Bankia closes almost all its offices in province, without bothering to tell you

Bankia, those little banking monkeys who were partly (yet heavily) responsible for bankrupting the nation, have quietly decided to close all offices in Almeria, with the exception of two in the capital. Everyone but a lucky few gets fired at the end of the month. Oh, and they weren’t planning to tell you, their loyal customers, either – so far, nobody I know has actually received a letter from them, telling them about their plans. Continue reading Bankia closes almost all its offices in province, without bothering to tell you

Judge goes after Griñan and Chaves in corruption scandal rocking Andalucias government

Judge Alaya has formally requested the presence of the legal defense teams of ex-Presidents Griñán (he quit last week) and former President Chaves, the two former leaders of Andalucia, in the massive ERE corruption scandal rocking Andalucia. The ERE scandal, for the uninitiated, is an investigation into the crooked payment of illegal pensions and redundancy payments (using over a billion euros of tax payers money) to political buddies in state owned companies across Andalucia. So Continue reading Judge goes after Griñan and Chaves in corruption scandal rocking Andalucias government

Spain has spent almost as much trying to get the Olympics, as the UK did hosting them!

A new survey reckons that Madrid has spent over 9 billion euros attempting to win the Olympic bid over the last three bids, against the total Olympic cost to London of 12 billion. Some wag has asked the Guinness book of world records to award Madrid the title of “City that has spent the most bidding for the Olympics without winning”. You see, over the decade, Madrid has spent a vast amount upgrading its sporting Continue reading Spain has spent almost as much trying to get the Olympics, as the UK did hosting them!

Andalucia’s new President sworn in

Democracy was the only loser after Susana Diaz was voted in as the new President of Andalucia yesterday, during a confusing meeting in the regional Parliament where accusations of lying, corruption and blatant theft hang heavy over those present. The PSOE’s coalition partner, the communist Izquierda Unida, showed their normal firm grasp on things important by attempting to hijack the vote to force the region to vote against the use of military force in Syria. Continue reading Andalucia’s new President sworn in

Filthy sea AND no prawns – coincidence?

Now that the summer is over, the papers are allowed to start talking about the filthy, polluted sea we currently have: La Voz de Almeria: “El agua está en peor estado que nunca” Well, since we still have no sewage plants, it’s all being dumped untreated into the sea. Coincidentally, in the same edition, we see that the fishermen haven’t caught a single prawn for a month: La Voz de Almeria: La gamba lleva un Continue reading Filthy sea AND no prawns – coincidence?