News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
In Los Cristianos in the south of Tenerife, the opening of the new access road linking the town to the TF-1 motorway has suffered yet another delay. This time, it is due to a slight change in plans made by the Cabildo of Tenerife, which requires modifications to be made to work which has already been completed. These include the destruction of 1,500 metres of garden area bordering the new road, the demolition of 200 metres of the central reservation to reduce its width from 5 to 4 metres, moving lampposts which have already been installed – leading to changes in the electricity supply system. The spokesman for the area´s Socialist Party has referred to this as reflecting total disorder, improvisation, and a lack of respect for the residents of Los Cristianos. No new date has been set for the eventual opening of this access road.
In Costa del Silencio in the south of Tenerife, residents recently met with the Alcalde of Arona, the Councillor and representatives of the Local Police force to outline the problems they are suffering. They complain of a lack of security, lack of street lighting, and works which are still pending. They state that the crime level in their area is high, including thefts of bags from senior citizens, drugs trafficking and prostitution. The Alcalde reminded them that shortly 33 new Local Police officers would be added to the force once they have completed their training and examinations, and that at that time special units for individual areas would be created. Plans of a touristic nature for the area include a new promenade for Las Galletas and Costa del Silencio It was also stated that the Ten-Bel complex would soon be submitted to the Ayuntamiento, and that a company was interested in constructing a 5-star hotel in the area with an artificial beach and wave machine.
A 40 year-old woman, resident in
Santa Cruz, has been arrested by Guardia Civil officers on swindling
offences. She had attempted to cash a false cheque for a sum exceeding a
million dollars at a bank in Las Chafiras in the south of Tenerife. She
had pretended to be the holder of the bank account in which she had
intended to deposit the cheque, which was drawn on Banco de Montreal.
Investigations are under way to find the real holder of this account.