From The Editors Desk

11th April 2014

1PThere are two main public holidays this week. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday 17 -18 April. Here in Spain Easter Monday is not recognised as a holiday. Holy Week is celebrated in Fuerteventura in a very big way with numerous Catholic celebrations and processions over the island, leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday heralds the start of the processions, providing a perfect occasion to enjoy a family event. Participants go around various parts of the islands waving palm leaves that have been blessed, in what is affectionately known as the Donkey Procession.

At the main Catholic Church in Corralejo on Good Friday a short Anglican service will be held at 6.30pm in English. Followed, on Sunday, by a family Easter day service also at 6.30pm.




Local News

  • Prime minister's visit.

    Although Downing Street has declined to give details of the PM's plans for security reasons, various reports emerged late yesterday that the Cameron family will be flying out to Lanzarote this week-end and will spend several days in Playa Blanca, which the Daily Telegraph describes today as "a low-key resort".

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  • Wine in the Canaries

    Wines ranging from reds and whites to sweet or champagne-type and produced in the 11 wine-making areas in the Canaries are competing for honours in their respective categories at the Agro Canarias Fair which is taking place this week.


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  • Canary Islands - 09.04.2014

    Two drownings occurred yesterday, in Gran Canaria and in Fuerteventura. In the former, an elderly Finnish man died after suffering heart failure as he swam in Playa del Inglés at around 4pm.

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  • Coldest March for years, in Canaries

    Although there was less rain than usual during the month, average temperatures across the islands were just 15ºC and considerably lower on several days. On March 10 and 28, for example, temperatures averaged just 13ºC in coastal parts, dropping to 9ºC at sea level in La Aldea (Gran Canaria).

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  • 2014 Tax returns

    The annual job of filing tax returns gets under way with the launch of the on-line procedure for people to consult and approve the draft version of their returns prepared directly by Hacienda.


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  • New Saint for Canaries.

    Rome - 02.04.2014 - The Canaries will have a second official saint later today when Pope Francis signs the formal decree confirming the sainthood of the 16th century evangelist José Anchieta.

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  • Food Banks?

    A proposal, tabled by MP Nicolás Gutiérrez, was passed unanimously by the Education Committee and will be sent to plenary for formal approval, although it has already been criticised as unworkable.

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  • Clean Ocean Project Clean Up Campagne

    About a hundred volunteers this weekend will join the second cleaning campaign organized by the Clean Ocean Project. Individual participants can collect a bag to collect waste on their own and choose a location from the map between El Cotillo and Corralejo.

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