From The Editors Desk

15th May 2015

1PThis week the summer has really hit us here on the rock, and once again we are in the middle of a very high alert heat wave and kalima. With temperature is in excess of 35c /95f. and a very high UV index be sure to use sun protector, drink plenty of water and don’t forget the youngsters, they don’t know how painful sun burn is until it’s too late. With the kalima people with respiration problems should keep inside.

Last week sadly a tourist drowned off of Grandes Playa. The seas look great, especially with the need to cool down, but the unseen undercurrents can be treacherous. The life guards need to be taken notice of. El Cotillo has the safest areas for swimming especially for children in the lagoon area.

We seem to often be giving these warnings, sorry for that, but please, keep safe.

Penny

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Local News

  • Bilingual School to proceed.

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  • Postal warning.

    Post office representatives have met with the president of Fuerteventura Cabildo to voice their concerns over the deterioration of the post service. Many have lost their jobs through cut backs. Just 100 people are employed and only 52% are contracted. The rest are temporary or short term employees. Strikes are already planned for 21st/22nd May.

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  • Canaries from Space.

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  • Canaries get 46 blue flags

    This year's Blue Flag awards for beaches and marinas have just been announced and the Canaries have once again done well at national level, earning a total of 46 flags.

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  • CasaAlta, Tindaya Re-opens

    The Casa Alta in Tindaya, Fuerteventura, recently reopened following five years of renovation after being acquired by the local council in 2010. Read More

  • Bus station now opens.

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  • Oil Leak off Gran Canaria

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  • High temperature alert.

    On 12-05-15 Pájara (Fuerteventura) reached 31.4 degrees at 8:30 and 9:30 am, respectively; The Canary Islands government also warns that this episode is accompanied by heat haze (suspended dust from the Sahara), which has issued a series of recommendations to the public to avoid possible negative effects on health, especially among the most vulnerable groups such as older people are, children and the chronically ill. Read More

  • Canary Islands - 11-05-2015

    Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-30s in many parts today and tomorrow, with Gran Canaria likely to see the highest figures. The arrival of warm winds accompanied by a large bank of dust from Africa sent the heat soaring over the week-end and the picture is expected to continue for at least the next 48 hours, warn forecasters, even if northern parts will have balmy conditions initially due to cloud cover. Read More

  • Driest April for 20 years

    Statistics compiled by the Spanish Met Office show that last month was the driest April in the islands for well over 20 years, since 1992, with rainfall totalling just a third of the usual figure. This follows the wettest early start for a decade.

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  • Immigrants rescued.

    On Thursday a coastguard vessel has moved to Puerto del Rosario 43 immigrants found in a boat east of the island of Fuerteventura. 41 men and two women from sub-Saharan origin. The dinghy was located by an aircraft Salvage 79 miles east of Fuerteventura. Only three required healthcare and transfer to hospital.

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