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Murder, Mystery, Suspense, and it all happens in Puerto de la Cruz

Agatha Christie Festival 4th – 10th November 2019- Writing Competition This might strike you as an odd event for Puerto to host, however, Agatha was an early tourist to the island, she stayed at Hotel Taoro in February 1927, and used La Paz as a setting for a short story which featured in The Mysterious Mr. Quin series.  Reason ...Full Article

Summer issues in Puerto de la Cruz as boring August bows out!

That’s August out of the way and quickly forgotten. The month when nothing seems to happen, the month when everybody and his uncle appears to be on holiday at ...Full Article

Will new council bring teamwork for Puerto de la Cruz?

We have just finished ‘Fiestas de Julio’ in Puerto de la Cruz , a title with a lot of promise I always think , the reality as al-ways was  ...Full Article

Will it be all change for Puerto under new regime?

So, now the dust has settled on the local elections and it is all change in Puerto’s town hall. Although most of the same old faces are still there ...Full Article

X marks the spot but what difference will your vote make?

This month I thought might talk a bit about (yawn) the local town hall elections. The thing is about a fortnightly paper and with me writing once a month ...Full Article

Having a laugh at Mueca date change fiasco!

I never quite seem to be able to work out when this will go to print, so as you are reading this it will either be the Mueca Festival this weekend ...Full Article

Election countdown: Will you be exercising your vote in Puerto de la Cruz?

I had been wondering what to write about this month. After all, the Carnaval is over, and the swallows are already starting to pack their bags, ready to head ...Full Article

Projects promised but do they all come to fruition?

So, the long awaited “coastal path” in La Paz has reopened. It may well be open, but it isn’t finished, nor, if I choose to be a bit pedantic, ...Full Article

Puerto, champions of recycling but refuse collection still a thorny subject

Just over one month into 2019 and I am already talking rubbish. My favourite topic, I know, and one which Puerto’s Ayuntamiento seems to make such a big deal out of.Full Article

Social media engulfs Puerto council but is it a good or bad thing?

I have been sorting through some old paperwork, you know, the sort of thing you only do when you are really bored, like over Christmas, for instance.Full Article
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