Granada’s Monachil celebrates as oldest resident turns 99

Granada’s Monachil celebrates as oldest resident turns 99

Granada’s Monachil celebrates as oldest resident turns 99 Credit: Pixabay

Granada’s Monachil celebrates as oldest resident turns 99 years old.

The Granada municipality of Monachil have celebrated as Juan Jose Beltran, their oldest resident, has celebrated his 99th birthday.

As part of the celebrations the Mayor of Monachil, Jose Morales paid a visit to Juan Jose at his home. The mayor gave him a gift to convey the birthday wishes from the whole of the municipal council.

Juan Jose was born in 1922 in Monachil. He spent his life shepherding and farming and until 1962 he even lived in a cave which was located in Old Town of Monachil. Since then he has moved to the Barrio de Monachil, where he lives today. Juan Jose has been witness to much history through his years, and has survived both World War II and the Spanish Civil War.

Jose Morales wished Juan Jose a happy birthday and wished him: “many more years surrounded by his loved ones and in the good health he enjoys today”.

In other Spanish news, the tax agency collects more taxes in Malaga than before the pandemic. For the first half of the year the Spanish tax agency have managed to collect 5 per cent more tax revenue than was collected in 2019.

Businesses in 2019 were severely hit by thecoronavirus pandemic, but since coronavirus restrictions have been lifted the Spanish job market has reactivated and tourists have returned.

In Malaga the collection of taxes has now managed to reach pre-pandemic levels. Revenue levels from income tax, corporation tax, IVA sales tax, excise duty on fuel, tobacco, electricity and alcohol have managed to beat those seen before the pandemic began.

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