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Queen honours Helen for 35 years of helping Brits

HELEN Diaz de Arcaya Keating, Tenerife’s British Vice Consul, received her honorary MBE medal at a Santa Cruz ceremony on Tuesday in the Real Casino de Tenerife. British Ambassador Simon Manley (pictured with Helen) presented the award in recognition of her 35-plus years giving help to British citizens on the island. “I am delighted to […]

Corruption and confusion reigns in Rajoy’s PP party

THE Spanish Government’s ruling Popular Party (PP) is again being tainted to the core by corruption, with amazement and confusion leading the responses to the latest scandal to hit the conservative group in Madrid: Operation Lezo. This new “graft” probe, which involves arrests and questionings, is the result of an investigation into alleged fraud, money-laundering […]

Primary schoolkids hitting the airwaves 

YOUNGSTERS from Fañabe’s primary school 6th class recently completed a month-long course in radio, organised by Adeje Council. They learnt about how this medium of communication works, how to understand the messages transmitted and how to create, write and record messages for radio. The schoolkids also had a practical day, visiting the Radio Sur 107.9Fm […]

Car registrations streets ahead now

THE number of vehicle registrations in the South of Tenerife has more than doubled in the last five years. This has been put down to the economy’s improvement in general, and, above all, excellent tourism figures. These have continued to grow in the last few years, generating an increase in the car-rental industry and helping […]

The Volcano is no threat now

A FOUR-DAY hunt by police officers for the man known as The Volcano, finally ended last Saturday with his arrest on a bus, and, eventually, imprisonment. He was accused of torching two caravans and a shack in El Puertito, Armeñime, assaulting his former partner there, as well as resisting and threatening officers. Local Police were […]

Not to be sniffed at!

THIS careless motorist, who collided with a Santa Cruz tram on Tuesday morning at the junction of Salamanca Street and Avenue Islas Canarias, suffered a minor nose injury only.

There’s no escaping it

HUNDREDS of people gathered in front of the ruling PP (Popular Party) Madrid headquarters on Tuesday evening in protest at political corruption, in the wake of new revelations of alleged graft by former regional government officials. Marchers banged on pots and yelled: “The PP is not a party, it’s a gang.” And raised signs bearing […]

Our grand winner!

LAST week, Canarian Weekly reached a massive milestone with  its 1,000th issue, spanning 20 years. We have been running a competition, via Facebook, for the last couple of months, offering one lucky reader a 1,000-euro prize. And Gemma Bentley, originally from South Shields, was that lucky person. Gemma, who has been on the island for […]

Drowned man found floating

THE body of a man, who had drowned in Fuerteventura, was found floating some 15 metres from Cofete beach, on Monday at around 1.30pm. Emergency services were notified and an ambulance and emergency helicopter were sent to the scene, but to no avail. His body was flown to the airport, where police took charge.

Puerto Colón’s Regatta treat for Bank Holiday

THE first Puerto Colón-Marina del Sur Regatta, which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday (1st May), from midday, has been announced at the Nautical Club. In attendance were Lorena Cabrera, representing Puerto Colón SA; Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Club Nautical Director; Cristina Iglesias, Marina del Sur; Fabrizio Sanviti, who has sailed around the Canary Islands in […]

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