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A 25-year-old motorcyclist died last night after crashing into a tree in the Ramblas in Santa Cruz. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly after midnight with reports of the accident which happened near Parque García Sanabria, and that ambulance crew found the rider had sustained severe head injuries in the collision. He was transferred in critical condition to Candelaria Hospital where, sadly, he died shortly after admission.READ MORE

The inaugural conference of the AMTC (the association of Canarian tourism boroughs), which has been meeting in Adeje today and yesterday bringing together over 100 tourism agents, institutional, business, trades union and university representatives, has issued a closing declaration in point form as follows: I. The tourism destination, the Canary Islands, has, in recent years, become one of the world leaders in leisure tourism. Eurostat places us in first place in the European regional classification. We are the only region that registers more than 100 million overnight stays a year. 2. We must realise that tourism is going through changes. We are entering into aREAD MORE

Updated 23 June: Following on from the post below just five days ago, Italy has now told Spain that it will have to take the next several more rescue boats because they won’t be allowed to come into harbour in Italy itself. How the Spanish or other European authorities will react is unclear but the Canarian Government’s fears that an increasingly hardened stance in Europe will reopen the western route for these refugee boats look increasingly realistic as another cayuco was rescued this morning off Gran Canaria with 129 immigrants on board. The Coastguard is also looking for another vessel, a patera with some 20READ MORE

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo. The Tenerife Cabildo’s Environment Department has embarked on the five year Recovery Plan announced by the regional Government last November to increase the population of the Giant Tenerife Lizard – Gallotia intermedia. The first lizards involved in the programme have been captured in the Teno area, and will be kept at the Biochemical, Microbiology, Cellular Biology and Genetics Department of the University of  La Laguna where the different studies will take place. Cabildo Environment chief José Antonio Valbuena explained that the objective is to guarantee the survival of this endemic species which is classified as in critical danger of extinction. After the necessaryREAD MORE

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Updated 22 june: Thanks once again to Stewart for this latest photo of the works. Updated 13 February: Thanks again to Stewart for the latest photos left (click to enlarge) and below. He says the entrance is now under construction. Updated 8 January: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has confirmed that the works on the plaza are due to be completed in August barring any unforeseen eventualities. The council says that the new plaza will revitalize the historic centre of this town and provide much needed underground parking. Works on the town’s Cultural Centre are also expected to be completed towards the end ofREAD MORE

Updated 22 June 2018: The Foreign Office has announced that on the third anniversary of his murder, the family of Essex businessman John Palmer has launched a £100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer or killers, with the support of the independent charity Crimestoppers. The FCO says that Mr Palmer, 65, was at his home in Sandpit Lane, Brentwood, Essex, at around 5.30pm, on Wednesday June 24, 2015 when he was repeatedly and fatally shot. Mr Palmer was very well known in Tenerife, where he ran a number of businesses. Christina Ketley, Mr Palmer’s partner, said: “Losing a loved one isREAD MORE