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18.07.2018 - The Tenerife Cabildo ordered a minute's silence for Paula Teresa and her two daughters at 10.45am today. It has now been confirmed that this was a case of domestic violence. The father, a 43-year-old soldier, killed his family and then hanged himself in their common home. A detailed police report will be announced later today. Details will be published in the next issue of Island Connections. more...
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18.07.2018 - The Tenerife Cabildo ordered a minute's silence for Paula Teresa and her two daughters at 10.45am today. It has now been confirmed that this was a case of domestic violence. The father, a 43-year-old soldier, killed his family and then hanged himself in their common home. A detailed police report will be announced later today. Details will be published in the next issue of Island Connections. more...
18.07.2018 - On Tuesday afternoon, shortly after 1pm, a four-year-old boy was killed by a palm tree in the grounds of the Chano Sánchez Primary School at Ingenio in Gran Canaria. The boy was taking part in a summer camp and was standing in a queue at the food counter as the wind blew into the crown of the tree. The palm tree (Phoenix Canariensis), more than four metres high, broke and fell, injuring the child so badly that he died on the spot. His friend, standing next to him, was slightly injured. The boy's parents were informed immediately. The boy's seven-year-old sister was also taking part in the summer camp. more...
18.07.2018 - Lifeguards from the Playa de La Arena in Puerto Santiago rescued a little four-year-old girl from Poland from drowning on Monday. They watched the child play unsupervised on shore. Suddenly a wave came that pulled the child into the water and away from the beach within a very short time. The lifeguards managed to save the child at the last minute. She was in shock. The lifeguards located the parents about 60 metres away, sleeping on sunbeds. They hadn't noticed that their child had almost drowned. The lifeguards pointed out that only last Friday five bathers had to be rescued from the water where a red flag was flying because of high waves. Four were minors. more...
17.07.2018 - Four bodies were found in a house at 30 Calle de los Martillos in La Orotava at 12.30pm on Monday afternoon. He was a 43-year-old man who was a member of the armed forces and was awarded for his work in Afghanistan, his wife and their two daughters, who were three and five years old. The day before the family were at a family celebration and nobody had noticed anything strange. According to initial evidence, there are no signs of external violence on the woman or the children. Even the family dog was dead. They may have been poisoned. more...
17.07.2018 - A 66-year-old woman was pulled out of the sea with severe symptoms of drowning on Monday morning. She was seen in distress while swimming at the Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Once on the beach, she was treated by an ambulance team and then taken to the Doctor Negrín Hospital in a serious condition. more...
16.07.2018 - The ferry El Volcán de Taburiente took off on Sunday afternoon from Los Cristianos, heading for San Sebastián de La Gomera and Santa Cruz de La Palma. About five miles away from La Palma, the engines broke down. There was no thrust. The approximately 200 passengers on board just had to be patient. The feverish troubleshooting on board began. The trigger was found to be a fault in the cooling system, and after the cause was found, the repair work was immediately started, so that the ferry was able to continue to La Palma on its own, but it arrived more than an hour late. more...
 News Features ::
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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 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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