ricardomelchior“Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of Tenerife, as we enter a new period with the coming of the New Year, I would like to send you a message of hope for the future.

It is a time for looking back at what we have achieved during 2008; if our wishes have come true and if we have attained the goals we set ourselves with such enthusiasm at the start of the year.

This applies to all of us and for our society – the citizens of Tenerife, who are constantly striving to make the island a better place. We are all committed to this pledge.

Unfortunately, we face a period of growing problems due to an economic situation which affects our country and the world in general. But history tells us that in the past we overcame difficult circumstances thanks to the tenacity of the Tenerife people and we can do it again.

That is my message of hope and confidence in the future, which I am sure will be favourable.

I wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR”.

Ricardo Melchior Navarro
President Tenerife Island Government