Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Boosting the economy with "Industry without smokestacks"

Juan Carrillo, por mayores beneficios

Para el municipio, dentro de la llamada “industria sin chimeneas”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 18 de octubre.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 
 See Cancun Travel Mart article in the City section below... 

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

On the occasion of the 63th Anniversary of the Women's Vote, the City of Isla Mujeres, led by Mayor Juan Carrillo, unveiled a memorial plaque in recognition of island women who have left their mark in the history of this municipality
 The Mayor acknowleded the work, efforts, and dedication of the women who have strengthened the construction of a better municipality and highlighted the important role of women as pillars of society.
    The plaque was unveiled inside the town hall and includes the names of the following women:  Eva Fanny Quijano Kiní, Guadalupe Ancona de Azcorra, Ligia Lourdes Álvarez Manzano, María Josefa Adame Solís, Guadalupe Briceño León, Betty Magaña Carrillo, Concepción Rosario Armenta, Elsy María Salazar Gómez, Dora Beatriz Chuc Sequera, Consuelo Trujillo, Rosa Elena Ríos Fernández, Dominga Bacab Garrido, Gabriela Concepción Magaña Martínez, Cristina Concepción Medina Figueroa, Alicia Concepción Ricalde Magaña, María Teresa Gómez Officer, Nelia de Jesús Garrido Gómez and Sandra Luz Magaña Rivero.
  Other names include: Manuela Godoy González, María Dolores Trejo Pacheco, Carmen Nahuat Lara, Diana Martínez Márquez, Irma Noemí Moguel Larriva, Gloria del Carmen Medina Ramírez, Fabiola Vicencio Jiménez, Rayito de Luz Rendón Chargoy, Martha Patricia Sánchez Trinchan, Marcelina Fitz Campuzano, Mirian Trejo León, Rosely Danilú Magaña Martínez, Adriana Trejo González, Suemi Beatriz González Sánchez, Elsy Georgina Rivero Arjona, Raquel Castellano Álvarez, Verónica Aguilar Jiménez and Teresa Atenea Gómez Ricalde.

In the prevention of breast cancer, self-examination is important. Remember to conduct this check at least once a month
En la prevención del cáncer de mama la autoexploración es importante. Recuerda checarte por lo menos una vez al mes. #DíaContraElCáncerDeMama

The City Council of Isla Mujeres appoved a decree for a series of reforms to the constitution of the state of Quintana Roo, relating to the process of selection and ratification of the judges of the Superior Court of Justice.
El Cabildo de Isla Mujeres aprobó el proyecto de decreto en el que se realizan una serie de reformas a la Constitución del Estado de Quintana Roo, relativas al proceso de selección y ratificación de magistrados del Tribunal Superior de Justicia.

During his participation in the 29th edition of the Cancun Travel Mart Mexico Summit, Mayor Juan Carrillo, stressed his commitment to strengthening the position of Isla Mujeres as a Pueblo Magico, through coordinated work with relevant agencies to boost the economic development of the municipality
    The Cancun Travel Mart being held Oct. 17-19 offers an excellent opportunity to promote the attractions of this vacation destination, because more than 600 tour operators, buyers, event planners, members of the press, and suppliers are involved with this event.
        The Mayor said his administration plans to offer a location that is more varied, safe, and sustainable. He said they will work to promote sustainable development and environmental preservation through orderly and responsible growth.
         He said Isla Mujeres has become one of the favorite destinations for many visitors because of its natural beauty, its history, and its cultural richness, but especially for the quality of its services. Therefore, it is important to maintain a partnership for promotional work between the government, the private sector, and the community, to ensure tourism growth.
     Isla Mujeres is a vacation location of the highest level, however to maintain high quality standards in tourism, everyone must be involved with advocacy and customer service for this exceptional destination in the Mexican Caribbean, said the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis.        

The Mayor participated in the ribbon cutting for the formal inauguration of the XXXIX edition of the Cancun Travel Mart Mexico Summit
Participamos en el corte de listón con la que se declara formalmente inaugurada la edición XXIX del Cancún Travel Mart México Summit.

During the rains in the predawn hours of Tuesday, the staff of Civil Protection worked to prevent accidents by clearing the storm drains along Rueda Medina, which became flooded due to the bad weather. It is recommended that people exercise extreme caution during rain and avoid speeding on the wet pavement.
Atiende Protección Civil a la población de Isla Mujeres durante las lluvias registradas en la madrugada de este martes, realizando trabajos de desazolve para la prevención de accidentes sobre la avenida Rueda Medida, la cual quedó inundada debido al mal tiempo.
Se recomienda a la población extremar precauciones durante las lluvias, evitando conducir a exceso de velocidad debido al pavimento mojado.

We understand of the seriousness of breast cancer, which is why in the Pink Month, the DIF of Isla Mujeres conducts activities against this disease. Today, in coordination with the Women's Institute, they began providing the first free mammograms as part of the Island campaign for this service.
Sabemos de la gravedad del cáncer de mama, por eso el #DIFIslaMujeres, en el #MesRosa realiza actividades en contra de este mal, y el día de hoy en coordinación con la Instancia de la Mujer son beneficiadas las primeras mujeres Isleñas con la campaña de mastografías gratuitas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Tvisla Mujeres - Restrictions on Wednesday for small boats in the Caribbean sea Full article at this link TVIsla Mujeres - Miércoles con restricciones a la navegación para el área del mar caribe
   The Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, confirmed that navigation by the small boats that provide nautical tourism services and the coastal fishermen would be restricted on Wednesday, due to the weather. Strong winds from the north east arrived on Tuesday at 11am and continued throughout the day, and may continue for two more days.  The direction of the wind is expected to change this weekend when a cold front is expected on Saturday and Sunday.

Tvisla women - Second closing by PROFEPA in Puerto Juarez; now for an annex built during the last administration Full article at this link
TVIsla Mujeres - Segunda clausura de Profepa en Puerto Juárez; Ahora por un anexo construido durante la pasada administración

 The Director General of APIQRoo (Port Authority of Q Roo), Alicia Ricalde Magana, reported that PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) has placed a closure notice on the construction of the company Barcos Caribe at the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Juarez, for failure to obtain a favorable environmental determination from SEMARNAT (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources). When the inspectors came and reviewed the entire infrastructure of APIQROO, the visit concluded with the temporary closure of the module located by the main entrance of the Puerto Juarez Maritime Terminal.
    This module is leased to the company "Ruta Nautica Caribe Maya", whose legal representative is Cesar Celso Gonzalez Hermosillo y Melgarejo and who is also associated with the "Impulsora Maritima de Q Roo and el Caribe", with the commercial name "Barcos Caribe".  She said there was an omission by the previous administration to have granted use of the area and permitted the construction without first registering with the Director General of the Ports.  She said the contract for the lease concluded on July 1, 2016, and is still in the process of being registered with the Director General of the Ports.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Cuban refugees arrested on the beach  
Balseros detenidos en la playa.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Of the 17 Cuban refugees who landed in the surf of the eastern Caribbean coast, near the gas station, ten were captured by municipal Police officers and the whereabouts of the other seven is unknown. One said they had been as sea for about a week and had sailed from Batabano, enduring a difficult journey with several breakdowns of the inboard engine, which is a car motor adapted with a propeller.
    Interestingly, none of them had grown beards, and some of them look freshly shaven and their bodies did not appear to have suffered the ravages of such a difficult journey. Onlookers gathered at the road to observe the fragile balsero boat, which looked as though it was about to shatter as it approached the coast with difficulty, bobbing in the large waves.
     There were comments on social networks as the boat approached, although the authorities did not appear to take notice of their arrival. The Navy sent out a rescue boat after the Cuban had landed, and a land vehicle after the detainees were transported under arrest.
        The Cubans who were taken into detention were detained while in the Federal Zone, and curious citizens came to look at the boat and those taken into custody. Inside the fragile boat were several bottles of soft drinks, some containers that still held fuel, and some plastic bags and things to wrap up in (envolturas). Unfortunately for the Cubans, their arrival did not go unnoticed and in addition to the curious people, there were two police patrols from Public Security waiting for them to reach the shore.
    However, the police officers were outnumbered by the Cubans, who scattered as they reached the beach, and the the officers only caught three men and a woman, while some of the observers protested, as the four Cubans were handcuffed together in pairs.
       Those objecting included one person who was present from the first moment they arrived onto the beach and who said that a policewoman had aimed her gun at the Cuban woman when she began to run, in an attempt to escape.  Solidarity among the islanders was evident swiftly, and from the moment the Cubans landed,  witnesses asked the officers to look the other way and to allow the Cubans to go on their way; saying that they has suffered many privations during seven days of sailing in bad weather. They also objected to the Cubans being handcuffed in this fashion, saying they were not criminals, but rather they were just people seeking a better life.
   Later the officers caught six other undocumented Cubans at other locations, and like the first detainees, they were taken to the municipal jail. Once they were placed in cells, the foreigners were given bottled water, food, and clothing. Their names and ages are:  Roberto Linares Maeva, 23; José Benjamín López, 25; Pedro Alfonzo Rodríguez, 25; Orlando Barrieta González, 27; Alfredo Quintana Ortega, 28; Daniela Estrada de 29; Leiner Lafitte Arellano, 32; Rogelio Rodríguez Arao, 33; Ramón Espinoza Sincau,51; and Raúl Lafitte Rodríguez,58.
     After being medically assessed, the ten Cubans were turned over to the INM (National Migration Institute) for the appropriate legal procedures.

Weather brings nautical activities to a standstill for small boats 
Se paralizan actividades+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Oct. 18  Although the port was open for general activity at dawn, the restriction for boats under 40 feet was imposed at noon, affecting boats offering tours to Isla Contoy, diving trips, sports fishing, and commercial fishing.  The fishermen had returned from work, reporting a good catch, more or less, and were busy cleaning and hanging their nets. They said if the winds continued, they wouldn't be able to work for at least a couple days.
    The Harbor Master, Miguel Ismael Gonzalez Gil, said that since noon the harbor had remained open at the areas of el Farito and the lagoons, but navigation by small boats into the sea was restricted due to the entrance of tropical air from the Caribbean causing Northeasterly winds at 28 to 37 kph and gusting to 40 kph.
    He said due to the intensity of the winds, the Port Authority assisted a sailboat that had been anchored in the lagoon facing the Whale Shark Monument, whose anchor was dragged several meters along the sea bed, but didn't come loose. The assistance was offered without any further incident.

Alderman wants increased police security 
Pedirá regidor redoblar vigilancia policíaca[+] Ver masFull article at this link
      Concerned about the increase in crime rates as a result of burglaries in businesses and homes, vandalism and even a rape, alderman Baltazar Gómez Cazin, member of the Committee of Public Safety, said he will ask police director Ongay Jaime Ortiz to intensify surveillance in both the insula and the mainland.
         In an interview, the councilman said there has been a worrisome increase in crime, in this place where, until a few years ago, it was so peaceful that you could sleep with the doors and windows open without fear, but today is  impossible.           "People complain about the vandals are hanging out on the walking path of Salina Grande, in colonia Cañotal, and that there are many robberies in the colonias. The last straw was the rape of a housewife who was sleeping peacefully in her home. And islanders are complaing that the police almost  never catch those responsible, " he said.      
         He said  patrols are not carried out properly and, in this regard, said he has recived reports that many of the vehicles apparently are broken, since there are very few patrols on the streets. He said, "Public safety is very important and one of its foundations is surveillance. The higher the police presence, the more crime is inhibited, which is why we need to know how many vehicles are in service and how to activate the others as soon as possible ".
     He said there have also been reports from citizens of mistreatment or unfair treatment by officers. There have been complaints about the toilets in the cells and that the odors are unbearable. 

Fire & sparks from transformer scares residents
Noche de terror.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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.

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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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