From The Editors Desk
15th May 2015
This week the summer has really hit us here on the rock, and once again we are in the middle of a very high alert heat wave and kalima. With temperature is in excess of 35c /95f. and a very high UV index be sure to use sun protector, drink plenty of water and don’t forget the youngsters, they don’t know how painful sun burn is until it’s too late. With the kalima people with respiration problems should keep inside.
Last week sadly a tourist drowned off of Grandes Playa. The seas look great, especially with the need to cool down, but the unseen undercurrents can be treacherous. The life guards need to be taken notice of. El Cotillo has the safest areas for swimming especially for children in the lagoon area.
We seem to often be giving these warnings, sorry for that, but please, keep safe.
The plans have been passed and licences issued for this school in Gran Tarajal. It will have sporting and educational facilities and an onsite dormitory for boarding. This will be welcome news to many parents across the island although the construction could take well over one year.Read More
Post office representatives have met with the president of Fuerteventura Cabildo to voice their concerns over the deterioration of the post service. Many have lost their jobs through cut backs. Just 100 people are employed and only 52% are contracted. The rest are temporary or short term employees. Strikes are already planned for 21st/22nd May.Read More
On 12-05-15 Pájara (Fuerteventura) reached 31.4 degrees at 8:30 and 9:30 am, respectively; The Canary Islands government also warns that this episode is accompanied by heat haze (suspended dust from the Sahara), which has issued a series of recommendations to the public to avoid possible negative effects on health, especially among the most vulnerable groups such as older people are, children and the chronically ill.Read More
Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-30s in many parts today and tomorrow, with Gran Canaria likely to see the highest figures. The arrival of warm winds accompanied by a large bank of dust from Africa sent the heat soaring over the week-end and the picture is expected to continue for at least the next 48 hours, warn forecasters, even if northern parts will have balmy conditions initially due to cloud cover.Read More
On Thursday a coastguard vessel has moved to Puerto del Rosario 43 immigrants found in a boat east of the island of Fuerteventura. 41 men and two women from sub-Saharan origin. The dinghy was located by an aircraft Salvage 79 miles east of Fuerteventura. Only three required healthcare and transfer to hospital.Read More
You can have too much of a good thing and, although it’s almost unbelievable, that includes cakes and chocolate. “All things in moderation”, my form teacher used to say and I thought to myself how dull and boring! But life experience teaches us that this is a good maxim to regulate our enjoyment, not just of alcohol and other indulgencies but of all the other good things in life, at least, they appear good at first glance.
Brits buying an overseas home benefited immediately from the election of the Conservatives to power last week, with the news causing Sterling to bounce back against major currencies and a positive reaction in the UK property market.
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