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Migrants on the island

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:45pm
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irishgal88

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Hi all - just wondering if Puerto de Mogan has been affected, or the tourist areas on the whole, with the influx of migrants?

Alan0404

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:52am

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Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:52am

irishgal88 wrote on Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:45pm:

Hi all - just wondering if Puerto de Mogan has been affected, or the tourist areas on the whole, with the influx of migrants?

As an immigrant ourselves (Scottish) coming to live on the island, we would say yes, you might see them, but in general it is nowhere as bad as the press portrays. When walking our dog each morning and night, I would say that any migrants that we do meet are the only ones that say hello to us and interact with the dog. Again, it is all in the eye of the beholder. It has neither dustruped or impinging on our day today life.

irishgal88

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:04am

irishgal88

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Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:04am

Alan0404 wrote on Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:52am:

As an immigrant ourselves (Scottish) coming to live on the island, we would say yes, you might see them, but in general it is nowhere as bad as the press portrays. When walking our dog each morning and night, I would say that any migrants that we do meet are the only ones that say hello to us and...

... interact with the dog. Again, it is all in the eye of the beholder. It has neither dustruped or impinging on our day today life.

Hi - thank you for your response! I realise I may have come across unkind, as an Irish person we as a nation are migrants and thankful for same. 

We gave a young son and are usually out walking with him at 7/8am in the morning, so I was just a touch concerned from his point of view. 

Thanks again for your response, much appreciated.

Lynne0

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:35pm

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Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:35pm

I have spoken with a few Canarian friends and they  are very concerned about the number who are arriving daily by boat.  Not only are they worried anout the Virus  but whether  it may put tourists off visiting  and don't want to see another Lesbos  situation here.  I myself saw a boat on Monday arrive  with about 20 on board all just thankful they had made  shore xx

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