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Missing armbands cost a four-year-old his life

PRESLEY Stockton, the four-year-old boy from Wigan who drowned in a Tenerife hotel pool last year, had previously had his armbands removed so that he could have a snack, an inquest heard. The tragedy occurred the day after his arrival at the four-star Paradise Park hotel in Los Cristianos, on 19th September last year, with […]

Diving schools fail a Guardia inspection

THE Guardia Civil have opened an investigation into eight diving schools across the south of Tenerife. Two schools are in Abadas, another two are in Radazul and four more in Las Galletas, and all eight are being investigated after the Guardia officers issued 61 examples of non-compliance, as well as incorrect paperwork. The inspections were […]

Trio on the run, but have you seen them?

BRITAIN’S National Crime Agency (NCA) has released its list of the most-wanted UK criminals on the run, who may have fled to Tenerife, or mainland Spain. Among them are an alleged murderer, a convicted drug-trafficker and a big-time VAT fraudster, all of whom may be living here. If you have spotted any of the following […]

Mobile-roaming charges could make comeback if  there’s a no-deal Brexit 

BRITONS travelling in Europe could face a return to mobile roaming charges in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to Government documents. Mobile phone firms have been banned from charging extra fees to customers travelling within the EU, since 2017. However, a draft “statutory instrument”, tabled as part of a raft of no-deal preparations, […]

Judge has ordered murdered wife’s husband to prison

THE husband of murdered Romina Celeste Nunez, has been imprisoned, after Gran Canaria’s High Judge at the Superior Courts of Justice studied details of the case. And, contrary to what Raúl DC told investigating officers, the island’s head of magistrates believes he murdered her. Surveillance of the husband began, as soon as he reported that […]

Arona opens the first crematorium in South

ARONA Mayor José Julián Mena, and Mémora Group chief Juan José Domínguez, have inaugurated the first complete and homologated crematorium in the South of the island, located in Cho-Parque La Reina. The new facility, comprising more than 1,000sq/m, with a private investment in excess of one million euros by the Mémora Group, has four wake […]

Arona goes flat-out to bolster its sports

ARONA Council’s Sports Department has begun the year by making a commitment to clubs in the area, allocating a total of 711,109.80 euros in subsidies, to improve and develop their individual activities. This makes the municipality a pioneer in terms of the income efficiency of these organisations, because it has never been done like this […]

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 […]

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