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Salmonella poisoning in a Lanzarote restaurant
Daily News25.09.2019 - At least 14 people who dined recently in a restaurant at Playa Honda in Lanzarote had to be treated for salmonella poisoning at the Hospital Doctor Molina Orosa in Arrecife. The health department, headed by Noelia Umpiérez, has closed the restaurant. Currently an investigation is underway to determine whether there are more victims or whether contaminated food has been taken away with them. It is still unclear where to look for the salmonella outbreak that caused the poisoning. It was first suspected in a tortilla, but the affected guests also ate croquettes and chicken. more...
Canarian investors tried to save Thomas Cook
Daily News24.09.2019 - Last week, Canarian investors proposed a rescue package to save the faltering travel company Thomas Cook and were willing to make private assets available to avoid the crash of the tour operator. Unfortunately, this offer was not accepted, according to Canary Islands President Ángel Víctor Torres. The airport operator Aena estimates that 25,000 holidaymakers are currently affected in the Canary Islands, and there could be more to come. They should be able to fly back home within the next two weeks at the latest. For information, flight confirmation and updates, go to thomascook.caa.co.uk. more...
Daily News24.09.2019 - An aircraft which had just taken off from the Los Rodeos airport heading for Gran Canaria, returned to the airport yesterday afternoon after the pilot detected a malfunction. Passengers were able to leave the aircraft normally after an emergency landing and were rebooked for a later flight to Gran Canaria. No one was injured. more...
Daily News23.09.2019 - Guardia Civil officers were involved in the recovery of a corpse on Sunday. A human body had been discovered in a Barranco at Playa del Inglés in La Gomera. The body has not yet been identified. Special units from the Tenerife mountain rescue service and a Guardia Civil air unit from Fuerteventura were deployed for the recovery. more...
Thomas Cook collapse - a catastrophe for the Canary Islands
Daily News23.09.2019 - Following fruitless emergency negotiations, the British tour operator Thomas Cook announced its closure. Meetings with major shareholders and creditors over a possible financial rescue, had failed. For the Canary Islands, this means a threat to flight connections, especially after other airlines such as Air Berlin, Germania, Niki, Small Planet and Monarch also closed in the last two years. Thomas Cook was the second largest tour operator on the islands. Between January and August, it brought 2.6 million holidaymakers, mainly British, to the Canaries. For the holiday market this slump is a real threat after the decline of the German market. The tourism industry is now worried about the upcoming winter season.
But the biggest worry right now, is that of 150,000 holidaymakers stranded abroad. In the Canaries, 22 flights have been cancelled today, with Lanzarote the most affected airport. If you are affected, the British Foreign Office advises that you visit thomascook.caa.co.uk for updates.
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Daily News22.09.2019 - Last week, the non-profit organisation Innoceana undertook expeditions off the coast of Guía de Isora with the help of volunteer divers to investigate the state of the seabed. Next Wednesday, September 25, representatives of the organisation will offer a lecture in the Guía de Isora auditorium to anyone interested. "Guía de Isora was the first community selected by the organisation for this research," said Innoceana's founding father Carlos Mallo. more...
The start of the hammer murderer trial
Daily News22.09.2019 - In the coming week, the trial against K.Z.Q.V. from Bolivia, who is accused of brutally hitting a 53-year-old compatriot with a hammer in an apartment in Santa Cruz in November 2017 in order to steal €1,000, will probably begin.
The assailant waited until her victim had undressed herself to take a shower. She surprised her in the shower cubicle and inflicted over 100 hammer blows, shattering her skull, injuring brain tissue and finally hitting the centre of vital life functions. The woman succumbed to her severe injuries. According to the autopsy report, she had endured great agony before her death.
The motive for the crime was a quarrel between the women, which took place immediately before. The Bolivian woman had taken care of the woman who owned the house while the victim, her usual caretaker, was on holiday. She received €1,000 for this. However, she found out that her colleague had also been paid the same amount, despite her vacation, and claimed it for herself. In addition, she had hoped to be able to take the lucrative job for herself as soon as her adversary was cleared out of the way.
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Daily News21.09.2019 - Early on Friday morning at 6am, the body of a woman who had probably drowned, was found at Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz. The 56 year old woman was a resident in Santa Cruz. The police have started the investigation, although at the moment, there is every indication that she may have committed suicide. more...
Photographer arrested for seducing minors
Daily News21.09.2019 - The National Police have arrested a 52-year-old photographer in Gran Canaria who is accused of having lured at least 43 under-age girls into posing for pornographic photos. In the context of an 'artistic cooperation' he had searched for the minors over the Internet to create a portfolio with free photos, as if they were real models. Even the parents of the 14- to 18-year-old teenagers were persuaded to sign the photo book, because in the contract there was a clause that there would be no nude photos. That turned out not to be true. More on this story in Island Connections, issue 856. more...
Daily News20.09.2019 - Yesterday, the 12th Boreal Festival began in Los Silos. More than 20,000 visitors are expected in the small village in the north west of Tenerife, between now and September 22. There will be a total of 20 concerts by artists from 15 nations in this festival that combines music, the environment, ecology and a pioneering spirit. This year the focus will be on music from the avant garde and experimental genres. It is well worth a trip to Los Silos this weekend. More information is available at www.festivalboreal.es. more...
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