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« on: November 20, 2006 »
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  • I would just like to say thankyou to Steve for asking us Brits to the night out in Tamiamo with the Mayor Gorrin.
    It was well organised & I couldn't fault Stevies enthusiasm.
    I wonder if any other party will take the same measures.
    « Last Edit: May 23, 2007 by GiGi »

    Falstaff

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006 »
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  • Steve Gerald  seems to be a man with genuine motives and may well make an excellent politician but surely no one would vote for him (or anyone else for that matter) on the basis of a good night out. People want good quality, essential public services from their politicians and not to go partying with the party party.

    royman

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006 »
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  • As a reply to Falstaffs comments, the whole idea of the night was in Steve's words ' a coalition of peoples and cultures', I don't believe that it was an event to try and buy votes, many canarians were there, and it was great to see my countrymen and women getting together and exchanging views with the 'locals', so in conclusion, cogratulations to Steve and thankyou to the mayor for inviting us, we had a fabulous night.

    Falstaff

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006 »
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  • Sounds like a great night out royman. Wish I could have been there, but letquote s not forget the fact that there is an election just around the corner and Steve Gerald is seen as the key player in the Mayorquote s strategy for winning the British vote. In fact, Steve IS the strategy.

    I am not being critical of the Mayor or Steve when I say that the motive behind this event was about winning votes because itquote s the sort of legitimate thing that politicians do to win votes.

    But is this all the Mayor is doing to win the British vote? It will be interesting to see what policies if any he proposes to improve the lot of British residents. Bear in mind that there may be a big price to pay with his traditional Canarian supporters if he is seen to offer real benefits to British residents at their expense.

    I think inevitably, it has to be about style and no substance and I think you can all look forward to many more parties from all parties. but no policies.  What do you think?

    pedro

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006 »
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  • Royman, im glad  you  had  a great night,  becuase  it  was, i  was  there  too.
    something  happend  on saturday that  never  happend  before  here.  everyone  got  together
    no  mater  if  you  were  english or  spanish,  everyone  was  the  same. Everyone  wants  a  better  santaigo del tiede
    no matter  if  you  are  english  or  canario,  we  have  1  thing in common  in our  hearts  the  future  of  santigo  del  tiede,
    with  the  coaltion  party  they  have proved  its  possible, its  been hard  going but they are  comming up with  the results,  a  bit  slow  but comming up with  them. Steve ive  met  a  few  times  is  100% dedicated  for  the  future, i  really wish  him well
    he  said  in his  speach,  that  lets  take  this  oppertunity  and  make  a  mark  on the  politacal  map  and  put  an  non  spanish  counciler  in  the  town haLL.  iF    ALL  YOU  BRITS  DONT  VOTE  YOU  WILL  HAVE TOO  WAIT  ANOTHER  4  YEARS  
    THATS  A LONG  TIME.
    once  again thanks  to  steve  and  the  CC  for Sat  night

    RoyL

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006 »
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  • Whilst obviously I do not have a vote, it is good to see that Brit ex-pats ( or should I call them new Canarians?) are taking a keen interest in local politics. As a future prospective resident of LG I do hope that they cultivate the Canarian aspects and culture of Tenerife and do not try to become a "Little Britain". On reading up the history of LG, it does seem that it was largely founded by Brit tourism, but it would be a very sad day if the local flavour was squeezed out, if you know what I mean. (What is it about the Brits that we dont try to speak Spanish?)
    I would hate to see Tenerife become what the UK is now. It has changed so much in the last 10 years that it leaves me sick at heart and totally willing to abandon all links with it. As soon as finances permit, I want to be a  Spanish speaking fully fledged Canarian!.

    LaCochinillo

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006 »
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  • At least with politics in LG, you can generally express yourself without fear of being arrested (generally), or overtly censored (barring Gigi's overide!)
    It seems that the great British tradition of freedom of speech has now been lost.
    It's great that people like Steve are trying to break down some of the barriers between Canarians and the other Europeans in the area. 

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007 »
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  •  :D :D :D
    Honestly here we go again !!! and arnt they all revving up nicely ! the local politicians I mean !
    Firstly, the locals, canarians, residents alike think its hilarious that they are trying to be bought with free BBQs, drinkipoos ! I know of quite a few residents who are going to all of the political rallys for the free food and drink !!! Good on em !!! Doesnt mean they are going to vote for that particular party.

    At the end of the day its the first time in a long time that the coalition canarias have competition !!! about time too ! they have had their run, lets see a shake up, lets see a new mayor make some changes.

    By the way, if you have any problems in your area, sewers, dogS**t, broken walls WHATEVER ! Well now is the time to get your complaints in.... the local mayor is sprucing up, in the hope he will get your votes !SAD though , that we have to use this opportunity for them to clean up the municipality ! AND IT DOES NEED IT !!!
    Ciao xxxxx

    Falstaff

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #8 on: April 27, 2007 »
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  • Things are hotting up then.
    I have just participated in an election poll. The mayor is in front with 87% followed by Antonio Sanchez on 7%. Oliver Socas has 3.5%. Looks like a landside.
    Whatever happened to Gavin?  I don't recall reading an obituary (donquote t even think about it Seb).

    pedro

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007 »
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  • Oh  nikki
    you  sound  bitter
    is  that becuase you  work  for  a  member  of  the  PP ;D
    keep  your  job  safe girl ;)
    yes  this  saturday cc party
    next  saturday ccn party
    waitting  for  the  pp party
    love  free  food  and  drinks
    we should  have  elections every  year :D
    does this  happen in england??????????????????

    Falstaff

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #10 on: April 29, 2007 »
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  • Well Pedro, in England and Wales,  the provision, by a political party, of free hospitality to the electorate , in the period immediately prior to an election is termed "treating" and is illegal (bribery and corruption and all that) but there again, so is selling seats in the House of Lords.

    Don't know what the Law is in Scotland these days!

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #11 on: April 30, 2007 »
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  • Steve,
    Im not bitter, but dont you think that jobs around the area tend to get done leading up to elections ??? its sad, but its true,,,, of all the parties and by the way !! Im not influenced in who I vote for by anyone !!! I will listen to their patter, and make up my own mind.
     ;D ;D ;D ;D

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #12 on: April 30, 2007 »
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  •  Sorry I replied to Steve, maybe its Pedro. I dont use a false name, I use mine, and stand by convictions ! I dont make personal comments on anyones jobs, or political aspirations.

    LIVE AND LET LIVE Thats my motto ! and the freedom of choice, of whom you are and how you lead your life ! you dont take it with you when you die ! so live well, and try not to upset others along the way.

    love to all Nikki GQ. xxx

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007 »
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  • Mmmm No reply Pedro ????

    ghod

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #14 on: May 04, 2007 »
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  • Whats wrong with the mayor we have now nikki . I think your boss has got you brainwashed or maybe you will say anything your boss says  ??? ??? ??? ???

    pedro

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #15 on: May 05, 2007 »
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  • first,  my  name  is  pedro,  just  pedro  with no  letters  after  my  name  like  you
    GQ.
    second,  i  dont  site  on my  fat bottom  all  day, reading forums, i  have  a  job  too  do,  sometimes  im on morning   duties  or  sometimes  on  night  duties
    third,  i  do  "let  and  let  live"
    forth,  i  dont  care  who  you  vote  for nikki, but  i  think your  boss will
    fith ,  i  could  go  on and  on, but  i  will  leave  that  for you
    P.S.  thankyou  ghod

    alex

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #16 on: May 06, 2007 »
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  • oh  nikki
    lost your tonge,  we seem to be   full of  it,   now  gone  quiet,
    when im over  the  next  time i will  come  and see you.
    we  know  each  orther,  from las  rosas.
    your  boss martin  is  a tosser
    chat soon

    ghod

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #17 on: May 06, 2007 »
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  • We seem to have lost the thread here re steve gerald WELL DONE NIKKI :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

    Falstaff

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #18 on: May 07, 2007 »
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  • Thank Ghod.  Letquote s talk about  politics.

    I for one, have never encountered, outside the third world, such an incompetent local government administration as that presided over by the current Mayor of Santiago Del Teide.

    Cast your mind back over the last few years. We have witnessed one fiasco after another. The most blatant example is a financial budget set well into the year to which it applied. What possible explanation could there be for this gross financial incompetence. If this had occurred in the UK, the national government would have intervened to remove the council with special measures to take over local government powers.

    We have witnessed the controversy surrounding the awarding of the water supply contract and we have not been provided with satisfactory answers about irregular circumventing of contractual procedures.

    There was also the controversy last year surrounding the pollution of the economically important coastal resorts with sewage which resulted in no significant engineering  measures or plans to prevent a re-occurrence. Not to mention the Mayorquote s mismanagement of the police department resulting in its recent sex scandal.

    Finally, we all remember the fiasco of that expensive, important and much publicised prestigious civil engineering project  managed by a council unable to provide a water supply to an ornamental fountain which could have been successfully undertaken by a child with a leaflet from B&Q. And what about that Zebra crossing?

    Ok, so Steve Gerald is British, so what.  So was the first mate on the Titanic. What can he offer in the way of professional management expertise to a local council?  What special skills and experience can he offer in the strategic delivery of essential local government services to an administration bankrupt of ideas and competence, which stinks and needs a jolly good rodding?

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    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #19 on: May 07, 2007 »
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  • Wow !!!!  Does this mean Falstaff for Mayor ?

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #20 on: May 07, 2007 »
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  • WELL DONE FALSTAFF ! MY HERO !

    Firstly PEDRO : I actually had the weekend off ! not been near a computer ! Been up mount teide to escape the politics and corruption, should have stayed up there !!!

    Secondly ALEX : dont know who you are, but for the record, ive no complaints at present about my Boss, Im  not brain washed AT ALL ! you really dont know ME !

    Thirdly : Im at work, and work hard at whatever I do FOR ME ! im not influenced by who my boss is.... but on that note,, he does a lot of good,,, that people dont know about.!

    Back to work, break over  Ciao for now. XXXX

    Falstaff

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #21 on: May 07, 2007 »
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  • Only if theyquote ll let me use my rods Edward.

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #22 on: May 08, 2007 »
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  • Ive got it !!!!!
     Okay what can each political party offer us !!! if we vote for them !!!
     
    CC : Can we all have at least 3 meals free ! at chicken shack for a     year, And will Gorrin control the new waterboard !

    PP: Free 1 years membership at the Pancracio Socas Gym !!!

    PSOE: Free haircuts from Remedios ! ghod knows what Inocencio can offer us !

    CCN : Free legal advice, and free translating and help to property owners who vote !

    Lets see what we can get out of them !!!!

     

    ghod

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #23 on: May 08, 2007 »
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  • How many tea breaks do you get a day nikki , must be a brilliant job you have ;D ;D ;D

    gigi

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #24 on: May 09, 2007 »
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  • Hey Nikki
    the most scarey thing is that certain people who shall be nameless don't even have the first idea of what the parties stand for - I mean basics, whether they are centre, centre right, socialist etc never mind local issues - they intend to base their votes on the relative quality of the "bun fights" - political rallies - that everyone has been having!  -  hmmmmmmm...

    Offline Edward Bear

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    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #25 on: May 10, 2007 »
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  • OK Gigi You are on now ,explain.

    NikkiGQ

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #26 on: May 15, 2007 »
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  • Guess what !!! im not on the electoral list after living here from 14 years !! being registered as a property owner, paying my taxes !!! and all the other legal mumbo jumbo, married to a canarian....
    And ooppsss they cant find my name !!

    Well that gets me off the hook ! I dont have to vote for anyone !!!
     ;D ;D ;D

    gigi

    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #27 on: May 18, 2007 »
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  • Basic Explanation of Party "line's " in this issue of Tenrife Sun
    http://www.thetenerifesun.com/features.htm

    Offline Edward Bear

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    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #28 on: May 20, 2007 »
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  • Thank you for the info' Gigi.
    I wonder if Mr Major Gorrin has been past the roundabout at the entrance to Santiago del Teide , by San Francisco Urbanisation, and seen our lovely suspended shield going RUSTY. Will someone inform him that we want to take a pride in our county.

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    Re: Steve Gerald
    « Reply #29 on: May 22, 2007 »
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  • I wish all of you would stop the bitching about all this.  Your like a load of kids having a go at each other etc.
    Let Steve, Gorrin and all the others get on with it, and the best man win.  I like Steve and he could be good for Santiago del Teide.  At least he has the guts and interest to do it !!!!!!!!!!!   No one else has over the years.