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Circus Mondao returns with spectacular shows in Tenby and Haverfordwest



PREPARE to be dazzled as Circus Mondao makes a triumphant return, offering an extraordinary experience for five days only at each of its venues in Tenby and Haverfordwest. This year, audiences will be treated to the thrilling “Wild Wild West Spectacular,” showcasing Chief Lightfoot and his Native Indian acrobats, the mesmerizing Cherokee Indian princess fire dancer, impressive whip cracking, knife and axe throwing, and the grace of tribal Indian horses. All of this excitement awaits visitors at the Mondao Saloon.

After the exhilarating Wild West extravaganza, the circus will transport audiences back to the captivating world of traditional circus under the iconic big top tent that embodies the unique atmosphere of Circus Mondao.

Returning by popular demand is Chile’s award-winning and hilarious clown, Kikin, while Ismail, the Prince of Balance, will captivate audiences with his awe-inspiring act. The Ukrainian duo, Yuliia and Dymitry, will showcase their exceptional juggling skills, representing their homeland with pride. Not to be missed are Miss Madalane’s charming polka dot ponies, parading with grace and elegance.

This year, Circus Mondao presents one of its most daring acts yet—a performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Cinzia and Ronaldo’s act is not for the faint-hearted. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Aerial artistry takes center stage with Miss Maria, the youngest member of the Circus Mondao family, who, at just 11 years old, will showcase her incredible skills on the aerial loops high above the circus ring.

Hold on tight as Luis and Ronaldo take you on a fast and furious ride on the giant Space Wheel, leaving you breathless and exhilarated.

These thrilling performances are just the beginning. Circus Mondao promises countless surprises that can only be found within its enchanting world.

Details for the Tenby shows are as follows:

Location: Marsh Farm, Marsh Road, opposite the Leisure Centre Dates: 31st May to 4th June


  • Wednesday, 31st: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 1st: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Friday, 2nd: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 3rd: 2pm and 5pm
  • Sunday, 4th: 2pm only

For those in Haverfordwest, here are the show details:

Location: Showground, Withybush Road Dates: 7th to 11th June


  • Wednesday, 7th: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 8th: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Friday, 9th: 5pm and 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 10th: 2pm and 5pm
  • Sunday, 11th: 2pm only

Special offers are available for select days:

  • Wednesday: All seats for just £7.50
  • Thursday: Buy one ticket, get one free (of the same value)
  • Friday: Four seats for £45 (any seat, any age)
  • Saturday: Kids go free (one free child ticket with the purchase of one full-price adult ticket)

Please note that terms and conditions apply to all offers and they cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. For more offers, visit Circus Mondao’s Facebook page.

To secure your tickets, the booking office is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am onwards. Cash payments only. For further information, call the information line at 07722791777.

For ticket giveaways and photo opportunities, please reach out to Jan Erik Brenner at 07785355849 or [email protected].

Prepare to be amazed as Circus Mondao brings unforgettable entertainment to Tenby and Haverfordwest. Get ready to step into a world of wonder and experience the magic of the circus firsthand.


Lucy and Stu’s love story mirrors that of TV’s Gavin and Stacey



A COUPLE affectionately known by their family and friends as ‘the real Gavin and Stacey’ are hoping for a special opportunity to celebrate their unique love story on TV.

Lucy and Stu Weston’s relationship strikingly mirrors that of the beloved TV show’s main characters. Their engagement even took place over fish and chips on Barry Island, reminiscent of the show.

Living in Pembroke, the couple are long-time fans of the series that follows the romance between Essex boy Gavin (Matthew Horne) and Welsh girl Stacey (Joanna Page). Upon learning about the upcoming 2024 Christmas special, which will be the final episode of Gavin and Stacey, they decided to go all out to become extras on the show and fulfill a dream of appearing alongside their idols.

Lucy shared her determined efforts: “I have been trying to find a way of applying to be on the show due to air this Christmas. I have emailed the BBC, Newsnight, newspapers, casting agencies, and I have even sent direct messages to James Corden and Ruth Jones on Twitter.”

Lucy, a re-enablement assistant for Pembrokeshire County Council, and Stu, a 39-year-old self-employed builder, met on a dating site in 2009. Much like Gavin and Stacey, their initial connection involved long distances. However, Lucy and her best friend Kerry—who interestingly resembles Stacey’s friend Nessa—soon made an overnight trip from Pembroke to the Midlands to meet Stu and his best mate Dale.

Lucy reminisced: “A few days later, Stu turned up on my mum’s doorstep, out of the blue. He told me he loved me and couldn’t stop thinking about me. I told him I felt exactly the same and threw myself into his arms. That night we went for a walk to try and figure out how we could make it work.

“Stu stayed in Pembroke with me for a couple of days. We had a lovely time, and I knew from that moment I had found someone special. When it was time for him to leave, I decided to ditch work and go with him. When we arrived at his parents’ house, I had the warmest welcome.”

Stuart soon moved to Wales, found local employment, and the couple welcomed their first son, Ben, now 13. Stuart proposed during a trip to Barry Island, leading to a Welsh wedding in Freshwater East. Their second son, Zac, now 10, was born nine months later.

Lucy explained: “We bought our first home right across the road from where I grew up and where my dad still lives. Just like Uncle Bryn in the show, he is always popping in to make sure we are all okay. Whenever Stu and I fall out, we send each other clips or songs from the show to make friends again. We still watch it most nights to fall asleep to. It is ‘our’ show. We absolutely love it! Our friends and family nickname us ‘the real Gavin and Stacey’.”

“But unlike Gavin and Stacey, our love has never gone stagnant, my brother has never gone on a dodgy fishing trip, and my mother has had new towels since her wedding! And in our version, our Nessa and Smithy never ended up together but remain friends and are as mad as ever.

“So it would be the perfect tribute to our love story if we could appear on Gavin and Stacey’s very last episode as extras.”

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New Ferry Service Opens the Door to a Wealth of Entertainment



An upgraded ferry service between Pembrokeshire and Ireland will open the door to a wealth of entertainment options for South Wales citizens.

Irish Ferries recently confirmed it will replace a freight vessel with a cruise ferry. This will reintroduce a full passenger service between Pembroke and Rosslare.

Pembrokeshire County Councillor Marc Tierney believes the upgraded ferry service will provide a crucial link between Wales and the Emerald Isle.

“Brexit has and continues to present significant challenges to the viability of services between Wales and Ireland, which is why I have sought reassurances from the Welsh Government about their support for our ports and in the maintenance of these vital trade links,” Tierney said.

“The decision to restore full passenger services between Pembroke and Rosslare with the transfer of the Isle of Innisfree from the Dover-Calais route is enormously positive, adding much needed capacity over the busy summer months.”

With the south eastern corner of Ireland within easy travelling distance of Rosslare, ferry users will be able to access a host of different entertainment options.

For example, there are several racecourses located in the region including Gowran Park and Wexford, while Dublin is just a two-hour drive up the coast.

The capital city offers visitors a vast range of entertainment activities including festivals, food and drink, sports, music and family-themed events.

There is also a burgeoning casino scene in the Irish capital city, with several brick-and-mortar establishments offering some of best gaming on the Emerald Isle.

The growth of digital casinos has boosted the popularity of land-based venues, making them a place people increasingly utilise for entertainment purposes.

Many visitors to Dublin play games on the best roulette casino for Irish punters before testing their skills in one of the city’s numerous casinos.

Pembrokeshire citizens will now have the same option available to them following the reintroduction of an upgraded ferry link between South Wales and Ireland.

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What you need to know about Costa Rica gaming license



You may establish an online gambling enterprise in Costa Rica without a gaming license. There may not be a licensing authority, iGaming legislation, or regulatory framework, but the nation is open to the business.

Some dishonest corporate service providers may overcharge for obtaining a gambling license in Costa Rica. Although Costa Rica does allow the establishment of internet gambling companies, the use of the term “license” is deceptive.

The primary business activity of a Costa Rican gambling corporation is the provision of gaming services via various internet platforms. Because of this, the operator is able to run its online gaming operations out of Costa Rica, a country without a comprehensive regulatory system for gambling sites.

Startups looking to “test the waters” before investing heavily in licensing could choose a Costa Rica gaming license, or even better, a gambling firm. You may launch an online gaming enterprise, fine-tune its software and website, and gauge its success among your target audience before expanding.

One disadvantage of a Costa Rica gaming license is that, due to the lack of a legitimate license, you will not be able to accept payments from standard merchants and payment providers like Visa and MasterCard. Alternatively, you may accept cryptocurrency payments first and then add fiat money if you choose to seek for a license in another country down the road.

A Costa Rica Gaming Company’s Advantages

You may open an internet casino, poker room, slot machine, sportsbook, and more out of Costa Rica by forming a gaming corporation there. International clients may purchase these services, but Costa Rica will not be able to. You may also provide gaming services to customers in the gambling and casino industries via the corporation.

Additional advantages including For online gambling sites that accept cryptocurrencies, Costa Rica is an excellent testing ground. The government’s ‘hands-off’ attitude to regulating online gambling and its crypto-friendliness make it an ideal testing ground before moving to a regulated country. Some crypto gaming firms based in Costa Rica only accept cryptocurrency and digital currencies as payment.

Here are some more advantages that Costa Rica gaming enterprises might reap:

  • Effortless setup and turnaround
  • Essential criteria for due diligence
  • Unrestricted authority for owners and directors
  • Relatively low prices and prices
  • No paid-up capital is necessary.
  • There is no need to go through the licensing procedure in this self-regulatory environment.
  • No tax on winnings from gambling or betting No tax on winnings from sources outside of Costa Rica
  • Excellent practice for when you need to apply for a license in a different state.

The company may then choose to remain in Costa Rica and accept just cryptocurrency payments or move to a jurisdiction with an online gaming license and fiat and cryptocurrency payments. InteliumLaw can assist you with starting in Costa Rica as a “sandbox,” then switching to another jurisdiction like Curacao, Tobique, Kahnwake or obtain Estonia gaming license.

For What Reasons Can a Gaming Company Consider Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s economy, society, and politics are among Central America’s most stable. Business, cryptocurrencies, and internet gaming are supported by its government. Suppose they exclusively sell online games to foreigners. Online gambling in Costa Rica is prohibited and punishable.

Whatever the supplier, internet casinos and other games are legal. A license or permit is unnecessary here.

Costa Rica is perfect for crypto gaming. The local government accepts bitcoin payments from employers, demonstrating its embrace of crypto. Virtual currencies can pay more than the minimum wage, but fiat cash is needed first. Unregulated online gambling companies accept bitcoin and other digital payments. Costa Rica attracts iGaming firms and bitcoin processors.

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