Monday, October 3, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 3

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  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

DQR has an article in the Isla Mujeres section concerning renewal of the Aguakan concession in the municipality of Solidaridad for another 30 years.
Leer más Full article & photo at this link...

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

The City government of Isla Mujeres extends a cordial invitation to attend the Lighting of the lights to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer, at the Town Hall at 7:30 pm, Oct. 2. (This was published at ~1pm on Sunday)
El H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres le extiende la más cordial invitación al “Encendido de luces por motivo de la lucha contra el cáncer de mama” 7:30 PM en el palacio municipal.

City officials of Isla Mujeres were sworn in including the treasurer, the secretary general, the controler, and the municipal police chief.
Toma protesta cabildo de #IslaMujeres a la tesorería, secretaría general, contraloría y policía municipal.
Former Mayor Joel Sauri Galué was sworn in as City Secretary General, and  Adriana Martínez Galué, Karla Cruz Díaz, and Jaime Alberto Ongay Ortiz were sworn in as Treasurer, Controler, and General Director of Public Security and Traffic, respectively.
       Wilfredo Avalos Cortez was sworn in as Director of Revenue (Ingreso) and Margarita Briceño Magaña was sworn in as Director of Payments (Egresos)
        Jaime Alberto Ongay Ortiz replaced José Carlos Pech Pat, who only served for 23 hours as head of the police.
        The following positions were approved at the City Council session:
Government and Internal Affairs: Mayor Juan Luis Carrillo Soberanis;
 Hacienda, Patrimonio y Cuenta: Síndica Municipal Suemi Beatriz González Sánchez;
Public Works & Services: de Obras: Councilman Sebastián Escobedo Jiménez;
Urban Development & Transport: Councilman  Roberto Martínez Aragón;
Industry, Commerce, and Agricultural Affairs: Councilman Gómez Catzín;
Education, Culture, and Sports: Councilman Diego Genaro González Aguilar; \
Tourism & Ecology: Councilman Sebastián Escobedo Jiménez;
Public Health & Social Assitance: Councilman Carlos Manuel Gamboa Ortiz;
Public Security, Preventative Police, and Traffic Police: de Seguridad Pública: Síndica Suemi Beatriz González Sánchez;
Shows & Diversions: Councilwoman Raquel Castellanos Alvarez;
Social Develompent and Citizen Participation: Councilwoman Alicia Ricalde Magaña;
Equality & Gender: Verónica Aguilar Jiménez;
Family Development and Vulnerable Groups: Councilwoman Alicia Ricalde Magaña.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Members of the 15th legislature encourage the City government of Isla Mujeres to reject the renewal of the Aguakan concession (The article link isn't working this morn.)
Diputados de la XV Legislatura exhortarán al Cabildo de Isla Mujeres dar marcha atrás al convenio con Aguakán

Formation of a cold front over Quintana Roo caused Hurricane Matthew to turn away: Harbor Maste
Formación de Frente frío sobre Quintana Roo obliga al Huracán Matthew a desviarse:Capitanía de Puerto

Is anyone missing a motorcycle?   Photos at link 
A alguien se le perdió una moto?

The Navy of Mexico rescued a boater  near Belize who was about to die
La @SEMAR_mx rescata náufrago a punto de morir frente a Belice & full article at these links
Personnel aboard the Naval boat "Bicentenario de la Independencia"  rescued a man who was in the sea, after lookouts spotted him waving his arms for help. This occurred near Belize, and the man was at risk of drowning. His boat had rolled over and sunk. After he was rescued, he was given medical attention, and it was determined he was a fisherman from Belize. They took him to the Port of Belize and turned him over to the Coast Guard of that country. These actions were taken as part of the Naval responsibility to safeguard lives at sea.

Thieves take advantage of the change of government Photo and article at links below (The article link isn't working this morn.)
#EnIslaMujeres Ladrones aprovechan cambio de mando en SP para hacer de las suyas!


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Choosing recovery from addiction  
Elegimos seguir sufriendo o sentir dolor para cambiar. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
  This article is about a 19 year old man from Mexico City, who lives in the Mexican Caribbean and who has maintained sobriety for three years with assistance from a self-help group. This week there is a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the AA group "Isla Mujeres". Juan “El Chilango” spoke about making the decision to quit after moving to Cancun and learning about AA while in jail, about having people help him, and the difficulty of working the steps of the AA program. He spoke about living life one day at a time, confessing your errors and making reparations, and about the concept of giving your life and will over to a higher power. He said he still enjoys using tobacco, but plans to quit. He said he tries to enjoy every day, and was enjoying his visit to the island, as he often does lately.

Careless golf cart driver hits scooter  
Despistada en carro de golf arrolla una motoneta . [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   The accident occurred on Rueda Medina near the Marma store, when a golf cart driver suddenly made a U-turn without checking the rear view mirror and knocked over a motorcycle. The black golf cart, rented from Indio's, was undamaged, while the young woman's Italika scooter was rendered unusable, and she suffered minor foot injuries. She is 17 years old, with a temporary permit to drive a motorcycle, and her family members responded to the emergency.  They asked for involvement of the Traffic police to determine responsibilities, who arrived just after 4pm.
     Witnesses and a passenger reported that the woman visitor, Tay Tey Amador Novelo, who is Mexican, was responsible for the accident. All the parties involved went to the police offices, with the Peniche family accompanying the young victim. An agreement was made to pay about 15,000 pesos.

Caution advisory for boaters  
Recomiendan precaución a embarcaciones mayoresVer masPhoto & full article at this link
   The SCT (Ministry of Communications and Transport) issued a weather report and caution advisory for Sunday evening and Monday, recommending that small boaters stay in port and larger boats use caution. There are chances of increasing waves and light rain, associated with the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Graphic from  Last evening the wind & waves picked up, causing whitecaps. Now it's stopped raining around 9am with a mix of dark clouds and blue sky, and no whitecaps near the coast.

Second vehicle ferry left nearly a month ago 
Pasaran un mes de apuro los usuarios del ferryVer masPhoto & Full article at this link
     A representative of the vehicle ferry company explained that they are committed to quality service and are investing over 8 million pesos in maintenance and improvements on the larger ferry, now that it is low season, in order to have it ready for high season. A representative said they understand the complaints about late departures and their inability to accommodate certain vehicles, since this ferry is smaller.
     The boat is receiving a new motors, new paint, new navigation equipment, and will have a VIP room, as well as being able to accommodate people in wheelchairs with the same comfort and safety as all the other passengers. When service resumes in November, it could take 30 percent less time to travel the 7 kilometers between Punta Sam and the island, which would reduce the trip by about 30 minutes.

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 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.

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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 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

Wednesday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Thursday, Oct. 20  Artist Fair  4p

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

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. 

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