Archive for: June, 2016

Brit who wanted to shoot Trump

A BRITISH man, who tried to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas, said he wanted to shoot the US presidential candidate. Michael Steven Sandford, 20, reportedly from Dorking, Surrey, did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge in Nevada. He was remanded in custody until […]

Russian boating disaster

A PLEASURE boat company defied several storm warnings about taking a large party of holiday-makers on a lake trip in Russia, resulting in the tragic deaths of 14 children from Moscow. Most of the 37 survivors aboard the craft on Lake Syamozero, in northern Russia’s Karelia region, reached an island in the lake, while others […]

Rajoy anger over PM’s proposed Gibraltar trip

MARIANO Rajoy, Spain’s acting Prime Minister, was annoyed  about David Cameron’s planned EU referendum campaign visit to Gibraltar last Thursday. The British Prime Minister cancelled his pro rally there following news that Labour MP Jo Cox, 41, had been attacked and murdered in her constituency, which led to all activity being suspended by both the […]

Beware the balcony craze

AN ongoing plea has been renewed by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Travel Association (ABTA) for British holiday-makers in Spain and the Canaries to be aware of their hotel balconies, and use them safely. It stems from the frightening “balconing” practice, which has been around for some years and involves people climbing from […]

Services link up to solve a simulation emergency

A SIMULATED exercise on Wednesday in La Caleta, dealing with a supposed, non-toxic, propane gas leak, earned praise from Adeje Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez for the excellent co-ordination of various services. Rodríguez stressed that the actual possibility of such a risk was extremely small, but he said it was always better to be properly prepared. […]

‘Olympic’ jaguar killed

A JAGUAR has been shot dead by a soldier, shortly after being used in an Olympic torch relay in the Brazilian city of Manaus. The magnificent, female beast escaped its handlers after Monday’s ceremony and attacked a soldier, said an Army spokesman. Four tranquilliser darts failed to stop it, so a soldier shot it with […]

Demolition task is racing ahead

THE demolition of the disaster area’s collapsed building and surrounding structures in Los Cristianos advances at a fast pace. The demolition company expected to take 15 days to complete the work, but it is already well ahead of schedule. This work has led to the temporary evacuation of about 33 homes and commercial premises of […]

Spain tough on asylum-seekers

THE Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR) has revealed that just 31% of asylum-seekers’ requests examined in 2015 were accepted in Spain, which was a 13% drop from the previous year. It means that Spain rejected seven out of every 10 requests that were accepted for consideration. And, by nationality, Spain received the most asylum […]

Civil Rights trio murders: Case closed after 52 years

THE investigation into the deaths of three Civil Rights workers, who disappeared 52 years ago in Mississippi, has finally been closed – without a conclusion! The 1964 murders of James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County sparked national outrage. They also helped bring in the Civil Rights Act. The case, one […]

Ricky Martin is back in Tenerife

RICKY Martin is bringing his “One World Tour” to the Antonio Domínguez stadium in Los Cristianos on 10th September. Considered as the Latin artist of the year, he has hung the sold-out signs for all his US concerts after scooping his second Grammy in the Best Latin Pop Album category at the start of 2016. […]

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