School trip youngsters rescued by emergency services on school trip to Masca barranco

Two youngsters on a school trip to the Masca barranco had to be rescued just before 5 this afternoon.  Both were 17-year-old boys, and although one had suffered no worse than a sprained ankle, the other was suffering from an undefined problem, aparently a seriously raised pulse. The lad with a sprained ankle was transferred by helicopter to Adeje Consorcio helipad, from which he was transferred by ambulance to Hospitén Sur….

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IGN announces tremor in Teide national park

IGN has announced a tremor of 2.2 on the Richter Scale in the Teide national park. The tremor, small in real terms, was registered just after 6.30 this morning. What makes it worth real mention is that it was very close to the surface, at a depth of just 2 km.

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Adeje to stamp out beach massages

Adeje Ayuntamiento has committed to stamping out illegal massages on the municipality’s beaches and promenades. Information posters will be set up and leaflets distributed to beach users advising of the dangers the activity can represent. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, health councillor Rafael Dolado García, and the general secretary of the Colegio de Fisioterapeutas de Canarias Manuel Betencor Pérez gave a press conference today in which they launched their campaign:…

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Residents say that street prostitution in Playa de las Américas is huge issue again

Update 31 May 2012: Well, I don’t imagine it’s gone away in the last year and half since I last posted about this problem, but prostitution has again become a huge issue in Playa de las Américas. Once again, it’s concentrated in Calles de Llanos de Troya and Arquitecto Gómez Cuesta, say residents of the area, according to whom sex is being offered … and practised … in the open from…

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Google cars on Tenerife streets again as the company updates the island’s online visibility

Google is updating its images of Tenerife for Google Street View, Google Maps and Google Earth. The company’s distinctive cars will be seen in many roads and streets throughout the island over the next several days obtaining high resolution images to improve the island’s online visibility. I will be interested to hear of anyone who sees one: unlike the previous nondescript version, these cars are not only distinguished by the…

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Canarian Government approves tax increases to replace revenue lost in Madrid cuts

Update 30 May: The Canarian Government has now approved the law of “medidas Administrativas y Fiscales” with which they aim to lessen the shortfall in funding from Madrid, and which includes the rise of IGIC. The Government says that despite representations from, particularly Ashotel, there will be no changes in the provisions for the tourist sector. The measures will be put before the Canarian Parliament tomorrow to initiate the proceedings; these are…

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Single handed Atlantic yachtsman rescued 80 miles south of Tenerife

Update 30 May: The lone yachtsman has been identified as Russian journalist Andrei Novoselov. He is to be denounced to the public prosecutor for “civil disobedience”, specifically setting sail from Tenerife despite a ports authority prohibition. The capitán marítimo provincial, Antonio Padrón, said that he will inform the Fiscalia tomorrow and that if the public ministry agree, legal action will follow. The sailor will also be required to pay for the…

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Woman critical after being run over by own car

A 37-year-old woman is critically ill in Candelaria hospital after being knocked down by her own car in San Eugenio. The incident happened just before midnight last night in Calle Gran Bretaña, and emergency services were called out with reports that a parked vehicle had been left without brakes and had rolled to run over its driver. The woman was initially taken to Hospiten Sur, but her injuries were so severe that…

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Baile de Magos in Adeje Tuesday 29 May

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XLgGSnz5NE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The traditional Baile de Magos, Country Ball, organized by the Adeje Folklore School, will take place tomorrow, 29 May from 9pm in Plaza de España in Adeje. Although Magos means “magician”, these dances are so called because in the Canaries, it has a particular meaning of campesino – country person, peasant, someone living in a particular locality. The Bailes de Magos are held all over these islands, and are…

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