⭕ The weekend weather caused many problems for residents of Garachico when around 65 homes had to be evacuated and a score of mainly elderly neighbours moved from Tomé Cano and Atlántico, on the maritime avenue, to the safety of the municipal sports hall. The strong waves broke the glass on the second floor of another building, and residents moved to the fourth floor, but despite the various incidents, nobody was hurt.
⭕ The old hotel, Mar y Sol that has travelled across Europe via video when the balcony came down was originally built in the 1960s and is now residential. It became the subject of controversy in the nineties, when the then Council spent 600 million pesetas (3.6 million euros), tried to recover the part of the coast it occupies for public use. The details of which are HERE (in Spanish) Despite the images we have all seen, the building does not present any structural damage, according to the tests made by the municipal architect.
⭕ The former mayor of Santiago del Teide, two municipal technicians and representatives of Costas are on trial this week for the death of two women when the rock face fell to Los Guios beach in Los Gigantes on 1st November 2009. The prosecutor asks for three years in prison and 14 years of disqualification.
⭕ The vice president of the Government of the Canary Islands, announced yesterday that the work on the double junction of Las Chafiras-Oroteanda, will begin imminently. This is the point of greatest traffic congestion on the island, which sees on average 75,000 vehicles a day.
⭕ The Government of the Canary Islands has called a halt to the construction of a new fire station in Guía de Isora by not responding to the transfer of the building plot requested by the municipality and the island government; the lack of resources in the southwest of Tenerife to cope with emergency situations is pressing, especially in the area with the largest population growth in recent years.
⭕ Hospital del Sur will suffer another delay after a subcontractor responsible for the third phase electrics leaves the site and dismisses 18 workers after late payment of the October payroll and overtime. There is still 35% of the wiring to be completed.
⭕ Four out of 10, holiday homes are in Adeje and Arona but only half of the tourist rentals advertised on digital platforms have been registered with the Tenerife Administration and are therefore illegal. This means, in reality, a total of 52,435 places are offered in this way compared to about 26,400 which are declared. French, Italian and German are the main nationalities who opt for this type of accommodation followed by Irish, Dutch and Belgians.
⭕ The Royal Hideaway Corales Resort hotel, managed by the Barceló company in La Caleta, was chosen as the “best new luxury hotel in the world”, during the award ceremony of the World Luxury Hotel Awards, held in Bali (Indonesia).
⭕ Santa Cruz has been distinguished with the child-friendly recognition of Ciudad Amiga de la Infancia by the Spanish committee of Unicef. This distinction recognises the city as a place that strives to improve the living conditions of children and adolescents, through the promotion and implementation of effective municipal policies that guarantee their development.
⭕ Two Tenerife promotional videos, Memories of a Destination and Where? Tenerife have both been nominated for prizes as among the best in the world at the International Tourist Film Festivals (Cifft). Memories of a Destination has managed to position itself at number nine, and Where? Tenerife, at number 18. So far the two audiovisual pieces have received a multitude of awards in different contests.
⭕ A model born in Tenerife and living in Lanzarote, Macu Herrera will represent the Canary Islands in the beauty contest ‘Mrs Universe 2018’, which will be held in Cebu (Philippines) from December 4 to 12.
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