Training flights for the helicopter battalion

The Ministry of Defense informs the public that the Helicopter Battalion of Maneuver No. VI of the Military Command of the Canary Islands will carry out training flights both day and night over the islands on December 11, from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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Tenerife News in brief

⭕ The Canarian Police will be the first in Spain to adopt the agreement of the Council of Ministers to lift the restrictions for entry into the police force to HIV carriers, as well as to celiacs, diabetics and those affected by psoriasis.

⭕ The sculpture which is a tribute to children welcomes everyone to Los Realejos. This artistic piece commissioned by the City Council is the work of the painter and sculptor Paco G. Palmero will be inaugurated on Monday, December 10 at 5:00 p.m.

⭕ Agreement between three public administration The Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, the Island Council of Tenerife and the City of Santa Cruz will work together to recover and save the Semaphore of Igueste de San Andrés so ensuring its conservation and contribution to the cultural and economic development of the region.

⭕ On Thursday, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Constitution, the reform of the Organic Law of Electoral Regime will allow people with intellectual disabilities to exercise their right to vote when it comes into force on Friday. This will allow more than 100,000 people to vote.

⭕ The Loro Parque Foundation will allocate one million euros to conservation projects carried out on five continents. The threatened species and ecosystems of the American continent will receive almost 60% of the funds ($577,000), followed by projects focused on European nature, which will receive just over $203,000 then African projects $126,000 Asia $73,000, and Australia-Oceania, with $21,000.

⭕  Although the autopsy on the body of the woman found floating on the coast of Puerto de la Cruz has not revealed her identity it does state that the circumstances that led to the death “would not have been caused by a violent act.”  The local Police are not ruling out any hypothesis and will keep all lines of investigation open on what could be related to the young English girl who was last seen on 29th November.

⭕ The Cabildo de Tenerife and ​​the La Tahonilla Wildlife Recovery Center has completed the campaign of Cinderella shearwaters with 2,610 rescued of which 96% were released. The campaign ran from October 15th to November 26th and the municipalities in which more Cinderella shearwaters were collected were Adeje and Arona, with 801 and 778 specimens, respectively.

⭕ The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Carlos Alonso, said this week that the work of the insular ring, whose cost is expected to be €365 million, will be profitable in two years due to the benefits it will have on the whole of the economy. The project will be put out to tender before December 31st and the tender submission process to award the work will start next year. The goal is to be operational in 2024.

⭕ During a stopover at Tenerife’s South airport, the Russian leader President Putin, on his return from Buenos Aires, remained aboard the presidential aircraft. The scale of security in the south of the island was surrounded by a great deal of ­secrecy and the airport activated the usual protocols that correspond in these cases.

⭕ The mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena, has signed the contract that will allow the completion of the San Lorenzo Valley sports centre and make available to the residents and the commercial area eighty much needed free parking spaces.

⭕ National Police throughout Europe with the participation of Europol, have arrested 18 people for the distribution of counterfeit money throughout Spain. These arrests have included people in both Gran Canaria and Tenerife as well as on the mainland. The majority of the detainees are people with no known criminal background who bought fake money, which they paid for with bitcoins, their supposed anonymity protected on the darknet. The agents have seized a total of 15,000 fake euros in bills of 20 and 50.

⭕ A grandmother with the help of a nurse at the end of the phone giving instructions helped to deliver her grandson into the world during the week when his mother went into labour at dawn. At her home in Los Realejos, the child was delivered without complications and both mother and baby are in good health. When the ambulance arrived after assisting the mother and the baby, they transfer them to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands.


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The Plaza de Puerto de Santiago will be the stage that today, Saturday, December 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., hosts a new edition of the event called “Santiago del Teide and the Wines of Tenerife” in which 11 restaurants and 7 wineries will participate.

The restaurants taking part are: Arepera Bar Dorta; Pizza Taxi; Bandit Tasca; Tamay Restaurant; Salerno pastry shop; Captain Pizza; The Casona del Patio; La Pergola Restaurant; Bravo Gastronomy; Aqua and, finally, María Rosa Trattoria.

Viña Engracia Winery will also be present as will Bodega Reverón; Winery El Lomo; Mencey Chasna; Bodega Vento; Bodega Vera de la Fuente and Bohergas Loher.

This event will allow visitors to taste the finest wines of Tenerife accompanied by exquisite tapas, from the booths around the square. The price of tapas will be €2 each, while a glass of wine will be €1. To help the evening go with a swing there will be live music from the Aparranda2 group all surrounded by a great atmosphere.

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