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​Son Arrested for Alleged Murder of Mother in Tenerife

Son Arrested for Alleged Murder of Mother in Tenerife

Guardia Civil officers have arrested the son of the woman found dead at their home in the Municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane.

The Guardia Civil also confirm that the man arrested lived with his mother of 68 years. Her body was found in a bed in the house with signs of violence, and police suspect that the death could have occurred due to unnatural causes.

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​Olympic Size Swimming Pool for Lanzarote

Olympic Size Swimming Pool for Lanzarote

The first Olympic size swimming will soon be open to the public in Arrecife in Lanzarote.

This infrastructure project is included in the remodelling of the Sports City of Lanzarote, and will involve an investment of about 6 million euros.

This unique swimming pool for the island of Lanzarote will be heated with renewable energy sources, and will make the most of ventilation and natural light. This Olympic size swimming pool will be available for the practice of top-level swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo.

The new swimming pool building will also house the Island Youth Information Centre.

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​Internet Scams Discovered in Fuerteventura

Internet Scams Discovered in Fuerteventura

Officers of the Guardia Civil, with the framework of Operation Pillory, have dismantled a criminal group accused of 33 scams for a total of 40,000 euros, committed through the Internet in 17 Spanish provinces, including Fuerteventura, in addition to another reported by police in Germany.

The case that related to a victim of Internet scam in Tuineje in Fuerteventura was actually reported in Vecindario in Gran Canaria, where Guardia Civil agents were told of this scam that occurred on 24 and 24 May 2018. This scam amounted to 2,000 euros when four different charges of 500 euros were taken.

The alleged perpetrators have been charged with a crime of continued fraud, misappropriation of civil status and membership of an organised criminal group. Another victim in Peralta in Navarra claimed that eight unauthorised transactions each amounting to 500 euros each were taken, and losing a total of 4,000 euros.

The Guardia Civil said that to access this money, the method of ‘phishing’ was used, which consists of sending an email to the victim, pretending to be their bank, and requesting username and password.

Once these were obtained, the perpetrators of the scam accessed the victims’ current accounts, and took money through a mobile payment application, with which several banking entities work, with amounts that varied between 100 euros and 4,000 euros.

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Gran Canaria Celebrates the Fiesta of Almond Blossom

Gran Canaria Celebrates the Fiesta of Almond BlossomThe Fiestas del Almendro en Flor celebrated its eighth edition in Tunte in Gran Canaria, and coincided with the regular Farmers’ Fair.

Throughout the main streets of Tunte, visitors could explore a wide range of crafts on display, and taste the fruits from local producers, as well as taste traditional foods created in Gran Canaria.

Some of these delicacies included honey and wine from the local area, and two wineries within the municipality presented their latest vintages.

The good weather, the folklore of the island and colours of the almond blossom attracted many people to share in this special fiesta of the spring season.

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​Giant Jigsaw Puzzle in Lanzarote

Giant Jigsaw Puzzle in Lanzarote

Challenge Canario 2019 has just been held in Lanzarote, which required the completion of a jigsaw puzzle composed of 91 photographs of Lanzarote made up of 45,500 pieces that had to be finished within a time limit.

Seventy-five people joined this jigsaw puzzle challenge, and gained a world record for completing this giant jigsaw puzzle, and the clock was stopped 10 hours before the time limit was up. The next problem for the organisers of this event is to find a place to exhibit the biggest jigsaw puzzle in the world.

This event was organised by the Government of Lanzarote, the Mercedes Medina Diaz Association, the Isaac Newton Society and Mathematics and Aepuzz teachers. The maximum time set was less than 42 hours. This matched the challenge achieved in La Palma with a puzzle of the same material and number of pieces.

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​European Union Chooses La Palma for a Clean Energy Project

European Union Chooses La Palma for a Clean Energy Project

La Palma has been selected by the European Commission as one of six territories for a clean energy pilot project.

The objective is to serve as an example of energy transition and to achieve self-sufficiency, prosperity and sustainability.

In the case of La Palma, it will develop and publish its clean energy transition agenda during the summer of 2019. The European Union has studied these six territories, and believes that by 2020, the list will be extended to over 20 islands across the EU, which will become examples to follow and to demonstrate the direction to follow to achieve energy transition.

This clean energy pilot project will include solar, wind and geothermal energy sources that could overcome the use of costly fossil fuels that are expensive and environmentally damaging to the world.

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DNA Analysis in Lanzarote Confirms Missing Girl

DNA Analysis in Lanzarote Confirms Missing GirlThe Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has just confirmed that DNA analysis of a piece of human lung found on the coast of Lanzarote a few weeks ago belongs to Romina Celeste Nuñez, the Paraguayan girl who disappeared on New Year’s Eve.

Forensic scientists had provisional results that suggested that these remains could belong to Romina, obtained by comparing them with the genetic trace of some personal belongings of the young woman, but the definitive proof has now been provided by comparing the DNA of her mother who arrived in Lanzarote ten days ago.

The young woman’s husband, Raul DC, has been in provisional detention since January on charges of murder and habitual mistreatment, although so far, he has denied killing her, but that he found her dead on returning home. He is reported to have said that on New Year’s Eve, he got scared and got rid of the body by leaving parts of her body in different areas of the Lanzarote coastline.

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Celebrating the Work of Volunteers in Tenerife

Celebrating the Work of Volunteers in TenerifeTegueste has just celebrated the first Insular Day of Environmental Volunteering, to make visible the work that thousands of people on the island do often in an unseen way.

More than 200 volunteers came together, who regularly participate in the exchange of ideas, experiences and projects related to the care for the island, volunteering for civil protection and fire protection, as well as work carried out at the coastline.

This day will lay the foundations for future meetings that will make society reflect on the work done by more than 8,000 volunteers across Tenerife who collaborate with the Government of Tenerife.

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Arrests for Robberies with Violence in Tenerife

Arrests for Robberies with Violence in TenerifeNational Police officers have arrested five people, aged between 28 and 39 years, as alleged perpetrators of a crime of belonging to a criminal group specialising in carrying out robberies with violence in shopping centres in Tenerife.

These arrests follow an investigation by the police into several criminal acts that reflected characteristics that were similar during October last year, and suspicions developed that these were linked to an organised criminal gang.

The pattern of these violent attacks focused on a preparation phase when an establishment was selected based on criteria of its location, activity and opening hours to the public to ensure ease of execution and subsequent escape.

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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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