Wednesday, 22.08.2018
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21.08.2018 - After a near oil disaster last Saturday on the coast of Güímar, four beaches in the immediate catchment area were closed. After the helicopters had checked from the air with experts from the Environmental Protection Agency that fortunately there was no oil pollution, the beaches were reopened on Sunday. The absence of the feared contamination is due to the porous, absorbent material that has absorbed much of the oil spill on land. Therefore the mayor, María Concepción Brito, met with technicians, employees from the local and insular environmental office as well as with responsible persons from the company that caused the problem, to discuss the next steps. The public are asked to comply with the ban at all costs. more...
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21.08.2018 - After a near oil disaster last Saturday on the coast of Güímar, four beaches in the immediate catchment area were closed. After the helicopters had checked from the air with experts from the Environmental Protection Agency that fortunately there was no oil pollution, the beaches were reopened on Sunday. The absence of the feared contamination is due to the porous, absorbent material that has absorbed much of the oil spill on land. Therefore the mayor, María Concepción Brito, met with technicians, employees from the local and insular environmental office as well as with responsible persons from the company that caused the problem, to discuss the next steps. The public are asked to comply with the ban at all costs. more...
21.08.2018 - As part of Operation Owl, the Guardia Civil Territorial Judicial Police Unit (ETPJ) in Santa María de Guía in Gran Canaria have arrested a 75-year-old man from Lanzarote. He was charged on August 13 after he had sexually assaulted a teenager on a bus. The man had already attracted attention in Fuerteventura in 2014 due to similar behaviour. The senior used public transport to live out his inclinations. He preferred to sit next to underage boys and teenagers who were travelling alone. He used this situation, or the moment when they had to get out, to touch them in private places. more...
20.08.2018 - The cable car to Mount Teide broke down at 10.20am on Saturday morning. A fault in one of the motors had led to an automatic safety stop being activated. The cabin was carrying 34 people, including four children. At the top station another 120 people were already waiting to return to the base station. They had to wait there for three hours until all passengers arrived safely at the base. Firemen and Red Cross staff were at the scene. more...
20.08.2018 - Four beaches on the east coast had to be closed on Saturday morning after a trickle of oil had reached the coast. The reason: the diesel tank of an industrial laundry had a leak and spilled out. The contents, 30,000 litres of diesel, poured into the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency immediately enacted a Marine Civil Protection protocol. Fortunately, only a very small amount reached the Playa Samarines in Candelaria. It was only thanks to the extremely absorbent rock around the industrial area that no environmental disaster occurred. On Sunday the beaches were opened again. more...
19.08.2018 - National Police officers based in Arrecife were recently called by the owner of a bar after a 33-year-old resident in her bar got into a fight with another neighbour. He went home, came back with a knife and threatened to kill the adversary. A third party who wanted to settle the dispute was slightly injured by the attacker and had to be treated at a medical centre. The police were able to locate and arrest the man, who had already been known to the police by previous criminal convictions, shortly afterwards. He didn't have a weapon on him at the time. He was reported as a serious threat. more...
19.08.2018 - At a Finca on the Carretera de La Cabezada in Icod el Alto, a district above Los Realejos, there is an interesting event today, Sunday. As in the old times, the grain is traditionally cut, sometimes with a long scythe, and sometimes with the short sickle. In addition there will be Canarian music and typical food. Actually, this twelfth traditional harvesting meeting was already scheduled for last Sunday but due to the rain the event had to be postponed by one week. The meeting starts at 11am. 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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