From The Editors Desk

19th December 2014

1PFeliz Navidad.

If you are lucky enough to be on the island at the moment visit Puerto del Rosario where the largest nativity creation is situated in the Canary islands. In the Barranco Pilon by the bus station is 10,000m2 of land dedicated to the scene. It is an incredible display with functioning elements. It has background music and lighting. Certainly worth a visit to set the mood for Christmas celebrations.

Fuertenews will be coming to you from “sunny England” the next couple of weeks so please keep us updated with any new developments.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Penny and Mike.

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  • Music Festival-Register Now

    Rock music festival to be held Puerto del Rosario 27th and 28th March 2015. Any bands wishing to take part must download forms from www.ajai.esy.es before 24th December.

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  • The Tourist Board

    The Tourist Board has revealed figures for interpreting local heritage. "We receive annually about 2,500,000 tourists and we feel the obligation that they receive accurate, verified and approved heritage resources information". This commitment is aimed at official tourist guides and professionals who wish to receive specific training on heritage resources of tourist and cultural attractions; and can display the heritage and high quality information for visitors to the island.

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  • Register to vote

    To ensure you can vote in the local elections you will need to register at the town hall before 30th December to ensure you are on the electoral role. To qualify residents must be registered on the Padron municipal.

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  • Drug arrests.

    The Fiscal Detachment members of the Guardia Civil Airport Fuerteventura, in coordination with the Regional Judicial Police Team Puerto del Rosario, have arrested two persons, 47 and 49 of Spanish and foreign nationalities, respectively. Read More

  • Lobos Bahia Club Reopening

    After an investment of 12 million euros, the Lobos Bahia Club in Corralejo belongs to a select group of establishments in Fuerteventura that have four stars.

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  • European Court of Auditors Report

    According to the European Court of Auditors, whose official report is due out tomorrow (16-12-2014) but has been leaked to German magazine Der Spiegel, millions of euros of EU money were spent on extending Fuerteventura's airport, but it will take several decades for the investment to produce dividends.

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  • Christmas in Pajara

    Morro Jable welcomes Christmas in Pájara with the traditional Bethlehem scene. Every year this is from the sculptor Juan Miguel Cubas.

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  • British Airways' flights start

    Fuerteventura enters into the worldwide circuit of transatlantic flights with the new route to London from 13th December offering stable connections with United States Canada and Asia.

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  • Political Posturing!

    After a series of defeats in Madrid, including the Supreme Court, Paulino Rivero had hoped that a late application to the Canarian High Court for an injunction against the exploratory drilling being conducted by Repsol off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura would get a more sympathetic hearing.

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  • Book fair

    The XXVI Fuerteventura Book Fair 2015 will be held between 23 and 26 April in the Insular Library Centre of Puerto del Rosario and surrounding areas, according to the council in a press release. This is a great meeting of publishers, writers and readers of the island. Furthermore it is offered as a teaching resource to schools on the island and increases the interest in reading among students.

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  • Air Nostrum

    This Christmas (2014) Air Nostrum has scheduled additional direct flights between Santiago de Compostela and Fuerteventura, specifically between Saturday December 20th and Monday, January 5th

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  • Caritas support.

    Mercadona has begun to collaborate altruistically with Caritas through daily donations of staple foods. In the dining room of this organization in Puerto del Rosario, 54 meals are offered to the homeless and others in need.

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    Restaurant Sanus

    The Sanus Fuerteventura Restaurant was created to ensure proper preparation of the dishes to avoid any gluten poisoning. The attention is also directed to diets such as: Vegans, vegetarians and diabetics who require equally rigorous attention. The ingestion of gluten, even in small doses, can cause damage. However, Sanus has such a varied menu selection that even if you have no food intolerances the menu offers a superb change to the normal style of restaurant.

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