Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, November 2

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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

Mayor & his wife close Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink candles 

Juan Carrillo, comprometido

Junto con Paola clausura el Mes de Concienciación Sobre el Cáncer de Mama con velas rosas

Cecilia SOLIS

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de noviembre.-
Leer másFull Article at this link...
 This information has already been translated...

Property tax discounts continue this month 

Siguen vigentes descuentos en predial

Durante el presente mes, da a conocer autoridad municipal

Cecilia SOLIS

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de noviembre.-
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  This information has already been translated.

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

There are no new postings since yesterday's translations.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Mayor Juan Carrillo asks residents to contribute to keeping the municipality clean LINK 
Exhorta a los ciudadanos el presidente Juan Carrillo para contribuir manteniendo limpio el municipio -…/

Promoting Isla Mujeres as a world class tourist destination   LINK…/

Engineer Sulu Trejo says the bungalows on Isla Mujeres are completely viable. LINK

The celebrations and traditions of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead are kept alive by native islanders LINK
La celebración del Día de Muertos es una tradición que no dejan pasar nativos isleños -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

More complaints about the Community Hospital
Negligencia en el Hospital Comunitarior.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    October 1   The x ray operator at the Community Hospital was off duty for the Dia de los Muertos holidays and will be back to work on Thursday, therefore an accident victim had to cross over to Cancun for x rays.  The patient crossed over on a stretcher via the ferry and the CONALEP nursing student who accompanied him explained that it was not recommended that he cross in the boat ambulance since he has a fracture and the rough waves would make him feel worse.
      He was interviewed while waiting for the ferry, and did not give his name, but said he was painting his house at dawn when the ladder slipped and he fell to the ground. He said, "The terrible part was that I was alone and because there was no one with me, it took a half an hour before anyone heard me. Then when I arrived at the Community Hospital, they told me I'd have to be taken to Cancun General because there is no radiologist, who left for the 'puente' (vacation...usually a long weekend) and returns Thursday. What good is it to have a nice hospital with equipment if there are no doctors or specialists to operate the equipment? It is the same as it was before".
    The staff of the Port Authority said earlier that morning a women who had just given birth was transferred via the Ultramar ferry, with her baby in an incubator. It is said that the right thing would have been to use the maritime ambulance, but the Community Hospital did not request it, despite the commitment by the new Director General of the API (Port Authority) to have the boat available 24 hours a day when someone needs transport, and not only in the wee hours when the ferry doesn't run.

Ready for celebrations  
Todo listo para el festejos r.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  It was intermittently rainy on November 1st, and there were not many mourners doing maintenance on the graves for the Dia de los Muertos, and many prefer to wait until November 2nd. There are complaints about how crowded the cemetery is, since graves were allowed to be placed in the walkways, before the new cemetery was opened.

With breast cancer, early detection can mean the difference between life and death 
Detección temprana, diferencia entre la vida y la muerte cuando hay cáncer de mama. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

   This information about the closure of the 'pink month' with an event with candles attended by the mayor and his wife has already been translated. It notes that the mayor encouraged women to do self exams, which can make the difference in early detection and timely care. It is noted that breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in Mexico among women 29 to 51 years of age.  During the month, a total of 300 women received mammograms for the first time.
      This article also encourages people to take advantage of the discounts available in November for fines and fees to encourage them to catch up on their property tax payments, late (commercial) garbage fees, etc.

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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.

November events

Sunset ~6:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13      5:44p

Nov. 14      6:37p  Full Moon
Nov. 15      7:34p
Nov. 16      8:33p
Nov. 17      9:34p
Nov. 18     10:33p
Nov. 19     11:31p

 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

Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas  Music & Dance Performances

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos  No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup  as Catrinas Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB.

Thursday, Nov 3  Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
  Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.

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. 

Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm Polynesian dancers

Sunday, Nov. 20  Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)

 At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.

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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