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27.05.2019 - On Saturday morning at around 4.30am, the instruments of the National Geographic Institute (IGN) registered an earth tremor which reached a magnitude 2.5 on the Richter scale. The seismic movements took place at a depth of 40 kilometres in the sea off the northern tip of Tenerife. The islanders did not notice the quake. more...
American drug dealer arrested
Daily News27.05.2019 - Residents of Guargacho in southern Tenerife were amazed on Friday evening when numerous police officers stormed into an apartment to arrest the resident. The man was a drug dealer wanted by the US authorities on an international detention order. Officers from the Peninsular assisted their Guardia Civil colleagues in Tenerife during the arrest. The wanted man was taken away in a camouflaged van. more...
Octopus confiscated
Daily News26.05.2019 - Inspectors from the Canary Islands Government Fisheries Department recently confiscated 29.5 kilograms of octopus from a restaurant in Arrecife, Lanzarote, which was stored in several bags in the animal freezer and for which the restaurateur could not provide any proof of origin. The octopus were confiscated and the restaurany owner was charged. The inspectors once again pointed out that all fish and seafood sold in restaurants or fish shops must be proven to be of legal and controlled origin. more...
Daily News25.05.2019 - For the second time in a row, a world record attempt will be attempted in Candelaria today, Saturday, which should go into the Guinness Book of Records. The aim is for as many people as possible to participate in the salsa dance Rueda de Casino. The current record was set in Greece where there were 1,102 participants. It begins at around 10.30am when all dance schools and everyone who has desire to take part, are cordially invited. In addition there will be free dance lessons, DJs and live music. Last year in Candelaria, the record in dance length held by Cuba so far was broken, which was 14 minutes and 38 seconds. more...
A neighbourhood dispute
Daily News25.05.2019 - Last week, a couple from the La Cuesta neighbourhood in La Laguna ek were simply fed up with the noise that was constantly coming from the neighbour's apartment, with whom they had no good relationship anyway. So they decided to ring his doorbell and ask for peace. The man opened the door, insulted his neighbours and, after the verbal argument, attacked the man with a pointed object in his hand. He injured his victim several times and with varying severity on his arm. The 41-year-old assailant was arrested. more...
Daily News25.05.2019 - Part 4 of 4.-How are you going to promote investment?

It is fundamental to focus on the external promotion of the borough, from the point of view of business investment beyond the tourist industry, within the framework of the magnificent quality of life our borough offers, the best climate of the Canary Islands, great communications, a broad range of leisure, educational, cultural and accommodation offers and wonderful residential areas. On the borderline between three continents, we have long become a strategic platform of international investments in Africa. This is the reason why we will foster specialised business centres, town-hotels (businesses), we will again hold business congresses on an international level, which this town is worth hosting, and the permanent dissemination, in specialised forums, of our armored Tax Law and virtues of our town as a place of welcome. All this shall lead us to achieving a fundamental aim: placing Puerto de la Cruz on the world map of international businesses as a safe, comfortable and open destination which is prepared to meet any organisational challenge.
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Daily News24.05.2019 - 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...
Daily News24.05.2019 - 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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Daily News23.05.2019 - 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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Daily News23.05.2019 - 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...
Daily News22.05.2019 - 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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