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Plaza upgrade praised

A long-awaited remodelling project is to give Mojacar’s Plaza Nueva a much-needed shot in the arm, as the oft-photographed square is prepped and primed for a substantial overhaul. The approved documents for the work have now officially been presented to Mojacar mayor Rosa Maria Cano on behalf of the president…

Guardia Civil vessel River Miño rescues 50 people at sea

ON August 16, the Guardia Civil maritime vessel River Miño, acting as part of Operation Indalo with the European Agency Frontex, was involved in the rescue of 50 ‘immigrants’ who were spotted in two flimsy boats in waters near the Almeria coast. The first rescue occurred early in the afternoon…

Goodbye to a much-loved man

DOZENS of people gathered today (Friday August 12) to pay their respects to a Mojacar resident and Albox businessman who lost his life last Saturday night. Gary Myatt, owner of telecommunications company, Albox Online, was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on a road in Mojacar. The funeral was held…

Council accused of privatising beaches

THE main residents’ association in Vera, Veraplayazul, has accused the local council of selling its beaches due to the increasing number of private businesses popping up in ‘any available space.’ The association complains that the council, which it accuses of being incapable of providing quality sports and cultural activities itself,…

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Medical staff join in ‘For a million steps’

THIS year, 283 medical professionals for various centres and departments within the Northern Almeria Health District have taken part in the Health Department’s ‘For a Million Steps’ initiatives, notching up an impressive 30,404,701 steps between them. Two hundred women and 83 men from La Inmaculada hospital’s obstetrics and gynaecology, trauma,…

Turtle saga continues

AN injured sea turtle set off for the second phase of his rehabilitation in the Canary Islands recently, on July 28. The turtle was found on a beach near Almeria with severe injuries more than two months ago and has undergone treatment by marine rescue group, Equinac. The turtle, named…

Award for mayor who saved a town

FORMER Mojacar mayor, Jacinto Alarcon, is to receive a ‘Golden Indalo’ award posthumously this year. In the 25th anniversary of the awards, Alarcon will be recognised for his work, during the 1960s and 70’s in regenerating the town. Alarcon became mayor in 1960 when the crisis-hit village was crumbling and…

Mayor number three takes the reins

Albox has elected a new mayor, the third in the space of a year. Francisco Torrecillas, an independent councillor of CILUS (Ciudadanos Libres y Unidos) was elected with nine votes including his own. The Partido Popular’s (PP) Juan Pedro Perez, who orchestrated the situation leading to a new election, received…

Blood on the road

ALMERIA Province boasts of managing to be self-sufficient where blood donations are concerned, and to ensure this continues to be the case over the summer holidays the provincial transfusion centre is going on the road visiting popular holiday destinations so those who give have no excuse not to continue doing…

Beach cabins bring sea to life

MOJACAR’S beach cabins became works of art once again last week as they were decorated with murals depicting sea-life. Artist, Nico Rodriguez was first commissioned three years ago by Mojacar Council, to brighten-up the service cabins located on the beachfront. The cabins house public washrooms and are used as bases…

Gem ruffles feathers

THIRTY THOUSAND people have made ‘virtual visits’ to Pulpi’s giant geode since the provincial council made this possible just over a year ago. However, the local authorities and expert geologists insist that it is nothing compared to the number of physical visitors the unique crystal formations within a cave discovered…

Investing in water supply

RESIDENTS of the town of Tahal should soon see an end to their ongoing water problems. The provincial council has committed to an investment of some €102,000 to install pumps and a pipeline to connect the town to the Los Chopos reservoir and guarantee a supply of water. Gabriel Amat,…
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