From The Editors Desk

1st August 2014

1PFuertenews longest standing columnist, Bus Stop Dave, real name David Ayres, has now produced a new book. Many of you will remember “Top of the sixties” published in 2011.

This one is “!The Canaries Collection” We congratulate Dave on this new book, he will be on the island early January when he will be happy to meet folk and sign copies. We here at Fuertenews also take the opportunity to thank him for his regular contributions to our paper.

We also continue to advertise the book on the great history of the volcanic eruptions in Lanzarote. This is available as an e book or paper back. Take a trip over to our neighbouring island and visit the volcano area, it is awe inspiring and certainly brings the book to life. The Canaries have a fantastic and interesting history.

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Local News

  • Unamuno

    The film crew "Unamuno" is in Fuerteventura, led by Manuel Menchón, are preparing to start filming on the island in September. The director was accompanied Alberto D. Centeno, director of photography; Rafael Alvarez and Ignacio Monge, producers. The team is looking for sites, trying to restore the old Puerto Cabras from the modern Puerto del Rosario. Looking for the era 1924.

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  • New route for Ryanair

    Ryanair has scheduled a new route to Fuerteventura for the 2014-2015 winter season from the city of Manchester. UK is the second largest source market of tourists to the island. Ryanair has signed a co-marketing agreement with the Ministry of Tourism of the Cabildo which includes the new route between Manchester and Fuerteventura. It began operating on October 26 and it will have two weekly flights: Monday and Friday

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  • Antoine Albeau. King of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam 2014

    Antoine Albeau has been crowned the king of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam 2014, in the Canary Islands, after five fantastic days of racing. In the eighth elimination round, Josh Angulo was the only man to start by the pin as everyone else opted to start by the boat. But Angulo's gamble paid off as he crossed the line in first place.

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  • Crime Statistics Improve

    Interior Ministry figures covering the first quarter of the year reveal that the number of crimes fell overall by more than 5% in the region, with the decrease even higher (7.6%) in Tenerife. In all a total of 45,265 serious and non-serious crimes were reported, down 2650 compared to the same period in 2013.

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  • Health Service numbers

    Spanish Ministry of Finance statistics on public administration staffing figures for this year show that the number of staff employed in the Health Service in the Canaries has fallen by 775 since 2010, with the losses arising largely from the failure to replace staff who have retired or completed fixed-term contracts.

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  • Liam Whaley wins Freestyle and Slalom finals

    liamwhaleyLiam Whaley, Gisela Pulido, Julien Kerneur and Annelous Lammerts triumphed in the Freestyle and Slalom finals of the 2014 Fuerteventura Grand Slam, held in the Canary Islands.

     

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  • Bank Closures

    The combination of extensive restructuring programmes launched by banks to cut costs and the take-over of several regional entities by High Street banks has seen the number of branches plummet by almost 28% and the trend shows no sign of ending.

     

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  • Oil!

    Months before oil exploration is slated to begin in the Canary Islands, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling on the Spanish government to abandon the search for oil and instead create a sanctuary for Whales and dolphins in the region.

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  • British Airways to fly to Fuerteventura

    British Airways is to offer flights to the Canary island of Fuerteventura for the first time in 10 years from December 13. The new service will operate twice a week, year round from Gatwick, with hand baggage-only fares from £69 one way. Flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday.

     

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  • The 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Championship

    The biggest sporting and tourism event of Fuerteventura enters its final stretch. The 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Championship Windsurfing starts this Friday, July 18, on the beach at La Barca (Pajara) until Saturday, August 2. This edition gets the slalom windsurfing, so that both disciplines will compete in slalom and freestyle. There are 127,000 € in prize money.

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  • Tapas Trail Winners

    The winners were announced at the Barcello Hotel on Saturday. Casa Marcus was the winner of the “best restaurant”. Kactus café, Corralejo , for the best cheese tapas.

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  • Opening soon "Exodus"

    Production of 20th Century Fox, which ultimately entitled Exodus: gods and kings, opens on December 12. On the official website, the production had already put up in recent weeks photos of the film whose exteriors were filmed from October to January in Fuerteventura.

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  • Oil prospecting

    News that oil prospecting off the Balearics may be banned following a negative environmental report has been declared, “Pure dynamite” by the Canarian President Paulino Rivero.

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