From The Editors Desk

23rd January 2015

1PAs most of you will know by now after all the debates in 2014 Repsol have abandoned the search for oil. The thousands spent on the exploration revealed nothing. Environmentalists are celebrating after months of demonstrations.

The Sun has finally returned to the island. Just in time for the Antigua carnival which starts on 5th February. Normality resumes, following the worst couple of winter months for a decade. 2015 promises to be a bumper year for tourists with many new flights coming to the island.

Enjoy the coming week, the forecast is promising, and don’t forget to get your tickets for the pantomime in Caleta

Penny

Andaluz

CanNet

Local News

  • A pantomime called Buttonsand Cinders the Golden Child

    Tickets are now on sale at Miles Away Card Shop in Caleta, Carol Lewis on 651339678 or Anne on 654230438 for a pantomime called Buttons and Cinders “The Golden Child”

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  • Oil drilling cancelled.

    Energy giant Repsol abandoned its controversial search for oil and gas off Spain’s Canary Islands​, delighting locals and environmentalists but dashing Madrid’s hopes that the project would ease its energy dependency. Read More

  • Flue Epidemic?

    Health Service officials are already speaking of 'epidemic levels' being reached in some parts during the past week, with children aged between 0 and 4 particularly affected. Read More

  • Carnival dates

    Carnivals

    Feb 5th-14th Antigua and Caleta de Fuste. Theme   Films

    Feb 7th float procession in Antigua  

    Feb.14th float procession Caleta de Fuste

    Feb. 6th – 22nd Puerto del Rosario. Theme Science fiction

    March 13-22nd  Corralejo. Theme Arabian Nights

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  • APD Tax Scrapped

    In Britain air passenger duty APD will be scrapped for children under 12 years old. From May 2015. This will ensure cheaper flights for families holidaying abroad.

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  • Saint Canuto's Day

    canabisPeople on the Spanish Canary island of Fuerteventura lit up over the weekend to celebrate Saint Canuto's day; the patron saint of Denmark who also lends his name to the Spanish word for joint.

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  • Oil drilling unsuccessful

    The explorations, which were authorised by the Spanish government despite massive opposition in the Canaries, where the authorities have filed a string of legal challenges to block the work, have now been halted and the drilling ship used since 18 November is to be redeployed off the coast of Africa.

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  • Airline fuel costs.

    The price of oil is at its lowest for six years. "It is about time that the public shared in the lower cost of fuel but that is not happening yet" complained the minister of transport, who said the same pressure would be put on ferry companies also. Read More

  • Proposed changes to the winter fuel payments

    The MailOnline recently published details of a possible change in UK regulations that is likely to send shivers up the spine of many expats. According to the report, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has condemned the “absurd” payments and vowed to change the rules which have apparently cost the UK taxpayer £130 million during the last decade. Read More

  • Reprieve for Dogs home.

    La Oliva has come out in support of Fundación Canaria protective dog Finca Esquinzo, which could soon be forced to cease their activities in defense of animals after Environment of the Canary Government has demanded the removal of the fence providing protection to the shelter, along with a pergola and mud huts of dogs. Read More

  • Ex King faces paternity suit.

    15.01.2015 - The suit is one of two filed by people alleging that Juan Carlos, who was a well-known womaniser in his day, had affairs with their mothers as a Prince. Read More

  • Advertising in Germany.

    Most dive companies have joined Fuerteventura first to go next to the Tourist Board Fair 2015, the international market leader in water activities, which will run from 17 to 25 January in the German city Dusseldorf. Read More

  • Animal shelter closes

    The shelter dogs Esquinzo disappears. The people who run it, Andrea and Francis, believe they will have to stop their work because Environment requires them to remove the fence of the farm and can no longer care for the animals there. Now they are looking for adoptive families in Germany.

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  • Terror threat. Canary Islands - 09.01.2015

    Madrid's most senior official in the islands, María del Carmen Hernández Bento, said that even though the country is on heightened alert at present, there are no indications that the Canaries, which have direct flights to several airports in North Africa, might be singled out for attention by jihadists. Read More

  • Music Festival. 08.01.2015

    The Canaries' annual Classical Music Festival gets under way tonight with a concert in Fuerteventura's new auditorium, the finishing touches of which are still continuing today in preparation for its maiden event. Read More

  • Coldest December For nearly a decade.

    The Met Office announced yesterday that the average December temperature was a chilly (at least for these shores) 15.5ºC and, although rainfall was somewhat lower than last year, it was still double that of 2012 and three times higher than the previous year. Read More

  • Gas alert.

    A gas leak forced  accesses to the port of Puerto del Rosario to be closed, thia Sunday, and all activities of port traffic to be suspended as a precaution. A strong smell of gas was in the vicinity of the port around 15:00, while the ship unloading the same substance, made alarm bells ring. Read More

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