From The Editors Desk
23rd January 2015
As most of you will know by now after all the debates in 2014 Repsol have abandoned the search for oil. The thousands spent on the exploration revealed nothing. Environmentalists are celebrating after months of demonstrations.
The Sun has finally returned to the island. Just in time for the Antigua carnival which starts on 5th February. Normality resumes, following the worst couple of winter months for a decade. 2015 promises to be a bumper year for tourists with many new flights coming to the island.
Enjoy the coming week, the forecast is promising, and don’t forget to get your tickets for the pantomime in Caleta
Tickets are now on sale at Miles Away Card Shop in Caleta, Carol Lewis on 651339678 or Anne on 654230438 for a pantomime called Buttons and Cinders “The Golden Child”Read More
The explorations, which were authorised by the Spanish government despite massive opposition in the Canaries, where the authorities have filed a string of legal challenges to block the work, have now been halted and the drilling ship used since 18 November is to be redeployed off the coast of Africa.Read More
The MailOnline recently published details of a possible change in UK regulations that is likely to send shivers up the spine of many expats. According to the report, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has condemned the “absurd” payments and vowed to change the rules which have apparently cost the UK taxpayer £130 million during the last decade.Read More
La Oliva has come out in support of Fundación Canaria protective dog Finca Esquinzo, which could soon be forced to cease their activities in defense of animals after Environment of the Canary Government has demanded the removal of the fence providing protection to the shelter, along with a pergola and mud huts of dogs.Read More
The shelter dogs Esquinzo disappears. The people who run it, Andrea and Francis, believe they will have to stop their work because Environment requires them to remove the fence of the farm and can no longer care for the animals there. Now they are looking for adoptive families in Germany.Read More
Madrid's most senior official in the islands, María del Carmen Hernández Bento, said that even though the country is on heightened alert at present, there are no indications that the Canaries, which have direct flights to several airports in North Africa, might be singled out for attention by jihadists.Read More
The Met Office announced yesterday that the average December temperature was a chilly (at least for these shores) 15.5ºC and, although rainfall was somewhat lower than last year, it was still double that of 2012 and three times higher than the previous year.Read More
A gas leak forced accesses to the port of Puerto del Rosario to be closed, thia Sunday, and all activities of port traffic to be suspended as a precaution. A strong smell of gas was in the vicinity of the port around 15:00, while the ship unloading the same substance, made alarm bells ring.Read More
I wonder whether you remember the early days of commercial television. It was known as ITV and arrived in the mid Fifties. The commercial break was two minutes long and there were on average three advertisements. As we approach the second major consumer binge which we call Easter and which only has some loose religious significance nowadays, I can’t help noticing that the commercial breaks on the many hundreds of modern channels are up to five minutes long.
Last Friday saw another day of mixed results for sterling, with it hitting a fresh seven-year high seen against the euro, while falling to a new one-week low against the US dollar in the afternoon as US consumer sentiment surged to an 11-year high. With markets still largely risk-averse following Thursday’s developments from the Swiss National Bank, it will be interesting to see how sterling and other currencies react during the course of the week to news flow and data releases.
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.
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