News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
In the south of Tenerife, Guardia Civil officers based at Adeje have recently detained a 38 year-old woman who is accused of robbery. It appears that she gained access to an apartment by entering through the bathroom window, and took objects which were inside a suitcase, together valued at 600 euros. The stolen items were recovered at the time of her arrest.
In Fuerteventura, the number of illegal immigrants rescued from the bottom of some cliffs following the arrival of their boat has ascended to 90, one of whom was dead. Their boat was detected as it arrived, and a Guardia Civil helicopter crew began the rescue operation as it was impossible to reach them either by sea or land. During the rescue operation, with the numbers escalating, the officers realised that a second boat had also arrived at the same spot. The immigrants were in a pessimistic state of mind, without shoes, hungry and exhausted. Ambulances were called, and also an emergency helicopter which was only able to take three immigrants on board to a local hospital. Meanwhile, in the south of Gran Canaria where an immigrant boat had recently arrived, 22 people have been found, including 9 minors.
In the south of Tenerife, the district of San Miguel will soon have the largest sporting marina in Tenerife. Situated in the area between Amarilla Golf and Golf del Sur, it will have an 870 metre-long breakwater and moorings for around 350 vessels of 10-20 metres in length. The Marina San Miguel is expected to be inaugurated in the summer, in time for the main holiday season. Shortly, work will begin on access roads to the new port, which will also have a shopping area, other areas dedicated to restoration and repairs, and car parking. The new port, occupying 3,513 square metres and with the possibility of future expansion, is only 7 kilometres from the Reina Sofia Airport and will have a direct access to the TF-1 motorway.