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The Birth and Distribution of the Cavendish Banana

You have got to be someone special to appear on the front of a postage stamp, especially if you’re not native born. In this case, it wasn’t , as the saying goes, “the luck of the Irish”.

Do Puerto hotel owners need more financial help for regenerations?

All the talk of how Puerto de la Cruz has become so busy once again, yet two hotels in the town have recently closed with a loss ...Full Article

Remembering British war dead

Recently we remembered those who gave their lives in the First World War. This article is about men who died in a battle long before.

Let there be light in our “intelligent destination” of Puerto de la Cruz

There have been a lot of news items coming from the town hall lately, so much so it has been a job to keep up with them all. ...Full Article

“Torre del Conde” of La Gomera

Through the pages of the ‘Tenerife News’, may I make a suggestion to the Cabildo of Gomera, the Ayuntamiento of San Sebastian and the University of La Laguna, ...Full Article

Litter, car parks, PR stunts, jacuzzis and more…Puerto issues once again in the news

Did you know September 15th was International Coastal Clean-up day? I didn’t, at least, not at the time, in fact not until four days later while walking ...Full Article

Statistics, statistics, statistics…but what is reality for Puerto?

By this time last year, everyone in the town hall team was gung ho about the ever increasing visitor numbers.

Kings and queens

In Santa Cruz the Museo de Bellas Artes in Calle Jose Murphy, next to the Plaza del Principe, houses a collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the ...Full Article

Promises for Puerto but when can we expect firm dates?

I have no plan for this month, that is to say I have no topic, not a major one anyway, so I’m afraid it will have to be ...Full Article

Hugh Salvin and Simon Bolivar “The liberator” of South América

On 5th January 1824 HMS ‘Cambridge’, under the command of Captain Thomas Maling, set sail from England for South America to take four British Consuls, their families ...Full Article
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