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Mar y Sol Open 2010

The tournament’s main aim is to promote golf as an ideal sport for the disabled, providing physical exercise, therapy and social integration with able-bodied players.Mar y Sol hotel, in Los Cristianos, which caters extensively for disabled guests, has organised the event, featuring a whole host of able-bodied and disabled players from Spain, England, Germany, France, […]

Tenerife, capital city of dance music

Ministry of Sound World Tour Tenerife will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th, in the south of the island, in Arona.Ministry of Sound produces each year more than 2.000 events and tours around the world to places like London, New York, Singapore, Egypt, Dubai, Sydney and Ibiza. The official Djs of Ministry of Sound […]

101 years the last volcanic eruption

This eruption was a substantial change in the way we see and understand this phenomena in the Canary Islands, in the manner in which the volcanic crisis was handled by civilian and military authorities, and even in the resources used to significantly reduce risks associated with the eruption. Interestingly pigeons had an undeniable role in […]

Emergency phones switched off

That’s the reasoning behind the DGT traffic authority’s cost-cutting exercise, although they will remain in tunnels and areas where there is poor reception for mobile phones.Also, the DGT says the use of the 5,400 emergency phones has fallen by 80% in the last ten years, so that means adios to most of them.They were initially […]

1.8m-euro car is salesman�s dream!

He has just sold a ONE-77 Aston Martin to an unnamed, middle-aged businessman for 1.8 million euros (including tax), which makes it the dearest car ever to be sold in Spain.The C. de Salamanca car dealership in Marbella has confirmed the sale, and the lucky salesman is probably still counting his commission!It is the definitive […]

Tourism on the rise again

The figures, 14-15% up on last year, were relayed to Canary Island President Paulino Rivero by Giles Paxman, the British Ambassador to Spain, when met up last Thursday. Mr Paxman, visiting for the second time since his appointment in January,  is said to be showing an interest in the Canaries’ economic situation, and that of the […]

Spanish police nab UK drug-dealer suspect

The 59-year-old, from Chislehurst, has been wanted in the UK for more than four years on seven charges of drug trafficking, for which could be jailed for 14 years if found guilty.It was another triumph for Crimestoppers, who included him on their “Operaci�n Captura” list, proving again the continuing success of the brilliant collaboration between […]

Government action plan

This plan includes specific commitments for the next fifteen months and will be approved at the next Council of Ministers.  The president has announced further that in the first quarter of 2011 the pension reform will be sent to Congress. The Prime Minister, appeared before the full Congress to report on the employment situation and […]

Annual inflation rise is a mighty government blow

It brings into sharp focus the feeble economic recovery, which promised some hope in the first six months of the year. It also leaves inflation higher than in November 2008, when prices rose 2.4% and tipped the country into recession. Dearer prices for electricity, fish and poultry caused the rise, according to the National Statistics […]

News in Brief

15% decrease in grape harvestThe grapes harvested in 2010 in Tenerife have fallen by 15 percent over last year’s harvest, reflecting a "very difficult" scenario for the quality wines of the island due to weather conditions and the market, given the wide range of brands from different backgrounds. This is part of the data collected […]

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