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Two men charged with homicide

Posted by dolly diver on December 23, 2010
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The 2 men involved in last Sunday’s hit-and-run accident in Santiago del Teide have been named as 47 year old Jose Antonio G.J. and his brother in law, 50 year old Miguel L.J.,

The woman who was killed when getting into her car is 51 year old Maria Antonia Double Luis,

The owner and driver of the Toyota pick-up truck, Jose Antonio G.J., had been banned from driving for two earlier offences.

The two men were remanded without bail by the Arona court yesterday and charged with homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

The driver of the vehicle was also charged for driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving without a licence.

Work to start on Los Gigantes beach in January

Posted by dolly diver on December 22, 2010
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 	los-gigantes-beach-and-marina-new-years-day-2009Los Gigantes beach, where two women were killed over a year ago by falling rocks, is due to reopen in the spring once work to make it safe is completed.

Santiago del Teide council has awarded the tender for the work, which is expected to start in early January and last two and a half months, at a cost of 600,000 euros.

The bulk of the project involves shoring up the rock face by injecting concrete and giant nails and then covering the face with steel netting to prevent dislodgements.

Improvements will me also made to the lighting and the nearby toilets.

Woman killed in hit and run accident in Santiago del Teide

Posted by dolly diver on December 20, 2010
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A 51 year old woman was killed in a hit and run accident in Santiago del Teide last night at around 7pm.

Statements to the police by several witnesses say she was hit by a blue or grey Toyota pick-up, which failed to stop. The woman was getting into her car on the main road in Santiago del Teide after visiting her mother when the incident occurred.

Emergency services were unable to revive the victim and she was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident, and the police are appealing for more witnesses.

The victim, originally from El Tanque, identified only by her initials, M.A., was a very well known local woman. The incident has left locals in a state of shock.

She leaves a 14 year old daughter and a 20 year old son.

Update 21.12.10 Someone has now been arrested in connection with the incident.

There are many people whose Spanish driving licences have expired without their realising as they were expecting to receive a renewal reminder.

At present it appears that Tráfico are not sending out renewal reminders, so it is up to us to remember! The process for renewal of your Spanish drivers licence is as follows.
You need to present in Tráfico or have somebody present on your behalf the paperwork:
* The application forms for the renewal of the driver’s licence that can be obtain from www.dgt.es .
* To pay the renewal cost of €22.22
* N.I.E form and Certificado de Empadronamiento or the Green Residencia form and photocopies.
* Passport and photocopies.
* Expired licence.
* Medical certificate from an authorised medical centre to prove that you a fit and able to renew your licence.
* A photograph of maximum size 32 x 26 mm in colour with a plain background.
* A photo signature application form that can be obtained from Tráfico.
The licence can be renewed up to three months before it is due and can be renewed after its expiry date but driving when it is expired can be penalized with a fine.
Staying on the same subject if you decide to exchange your foreign licence for a Spanish one you would need to follow the next two steps.
In the first instance you need to present Tráfico with photocopies of your licence, passport and NIE or Residencia along with a signed declaration telling them what you a presenting and that you are happy for them to carry out the paperwork on your behalf, this form is available from Tráfico. You would then need to wait 45 days from the date of presentation to complete the process as Tráfico need to contact the authority that issued the licence to check the licence is still valid and that it has not been revoked for any reason.
After the 45 days you would need to present the following documentation to Tráfico in order to complete the process.
* The application forms for the renewal of the driver’s licence that can be obtain from www.dgt.es .
* To pay the renewal cost of €26.26.
* The Green Residencia form and photocopies.
* Passport and photocopies.
* A photograph of maximum size 32 x 26 mm in colour with a plain background.
* A photo signature application form that can be obtained from Tráfico.
* The licence that you are exchanging.
* Declaration form available from Tráfico.
If the licence that you are exchanging is still in date you do not need a medical certificate. If however the licence has expired you will need to have the same documentation but you need to pay for inscription and then an exchange at a cost of €30.10 and also you need a medical certificate.

Source:Tenerife News

7th storm alert

Posted by dolly diver on December 17, 2010
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SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) issued a yellow alert yesterday due to a storm approaching the islands.

The alert has been extended to all the islands today with warnings of high winds and heavy seas.

This is the seventh storm alert that the Canary Islands have suffered recently, the worst one being at the end of November.

Yesterday, bad weather forced La Palma airport to cancel four flights and six flights were delayed for more than an hour.

Today in Tenerife, rain is forecast at 15mm per hour with winds gusting at 75km per hour in the higher altitude, particularly in the Vilaflor and La Orotava areas.

On Saturday, there will still be some rain and wind which may extend into Sunday morning. There will be a transition period from Sunday afternoon and Monday when a new storm is predicted for Tuesday.

Ice rink for Santa cruz

Posted by dolly diver on December 17, 2010
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An ice rink, measuring 20m X 30m near the Plaza de España in Santa cruz has recently opened its doors to the public.

It is open daily from 10am to 10pm.

Ticket prices are adults Euros 5, children Euros 4 and Euros 3.50 per person in groups of 12 or more.

The ticket price is for 1 hour of skating and includes skate hire. There is also a locker room.

The rink is inside a 7.5m tent and will hold 120 people at a time. Monitors and medical staff are employed full time.

Government to clamp down on illegal holiday lets

Posted by dolly diver on December 17, 2010
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A campaign has been announced by The Canary Islands Government to rid the islands of the estimated 400,000 illegal, unregistered tourist accommodation.

Jorge Rodriguez, Canary Minister for Property and the Economy, stated earlier this week that for the whole of 2011 17 inspectors would be employed full-time to stamp out all illegal accommodation.

Every year before Christmas it has become a tradition here in Los Gigantes to illuminate the “Tree of Light” to raise money to assist people less fortunate than ourselves.

In the last few years, through the generosity of the residents and visitors to this community, we have been able to sponsor hundreds of cataract operations in the Third World.

This year, with the Economic Crisis that has had such a devastating effect on so many people in this corner of Tenerife, the Lions Club of Santiago del Teide is concentrating on raising funds simply to buy food to supplement the meals that many local parents are struggling to provide for their families. Many of them are trying to survive on as little as Euros 100 per month!

Most of us have lost someone dear to us and it is at this time of year that they are uppermost in our thoughts.

The Lions Club of Sanitago del Teide would like to invite you all to sponsor a bulb on their “Tree of Light” and dedicate it to the memory of that special person. It will remain illuminated (weather permitting), every night until the end of the festive season.

Each bulb costs only Euros 5. All money raised will go directly to purchasing those much needed groceries.

PLEASE TAKE YOUR DONATION TO ANY OF THESE COLLECTING POINTS:-

The Green Corner bar – Los Gigantes
Restaurant Asturias – Los Gigantes
Simple Simons – Los Gigantes
Paul Ruane – Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes Diving Centre – Marina, Los Gigantes
Megatone – El Varadero
MDI – Alcala
Las Rosas Resort – Puerto Santiago

Or send by post to :-
Santiago del Teide Lions Club, Apartado de Correos 198, 38683 Puerto de Santiago, S/C Tenerife

“Bitter and Twisted”

Posted by dolly diver on December 10, 2010
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Lions Club International had a great start to their Christmas programme on November 18th 2010 when some 80 members and guests went to Puerto de la Cruz for an afternoon of shopping at the La Villa shopping centre followed by a Christmas buffet and entertainment at the “The Majestic”, the new home of “Bitter and Twisted.

The meal was superb and the glamour and slick changes of the fabulous act had everyone laughing until their sides ached.

So it’s a big vote of thanks to Lions member Mary for arranging it all, and to “Bitter and Twisted for all their hard work which resulted in a profit of Euros 1,300 for Lions charities.

More heavy rain forecast.

Posted by dolly diver on December 8, 2010
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The spells of heavy rain continue and the Met Office has issued yet another yellow alert for the Canary Islands today, Wednesday 8th Dec up to midnight.

Areas expected to be worst hit are the south and west of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro and the east, south and west of Tenerife.

Check out prediction for Puerto de Santiago for the next few days. http://www.eltiempo.es/puerto-de-santiago.html Looks like rain brollies can be exchanged for sun brollies at the weekend.