Tuesday, 19.03.2019
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Daily news from the Canaries and the islands
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18.03.2019 - A woman from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria experienced a nightmare when she came back from a long private trip and realised that she could not open her front door with her key. She alerted the police. At the scene, the police confirmed that the lock of the house in Calle León y Castillo had been replaced. In the garden, they discovered a car that the owner of the apartment did not recognise. Finally, a young man opened the door. The 24-year-old admitted to having occupied the apartments together with a 19-year-old friend. One of the two had a previous criminal record. In the apartment, the owner found that several devices were missing. The two were then arrested for robbery and abuse of a property. more...
Daily News18.03.2019 - On Friday morning, about 300 pupils and students went to La Laguna to fight for a better future for Planet Earth. In the evening there was another protest march in the capital Santa Cruz, which went from the Plaza Weyler to Plaza de Candelaria, where they read their manifesto. It was initiated by four schoolgirls, joined by other pupils and students, as well as families and pensioners. They demanded a reversal of climate policy, an end to the extinction of species and finally effective measures. Around 2,000 people joined the march. "Not even two weeks ago, we developed the idea of participating in this Friday march among four schoolmates. We counted on perhaps two dozen fellow protesters. We would never have thought that so many would join us," explained Natalia Díaz, spokeswoman for the movement. She announced that this protest would now take place every Friday until there was a political reaction. more...
Daily News17.03.2019 - Yasmin is about two years old. She has always lived free in a Barranco in Puerto de la Cruz. Unfortunately she was found with an open femur fracture and her right hind leg had to be amputated. She is currently being cared for at Romántica I but Yasmin is urgently looking for a home where she can stay. She is a tame, sweet and calm cat. In the beginning she can be a bit anxious, but then she becomes very relaxed. Due to her disability she should only be kept indoors or with a closed terrace. Contact 649 844 435 if you can help. more...
Daily News17.03.2019 - The Hotel Botánico*****GL in Puerto de la Cruz , Tenerife was awarded the TUI Holly 2019 at the ITB travel fair in Berlin. The hotel is thus continuing its successful series of awards, which confirms its value as an excellent holiday destination. This prestigious award converts the hotel into one of the best 100 hotels in the world, among the 12,000 with which the TUI Group works. On this occasion, for the 20th time in its history, Hotel Botánico celebrates having received this award as one of the favourite destinations of the German market. It is not without reason that this is one of the most important awards in the hotel sector, as it takes into account, among many other factors, the guests' satisfaction with the hotel's services, the food on offer, its cleanliness and its environmental management, which is assessed by thousands of visitors. In this spirit, the tour operator TUI has awarded the prize to a total of 31 Spanish hotels, including 14 in the Canary Islands. more...
Daily News16.03.2019 - Yesterday, young people in Tenerife joined the worldwide movement by Greta Thundberg, which runs in Spain under the motto Juventud x Clima. More than 300 young people formed in front of the central building of the University of La Laguna and moved from there to the town hall. In the evening there was a second demonstration that led from the Plaza Weyler to Plaza de la Candelaria in Santa Cruz. Young people also joined the protest in Santa Cruz de La Palma and Los Llanos de Aridane at the west coast of the small green island. more...
Daily News16.03.2019 - The Tenerife-born international tenor Celso Albelo is offering a concert tonight at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna for the benefit of the Asociación Villa Feliz. The charitable, humane project takes care of life in the Sanamá region in the Dominican Republic, where children have to walk several kilometres to school every day on bad roads and in all weathers. The proceeds will be used to purchase a vehicle that will take the children safely to school. The tickets are available at the box office or at www.entrees.es at the standard price of €30. more...
Daily News16.03.2019 - El Hierro Island President Belen Allende congratulated the winners of the prestigious Bacchus 2019 award last week. The gold medal went to organic winemaker Uwe Urbach for his Vino de Uwe Blanco El Hierro. Elysar won a silver with Gran Malpaso Blanco Seco El Hierro 2018 and the cooperative Campo de Frontera won a bronze with their wine Viña Frontera Varietal Blanco El Hierro 2017 and the Viña Frontera Baboso Blanco El Hierro. "These awards show that our wines possess quality and uniqueness and can compete on the national and international stage," more...
Daily News15.03.2019 - Today, Friday, the Silver Age Fair starts in Playa de Las Américas, which is aimed at residents and visitors in the 55+ age group. It is about health, well-being, medical care, aesthetics, beautiful living, healthy nutrition and active ageing. Around 40 companies will present themselves and their activities in the exhibition area in front of the Oasis shopping centre. The fair will be open today and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. more...
Daily News15.03.2019 - If you still haven't had enough of the carnival, you can throw yourself into the fun, hustle and bustle in Garachico this weekend. This evening (Friday) from 8.30pm there will be a singing competition by the Murgas on the grounds of the old harbour. On Saturday, March 16, the grand carnival parade will take place at 5pm. The procession leads from the Plaza de Santo Domingo to the old harbour. Afterwards there will be dancing to the sounds of the Dorada Band from around 7pm. On Sunday at 3pm the younger ones can have fun at the children's carnival and at 6pm the figure of Don Sansusino is welcomed, and there will be traditional pastries and music. At 8pm the figure is buried and the carnival comes to an end. more...
Motorbiker raced into a radar trap
Daily News15.03.2019 - It is most likely that the 46-year-old motorcyclist J.A.L.G. didn't expect to find a radar control on the TF-24 at La Orotava last Saturday morning. Otherwise he probably wouldn't have stepped up his speed. He was riding at 176 kilometres per hour on a road which is limited to 70 kilometres per hour. He was caught by the traffic police radar, which immediately identified the driver due to his speeding. He will have to face a heavy fine and a driving ban. more...
Seven Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded in the Canaries
Daily News14.03.2019 - Tour operator TUI diverted a flight heading from Banjul in Gambia to Amsterdam on Tuesday and the aircraft landed in Gran Canaria. The passengers were accommodated in a hotel for one night and flown to Amsterdam on Wednesday on another aircraft.
This was only one of seven Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to be grounded at the Gran Canaria and Tenerife airports after the European Air Security Agency closed airspace to them. Five aircraft are at the Gando Airport and two at Tenerife South. Other countries around the world have followed suit. Two other aircraft are grounded at Malaga and Alicante. This followed a fatal accident in which an aircraft of this type crashed in Ethiopia last Sunday. It is the second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 in five months, and complaints have also been made by pilots in the US about problems following take-off. The aircraft will remain grounded until the European Air Security Agency considers them safe to fly.
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