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24.05.2019 - Part 3 of 4.- What do you think about the policies supported by the right-wing party regarding immigration and foreigners?

Our party, PSOE, has always been a party that welcomes and integrates multiculturism. Our town, as a pioneer of tourism in the Canary Islands, has always stood out for welcoming foreign people and, in spite of the proclamations of the right-wing party, must continue to be a reference of an open and cosmopolitan town, with an attractive model of coexistence, as this is precisely one of the charms which make Puerto de la Cruz unique , without parallel in the Canary Islands, thanks to this mixture of our own, between the residents and visitors of our town.
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24.05.2019 - The Guardia Civil are currently using their Twitter account to warn against counterfeit coins, which are currently in circulation and very similar to Euro coins. More often than not, after paying in cash and pocketing change, customers have experienced a nasty surprise on closer inspection. They are usually foreign coins with a value far below that of the Euro. For example, a coin was found from the Egyptian currency, which is very similar to the two-Euro coin, but only worth 4.9 cents. So the best thing is to take a closer look when you are given change. more...
24.05.2019 - Part 3 of 4.- What do you think about the policies supported by the right-wing party regarding immigration and foreigners?

Our party, PSOE, has always been a party that welcomes and integrates multiculturism. Our town, as a pioneer of tourism in the Canary Islands, has always stood out for welcoming foreign people and, in spite of the proclamations of the right-wing party, must continue to be a reference of an open and cosmopolitan town, with an attractive model of coexistence, as this is precisely one of the charms which make Puerto de la Cruz unique , without parallel in the Canary Islands, thanks to this mixture of our own, between the residents and visitors of our town.
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23.05.2019 - Part 2 of 4- Please tell us about your town project.

The socialist project for Puerto de la Cruz is based on three pillars which do all respond to the urgent change the public are strongly demanding.
The first one of these pillars is our idea of a transparent and close Town Council, with the involvement of citizens in all fields, as well as to speed up the municipal administrative procedures and management which is absolutely necessary. Through a more efficient Town Council we will gain the trust of companies, entrepreneurs and neighbours in order to stand by their side to make their dreams come true.
The second pillar is the configuration of a model of a more progressive, diverse, inclusive and modern town that is more committed to the preservation of our environment and more prepared to confront the major challenges facing us.
The third pillar is our town project, with an urban planning department approving the necessary plans and ordinances. One of the priorities is sustainability, with policies targeted at the preservation of the environment, such as the approval of a Sustainable Urban Development Strategy or the Smart City project, which will considerably contribute to achieving excellence in our tourist town. We will place the necessary emphasis on the pending building works, like Playa Jardín, Playa Martiánez, the Sports City we are committed to in order to turn it into an infrastructure of reference within the region and the regeneration of the major tourist areas.
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23.05.2019 - Specialists from the Guardia Civil GEAS diving unit have rescued a loggerhead sea turtle that was caught up between garbage and refuse off the south coast of Tenerife. They pulled the turtle out of the sea and took it to Puerto Colón in Costa Adeje. It was then handed over to the wildlife recuperation centre, where it can recover before being released back into the sea. more...
22.05.2019 - During this week, with Sunday's municipal elections in mind, we will be publishing one question and answer each day.

Part 1 of 4: What are your priorities for Puerto de la Cruz?

Our top priority, given the state of abandonment that can currently be observed by the public, is to improve the essential services for the town, such as the cleaning, the gardens and to ensure their correct maintenance. We will develop an urgent plan for asphalt works, since the condition of the pavements on the main streets as well as those of all urbanisations and neighbourhoods is completely deplorable. We will restore the image that Puerto de la Cruz has always had as a benchmark town and will commit to the high-quality essential public services of a town which is not only a tourist but also a residential area. Then we will continue with the major infrastructure works, which are equally essential and necessary for a town which expects – and we are convinced of this – a great future.
We will reactivate the economic development in order to create quality employment and we will turn Puerto de la Cruz into that town we all once knew and which we are missing, with its cultural life, commercial dynamism, etc.
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22.05.2019 - A 27-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were recently arrested at a medical centre in Santa Cruz by a security guard, on suspicion of assault. The staff had asked for help because they had been aggressively attacked and threatened with death by the couple being held. The first guard to arrive was thrown to the ground by the woman. Her companion struck the one lying on the ground. Only when other security guards joined could the couple be overwhelmed and held until the police arrived. The injured security guard had to be sent to hospital for surgery. 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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