Garrucha fiesta programme

From the Garrucha tourist office: VIRGEN DEL CARMEN 2012 PATRONA DE GARRUCHA Y DE LAS GENTES DE LA MAR ACTOS EN HONOR A LA SANTÍSIMA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN: DOMINGO 8 DE JULIO 19:00 H. – SALIDA DE LA HERMANDAD, AUTORIDADES Y GRUPO DE PESCADORAS DESDE LA ERMITA DE LA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN HACIA EL PUERTO-LONJA. ACOMPAÑÁNDONOS LA ASOCIACIÓN MUSICAL EX MARI – ORTA 19:30 H. – SANTA MISA Y OFRENDA FLORAL EN LA LONJA. VIERNES Continue reading Garrucha fiesta programme

Salaries of mayors to be regulated and published for the first time

A new law is to be issued which controls strict new financial regulations on townhalls. As part of the measure, for the first time the salaries of Mayors and the corportations are to be regulated, and full financial information on salaries and payments in kind will be published online. Smaller townhalls will loose powers which will be centralised to the country councils, and power will be centralised.

Strawberry harvest in Huelva limited to EU citizens (no cheap workers, please)

Only EU citizens will be allowed to harvest strawberries in Huelva this year in an attempt to reduce the crippling unemployment rate in the region, according to the Junta de Andalucia. The Junta has refused to issue any temporary work permits to African workers this year, and has told farmer coops that they must “hire Spanish”. Farmers usually hire around 5,000 African workers to help gather in the strawberry harvest, many of whom come over Continue reading Strawberry harvest in Huelva limited to EU citizens (no cheap workers, please)

Spain: Almeria reduces tomato pesticide use 55%

The implementation of integrated control as a method to counteract the effects of pests in crops in the province of Almeria has meant that, currently there has been a reduction in the use of pesticides. According to data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment of Andalucía´s Board, this decline has reached 55%, as stated in the Third Technical Conference on Integrated Production in Agricultural Protected Crops, organized by the Research and Training Continue reading Spain: Almeria reduces tomato pesticide use 55%