The Judge leading the Spanair crash investigation has called in the 4 National Police agents hurt in the Spainair case in order to evaluate their stories and decide if any honour actions should be taken in their cases. Their testimony will be taken into account when deciding the outcome of this case – and, if necessary, he will make recommendations for medals or other testimonies. Meanwhile, he still awaiting the outcome of the politcally influenced Continue reading Spanair crash investigation Judge listens to emergency services hurt
You may have had an inspection by the dreaded Inspector Laboral or to give them their official name, Inspector de Trabajo y Seguridad Social. They are the frontline troops of the Ministry of Work & Immigration, the inspectors who turn up at a whim to a company and go through everybody work contracts. Well, I recently had reason to find out how these hands of God are selected. And it’s not easy. First of all, Continue reading How to become a Labour inspector
A happy afternoon browsing the souvenir shops along “The Strip”. Nice to see that the credit crunch isn’t affecting the sale of complete and utter tat. Yes, it’s an illuminated virgen in a sea shell with a thermometer and on the back it says “Rdo. de Mojacar”. Haven’t seen anything so vulgar since the last time I was in Lourdes.And there’s more, but the shop assistant gave me a nasty look and I was too Continue reading Tat in Mojacar
The statue of John Lennon in the Rambla in Almeria has been vandalised yet again. Somebody really hates that statue. This time, he’s had a face paint and his guitar broken. His glasses vanished quite a while ago – why the sculptor thought it was a good idea to place some glasses on his face without attaching them is anybody guess. The statue commemerates the story (no idea if it’s true, and couldn’t much care) Continue reading John Lennon vandalised again
Step up those who bet on “30 days” and collect your winnings. That’s how long it took for FlySur (www.flysur.com), “Andalucias first airline” to cease operations. They were flying out of Cordoba airport with a single plane, to Barcelona, Vigo & Bilbao. It seems that Cordoba airport only has a “mobile” control tower, so when it was towed elsewhere, or if it was foggy, they had to land in Seville. This, as you can image, Continue reading FlySur goes bust – only took a month
The Mancomunidad de Municipios del Valle del Almanzora (the association of mayors from the Almanzora valley) has suggested building a prision in the area. According to their calculations this would result in the creation of over 1000 jobs and increase security in the area. They have already planned a jaunt up to Granada to see how a village there copes with a prision, and have created a subcommittee to study the pros and cons of Continue reading Prision to be built in the Almanzora valley?
A brief overview of the history of the Levante Almeriense (part 2) [Read part one of the Brief history of the Levante Almeriense] On the 2nd of January 1492 Caliph Boabdil of the Caliphate of Granada surrendered to the Catholic Kings, Isabel & Ferdinand. As he rode with his royal procession towards the coast to embark back to Africa, he reined in at the famous mountain pass above Granada called the suspiro del moro (sigh Continue reading A brief overview of the history of the Levante Almeriense (part 2)