Adeje Cable Thieves Reel In Over 100k

April 22, 2014

cable-theftAdeje council is asking local inhabitants to be extra vigilent after thieves got away with over  100,000 euros worth of cabling during a series of robberies in the borough taking place over the last two weeks.

According to Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, local councillor responsible for the department of works and services, “these thefts are difficult to police so we are asking local inhabitants who see any suspicious activity near or at street installations to please phone the local police on 922 74 72 06 or call the emergency number 112.

“Anyone who is officially authorised to handle this kind of cabling and open street junction boxes etc would be wearing distinctive red uniforms with a council logo, so if you see anyone not wearing this uniform behaving suspiciously, please do call the numbers above”

This kind of theft is potentially dangerous to passers-by as it is the ‘earth’ cable which is normally removed, the one which protects from electrocution, it also has direct repercussions on council budgets as monies have to be clawed back from other council projects in order to replace the stolen cable.

The whole of Adeje is affected but particularly Fañabé, Callao Salvaje, Tijoco, La Hoya, Los Olivos, Las Torres, Armeñime and El Galeón and in some cases cable has been stolen twice from the same location.

“We will obviously step up the police presence in zones that are considered vulnerable, but we need your help”, said the councillor.

Bodies Of Missing Helicopter Crew Located

April 21, 2014

The Air Rescue Service (SAR ) Air Force helicopter, carrying four soldiers that crashed off the coast of Fuerteventura on March 19 was located during the early hours of Sunday morning at more than 2,000 meters deep.

Images obtained by the robotic ship EDT Ares, which had been searching since the 16 April, confimed the bodies of the missing crew members were inside the downed helicopter.

Having located the wreckage , the focus will now be to attempt to recover the remains of the deceased, if this is indeed feasible, at best it would be a complicated operation working at a 2,362 m. depth.

The crashed helicopter, a Super Puma, was part of the Air Force 802 Squadron , based in Gando (Gran Canaria) , and is the reponsibility of the Canary Islands Air Command ( MACAN ) .

Sebastian Ruiz , father of Lieutenant Sebastian Ruiz, one of the deceased, told Spanish reporters ” Now we know, before we did not, because the worst thing in life is uncertainty, when you know almost certainly that your child is dead but do not know where his body lies is unbearable. This news is terrible, because the loss is tremendous, but at least we can begin to get some kind of closure. “

Adeje And Arona Want More Guardia Civil Agents

April 17, 2014

The municipalities of Adeje and Arona are requesting an increase in the number Guardia Civil agents operating in the area, in order to improve public safety in both municipalities.

This request will be formally made in a joint Local Security Board held soon, which is  attended by the deputy head of the province, Guillermo Diaz Guerra .

The central government representative has made ??it clear in previous conversations that, for now , generally increased human resources will not be possible and that only some groups, such as the GRS (Rural Safety Group ) could be augmented in some circumstances.

Representatives of Arona and Adeje say their demands are not trivial. there are many times where there is only one patrol to cover the municipalities of Arona , Adeje , Guia de Isora and Santiago del Teide.

However the politicians ensured that both councils and local police already work together in tourist areas to catch pickpockets, and to prevent violations of certain ordinances, for example, related to street vending , distribution of advertising, the occupation of public land on beaches and illegal massage services.

23-Year-Old Killed In Playa Paraiso

April 16, 2014

A 23-year-old Moroccan  was found seriously injured in Calle La Vega in Playa Paraiso just after eleven o’clock on Monday night, he died shortly after Guardia Civil officers arrived.

A 37-year-old man, identified only as MEM, and also a Moroccan national, was found hiding nearby by officers investigating the scene.

He had scratches on his face.

The man, who shared a room with the deceased in the Playa Paraiso  area, admitted having had a fight with him about  personal matters just hours before.

Athough MEM has been arrested as the alleged culprit of the death , the Guardia Civil is continuing to investigate to clarify exactly what took place..

New Web Portal Delivers Goods To Canary Islands

April 14, 2014

It is a sad fact that the development of  e-commerce in the Canary Islands has been left far behind compared to the mainland in recent years, administrative barriers are the main culprit for this, there is an administrative and customs lag for individual purchases under the current REF ( Economic and Fiscal Regime ) .

SEUR Canarias (Grupo Valora) and the 2mcgroup have collaborated to make e-commerce to and from the Canary Islands more accessible , by creating a new web portal: xopit.com .

Xopit is basically on big online shopping centre which aims to bring suppliers together to sell on a single platform,  thereby achieving transit of goods between Canary Islands and mainland at a  lower cost and more simply, between companies and their customers. continued »

Drunk Ex-Pat Injures Traffic Cop

April 10, 2014

A Guardia Civil traffic policeman working out of Granadilla has been off sick since  the weekend due to injuries sustained after being attacked by an Ex-Pat drunk driver.

The accused, of British nationality, attacked four policemen, injuring one of them, after testing positive at a breathaliser control stop in Granadilla county shortly after noon  on Saturday.

New Management At Magma Centre

April 10, 2014

The Blue Marketing Events company has finally taken over the running of the Magma Arte and Congresos centre a year and two months after a legal wrangle resulted in a final judgment in their favour by the Supreme Court.

The  Supreme Court countermanded a decision by the Ministry of Tourism of the Canary Islands, at that time headed by Rita Martin, to award the management contract to the joint venture formed by the Agencies Travel Alegranza SL, and the Canary Island Car , hire company better known asCICAR .

Blue Marketing Events had presented a bid when the contract went out to tender and , dissatisfied with the tendar process, took the matter to court.

The executive director of Blue Marketing Events,  José Chiyah , expressed his joy to the Diario de Avisos newspaper yesterday at the sucessful culmination of a long legal process, but said that he prefered not to dwell on the past or the delays in the implementation of the judgment of the Supreme Court . “We want to concentrate on the programming and events that can be developed in this unique and iconic building ,” said Chiyah.

Starting with “La Gran Noche Latina 2″ ,  an event which will be held this Saturday from 21.30,

This salsa fest will feature performances from  the Dominican Jose Alberto el Canario, el Bombón de la salsa, and the Cuban Rey Ruiz and will last approximately six hours.

There will also be dancers from some of the best dance schools in Tenerife : Latin Salsa ; MM Dance ; Follow me ; Say yes ; Impact salsa ; Dance Gallery; Studio 54 Dance ; Pura sauce and flavor ; Orbital Mambo ; Latina Footprint ; Donor rumba ; Troidance and Ensálsate . Tickets cost 20 euros overall, and 35 euros if you opt for the VIP area.

Europe Approves Subsidies For New Air Routes To Canaries

April 10, 2014

The European Commission (EC ) has approved state aid worth 10 million euros destined for airlines to enable them to operate new routes to the Canary Islands archipelago .

The Commission has now concluded that the aid is in line with European rules on state aid to airlines and airports.

The EC announced in a statement that the project will boost economic development in the region , in line with the objectives of the European Union, ” without unduly distorting competition in the single market.”

“The plan aims to support the development of tourism in the archipelago and improving connections to the region” , said the EC who are also confident that the aid will enable the creation of jobs.

This now enables the regional government of the Canary Islands to subsidize 50 per cent of airport charges paid by airline companies for a period of up to three years, if they open  new routes to the islands.

The EC defined a new route as one that will offer flights departing from locations that are not currently connected with the islands , but need not necessarily be within the EU.

The EU executive has said that airlines must also demonstrate that the new routes will remain profitable after the expiry of the aid.

Adeje – Passionate About Easter

April 9, 2014

adejeFor hundreds of years Passion Plays have been performed over the Easter weekend throughout the Christian world – and Tenerife is no exception.

Most well known in the south, is the street extravaganza in Adeje which every year attracts thousands of residents and holidaymakers to watch a realistic re-enactment of the days leading up to Christ’s crucifixion.

The Adeje Passion Play has been performed for the last 20 years and preparations for the event begin months in advance as hundreds of volunteers work feverishly to ready costumes and rehearse the scenes to be played out in the streets of of the town.

Some work behind the scenes, taking care of the sound and lighting while hundreds of others play parts in the drama, as Roman soldiers, citizenry, the Apostles or Jesus’s followers.

From Jesus’s ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane to the agony of the Crucifixion, the thousands lining the streets and a huge television audience are transfixed by the emotional spectacle that takes over the town from noon.

The event starts at midday on Good Friday, 18 April 2014 in the Calle Grande de Adeje, but you should arrive earlier to grab your spot along the route.

If you would prefer to watch in the comfort of your own home the event is being broadcast live by Canarian Television and by National TV on Channel 2 TVE .

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