News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
Monday 28th January 2002
The plans for the proposed light railway between Santa Cruz
and La Laguna in the north of Tenerife will once again be open for
public viewing from March. The people of Tenerife are also invited
to place their opinions and objections.
The last time plans were made available to the public, they
were in basic form only, but this time they will be more complete.
It is not now expected that works will commence before the
beginning of next year.
Last Wednesday, the representatives of the group in oppositon
to the extension of the TF-5 motorway in the north of Tenerife
requested in writing that the Cabildo abandons this project. They
also submitted to the Council for Public Works some 2,600 signatures
from people opposed to the plans. This brings the total number on
their petition to 4,600. They
are expecting to collect a further 2,000 signatures, and are
preparing a mass demonstration which is to take place at Santo
Domingo, in La Guancha, on 23rd February.
In Icod de los Vinos in the north west of Tenerife, Guardia
Civil officers have recently arrested a 28 year-old man on charges
of fraud. He is said to
have stolen two prescription books and a rubber stamp from an
ambulance, and used the forms, falsifying the signature of a doctor,
to obtain medical products from farmacies on 14 occasions.
In the south of Tenerife, representatives of a residents´
association from Las Rosas, near Las Galletas, are planning a
demonstration tomorrow afternoon between 2 and 6pm, to protest about
the works which are currently underway on the pavement alongside the
main road linking Las Rosas to Las Galletas, which are effectively
destroying it. They
want the works paralysed, saying that access is being prevented to
private garages, and that the pavement is necessary for residents,
especially for children who have to walk to school.