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Daily news from the Canaries and the islands
   Daily news from the Canaries and the islands' biggest English language newspaper on-line



23.01.2019 - The mother of 28-year-old Jennifer Judith González Méndez, reported her daughter missing on Monday. The young woman is 1.69 metres tall, slim and has medium-length, chestnut brown hair. The curious thing about this missing person's report is that the young woman was last seen on July 20 last year. She lived with her boyfriend in the La Cuesta district of La Laguna. But he doesn't know where Jennifer is either. "It seems she disappeared overnight, but nobody reported her missing," explained Santiago Carlos Martín, coordinator of SOS Desaparecidos in the Canaries.
The young woman had moved out and made herself independent. That's why her mother hadn't noticed until now that her daughter had disappeared. Girlfriends had not heard from her either. more...
German woman drowned in Lanzarote
Daily News23.01.2019 - An 80-year-old German woman drowned on Monday afternoon at the Playa de Los Fariones in Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote. The lifeguards had pulled her out of the water at Playa Grande and called for help. They started resuscitation techniques until the emergency doctor arrived. But the ambulance staff could not resuscitate the woman despite the use of advanced techniques. more...
Daily News23.01.2019 - The Local Police from Antigua in Fuerteventura seized a 30 kilogram bundle with a brown content on the Playa de Caleta Corcho last weekend. The substance is probably hashish. Previously, a phone call had been received from a member of the public, reporting that a suspicious package had been found. A police patrol on the Paseo Marítimo in Caleta de Fuste immediately went to the location mentioned and seized the package. In Antigua, the Local Police patrol day and night to guarantee the safety of the public. more...
Investigations continue into La Laguna road accident
Daily News22.01.2019 - The investigation into the case of the 47-year-old driver who died last week in a car accident near La Laguna, has been under a court secrecy order. Her 53-year-old ex-partner who was also in the car, was initially suspected of having been involved in her death. The woman had crashed into a post in the afternoon and burned to death in her car, which ignited quickly. It was not until the next morning that her ex went to the University Hospital with severe burns. He had tried to save her, but that had not been possible. more...
False job offer and identity theft
Daily News22.01.2019 - The National Police in Las Palmas have arrested two women, aged 33 and 36 years, who are accused of alleged fraud against another woman. They had met the victim on the bus and spontaneously offered her a job. The stunned victim, who was urgently looking for work, immediately agreed to take the job. Under the pretext of preparing the employment contract, they took a photo of her identity card with their mobile phone. more...
Tickets available for the carnival from tomorrow
Daily News21.01.2019 - From tomorrow, January 22, tickets for the carnival gala events in Santa Cruz will go on sale. For example, for the election gala for the infant, adult and senior carnival queens, as well as the singing and dancing group contests. The tickets will be available from www.ticketea.com from 9am. Only four seats can be purchased per bank or credit card. Be quick, they usually sell out fast! more...
Daily News21.01.2019 - Anyone who was driving on the TF-5 motorway in a northerly direction on Saturday lunchtime at around 1.30pm, needed plenty of patience. After a 65-year-old driver suffered a heart attack in the area of Los Rodeos airport, the traffic came to a complete standstill. Emergency staff tried to resuscitate the man at the scene, but unfortunately without success. Guardia Civil officers and road patrol staff finally ensured that the vehicle was pushed to the edge of the road and that the traffic could once again move forward. more...
Daily News20.01.2019 - A large-scale phishing campaign by unknown people is circulating in Spain. It spreads so quickly via the social networks that the National Police explicitly warn via their Twitter account, against responding to it. Users receive an e-mail that allegedly comes from Netflix and offers to update the data of the Netflix customer. If you follow the link, you will end up with a virus which will spy on your personal data. more...
Suicide attempt prevented
Daily News20.01.2019 - Thanks to the rapid reaction of the Local Police from Santa Cruz, a 35-year-old woman was prevented from committing suicide last Thursday. The woman wanted to throw herself off the TF-5 motorway bridge near Coromoto in La Laguna. The police recognised the intention and rushed to help. An ambulance took the desperate woman to the university hospital HUC in La Laguna. more...
Fiestas de San Antonio Abad in Los Silos
Daily News19.01.2019 - Every January the animal blessing fiesta of San Antonio Abad takes place in Los Silos in the north west of Tenerife. This year it takes place this Sunday, when there is a cattle show at 10am. At the same time, from 10am to 6pm, the Plaza de La Luz is animated with a handicraft market and in the former monastery San Sebastían, examples of traditional clothing are exhibited. At around 12 noon, the festive service is celebrated, followed by the consecration of animals, and then a colourful procession through the town centre. more...
Flu cases cause a collapse at the University Hospital
Daily News19.01.2019 - The university hospital HUC in La Laguna was on the verge of collapse last week. This was due to the wave of influenza, which is currently causing havoc. A total of 269 patients visited the emergency room on Monday, 250 on Tuesday and so the week continued under high pressure. In November the average was 230 patients per day. Due to a lack of specialist staff, some patients had to wait more than four hours before being treated and more than 40 patients had to stay in beds in the corridors. more...
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