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Transformation of the Taoro building but how long will Puerto wait?

A few months ago when referring to the Taoro building I used the term ‘watch this space’, a bad choice of phrase, as I now realise, as it implied that something was about to happen, as in imminent, again not a word one would normally associate with Tenerife. At the time the rumour mongering was that perhaps an interested ...Full Article

Why Puerto will no longer tolerate “clutter” on the streets

From unauthorised tables and chairs, to hoardings and billboards, it’s a big “no” from the council. I am going over old ground today, which in itself is nothing new ...Full Article

The Carnaval is over but did it live up to expectations?

Puerto’s Carnaval is over and was quickly forgotten as the sun began to shine. This year I am almost ashamed to say that I managed to miss most of ...Full Article

So many shades of grey in Puerto de la Cruz

The work on calle Quintana is finally drawing to a close. It will be finished by the end of the month, or so we have been told, but whether ...Full Article

So that was 2016 in Puerto de la Cruz!

This is when I usually do a brief summary of the things that have happened in Puerto de la Cruz during the last year, and give a brief rundown ...Full Article

Question marks over two more Puerto projects

Another month, another column, and another letter from a Puerto reader with a grievance he wants to share. His concerns (let’s call him Disgruntled of Puerto 2) are related ...Full Article

What impression are we giving of Puerto de la Cruz?

I’ve received fan mail! No, maybe not of the ‘we love you Brian’ kind, but then to be honest I welcome any kind of reaction, even negative, because it ...Full Article

Are we going to San Francisco or not? Concert venue stalemate

It was in 2011 when the idea to redevelop Parque San Francisco into an all singing, all dancing concert venue was launched with all the usual fanfare. About time, ...Full Article

Rubbish, sorry recycling, is the new buzz word in Puerto de la Cruz

This month, rubbish is once again the main topic of my column. I know, I can hear the groans already, but it is not my fault. This time the ...Full Article

Puerto de la Cruz, a town for all nationalities

If I am to be honest, I struggle at this time of year for ideas or topics, subjects which I want to write about and more importantly, comment on. ...Full Article
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