From The Editors Desk
12th December 2014
With connecting flights now available from the island to the States we really are placed on the map. Long gone are the days of just Wednesday and Saturday arrivals to the airport. Every day new routes arrive from various locations. Easy jet also will be flying here on a Sunday in 2015.
Keep an eye on our “what’s on” section, but for the folk who have been emailing the confirmed dates for the Corralejo carnival 2015 are 13th – 21st March.
The Tourist Board has revealed figures for interpreting local heritage. "We receive annually about 2,500,000 tourists and we feel the obligation that they receive accurate, verified and approved heritage resources information". This commitment is aimed at official tourist guides and professionals who wish to receive specific training on heritage resources of tourist and cultural attractions; and can display the heritage and high quality information for visitors to the island.Read More
According to the European Court of Auditors, whose official report is due out tomorrow (16-12-2014) but has been leaked to German magazine Der Spiegel, millions of euros of EU money were spent on extending Fuerteventura's airport, but it will take several decades for the investment to produce dividends.Read More
After a series of defeats in Madrid, including the Supreme Court, Paulino Rivero had hoped that a late application to the Canarian High Court for an injunction against the exploratory drilling being conducted by Repsol off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura would get a more sympathetic hearing.
The XXVI Fuerteventura Book Fair 2015 will be held between 23 and 26 April in the Insular Library Centre of Puerto del Rosario and surrounding areas, according to the council in a press release. This is a great meeting of publishers, writers and readers of the island. Furthermore it is offered as a teaching resource to schools on the island and increases the interest in reading among students.Read More
Adverse weather conditions expected this weekend. With very strong gusty winds. All water and underwater activities of all types and extracurricular outdoor sports activities should be cancelled. The Insular Alert Emergency Plan Lanzarote has given this warning for the island and neighbouring islands from 00:00 hours on Friday 28th November until further notice.Read More
One must go back a week from 19 to 24 November 1989 to keep records as high as those recorded throughout Sunday in Gran Canaria for rain. Cruz de Tejeda accumulated 138.8 liters per square meter, according to the Aemet. Undoubtedly, the storm has passed to the island meteorological history. To find similar data in November Gran Canaria have to look back 25 years when a powerful Atlantic storm swept the archipelago in one day leaving historical records. 230 litres per square meterRead More
Puerto Castillo, a modern daytime and evening entertainment Caleta de Fuste, has become one of the attractions of the resort. It is a marina that has been endowed with a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops, plus all kinds of water activities, in a bid to become into the referent of leisure and free time in the town of Antigua and the set of Fuerteventura.Read More
Rainbow Fuerteventura holds its third edition from 4 to 8 December with a wider festival program, reduced from seven to four days , and new features like the "White Night" and the inclusion of activities in different spaces mostly in the town square Corralejo.Read More
Caritas of Puerto del Rosario has served 85 homeless during the first half of this year, of which 82% are men living alone mostly between 40 and 49 years, 65% are unemployed, 57.7% have no income and 56% are of Spanish nationality. Caritas invoked yesterday many details that show the serious situation faced by many citizens and to mark the Day of the Homeless.Read More
As we approach another New Year it’s hard not to reflect on the rapid change we’ve seen during the last few years. For example, in our own language we’ve seen new idioms introduced, such as 24/7 meaning at all hours without a break and ‘Yeah right!’ to express disbelief. If a man catches flu it’s now called ‘man’ flu and then there is that idiotic remark ‘No pressure then!’ to indicate that there is in fact a lot of pressure.
The nuclei of Corralejo and El Cotillo have already turned on their Christmas trees, made with recycled materials sailors as a tribute to fishermen in the municipality of La Oliva.
In the case of trees in Corralejo, that went on last Friday on the promenade, the artist Yolanda Asenjo adorned the same buoys, ropes and nets. Meanwhile, Our Lady of Good Voyage association, who supervised the preparation of the Christmas Tree El Cotillo, also used maritime motifs, and other embellishments like globes.
The preparation of Christmas trees continues in the rest of the towns of La Oliva, in the workshops held in the cultural centres of different cultural associations.
A buoyant housing market and stronger pound in the UK, combined with stagnant prices and cheap mortgages in the Eurozone, have fuelled resurgence in Britons buying overseas property in 2014.
“Spain has unsurprisingly taken the lead, nudging France into second place,” said Angelos Koutsoudes, Head of OverseasGuidesCompany.com
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you!
We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
We are looking for a bungalow/house for long term rent in Corralejo and surroundings not necessarily furnished, available from January/February 2015.
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To some of us this was a serious question!
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Pension reform and savings rates are set to be in the spotlight in Wednesday's Autumn Statement, making it an important event for anyone whose plans to retire abroad depend heavily on their UK pension and savings.