Sunday, December 8, 2019

OPINION: British conman David Klein moved to Spain’s Costa del Sol but couldn’t move on from his criminal past

And like any stray mutt, it seems you couldn’t teach ‘David the dogman’ new tricks

OPINION: Diners at THIS restaurant in Spain knew about its underwhelming food, but not about its ‘slave labour’ and...

Why then did it take until just over a month ago for someone to finally tip off police?

OPINION: Predictions that Spain’s far right Vox party could become kingmakers in today’s elections are worrying for expats and...

In 2016, their current leader controversially unfurled a giant Spanish flag on the rock of Gibraltar, an act he was willing to be arrested for

OPINION: ‘Stick to plagiarism and prostitutes, leave the actual journalism to real newspaper groups like ours’

When it comes to an issue as serious as killing pets improperly, fraud and worse, it takes a proper paper to understand the issues.

News round-up: Oct 23rd – Nov 5th 2019

Our journalists break down our biggest news stories from Andalucia and the rest of Spain during the last two weeks. Subscribe to Olive Press TV

OPINION: Franco’s last day in the spotlight let Spain breathe clearly again

Finally a mass murderer has been moved away from the 30,000 he killed.

Belinda Beckett reveals the jargon which makes her stomach turn

Had Shakespeare himself been around today, he would be having a Twelfth Nightmare trying to fit sayings like ‘the feel-good-factor’ into a rhyming couplet.

Expats’ healthcare should be a right not a privilege

Many expats have paid their taxes for years and rightly expect affordable care as they age.

Thomas Cook’s collapse shows the sun has set on the golden age of package holidays

Clean but bland hotels, a little extra legroom and the convenience of airport transfers were not enough.

OPINION: Britsh expats would have made the difference if given choice to vote in Brexit Referendum

The burning truth is most of us could not vote despite the fact we stood to be most affected.

OPINION: Answers needed over Spain’s ‘werewolf’ drug contamination scandal

It is also incredibly worrying how such a contamination could have gone unnoticed for so long

OPINION: Something is clearly wrong at the sushi restaurant that infected over 50 people

THE poisoning of at least 51 people from just one restaurant is both shocking and scary

OPINION: Unmaintained pool pumps are an ‘accident waiting to happen’

In many urbanization, they leave this job to a gardener, left in charge of the pool with little understanding of how powerful these pumps can be

OPINION: Government plans to demolish Gibraltar’s Queen’s Cinema building mark the loss of a cultural hub on the Rock

This latest attempt to encourage car use on Gibraltar’s already congested roads will leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many

OPINION: We need answers on why British vet was denied hospital trip – on 3 occasions

TOWN halls need to break their silence on why a British war veteran was denied a trip to the hospital on three...

OPINION: Anti-tourism groups in Mallorca need to drop the spray can and talk to holidaymakers

Holidaymakers are essential to Mallorca’s economy, and don’t let Government officials or the media tell you otherwise

OPINION: The ruling that Javier Sanchez is Julio Iglesias’ third-born son is about more than money – it’s about...

“For so long, hiding the truth with lies.” These are the words to one of Julio Iglesias’ most enduring...

OPINION: Justice at last!

British engineer Robert Mansfield-Hewitt has been released from prison this month

OPINION: War on Terraces

As the Olive Press highlighted last year the stark truth is up to 42% of all the 1,650 terraces in Palma are at risk

OPINION: Is it any wonder racism flourishes in Spain, when a teacher of all people, feels she can call...

With a teacher now caught on camera peddling the same old racist stereotypes of ‘monkeys’, is it any wonder racism continues

OPINION: Vulnerable people being robbed in hospital beds on the Costa del Sol is an absolute disgrace

The hospital also make it more difficult to report thefts to the police as they have refused to document the crimes

OPINION: After it emerged taxi rapist John Worboys is learning Spanish in prison, we must not let him into...

Worboys would be among the sickest and most dangerous expat criminals to have ever inhabited this country

OPINION: The Junta de Andalucia’s budgets which benefit residents are a welcome sight after decades of corruption

This could go some way to undermining the grip of the local drug cartels, who benefit from grinding youth poverty and a lack of opportunity

OPINION: Locking British man Robert Mansfield-Hewitt up with terrorists in Spain is disgusting

Where is the outcry from other media outlets, especially back in the UK? Or in Gibraltar?

OPINION: The news that a British boy’s death in Mallorca ‘could have been prevented’ is both shocking and sad

RIP: Thomas Channon (left) died after plunging 15 metres from a Mallorca apartment, but his death could have been prevented
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