Sunday, October 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, October 23

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Creating a clean municipality in optimal condition with Citizen Brigades: Juan Carrillo 

Municipio limpio y en óptimas condiciones

Fomenta Juan Carrillo, con jornadas ciudadanas

Lanrry Parra

ISLA MUJERES, 22 de octubre.-
Leer más...Full article at this link


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

There were 40 participants in the downhill longboard competition, which was coordinated by the Institute of Sports, Youth, and Recreation in #islamujeres
Con la intervención de 40 participantes se llevó a cabo la competencia de longboard en la modalidad de descenso, evento coordinado por Instituto del deporte, juventud y recreación de #IslaMujeres

There are posters for training courses in sewing, computers, dessert making, beauty, candle & soap making, which start Monday.
A partir de este lunes inician cursos de capacitación para el trabajado pensando en la comunidad isleña.

Every two weeks, on Friday, the Women's Institute has psychological and legal help and a social worker.

Month of the migration of blue crabs and red crabs

During the first #100 Díasdetrabajo/100 Days of Work, with the residents, the Mayor Juan Carrillo, is improving the urban image of #islamujeres with the Citizen's Brigades and the Clean Up brigades (las Jornadas Ciudadanas and las Brigadas de Limpieza).
For a cleaner municipality, 22 tons of garbage and junk were removed, in addition to 210 tons of solid waste from the Trash Transfer Faciity.
Keep on working for a clean #islamujeres/

Durante los primeros #100DíasDeTrabajo, junto a los ciudadanos, el presidente Juan Carrillo, mejora la imagen urbana de #IslaMujeres con las Jornadas Ciudadanas y las Brigadas de Limpieza.
Por un municipio más limpio se han retirado de las calles 22 toneladas de basura y cacharros, además se liberaron 210 toneladas de residuos sólidos de la estación de transferencia.
Sigamos trabajando por un #IslaMujeres limpio.

 The International Day of Beach Cleaning in Isla Mujeres was a total success, with over 200 volunteers cleaning 6 kilometers of beach. Participants included students, public servants, and members of civil associations
Todo un éxito la #LimpiezaInternacionalDePlayas2016 en Isla Mujeres. Se limpiaron 6 kilómetros con el apoyo de más de 200 voluntarios, entre estudiantes, servidores públicos, representantes de la iniciativa privada y asociaciones civiles, haciendo un llamado a la sociedad isleña a tener más consciencia del cuidado de las costas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Another fisherman's boat was stolen in Isla Mujeres Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Roban otra embarcación a pescador de Isla Mujeres
 Oct 22 The 25 foot "lanchero" boat of Reinaldo Garrado Arguelles was stolen, which has an old 60HP motor. When he went to the beach by the Whale Shark malecon at six in the morning, he discovered it had been stolen. They searched around the coasts of Isla Mujeres, Punta Sam, and Isla Blanca, but as of Saturday afternoon, it had not been found. Because he has been busy searching for the boat, with the help of other fishermen, he has not had time to file a complaint.There have been other robberies where thieves have taken the "colas" or transmissions of the boats. Some weeks ago, a sailboat saw thieves about to rob another boat at this location, but when they were discovered, the escaped aboard a boat.

Muralists bring color and art to the Pueblo Magico of Isla Mujeres. Full article at this link.   I'll translate this one manana.
TVIsla Mujeres - Muralistas le ponen color y arte al Pueblo Mágico de Isla Mujeres

Service has resumed with the issuing of drivers licenses and registrations.Full article at this link.
TVIsla Mujeres - Ya se normalizó la entrega y tramite de licencias de conducir
  The Director General of Public Security and Traffic (Police Chief) Jaime Alberto Ongay Ortiz said that the service of issuing driver's licenses and registrations has resumed, now that they have obtained the official stamps and seals. The change of administration resulted in a week without this service being available, which is normal, and now it has resumed.

Opening up the possibility of Uber in  Quintana Roo  Full article at this link.
TVIsla Mujeres Abierta la posibilidad de Uber en Quintana Roo
  Although Alejandro Ramos said that Uber does not have the option of operating in Quintana Roo, Jorge Portilla, Secretary of SINTRA, has opened up the possibility that the transportation law could be reformed. The state official said the law would have to be reformed, and he did not confirm openly that this would open the door officially to Uber. He said it would be necessary to make changes. What he would say was that Uber would not be able to operate without a concession.
 In recent days, he has received not only taxi drivers who are concerned, but also uber managers, clarifying that this government will be open and serve all equally. "But we are not in favor of illegality. The issue is still heated and although several uber vehicles have been punished, they continue to offer their services in the state. The last incident occurred a few days ago on the mainland of Isla Mujeres where an Uber vehicle was practically surrounded by Isla Mujeres taxis.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Call to promote a culture of cleaning beaches 
Llaman a promover cultura de limpieza de playa.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Parents join effort 
Padres de familia se suman [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Following the increased outbreak of Zika, with an increase of 25% announced earlier this month, parents joined the clean up at the schools. On Saturday, parents and teachers cleaned at the preschool-kindergarten "Maria Enriqueta Camarillo y Roa", and two days before they cleaned at CENDI (daycare). This also occurred at other schools of the island. The state health authorities have asked all citizens to join the ongoing clean up campaigns to prevent Zika and other mosquito borne diseases by keeping their yards and patios clean of containers where water can gather.
   The Director of Public Services, Jose Rios, announced that they are committed to respond to phone calls from people who want trash and junk removed like old mattresses and household items. Then they won't be "on display" on the street and negatively affect the image of this destination.

Mayor Juan Carrillo working toward a cleaner city 
Impulsa el alcalde Juan Carrillo limpieza urbana, [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The two clean up campaigns,  Jornada Ciudadana and  la Brigada de Limpieza, removed 22 tons of trash and junk, pruned 1500 square meters. and responded to more than 40 citizen requests for repair of lights, and painting of curbs and sidewalks. Also 210 tons of waste were removed from the Trash Transfer Facility, and more will be removed when the larger ferry returns from having maintenance work done in Ciudad del Carmen. They plan to use it exclusively to move several vehicles full of trash, because the Facility has more than a thousand tons of trash, which presents a bad image.

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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  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 International Beach Cleaning Day at 8am until noon, starting at the Whale Shark monument, cleaning up near Mundaca, Sac Bajo, Salina Grande, and the Eastern Malecon. General Public is invited.

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.
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.

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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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