From The Editors Desk
12th February 2016
I am so sorry to tell you that Mike, Penny's husband, passed away suddenly from a heart attack last weekend.
He bravely took over the publishing of Fuertenews when I left the island in 2009, in spite of having no experience in working with websites. He took on this task with the dedication and enthusiasm he showed in how he tackled many things in life. Those of you who get our newsletter will know that he worked to the early hours of Saturday morning to send these to you each week. From the emails we receive, we know that his efforts were appreciated.
Our thoughts and commiserations go out to Penny and her family. Corinne
As the winter season is at its peak in most parts of the world, holidaymakers are looking to escape the winter chill and seek warmth at a winter sun destination. With this in mind, Holidaylettings has commissioned a report in conjunction with TripAdvisor to identify the 24 Most Affordable Places to chase the winter sun. The report showed the average price of a holiday rental property listed on their sites confirms that FUERTEVENTURA is the second most affordable winter sun
destination with an average rental of $392 per week.
January was unusually warm and very humid throughout The Canary Islands with an average of around 20˚ in The Canary Islands, making it the warmest January since 1961. Temperatures in the shade close to 30˚ were recorded according to data released by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).Read More
As more cases emerge, the World Health Organisation has admitted the virus, which is transmitted by mosquito bites and has already been found in 21 countries, is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas. Symptoms include mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache and there is growing concern at the damage the virus can potentially cause to babies in the womb.Read More
The Spanish Met Office predicts that January could well end, unusually for the month, without a single drop of water falling in many parts of the Canaries, with others experiencing rainfall only on the evening of 5 January. Following the ultra-dry December, which saw rain on just three days, concern is growing that crops will suffer a significant fall in production.Read More
For the second time in a fortnight, geologists measured a tremor of more than 3.0 on the Richter scale. The quake occurred minutes before 4 am and reached 3.3 on the scale. Its epicentre has been pinpointed to a location 12 miles beneath the seabed off El Cotillo, on the island's west coast.Read More
If the UK votes next year to withdraw from the EU, what will be the impact on British ex-pats living elsewhere in the EU?
The answer isn’t straightforward and will depend on many decisions which have not been debated in the British parliament.
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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.