Sunday, November 9, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 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! 
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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 ....

Lack of permits causes closure of construction along coastal road

Clausuran predio de la Perimetral, por carecer de permisos

Lanrry PARRA 
Following a complaint, inspectors from the municipal Dirección de Desarrollo Urbano y Ecología (Department of Urban Development and Ecology) stopped construction work at two properties along the Perimetral road, due to a lack of permits. Closure signs were placed after two lots had been cleared without authorization. There was no one at the site to receive the closure notices, so they were posted on a sign and one of the few remaining trees. The closure notice contains several sections of Law, one of which says you cannot perform work on any property within the municipality without the appropriate permits.
     Residents complained that the clearing removed protected species such as sea grapes and Chit plants. It is also noted that buildings on the second property must be strictly regulated so that their height does not exceed the established limit, because that lot abuts with the local runway, and could present a hazard to the aircraft who occasionally land there. 
   It is thought that a foreigner plans to construct a residence on this property, which is some meters from the beach along the Caribbean Sea, in an area where there is a risk of damage by hurricanes.
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de noviembre.-

Concluye instalación de luminarias

Lanrry PARRA
These solar lights along the downtown eastern malecon-sea walkway have been in operation since last weekend, and most of the information in this article was translated yesterday.  It is noted that these lights offer security to hundreds of visitors and thousands of residents who come to this area for recreation, without concern that the structures could be vandalized. They require no electricity because they are solar powered.
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de noviembre.-

More changes in the City before the end of the year for better service: Agapito 

Antes de que concluya el año, para mejor atención, resalta Agapito

Lanrry PARRA
The Mayor, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, said there will be more organizational changes before the end of the year, which suggest that more lay offs could be made in the list of city workers. Following the departure of the Director of Ecology, Cristina Medina Figueroa, because a dog was euthanized by electrocution, the mayor said it is important that each of the City employees, from the Directors down to the lowest rank, take care in their jobs and complete their work during their work hours, to prevent them from being removed from their employment. He said that codes of professional ethics must be followed and will be enforced.  He reminded the workers that none of them own their jobs, and their continued employment is based on their performance. 
       He said it has not been determined which departments will undergo changes, removals, or rotations, but in fact there is a quest to improve public service which will require changes within the municipal government. As the second year of this administration begins, they are seeking to improve the systems of service for residents. Finally, he said the workers who are fulfilling their duties as designated do not need to be concerned about these measures, regardless of the position they occupy.
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de noviembre.-

 Tvisla Mujeres

Work  was stopped at a property along the Caribbean coastal road near the high school Colegio de Bachilleres by the municipal Office of Urban Development after an anonymous complaint....

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The New Earth Association (la asociación Nueva Tierra) convened a meeting on Saturday regarding the titles for a little more than 200 lots.
Asociación Nueva Tierra convoca a reunión este sábado para tratar temas sobre la titulación de poco más de 200 lotes
Anuncian subsidios importantes para lograr una rápida titulación para la asociación Nueva Tierra con apoyo de #Corett

APIQRoo (state Port Authority) continues maintenance on the signaling buoys
Apiqroo continúa con el mantenimiento a las boyas de señalización marítima

Noticias de  Quequi......

Awaiting appointment of new Director of Ecology

  • Siguen sin confirmar al representante de Ecología


    Siguen sin confirmar al representante de Ecología

    0 09 de noviembre de 2014 
       The resignation of the Director of Ecology was reported on Friday, and the new Director has not been named. Three city employees with the Ecology Department electrocuted a dog, and the investigation continues with full transparency, and for this reason the Director resigned. This event caused outrage on social networks and a media crisis with intense criticism and allegations from the NGO's.
       There are rumors regarding who will fill the position, and tho it is not confirmed, the possibility exists that the post will be covered by someone already working for this administration. One of the prospects is Humberto Moguel, who is currently the director of Pesca (Fishing). The new Director is expected to be appointed on Monday. 
           The Mayor urged City workers to improve their job performances and to provide high quality service, so that their hard work can be recognized by the community. He made it clear that no one is guaranteed a job within this administration, and those who do not comply with the codes of ethics will be removed from their positions.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Para colocar al nuevo titular podrían haber cambios dentro de la administración.
  • Clausuran construcción clandestina
      "Clandestine" construction stopped


    Clausuran construcción clandestina

    0 09 de noviembre de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- El terreno ya había sido desmotado sin ninguna autorización de Desarrollo Urbano.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

CCDA welcomes official's departure
The Citizen's Committee for the Defense and Care of Animals (CCDA, El Comité de Cuidado y Defensa Animal ) gave recognition to the Mayor's openness and cooperation to bring clarity to the case concerning Lucky. The organization filed a criminal complaint with the Ministerio Público (public prosecutor) following the dog's electrocution. The statement said the organization welcomed the resignation of the municipal Director of Ecology, Cristina Medina Figueroa.
      The civil organization said a grave error was committed, but this was wisely recognized, and efforts made for correction. In this statement the CCDA said the actions that have followed this event,  with the swearing in of the Consejo de Bienestar Animal (Animal Welfare Council) and the actions taken by the City government,  with the efforts made by civilian society and the authorities,  have demonstrated a willingness by everyone to work toward the welfare of animals.
   The statement said that while this was the first such case filed in Isla Mujeres, since the approval of the law for Animal Welfare and the modification of the criminal code of Quintana Roo, both authorities and the CCDA, as well as the citizens, "have confidence that this will be the last".
    It has been demonstrated that this law will not be disregarded by this municipality, since it was one of the first entities to have regulations protecting animals. "Today the partnership with local government is determining a new history of consciousness and respect for all living beings, as well as respect for the laws and regulations created for a healthy community," said the CCDA statement.
   Addressing the international community, the statement pointed out that, "Although regrettable cases occur such as Lucky's, that could discredit this location as a tourist destination; in the same manner with this we can demonstrate that we are a united community and we can work with the government to form a 'horizontal en torno' for the welfare of animals and in any situation, in order to continue offering the peace and security that characterize this location to everyone who visits.
    Regarding the effect on social networks, the statement said they are grateful for the support that gave a viral spread to this case, but in the same manner, "We ask that you respect the people involved and their families. Enough with the insults! We invite you to express your opinions in a purposeful manner and be respectful of the integrity of everyone."
    Within this framework, the CCDA announced new plans, saying, "We are working on a petition to present to the city government with the  proposals that are needed for the enforcement and adequate follow-up of the program, within the context of  the regulations and the Animal Welfare Act."

Martial Arts competition
Atletas se miden cuerpo a cuerpoVer mas
 The islanders who competed in the martial arts tournament at the Convention Center on Saturday performed well against the delegation from Cancun. Sports Director Enrique Barros Peña welcomed the 115 athletes who participated, and congratulated them on their discipline to improve their standings in each category.
     There were two forms of competition in this martial arts tournament, "No gi" and competition for points, in adult and juvenile categories, with awards for first, second, and third place. There was a registration free of 200 pesos per category and 250 pesos for the two categories.
      The spectators made positive comments. This type of activity promotes healthy lifestyles in young people.

Vegetation overgrowth in children's park
Parque infantil convertido en selva[+] Ver mas
There is vegetation encroaching on the park "Las Iguanas" whose playground is popular with local children and families. The plants are growing into the pathways, and are in need of pruning. This is one of the larger parks, and the palapa is used for social gatherings such as birthday parties. It is located near colonia amplification La Gloria, on the street Saturnino Arguelles, and was opened a little over a year ago. (It was inaugurated in mid December, 2013).

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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
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9


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
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 where there are Sac Bajo & near areas of Makax Lagoon.


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