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Woman almost drowns in Puerto Santiago pool

Posted by dolly diver on July 26, 2011
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A 58-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after almost drowning in the pool of an apartment complex in Puerto Santiago.

In the latest pool tragedy to hit the island, the holidaymaker was rescued at around 5pm yesterday after other users realised she was in difficulties. She was tended by the public until the emergency services arrived to rush her to the hospital in Playa de Las Américas, where doctors have managed to keep her alive. Her condition last night was critical.

Ayuntamiento Santiago del Teide Discount Fair

Posted by dolly diver on June 11, 2011
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Discount Fair Puerto SantiagoScheduled for Sunday, July 10th 2011

The City Council of the Historic Village of Santiago del Teide, through its Department of Commerce and the Association of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of Santiago del Teide (ASEMTEIDE), are organising another Discount Fair, to be held on Sunday 10th July in the Plaza in Puerto de Santiago, 09:00 to 20:00.

Lots of bargains, time to start the Xmas shopping!!!!

The fair will be attended by about 30 companies in the municipality in the following categories: Fashion & Accessories, Furniture, Home and Gifts, Child Clothing, Hardware Stores, Florists, Computers, Perfume, Pet Shops, Bookstores and linens, amongst others. There will be raffles and activities for younger children.

Annual coastal clean up.

Posted by dolly diver on May 10, 2011
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“Hey Sheila, are you joining us for the clean up on Saturday morning”. It was the voice of Councillor Steve Gerrald.

“Sorry, can’t this year I’m looking after the “Gremlins” for the day, (my Grandchildren David, 4yrs and Lily almost 3 yrs).

“Well bring them along too, it’s something different for them” was the reply. “and there’s a huge paella being served after the clean up for all the volunteers”.

So Saturday morning arrived, no need to set the alarm, the kids were up before me, oh dear could I have ever been that cheerful and full of so much energy that early in the morning!

“Is it time to go yet” they were asking. (Not before my 2 cups of coffee to wake me up, I was thinking).
How about playing with the lego until it is time to go, I suggested to them. They agreed.

The starting point of the clean up was the beach and harbour in Puerto Santiago. We arrived there to meet up with at least 50 volunteers all armed with rubber gloves, bin bags, brushes and dust pans.
Councillor Gerald soon had everything organized. There would be 3 groups. The divers would clear the harbour. One group would clear the coastline towards Puerto Santiago plaza and the other group would cover the walkway towards the Barcello Santigo and the rock pool – I chose this route as it would be easier for David and Lily.

Very soon we had dozens of large bin bags full of plastic bags, bottles and cans which were cluttering the rocks below the walkway. After a well earned coffee break (and ice cream too) we then cleared the rock pool area. Then it was back to base to see the amazing looks on the faces of bystanders by the the amount of junk which was being pulled out of the harbour itself by local divers.

It was a good morning out, something different to do, and the area does look so much better, what an achievement.. The kids were happy, David had found a toy car – and to finish we all tucked into that huge paella.

A big thank you from the organizers to all who took part.

New community Centre for Puerto de Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on January 15, 2011
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Building work has started on the new community centre in Puerto de Santiago. The centre has a budget of three hundred and thirty-six thousand euros (€ 336,000.00).

Facilities in the area are inadequate for the rapidly growing population. The new multi function hall, plus two other rooms will cover 351 square metres and provide a meeting place for training, recreational, cultural, as well as a play area for children.

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.

Gala Queen – Puerto Santiago Fiesta

Posted by dolly diver on July 27, 2010
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Gema Montesdeoca, age 16 who represented Puerto de Santiago was crowned this year’s Gala Queen of Puerto Santiago fiesta which took place on July 22nd 2010.

Candidates were: Martin Yaridé Guanche, Tamaimo, Beatriz Linares Díaz The Molledo, Marquis Coraima Hernandez La Caldera, Gema Montesdeoca Puerto de Santiago, Lucía Martín Guerra Santiago del Teide, Álvarez Delgado Arguayo.

The gala was presented by Rebecca and Alexis Rojas Paniagua. Entertainers were MM Ballet Dance act, singer Priscilla Estévez, comedian Jesus Farray and Fog starring Irinea and Pepe Benavente.

Hover cursor over pic for names – click on pic to enlarge

This year’s Playa Arena to Puerto Santiago swimming competition, which was the 15th organised by the local council, attracted over 300 competitors.

First place in the men’s race was claimed by Francisco Javier Perez with a finishing time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds. Second place went to Jose Carlos Baez Gonzalez with a time of 12 minutes and 54 seconds and third place went to Ciro Ascanio Gutierrez with a time of 13 minutes and 59 seconds.

In the women’s race first over the finish line was Design Escatllar with a time of 15 minutes 28 seconds, second place was Usoa Gala Arocena with a time of 15 minutes and 29 seconds while third place went to Carmen Elsa Dominguez with a time of 15 minutes and 50 seconds.

There was also prizes for locals who entered. In the men’s category first place went to José Juan Casañas with a time of 16 minutes and 47 seconds, second place went to Thomas Jonay Glez Garcia with a time of 18 minutes and 13 seconds and third place went to Javier Diaz Linares with a time of 18 minutes and 15 seconds.

Local women’s category was as follows: first Dácil Hernandez finished, using a time of 21 minutes and 21 seconds, second place went to Vanessa Sanchez with a time of 23 minutes and 52 seconds, while the Third place went to Ana Belén Socas with a time of 27 minutes and 9 seconds.

Great success for Saintiago del Teide Fair!

Posted by dolly diver on November 13, 2009
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foto-de-la-feria-del-descuento-celebradaSantiago del Teide Fair was held in Puerto de Santiago square last Sunday 08th of november with huge numbers passing through the 42 strong stands of an array of goods on sale. The prices were low and there was lots of fun to be had for the kids, with bouncy castles and games to be played.

Overall the fair was a great success and we hope to see another one soon.

Puerto Santiago Rap Competition

Posted by dolly diver on October 24, 2009
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The Public Library Service, together with The Youth Services Department of Santiago del Teide local council, have announced the 4th annual Rap and Hip Hop song writing competition.

Contestants must be between 14 and 30years old. They can submit up to three sets of original lyrics for the competition.

Entry forms are available at the Puerto Santiago youth centre, in the same building as the Dumbo’s Nursery.

The competition is running until December 4th.

James Lambert SingersThousands have heard them sing in international competitions and at private functions, and now they are coming to Tenerife.

The , based in Wrexham, North Wales, are to sing in Spain for the very first time.
The choir has about 30 members and a lively repertoire of popular music that includes well known songs from the 40’s right up to music from more modern shows and films.

For one night only they will be performing at El Marques in Puerto Santiago on Saturday 7th September starting at 7pm.

The evening in association with the Santiago del Teide Lions Club, will be supported by the local singer Ian Anderson with dancing until late.

A full, sit down buffet is included in the ticket price. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

Tickets are Euros 20
Available from El Marques reception, MDI Alcala, Megatone in El Varadero, Paul Ruane in Los Gigantes.