The Judge investigating complaints of abuse of power in Mojacar council regarding the attempt to pay an irregular Christmas bonus to town workers in 2014 has decided to drop the case. The case was launched by opposition councillors, especially Jessica Simpson from Somos Mojacar, after Mayor Rosa Maria decided to pay all town workers a Christmas bonus averaging one months wages, despite having received a report from her legal advisers warning such a payment was Continue reading Mojacar illegal payments case dropped by Judge
And this year it’s going on until 6,30 am! All restrictions on music from businesses have been lifted over the weekend, meaning the music will be rocking all weekend as the plug doesn’t have to be pulled until 6.30 am. Carry on drinking for another 30 minutes and the bars will be opening again for breakfast… The PSOE side of the coalition have organised a whopping fiesta (with an associated cost, but hey, it’s fiesta Continue reading Get ready to party or book a hotel out of town, the Turre fiesta is here
The dreaded tiger mosquito is alive and appears to be breeding in Almeria province. This south-east Asian mosquito has a characteristic white stripe along its head and thorax. It’s extremely nasty and attacks during the day, unlike the native types. I wrote an interesting article for the Costa Almeria News this week looking into the problem and asking some of the local councils what they’re planning to do, so pick up a copy for more Continue reading Tiger mosquito reaches Almeria
The USA has agreed to take radioactive Palomares topsoil out of the province and transport it back to Nevada, to a storage facility just outside of Las Vegas. The US Energy Dept sent the Spanish Nuclear Commission a cleanup plan back in July which the Spanish are prepared to accept to finally put an end to the problem, according to a leaked report. The radioactive material comes from an incident 50 years ago next January Continue reading USA ready to take radioactive Palomares topsoil
EU President Juncker issued a strongly worded response to a question tabled by a PP MEP on whether Catalonia could become independent country recognised by the EU. The Spanish version of Juncker’s response left no room for doubt – Catalonia could not become independent in the eyes of the EU unless the Spanish parliament permitted it. This was quite a scoop, because the EU has been faffing about refusing to be clear about the matter Continue reading European Commissions issues a “fake declaration” over Catalan independence
There’s a reason PM Rajoy doesn’t do more interviews – he’s crap at them. He went on Onda Cero’s “Más de Uno” national radio show today to talk about this weeks Catalan elections, which the nationalist parties are turning into a referendum. Rajoy told presenter Carlos Alsina that “if the nationalists win, everyone in Catalonia will lose their Spanish and European nationalities”. No they won’t, said Carlos. And why not? Asked Rajoy in a puzzled Continue reading Rajoy loses it on national radio and is rather publicly humiliated
People who purchased a car in the last decade could be entitled to a refund of up to 1500 euros after 147 dealerships across Spain were found guilty of anti-competitive practises by conspiring to keep prices of new vehicles artificially high between 2006-2013. Opel, Toyota, Hyundai, Grupo Volkswagen (Audi, VW & Seat), Land Rover, Citroën, Mitsubishi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Continue reading Brought a car 2006-2013? You could be entitled to a refund!
I have written a number of times recently on problems with establishments and people getting into trouble with the local police over noise and music. But what’s the truth of the matter, legally? The problem appears to be that small bars claim to continue to experience problems in obtaining permission to have any sort of live music in their bars, whilst the big discos and hotels are perceived to be allowed to blare out noise Continue reading A look at music and noise laws in Mojacar – what’s the real deal?
You can’t even have live music in Mojacar with a permit it seems, after reports reach me today of an live music incident in Scottie’s Bar in Mojacar. Scottie’s is a nice little bar restaurant in a square off the main paseo along Mojacar beach front. It seems that the place had a live music license* from the council for today, and had hired a singer (his name was not vouchsafed to me) with some Continue reading No live music even with a permit in Mojacar