Archive for: March, 2008

What A Load of Rubbish!

As the Canarian Weekly goes to print workers in the service of rubbish collection and street cleaning in Adeje, Ascan-Torrabonaf, have reached no agreement on the eleventh day {Thursday 27th March} of an indefinite strike after yesterday {Wednesday}the parties reached no agreement to the dispute. At the meeting, representatives of the company and the employees […]

Jamiroquai in Tenerife

On the 13th June they will be performing in the Aguaviva Canarias Festival being held at Estadio de Gran Canaria in Gran Canaria. On the 14th June the band head to Tenerife to perform at the Estadio Ol�mpico Antonio Dom�nguez as part of the same festival. Tickets for both gigs should be on sale from […]

Argentinean Farm Lockout

Supporters of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez clashed with protesters backing farmers and agri-business concerns in a dispute over taxes and export restrictions. The lockout and roadblocks mounted by four agricultural federations have already led to shortages for consumers.  President Cristina Fernandez vowed she would not be "extorted" by Argentina‘s four biggest agricultural federations, which are […]

El Mojon Hospital Delays

The delay in the completion of the hospital complex in El Mojon, Arona is one of the major concerns of the mayors of the region in the south, from Arico to Santiago del Teide and in the absence of Granadilla de Abona last week a meeting was held. "We are very angry" because the health […]

Photo ‘British style’

Capturing positive images of British influence in Spain could win you an invite to the Queen’s Birthday party, held in June in Madrid, as well as great new mobile phone kit from Vodafone and free flights to London. Winning competition entries will also be exhibited prominently in UK consulates around Spain. Britain‘s influence in Spain […]

Deficit for Canaries

Rivero faced his first debate on the state of the nation with a speech full of social measures, announcements and promises. Rivero’s speech was 47 pages long; beginning with the relationship with the state, Rivero did not invite the new government to resume dialogue, instead clearly marking the line between the two administrations, a line […]

Mount Teide Visitors

This situation lasted only for about two hours, between 9:00 and 11:00 am yesterday, the time interval during which the roads were cleared of ice. This however didn’t deter some special visitors, no strangers to ice – Mickey and Minnie Mouse visited Mount Teide following their successful Disney on Ice Show a couple of weeks […]

Local News Round Up

Search Continues for Divers Last week on ‘Maundy’ Thursday two divers unfortunately went missing during a routine police training exercise off Punta Rasca, just along the coast from Palm Mar, Arona. The Spanish press reports that the search for the two missing divers will continue until next this coming Sunday. This was stated by a […]


They closed the year with a total of 59 stores solely in the Canary Islands, opening an extra 7 and closing only 2 but still creating another hundred job positions, they now offer a total of 3,300 job positions within the islands. On a national level during those 12 months the company invoiced 13,986 million […]

New Youth Centre

During the meeting the students put forward their views and opinions first hand, of the facilities and leisure activities that they would like in place. It’s intended that these types of meetings will continue as it’s the best way of understanding the needs of the younger population within the municipality.

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