From The Editors Desk
9th October 2015
There are far more tourists than usual for this period, Corralejo is bursting at the seams and our visitors are sizzling in temperatures of 300C. The town is quite vibrant, with sea front restaurants fully booked with folk in search of a sea breeze as they enjoy their evening meal, or just a quiet drink.
In a couple of weeks the clocks change again and we lose our long light evenings. This spurs the return of our longer term winter visitors escaping the cold and damp of England. It will be good to see some of the regulars again
Enjoy this weeks edition; Penny
Monday the council approved an ordinance regulating the consumption tax on gasoline and diesel in Fuerteventura.Read More
The first Majorera Institution warns that this increase would affect companies engaged in the transport of goods. This sector tax increase will raise EUR 1,690,000 annually for the Corporation to improve the island's road network.
Controllers' union USCA announced last night that the 12-hour strike planned for 3 October had been suspended after guarantees were received from the Spanish Airports' Authority that disciplinary proceedings against dozens of controllers for causing the closure of the country's air space back in 2010 would be halted.Read More
The director general for public health, Ricardo Redondas, announced the details of the new flu vaccine campaign yesterday and revealed that text messages are to be sent to up to 75,000 people in the islands urging them to attend a health centre for a jab to reduce the likelihood of contracting flu.Read More
Jesús Morera announced yesterday that everything possible would be done to ensure that cancer patients do not have to wait for more than 30 days for referrals to specialists and operations. The minister admitted that waiting lists for all illnesses are excessive and efforts are already under way to cut them from the present 6 months to between 90 and 120 days.Read More
Fuerteventura has promoted its tourist attractions in the French city of Lille at thirty travel agents, especially those related to tourism congresses hand Karavel tour operator / Promovacances. The Tourist Board notes that, at present, the company Fuerteventura Vueling operates a regular flight from Paris Orly airport throughout the year.Read More
The country's competition regulator (CNMC) said at the week-end that a number of clauses of the legislation must either be eliminated or amended since they restrict competition by preventing owners of holiday apartments located in designated tourist areas from using their properties for short-term lets.Read More
The 99% discount on the tax is one of the flagship economic measures of the Canarian Budget for 2016 and has been warmly welcomed since it was announced a few weeks ago. However, left-wing party Podemos wants the decision reviewed and an amendment introduced which would effectively grant the discount to only the least well-off.Read More
1) Find expat associations online
Do your homework and find expat societies based in the area of Fuerteventura that you plan to move to in advance. You will find lots of useful information about the area and get an insight into the different expat and local activities on offer in your area of choice. This also provides the opportunity to plan ahead before you even set foot on Fuerte, and offers the chance to make contact before you arrive with local expats and meet people ‘virtually’ who are already living in Fuerteventura.
Back in 2006 when I bought a house here in Fuerte, I assumed that it wouldn’t take me too long to get to grips with the language. After all, I’d spent a week working in Gran Canaria (admittedly quite a number of years ago) in a very small village where, other than my Irish boss, no one spoke English. I had no choice other than to pick it up/teach myself.
And yes, at the end of a year I was pretty good. So I took it for granted that I’d soon be back in full flow in Fuerte. It was in the back of my mind, all I had to do was bring it to the front again. But it seemed that the mists of time were against me. Sure, I remembered some but definitely not enough.
The Foreign Office is offering detailed advice to British citizens living in Spain on how to prepare for visits by friends or family members who have mental health issues.
The advice stems from a joint campaign with the UK’s Mental Health Foundation that aims to raise awareness of how British nationals with mental health needs can prepare before travelling overseas, and is part of World Mental Health Day on 10 October. British Consulates in Spain handled 67 cases involving mental health needs in 2014/15.
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.
How to define things in a simple one liner
Here is our Fuerte X-Word No 215. Light and easy for the weekend
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