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​DNA Tests Challenge the Person Accused of Murder in Tenerife

DNA Tests Challenge the Person Accused of Murder in Tenerife

In 2001, Urbana Ramos was brutally murdered in the south of Tenerife, but new DNA analysis does not match the main suspect, the victim’s husband. However, there are also claims that this DNA test could have been contaminated, and hairs found on the neck of the victim were never sent to the laboratory, and a shirt was only partly analysed.

A spokesperson for the family claims that Guardia Civil officers could have contaminated the DNA evidence. The victim was stabbed 15 times, and suggests a passionate motive for murder, but the family have been left confused and upset and want to know who killed Urbana so many years ago if it was not her husband.

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​World Soil Day in Lanzarote Turns Roofs into Orchards

World Soil Day in Lanzarote Turns Roofs into Orchards

This week, Arrecife in Lanzarote hosted a workshop to celebrate World Soil Day, and provided advice to local residents on how to grow crops in their homes, including creating a garden on the roof.

This event helped to explain to local people that with the use of containers, trays and pots and a mixture of soils, such as plant food and compost, they could grow their own lettuce, tomatoes and onions, and examples of these were on display.

At the end of this event, those participating were able to take home a small garden to place on their roof, and the Municipality of Arrecife sees this as motivation for local residents to take advantage of their empty roofs across this city.

People who attended this event included many who had never attempted to grow plants before, and others reported that they had tried to grow plants, but without success. This World Soil Day gave all those who attended the event plenty of essential tricks to make a success of turning their roofs into orchards, or at least small allotments.

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Many Cruise Ship Passengers Arrive in Lanzarote on the Same Day

Many Cruise Ship Passengers Arrive in Lanzarote on the Same Day

Last Thursday was busy in the port of Arrecife, as five cruise ships arrived on the same day bringing with them over 16,000 passengers.

Lanzarote is used to welcoming many tourists to the island, but this was the first time so many cruise ships and cruise passengers arrived on the same day. However, local shops, cafes and restaurants met the challenge successfully, and all shopping areas were very busy.

These ships were expected and had been booked for some time, so the local tourist information points were reinforced, and extra taxis were available at the port of Arrecife to transports these passengers to popular tourist spots on the island.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote is now demanding that the arrival of these five cruise ships shows the need to expand the port on the island, and especially as one of the cruise ships had to dock at the container terminal.

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​New Landslides in La Palma

New Landslides in La Palma

Engineers have been taken by surprise by new landslides and rock slides on the LP3 road due to an unstable slope that caused this fall of stones.

During the intervention by local engineers on several occasions these technicians had to quickly leave the area to avoid being hit by falling stones.

The new tunnel in this area has served to redirect traffic so that this could continue to circulate in both directions, but La Palma Government urged motorists to take extreme caution until repair work can be completed.

The Government reports that the first priority is to strengthen the surrounding land to avoid further landslides.

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​Playa Blanca Port in Lanzarote to be Improved

Playa Blanca Port in Lanzarote to be Improved

There will be significant investment to improve the port of Playa Blanca in the south of Lanzarote, which should also improve communication between this port and Corralejo in Fuerteventura.

These improvements have been delayed over recent months due to the appearance of algae during the hot summer months, but as this issue has now disappeared, construction work has begun and it is expected that this will be completed within two years.

This improvement of the port of Playa Blanca includes a new berthing line and maritime station with a budget for this new infrastructure of around 40 million euros. This investment is expected to improve communications between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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