From The Editors Desk
26th September 2014
How many times has someone at the market tried to sell you a fancy designer watch/sunglasses that you know is a fake? Many I suspect. And some of you may have actually bought one with the view that at least it will save you some cash.
The counterfeit business is growing rapidly, and as a result, legitimate businesses are suffering. However, if you do decide to buy a fake, you're likely to end up with something of poor quality, or which could get you into trouble.
This week the high street in Corralejo was closed as police checked local shops for counterfeit goods. The outcome of this could be a very quiet town centre! The main place for the action is the weekly market in the car park of Baku Water Park, recently renamed as Acua Park. If you are offered a handbag, watch etc. with a designer name for less than 10€, it speaks for itself. Maybe the market is the next venue for a police search, so don’t be surprised. After many years of this, as in almost all Canary Islands I have to ask, why now? Sometimes, a “look alike” is a good thing but it seems here on Fuerteventura it could become a thing of the past.
Various Spanish media report today the boss of the Repsol company acknowledged during a meeting in London recently that the chances of striking and producing oil off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura may be as low as 15%.
Following last week's concerns expressed by Tenerife's president Carlos Alonso that a Yes could see the number of British holidaymakers fall due to the likely devaluation of the pound, the Canarian government's tourism minister now says that the impact may not be as strong as feared.
Do you travel to and from Fuerte by air? If so you may have heard of the new Transportation Security Authority (TSA) rules and regulations that have been applied at many airports worldwide, or indeed you may even have experienced them yourself.
If not you may be under the misapprehension that they only apply to those travelling to and from the USA. Not so: airline passengers entering and leaving Spain on any routes may be asked to demonstrate that electronic devices in their possession can be powered up if so requested – this because US officials maintain that they are aware of a "credible" worldwide terrorist threat.
For the second time, I have just witnessed a "murder" in La Oliva. A little dog, this time merely a puppy, a pet wearing a collar, using the pedestrian crossing between the church and the bus stop. Mown down by a speeding car doing more like 80 kph than the statutory 50 kpm, hit and maimed (then died in pain) a defenceless animal and continued on its way without stopping even though the driver must have known what he had done.
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.
A couple is lying in bed. The man says, ‘I am going to make you thehappiest woman in the world.’
The woman replies, 'I'll miss you........
Our Fuerte X-Word No 188 is made to make your head ach!
Expats moving abroad are being urged to choose their removals firm carefully, especially during the current period of austerity in Europe, and ensure all upfront payments are protected and all possessions secure until the end of the shipping process.
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