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Pensions, passports and healthcare

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ritish Consul to the Canaries, Maria Leng was joined by Lorna Geddie of the Pensions, Benefits and Healthcare Team and Andrew Hamilton of the Identity and Passport Service for a whistlestop tour of the islands recently to explain how their various departments and services worked in Spain, list briefly what they can and can’t do and to dispel the myths and misinformation that has built up over the years. Five open days were held overall, two in Tenerife and one each in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. In Tenerife around 60 people attended the meeting in Puerto de la Cruz and over 300 in the south, underlying the importance and popularity of the service. In the face of competing and confusing information sources, many of them unofficial, the outreach surgeries serve to give overall guidance of what the various departments can and can’t do. Integration is hampered by language difficulties and,

together with unaccustomed systems of bureaucracy, causes barriers to build and it’s too easy to become reliant on hearsay. For Spanish residents, the first port of call is the Spanish authorities. Ian ran through some of the changes in the passport service and explained the reason for an impor tant step for ward which will be in place by 2014. With technology playing an increasing role in the production of passports, the machiner y for producing those passports was more and more costly making it necessary to reduce the number of centres producing the travel document. There are currently seven regional passport processing centres. Madrid for example deals with around 32,000 applications a year from nine countries. For security reasons the passport design is changed every five years of so and it is important that all British Continued on page 2

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ive long agonising years. Five years with no news, but as a parent you never stop clinging on to any scrap of hope that your missing child might be alive, somewhere, and, if he is, that he isn’t suffering.

That’s what the last five years have been like for the family of young Yeremi Vargas, the boy from Gran Canaria who went missing one normal afternoon from outside his grandmother’s house in Vecindario five years ago. He was just seven years old. Apart from one or two bogus calls and sightings there has been little for the police to go on as far as the public have been told. And despite multiple appeals for information nothing to alleviate the pain and anguish the family has gone through. Now the police have decided to release new information in the hope that a memory might be jogged or a witness may be prepared to step forward. At a press conference on March 5th

detectives leading the five-year investigation into the disappearance of Yeremi say they believe a white Opel Corsa B seen on various occasions near the spot where he went missing is con-

nected with the case. They also said they wanted information on a black Renault Clio with tinted windows the driver of which had asked children for directions in the area. They

also detailed the clothes that the young boy was wearing when he disappeared, beige pirate shorts, a brown t-shirt with big orange lettering spelling out the word Skhuaban and white and gold Nike tennis shoes. He was also wearing glasses in a blue frame. The boy’s family has said that they are convinced that whoever took the boy was not working alone, and on television his grandfather said that he was sure the culprit was someone local to the area. He also said that finally they believed they were coming to the end of the case. Police are asking anyone with information that might help them should call 900 30 00 62 or email ucojeremivargas@ guardiacivil.org. Already, within hours of the announcement this month, over 90 calls were received by police and a number of emails at least one of which, according to sources, contained valuable information.

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Hotels in spotlight

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he managers of several well-known hotels in south Tenerife appeared before a local judge recently to answer questions about an alleged illegal employment racket.

According to court sources, the hotels have been using South American students, who are supposed to be doing short placements as part of a hotel management course, as fulltime labour in return for as little as €100 plus board. Ashotel, the Tenerife hoteliers’ association

has issued a statement saying that the employing of students doing placements is “normal practice…not just in Tenerife but in many other tourist destinations”, and that any agreement they entered into with the course organiser, an honorary consul said to have facilitated entry visas for the students, was done in good faith. The practice has been going on for several years, say the sources. It is believed that the organiser was able to acquire visas for the students and could have

‘earned’ up to €300 per student he placed, while the students themselves were also being duped. One of the students, many of whom were also called as witnesses during the inicial hearings, told local paper Diario de Avisos that from the day he arrived he felt there was something not quite right about his ‘placement’. The student, with third level tourism qualifications, arrived to study, or so he believed, for his Masters and was set to work washing

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Having said after last year’s walk he’d never do it again, Alan soon changed his mind after getting such a thrill out of both the sense of achievement he got from the challenge itself, and that in doing it he was able to help others. Alan says; “obviously I enjoy the long distance walking in itself,

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if it takes longer, then “short of a major injury, I’m not coming home until I’ve finished”! The ‘Siete Islas’ walk has taken a lot more in terms of planning than the previous event, and Alan has been training for a number of months with Lanzarote based Personal Trainer, Mitch Mitchell. He has also received financial support to cover equipment and travel expenses from currency exchange company AxiaFX.co.uk, and additionally the Canar y Island ferry company Naviera Armas have donated free crossing between the islands. Alan is

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citizens, wherever they live have access to the latest design and in comparison with the UK passport offices the regional depots continued to be non-cost effective. The service was faced with a choice of increasing the cost, or rationalising the production and although the applications are processed in Madrid, the passports are printed in the UK and sent out by courier. By April 2014, all passport customers all over the world will apply to the UK for their new passports. Lorna outlined basic entitlements to pensions, benefits and

Walking the seven islands, Alan Gandy

Best foot forward and though not everyone’s idea of a ‘holiday’, it is mine. It’s a challenge, and hard work – so if whilst doing these things I can raise awareness, and hopefully some money for extremely worthy causes, as I feel the charities I support are – that’s a massive bonus! Last year’s walk of Lanzarote wasn’t too bad, this year I’m not underestimating the 400 to 500km involved – and am well aware that this is going to be much, much more difficult”. Alan expects to complete the walk in between two and three weeks, but has said that

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plates for two months. “After that I was moved around to other parts of the hotel, often working more than eight hours a day, and only paid €100 a month”, he said, The hotels involved include several top ones in the Adeje area. The irregularities have been the source of a confidential investigation for several months but the organiser of the training courses was only detained at the start of March.

charity walk

n 2011 British ex-pat Alan Gandy walked the length of Lanzarote and raised over £1300 for charity, and this year, on April 7th 2012 he starts another walk – this time across the seven main islands that make up the Canaries.

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supporting the same charities he did last year - Niños Tercer del Mundo, the Lanzarote based charity that undertakes projects in the Third World; and The Rose Road Association a UK charity that provides support to disabled children and their families. Starting in Orzola, Lanzarote, the planned finish-

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ing point of the walk will be El Hierro via Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, la Gomera and La Palma. Anyone wishing to sponsor the walk can do so via justgiving.com/Alan-Gandy-Siete-Islas-2012 and can follow Alan’s progress on his blog at alangandy.com.

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healthcare for British residents and visitors in Spain, which will be covered in more depth in our next edition. However, she came out with an important piece of advice. Don’t just telephone an enquiry and then accept no for an answer, put your request in writing, “because then they have to answer you in writing and if they say no, they have to say why, and you can appeal” if you think you have cause to do so. Not for the first time, the new centralised telephone service at the consulate came in for criticism. People get frustrated and confused listening to a list of options, but there are only eight members of the consular staff to deal with the estimated 80,000 British residents and 3.5 million British tourists in the Canaries every year. The call system means that you are directed to the correct department to deal with your enquiry, whether it is here or elsewhere in Spain and despite rumours (yes, more of them), the 902 109 356 number is not a premium rate number. Filtering the calls to the correct areas means that they have more time to deal with the urgent cases that really are within their power to help rather than answering the phone for enquiries about things that are not. Rather dramatically Maria explained that previously, “you might be dealing with a rape victim and have to answer the phone to a woman who’d left her watch on a Ryanair plane”.

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get called to help people remove dog poo in front of their drive…I’m not quite sure why they think the British Consulate would have to get involved with this but they do”, says British Consul for the Canary Islands Maria Leng who we spoke to in advance of the screening of a documentary series on the UK’s Channel 4, which will feature Maria and her team in the third programme, on air on March 15. The new TV series, filmed last summer, reveals how members of the consular staff come to the rescue of Britons who find themselves in trouble. From helping victims of crime to advising Brits arrested by the police, the series also follows consular staff as they visit holidaymakers who end up in hospital and meet expat residents to hear their property concerns. Maria says that the dog poo example, which actually has happened on a number of occasions (she directs callers to their local authorities) is not the only odd interpretation of consulate duties she has come across, and there are days she has to “bite her tongue”, she says. “I had a woman once who called me everything under the sun because I refused to phone Ryanair on her behalf to find out where her watch was that she had left on a flight. When I said that she could access the contact numbers herself she proceeded to say ‘they don’t’ speak any English… It’s difficult at times, you feel hard done by – why would anyone think the consulate is there to phone Ryanair to get their watch back…and I gave her a solution”, but sometimes there’s no pleasing everyone. However despite this Maria Leng remains incredibly cheerful and upbeat about the work she and her team undertake on a daily

basis. And, she admits, “there are times that we do a lot more than we should be doing simply because it’s quicker to get them off the phone that way”. But is there a danger than a documentar y of this nature will actually do more harm to Tenerife and the Canary Islands as a destination, focusing on the problems? María thinks the opposite is the case, and what the programme sets out to do is focus on what can go wrong when people are living or holidaying abroad and what the consulate can and does do, while also underlining what they cannot do in certain circumstances. “It goes a long way towards promoting what the consul service does. That is the main reason we got involved. There are myths and misconceptions…for instance when they find out we don’t do passports, ‘what do you do?’ is their question, expecting that to be the only thing we do”. And that issue of passports is a huge problem – with 260 British passports reported lost or stolen here last year. The consul does issue emergency travel documents, and for people on holiday this is the available resource, but for ex-pats living here they have to go via the Embassy in Madrid to renew their passports, and this, says María, generally means a six week process from sending the applications to the passport arriving to your home. However, “we do issue in emergency in some non-emergency situations, but people really have to prove the reason why they were not able to get a full valid passport”. Why passpor ts get stolen is another bugbear: “People need to take responsibility for their possessions. We get a lot of people going to the beach, the whole group go swimming and leave all the bags

with all their worldly possessions on the beach”. As she says, this is a reality check – people need to have a designated bag watcher on the beach…“Just take precautions, if you are going to the beach make sure someone is keeping an eye on your belongings, if you have bags in cars, don’t leave them on show.” It seems glaringly obvious, but as Maria says, “when you see the police

she affirmed. Of course there are issues to be dealt with, and there would still be some individual police who might tend to stereotype British tourists, but “in our experience its not like that – yes, there will be some instances, but that’s because you do see the drunken Brit getting into bother as well”. There is more to be done in this area, Maria agrees, and she says

will provide, no-one knows what’s around the corner, but if you are not on the padrón “you could fall through the cracks”. And for holiday makers, what is the most important piece of advice? “Adequate travel insurance” with the emphasis on adequate, “and make sure you have your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)”. By adequate Maria means to check that your insurance will cover everything you plan to do on holiday. For instance, some insurances wouldn’t cover your for an accident while quad biking as it is deemed a ‘dangerous sport’ and might not be included. Many insurance policies will also

we often find that when people leave the uk they leave some of their sense behind them…

(L-R) Maria Leng with prisoner Emma Chieveley-Williams

reports that come past us these are the thing people do”, as they seem to imagine that nasty things won’t happen on holiday, until they do! “We often find that when people leave the UK they leave some of their sense behind them…they take risks when they are on holiday that they would never take otherwise, they will do things they would never dream of doing – and alcohol and drugs can have played a part in some of the situations”. Given how the documentary reflect Maria and her team dealing with the problems those on holiday can experience, she feels that “actually it many ways it shows Tenerife in a positive light, and the local authorities in a positive light…We get a lot of help from the them (the police), the collaboration between ourselves and the police is really, really good”,

that there is room for working with the local police on joint campaigns which would help Britons who do get into trouble or to prevent them becoming victims of crime while on holiday. And for those Britons living here María cannot stress enough how important it is to register on the ‘padrón’ (the local council register). It makes so much sense, as council funding from central government is based directly on the head count in each borough – so if you are registered you are directly helping increase the quality of services in your area. At the moment there are only about 30,000 registered Britons in the whole of the Canary Islands, whereas Maria reckons there true number is about 80,000. And while people mightn’t think they will need the services being registered

be deemed null and void if alcohol was involved. So do look at the small print, and maybe pay a bit more if you need to – as Maria points out, €200 might seem expensive for a holiday insurance, but it’s a lot less that the €18,000 an air lift home would cost if you were injured and needed to go back to the UK. . And while she urges everyone to get the EHIC, she adds that it’s not a substitute for insurance, and only “entitles you to care that a national gets in that country”. But surely British nationals living here who are going back to visit and stay with relatives don’t need travel insurance if they have their EHIC? Actually, they do. If something happens to you back in the UK, “you could end up being a burden to your friends or family”, says Maria, adding that she always takes out travel insurance whenever she goes back. Continued on page 4

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Milagros Brito

ZEC appointment raises eyebrows T

he appointment of former Canarian education minister Milagros Luis Brito as vice-president of the Canaries’ low-tax zone (ZEC) has raised eyebrows, with many openly criticising the ‘party jobs’ obsession of the regional government.

The 51-year-old geography graduate was formally approved by Madrid for the post a fortnight ago on the recommendation of the Canarian Coalition (CC) party, of which she has been a member for many years, during which she has occupied a host of positions from deputy mayor of Puerto de la Cruz to regional environment and education minister. Brito had to leave her education post back in May to make way for a minister from the PSOE par ty, as par t of the power-sharing deal with the CC to keep the Popular

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Drought fears

Driest winter for 50 years

Like the rest of the country, the Canaries have had the driest winter for over half a century since official records began.

Party, which won the regional elections, from taking up office. She was subsequently appointed Director General for Sport although she stepped down soon after to run for the CC in the general elections on 20 November. She failed to secure a seat in Parliament and, opponents say, has now been rewarded with a plum job as

The ex-minister has landed a plum ZEC job

second in command at the ZEC consortium, whose job it is to attract company investment in the Canaries. Her party says her Diploma in Business Management qualifies her for the post but critics say there were many more suitable candidates.

The Spanish Met Office (AEMET) confirmed the news at the end of February, adding that some parts, including Gran Canaria, have had the lowest rainfall for 64 years, since the first weather stations were set up on the island. The drought is becoming very worrying for farmers, who fear heavy losses in many crops unless substantial amounts of water fall in the very near future. “We are getting near the critical point where all the planting work done will come to nothing if the soil does not get an injection of water” says the regional

farmers’ union. El Hierro is also crossing its fingers in hope, having received a paltry 25 litres of rainfall in the last three months. Latest News >>

team back in 1980. Rosana is adamant that she did not copy any of the song but sources in Montevideo say a music expert commissioned by the court to give a formal opinion says it was indeed plagiarised. Commenting on the news, 47-year-old Rosana said she preferred not to discuss the details of the case in the media but was “looking forward” to her court appearance to be able to clear her name. Latest News >>

Soñaré

Stop press

Canarian singer Rosana has suffered a blow in the legal action brought against her in Uruguay for alleged plagiarism.

A 28 year old Bolivian national with an address in Madrid was arrested at Las Palma airport after police noted that he was the subject of an arrest order. The man was also

Rosana Drug Song row arrest The Lanzarote-born artiste, whose debut album in the mid-90s sold over one million copies, is being sued by Uruguayan songwriters Alberto Triunfo and Roberto Da Silva over the striking similarities between her 2005 hit Soñaré and a song they penned for the Uruguay national football

held on suspicion of carrying drugs, a fact confirmed when, following an x-ray examination, he was found to have11 capsules in his body, which were subsequently found to be cocaine. Altogether he was in possession of 131 grams of the drug.

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British Consul on TV We discussed the sometimes thorny issues of justice and what happens to people who get into trouble, are arrested or are convicted of a crime here. “No matter where you go in the world I don’t think people prepare enough…particular when something goes wrong”, says Maria. And foolishly people seem to think that somehow the system of justice they are used to in the UK will apply here. Not so. “When someone is arrested they have a choice, they are asked if they want the consulate to be contacted or not – and the grand majority decided not to”, perhaps out of shame or not thinking it’s relevant, but after the fact many realise that they do need some hand-holding, especially as one of the first thing a consular representative can do is talk them through the process of the law here in Spain. “How different can it be?” is what many people ask themselves, and the answer is “quite different.”

Consulate staff member Mary Suarez with passport theft victims

Maria adds, “it’s not about what’s better or worse…The system is there and you will be treated the same as anyone else within the system”, no better or worse, and the consul cannot change that at all. On the daily troubles faced by many resident Britons here, there is a word that Maria uses more than once, “integration... for residents, as far as I am concerned, it’s about taking responsibility for yourself. It’s your responsibility to do your research and find out what life is going to be like here” and that’s before you move. “I don’t necessarily mean learn the language (but it helps), but integration is key, and I still feel that there are a lot of people out there who aren’t integrating and that makes things difficult” both for them and often for the consular staff. “Some people automatically as-

sume that because they haven’t learnt the language the consul can be used as a substitute and we can’t, and that can frustrate people. They will come to us with things they should be doing for themselves. “The comments that we hear a lot include ‘but the British community is so important, there’s a lot of us and we bring a lot of money, they (meaning the Spanish authorities and local bodies) should speak English’. I don’t necessarily agree with that. I believe that the authorities and residents have made an effort, but at the end of the day this is Spain- it’s your choice to live here…” The three part series, called Our Man In… was filmed in August and September last year and is produced by Screenchannel Television, a Londonbased independent production company.


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iac research

To boldly go… T

he IAC, the Canarian Astrophics Institute, has taken part in an international investigation using new technology to search for life on other planets. According to work published in Nature magazine, for the first time, researchers have ‘discovered’ signs of life and habitability on Earth using a method that could, in princi-

ple, be used to discern similar ‘biosignatures’ on planets in far-distant solar systems, which examines light reflections in the moon. A variety of signs could indicate life on a planet — bright and dark bands in reflected light spectra point to certain combinations of gases in an atmosphere, for instance, and a particularly dark spectral band

may suggest the presence of chlorophyll or some other light-harvesting biopigment. Up to now identifying life’s fingerprints on a distant exoplanet, whose dim glimmer is virtually over whelmed by the glare of its parent star, is a considerable challenge. However now the international research team have developed an approach that capitalises on a notable difference between light that is reflected off a planet and light that is emitted by a star: the former is often polarised, whereas the latter is not.

educatioN rePort to Be PuBlished

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ressure on the Department of Education to reveal the contents of a controversial OECD report on the standard of schools here appears to have paid off.

Parent associations and teaching unions have repeatedly called on the government to announce the findings of the visit by a group of experts last June. Officials now say the re-

port, received back in October, is being translated into Spanish but will be unveiled on Monday 12 March at a special press conference, which is likely to include education minister José Miguel Pérez and at least one of the OECD authors. Unconfirmed reports say the findings are highly critical of many aspects of the school system here, paticularly teacher

recruitment and incentive procedures. Regular readers of this paper will be aware of huge levels of disconcent at many of the department’s recruitment and staffing policies, and we will be watching reaction to the report with interest, as will parents of children throughout the islands.

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Oil warning by economist

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enerife economist José Miguel González has intervened in the ongoing oil-drilling debate with a warning to people here not to delude themselves that the Canaries will be able to live off any oil found.

Speaking to news agency Europa Press, González said that anyone who believes oil will provide the islands with enough revenue to sur vive needs to “get rid of the notion quickly”. According to the economist, who chairs the Tenerife Economic Council, an initial misconception concerns the ownership of the waters where the authorities believe oil (and natural gas) may be present. “The waters are not Canarian but Spanish, so at best we would be looking at compensation for the impact caused on other sectors by a hypothetical oil industry, say, off the coast of

Lanzarote” added González. Meanwhile, energy and tourism minister José Manuel Soria has dug into the news archives to embarrass the Canarian government over its opposition to the drilling. Soria quoted from an interview given almost exactly a year ago by the PSOE’s José Miguel Pérez in which the current regional

The current vice president, José Miguel Pérez, is reported as expressing support for the drilling last year

vice-president expressed full support for trial drillings. Pérez has been one of the most vociferous voices against the decision by the Spanish government to give the green light to oil multinationals.


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The port with no boats

By Barbara Belt

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part from an occasional orange coastguard boat, or an over-nighting tall ship too big for the old jetty, the new port is eerily empty. With weeds growing through cracks in the tarmac and rusting metal on the jetty, it is obviously not new. It is, equally obviously, still unfinished. There are none of the usual port buildings or equipment, and absolutely no bustle. People, offices, fishing cooperative, bars and cars are absent. Apart from seagull activity on the high wall, nothing at all happens. An area beside the access road is fenced in preparation for an apparently forgotten use, but unpaved, with parking spaces roughly painted on gravel for fiestas. A spectacularly rusty and decomposing yacht hull welcomes everyone. Curious visitors will notice vestiges of previous activity. An abandoned Fred Olsen ticket office sits forlornly beside a covered waiting area. Palms fringing the area expire in un-watered pots. There are road markings, traffic signs and roped-off areas, but no traffic. The ferry running between la gomera’s three ports and los Cristianos was recently withdrawn, again. This has happened twice before and will no doubt happen again if it’s reinstated. Islanders are used to the now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t ferry, although hard-pressed to explain it to tourists whose missed flights and unexpected, seventy euro taxi fares make them vow never to come back. Further investigation may reveal strands of discarded rope, marks on gravel and scraps of wood bearing testimony to the presence of the raft antiki. Its construction and subsequent departure in Januar y 2011, carr ying four

The port with no boats A SAD CASE!

predictable. What he really means is that nothing can be done until existing problems have been resolved, but these complex problems are directly attributable to our chameleon politicians and have proved insurmountable over the last decade. As there is anyway nothing left in the kitty now for government spending, we may suppose that a solution is not imminent. Meanwhile, a Cabildo press release on the continuing success of capital San Sebastián as a cruise ship destination provides a timely reminder of what could be. With the Tui ship Mein Schiff bringing over ten thousand visitors to the town during the current winter season, a spot of chest beating is called for to divert our attention. island authorities gave the ship an understandably heartfelt welcome on the first visit in november 2010. Its

Visitors to the island’s main tourist destination of Valle Gran Rey are generally puzzled by its spacious new port. mad Brits of a cer tain age across the Atlantic, enlivened the port for a while with helpers, well-wishers, press and activity. All long gone, as are the sad remains of less frivolous voyages, the ‘pateras’. These small, rudimentary boats fitted with benches, oars and motors, lay upturned on the new jetty. Their passengers were young Africans trying to escape poverty, in search of jobs. Having survived the hazardous journey in these tiny boats, the ‘lucky’ ones were detained and sent back, whenever possible. it’s doubtful they had the energy to wonder about this strangely empty port where they had finally made landfall, let alone to question the logic of wasting millions of euros on a useless concrete construction

in the sea. For that is exactly what the new Por t of Vueltas is. This considerable feat of civil engineering, with all the work and money it entailed, has languished in its present, incomplete condition for-incredibly- nearly a decade. But lo! in a much heralded visit, the regional government’s director of Ports, Juan Manuel Martínez Díaz and operations manager, José León Barroso, are in Valle Gran Rey to meet the local council for discussions on “how to proceed”. Both regional authorities and local town hall profess themselves “...fully disposed to work closely together to overcome the problems surrounding the completion and

exploitation of the port”. Juan Manuel Martínez Díaz explains, “we are studying the viability of the Puerto de Vueltas as a cruise ship destination...and of its future use as an inter-island ferry port by any interested ferry companies”. “The body actually responsible for the port’s further development and operation is the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Land Policy. We can only try to collaborate with them by suggesting proposals to improve benefits and services in the port”, he continues, revealingly. As there are no benefits, other than for two fishermen who while away the hours fishing off the unused jetty, or indeed any services at present, this objective is laudable but

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continued visits, “have been of great value to the town and the island”, according to Cabildo president Casimiro Curbelo, no slouch at chest beating, or making the most of a good thing when he sees one. With two thousand, mostly german, passengers and nearly eight hundred crew arriving fortnightly, the town’s excursion providers; bus companies; guides; car hire, shop, bar and café owners are so happy they can hardly count. Meanwhile, on the other side of the island at Valle gran Rey, peace reigns in one of the finest examples of white elephant produced by convoluted Canarian politics to date, with only a gentle breeze ruffling the undisturbed waters of the port with no boats.

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A massive fault in the Health Service’s computer system on February 29th prevented an estimated 35,000 people from booking a doctor’s appointment by phone using the 012 telephone number that day. The Service says the glitch prevented operators from accessing doctors’ schedules at hundreds of health centres across the islands and enquirers were asked to go directly to the centres to make the appointments. Media reports say the fault was detected the day before but only admitted to as complaints spiraled on the day in question. The incident comes as criticism of the cost of calls to the number (between 34 and 43 cents) continue to be expressed by the public. Euro job offers >>

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The prospect of employment in another EU country enticed over 200 jobseekers to the initial recruitment meeting in Tenerife recently. Organised by Eures and supported by the European Commission, recruiters from Britain, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Austria were in the Canaries during the first week of March talking to prospective employees in sectors ranging from industrial engineering to nursing. Queues formed outside the first venue in Santa Cruz on March 1st from 8am, more than 90 minutes before the roadshow was due to begin.

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Judicial ruling

Mamotreto plans blocked

Michal Nesterowicz

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olish director Michel Nesterowicz has been presented as the new principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra for the 2012-2013 season. “The OST is the best artistic group in the Islands, and I see four years full of possibilities”, he told the press on his presentation in the company of Cabildo president Ricardo Melchior, adding that he saw his job not just that of directing the orchestra, but of bringing new younger audiences into the ambit of musical performances. The Cabildo cultural director Cristóbal de la Rosa was also present at the event. He said that he had visited the island a number of years ago and it didn’t take much to persuade him to accept the job. Nesterowica was born in Wroclaw in 1974. He studied at the Academy of Music in Wrocław and graduated with honours from the conducting class of Marek Pijarowski in

The eyesore is at the entrance to the Las Teresitas beach

the rest of the redevelopment project which was ruled illegal. However, with the recent changes to local planning legislation, both Santa Cruz and certain government sectors feel at least some of the abandoned structure can be salvaged and put to its intended use. According to local media reports, Judge Joaquín Astor ruled recently that the abandoned structure has to be preserved as evidence in the forthcoming corruption trial against council officials for authorising the building work even though they were aware that the land was publicly-owned.

sive eyesore, known popularly as the ‘mamotreto’, is in a legal limbo at present, years after it was erected. Meant to be a shopping centre with an underground car park, it was ajudged to be in breach of planning rules, like

However, Astor is believed to have added also that there are no grounds for a change of opinion over the future of the mamotreto. The ruling means it cannot even be demolished until the legal proceedings are over.

Michel Nesterowicz

New OST conductor 1997. Two years later he was among the winners at the VI Grzegorz Fitelberg International Conducting Competition in Katowice.

In 2004, at the age of 29, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdak. In 2008 he became the first Prize Winner of the IX Conducting Competition of Cadaques in Spain, and immediately after words was appointed Principal Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Chile, where he stayed until the end of 2011. Michal Nesterowicz has worked with many different

soloists including: Ewa Podleś, Angela Marambio, Gwendolyn Bradley, Shlomo Mintz, Rachel Barton Pine, Ivan Monighetti, Javier Perianes and Patricia Kopatchinskaja. He has an excellent reputation both in Poland and internationally, “Michał Nesterowicz is the kind of artist one cannot possibly remain indifferent to. Extraordinar y emotions, expressive gesticulation, intelligent musical imagination make his concerts truly unique.” said Ruch Muzyczny Magazine, and there should indeed be exciting times ahead for the OST and the audiences in Tenerife.

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ny prospect that the controversial building work at the entrance to the Las Teresitas Beach might be legalised appears to be have been knocked on the head by a Tenerife judge. The mas-

La Laguna

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he Easter celebrations held in La Laguna, considered to be the longest running in the history of the Islands, are facing a massive cut in funds from the local council. Julia Dorta, the councillor for heritage in the town made the announcement of a 20 per cent cut in the amount the council was willing to grant to these events which have been running for over 500 years. The sight of the multi coloured and often beautifully embroidered

robes of the various brotherhoods with their tall pointed capirote hats and masked faces (reminiscent of the Klan headgear but in the main more colourful) is a major crowd puller for the town. Dorta confirmed, “there’s a programme but there is a cut in the budget”, but at the same time insisted on the importance of maintaining the Easter Week celebrations in the area, not just for their religious significance but as, “an important economic motor for the town”.


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La Laguna

Airbus 321 The plane, an Airbus 321, landed safely in Barajas

lose its grass?

La Laguna’s traditional natural greenery could become a thing of the past if a proposal by the city’s services councillor is adopted. Javier Abreu wants all the grass on roundabouts and landscaped gardens in La Laguna to be replaced with synthetic grass to save on upkeep and water. Abreu has undertaken a review of all unnecessary expenditure and says that the city should follow the example of many homes, which now use artificial grass in their gardens. “It is not as if grass is a Canarian plant that needs to be encouraged. Keeping grass is expensive, particularly now when we are getting less and less rain here. Laying the synthetic variety would allow considerable savings to be made” said the councillor. If trials prove successful, the city’s public parks could also see their current natural grassy stretches replaced with artificial versions.

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assengers on a Tenerife-bound flight suffered a scare recently when their plane had to return to Madrid after being hit by birds.

Airline Iberia says the flight was turned back as a precaution to check damage after the birds collided with the fuselage shortly after take-off and were sucked into the port-side engine, triggering a fire. The Airbus 321 had a full load of passengers on board and, by the time it landed back in Barajas Airport, emergency services had been deployed fully to cope with potential problems. All the passengers flew out to Tenerife less than an hour later on another Airbus laid on by the airline. Although the incident was played down by Iberia and the airport, some passengers said they prayed constantly after the impact and for the half hour the plane circled before attempting the landing. However, they praised the Iberia crew for their calm handling of the emergency. Latest News >>

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Certified insane Hotels

No carnival benefit

While the numbers on the street didn’t appear to drop, Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife didn’t have a great carnival. Usually seen as one of the occupancy highlights of the year, in recent times the trend has been reversed and this year was no different. A number of hotels in the Tenerife capital confirmed to local press that in general occupancy was down by four points on last year, with 70 per cent of beds taken up on the first weekend of the fiestas. In Gran Canaria the occupancy was reckoned to be 80 per cent.

According to a report seen by local newspaper Diario de Avisos, the Bulgarian nacional Dejan Valentinov Deyanov, who beheaded a British resident in Arona last May has been officially declared insane by expert psychiatrists who are treating him in Andalusia. The man has been in a penitentiary psychiatric unit in Andalusia for months, where he has now been diagnosed as suffering from severe schizophrenic paranoia. Further, the expert reports state that Dejan doesn’t know what he is doing or what he is going to do. This state means, according to the specialists, that there is an almost total lack of reality judgment on his part. It is considered unlikely that he will be brought to trial given the above conclusions, which mean in effect that the man cannot be held responsible for his actions.



Persons at risk

Suicide prevention plan launched A

plan to detect and prevent possible cases of suicide is under consideration by the island’s Cabildo, following an initiative by one of its senior councillors.

Antonio Alarcó, who is a doctor by profession, submitted a motion for a formal plan to identify persons at risk of killing themselves here. According to Alarcó, who

wants a similar mechanism put in place at regional level, the issue of suicides does not receive anywhere near the attention it deserves.

“There are more deaths from suicides than from road accidents or certain well-known illnesses in the Canaries, yet very little is done in terms of prevention campaigns” he explained.

According to figures from the Spanish Institute of Statistics for 2009, the latest year for which data is available, 160 people took their own lives in the islands, compared to 59 deaths on the roads. Many experts, including La Laguna University psychiatry lecturer Francisco Rodríguez, believe the official figures may only be half of the true numbers.

Alonso urges new routes

Vueling to increase flights?

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enerife’s bid to increase air routes to the island continues.

The island authorities have met with senior figures at Vueling to ask the airline to add to its existing domestic routes and perhaps consider opening flights to Tenerife

from outside Spain. Cabildo No. 2 Carlos Alonso, who travelled to Barcelona for the talks with Vueling bosses, said Tenerife was “extremely grateful” to the airline for stepping in to help during the recent collapse of Spanair by taking over the latter’s routes from Bilbao and

Palma de Mallorca. However, he encouraged Vueling to think beyond maintaining its current routes and look to create international links with the island. At present, tourists can fly to Tenerife from Italy, France and the Scandinavian countries but only with a stopover in Barcelona.


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Over 10 per cent increase

Best UK tourist figures since 2005 O

fficial end of year figures released by the Tenerife Tourism body show that 2011 was a record year for tourists to the island, with the UK showing an increase of 10.6 per cent compared to 2010, or in numbers, 1,658,315 holidaymakers visited Tenerife from the UK, representing the highest annual figure since the peak of 2005. The largest hike in British tourists was seen in the month of September, with a 34 per cent growth year-on-year. In terms of accommodation choices, the largest increase was seen in the hotel sector, with 14 per cent more tourists staying in hotels, compared to 7.6 per cent more tourists staying in non-hotel properties. Tenerife witnessed a 6.3 per cent increase in tourist arrivals in winter 10/11, its highest level in recent years. Fur thermore, figures on the rise over the past few months indicate a promising outlook for the current winter season. Last year’s summer period alone saw an increase of 21.2 per cent, which in comparison to previous years, shows Tenerife is becoming increasingly popular as a summer holiday destination. In response to the positive findings, Pia Louw, the Travel

Credit: Turismo de Tenerife

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Over 1,600,000 visitors came to Tenerife last year

Trade Industry Director at the Tenerife Tourism Corporation said, “we’re extremely pleased to see a come-back in British tourists, which demonstrates confidence is gradually being restored. Nonetheless, in such uncertain conditions and in such a highly competitive environment, we will continue to work hard to maintain our position as a top holiday choice for UK visitors, which represents our most important source market.” Tenerife Tourism Corporation have also announced the launch of a new tourism strategy, which will be put into practice with immediate effect over the next four years. Tenerife Tourism Strategy 2012 – 2015 outlines 11 objectives which cover areas varying from product development to promotional activities. At the launch of the new tourism strategy, Carlos Alonso,

Low cost invasion

Chinese takeovers continue T he gradual invasion of Santa Cruz city centre by Chinese low-cost stores continues with the recent takeover of premises formerly owned by a top electrical goods chain.

The Martínez store in Calle Miraflores has been turned into a giant clothes shop, which is due to open in late March. Owner Chong Hai says he needs the extra 300 m2 to expand the smaller shop he has operated next door for some time. The latest arrival brings to 25 the number of

Chinese-owned shops in a relatively small area of the centre. While some feel the presence of the poundstretcher-type is a good thing because it brings cheaper goods to shelves, many others disagree with the mushrooming of the Asian businesses because of the pressure placed on property prices, particularly rentals on business units. According to the La Opinión newspaper, there are less than 500 Chinese nationals officially registered as resident in the capital but the true number is nearer 5,000.

Vice-President of the Tenerife Cabildo and tourism councillor for the island commented: “In an effort to refresh our tourism offering and keep on track of the changing market trends we have designed a new strategy, which we will put into practice over the next four years. In short, we will focus on regenerating tourist areas, innovating our product and services, and building closer ties with our partners. In terms of promotional activities, we will implement more online initiatives and boost our presence in social media.”

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PP call

Privatise all firms

Tenerife’s Popular Party has called on the island’s Cabildo to privatise the 70 or so corporation-owned businesses and bodies, most of which - it says- make heavy losses due to poor management. Companies wholly or partly owned by the corporation range from a dairy products firm in Santa Úrsula to the Auditorium in Santa Cruz and cover sectors from handicrafts to renewable energies. According to the PP here, the Cabildo “should not be the island’s biggest business and employer” a role for which it is not suited. “Having so many publiclyfunded companies distorts competition and they should therefore be privatised, especially since their poor performances are a major burden on the island’s budget” said the PP in a press release.


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Read me my rights! T he public library in the adeje cultural centre has opened a new section on the shelves, for and about women.

The new section contains a mix of material, books, studies, surveys, and documents about the feminist movement in the Canar y

Islands, Spain and the rest of the world. The councillor for equality, Desiderio Afonso Ruíz, said “we are working to enrich the librar y with a section on women in the world” which for many is a par t contemporar y histor y that is all too often overlooked. He added that anyone who had material, in written or multi-media format, that might add to the librar y’s collections, was more than welcome to donate it.

Safer sex practices Myth Busters

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he guía de isora youth councillor, Ángeles gonzález, is extending the education programme the council initiated last year in the field, which seeks to, among other things, destroy myths surrounding sexuality among

young people and build on educating for healthy attitudes and safe practises. Last December the council began a monthly series of consultancies for young sexually active members of the borough. This has been developed in conjunction with the Canarian

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Muriel’s gift

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he Parque azimut in el galeón has been officially reopened to the public. According to environmental and sustainable development councillor, Esther Rivero Vargas the new installation, in the Calle Azimut parallel to the Avenida de Los Vientos “combines elements for adults and children… and is adapted to meet the needs of the zone”. The park has green zones, outdoor furniture and the children’s playground is surrounded by artificial grass (safer) and is complete with swings, a slide and a see-saw.

they may have and promote a healthy sexuality”. González says that the programme is backed up by contributions from parents and teachers. To receive individual time those interested should look for an appointment via the Guía de Isora health centre.

cheers!

Winning Tigers

The winning team

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he Tigres de Tenerife, the cheerleading teams from the let’s Dance/Vamos a Bailar dance school in Callao Salvaje won three cups in their first international outing, at the hearts of england Competition.

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El Galeón, space for all

Health Service. According to Ángeles González “with the presence of a sexologist, the idea behind this consultancy is to give young people from the borough somewhere where they can receive individual and specialised attention either in a peer group setting or as individuals, to resolve any doubts

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The new women’s resource and material section in Adeje’s public library

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Muriel and Guía representatives with the donated toys

uriel, her husband Bill and son Paul run The golf Shop in las Chafiras, but she also has time and concerns for those who live in her home borough, guía de isora. With the clients of The Golf Shop, Muriel and her family hold benefit golf games for those less well off, with different social and charitable organisations benefitting from the donations and recently it was the underprivileged children in Guía de Isora cared for by the Asociación Perenquén. With the money raised from a series of Hole In One donations the authorities in Guía were able to buy computers and a huge

selection of toys and games for the Asociación and the Ludoteca Municipal La Mano (local play centre), all to the tune of €2,000. And to make sure the money stays in the south, Muriel bought the toys in the south-west, specifically in the Nadal toy shop in Playa San Juan, who were happy to add to the toy collection themselves. The toys were handed over in the presence of the Guía infant and youth councillors, Raquel Gutiérrez and Ángeles González, Estefanía Melo from the Asociación Perenquén and workers from the Ludoteca Municipal La Mano, all of whom thanked Muriel and her family for their ongoing charitable work.

The only group to represent Spain, 12 cheerleaders, all aged between 10 and 16 and two teachers from Callao Salvaje made the trip to the University of Loughborough in Leicestershire and took part in three different events, Junior level 1, Junior Pom Pom and Youth Jazz Dance.

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Car chase drama

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ommuters on the road from adeje to guía de isora were held up unexpectedly on the evening of Monday February 27th when a dramatic car chase along 20 kilometres of road ended at the Callao Salvaje roundabout with guns drawn.

Local police were in pursuit of a gang of thieves, three men and a woman, all believed to be Romanian, who were suspected

of stealing jewellery, clothes, towels and bags from a shop on the road leading out of Guía de Isora, in front of Calle Che Guevara. Attempting to make their escape the gang drove to Playa San Juan and then took the road, at speed, towards Las Américas, hoping to escape detection. Police, with the help of colleagues in Adeje and the civil guard, gave chase and finally caught up with the gang at the Callao Salvaje roundabout, where traffic was delayed as the arrests were made.


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Exclusive interview with the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins

Irish emigrants, “a source of pride” E

lected as President of Ireland in November 2011, Michael D Higgins had already won the unofficial vote amongst Irish emigrants far and wide in many on-line polls. Now, from Áras an Uachtaráin, the presidential residence in Phoenix Park in Dublin, he has agreed to answer a number of questions for our readers in the Canary Islands.

 Island Connections

President Higgins, first of all thank you so much for agreeing to answer a few questions for our readers. There is a small but significant Irish community living in the Canary Islands – often not perhaps as visible as other European emigrant groups as they have integrated into Canarian society. Many Wild Geese made their way to these shores in the past centuries, and have left their mark politically as well as in business and social circles in the islands. Today too the local Irish community tends, perhaps more than others, to wish to assimilate into Canarian society without losing their Irish identity. In fact it is often commented upon by Canarians too that the Irish are a different kind of emigrant – in your own travels and contact with the many Irish communities living abroad I wonder if you have seen similar levels of integration, and why that might be?

 President Higgins

Irish people have integrated well into the society of their adopted country whilst at the same time holding on to our culture and heritage and sharing it with our adopted countrymen. When studying and working in the United States and in the UK, I saw how the richness and

depth of Irish communities became part of the fabric of the societies into which they settled. In a recent visit to London, my first visit abroad as President, I had the pleasure of meeting Irish community groups and was struck by how significant a part of the society and of the business community in Britain they have become. Irish people in general like to learn about and get involved with their communities and I think this is a big help in the integration process. While Irish people have tended to emigrate to English speaking countries in the past, Irish people today are to be found all over the world. As you may know, I have a particular interest in South America. Large numbers of Irish emigrants settled in Argentina in the 19th century and assimilated very well there.

IC. How important is the role of the Irish emigrant in representing the country abroad?

 President Higgins

The Irish emigrant plays a very important role in representing our country abroad. For many people, their first knowledge or connection with Ireland is through an Irish emigrant with whom they work; do business with; have as a neighbour; play sport with or enjoy a social evening with. Ireland is often experienced through that people to people interaction and those encounters are therefore very important. Irish people are generally considered to be hardworking, entrepreneurial, generous and pro-active in their communities and for that we have to thank our Irish emigrants.

IC. No matter how far Irish emigrants travel or how many years they have left home, most of them still feel fiercely

and proudly Irish – more than other nations perhaps. Why do you think that may be?

 President Higgins

There are perhaps many reasons why our emigrants are very fond of their Irish heritage. Having fought so hard to become an independent nation, we carry with us in our psyche or maybe in our genes a great sense of our heritage, of being Irish. We take enormous pride in the achievements of our artists, musicians, writers and sportspeople. We have won the respect of many countries around the globe in the areas of peace building, human rights and humanitarian assistance and have fruitful diplomatic relations with people and countries throughout the world. Our literature, ar t, drama and song is internationally recognised. Our emigrants too are a source of pride as they represent us so well in every corner of the world. Perhaps it is for all these reasons that we are fiercely and proudly Irish and that no matter how long we may have left our beautiful shores or how far we have travelled we will always carry that with us. I.C The world-wide economic


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nity to rejoice in the riches the irish have brought to other cultures, as we have emigrated in our thousands over the decades and centuries.

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BeiNg irish By Clio O’Flynn

When the 17th of March approaches many of us Irish living abroad view the date with some trepidation. of course we love the idea that the whole world wants to celebrate our national saint, and that for a day millions of people all over the world will claim some percentage of irish heritage, but there are a few downsides – when it seems that it’s ok to assume that being drunk is ‘being irish’, and that over the top behaviour is what we truly want to indulge in. some of us actually prefer to stay at home.

And maybe people will think that’s churlish. Some of those are the same people who think it’ s still OK to tell an ‘Irish joke’, when they wouldn’t dream of telling a ‘black joke’, or certainly not in public anyway, but if an Irish person objects, they’re being a stick in the mud. there is so much more to celebrate, and it is an opportu-

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lectually and with the quality of the young professional Irish who travel in search of pastures fresh and new.

So maybe this year, as you plan to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, do so with some consideration for what today’s Ireland is all about and who the Irish really are.

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A message from the ambassador of ireland to Spain

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Urbanización Las Águilas del Teide, Chayofa (Next to Regency Country Club) Telephone: +34 922 729 359 Fax:+34 922 729 236 Failte President Martina Bowe would like to take this opportunity to wish the extended Irish community in the Canary Islands a Happy St Patrick’s Day and express her gratitude to President Michael D Higgins for his interview in Island Connections.

crisis is perhaps particularly hard for emigrants who have a yearning to return to ireland but a fear of swelling the ranks of the unemployed and of course leaving secure jobs in the country they are living. as President are there words of comfort you can offer those who still have a need to feel irish and not forgotten.

 President Higgins

I specifically mentioned Irish people living abroad during my inauguration address and again in my Christmas message and they can be assured that they are not forgotten- not by me nor by the Irish people at home. I personally have a deep affinity with our emigrants who because of circumstances have moved away and would love to come home. I believe that by working together to address the circumstances that generate involuntary emigration, we can and will resolve these economic problems in the years ahead.

We need to strive with all our energy and intellect, with mind and heart to create an Ireland in which our young people feel they have a future and to which our emigrants may wish, in time, to return. However, to succeed in that endeavor we need to create an economy and a society that will attract our dispersed people back. I invite all of the Irish, wherever they may be across the world, to become involved with us

in that task of remaking our economy and society.

iC. President higgins, during the election campaign for the presidency you were very much the choice of the emigrant as shown in on-line voting which saw you top the poll among ex-pat voters. You have expressed support for some voting rights for irish living abroad, could you detail those for our readers?

 President Higgins

In my inaugural address I made reference to the fact that Bunreacht na hÉireann (the Irish contributon) is 75 years old this year and that the Government is planning a Constitutional Convention. This Convention may provide an opportunity in which this important issue can be fully considered. In my address, I encouraged all our citizens both at home and abroad to take the opportunity to engage with that important review in whatever way was possible.

iC. apart from the right to vote, many of us who have lived abroad now see things in a broader context as a result of our personal and professional experiences in other countries. Would you agree that this experience could and should be somehow harnessed to ireland’s benefit? Perhaps via some form of emigrants advisory body or council?

 President Higgins

I have no doubt that the personal and

professional experiences of our emigrants can be of use to the overall benefit of Ireland. The very successful Global Irish Economic Forum held in Dublin Castle last October sought to harness the goodwill and positive energy that our Global Irish Network has to offer. Over 270 of the most influential members of the Irish Diaspora from 37 countries came together to lend their experience and their influence to assist with Ireland’s recovery and to help to restore Ireland’s reputation abroad. I also appointed as one of my seven nominees to the Council of State, Sally Mulready who in her late teens emigrated to London with her mother and has lived there since then and has done enormous work for the Irish community. I see Sally as an important voice of the Irish emigrant.

iC: St Patrick’s Day is without doubt the most internationally celebrated national feast day in the world. it’s a day when everyone wants to be irish. as your first St Patrick’s Day as President of ireland have you any special wishes or greetings for those who like to ‘wear the green’ on March 17th, no matter where they come from?

 President Higgins

My deepest wish on St. Patrick’s Day is that everyone, Irish or simply ‘Irish for the day’, is inspired by our wonderful Irish heritage and enjoy the celebrations of this our national day wherever they may be. Beanachtaí na Féile Padraig go léir. Espero que todos su lectores en las Islas Canarias disfruten la Fiesta de San Patricio.

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nce again, as we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, it is a great honour for me to extend warmest greetings to all irish people and friends of ireland living in the Canary islands. There are very close relations between the Canaries and ireland since the first irish migrants arrived over four centuries ago. We are very fortunate to have in the Canaries a large number of people who see themselves as friends of Ireland. The fact that a number of the first mayors of Santa Cruz de Tenerife province were Irish illustrates the depth of our historical relationship. Today, there remains a close interconnection through the hundreds of thousands of irish people who visit the islands each year for their holidays. Ireland is indebted to our three Honorary Consulates for the support and advice they provide to Irish visitors. I look forward to again visiting the Canaries over the coming year, to meet with local authorities and to seek to further develop our relations with the islands. ireland is quickly recovering from the dramatic impact of the financial and economic crisis. We have had to adjust from over ten years of high growth rates to a period of austerity. I am happy to say that our country is in a much better position than at this time last year. The Government has taken decisive and credible decisions to stabilise our public

finances and remedy our banking sector. We are particularly heartened by the fact that last year we saw record levels of exports. As a small economy, this is what will fuel our recovery. Our competitiveness is improving significantly and Ireland’s attractiveness as a location for foreign investors is growing all the time. We retain a young demographic and a flexible and hard working workforce. These factors will ensure that Ireland will rapidly recover from the current crisis. Finally, i wish to use this opportunity to congratulate the President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Sr. Ricardo Melchior navarro, whom I had the pleasure of meeting again in Madrid at the recent award to him of an honour by the French Government. Sr. Melchior Navarro is a distinguished professional who has contributed significantly to the development of Tenerife. I am pleased to note that he was awarded a Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, by the National University of Ireland in 2002.

Justin harman ambassador of ireland to Spain


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he tourism board for Gran Canaria will be advertising the island in 300 cinemas across the peninsula. The adverts are supposed to be running alongside the new film, Snow White & the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin and Bob Hoskins, which was filmed in Buckinghamshire. The idea is to build up family tourism and promote the island ahead of the Easter holidays. The tourism councillor Melchor Camón estimates that the image of the island will be profiled to almost three million spectators and will be, “very effective”. Which may have been true if the film was due to be released around about now, however, production was temporarily shut down because Kristen Stewart tore a ligament in her thumb during an attack scene with the dwarves which may have delayed production. Currently, the official page of the production studio is showing the expected release date in Spain as June 1st. Unfortunately, it appears that nobody has informed either the island council or the tourist board of the fact.

Cycle initiative

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ccording to official sources, some 2,000 people recently took part in the latest bicycle promotion in the island capital. The council want to encourage more people to get on their bikes so the last Sunday in every month they organise a kind of cycle trek or non-competitive rally through various areas of the city. In February it was Ciudad Alta’s turn. To increase the safety of the cyclists, streets are cut off to regular traffic during the event. The programme is attracting other offshoot activities such as stalls with bicycle related goods, a circuit to teach road safety, bouncy castles and traditional music to make the day go with a swing. The spinning classes were also very popular amongst visitors of all ages. If you haven’t a bike,you can hire one free in the Biciambiental stall, which in this last edition, signed up 50 more users and rented out 70 bikes. Look out for the next edition at the end of this month.

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World tourism capital 2012 M

aspalomas can expect to be even more fully on the international holiday map following the news that the resort has been chosen by the World Tourism Organisation as the symbolic capital for World Tourism Day later this year.

The United Nations agency’s decision has delighted the authorities in Gran Canaria, par ticularly in Maspalomas which celebrates its 50th anniversary as a holiday resort this year. The 122 nations

who make up the WTO agreed recently to the designation proposal, which will see the name of Maspalomas feature prominently in materials and publicity released in advance of the Day, which is marked on 27 September every year. The theme for a gathering of the World Tourism community for 2012 is Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. There will be a conference on the theme which will start in Maspalomas on September

27th and the participants will be able to visit several key examples of sustainable energy and power development here in Gran Canaria and the special conservation areas associated

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ITB Aswan in Egypt hosted the World Tourism Day celebrations in 2011

During the current Berlin tourism fair (ITB), the island council arranged a meeting with around 100 members of key German tour operators.

with tourism and conservation Gran Canaria Cabildo chief José Miguel Bravo de Laguna said the announcement was a massive PR coup for the resort.

Museum request

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The 17 tons of coins were found by US marine exploration experts Odyssey in a wreck off Portugal in 2007 but the discover y was immediately

challenged by Spain on the grounds that the coins were part of national heritage. The treasure was returned by military plane to Madrid and taken for storage amid tight security to the Ministry of Culture, where its fate is to be decided in the coming months. The Gran Canaria authorities say the Museum should be allowed to house part of the collection as a reflection of the Canaries’ historic maritime ties with the Americas from the

Festival move?

WOMAD still hopeful

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he organisers of the annual WOMAD festival in Las Palmas say they have not given up hope that the event will continue to be held in the Gran Canaria capital, despite the withdrawal of funding announced by the city authorities. Although reiterating its message that it will only go where it is made to feel welcome, the music and dance festival has asked to meet formally with officials to clarify once and for all the current situation. Las Palmas

cut its funding for last year’s WOMAD to €250,000 from €600,000 and as a result the event had to be reduced to just one day. A few weeks ago, the council announced that it was unable to provide money for this year and urged the organisers to rethink the format of the festival, particular their insistence that admission to concerts should be free. Coinciding with the news, it has emerged that La Laguna in Tenerife has been in talks with WOMAD director Dania Dévora about staging the event in the city.

The general meeting has previously been organised by the Canarian government this year but the Cabildo stepped into the breach to organise an event solely to promote tourism in the island. It’s expected to cost around €25,000, but it put them in direct contact with the major tour operators and tourism related officials and politicians.

Transport fraud

Treasure bida ithin hours of the arrival in Spain of a haul of gold and silver coins salvaged from a sunken Spanish galleon, Gran Canaria made a public request to be given some of the treasure to put it on display at the island’s Columbus House Museum.

German tourism

The haul was salvaged from a sunken Spanish galleon

Bent bonos

A couple accused of defrauding the public transport system out of vast amounts of money are remanded in jail pending further investigations and trail.

days of Columbus. Speculation that the coins, which are estimated to be worth over $500 million, might be sold off by Spain to raise money to cut national debt has been denied by the government. Latest News >>

Small and medium businesses

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ver 40,000 small and medium businesses and the self employed in the island could take advantage of a discount on parcel post to any part of Spain with Correos. A new agreement was reached recently between the President of the Chamber of Commerce, José Sánchez Tinoco, and the Territorial manager for the national postage system, José Luis Vidales, which will give discounts of up to 20 per cent on standard costs. Gran Canaria has thus become one of the few provinces to reach such an

agreement which will lower costs and improve the transfer of merchandise from the archipelago to the rest of the country. The previous limit of €18,000 a year to qualify for any discounts has been scrapped, a measure which will also be extended to the rest of the provinces. It’s hoped that the agreement will favour the growth of on-line shopping in the Canaries, as almost 60 per cent of the local companies have their own web and a digital certificate which will allow them to sell to anywhere in the world. According to a joint statement, the Canaries continues to be, “one of the communities which is using the new technologies least, above all those directed at commercial interchange”, with the new agreement, the export of the products can be achieved within 48 to 72 hours, which will make it “easier and faster”. To take advantage of the service, the businesses and self employed need to contact the Chamber of Commerce and sign up by simply filling in a form with their contact details.

It is estimated that over the last few years they have been able to obtain around €850,000 by falsifying prepaid bus passes (bono tickets) for the local transport system. Holograms similar to the ones used by the real tickets were ordered from China, the magnetic bands copied on a computer and the tickets were sold via two bazaars in the capital.

False technicians

Water warning

The water company Emalsa has denounced the existence of false technicians, who claim to be working for them, in the areas of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Brígida. The company advises that individuals are calling on homes and businesses and saying they are making a study of the water quality. Emalsa confirm that they don’t sell or market anything outside their own company premises and that none of their employees are authorised to collect, review or sell equipment to be installed in homes or premises, nor do they analyse the water prior to the sale of purification devices.


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Bonds – are they the place to be?

Corporate bonds play an integral part in many investment portfolios. Bond fund managers actively buy and sell bonds where they see oppor tunities to make gains. It is possible for fund managers to make significant gains on some bonds if they buy them today and hold to maturity. The major risk to investing in bonds is that the issuing company defaults on either paying interest or capital at maturity. Experienced bond fund managers evaluate companies closely, with the objective of staying away from companies which may default.

By Bill Blevins, Financial Correspondent, Blevins Franks

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his is partly as a diversification measure to lower overall risk, but also, in many cases, to provide regular income. Bonds generate a natural income, which means you can receive regular payments without touching the capital. They also have the potential to provide capital growth over the longer-term (10 years or more). Companies raise money by borrowing from investors over a fixed term and at a fixed rate of interest. A bond is usually issued at 100 Pounds or Euros; pays a fixed level of interest each year and at maturity repays the original issue amount (provided it does not default). In the interim, the bond can

be traded and as such it has a current market value. Let’s say, for example, a bond is issued for a fixed term of five years with a fixed interest of six per cent per annum. If its market value falls by 10 per cent of what it was issued at, new investors can purchase the bond at that lower price with

an effective yield of 6.67 per cent p.a. At maturity it would have increased in value back to its maturity price, giving an additional capital gain of around 11 per cent. Original investors would get back their original investment and would have received a yield of six per cent p.a.

Different types of bonds Government bonds Known as gilts in the UK or Treasury notes/bonds in the US. These are bonds issued by a government in its own currency. Bonds issued by a national government in a

foreign currency are known as sovereign bonds. Investors consider these the safest type of bond, as governments of most modern developed countries are considered to be almost “risk-free” from a default point of view.

Corporate bonds – Debt securities issued by companies and sold to investors. This is a major source of capital for many companies. The issuers are grouped by their credit rating. Higher quality bonds are considered ‘investment grade’ whereas those with a perceived higher risk are called ‘high yield.’ Corporate bonds are considered higher risk than government bonds and as a result usually always have a higher rate of interest.

only as the suitability of any investment is dependent on the investment objectives, time horizon and attitude to risk of the investor. The value of investments can fall as well as rise as can the income arising from them. Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance. You should seek advice from an authorised financial adviser such as Blevins Franks Financial Management Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority for the conduct of investment and pension business. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com

You may also contact our partner Paul Montague on Tel: 922 716 079 or Email: paul. These views are put forward montague@blevinsfranks.com for consideration purposes


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wage gap They have carried out an analysis of the wage structure throughout the country which shows that the annual average wage of women in Spain would have to increase by 28 per cent to match that of men. Effectively, this means that a woman has to work 102 days more than a man to earn the same salary. To put an end to this situation of unequal pay, the CCOO insists that it is necessary to promote equality, through collective bargaining, affirmative action and equality plans to ensure equal pay for women in the labour market. According to the women’s confederal secretar y of the CCOO, Carmen Bravok “one of the pending issues in our countr y remains the wage discrimination faced by women against men for equal work or work of equal value.” The wage gap not only has not reduced, but has been increased as a result of the severe economic crisis. According to the latest data available from the Wage Structure Survey, for 2009 (in which year the working population in Spain was 15,680,067 persons, of whom 46 per cent were women), the annual average earnings of women was €19,502 whilst men earned €25,001.

Type of contract The study revealed that out of almost four million people in Spain in 2009 with temporar y contracts, 49 per cent were women. Men had 55 per cent of the indefinite contracts as opposed to 45 per

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pain is a long way from wage equality according to a report by one of the largest unions, CCOO.

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he auditing and consulting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) warns that whilst the labour reform is meant to make it easier to employ people and encourage internal flexibility, the fact is that by itself will not create jobs.

Among the areas for action underlined by PwC are the fight against fraudulent temporary sickness claims and the likely inclusion of more drastic measures such as the control of the sick notes by the ‘mutua’ insurance companies who pay out a large proportion if not all of sickness benefits received from the employers, rather than GPs. The opinion was announced at a meeting in Santa Cruz’s Chamber of Commerce to analyse the labour reform proposals and its implications

cent for the women. Women on temporary contracts would need to see their wages rise by eight per cent for their income to be equivalent to men, those on permanent contracts would be looking for another 32 per cent on their current wage to be earning the same as male counterparts doing the same or similar work. The difference in the permanent contracts is because the men tend to have more job security and are allowed a longer career and a better possibility of advancement unhindered by the need for maternity leaves or the care The CCOO also highlights of the sick and elderly and there- other factors as a cause of fore gain a higher wage. wage discrimination, including: Uneven valuation of Earnings per hour equivalent tasks performed by men and women. the tenDue to family obligations dency to undervalue women women are often forced to workers or the tasks they opt for part time employ- under take; a generalised ment, but even if you eliminate system of arbitrary payment, the difference in hours worked indefinite, non-negotiated and by women and men, the wage individualised (bonuses, pregap persists. Women earn, on miums, allowances, benefits average, €12.72 and men €15.12. ...) and arbitrary promotion Other factors influencing the and evaluation systems. pay gap is the length of employment and level of training, for The union statement was even when the level of educa- timed to coincide with the tion of women is higher than launch of a campaign by men, their work still tends to be the European Commission concentrated in sectors where against gender pay gap via it is more difficult to continue the website http://ec.europa. with training. eu/equalpay.

on the companies in the Canaries. Silvia Pérez, the PwC spokesperson responsible for their employment department of, remarked, “This legislation is not designed specifically to create jobs, but to give the employer tools to suit the current situation so that they don’t have to resort to more drastic measures such as dismissal”. Pérez stressed the “brave” nature of the proposal, but insisted that if it is to work it, “must be accompanied by other reforms to boost consumption and economic activity.” However, she clarified that to see how it works it “must be given time to adapt and, above all, to see what judicial interpretations are made of the new law.” During the day, several experts from PwC explained to a packed audience, the norms

which are being amended in regard to hiring, internal flexibility, termination of contracts and/or collective bargaining. The speakers were in agreement that the reform was “absolutely necessary” because it establishes a legal framework more favorable to businesses in recruiting, with immense tax credits and incentives in Social Security. They recognised too that it reduces costs when dismissing employees. The judge of the Social Chamber of the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Canarias, Antonio Doreste, spoke of the legal perspective of the legislation. He believes that the aspects which are most likely to be tested in the courtrooms will be linked to the suppression of wages processing agreements, the

control of absenteeism, the disappearance of the ‘professional’ category and enforced working hours flexibility. The socialist party, PSOE, and the main unions, CCOO and UGT claim that this reform is a “frontal attack” on the rights of women, because they will be “expelled from the labor market” and will be the group most affected by the proposed changes in part-time contracts. Meanwhile, the European Commissioner for Employment, Laszlo Andor, also warned that Spain will fail to curb unemployment if they rely solely on the labour reform and advised them to encourage investment in education, enhancing the social economy and to fight, and put an end to, the underground black economy.

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he latest tourist spending figures show that foreign holidaymakers spent a massive €1,007 million on their vacations in the Canaries in January, a 14.5 per cent increase on the figure for the same month in 2011.

The statistics, from Spain’s monthly tourism spending survey published recently, show that the islands attracted 35 per cent of all the money spent by foreigners who holidayed in Spain during January. Average spending per vacation nationally rose by 3.7 per

cent to €970 but here the big spenders were out and about and left an average of €1,075 per visitor, a growth of six per cent. The amount of cash spent per day per visitor averaged €134 in Madrid, which represents a fall of 4.6 per cent, €110 in Catalonia, up 11.8 per cent and the Canaries was in third place with our visitors spending an average of €110 per day, an improvement of 9.4 per cent over last January. Catalonia came second in the overall spending league,

raking in €489 million, a rise of 8.6 per cent on last year, Madrid coined in €347, up 13.6 per cent and Andalusia with €299 million saw drop in the amount spent by 19.8 per cent. Authorities here are understandably delighted with the figures and explain that the excellent results are due to the behaviour of the German, British and Scandinavian markets, which between them amounted to 72.5 per cent of the total international tourism in this first month of the year.

The team at Island Connections is growing, and we are looking for new sales staff to join our busy publication. The ideal candidates should speak fluent English and Spanish (some German is also an advantage), and know the island of Tenerife well. You should also hold a clean driving licence. While commercial experience is not essential, some knowledge of the market will work in your favour. You will receive in-house training and the support of a vibrant and committed team. Flexibility and initiative are essential. Interested parties should send a current Curriculum Vitae to the Managing Director, Miguel González, miguel.gonzalez@icmedia.eu


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Insurance >>

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This service offers the company’s customers advice on Spanish legislation in matters of housing, consumption, family

and employement law or driving. • TRAVEL ASSISTANCE.

If the Línea Directa customer is a victim of theft outside Spain, the company will provide accommodation in a hotel of up to four stars. • HOME REPAIRS. In addition to repairing windscreens at the customer’s home, Línea Directa also offers to collect and deliver the car to one of its network repairers, and acts as an intermediary in any matter relating to the repair process

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This service offers the customers advice on traffic fines in their own language, as well as notifying them on the official state bulletins, a benefit specially designed for expatriates. And now home insurance too! Línea Directa offers an exclusive Premium policy designed for foreign residents in Spain, which apart from offering the best cover on the market, also offers customer service in English. For more information: 902 123 104

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Spanish property tax!

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English Lawyers and Spanish Abogados

Warning, the tax office is looking for you!

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re you a non-resident of Spain? Do you have a property here? If so, then each year you need to pay the revised property tax that has recently been strengthened due to Spain’s economic difficulties. If you haven’t paid your property or income taxes, you may be liable for a considerable fine. Here, the legal tax experts of De Cotta Law explain the tax and the law. In accordance to Spanish law on taxes for non-residents, all non-residents that have a property in Spain have to pay income tax on the property known as “La Renta”. This tax applies to all property owned by non residents across all Spanish territories. One is considered a non-resident if they spends less than 183 days per year in Spain. However if you are not registered as a resident and do not declare your income tax here (which is obligatory if you live in Spain full time) then you will be considered to be a non fiscal resident and liable for this tax even if in actual fact you permanently reside in Spain.

Up to the end of 2011 all non-residents had to pay the Property Income Tax as follows:

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Income from Lettings at 24 per cent of the gross rent received with no deductions allowable.

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With the revision of the Tax Law 2/2011, non residents can offset many of the legitimate expenses against income; for instance, water & electricity, insurance, interest on mortgage, community and rates (IBI).

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Deemed income on property, when the property is used privately by the owners there is a deemed income assessed at two per cent or 1.1 per cent of the rateable value (Valor Catastral that is stated on the IBI receipt) depending on the year of revision of the rateable value. This deemed income was taxed also at 24 per cent up to the end of 2011 and the amount due to be paid must be lodged with the tax authorities before the 31st December of the year subsequent to the year of declaration. This tax is a personal tax, so if a property

Income taxes and property taxes are being scrutinised and compliance is compulsory

belongs to two people, each one has to present a tax declaration separately. There is no method to set up an automatic payment of this type of income tax, as it cannot be paid by standing order as the taxpayer has the obligation to personally pay the tax by completing the necessary forms. Once completed, they have to be presented to the bank for payment. To comply with these regulations non resident property owners should appoint a tax representative in Spain (a lawyer or tax advisor). This legal representative will liaise with the tax authorities and will be

responsible for presenting the annual tax return and arranging payment. Due to the recent emergency budget laws published by Spain’s new government, designed to address the nation’s deficit, Income Tax has increased from 24 per cent to 24.75 per cent for 2012 and 2013; so this will affect this year’s declarations. It is also worth noting that due to the same recent emergency budget laws, Capital Gains Tax on property sales has been increased from 19 per cent to 21 per cent for this year, 2012. We have evidence that the

tax authorities in Spain are investigating all property owners, resident and non resident to make sure that owners are complying with relevant property and income taxes. If you are a resident, then you too must be aware that income taxes and property taxes are being scrutinised and compliance is compulsory. Many residents and non residents of Spain have already received letters from the tax authorities confirming that if payment is not duly made, the authorities may initiate a grievance procedure for the unpaid tax together with a surcharge plus interest for late payment. Finally, if the taxpayer does not pay when required, owners could face seizure of their bank accounts in Spain or even the property, resulting in the auction sale of the property. De Cotta Law is qualified and experienced to act as your fiscal representative in Spain notifying you annually of the requirement to pay taxes and on receipt of the necessar y funds from you, the taxes will be paid and full receipts and fee notes issued. De Cotta Law Open Day – Wednesday 14th March 9:30 am – 5 pm This month the English Lawyers and Spanish Abogados at De Cotta Law are holding an Open Day on Wednesday 14th March 2012, from 9:30 to 17:30. Only on that day De Cotta Law specialist Solicitor Jonathan Sutton will be available for

free consultations on English law; Jon will be able to advise our clients on English wills, inheritance tax and Probate, litigation and personal injury claims in the UK. What’s more, all private legal consultations with the lawyers at De Cotta Law throughout the day are completely FREE. The consultations are bookable, so take a moment to reserve your private consultation by calling 922 719 520 or sending an email to tenerife@decottalaw.net. Visit De Cotta’s offices, opposite The Scotch Corner bar, in San Eugenio, Playa de Las Americas, Adeje and take advantage of a free, private legal consultation. De Cotta Law - Over 25 Years Experience in Spain - The Expertise of English Solicitors: Witnessing affidavits or executor’s oaths- Certifying documents for use in the UK – Drafting wills for assets in the UK or offshore – Witnessing forms for benefits or your state pension – Assistance with divorce forms from the English Courts – Litigation or personal injury claims in the UK De Cotta McKenna y Santafé Avda. de los Pueblos Esq. C/ Colón Parque Residencial Villaflor, Local B-20, 1ª Planta San Eugenio, Playa de Las Americas 38660 Costa Adeje, Tenerife España Tel.: (00 34) 922 719 520 Fax: (00 34) 922 724 511 tenerife@decottalaw.net www.decottalaw.com


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In response to popular demand, Bombay Babu, the Indian Tandoori restaurant based in Costa Adeje, is pleased to announce that it has increased the area covered by its acclaimed home delivery service. Now, if you live anywhere between Tijoco and Golf del Sur, a simple phone call to the restaurant will bring the best of Indian cuisine swiftly to your home or place of work. There is no minimum outlay required and no delivery charge. The company is proud to make this additional service possible, following through on their philosophy of always giving their clients the best service possible at the best possible price. For more information, or to make your home delivery order, call 922 719 463.

The Granadilla department of health has just launched a year-long health campaign aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle among adults as well as encouraging younger borough members to start off life on a healthy footing.

March is dedicated to pregnancy, with a programme geared towards expectant parents, caring for themselves as well as the new addition to their family. April’s events and information workshops will be for and about Celiac disease and living with it.

The campaign is named, simply, Granadilla te cuida, or Granadilla cares for you and will be developed over the coming weeks and months, with specific themes for different times of the year, workshops, talks and information days as well as exercise days and events. Granadilla te cuida is not just about someone else looking after your health, as the councillor for health Guacimara González explained, “its about helping you to learn to look after yourself” and in doing so improve the quality of life for all the borough citizens.

As summer approaches June will be the month of “sun and a healthy summer”, while later on in the year, in November, and coinciding with World Diabetes Day, there will be a week dedicated to this ailment and helping those who live with it. As Guacimara explained, while the programme is more or less in place, the council is very much open to suggestions and ideas from any citizens, y o u t h

groups or schools, of which there are 14 infant and primary and four secondary in the borough. She also stressed that one of the key parts of the campaign would be focusing on those younger citizens particularly in the area of food and food preparation. The municipal cookery school,

sponsored by Hiperdino, will design a series of courses around each of the themed weeks but also to introduce children to health eating and October will be Health Food Month. The councillor said that very often the children take the initiative to train their parents, and it is from them that the lifestyle changes often needs to come, so educational programmes in schools will be vital. Physiotherapy programmes for sufferers of fibromyalgia are being offered as well as for women who have had a mastectomy, and during the summer months there will be physiotherapy in the sea sessions in El Médano. Specific programmes have also been designed to deal with young people and drug dependency problems, with talks and workshops in secondary schools.

Granadilla health councillor, Guacimara González, at the campaign launch

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Political turnaround

One of the countries largest unions has warned that the unemployed will be used to fill spaces left by those public workers who are made redundant under the new labour reform proposals.

Following the result of what the IGT call a pilot experience with questionable results, the unemployed are to be asked to do jobs under current legislation which allows for those collecting unemployment benefit to be obliged to work for nothing. The only provisos are that the work is of social benefit to the community, is temporary, coincides with the physical and educational aptitudes of

What a difference a few short months make. It was only last September (pre elections) that our Canarian President Paulino Rivero was interviewed by the Spanish daily, La Opinión, and when he was asked if could be assumed that there would be no tax increases in 2012, neither in the local VAT (IGIC) or on fuels he stated firmly, “yes. It is not among the objectives of the Government to increase taxes, quite the

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opposite.” It’s with surprise then that we hear that the regional Canarian Government has now said it’s studying the possibility of raising local taxes. The decision apparently comes in the face of probable cuts in state funding, but wasn’t this possibility made perfectly clear pre-election if the conservatives won, which they were expected to and did? According to the regional minister for finance, Javier González, the Canary Islands “cannot lose one more euro” from Central Government because the situation is “unsustainable”, particularly with regard to essential public services. A day in politics is a year indeed.

Tenerife’s authorities have given notice that water restrictions may have to be imposed in the coming months if the current drought continues. With reservoir levels down in some cases to 25 per cent of capacity and little prospect of a prolonged wet spell, the Cabildo says it is already putting in place contingency plans. Officials say sea water desalination plants will probably be forced to increase their output to make up for the lack of rainwater. “March will be crucial. If we get no rain we will have to think seriously about how to cope with demand in summer” said a source recently.


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The Film: Multicines GranSur

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he Descendants is an American comedydrama film based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.

Matt king is a honolulubased lawyer and the sole trustee of a family trust that controls 25,000 acres of pristine land on the island of kaua’i. a boating accident near waikiki renders Matt’s wife, elizabeth, comatose. Matt has to deal with his wife’s condition, their two daughters and a few unexpected concerns. the film has won an academy award for Best adapted screenplay and two golden globe awards for Best Picture - drama and Best actor - drama for george clooney. it also stars shailenewoodley,Judy greer, Matthew lillard and Beau Bridges and is directed by alexander Payne.

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the descendants is showing daily in english at 5.10pm daily in the Multicines gransur.

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f you like swing and all that jazz you have to book your tickets for the Tenerife Auditorio Adán Martín on March 19th, or Auditorio Alfredo Kraus on March 20th when the Original Glenn Miller Orchestra (UK) perform for one night only in each venue

Under the baton of musical director Ray McVay, the most famous big band in the world will feature original arrangements of classic wartime chart toppers including, In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, AmericanPatrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo - music that laid the foundations of present day pop and featuring the song that became pop history’s first gold disc.

UNCLE WILLY’S Wild Woodbines

does anyone remember a song about cigarettes called uncle willy’s wild woodbines? if you can help with the lyrics of this possible soldiers’ song (?) please contact us.

The Opera: This concert will also include a tribute to the late, great Ted Heath. Harmonies are provided by The Moonlight Serenaders, with sublime vocals from Catherine Sykes and Colin Anthony not forgetting the swinging jazz band, The Uptown Hall Gang. At its peak, back in the late ‘30s–early ‘40s, the Glenn Miller Orchestra packed the dance halls in the States. And

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Festival the dance that everyone was doing was the Lindy Hop. Traveling along with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on this tour of Spain are the sensational London-based dance troupe The Jiving Lindy Hoppers. And to complete the show, with their uncanny portrayal

of the Andrews Sisters are the semi-finalists of UK TV’s Britain’s Got Talent”, the threegirl group called “Irresistible”. This is a perfect night out for Big Band aficionados! Come along and enjoy ‘real music’ played by U.K.’s top musicians!

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up to celebrate St Patrick’s day and you fancy a bit of a giggle, get along to the Adeje cultural centre where they Teatro Pez En Raya will perform their comic new work, Llorar por llorar. The cast includes well known Spanish television actress Cristina Medina, who plays Nines in the series La Que Se Avencina, and actor Joan Estrader. According to Adeje’s cultural councillor Nayra Medina Bethencourt, this is a real privilege for Adeje, which, she says, “has been a borough which has historically supported theatre…” and even in these days of financial constrain the council continues to work to bring the dramatic arts to the people. Llorar por llorar (Crying for crying’s sake) tells the story of two radio presenters on the last day of their show, with absurd interviews, irreverent sections, a mystery or two, and much more. The work is in Spanish. Tickets are €10 with discounts for those who hold Adeje senior citizen or youth cards.

k, it mightn’t be wild, but Callao Salvaje and Playa O Paraíso are celebrating the fact that they are finally fully fledged members of the Adeje borough with a party in the Callao Salvaje plaza (at the end of the main road) on Sunday March 18th.

There will be loads of stuff for the kids, including bouncy castles, a foam party and visits from Disney characters and Sponge Bob might even drop in for a while. There will be a table football tournament, traditional music, a dessert competition (open to all who live/work in either village) and a raffle with great prizes from the local shops and supermarkets. The fun should kick off after lunch and last until about 9.

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March> 18th, 20th, 22nd and 24th

the second part of gran canaria’s opera festival, which started with carmen at the beginning of the month, will take place in the teatro Pérez galdós. the performances of i capuleti e i Montechi, by Bellini are to be staged at 8.30pm on the 18th, 20th, 22nd and 24th of March.

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Davy Jones

TAKE THE LAST TRAIN People of a certain generation were sad to hear the news of the death of davy Jones, aged 67, of the Monkees, (for today’s equivalent check out Big time rush perhaps?), one of tv’s most popular boy bands of the 1960s. at the age of 11 Jones appeared in coronation street playing ena sharples’ grandson, but it was as the lead singer with the us television show, which aired from 1965 to 1971, that he would find international fame.


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Church services Living Spring Pentecostal Guaza Calle Almorejo 2, beside the Guaza sports complex. Rev. and Pastor (Mrs) Nelson Olajide Tel: 609 505 915. livingspring75@hotmail.com The Anglican Parish of All Saints Puerto de la Cruz Sunday services 9.30am and 11am. Carretera Taoro 29.Chaplain. Tel: 922 384 038 www.allsaintstenerife.com Christian Fellowship Los Cristianos 1st floor of Apolo Shopping Centre Pastor Adrian McBride. Tel: 922 790 007 Costa del Silencio Coral Mar. Sunday Services 11am-6pm. Mothers & Toddlers group Tue.10.30 to 12 noon. Counselling and info: Pastor Bill Jeffrey Tel: 617291751. www. silenciochurch.com Calvary Assembly International Buzanada Sunday 11.00am, Wednesday 7.30pm. Nursery is provided during the Sunday morning service as well as Sunday School for children under 12. For more information, for counselling, or for information about the International Bible Institute, call: Missionary / Pastor Mark G. Baumgartner 628 107 316. Catholic Mass Puerto de la Cruz International service Sundays (almost always in English) in the Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia parish church St. Sebastian’s Inclusive Church Mogán, Gran Canaria Sundays 7pm at Cordial Mogán Playa Chapel Anglican Chaplaincy of St. Francis Tenerife Playa de las Américas, San Eugenio: Sunday 10.15am Holy Eucharist, sung Wednesday 10.15am. Holy Eucharist, said (Sept to June) Los Gigantes Espiritu Santo: Sunday 6.00pm Holy Eucharist, sung Thursday 10.30am Holy Eucharist, said (Sept to June) Golf del Sur (Sept to April) San Blas: Sunday 6pm Holy Eucharist sung. September to June Los Cristianos (2nd and 4th Sundays. Oct to March) Swedish Church: Sunday 10.30am Holy Eucharist, sung Callao Salvaje Services: Thursdays 6pm. Please contact Chaplain, Father Keith Gordon for further information regarding services, wedding blessings, baptisms, confessionals, renewal of vows, confirmations, counselling, pastoral care and funerals on 922.742045 or 679660277 North Tenerife Christian Fellowship Evangelical Church meets every Sunday with services in english at the scandinavian church behind the main post office, Puerto de la cruz. everyone welcome. Sunday service and Sunday school 11.30am Bible sharing Wednesdays 5.30pm. ladies group meets one morning a month Tel: 922 351 011

EDITION 664 :: 09/03/2012 - 22/03/2012 :: ISLAND CONNECTIONS

graN caNaria FIESTAS

For Carnaval events, see below Music, dancing, street parties and processions - local banks and shops may be closed.

MUSIC & SCENIC ARTS

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas: March 9: 8.30pm, classical concert, tribute to the argentinean composer alberto genastera with the orquesta Filarmónica de gran canaria, conductor, Pedro halffter, violin, sayaka shoji March 10: 9.00pm, flamenco, estrella Morente, l€18-37 March 17: 10.30pm, jazz, antonio serrano and Federico lechner March 20: 8.00pm, big band, the glenn Millar orchestra March 30: 9.00pm, concert by legendary singer/songwriter albert hammond (it never rains in southern california and a long etc) March 31: classical concert, las edades del romanticismo (the romantic epoch) with the orquesta Filarmónica de gran canaria, conductor Pedro halffter, piano, iván Martin April 19: 8.30pm, ballet, swan lake, Moscow Ballet company April 21: 9.00pm, pop concert, sergio dalma Teatro Cuyás March 9 – 10: 8.30pm, twelfth Night by shakespeare in spanish (Noche de reyes) R10 Gin Club March 17. 9.30’pm, rockasreggae & dancehall sound system Party University Auditorium March 15: 8.30pm, classical concert, iagoba Fanlo cello, alberto Molina, piano April 3: 8.30pm, baroque music concert Teatro Pérez Galdos March 18, 7.30pm 20, 22 and 24, 8.30pm, opera, capuleti e i Montecchi Bellini, Produced by amigos canarios de la Ópera March 28: 8.30pm, classical, cuarteto detisov March 31: 8.30pm, flamenco, Miguel Poveda Santo Domingo church March 20: 8.30pm, Baroque spanish religious music, las Palmas de gran canaria San Agustín church March 22: 8.30pm, chamber music choir, las Palmas de gran canaria

auditorio de teror, €10 Valsequillo March 10: classical concert, cuarteto Particella, town theatre Cinema March 13: 8.30pm, emperor of the North Pole, teatro guiniguada, las Palmas de gran canaria, original versions subtitled in spanish March 16 – 24: las Palmas de gran canaria internacional cinema Festival, gabinete literario, teatro guiniguado and Multicines Monopol, www.lpafilmfestival.com Children March 11: 3.45pm, children’s carnival, Plaza de la Jurada, carrizal, ingenio

EXHIBITIONS

Until March 20: reinventar la isla i, 70 pieces by 35 of two generations of canarian artists, including Óscar domínguez, Juan ismael, santiago santana, Felo Monzón, Jorge oramas, and Plácido Fleitas from the caaM collection. san Martin centro de la cultura contemporánea, ramón y cajal, 1, las Palmas de gran canaria Until March 23: Études de Nu, photographs, by germaine krull, edificio cultural Ponce de león, castill 6, las Palmas de gran canaria Until March 30: las huellas del cuerpo, mixed exhibition in celebration of the internacional women’s day, by rocío arévalo, raquel Ponce, Monique hoffman, davinia Jiménez, iván Ballesteros and Mónica sardiña, centro de artes Plásticas, colón 8, las Palmas de gran canaria Until April 13: islas de hierro, photographs, by carlos lasso, agrupación fotográfica de gran canaria, reyes católicos de gran canaria, las Palmas de gran canaria Until May 5: el cuerpo inventado, paintings by 23 artists, centro de arte la regenta, león y castillo, 427, las Palmas de gran canaria Until May 27: el arte de la dislocación, photographs, by Faisal abdu’allah, caaM, las Palmas de gran canaria Until May 27: escenarios, constelaciones, Polaroids, photographs and sketches by karina Beltrán, caaM, las Palmas de gran canaria Until June 24: 73kg, paintings, by raúl cordero, caaM

SPORT AND NATURE

CICCA March 22: 8.30pm, tribute band, ultimate eagles, alameda de colón 1, las Palmas de gran canaria

Cycling March 23 -24: viii open Marathon, MtB, Maspalomas, san Bartolomé de tirajana, office@canary-bike.com, http://nyx.at/canary/news2245-open-mtb-date-for2012-is-fixed

Teror March 10: solidarity concert for the western sahara, canarian folk music,

Trekking: March 10: 9.00am, Morro de santiago – Presa de las Ninñas, turismo@valleseco.es

Have you a local event or happening you would like to see listed in our Whats On guide? Send the details to editorialc-news.com clearly marking it ‘Whats On’ at least three weeks before the event. While we cannot guarantee all events will be listed we will include as many as we can. March 17: santa lucía de tirajana – llano de la Piedra – Barranco de la Fortaleza – Mirador de Furiete Pico del Majadal – el cardón – Barranco del inciesal – sardina del sur, deportes@arucas.org March 17: ruta degollada Becerra - la culata tejeda - cruz de timagada - roque Bentayga, deportes@teror.es March 24: vecindario – Playa del Águila – Pozo izquierdo, deportes @arucas.org March 24: 0.00am, acequia honda, turismo@valleseco.es Local councils in various areas of the island organise guided treks and other open-air activities. For more information, call uPNature, Guanarteme 928 270084 or 928 473265, Arucas 928 621754, Maspalomas 928 764201, Tablero 928 140640, Mogán 928 158805, Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino 928.891.252 or www. alberguelaaldea.com, or Valleseco 928 618740. Archaeology guided visits to the principal digs in the island: Bentayga (tejeda), Cenobio de Valerón (guía) etc. For more information 928 219 229.

MARKETS

Arguineguín: tuesday Gáldar: thursday Mogán: sunday Puerto de Mogán: Friday Telde: saturday Terór: sunday Vecindario: Monday & wednesday – all 8am to 2pm. Playa del Inglés: every day except sunday, 7.30 to 11.30pm. Las Palmas Rastro: sunday 8am to 2pm, bus station.

FUERTEVENTURA

March 17-23: Fuerteventura wave classic windsurfing competition, four teams great riders, lots of action, el cotillo, la oliva

teNeriFe FIESTAS

For Carnaval events, see below Music, dancing, street parties and processions - local banks and shops may be closed. Fiestas de San José, El Sauzal March 14: 7.30, talk and demonstration of the canarian stick fighting March 15: 4.00pm, children’s day, workshops, bouncy castles, competitions and afternoon tea March 17: 11.30am, batucada drums, gymkana and foam party, centro cívico March 17: 5.00pm, children’s fiesta with entertainment, centro cívico March 18: 5.00pm, Mass and procession followed by

entertainment, fireworks and a street party March 19: Fiestas de san José, san José de los llanos, el tanque March 19: Fiestas de san José, la guancha March 25: Fiestas de san Marcos, icod de los vinos Callao Salvaje, Adeje March 18th, dia de la conviviencia, Mirador de callao salvaje (bottom of the main road), 11.30am – 9pm. Fun for kids and adults, food, music, all welcome.

MUSIC & SCENIC ARTS

Folk Music Until the end of March 2012, every thursday in los cristianos, Paseo Marítimo, and every Friday in Playa de las américas, city centre plaza, the best of the canarian folk groups. Auditorio de Tenerife March 9: 8.30pm, classical, orquesta sinfónica de tenerife, conductor, andrés orozco, violin, Mikhail ovrutsky March 10: 9.00pm, female vocalists of various styles in celebration of international women’s day, voces de eva March 11: 8.30pm, flamenco, estrella Morente March 11, 18 and 25: 11.30pm, band concert March 16: 8.30pm, classical, orquesta sinfónica de tenerife, conductor, robert king, tenor, agustín PrunellFriend March 17: 9.00pm, jazz, esther ovejero March 18: 6.00pm, solidarity gala for down’s syndrome, canarian folk and pop music, chago Melián, soul sanet, agrupación Folklórico chisaje, almas de Bolero and others March 19: 8.00pm, jazz, glenn Miller orchestra March 23: 8.30pm, classical, orquesta sinfónica de tenerife, conductor, Jakub hrusa March 24: 9.00pm, pop/rock, ana torroja March 24: 9.00pm, jazz, Jimmy Burns Teatro Guimera March 10: history of Music, 30 artists March 13 – 18: el Mago de oz, the wizard of oz in spanish March 17: concert, cuban musician with Brazilian-style melodies, Pablo Milanés March 23: flamenco, antonio de verónica and saray cortés March 24: classical piano, Miguel Ángel castro La Orotava Festival Musitemático March 9: 10.00pm, rosario Flores, Mercadillo del agricultor March10: 9.00pm, sole giménez, teatro liceo de taoro March 16: 9.00pm, la shica, casa lercaro March 17: 9.00pm, luz casal,

auditorio teobaldo Power March 24: 9.00pm, ana Belén, auditorio teobaldo Power El Generador March 10: 10.00pm, guitar, Josué del Pino Franco La Laguna Aguere Espacio Cultural March 9: 10.00pm, electronic, new wave and jazz concert, henna hito trio March 10: 9.00pm, alternative/rock, the good company March 10: 10.00pm hardcore, metal, funk, rock and rap, las ratas + tendinauers March 16: 10.00pm, pop, rock, blues group, diplomáticos, €5 March 24. 10.00pm, rock group, havalina March 30: 10.00pm, blues/ rock band, alex altamirano & the Purple Band La Concepción church March 17: 8.30pm, religious music, choir and orchestra of the csM canarias Las Clarisas monastery March 21: 8.30pm, spanish baroque religious music Tegueste March 9: 10.00pm, guitar, Josué del Pino Franco, sala shukran culturízate Puerto de la Cruz Ábaco, Jazz, 7.30pm, €9 March 11: trio arte March 18: duo cuarto espacio March 25: trio Bohemio Centro Astoria-Bambi March 10: 8.30pm, pop/jazz, Jeremias Martin group March 11: 6.00pm, saxophones, ancora quartet March 17: 8.30pm, timple and guitar, Pedro izquierdo and alberto Mozzi March 18: 6.00pm, piano, violin and vocalist, Bellisimo trio X Festival of baroque music March 31: Music for leopold i of hapsburg, conductor eligio Quinteiro, anglican church March 31: Miss Bell’amfitrit altera, reyes Bartlet choir, conductor, eligio Quinteiro, Peña de Francia church El Sauzal March 9: 5.30pm, body balance workshop(tai chi, yoga and Pilates), Pabellón de ravelo, register 922 584 657 March 10: 8.15am women’s excursion to the north of the island, residents €17, nonresidents €25 March 15: 9.00pm, guitar, santana tribute by the Boogaloonies, tacoa March 22: 9.00pm, jazz/pop, Mayte cruz Quartet, tacoa March 23: 8.30pm, religious music of the 20th and 21st century, tenerife chamber choir, san Pedro church March 29: 9.00pm, jazz, esther alfonso Quartet, tacoa Cinema original versions subtitled in spanish March 15: 8.30pm, emperor of the North Pole, Multicines renoir Price, santa cruz de tenerife

CHILDREN

March 11 and 18: 6.00pm, la Princesa Prometida, aguere espacio cultural, herradores 47, la laguna, adults, €8, children, €6


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9th - 22th March 2012 : BBC1 / BBC2 / ITV1 / Channel4 / Channel5 / Skysports1 / Skysports2

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we now return to find the dynamic duo at crisis points in their personal lives. with Janet on the brink of marriage breakdown and rachel’s family secrets exposed, the ladies are still determined to keep the line between work and home separate.

Blending the gritty fast pace murder investigations with the warmth and chaos of their individual private lives, the d.c’s have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate the untimely and unnatural end to someone’s life.

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children, infidelity, acrimonious splits, a mental breakdown, an attempted suicide, heart-warming reconciliations and happy endings - the

The Biggest Loser 13th Mar.

traight talking detective duo Scott & Bailey return for a second series. last year we learnt that Janet scott and rachel Bailey made a winning combination as they cracked cases for Manchester’s Major incident team.

Joined by feisty dci gill Murray, the team give a humorous and unique look at the realities of working with a murder squad.

his extraordinary documentary series - that has been charting the marriages of eight couples since 1998 - returns with an update on how they’ve been faring as they’re about to embark on their 15th year together.

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series paints a varied picture of modern marriage. But who has stayed the course? and which marriages have floundered? in this two-part series we catch up with liverpudlians russell & linda to discover what happened following the failure of russell’s vasectomy reversal. . we’ll also hear from tom on his marriage to Madeleine - a woman with five previous marriages behind her.

This is the moment the contestants have all been waiting for - the grand final. Who will be crowned The Biggest Loser 2012 taking away the £25,000 prize money? Presented by Davina McCall. CHANNEL 4 / REALITY / 10:00PM

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15th March

Maria Leng helps Liverpudlian military veteran Steven get home to the UK. Full interview with Maria Leng on Page 3&4 of this edition of Island Connections.

ITV1 / FACTUAL / 9:00PM

Return to the th 20 falklands March.

This year marks thirty years since the Falklands War. In this film three men go back to the islands. For Simon Weston it’s an opportunity to see parts of the Islands he has never been to before.

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9th March, 10.00pm The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2012

amnesty international’s legendary secret Policeman’s Ball 2012 takes place in New york at radio city Music hall

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Film 4 - Today’s highlights 6.40pm

freedom Writers hilary swank stars as erin gruwell in richard lagravenese’s gritty drama, based on a true-life story. gruwell is a freshfaced teacher at a tough inner city school in long Beach, california, armed with lesson plans and reading lists. Finding her students more interested in recent gang shootings than poetry, she refuses to give up on them, teaching instead books and writings that relate to their lives.

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director Michael Bay returns with his second instalment of the scifi action romp that pits humans against some big, bad alien robots, the decepticons. in this sequel, which manages to be even louder and more prone to explosions than the initial outing, sam witwicky and his girlfriend Mikaela Banes are once more at the centre of the action. edited for language and violence.

gregor Jordan’s multistranded drama of 80s excess is based on a collection of short stories by Bret easton ellis. among the ensemble cast are kim Basinger, Billy Bob thornton, winona ryder, Mickey rourke and rhys ifans. the various elements of the plot are loosely held together by the story of an english band, managed by rhys ifans, whose tour has landed them in los angeles.

Transformers: revenge of the Fallen

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TV23

/ Saturday 10/03/12

ITV1 / GAME SHOW

10th March, 8.00pm Take me out

Matchmaker Paddy Mcguinness continues his romantic quest

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/ Sunday 11/03/12 CHANNEL 4 / MUSIC

11th March, 8.10am The Crush with KFC Krushems

Brand new series of the crush, with new presenter will Best and this month’s guest host, kimberly wyatt.

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Film 4 - Today’s highlights 11.00am

The Belles of st Trinians the first and best of the st trinians comedies, based on the drawings of the late ronald searle, with a wonderful cast, wicked sense of humour and knowing demolition of the image of the British public schoolgirl. alastair sim, Joyce grenfell and george cole join in the fun, which includes gambling, horse kidnapping and the riotous girls concocting gin in chemistry lessons. .

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The Parent Trap hen sharon and susan meet at summer camp they immediately take a dislike to each other. But it’s only when the camp’s organisers get sick of their constant warring and force them to get along, they discover they’re identical twins.. together they hatch a plan to switch places so they can finally meet the parent they never knew.

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Kiss the Girls gary Fleder’s thriller, based on James Patterson’s novel, stars Morgan Freeman in his first outing as forensic psychologist alex cross. called in to track the kidnapper and killer of young girls, he’s joined by dr kate Mctiernan (ashley Judd), who has escaped the killer’s dungeon. But the investigation gets personal when his niece Naomi (gina ravera) is kidnapped.


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/ Monday 12/03/12

BBC2 / COMEDY

12th March, 10.00pm Watson and Oliver

sketch comedy starring lorna watson and ingrid oliver

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/ Tuesday 13/03/12 BBC2 / COOKERY

13th March, 8:00pm Hairy Bikers’ Bakeation

the hairy Bikers start their epic 5000 mile bakeation in kristiansund

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The Colditz story Guy Hamilton’s Second World War drama starring John Mills as Pat Reid, Eric Portman as Colonel Richmond, Lionel Jeffries as Harry Tyler and Christopher Rhodes as ‘Mac’ McGill: just some of the British prisoners of war gathered together in the supposedly escape-proof German prison camp Colditz. Naturally, they immediately begin planning to escape.

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Kay Panabaker and Asher Book star in the update of the 1980 musical about a group of young showbiz wannabes. Jenny and Marco are among the latest intake of students at the New York Academy of Performing Arts, and whose stories are among those tracked through the highs and lows - and many, many song and dance routines - of their four-year course there.

Moving to a remote farmhouse in North Dakota, Roy and Denise hope that a new life in a new home will help their troubled teenage daughter Jess (Kristen Stewart) move on from a traumatic incident in her past. When she starts seeing supernatural apparitions, her parents are initially sceptical until the manifestations become more apparent and violent.

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IC TV GUIDE

TV27

/ Wednesday 14/03/12

BBC1 / CONSUMER

14th March, 7:30pm Food Inspectors

Matt and chris present are following the work of food inspectors, this episodes looks at takeaway terrors

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IC TV GUIDE

/ Thursday 15/03/12 ITV1 / DRAMA

15th March, 9:00pm Love Life

Joe returns from a year abroad and is shocked to find that the girl he loves is pregnant

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Set on Kazakhstan’s bleak Hunger Steppe Asa, a young sailor recently discharged from the Russian Navy, is living in a yurt with his sister Samal and her family. He is determined to become a shepherd and to marry a local woman called Tulpan, but she turns his offer down. Can Asa change her mind and can he and Samal halt the increase in stillborn lambs in their flock?

Mary Clancy (Hayley Mills), a young troublemaker at a convent school, starts to become one of the most dedicated students when the Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell) decides to encourage rather than expel her. This breezy American comedy co-stars June Harding as Rachel Devery, Mary’s partner-in-crime. This was the last film directed by Ida Lupino.

Roddy McDowall plays Joe, the son of poor Yorkshire farmers and the proud owner of the collie Lassie. Joe’s destitute family are forced to sell the dog to a kindly Duke who takes the dog to his Highland estate. The Duke’s granddaughter falls in love with the dog, but knows it is homesick, so she helps Lassie escape. But it’s a long trek back to Yorkshire for Lassie.

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IC TV GUIDE

TV29

/ Friday 16/03/12

itv1 / SitCoM

16th march / 9.00pm Benidorm

The Garveys fear Madge has been kidnapped when Michael see Madge getting in a car with a stranger.

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/ Saturday 17/03/12 bbC1 / SPoRt

17th march, 4.45pm rugby Union: six nations – england v ireland

Live coverage of the final match of this year’s Six Nations, with England hosting Ireland at Twickenham

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/ Sunday 18/03/12

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Jake Humphrey introduces extended highlights from this morning’s Australian Grand Prix, the curtain-raiser for the 2012 Formula 1 season

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19th march, 7.30pm Coronation street

David’s incredulous as Kylie sets about home schooling Max insisting it can only end in disaster

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Phil, Ben and Jay attempt to hide their true emotions during Phil’s celebratory ‘welcome home’ dinner

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21st march, 7.30pm the Unforgettable

A tribute to Russell Harty, best known as a hugely popular chat show host in the 70s and 80s.

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ISLAND CONNECTIONS :: EDITION 664 :: 09/03/2012 - 22/03/2012

March 15: 4.00pm, children’s day in the San José fiestas in El Sauzal, workshops, bouncy castles, competitions and afternoon tea March 15: 5.00pm to 7.00pm, photographic workshop, €5, Museo arqueológico, Puerto de la Cruz March 16: 4.00pm, bouncy castles, centro cívico, San José, El Sauzal March 17: 5.00pm, children’s fiesta with entertainment, centro cívico, San José, El Sauzal March 22: 5.00pm – 7.00 pm, Get to know Rome craft workshop, €5, Museo arqueológico, Puerto de la Cruz March 29: 5.00pm – 7.00pm, workshop making mandalas, €5, Museo arqueológico, Puerto de la Cruz

Exhibitions

Until March 10: Paintings, Tempus Fugit, Ruíz Ruíz, using various techniques a demonstration of the passing of time, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife March 10, 11, 12: pigeons, Friday and Saturday 10am to 8.30pm and Sunday 10.00 am to 1.00pm, Plaza del Principe, El Sauzal Until March 15: 11.00am – 1.00pm and 5.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday, wooden sculptures by Pegé, La Memoria del Color, Castillo de San Felipe, Puerto de la Cruz Until March 17: collective exhibition, Group Art, Monday – Friday, 10.30 am – 1.30pm and 5.00pm – 8.30pm, Estudio Artizar, La Laguna March 17 – May 29: photographs, Sáhara, Museo de Historia Y Antropología de Tenerife (Casa Lercaro), San Agustín20-22, La Laguna Until March 31: Photographs and video, The Opera. Varvara Shavrova’s spellbinding work on traditional Peking Opera. An artist’s insight into the fragile world of the Peking Opera, one of the most revered artforms of the Chinese national scene. Espacio Cultural El Tanque Until April 14: paintings, Mixtura, a selection of artists, Galería de Arte Stunt, Bencomo 7, La Laguna Until March 20: photographs, almonds in flower, main patio of the town hall building, Santiago del Teide Until March 26: a collection of fans made with various recycled materials and painted and decorated by the Canarian artist, Pepe Dámaso, Galería de Arte Magda Lázaro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Abanicos/Dámaso para una crisis, Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm Until March 30: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 4.00pm – 9.00pm Monday to Friday,

photographs, Infinitas Mujeras – Mujeres Infinitas by Patricia Díaz Bencomo, Sala de Arte Joven, SAJ, Casa de la Juventud, Puerto de la Cruz March 13 - 31: photographs, by Aarón Moreno Borges, Vida Haciéndose, main hall, Casa de la Juventud, Puerto de la Cruz Until April 29: Photographs, De Rendering by Rubén Acosta. A personal vision of the building of Dubai by this Lanzarote artist. Sala de Arte Contemporáneo, Santa Cruz municipal museum, Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 8.00pm, Sat/ Sun, 10.00am – 2.00pm Until May 29 2020: Photographs: Sáhara. Casa Lercaro, La Laguna Until June 17: 10.00am – 8.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday, paintings, Juego de mascaras, a collective exhibition including works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Jorge Ribalta, Gouglas Gordon, Sarah Lucas and Martín Sastre among others, TEA, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

GASTRONOMY

March 9: 10.00pm, Charity dinner for Ámate, Tenerife breast cancer charity, Gran Hotel Turquesa Playa, Puerto de la Cruz, three courses, €20, raffle and disco March 14: 4.00pm - 7.00pm, cookery course by Ana María González Moro, Real Casino de Tenerife, €20, profit to AECC (Spanish national cancer charity), reservations 922 276 912 March 16: 7.00pm, Failte St Patrick’s Day dinner, Chayofa, Arona, €35. All welcome, reservations 922 729 359 March 16: 8.00pm, wine and Spanish omelette competition and tastings, Centro Civico, San José, el Sauzal March 17: 10.00am – 1.30pm, gastronomic easy guided walking route with theatre included. Six actors will take you through this historic town’s fight against adversity. An enjoyable and magical walk through Garachico, the island’s first main port, between convents, castles, churches and pretty squares with a sweet treat from one of the Canaries’ best cake shops at the end, piñas de chocolate (chocolate pines – delicious chocolate biscuits). Adults €25, Children (under 12) €18, includes insurance, chocolate and wine tasting and other surprises. Reservations, www. elcardon.com, on facebook El Cardón Tenerife, by email info@elcardon.com or call 922 127 938. March 17: 12 noon, wine route, from the Campo de Lucha, El Calvario, register on 639 187 140

SHOPPING

March 17: 10am – 8.00pm, Grand Sale in El Sauzal, two for the price of one, clothes etc from €1.

SPORT & NATURE

Belly dancing Every Monday, 4.30pm – 17.55pm, El Sauzal cultural centre 677 380 807. Teacher: Victoria Bonis Kayak routes Tours by kayak for all abilities which may be combined with snorkelling, hiking, climbing or potholing. More info on 922 127 938 or www.elcardon. com Surfing: Escuela de Surf y Body Board OAD La Laguna, for over 12s. More information on 922 256 244 or wwwoadlaguna.com South: Escuela Oficial de la Federación Canaria de Surf K16 (Playa de las Américas). Groups or individual training for over 7s. More information on 922 798 480 or www. k16surf.com Until March 11: Punta Blanca surf and bodyboard open, http://www.fcsurf.es/, Guía de Isora Charity walk/run March 11: 11.00am, ‘Women’s Walk’ for breast cancer, all welcome. Registration €5, leaving from Bodegas Monje to the Plaza San Pedro in El Sauzal, walk or run the route for a worthy cause, entertainment at the exit and arrival points Trekking: Delicatessen Tenerife Guided walks through Tenerife’s food, history and heritage. March 17: 10.00am – 1.30pm, Garachico between tales of lava and the sea, more information above under gastronomy. March 17: 8.30am, @Patear a Valle Tahodio, €10, 922 570 000, Ext 146, El Sauzal Popular tourist routes 922 127 938 Every Tuesday: Teno traditions route Every Thursday: Masca Ravine Every Sunday: Monte del Agua and Kayak trips in the sea from Los Gigantes Hiking: Adeje: Barranco del Infierno, temporarily closed. Arona: More information about trekking routes on 922 761 600 or www.arona.org Los Silos All year round, guided walks for groups through the most emblematic buildings of this lovely northern town. Contact Oscar on 922 841 086. Guided routes: The Cañadas National Park’s interpretation service offers guided tours free of charge. You need to book in advance

with the National Park Office (Tel. 922 290 129/922 290 183).

Miscellaneous

LIONS CLUB Arona, Las Galletas, Costa del Silencio: 2nd Sunday each month: barbecue with entertainment at Coral Mar Square. Last Sunday each month: buffet and entertainment at Habla Habla, Las Galletas. Call Cath 629 506 882. Lions shops: Apolo Center, Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm. Costa del Silencio, Mon - Fri 11am - 2pm. Donations of clothing, books, bric-a-brac etc welcome. Ken Sadler 670 647 765. Book Shop, every weekday next door to charity shop San Miguel de Abona Meeting 2nd Monday each month. Auction 1st Friday each month. Many fun events throughout year. Information, Ralph Solomon, 685542128 Writers circle: Parque de la Reina. Published or unpublished, all welcome. hazel@hazelbennett.co.uk La Baranda Wine Museum, promoting local quality wines. TF-5 (El Sauzal exit). Information: 922 572 535/ www.tenerife.es/Casa-vino Castles Tours: Tenerife History Museum offers guided tours around the island’s castles for schools and groups. More information on 922 825 949 Masonic Meetings in the south of Tenerife. Visitors welcome. Tenerife Craft, Chapter, Mark. For more information phone 922 794 502 or 922 732 386. Ciudadanos Europeos (European Citizens). Meet new friends, help and advice on living in the Canary Islands and participation in Canarian culture. Social activities. Contact Harry Davies: 922 781905/Chris Stanyer: 922 751507/email: eurocitizens@gmail.com The Wednesday Club: Los Cristianos, information: Edna, 629487090, meet old friends and new. The Wednesday Group of Friends. Meeting and lunch: Bar Tapas Luis, Plaza Charco, Puerto de la Cruz 2nd Wednesday of month, 12.30pm. Art and social group, Wednesdays (Pam 922 368520). Literary and cultural group, Fridays (Suzi 922 368084). Other weekly meetings include Bridge and Whist. All welcome - contact Tony: wednesday.tenerife@ gmail.com. English Library, Calle Irlanda, Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz: Mon 3pm to 5.30pm, Weds 10am to 12 noon, Fri from 4pm to 6.00pm and

Sat 11am to 1pm. Information: 922 383098 during opening hours. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) South: 1st Floor Apolo Centre, Los Cristianos (next to bus terminal), Mon, Weds, Thurs and Sat: 5.45.00pm, Fri: 11.45am. Callao Salvaje, Living Sober Group: Local 4 CC Buena Azul, Sueño Azul, Sun 6.30pm For more information call 630 478 448 (24 hrs).

Carnaval Gran Canaria

Carrizal, Ingenio March 9: 8.00pm, Island murga competition, followed by a street party at midnight March 10: 5.00pm, parade and at 10pm the burning of the sardine, fireworks and a street party March 11: 6.00pm – 10.00pm, Carnaval dance in the senior citizens’ centre Santa Brígida March 9: 9.00pm, Drag Queen show March 11: 1.00pm, Procession and burial of the sardine Santa Lucía March 9: 9.00pm, arrival of the Indians, entertainment by various folk music groups March 10: 6.00pm, Burial of the sardine

Tenerife

Arona Los Cristianos March 9: 9.30pm, Carnaval Queen Gala, Recinto Ferial (in front of the Valdés building) March 10: Workshops, mini parades, Drag Queen Gala and street party March 11: Main Carnaval parade March 12: 8.00pm, burial of the sardine Garachico March 9: 6.00pm, children’s parade, followed at 9.00pm by the murgas competition March 10: 9.00pm, Burial of the white sea bream

Lanzarote

Yaiza March 9: 9.00pm, Drag Queen Gala followed by a street party March 10: 5.30pm, parade along the Avenida Marítima, Playa Blanca, followed by a street party March 11: 2.00pm, Daytime Carnival, Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Fuerteventura

Pájara March 9: 7.00pm, street parade with decorated floats followed by a street party March 10: 9.30pm, The Smurfs in Carnaval, drum and dance groups and a street party until the early hours

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MASONIC METINGS

Logia Ave Fenix Nº 73 Edificio Simón, Los Cristianos Meetings every Tuesday. Regular meetings every 4th Tuesday starting Tuesday 25th October 2011 (Installation) through to April 2012

All Visitors welcome

Contact John Donaldson (Secretary):

(+34) 922 17 91 74 or donaldsonjh@yahoo.co.uk

March 11: 6pm, children’s gala with clowns, music and a best children’s costume competition March 12: 7.30pm, senior queen gala, followed by a street party March 13: 6.00pm, parade from la Casa de la Juventud to the municipal marquee March 14: midnight, DJ night March 15: 8.00pm, dance groups and drum groups March 16: 8.30pm, murgas, followed by a street party March 17: 5.00pm, big parade from the Stella Canaris to the municipal marquee followed by a street party March 18: 7.00pm, parade and burial of the sardine, from the Casa de la Juventud to the Avenida de Morro Jable, fireworks over the sea and a street party.

K9 & Friends of the Animals & aktion tier

K9 car boot sales

• First Sunday of every month / 8am to 12 noon. Happy Days, Costa del Silencio. • Second Saturday of every month/ 9am to midday. Nearly new sales, Outside Shimmers Bar, Callao Salvaje • K9 also have a stall on the Playa San Juan market every Wednesday, and Alcalá every Monday, from 9am to 2pm. • For more information call Pat the Cat on 608 121081.

The Friends of the Animals car boot sale

• Last Sunday of every month at Tipsy Terrace, Los Gigantes from 8am to midday. • Shop next to the Medical Centre in Playa de la Arena, open 10am to 6 weekdays and 10am to 2 Saturdays. • A constant supply of goods is needed. Any full collection boxes, call Hazel on 667 638468 or Pat the Cat on 608 121081. www.k9tenerife.com. Email: info@k9tenerife.com

Aktion Tier

Polígono industrial de Granadilla-Parque Eólico del Iter. Tel: 922 77 86 30 teneriffa@aktiontier.org


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EDITION 664 :: 09/03/2012 - 22/03/2012 :: ISLAND CONNECTIONS

Simply

PART I

Our recipe from last issue obviously hit the spot as we are still in a season where a bowl of soup is so welcome when we get home.

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f course there’s nothing like homemade, but you will find some kind of soup on most menus in bars and restaurants across Spain. Often the simplest kind of soup, meat or vegetable juice, caldo in Spanish, is on offer at local fiestas. Once clarified, this becomes consommé, which here is ser ved hot or cold, possible accompanied by chopped eggs or a dash of sherry. The Spanish cold gazpacho soup is rightly famous and

includes vegetables, bread crumbs, oil and vinegar. A hot gazpacho is generally a type of stew using bread ‘tortas’ and not a soup at all. If you just ask for sopa here you will get caldo with the additions of ingredients selected from bread, pasta, rice, vegetables and possibly meat or fish. Puré is stir fried ingredients cooked in a caldo which is then blended with its cooking liquid and a crema is a light pure, thickened with potato starch, cornflour or rice and

enriched with the addition of egg yolks, cream or cheese. Finally the potaje, a big favourite here, is a meal in itself comprising caldo with abundant chunks of meat or fish and vegetables. There’s a fine recipe for a local potaje in February’s The Magazine, but here we have two simple recipes for you. We will feature more next edition.

ingredients

Chicken noodle

• 600g pumpkin with peel removed and cut into chunks

• 1 onion, chopped

• 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed • 1 celery stalk roughly chopped

oriental alternative

ingredients

We love the oriental alternative to this soup which swaps parsley for coriander and uses 250g of frozen chopped spinach, a red chilli pepper and an inch of peeled and finely grated ginger and 100g of dried shiitake mushrooms instead of the onion, celery and carrot.

• 1.5 litres chicken stock

• 1 chicken breast cut in to chunks • 1 onion chopped small

• 1 celery stalk finely sliced • 1 carrot sliced finely

• 3 tblsp continental parsley, chopped • 1 tblsp olive oil

• Salt and pepper

Method 1

1. 2.

Heat the oil and stir fry the onion and celery until it is golden.

Add the stock and bring to the boil, add the chicken and carrots, bring to the boil again and then simmer for eight to ten minutes.

3.

Add the noodles and 2/3 of the parsley, season, bring to the boil and simmer for a further four minutes. Serve sprinkled the remaining parsley

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• 2 carrots peeled and roughly chopped

• 2 baby marrows (bubangos) peeled and roughly chopped

• 1 ½ litres vegetable stock

• 1 125g pack of ‘Dairylea type’ cream cheese triangles

• The juice of 2 fresh oranges • 4 tblsp olive oil

• Salt and pepper

Method 2

1. 2.

Bring the stock to boiling point and add the chicken, bring to the boil and cook for eight to ten minutes.

Add the noodles, spinach, mushrooms, coriander, chilli and ginger, season, bring back to the boil and simmer for four minutes more. Serve sprinkled with the remaining coriander.

hint: Sachets of easy to use ginger, chilli and other spices are available from large supermarkets. More expensive, but they keep for ages in the fridge.

• Parsley to garnish

Method

1.

Heat the oil and add the onion, garlic and celery, stir fry until soft and add the rest of the vegetables and stock.

2. 3.

Bring to the boil and simmer until all the vegetables and cooked through – about 20 minutes.

Cool for five minutes and add the cheese triangles. Blend and season. Serve with a tablespoon of orange juice over each helping and garnish

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THE HIDDEN CORNER

Sunshine pumpkin soup

Low in calories and high in fibre, this excellent winter soup will keep you warm and healthy

Chicken noodle >>

• 125 dried egg noodles

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Soup tips I

f a soup is too thick, add more stock or to enrich the flavour thin with single cream, but don’t bring it to the boil or the cream will curdle. if a soup is too thin, reduce it by boiling, or thicken with a tablespoon of water in two tablespoons of cold water, add to the soup, bring to boil stirring all the time and cook until it thickens. to keep salt to a minimum

try making your own stocks or used the kind that comes in a carton as stock cubes can be very salty. If you’ve overdone the salt add a raw potato to the soup and bring to the boil and cook for a few minutes, the potato will absorb some of the salt.

the thickening agent for a crema is known in English as a liaison. For pureés rich in starch use ½ to a tablespoon of flour to a litre of liquid for those with little starch one

to two tablespoons of flour to each litre. If you are using egg yolks, two to four egg yolks are used for each litre of base and/or 250 ml of cream, cheese to taste.

A consommé generally should have a golden brown colour that is not always easy to achieve. Only a shellfish consommé should be rosy coloured. Try grilling the bones you are going to use before you put them in the saucepan, grill an onion in the oven until it is golden and add it to the rest of the basic ingredients or add a

few drops of light caramel to the caldo.

Caldo and consommé keep well in the fridge for three or four days in a closed container. Pasta or rice do not keep so well and should be frozen, purés and cremas if they haven’t yet had the cream added keep the same time as the caldos. Don’t forget to go easy on the seasoning if freezing because the freezing process accentuates the effect.


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ISLAND CONNECTIONS :: EDITION 664 :: 09/03/2012 - 22/03/2012

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1. BLACK VELVET COCKTAIL 2. CURED IRISH SALMON 3. CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Guinness time M

aybe you have to be born to it, but to many of us Irish a pint of plain is your only man, mother’s milk to us, and that’s to quote just two well know Irish authors, Myles na gCopaleen and George Bernard Shaw (though the latter was actually referring to gin, in Pygmalion!). Regardless of your literary tastes, Guinness is probably an acquired one in a glass, but as an ingredient it’s hard to beat and there are many delicious meals that rely on a the black stuff to give them a bit of extra body! Here, courtesy of Guinness & Co 2011, are just a few, to enjoy on March 17th, or whatever day or night of the year you prefer.

1. Serves one

Ingredients:

½ flute Champagne ½ flute GUinnESS Extra Stout

Method: 1. Pour the Guinness Extra Stout into a clean/polished champagne flute. Top up the glass with the champagne, being careful to ensure there is no overspill. 2. The Guinness Black Velvet should have a good dark colour with a frothy head, resembling a pint of Guinness.

History of the Black Velvet:

This famous drink was invented in 1861 at Brook’s Club in London. Prince Albert had died, everyone was in mourning, and the story goes that the steward at the club, overcome with the emotion of the occasion, ordered that even the champagne should be put into mourning, and proceeded to mix it with Guinness. The taste was so delicious, the Black Velvet was born.

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2. Serves four

Ingredients:

1 kg fresh skinless salmon

dill, the coriander seeds with the salt, sugar and the the rind and juice of two Guinness Foreign Extra into lemons a blender and liquidise. 2. the rind and juice of one lime Pour over the side of salmon 25 g coriander seeds and cure in the fridge for no less than for 48 hrs making 100g salt sure to turn the salmon 50g sugar every 12 hrs. 3. Once the 50g chopped fresh dill salmon is cured, slice thinly one bottle of Guinness and at an angle. Tip: Serve Foreign Extra with Guinness bread

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3. Serves six

Ingredients

Method 1. Melt dark chocolate and

butter in a bain-marie, add in the Guinness draught. 2. 10 egg whites, whisked Beat egg yolks and caster 350g dark chocolate sugar until light and fluffy. 3. Mix in the melted choc1/4lb butter olate mixture in with egg 100g caster sugar yolks and slowly folding 100ml Guinness draught in the whisked egg whites until everything is smooth. 4. Transfer mousse into serving glasses and chill. Tip: Serve with fresh raspberries or other seasonal berries. 10 egg yolks


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HouseCalls

EDITION 664 :: 09/03/2012 - 22/03/2012 :: ISLAND CONNECTIONS

Coaching Corner ::

Dr. De La Flor

m_delaflor@hotmail.com

Dear Dr. De La Flor Dear Dr. De La Flor,

By Dr. De La Flor

What treatment do you suggest for shingles? How can I prevent the ner ve pain? Thank you, Lena

Dear Lena, Although you can take steps to shorten the duration of a shingles outbreak, the virus must often simply run its course. Post-herpetic neuralgia is difficult to manage and can last months or even years, in rare cases. So the best approach is early and immediate treatment. Also, early medical attention may prevent or reduce the scarring that shingles can cause. Your GP may suggest medications to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and control your shingles infection. Depending on your personal history, timing of diagnosis and the existence of complications, your GP may use some of the following: To r e l i e v e p a i n y o u may need painkillers (paracetamol, tramadol, …) or anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen or naproxen) depending on the severity of pain. Antiviral drugs, such as Acyclovir or famciclovir, may help stop progression of the rash, especially if used early in the course of the blister breakout. These drugs may also help stave off the painful after-effects of shingles known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Antihistamines aid in relieving itching. Antibiotics can keep the infection under control if the area becomes infected by bacteria. Tricyclic antidepressants or seizure medication may be prescribed for the pain that lingers after lesions have healed. Antidepressants may also help with depression that can occur with the onset of shingles or as a result of the lingering pain. Steroids to reduce inflammation and post-herpetic neuralgia are considered controversial. Make sure you keep the af fected area clean, dr y, and exposed to air (without clothes covering it) as much as possible. Don’t scratch or burst the blisters. If the pain keeps you from sleeping, try

MY WAY or THE HIGHWAY!

snugly binding the area with an elastic sports bandage. For the first three or four days, try ice for 10 minutes on, five minutes off, every few hours. To cut down on itching, ask your pharmacist for an overthe-counter antihistamine. The zoster vaccine is now recommended for everyone age 50 and older. For this age group, the vaccine cuts the occurrence of shingles by about half. Even in those who are vaccinated and still develop shingles, the painful period is reduced. This is a great development because one out of five people who have had chickenpox will eventually get shingles. Sit down with your GP and having all your relevant info, he/she should be able to personalised your treatment. Best wishes.

Dear Dr. De La Flor, Is it worth taking anxiety medication to control my eczema? Thanks, Dee

Dear Dee, During times of stress, the inflammation in the skin increases, as a way to protect the skin from harm. So if you already have inflammation in your skin, as with eczema, stress will worsen your condition. It is no coincidence to have flareups around stress-increasing situations.

The key is to try to manage your stress. Studies have found that managing the effects of emotional stress in your life might be one of the best ways to help control your eczema. Obviously, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to need anxiety medication for

life - only at appropriate times. There are also other vital questions in key areas that I ask eczema patients: Nutrition for example is critical both shor t and long-term. Sleep deprivation is also at the root of many stress-related conditions. Getting a healthy night’s sleep is essential. But it’s not always easy to sleep when your eczema is itchy and flaring. If eczema is keeping you up at night, talk with your doctor about controlling your symptoms. Older antihistamines can help ease itching, and they have a sedating effect that may help with sleep. Make sure you practice your hobbies often – your hobby is the best relaxation technique you can use. From playing your favourite sport to reading, or walking or practicing deep breathing to yoga and visualisation, there are many ways to relax. Exercise is a phenomenal stress buster. Whether your exercise of choice is walking, running, or playing tennis, it can improve your physical and mental health. Exercise also releases chemicals (endorphins among others) in your brain that can make you feel good. But if sweat is a trigger for your eczema, make sure to take a cool or lukewarm shower soon after your workout to remove sweat. If your stress is rooted in deeper problems with your marriage, family, or job, you may want to talk with a counsellor or GP or whoever you have good chemistr y with. Sometimes just talking about your problems with someone can help relieve your stress. Make time to do the things you enjoy. Life’s way too short, and you and I have control over more things than we think. Best wishes.

Growing up, the rules in my dad’s home regarding eating were simple but deep: Number one: you sit and smile. Number two: you eat it all. And last but not least important, you say thanks to your parents and stay grateful to God. He often reminded us that we lived in the De La Flor Home, not the De La Flor restaurant! As a family doctor, I can say that I see way too many spoiled kids. Spoiled kids are almost always synonymous with permissive parents. Let’s be courageous and stop the crap before is too late. Discipline and respect at home always go a long way.

ReSOLUTION Perhaps, in the next two weeks we should ask ourselves about our levels of discipline with our kids and with ourselves. Daily discipline is at the root of even the smallest successes in life. Discipline entails sacrifice and displaying tiny details of self-sacrifice with our kids and loved ones is like the icing on the cake. Best wishes to all, especially the ones in any type of pain. By the way, feel free to add me as a friend on Facebook (Manuel De La Flor). Talk to you in a couple of weeks.

Health news >

Rights

Patient charter in Braille

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he regional department of Health has just introduced a facility whereby blind patients in El Hierro have the charter of patient Rights available in Braille. The move is part of the Canarian Health Service’s social integration programme. The programme, now in place at the Hospital Insular Nuestra Señora de los Reyes, lists 25 rights and responsibilities. Included are the right to privacy, equal access and use of services, confidentiality, doctor choice, information, and other basic services. The charter states that the patients must also be responsable for taking their medicine and following doctor’s instructions regarding their health care and in the prevention of the spread of illnesses and protection of public health. They , the patients, also undertake to respect the personal and professional dignity of the medical staff in the Canarian Health Service.

Health news >

Birth statistics 14.686 births in 2011

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here were 14,686 births in public hospitals in the Canary Isalnds in 2011 according to figures just released by the Canarian Health Service.

Credit Ahylton

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The figure represents a drop in the number of births of 5.6 per cent on 2010, when 15,562 babies were born. There were more births in the province of Las Palmas (8,134) than in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (6,552). Island by island, Gran Canaria led the birth field followed by Tenerife. However these are the figures issued by the public hospitals and therefore wouldn’t, in the case of Tenerife for instance, take account of the babies born in Hospital Sur, in the south of the island.

Health news > Dr. De La Flor, licensed G.P./Family Doctor. Holds cer tificates in coaching, nutrition and medical exercise from Berkeley University and the American Council on Exercise. His medical approach is highly influenced by Positive Psychology; an empowering, encompassing way of approaching patients through the study of their strengths and virtues to enable them to thrive and lead fulfilling lives, accept the past, find happiness in the present, and hope for the future. You can reach the doctor at 0034-697.888.666 to schedule a consultation in his surgery or in your home/business.

March 22nd

World Water Day M

arch 22nd is International World Water Day with events held as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s theme is Water and Food Security. Food security exists when all people at all times have both physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs for an active and healthy life. People who have better access to water tend to have lower levels of undernourishment. The lack of water can be a major cause of famine and undernourishment, in particular in areas where people depend on local agriculture for food and income. Erratic rainfall and seasonal differences in water availability can cause temporary food shortages.


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ISLAND CONNECTIONS :: EDITION 664 :: 09/03/2012 - 22/03/2012

Health Directory :: Useful Vocabulary

Describing your SYMPtoMS

I have a pain (here) tengo dolor (aquí) I have stomach ache tengo dolor de estómago I have chest pain tengo dolor en el pecho I have a sore throat tengo dolor de garganta I feel sick tengo nauseas I feel dizzy tengo mareos I have a temperature tengo fiebre I have diarrhoea tengo diarrea I have cramps tengo calambres I have sunburn tengo quemaduras del sol I have something in my eye tengo algo dentro del ojo I have difficulty breathing tengo dificultad en respirar I am sick a lot vomito mucho It itches Me pica I get pain when I pass urine Me duele cuando orino I have high blood pressure tengo hipertensión I have low blood pressure tengo hipotensión

Frequency & tYPE:

Sometimes: A veces All the time: todo el tiempo A lot: Mucho A little: Poco Stabbing pain:Dolor punzante

Existing ConDitionS

I am allergic / Soy alérgico(a) I’m diabetic / Soy diabético(a) Asthmatic / Asmático(a) Epileptic/ Epiléptico(a) I’m pregnant Estoy embarazada I have anaemia/arthritis tengo anemia/artritis Looking for health care Buscando asistencia sanitaria i need a doctor / dentist / midwife Necesito un médico / dentista / matrona Where is the nearest hospital/doctors’ surgery / dentist / out of hours chemist? ¿Dónde está el hospital / clínica / dentista / farmacia de guardia más cercano? Can i get treatment on the national health here? ¿Puedo recibir atención aquí por la Seguridad Social? Please call an ambulance. Por favor llame a una ambulancia

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Health Care

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Celebrations >>

Special days

Parents’ day? M

any expats who live here still like to celebrate their traditional festivals and special days, and of course if they have children or grandchildren who go to school in the Canary Islands they are often treated to a double lot of holidays. For the children it’s Santa Claus and the Three Kings, so now it’s the turn of the parents, and if you’re Irish into the bargain the third weekend in March will be one long celebration. March 17th is, of course St Patrick’s Day, and it is followed, the very next day, by Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day in the UK and Ireland, and on March 19th Spaniards and Spanish based children celebrate Father’s day, which, unlike Mother’s and Father’s day in the UK and Ireland (the third Sunday in June), doesn’t change dates and always falls on March 19th, the feast day of San José, father of Jesus. Mother’s Day in Spain is always celebrated on the first Sunday in May. While many cynics have spent years dismissing the notion of Mother and Father’s days as little more than an invention by Hallmark, there

Words >>

Say it in

are historical reasons for the days’ celebrations. Obviously in the case of San José there is a direct link, and Mothering Sunday is centuries old, though has gone through dips in popularity. During the sixteenth century, people returned to their mother church for a service to be held on Laetare Sunday (the fourth Sunday in Lent). This was either a large local church, or more often the nearest Cathedral. Anyone who did this was commonly said to have gone “a-mothering”. In later times, Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their

mother Church, usually with their own mothers and other family members. After a lapse in popularity the festival was revived inspired by Ann Jarvis’ efforts, Constance PenswickSmith created the Mothering Sunday Movement, and it was given a widespread revival through the influence of American and Canadian soldiers serving abroad during World War II. And what of grandparents? In the United States of America Jimmy Carter first declared Grandparents Day a national holiday in 1978, where it is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. In the UK it was introduced by Age Concern in 1990 and has been celebrated on the first Sunday in October since 2008.

Spanish Father’s Day is always celebrated on March 19th

Health & Beauty >>

International Beauty Life

style Happy Birthday There are a few new words to add to your job/economic crisis dictionary.

Affluencia: A social disease resulting from extreme materialism and excessive consumerism: earning more money and consuming more, which can lead to overwork, debt, waste, stress, anxiety, etc, or the collapse of the financial world as we know it!

Presenteeism: The act of attending work while sick, and the opposite of absenteeism which has historically received extensive attention in the management sciences. Given the fear of losing their jobs more and more people seem to be indulging in this behaviour. Dining ‘al desko’: Eating at your desk – OK, some people do this to take a bit of time to surf the web or catch up on Facebook, but more and more are skipping taking time off for lunch and working through the break.

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 he haut monde of Adeje and surroundings gathered in Callao Salvaje on Saturday March 3rd to celebrate the first anniversary of the International Beauty Life polyclinic.

Top local politicians, businessmen and clients young and old joined together to celebrate the first anniversary of this bustling new clinic based in Callao Salvaje which has already clocked up an amazing 1,200 patients. Demand for their across-the-board private health services has been so intense that they are currently preparing, with their customary skill, patience and attention to detail, a new clinic, which will open in Adeje old town before the end of the year. An excellent celebration, superbly organised and well worthy of a top class professional organisation such as International Beauty Life.


40 shades

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of green W

ith St Patrick’s Day something of an international event, greens of every hue and sshade hade are in vogue on March 17th and they are also a perfect mix ‘n match colour for kids and adults. Green is the new pink, and we’re glad to see that most fashion houses are finding that 40 shades of green isn’t simply confined to one day in March.

Germain de Capuccini ::

Relax and go! I

f you happen to be flying out of the Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest you could do worse than treat yourself to a Spa visit at the new Germain de Capuccini centre in the terminal building. Paris shows ::

Creation week S

panish fashion was ver y much to the fore during Paris ‘Semaine de Créateurs’ at the start of March. The number of Spanish fashion designers taking part in the Paris fashion week has grown over the years with 38 ‘creators’ participating in 2012, led by Amaya Arzuagoa whose new line was shown in the Spanish Embassy on March 2nd. Carnaby St store ::

El Ganso man E

l Ganso, the Spanish men’s fashion label, will open its first outlet in London, later this month, in Carnaby Street – where else? El Ganso also offer an excellent women’s clothing range and carry the Beatcessories range.

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Horoscopes

katykennedy@telefonica.net Tf: 616 110 930

Hi everyone, Katy column V

ery soon we’ll be saying goodbye to the many lovely people we’ve met and formed close friendships with during the past four or five months, namely The Swallows. So many of these retired people from all over the world, come to winter in Tenerife, and over the years, have helped the economy of our lovely island in more ways than one. I personally have met some wonderful people this year, especially in the bridge clubs of Costa del Silencio, Playa de Las Americas, and Los Gigantes. I have been totally charmed by the Scandinavians this year, all of whom speak wonderful English, and was prompted to research a story I remembered from many years ago, when I was studying European history at College in the 70s. It was about the gallantry of the Danish people in the Second World War. Denmark was occupied by the German army in April 1940. At the time it seemed clear to everyone that Germany did not want to upset the peace in Denmark, and there were no pogroms, and no anti-Jewish laws enacted. It seems almost unbelievable in the light of the shocking and inhuman behaviour of the SS in

Letters

Dogs and pamphlets Dear Editor

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s a property owner and frequent visitor to Tenerife I cannot help but notice the declining standards in street hygiene caused by dog owners who allow their pets to foul the street without consideration for others. I have witnessed ver y few owners, both locals and visitors, who carry a disposal bag resulting in the need for constant obser vation when walking on the wonder ful promenades we have stretching between La Caleta and Los Cristianos. 

other countries, that all Jewish activities, their schools and Synagogues, were allowed to carry on as they had done before the war. King Christian X made huge efforts to keep the moral of his people positive during those difficult times. He would ride his horse through the streets of Copenhagen almost every single day, meeting people and boosting their spirits and made it quite clear that the Jews in Denmark were as much his subjects as anyone else, and were not to be treated differently. But by the summer of 1943 the war had started to turn against the Germans, and a Danish underground movement was formed. With this came increased acts of sabotage, strikes and riots. The Danish government was forced to resign and martial law was declared. Adolf Eichmann sent SS troops from Germany to begin the rounding up and transportation of Denmark’s Jews, in order to include them in the implementation of the “Final Solution” and the elimination of all the Jewish people in Europe. George Duckowits, the director of the German shipping operation in Denmark, was informed by Werner

Best, the German Ambassador, that the Danish Jews were to be deported. It was made clear to Duckowits that they would not survive; On September 28th Duckowits reported this at a meeting with Hans Hedtoft (later Danish prime minister) and other prominent political figures. As soon as Duckowitz left they called for Danish Secret Police vehicles and visited as many Jews and their Rabbis and leaders as possible. The following morning the terrible news was announced at the Shuls and Synagogues. The people were advised to get away as soon as possible, taking only a small suitcase to facilitate their escape, and make their way to neutral Sweden. Every small craft that was seaworthy was asked to help, and this they did under the very noses of the German Soldiers. Most Jews heeded the advice, and when the Gestapo raided people’s homes on Rosh Hashanah night the German commandos returned empty handed. Miraculously, about 6,000 Jews escaped. It took a full month until all the Jews were able to make it across the Øresund to Sweden. The Jewish families were helped by total strangers, who transported them to the fishing villages along the coast, hid them, fed them and finally took, or arranged

someone to ferry them, to Sweden. Once there, they were lovingly cared for by Swedish people who took them into their homes and their hearts. Only 500 Jews were captured by the Germans and they were taken to Thresiesenstadt concentration Camp where they existed until they were liberated at the end of the war, with the loss of only 50 lives. During the time that the Jewish families were in Sweden, their homes and the Shuls, Schools, and Synagogues were kept in perfect condition by the Danish people. Denmark was the only country in the world where such a thing happened. The national anthem says “Der er et yndigt land, det står med bred bøge”. Translated it simply means “It is a lovely land”. Denmark is indeed a lovely land, and is populated by loving people with loving hearts. Their kindness and their bravery, while not universally known, gives hope for the future, and is an example of how the nobility of the human sprit can prevail, even over the most brutal administration.

Until next time, take care of yourselves, and especially of each other.

editorial@ic-news.com

This was only a minor problem in the past but unless checked now things will only get worse. The other issue I have is with litter from pamphlets advertising cheap day trips. These have been around for years and are being left all over the resort, usually secured only by a stone as weight meaning the slightest breeze has them blowing over the walkways and beaches. The early morning street cleaners are to be congratulated for their hard work but they face a constant battle against this form of litter. The Island Tourist Board has done a commendable job in ever improving our environment however I cannot imagine they would want this image of Tenerife portrayed, especially in the light of competition for tourists from all over Europe, and

as a concerned property owner would ask that these matters be given some attention.

Andrew Fairlie

The blues Dear Editor

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e have been visiting Corralejo (Fuerteventura) for some years and have enjoyed the Blues Festival, which we thought was always on at the end of March. Last year we missed it because it was moved to April. I have been trying to find out about this years event without success so far. Can you tell me please, is there a Corralejo Blues Festival this year, and have the dates

been set yet?

Thanks very much. (It would appear that like many other events the Blue’s Festival has been suspended due to financial restraints – the Facebook page, Festival Internacional de Blues de Corralejo, will keep you up to date. Ed)

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Fundraising

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onna and Eamon Donahoe in good spirits after Donna’s recover y from a brain hemorrhage – thanks to the expat community for all the help, particular the Dail, Fiddler and Hole in the Wall bars for fundraising. See picture right

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Your demands and needs in love remain strong but you won’t get exactly what you want until the middle of the month. A past relationship could capture your attention around the 12th. The focus is on money and possessions. Taurus (April 21 to May 20 Love matters are tricky until the 19th, and you may need to make some personal sacrifices. Friends and contacts could bring you enjoyment and rewards. Money may come your way from the 19th-20th, and you conclude a work project.

Libra (September 22 to October 22) Relationships continue to feel complicated until the 20th, after which you will enjoy socialising. There is a strong connection between love and work. Be sure to accept all invitations as the first half of the month brings opportunities for love. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Romantic and creative excitement is in store, particularly on the 14th-15th and 20th-22nd. However, much work needs to be done. The month brings golden career opportunities. You may decide to decorate your home.

Sagittarius (November Gemini 22 to December 20)) (May 21 to June 20) You will be thinking about, Some truly magical moments could occur in your discussing, and organising love life. You may meet your personal finances. Try to creative or spiritual people postpone major spending unwith whom you have much til after the 17th and use this in common. The 10th-16th time to budget. The 20th22nd is great for personal is a great time for fun, magnetism and romantic creativity, entertainment, opportunities. humour, and adventure. Capricorn (December 21 Cancer to January 19) (June 21 to July 21) Your intuition is powerGreat satisfaction from ful this month, particularly business affairs is likely for financial and domestic to cheer you this month. Singles may find love and matters. The 19th is strong for work, communications, there could be interesting surprises, particularly and mental output. Spending through foreign connec- time, and possibly money, on tions. Shared finances and the home and family is also likely. intimacy have a magical quality. Aquarius (January 20 Leo (July 22 to August 21) to February 18) You are feeling more soFriends and connections ciable after a busy month figure strongly and they of attention to career may even be of practical and and professional matters. spiritual help. Your intuition Love which is business for making money is acute. related could blossom. Communications are strong, Opportunities to expand and love may even result your physical and mental from them. Don’t overdo it horizons arrive after the energy-wise. 21st. Virgo (August 22 to September 21) This is a month for play, hobbies, getting out and about, and generally finding pleasure in life. Fortunate events surrounding your home and family are likely. Your work needs more of your attention towards the end of the month.

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Pisces (February 19 to March 20 Shared finances are in strong focus now. Personal projects, needs, and desires are not easily met, or even on the table. Money matters take precedence on the 15th. From the 21st, exciting chances to enhance a partnership exist.


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Gizmo / www.TenerifeDogs.com. >> (It’s a Dog’s Life)

Pets Charity >>

Accion del sol

Life According to

News from the refuge

Gizmo

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t the recent Puppies and Ponies Club the children had great fun playing with the puppies and brushing the ponies as well as learning how to care and look after them. The puppies enjoyed all the extra attention and the ponies were both very well behaved.

My Furry Amigos:

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recently received this email and I thought it would make a good subject for this week’s column:

If there are any children that would be interested in helping to care for and ride the ponies then please do contact Accion Children who visit Accion del Sol will learn to care for animals Del Sol on 922778630. The refuge is situated at the Industrial Estate, In April Accion del Sol will be starting Granadilla, Exit 51 on the TF1, directly next to up a fitness club which will mean nice ITER the Parque Eolica where the windmills are. evening walks with the dogs, and they will Maybe if this is too big a commitment but you be meeting at various locations around the would like to help Accion Del Sol then they are south of Tenerife. All dogs in the refuge are always looking for people to walk the dogs to castrated and receive full veterinary care the nearby beach and surrounding countryside. including, innoculations, micro chipping, The dogs always welcome a bit of TLC and a flea and heartworm treatment to try to nice walk. minimise their suffering and to try and Accion Del Sol’s next fund raising event will control the breeding here in Tenerife. be on the 8th of April and will include a fun run Accion Del Sol offers a 5 star service to for adults and children with their dogs, races the stray and abandoned dogs that they with Easter eggs, obstacle races and much more have in their care and it is well worth paying - call the refuge for more information. a visit.

Pets News >>

‘illegal’ animal neutering

Facility raided by authorities A

n ‘illegal’ neutering facility in south Tenerife was raided by Guardia Civil and health officials at the end of February. A Civil Guard source confirmed to Island Connections that the unidentified premises, described only as a ‘finca rústica’ in the statement, were visited and equipment seized. The facility is run by an animal welfare group and is regularly visited by volunteer vets from other parts of the EU, who carry out the operations to neuter

stray cats and dogs. Officials say the facility does not have a licence for the work it carries out. Readers on the Island Connections Facebook page responded with anger to the news, with comments such as, “Unbelievable!!!! How many unwanted kittens and puppies will now be born because of this”, and from Cats Aid, “It is

such a disgrace that these castration drives are something that animal welfare supporters are now made to feel ashamed of. If the authorities made some sort of provisions, or even allowed others to fund and arrange clinics such as this one, there would be a lot less suffering”.

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Dear Snr Giz I’m an older dog who loves reading your column, and as you are so worldly wise I wonder can you help me ? I have recently started to feel a bit cranky and slow and don’t particularly want to run and jump and play as much with the small humans in my home, but how can I tell them and the older ones that I just want to be left alone a bit more. I don’t want to snarl or growl …. have you any advice? I do love my humans very much and they have been good to me, so I don’t want them to think I am ungrateful, but a bit of peace and quiet would be nice too. Best wishes, Oscar Hola Oscar, muchas gracias for your e-mail. You’ve raised an important issue for older woofers and their humans. As us dogs get older, we do need more peace and quiet to rest our tired bones, and dream about our puppy adventures and all the cat/ball/stick-chasing and hole-digging days of our youth. Although I’m just a spring chicken (ha ha I mean a young mutt of course) and not yet experiencing these problems, I can still sympathise with you Oscar. When you need some snooze time, try this: wander off into another room, find a quite space (behind the curtains, beside the sofa, under the bed - wherever) and just refuse to move ! Most humans, even small ones, get the hint eventually. As you say, you don’t want to snarl or growl, but your human family should start to wonder why you’re being a bit grumpy and take notice, especially if it’s not your normal behaviour. If, as you say, your owners love you and treat you as one of the family, then I’m sure they’ll soon realise that you need more rest and give you more opportunities to sleep. Hopefully if they see you disappearing into another room often

enough, they’ll eventually put another cushion or dog bed into your quiet corner (woof-woof: result !). Make sure that when you’re not snoozing you’re still friendly to them, and they should also get the message that you don’t want to be ignored completely just because you can’t play quite as much as you used to. Older mutts still need plenty of cuddles, mental stimulation, and physical exercise - although of course they might have less energy than a younger pooch. This all helps keep an older pooch healthy and young at heart. As Oscar gets older his eyesight might not be as good as it used to be, and he may have a few “toilet accidents”, but he shouldn’t worry as its all part of the ageing process. Hopefully his owners will realise this, and let him out more often for a pee. A late evening walkies around the block is good as it gives your pooch an opportunity to do their thing before bedtime, so there’s less chance of an accident during the night. Here are some more tips for caring for older woofers (info suppled by Caz Ir ving vet assistant): • Try not to move the furniture around too much - older dogs can get more disorientated by changes in their environment. You don’t want them to be hurting themselves all the time by bumping into furniture (ouch!). • Avoiding stairs late at night will reduce the chance of a fall. This is especially true here in Tenerife as there’s usually no carpet, so your pooch could easily break a bone if they miss a step trying to get downstairs during the night. • Keep your dog looking good by daily grooming. This

also gives you a chance to spot problems early on, for example: bad breath, brown teeth, bleeding gums etc. I know that us woofers aren’t exactly known for our sweet smelling breath, but sometimes an especially bad pong could be a sign of some worse problem, so go to your vet for a dental check up. • Try changing your dog’s food to a special senior diet (ask your vet for a recommendation). My predecessor, the late Great Snr Basil, was put on a special diet because he had kidney problems when he was getting older, and it definitely helped him stay livelier for longer. • Shor ter, more regular walks are preferable to very long walks. Older woofers are more prone to dehydration, so be especially careful to look out for the signs: eg excessive panting etc • Keep up with all the normal vaccinations: heartworm, flea and worm. By the way Oscar, I hope I’m not depressing you too much with all this talk about the problems of getting older? Look at it this way: your humans really love you, and they’ve stuck by you all these years. You’ll always be one of their family however old and cranky you get. That’s wooftastic ! Lots of pooches don’t get to grow old with caring owners. Good luck with sorting the problem out. I’m sure that all my furry amigos and their humans wish you many more happy years with your family ! PS if you would like to keep in touch with me, check out my Facebook page: Snr Giz and if there are any doggie issues that you’d like me to discuss in this column, please e-mail gizmo@ tenerifedogs.com


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Ecology >>

THE GREEN LIVING PROJECT, PROGRAMA HOGARES SOSTENIBLES, IS JUST KICKING OFF ITS SECOND YEAR.

Sustainable homes

The plan is part of the territorial place for residue management and the underlying message is that what we end up throwing away depends to a large extent on what and how we buy, avoiding for example products with excessive wrappings, or single use products and the separation of residues and recycling. It also puts a strong emphasis on a more rational consumption of water and electricity. The project has three main themes, buy better

to recycle more, water and energy – a pair of savers and let’s move towards sustainability. It’s open to all, and those who sign on receive information and even savings’ kits to help reduce water and energy bills and minimise their production of residues. To register you simply ring 900 305 000 and although it is not advertised as a multilingual service, there will be someone available who can understand you and communicate in English and more or less in German from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Meetings are arranged for those who sign up in the various boroughs, supported by the local councils, and attendees are given talks on how to save money on energy and water bills and the best ways of buying or recycling. If you have a garden or a small plot of land, you will be given a compost bin with instructions on how to use it and the team will make home

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he idea is to help families in Tenerife to adopt new forms of behaviour at home, work and in the classroom, which will benefit the environment, by a reduction in the amount of residues, more efficient use of water and energy, and a more ‘intelligent’ way of consuming to help develop a more integral formation of the populace.

The first talk in Guía de Isora took place recently with a lot of local interest

visits to see how you are getting on and help you get the best out of the equipment and the scheme. Over two thousand people have already signed up for the free scheme and in Guía de Isora, where a high amount of interest was shown last year and 37 people have already registered, the first talk took place recently. Entitled,

‘Consume better, recycle more’, the talk took place in the town’s youth centre and included a series of workshops and activities to help people to learn useful tips for better waste disposal and home consumption to reduce costs and help the environment. Among the topics discussed were: the concept of responsible purchasing, the benefits of buying the local products

and what is on offer, homemade composting and how it helps to minimise waste generation, extending the lifespan of products, decreasing the production of domestic waste generation and improving recycling techniques.

translators required Island Connections has spoken to the organisers of the scheme and they have confirmed that if enough nonSpanish speakers in a particular area sign up for the project, they will try and arrange for a translator to be available at the talks. On the other hand, like many public services these

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 Te n e r i f e S o u t h w e s t , Alcalá. Plot of land with building permission, 3,000 m2. Incredible unhindered views, 180m above sea level, water mains connection, tarmac driveway , private sale, €91,000. Tel: 662 40 11 01

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Apartment, 60m2, one bed, furnished with terrace 8m2, views over the pool and La Gomera.

Urb. Oasis Dakota, Playa Fañabé

165,000 € Tel 629 244958

Great opportunity! Los Abrigos, private sale Apartment, excellent location 220 m2 + 15 m2 terrace, 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms with jacuzzi. Fully equipped kitchen. Ironing room. Living room with two large windows and balcony access. Large hallway. Sole occupant on second floor. Price negotiable €190,000

Monday to Friday 9am to 1.30pm Tel. (+ 34) 922 735 984

Quiet neighbourhood, near to commercial centres, Playa Fañabé , safe, communal zones. Community pool. Community monthly fee, €49. Excellent investment. Price €75,000. Iñaky - Tel. 629.24.49.58 aska_tenis@hotmail.com

Property wanted

REDUCED BY €100,000

 Wanted a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in the south of Gran Canaria, no pets, non smoking, stable job. The apar tment should be fully furnished and not more expensive than 350 € / month. Tel.: 676 378 618  Six months rental required from November to May. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse or townhouse, costal are from Arona to Adeje, mature couple, tel 645 296247

Property for rent  Studios, 1 and 2 bed apartments from 350€ for rent to mature-minded people in Tor viscas Alto. UK TV channels. For details, phone Nadine: 922 715 162

Great opportunity new apartment in Llano del Camello 82 m2 + 40 m2 terrace + parking place. 3 bedrooms, 2 fitted bathrooms. Furnished, excellent natural light. Fully equipped kitchen. Penthouse with only one neighbour, second floor, lift. Price negotiable €165,000

Monday to Friday 9am to 1.30pm Tel. (+ 34) 922 735 984

For Sale - Rural house in Aldea Blanca, San Miguel, Tenerife

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Opportunity in Torviscas Alto (Playa Fañabé)

www.teneriffa-fincas.net

3 bed semi detached, toilet, complete bathroom, separate kitchen, totally equipped, furnished, 35m2 terrace, secure access to pool, infant park, good views, beside commercial centres, 800m from Playa Fañabé, community fees 30€/ month,

Buenavista del Norte: Traditional one-storey Canarian house with two bedrooms, large garden and fruit trees. Central. Garage.

Available from the end of May. €400 per month. Tel. 660 731913

REF: SPV2-0131 – REDUCED BY €200,000!! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Nr. El Médano. Constructed 110m2 on a plot of 42,869m2 + garage. Situated in an elevated position with superb 360º views. Comes fully furnished and fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, Bar. Plenty of scope for extending! VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMENDED! Two options available for purchase: 1. Villa + 42,869m 2 of land for – 520,000 Euros 2. Villa + 15,000m 2 of land for - 395,000 Euros

WANTED! APARTMENTS FOR LONG LETTING IN THE LOS CRISTIANOS, LAS AMÉRICAS AND ADEJE AREAS!

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Smallholding: 3,000m2 with 350m2 property In Playa de La Tejita (El Médano). With permission to construct a further 20 per cent, practically on the beach front of the Playa de La Tejita (El Médano). Unique opportunity in Tenerife. Price was €250,000, now €150,000 due to transfer. Tel: 629 244 958

Canary Country house El Salto - Granadilla

325sqm, 15 rooms, indoor pool, car port, extra wooden house (22sqm) in the garden, patio with bar, billiards, TV, washhouse with machine and dryer, 440sqm grounds, perfect for private club or small pension.

Contact José Guadalupe Mobile 676 399 652 josejguadalupe@gmail.com

www.draguito-teneriffa.de Tel. (0034) 609 504 380

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Close to beach, beautiful 3 bed house, 2 bathroom & cloakroom. Fully furnished. Fully fitted kitchen, priced to sell separate laundry room, spacious living NOW AT & dining room, large communal pool. Private double garage with direct access €499,999 to house. 125m2 + 60m2 terrace. Tel. 922 719 346 · Mob. 676 387 774

SAN EUGENIO ALTO DON’T MISS THIS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY

Land 400 m 2, built 230 m 2, three bed, two bath, barbecue and wood burning stove, pool, garage for two cars, patio with planters, kitchen with pantry, fireplace, wood fitted ceilings, fitted wardrobes. €398,000.

REF: SPA1-0117 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, + private parking space. Los Seres, Los Cristianos. Constructed 47m2 + 10m2 terrace. 149,500 Euros

Exclusive complex EL VERIL DEL DUQUE

Apartments 58m2, 1 double bedroom. Renovated and furnished, living/dining room. American kitchen and large terrace. Price €56,000 Tel. 629 244 958

LOCAL FOR RENT - ADEJE The Local is on the first floor facing the road, giving the advantage that yoursign can be seen from the main road and the TF1 Motorway. It also has sea views. The area of Adeje is a very busy commercial area which has grown in importance due to it's strategic location and the extention of the TF1 motorway. Local size:- 110m2. Balcony size: 8m2. Separate kitchen area with a fridge 2 Daikin Air-conditioning units 1 Toilet with sink 2 entrances (double and single doors). All mains services are connected. The local is currently subdivided into offices. RENT: €1,200 PER MONTH + IGIC

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Urb. Oasis Dakota, Playa Fañabé

Property

for sale El Camisón

247.56m2, very quiet, close to the park and Hospiten, triplex and private garage with electric doors. Three bedroom with three complete bathrooms. Independent kitchen, dining room with air conditioning, terrace with awning and BBQ. Independent water tank (750 litres). New electrical system. Own satellite system and community TV.

Tel: 639 515154

3 bed semi detached, toilet, complete bathroom, separate kitchen, totally equipped, furnished, 35m2 terrace, secure access to pool, infant park, good views, beside commercial centres, 800m from Playa Fañabé, community fees 30€/month,

Amazing villa in

Los Menores Opportunity in Costa del Silencio

Apartments, 55m2, one bed with American kitchen and terrace Community pool Excellent investment opportunity Price: €52,000 Tel: 629 244 958

Municipality of Adeje, 10 minutes from beaches, tourist areas and commercial premises, in a great location with spectacular 360º views to the sea, La Gomera, El Teide, etc. It has approximately 200m2 constructed area with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office, bright living room with fireplace, kitchen, garden, terrace, barbecue, garage for 4 cars, and with approximately 2,200 m2 of land! Sunny disposition almost all year round. For more information without obligation, please contact Oliver Llanos on this mobile: 600 349 076 or email: olagunasur@hotmail.com

Apartment 58m2, 1 double bedroom, furnished, ample terrace with sea views. Shared pool, bar, 24 hour reception, supermarket, close to the commercial area and the beach at Puerto Colón. Very good investment. Price €95,000 Tel: 629 244 958

165,000 € · Tel 629 244958 Villa for sale nr. Guía de Isora

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4/5 bedrooms / office • Lounge Integrated kitchen / dining room Matured gardens and orchard Carport for 2 cars • Swimming pool

€725,000 (Negotiable)

628 355604 • 660 025476

tenerifevillaforsale@hotmail.co.uk

Residencial

La Duquesa Playa Fañabé

Opportunity in Playa de Las Américas

Apartment, 55m2, one bed, American kitchen, terrace. Excellent location, 2 minutes from the beach. Community pool, excellent investment opportunity.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, front and back garden, community pool. €455,000

Price: €85,000 Tel: 629 244 958

Urb. La Tagora • San Eugenio Alto

New 3 bedroom luxury villa 650,000€ (0034) 634 072 328 (0034) 922 72 44 16

Tel. 629 244 958

D! E C U RED REF: SPA2-0131 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, penthouse apartment. Includes private 2 car garage. Torviscas Alto, Playa de Las Américas. 88m2 internal + 14m2 balconies. A rare opportunity! A spacious apartment, fully furnished, with panoramic sea and coastal views. All mains connected including satellite TV. €195,000 WANTED! APARTMENTS FOR LONG LETTING IN THE LOS CRISTIANOS, LAS AMÉRICAS AND ADEJE AREAS!

Property

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REF: SPA2-0078 - BARGAIN 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom. Chayofa Park, Chayofa, (3km. Los Cristianos) Constructed 83m2 + 37m2 Terrace Good family accomodation, small private complex of only 36 apartments. 199,500 Euros

REF: SPV4-0109 • LUXURY SEMIDETACHED VILLA Fañabé. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cloakroom + integral garage - private pool. Includes a 1 bedroom apartment below the main house. Constructed 212m2 internal - with 185m2 distributed through garden and terraces (Plot 251m2 approx.) 498,000 Euros - SUPERB BARGAIN!!

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classifieds/ GeN. seRViCes / sit. VaCaNt

CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINE

General

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The deadline for edition 665, which is published on 23rd March, is 19th March at 5pm. No classifieds will be taken after this date.

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Needs people with initiative, good people skills, who are bilingual in: DUTCH and FRENCH plus GERMAN or ENGLISH. Also: RUSSIAN and GERMAN or ENGLISH. Immediate incorporation. If you are interested, send CV with recent photo to: rec.humanos100@yahoo.es

Promotions company with more than 10 years experience in selling attractive, high quality products in Tenerife markets, 5 star hotels and superstores is looking for open minded full/part time promoters, who like to present and sell in live promotion. No selling experience is required. Contract + Social Security + fixed salary + commission is guaranteed. Feel free to contact us for further information. Office 922 781548, fax 922 781548, 629 493799

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Tenerife south, full time / part time professional staff required (male of female) for new luxury beauty centre, specialists in aesthetics, cosmetics, therapeutic massage, physiotherapy techniques, photo epilation, photo frequency, lymphatic drainage, nail specialists, (manicure / pedicure gel and acrylics). Also models for fashion shows. The lucky candidates will preferably have professional qualifications / course in aesthetics, massages etc to medium or superior level, good presence, English spoken required. Contact 663 295751, info@webtvspace.com

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Motoring

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The new Generation Hyundai i30

Style and efficiency behind the wheel

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yundai’s New Generation i30 brings style, efficiency and comfort to the compact family car segment and is due for launch in the UK this month. Hyundai’s newcomer builds on the success of its predecessor. First launched in 2007, the outgoing i30 was the first ‘i’ product in Hyundai’s range and introduced new standards of quality and driveability to the Hyundai product line-up. The new generation i30 will build on the achievements of the cars it replaces – bringing with it a new level of style, interior quality and technology –

adding emotional as well as rational appeal. The new generation Hyundai i30 will be available in four main trim levels including Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav, while customers will also have the choice of either petrol or diesel engines – including Hyundai’s latest ultra-efficient 1.6-litre diesel unit that emits less than 100g/km CO2 – there will be five engine outputs on offer with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Hyundai’s clean and efficient Blue Drive technologies come on all 1.6 CRDi manual models as standard and feature Intelligent Stop & Go

European rally

Help for Heroes The Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally has raised well over £330,000 for the charity since its launch on Armed Forces Day in 2010.

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he event follows the path and tells the story of the WWII Allied Invasion through Europe. The third running of the rally will start on 16th June from Littlecote House Hotel, North Wiltshire. This 2000 mile family friendly non-speed touring assembly is a meander through six European countries over 12 days. With a maximum of 45 teams, it is a part military history tour and will include some fun challenges, off-road driving and social elements. It is open to road-legal 4x4 vehicles. Serving and ex-military entries are welcome, as are civilians and families.

Technology. The powerful, yet efficient unit is available in outputs of 110PS and 128PS; the former boasting the lowest CO2 emissions figure for a diesel car in its segment with 97g/km. The 128PS unit meanwhile is the perfect example of true efficiency where customers get a more powerful engine without the associated drawbacks of high fuel consumption and emissions. Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, said, “the new generation i30 represents another leap forward in terms of Hyundai’s design, refinement and build quality. Coupled with Hyundai’s generous standard specification

along and industry leading back-up service and support in the form of the Five Year Triple Care assurance, the new generation i30 truly represents the complete package for customers looking for a high-quality vehicle at an affordable price.” New standard features on the i30 include voice-activated Bluetooth®, LED daytime running lights, multifunction steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and one-touch indicators. Safety systems added as standard across the range include vehicle stability management, emergency stop signal and hill-start assist control. active trim

Digital guage

No pressure! No biker should be without their own pocket sized tyre pressure guage.

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orrect tyre pressures provide greater safety, longer tyre life and better fuel consumption. Today there are a variety of digital display models on the market place. They are, in general, extremely simple to operate, with the tyre pressure displayed on the screen.

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level, adds 15” alloys, cruise control, rear parking sensors and Hyundai’s new dynamic Flex SteerTM system, which gives the driver the option of three settings namely comfort, normal and sport. All ‘Style’ models benefit from 16” alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, front parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, cornering lights, automatic headlights, automatic de-fog system for front windscreen and electrically folding door mirrors with LED indicators. Topping the trim will be Style Nav, which brings a fully integrated touchscreen satellite navigation system and rear view parking camera.

the valve is pressed against the stem of the tire valve it will depress the valve stem (that little nozzle that opens and closes the valve) and opens it. Inside the pressure gauge is computerised chip which assesses the pressure being obtained by the valve receiver. This produces a read out which will appear on the LED screen.Your accurate read out will assess the amount of air in your tyres and show whether you need to top them up.


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Motoring News >>

Every issue we are listing the service stations with the cheapest litre of 95 octane in the main Tenerife zones. For more information you can visit website of the Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

Motoring  Auto Diagnostics – EUBD, fault finding. Intermittent fault finding, cancellation of fault codes (dash light off), ring 922 738125  Ford Maverick, English model, 2.7tdi, 4WD, 120.000 miles, year 97, 4 doors, trailer hook, red, good technical condition, ITV 12/12, price 4.900 euros or exchange for smaller car (part exchange), tel 672 851905

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Adeje Arona Granadilla Guía de Isora La Laguna Puerto de la Cruz San Miguel Santa Cruz Santiago del Teide

Tgas Hipertrébol Tgas, Valle San Lorenzo-Las Galletas Disa, Av. Fundador Gonzalo González Shell, Acentejo Makro, Pol. Ind. Los Majuelos BP, Carretera del Botánico, km 6 Estacion San Miguel Tgas Hipertrébol, Pol. El Mayorazgo Texaco main road Km 84

OPEL COMBO-C VAN 1.6L

 Lotus Elan M100 SE Spider Turbo 1.6 litres, petrol, year 1991, 100,000 kms. Colour BRG, all original and fully equipped, www.lotuselancentral.com. Tel: 661841562  Ford Fiesta 1.4 l, Air Con., CD, Radio with Bluetooth, Year 2005, ITV 06.11, Price € 4500, Tel. 630 531 568

2003

 690 229 216

€ 4,900.00

BMW 320i E46

2000 Black, 4 door, 6 cylinders, 161,000 km, Chrome finishes around the windows, Tiptronic gear box (auto/manual gear change). Alloys, black and grey interior. Exterior and interior in excellent condition, all original BMW equipment including CD player, ITV, service history, paperwork all up to date.

 For sale Merc ML Jeep 320, petrol, year 2000, 140K, metallic navy blue, cream leather interior, ITV December, excellent condition, 8500 euros ono, Tel 650 719822  Mazda MX5, 2 litre, 160CV, 2010, 12.900kms, soft top, grey metallic, leather interior, Xeno, Bose, warranty June 2012, 22.500 euros, tel 637 887 688

€1.013 €1.020 €1.015 €1.080 €1.040 €1.064 €1.077 €1.040 €1.055

ITV 09.2012, light blue metallic, great shape, CD radio, central locking system with remote key, electric windows.

 Citroën C3, 1.1L, 2003, only 38,600km, air con, ITV April 2013, metallic light blue, 5 doors, genuine reason for sale, € 3,500, tel 634 343 358  For sale, Peugeot, 1.6 CC cabriolet, year 2004, very good condition, 6,600 euros, tel 686 547062

Price (95 octane)

 639 309 662

Growing Up!

The new little car from Volkswagen, the up! is as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife, and even sports a leather band across the back of each front seat for storing the eponymous pocket knife.

€ 6,500.00

suzuki vitara soft top 1.6L

2003

Only 19,000 kms, silver/blue with white roof, aluminium wheels, excellent condition, ITV 2013, Call to view

& 922 372 409

€ 3,750.00

ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2.2

2007

29,000 km Fully equipped soft top with automatic roof, 6 speed manual gear box.  629 111 856

€ 17,000.00

BRAKE PADS

MIDAS LOS OLIVOS MIDAS TENERIFE Avda. de Ayyo. Barranco Las Torres Horacio Nelson, 19 Adeje - Los Olivos (Tenerife Sur) Santa Cruz de Tenerife Tel. 922 775 354 Tel. 922 531 648 Opening hours: Weekdays, 8am – 8pm. Saturdays 9am – 2pm

Volkswagen launch

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he up!, which was launched in Gran Canaria at the end of February, has already been named What Car? magazine’s Car of the Year for 2012, as well as best City Car. The car, while being promoted as a urban vehicle, can comfortably seat four adults while offering new levels of refinement and quality. It’s practical, comfortable and good to drive, holds its value well and is economical. It’s really all the car most people will ever need. he car also uses a City Emergency Braking system, which until recently has been generally reserved for larger vehicles. The system uses sensors to scan the space ahead, then applies the brakes automatically if it detects that the car is about to hit an object in front.

r Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand said, “we set out to design a car which would combine Volkswagen values and maximum space in a distilled and compact package; a car which embodies the pure essence of the brand. From its modern, clean and efficient engines, through its class-leading safety features to its innovative infotainment system, it is a design which encapsulates modern urban mobility. ere in the Canaries the new car was presented to the media by Magüi Melián, director of Volkswagen Canarias, and Erwin Paetow, product manger of up! The car goes on sale here at just €9,250. Test drive one today – contact your nearest Volkswagen Canaries dealer.


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SPORT NEWS

Boxing THE BRAVE BATTLING By George Reed

IRISMEN

Continued from back page

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here were many in the lower weight divisions who wore their hearts on their sleeves and punched and parried, ducked and weaved in the quest for boxing glory, proving themselves to be a race of proud fighting men and any gallery of great boxers in the middleweight division would have to include the original Jack Dempsey who was called The Nonpareil (unrivalled or unique). He was born in Kildare in 1862 and his real name was John Kelly. He emigrated to America as a boy and took up boxing and won the world middleweight title which he held for five years. He retired and died in 1895, then when his lonely unkempt grave was discovered in the woods in Oregon after a famous poem was written about him a proper gravestone was raised by public subscription. Some 20 years later a young heavyweight in a tribute to Ireland’s former world champion took his name, Jack Dempsey, and became a legend as one of the toughest world heavyweight champions the world has ever seen. On St Patrick’s Day, March 17th, another fighter who was raised in Birmingham but with ancestral ties to Ireland will challenge for the same weight division undisputed number one position that was held by the original Jack Dempsey way back in the golden days. Matthew Macklin, aka The Tipperary Tornado, had a shot for the WBA world middleweight title last year when he lost a close decision to Germany’s Felix Sturm, so he deserves this contest with Sergio Martinez, the undisputed top rated boxer at the weight. However Macklin will certainly have a fight on his hands against the dangerous Argentinean who is fast, athletic and an awkward southpaw with 48 wins in his 50 fights, and only one loss in the last 12 years. He’s definitely the red-hot favourite to win, but one never knows, as the contest is at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and it will be St Patrick’s Day, so there will be something like 90 per cent cheering for Macklin which should raise his game and make it a close fight. Which reminds me of another Irishman who was also a middleweight but challenged the then light-heavyweight world champion Battling Siki for his crown way back in 1923. Mike McTigue was born on a farm in the village of Kilnamona the west coast of Ireland. He emigrated to America where he soon made a name for himself as a prize fighter. When he got the chance at Siki’s title it was decided to stage the fight on St Patrick’s Day and of all places in Dublin. No one could understand why the champion’s manager had accepted a bout for his fighter against an Irishman on such a day, the only explanation being that the manager was blissfully unaware of what it entailed. With the wild crowd roaring at McTigue, “come on McTigue, nobody can lick an Irishman on St Patrick’s Day”, it goes without saying that McTigue won the decision over 20 rounds and the world title. So let’s hope that Matthew Macklin with be up for it on this day of days for the Irish, and that all the Irish eyes are smiling.

LA VUELTA :

Cycle race prospects improve

The chances of Spain’s top cycle race, the Vuelta Ciclista, coming to the Canaries next year have increased considerably with noises from the organisers that the inclusion of the islands is a priority for next year’s event. Race director Javier Guillén has been in talks with the regional government over funding for the massive logistics needed to hold several stages in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, including an ascent of Mt Teide. Guillén said recently that he was doing everything he could to include the Canaries for 2013, ending an absence that dates back to 1989. Due to the travel headache involved in flying riders and equipment, plus the entire back-up for the Vuelta, to and from the mainland within the space of a few days, speculation is growing that Teide could be the final stage. The organisers will take a final decision on inclusion in the early summer.

10 pin Bowling League Results >>

Megabowl Compiled by Doreen Lemm

Monday Pub League Doubles Week 21

La Vuelta could come to the Canaries next year

3RD INTERNATIONAL ABAMA PRO-AM :

Buccaneer Bar (6) No team (0) Forfeit Nomads (8) First and Last (0) Tenerife Royale (6) Wigan Arms (2) Zippy’s Pizza (6) No team (0) Forfeit Café Royale (4) Next Door Bar (4) A magnificent 263 for Cat (Next Door Bar), which included eight strikes, gave the team the last game and overall score to tie the match.

Figo, Guti in Tenerife

Thursday International League

The tournament takes place from March 15th to 18th at the Abama Golf & Spa Resort. The competition teams up golf professionals with amateurs from all over the world, and over two days 38 teams play to decide the overall winner. The first day’s play is under Team Scramble rules, and the second under Stableford rules. The event is followed by a gala dinner with prize giving.

Week 5

Ex Real Madrid stars Luis Figo and Guti will join TV presenter Romina Belluschio, football manager and former trainer Bernd Schuster, tennis player Emilio Sánchez Vicario and top chef Martín Berasategui in the 3rd International Abama pro-am

For more information on the tournament and participation contact the Abama on 922 126 697.

Los Palos Fun Golf competition took place on Sunday 12th February, and 33 players took part on this quite chilly Sunday morning. The Bay Bounders donated €130 to organiser Julia Fleming, and the money will go to help with needy children’s holidays. The next competition is on 11th March. For information call Clive 922797640.

Week 4

Megabowl Poppets (2) Café Royale (6) Golf Costa Adeje (4) Buccaneer Bar (4) Smart as a Frog ((4) Canal Ocio Dayu (4) A fine 214 for Steve (Smart as a Frog) and 210 bowled by Michael (Buccaneer).

Smart as a Frog (0) Golf Costa Adeje (8) Buccaneer Bar (4) Megabowl Poppets (4) Canal Ocio Dayu (6) Café Royale (2) Canal Ocio Dayu team on form, José with a fine 215 and Rafa with 214. Franck (Golf Costa Adeje) had a great 581 series, which included a 201.

Week 6

LOS PALOS :

Great fun golf at Los Palos!

There winners were:

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Smart as a Frog (0) Café Royale (8) Megabowl Poppets (2) Golf Costa Adeje (6) Canal Ocio Dayu (2) Buccaneer Bar (6)

HIGH JUMPER

SIVERIO SETBACK

Promising Tenerife high-jumper Simón Siverio missed out on the chance to improve on his impressive start to the indoor season when he was hit by injury during the recent national championships. The Tegueste athlete, who ranks fifth on the all-time Spanish list, had hoped to use the championships in Sabadell to improve on his recently-achieved height of 2.26m, the best in the country so far this year, but had to retire from the competition after injuring himself when clearing 2.15. Despite the setback, the Tenerife jumper is confident of improving to at least the Olympic B Standard height of 2.27 for London 2012.


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CDTenerife

ÑANDU RUGBY

Back to back wins

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s the season comes to a climax it was the important last three games for Adeje Ñandu. To qualify for the play offs they had to win at least two. First up were Atlantico (Gran Canaria) on February 25th. Ñandu were in control from the first whistle and scored to notch up five points, and open the floodgates. Tries were scored at regular intervals and it was a comfortable win, 41:3, though credit must be given to Atlantico who never gave up and but for some last ditch tackles the score line would have been closer. Next up on March 3rd were island rivals La Laguna and with both teams on the same points it was a “winner takes all” game for a place in the playoffs. The game was a tense affair with both sides

probing for a opening which came Ñandu’s way with a penalty after10 minutes. The game then went into a phase of attack and counter attack from both sides, with some bad tempers which saw the La Laguna full back in the sin bin . In the second half the Ñandu scrumhalf was sin binned and La Laguna took advantage ending in a try wide out to lead by two points, but Ñandu wouldn’t lie down and a slick move sent captain Nico in for a great score. The game became tense and one of the La Laguna second row was sent off. Then in the 71st minute an interference from an unknown person on the touch line resulted in the Latin temperament taking over and the game was abandoned with the score 8:5 in Ñandu’s favour. We await the decision to see if the result stands, but full marks to the referee who did a great job under difficult circumstances. Ñandu’s next game is against Mahon away on March 11th, contact Peter Smith on 922 775014 or 686006679

By Chris Todd

Heliodoro

Epic battle 26/02/2012 Montañeros 1:0 CD Tenerife

After winning the previous four matches the blanquiazules travelled to La Coruña hopeful of extending their run against the bottom placed team. In the week leading up to the match Tenerife´s new fiery manager Garcia Tébar had raged that he was unhappy with the week’s training by the players. He stated in a press conference, “I want a syringe of blood from every player so I can daub on the changing room wall with it the word – exigencia” (requirements), referring to what he demands from the players. Most fans applauded the strong words of the boss but according to players it upset the excellent spirit in the team before the game. Despite all the pre-match talk, the players certainly did not walk the walk. This was a poor display against a team fighting for survival and rock bottom in the table playing their football in front of barely 120 spectators (and 30 of those were from Tenerife!). Montañeros took the lead after only eight minutes when Rubén Rivera latched on to a sloppy back pass to beat Sergio Aragoneses at close range. The synthetic grass pitch was a disgrace and not even one of the modern type that are found these days. In fact CD Tenerife have never in their history won on Astroturf. That could be a problem for a possible promotion tie. The rest of the match was scrappy and the blanquiazules lost their best player of late, Luismi Loro, to injury. Tenerife did hit the woodwork twice as they fought and towards the end of the game things got even worse as goalkeeper Sergio Aragoneses was sent off for swearing at the referee.

4/03/2012 CD Tenerife 3:1 Real Madrid B

The game against La Laguna was a tense affair

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League Cup update

The Soccer Experience League cup is adding some interesting games with the leagues mixing up to play each other and the two over 35s teams of Toby Jug and L.A. Veterans are giving the younger teams some real tough games so well done to our slow motion players. New Open League Atlantic Horizon and Taylors Lounge have started very strong and Olivers are not far behind. Also once Sur Con Construction get started the top of the league will be very interesting. Also the other teams like Reciclar Canaries, Exiles Bar and Dreamers Bar are taking a few surprise points off better teams.

Second Division B 05/03/2012

The biggest crowd of the season, 13,400, turned up in splendid sunshine to witness an intense, top class match in the Heliodoro Stadium. We have to admit that the standard of football played at this level can be of the “kick and rush” type but both Tenerife and Real Madrid Castilla served up a cracker that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a higher league. It was a difficult build up to the game for the blanquiazules with many suspensions and injuries to cope with. One hour before kick off their main playmaker, Luismi Loro, failed a fitness test and a reshuffle was needed. Madrid were full strength apart from striker Morata who had been plucked by Jose Mourinho for the Real Madrid La Liga clash against Espanyol. The stadium was rocking with various fan clubs adorning the stadium with large flags and a blizzard of ticker-tape welcomed the team onto the pitch. Perona started up front with Kiko Ratón, with lively winger Kike Lopez on the right. Despite early pressure by the home side it was Madrid who took the lead on 19 minutes as Juanfran out sprinted Llorente to score with a low strike underneath debutant

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keeper Razak. Tenerife fought back well and a great cross by Chechu was met by Perona who glanced the ball into the goal. All level at the break and all to play for. In the first attack of the second half Madrid almost took the lead, hitting the base of the post and another effort just whisked past the goal. As the noise levels of the crowd were turned up the blanquiazules raised their game and took control. Marcos Rodriguez in midfield was having a superb game but the referee was having another nightmare, booking six home players against Real Madrid Castilla’s one when all the hefty tackles were coming from the visitors. On 67 minutes Tenerife took a deserved lead, Zazo heading on a corner that was met by that man again Jorge Perona for his 11th goal of the campaign. The importance of the match was evident, Madrid had been top of the table for the majority of the season and CD Tenerife were desperate to take that prized position away from them. Tempers flared and how Madrid striker Joselu did not get sent off for pushing over Cristobal only the referee knows. Late on nerves were jangling as Madrid enjoyed a succession of corners, but the best was yet to come as Kike Lopez out muscled the Madrid defence

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to squirm the ball from a tight angle under the keeper and into the net. This was a fantastic d i s p l a y by Tenerife reminiscent of their glorious promotion season of 2009. The fans have kept the faith and are being repaid with some gutsy, spirited performances. Five wins out of last six now for the blanquiazules!

The Sports Megastore 8.000m2

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Hyundai i30

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Hyundai’s New Generation i30 brings style, efficiency and comfort to the compact family car segment and is due for launch in the UK this month.

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ith promotion looking more certain by the week, the hunt begins in earnest to find the money needed for Iberostar Canarias to compete in the ACB league next year.

THE BRAVE BATTLING

IRISMEN

Credit: César Borja, UB La Palma

The La Laguna club have managed to keep their main rivals at arm’s length thanks to hard-earned wins at places like Girona and León in recent weeks. Only big-budget Menorca, who were relegated from the ACB last year, now look to be a threat, and if the Canarias avoid defeat in the crunch game between the two on 16 March, likely promotion is virtually in the bag.

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As club officials admit, however, that may be the easy part. Several million euros will be needed to pay the fees and build a squad needed for the world’s second-best basketball league after the NBA.

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For months, the club has issued messages saying the hurdle “will be crossed when it comes” but it is believed that discreet soundings are already being taken of potential sponsors for next season. Unofficial estimates put the amount of money needed just to begin the season at around seven to eight million euros, including the massive three million euro bond all new clubs must lodge. The league also requires all clubs to have a working budget of at least 3.5 million euros to ensure they can survive the entire season.

So when almost one million Irish sailed to America to seek a new life during the famine years it’s no surprise that a new breed of fighting men sprang up to battle for survival, and many of these immigrants and their offspring became legends of the ring. In John L Sullivan the Irish found an icon when he won the world heavyweight fight in the bare fist days. From Irish parents, his swagger and charisma built him a huge following and the status of a God in his followers’ eyes. And the Irish influence didn’t end when Sullivan lost the title to James J Corbett for Corbett himself was one of 12 children of Irish parents. The 1920s produced another great heavyweight born from Irish stock in the shape of Gene Tunney who, by 1928, was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world having beaten the legendary Jack Dempsey in two epic battles. The last Irish/American heavyweight world champion was James J Braddock whose rise from rags to riches earned him the name, the Cinderella Man after he won the title from Max Baer in 1935. However it wasn’t only in the heavyweight division that fighters with Irish blood flowing through their veins became world champions in the toughest game of all. Continued on page 54

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