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16.10.2018 - In the Museum of Sand Carpets in La Orotava, the room in which a mandala of coloured sand is to be made by Wednesday morning, was consecrated yesterday. It shows the Buddha of Mercy and is made by five Tibetan monks from the Sera Ye monastery in southern India. It is one of the three main monasteries built in India under the leadership of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama after the occupation of Tibet by China in 1950. The monastery houses about 5,000 monks and suffers from financial difficulties due to a lack of support. Therefore, several groups of monks are on a charity trip all over the world. more...
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16.10.2018 - In the Museum of Sand Carpets in La Orotava, the room in which a mandala of coloured sand is to be made by Wednesday morning, was consecrated yesterday. It shows the Buddha of Mercy and is made by five Tibetan monks from the Sera Ye monastery in southern India. It is one of the three main monasteries built in India under the leadership of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama after the occupation of Tibet by China in 1950. The monastery houses about 5,000 monks and suffers from financial difficulties due to a lack of support. Therefore, several groups of monks are on a charity trip all over the world. more...
16.10.2018 - Around a dozen Canarian artists opened the International Dance Festival 23MASDANZA in the dunes of Maspalomas over the weekend. Five different pieces from the genre of contemporary dance were performed. This Modern Dance Festival began on October 13 and will continue until November 3. For the full programme, you can find more information at www.masdanza.com more...
16.10.2018 - In La Palma, a 48-year-old man was seriously injured last Sunday as he was manipulating a dynamite capsule on the coast near Juan Adalid near Garafía. He suffered serious injuries to one of his arms. As the requested emergency helicopter was unable to land due to bad weather, emergency staff stabilised the injured person and took him by ambulance to the general hospital in La Palma. He was delivered in a critical condition. more...
15.10.2018 - Last Saturday two people were drowned on the Canarian coasts. In the first case, a man and two minors in distress were rescued at Playa de La Lajita in the south of Gran Canaria. They were brought to the shore by private individuals on waterbikes. The 60-year-old had suffered a head injury and cardiac arrest. The resuscitation measures were unsuccessful.
In Fuerteventura, at the Faro de la Entellada, an emergency call was received reporting a 25-year-old man who had gone underwater fishing and failed to return. Two people discovered the missing man and started resuscitation until the emergency helicopter arrived. He was hoisted aboard, where the emergency doctor continued to fight in vain for the young man's life. more...
15.10.2018 - On Sunday morning, at around 9am, a serious traffic accident occurred on the TF-5 at kilometre 43 in the borough of Los Realejos. For reasons so far unknown, an older couple's car overturned. The 67-year-old woman suffered from moderate chest injuries. She was trapped in the wreck and had to be freed by firefighters. Her 71-year-old husband suffered a severe injury to his arm. Both were taken to the North Hospital in Icod de los Vinos. On the way, there were severe traffic jams. more...
11.10.2018 - The Colombian artist Juanes, who became world-famous for his hits Es por tí, La camisa negra and Me enamora, performed last weekend in front of more than 5,000 people in La Gomera. However, he spent the night on the main island of Tenerife. He recovered in preparation for the next concerts of his Amante Tour at the Hotel Botánico***** GL. He particularly emphasised the excellent wellness area, the excellent treatment by the staff and the extraordinary collection of paintings by Canarian artists. more...
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Arona - 02.06.2018 - Don’t miss Fenáutica! Last year’s event brought together over 12,500 people and this year’s celebrations are sure to top that.

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3, this is a nautical event in the Marina del Sur, Las Galletas, that will be showcasing all that’s special about the sea-related activities in the Islands. There’s adapted diving for the physically challenged, the Guanche's Cup regatta (Optimist, Laser and cruising categories), the 20th Canary Islands Underwater Video Championship and the exhibition of the 50th anniversary of the Canary Islands Federation of Underwater Activities are some of the novelties of this edition.
Most of the activities are completely free of charge, like the stunning photographic exhibition that has already been a major hit in cities such as Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
Parallel to the competitions, the Canary Islands Boat Show will organise a wide range of activities such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle surfing, sailing, jet skis, surfing, kite surfing, boat trips and whale watching. Workshops, talks, exhibitions, concerts and a wide range of gastronomic activities will also make these days memorable. There are over 40 activities on offer, ideal for residents and visitors.
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17.08.2017 - Yesterday evening at around 9.15pm, a 52-year-old woman from La Laguna died in an accident in the borough of Los Realejos. She lost control of her vehicle which broke through the crash barrier and fell from the 100 metre high cliffs. The car overturned several times, plundered through the bushes, until it finally crashed through the railings and came to rest on the beach. The driver who was alone in the car, died. No-one else was injured in the accident. more...
24.06.2016 - Jazzing it up
The second Vijazz event starts today in the Liceo del Taoro, La Orotava, and continues tomorrow as part of the celebrations of International Jazz Day.
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Playa San Juan's sumptuous sands proved too much for the emergency vehicles
Tenerife27.06.2016 - Fun and games over the weekend as an ambulance rushed to the aid of a man on the beach at San Juan in Guía de Isora. more...
Tenerife16.06.2016 - This Saturday, June 18, sees the Miss and Mister Summer competition in the Aguere Cultural Space, La Laguna. more...
Tenerife24.05.2016 - Activate Sports Club is a fabulous, original and dynamic centre, situated opposite the five star Baobab Suites Hotel in Costa Adeje and for Canaries Day, they have prepared a unique, fun day full of Canarian specialities to celebrate the region’s holiday. more...
The parakeet feeds on fruit
Canary Islands20.12.2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency of La Palma is out to capture exotic birds which have escaped from captivity, especially the ring-necked parakeets on the island. more...
The registration of newborns is now faster and direct from the hosptial
Gran Canaria20.12.2015 - Parents of children born at the main maternity hospital in Las Palmas received an early Christmas present in the form of the news that they no longer need to take their infant to the Civil Register to have its birth recorded officially. more...
Former President Nicolás Maduro had to recognise the landslide victory of the centre-right coalition Mesa de La Unidad Democratica
Canary Islands19.12.2015 - Thousands of Venezuelans in the Canaries have given a warm welcome to the regime change in their home country, where the elections on December 6 saw the controversial Maduro regime lose power. more...
The famous Yumbo shopping centre in Maspalomas was in the sights of Islamic terrorists
Gran Canaria19.12.2015 - A trial in Madrid which led to the conviction of a Gran Canaria resident for extolling jihadist terrorism produced the startling revelation that one of the island’s most famous gay spots was a possible bomb target several years ago. more...
Canary Islands18.12.2015 - Your events and exhibition guide for Tenerife and Gran Canaria. more...
SUP representatives say that budget cuts prevent the police from protecting themselves and the public
Canary Islands17.12.2015 - “We feel truly sorry that this government does not value us”, said the Spanish Police Union (SUP) in a recently published manifesto released amid a series of demonstrations that heavily criticised the budget cuts and conditions placed upon them by the current Madrid administration. more...
Hotel complex manager, Álvaro de la Bárcena
Canary Islands14.12.2015 - Over the last decade, travel agencies have fought a losing battle to hold their ground against the practice of do-it-yourself online booking, as we've become our own travel agents. more...
Tenerife13.12.2015 - The decision by Santa Cruz to spend hundreds of thousands of euros buying back taxi licences to reduce the number of taxis on the city roads has raised eyebrows, particularly among those who feel the money should be spent on more urgent needs. more...
Academic disrespect is treated as a serious issue by the University
Tenerife12.12.2015 - On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, attention was centred on the University of La Laguna (ULL) when an act of mindless vandalism brought the message home to roost. more...
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