By John Smith • 30 July 2020 • 12:30
The interview with mayor and councillor
Credit: Manilva Council
A REPORTER from UK’s ITV which produces news programmes for a number of English language stations travelled to Manilva to discuss the British Government decision to implement quarantine on travellers returning from Spain.
He met with local Mayor, Mario Jiménez and Councillor for Tourism Eva Galindo and asked for their views on the situation and whether they considered it reasonable.
Both politicians expressed their view that this decision is hasty and will affect the Costa del Sol as British tourism is one of the main sources of employment and income.
During the interview, they urged Spanish and British Heads of State to discuss the matter and come to an agreement that will not hurt the economy whilst taking into account the need to protect everyone’s health.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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