Todays headlines in Tenerife

Today, Thursday, May 25, tickets for the Maluma concert in Santa Cruz, the first of his tour in Spain, will be put on sale. The Port Area of the capital is chosen to host this event on 8th September, where he will sing some of his hits including Obsession as well as his recent collaborations singing with Shakira and Ricky Martin. Tickets from  www.festivalmarabierto.com and www.tomaticket.es/festival-mar-abierto

Following the routine analysis by the public health dept. a stretch of Las Teresitas beach has been closed due to contamination of excrement in the water and the City Council prohibits bathing in the affected area until Friday.

March for Dignity

On May 27, thousands of people will take to the streets, throughout Spain, demanding decent living conditions for all, And the same will happen in the Canary Islands, where demonstrations and gatherings will take place in Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.

In the Canary Islands we have more reasons than anyone to protest.Unemployment is 25% of the working population – six points higher than the state average – and rises to 27% in women and 52% in those under 25 years of age. Canary Islands pensions are among the lowest and 8% below the average. One third of Canarian households are below the poverty line and at risk of social exclusion. READ MORE

On May 8 the City of Arona announced the project of the construction of a pedestrian walkway in the Avenue of Chayofita in Los Cristianos. The maximum budget for the project according to the council is 747,000 euros and the timescale is 4 months. However, the citizens of the municipality showed their indignation and discontent and when asked what they think of this action said “it is an economic waste”.READ MORE

The Local Police of San Miguel de Abona has begun the annual inspection of the fleet of taxis of the municipality “with the objective of maintaining the high quality of the service, as well as improving the image of the sector”. The work counts on the unanimous collaboration of the taxi drivers and the councils of Tourism and Transport, consists in the verification of the state of the vehicle, the security measures, the taximeter, that the documentation is up-to-date and uniformity, among others things.

Finally

Data from the first four months of this year shows an increase of more than 40,000 passengers on the inter-island passenger ships compared to the same period of 2016. This is a direct result of the growth of our islands, which are experiencing great socio-economic expansion, with special emphasis on tourism.

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