The La Palma candidate, Amanda Perdomo SanJuan is the new Miss Tenerife 2009. She will represent the island in the Miss España 2010 competition. Runner up was Miss Rolo Producciones, Ana Marina Domínguez González, with Miss Santa Cruz, Fabiana Vera Martín, coming third. Making up the final six were Miss Puerto de la Cruz, Kirenia Rodríguez Martín; Miss Granadilla de Abona, Soraya Rodríguez Castro; and Miss Adeje, Vanesa Hernández Palenzuela. In the award of other prizes, Miss Guía de Isora, Jennifer Padilla Suárez was chosen as Miss Simpatía (friendly); Miss Puerto de la Cruz, Kirenia Rodríguez Martín as Miss Favorita del Público (public favourite); andREAD MORE

Binter’s latest promotion, Promoción 4 días, is for tickets, which are on sale between now and the 16th, for flights between the islands from just €18,35 each way. The tariff will be valid for flights made during November. In total, 16.600 places are reserved for the promotion, though bookings are subject to availability. Bookings can be made on Binter’s site HERE, or in travel agencies, Binter offices in the airports, or by phone to 902 391 392.  BinterREAD MORE

The Spanish Government has held a cabinet meeting today in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to approve the Strategic Plan for the Canaries, a package of measures to help stimulate the ailing economy of the islands. Principal among the aid announced by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is an investment of 25 billion Euros over the next ten years, 10 billion Euros of which will be invested over the next four years. The Canaries, said the President of the Government, has been hit harder than any other area of Spain by the economic crisis, but is also in an ideal position to benefit from future AfricanREAD MORE

UPDATE 9 October: The beach has been reopened now that the Public Health authorities have confirmed the absence of any patches of contamination. Future closures are still considered possible, however, if further appearances occur. Analytical tests are still being carried out on samples of the previous pollution, though it appears as if the problem could be microalgae which produce toxins at 26º or more capable of causing skin reactions. Professor of Plant Biology at ULL, Julio Afonso-Carrillo, indicated that in some tropical regions there are algae invisible to the naked eye but which cause skin and eye irritation. These have never been seen in theREAD MORE

CajaCanarias and Caja Navarra (CAN) have agreed a “model of integration” in the first consolidation that approaches a merger in the Canaries. Both banks appear to be intent on keeping their distinctive identities but will configure an economic group to integrate business and share risk policies. The agreement was signed by the Presidente of CajaCanarias, Álvaro Arvelo, and the General Director of Caja Navarra, Enrique Goñi. The combined new bank group will be the 9th largest savings bank in Spain in terms of total activity volume and the 6th in terms of consolidated attributes.  Diario de AvisosREAD MORE

The TF134 San Andres to Taganana road is out of action after an almighty rockfall yesterday morning in which several vehicles escaped by the skin of their teeth. The whole Taganana, Almáciga and Benijo area was completely cut off yesterday for nearly 10 hours, and even now the road is still being cleared. Authorities say it will be several days before access is returned to normal. The Anaga area is a very popular as a tourist route, and visitors are requested to steer clear of the area over the next few days.  El DiaREAD MORE