Thousands of jellyfish close Carboneras beaches – Mojacar or Cabo de Gata next?

A massive bank of thousands of jellyfish have washed up on the beaches of Carboneras, forcing the beaches to be closed. The Mayor made an urgent appeal for volunteers from local residents to help clean up the mess on the beaches. And about a dozen people needed non-urgent medical attention for jellyfish stings before the beaches were closed, reports La Voz. They started appearing yesterday in the waters offshore, but it was this morning that Continue reading Thousands of jellyfish close Carboneras beaches – Mojacar or Cabo de Gata next?

Local water declared drinkable

The Department of Health (sanidad) has issued a unified declaration of potability for the water of Galasa across the Levante. It comes after an extensive period of government testing of water at 83 urban centres across Carboneras, Mojácar, Turre, Antas, Arboleas, Cuevas del Almanzora, Garrucha, Huércal-Overa, Los Gallardos, Pulpí, Zurgena & Bédar.

Power lines caused both recent major fires

Downed power lines caused both recent major fires in Almeria province, according to the official INFOCA investigation into the cause of the blazes which destroyed almost 6,000 ha of forest and scrub. The usual blight of unnecessary, badly maintained, unsightly Endesa power lines that run riot over the province have again caused major disruption. (Not a fan of the company).

Algarrobico hotel painted black by Greenpeace

The Algarrobico hotel is being painted black today by over a hundred Greenpeace activists who turned up unannounced early this morning. Greenpeace say it’s the largest combined operation ever undertaken by volunteers in Spain, showing the depth of feeling from across all layers of Spanish society against this corrupt urban speculation that has blighted the country. “El Algarrobico is an international sign of the impunity under which corruption allowed the destruction of the Spanish coast” Continue reading Algarrobico hotel painted black by Greenpeace

Carboneras will get a marina

Carboneras will get a new marina, or sports port, before 2020. The Junta confirmed yesterday in a meeting with the Mayor that the new marina will be included in the 2015-2020 “Ports of Andalucia” development plan, although no firm timescale has been announced. It’s been on the cards for the last 20 years, but the port of Carboneras has always been firmly industrial and fishing. The Mayor says it’s all part of his plan to Continue reading Carboneras will get a marina

Algarrobico hotel land is now declared to be BUILDABLE by Supreme Court! What’s going on?

The land the ill fated Algarrobico hotel in Carboneras has now been declared BUILDABLE (urbanizable) in a shock Supreme Court decision. This ruling contradicts a 2012 ruling by the same Supreme Court, which mentioned in passing that the land wasn’t buildable. The promoter of the hotel asked for clarification of this point, which came back yesterday. The same ruling states that:

Carboneras PSOE “flat out rejects” Algarrobico demolition plans

It’s an error, a mistake, and destruction for our village, says the local PSOE in Carboneras, rejecting flat out President Diaz’s plan to create local jobs by knocking down the illegal and half built hotel on its outskirts. They’ve also said they will refuse to cooperate with the demolition, won’t help in finding local workers, and intend to picket the hotel to prevent demolition. The PSOE in Carboneras is basically a family run mafia who Continue reading Carboneras PSOE “flat out rejects” Algarrobico demolition plans

Algarrobico will be DEMOLISHED and LOCAL PEOPLE used for the job says President Diaz

President Susana Diaz of Andalucia today made the startling announcement that she is launching a job scheme in Carboneras based around the demolition of the Algarrobico hotel, and restoring of the land it sits on back to natural park. The move is being seen as an attempt to win hearts and minds in Carboneras, as the townhall is firmly against the demolition of the hotel and wants it opened. President Diaz said that the demolition Continue reading Algarrobico will be DEMOLISHED and LOCAL PEOPLE used for the job says President Diaz

State & Junta both say Algarrobico hotel is ILLEGAL!

The Algarrobico hotel is ILLEGAL and its building license must be revoked, said the Public Prosecutor in open court session today. The Supreme Court of Andalucia (TSJA) is holding today a session to decide upon the legality of the building permits upon which the Algarrobico hotel in Carboneras was built. Last week the TSJA ruled that the land the hotel was built upon was, in fact, natural park and so must revert to the State Continue reading State & Junta both say Algarrobico hotel is ILLEGAL!