News from Tenerife

The Cabildo calls for rethinking the regulation of guachinches

Speaking on Canarias Radio yesterday, the Cabildo’s councillor of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Jesus Morales, said he was in favour of rethinking the regulation that regulates the guachinches because its owners consider it “restrictive”. However, Morales said it is necessary to “seek conditions where guachinches can develop legally but do not compete in an unfair way with bars and restaurants.”

The Minister said the guachinches are an “identifying element” of Canarian culture and the Cabildo tried to register the brand in order to create a distinctive quality mark, and promote them as many tourists visit them when they travel to the island.

As reported in yesterday’s newspaper, the Canary Islands Government has sanctioned 23 guachinches on the Island and barred 33 establishments for breaking the rules. READ MORE

Government inspections monitor the law against smoking

The Canary Islands has carried out 12,547 inspections to ensure compliance with the Law against smoking. . Some establishments were inspected on more than one occasion and 174 people were sanctioned for smoking in places not allowed since 2011. The compliance rate amounts to 87.2% and only 17.2% of infringements can be classified as serious or very serious.

The World Health Organization states that smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the developed world. READ MORE

Father’s surname will no longer take preference

Parents will have to reach an agreement when registering a newborn child on the order of surnames, as the father’s surname from 30th June will no longer have a preference. From this date, if the parents disagree, after the period of three days, the person in the Civil Registry Office will decide but this would not by default be the father’s name. It is therefore advisable that parents agree before a third person makes the decision. READ MORE

Paseo Romero fills streets of Puerto de la Cruz with tradition

In addition to the eight wagons decked out, and pulled by sixteen oxen, five folk groups, several parrandas, and more than five hundred participants the traditional Paseo Romero, attracted some five thousand people to the streets of Puerto de la Cruz.

The tour began at 14:30 from the Martiánez Shopping Centre, and finished in the harbour where a traditional dance was performed before the crowd of onlookers. Neighbours and visitors on route tried to pick up some gofio or typical food that the carts distributed as they passed through the tourist town. READ MORE

30 kilos of Hash at Playa las Vistas in Los Cristianos

As mentioned earlier today in Tenerife 4 All, On the morning of May 30, several tourists spotted a package floating in the sea very close to the shore of Playa Las Vistas and immediately alerted the Police.  The agents got in the water and removed the lump that turned out to be a bale of hash about 30 kilos in weight.

Rider rescue from ravine in Vilaflor

Troops from Tenerife Fire Consortium, based in San Miguel were called yesterday to a traffic accident that occurred in the TF-51, in the area of ​​Escalona, ​​municipality of Vilaflor. It was reported that a motorist had been thrown to the bottom of a ravine after the vehicle left the road. The fire crew proceeded rescue him and to move him by stretcher to a safe area. The incident was also attended by agents of the Guardia Civil, Local Police and Emergency Department Canario.

Finally – if all flights could be this much fun.

Footage of an air steward trying to sell Ryanair scratch cards to passengers by belting out his own version of hit song Despacito has gone viral. Javier Otero has become probably the best known cabin crew member in Spain after he wowed passengers on a flight from Gran Canaria to Seville with his rendition of the catchy Luis Fonsi song.

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