Friday, October 21, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 21

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Friendly government that is close to the people

Productive public meeting in colonia La Gloria 

Juan Carrillo, por gobierno amigo

 Encabeza fructífera audiencia pública en la colonia La Gloria

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 20 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Teamwork between Mayor Juan Carrillo and federal agencies 

       During a meeting between local authorities and federal officials in Quintana Roo, President Juan Carrillo, emphasized that he will work in coordination with the federal government to manage and obtain more resources and thus improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of #islamujeres.
      The mayor attended a meeting between the municipal mayors and the legislators in Quintana Roo. The Mayor said that only by working as a team can we coordinate all efforts toward increasing resources for all the municipalities. He said he is ready and able to work hand in hand with the Federal government to obtain resources and programs for the benefit of the island community. He said he is committed to leading an honest and transparent administration that always reports the origins and destinations of all resources. He said the meeting was very productive.

A clean up, which included pruning and junk removal took place in the vicinity of the Community Hospital in colonia La Gloria on Thursday morning, in the common areas and public spaces.
La mañana de este jueves se llevó a cabo la jornada ciudadana en las inmediaciones del Hospital Comunitario de la colonia La Gloria, donde se realizaron labores de limpieza, poda y chapeo en áreas comunes y espacios públicos.

Let's show our children the importance of caring for the environment, by using refillable bottles to reduce the pollution caused by plastic bottles.
Enseñemos a nuestros niños la importancia del cuidado del medio ambiente, utilicemos botes rellenables para disminuir la contaminación de botellas de plástico.

The general public is invited to participate in the International Beach Cleaning on Saturday at 8am until noon, starting at the Whale Shark monument, cleaning up near Mundaca, Sac Bajo, Salina Grande, and the Eastern Malecon. We're waiting for you!
A la comunidad en general le hacemos una atenta invitación a participar en la Limpieza Internacional de Playas, este sábado de 8 de la mañana hasta las 12 del día, iniciando en el monumento al Tiburón Ballena, abarcando Mundaca, Sac Bajo, La Salina Grande y Malecón Oriente. ¡Te esperamos!

The general public is invited to a skateboard-longboard competition on Saturday at 2pm on Isla Contoy street, at the intersection with Pargo, in front of the Julio Sauri school. We'll be waiting for you!
Se hace una atenta invitación a la comunidad en general a la competencia de patinaje-longboard que se llevará acabo este sábado en la calle Isla Contoy con pargo, enfrente de la escuela Julio Sauri Turno Vespertino. ¡Te esperamos!

At the second City Council meeting they approved discounts of up to 100% for the cancellation of fines and surcharges on property tax payments made during the months of October and November, for the benefit of islanders. 
    Hilda Christina Gómez Ávila was sworn in as Director General of the DIF of Isla Mujeres.
Se realiza con éxito la segunda sesión de cabildo, en donde a beneficio de los ciudadanos isleños, se aprobó hasta 100% de descuento en la condonación de multas y recargos en el pago del impuesto predial durante los meses de octubre y noviembre.
De igual manera se realizó la toma de protesta de Hilda Christina Gómez Ávila como Directora General del Sistema DIF Isla Mujeres.
De esta manera, el trabajo y el apoyo para los habitantes seguirán dando frutos gracias a estas aprobaciones.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Part of the wall around the Isla Mujeres Municipal Cemetery downtown collapsed, due to the rain. Full article & photo at this link   Video at this FB link.
TVIsla Mujeres - Se desploma parte del muro en el Cementerio Municipal en Isla Mujeres

This TVIM article says neighbors of the downtown municipal cemetery were awoken by a loud noise a little after 5am, and thought it was a traffic accident, but they went outside to find a section of the cemetery wall had collapsed. This is thought to be due to its age, encroachment by an old tree, and the rain. Public Services were notified at 5:20 and began cordoning off the area & cleaning up. They intend to act promptly to repair the wall, after they investigate whether the whole wall needs replacement, and if are there any other areas at risk of falling.
The cemetery was founded in 1850, and the local historian estimates the wall was built in 1915.

Successful clean up in colonia La Gloria 
TVIsla Mujeres - Exitosa jornada de limpieza en la colonia La Gloria

City signs a collaboration agreement with the Universidad del Caribe Full article at this link 
TVIsla Mujeres - Suscribe convenio de colaboración el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres con la Universidad del Caribe

Mayor: Cemeteries are ready for Days of the Dead celebrations  (This was posted yesterday) Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Cementerios estarán listos para la celebración de los fieles difuntos: JCS

Privilege Aluxe received the certification PREVERISK for guaranteeing security and hygiene for their clients Full article at this link.  
TVIsla Mujeres - Recibe Privilege Aluxe certificado PREVERISK garantizando la seguridad e higiene de sus clientes

SINTRA impounded five buses for not having their documents in orderFull article at this link   (in the Continental Zone)  
TVIsla Mujeres - Sintra remite al corralón a cinco camiones por no contar con su documentación en regla
  SINTRA (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport) representative in Isla Mujeres, Jorge Miguel Martin Alvarez, confirmed that five passenger buses were impounded for lack of proper documentation. They are used to transport passengers in the Continental Zone, but they lack a concession for this type of service, so they were "invited" to drive the vehicles to the impound yard. Two drove to the yard and three started to escape, but within a short time, they were all in the impound yard. Sr. Martin Alvarez explained that they have federal plates, but they are working on state roads, which requires a special permit. A fine may be imposed, in addition to being impounded. They are five colectivo buses of 45 passengers each, owned by FESOC. In less than ten days, more than 25 vehicles have been impounded, including six Uber vehicles, 10 golf carts, and a dump truck (un volquete), among others.

 Mayor Juan Carrillo: Working for a friendly government that is close to the people Full article at this link.
TVIsla Mujeres - Trabaja Juan Carrillo por un gobierno amigo y cercano a la gente


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Second Clean Up event  
Segunda jornada de limpieza urbana+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Mayor Juan Carrillo led the second Clean Up event, which took place in colonia La Gloria, which included pruning brush and trees in public spaces and collecting junk from the neighbors that the trash truck doesn't take. This makes the island look better and curbs mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and zika. About nine tons of junk was collected and hauled away.
     The arrival of the second (larger) ferry is expected by the end of this month, after receiving maintenance in Ciudad del Carmen, and then the process can begin to clear out the Trash Transfer facility, where there has been an accumulation of about 1000 tons of trash for several months, according to the Public Services Department.

Agreement ratified with Unicaribe 
Ratifican acuerdo con la Unicaribe. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   In order to create more alternative types of study for high school graduates, Mayor Juan Carrillo signed an agreement with the Universidad del Caribe, which aims to identify the productive and environmental practices of the residents adjacent to the lakes and wetlands of Salina Grande & Salina Chica for proposals by the commercial community.

Proposal to relocate health services 
Prevén trasladado del sector salud .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   A proposal has been signed by a number of social and business organizations requesting that the IMSS (Clinic for Social Security beneficiaries), ISSSTE (Clinic for State Employee Insurance beneficiaries), and the Military Hospital be relocated to the new Community Hospital, to ensure medical services for workers and the general public, according to Enrique Lima, a promoter of the proposal. This document was signed on August 25, 2015, by hoteliers, restaurateurs, merchants, and leaders of touristic cooperatives and the fishing cooperatives, on the eve of the opening of the hospital. They received no response, and now want to propose the idea again, to the new government.
     The document says they would like to have a collaboration agreement between the Seguro Social, ISSSTE, Navy, and State Health Department to concentrate them together in the new hospital to provide ongoing medical care by a pediatrician, a gynecologist, an internist, a therapist, a surgeon, an anesthetist and two general practitioners. 
        It notes that the hospital in Isla Mujeres was the first of its kind in what are now the municipalities of Lazaro Cardenas, Benito Juarez, and Isla Mujeres (under the fourth delegation of government of what was then the Territory of Quintana Roo. It requests that the name be retained of Lic. Jose de Jesus Guitierrez Lima and that the commemorative plaque be relocated to the new hospital from the old facility downtown.
          Last evening, the business sector had its first meeting with Mayor Juan Carrillo to address various issues including image, security, and improving services to facilitate more visitors to chose Isla Mujeres as an overnight destination.

  This blog is brought to you by....
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. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. 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. 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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

October events

Sunset ~6:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Oct. 15      6:20p  Full Moon
Oct. 16      7:09p
Oct. 17      8:01p
Oct. 18      8:55p
Oct. 19      9:51p
Oct. 20     10:49p
Oct. 21     11:46p

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials. Casa de Cultura  This has moved to his home...directions on his FB page HERE

Thursday, Oct. 6  Artist Fair   4p  Casa de la Cultura  Participants include Isla Brewing, AMar Cocina Peruana, and Javi's Cantina

Oct. 8: 42nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

Oct. 9:  Day of Fishermen

Sunday, October 9: You're invited to the start of the program "Isla Mujeres Magic Nights" at 8pm on the Town Square.  A Sunday evening program of cultural and artistic events. Commemorating the XLII Anniversary of the creation of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo.

Wednesday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Sunday, Oct. 16 Magic Nights 8pm Town Square
Wed, Oct 19 at 5pm. Pink March The general public is invited to join the Pink March to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer from the Monument to the Fishermen (north end of Medina) to the La Triguena statue (by Town Square banos). Enjoy the music of Jose Aguilar and performances by the dance troupe Anoranzas, as well as food vendors.

Thurs, Oct 20 Art Fair  Casa de Cultura 4-9p Art, Craft Beer, Food Vendors

 Fri, Oct 21 Pink Breakfast Benefit  Casa de Cultura 9am Participants are asked to wear pink or white to this benefit of "Por Siempre Viva" foundation and the prosthesis program. Ticket donations are 200 pesos and T shirts are 120 pesos, both available at the DIF offices 9a-4p.

Fri, Oct 21 Memorial to Ramon Bravo at his monument (entrance to Sac Bajo) 8am. Anniversary of his birth

Sat. Oct. 22  "CIRCUS SHOW" Dance Festival  Town Square 7:30p 4th anniversary of the Renatta Dance Studio with special guest dancers
Sun, Oct 23 NOCHES MAGICAS Celebration Town Square 8p

Monday, Oct. 31   Halloween

Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos


The 9th annual Diabetes Clinic will be November 3rd in La Gloria. We are a team of nurses, social workers, EMT's and paramedics with a doctor for consultation of patients who need to be seen immediately. Please consider donating $50 which would buy 200 test strips, enough for one patient for a year. We also need donations of reading glasses, particularly the higher numbers. Many diabetics have vision problems too. We have a drop off location at Marina Paraiso Hotel or will pick up wherever you are! Muchisimas gracias for your generosity ~ Contact  Karen Rosenberg Here or email me at

 To all Islenos: We invite you to the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies for people with Diabetes. We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of gringos that live and visit your beautiful island. Please tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers! PM Karen Rosenberg or Geovanny Avalos on FB for more information about this new non-profit organization created to serve the people of Isla Mujeres! (or email me at Please share this information. Thank you.

Sources for Storm Information:
Tropical Tidbits

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.