Traffic Accidents Increase Of 35%
Traffic accidents on the island have increased 35% so far this year, compared to 2017. There have been 164 so far in 2018. There have been 5 deaths so far this year on the roads, the same number as last year and the number of seriously injured people has fallen to 6, one less than the same time last year. Minor injuries have increased by 20%.
Jewel Heist in Puerto del Carmen
Thieves got away with €3.5 Million in jewels in a robbery committed in the early hours of Sunday morning. They gained access to Santos Jewellery through the roof of the building. Guardia Civil are actively pursuing an investigation, but so far have not identified the culprits.
ASCAV Joins Spanish Federation
ASCAV, the association of rental home owners in The Canaries has joined the Spanish Federation of Associations of Housing and Tourist Apartments, Fevitur. This gives them the backing of a national association fighting for fair legislation for holiday home owners.
Tragic Death of Local Swimmer
Well known local swimmer 18 year old Alejandro Candela died suddenly on Tuesday, after retiring to bed for a rest. He won many high profile swimming events on the island and will be sadly missed by the swimming community.
Palms Being Treated In Playa Honda
The Palms in Playa Honda are being treated after a weevil infestation was discovered. The insect Diocalandra Frumenti can be devastating for palms, and 10 have been identified as beyond treatment and will need to be pulled down.
Fire On The Strip
Crews were called to extinguish a fire at the Old Paradise Disco at CC Columbus in Puerto del Carmen on Thursday afternoon. It was believed to have been caused by a hand dryer and had been contained by closing doors in the premises. It was put out, but several rooms were smoke damaged.