Radio interviews about expat tax with Bill Blevins

I often quote help from Paul Montague, Blevins Franks’ tax expert based in the Canaries, and he has now drawn my attention to regular weekly radio interviews given by Bill Blevins himself. These are with journalist Howard Brereton on Riviera Radio in France and TRE and Bay Radio in Spain, and discuss key financial topics for British expatriates living in Europe. I feel these might be of interest to many who read…

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One dead and one injured in car-motorbike crash in Las Chafiras

A 32-year-old man died and a 31-year-old man was injured shortly after 7 am this morning after a collision between a car and a motor bike on the TF-655 Las Chafiras to Guaza road. Emergency services were called out with reports that of people who needed help after a crash but paramedics found the motor bike rider had sadly already died of the injuries he received. The car driver needed to be cut…

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anthem of the seas

Royal Caribbean’s “Anthem of the Seas” in Santa Cruz

 (photo: Royal Caribbean) It’s vast, one of the largest in the world, and its in Santa Cruz! Royal Caribbean says that its Anthem of the Seas is the second in their “groundbreaking Quantum Class of ships, boasting more state-of-the-art technology, world-class dining and spectacular entertainment than any other cruise ship in the world”. It’s also brand new, and we’re on the itinerary for its inaugural voyage, in fact we’re only its second stop…

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adeje baile magos

30 May is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day

    (photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento) Saturday 30 May is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day, a Canaries-wide public holiday in celebration of the anniversary of the first official Parliamentary session of the islands on 30 May 1983, some 10 months after the Canaries became an autonomous region of Spain in August 1982. Apart from the formal and official events that are always held, with many shops and offices closed, the day is celebrated throughhout the…

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clavijo 2015

Canaries, Tenerife and municipal election results 2015

(photo: EquipoClavijo) After yesterday’s elections, the nationalist Coalición Canaria party continues in power in the regional Government, but only just! The CC won 17 seats with the PSOE (socialists) very close behind with 16, the PP (conservatives) with 12, and Podemos – the new Spanish indignado force – 7, better than anyone might have expected. There will have to be moderating pacts and agreements to govern successfully with no one party having a…

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siam mall (808 x 808)

Siam Mall opens today

(Photo: Janet Anscombe) As I posted HERE, Adeje is to have two new commercial centres. One is planned for the Tropicana site next to Hipertrebol, but the other, Siam Mall next to Siam Park, opens at 10am this morning. Burger King is there, as apparently will be a Hiperdino. a Zara Home, an Encuentro, and the largest H&M in Tenerife. The shopping centre has a Facebook page HERE and HERE, and a twitter page…

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Canarian Government’s urban letting regulation for private rentals

Update 22 May: Despite the hopes and arguments of those who wanted to be able to offer and use private rentals regardless of their prohibition in tourism law, the Canarian Parliament has today approved the much awaited “regulación” which adapts its Urban Letting legislation – and the hotel association Ashotel is likely to be highly pleased with the outcome. For according to the regulation, private letting may only be undertaken in “non-touristic” areas and where such letting is…

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Reflections on the last day of campaigning before Sunday’s elections

Thankfully today is the last official day of campaigning for Sunday’s local, insular and regional elections – in other words, all the political levels except the national general election which is later this year. By Spanish law, no-one can campaign for your votes tomorrow because the day before an election is a “day of reflection”, so, you won’t have to put up with it for more than a few hours…

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arona colores 2015

Arona en colores fiesta in Las Galletas 13 June

Update 21 May 2015: It’s an established annual event now, just see below for previous years, and this year’s Arona en Colores will be held in Las Galletas on Saturday 13 June, 10am to midnight. Update 9 June 2014: Here are the details of what’s on, where, on the 14th. Click on the thumbnails to see full size. Update 22 May 2014: It’s that time again. Arona en colores will be held…

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