Archive for ALGECIRAS
Two cargo ships and a fishing boat were grounded during last week’s storm in the vicinity of the Bay of Algeciras. Fuel spillage from the Liberian-registered Fedra, with 150 tons of it aboard, has already reached the Los Lances beach in Tarifa as well as the beaches at El Rinconcillo, Getares and El Chinarral in Algeciras, though authorities this morning announced that most of the spillage has been cleaned up and fuel in the water is under control. The Fedra broke in two at Europa Point in Gibraltar, while the Tawe, also Liberian-registered, is stuck on rocks near Punta San García. The rescue of the Fedra crew took on dramatic overtones during the storm, and the ship’s captain was subsequently arrested. More pics below
Following recent reports (not ours) that the immigrant population in the Campo de Gibraltar has grown well above the average for the rest of Andalucía, it was announced today that those municipalities with the heaviest pressure are to receive a total of €4.8 million from the Fondo para la Acogida e Integración de Inmigrantes y el Refuerzo Educativo (something like the ‘Fund for the Support and Integration of Immigrants and Educational Reinforcement’, which means that some of it is due for our schools – hooray! – so let’s hope it gets spent there). The municipalities in the province of Cadiz to get their share of this munificence in a single payment are Algeciras, Los Barrios, Cádiz, Conil de la Frontera, Chiclana de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, La Línea de la Concepción, El Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real, San Fernando and San Roque. Read the rest of this entry »
Striking workers at Automóviles Portillo, the company that runs the bus lines between Algeciras and Málaga, called off their go-slow strike this morning. The company’s union committee and management reached an agreement that is close to the demands made by the workers. These include salary increases and Sunday and holiday extra pay, among other details.
Further to our post about Jimena’s fist radio, we find our friends over at TioJimeno publishing an article on the village’s first car. The orginal article appeared in the local magazine called El P@seo, which in turn was the successor to Tio Jimeno, a labour of love by Ricardo Gómez and yet a feisty paper predecessor of what is today Jimena’s ‘blog of reference’. The story goes back to 1934 and was told to Práxedes Gómez by Maestro Zarza, both departed. But back to the first car: the Ford arrived in the village in 1918 at the hands of a man from Ronda who went by the name of Guancho Read the rest of this entry »
The by-pass being built around the back of Estación de San Roque is scheduled to be finished in the Spring of 2009. This must be good news for anyone needing to head for the coast, La Línea, Algeciras, Los Barrios, etc. – and especially those who work in Gibraltar.