From The Editors Desk
23rd January 2015
As most of you will know by now after all the debates in 2014 Repsol have abandoned the search for oil. The thousands spent on the exploration revealed nothing. Environmentalists are celebrating after months of demonstrations.
The Sun has finally returned to the island. Just in time for the Antigua carnival which starts on 5th February. Normality resumes, following the worst couple of winter months for a decade. 2015 promises to be a bumper year for tourists with many new flights coming to the island.
Enjoy the coming week, the forecast is promising, and don’t forget to get your tickets for the pantomime in Caleta
On October 15, a day after his fifth birthday, Nathanael Mayor Chaucas was diagnosed with myeloblastic leukaemia, which is one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia. Nathanael, who is recovering from his third round of chemotherapy in the Maternity Hospital, requires a bone marrow transplant.Read More
The Boudicca, owned by Fred Olsen Cruises, is due into Lanzarote today ( 26-01-2015) with 784 passengers and 386 crew on board. The fire broke out at around 4am yesterday morning off the coast of Casablanca and caused damage to the two main engines and electrical cables.Read More
Tickets are now on sale at Miles Away Card Shop in Caleta, Carol Lewis on 651339678 or Anne on 654230438 for a pantomime called Buttons and Cinders “The Golden Child”Read More
The explorations, which were authorised by the Spanish government despite massive opposition in the Canaries, where the authorities have filed a string of legal challenges to block the work, have now been halted and the drilling ship used since 18 November is to be redeployed off the coast of Africa.Read More
The MailOnline recently published details of a possible change in UK regulations that is likely to send shivers up the spine of many expats. According to the report, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has condemned the “absurd” payments and vowed to change the rules which have apparently cost the UK taxpayer £130 million during the last decade.Read More
La Oliva has come out in support of Fundación Canaria protective dog Finca Esquinzo, which could soon be forced to cease their activities in defense of animals after Environment of the Canary Government has demanded the removal of the fence providing protection to the shelter, along with a pergola and mud huts of dogs.Read More
I wonder whether you remember the early days of commercial television. It was known as ITV and arrived in the mid Fifties. The commercial break was two minutes long and there were on average three advertisements. As we approach the second major consumer binge which we call Easter and which only has some loose religious significance nowadays, I can’t help noticing that the commercial breaks on the many hundreds of modern channels are up to five minutes long.
Last Friday saw another day of mixed results for sterling, with it hitting a fresh seven-year high seen against the euro, while falling to a new one-week low against the US dollar in the afternoon as US consumer sentiment surged to an 11-year high. With markets still largely risk-averse following Thursday’s developments from the Swiss National Bank, it will be interesting to see how sterling and other currencies react during the course of the week to news flow and data releases.
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.
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