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Big projects in the limelight but the rest of Puerto is suffering

Is it only me who feels Puerto puts far too much emphasis on major projects, so much so as to have a detrimental effect on the remainder of the town? I can understand why it’s done. Major projects and improvements to the town are seen as vote getters. Four years is a short enough tenure in ...Full Article

Everyone loves a street market so why not in Puerto?

Recently we were treated to the Puerto Street Market. It was to be an event, we were promised, which would be a shopper’s extravaganza, with 150 ...Full Article

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, ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...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 ...Full Article
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