From The Editors Desk

29th August 2014

1PAdverse weather conditions in the canaries have caused disruption in many islands. Ferries have been cancelled and tidal warnings have been in place. Fuerteventura has fortunately escaped this so far. Sadly it brings to the fore my earlier warning re taking notice of the warning flags on the beaches here. There have been several fatalities in our neighbouring islands. We continue with very hot sunshine and moderate/strong wind strength. Flights may also become disrupted as there is a warning about the ash cloud in Iceland.

Back to school dates arrive and we return to quieter times. Our weekly “on line “newspaper is happy to publish any forthcoming events, so keep us notified.

Don’t forget there is still time to sign up for Macmillan Coffee Morning. The main event will be on Friday 26th September but you can hold it any time you want. Just bake and enjoy the day for a great cause.

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  • Local News

    The development of an ash cloud in Iceland could be disastrous for the aviation industry and cause widespread disruption for travellers. Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue.

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  • Lighting in town to be improved.

    Clece company, awarded the entire agreement of the municipal street lighting in La Oliva, will begin shortly the maintenance and, where applicable, renewal of lamps and luminaires at the heart of Corralejo. 364 street lights will be investigated.

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  • Doctor Shortage

    A study, details of which are published in today's (27-08-2014) Diario de Avisos paper, confirms doctors' unions' long-held complaints that GP surgeries are overburdened, with doctors having to take on an average of 200 more patients than they should under World Health Organisation guidelines.

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  • Miss El Cotillo 2014

    The festivities in the northern town already have announced the winner, Miss Anabel Morales Gutierrez, who won the title and also Miss Elegance was chosen by the jury. The titles of First and Second Lady of Honour were awarded to Martin and Claudia Herrera Amara Ascanio Barrera.

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  • 800 people call for a dog beach in La Oliva

    Up to 824 people have supported the creation of a beach for the use of pets in the municipality of La Oliva. If approved, this would be the first beach on the island and would add to the Dog Friendly that is already in Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

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  • Fire rescue

    The Ministry of Defence has revealed that José Francisco Gutiérrez, who is a soldier with the 9th Soria Infantry Regiment based on the island, was out walking with his wife and son in Puerto del Rosario, when he heard screams in a house from which flames and smoke were billowing out a window.

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  • Canary Islands - 18.08.2014

     In an interview in today's Diario de Avisos newspaper, Basilio Valladares, head of the prestigious Tropical Diseases Institute in La Laguna, allayed fears that the failure to detect illegal arrivals might pose a risk of an outbreak and insisted that contagion is almost impossible.

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  • Dog adoption

    The City of Puerto del Rosario has launched an extraordinary campaign for free pet adoption for the months of September and October. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the process of the many animals currently residing in the pound.

     

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  • Repsol. Threats.

    Within 24 hours of the official approval of Repsol's permits to carry out exploratory drilling off the eastern Canaries, both the regional government and the Fuerteventura authorities have warned of the grave consequences of the decision.

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  • Pilgrimage to Betencuria

    As with other years, people are walking from all over the island, to arrive in the early hours of the morning at Betencuria for the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption. The Virgin del Candelaria is the patroness of the Canaries, where today is a public holiday. The feast day is marked by a solemn procession and a religious ceremony.

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