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Archive for: April, 2008

New Tourist Strategy

The plan is based on a fundamental change of focus. Until now, the sector was only considered as being vulnerable to external threats such as world crises or economic depressions, but it is now becoming apparent that some of the problems begin at home. Despite all, Tenerife continues to be a leading destination annually welcoming […]

Biodiversity

Cataloguing and conserving the biodiversity of the countryside and the  native and acclimatized plant species used for centuries by local farmers, particularly endangered varieties, are some of the objectives set down by the Cabildo through the Centro de Conservaci�n de la Biodiversidad Agr�cola de Tenerife (CCBAT – Centre for the Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity in […]

Proceed with Caution

A Spanish motoring site has received the information detailing an outline with photos of the exact location in Tenerife of the new radars installed by the DGT. We’ve all seen the radar warning signs but seen little evidence of the equipment. As the authorities appear to be in the middle of a traffic campaign, take […]

Special status for the Canaries

The chairman of the Canary Islands Government, Paulino Rivero, avoided talking yesterday in the full Parliament in recognition of the archipelago as a Commonwealth, but defended an area of competence different from Basques and Catalans. He said that the Constitution is "a long way to further this idea." The chairman of the Canary Islands Government, […]

Playa San Juan Beach

"They call it the sand…" said the spokesman, Jesus Morales, referring to the regeneration of the beach at Playa San Juan. In his criticism of the local government, formed by the PSC-PSO, the nationalist councillor ensures that "throughout this time and in reference to this work, we have been deceived, including making use of municipal […]

Unelco

Unelco-Endesa has recently completed the construction of the underground double circuit line between the medium voltage substation in the industrial park and airport Granadilla Tenerife South-Reina Sofia. The work has been carried out in coordination with the work of the service road that currently runs the  between the junction of San Isidro and the future […]

School Strikes

The strike committee insisted yesterday to commence a dialogue with the Ministry, to try to reach an agreement on their proposals which they have been calling since the conflict began, 14 months ago. Trade unions warn that if the Ministry keeps its silence regarding the demands, "harder measures," will take place which, as announced by […]

Local News Round Up

Computer AppointmentsPatients of SCS were left without appointments by a computer breakdown of the 012 number. The computer system of the Ministry of Health failed at 8am last Monday. The computer breakdown made it impossible for anyone on public health on any of the islands to seek an appointment with a primary care physician and […]

Travel Trade Event

Tenerife will host a major event from 10-13 April for the first time ever. “Ven a Tenerife 2008” (Come to Tenerife) will gather together over 1,300 Spanish travel agents and tour operators who will be shown what the holiday industry has to offer in the North, South and Metropolitan areas on the island. Trade visitors […]

Rubbish Dispute Resolved

Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga announced that the increase of 2.19% forecast for this year is cancelled and will be implemented in the next financial year instead. The mayor also explained that the council is considering punishing the concessionaire service for breach of contract during the weeks of the strike. The cost of garbage collection in […]

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