Thursday, 25.05.2017
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24.05.2017 - The Canarian government, the Canarian island councils, and numerous local councils, expressed their solidarity with the people who were affected by the suicide attack in Manchester on Monday evening. On Tuesday afternoon, the staff of the individual authorities observed a minute's silence for the victims and the flags were set at half-mast. more...
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24.05.2017 - The Canarian government, the Canarian island councils, and numerous local councils, expressed their solidarity with the people who were affected by the suicide attack in Manchester on Monday evening. On Tuesday afternoon, the staff of the individual authorities observed a minute's silence for the victims and the flags were set at half-mast. more...
24.05.2017 - On Friday evening at 8.30pm, the Gospel Shine Voices will be presenting their first album entitled Faith, Hope & Love at the Teobaldo Power Auditorium in La Orotava. The internationally renowned artists Lurine Cato and Dave Daniel, who have contributed to some of the songs on the album, will also be on stage. The two London singers will join the choir directed by Ezequiel Barrios. One of the highlights of the evening will be the choir's first single, entitled Supernatural Love. more...
24.05.2017 - In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the fire brigade was called to a fire which had broken out in the underground car park of a residential building in the district of San Matías in La Laguna. At this time, it was not yet clear whether cars were damaged as well. more...
23.05.2017 - Last Friday, Prince Juan Bagration-Mukhraneli and Princess Kristine de Bagration-Mukhraneli of Georgia visited the Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz. They visited among others the red pandas, the gorillas, the Planet Penguin, as well as the orca show at the Orca Ocean. more...
23.05.2017 - From today until next Saturday, the Festival of Choral music, Corearte is offering excellent musical entertainment in Puerto de la Cruz. It begins on Tuesday evening at 8.30pm with a concert in the Iglesia de la Peña de Francia. There are choirs from Puerto de la Cruz, Madrid, Uruguay, Mexico and Iceland. more...
23.05.2017 - When her husband died on July 31, 2000, a widowed woman failed to report this to the Seguridad Social. Instead, she collected his pension until May 2, 2012, when she was discovered. Now she is being held responsible for social security fraud in court. The judge ordered a one-year prison term and the payment of four euros a day for six months.
The prosecutor said that the bank in La Orotava, which managed the couple's account, had failed to demand the annual life test, to prove that the man was still living. The damage amounts to €85,000 according to the prosecutor, of which the bank has already returned €44,200 to the social security system, although final judgment for the bank is pending. more...
 News Features ::
16.05.2017 - Residents from Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital, made an emergency call on Sunday to report that they had seen a man with a large knife in his hand, running towards the port. He was threatening to kill his daughter's uncle.
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29.04.2017 - A young woman who tried to smuggle a prohibited drug into Tenerife II prison in El Rosario was arrested by security forces. She was going to deliver the four vials containing 65.5 millilitres of anabolic steroid liquid to her boyfriend who is serving a sentence there, during a face to face visit.
The young woman's suspicious behaviour attracted the attention of a prison guard. She was found to be carrying the vials inside her body, a move which actually got her arrested, as she violated public health laws.
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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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 Archive News ::
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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