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RADICAL IDEA TO SOLVE TENERIFE’S DAILY TRAFFIC CONGESTION

One lane on TF-1 section should be REVERSED, say business leaders

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USINESS representatives in the south of Tenerife have put forward a radical temporary solution to the horrendous traffic jams being suffered in both parts of the island every day.

Woman, 51, dies in motorbike accident

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51-year-old woman has been killed in a motorbike accident in Tenerife.

The person she was with, a 56-year-old man, was injured and was taken to hospital suffering from trauma to the lower limb of a moderate nature and a clavicle injury. The accident happened at the crossing of the TF-24 with the TF-523 (Cruce de Los Loros) in the municipality of Arafo at 3.34pm on Sunday. The emergency services, including the medicalised helicopter, was sent to the scene following a report that two people on a motorbike had been injured in an accident. There was nothing medics could do to save the life of the woman because of the injuries she received and she was declared dead at the scene. No nationalities have been released.

The Circle of Entrepreneurs and Professionals of the South of Tenerife (CEST) wants one of the four lanes on the TF-1 between Playa de las Americas and Parque de la Reina to be used for REVERSE traffic at certain hours. They say the severe situation being experienced at the moment cannot wait for the creation of a permanent third lane on either side and insist the reverse traffic idea can work, as proven during recent asphalting at night when the change was used. One of the four lanes in this section of the motorway would reverse traffic flow in the morning for vehicles travelling to the south and in the afternoon in the other direction ie towards Santa Cruz. CEST has already initiated a round of meetings with the different administrations and has raised the idea with the Canary Government and Tenerife Cabildo. A statement from the organisation explained: “In the conviction that the

seriousness of the situation in the TF-1 requires answers that cannot wait for the third final lane, businessmen and professionals have raised the possibility of using one of the four lanes which the highway currently has to facilitate the movement of vehicles in the hours of greatest affluence towards the south or north, during the morning or afternoon, respectively.” “In this way, as was carried out during the works to improve the asphalting of these roads, in the morning rush hours, three of the four lanes would be used by vehicles travelling to the south, leaving three of the four lanes for the hours with the highest intensity of traffic heading north, during the afternoon. In this case, in the opinion of the CEST, the formula can be perfectly viable and would only require preparing some points of the median to allow the access of the vehicles to the reversible lane in the sections indicated.” “Given the situation of

blockade that is suffered daily on the south highway and the view that the third lane will not be a reality for a few years, the Circle of Employers believe the administrations should be permeable to this transient solution they propose.” “Entrepreneurs understand that neither residents of the southern region, nor workers, nor tourists deserve that the collapse continues to generate the problems that they are facing daily, without there being any short-term solutions to remedy or reduce it.” CEST stresses that in no way should this proposal be considered the definitive solution. On the contrary, they “insist” that all other necessary steps should be accelerated to stop the island deteriorating as a tourist destination and the ill-effects on companies. A recent study by the economic organisation, Fedea estimated that traffic congestion in Santa Cruz cost companies more than 45 million euros.


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HOTELS UNITE

Puerto waste scheme to look at buffet breakfasts

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ASTE during buffet-style breakfasts is just one of the issues to be highlighted during a ground-breaking campaign in Puerto de la Cruz.

The five big hotels of Tope, Tigaiga, Marte, Noelia and Edén are pooling their ideas under the Urban Waste project which will implement ecoinnovative measures once a study phase has been completed. They are being joined by the local council, the company in charge of waste management in the tourist city, Valoriza, the Government of the Canary Islands and Consulta Europa. Among measures proposed are the reduction of the production of waste in buffets via customer awareness, implement self-compaction systems, implement the selective collection of organic matter and promote the training of human resources.

“These eco-innovative measures are aligned with the proposal of the city of Puerto to mitigate the negative effect generated by the production of

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Police raid bingo hall

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OLICE have raided and closed down an illegal bingo hall in the Canaries.

The officers found that the venue, with a capacity of 46 players, opened to the public daily between 6pm and 11pm and had nine tables with a control desk. The raid was carried out by the Operative Response Group (GROPE) of the Canarian Police, in collaboration with the Game Inspection Service of the Ministry of Presidency and Justice of the Canary Islands Government. Police said they had received several complaints about the bingo hall in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria operating without a licence.

waste,” said general services councillor, Ángel Montañés. Meetings have also been held with the hotel management group Ashotel and the

University of La Laguna to progress Puerto’s aim to achieve a 70 per cent separation of waste by the year 2020.

Boy seriously hurt in head-on crash

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HEAD-ON COLLISION

13-year-old boy was seriously injured when two cars were involved in a head-on collision in Tenerife.

The accident happened on the TF-373 in El Tanque just before 9pm. The youngster suffered severe pelvic and thoracic trauma. A man of 27 suffered moderate cuts and bruises and another man, aged 23, had moderate concusssion. Firefighters had to free two of those affected who were trapped inside the wreckage.

Arona to lead debate over future shape of tourism

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HE future shape of the main tourist municipalities in the Canaries will come under the spotlight during a special forum hosted by Arona.

Arona council sponsors the fifth edition of Futurismo Canarias, which will take place in the municipality between May 23rd and 26th, during which more than 60 experts will contribute their vision on the sector in different formats. The mayors of Arona, José Julián Mena, Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, Guía de Isora, Pedro Martín, Mogán, Onalia Bueno, Pájara, Rafael Perdomo, and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Marco Aurelio Pérez, will open the event by debating the “Challenges and opportunities of the touristic municipalities of the Canary Islands” with the Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Canary Islands Government, Cristóbal de la Rosa, and the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Carlos Alonso. The delegates will also discuss in different formats an analysis and provide different visions and approaches on the main challenges of the sector. This year Futurismo is sponsored by the City Council of Arona and is co-organised by INtech Tenerife. The aim is to improve the positioning of the Canary Islands as a tourist destination not only at the national level but also internationally. The forum will use two venues, the Infanta Leonor Auditorium and the Spring Arona Gran Hotel, both in Los Cristianos.


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Shock in San Don’t neglect Isidro as trio travel insurance, arrested for ABTA warns terrorism links T A “AVOID THE RISK”

MOSQUE RAIDED

S many as two in five people (38%) - 9.9 million Brits - who travelled abroad in the past 12 months did not have the right travel insurance, took part in activities which may not have been covered, or didn’t have any insurance at all, according to ABTA. This represents 38 per cent or 9.9 million Brits. New research from ABTA shows that many British holidaymakers jetting off this year could be putting themselves at risk by travelling without the necessary travel insurance. Breaking down the figures, more than one in five (22 per cent) people reported travelling on some holidays completely uninsured in the past 12 months. One in four (27 per cent) of British holidaymakers have risked invalidating their insurance by not telling their insurance companies about

pre-existing medical conditions or by taking part in activities without checking they were covered under the policy. An insurer can reject a claim in either of these situations. Ahead of the summer holidays, ABTA is urging holidaymakers to take out travel insurance which covers their circumstances and the activities they are planning to do. This will avoid potentially costly medical bills should something go wrong. The most common reason for not buying travel insurance was that people felt it wasn’t needed – e.g. that the Euro-

pean Health Insurance Card (EHIC) would provide sufficient cover. While it is important to have an EHIC card when travelling in Europe, the EHIC only provides access to state medical care and does not include repatriation to the UK if you are seriously ill. This can be extremely costly should you require an air ambulance, for example. For almost one third of people who didn’t buy travel insurance (29 per cent) cost was a barrier and just over one in seven people (15 per cent) said that they received insurance through their bank account. ABTA is encouraging people who have travel insurance with their bank to check that it covers their requirements as there may be restrictions around age, health, destination and activities.

HERE were dramatic and unexpected scenes in the relatively quiet town of San Isidro when hooded police swooped to arrest three men on suspicion of terrorism connections. All are of Moroccan nationality, aged 27, 35 and 37, and are suspected of alleged crimes of recruitment, coverup and financing of terrorism. The detainees are said to be responsible for capturing and favouring the displacement of a “foreign fighter”, a Moroccan of 35 years, who began his process of radicalisation as a result of moving his home to the municipality in which his captors resided and to begin a relationship of friendship with them. “The capture took place in a kiosk that was run by the three detainees in the locality of San Isidro in Tenerife and in

the local mosque, where they had a leading role to act as magnets and custodians of the same,” said a police spokesman. “Those arrested introduced the displaced into Salafist rigour, a process that culminated in his conviction and decision to travel to Syria to join the ranks of fighters of the terrorist organisation Al Nusra. In this transit, the man has completely changed his appearance with a radical aesthetic and even with a mark on his forehead called “zabiba”, which is produced by resting his forehead on the prayer mat continuously.”

The trio are said to have sent money to the man who lost his left hand in combat and badly injured one of his ankles, meaning he had to leave the combat zone. At one stage, he came back to Tenerife, left again and was finally arrested in Budapest and expelled to Morocco but his whereabouts are now unknown. The raids in San Isidro were launched on the phone booth shop, mosque and a house and roads were cut off for some time. Police carried away boxes of documents. Local residents have been voicing their surprise and say they had not realised anything suspicious had been going on at the mosque or in the town.


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MARINAS TOO

Fifty awards El Fraile plaza to be brought in total for into the 21st century Canaries

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HE Canary Islands won 50 Blue Flag awards for beaches overall this year, one more than in the previous edition of 2017, and five awards for marinas, according to the opinion of the international jury of the Blue Flag 2018 environmental programme. The initiative is managed in the Canary Islands through the Directorate General of Public Health of the Canary Islands Health Service. In total, 31 municipalities of the Canary Islands have been awarded the Blue Flag that distinguishes those beaches and marinas that meet the criteria of excellence in bathing water quality, environmental regulations, and have health and safety infrastructure. The island of Tenerife has obtained for its beaches 12 Blue Flags, Gran Canaria 15, Lanzarote 7, Fuerteventura 8, La Palma 5, La Gomera 2 and El Hierro, 1. In the modality of sports ports, Gran Canaria has

obtained 2 Blue Flag, Lanzarote 1 and Tenerife 2 awards. With respect to last year, Tenerife has lost two blue flags, the one from Fañabé (Adeje) and the one from El Médano (Granadilla de Abona), but has recovered them in El Camisón (Arona) and the Playa Jardín Complex (Puerto de la Cruz) ). Fuerteventura has lost the flag of Butihondo (Pájara) but it has been won by Tarajalejo (Tuineje), while Gran Canaria has lost two in Mogán, Patalavaca and Mogán, and has won one in Ingenio with El Burrero beach. The most favoured has been Lanzarote, which, in addition to retaining all its flags, has managed two more

Three hurt as roof collapses

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HREE people had to be taken to hospital after the roof on which they were working collapsed.

The three men, aged 45, 49 and 50, were working on the roof of an industrial building under construction in Fuerteventura. One of them was more seriously injured than the other two although his injuries were described as “moderate” and the other two were “mild”. The accident happened on the Risco Prieto Industrial Estate in Puerto del Rosario. The men fell from a height of several metres when the roof collapsed. They suffered chest, leg and head injuries, not life-threatening, and were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. The 112 emergency control centre sent the police, medics and firefighters to the scene following the accident which happened in the late afternoon. A full health and safety investigation is underway.

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RONA has pledged to improve the public spaces of El Fraile after hailing the town as a “benchmark for co-existence”.

One of the first projects will be the transformation of the

Plaza de la Iglesia to improve its aesthetics, accessibility

and security, an action that is part of the #AronaAvanza programme, promoted by the Mayor, José Julián Mena. Plans are also being drawn up to improve the municipal soccer field Dionisio González. The new-look for the plaza is expected to get underway within the next few months and will address issues which do not comply with current regulations on accessibility. An access ramp will therefore be extended, new railings put in, tree holes filled and new trees planted. The maximum budget of this work is just over 429,797

euros with a deadline of no more than four months. José Julián Mena explained that “El Fraile has an important need to adapt and improve the public spaces that citizens use, according to the demands that our residents have made, which is why it has been included in the various municipal plans.” “El Fraile is a national benchmark for coexistence, where people of the most varied nationalities and beliefs live, which is an asset for the municipality, a place that needs to have high-quality meeting spaces.”

HELICOPTER RESCUE

Hiker suffers open leg fracture

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hiker who fell in Guia de Isora suffered an open fracture to her leg and had to be rescued by the emergency helicopter.

Members of the Tenerife Fire Insular Consortium, based in the San Miguel de Abona park, were called out after the accident on the footpath which connects El Chorco with La Fuente. Volunteer firefighters from Guía de Isora and Adeje also collaborated in the rescue, as well as the Local Police and personnel of the Canary Emergency Service (SUC) and the GES helicopter. Firefighters found the woman who was about an hour away from the start of the trail. Because she was unable to walk and the difficulty of access, an airlift was needed.

Man, 68, stabbed in attempted robbery

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OLICE have been investigating an armed robbery in Costa del Silencio in which a man received a stab wound to his side.

The happened in calle Minerva in the late afternoon and led to the 68-year-old man of foreign origin being taken to hospital. The wound was described as moderate, barring complications. According to the 112 emergency control centre, they received a call reporting that someone had been stabbed after suffering an attempted armed robbery in the street. Police have not elaborated on the incident and it is not known if it was in any way connected to two other previous reports of attempted robberies when the targets were also stabbed, though again not life-threatening injuries.


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Six arrested as police Jobless figure continues investigate spate of downward trend in robberies Puerto “POSITIVE NEWS”

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UERTO de la Cruz has consolidated its positive trend in terms of job creation, closing April with 3,165 unemployed, 281 less compared to the same period last year.

The tourist city continues 2018 with a gradual reduction in unemployment in the city that shows the best figures in unemployment figures for the last ten years. According to data from the Canary Islands Labour and Vocational Training Observatory (OBECAN), of the total unemployed in the month of April, 1,356 are men and 1,809 are women. The evolution of unemployment figures during this year showed a continuing declining trend. In April 2017 the tourist city registered a figure of 3,446, while in the same period this year it is reduced to 3,165. “Since the beginning of the year, we continue with the positive trend of creating employment and reducing the

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unemployment figures in our municipality,” said the Mayor, Lope Afonso. “Our objective is to continue working hand in hand with all the economic sectors of the city to continue generating confidence in the investors, which translates into more investment and employment for Puerto.” April also delivers encouraging data with a total of 1,247 new contracts. The economic sector that concentrates most of them is the hotel industry with 889 contracts, with this being the leading area in the creation of employment in the municipality. Following this, the commercial sector stands out

with the increase of 553 new employees, followed by the construction with 179. The sectors that have generated the least contracts are those with the lowest weight in the economic activity of the city, such as agriculture and industry with 34 and 90 respectively. Concerning the group of job seekers, the biggest group is people with primary and secondary education with 1,710 and 1,095 contracts. The unemployed with university education represent the third group and lastly, residents with vocational training studies with 152 people.

Shock for cleaner as explosives found!

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IX people have been arrested and seven properties raided by police as part of an investigation into a string of burglaries in Ten-

cleaner got quite a shock as she spruced up a house in Santa Cruz.

The woman came across a cache of old explosives and called in the police. The discovery happened in a property in calle Doctor José Naveiras which had to be sealed off until explosive experts were drafted in. They found a grenade and gun which had apparently been in the house for many years. The items were destroyed.

Police say the gang staked out their targets and usually struck when the home owners had gone to work in the morning or popped out to do some shopping. The burglaries took place in several parts of the island and “caused great social alarm”. Five of those arrested are believed to be responsible for

15 robberies with force whilst the sixth person received the stolen goods. The seven properties were raided in Guargacho, Arona and Granadilla de Abona. Police seized various jewellery from robberies, money in cash, a detonating short weapon, a simulated long gun, some machetes and

knives, a personal defence spray and metal cartridge of various calibres, electronic devices and telephony, such as game consoles, televisions and mobile phones; in addition to the clothes used by the defendants for their concealment like handkerchiefs and gloves. Most of the effects stolen were recovered, as well as 18,570 euros in cash. The Civil Guard is still working to try and unite some of the property with their original owners.

Paraglider dies in freak accident

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paraglider has died in a freak accident when he crashed into a house in the north of Tenerife.

The victim was aged 50 but no further details were released. The accident happened in the municipality of Santa Úrsula in the early evening. The 112 emergency control centre received a call saying a paraglider had crashed into the house in calle Venezuela in La Quinta urbanisation and had received serious injuries. The Civil Guard attended together with medics who found he had already died and there was nothing they could do to save his life.


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WEAR AND TEAR

Loro Parque to phase out single-use plastics in environmental pledge

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Puerto pledges 1.7 million euro investment in municipality’s roads

ORO Parque has implemented a strategy for the removal of single-use plastics from its facilities.

The park has started replacing them with other, biodegradable materials, and is expecting to remove at least 80 per cent by the end of this year. The announcement was made in the light of the recent celebration of the Earth Day. The process has already started, as alternative, compostable and biodegradable materials are gradually replacing the disposable plastics. “It is well known that the human population has been increasing exponentially in the recent decades and many scientists are now stressing the importance of raising social awareness about the fact that we have entered into the era of the sixth extinction of our planet,” said a Loro Parque spokesperson. “Only in the last 100 years, the population has increased from 2,000 million to 7,600

million people. With that, the stress on the planet has also escalated significantly, due to ever-growing exploitation of the natural resources and spaces and other adverse human activities. “ In the same time period, the population of elephants has dropped from ten million to less than 450,000 individuals and the data referring to the situation of the biodiversity in the oceans is even more alarming, as a result of the overfishing and pollution, the latter primarily due to the uncontrolled use of plastics. It is estimated that every year the oceans accumulate between eight and 13 million tons of plastics, which is 800 times the weight of the Eiffel Tower or 34 times the surface of Manhattan. Analysing such a tendency, scientists believe that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the seas than fish.

As part of its campaign, Loro Parque will continue to raise awareness among the public

about the existing problems and about what each one can do to help with the situation.

PUERTO CALL-OUT

Fire at abandoned hotel

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IREFIGHTERS of Tenerife extinguished a fire in an abandoned hotel in Puerto de la Cruz,

Members of the Tenerife Fire Insular Consortium, based in the La Orotava and La Laguna parks, intervened in the incident at the property on the Las Arenas highway. The service was required by a passer-by who, through the fire brigade coordination centre in 112, reported that there was a large amount of smoke coming from the top floor of the hotel. Three firefighters units were moved to the site, confirming the presence of fire on the last floor. After the extinguishing of the fire, they proceeded to refresh the whole area.

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UERTO de la Cruz has allocated 1.7 million euros to the improvement and asphalting of roads in the municipality.

The general services, works and industry area of the local council will undertake various improvements in the roads of some of the main streets. The investment in asphalt will be 1.2 million euros, borne entirely by the municipal budget, to which is added the State’s investment, 300,000 euros, and the autonomous community, 250,000 euros. Avenida Francisco Afonso Carrillo, Avda. Archipiélago Canario, calle Luis Rodríguez Figueroa and the urbanisation San Nicolás, as well as other roads of the municipality, will be some of the actions that will be carried out during this year. The Mayor, Lope Afonso said the ability to invest 1.2 million euros of the municipal budget in the asphalting of the streets was “good news”. “Residents have waited a lot to see the streets and roads of the city improved,” he said, attributing the go-ahead to good house-keeping by the administration. Sr. Afonso announced that “just over half a million euros” will come from other administrations to carry out “more asphalting on several

roads in the city”. The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Tourism Infrastructures, will be investing 250,000 euros for the asphalting of Avdas. Aguilar and Quesada and the surroundings, Leopoldo Cólogan and Zulueta and surroundings, Camino el Coche, Punta de la Carretera and calle Bélgica. The mayor also stressed that within the million euros that the State will invest in Puerto de la Cruz for the reforms of tourist infrastructures, 300,000 euros will go to pave the streets and roads of Puerto. To all these actions must be added the work that is being carried out by the Cabildo on the Carretera del Este, which will mean a significant improvement in “one of the most important accesses of the municipality” and the beginning of “the first phase of remodelling of the General Highway. “ Councillor of general services, Ángel Montañés, the works to be carried out during this year are a “priority” because of the wear and tear suffered by the municipal roads.

GRANADILLA INITIATIVE

Young people have their say

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OUNG people in Granadilla de Abona have been telling the local council what they want to see in their municipality.

Around 60 students went along to the municipal offices to meet the Mayor, José Domingo Regalado and councillors in charge of the various departments, including youth, education and citizen participation. The fourth-year students came from the IES of Granadilla de Abona, Los Cardones and Magallanes, of San Isidro, and El Médano. The youngsters first visited the House of Youth before moving on to the Town Hall. The initiative is framed in the programming of the ‘Entera-t’ Agenda, promoted by the City Council’s Youth Council.


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GASTRONOMIC ATTRACTION

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ACILITIES at the municipal market in Puerto de la Cruz are to be improved, the local council has announced.

The project will include air conditioning, perimeter planters and improvements to the toilets. Local councillor Javier González said the gastronomic area of the market located on the second floor had been an “additional attraction for citizens who visit the market.” In consultation with the

stall-holders, other improvements have also been agreed to improve the look of the market both inside and out. Puerto’s Mayor, Lope Afonso thanked the merchants of the market for their “constant involvement in the reform and care of an installation that will gradually undergo a substantial im-

provement”. All this will have an impact on the improvement of “consumers’ perception by offering a better service and quality”. The municipal market has a total occupation of 60 stands, of which 54 are already operational and there are still six posts to be assigned. This facility receives an average of 50,000 visitors per month and continues to grow in its gastronomic, commercial and craft offer.

Work starts on Los Guios beach

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TWO PHASES

HE Mayor of Santiago del Teide, Emilio Navarro and tourism councillor, Luz Goretti Gorrín supervised the start of the works of the I Phase of Recovery of the Beach of Los Guíos that will be paid, in full, by the council.

In this first phase of the works in which the authority has invested about 135,000 euros, the wall placed as a protection measure will be demolished while the slope reinforcement is carried out, as well as the elimination of the kiosk with the aim of expanding the sand area of this unique family beach. After this first phase, there is an agreement between the council and the Cabildo de Tenerife to start the second phase that will be included in the framework of the Tenerife Island and Sea programme and that will consist, among other actions, in the conditioning and embellishment of the pedestrian access to the beach of Los Guíos.


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New flight from New pedestrian bridge hailed as Tel Aviv makes “red carpet for the disabled” Tenerife history OPENING CEREMONY

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HE new pedestrian bridge which crosses Avenida Chayofita in Los Cristianos has been described as “a red carpet for the disabled”.

Representatives of organisations of people with functional diversity - such as Orobal and ONCE - attended the official opening ceremony. They were joined by the educational and sports communities, as well as business organisations and residents, together with the Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, and the rest of the members of the municipal corporation. Accessibility is one of the keys to the construction of this new pedestrian crossing which replaces the two existing ones, which not only presented a huge negative visual impact for this important transit route, but also did not comply with the regulations in terms of accessibility and constituted a potential source of insecurity. The importance of the pedestrian walkway is that, from now on, residents of Arona and visitors, whatever their personal conditions, may cross this avenue that separates the residential area of Los Cristianos from an area in which important centres are concentrated, including educational and sports. “The construction of the new bridge is part of a commitment this government group had with residents, who had been demanding a replacement for years,” said the Mayor. Sr. Mena added that in addition to being a pedestrian crossing, the bridge is an authentic red carpet accessible from the residential area to educational and sports and from this to an area in which they are, among others, the very headquarters of the ONCE in Arona. The bridge is part of a remodelling of the entire area, which has included both the rearrangement of traffic, significantly reducing the problems of mobility, such as the placement of night lighting.

HUMBOLDT CONTROVERSY

La Orotava changes tack to reopen viewing point

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A Orotava has changed direction in its bid to restore the Humboldt viewing point.

The local council has cancelled its existing contract on the grounds of “the lack of income and subletting of the viewpoint without authorisation.” The viewpoint is currently closed by court order, due to a lawsuit between the aforementioned company and former employees. This viewpoint cost 1.5 million euros of public money. The project was carried out by the Cabildo between 1999 and 2005. La Orotava council took over the installation and awarded it to Teidesoft in 2006. But its costly and controversial reform due to defects, vandalism and improvements delayed its opening until 2010, when the controversial contract was renegotiated. Now it is intended to rescind it com-

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ENERIFE recently welcomed passengers of the first flight from Tel Aviv, which landed in Tenerife South with 178 passengers on board.

SmartWings, the flight brand operated by Travel Service, the largest Czech airline, has thus started for the first time in history a direct connection between Tenerife and Israel, which will be held weekly, although a frequency will be added from June 9th. Tourism councillor, Alberto Bernabé, received the passengers in the arrival terminal with the director of the airport Tenerife Sur, Santiago Yus, and the CEO of Tourism of Tenerife, Vicente Dorta, in addition to the representative of the airline, Lenka Vikoba. “This historic connection with Israel is for us excellent news because it materialises a job we have been doing for years,” says Sr. Bernabé. The flight, which has a price of around 500 euros round trip, is operated by a modern

Boeing 747 Max 8 with a capacity of 189 passengers, which has all the amenities on board, such as Wi-Fi service or movies. Travel Service, with a track record of 21 years, is the largest Czech airline within Czech Airlines (CSA). In addition to the Czech market, it is present in markets such as Slovakia, Poland or Hungar y. Last year, it transported 6.3 million passengers in 423 destinations in total. “The Cabildo’s commitment to connectivity has led to an important increase in routes and frequencies in recent years that has led Tenerife to be connected with 154 destinations, mostly European, but also African, as well as national and regional. In total, 319 routes operated by more than 70 companies,” said a spokesperson.

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pletely. A spokesperson for the council said: “The Humboldt viewpoint was inaugurated in December 2010 after more than eleven years of works, controversies and delays. After just three and a half years in operation, and more controversial, labour disputes and irregular changes in its management, it closed and intervened judicially in July 2014. Since then, it remains closed and in a situation of abandonment, despite being a building that belongs to the council of La Orotava.” The council wants to reconvert the viewpoint into a centre of interpretation on the figure of Humboldt or on the nearby caves of Mencey Bencom.

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OLICE who carried out a raid on a building under construction in Los Cristianos found it was being used for illicit drug sales.

A 26-year-old Belgian was arrested at the property in Chayofita Avenue. Officers found a significant amount of narcotic substance in different containers, as well as weighing and packaging elements. Almost two kilos marijuana was also seized, already packed up and labelled ready for sale. Police said the man was acting as the “president” of a nonprofit association dedicated to the study of cannabis and its uses. They believe the marijuana was for a few members of the group. Officials also found 1,200 euros from the sale of the drug.


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Santa Cruz aims to be cycle friendly with new initiatives

AQUALIA PRAISED

Major improvements at Puerto pumping station

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ANTA Cruz council is continuing its campaign to make the city safe for cyclists.

The authority is meeting with Tenerife Cabildo, the General Directorate of Traffic and groups of the sector to improve mobility in the capital. The Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez chaired the meeting with administrations and associations in favour of the bicycle. The aim is to make the use of the bicycle compatible with other means of transport in the capital of Tenerife. “Our goal is to turn Santa Cruz into a bicycle friendly city and to do so through constant dialogue with the associative movement and in full coordination with other administrations with competence in the matter,” said the Mayor. Sr. Bermúdez acknowledged that “there are structural difficulties to make bicycle mobility compatible with public and private motorised transport, but that reality is not an obstacle to create spaces and itineraries, safe and well marked, to enjoy the bicycle in our capital. “ One of the objectives will be to improve the STARS programme in Santa Cruz. The European project STARS (Accreditation and Recognition of Sustainable

Displacement for Schools) aims to encourage and reward schools that promote sustainable and safe travel among their students, both on foot and by bicycle. This programme is aimed at students from six to 19 years and the entire educational community (parents, teachers, management teams and nonteaching staff). Mobility councillor Zaida González said it was also intended to signal the urban helmet of the capital to properly show the safest routes for bicycles and those which were not passable. In parallel, the council is studying with the General Directorate of Traffic urban centtr roads suitable for transport by bicycle “in order to signal the speed limitation at 30 kilometres per hour and the obligation to circulate with the utmost attention in the presence of bicycles. “ There is also a commitment to study the reduction in speed on the road that connects the urban centre with the core of San Andrés and the Las Teresitas beach -with a large influx of cyclists- and look for a safe alternative in this itinerary in the accesses to the surrounding port area.

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HE Playa Jardín Residual Water Pump Station in Puerto de la Cruz has undergone a substantial renovation of its facilities in order to improve the functioning of this infrastructure. The concessionary company of the water supply service of the municipality, Aqualia, has invested a total of 19,177 euros in these actions. Mayor Lope Afonso recently visited the station together with Emilio Fernández, director of the delegation of Aqualia in the Canary Islands, and Braulio Domínguez, head of the Puerto

de la Cruz service. Sr. Afonso was able to see first-hand the investment made by the concessionaire company and was pleased with the improvement produced in one of the infrastructures “necessary for the proper functioning of the service”. He stressed the efforts Aqualia is making to improve municipal

infrastructure and announced that “gradual progress will continue happening throughout the year with the aim of offering the best quality service to our residents.” The actions carried out by Aqualia began in March and continued until the first weeks of April. The reforms have focused on the renovation of the roof and the improvement of deodorisation. As for the roof, the existing one was demolished, which was already deteriorated, debris was removed and the roof was replaced with prefabricated

honeycomb plates. Regarding deodorisation, the system has been improved, consisting of channeling the air to a coil that injects ozone, generated in a machine inside the facility, to disinfect it and minimise the unpleasant odour of hydrogen sulfide, thus improving the quality of the air of the environment. The work, of a marked environmental character, has had a total cost of 19,177.32 euros, which Aqualia has financed in charge of the annual maintenance service.

Council offers free removal of abandoned cars to hard-up owners

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ANTIAGO del Teide council has launched a free campaign to remove abandoned or broken down vehicles in cases where owners lack the resources to do so themselves.

The aim is to eradicate the abandonment of vehicles on public roads or poorly parked and, therefore, promote road safety in the municipality. The council will carry out their removal free of charge with the consent of the owners. Anyone who decides to authorise members of the Local Police of Santiago del Teide - as well as the company “Desguaces Tenerife SL” - to withdraw their vehicle, will not face the expenses of the crane or subsequent decontamination of the vehicle, as long as the owner voluntarily waives his vehicle. In addition, the council will proceed to cancel the vehicle in the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) and, within 15 working days, a Certificate of Destruction of Vehicles will be given to the owner on presentation of their National Identity Document, the Circulation Permit and the Vehicle Technical Card. Last year, the Local Police withdrew eight vehicles after the

corresponding resignation of their owners, although the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) withdrew, for its part, 39 vehicles that were taken to various scrapyards and that are reflected in the BOE. Finally, anyone who wants to authorize the removal of their vehicle, must do so through the official José Juan Casañas Vargas, member of the Local Police body in charge of the control of the mentioned campaign, either through telephone 922 86 70 33 and / or 661 70 67 86.


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Two blue flags for Puerto’s beaches

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Fundraising event for heartworm treatment A few of our lovely dogs at K9 are currently suffering with heartworm and need treatment. Heartworm is a roundworm which infects the

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HE Association of Environmental and Consumer Education has awarded the blue flags to Playa Jardín and San Telmo in Puerto de la Cruz.

Puerto therefore becomes one of the few municipalities that brings together two blue flags on its two beaches, recognising the quality of the waters and bathing areas, its environmental and safety management, as well as its services and facilities. Councillor for beaches , Javier González said the award of two flags was the result of “constant improvements made over time at the two beaches”. He thanked the municipal staff for their “effort and dedication” which had managed to maintain “the quality of the beaches cited” and stressed that “we will continue working daily to maintain the distinction that certifies the environmental and landscape quality of the Puerto coast.”

Paraglider crashlands in barranco

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fire crew had to be called in to rescue a paraglider who crashlanded in the Barranco del Inglés in Adeje.

The incident happened just before 11.30am and left the man with injuries of a moderate nature to his leg. The 112 control centre received a call from a spectator who said they had seen the paraglider crashland into a ravine. Firemen were able to get to him by foot and he was taken on to hospital.

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LL Saints Church is situated in Parque Taoro, Puerto de la Cruz. Services are held as follows: Everybody welcome to join us in our worship. Wednesdays 10 am –Service of Holy Communion. Sundays 9.30am—Traditional Service of Holy Communion Sundays 11am – Sung Eucharist. Don’t forget the last Car Boot of the season on Saturday June 2nd in the church grounds. Gates open at 11am..Come along and support these very popular events. All Saints Church would like to thank all those who have made our Car Boots so successful and enjoyable. That’s you the stall holders, our customers and also our own congregation and friends who turn out and support these events . The church choir meets every Tuesday evening from 8pm to 10pm . For more details please phone Rayco on 699649454. The Chaplain of All Saints Church is Reverend Dr Paula Clifford. If you wish to speak to Reverend Paula please phone the parsonage on 922384038.

The severity of the disease depends on the amount of worms present and how long the dog has suffered with it. Most dogs make a full recovery from heartworm when treated, however treatment is expensive, costing around 50€ per 10kg of dog. For this reason, we held a fundraising event at Clouseau’s Bar in Palm Mar on Sunday the 13th of May! There was a wide range of entertainment from live performers to a raffle and tombola.All proceeds from the event will go towards the heartworm for our dogs. Also, dogs recovering from heartworm require a quiet and warm place to stay, so we are looking for foster homes for these dogs for three weeks after their treatment. Because it’s our 25th anniversary, we also have several fundraisers lined up which are sure to make it a great year: on June 9th at Polygon bar in Los Cristianos, 21st July at Howlin at the Moon in San Eugenio and our 25th anniversar y summer dance/ dinner in September October, date and location to be announced.

key rings, wristbands and more) at K9, you can sponsor one of our wonderful sponsor dogs via our website, you can donate either money via our website or in cash at our refuge or food and other items which help us look after our dogs and cats. Also, you can become a volunteer dog walker by calling us or simply popping by any day during our opening hours. Remember to keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for any fund raising events which you may like to attend. Also, why not come along to our charity shop in Alcala? Where you can buy or donate second hand items and all funds go to the animals of k9. K9 are often looking for people travelling to Germany and other locations to accompany dogs which have found new homes outside of Tenerife. If you think you can help, please contact us ASAP.

Meet Our Dogs We have many dogs - in all shapes and sizes – waiting patiently for their loving, safe and secure forever homes. You can see them all – their stories and pictures – on our website at www.k9tenerife.com Go to “K9 dogs/Dogs waiting for homes”. Why not visit us at K9 Refuge on Calle Chimbesque between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas any day of the week between 10:00 and 14:00. Alternatively, you can get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468 or emailing info@k9tenerife.com You will also find stories of our dogs, their antics and heartwarming re-homings on facebook by following Diary of a K9 Tenerife Dogwalker and also K9 Tenerife. Also, to see daily photos of the walks that take place at K9, like the facebook page Voluntarios del Refugio K9.

Ways you can help If you wish to support K9 animal refuge and contribute towards the safe rescue and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats of Tenerife, we would be very appreciative. There are several ways to help: you can buy our merchandise (T shirts, vests,

The British School of Tenerife provides a high quality British education for children of all ages (2 to 18 years) in an open, multi-cultural environment; allowing each child to achieve their full potential in a positive learning community.

YEOWARD SITE LA LUZ - La Orotava: Early Years and Primary Tel .: 922 33 69 29

TRINITY SITE LOS REALEJOS: Secondary and Sixth Form Tel .: 922 34 54 50

SUMMER CAMP 2018 La Luz: 2nd - 27th July The summer camp of the British School of Tenerife is perfect for children from 2 to 6 years old Week 1: Dance, jump and live art! Week 2: Exploration Week 3: Adventures under the Sea Week 4: The Madness of Science

For more information, contact the school office or call 922 33 69 29


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Can you adopt these cute puppies?

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CATS’ WELFARE TENERIFE

New home needed for lucky kitty

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HIS cat was found after being hit by a car. Nothing is broken, just cuts and bruises.

He is leukaemia negative and will be neutered. He is friendly but a little nervous after his ordeal. A home is needed for him in a few weeks. He is staying at Yaiza Vets Los Cristianos if anyone is interested in adopting him.

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ITH 235 dogs at the refuge desperately seeking loving new homes, these three little cuties, two males and a female puppies, will be up for adoption as soon as they have had all their necessary vaccinations and given a clean bill of health. Please adopt not buy a dog. We have so many gorgeous dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages so do come and visit us if you are interested in adopting a dog. We constantly have large numbers of dogs that arrive at the refuge without microchips which makes it almost impossible to reunite the dogs with their owners so we can never stress enough the importance of microchipping your pet and keeping your information updated should you move address or change your phone number. Please do call the refuge on 922778630 if you can help in any way. We are always in need of tinned dog food for our older dogs as well as blankets,

towels, sheets, dog toys, and collars and leads. If you have any of the above to spare, they would be very much appreciated at the refuge, or visit Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 14.0017.00pm and Saturdays 13.00- 16.00. We are situated directly next to the Eolica Parque exit 51b on the TF1 north bound which is after the after the El Medano junction and junction 52 south bound . Head for the giant windmills on the coast and we are the buildings on the right hand side or email the refuge at teneriffa@aktiontier.org or visit our Facebook page “action tier accion del sol.

Using the litter tray is second nature to most cats. Training kittens to use one is usually as easy as showing them where it is and putting them in it. When you bring your cat home, the litter tray should be one of your first stops. Let them sniff it and then place them inside it. They may dig around or jump back out but just place them inside it again in an hour or two. Often, cats will shun the litter tray if it’s not in a quiet location that they can access at all times, but not near their food or water. Cats are fussy about their trays, so to provide them the most appealing waste facilities you should, clean it daily and change it weekly. Just as we don’t like to use filthy, overflowing toilets, cats don’t like wading through waste to find a patch of clean litter. Don’t use litter that is scented as its only geared toward the owner, not the cat. Some cats will refuse to use trays containing heavily scented litter. Some cats may prefer one type of litter to another. The litter types are clay-based clumping, clay-based non-clumping, crystal, and natural/biodegradable. If you experience problems getting a cat to use the tray, experiment with different types of litter. Wash your litter tray thoroughly every week or two. Over time, a litter box will absorb cat urine (even with liners). Wash it thoroughly with soapy water every week and be sure to rinse thoroughly after washing so that it doesn’t retain a strong detergent. Getting used to a litter box isn’t difficult for most cats. If you know your cat’s litter tray preferences, you’re unlikely to encounter any unpleasant accidents.

Clothes needed Do you have clothes sitting in the wardrobe that you never wear? Cats Welfare is looking for tops of all sizes for our shop in San Blas, Golf del Sur. We are open 10am - 6pm every day of the week. You can either drop them off or contact us and we will arrange collection. All for the good of the cats of Tenerife.

FRIENDS OF TENERIFE

Living with Parkinson’s Disease I

T all started with a phone call from Robert Barnes, one of our members, to say that he and his wife Liz wouldn’t be attending the FOT lunch to be held at the Casa Pablo (Cafe Berlin) in the Avenida Venezuela on the 17th April.

However, as he had personally recommended this venue for one of our charity lunches he always wished to pay for two covers whenever it was held there. He said he would leave the money with the owner, Doña Adriana. I thanked him for his kind thought. Arriving at the said luncheon a little later than usual, I found a sealed envelope from Robert at my place at the table. As I opened it, a 500€ note floated out. This was accompanied by a heart warming, candid note which, with Robert’s permission, I wish to share with you all. This is an abridged version. Ken: On previous occasions I have sent the equivalent to the financial amount that I would expect to pay on the day. I feel on this occasion a more generous donation can be offered. This is based on my latest thoughts since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago. My view has changed on the financial situation and the relative value of material assets. Ken, I am not wealthy, but I do have investments which you could call a “rainy day” fund for the future; a future now determined by the Parkinson’s for which there is no cure. Obviously, my main concern is Elizabeth and that my deterioration does not impact on her life. She has already done so much for me – helping and supporting me at all times. My neurologist calls me her star patient but I tell her that I follow her advice and get out and about despite the limitations.

Perhaps, Ken, we can meet up and talk about it more and you can give me your thoughts about what I have said. We can also discuss how we apportion the €500 to the current charities. I have certain preferences as to the “running order”. Kindest regards Robert Barnes. Well, a week later we did meet up and talked about the time when Robert first found out that he’d contracted the disease six years ago. But it wasn’t all serious talk, Robert was in good humour. “Parkinson’s?” he told me, “I thought that this was something to do with a Yorkshire chat show host’s problem which ended up with him in funeral commercials giving away Parker pens” After reaching an agreement on the “running order”, we parted company but not before he told me a joke that cannot be committed to paper and gave me his blessing to print this story in order to give awareness to the disease and to show that you can adjust to live with it.

Friends of Tenerife future events Tuesday May 22nd - Lunch at the Petit los Angeles. 1 for 1.30. Price 17 euros Saturday 2nd June - Car Boot at the Anglican Church in Taoro Park. Gates open at 11 am. Tuesday 12th June - Lunch at the Mini Golf. 1 for 1.30. Price 18 euros


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Counterfeit trademark products seized in Gran Canaria

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National Police arrested eight men and two women in San Bartolomé de Tirajana as alleged perpetrators of a crime against intellectual property after interception of the items valued at 383,400 euros in six stores in San Agustín. The detainees, aged between 24 and 62 years and six of them with a police background, were owners, managers and employees of the premises where counterfeit goods were sold, mainly to foreigners. The police intervened the counterfeit items (sports shirts, sunglasses, bags and badges

End of the line for false food poisoning claims?

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ELIEF may finally be in store for hoteliers who have been hard hit by false food poisoning claims.

New rules are now in force to stop legal firms raking in huge amounts of commission. Hotel management groups such as Exceltur and CEHAT say cases could drop by as much as 80 per cent and save

of recognised commercial brands) in six raids. The investigation was initiated after the Police learned of the alleged sale of counterfeit goods. An expert from the Antipiracy Commission of the Ministry of Culture collaborated.

Rescue after man falls off pier

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70-year-old man was saved from drowning when he fell into the sea off a pier in Gran Canaria.

The accident hapened in Las Palmas just before 10pm and resulted in the man being taken to hospital. He was said to be showing signs of “incomplete drowning of a moderate nature”. The emergency services were called to the scene via a call to the 112 control centre. Medics treated the man before he was transferred to the Doctor Negrín University Hospital.

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51-year-old man was arrested by police after a high-speed chase through Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.

He now faces prosecution for reckless driving and being under the effects of alcohol. The chase started when a police patrol car saw a vehicle travelling at high speed and failing to respect a pedestrian crossing. They signalled for him to stop but he sped off, at one stage travelling down a road in the wrong direction and narrowly avoiding a crash with other drivers. Eventually, he lost control of the car and crashed. He was found to be three times over the limit.

the industry millions of euros in pay-outs. Over the last three years, false claims put in by holidaymakers who said they had been struck down by food poisoning after eating in the hotels have rocketed by 500 per cent. At one stage, so-called “claim farmers” were even posting representatives outside the doors of hotels to stop British tourists and encourage them to put in bogus claims for compensation. There were also said to have scanned the social network to spot pictures of Brits who had just returned from a Spanish holiday. A loophole in the law meant they only had to show a receipt from a chemist for a tummy upset to persuade hotels to pay out as much as 5,000 pounds per person in a bid to avoid costly court cases.

Now the authorities are totally aware of the scam, there has been a major clampdown including the new regulations which came into force on May 7th. This limits the amount of commission any UK “law” firm can claim from a client and severely cuts the slice of cake they get from any hotel pay-out. It’s estimated that in Mallorca and Ibiza alone, the bogus claims have cost the industry more than 80 million euros but it has also hit other parts of the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands. Justice Minister Ror y Stewart said: “Ver y sadly, British holidaymakers are developing a reputation for making false holiday sickness claims. Claiming that hotels and restaurants have given them food poisoning when they haven’t and making fraudulent claims risks driving up the cost of package holidays for all of us. Cracking down on this will reduce criminal activity and keep costs down.”


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Major 1.3 million euro boost High-speed for “blue biotechnology” park broadband to RAN Canaria has obtained 1.3 million euros from the Incyde Foundation to create a High Technology Incubator in Arinaga.

The creation of this incubator is one of the activities proposed by the Cabildo through the Economic Promotion Society within the Bioasis Gran Canaria initiative, the Blue Biotechnology and Aquaculture Platform, in a bid to create a network of high technology incubators in different autonomous communities. “The Arinaga Incubator is a meeting point between technological innovation and the needs of the blue biotechnology and aquaculture sector. Its main objective is to promote the transfer of technology from research groups to companies in the sector and facilitate the implementation of tools to improve production processes and the creation of valueadded products,” said a Cabildo spokesman.

To this end, it will complement the scientific infrastructures of the research centres of the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC), Ecoaqua and the Spanish Algae Bank (BEA) and will house an exclusive space for business initiatives to promote collaboration between the different departments of the centres, uni-

versities and companies. In this sense, this new infrastructure, “will be key to boost the entrepreneurial and micro-SME initiatives of the sector”, so that once consolidated they have the ability to access other advantages offered by the Bioasis Gran Canaria Platform,” said the spokesman. The Incubator will be

complemented with other activities within the Bioasis initiative, such as the improvement and consolidation of existing R & D centres on the island, the implementation of financing instruments for companies in the sector, specialised training programmes, contracting of research personnel, and the creation of an experimental area.

Specialist company considers ocean wind turbines

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OULD Lanzarote soon see two giant wind turbines installed in the ocean off its coastline?

The investment will allow 80 per cent coverage in the districts of Guinate, Las Casitas, Las Laderas, Maciot, Órzola, Quemada Beach, Tabayesco and Ye. The total amount, through the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI) under the umbrella of the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge, is 432,440.81 euros. “The regional government thus meets the request made at a meeting held in June last year by the directors of the first island corporation responsible for the areas of New Techno-

logies, Manuel Cabrera, and Finance, Luis Arráez, to favour the arrival of broadband to the so-called white zones, that is to say those areas of the insular geography where the coverage of this fast connection to the internet does not reach,” said a Cabildo spokesman. Users will be able to have internet connectivity through fibre optics at a speed of 100 Megabits per second. The Cabildo already has a reserve server room that “will allow to maintain the operation of the computer system in case of serious or sinister damage by fire or flood in the main room,” said Manuel Cabrera.

PLAYA BLANCA

Man, 77, nearly drowns in Lanzarote pool

This is the possibility to be studied by a specialist company as all the Canary islands continue their quest for clean energy sources. Minister of Industry, Commerce and Energy of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Ángel Vázquez (PP) recently received a delegation of the multinational company specialising in clean energy, Enzen. “They are evaluating, along with its associate Seawind Systems, the implantation on

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HE Government of the Canary Islands is to allocate more than 430,000 euros to extend broadband on Lanzarote to provide a faster connection to the internet.

the island of a pilot project for the development of offshore wind energy, extremely advanced from the technological point of view, “ the councillor explained. The project would consist of advanced technology with wind turbines with two offshore wind blades, based on designs in which NASA has participated, which would take advantage of the wind energy of the Lanzarote coast. In this sense, Ángel Vázquez stresses that offshore wind power “is not only a type of energy that does not consume territory, but also presents itself as a very efficient and competitive energy source. Due to the most constant wind in the ocean, wind turbines can produce energy for a longer period.”

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77-year-old man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after nearly drowning in Lanzarote.

Medics, the Civil Guard and police were called out to Playa Blanca in the municipality of Yaiza following a 112 call. They were told a man had been pulled from the pool of a tourist complex and was in cardiorespiratory arrest. “Upon arriving at the site, the SUC staff verified that the affected person was in cardiorespiratory arrest for which they performed basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and managed to recover a pulse,” said a spokesman. “Once stabilised, he was transferred in a medical ambulance to the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital.” Arrested for false passports

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WO Brits were arrested at Fuerteventura airport for trying to board a flight using false passports.

Police said the 19-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were attempting to travel to the UK. The passport carried by the woman had previously been reported as stolen. They were stopped at passport control and face court action for document crime.


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Canary leaders put faith in La Gomera’s tourism appeal

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HE Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo of La Gomera continue to promote tourist infrastructures on the island with projects exceeding four million euros. In a follow-up commission held between the general director of Tourism Infrastructure, Héctor Suárez, and the island’s president, Casimiro Curbelo, special emphasis was placed on moving forward the works included in the agreement signed with the State in December 2017 and

that total between both more than one million euros. The first one concerns the improvement of road safety on the access road to Mirador de Abrante and el Chorro, in Agulo, for an amount of 607,979 euros. The second intervention affects the urban improvement of pedestrian access roads to the

Protect, alert and relief: the key to action Fire crew after accidents rescues man E after hillside fall MERGENCY medics in the Canaries have launched a campaign to inform people how to react in the event of a traffic accident.

The key words, according to the 112 control centre, are “protect, alert and relief ”, hence the phrase often used of “PAS behaviour”. “This is the key to acting properly in any emergency,” said a spokesperson. “In the event of a traffic accident, it is important to help the injured, but it is also important to avoid putting the first intervener at risk.” After an accident, the first thing to do is signal the site with warning triangles so that the rest of the drivers are aware of what has happened. Next, you should alert the 1-12 and answer quickly but in a accurate way to the questions the operator asks so they can correctly locate the incident and know in detail the scope of the situation. Then, the caller should explain to the coordinating doctor of the SUC, present in the operating room, the state in which the wounded are in and the injuries they present according to what they can see

externally, paying special attention to the level of consciousness and their level of mobility. “It is important NOT to give them food or drinks, in addition to reassuring them and accompanying them, if the area is safe and there is no risk, while waiting for the arrival of safety and emergency resources,” said the spokesperson. In the event that the injured person suffers a head injury or a spinal injury is suspected, the SUC stresses that it is vital not to move them and wait for the intervention of health professionals. However, it is very important to constantly monitor their evolution to make sure that the affected person can speak without difficulty or if on the contrary he is drowsy or loses consciousness, reporting any change immediately to the coordinating doctor of the SUC in case it is necessary to take some kind of complementary measure.

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IREFIGHTERS had to use a pulley system to rescue a man who fell about 30ft down a steep hill in Gran Canaria.

The man suffered extensive injuries and was rushed to hospital in a serious condition. The incident happened in the early afternoon in the area of the Cuevas de los Canarios in Las Coloradas, within the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The 112 emergency control centre received a call saying a man had fallen ten metres down the hillside and needed to be rescued. The police attended, together with the fire crew from Las Palmas, the Canary Emergency Service and a doctor.

maritime avenue in Playa Santiago, in Alajeró, valued at 405,364 euros. Sr. Suarez said: “The cultural and natural heritage of La Gomera is a great tourist attraction that the Canar y Islands Government intends to preserve and improve with this important investment”. The island president said the meeting served to “reinforce the firm commitment of the Government of the Canary Islands with the tourist infrastructure of La Gomera.” He also stressed the importance of the agreements for the Master Plan for the Mirador del Cristo, the Juan Rejón viewpoint, the access to the Abrante viewpoint and the improvement of the tourist areas, and the pedestrianisation of Playa Santiago, “a highly important tourist enclave for the island that must be done as soon as possible.” In total, the Ministr y of Tourism, Culture and Sports will allocate more than four million euros to tourist infrastructure in La Gomera. The Government of the Canary Islands has also budgeted two million euros for the Mirador del Cristo, in addition to the 500,000 euros paid last year. The project includes the

creation of a building under the platform that forms the old viewpoint. Its cover will be located in the current plaza in front of the Christ and it will be granted a use of a terrace viewpoint. In addition, the interior room will have different spaces such as a projection room and a multipurpose room, which will undoubtedly improve the quality of the visit. To these works is added the Master Plan Mirador del Cristo, which has a funding of 300,000 euros for the execution of the so-called “Illuminated Christ”. This initiative includes the realisation of a new figure of the Christ of the Sacred Heart that has an interior structure and lighting, with the expectation that the metal pedestal will house mobile telephony and audiovisual broadcasting facilities, among other services, in the future. Finally, the Government of the Canary Islands invests 784,905 euros in the Mirador de Juan Rejón. The project includes the integral rehabilitation of the old Juan Rejón School House, which is in a state of neglect and which will be complemented by open spaces and shaded areas.

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La Gomera presses for artistic school to preseve its traditions

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A Gomera is pressing for a new programme of artistic education on the island to preserve its traditions.

The Cabildo is urging the Ministry of Education of the regional government to carry out the relevant studies . President Casimiro Curbelo highlighted the importance of La Gomera incorporating this type of training, given its deep roots with popular culture, its connection with tourism and its own history. He said the Canarias currently has four art schools, located in La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, to which the recently approved one in Fuerteventura is added, which will begin to operate in the next course. So far, there is no public centre in La Gomera nor in El Hierro the modality of Bachelor of Arts or other related studies, which forces students to move to other islands or to have to choose other studies. This was one of the reasons that Curbelo used when defending the need to offer this educational offer. He also highlighted the deep rootedness of the island by

popular culture, which is manifested not only through music, folklore and crafts, but through the Silbo whilstling language, classified as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity, “so the teachings will contribute to maintaining and preserving our traditions and our own history. “ Sr. Curbelo also influenced the direct or indirect relationship of these studies with the service sector, and especially tourism, an important engine of the island’s economy. He added that the official training cycles related to photography, graphic design or graphics audiovisual, they are perfectly compatible with tourism, at the same time that they are very demanded by the sector. He also explained that these courses will add significant value to La Gomera in its commitment to the audiovisual sector and to become a film set in various productions over the past few years.

FUERTEVENTURA PROJECT

“Solar” roundabout to be the first of many A roundabout in Fuerteventura has gone into the history books for being the first on the island to be lit up by solar power.

The Cabildo has installed a photovoltaic lighting system at the intersection roundabout of roads FV-30 and FV-416, located at the crossroads between the towns of Antigua, Santa Inés Valley and Betancuria. It is the first roundabout on the island whose lights are supplied only with solar energy, thanks to the placement of 12 photovoltaic panels, which generate a power of 2.8 kWp. “With this type of action we move forward with the goal of Fuerteventura following a system of renewable energies, in this case with a roundabout with perfectly sustainable lighting,” explains the president of the Cabildo, Marcial Morales. According to the Minister of Industry, José Juan Herrera, “this is a pilot experience that will be transferred to other

roundabouts on the island and has also served to ensure traffic safety at this point in the insular road network.” The works, included in the Development Fund of the Canary Islands (Fdcan), have involved an investment of 58,850 euros, installing a column of street lighting ten

metres high in a roundabout of 13.9 metres in diameter. In the interior of the roundabout a solera with small slopes was built, on which the photovoltaic panels have been placed. The installation has a security camera and plant decoration. This action is included in the initiatives carried out by the

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Cabildo de Fuerteventura to achieve a change in the energy model towards independence offered by raw materials such as sun and wind.

Helicopter airlifts hiker

Vaccination for young T women against HPV deemed a success

HE emergency helicopter had to be called in to rescue a hiker who suffered a fall on a footpath in Gran Canaria.

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EALTH chiefs have defended the continuing vaccination in the Canaries of young girls against the sexually transmitted infection HPV or “human papilloma virus”. They say it has proved highly sucessful over the last ten years and justifies the cost involved.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Public Health, introduced the vaccine against the virus a decade ago by including it in the Canar y Islands Vaccination Calendar with a guideline of administration to girls of 14 years. Subsequently, in 2015 there was a modification in the new calendar decreasing the age of administration of the vaccine against HPV to girls at 12 years of age. A total of 72,863 girls have received this vaccine in the decade that has been applied. Likewise, the vaccine against HPV is also included in the adult vaccination calendar since 2015 for women undergoing excision treatment for cervical neoplastic lesions. The coverage of primary vaccination since the

beginning of vaccination against HPV in girls has been high and has evolved from 68 pe rcent in 2009 to almost 80 per cent in 2017. “The overall prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in Spain in the age group of 18-65 years is 14.3 per cent, rising as age decreases, so that between 18 and 25 years it is 29 per cent,” says the health department. “On the other hand, the sexual behaviuor of young Spanish women has changed with respect to previous generations, with an earlier start of the first sexual relations and a higher number of sexual partners. This may have contributed to the increase in the prevalence of HPV infection in recent years in Spain, mainly in young women.” Currently available vaccines can provide approximately 80 per cent protection in Spain against the types of human papilloma virus that produce invasive cervical cancers.

The incident happened on the Roque del Fraile in Tejeda and involved a German woman of around 50 years of age. Police, a fire crew, medics and the Civil Guard were all called out to assist in the rescue as the woman suffered a leg trauma and was unable to walk. She was airlifted to the heliport of the island’s hospital and taken to the emergency department for treatment.

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fire which started in a mattress resulted in a man being taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. A fire crew from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria was called out to deal with the 3am incident in Hoya de la Plata. The flames had spread from the mattress to other furniture and fixtures in the room. Medics attended to the man at the scene before he was taken to hospital.


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Huge VAT fraud and money laundering scam dismantled after nine years A GENTS of the National Police and officials of the Tax Agency have carried out a joint investigation to dismantle one of the major networks specialising in VAT fraud and money laundering at a European level. In the operation, 58 people were arrested in Badajoz, Elche (Alicante), Madrid, Malaga, Cordoba, Basque Country, Murcia, Navarra, Pontevedra, Catalonia, Germany, Belgium and Portugal. In addition, 62 raids were made in Spain and another 39 in different parts of Europe. The investigations carried out have uncovered a fraud of VAT at European level that reaches almost 60 million euros of quota, of which 45 affect the Spanish coffers. “The complexity of the investigated plot required international coordination, both at the police level through Europol and at the judicial level through Eurojust. There-

fore, meetings were held in both organisations with the participation of representatives of police, customs and tax and judicial authorities of each affected countr y,” said a police spokesman. The investigations began in 2015 as a result of a financial intelligence report about a criminal organisation specializing in the fraud of VAT from the sale of electronic devices, both real and counterfeit, and money laundering. The criminal organisation was allegedly directed from Spain by two men, father and son, of Indian origin and Spanish nationality, who had been operating for more than nine years in Europe. In 2014,

and as a result of pressure from the Tax Agency, the principal investigators transferred their domicile to the United States, from where they continued with their criminal activities. The organisation, composed mainly of Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese, had a network formed by more than 100 merchants - mostly fictitious and in the name of frontmen - settled in different countries (Spain, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium, USA, Portugal and Cyprus). There were two nerve centres (in Madrid and in Elche) from which the management of numerous Spanish and foreign instrumental companies (Hungarian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Italian, Cypriot, Belgian) was controlled whose function was none other than to elude the payment of VAT for products introduced in Spain

Spain strengthens pension rights over and above European rules

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HE Spanish Government is guaranteeing the rights of supplementary pensions if a worker changes company.

Employees will maintain their pension rights if they move between Member States or within Spanish territory. In addition, the Directive sets a minimum age of 21 years and a minimum period of three years to consolidate rights. A government spokesman explained: “The Council of Ministers recently approved the Draft Law (APL) that modifies the revised text of the Law regulating pension plans and funds. This transposes the European Directive on minimum requirements to strengthen the mobility of workers between Member States by improving the acquisition and maintenance of supplementary pension rights. These rights must be recognised when workers terminate the employment relationship in their company prior to retirement and move between Member States.” The European Directive establishes the following minimum requirements, which are included in the APL. On the one hand, a minimum age of 21 years to consolidate these rights. In the framework of collective bargaining, a lower minimum age may be determined, but

never greater than 21 years. On the other hand, a minimum period of three years in the company is established to consolidate these rights. Within the framework of collective bargaining, a period of less than three years may be determined, but in no case shall it be greater. The Government has decided to go further and extend the scope of application to national mobility, that is, these rights will also be recognised for workers who change their jobs within Spanish territory and thus avoid situations of discrimination. However, in Spain it only affects collective insurance (a policy contracted by the company in favour of its workers), since for employment pension plans and corporate social security plans this regime of consolidation of rights in Spain’sinternal regulations.

In the case of termination of the employment relationship before three years of seniority, the premiums or contributions made to the worker and the company will be reimbursed; if the termination of the employment relationship occurs after three years of seniority, the economic rights will be maintained in the origin insurance contract or may be mobilised to another insurance, and will have the same treatment as the one given to the rights of the workers who remain in the company (for example, variation according to yields or according to an index). And to these is added the right of workers to obtain information, at the time of termination of employment, of the rights acquired and the treatment that will be given in the future to those rights.

that were destined for consumption at abnormally low prices at precisely the expense of VAT non-payment, with the effect of unfair competition for the rest of the merchants in the sectors affected (mainly electronic components). “In addition to the damage that this form of action entailed for the Public Treasury, the

damage to the public coffers was even greater since a part of those products was reintroduced into the fraudulent circuit simulating the sale outside Spain and asking for the VAT refund Spanish, an IVA that had not previously been paid,” said the police. The organisation circulated the money among the mer-

chants that made up the business network using a funnel system, so that all the money went through Hungary or Bulgaria. Specifically, it has been determined that through two Hungarian instrumental companies the organisation would have “moved” in two years more than 140 million euros.


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Pressure groups from 14 holiday hotspots demand action against mass tourism Doubled tourist tax now in force in Balearics for summer season

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RITISH holidaymakers arriving in Mallorca and Ibiza faced a May Day shock as the doubled tourist tax came into force on May 1st.

Hoteliers admitted many guests were taken by surprise as they faced a charge of up to four euros a day and blame “lack of proper pre-warning and information” from the government. The new rates for the increased tourist tax apply from May 1st until October 31st for all those over the age of 16. The daily price then decreases for the low season, being cut by 50 per cent. This summer will also be the first time cruise ship passengers will be subject to the charge as part of the Balearic’s bid to bring in millions of euros of extra income. Total revenue of around 120 million euros is expected in 2018. Hoteliers have already warned that the extra fee will make the islands less attractive to visitors who will seek out bargains elsewhere, particularly with the resurgence of destinations such as Tunisia or Egypt. They believe up to a million holidaymakers could be lost. “Mallorca and the rest of the islands will lose competitiveness as a holiday destination with respect to Turkey, Egypt or Tunisia, which will devalue their currencies to be

much more attractive for German and British tourism,” says president of the Hotel Federation of Mallorca, Gabriel Llobera. However, the Balearic Government has told the Association of British Travel Agents that the “sustainable tourism tax” only represents between 1.4 to 2.1 per cent of the daily expenditure of tourists visiting the islands and the revenue, around 120 million euros in 2018, is being ploughed back into environmental projects. The controversial tax was reintroduced in 2016 and tourism chiefs point out that it was set at the same level as when first charged but later dropped in 2011. They have written to both ABTA and Germany’s equivalent, the DRV in defence of the charge to explain how the money is being spent, including on upgrading sewage treatment and water plants. “The number of visitors coming to the Balearic Islands continues to rise year after year and this generates greater environmental impacts,” says the Balearic tourism department. “The revenues of the tax are primarily invested in environmental protection projects in order to substantially reduce these

impacts and preserve our territory.” The doubling of the tourist tax from May 1st will mean guests staying in hotels, city hotels, five-star apartment hotels, five-star luxury and fourstar superiors will pay four euros per day; those of four stars and three stars superior, three euros; those of one, two and three stars, two euros. As for tourist apartments, holidaymakers staying in four keys and four upper keys will pay four euros per day; three keys upper, three euros; one, two and three keys, two euros. In rural hotels, it will be two euros per day; in hostels, hostels residences, pensions, inns, tourist camps and campsites, as well as shelters , it will be two euros. The tax decreases by 50 per cent on the ninth night of a holidaymaker’s stay. For the first time, the Government will also charge cruise ship passengers if they stop at a port in the Balearic Islands regardless of the berth time - up to now it was only charged after 12 hours. The fee will be two euros and this alone is estimated to generate revenue of about 1.8 million euros. The Balearic Government says the tax will still be “the lowest in Europe” compared to Brussels (average cost of eight euros), Florence (five euros ) and Amsterdam (three euros).

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ROTESTORS in 14 European holiday hotspots, including Venice, Malaga, the Canaries, Palma de Mallorca and Pamplona, have joined forces to fight mass tourism. Barcelona, Lisbon, Valencia and Seville are also on the list of venues represented in the new”Network of Southern European Cities in response to the Massification of Tourism” (SET). Protest groups say the 14 locations share the same problems created by what they regard as tourism saturation which is making life “very difficult” for local residents. SET says property owners prefer to let their flats or villas out to tourists because they can get a higher price which in turn pushes locals out of the housing market. The beaches, public spaces and squares are overcrowded and public transport cannot cope with the masses. They also claim there is high pollution from planes, cruise liners and coaches and rubbish is growing out of all proportion. “The tourist sectors of the hospitality and catering trade

have the worst working conditions: low salaries, fraud in the number of hours declared in the contracts when there are any - and outsourcing,” a spokesman for the new group added. Objections are also being lodged against the “over-use” of buildings and excessive infrastructures which “disfigure” the landscape. SET says tourist locations such as Venice, Palma and Barcelona are so far down the line of massification that the problems created are already very serious. However, the group considers there is still hope for other venues like Valencia, Madrid and Lisbon that “despite being immersed in rapid and violent processes of tourism, can still aspire to achieve balance through policies of prevention and braking.” The associations are aiming

to “raise public awareness” and “press the administrations to achieve a regulation of the tourism economy based on criteria of economic, social and environmental sustainability”. They want limits in the tourism industry and new financial policies to control housing and holiday accommodation. A major two-day event is being planned for May 18th and 19th under the banner of “Stop the exploitation of our cities.” Individual associations are also planning protest marches this summer. In its manifesto, SET says: “We want to extend this fight to other cities and territories, generating a plural and powerful voice that is critical to the current tourism model from Southern Europe.” Many of the venues involved in the new group have already seen mass tourism demonstrations, including attacks on holiday coaches, hotels being stormed, “go home” graffiti and “anti tourist” posters.


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Benidorm is latest resort to get tough on anti-social behaviour

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ENIDORM is the latest Spanish holiday resort to get tough on anti-social behaviour, with the local council declaring: “We just won’t tolerate it!” The warning to rowdy tourists who flout the rules comes in the wake of two incidents involving Brits. In one, a group of lads walking around “half naked” were ordered to cover up or face

a hefty fine and in the second, four Brits were arrested as they prepared to scale one of the highest buildings in Benidorm with the intention of base jumping off the roof. In theory, they might have to

pay a fine of up to 300,000 euros. Extra police have already been drafted in as the busy summer season begins. Benidorm’s security councillor Lorenzo Martinez said he personally spoke to the group of British tourists who were walking around public streets with very little clothing on. “This type of action cannot be tolerated,” he said. Police are making their presence more visible by staging early morning beach-front patrols with officers on foot and marked cars. The council says it wants to put an end to “uncivic behaviour” which is damaging the image of the resort and can even lead to public disorder. Spanish newspaper Diario de Informacion says police nabbed the base jumpers as they prepared to parachute off the 33-storey high apartment building “Torre Levante”.

Police said they were taking a video of their exploits with the intention of posting it on the internet. It is understood they had already made several other jumps in the resort, all without permission. The authorities say their actions are “very dangerous” and they could be fined up to 300,000 euros. Their parachutes were confiscated. Benidorm says it doesn’t want to fall into the same bracket as Magaluf which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour and is also tightening up its controls.

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Campo de Gibraltar drugs’ ring raided

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HE Civil Guard has dismantled a drug trafficking organisation and its logistics base in Cadiz.

Seventeen members of the organisation have been arrested and another four people are still under investigation. Police raided 13 properties in different locations in Campo de Gibraltar (Cádiz), in which five vessels, six weapons, 1,734 kilos of hashish and 3,400 litres of fuel were seized. The investigation began in September of 2017, when the Civil Guard detected an organisation of drug traffickers that was operating in the Sotogrande area (Cádiz), where the ringleader owned a property from which he directed and controlled the caches. The gang had two houses in Palmones (Los Barrios), on the beachfront, from where boats were launched, which had been previously modified, to secure the interior and allow their quick entry and exit. They had also installed sophisticated perimeter and zone security systems in order to detect the presence of police forces in the vicinity.


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A family-run aluminium company which offers you a little bit of magic! Aluminios Fantino, Guaza

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F you are looking to transform your house or business, no matter how big or small the project, do pop in to Aluminios Fantino in Guaza, just a minute away from the TF-1. You will immediately find a little bit of magic, in more ways than you might imagine! This spacious showroom, which makes aluminium products such as doors, windows, shutters, blinds and conservatories to measure, is situated on the main road through Guaza (that’s between Los Cristianos and Las Chafiras) so it’s very accessible. The premises also feature the manufacturing workshop and in the showroom itself, you will find examples of the type of work Aluminios Fantino can do for you. And as we have already mentioned, it doesn’t matter how big or small your requirement is, the help you will receive will be of the same courteous and obliging nature. The staff here also speak English which is tremendously helpful. When we popped in recently to speak to the owner, Fernando Adolfo Berardi Castagno and his family, we immediately spotted a book on the counter entitled “Un solo camino”. This turned out to be Fernando’s life story to date. Well, he is still only in his 30s so there is still a long way to go but he wanted to detail his endeavours so far on a journey which brought him from Argentina to Tenerife and the setting up of his aluminium business. He acquired the

shops and so on who might need a new roof, new aluminium windows, doors, a gazebo or sunroom, roller

me, if your community requires windows or doors to be a specific colour from the outside, fine. But if you want a different colour inside, they can oblige to. Even pink, I ask. Even pink, was the reply! Whilst in the showroom, a British couple also popped in to take a look at the array of

skills from his father and they now help home owners, communities, businesses,

blinds, mosquito screens etc. It doesn’t have to be a massive project. You might just need one window replaced or a new door or a new aluminium roller blind. Estimates are free without obligation. The book I spotted reveals that Fernando also has another skill, magic. He has been a magician since the age of 17 and spent many an evening during his first years in Tenerife presenting an act as a professional magician in the hotels until he could afford to concentrate on his business and take on extra staff. Whilst he doesn’t do tricks for customers, it does seem as though a little bit of magic has worn off on the company and its products. Before and after pictures of some of the tasks they have tackled are incredible and in the showroom, I was amazed to see what I thought were wooden doors but they are actually aluminium! Likewise, I was surprised to find that the aluminium comes in any colour you would like. As explained to

window and door handles, locks and accessories in the showcase. There is a wide selection and after looking closely, they were delighted to exclaim: “That’s the one!” and were thrilled to go away with the door handle they had previously searched high and low for.

Aluminios Fantino has customers of all nationalities, including many Brits from the south of the island. They measure, make, design, manufacture, deliver and install. What could be more simple? Because the showroom is on the main road (near the chemist sign and on the same side as the petrol station going upwards through Guaza) there is usually parking outside but if not, just drive round the block and park on the parallel road behind. It’s a minute’s walk. Opening hours are from 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm

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What would YOU do if you found a shark in a hotel bath?

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Hotel sharks aren’t the only surprise in this charming collection of short stories set in the Canaries. •There’s a desperate race against time to arrest one of the Great Train Robbers when he flees to Tenerife. •A British revolutionary gets caught up in the illegal transport of human cargo

Islands, home to his paternal ancestors since the middle of the 19th century, he was educated at private schools in England and Scotland. Having first intended to go to Sandhurst he joined the Royal Navy for a brief period in 1976. He admits to having entered the service as a rather immature schoolboy

sons, playing tennis and gardening. He owns Tenerife Private Tours with which he finds great pleasure meeting people from all over the world. He has provided his voice to numerous recordings. He has translated numerous documents and publications, including the regional parliament. He has

during the dark days of General Franco. •A young American is shocked when he finds out why island villagers are convinced he’s a ghost. •When a pirate’s chest was discovered in a cave near a waterfall, nobody could have expected what lay within. In these, and other fascinating stories, you’ll encounter a host of captivating characters, some of whom have left their mark in the history of the islands and you’ll discover that this unique archipelago off the African coast is so much more than just a modern-day tourist destination. John will transport you to bygone days of love, war, intrigue and adventure in the sub-tropical sunshine of Tenerife. As with John’s first collection of short stories, The Skipping Verger and Other Tales (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skipping-VergerOther-Tales/dp/8461596323), they are all set in Tenerife. The stories all have a British character to them but are wrapped up in the charms of the Canary Islands. John Reid Young was born in London’s Welbeck Street in 1957. Although he has spent most of his life in the Canary

unready for hard work. Consequently it was a disaster. He always regrets not giving it another shot a couple of years later. He enjoyed working for a subsidiar y of G.K.N. in Shropshire but in the back of his mind was a lingering desire to serve his country and to learn. So he went to university where he studied

published several articles and keeps an historical blog, Travel Stories in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. His first collection of very short stories, The Skipping Verger and Other Tales, confirmed his passion for telling a good story.

Law and Politics and completed his studies with a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies. After a brief spell in London where he was interviewed for the SIS in 1988 he returned to the Canary Islands. He is now a family man and enjoys nothing more than swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with his

paperback here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ dp/8469761609 or as an e-book version here:

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HE hotel manager was horrified. Well, he would be, wouldn’t he? There’s a shark in a guest’s bath. How did it get there? Only author John Reid Young knows. He also knows he’s in deep trouble.

His latest book can be purchased in Amazon in

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ Shark-Other-Stories-TenerifeTales-ebook/dp/B07CQVYK1R The book will also be available at local bookshops in Tenerife


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Allan McIntyre Lots of French Flair in new C3 Aircross

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HERE are so many small SUV models to choose from at the moment but I’ve just been driving one that stands out from the crowd.

Citroen has a long reputation of producing something different from the rest and has done it again with the C3 Aircross. It has funky, yet robust looks, and offers owners the chance to personalise their vehicles big time. This model replaces the Picasso and the compact SUV is an uplifted C3 hatchback. It has the ability to go soft off-roading with raised ground clearance, front and rear skid plates, large wheels and wheel

arch extensions. There isn’t a four-wheel drive model but there is the £400 option of grip control. This works with the ESP (electronic stability programme) maintaining the best possible traction from both front wheels. A fascia control knob allows you to easily switch between five functions – standard, snow, all-terrain, sand and ESP off. There 85 colour combinations, including three roof colours for two-tone models,

and four colour packs, plus five interior design schemes. My trendy test model was a soft sand colour with spicy orange roof, enhanced by its black roof rails. There is stacks of room inside the Aircross up front and in the rear. I liked the elevated driving position in a cabin that offers class-leading head and legroom space. The 60/40 split rear seats can be folded to increase a huge boot space of 410 litres to 520 litres. And a flat-folding front passenger’s seat allows a load length of 2.40 metres.

There are several interior designs to pick from and the test model came with a £650 option hype mistral ambiance. This brought a premier feel to the SUV with its black leather and patterned cloth, leatherlook dash and satin chrome surrounds on air vents. There are also lots of storage spaces, including a central console that can store your smartphone with a special dock and wireless charging. Entertainment features, using the central-mounted seven-inch touchscreen, include DAB radio with six speakers, USB socket, Bluetooth, Mirror link with Apple CarPlay and sat-nav. Three specs are available – Touch, Feel and the top-of-therange Flair model I sampled.

There is a selection of diesel and petrol engines and my model came with a 1.2-litre 130hp petrol unit. This powers the Aircross to a top speed of 124mph and it was fairly smart out of the blocks with a zero to 62mph time of 10.4 seconds. The six-speed manual gearbox allowed smooth, slick changes up and down the gears. The stop/start engine was never too noisy pushing it in low to mid-range gears and was quiet at motorway speeds. You can also achieve excellent fuel economy figures from the Pure Tech threecylinder engine – 53.3mpg combined, 44.8mpg urban and 60.1mpg extra urban.

The Aircross proved to be nimble in town driving with parking assisted by the rear parking sensors. This compact SUV handled well on some country roads with good road grip, and ride comfort was also impressive, even over some potholed surfaces. I liked the colour head-up display and other driver assistance features included auto high beam assist, cruise control, speed limit recognition, lane departure warning and park assist. The C3 Aircross offers lots of versatility and the French flair that brings a fun feeling to a very practical compact SUV. On-the-road prices start at £13,995 with the Flair PureTech 130 costing £18,845.

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E have covered this subject before, but due to the current financial crisis that many find themselves in, people are looking to save money where ever possible. It therefore seems prudent to reiterate how important the warning lights are on your car. We all see these lights from time to time but it is amazing how many people just ignore them, only to find that shortly after their car stops, won’t start or just loses all power. This is often due to the lack of maintenance or in some cases ignoring the warning lights.

As cars have become more and more sophisticated the number of possible faults that can arise has grown significantly, along with the number of different warning lights that might flash up on the dashboard, these can be very scary but they need not be so. With a little help and understanding you may be able to save yourself money and avoid potential severe damage to your car if you take notice of the warnings given by it. If a warning light appears (or fails to extinguish after you’ve started the engine) depending on the light you should either stop as soon as possible or get the error fixed as soon as possible. If you know what the light means and act fast you could save time and money.

Oil pressure warning light This light, perhaps the most common and well known, it should illuminate when the ignition is switched on and should go out once the engine starts. If the light stays on after starting or illuminates during a journey, stop immediately, switch off the engine and check the engine oil level. Top up straight away if the level is low. If the warning lamp illuminates, even though the oil level is correct, do not start the engine, contact your mechanic or garage immediately. An easy way to do this is to take a photo of your dashboard with the light clearly shown and send it to your mechanic or garage and ask for advice as to whether it is safe to continue your journey with caution or whether the car should be sent to the garage on a grúa.

Battery charge warning light

your car to a dealer or garage that has fault finding equipment.

This light should illuminate when the ignition is switched on and should go out as soon as the engine starts. If it does not illuminate at all, or if it illuminates while driving, your battery is not being charged, so the most likely problem is that there is a fault with your charging system. This may be due to one of the followings; * lose battery or starter terminals * a broken or loose alternator drive belt * an alternator failure If the alternator belt is broken, it must be replaced before you restart the engine. The coolant system may rely on this belt and its failure could cause the engine to overheat, in turn causing engine damage. Immediately move the car to a safe location and turn off the engine. Do not restart the engine until you have sought professional assistance.

Engine warning light

Brake system warning light This light will remain illuminated when the handbrake is in use. Illumination after releasing the handbrake may indicate low brake fluid level. You may need to top up the fluid. As brakes wear the fluid level will slowly drop so regular checks are important. If you are not able to check this yourself go to your garage and ask them to check it for you. They will often do this free of charge but it would routinely be done at a service, something to bear in mind. If the brake fluid is too low and brake pedal travel is distinctly longer than usual, one of the two hydraulic brake circuits may have failed. If the light remains illuminated, even though the brake fluid level is correct, this may indicate a sensor fault. Take

This light illuminates when the ignition is switched on. It should go out as soon as the engine starts. If it illuminates with the engine running, it indicates a malfunction with the engine management system. Have this checked as soon as possible. If the light turns to red or illuminates in conjunction with the STOP light – stop the vehicle and seek assistance.

ABS warning light When the ignition is switched on, the light illuminates briefly to confirm that the system is operational. If it illuminates when driving, it indicates a fault. Have this checked. Normal braking (without ABS) will generally be maintained and many cars will be safe to drive on, but some will not, if in doubt check with your mechanic or stop driving the car and have it checked.

Brake system and ABS warning lights If both warning lights illuminate at the same time when driving, stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Reduce vehicle speed gradually and immediately move the vehicle to a safe position. Use the brakes with great care. Do not step on the brake pedal abruptly.


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Getting your dog back into shape and losing weight

EOPLE are getting fatter and it is affecting our pet’s health as well. We love our pets and like to give them the little indulgences that we enjoy, so pets are gaining weight too. And we like our pets to be “well-rounded” – most pet dogs have considerably more body fat than dogs in the wild, but wild and feral dogs are often closer to the way a fit dog should look.

Being overweight can have lasting consequences and can even be fatal. Studies have shown that overweight dogs do not live as long and are more prone to illnesses that spoil their quality of life, such as arthritis, breathing difficulties, heart problems and diabetes. There is a genuine risk of killing your pet with kindness. The way the body works changes considerably in overweight animals. Once an animal is overweight, the working speed of the body slows and they are less active so they do not need to eat much to maintain their weight. It is rare for medical problems to cause obesity in dogs.

The high cost of snacking... A slice of buttered toast to a cocker spaniel provides about a sixth of the daily calorie requirement – or two bags of crisps for a person. A sausage to a Staffie is the equivalent of one and a half chocolate bars to a person. A chocolate digestive to a Jack Russell is almost the same as a portion of chips to a person. My dog always seems hungry... Fortunately dogs cannot buy chocolate on the way home from work, nor do they have to recover from “bad hair days” with chocolate bars at tea break! Responsible owners should learn to resist soulful eyes. Dogs are scavengers in the wild and it is natural for them to eat everything they find – whether they are hungry or not. Begging for food is a trick that they quickly learn to exploit and it is our fault for giving them treats when we are eating. Only giving them treats “now and then” makes things worse. The scientific name for this is “variable reinforcement” and it is why people play fruit machines – the occasional win makes up for all the losses. The cure is for all the people in the house to learn never to give treats when eating, or to shut the dog in another room at mealtimes. And do not let your dog follow small children who are snacking and “hoover up”. There is a lot of variation in the energy that different individuals require daily, and feeding packets tend to recommend an overgenerous daily amount. Do not be alarmed if your dog generally seems to have quite a small appetite, but do consult your vet if there is a sudden loss of appetite. If you are concerned about your dog’s weight, consult your vet.

Start young There is evidence that chubby puppies become fat adults. Breeds likely to get joint problems such as poor hips (hip

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dysplasia) are more likely to develop these problems with overfeeding. Feed your puppy the minimum amount for the body weight recommended on the packet, and monitor body shape as your dog grows. Ask the vet to check at vaccination time. If an otherwise healthy, happy dog seems reluctant to eat do not be tempted to offer different foods or human foods to coax his or her appetite. You may cause your pet to become a fussy eater. Dogs fed human foods often over eat and become overweight, even on foods relatively low in fat, such as chicken. However, if your dog eats nothing at all for more than 24 hours, contact your vet for advice.

Is my dog overweight? You cannot tell by weighing a dog and looking at tables of “right weight for breed” because all individuals are different. The only way is to look at body shape and assess body fat. Does your pet have a potbelly? Viewed from above, does your dog have a waist – that is, does the body taper after the rib cage? Can you easily feel your dog’s ribs? No waist, a bit of a paunch, and a well-cushioned ribcage means it is time to take action. The average “chubby” pet is usually at least 15 per cent overweight.

The next step It is best to start with a trip to the vet. Although increasing exercise is not enough on its own, it is helpful, although your pet will need a check-up for medical conditions that could interfere. Using a special calorie-controlled food from the vet is usually the most effective way of losing weight and well worth considering. Many vets run weight control clinics providing regular checkups. They are often free of charge, and help to ensure that the diet is working, and that weight loss is not occurring too rapidly.

A food diary Make a record of everything – including table scraps and treats – that your dog eats for a few days. This is often valuable in highlighting “extras” that your pet is getting. A dog that does not seem to eat much dog food probably still has an appetite for sausages and chocolate biscuits!

Going to the gym? Don’t expect to walk or run off the calories; dogs are very active creatures, so achieving the equivalent of a “human gym workout” is practically impossible! Increasing exercise alone is not enough, although it is helpful. Start gradually, and be especially careful with elderly pets, particularly in hot weather. Older pets should see the vet first. Little and often is the safest way to start. Try to take your dog out at least twice a day, and start to introduce active games – ambling down the road on a lead is not going to burn off many calories. Increase the activity level at home as well. Buy toys in which you can hide food, such as buster cubes, but remember to deduct the “treat” from the daily food allowance.

How long will it take?

Most dogs that look overweight are at least 15 per cent overweight. So a dog of 40 kilogram(s) (88 pounds) may be six kilogram(s) (13.25 pounds) overweight, and a 12 kilogram(s) (26.5 pounds) dog may be 1.8 kilogram(s) (four pounds) over. A safe rate of weight loss is one per cent weekly. In the example above the larger dog should be shedding 1.6 kilogram(s) (3.5 pounds) over a month, and the smaller 0.48 kilogram(s) (one pound). Confused? Look for a vet with a weight clinic! When your dog reaches the target weight, take another look. Is your pet “in shape”, with a waist and a slender tummy? Can you feel the ribs easily? If not, continue with the diet. If the dog is now perfect, do not slip back into old habits, even though your pet may now be more active. You can increase feeding a little – say by ten per cent – and weigh your pet every fortnight to check that the weight is not creeping back. Diets are available that are reduced in calories, but not restricted enough to reduce weight, but which – correctly fed – will stop it creeping back on. Ask your vet for advice.

The diet isn’t working...

Drugs to help with weight loss are now available from vets. However, they are an aid to slimming and cannot be used indefinitely, so lifestyle changes are still essential. There may be mild side effects (such as diarrhoea) but they could be especially useful where weight loss is essential to help a medical problem. All dogs are different, so if yours is not losing weight on the diet, it may be that your dog burns calories slowly. The daily food intake is above your dog’s energy needs and needs to be reduced further. Consult your vet for advice – but first, check that everybody in the house is sticking to the diet. It only takes one person who “feels sorry” for the dog and is cheating to ruin the whole diet! Explain that they are putting the dog’s health at risk and may be reducing life expectancy.

Treats you can give

Giving treats, other than for training, is not essential – and for any dog, they do not have to be large! A “treat” should always be given in portions no bigger than the nail of your first finger! Many dogs like crunchy, raw vegetables, such as a piece of carrot or cucumber, or even a piece of rice cake. If you are feeding a dry food, when you weigh out the daily “ration”, set aside a few biscuits from this and give throughout the day.


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Your dining experience around our restaurants

The Oriental

Brunelli’s Steakhouse

Cafeteria Gourmet Plan B

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

Inaugurated in 1996 by Queen Sirikit of Thailand, our Oriental restaurant offers Asian style ‘haute cuisine’, which includes a wide range of delicious dishes with the unique flavor of an essential continent within the international gastronomic scene. The menu changes regularly and offers the best of the delicate and tempting, yet sophisticated cuisine from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Japan. The unforgettable experience in El Oriental is also felt though the traditional decor of the restaurant, which reflects both the magic and fineness of Thailand, making this restaurant the ideal place for a perfect dinner.

Just 50 metres from Loro Parque and with beautiful views of the ocean, Brunelli’s Steakhouse is waiting for you to explore the delights of the palate. Inspired in the original American steakhouses, this restaurant is located at the former fisher village of Punta Brava, in northern Tenerife, and offers you the best quality meat – tender, juicy and with an incomparable texture. Flavors like you have never tasted before thanks to a specially controlled maturation and their ‘Southbend’ oven, unique in the Canaries and which cooks the meat at more of 800ºC, highlighting all its properties and making your dinner simply perfect.

For reservations call 922 381 400 Avda. Richard J. Yeoward, 1 Puerto de la Cruz ( Hotel Botánico) www.hotelbotanico.com/service/el-oriental

For reservations call 922 062 600 In front of Loro Parque Puerto de la Cruz www.brunellis.com

“Fantastic food and drink at reasonable prices. What more could you ask for!” is just one of the accolades given to his buzzing bar/cafeteria in Puerto. It is run by owners Umberto and Brian, two Italians with more than 15 years’ experience each in cuisine. They specialise in Italian pizza/foccacia genovez and all the dishes are home-made with the emphasis on healthy food. Nothing is fried. Ön Sundays, there is a buffet brunch from noon to 5pm: juices, pasta, pizza, etc. Their cooking is a fusion between Italian and Canarian cuisine although they also offer a variety of international dishes. They also specialise in cocktails as they have a qualified barman. Gourmet Plan B can also offer you a catering service for events and beautiful occasion cakes (pick-up at restaurant). Find this little gem in La Paz in a quiet area near the “El Mirador”. Open every day from 9am to 10:30 pm, closed on Wednesdays

Edificio Aceviño 12, Puerta 6 La Paz Puerto de la Cruz

“SUNDAY BRUNCH” from 11:30 to 14:00pm

II Pappagallo

La Parrilla

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

Il Pappagallo restaurant perfectly combines the old art of making pasta dishes and innovative side dishes that will both delight diners. The menu has been entirely renovated to offer diners a modern culinary repertoire that matches our attention and love for details, as well as our passion for excellence. A varied buffet and a great selection of Italian specialties await you in its terrace overlooking the Atlantic, ideal to enjoy unforgettable sunsets and the tranquillity of the night during summer. In addition, our wine cellar houses the best Italian wines, chosen amongst the most traditional wines of the country.

The inmistakable Andalusian style of La Parrilla restaurant carefully decorates an architecture that blends rustic wood elements with southern Spain typical houses – an environment where diners live a gastronomic experience with the hallmark of excellence in restoration. The succulent cuisine with grilled meats, fresh fish and tapas challenge the most discerning palates in an evening paired with the best wines of the Canary Islands and Spanish Peninsula. In addition, our chef offers the freshest market daily. Enjoy the rustic setting and relaxed atmosphere of La Parrilla, which make this restaurant the perfect place for a romantic dinner or an entertaining encounter among friends.

For reservations call 922 381 400 Avda. Richard J. Yeoward, 1 Puerto de la Cruz ( Hotel Botánico) www.hotelbotanico.com/service/il-pappagallo

For reservations call 922 381 400 Avda. Richard J. Yeoward, 1 Puerto de la Cruz ( Hotel Botánico) www.hotelbotanico.com/service/la-parrilla

Restaurante La Esencia Puerto de la Cruz Ivan and Chris, well known from their first restaurant Mil Sabores started a new project , La Esencia , a small confortable restaurant in a cosy athmosphere next to lago martianez . Every sunday is brunchday and you can enjoy all the buffet , cavas , coffee , teas and juices for 18,50 euros. The restaurant opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 18.30 and is closed on mondays. You can enjoy the mediterranean specialities, like lamb shoulder, fresh fish, prawns, the famous “Tapas”, homemade bread and desserts.. “La Esencia” is located between Café de Paris and Café Berlín in Puerto de la Cruz, in the small street Calle Uruguay .

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Restaurante Gom

Tito’s Bodeguita

Los Cristianos (new) & Fañabé

Santa Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

This iconic restaurant in the heart of Santa Cruz is definitely a place to head for if you enjoy stunning decor and high-end cuisine but at prices you can still afford. The food here is best described as a slice of home-made cooking with the taste and touch of nouvelle cuisine. The emphasis is on quality, freshness and naturalness where the raw product is the star, depending on what is available that day in the market. They offers a special menu for celiac and can help create food for anyone with a specific allergy. Weddings, etc are also catered for and there is always a dish of the day. You will find GOM within the Hotel Taburiente, located in front of Parque García Sanabria. Their opening times are Tuesday to Saturday from 13:00 to 16:00 and 20:00 to 23:00.

Tito’s Bodeguita situated on the premises of the San Nicolás Hermitage, you will find a stunningly beautiful, fully restored old Canary house with its traditional white and black pebble-dash exterior. The double doors at the entrance give way to a large flowerdecked interior patio, the bar, indoor dining area, wine cellar and small church to the left. How many restaurants do you know that boast a church? The interior patio is idyllic and typifies all the best features old Canary architecture has to offer, very few straight lines, overhanging balconies and wooden beams. The bodeguita is run by Tito and Ari (brother and sister) who are ready to help you with a menu of your choice and wine, local, national or international, from the large cellar. There is plenty of parking and the premises are disabledfriendly. The staff are also bilingual.

Very much a Tenerife business success story, Harriet's English Tea Room and Restaurant in Los Cristianos has a very welcome addition to its extensive menu - Sunday lunches for 9.95 euros which are served between 12 noon and 5pm. With a big sunny terrace and beautifully designed interior, this lovely restaurant is just a stone’s throw from the bus station at the San Marino building (ie turn left at the bottom of the bus station and it is 100 yards or so on your left, in premises formerly occupied by the Heritage bar). In addition to the fantastic Sunday roasts, with "proper" roast potatoes, you will find the most gorgeous food, all home-made and great British cooking, including all day breakfasts, mouthwatering cakes, salads, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and rolls, home-made burgers, pancakes, ice-creams, evening meals and numerous varieties of teas and coffees served in china pots and cups. There are also many gluten-free and diabetic options.

For reservations call 922 712 791 Los Cristianos, San Marino building. Open daily from 9am to 11pm. Playa Fañabé,56 Central Commercial. Open 9am to 10pm, closes 5pm Saturday and Sunday

For reservations call 922 276 058 Calle Dr. Guigou,29 Santa Cruz www.hoteltaburiente.com

Camino del Durazno,1 Puerto de la Cruz Motorway Exit 35 Tel.647 933 433 / 922 089 436 www.titosbodeguita.com / info@titosbodeguita.com

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Bar El Pincho

Sook

Mamma Rosa

Las Vistas, Los Cristianos

Santa Cruz

Playa de las Américas

At Bar El Pincho you can enjoy good prices, good food, good service and a fantastic view of the ocean. They are winning fans because of the friendly staff you encounter and the delicious Spanish tapas. They have a great offer, a combination of tapas for two for only 9.50 euros. There is also a wide selection of main plates, such as steak, chicken and fish, all cooked with love and the best ingredients they can find. Do try their fantastic cocktails which they always try to improve. Try also the special dishes from the north of the island and the drinks. Reservations can be done between 10:30 to 20:00pm

Summer has arrived and the wonderful SOOK restaurant has devised a refreshing and appetising menu for the hot months. New mouth-watering dishes are home-made salmorejo with extra virgin olive oil, diced Iberian ham and bread croutons, avocado from our islands in tempura, served with sweet chilli sauce and soy, tuna tataki with seaweed salad and caramelised soy sauce and duck breast soft grilled, with papaya chutney. In addition, the air-conditioned restaurant continues to offer its refreshing desserts such as seasonal fruit salad with guava mayonnaise. SOOK is now also opening with its a la carte during the weekend, both for lunch and dinner. The opening times are 13:00 to 15:30 and 20:30 to 23:30 and for your convenience, there is a parking area. You might also like to try the full breakfast buffet open to the public from 7am to 11am from Monday to Sunday. Ideal to start a day of shopping or tourist visit to Santa Cruz. The price is 16 euros per person.

Mamma Rosa is one of the longest established restaurants in the south of Tenerife and has an extensive menu and a modern ambiance which appeals to all ages. For more than 22 years, it has offered elegance, top-class cuisine, an excellent varied wine list and, of course, the service you would expect. The cuisine is described as classical Italian and Scandinavian with Spanish and French influences, blended together and cooked in a modern style. Part of the new approach is to offer a very extensive fish menu. As with the meat, the restaurant tries where possible to buy local produce and support the islands’ agriculture.

For reservations call 649 431 110 Paseo Las Vistas, Los Cristianos www.barelpincho.com

Avda. 3 de Mayo, 3 Santa Cruz Tel.: 922 294 500 www.hoteles-silken.com

For reservations call 922 794 819 Avda. Santiago Puig, Apartamentos Colón 2 Playa de la Américas www.mammarosa.com / mammarosa@mammarosa.com


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Donde Mario

La Bodeguita de Enfrente

Cuesta de la Villa

Cuesta de la Villa

Cuesta de la Villa

A great part of the fun of wining and dining in Tenerife is finding somewhere different and it’s well worth a trip out to Santa Ursula to the warm and inviting Donde Mario. Though from the outside you might easily pass by it, the inside is elegant and captivating. Restaurateur Mario Torres surprises us every day with his extensive use of produce in season, and his unbeatable experience with wines and cookery. Just try his Cherne warm salad, a super-healthy Canarian fish soup, or his Lomo de Vaca Morucha. You will be captivated.

Set in a series of old Canary houses, this restaurant is made up of a labyrinth of inter-connecting rooms leading off from the bar area in the centre. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an English country pub with its low ceilings with wooden beams and warm décor. The food is fundamentally Canarian. They grow most of their own produce at their allotment and only use olive oil to cook with. Their ethos is a simple one, only use the best, fresh produce and cook it with thought and care. The menu is described as Picoteo, slightly more than tapas without reaching the full-blown three-course meal status. It is delicious and affordable. “La Bodeguita de Enfrente” won the “II Gastronomic Awards Cruzcampo Gran Reserva El Día-Mesa Abierta”, which took place last year.

Why not try a touch of “picoteo”, the Spanish-style of eating where, as the name suggests, you pick a selection of dishes and share with your companions. You will find “El Calderito de la Abuela” in Santa Úrsula and it offers a unique and homely atmosphere combining Canary cuisine with modern creativity. In 2016, “El Calderito de la Abuela” won the “Best Canarian Kitchen Restaurant Award” in the first edition of the “El Dia-Mesa Abierta” Awards on July 28th. The exterior of this property belies what you will find inside as it is full of charm and carácter and there is an incredible view of La Orotava valley. “A gem” is how it is described.

For reservations call 922 302 760 Exit 31 TF-5, Carretera Provincial, 205 Cuesta de la Villa, Santa Úrsula www.labodeguitadeenfrente.net

For reservations call 922 301 918 Exit 31 TF-5, Carretera Provincial, 130 Cuesta de la Villa, Santa Úrsula www.elcalderitodelaabuela.net

For reservations call 922 304 585 Exit 31 TF-5, Carretera Provincial, 119 Cuesta de la Villa, Santa Úrsula www.dondemario.net

El Calderito de la Abuela

Restaurante Magnolia Puerto de la Cruz Restaurante Magnolia has come a long way, starting life as a small intimate restaurant with an outdoor terrace to the finished article we see today, with the terrace now covered and well spaced tables inside. The kitchen is open plan and creates the most wonderful national and international dishes with an extensive menu of fish, shellfish, lamb, steaks, pastas. This venue is always busy and customers are full of praise for the Restaurante Magnolia as one of the finest places to eat on the island. The quality and service certainly stands out and the cost is very reasonable indeed. They are open every day from 13:00 - 16:00 and 19:00 to 23.30.

For reservations call 922 385 614 Avda. Marqués de Villanueva del Prado s/n Puerto de la Cruz www.restaurantemaganolia.com


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Tenerife Walking Festival all Guided tours in Puerto de set for further success la Cruz F

ROM May 22nd to May 26th, the Tenerife Walking Festival (TWF) returns to the island, the trekking event that has made its mark among the most important events in Europe and offers the opportunity to go on some of the best hiking trails in Europe.

More than 150 people have already registered and as there is a maximum of 200 places offered, there is still time to take part. The event is open to any hiking lover: amateur groups, families, couples and, of course, individual participants from all over the continent. “This is a festival that prioritises quality, hence the quota of maximum seats we have set,” says the island’s Tourism Minister, Alberto Bernabé, who recalls that this event has positioned the island “as a unique destination for practice of this activity, the favourite of the tourists that visit us, with a figure superior to half a million each year.” The festival is organised by Tenerife Tourism with the collaboration of the ERA (European Hiking Association), the FEDME (Spanish Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing) and the FECAMON (Canarian Mountaineering Federation). The Tenerife Walking Festival offers the possibility to sign up for a total of four routes or excursions among the 23 proposals in the programme, which are offered with a professional guide service. In addition to the website of the festival, www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com, participants can sign up for the routes at the information point of the event, located in the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz, between May 23rd and 27th . Some of the routes pass

through the most spectacular natural spaces of the island, from the Teide National Park to the Malpaís de Güímar or the laurel forests of the Anaga Rural Park. The Iberia group is offering a promotional discount code of ten per cemt for the participants in the event on their trips to the island with the companies Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum. The promotion of the event is also guaranteed. This year’s edition will involve a dozen journalists from radio, television and general and specialised written press, as well as bloggers from ten different countries. Media such as Agencia EFE, Radio Nacional and Televisión Española, Desnivel magazine, Active Travel, Wandelkrant and Walking Magazine, among others, are all represented. Officials of tour operators specialising in active tourism from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria and Norway will also participate. One of the strong points of the festival will be Puerto de la Cruz, which again becomes its headquarters.

Many of the participants have chosen to stay here as, although hiking is the true protagonist of the event, there are parallel activities such as tasting local produce, bathing in volacanic puddles volcanic and the observation of stars. It will also be complemented by presentations by leading national and international figures related to hiking. This is the case of the Spaniard Sebastián Álvaro, one of the world leaders in this activity, sponsor of the festival since its first edition. There will also be photographic exhibitions, an area for companies with ac-

tivities in nature and a vibrant and tasty gastronomic space. As it has happened in the previous editions of the TWF, the 2018 will incorporate a system for calculating the ecological footprint of each of the participants and their compensation through activities that contribute to the conservation of the island’s protected areas, such as, for example, be the case of reforestation. It is the sign of an eco-responsible commitment that puts the icing on an unmissable date for lovers of nature and hiking.

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UERTO de la Cruz has been organising a series of guided tours to tell people about its heritage.

The routes, which began on April 23rd, will be held until May 25th. They have been arranged by Puerto council through its tourism and fiesta departments. Several of the routes coincided with the May 3rd festivities but there is still the chance to enjoy the “Path of the Canary Islands” until May 25th. The guide talks in Spanish and English. The municipal website will give details of the programme on www.puertodelacruz.es. The routes will depart from the tourist office located on Calle de Las Lonjas and will last one and a half hours each. To participate it is necessary to register through rutapuertodelacruz18 @ hotmail. com or telephone 922378441 or 922378403.

PLACES OPEN

Young people invited to join summer and dance programme

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Summer and Dance 2018 educational programme opens its registration period from until June 30th or until the completion of the places.

This course, coordinated by the dancer and choreographer Natalia Medina, is organised by the Auditorium and Theatre Foundation of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and directed and produced by Qué Tal Estas Producciones S.L. with the aim of contributing to the training of new dancers and introduce them to dance as a performing art. It involves up to 100 children and young people between seven and 17 years old who will explore different disciplines such as classical ballet, contemporary dance, musical jazz and hip-hop. In addition, as a novelty this year, the programme of activities is reinforced with an advanced Neoclassical Dance course focused on young people from 15 years and with experience in Classical Dance and Contemporary Dance. The advanced course will take place in the afternoon, from 4pm to 7pm., with a maximum of 30 places, and the registration period will be from May 14th to June 30th. This year, the Summer and Dance course will take place between July 16th and 27th in different rooms and spaces of the Pérez Galdós Theatre, thus giving the opportunity for young people to come to this emblematic building in the city and through learning and enjoyment of dance. All the information and the registration form is available on the web http://veranoydanza.com/ as well as in http://www.auditorioteatrolaspalmasgc.es/


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Humboldts at Loro Parque act as special ambassadors

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ORO Parque celebrated World Penguin Day with various events in a bid to raise awareness about the worrying situation of these animals in nature. The park dedicated an entire week to educational and awareness activities, both in its facilities and through its social media channels. Out of 18 species of penguins in existence, ten are considered endangered to one degree or another. “The threats that these charismatic animals are facing in the wild are quite diverse: decreased fish availability due to overfishing, cli-

matic changes, seawater pollution or unsustainable tourism practices. All of these dangers are causing drastic diminishment of the penguin populations,” said a spokesperson for the Puerto attraction. Loro Parque’s PlanetPenguin is home to five species of penguins: Humboldt, Papua penguin, King penguin, Northern Rockhopper and Chinstrap penguin. All of them are realising, thereby, an

important role of ambassadors of their counterparts in nature through raising awareness among the public about the harsh conditions that the animals must face in the wild. Moreover, this year Loro Parque has decided to join the campaign of Sphenisco, an organisation that advocates for the “Humboldt Penguins Protection” and that dedicates its efforts to drawing attention to the situation of this species in Peru and northern Chile, where its populations are becoming increasingly threatened. The Humboldt exhibition at Loro Parque recreates

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Sixth year for Adeje amateur theatre festival

in every detail the rocky habitat of these animals and contributes, therefore, to educational activities aimed at giving the public an opportunity to learn more about the characteristics of the animals and the threats for their survival in their natural habitats. Such awareness activities, in their turn, contribute to the penguin conservation.

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HE Adeje Amateur Theatre Festival has returned for the sixth consecutive year. The event provides an opportunity for amateur theatre groups to show their talent with the representation of their works and artistic creations. In this edition, being held throughout the month of May at 8.30pm, three proposals of different themes have been proposed. All sessions will be free and suitable for all audiences. Two of the evenings have already been held, on May 4th and May 11th but the last is still to come. The Pure Theatre Association, which on Friday, May 25th, will present their “Based on real waste”, story whose plot takes place in a police station. Six characters: the commissar, his daughter, the officer, the psychotherapist, the mistress of the commissioner and the secondary inspector fight each other for their own interests in a dialectical gibberish in which the obvious becomes unprecedented and extraordinary, in nimity .

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The local council’s department of fiestas has opened the registration period for groups and organisations to request spaces to create the famous sand and flower carpets. The form is on the municipal website of http://www.aytolalaguna.com. San Cristóbal de La Laguna will commemorate Corpus Christi 2018 on June 3rd. In the last edition, more than 60 carpets were made, covering the historic centre and contributing, as every year, art, colour and tradition to this religious and popular festival. This celebration is also evident in the different districts and towns of the municipality, such as Valle de Guerra, Tejina, Punta del Hidalgo, Finca España and Taco. The first carpets of La Laguna date back to 1907, and it is attributed to Luis Marrero, former sacristan of La Concepción, the driving force of Corpus in La Laguna, since it was the first carpet of that era, which was located in the corner of the Plaza de la Concepción.


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RN Culture & Business Pride returns to Arona with a line-up headed by Alaska and Mario, Rudimental, Izal and The Tripletz. ESIDENTS of El Rosario are gearing up for the festivities of La Esperanza 2018 which already have an official poster.

The Mayor, Escolástico Gil received the renowned folkloric illustrator and member of the Sectorial Council of Traditional Clothing, Luis Dávila, author of the poster. He was accompanied by fiesta councillor, Yeray Gutiérrez, and by the expert in traditional clothing, José Ubaldo Hernández. Made with the technique of watercolour with pencil and India ink, the composition represents the main symbols of La Esperanza: the Virgin of Our Lady of La Esperanza, the typical costume of the Esperanza woman, the guayero, traditional stick-fighting, the blanket and the milkmaids, all framed in an arch of flowers. The celebrations in honour of Our Lady of Hope 2018 will be held between July 21st and August 11th.

Playa de las Américas hosts from May 29th to June 3rd the second edition of the successful cultural and leisure festival that is a nod to the LGTBIQ culture aimed at all audiences. There will be conferences, international concerts, parties, art and networking among fashion professionals, companies, groups and other professionals of the sector. After a successful first edition in 2017, this Pride has been catapulted into the top ten

international events. As a great closing to the week, June 2nd and 3rd will see the ARN Music Festival

Not one but two Children of the 80s parties in July!

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ARD Rock Hotel Tenerife has confirmed the music legends that will play at ‘Children of the 80’s’ in June and July 2018, promising a summer of addictive ‘old school’ vibes and rocking disco anthems.

Los Realejos offering 20 courses for music and dance season

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HE School of Music and Dance in Los Realejos has opened the pre-registration of the 20182019 course until May 31st.

In the section of classical instruments, piano, violin, guitar, flute, clarinet or saxophone are offered, while in modern instruments there are classes of drums, electric guitar and electric bass. You can also be part of musical groups, chamber ensembles or choir singing, as well as solfeggio and harmony teaching. Aimed at the youngest students, each course offers the specialty of music and movement. The School has a bank of instruments on loan and offers the possibility of paying the enrollment in comfortable quarterly terms. For more information and registration, interested persons should go to the Casa de las Artes, located in San Agustín Street, or inquire at the telephone number 922 35 57 45.

For the first time and due to popular demand, there will be two Children of the 80’s parties in July, instead of the usual monthly event, taking place in the open-air concert area beside Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife’s lagoon. The Italian singer, model, actress and record producer, Sabrina Salerno, kick starts the summer line-up on June 16th. Awarded the ‘Best European Singer’ in 1988, Sabrina has a string of European-wide summer hits to her name including ‘Sexy Girl’, ‘Boys (Summertime Love)’, ‘Hot Girl’ and ‘All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)’. Next up on July 14th is Vengaboys, one of Europe’s most notable party acts, who’ll be getting the crowd jumping to their multi-platinum hits such as ‘Up & Down’, ‘We Like to Party!’, ‘Uncle John From Jamaica’, ‘Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom’ and ‘We’re Going to Ibiza’, as well as current top-40 chart hits. The second party of the month takes place on July 28th, when Sugarhill Gang ft. Melle Mel & Scorpio from the Furious 5 takes to the stage with their identifiable old-school hip-hop beats and sounds. The American group is most famous for their 1979 hit ‘Rapper’s Delight’, which was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

In addition to the guest artists, each party is supported by DJ trio ‘Dream Team Reload’ and local Canary Island superstars ‘Puretas Party’, as well as dazzling entertainers and 80s costumes. A weekly ‘Children of the 80’s’ party will also take place every Friday at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza from June 1st to September 28th. Tickets to the ‘Children of the 80’s’ gig are priced from €15 and can be purchased via www.childrenofthe80s.com.

with a first class musical selection. A unique environment, next to the beach, and an inclusive and international programming are the main ingredients to make the Arona festival one of the most anticipated events of the year. The first confirmed include the British band RUDIMENTAL, one of the most acclaimed British electronic music bands of the moment who will present their new work “These Days”. They will be joined by the mythical group of electronic music from Reykjavik, GUS GUS, the ethereal and intimate melodies of the Lisbon SURMA, in addition to the satires of CHOCOLATE REMIX, the Argentine lesbian and feminist reggaeton group. In the national section, highlights will include the unmistakable style of ALASKA and MARIO; the Spanish indie group IZAL, ready to present their new work “Autoterapia”; in addition to the DJs and influencers THE TRIPLETZ. Under the motto “Another way of Loving, another way

of Pride” and organised by the Tourism Board of Arona, ARN Culture & Business Pride presents a clearly alternative proposal to the celebrations of pride around the world, betting on a complete agenda of activities aimed at all audiences, but with special emphasis on the most sophisticated LGTBIQ tourist. “This festival of LGTBIQ culture and business is structured in different areas, with the aim of raising awareness, training, celebrating and sharing in different cultural, social and business fields,” a spokesperson for the organisers explained. “On the one hand, the beach conferences, led by renowned professionals from the sector will focus their exhibitions on the visibility of the collective in sports, art and fashion or advances and setbacks in LGBT politics, for example. ARN Networking workspaces to create labour relations between people from the same sector in areas such as tourism, social media, fashion or personal branding, among others. “


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AYBE you have been eating healthily, but feel horrid; maybe you have a bloated belly; or you are unusually tired. All of these and so many more symptoms are signs of a poor functioning digestive system. (They can also be signs of other health issues, so do check it out with your doctor) In order for us to be able to digest and absorb all the nutrients from what we eat and drink, we have to ensure that the whole digestive system is working to full capacity. This process starts with salivation before we even put that first forkful of delicious food into our mouths, through to our rectums, where we get rid of all that we do not need, or that is actually harmful to us. So here is a simple guide starting from the top! Mouth: Salivary glands activate, and fill our mouth with ptyalin, an enzyme that starts to break down starch, and mucous secretions to lubricate the ball of food that we form and swallow. So make sure you stimulate your glands by smelling, looking and being really aware of the food you are about to eat. Strong, healthy teeth are of great importance, and chewing solid food will have the added benefit of strengthening our gums. We need to chew our food well – this breaks down the size of the food we want to break down, and increases the surface area available for the digestive enzymes to act upon. The stomach: Without going into too much detail, this is where the chewed food will be subjected to hydrochloric acid, that will digest food ready for absorption; and the enzyme pepsinogen, that will break down proteins. If your stomach function is good, you will produce protective mucus lining, slowly release chyme (the broken down food that is now in paste form) into your duodenum and small intestine. Bacteria and fungi are destroyed in the acidic environment of the stomach. The ´guts´: The intestines are made up of the small and large intestines. The tube itself is about 6-8 meters long, and the surface area for absorption, thanks to the villi can stretch out to the area the size of a football pitch. This means that in healthy guts, absorption of nutrients should be easy, and larger molecules that are problematic, should stay in the digestive tract, until we

explulse them. The gut is also the human bodies biggest immune system organ. Poor gut health can be associated with food intolerance, autoimmune diseases, as well as the bloating, aches and pains and so many other diseases. There are established conditions of the intestines such as coeliac diseases, where it is known that gluten creates inflammation and disease in the intestines, and Crohn´s disease that will cause a loss in healthy surface area of the intestine, and pain. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and alcohol and other health conditions will also have a big effect on the natural gut bacteria as well as the intestinal cell walls. The lack of healthy or ´good´ bacteria can lead to overgrowth in candida (candidiasis) as well as other less healthy bacteria that are harmful to us. There is also a condition that is supported by naturopathic doctors, called ´leaky gut´ syndrome. This is where undigested food particles, bacterial toxins and germs can pass through the “leaky” gut wall and into the bloodstream, triggering the immune system and causing persistent inflammation throughout the body (NHS.UK). Although strong scientific evidence has not yet been published to support this condition, there are several medical doctors and naturopaths who have helped many patients resolve persistent conditions. ´Leaky gut is classified by malfunction in the intestinal tight

junctions in the digestive tract, allowing larger-than-usual particles to pass from the digestive system into the bloodstream. When this occurs, the balance of inflammatory immune responses is disrupted, leading to chronic inflammation and poor immunity.´ (Ref. https://draxe.com/7-signs-symptoms-you-have-leaky-gut/) The liver: The liver has many multiple crucial functions ranging from bile production for the breakdown of food, through to energy production. It is part of the immune system, it plays a role in our hormonal system, it deals with toxins and dead or damaged cells constantly. Given that almost every part of our body relies on the liver in some way, shape or form, it is easy to see that symptoms we display may be related to a malfunction in the liver too. Changes in our stool can reflect problems in the liver. An unhealthy liver or bile duct can result in digestive problems. The pancreas: Releases digestive enzymes into the small intestine to aid the breakdown of foods. This gland organ also produces insulin and hormones. A healthy pancreas controls blood sugar and aids digestion. Excretion: The final stage of digestion is the elimination of all by-products and toxic materials. Regular bowel movements are very important. Good dietary fibre and good fluid intake (1-2 litres of water per day) should aid this. The colour, consistency, smell and aspects of your faeces is a very important indicator to your gut health. The digestive system is so vitally important in not only keeping our bodies supplied with all the nutrients we need, but also acts as an intricate part of our immune system. I am totally passionate about promoting healthy and nutritious food, as I have seen over and over again how poor health and painful or even life threatening conditions and symptoms have been vastly improved by dietary and lifestyle changes. As part of our philosophy, Kaos Factory Project aims to promote small actions that result in big changes. We hope that this series of articles can inspire you to better health. In the next article we will look at how to heal a leaky gut and I will share some tips on detoxing the liver. For more information on my cooking and nutrition workshops or consultations you can go to Kaos Factory Project in facebook, or email me at KaosFactoryProject@gmail.com Author: Gemma Ortiz Genovese, BSc (Hons), MSc


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What is my dental prosthesis made of? by Artedental

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HEN you experience the loss of a tooth, you usually acquire an awareness of the fascinating nature of this organ.

We miss its texture, its functionality and aesthetics and we are amazed by its extraordinary adherence to bone. Natural teeth are composed of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium; and its external part, the enamel, is also the hardest material that exists in our body. Dentistr y has achieved substitutes that are very akin to a natural tooth in appearance and functionality but only if the best materials are used and if the dentist and the prosthetist have sufficient skill to understand our needs as patients and are capable of reproducing them in the final result. In my experience I have been able to prove dental prostheses that scraped the tongue, that moved, fell or deteriorated and broke easily. My advice: understand and value what our options are. The prosthesis can be of several types, depending on whether we have lost one, several or need to replace all the teeth. This article focuses only on the visible part of the prosthesis, that is, on the materials from which the crowns, bridges and veneers are manufactured. In the event that we have only lost one tooth or part of it, we will need a crown; if there are several adjacent pieces, a bridge; snd if it’s all the denture, we’ll need a full-arch prosthesis. Throughout history, a great variety of materials have been used in dentistry, from wood to teeth of bovine origin. Until the 18h centur y, dental techniques were ver y underdeveloped, but that is when the experts started to try and investigate beyond your

own human teeth or teeth of animal origin, such as ivory and finally minerals or porcelain. The selection depended on its mechanical versatility and biological stability. According to Artedental prosthetist at Puerto de la Cruz, Fernando Griffón, considered one of the best technicians in the country, today the most commonly used materials are metals, ceramics, resins and, as a state-of-the-art material, the composite

Metal The Etruscans and the Egyptians were the first to use gold in prosthetics. The Etruscans created artificial teeth with the mixture of precious metal and teeth of bovine origin, while the Egyptians used gold thread to tie their wooden or animalderived prostheses to the adjacent pieces. Although its use has been widespread in the manufacture of crowns and bridges, today it is not so common to find this metal, except for its use in certain communities, where dental ornaments are a symbol of status. Currently, metals are used for their hardness at the base of crowns or bridges, which will then be coated with porcelain or resin. According to maestro Griffón, the metals used today are “gold alloys and palladium, chromium and cobalt or chromium and nickel”. “However,” he adds, “being dark shades, you must first give them an additional layer of orange and pink, which are the only colours capable of covering the black; to then apply the ceramic. “ In this sense, the zirconium

has been a revolution in the manufacture of prostheses. “It’s white, the colour of the tooth, which provides a great advantage, because you only have to add the last layer of ceramic.” The zirconium, in addition to being white, “is more aesthetic and lets light in, a characteristic that gives life to the tooth”.

Ceramic or porcelain

The first porcelain tooth was created in the first years of the s. SVIII. This new material managed to unseat the use of freshly extracted human teeth or pieces of animal origin. Its ease of molding is what gets its great similarity with natural teeth, which adds the advantage of being a hard and rigid material.

“ While it is the most durable material, it is also true that its cost is higher and that its repairs are more complex than in the case of resins,” explains Sr. Griffón.

Resins

Its use is also very common in the manufacture of prostheses, although more recent than in the previous cases. These are acr ylic resins, and its great advantages are its easy handling, its flexibility and easy repair, plus it is a material of lower cost than ceramic or porcelain. “It may be that its durability is less than that of ceramics,” explains the Artedental prosthetist, “but its flexibility makes it less fragile when fracturing.”

Composite

The composite could be considered the “last cry” in the prosthesis manufacturing materials. It is not a new material, but it has undergone an evolution. “Until about ten years ago, the composite was composed of composite resins, which made it easier to lose colour

or acquire yellowish tones,” the expert recalls. It was then when the ceramic is incorporated into the composite, which improves its advantages expone-ntially. “At Artedental, for example, we use a 92% composite made of ceramic, so it shares all its advantages with the added improvement that it’s easier to repair.”


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HE seventh edition of the Night Race 8KM La Orotava Vitaldent Tenerife is now a reality.

The northern race, which will be held on June 30th, opened its registration period on May 1st, coinciding with the opening of the registration for the 2018 edition of the Puerto de la Cruz Night Half Marathon, also organised by the AD Maskmororun. There will be clear support for adapted sport and the slogan of ‘Live it, feel it, enjoy it’. From May 8th to June 26th, the day on which the registration closes, the price will be 15 euros. The price of registration, in addition to the participation in the race, includes a bag with a technical shirt commemorating the event, full print shirt, buff, gym backpack, finisher medal for those who complete the test, bar Gofio Plus, accident insurance amongst other surprises. The organisation, which is again run by the AD Maskmororun and the City Council of La Orotava, has established two ways to register. One will be through the web www.maskmororun.es and the other form will be, in person, at the stores Guzmán Sports (La Laguna), Mundisport (La Orotava), Mundisport (Puerto de la Cruz), Castle Sports (CC El Trompo), Sport Surf (CC La Tejita, El Médano and Guargacho), Deportes Ernesto (Los Silos) and Javisport (Santa Úrsula).

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ROA Merino and Saúl Castro won the XIX La Laguna Half Marathon held through the streets of the historical quarter of the city. Agoney Diaz and Amada de Jesús achieved the first position in 10km and Susana Prieto and Aday Salas achieved victory in the 5km. The test, organised by the Autonomous Sports Organisation (OAD), was blssed with sunshine in the midst of cooler weather. In the streets there was a very friendly atmosphere with hundreds of people and entire families encouraging the runners. Sports councillor, Agustín

Taco race backs diabetes association during successful day

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OSÉ Fernández and Paula Martín were the winners of the VI Carrera Popular de Taco, which was held in Avenida de los Majuelos with 500 participants.

The event, organised by the Autonomous Sports Organisation (OAD), was held for the benefit of the Diabetes Association of Tenerife and was attended by the Mayor of La Laguna José Alberto Díaz, sports councillor Agustín Hernández and finance councillor, Candelaria Díaz. The streets were lined with many people and families who encouragedthe runners disputingthis charity race. Proceedings were enlivened by two Zumba groups. It also had the presence of an information booth of the FIBA ??Women’s World Cup 2018, which takes place in September on the island, with La Laguna being the official venue for the tournament. The boys and girls competed in 700 and 1500 metres and the adults in 5000 metres. Candelaria Díaz stressed that “Taco is a benchmark in the sports field” and reviewed the participation that has been achieved this year and the large number of solidarity events organised by the OAD. This aspect was also pointed out by the sports councillor, Agustín Hernández, as well as “the contribution of this type of initiatives to the promotion of healthy living and the fight against diabetes”. In the five kilometres, the fastest was Paula Martín (18:10),

ahead of Patricia Domínguez (19:02) and Edit Revesz (19:42). In the men’s category José Fernández won (14:47), ahead of Ayoze Infante (14:48) and Raúl de La Rosa (14:54). José Fernández competed for the first time in this race and was victorious overall. Fernandez stressed “the good organisation, the good atmosphere and the entertainment that had been shown in the race”. Paula Martín, who also competed for the first time in Taco, was very happy and commented “how nice and lively the course of the race had been”. The Autonomous Sports Organization also distinguished a runner who completed the 5km wheelchair race. The VI Popular Race of Taco was sponsored by Fred Olsen Express, Coca-Cola, DeLaLaguna, Obra Social La Caixa and the Diabetes Association of Tenerife.

Winners and winners by categories     

Children’s Category. Adaya Martín and Aron Peréz. Alevín category. Angels Palomares and Yeither Samuel Sequera. Benjamin category. Mara Cabrera and Lucas González. Category Cadet. Lidia Riveiro and Mario García. Prebenjamín category. Ariadna Marcelino and Miguel Ángel Chinea.

Hernández sounded the starting gun for the 1,500 runners, an absolute record of participants this year. Sr. Hernández stressed “the good climate and atmosphere that was breathed in La Laguna” and was “satisfied with the great reception the race has this year by the athletes.” In the 21 kilometres, the fastest runner was Aroa Merino (01:15:15), ahead of Laura Van Den Beucken (01:24:04) and Sonia Prieto (01:27:54). In the male category, Saúl Castro won (01:08:43), ahead of Jonay González (01:09:15) and Ayoze Pérez (01:12:32). Saúl, who participated for the first time in the test, said: “It was quite hard because the best of the Canary Islands and Tenerife competed.” He also highlighted the good organisation and the atmosphere. Meanwhile, Aroa Merino, also the winner last year in the distance of 21km, stressed how “nice it is to run each year on the La Laguuna streets, which encourage you to participate year after year in this competition.” Athlete Agoney Diaz, with a 32:43 record, was the fastest in the 10km circuit, followed by

Fabián Cabrera (34:32) and Ayoze Infante (34:50). In the women’s category, victor y came to Amada de Jesús (40.17), overtaking Yurena Domínguez (42:27) and Margarita Méndez (42:35). In 5 kilometres, the fastest was athlete Susana Prieto, with a record of 19.46, followed by Ana Uceda (21.06) and Leticia Martín (21.06). In the men’s category the victory went to Aday Salas (16.05), overtaking Hugo Rodríguez (16.10) and Jairo Paule (16.18). The awards ceremony was attended by Agustín Hernández, Francisco Calvo and Ana Rodríguez, representatives of Volkswagen Canarias, Antonio Pereira on behalf of Physiorelax, and Héctor Hernández, representative of Cajamar, sponsors of the race. The Autonomous Sports Association also distinguished two runners who completed the 5km wheelchair race. The Ciudad La Laguna Night Race was sponsored by Sport Zone, Volkswagen Canarias, Nine, Coca-Cola, Fred Olsen, DeLaLaguna and Cajamar, with the collaboration of Sanitas and Phisiorelax.


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El Rosario fields two young pilots as karting initiative gains momentum

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L Rosario will have two pilots in the Cup of Initiation Karting 2018.

The sports department of the local council says it is delighted to collaborate with this Tenerife Cabildo and Interinsular Automobile Federation initiative to promote karting for the young. The brothers Domingo and Daniel Expósito Cruz, aged ten and six respectively and residents of Las Rosas, will carr y the name of the municipality of El Rosario in the Copa de Iniciación Karting 2018 and the Tenerife Promotion Trophy 2030. The youngsters and their karts were presented in the City Hall in La Esperanza, along with their, sports councillor Iván Armas, and the director of the Karting section of the Inter-Island Automobile Federation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (FIASCT), José Carlos Trujillo Bayoll. The Initiation Cup and the Tenerife Promotion Trophy 2030 will take place this year with the aim of promoting this sport modality for young people seven and eleven. The competition has the collaboration of Karting Club Tenerife (Arona) and includes training activities related to road safety, values

and behaviour of the athlete and development of skills. The Tenerife 2030 Initiation Cup is aimed at young boys and girls (from sevem to nine) who have never participated in races and with little or no training in the development of skills at the wheel. The agenda includes knowledge of the operation of a kart and what they are for, description of the different types of curves and their routes, development of skills, individualised development and implementation in the track of the circuit of the knowledge acquired. Thus, two races will be held in the months of September and November to check the evolution of the participants. The Tenerife Promotion Trophy 2030 is aimed at children from seven to eleven with knowledge and skills in driving who need to continue developing and acquiring experience in this modality. The participants will have access to the training part mentioned above, while the practical part will be developed in the training sessions and in the four races that make up the trophy.

GRANADILLA CHALLENGES

Two very special “godmothers” for June edition of La Espiritu Triabona

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HE municipality of Granadilla de Abona will host on June 2nd a new edition of La Espíritu Triabona, which this year will have two exceptional “godmothers”, Marta Arnay from Tenerife and the Galician settled in our island for many years, Sonia Prieto. The athlete of the 1984 CEA Tenerife, Marta Arnay will be the figurehead of the five kilometre distance. She is a young runner who has only been in athletics for four years but in this short period of time she has given much, being today one of the best athletes on the national scene. In the short term, she wants to make the national league and fight for the Spanish Outdoor Championship. The godmother of the La Triabona Spirit 10km will be the athlete of the Barceló Team Sonia Prieto. This runner has a great track record behind her where she has achieved many championships and won many renowned tests. In 2011 she was champion of the Canary Islands of the

10km route, fourth classified in the Spanish Mountain Championship and second in the Canary Mountain Championship held in La Palma. In 2012, she was half-marathon Canary Islands champion and one year later in Seville, she finished fourth in the Spanish marathon with a personal record of two hours 58 minutes and was fifth in the Spanish Mountain Championship. In 2015, she continued competing and winning many races on the road, Cross and mountain races, that same year ending her season with the “II International Marathon of Santa Cruz de Tenerife” where with a time of three hours eight minutes, she set the record of the race, being first classified female and fifth

absolute general. With effort and perseverance, the Granadilla test of La Espíritu Triabona stands as the highest athletic quality on and off the asphalt of all those held previously. A talent to which we must add the always recognised excellent organisation. The appointment will take place from 5pm from the Plaza de San Antonio de Padua with the race for the youngest, followed by the five and tenkilometre races. Apart from the famed Marta Arnay and Sonia Prieto, some of the most popular faces of Tenerife

athletics have confirmed, such as Laura Van Den Beucken, Amada Sánchez and Raquel Mesa among others. The Canary Islands half-marathon champion Aroa Merino will also be on the starting line of the Granadillera race. Registration to participate is still open and will be available until May 28th. The places to register are Base Sports Health stores (Puerto de La Cruz, Barrio de La Salud in Santa Cruz, Las Chafiras and Los Cristianos). In addition to these places can also be done online, through the portal www.triabona.com

New start and finishing point for Binter NightRun

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ANTA Cruz will host the Binter NightRun on May 19th and more than 100 of the registered runners recently enjoyed a training session in the facilities of La Granja park.

The preparatory session was organised by the city council, represented by sports councillor Verónica Meseguer, and by DG Eventos, along with the main sponsor, Binter Canarias, as well as Intersport and the Insular Federation of Athletics. The athletes competed in a timed circuit, one kilometre long. Huberney Jimenez, fourth in the 10-kilometer race last year, was the fastest in completing the route with a time of two minutes and 31 seconds. In the women’s section, Estefanía Sánchez, with a record of three minutes and 13 seconds, was also

proclaimed winner. Both got sneakers, courtesy of Intersport as a prize. Sheila Ann Walsh, meanwhile, was the winner when he won the Binter Canarias raffle that had an international ticket prize. The Binter NightRun of Santa Cruz de Tenerife continues to add participants and already exceeds the 2,200 registered number, which allows it to approach the objective of 3,000 set by the organisers for the two distances, 5 and 10 kilometres, for this 2018 event. The start and finish is in calle Bravo Murillo due to the works of the new phase of the port-city link and not on Avenida Francisco La Roche as in the past. However, it is still an emblematic route that is very close to the centre and the rest of the city’s corners that will host this sport party on the 19th.


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ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) You’ll have great insight. Don’t forget to let your mate know how much you care. Too much talk might lead to hassles.

TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21) You will need to do a lot of research if you wish to get to the bottom of things. Coworkers may not be giving you all the pertinent information. Don’t be afraid to lay your cards on the table.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Make changes in your domestic scene. Think about your budget before booking a trip. You may be sensitive to a point of absurdity.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

His wife Lucy has her reservations, too. There is something unnerving in the air. But Ben wouldn’t do anything to damage their friendship. Would he.....?

THE WILDFLOWERS HARRIET EVANS

HE SAID SHE SAID ERIN KELLY

You will be able to communicate well today. Travel will entice you; however, a tendency to overspend is quite possible. You can meet potential new mates, but make sure that they aren’t already committed to someone else. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You could pick up valuable knowledge through conversations with experienced individuals. Don’t use emotional blackmail on someone you love. Travel if it’s needed to start the ball rolling.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) You can make excellent investments if you are in the right place at the right time. Think about taking the time to complete unfinished domestic chores. Don’t make accusations unless you are completely sure that you are correct. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)

Tony and Althea Wilde, glamorous, argumentative..... adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ..... it comes to us all, sooner of later. This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father.

THE MIDNIGHT LINE (JACK REACHER) LEE CHILD Jack Reacher is having a bad day. Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window. Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it. He’ll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks, and low-life muscle. If she’s okay he’ll walk away. If not he’ll stop at nothing.....

Be sure to think twice before you say something that might hurt your partner’s feelings. Rid yourself of that which is old and no longer of use. Rid yourself of that which is old and no longer of use.

THE PARTY ELIZABETH DAY

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four, lives change forever. And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden.... something she never could have guessed.

Do things you enjoy instead of being a chameleon. Don’t spend more than is necessary on travel or friends. Financial gains can be made through wise investments.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Try not to be too harsh with your mate. Be aware of any deception on the part of those you deal with. It might be time to pick up the slack and do your share.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20)

Martin Gilmour and Ben Fitzmaurice have been best friends for 25 years, since their days together at Burtonbury School. They are an unlikely pair; the scholarship boy with the wrong accent and clothes, and the dazzlingly popular, wealthy young aristocrat. But Martin knows no one else can understand the bond they share - and no one else could have kept Ben’s secret for over two decades. At Ben’s fortieth birthday party, the cream of the British establishment gathers in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. Amid the politicians, the celebrities, the old money and the newly rich. Martin once again feels that pang of not quite belonging.

DVD LIAR - DS422 Laura is a dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene. Andrew is a renowned surgeon whose son is a pupil at Laura’s school. An initial attraction leads to a date, but neither fully realise the far-reaching consequences that their meeting will have on each other or their families. Truth and consequence go hand in hand in a tense and gripping thriller that examines both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth.

Take time to relax. Stress and pressure at home may have worn you ragged. Try to communicate if you wish to help. Abrupt changes in your home may send you for a loop

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) You’ll find it difficult to control your emotions. You can make money if you are careful not to let it trickle through your fingers. Your leadership ability will enhance your reputation.

PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Don’t let your emotional upset interfere with your professional objectives. Attend trade shows that will allow you to look at new products. You may have been too agreeable to someone who just wanted to use you.


Spanish house price data published in April 2018

The SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the progress of the six most-watched house price indices in Spain, and brings them together in the chart above The following residential property price indices were released in April 2017 (all figures show year-on-year percentage change): The Idealista asking price index +7.5% in April, having risen more than 7% each of the last three months The Tinsa index based on valuations by the company +3.6% in March The Association of Spanish Notaries index 0.0% no change in February These national indices don’t tell us anything about local markets, but they do give us some idea of where we are in the property market cycle. The chart above shows that Spanish house prices are back in positive territory, whichever index you choose.

Tinsa Spanish House Price Index The Spanish house price index published by Tinsa – one of Spain’s biggest appraisal companies – also shows house price changes by area, with the big cities (mainly Barcelona and Madrid) up 6.8% in March, the Mediterranean coast up 0.4%, and the Balearic and Canary Islands down 2.3%.

Written by Mark Stücklin Mark Stücklin is a Barcelona-based property market analyst and consultant, and author of the 'Spanish Property Doctor' column in the Sunday Times (2005 - 2008).

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Laguna Park I, San Eugenio Lovely 1 bed, 1 bath apt with excellent views both to the communal pool & the sea. All amenities nearby.

185.000 Euros

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Plot of 600m2 and a house on one floor that respects its original architecture although it has been renovated with great tact. It is composed of a living room with kitchenette. 2 double bedrooms & a bathroom. Outside there are fruit trees & views.

225.000 Euros

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Roque Villas, San Eugenio Alto Beautiful modern detached villa that has fantastic view & enjoys sun all day. Private pool.

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575.000 Euros

Malibu Park, San Eugenio 2 bed, 2 bath corner apt with large sunny terrace. In need of refurbishment. Complex with many facilities on-site including communal pool.

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73202564. C. Transversal Malpais, Arafo,: Old Canarian house with 410m2, one bedroom, private parking, garden. 173.900 EUROS 60157819. C/ La Fuente, Ravelo. Tacoronte: Village house with 3 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms on 316m2. Terraces & garage. 228.000 EUROS 7390270. LA PINEDA, TORVISCAS ALTO: Investment object(s): 4 apartments & 4 parking spaces all sold as one entity. Currently opened up as one property. 570.514 EUROS

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Extremely well presented duplex apartment situated in the complex of Avenida Apartments in Los Gigantes. Based on the top floor this property has been constructed on two levels. The first level boasts lounge with open plan kitchen and dining area, double bedroom and shower room. The upper floor comprises of the master bedroom suite, with bathroom and balcony offering amazing views. The main terrace from the lounge offers magnificent views of the area, cliffs and sea, right out to La Gomera. Garage space also included within the complex. Well maintained complex with swimming pool and lift.

Fantastically positioned apartment situated in the sought after complex of Sansofe Puerto. Offering easy access direct from the street this property has been well maintained and comprises of double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen with breakfast bar and open plan lounge with dining area. Terrace with amazing sea views. Well maintained complex with two heated communal swimming pools. Close to all local amenities.

Well presented apartment situated in the complex of Residential Playa Arena. Based on the second floor this property comprises of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge with dining area and a separate kitchen also with access to a balcony. The main terrace is accessible from the lounge/dining area and offers wonderful sea views and all afternoon sunshine. Well maintained complex with heated swimming pool, lift and gardens. Parking space and storage room also included. Easy access. Tranquil area.

Drastically reduced beautiful apartment situated in the centrally located complex Tamara in Los Gigantes. Constructed over two levels this property has been fully refurbished and is extremely unique. Boasting two double bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms, separate cloakroom, living area and kitchen this property is also sold fully furnished. Terrace outer facing with views of the famous cliffs and sea right out to La Gomera. Complex with two communal swimming pools and gardens. Garage included. Must be seen.

Extremely well presented villa with extensive terraces and magnificent views. The lower level boasts a large fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, dining room, cloakroom and a double bedroom with dressing room and an en suite shower, convenient for most people with reduced mobility. The upper level comprises a large double bedroom with dressing room and an en suite bathroom. The master suite, complete with dressing room and bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower etc. Both upper bedrooms offer access to individual terraces benefiting from all day sunshine and spectacular views over the cliffs, marina and La Gomera which can be enjoyed from every angle.

265,000 £

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695,000 £

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Extremely well presented apartment situated in the complex of Drago in Los Gigantes. Based on the third level this property comprises of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge with dining area and kitchen with breakfast bar. The apartment has been fully refurbished and is also pleasantly furnished. An additional room from the master bedroom also offers additional living space. Boasting two separate terraces both of which receive all afternoon sunshine until the sun sets and offer magnificent views. Well maintained community with heated communal swimming pools and gardens.

Extremely well presented penthouse apartment situated in the Flamboyant complex in Los Gigantes. Based on the top floor this property offers easy access with minimal steps. The apartment comprises of lounge with dining area, separate kitchen, one double bedroom, one bathroom and also an upper level boasting another bedroom and bathroom. Two terraces offer all day sunshine and magnificent views out to sea. Well maintained complex with heated communal swimming pool. Must be seen.

Front line apartment with panoramic views of the harbour, sea and cliffs situated in the complex of Cornisa in central Los Gigantes. Fully refurbished and pleasantly furnished this apartment is also fantastically positioned. Comprising of two double bedrooms, one shower room, lounge and open plan kitchen this property also offers easy access to the communal swimming pool. Great size terrace with magnificent front line views. Garage available. Must be seen.

Well presented villa situated in the urbanisation of San Francisco just minutes outside of Los Gigantes. Constructed over two levels this property boasts three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living area and a separate kitchen with dining area. Extensive terraces surround the villa boasting a private heated swimming pool and wonderful views. Private garage. Situated in a tranquil cul de sac close to all local amenities.

acious, air conditioned, one bedroom apartment situated in the touristic complex of El Marques Palace. Based on the third floor this property comprises of one double bedroom, one bathroom, lounge and separate kitchen. Terrace accessible from both the lounge and bedroom. All afternoon sunshine. Wonderful sea views. Extremely well maintained complex with heated pool, bar, 24hr reception and security. Lift to all floors.

695,000


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