From The Editors Desk
29th May 2015
Saturday 30 May is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day, a Canaries-wide public holiday in celebration of the anniversary of the first official Parliamentary session of the islands on 30 May 1983, some 10 months after the Canaries became an autonomous region of Spain in August 1982.
Apart from the formal and official events that are always held, with many shops and offices closed, the day is celebrated throughout the island with a wide range of cultural events and festivities, not just on Saturday, but on Friday 29 and Sunday 31st. Look for the celebrations and traditional costumes. Dancing and plenty of Canarian produce for sampling.
Enjoy the festivities
Union USCA yesterday issued the notice of stoppages on 8, 10, 12 and 14 of June and said the strikes were a response to the Airport Authority's decision to discipline 61 controllers over industrial action taken in back in 2010 in protest at ceilings placed on their working hours.Read More
"We finally have a trial date; we hope that justice is done." It is the first review of Tracy O'Brien, mother of one of those killed in the collision with the pilgrimage of Majanicho in September 2011, knowing that the trial for misdemeanour against the driver Christopher Calero is celebrated on May 29, Friday in the Court of First Instance number 3 of Puerto del Rosario.Read More
The plans have been passed and licences issued for this school in Gran Tarajal. It will have sporting and educational facilities and an onsite dormitory for boarding. This will be welcome news to many parents across the island although the construction could take well over one year.Read More
Post office representatives have met with the president of Fuerteventura Cabildo to voice their concerns over the deterioration of the post service. Many have lost their jobs through cut backs. Just 100 people are employed and only 52% are contracted. The rest are temporary or short term employees. Strikes are already planned for 21st/22nd May.Read More
On 12-05-15 Pájara (Fuerteventura) reached 31.4 degrees at 8:30 and 9:30 am, respectively; The Canary Islands government also warns that this episode is accompanied by heat haze (suspended dust from the Sahara), which has issued a series of recommendations to the public to avoid possible negative effects on health, especially among the most vulnerable groups such as older people are, children and the chronically ill.Read More
Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-30s in many parts today and tomorrow, with Gran Canaria likely to see the highest figures. The arrival of warm winds accompanied by a large bank of dust from Africa sent the heat soaring over the week-end and the picture is expected to continue for at least the next 48 hours, warn forecasters, even if northern parts will have balmy conditions initially due to cloud cover.Read More
I’ve always loved grisly fairy tales, the sort that frighten you when you’re a child. Here’s an example: a little group of countries called the United Kingdom decides to leave the European Union and as a result their trade collapses and they become a poverty stricken outpost on the northwest fringes of the continent of Europe.
Our friend Richard has just sent the link below about new regulations for private rentals. If you are thinking of buying a property for renting out then be sure to check with your legal team and not just take the salesman's (or woman) word about the legal status of a property.
We have published just the latest update here but if you wish to read the whole of the article then follow this link:
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 have to take our chuckles where we find them!
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