Monday, September 16, 2019

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

OPINION: Amid Champions League final ecstasy and agony, Brit fans in Madrid did us proud

Thousands of rival fans full of booze showed that English hooliganism is hopefully a thing of the past

OPINION: Authorities in Alicante must make property developers follow safety rules without harming the promising market

The ‘save 100 lives’ petition launched in Balcon al Mar, in Javea, concerns 100 residents whose homes are literally on a cliff-edge

OPINION: Celebrities are pushing Mallorca’s positive image at the moment and the season has not even started

Celebrity DJ Idris Elba was over last month, along with Katie Price and Jamiroquai, and of course, Caroline Flack and the Love Island gang are just around the corner

OPINION: Accusing a Benidorm bar of a ‘hate crime’ for renting out a midget is political correctness gone mad

If an upcoming investigation finds their dwarf to be proud of his work, and doing it without any coercion or humiliation, then we should crouch behind him

OPINION: The shock verdict that sees Westley Capper and Craig Porter ‘walk free’ is an insult to Agnese Klavina’s...

The crux of the case rested on the lack of evidence and the prosecution’s inability to provide a clear narrative of what happened to Agnese

OPINION: Expats will make all the difference in tomorrow’s elections, both as candidates and in the polling booths

Above all, ensure you vote for the local team that best understands the wealth and diversity we bring to their towns

OPINION: Desperate British families losing thousands in Spain villa scams show that we need more dedicated fraud officers

Dedicated police officers need to be made available for these crimes, or at the very least a cyber crime hotline promising rapid action

OPINION: Are storm drains to blame for the severity of damage to British expat businesses in the Costa Blanca...

While many of us are still dealing with damp basements and insurance claims, we should take note of the municipal elections coming up on May 22

OPINION: After an exploding rum cocktail in Spain left three people hospitalised, do we need to re-examine modern nightlife?

It is paramount that these ‘Instagenic’ elements of modern nightlife are scrutinised before being unleashed on the public

OPINION: British fraud victims in Spain can be hopeful after MPs – who never agree on anything – lend...

Indeed getting more than a handful of MPs to agree on anything these days is certainly no small feat
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