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Carnival Corporation takes control of Santa Cruz Port

THE Carnival Corporation company will be the first concession-holder to operate Tenerife’s Santa Cruz Port, the Canary Islands’ and Mid Atlantic’s newest cruise terminal. An agreement with Santa Cruz Port Authority was made on Tuesday, and the terminal, which can accommodate “green” ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will welcome AIDAnova, from the corporation’s […]

20 years of storm damage cost Canaries 602m euros

STORMS across the Canary Islands over the past two decades have caused enormous damage, at a cost of more than 600 million euros (at 2018 prices), plus last week’s estimated 2m-euro bill in the North of Tenerife. Half the damage was caused by Tropical Storm Delta, which passed over these islands in 2005, with winds […]

Sly’s filming is well underway, despite the rain

SYLVESTER Stallone has worked intensely and with little rest in his first three days of activity in Tenerife, where he continues to give shape to the new instalment of Rambo. The Italian-American actor is already 100% immersed in filming the fifth part of Rambo, one of the two fundamental characters in his professional career. There […]

Your voice, your vote!

ON 26th May 2019, European Union (EU) voters and EU citizens may vote in Council (Town Hall) and European Parliament elections in Spain, if they intend to do so. The deadline to confirm your intention to vote in Spain ends on 30th January. And, to be clear, nationals from EU countries living in Spain, and […]

El Mojon on the way to installing MRI scanner

ARONA’S South Hospital, located in El Mojon, began installing its mighty MRI Scanner last Saturday with the transfer and placing of a huge magnet, weighing just over four ton. It certainly became the centre of attention, with its complicated installation, because workmen had to use a special crane to lift and move the enormous magnet, […]

Son arrested after dad’s axe murder, and mum’s death

THE 43-year-old son of a Gran Canaria couple, who were found dead at their home in Las Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas on Monday afternoon, has been arrested by police. Marcus Hernández, believed to have axed his father to death, was his 70-year-old mother’s carer. But Maria Dolores Sanchez Garcia had been a bed-ridden, Alhzeimer’s sufferer for […]

A feast to sweep you off your feet

BAHIA del Duque, the luxurious, Costa Adeje hotel, will be serving extra-special meals for three days in a portable restaurant, high in the sky, to help commemorate its 25th anniversary. The memorable event, dubbed Dinner in Bahia’s Sky, will give guests an enjoyable, gastronomic experience, from 30 metres high, with spectacular views of the ocean, […]

Ambitious Loro Parque says goodbye to single-use plastic

LORO Parque is progressing with its strategy to get rid of single-use plastic from its facilities. And already, it has replaced numerous products with alternatives, manufactured with biodegradable and compostable materials. Among other actions, the world-famous Puerto zoo, a prolific supporter of environmental projects, is committed to replacing single-use, plastic water bottles with other biodegradable […]

Murdering dad did not drug his family

TOXICOLOGY reports have confirmed that the father who murdered his La Orotava family in July had not administered some type of sedative to his victims, including the dog, before strangling them. The man, identified as Israel R.M., a veteran of the Afghanistan war, suffocated his wife and two daughters, aged three and five, without drugging […]

Mayors tell tourism chief: We must have more funds

SPAIN’S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto met the mayors of the Canarian Tourism Borough’s Association (AMTC) last Saturday at Arona Gran Hotel. She was welcomed by Adeje Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who is also AMTC President, and Arona Mayor José Julián Mena, on behalf of the association. But the need to improve funding to help […]

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