From The Editors Desk

2nd October 2015

1 PennyFun in the capital! Puerto del Rosario's main fiesta, celebrating its patron, culminates on the 7th of October. The day is a public holiday. The Fiesta is in honour of Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and they have been celebrated every year since the parish was created in 1905. There is also a fair at the playground near the bus station that will continue for a couple of weeks. The night before on 6th there is an all-night party, so get on your dancing shoes!

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Local News

  • Air controllers strike suspended

    Controllers' union USCA announced last night that the 12-hour strike planned for 3 October had been suspended after guarantees were received from the Spanish Airports' Authority that disciplinary proceedings against dozens of controllers for causing the closure of the country's air space back in 2010 would be halted.

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  • Its Flu Jab Time Again

    The director general for public health, Ricardo Redondas, announced the details of the new flu vaccine campaign yesterday and revealed that text messages are to be sent to up to 75,000 people in the islands urging them to attend a health centre for a jab to reduce the likelihood of contracting flu. Read More

  • European air strikes loom

    Following strike action last Saturday which caused some flight disruption, especially in and out of Barcelona airport. EasyJet is warning of 'moderate' delays to its Spanish flights this Saturday due to further strike action by Spanish Air Traffic Controllers. Read More

  • Cancer patient referral times

    Jesús Morera announced yesterday that everything possible would be done to ensure that cancer patients do not have to wait for more than 30 days for referrals to specialists and operations. The minister admitted that waiting lists for all illnesses are excessive and efforts are already under way to cut them from the present 6 months to between 90 and 120 days.

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  • French Tourism Promotion

    Fuerteventura has promoted its tourist attractions in the French city of Lille at thirty travel agents, especially those related to tourism congresses hand Karavel tour operator / Promovacances. The Tourist Board notes that, at present, the company Fuerteventura Vueling operates a regular flight from Paris Orly airport throughout the year. Read More

  • Future development.

    The waterfront of Puerto del Rosario in 2016 will receive two new investment: 5,100,000 euros for the development of nautical area and promenade; and about one million euros for the second phase expansion of Wells beach to reach its maximum limit. Read More

  • Letting Law ammendments

    The country's competition regulator (CNMC) said at the week-end that a number of clauses of the legislation must either be eliminated or amended since they restrict competition by preventing owners of holiday apartments located in designated tourist areas from using their properties for short-term lets. Read More

  • Proposed Inheritance tax reduction

    The 99% discount on the tax is one of the flagship economic measures of the Canarian Budget for 2016 and has been warmly welcomed since it was announced a few weeks ago. However, left-wing party Podemos wants the decision reviewed and an amendment introduced which would effectively grant the discount to only the least well-off. Read More

  • Refugee dilemma.

    The voice of Bishop Francisco Cases sought help from the island's patron saint for this humanitarian problem. The absence of President Fernando Clavijo, who had announced that he could not attend, reduced institutional presence on the big day of the holidays.

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  • Laser penlight danger

    Laser LightThe incidents took place last week when the crew of one airline reported that they had been blinded again by a laser pointed in their direction from the Caleta de Fuste area as they were landing their aircraft.

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