As of yesterday, Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraíso have been adopted by Adeje after a wait of 40 years in the case of Callao Salvaje and 20 in that of Playa Paraiso. From now, the two towns will enjoy all Adeje’s services alongside the rest of the municipal area, whether rubbish collection or water supply, as well as street cleaning and garden work. The only part of the entire area that is not fully adopted yet is a plot of some 10,000 square metres in Callao Salvaje destined for a green area, where there remains a legal case outstanding against the promoter. Adeje mayor JoséREAD MORE

Spanair ceased trading as of last night, and the company website is showing the following text HERE for any travellers affected: As of today, 27 January 2012, Spanair has ceased its operations and therefore, given these exceptional circumstances, all our flights from today are cancelled. If you have a ticket for the next few days or weeks, you have varios alternatives: a- if you paid with a credit card, notify the card company for a refund b- if you have cancellation insurance, contact the insurers to establish the cover you have c- if you bought a tickt through a travel agency, you will need toREAD MORE

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Km940AwpY[/youtube] Update 26 January 2012: The President of the Canaries, Paulino Rivero, has visited the new Garachico port and expressed his satisfaction at the way the works have progressed. The port will have two docks, one for fishing and another for sports with the capacity to moor 40 boats. It will also have facilities for commercial maritime lines. The works are currently being finished, with the port expected to be in operation from June. Above is a superb video of the entire works since August 2009 to date. It looks lovely now, and shows how much work has gone into it over the last twoREAD MORE

Arona has opened a new Citizen Attention Office (OAC) in Los Cristianos for people who can’t speak Spanish. The office is multi-lingual, and allows municipal business to be conducted as in any other OAC. The office is open from 8am to 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is located in the La Montañeta area of the town, in local 7a bajo, Edf Verodal, Calle Roque de Jama. This isn’t easy to describe, but is near the Unelco office and the Ritmania Dance School. If you click HERE, hopefully it will bring up the street mapREAD MORE

Bomberos rescued a five-month pregnant woman yesterday afternoon after her car left the road and ended up in the Barranco del Infierno in Adeje. The woman was trapped in her car and needed to be freed, after which she was transferred to Hospitén Sur. Mother and unborn baby are both said to be fine.READ MORE

Update 23 January: This is just an update to say that the silence from official quarters on the subject of this proposed meeting is deafening! I have not heard anything more about it, and needless to say, if I knew, I would hardly keep the information to myself, so please don’t expend any effort in contacting me to see if I have any news. I will post the information here the minute I have anything to say. Update 15 December: There is a public meeting planned for the second half of January in the south of Tenerife. Attending will be the Government tourism department, the chiefREAD MORE