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Fugitive killer still on the run in Tenerife
Daily News01.12.2018 - Since November 21 the police forces in Tenerife have been searching for Juan Carlos Gámez Garcia, who did not return to Tenerife II Prison after three days of legal holiday during the sentence known as a permiso. The man, who comes from El Hierro, is serving a 17-year sentence after stabbing a soldier in a dispute at a discotheque in Valverde in 2007. The man is considered dangerous and violent.
The Canarian government delegate Elena Máñez doubts the "favourable development" of the inmate, as confirmed by the prison. She asked the public for help. Anyone who knows the man or knows anything about his whereabouts should contact the nearest police station immediately. According to the investigations, the wanted man must still be on the island, as he hasn't left by sea or air. more...
Man intercepted at the port with 62 kilos of hashish
Daily News01.12.2018 - Guardia Civil and Customs officers at the Santa Cruz port recently arrested a 47-year-old man for alleged drug trafficking. The suspect had arrived in Santa Cruz on one of the usual ferries from Arrecife and was disembarking in a luxury limousine when he was stopped at a routine checkpoint. He behaved so conspicuously that the officers became suspicious and decided to inspect his vehicle. In fact, 62 kilograms of hashish were found hidden in the car. The man was arrested for violating public safety laws. more...
Daily News30.11.2018 - Due to bad weather, the popular Noche en Blanco campaign in La Laguna, a late shopping, gastronomic and cultural night, was cancelled on the third weekend of November. It was rescheduled for this Saturday and will be offering bargain prices until late into the night. In addition there will be the best entertainment and a lively hustle and bustle in the city centre. more...
A tourist disappeared from a cruise liner
Daily News30.11.2018 - Last Monday, a tragic incident occurred on the AIDAcara cruise liner which was on its way from Mindelo on the Cape Verde Islands to Santa Cruz de La Palma. An Italian holidaymaker fell overboard about 300 nautical miles away from La Palma. Although the captain immediately interrupted the route to search for the missing man, he could not be found. Finally, the cruise ship proceeded to La Palma, where the passenger was reported missing. How it came that the man fell overboard, is not yet known. On Tuesday the AIDAcara left La Palma for El Hierro. more...
Daily News30.11.2018 - It is a tradition that Loro Parque and Siam Park celebrate their millionth visitor of the year at this time and the peculiarity has emerged that both parks reached this number this week at almost the same time. During its 46 years of existence, almost 50 million people have visited Loro Parque and over 8 million have already enjoyed the slides at the best water park in the world since its opening in 2008.
The lucky millionth visitors were pleasantly surprised by the news and were grateful for the attention they have received at Loro Parque and Siam Park.
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Daily News29.11.2018 - The building, Edificio Tomé Cano, on Avenida Marítima in Garachico was temporarily evacuated during the last violent swell after waves reached the house. On Wednesday morning, about a dozen of the residents had to leave their homes again. During an inspection, technicians discovered cracks had appeared in several supporting beams. Above all, one of the main pillars is so badly affected that the metal can be seen. more...
Daily News29.11.2018 - A helicopter from the search and rescue squadron at the Gando air force base in Gran Canaria was called out on Tuesday to evacuate a sick person from the container ship Saoura, which was about 450 kilometres south of Gran Canaria at the time when the emergency call was made. A Super Puma helicopter from SAR Canarias as well as the sea rescue aircraft Sasemar 103 were activated. After the patient had been taken on board by the military helicopter crew, the man was flown to the helipad at the Hospital Doctor Negrín in Las Palmas. more...
Armed robbery in Tacoronte
Daily News28.11.2018 - The Guardia Civil have arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of committing an armed robbery at a shop. The man entered the shop wearing a balaclava and carrying a large knife and demanded the proceeds be handed over. When the cashier refused to give him the money, the robber threatened him with a knife. The employee then handed him €700. Thanks also to the testimony of eyewitnesses and passers-by, the presumed identity of the robber, who also comes from Tacoronte, could be established. The man was arrested and has appeared before the judge on duty in La Laguna. more...
Daily News28.11.2018 - On Monday, the fire brigade was called out to extinguish a burning car in Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz. The car had been parked on an abandoned site in Calle Juan Albornoz Sombrita and was on fire, so the Local Police requested support from the Santa Cruz fire brigade. The emergency services quickly managed to extinguish the fire, but the vehicle had completely burnt out. The cause of the fire is still unknown. more...
Daily News27.11.2018 - Out of revenge, because the relationship between a 25-year-old from Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura and his girlfriend had broken up, the man supposedly created a profile of his former girlfriend on a relevant pornographic contact page. The young woman reported that she had received numerous calls and messages in which unknown people wanted to arrange sexual encounters with her. An investigation by the Canary Islands police led to the suspect via the profile, which even contained a photograph of the victim. He was charged with publishing secrets and violating a person's honour. more...
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