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Blog closed down as too critical of Algeciras government

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(Agencies) Limón Amargo (‘Bitter Lemon’), a blog run by a former Partido Andalucista (PA) candidate to the mayorship of Algeciras, Leandro Castelló, was closed down recently by the owner of the domain, Castelló himself, because it allegedly contained insults and slanders against the governing PSOE party. Several members of the Council have started legal proceedings.> Read the rest of this entry »

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€240 million for Campo de Gibraltar

PresupuestoGeneral(Agencies) The Budget for 2010, presented on Monday in Madrid by Elena Salgado, Second Vice-President and Minister for Economy (photo), and subject to much negotiation, includes a total of €239,930,290 for the Campo de Gibraltar. Most of the money (58%, or €140,824,000) would be scheduled for the Algeciras Port Authority. And most of that (€73,461,000) is destined for a new container terminal at Isla Verde.> Read the rest of this entry »

Algeciras-Madrid train service to be suspended for at least three months

IMG_8428.jpg(Agencies) The Algeciras-Madrid-Algeciras train line is to be suspended for at least three months because the track between Algeciras and Bobadilla is being replaced, acording to Renfe. An alternative bus service linking Algeciras with Málaga, Ronda and/or Bobadilla will be set up. There is no firm date as to when work is to begin, but it will probably be on or around the 25th or 26th of next month.> Read the rest of this entry »

Is Jimena’s phallic symbol a victim of the Red Palm Weevil?

PICT0003(Children, cover your eyes. Photo by JimenaPulse) In October last year we published an item about the Red Palm Weevil, which elicited no response from the Council or anyone else, except an alarmed reader who tried to report the matter without success. Now it turns out Castellar has had to contract a specialist to eradicate the picudo rojo from its palm trees. We wonder if Jimena will have to do the same before it’s too late to save all the (expensive) new palms being planted.> Read the rest of this entry »

Algeciras courts paralized for ‘lack’ of taxis

Taxi(Agencies) Algeciras court documents and notifications are not reaching their destinations because the Junta’s Council for Justice has put a stop to employees using taxis to deliver citations and summonses. The Dean of Judges in Algeciras, Jesús Madroñal, says that public transport “does not reach most of the places [these documents] have to be delivered to.” Meanwhile, news is that some 100 embargo notifications plus many other legal documents are piling up at the courts awaiting delivery while the problem is resolved.

THREE SHIPWRECKS AND FUEL SPILLAGE

Fedra_EP 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

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€4.8 MILLION FOR IMMIGRANTS

collage1 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 »