Agua (ECA), as part of the Governor's commitment to promoting the proper use and care of this vital fluid, and as Quintana Roo complies with the National Water Program Plan 2011-2016 of President Enrique Pena Nieto. 
   The City government was thanked for providing space for the offices, while CAPA and CONAGUA provided equipment, furniture, and materials, demonstrating that the three levels of government are working together. They have the support of civic organizations that promote actions for the protection, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources.
  The facility is located at local 23 in the mercado “Audomaro Magaña” in la colonia El Cañotal, where the  ribbon cutting ceremony took place. Those in attendance included La directora general de la Comisión de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (CAPA), Paula González Cetina, accompanied by el secretario de Educación y Cultura, (SEyC) José Alberto Alonso Ovando, representative for Governor Roberto Borge Angulo; el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez; and director of the business Aguakan, Roberto Robles.
Read more: Inaugura CAPA museo del agua en el municipio

 por esto

Resignation of the Director of Ecology
Renuncia directora de Ecología[+] Ver mas

They should have returned "Lucky" to his owner
Tenían que llevar a “Lucky” con su dueño[+] Ver mas
Although the Department of Ecology knew the protocol for the detention and impounding of Lucky  after he was in the street for a week, the staff proceeded to act in an old fashioned manner, with flagrant disregard for the Animal Welfare Law of Quintana Roo (Ley del Bienestar Animal de Quintana Roo).
      The process should have been to bring the dog to its owner, who in this case was don Jorge "Chino" Gomez. If he was reluctant to take the dog back, he should have been given a notice of sanction, according to the laws, with notification to a civil judge, and then he would have 24 hours to respond to the accusation of abandoning the dog. If he did not appear, then a second subpoena would be issued, and if there was still no response, an order to appear will be sent to the police. A significant fine could be imposed with administrative procedures.
  These procedures were not followed. It was assumed the owner was neglecting the dog and had abandoned him.  The dog was captured and kept in unsuitable conditions for 3 or 4 days, in a crate where he could barely fit. Although there were people who wanted to adopt him, he was euthanized. He was electrocuted, although the medical staff of the Clínica Comunitaria are only a few steps away from the office of the Ecology Department.
      On social networks there are videos and photographs of employees in a vehicle without a license plate that is allegedly used to capture animals in the street for euthanasia, and it is unknown why this is tolerated.

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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

 Isla Animals campaign for the upcoming November Clinic-Spay-Neuter-Educate
Sally Margolis  on FB....
Hi everyone, I just posted a campaign for an Isla Animals November Spay/Neuter & Education clinic. The only way to make change is through education of pet owners and particularly education of the children-and spay/neuter campaigns. At the last big IA campaign 220 animals were spayed/neutered. There will be an education station at this clinic and Isla Animals is also set to go to the schools. Please continue to support an organization that has made great strides with 15 years of steady service to the island. And please, please help us share this campaign! Thank you! "This is Lucky's campaign, let's make it everything it can be." -

HELLO! Thank you for taking a moment to check out our campaign for ISLA ANIMALS , a 501c3 non-profit organization located on the island of Isla Mujeres ,...
Diane White Daniel    We are donating the profits from any of our Isla designs (tshirts, hoodies, stickers, cards, iphone/pad skins and a couple of tote bags) to Isla Animals for the entire month of November. Not every design is available in every item but it is a nice mix of goodies.…/…/collections/230304-isla-mujeres    (There's a sample sticker & link in the margin also)
The DIF is our local social service agency... 
Photo: Entrega de Auxiliares Auditivos, en el marco del Programa “Recibe el Regalo de Oír”. #FamiliaEnAcción
From their FB site posted Nov. 4:   Giving hearing aids: Within the program  Receiving the Gift of Hearing


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 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

 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 
. Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

 El Patio House of Music...(formerly Comono)

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

 Tuesdays  not sure who is there, but someone is...
Wednesdays 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..
. Sunday at El Patio  7 to 9 pm 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  (I'm not sure if this is still current
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix  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 Music 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


November events
Sunset ~5:10p
Moonrise in the east..over the Caribbean
Nov. 6 at 5:14p  Full Moon
Nov. 7 at 6:03
Nov. 8 at 6:54
Nov. 9 at 7:46
Nov. 10 at 8:38
Nov. 11 at  9:29
Nov. 12 at 10:20
Nov 13 at 11:10

 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.
Photo: Siempre debemos de preservar nuestras tradiciones. #FamiliaEnAcción
We must always preserve our traditions From DIF on FB:. #FamiliaEnAcción

Photo: Con mucho cariño y respeto nuestros abuelitos realizaron su altar para el día de muertos. #FamiliaEnAcción
With much love and respect our senior citizens created an altar for Dia de Muertos.s. #FamiliaEnAcción

Activities for Municipal Month of Ecology:

 On Nov. 5, the Animal Welfare Act will be signed by the State Ministry of the Environment.
Nov. 8 is the Day of Municipal Urbanismo with compulsory cleaning of vacant lots, and the start of collecting of batteries.
Nov. 15 is World Recycling Day, when there will be a training workshop about recycling and reusing.
Nov. 20th is Municipal Clean Air Day, when an ongoing campaign will begin for the certification of smoke-free spaces.
Nov. 25 is Municipal Day of No Use of Pesticides when an interesting conference will be held on the management of solid residues concerning vegetable oils: "What to do with them"
Nov. 27 is Municipal Species Conservation Day when there will be an opening of the drinking fountains and inauguration of the space for the conservation of the Striped Iguana (Iguana Rayada). Also there will be a brigade to rescue and assist the Blue Crabs during their period of reproduction. (They move between the mangroves and the sea to spawn during the full moons in the fall, which often includes crossing a road).
On Nov. 30th, Sunday, there will be a drawing contest, and a presentation of the cookbook "Lion Fish".
Friday Nov 7  near Centro Cemetery 7pm
It says...Jean Piaget school invites you to the Festival of the Souls 2014...A silent procession starting promptly at 7p at Hidalgo & Lopez Mateos, followed by a presentation of altars representing 5 Mexican states at Jean Piaget school. Dress code: regional clothing or white. Friday Nov. 7 at 7pm

Nov 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day Mexico
Nov 12-18 Caribbean Culture Fest
Nov. 13, Thursday 9am at Naval Club:  Navy Wives' Breakfast
            All proceeds go to the Navy Hospital, The tickets are $100 pesos, and can be purchased         in advance thru Mon. from Sue McDonald Lo (and may be available at the door?)
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14-17 Buen Fin (discounts)
Nov 15 World Recycling Day
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
   8:30p Caribe Culture Fest Concert in Town Square  (see below)
Nov 17 Day off for Revolution Day 
              Parade date TBA
Nov 19  World Toilet Day
Nov 19 6:30p  Sisters of Perpetual Disorder Wine Meeting location TBA (Coffee meetings are first Sunday of the months at 10am)
Nov 20  Dia de la Revolución
Nov 23 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer  UN International Day
             to End Violence Against Women
Nov 27 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception (exact date TBA)  HERE is an article about the Festival
Nov 30 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

Caribe Culture Fest Nov 12-18 #FestivaldeCulturadelCaribe

Music, dance, theater, art, design, dining, handicraft, literature, academia and the traditions of Quintana Roo and the countries of the Caribbean.  Celebrating 40 years of identity caribeña

This says that Sonora Dinamita will be playing in Isla Mujeres, as well as Son del Barrio & Yura Santo Negro

Sunday, Nov. 16
domingo 16
LITERATURA 5p Town Square
“Matices de Quintana Roo”
Quintana Roo, México.
Hora: 17:00 Lugar: Plaza Principal

MÚSICA  8:30pm Town Square
Yura Santo Negro
Son del barrio
Quintana Roo, México.
La Sonora Dinamita  Cumbia!!!
Hora: A partir de 20:30 Lugar: Plaza Principal

Festival de Cultura del Caribe's photo.
A design inspired by Q Roo on commemorative Coke bottles, in a series for the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico. (which was in 2010)  Coke is a sponsor of the Festival
From Christy Dix: Hola amigos, I'm happy to announce the first Spanish Boot Camp of the season will be Tuesday November 18-Thursday November 20 from 1-4pm. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. We will focus on conversational skills while having fun!
Students are welcome to come for 1 day, 2 days or all 3 days, depending on their schedule. The pricing is as follows:
1 day (3 hours): 650 pesos, 2 days (6 hours): 900p, 3 days (recommended -9 hours): 1200 p
Let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions. I can be reached on Facebook, via email ( or phone 998-136-1497 (texting or whatsapp is preferable).

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

Paula Parra's photo.

Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm
Club Naval Isla Mujeres, Quinta Region Naval
 Fashion show with participation of designers from Merida, Cancun, & Isla Mujeres, as well as participation by local models and our little children models. 200 peso donation. Cocktail reception at 6:30
Pasarela con participacion de Diseñadores de Merida,Cancun e Isla Mujeres; asi como participacion de Modelos locales y nuestros pequeños modelos infantiles.
costo Donativo $200
6:30pm Coktail de Recepcion de Invitados

Dec 8 Day of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, Isla's town saint
Dec 11-13 Posada Beach National Handball Tournament 
Dec 12 Day of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's saint


 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.


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