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Granadilla de Abona has a permanent gastronomic gofio route

The aim is to promote the catering industry and tourism and generate business in the town The town of Granadilla has created its own permanent gastronomic route ” De gofio por Granadilla “, an initiative where participating restaurants offer various dishes elaborated with the typical stoneground flour made from roasted grains, in an attempt to […]

Canaries unemployment increases

UNEMPLOYMENT in the Canaries has risen to an alarming 32.28% over the first three months of this year, some 5.98% more than at the close of 2011, according to the latest report from the National Statistics Institute. An additional 20,400 people lost their jobs during the period, bringing the total to 362,300 people out of […]

Government intervene in Iberia strike

THE Iberia pilot’s strike action, threatened to continue until July, has been called off, following the government’s agreement to act as mediator between the pilots and carrier – forcing them into compulsory arbitration as a means to ending the conflict between them. The pilots’ union, Sepla, immediately agreed to the arbitration order. The dispute centres […]

Spain’s debt rating cut!

Standard & Poor’s has just cut Spain’s debt rating to BBB+ S&P said it now sees the Spanish economy shrinking by 1.5% this year, instead of its previous forecast of slight growth, and predicted that the contraction will continue in 2013 by about 0.5%. It placed a negative outlook on the new rating, a warning […]

Check your kettle it could cause a fire

A recent Which? investigation has uncovered an alarming number of faulty kitchen appliances are the cause of thousands of house fires every year. Exploding toasters to smoking kettles to faulty washing machines all have been the cause of devastation. The UK fire service have revealed it’s not the obvious appliances like hobs and ovens but […]

‘Dr Google’ could leave women sick with worry if they’re feeling unwell

IS there a doctor in the house? Well, sort of, if you’re following the latest trend of consulting Google for a diagnosis when you are under the weather. It’s certainly quicker than waiting for a genuine doctor’s appointment, but it can lead to all sorts of problems with over-the-counter chemist cures. Researchers have discovered that […]

A smile costs nothing and is worth a fortune

THAT’S the motto of Restaurante Margarita where I was invited to eat last week, situated in Edificio Margarita, Los Cristianos (opposite Cristian Sur). Now you would be wrong in thinking that Restaurante Margarita is just a restaurant (as I originally did) it’s multi faceted, which is quite unique here in Tenerife – unique in the […]

There’s nothing fishy about No1 author Joe

AUTHOR Joe Cawley, who lives in Tenerife, has hit the No1 spot in Amazon UK’s travel section with the Kindle version of his book, More Ketchup than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman. It was first published in 2006, and was then re-released on Kindle by Joe when he was re-assigned all rights last year. […]

Tenerife travels on trams in Prague

TENERIFE Tourism has developed a promotional campaign in the capital of the Czech Republic. For a whole year, images of Tenerife will be portrayed on three tram lines in Prague. Tenerife Tourism Minister, Carlos Alonso, said, “the Czech Republicis a very interesting market, with actions like this we want to reach as many potential tourists […]

Mazda’s mighty crossover!

THE crossover market is competitive and crowded, but Mazda’s first offering in this sector is definitely going to get noticed, whether its rivals like it or not. And, say the Japanese company, there are plenty of reasons why their Mazda CX-5 will be a must-have machine. Mazda have employed as many weight-saving measures as possible, […]

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