Missing Girl Andrea Found

Missing Girl Andrea Found

Updated 17 March: The alert has been deactivated because Andrea María Alberto has thankfully been found alive and well.

Original post 15 March: Police and missing persons agencies are asking for the public’s help to find Andrea María Alberto who was last seen on Monday, 11 March, in La Laguna. She is 16 years old, 1.72m tall, with long dark hair and wears glasses. If anyone can help locate her, please call any of the numbers on the poster.

Source Janet Anscombe: https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/can-you-help-find-this-missing-teenager.html

Four Injured in Two Collisions

Four people are in hospital after two head-on collisions in Tenerife within a few hours last night. The first accident occurred on the TF47 near Playa La Arena in Guía de Isora, with emergency services called out just before 11pm to the incident in which a 77-year-old...

Flowered Easter Festival

Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE for last year’s article), but Guía de Isora has a unique and now internationally famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral...

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento is always delighted to join in the range of events that take place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on 17 March and this year is no exception. On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Friday 16 March, for the sixth consecutive year, the town’s Plaza de España...

Elite Coordination to Help the Hard Up

The British Consulate in Tenerife recently held a workshop in the Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia in the Las Torres area of Adeje. The idea was to help inform and coordinate the various agencies involved in helping British nationals when they run into problems in...

Brexit – Delays

Updated 14 March: After a series of votes this evening the House of Commons has rejected its chance to take control of the process and has instead approved a Government motion to request an extension from the EU until 30 June. Assuming they agree – and they may not...

Community Helps Resolve Crime Wave

I’ve heard the claims and arguments more times than I can count so this is neither an invitation nor an incitement for yet more “the police don’t care”, or “it doesn’t matter what you do they won’t do anything” arguments (in fact I make a direct request for those...

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Keeping up with … Arona Summer Festival!

Keeping up with … Arona Summer Festival!

Not the Kardashians … in fact, the Jenners rather than the Kardashians! But there’ll be keeping up to do since the Olympic athlete once known as Bruce Jenner will be coming here as Caitlyn for the third edition of the ARN Culture Business Pride Festival between 18 and 23 June in Playa de las Américas. The event is organized by Arona Ayuntamiento which has promised further revelations of big names over the next few weeks.

In a first visit to Spain, Jenner will be presented with the Alan Turing LGTBIQ award for commitment to the visibility of the trans collective. The festival itself will maintain the same format as the first two editions which have made it a benchmark of international and accessible gatherings of the most diverse perspectives. The full programme will be announced shortly and of course I’ll update as soon as it’s available.

Arona unveils Silver Age Fair for the over 55s

Avenida de Playa de Las Americas will be home to Arona’s Silver Age Fair tomorrow and Saturday, 15 and 16 March. The fair will be in the CC Oasis part of the Golden Mile and will take place between 11am and 9pm both days, with more than 40 exhibitors of health,...

Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos

Los Abrigos’ annual Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ (Sensations ‘More than sea’) will be held between 6pm and midnight on 29 March in the village’s Church Square. As usual, there will be a range of stands, talks and displays … and of course music and seafood...

CanaryRun’s Two Major Races in Tenerife Next Month

CanaryRun organizes many events and two of them are next month. The first is the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor on Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 March. Organizers say that the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor focuses on the beauty of the orography and the charm of the town, and...

Carnaval 2019: Programme Unveiled for Next Month

Updated 23 February: Carnaval season is now in full swing. In Santa Cruz, the murga groups have competed and now the music and dancing groups have taken the stage and the carnival queens are being chosen: the young and mature queens have been chosen with the main...

Arts and Crafts Fairs in Tenerife 2019

Arts and crafts fairs are regular events throughout Tenerife, and Artesanía de Tenerife has now published the full line-up calendar for 2019 in Tenerife. The fairs, from small to large, are are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some...

Fun Charity Event

The work of the association El Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) primarily focuses on the needs of those who for lots of reasons have been left behind, some by choice, some by self inflicted problems, others through mental illness or simply bad luck and can not face to go...

Brexit: What’ll Happen to UK Residents in Spain?

Brexit: What’ll Happen to UK Residents in Spain?

The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of British residents of Tenerife.

Updated 13 March: Continuing the series of events for UK nationals on Living in Spain and Brexit, British Consul Charmaine Arbouin, Vice-Consul Helen Keating and the consular team will be updating residents with the latest information on Brexit and what this means for UK nationals living in Spain on Friday 22 March in Golf del Sur. The event is taking place at the Rendezvous Restaurant in the Winter Gardens complex at 11:30am. There is no need to register beforehand.

The team will be covering a range of issues, including residency, registration, healthcare and pensions – so whether you have a specific question about living in Spain or simply want to know more about how Brexit might affect you, please come along and talk to them. Consul Charmaine Arbouin said: “As we move closer to 29 March, we will continue to do all we can to update citizens as and when we have more information. In the meantime, I continue to urge all UK nationals living in the Canaries to ensure you are correctly registered and to stay up to date with the latest news, by signing up for email alerts and visiting the Living in Spain guide on gov.uk and following our Brits in Spain social media channels, including on Facebook.”

These events are part of an ongoing programme of outreach and events being held across the country, details of which will be available on Brits in Spain social media channels and in English language media. Advice for UK citizens living in Spain can be found on gov.uk/living-in-spain. The Foreign Office also recommends following their Brits in Spain Facebook page, and to sign up for alerts from the gov.uk page to ensure you are getting accurate information.

Updated 13 March: Theresa May lost her second “meaningful vote” last night by a margin double that which the EU said would effectively close the door on the Withdrawal Agreement. Tonight there will be a Parliamentary vote on No Deal, and tomorrow there should be a vote on extending Article 50 … or more accurately, a vote on whether the UK should request the EU to grant an extension, something they have said they will only do if there are concrete reasons for such an extension, in other words not just for more of the same shilly-shallying that has been going on for the past three years.

Whatever happens now, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said tonight:

The British Parliament has decided not to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement reached between the Heads of State and Governments of the European Union and the United Kingdom. It has done despite additional guarantees that, with great effort, had been offered by the Union. This decision, which I regret deeply, means prlonged uncertainty just a couple of weeks before the point when Brexit should, in theory, take place. We can learn a lot from a process that keeps the British people in a real dead end.

Without taking three factors into account it is impossible to understand Brexit: nationalism that advocates withdrawal from a perspective of exalted myths and false nostalgia; the advance of the extreme right; and the simplification of democracy around the figure of the referendum as a tool from which to offer easy answers to complex problems.

The years prior to the referendum in June 2016 were marked by the rise of UKIP, a political force that made the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU its raison d’etre. In order for the party’s narrative to gain traction in British society it resorted to constant demonization of the EU and consciously ignoring the real needs of British nationals. All with a single aim: that leaving the EU should monopolize the UK’s political agenda.

We saw a phenomenon repeated that has been seen historically in Europe: a minority and extremist faction imposing its ideas by means of conditioning other political actors – actors who sacrifice pragmatism with devastating consequences.

The referendum took place, with the result that we all know.

This decision method is similar to circumstances we find ourselves in today: a simple yes or no answer to complex questions with far-reaching consequences. A binary decision mechanism with mutually exclusive alternatives that obliterated the wealth of nuances that are natural to democracy. That is the vision of democracy that deserves to be preserved in Europe.

All kinds of exaggerations and lies were served in the campaign. It was said that there would be extra money for the NHS; that there would be access to the single market, or that trade agreements were the easiest thing in history to achieve.

The top priority of the Government of Spain has always been the same: to offer rigour, certainty and security in this process – especially to residents and those involved in the economy – and to strengthen the bonds of the future relationship with a country with which we are linked by deep ties of all kinds.

On a day like today, the important thing is that Spain has done its work. We Spaniards are prepared for any scenario, Deal or No Deal.

To manage the UK’s departure with confidence, last November, once I verified the guarantees on Gibraltar that Spain needed, the Heads of State and Government endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and approved the Political Declaration on the future relationship.

This Agreement offers peace of mind and security to those who have made vital decisions based on the UK’s decades-long membership of the EU, to preserve their rights and ensure that the UK would honour the financial commitments made in that time.

It also foresees a transition period to allow progressive adaptation to the new circumstances, as well as advance in the negotiation on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

The Agreement also guarantees that the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will remain invisible, preserving peace and the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement. Incidentally, few examples demonstrate more clearly the key role played by Europe in healing wounds that have festered for generations. Open wounds about forgotten borders that some are eager to replace.

The Withdrawal Agreement offers all the guarantees, certainty and security possible for an orderly exit. And it is complemented by a Political Declaration that marks the way to a mutually-beneficial future relationship.

In respect of Gibraltar, the European Council and Commission adopted a joint declaration in which, for the first time in history, a determining role for Spain has been recognized including a veto over future relations between the colony and the EU. The guarantees obtained have been strengthened by including the clarification on the territorial scope of Article 184 of the Withdrawal Agreement in the new joint instrument. Thanks to this, we are in a privileged position to build the future of shared prosperity between the country and Gibraltar in coming decades.

To reach this agreement, the 27 Member States made maximum efforts to be flexible. Sadly, when the most intransigent nationalism monopolizes debate, any concession or pact is interpreted as betrayal.

In January, the UK Parliament found itself faced with the dilemmas posed by the destruction of a framework of political, legal and economic relations of more than 45 years. It was the logical culmination of a process contaminated by simplistic rhetoric posed by a divisive mechanism like a referendum.

MPs did not ratify the Withdrawal Agreement, nor were they able to reach a minimum consensus on actual existing possibilities – No Deal departure, negotiated agreement, or Remain. The ultimate result of the referendum decision has been total political deadlock.

In any case, faced with a No Deal exit, I would like to send a message of calm. The Government of Spain approved a royal decree on 1 March with contingency measures covering all aspects linked to the withdrawal. The Governent has also set up logistical measures with the approval of an offer of public employment for the most affected sectors like Customs.

The European Commission, for its own part, has adopted the measures necessary in respect of its own areas of competence.

After its withdrawal, the United Kingdom will stop being part of the EU, but not of Europe. It will continue to be a very important partner, especially for Spain, the first country by number of British residents and tourists in the EU.

The measures we have adopted protect the rights of British citizens residing in Spain, and the British Government has announced that it will do the same in respect of Spanish residents in the UK.

Our bilateral relations are excellent and will continue to be so, and the UK will be able to count on Spain as partner and ally. Looking to the future relationship, I want to maintain the greatest mobility for our citizens and connectivity between our two countries, as well as the closest possible cooperation in respect of security, the fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Whatever happens from now on, the EU has to continue the process of integration. The next European elections will be decisive. Two clearly defined options are are set against each other. One looks back to the past, rejecting diversity and afraid of the future. The other is clearly pro-European, committed to reason and common sense, and through treatise and the spirit of agreement. It is time to step forward for that Europe. It is time to protect Europe if we want a Europe that protects us.

Next Thursday at the European Council I will continue working to guarantee the security and certainty of Spaniards and Europeans, and for the validity of a single framework in the world which requires the commitment of European Governments to continue advancing, all in defense of the European model, the only model that has been able to combine economic development and supremacy of rights, freedoms and values ​​for which it is worth continuing to fight.

Updated 7 March: Most British passport holders will not have a problem but some will so it’s worth reminding travellers that Schengen rules require travellers from outside the Schengen area to have at least six months left on their passport. The UK is currently in the EU so there’s no problem even though the country is not a Schengen member, but in a No Deal Brexit, where the UK leaves the EU without a deal, anyone with less than six months left on their passport will not have a valid passport for travel to Spain, which is in both the EU and the Schengen area.

If one of the various possibilities for a deal succeeds in the next three weeks then after 29 March there will probably be no issue for travellers, at least as long as their passport is valid for the expected duration of their trip, but anyone planning now to travel after that date can’t wait to hope for a last minute deal to save them renewing their passport if it’s coming up to its expiry date. The UK’s Home Office has provided THIS website for British nationals holders to check if their passport will be valid for their intended visit, and if it needs to be renewed then it really needs to be done immediately because it can take three weeks to get a new one issued.

Updated 2 March:  At the end of January, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that Spain would be introducing a law for Spain’s Brexit contingency measures which included important provisions in regards to citizens’ rights and business (see updates on 14 and 30 January below). This has now been approved by the Consejo de Ministros (the Spanish Cabinet), and its details are HERE. In response, British Ambassador to Spain Simon Manley said:

The UK Government’s top priority remains securing a deal with the EU that wins the support of the UK parliament. However, like any responsible government, the UK Government is planning for every eventuality. It has already announced a series of no deal contingency measures, published extensive advice to business and citizens, and has guaranteed the rights of EU nationals living in the UK. I am pleased to see that the Spanish Government has today announced a series of detailed Brexit contingency measures, should the UK leave without a deal. The Royal Decree offers important assurances on issues like residency and access to healthcare for the more than 300,000 British nationals who have chosen to make Spain their home, and for the many millions more British tourists who visit Spain each year. I welcome too the announcement on customs procedures to avoid potential obstacles to the free movement of goods, which will be important to both British and Spanish businesses who trade in or between our two countries.  It is also welcome that the Spanish government has made clear that the measures will apply to Gibraltar, with special consideration for maintaining flows across the border. This will provide some certainty to citizens and businesses in Gibraltar and Spain, and helps to protect the close economic and social relationship between the Campo de Gibraltar and Gibraltar.

Health Minister Stephen Hammond said:

This is a positive step forward in securing an agreement which will enable British expats to access Spanish healthcare in the same way they do now. This should also give reassurance to the millions of British tourists who travel to Spain every year using the EHIC scheme for free or reduced medical costs if they need to see a doctor or nurse. Our next priority will be to continue our work with other EU member states, so that healthcare access for all UK and EU nationals are protected in a no deal scenario.

The British Embassy in Madrid and its network of consulates have held over 100 outreach events all across Spain in the last two years, explaining the implications of Brexit to resident UK nationals  and answering their questions. Through these events and through the Embassy’s digital channels they have underlined the importance of British nationals living in Spain being correctly registered.

Being correctly registered means being registered with the National Police and in receipt of a green document, the Certificado de Registro. Its age and size – whether A4 or credit-card size – are irrelevant, and it does not need to bear the word “permanente”. Permanencia is something that happens automatically after five years legal residence, and those who like to see the word on their document can change it for one that says permanente but this it is not a requirement.

It has long been the case that that British nationals who live in Spain for more than 3 months of the year, should hold a certificate of registration from Extranjeria. Spain has announced today that, through the Royal Decree, UK nationals living in Spain will maintain their legal residence status after 29 March and that they, and their family members, will have until 31 December 2020 to get a Foreigner’s Identity Card. Further information on the process for obtaining this card will be released in due course. The key message – and NOW – is that it is essential for all British nationals living in Spain to check their residence status and ensure they are correctly registered.

On healthcare, the UK has offered to fund healthcare in Spain for UK nationals who would benefit from the S1 / EHIC schemes until 31 December 2020 on a reciprocal basis. The UK is also protecting healthcare for Spanish nationals in the UK. Through the Royal Decree, the Spanish Government has said that it will introduce measures that will protect healthcare for UK nationals in Spain, whether they be residents or visitors, under existing reimbursement mechanisms which have seen the UK Government providing £250m last year to Spain for the healthcare costs of British nationals in the country, and the Spanish government paid the £4 million for the healthcare costs of Spanish nationals in the UK.

The official Spanish “Brexit” website is part of the Interior Ministry’s site, and it is HERE. Spanish PM Sánchez said that his goal was to preserve the rights of Spanish and British citizens, as well as protecting a normal trade flow and Spanish economic interests in the event of a chaotic Brexit without a deal, and in this respect, Spain was acting unilaterally. In other words, this is Spain’s gift even though the UK has not yet guaranteed reciprocity; it’s almost certain to reciprocate, but it is thanks to Spain alone at present that we have these reassurances and I think it is important to recognize this.

Four Injured in Two Collisions

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Flowered Easter Festival

Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE for last year’s article), but Guía de Isora has a unique and now internationally famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral...

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento is always delighted to join in the range of events that take place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on 17 March and this year is no exception. On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Friday 16 March, for the sixth consecutive year, the town’s Plaza de España...

Elite Coordination to Help the Hard Up

The British Consulate in Tenerife recently held a workshop in the Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia in the Las Torres area of Adeje. The idea was to help inform and coordinate the various agencies involved in helping British nationals when they run into problems in...

Brexit – Delays

Updated 14 March: After a series of votes this evening the House of Commons has rejected its chance to take control of the process and has instead approved a Government motion to request an extension from the EU until 30 June. Assuming they agree – and they may not...

Community Helps Resolve Crime Wave

I’ve heard the claims and arguments more times than I can count so this is neither an invitation nor an incitement for yet more “the police don’t care”, or “it doesn’t matter what you do they won’t do anything” arguments (in fact I make a direct request for those...

11M

11M

Bosque de Recuerdo, Madrid. Photo: Carlos Delgado.

“11M” is something that you might see several times today, the anniversary of 11 March in 2004, when 192 commuters were blown to their deaths and around 2,000 others injured in Madrid’s Atocha station bombings when some ten bombs exploded on four suburban trains at or near the central station. And every 11 March Spain records the tragic anniversary of its worst terrorist attack, still the worst terrorist attack on European soil to date.

The 2007 trial of the suspects found that it was an Islamic terrorist attack carried out in the name of Al Qaeda. It happened, however, just three days before a general election and so the Partido Popular (Conservative) Government of the time tried to blame the Basque nationalist group ETA because they knew how much the public had opposed Spain’s support of George Bush’s war in Iraq, and  how many had said that it would trigger just such an attack.

The Government expected to be punished at the polls, but when its attempt to finger ETA was disbelieved the PP was punished even more than they could have feared, and the PSOE (Socialists) swept to victory just a few days later in a fury of national outrage at both the attack and what the public saw as the ruling party’s attempt to lie its way out of trouble to win the election.

All that political and legal aftermath is now fading into history but the memory of the attacks is still raw, and will always leave deep scars on Spain’s psyche. People will today be gathering at the 11m-high crystal monument outside Atocha station and at the nearby memorial park, the Forest of Remembrance – Bosque del Recuerdo – with olives and cypresses, one for each victim.

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/11m.html

Four Injured in Two Collisions

Four people are in hospital after two head-on collisions in Tenerife within a few hours last night. The first accident occurred on the TF47 near Playa La Arena in Guía de Isora, with emergency services called out just before 11pm to the incident in which a 77-year-old...

Flowered Easter Festival

Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE for last year’s article), but Guía de Isora has a unique and now internationally famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral...

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento is always delighted to join in the range of events that take place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on 17 March and this year is no exception. On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Friday 16 March, for the sixth consecutive year, the town’s Plaza de España...

Elite Coordination to Help the Hard Up

The British Consulate in Tenerife recently held a workshop in the Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia in the Las Torres area of Adeje. The idea was to help inform and coordinate the various agencies involved in helping British nationals when they run into problems in...

Brexit – Delays

Updated 14 March: After a series of votes this evening the House of Commons has rejected its chance to take control of the process and has instead approved a Government motion to request an extension from the EU until 30 June. Assuming they agree – and they may not...

Community Helps Resolve Crime Wave

I’ve heard the claims and arguments more times than I can count so this is neither an invitation nor an incitement for yet more “the police don’t care”, or “it doesn’t matter what you do they won’t do anything” arguments (in fact I make a direct request for those...

St Patrick’s Fundraising Dinner

St Patrick’s Fundraising Dinner

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced the annual St Patrick’s Gala Dinner which this year will be held on 13 March in the Golf Costa Adeje. The dinner is also a fundraiser for the Adeje-based Asociación San Juan which helps people with special needs, and last year over €1000 was raised for the asociación, a sum that organizers hope to match this year.

This year’s host for the evening is the Honorary Irish Consul to Tenerife, Álvaro de la Bárcena Argany, and members of the Adeje Town Hall will also be present. And of course you don’t have to be born Irish to take part – isn’t everyone a little bit Irish in the days leading up to 17 March, St Patrick’s day!

As in previous years, the evening includes a glass of Cava on arrival, a sumptuous three course meal and coffee and cake (always with a special Irish touch), not to mention excellent wines throughout the meal, all for €40. Last year the organisers also held a raffle with money raised going to the local centre for individuals with special needs, the Asociación San Juan. This year the raffle will be bigger and better, with one of the top prizes on offer, courtesy of the Fundacion CLC World, being a voucher for 7 nights’ accommodation in one of their resorts in Tenerife, Malaga or Turkey.

And of course the evening wouldn’t be complete without some live music and dancing, with Irish musicians travelling from home as well as some based here playing tunes to keep you on your toes. The group travelling from Ireland will also be giving a few private concerts around the island, including in the San Juan centre, during the week leading up to 17 March.

If you would like tickets to this terrific event please contact Noelle Corridan, 633 39 98 27 (afternoons) or Denise Quigley in the Honorary Consulate of Ireland, 922 245 671 between 10am and 1pm, Mon-Fri. This is a seated event so tickets are limited, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Four Injured in Two Collisions

Four people are in hospital after two head-on collisions in Tenerife within a few hours last night. The first accident occurred on the TF47 near Playa La Arena in Guía de Isora, with emergency services called out just before 11pm to the incident in which a 77-year-old...

Flowered Easter Festival

Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE for last year’s article), but Guía de Isora has a unique and now internationally famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral...

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento is always delighted to join in the range of events that take place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on 17 March and this year is no exception. On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Friday 16 March, for the sixth consecutive year, the town’s Plaza de España...

Elite Coordination to Help the Hard Up

The British Consulate in Tenerife recently held a workshop in the Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia in the Las Torres area of Adeje. The idea was to help inform and coordinate the various agencies involved in helping British nationals when they run into problems in...

Brexit – Delays

Updated 14 March: After a series of votes this evening the House of Commons has rejected its chance to take control of the process and has instead approved a Government motion to request an extension from the EU until 30 June. Assuming they agree – and they may not...

Community Helps Resolve Crime Wave

I’ve heard the claims and arguments more times than I can count so this is neither an invitation nor an incitement for yet more “the police don’t care”, or “it doesn’t matter what you do they won’t do anything” arguments (in fact I make a direct request for those...

Election in Spain Over Budget

Election in Spain Over Budget

Election Called Over Budget

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a general election on 28 April. Sánchez is leader of the socialist party, PSOE, which has been in minority Government since a vote of No Confidence last summer (see HERE), and as we saw only a week ago with the proposed...

Environmental Restoration

Updated 12 February 2019: The Canarian Government’s Environment Department has initiated procedures to declare areas around the Taucho shooting range to be “contaminated”. The measure was taken at the end of last month and follows denuncias, studies and checks last...

Brexit: Deadline For New Name

The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of...

Behind The Scenes at Reina Sofia Airport!

Updated 28 January: Adeje Ayuntamiento has itself now issued this report of the visit: A city in itself!The Adeje-based Focus group brought 40 foreign residents to Reina Sofia airport to see what goes on behind the scenesLast week Focus, a lobby group representing...

Five Star Complex at Los Gigantes

Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that after nearly ten years in the planning, building is at long last starting on the new 5* touristic complex Cristal Building right at the top of Los Gigantes. The apartments will naturally have the most stunning of...

Casting and Filming Opportunities in Tenerife

Updated 11 January: Perhaps the same international series as mentioned yesterday, but this time Casting Canaries isn’t just seeking infants for filming in March, but girls and boys between 10 and 14 years of age. Parents should send an email toinfo@castingcanarias.com...

New Facilities in Cho-Parque La Reina

Cho-Parqe La Reina is to be the home of the first ever tanatorio-crematorio in south Tenerife. The new crematorium, inaugurated today, will offer a complete funerary service for all in the south without relatives and friends of the deceased forced to make the journey...

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