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Migrant Boat Found Adrift Off Coast of Lanzarote

Migrant Boat Found Adrift Off Coast of LanzaroteA rubber boat with five migrants was noticed off the coast of Lanzarote and the Guardia Civil organised a rescue of these migrants and their boat, and towed it to Las Cucharas beach during the middle of the morning. The rubber boat had five adult males from North Africa and all were in good health.

It is reported that different units of the Guardia Civil held coordinated action, so that a Maritime Rescue boat went to rescue the drifting rubber boat and brought the occupants and boat back to the coast, where other Guardia Civil officers met them and also provided them with medical checks. These migrants were then transferred to Arrecife National Police Station.

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​Tenerife Students to Work in African Countries

Tenerife Students to Work in African Countries

Over the next five months, 41 young people from Tenerife will take work placements in Senegal, Cape Verde or Morocco and have already set off on their journeys.

The objective is to improve the training of these young people who have studied tourism, culture, engineering or food.

These work placements will be carried out in companies, public administrations and non-governmental organisations.

They will each receive aid of 500 euros per month from the Africa Scholarship Programme, which has already allowed 104 young graduates to expand their knowledge outside the Canary Islands.

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King of Spain Visits Gran Canaria to Encourage Talented Young People

King of Spain Visits Gran Canaria to Encourage Talented Young PeopleLas Palmas de Gran Canaria has been the setting chosen by King Felipe VI for the proclamation of the Princess of Girona Award in its business form.

This recognition seeks to encourage talent among young people in different modalities, in fact some 200 young Canarian people with higher qualifications have participated in the Foundation’s employability plan.

The 2019 Princess of Girona Foundation Award in the form of business was awarded to neurologist Ignacio Hernandez Medrano for ‘Savana’, a technological project that is described as managing to democratise the access to scientific medical information for millions of patients.

This award ceremony was attended by King Felipe VI, Isabel Celaa, Minister of Education, Fernando Clavijo, President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Morales, President of the Government of Gran Canaria, and Augusto Hidalgo, Mayor of Las Palmas.

Bachelor of Clinical Medicine from the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, and trained as a neurologist at the Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Dr Hernandez Medrano received this award aimed at young talented people in the country for this role as co-founder of the company Savana, which is focused on applying artificial intelligence to electronic medical records.

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Another Dead Whale Found in Fuerteventura

Another Dead Whale Found in FuerteventuraAnother beaked whale has been found on the beach of Tierra Dorada in Fuerteventura. This is the third whale that has been found dead on the coastline of the island in 2019.

A team of five veterinarians have been studying the body of this whale, and samples taken will then be analysed at a laboratory to reach a conclusion to explain the reasons for this death, which should take around one month.

Although this is an individual incident of a stranded whale, there is currently a systematic study of beaked whales that die, not only in Fuerteventura, but across all the Canary Islands.

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African Sculpture in Tenerife

African Sculpture in TenerifeThe Caja Canarias Foundation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has been hosting an exhibition of African sculptures called Africa – Babel, the Art of a Continent. This exhibition included over 350 works of art including grand sculptures of dramatic expressions from the most important private collections of African art, and have been exhibited for the first time in the Canary Islands.

Guillermo Martinez, owner of the sculptures and curator of the exhibition, said that this traditional African art focuses on the peoples of the equatorial and tropical belt from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. He also said “It has taken me 35 years to collect these pieces of art, and I have travelled through 11 African countries, including Cameroon, Nigeria and the Congo. It is these three countries that form most of the art works on display and I consider these to be most powerful artistically and aesthetically rich.”

One of the works of sculpture art that stands out is a colossal sarcophagus Nkunu Nkundu of the Ngata ethnic group, as the Nkudu had traditionally worked the human form in sarcophagi that left a deep impression in the artistic avant-garde of the early 20thCentury.

The bronze statue of Queen Barmoun is another of the jewels in the collection and represents Queen Mother Madouth, also known as Mother of Mankind.

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​Cyclist in Tenerife Rescued After Dangerous Descent Attempt

Cyclist in Tenerife Rescued After Dangerous Descent AttemptEmergency teams from Santa Cruz de Tenerife rescued a cyclist who had been lost for many hours in the Barranco del Cercado in Anaga. He was found in the early hours of the morning after emergency services worked through the night to rescue him.

The cyclist had travelled through Anaga, but had attempted a prohibited activity of descent by bike along the paths of Anaga, and ended up trapped in a very treacherous area, and showed symptoms of hypothermia.

Police reported that his physical condition was good, and confirmed he was 23 year of age. Friends of the cyclist also helped in the rescue attempt.

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​Threatened Plant Species in La Palma Saved

Threatened Plant Species in La Palma Saved

The Environment Department of the Government of La Palma has reported that it has managed to produce the first natural regeneration of two endemic and threatened botanical plant species that were threatened.

The Pico de Fuego had been detected in the town of Lomo de al Monja in Santa Cruz de La Palma, and two new specimens had been detected of Pico Cernicalo in Roque de la Viña in Garafia.

Juan Manuel Gonzalez, the area councillor said “This fact is a fundamental milestone, the result of the work and effort made over nine years with these species, whose scarce populations were in a very precarious state of conservation. A great deal of work has been done in order to give them the opportunity to fend for themselves, the ultimate goal that is to be achieved in any recovery plan for an endangered species.”

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Remains of Body Found near Lanzarote Beach

Remains of Body Found near Lanzarote BeachThe Guardia Civil have been investigating the remains of a body found near a beach in Lanzarote by a local resident in the east of Lanzarote. The Guardia Civil have been trying to confirm or discard the premise that the body part is that of Romina Celeste Nuñez, a girl from Paraguay who disappeared on New Year’s Eve.

Since the disappearance of Romina, police have been investigating Raul DC, husband of the disappeared person, and currently accuse him of possible crimes of homicide or murder and habitual domestic abuse.

The remains of the human body are described as an organic fragment that was found by a local resident in a solid waste container near the beach. However, this man did not report his discovery for 10 days, after the photograph of the missing woman was released.

The waste container was then removed for forensic investigation.

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​Protests in Fuerteventura Against Restricted Visits to Isla Lobos

Protests in Fuerteventura Against Restricted Visits to Isla LobosBusinesses, residents and tourists have joined together in Corralejo in Fuerteventura to protest against the introduction of a master plan that limits the numbers of visitors able to take the ferry to the island of Lobos from the port.

The slogan read ‘Todos con Lobos y Lobos para Todos’ or Everyone for Lobos and Lobos for Everyone.

The implementation of this master plan that was approved in 2006 now limits the numbers of visitors to the island of Lobos to two shifts, and requires tourists, residents and workers to request a daily permit and also prohibits overnight stays on the island.

It is reported that after a week of application, visits have fallen to around half those expected at this time of the year, and residents of Corralejo continue to feel uncertainty about the future of their traditional homes on Isla Lobos.

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​Police Find Hashish Inside a Baguette in Lanzarote

Police Find Hashish Inside a Baguette in LanzarotePolicia Local in Yaiza in Lanzarote have just found that a baguette in a kiosk at Playa Blanca had 400 grams of hashish inside.

Police were alerted to the possible existence of ‘retail’ drugs from this kiosk, and motivated the investigation when police officers came to the premises and identified the owner as a man of 44 years of age and of foreign nationality who was in this kiosk.

The police then continued their investigation along the shelves of the kiosk, and located several bags of bread and bread rolls, where they found a baguette prepared with two tablets of hashish that weighed around 400 grams, wrapped in transparent plastic.

This led to the arrest of the man for the crime against public health, but it is also reported that this man had been arrested at the end of 2018 for similar activities, when Policia Local of Yaiza discovered around 2.5 kilos of hashish.

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​More Tourists This Winter for Gran Canaria

More Tourists This Winter for Gran Canaria

The Government of Gran Canaria expects to increase by around 10%, the arrival of tourists from the peninsula during the current winter season, which ends in March, compared to the same period last year.

This increase is based on predictions of a new market for tourists from new destinations across Spain, which had already had a record number of tourists from the peninsula in 2018, when it added another 600,000 visitors, and 5 % more than in 2017.

Antonio Morales, President of Gran Canaria said “Gran Canaria is connected with 14 Spanish cities, which will increase to 17 when other cities are added for the coming summer season.”

Morales was speaking at the opening day of the Fitur International Tourism Fair in Madrid, and he emphasised the determining factor in the increased tourism for Gran Canaria was the island’s efforts to boost the arrival of more Spanish tourists. He also said “One of the keys to this good result has been our work of ‘deseasonalising’ tourism.”

The Government of Gran Canaria reported that this was achieved with the support of six airlines, ten conventional tour operators, seven digital operators and three specialised media outlets.”

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La Graciosa Has Investment for Improving Sanitation

La Graciosa Has Investment for Improving SanitationThe Government of the Canary Islands will invest another two million euros to connect a total of 250 homes in Caleta de Sebo to the La Graciosa’s sanitation network, following a visit by Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands Government.

Clavijo said that the Executive had already invested five million euros in the creation of this sanitation network, and the new investment funds will be transferred to the Government of Lanzarote to carry out this further extension, and the eighth project completed on the island of La Graciosa.

This improvement in infrastructure is of great importance for the residents of La Graciosa, an island where more than 700 residents are registered, and where more than 2,000 tourists visit each day.

Fernando Clavijo was on an official visit to La Graciosa, which is hosting for the first time a meeting of the Governing Council of the autonomous community since the new Statute officially recognised it as the 8thisland of the archipelago.

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Almond Blossom Time in Tenerife


Almond Blossom Time in Tenerife

Santiago del Teide is showing almond trees to be very advanced for their flowering this year, and this could be linked to the high temperatures that were recorded in December last year.

This good weather has also encouraged early flowering of several other plant species.

The early flowering of almond trees has surprised the residents of the Municipality of Santiago del Teide in Tenerife, which is part of a walking route that makes a wonderful spectacle for tourists and residents at this time of the year, but normally later in February.

Local residents say that this is not a new event, and that it started a few years ago. They point to climate change as being directly responsible for this disorder of nature.

Exploring the roads of the Municipality of Santiago del Teide is considered to be a luxury that should not be missed, because the almond blossoms are the prelude to spring. This also plays a very important role in the hiking routes that cover different parts of Tenerife, and is one of the biggest natural attractions of the island.

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​Foreigner Dies When Diving off Gran Canaria Coast

Foreigner Dies When Diving off Gran Canaria Coast

A 46-year-old man of foreign nationality died when diving off the coast of Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria.

The emergency services were alerted during the late morning that a diver was discovered unconscious in the sea and needed medical assistance, and teams were despatched to respond to this incident.

Two ambulances were despatched, as well as a doctor and primary care nurse from the Mogan Health Centre, members of the Guardia Civil and Policia Local.

The victim was transferred to Puerto de Mogan by the boat that had organised the diving activity, and when he arrived on shore, the Red Cross staff confirmed that he was in cardiorespiratory arrest, and they began to carry out resuscitation procedures.

The doctor and nurse also assisted the victim, but they could only confirm his death.

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Domestic Violence Leads to Arrest in Gran Canaria

Domestic Violence Leads to Arrest in Gran CanariaAn off-duty Policia Nacional officer detained a 41-year-old man on the promenade of Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, when he witnessed him hitting his ex-partner in the face. It is reported that the accused has a history of domestic violence and had been placed under a restraining order.

The police officer observed the man holding the woman by the neck and then hitting her with strong blows to her face. This woman turned out to be his ex-partner, and the man tried to run away from the incident, and even asked other pedestrian for help.

Immediately, the Policia Nacional officer identified himself, and arrested the aggressor on the promenade for crimes of mistreatment of his family and breaching his restraining order.

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