From The Editors Desk

17th October 2014

1PA moan Zone!

As the Cabildo tell us Fuerteventura welcomes more tourists than ever, severe cut backs are in progress. The new road from La Oliva to Corralejo has been halted for a further two years! It was first expected to be completed in 2012. So many started buildings and projects are abandoned. The eye sore construction next to the Bahia Real 5 star hotel still stands after well over 8 years. Restaurants are still changing hands at a rapid rate due to financial problems. What is happening to all this extra money the island is supposed to be receiving? Many ex pats run charities for various outlets that are not government funded. When oh when we will see conditions improve.

Have a good week in the sunshine.

Penny

Delices

Andaluz

CanNet

Local News

  • New motorway delay in north of island

    Due to a cut back in funding this is not now expected to be completed until 2017.The temporary road between Corralejo and Tamaragua will continue to be the only access. This has caused concerns as the Cabildo feels the current situation is dangerous.

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  • Blues Festival.

    Stars of blues music as Malford Milligan or Big Dani Perez will rise this year to stage the eighth annual Blues Festival Corralejo, which is installed in the Plaza Patricio Calero, on 23, 24 and 25 October.

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  • Sweden to Fuerteventura for skiing

    Some professionals, from Sweden, have come to Fuerteventura for the skiing. For the type of skiing that they wish to practice you do not require snow or anything like it, the sport in question is called roller-ski.

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  • Ebola in Spain?

    08.10.2014 - As the world's media focuses on the case of a Spanish nurse who is believed to be the first person to contract the deadly disease outside Africa, Spain's health minister held an emergency video conference with her counterparts from the country's 17 regions to check on the measures in place to deal with a possible outbreak.

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  • Canaries endurance tests to be reviewed

    The week-end's Teide Triathlon in Tenerife was tinged with tragedy following the death of a female competitor. The local woman, who was in her late 40s, sustained serious head injuries when she fell off her bicycle near Vilaflor on the return from Mt Teide after the gruelling ascent in the heat on Saturday.

     

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  • A whales life

    An exhibition focusing on the life of a herd of whales swimming in Canarian waters and named “Isora, the matriarch,” opens 2nd October at the House of the Colonels and remains open until 29th November from 10.00 to 18.00. The film show is the result of three years of filming, with nearly 7,000 video clips and 1200 minutes of film, which have resulted in a 54 minutes film guide of whales.

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  • Public holiday. 12th Oct

    Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.

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  • Influenza Vaccinations

    As of October 15 there will begin influenza vaccinations at health centres in the Canary Islands. The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government has directly purchased 225,000 doses of influenza vaccine and 12,000 doses of influenza vaccine with adjuvant especially indicated for the elderly amounting to €898,800 for the 2014 – 15 season

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  • Counterfeit goods.

    The Tax Agency and the Guardia Civil have arrested nine people and seized 5,920 counterfeit products worth about 6.4 million euros on a set of premises in the town of Corralejo, in the municipality of La Oliva, Fuerteventura.

     

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    Bodeguita El Andaluz

    I had the pleasure of revisiting one of my favourite restaurants in Corralejo this week and thought I would update you on it. For anyone who hasn't already visited this hidden treasure in the old town, I urge you to do so for a truly delightful culinary experience.

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