From The Editors Desk
24th July 2015
Well the “Tapas trail Corralejo" is over; we enjoyed going to all those establishments and trying their specialities. Sadly no official results published as yet although certain establishments have received awards. However the competition for the publics judging was very quickly followed up. Mike and I were notified a week ago that we had won a trip to Gran Canaria. Two flights, overnight accommodation, a visit to the beer factory and an evening on their tapas trail in Las Palmas. Date, sometime in August, to be confirmed. Typical Fuerteventura notification is “you are off tomorrow” We wait with baited breath.
The winds are masking the intense sun rays. We have been asked again to warn visitors to protect against the elements.
The significant 'quake in the early hours of yesterday was recorded by seismic activity monitoring stations operated by Spain's National Geographical Institute, which pinpointed the location to a spot 32 km beneath the earth's surface off Tenerife's south-east coast.Read More
According to the Canarian Emergency Services, the 77-year-old man was one of two persons reported to have lost their way in the Ginigináma area of Tuineje yesterday afternoon. Search teams located the pair at around 3.30pm and summoned a helicopter after the man was found to be suffering from severe sunstroke and was very weak.Read More
Barceló Hotels & Resorts announced the addition to the group of a new hotel in Fuerteventura, which will feature 15 locations in the Canary Islands. The Barcelo Brisamar is a 4-star hotel with 156 rooms of which 67 are suites. Located in the town of Corralejo, renovation work will start next October to reopen in the summer of next year.Read More
The mystery and legend surrounding Gustav Winter chalet, Cofete, has attracted the American television channel specializing in history, The History Channel. A team records in the house, which today is owned by Lopesan, to analyse the role of Spain and the German citizen, Gustav Winter, in the Great War.Read More
The Official Gazette published in today's edition the resolution of the Interior Minister, Jose Fernandez Diaz in which he appoints as new chief of police Canary Jose Maria Moreno Moreno replacing Jose Solano San Miguel. José María Moreno Moreno was assigned as commissioner in Maspalomas in the 90s and now returns to the Islands.Read More
The ferry company Fred Olsen's 'Bonanza Express', which runs between Morro Jable (Fuerteventura) and Gran Canaria, had to return to home port, Thursday afternoon, following a heavy sea which displaced one of the caminones on one of their covers, prompting a caution manoeuvre as the ship could have destabilised.Read More
The Mayor of La Oliva, Domingo González Arroyo received the Blue Flag awarded for Grandes Playas, Corralejo, a distinction awarded for the twentieth consecutive year to be recognized, once again, the quality of its waters and its services by the Foundation for Environmental Education.Read More
I never fully recovered as a young man from the idea that beauty contests had become non-pc, that it was no longer appropriate to judge women on beauty alone. As a result of that, you will appreciate my confusion at the present time in the run-up to the election of a new leader for the Labour Party. The leaders of political parties in the West tend to be chameleons, changing themselves to fit in with each changing situation. It’s not a question of principles but of being electable, although you would think Ed Miliband wouldn’t be a hard act to follow.
A Charity concert is being held
8:00pm on Monday 3rd August
at the Brisamar Bar
on Corralejo Main Street
Moving to a place in the sun and receiving benefits?
Remember to inform the UK authorities
Britons who are thinking of moving to Spain and are receiving benefits should remember to tell the authorities before finalising their plans. Failure to do so may well result in a criminal offence, warns the Department for Work and Pensions.
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.
This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions.
They are straight questions with straight answers.
Was our Fuerte X-Word No 209 too tough for you?
Picturesque Surroundings - Casilla de Costa
Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom super stylish top floor penthouse apartment with a total build size of 85m2. Entering into the luxurious property, you will find a huge 24m2 open plan living and dining room.
This is one of if not the most important point of buying your Dream Home aboard; you would not even consider buying a house at home without good legal advice so when abroad why should you throw all caution to the wind?