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The City Council is undertaking a project to reform and improvement the public lighting in Arguayo, Tamaimo and Puerto de Santiago.

The work has a budget of € 140,754.00.

The existing lighting and wiring, which is in poor condition, will all be replace by watertight fluorescent lighting with 36w lamps.

Improvements to the TF-82 in Tamaimo

Posted by dolly diver on January 20, 2010
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The mayor of Santiago del Teide, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, reported that after meetings with the Island Council improvement work will begin on the TF-82 at Tamaimo.

A petition of hundreds of signatures was collected from residents and road users seeking urgent action after continuous landslides put lives at risk.

The oldest person in the municipality celebrates 99 years

Posted by dolly diver on August 3, 2009
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 	dona-jaimina-sentada-junto-al-alcalde-y-familiaresIn village of Tamaimo, Donna Jaimina González Jiménez, born on 26th July, 1910 has celebrated her 99th birthday with family and friends.

Jaimina is the oldest person in Santiago Del Teide, and her birthday celebrations were attended by the Mayor, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, the councillor of Social Services, Beatriz Gonz lez-Navarro, who is also the granddaughter of the grandmother of the municipality, the councillor for Culture, Maria Candelaria Perez and councillor of the People, María Pérez González.

The Mayor, on behalf of the council, gave her a bouquet of flowers and a painting commemorating this significant event.

Jaimina González Jiménez has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and continues to surprise her family and friends with her amazing mental and physical abilities.

Once again it is the time of year for the Santiago del Teide “Nooks and Crannies of Santiago” painting and photographic competition.

The competition is open to non-professional artists or photographers, there is no age limit.

The theme is Rincones de Santiago, or Nooks and Crannies of Santiago, and entries should reflect the picturesque nature and/or local culture of the municipality.

Artists are limited to three entries per person, and each painting must be a minimum of 40 x 30 cm and correctly marked with the artist’s name.

Prizes for the painting competition are:

First Prize €601

Second prize €301

Third prize €150

Photographic entries are limited to 3 per person. They can be in colour or black and white and each must be a minimum of 30 x 40 cm and clearly marked with the photographer’s name.

Prizes for the Photographic competition are:

First Prize €301

Second prize €240

Third prize €180

Fourth prize €120

Fifth prize €60

Competitors are limited to one prize. Entries need to be handed in by 2pm on 24th July to the Department of Culture at the Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento, with the following words clearly marked on the outside, “Para el concurso Rincones de Santiago”.

All entries will be on show on 27th July in the Guaninfa cultural centre in Tamaimo, to coincide with the Artesanía Popular Canaria – the local Arts and Crafts Fayre.
At 5pm the winning entries will be announced.


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.