Sunday, July 5, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 5

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
 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

State government program to help fishermen

Con programa de apoyo a pescadores

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de julio.-

      About 100 fishermen in the state should benefit from this program to help them replace their equipment, with about 50 obtaining new boats and about 50 obtaining new motors. The state government has its 30 percent contribution available, so now the fishermen are awaiting the 40 percent federal contribution, and then the list of beneficiaries will be released.
    Of the 50 fishermen replacing their boats, 15 will be from Isla Mujeres, and of the 50 fishermen replacing their motors, 12 of them will be from the island, making a total of 27 fishermen from Isla Mujeres who are benefiting from this program.
       It is noted that there are an estimated 3000 fishermen in the state, among the different fishing groups, of whom 250 are from Isla Mujeres.

Aguakan improves drainage system for the benefit of colonia Caridad del Cobre 

Aguakan beneficia a la colonia Caridad del Cobre

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de julio.-

       Aguakan manager, Lorenzo Pinzón Sarabia, said the company is improving the sewer system to allow waste water to move directly from colonia Caridad del Cobre to the treatment plant, along the road to Garrafon. He said the work will take place from July 1 to August 17, for the benefit of about 300 residents, at a cost of 1,450,000 pesos. They will install 560 meters of pipe that is eight inches in diameter, and the work will include 10 manholes, 30 residential sewer connections, and replacement of 15 residential connections for tap water.
     The company recommends residents nearby take the necessary precautions, such as: Closing their windows to keep out the dust generated by the work, prevent children from playing near the construction area, respect the posted warning signs, and follow the recommendations of the workers to prevent accidents. 
       He said Aguakan appreciates the understanding of the residents concerning the inconvenience, and if they need any further information, they can call the customer service line at 073 or 891 4860.


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

Sports is a priority of the municipal government of the island, and in the name of mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez, the men's open softball league was inaugurated.
El deporte como prioridad del actual Ayuntamiento isleño, es un rubro que se atiende en todas las disciplinas.
A nombre del alcalde Agapito Magaña Sánchez, se inauguró el torneo de softbol varonil libre.

One of the requirements to obtain the Blue Flag is to have an amphibious chair. Today we began offering this service for those who visit Playa Centro.
Uno de los requisitos para obtener la Blue Flag, es contar con sillas anfibias, hoy compartimos con agrado este servicio para quienes visitan Playa Centro.

A T-Ball game was held between the Bambinos of Isla Mujeres and the Ponys of Chetumal, with the Mayor being represented by Alvaro Magana.
Encuentro de T-Ball, entre los anfritiones Bambinos de Isla Mujeres y los Ponys de Chetumal. Asiste Álvaro Magaña en representación del Presidente Municipal. ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬

To help young students learn about the world of finance, a course was inaugurated to share experiences and knowledge.
Pensando en la capacitación de nuestros pequeños estudiantes en materia de cultura financiera, inauguramos un curso para compartir experiencias y conocimientos.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Ready for Barracuda Fishing Tournament


Alistan el Torneo de Pesca de Barracuda

0 05 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

Boats depart on Saturday
Continúan quejas por déspota empleado


Continúan quejas por déspota empleado

0 05 de julio de 2015

On social networks, there have been ~180 comments regarding complaints about an employee of the pharmacy at IMSS, and plans to gather on Monday at 11:30am to peacefully protest and to sign a petition seeking his dismissal.
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From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)

Friends and family grieved the death of Vincente Celis Paz, better known as "Secretario", who passed away as a consequence of cancer, and was a pioneer of diving and fishing in Isla Mujeres.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Introduction of sewer system in Isla Mujeres colonia
Introducen red residual en colonia de IM [+] Ver mas

Seeking dismissal of IMSS employee
  Piden destitución de funcionario del IMSSnt.. [+] Ver mas

Local masons displaced
Albañiles locales desplazados. [+] Ver mas
      There are complaints that outside construction workers are being hired, displacing local workers, despite a commitment by the administration to hire local workers. Some union representatives estimate that 200-300 construction workers are unemployed, causing them to seek other types of employment. Independent leader Gervasio Cahum Pool said that this administration brings in outside construction companies, as have previous administrations, and that workers must survive on construction of private homes. It is estimated that only 10-20 percent of the construction workers are employed.

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

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, 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.

Sunset ~7:30

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

July 1 (In Canada) Canada Day
July 2  Blue Flag raising event at Posada del Mar beach

July 2 at 7:45pm on the Town Square. Danzarte Isla Mujeres 2015.
July 4 US Independence Day  Probably celebrated at bars where English is often spoken

July 4, Saturday, 10:30a Tee Ball game for children age 3-7 at El Pescador baseball stadium (in front of Chedrui)   

July 5, Sunday, Poc Na Reggae concert

July 10, Friday, PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament Welcome Cocktail Party at Posada del Mar palapa restaurant

July 11, Saturday, 8am Barracuda Fishing Tournament at the pier of the cooperative Caribe

July 11, Saturday, Isla to Isla Open Water Swimming Event to arrive at Posada del Mar beach (now named Playa Centro). Followed by samples of seafood from local restaurants 

July 18, Saturday to July 24,  Friday- Whale Shark Festival

July 18 Anniversary of the death of President Benito Juarez (March 21, 1806 to July 18, 1872)

July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)

 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."

Limited Time Opportunity during month of JULY! Donor will match your funds to sponsor a student in the  Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program -
We are excited to announce that a very generous anonymous donor has agreed to do a second round of fund matching for the 2015/16 school year!
*Any one time donation in July  (from anyone, including current sponsors).
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July for a one year sponsorship (does not have to be paid all at once)
*Any current sponsor who increases their monthly dollar amount beginning in July
     All new funds as listed above will be matched dollar for dollar with the money going to the 'General Slush Fund' of the program. This fund is available to be used by any student for needs such as graduation expenses, licensing, field trips, books, or other extra needs that are approved by the sponsors. The funds can also be used to help with monthly expenses for any student, as needed.
We suggest that sponsors join at $30 or $55 level per month.
       Our program has been going now for 10 years and we have many successful college graduates who would not have had the opportunity to finish high school without support. If you have been thinking about joining, now is a great time!
      For more information about the students whom need additional sponsors or general information please email


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 July 4: Music Fri, Sat, Sun. ~2p & weekdays usually, except Mondays

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

 Poc Na  Thursdays

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  

 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p ~Nov-April. 

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