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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 - 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.
more...
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...
21.05.2019 - The National Police from Puerto de la Cruz recently arrested four young men aged between 19 and 25 years who are accused of robbery. The officers were initially called for help by an Italian tourist who led them to her boyfriend, who had been beaten by the attackers. The couple said the four had followed them after a bar visit and then suddenly attacked them on the street. They pressed the man against the wall and beat him up to steal €50 in cash. Then they ran away towards the bus station. While the officers were still following the men to the bus station, a taxi driver alerted the emergency services and reported a brawl at the bus station. The four had attacked two young men there to steal their mobile phones. When they noticed the police presence, they fled and split into two pairs to make the pursuit more difficult. Eventually two of them were caught as they headed towards their own apartment, and the other two a little later when they went to that apartment to meet the others. The two stolen mobile phones were seized and returned to their rightful owners. more...
21.05.2019 - An employee working on the El Rincón rock face in the borough of Tijarafe in La Palma was injured yesterday at midday by falling boulders. A GES emergency helicopter crew located the injured person and took him on board. He was flown to the heliport at the Tazacorte jetty and handed over to an ambulance team who took him to the island hospital. The man had sustained moderate chest injuries. more...
20.05.2019 - Last Friday morning, a concrete mixer in Garachico caused a stir. Repair work is currently being carried out on the access to the beach. The sea had hollowed out the wall, so repairs were recently started. The hole was to be filled with concrete. For this purpose, a truck with a full cement drum was parked on the pavement, directly above the beach, and from there, the concrete was to be poured downwards. But suddenly the pavement, which could not withstand the weight of the load, gave way and collapsed. The driver of the truck was very lucky and got away with a fright. Fortunately, the wall withstood the weight leaning against it and prevented the concrete mixer from falling. A special crane had to be brought in to pull the truck out. more...
20.05.2019 - On Saturday, National Police officers arrested 20 men and three women at Playa del Inglés in Gran Canaria, who were selling counterfeit branded goods in their shops, concentrated in two shopping centres. The police seized 80 boxes of goods worth €1,083,535. These were mainly clothes, glasses, bags and watches. 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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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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