Thursday, November 20, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, November 20 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 ....

Successful job fair

Agapito appreciates assistance from the Secretaría of Work & Social Welfare

Agapito agradece apoyo de Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.-
The City government, headed by mayor Agapito Sanchez Magaña, in association with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (STyPS) conducted the Seventh State Employment Fair 2014. It took place yesterday at the dome at Bicentennial Square in Colonia La Gloria, where the mayor, along with State Secretary of Labor, Patrick Ruiz Pena Chavez, and other officials, conducted a ribbon cutting to start the event. 
    It featured a variety of companies offering jobs and was well attended by those searching for employment, despite the poor weather. Awards were given to three of the participating companies, and the mayor thanked the state agency STyPS for bringing this Job Fair to the island. One of the advantages is that job seekers appear in person and can interact directly and simultaneously with several potential employers. Also, services were provides including hair cuts and manicures. 


Rubén Chávez Ruiz Esparza

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.-
 At a press conference, Mayor Agapito  Magana Sanchez announced that Ruben Chavez Ruiz Esparza, originally from Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, won first place in the literary contest "Poems of 2014 Isla Mujeres".“Juegos Florales de Isla Mujeres 2014”. The contest began on June 12 and closed on October 24.  It was sponsored by the State Government, throught the National Council For Culture and the Arts.
      There were 115 poems submitted from all around the country, which is an impressive statistic in the history of the state, said the Mayor. He added, "This historic involvement not only heralds the potential of this event itself, but also speaks to the strength of the tourist image of Isla Mujeres in Mexico." The Mayor suggested that the literary competition be extended to the Spanish speaking countries of the Caribbean basin. "We in Isla Mujeres, overlooking the Caribbean, are also a living culture and should access this tourist segment".
  The winner participated with a total of ten poems, entitled  "Whoever wants to know what happens to the rains on the way to the ground, Come over and live on my roof."“Quien quiera saber lo que acontece a las lluvias en marcha sobre la tierra, véngase a vivir sobre mi techo”. 
      In addition to recognition, and an edition of the poems, transportation to Isla Mujeres and lodging, the winner was awarded 20,000 pesos. The three winners of honorable mention were also given a night in Isla Mujeres, and an edition of the  poems. They are Margarita González Arellano, of Cuernavaca, Morelos; José Santos Aguilar Aguilar, of Cancún and Omar Ortega Lozada, of Cancún.

El próximo lunes hospital estará funcionando al 100%

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de noviembre.-
Within two days, or at the latest, by Monday, Nov. 24th, the General Hospital will be back to regular operations after the emergency caused by the explosion of a sterilizer in the Dentistry offices. Currently the waiting room and Dentistry areas are not operational, but the hospital is providing outpatient care, emergency operations, and the observation area is functioning. 
       The clinical laboratory and pharmacy are running normally, as are the oxygen equipment and the electrocardiogram machine, but more specialized care is provided by the Naval hospital. Also, since shortly after noon on Wednesday, a mobile unit of the Ministry of Health arrived to offer supportive medical services, with two general practice offices and one equipped for dentistry, which should be operational early on Thursday. 
   The head of the Sanitary District No. 2, Jorge Gutierrez Contreras, said there was no risk to patients who came to the facility after the incident on Tuesday, because only the walls were smoked, but they could work normally, with patients arriving through the emergency department. 
        There is a crew of workers cleaning and painting and rewiring the cables that were damaged. Although some drugs were damaged, the head of the Sanitary District said there are a sufficient amount to treat patients, and the pharmacy is stocked at 90 percent. Services are not available in the dentistry area.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Harbor Master withdraws restriction on navigation by small boats

La Capitania de Puerto de #IslaMujeres decide retirar la restricción a la navegación menor luego de varios cerrado
Timely response from the Secretary of Health ensuring medical services in Isla Mujeres
Oportuna respuesta de la secretaria de salud para garantizar la atención médica en #IslaMujeres

Work continues on the rehabilitation of prolongation Rueda Medina in Isla Mujeres
Continúan los trabajos para la rehabilitación de la prolongación Rueda Medina en #IslaMujeres

One of the objectives of the 3rd Municipal Job Fair was to be a liaison between employers and employees. It was held Wednesday morning at the La Gloria Community Center.
Ser el enlace entre el empleador y el empleado, es uno de los objetivos de la Tercera Feria Municipal del Empleo realizada la mañana de este miércoles en el centro comunitario de la colonia La Gloria.

Noticias de  Quequi......


Complaint about poisoning of animals

Denuncian envenenamiento de animales

0 20 de noviembre de 2014 
Two animals died and five others were hospitalized from poisoning said veterinarian Delfino Guevara, who explained that six cats and a dog were poisoned. The dog died, and one cat. The cats were behind the clinic of the vet and were thrown food with rat poison, as was the dog, of the breed Chao Chao, who was the property of ex mayor Manuela Godoy Gonzalez. 
        The vet recommended she file a complaint so there will be an investigation, and to proceed against the person responsible. He said this is not the first time there have been attempts to poison stray animals, which also affects run away pets.  Unnamed residents in colonia Meteorogocia allege that a City vehicle drove thru the colonia throwing things.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Aseguran que un vehículo arrojo alimento contaminado.
Agilizan la rehabilitación de Hospital Integral
Repairing the General Hospital 


Agilizan la rehabilitación de Hospital Integral

0 20 de noviembre de 2014 
This article has similar information as the one translated from Noticias DQR, and notes that the hospital is operating at 60 percent and the areas of consultations and of emergencies are running smoothly, but the dental office is a total loss, where the short circuit occurred. 
     The head of Sanitary District #2, Jorge Gutiérrez Contreras said the fire started as a result of overheated equipment, and the fire occurred quickly. The office door was closed (but not locked) after the doctor had completed a consultation, so the flames were not noticed until it was too late to save that area of the office. There were only three people hospitalized at the time of the incident, who were evacuated without any problems. 
     The head of Sanitary District #2 said two mobile units have arrived to offer medical and dental services, and the hospital is expected to be 100% operational by Monday. During the delay they will repair the electrics, with a new installation, as well as purchase of new equipment and instruments.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Personal especializado se encarga de la revisión y arreglo para poner que se reactiven las actividades.
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Close to obtaining titles to land in colonia Guadalupana

Están cerca de lograr la titulaciónSocial

Están cerca de lograr la titulación

0 19 de noviembre de 2014 
Andrés Díaz Zamoza lives in the 'irregular' colonia Guadalupana and has promoted the legal process to obtain titles to their land, and said they are close to winning their legal battle. The legal process is involved and is ongoing,  and the property owner never responded. The efforts were led by 30-40 people but now are home to over 200. 
     It has been almost a year since the death of their former leader Gaspar Gomez Tur, aka el “Múcaro”. It has been 10 years since they occupied the land and they have made significant progress in the past two years. Thanks to the efforts of Gov. Borge, they have had water and street lights introduced. There are hopes that the legal process will be concluded in this coming year, to make way for 'regularization'/deeding.

Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Esperan que concluya el proceso legal para reclamar predios de La Guadalupana

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 por esto

Repairing the General Hospital

Ya arreglan el Hospital Integral[+] Ver mas

Cold front paralyzes activities & erodes the rock cages that protect the seawall
Paraliza frente frío actividades y erosiona gaviones[+] Ver mas
 Tourism and fishing were paralyzed by the strong winds of cold front #12, and the port was closed for navigation by small boats for a second day. Winds were gusting over 40 kph, with occasional rains, causing low attendance at preschools and primary schools. Residents along the eastern coast report that waves were striking with force for over 30 hours, which may weaken the 'gabions' that protect the seawall, for about a kilometer. The forecast indicates winds may continue through Thursday.

Parade in continental zone of Isla Mujeres
Desfilaron en la zona continental de IM[+] Ver mas
Taxistas very affected
Muy afectados los “martillos”[+] Ver mas
 Taxi drivers said that previously they paid 220 pesos for a part time shift and 400 pesos for a full shift, but since Saturday this was increased to 260 pesos and 500 pesos respectively. The only increase in taxi rates has been a two peso increase for residents going to the colonias, but the fees to other locations have not changed. (The rate posted at the siteo to the colonias increased to 30 pesos, from 26. Residents are given a discounted rate.)  
       The cabbies say they collect the same rate to take passengers to Garrafon as they did before, but now they must pay 500 pesos for their shift, which was previously 400 pesos. In addition, they must fill the tank, which is 400 pesos, so they must earn 900 pesos before making any profit. In addition, due to the road construction, they must make many more trips to get passengers to their destinations, which consumes more gasoline. 
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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, Bufalo, Bahama Mama, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui. Visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs that are 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, Moto Helmets for kids...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)


Hi everyone, here is a quick update! Day 1 we had 23 surgeries, Day 2 we had 27, as well as lots of baths, consults, medicine & flea/tick meds, collars/leashes handed out. Today we are having a fierce Norte, strong winds and light rain, making transportation difficult for the locals who often bring smaller pets on scooters. Daniel and Bonnie have been shuttling pups to and from the clinic. And Bonnie & Jeannette have been trapping stray cats-the cool thing is that many of the cats trapped have already been spayed or neutered-that is progress! Thank you to our local and visiting volunteers-more are always needed especially in the afternoon. And thank you to those who have stopped by with supplies donations. Attached is a before and after photo of Toby who came in for surgery-he required hours of de-ticking, bathing, grooming...Three more days, let's keep going!



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.

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 with parade 8a La Gloria
Nov 23 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 23  Día de la Armada (Naval Day)
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

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

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

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

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