Monday, 19.11.2018
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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



19.11.2018 - At the weekend, an orange alert was in place with a warning that waves could be up to six metres high.. Huge waves did roll towards the coast and they caused enormous damage. Fortunately, no one was injured, a miracle when you consider that in Mesa del Mar 67 apartments in the Mar y Sol building had to be evacuated. The waves had swept along the balcony railing on the first two floors and caused other damage too. In Garachico, the coastal road was closed to traffic as it had turned into a torrential river. The Castillo beside the natural swimming pools lay alone like an island. On Saturday evening at 10pm, 24 people were evacuated by firefighters from a building in Calle Esteban Pons, after the waves reached the elevator. more...
Daily News19.11.2018 - Every year, when the big waves roll ashore, official warnings are issued and the coastal promenades blocked. And just as regularly the precautions are ignored by people who dangerously underestimate the strength of the Atlantic. The pier at the lighthouse in Puerto de la Cruz is one of the most popular walks, which is beautiful when the sun is shining, but very dangerous when the waves are high. A 70-year-old foreigner who ran onto the pier on Sunday despite the barrier had to learn the hard way. A wave caught him and threw him onto the concrete blocks underneath, which act as breakwaters. The elderly man was very lucky. He was rescued with minor injuries to one leg and his head. more...
Missing refugee boat from Morocco
Daily News19.11.2018 - A refugee boat, which set sail from the south of Morocco on Sunday morning, is missing. Three Moroccans swam to Playa Aglou in the province of Tiznit, some 700 kilometres south of Rabat. They said that the boat had capsized with about 25 people on board. Although the missing persons were immediately searched for by boat and from the air, no trace of them has been found so far. It is very likely that the three are the only survivors. The waves were very high and turbulent on the Moroccan side over the weekend. more...
Daily News19.11.2018 - On almost every day of this week, the Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife in El Médano is offering high class musical entertainment, starting at 8.30pm. On Monday the Trio Atlántico will play Canarian and South American songs. Entry costs €10. On Tuesday a concert for piano and violin will be offered by Mirjana Anastasijevic (piano) and Nobert Sarkozy (violin). Admission costs €12. more...
Daily News18.11.2018 - A total of 18 sailors set sail from Las Palmas before the weekend to sail the new route from Las Palmas to the Caribbean island of San Vicente. They were greeted with applause. The main start of the 33rd ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) will take place on November 25, when the sails will be set in the direction of Santa Lucía. Anyone who might be wondering today about a parade around the capital's marina, and what it is about, should be aware that it is the participants in the sailing regatta who are celebrating the forthcoming start with their national flags and their infectious anticipation. more...
Daily News18.11.2018 - Last week, Local Police officers based in Santa Cruz de La Palma stopped a man on a scooter whose strange driving style was conspicuous. The suspicion that the man might be drunk was quickly confirmed. The alcohol test revealed a level of 1.12 per millilitre, which is almost five times the permitted limit of 0.25. In addition, a subsequent drug test was also positive. That will be expensive. The 57-year-old driver will have six points removed from his driving licence and will have to pay a fine of €1,000. more...
Daily News17.11.2018 - If you don't have anything planned for this evening and are interested in classical music, you can look forward to a concert at the Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife in El Médano with the duo Helena Lima on cello and the pianist Mirjana Anastasijevic. They will be playing works by Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet and George Bizet. The concert starts at 8.30pm. Admission costs €12. Tickets can be purchased from the hotel reception desk, or by calling 922 17 61 20. more...
Diving accident at Playa San Juan
Daily News17.11.2018 - On Friday morning, a diving accident occurred in Playa San Juan, in the borough of Guía de Isora. At 11.15am, an emergency call was made reporting that a diver who had suffered a cardiac arrest had been pulled out of the water. The lifeguards immediately started resuscitation measures until the arrival of the emergency service staff, who took over shortly afterwards. Nevertheless, the 57-year-old could not be brought back to life. more...
Daily News16.11.2018 - The coming weekend is likely to be a wet one for most of the Canary Islands. The next cold front bringing rain will probably reach the islands on Saturday. Heavy rainfalls and high waves are expected especially in the western province and in Gran Canaria. Only the south of Gran Canaria and Tenerife are likely to escape the soaking. The cold front will probably reach the two easternmost islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote on Sunday, as it moves across the archipelago from west to east. more...
Daily News16.11.2018 - This weekend, more than 30 artisans of various specialities will exhibit their products on Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina in Costa Adeje. This is the best opportunity to get to know Canarian handicrafts in ceramics, leather, basketry or textiles. They prove that these skills not only have a traditional character, but are also contemporary. The fair opens on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm and on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. more...
Girl's hand trapped in an escalator
Daily News16.11.2018 - An approximately four-year-old girl and her parents experienced a great horror on Wednesday evening at the Meridiano shopping centre in Santa Cruz. On the escalator, the girl's hair got caught in the handrail. When she tried to release her hair, her hand also became trapped. The escalator was stopped immediately. The staff at the shopping centre could not help the terrified girl who was of foreign origin. Only when the fire brigade arrived could she be freed. The girl was taken to hospital with minor injuries to her fingers. more...
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