From The Editors Desk

12th December 2014

1PWith 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.

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  • Music festival - Register Now

    Rock music festival to be held Puerto del Rosario 27th and 28th March 2015. Any bands wishing to take part must download forms from www.ajai.esy.es before 24th December.

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  • The Tourist Board

    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.

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  • Register to vote

    To ensure you can vote in the local elections you will need to register at the town hall before 30th December to ensure you are on the electoral role. To qualify residents must be registered on the Padron municipal.

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  • Drug arrests.

    The Fiscal Detachment members of the Guardia Civil Airport Fuerteventura, in coordination with the Regional Judicial Police Team Puerto del Rosario, have arrested two persons, 47 and 49 of Spanish and foreign nationalities, respectively. Read More

  • Lobos Bahia Club Reopening

    After an investment of 12 million euros, the Lobos Bahia Club in Corralejo belongs to a select group of establishments in Fuerteventura that have four stars.

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  • European Court of Auditors Report

    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.

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  • Christmas in Pajara

    Morro Jable welcomes Christmas in Pájara with the traditional Bethlehem scene. Every year this is from the sculptor Juan Miguel Cubas.

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  • British Airways' flights start

    Fuerteventura enters into the worldwide circuit of transatlantic flights with the new route to London from 13th December offering stable connections with United States Canada and Asia.

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  • Political Posturing!

    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.

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  • Book fair

    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.

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  • Air Nostrum

    This Christmas (2014) Air Nostrum has scheduled additional direct flights between Santiago de Compostela and Fuerteventura, specifically between Saturday December 20th and Monday, January 5th

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  • Caritas support.

    Mercadona has begun to collaborate altruistically with Caritas through daily donations of staple foods. In the dining room of this organization in Puerto del Rosario, 54 meals are offered to the homeless and others in need.

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  • Adverse Weather Warning

    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.

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  • Canary Storms make history.

    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 meter

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  • Caleta de Fuste 2014

    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.

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  • Rainbow Fuerteventura Celebrations

    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.

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  • Caritas marks Day of the Homeless

    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.

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