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Archive for: January, 2012

Jellyfish return

More than a dozen bathers suffered Jellyfish stings yesterday (Monday) as thousands of Jellyfish once again returned to the beaches of Arona – Los Cristianos, Las Vistas and Troya. From the early morning local police and volunteers warned swimmers of the dangers when entering the water. Arona Councillor, Antonio Sosa said, “the yellow warning flag […]

Spanish airspace in chaos

Today airline Iberia has been forced to cancel nearly 100 of its flights due to a further 24-hour strike by SEPLA pilots; this comes at a time when chaos already reins due to the fact that Spanair ceased flying at the weekend. The strike is as a result of Iberia wanting to launch Iberia Express […]

Cheese receives seal of approval

TWO island cheese producers have been certified to use the certification mark – Tenerife Rural on their products. Island councilor for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, José Joaquín Bethencourt, explained that “this brand is to explain the peculiarities of our cheeses, enhancing the product and improve its marketing through a seal of quality that distinguishes and […]

Spanair ceases operations

Spanair ceased operations late Friday after a regional government in Spain announced it could no longer fund the airline, officials said. Spanair’s financial woes were exacerbated by a 2008 crash that killed 154 people. Eighteen people survived what was Spain’s worst aviation disaster in 25 years. In a statement, the airline said its “last commercial […]

Garachico port open in June

GARACHICO port in the north of the island will open in June with a capacity for 200 boats. This was confirmed by the President of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, during a visit on Thursday to the construction of the new port facility, which has received an investment of 31 million euros. Rivero was accompanied […]

Repercussions of tourism law

I HAVE received several emails from readers in recent weeks, and I have picked out a couple, complete with answers, to share with you. Dear Mariano, I have read your article in Canarian Weekly, dated 13/01/12, regarding the lettings law, and I would like to know what happens when a landlord does not want to […]

Thank you for everything

I’VE been thinking so hard over the last few weeks about writing this. And everything I come up with does not seem to be right. So Ive decided just to write from the top of my head. On 7th July 2006, I arrived on Tenerife after a long day. Flying from Belfast, then a five-hour […]

Win with Ibex Insurance!

SUE HACKETT, from the Ibex Insurance Tenerife team, presents Angela Noon with her 100-euro winnings from the monthly Win 100-euro Gift Voucher Ibex Insurance draw. Ibex Insurance will be celebrating 2012 by holding 12 monthly draws to win either 100 euros in cash or an equivalent Gift Voucher of your choice. The draw, which takes […]

Panic in Los Gigantes

On Wednesday a container fell onto the safety net on the beach in Los Gigantes – Los Guíos, in the municipality of Santiago del Teide. The incident forced the evacuation of bathers on the beach. The emergency services were called at 17:00, when the CECOES recorded a call from the local police. The Police forces […]

Which? uncovers dangerous health advice

Nutritional therapists are providing expensive dietary advice that could seriously harm patients’ health, finds Which? The consumer champion sent undercover investigators posing as patients with a range of health problems to 15 consultations with nutritional therapists charging £50 to £80 per visit. They found shocking examples of dangerous advice which could have put patients with […]

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