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Latvian carried drugs inside four sealed cans

A 36-YEAR-OLD Latvian man was arrested by National Police at Tenerife South Airport, after discovering he was carrying heroin and ecstasy pills. Officers confiscated 1.8kg of heroin (around 15,000 doses) and 0.6kg of MDMA, recognised mainly as ecstasy. The man arrived in Tenerife on a flight from his country, after flying via another Schengen area, […]

Tough Las Vegas charity walk, to aid mental health

THE Feel Good Association charity joined forces with children’s charity Helping Hands recently to stage a fun walk in Tenerife’s own Las Vegas, guided expertly by Andy Walker, of top-rated Tenerife Guided Walks. The charities were delighted with the 50-plus turn-out, including a big group of young children, who came along to support the cause. […]

Hospitals crowded with hundreds of flu victims

AN increase of respiratory problems across the Canary Islands is causing concern, and hospitals’ emergency departments are virually overflowing. That has occurred over the last few weeks, particularly, because of the regular bouts of flu and the calimas. Professionals working at Candelaria Hospital’s emergency department are seeing more than 250 patients a day, yet on […]

Cabildo President’s €3m to fire-fighters

TENERIFE Cabildo President Pedro Martín has pledged that new fire-fighting equipment will be made available for the island’s brave bonderos. He says the cost of their equipment and vehicles this year will be around €3m. The Cabildo chief made this declaration as he delivered three personnel and cargo vehicles, as well as rescue material to […]

Beyond the grave!

POLICE have launched an investigation into a €6m pension scam, involving over 50 people who have died. And, so far, the Department of Social Security staff have uncovered several scams.A National Police spokesman said 55 cases were recorded during 2019 alone, and in total, investigators have found €6.4m withdrawn, illegally, from deceased people’s pension accounts. […]

Restaurant man takes beating for his takings

A MAN aged 58 was struck in the face with a metal pole in Adeje last Friday night, and robbed of €10,000. The incident happened at around 11pm, near the El  Galleon, on Avenida de los Pueblos, around the Terrazas area. The restaurant manager was obviously attacked for the money he carried. He was responsible […]

San Miguel’s quality shines

SAN Miguel’s Occupational Centre, AMISUR, is attending to 24 people from its own municipality, as well as those from Granadilla and Arona. Its objectives include improving the quality of life of people with functional diversity, and that of their families. The group provides cognitive and educational games, thanks to the contribution of parishioners from San […]

Spanish passport rated fifth-most valuable in world

A SPANISH passport is the fifth-most “useful” in the world, according to official figures about where citizens can travel to, and how. The Henley Passport Index, drawn up by London-based consultation firm Henley & Partners, uses data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and found that the most valuable passport anyone can hold is […]

Fred. Olsen’s ships are on the way, at Express speed!

FRED. Olsen Express has announced that the first of its two high-speed trimarans was afloat last week for the first time, at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Australia. The launch of this new, fast ferry, which will sail under the name of Bajamar Express, took place last Tuesday, and is now into its final phase […]

Driver’s sugar levels not so sweet for a motorway

THE Canarian emergency services rescued a driver on the TF-5 on Monday morning, after he became unconscious, causing the traffic to come to a standstill. The incident happened in the Victoria area, heading towards Santa Cruz, during last Monday’s rush-hour. The ambulance team arrived and assessed the man, and it became apparent that he had […]

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