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Tenerife Training Hotel Gets Major Renovation

Tenerife Training Hotel Gets Major RenovationWork has now started on renovating around a third of the Hotel Escuela de Tenerife, a government-owned property used for training hotel workers, and relates to the first floor of this hotel.

This renovation project has been based on opinions of hotel guests, which have informed this major project.

Over the coming months, the Hotel Escuela de Tenerife will continue these structural improvements.

The hotel was opened to the public over 20 years ago, and a change has been necessary to make its rooms more functional.

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Smoke from Fire in Tenerife Required Victims to be Transferred to Hospital

Smoke from Fire in Tenerife Required Victims to be Transferred to HospitalTwo people were affected by inhalation of smoke from a fire in a kitchen of a house in Playa Paraiso in the Municipality of Adeje in Tenerife.

The 112 Emergency Service reported that the incident happened around midday, and those affected were a woman of 38 years and a young person of 18 years.

Both were overcome by smoke inhalation, and had to be transferred to a hospital centre in the south of Tenerife.

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​Residents Became Actors of History of Tegueste in Tenerife

Residents Became Actors of History of Tegueste in Tenerife

Tegueste in Tenerife just held its event held called La Librea with the help of over 600 local residents.

This involved local people from Tegueste representing the customs and traditions of the 17thCentury, and to thank their patron, the Virgin of the Los Remedios, for protecting them from pests, epidemics and attacks by pirates.

The Municipality of Tegueste described this magical night as of Cultural Interest.

Time was turned back to the year of 1600, and 600 residents became actors to represent what life was like in Tegueste, when English pirates were continually attacking the town, and performed an amazing spectacle for those watching and learning about history through drama.

This amazing night brought to life history and traditions, but is only celebrated every four years, so the next spectacular will be in September 2022!

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New Project in Tenerife to Regulate Industrial Discharges

New Project in Tenerife to Regulate Industrial DischargesThe Insular Council of Water of the Government of Tenerife has announced a new project to improve the current state of industrial discharge from the commercial estate of Guimar.

To begin this project, it is first necessary to gain the support of the municipalities of Guimar, Candelaria and Arafo.

It is planned that this new project would help to regulate the discharges from the industries based at this industrial estate, and avoid any further environmental disasters.

At present, support has been approved by the Municipality of Candelaria. The other two municipalities have yet to formally approve this measure, but have previously given their support to resolving the current problems.

This looks like a green light for the Industrial Wastewater Station (EDARI), and the tender for this project should be issued later this year at a cost of around seven million euros.

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Improving Access to Teide from Arona in Tenerife

Improving Access to Teide from Arona in TenerifeThe first phase of the works to improve the access road to the Teide National Park from Arona has started at La Escalona and Vilafor. This is a section of five kilometres that corresponds to the one of busiest access routes to Mount Teide.

These works, which have a budget of 900,000 euros, consist of improving and upgrading the road surface.

Due to the fact that the works are being carried out during daytime hours, drivers are requested to exercise extreme caution and pay attention to signalling.

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Humpback Whale Off Coast of Tenerife with Health Difficulties

Humpback Whale Off Coast of Tenerife with Health DifficultiesThe Wildlife Recovery Centre La Tahonilla of the Government of Tenerife has just helped an 11-metre humpback whale that had been sighted off the south coast of the island.

The cetacean presented different health problems and for this reason different measures were taken to monitor it.

The Guardia Civil asked for collaboration from local residents to keep recreational boats well away from this humpback whale to reduce its stress and causing it more problems.

Technicians of the Biodiversity Unit of the Government of Tenerife said that they had detected various health conditions, such as external parasites, symptoms of exhaustion and a low level of weight.

The humpback whale (magaptera novaeangliae) is a cetacean that can be found i

n any sea or ocean, with the exception of the Arctic Circle. They usually inhabit more temperate waters during their breeding season, and a probable cause for sighting it in this area.

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​Goats and Sheep Living Wild in Rural Park of Tenerife

Goats and Sheep Living Wild in Rural Park of Tenerife

Over 400 goats and sheep are currently living wild in the Rural Park of Anaga and Teno in Tenerife.

It is difficult to locate these due to thick vegetation. They live freely in the Rural Park of Anago where around 240 have been counted, and the others live in the Rural Park of Teno. No one owns these goats and sheep, but they are putting at risk the unique environment where they are living.

To reverse this situation, the Government of Tenerife is carrying out a programme to relocate these animals to farms on the island, after spending a period of quarantine to ensure they do not transmit any disease. It is hoped this project will be completed by the end of the year.

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​European Nautical Tourism in La Palma

European Nautical Tourism in La Palma

The port of Santa Cruz de La Palma is now part of the Odyssea Network of Tourism, which represents the growth of European maritime cities. This was formalised in the framework of the Ecotur-Blue Transnational Conference.

This is an important step that has given Santa Cruz de La Palma the opportunity to interact with 80 other European port cities through this network, and to stand out as an example of nautical tourism.

The objective is to meet the needs of tourists and sailors, who once they arrive at the port of Santa Cruz will receive all the necessary information for their stay on the island.

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Subsidised Electric Cars in El Hierro

Subsidised Electric Cars in El HierroThis week the Government of El Hierro announced that it will subsidise up to 7,000 euros for the purchase of electric cars, and up to 10,000 euros for commercial vehicles.

The Government explained that it wanted to promote the purchase and use of electric cars and commercial vehicles, as well as to develop infrastructures for the recharging of these vehicles, and especially for recharging facilities at farms and wineries that are isolated from the existing network.

Charging infrastructures for companies, 60% will be subsidised, up to a maximum of 1,200 euros, and parking spaces in private or community homes will also be 60%, up to a maximum of 700 euros per point.

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​Renovation Planned for Park in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Renovation Planned for Park in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This week it was announced that agreement had been reached between the Government of the Canary Islands and the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to renovate the Viera y Clavijo Park.

This space will be improved by enhancing the security of this park, improving its facilities and updating its services.

The Government of the Canary Islands will now invest 10 million euros up to 2021 to improve this cultural and leisure centre of the city of Santa Cruz.

This project will also involve opportunities for training courses and workshops, as well as recover the abandoned Perez Minik Theatre.

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The Fight Against Plastic in La Gomera

The Fight Against Plastic in La GomeraThe Government of La Gomera this week reported that it had joined the campaigns of Canary Islands Free of Plastics and Ruta 7 that aim to conserve the environment of the island.

This will involve actions that prioritise the minimum presence of plastics in protected areas through regular collections across the island.

This week saw the participants of Ruta 7 working in the area of La Roseta in Alajero in maintenance tasks of trees planted recently.

There was also a focus this week on the collection of waste plastics from beach and coastal areas.

These environmental preservation activities will also be taking part later in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

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Vintage Season for Grape Growers in El Hierro

Vintage Season for Grape Growers in El HierroIt was reported this week that El Hierro grape vine growers are forecasting a vintage season, as grapes from all across the island began to be collected.

The Insular Winery Warehouse reported that so far, a total of 40,000 kilos of grapes had been collected, and optimal quality has now been confirmed by the correct degree of acidity and sugar content.

Expectations are good, since last year around 130,000 kilos of grapes were collected, but this year the grape growers are forecasting a grape harvest of around 150,000 kilos.

It is reported that grapes are collected according to their variety and readiness for collection, but it seems the last grapes to be collected in El Pinar will be the black vijariego, and the last grapes to be collected in La Frontera will be the white vijariego from the mountain areas.

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​A New Life in La Gomera

A New Life in La Gomera

Good news was reported from the island of La Gomera this week.

The ambulance service was called this week in La Gomera to attend a mother about to give birth, and needed some help from medical professionals.

All proceeded well by transferring the mother into the ambulance to take her to hospital for safe delivery of her baby, but the ambulance team were forced to stop halfway from the hospital.

This baby clearly did not want to wait any longer, and so the ambulance pulled off the road and little Lucas was born.

Care was given to both baby and mother, and they then all continued their journey to the hospital for further checks. The ambulance medical team were delighted with the safe birth of little Lucas, but also reported that this had been their first delivery in an ambulance.

As for mother and baby, both were checked at the hospital, and Lucas was weighed at 3 kilos and is perfectly well, and mother is very happy and well. Both mother and baby quickly returned to their home, after quite a day!

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​Oxygen Bottles Not Cause of Tenerife Hospital Fire

Oxygen Bottles Not Cause of Tenerife Hospital Fire

This week, firefighters have continued to investigate the cause of the fire that occurred in the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (UNSC) just over a week ago, and have released new research data that rules out the hypothesis that oxygen bottles were the origin of the fire.

These new findings concluded that the alleged arsonist now arrested by police used bed linen in the paediatric emergency department to start the fire, but point out that the presence of oxygen stored in this hospital unit could have encouraged the fire to spread so rapidly.

The repair work of the affected areas of the hospital will cost around one million euros. Some work has already begun and the Canary Islands Health Service has declared this incident as an emergency.

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​Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife Attracts Many People

Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife Attracts Many People

This week the Municipality of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife is celebrating Bavaria Week and Oktoberfest 2018.

From now until 2 September, German gastronomy, music and craft beers will fill the Plaza de Europa, where many tourist events are taking place. This year’s Oktoberfest plans to promote German customs, but also, and as a novelty, will also give special highlights to hotel gastronomy.

This new edition of Oktoberfest hopes to reach all parts of Puerto de la Cruz and attract tourists and residents, and especially Germans, to enjoy good music and gastronomy for the whole family.

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