From The Editors Desk

31st July 2015

1 PennyStrong winds make the ideal conditions for the last week of the windsurfing championships in Sotavento. A great family weekend out with plenty of entertainment for the children.

August has arrived which means all government offices are closed for the month and reduced service is offered in local medical centres. It is the month when the Spanish go on holiday! Several local bars and restaurants will be closed as the “all inclusive” hotels cater for the children. Car hire is also very difficult at this time. If coming away last minute always try to book a car in advance.

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  • Oasis Park celebrate the christening of two baby african giraffes

    This Saturday is the party, including the cake for the two babies.
    Among other activities, will be a talk held on this subspecies, Giraffe Camelopardalis, with multiple gifts and the performance of the African rhythms, acrobatic dances by the dance company Datana. Oasis Park organization requested that attendees come dressed in white to participate in the parade of coloured powders the African rhythm of the christening party.

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  • Programme for Windsurfing.

    For the 30th time in a row René Egli organises the Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup in Fuerteventura. Breath-taking action you can almost touch in exciting World Championship contests up to the early hours Read More

  • Speed checks

    More than 50,000 speed checks were carried out by the Civil Guard's Traffic Branch on motorways and numerous other roads in the islands during the much-publicised 7-day campaign which ran from 20-26 July. The radar checks included many from unmarked cars and led to a total of 1653 summonses issued for breaking speed limits. Read More

  • Quakes in the Canaries

    The significant 'quake in the early hours of yesterday was recorded by seismic activity monitoring stations operated by Spain's National Geographical Institute, which pinpointed the location to a spot 32 km beneath the earth's surface off Tenerife's south-east coast. Read More

  • Support for Caritas and the Red Cross.

    President Marcial Morales, signed a collaboration agreements with the Red Cross and Caritas offering €229,000 in collaborate with various social programs, for the most disadvantaged, operated by both entities on the island.

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  • Sunstroke Victim

    According to the Canarian Emergency Services, the 77-year-old man was one of two persons reported to have lost their way in the Ginigináma area of Tuineje yesterday afternoon. Search teams located the pair at around 3.30pm and summoned a helicopter after the man was found to be suffering from severe sunstroke and was very weak.

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  • New Barceló hotel.

    Barceló Hotels & Resorts announced the addition to the group of a new hotel in Fuerteventura, which will feature 15 locations in the Canary Islands. The Barcelo Brisamar is a 4-star hotel with 156 rooms of which 67 are suites. Located in the town of Corralejo, renovation work will start next October to reopen in the summer of next year. Read More

  • Villa Winter.

    The mystery and legend surrounding Gustav Winter chalet, Cofete, has attracted the American television channel specializing in history, The History Channel. A team records in the house, which today is owned by Lopesan, to analyse the role of Spain and the German citizen, Gustav Winter, in the Great War. Read More

  • Reduction of Inheritance Tax

    New finance minister Rosa Dávila has revealed that next year's Budget will include provision to reduce the inheritance tax paid in respect of property and other assets by up to 99%, saving heirs here an estimated 30 million euros in 2016. Read More

  • New Chief of Police.

    The Official Gazette published in today's edition the resolution of the Interior Minister, Jose Fernandez Diaz in which he appoints as new chief of police Canary Jose Maria Moreno Moreno replacing Jose Solano San Miguel. José María Moreno Moreno was assigned as commissioner in Maspalomas in the 90s and now returns to the Islands.

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  • Era del Corte to close

    The Era del Corte, a late 19th century house in Antigua associated with traditional local farming which was lovingly restored by its owners for use as accommodation for tourists seeking something different to sun and beach stays is to close. Read More

  • Fred Olsen ferry problems

    The ferry company Fred Olsen's 'Bonanza Express', which runs between Morro Jable (Fuerteventura) and Gran Canaria, had to return to home port, Thursday afternoon, following a heavy sea which displaced one of the caminones on one of their covers, prompting a caution manoeuvre as the ship could have destabilised.

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  • Bahia Real obtains another award

    Hotel award.

    The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real in Corralejo has obtained accreditation granted by Ecolider Gold Level Advisor, the first portal of world travellers.

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  • The Round Fuerteventura Kayak Tour

    The Ministry of Sports of the City Council has opened the registration period to participate in the 17th edition of the Tour of Fuerteventura in Kayak, an event that combines sport with promoting tourism in the island. Read More

  • Call to convert zoos & parks to sanctuaries

    The PACMA is calling for an end to the use of captive animals for tourist entertainment purposes and wants the islands' current zoos and parks converted to safe havens where wildlife can live in peace, rather than behind bars. Read More

  • Blue flag awarded to Grandes Playas, Corralejo

    The Mayor of La Oliva, Domingo González Arroyo received the Blue Flag awarded for Grandes Playas, Corralejo, a distinction awarded for the twentieth consecutive year to be recognized, once again, the quality of its waters and its services by the Foundation for Environmental Education.

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  • Soldiers return from Afghanistan.

    With balloons, banners, applause and even some percussion, families and friends received the 99 Spanish military contingent, ASPFOR XXVII, yesterday afternoon as they returned from Herat (Afghanistan). Read More

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