News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
In La Palma, a 30 year-old man was killed when
his motorcycle hit a wall at Puntagorda. Although emergency services wasted no
time in attending the scene, nothing could be done to save his life due to the
gravity of the injuries he had sustained.
In the south of Tenerife, a 28 year-old man suffered serious chest injuries in a collision between two vehicles at Guargacho. Firemen had to release one person who was trapped in a vehicle, and another was slightly injured, but did not need medical treatment.
A 31 year-old man has been arrested by Guardia Civil officers based in Playa de las Americas and accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and stealing items including a television set and some compact discs from her apartment. He had forced a window open in order to gain access, stolen the goods, and then afterwards, hit her and threatened to kill her.
In Fuerteventura, 92 illegal immigrants who arrived on the island on board three separate boats have been detained by Guardia Civil officers. Two of these boats were detected as they approached the coast of Tuineje. Due to bad sea conditions, a lifeboat was involved in rescuing the passengers from one of these boats. The third boat was detected 6 miles off Tarajalejo. A Guardia Civil launch had to evacuate the passengers from this boat, which was overloaded, before taking it in to the pier at Gran Tarajal. The crew from two of the boats were identified and arrested.
In Puerto de la Cruz, the long awaited
sporting and fishing port could be a little closer to becoming reality. Last
week´s Bulletin of the Canaries published an announcement stating that the
project would be available for public information within one month, along with a
study of its environmental impact. The Alcalde of Puerto de la Cruz has
announced that the Cabildo intends to put the project out to tender in the
second half of 2005. The Ayuntamiento has granted the land required, and must
now modify plans to create a direct access road from the west which would
connect with the TF-5 motorway and pass through Punta Brava, El Burgado and Las
Dehesas. The new port, to be constructed on a budget of 36 million euros, is to
be located between the existing pier and Playa Jardin.