From The Editors Desk
29th August 2014
Adverse 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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
Nobody likes to think about falling ill or having an accident while away from home but the fact is that this does happen and it’s as well to be prepared. “I have my EHIC” do I hear you say, smugly? Well, did you know that an unbelievable four million European Health Insurance or EHI Cards are due to expire in the UK alone this year? Worryingly, the Department of Health’s research reveals that most EHIC holders are not aware that the card has an expiry date at all…
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.
Sign Up, Bake & Be Happy
It’s that easy to hold a Macmillan Coffee Morning and help raise money for people living with cancer back in the UK. So on Friday 26 September, get your friends together for a cuppa, a chat, and a very good cause indeed, and help make this year truly the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning yet.
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. Now there is something to ponder upon.
Here is our Fuerte X-Word No 186; not beyond your scope with a little effort
Registered as a 3 bedroom villa
With additional space used to the maximum, a luxury 5 bedroom property has been created. Ideal for rentals or for permanent living. Coming with a private swimming pool and sea views, this really does tick ALL of the boxes!
There are many costs involved in buying and maintaning a property abroad that you should take into account.