Here’s a good one from the Holy Week festivities – a 33 year old man from Garrucha has been arrested after sabotaging his own brotherhood. Coppers say the man caused more than €4,000 worth of damage after he started a campaign of intimidation and harassment against fellow guild members. It is understood the motive behind the attacks was personal jealousy after he felt sidelined during planning for the Easter processions, the highlight of the brotherhood’s Continue reading Garrucha brother arrested for sabotaging his own guild
The town council of Almería has been criticised for allowing private security officers to take over traffic duties during the Holy Week parades as there aren’t enough local police officers to cope. Five unions filed a joint complaint when the situation became apparent.No-one seems sure why the private security people were assigned to traffic duties, but it seems someone has a photo. Nor does the complaint mention if they were on the main roads or Continue reading Almería council criticised for hiring private security guards to control traffic during Holy Week
Vera townhall is in trouble for cancelling an “offensive” play poking fun at Easter in the municipal theatre. “Estrella sublime” is a comedy which pokes fun at local Easter (semana santa) parades. It was due to open in Vera municipal theatre, but was pulled, allegedly after a complaint by local religious authorities, and was also cancelled in Écija (Sevilla) after complaints from the local Bishop or somewhat. Given that the production company is called “Bastarda Continue reading Vera in trouble for cancelling offensive play
Almería is the second province of Andalucia with the most hotels not bothering to open for Easter, with nine hotels confirming that they will not be opening early for the break. The hotels all say that preliminary bookings are not high enough to warrant opening up the hotels, although they are expected to open at the end of May for the summer season. That’s 3714 hotel rooms out of the loop.