From The Editors Desk
17th October 2014
A moan Zone!
As the Cabildo tell us Fuerteventura welcomes more tourists than ever, severe cut backs are in progress. The new road from La Oliva to Corralejo has been halted for a further two years! It was first expected to be completed in 2012. So many started buildings and projects are abandoned. The eye sore construction next to the Bahia Real 5 star hotel still stands after well over 8 years. Restaurants are still changing hands at a rapid rate due to financial problems. What is happening to all this extra money the island is supposed to be receiving? Many ex pats run charities for various outlets that are not government funded. When oh when we will see conditions improve.
Have a good week in the sunshine.
08.10.2014 - As the world's media focuses on the case of a Spanish nurse who is believed to be the first person to contract the deadly disease outside Africa, Spain's health minister held an emergency video conference with her counterparts from the country's 17 regions to check on the measures in place to deal with a possible outbreak.
The week-end's Teide Triathlon in Tenerife was tinged with tragedy following the death of a female competitor. The local woman, who was in her late 40s, sustained serious head injuries when she fell off her bicycle near Vilaflor on the return from Mt Teide after the gruelling ascent in the heat on Saturday.
An exhibition focusing on the life of a herd of whales swimming in Canarian waters and named “Isora, the matriarch,” opens 2nd October at the House of the Colonels and remains open until 29th November from 10.00 to 18.00. The film show is the result of three years of filming, with nearly 7,000 video clips and 1200 minutes of film, which have resulted in a 54 minutes film guide of whales.Read More
As of October 15 there will begin influenza vaccinations at health centres in the Canary Islands. The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government has directly purchased 225,000 doses of influenza vaccine and 12,000 doses of influenza vaccine with adjuvant especially indicated for the elderly amounting to €898,800 for the 2014 – 15 season
The UK is a liberal democracy like other Western European countries. Like it or not, it is the majority, the mass of the people, that make the decisions and they do that through their elected leaders. So, the only way to play an active role in your country’s affairs is to use your vote, to vote for the party whose ideas most closely resemble your own.
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 list of short questiones and short answers
How did you get on with our Fuerte X-Word No 189?
There is to be a Sponsored walk around Corralejo.
1st November 2014
The proceeds will go to “Fuerteventura against cancer” & St James church fund.
Meet at Café Lounge, Calle el Pulpo, Bristol Playa area 9AM. START 9.30…
Free snacks on your RETURN (supplied by Cafe Lounge)
Telephone Elaine (Hairbrain) 0034 676705685 for registration forms, sponsor sheets and information
Teams and fancy dress entrants welcome
Overseas property-buyers should heed warnings not to rush into a purchase after just one short viewing, following a recent survey that showed the average viewing in the UK takes just 33 minutes.
A competitive UK housing market also means that one in four buyers makes just a single visit to a property before deciding to purchase it according to a leading insurer who published the survey. They also cautioned that rushing into decisions could lead to costly maintenance issues after completion.