Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. The Tenerife Cabildo says that it has now begun the initial works of the second phase of the island’s “fibre-optic ring”. The telecommunications works will be carried out on a 57km stretch between La Laguna and Santiago del Teide to circle the island with optical fiber. Making the announcement, Tenerife President Carlos Alonso said that ultimately the current works will mean a better service at a lower price for everyone, as well as providing better services by the authorities, such as road surveillance and municipal and insular communications. Once this infrastructure is installed, the third phase will see fiber optic reach all 31 municipalities in Tenerife, worksREAD MORE

The RFB Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife to present its Swan Lake in May. The video below will give a taste of this magical performance, which will be staged at 8pm on Tuesday 9 May in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos. Tickets cost €38, or €20 for groups of more than 12 people. They will be available from Los Cristianos Cultural Centre, 9am to 2pm Monday-Friday, or online HERE: anyone interested in buying group tickets needs to do so online. Some tickets will also be available at the door from two hours before the start of the performance. The RFB Ballet de Moscú is also performing SwanREAD MORE

Updated 20 March: The British Government has announced that Theresa May will trigger Article 50 to start the Brexit process on Wednesday next week, 29 March. As I said below last month, the official position is that the residence situation of British nationals currently remains the same as before the referendum, and there is no additional requirement for a work permit or extra documentation, nor anything else to enable British nationals to continue living and working in Spain. The current requirements HERE remain valid until further notice. Having said that, triggering Article 50 sets a clear start date for the two-year Brexit procedure, and since everything will then beREAD MORE

  Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE), but Guía de Isora has a unique and increasingly famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral displays evoking the stations of the cross, as can be seen in the video below. In the old town centre itself, the plazas and pretty cobbled streets are filled with floral displays in a beautiful and moving visual representation of Christ’s journey through Jerusalem to the place of his crucifixion and death. This year, the ninth for the Pascua Florida, the displays will be onREAD MORE

El Médano’s annual Feria del Saldo will be held in the Plaza Príncipes de España on 8 and 9 April. The market is an opportunity for the 30 or so local businesses who will have stalls to offer all the stock they wish to liquidate, or ends of lines, at bargain basement prices. The organizers, Granadilla’s Concejalía de Empleo y Desarrollo Local, say that they hope that it will help local commerce with the incredible bargains on offer for products ranging from fashion, jewellery, children’s toys, and sport and IT equipment. The fair will be open between 10am and 7pm, and will also hold events like prize draws,READ MORE

The fifth “Guanche Cup” regatta, Fenautica 2017, will be held in the Marina del Sur in Las Galletas on 3 & 4 June. The previous four occasions have been great successes, with a huge marine fair and additional events for children, food stalls, music, competing yachts, charter craft, and much more … a great weekend for any sea-lovers! Fenautica is a genuine sea fiesta which organizers intend to appeal to residents, locals, visitors, tourists, adults, children, and sports people. There is further information on the Marina del Sur website HERE, and the following video will hopefully give a taste of the event, one not to be missed!READ MORE