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Ithaisa Medina González (left)representing Tamaimo, wearing a traditional Canarian dress which was worn in Orotava during the 18th century, was this years Queen of the Santiago Del Teide Romera

Folklore group “Voces de Mujer” and Asociación Cultural “Magec”Kept everyone entertained throughout the evening.

Salsa dancing to the Arguayo Band nicely rounded off the evening.

Tomorrow evening (Thurs 29th May) in the plaza at Puerto Santiago is the election of the Romeria Queen, starting at 9.30pm.

This year’s six finalists, drawn from across the municipality, will be dressed in their traditional Canarian costumes. Our English (oops sorry, Scottish) host for the evening is Councillor Steven Gerald – McKenna.

There will be entertainment by the Municipal School of Folklore from Santiago del Teide, the Cultural Association ‘Magec’ as well as the group, Voces de Mujer.

The six finalists pictured below are, 1. Alexandra Débora Robinson, representing Puerto de Santiago, 2. Noelia Gil Linares, (Santiago town), 3. Melania Dorta Gorrín, (Valle Ariba), 4. Laura Troncatti Perez, (Arguayo), 5. Ithaisa Medina González, (Tamaimo) and 6. Elisabeth Sanchez Gorrín (Retamar).

After the new Romeria Queen has been elected, there will be dancing in the plaza to music by the Arguayo Band.

1. Alexandra Débora Robinson                                          2. Noelia Gil Linares

3. Melania Dorta Gorrín                                                         4. Laura Troncatti Perez

5. Ithaisa Medina González                                                 6. Elisabeth Sanchez Gorrín

Food handler’s course in Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on May 28, 2008
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Another basic food-handling health and safety course is being organised by Santiago del Teide council.

The course will be held at the sociodeportiva (social/sports room) in Paseo Agustín Herrera, Puerto de Santiago, next to the Chicken Shack, on June 10th and 11th, at 4pm – finishing at 7pm.

The six hour course is designed to give students a basic understanding of food hygiene and is very similar to the UK course. Holding the certificate is a requirement in law for anyone employed in the handling of food in bars and restaurants.

To enrol for the course contact the council offices in Santiago del Teide, or telephone 922863127 ext. 253.

A painting competition with a nautical theme is being organised by the Fisherman’s museum in Puerto Santiago.

Only 1 entry per artist is allowed and the theme of the sea, fishing and its arts and crafts and the customs of fishermen are to be shown.

Entries are to be handed in from July 7th to July 21st at the Museo de Pescador, in Avenida Quinco Centenario, Puerto de Santiago.

The judges will select 40 works of art from those handed in and they will be on display at the museum between the August 4th and 31st.

The best 3 will be awarded prizes at a presentation on the final day of the exhibition.

1st prize is a trip to La Gomera for 2 people, staying in the Hotel Tecina. 2nd prize is a stay in the Hotel Playa de La Arena, and the 3rd prize is a weekend in Los Gigantes.

For more information, email museo@museodelpescador.com or telephone 671329500.

Fire in Puerto Santiago shopping mall

Posted by dolly diver on May 19, 2008
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The Local Police and volunteer Firefighters of Santiago del Teide yesterday had to act in an emergency situation when a fire broke out in the shopping mall Tenir in Puerto Santiago.

The fire started at 6.30 pm in the power distribution room in the basement of the building. Fortunately there were no injuries.

                                                                                       Photo: Gerald Zenou

Improvements to beach at Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on April 11, 2008
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Puerto Santiago Beach

The mayor of Santiago del Teide and Island officials visited the beach area in Puerto Santiago, earlier this week, with a view to renovate the location.

Meetings are now in progress to decide on the feasibility of modernising the walkways, seating areas and gardens.

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