Monday, June 8, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, June 8

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!
  Here's a link to the Magazine

Please share the charity document, patronize the supportive businesses, & enjoy the articles, photos, & videos! If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Queen crowned for the festival of Sacred Heart of Jesus

De las fiestas del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de junio.-
     On Saturday the coronation of the Queen of the festivities of the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus took place in colonia La Gloria on a stage constructed for that purpose, before dozens of parishioners. Her name is Christabel, and her princesses are named América and Diana. 
    The coronation was done by the priest Raul Sanchez Alonso, who was accompanied by the president of the DIF, social service agency, Marthy Magana Vargas. The festivities of the Sacred Heart of Jesus continued throughout the weekend, with mechanical rides, artistic presentations, and other cultural and religious activities.

Preparing to receive Blue Flag distinction on July 2 

 El próximo 2 de julio recibirá distintivo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de junio.-
     It is expected that on July 2nd the distinctive Blue Flag will be raised over the Posada del Mar Beach, after Isla Mujeres has fully complied with each of the 33 criteria required for certification of the beach.
   The XI National Clean Beaches Meeting will be held in Cancun on June 25 and 26, chaired by Governor Roberto Borge Angulo, and Mayor and President of the Clean Beaches Committee of Cancun-Maya Riviera, Agapito Magana Sanchez. 
      The award will be presented on June 26, and the City has planned a ceremony on July 2 to raise the distinctive Blue Flag at the Posada del Mar beach.
   The Director of ZOFEMAT, Carmen Náhuatl Lara, said that since the beginning of this municipal administration, the mayor has been keen to certify each of the island's beaches, a situation that was achieved last year with North Beach and now it is the turn of the Posada del Mar beach.
    In November, the City celebrated the certification of quality of two beaches of Isla Mujeres after audits by the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification, in compliance with the Norma Oficial Mexicana NMXAA/120/SCFI/2006. The white flag was then hoisted over Playa Norte, and there was interest in going beyond this certification and to seek the Blue Flag Award. 
     The Blue Flag certification is awarded by the jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) which consists of representatives of the United Nations Program for the Environment; the World Tourism Organization; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Peaceful Election Day with no incidents 

Isleños cumplieron obligación cívica en plena tranquilidad

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de junio.-
      The electoral process was completely calm in Isla Mujeres, for the election of federal legislators. A representative of the INE, National Electoral Institute, said there were no incidents, except the late installation of one or two voting boxes in colonia La Gloria, which generally began around 8am.
     In the first hours after the polls opened, many voters cast their votes, then voting slowed and it paused around noon, and in the afternoon, a few more voters came, sporadically.
      There was constant monitoring and patrols by the municipal police. The police chief, Joaquin Poot Acosta, confirmed there were no incidents recorded. The voting box for vacationing Mexicans was located in the ferry terminal at Punta Sam, in the Continental Zone of the municipality. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Today June 7th. Day of Freedom of Expression

Hoy 7 de Junio. Día de la Libertad de Expresión

In an environment of tranquility and with good attendance, the mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magaña Sanchez and his family, exercised their civic right and civic duty to vote. Isla Mujeres: a municipality participating in  democracy.
En un ambiente de tranquilidad y nutrida participación, el presidente municipal de Isla Mujeres Agapito Magaña Sanchez y su familia, ejercieron su derecho ciudadano y su obligación cívica a votar. Isla Mujeres un municipio participativo en la democracia.


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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Election closes without incidents at all ten voting locations
Sin incidentes graves cerraron las diez casillas que se instalaron[+] Ver mas

Minutes after the closure of the 29 voting boxes at 6pm, the electoral supervisor of Zone 25 of the INE, Emilio Larrion Sustiata, reported there were no incidents,  He was interviewed outside the middle school "Benito Juarez", where he emphasized that there had been no incidents, and that they were scheduled to depart with all of the votes of the island in a convoy of the Mexican Navy from the school to the Naval pier, and there a Naval boat was taking them to Puerto Juarez at ~9:30pm. Then his staff will count the votes immediately.
  There were 29 boxes installed throughout the municipality with 19 on the island and 10 on the mainland. It was estimated that more that 40 percent of voters participated, but that data will be available after the votes are counted.

Poor participation by citizens
Pobre participación ciudadana+] Ver mas

Catholics organize a fair to celebrate anniversary
Católicos organizan feria por aniversario [+] Ver mas
A fair took  place this weekend to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish, at the property, where there were healthy family activities. In the evenings, the street Paseo de los Peces was partially closed because the area in front of the Chapel was used for booths to sell food and other items. There was also a tame bull for the brave to ride. They will continue to have the mechanical rides and items for sale this week for the families to enjoy before and after Mass in the evenings.
   In an interview with the priest, Raul Sanchez Alonso, after he presided over Mass at the parishes of Guadalupe, Immaculate Conception, and Sacred Heart of Jesus, he explained the he had not voted that afternoon because he lacks a voting credential. He encouraged the faithful to cooperate so there would be peace and harmony in the electoral process to elect the Chamber of Deputies.
   Regarding the festival, he said it began on June 4th and would end on Friday, June 12th.

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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, Bufalo, Bahama Mama, Compadres Barbacoa or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, 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.

June Events

Sunrise ~6:05a
Sunset  ~7:25p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
June 1  6:40
June 2  7:35
June 3  8:30
June 4  9:25
June 5  10:17
June 6  11:06
June 7  11:54

In the US, June is Caribbean-American Heritage month. Link.
In the US, June is also National Oceans Month  Link

June has the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere,

June 1, Monday  Dia de la Marina..Navy Day
10am Ceremonies at Naval base plaza.
10:40 Boats depart for ceremonial placing of wreath on the waters of the Bay commemorating those who died in service.
The first and last Ultramar ferries are cancelled.
The cargo ferry is running fewer crossings. (Departing the island at  06:00, 09:30, 12:45, 16:15 and 19:15; and departing Punta Sam at, 07:15, 11:00, 14:45, 17:30 and 20:15.)

June 4 Thursday  Corpus Christi...a religious holiday

June 5, Friday  World Environmental Day
 Town Square 9a-noon First Isla Mujeres Environmental Fair 2015 
The Navy will have a booth showing their diving equipment as well as their rescue program to combat pollution at sea, and a conference that is open to the public entitled "Mangroves".
The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) will have a exhibition of various ways to produce electricity, aimed at grade school children.
The Human Rights Commission will have a booth and the state Director will inaugurate the fair, with the Mayor.
The labor union CROC is supplying volunteers and had donated ornamental plants, to be used for reforestation.
 The DIF is participating and will be giving away discs showing how to conserve water.
 Aguakan will have a booth, who often work with NGO's.
The Maritime Terminal is organizing a Drawing Contest titled "A Child's View of Caring for Nature" ( “la mirada de los niños en cuidado de la naturaleza”), and the ferry company will be responsible for the prizes.
The Veterinary Clinic of Isla Mujeres (La Clínica Veterinaria de Isla Mujeres AC) will have animals available for adoption and materials available about pet care.
The Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) will have a booth about the work they do as programs for reproduction and care for sea turtles.
The Municipal Ecology department are actively participating and will have a booth featuring the actions of their agency in favor of ecology.
The NGO Green Patrol/Paturlla Verde will present photographs from 15 years of educational work on the island.

June 7, Sunday  Election Day (for Federal legislators)  Restriction of sale of alcohol to go and in some local bars. Alcohol has been sold in tourist bar-restaurants during past elections.

June 8, Monday World Ocean's Day  Link   

You are invited to a Dance Workshop of Caribbean Rhythms, starting June 8th at the Mundaca Hacienda Palapa. 20 pesos. For more information contact the Cultural department 877 0767

June 17-21 Brazos Abiertos (Open Arms) Seventh Annual Isla Mujeres HIV Testing, Sexual Education, and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Campaign
LINK to information & opportunity to donate

June 21, Sunday  Summer solstice
                             Father's Day
June 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday  Women's Fishing Tournament.   La Dorada,   Organized by DIF. More than 500,000 pesos in prizes. Entry fee 3000 pesos

Thursdays at 8:30p Magic show at Poc Na  see poster

Fridays Artes en Todas Partes events TBA

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mondays & Thurdays at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.
Discontinued for low season

No Artists Fairs since April, scheduled to resume in November 

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Isla Animals: Vet clinic at Mundaca Hacienda

 Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Items for Little Yellow School House, Moto Helmets for kids...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso

For donations to Zapatos Para Los Ninos.. please contact Greg at, or find them on Facebook at "Shoes For The Children."


Miguel's schedule (may need updating):
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  (Updated June 1)
Sunday & Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm   El Patio Sol Rockers 
Thursday Bahia Tortuga 6:45-8:45 
Saturday. El Patio solo  630-830 

 El Patio House of Music (Updated June 1)

Sunday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30
Monday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Miguel 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30 
Tuesday Jazz from Toronto 5-7,  Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Banda sin Nombre 9:30-11:30
Wednesday  Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Thursday Closed for the month of June
Friday Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Saturday John Cain 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30

Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo 
Mon - Tues 7pm - 9pm - Jazz with Norman and Darin 
Wed- Sat 8pm - 11pm - Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge

Fenix  ~2p~5p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons on Sundays. Salsa, Cumbia, Cuban music. Update June 1: Last week they had live music again in the afternoons. ~2p.

Bahia Tortuga  John Cain on Thursdays and Lara  on Mondays...~7p (Updated June 1)

You may find live music at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: ~10-12 
Morgan's:  Between 7 & 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)
Poc Na Hostel: Starting ~10p to late
Veradara's Cuban restaurant  Saturdays ~3p Cuban music


 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p ~Nov-April. 
Now the City is having Arte en Todas Partes events on Fridays.

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