José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga re-elected mayor of Adeje

 

“I accept the position with great hope for the borough and responsibility for the work we will undertake over the next four years”

José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga has been re-elected mayor of Adeje following the constitution of the new Adeje council. The socialist candidate for the top position received 14 votes, an overall majority.

The new council has 14 socialist members, four from the Coalición Canarias, two from Unidas Podemos-IU, and one from the Partido Popular. All 21 were present to take office on Saturday in a ceremony held in the Convento de San Francisco in front of over 100 members of the Adeje public.

Addressing the assembly once he had been re-elected, the mayor said he was committed to the promise made during the election campaign to “continue the project of social harmony and a prosperous future for the borough”. He said the vote they had received from the local electorate “was both an honour and a challenge, and we cannot let you down This town deserves the best and we will strive to give that and this will be a challenge we will all accept”, adding that they would also work to give the borough the kind of council they deserved.

Rodríguez Fraga extended a wish for success in their endeavours to all 20 elected councillors, adding that “your success signifies success for the borough…Adeje has come a long way in recent years, we have many important achievements under our belts, but we have to continue to work to generate wealth for the borough and its people, to create situations that benefit our people in their search for prosperity, to continue to fight for equality, to create a borough that benefits our young people, our retirees, those who are suffering economic deprivation…these projects are our responsibility.” The mayor said that from Monday the new council would be working hard along the lines laid out, in the service of all the people of Adeje.

The constitution of the new council began with the reading of the official act by the secretary of the council, Hector Gallego. Three municipal political groups were constituted – the socialists, the Coalición Canarias and the mixed group (two councillors from the Podemos-IU and one from the Partido Popular). Each newly elected councillor was then invited to take their oath of office, either on a bible or the constitution.

The members of the newly elected council are: POSO (Socialists) José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, Ermitas Moreira García, Epifanio Díaz Hernández, Esther Rivero Vargas, Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro and José Antonio López Delgado, CC (Coalición Canaria) Oliver Tacoronte Ramos, Patricia León Pérez, Antonio Melián Álvarez and Diana Ariza Rodríguez. PODEMOS-IU Gabriel González Fernández and Eva Bos Delgado, PP (Partido Popular) Partido Popular: Inés Vera Goya.

 

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Gente de zona….in Adeje

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The Cuban duo behind the Spanish song of last summer, La Gozadera, will play one Tenerife concert, in the Adeje Football grounds on March 19th.

Gente de Zona play an infectious mix of reggaton, Cuban dancehall with Caribbean rhythms and have worked regularly with top Latino artists such as Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Their latest single, Traidora, with Marc Anthony, has confirmed their position in the music world following their international Nº1 success with La Gozadera.

Gente de Zona are Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcolm from Cuba and will also stage concerts in Madrid and Gran Canaria. The Adeje gig is being organised by Atresmedia Publicidad, in collaboration with Music Marketing Tools SL., and the Adeje council. The concert begins at 9pm, doors open at 7pm, and there are three zones, General, Front Stage and VIP. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketbell, Misterentradas, Entradas.com and Ticketmaster y Ticketea.

A happier Christmas!

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Cruz Roja and Adeje council donate 20 family boxes which include Christmas fare

20 Adeje families received Christmas boxes from the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) in conjunction with the Adeje council this week.

These were boxes specially prepared for families in need at this time of year, with Christmas-based food products as well as some basic dietary staples. The donations were made as part of the on-going social services aid programme which is dedicated to helping those most in need throughout the year.

Present at the delivery, which took place in the Adeje Cultural Centre, were the Adeje councillor for social welfare, Amada Trujillo Bencomo and volunteer members of the Red Cross.

For her part, the councillor thanked the Cruz Roja for all the social assistance projects they are operating in the Adeje borough, and said that she was delighted that Christmas continues “to bring out the best in all of us”. She said these boxes “are of great help to the families here today and the council of Adeje is delighted to continue to work with the Cruz Roja in their work reaching out to the most vulnerable in our society”.

Dinner Lady!

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Last weekend Adeje councillor for social services and welfare Amada Trujillo Bencomo was one of the guests at a benefit dinner to raise money for children in need here in Tenerife.
The dinner was held in the Rincón de La Caleta restaurant with over 60 people taking part, and a dedicated part of the money raised is going to Amada’s department which is looking after the families very much in need in the borough.
The councillor said “this act of coming together of different individuals and businesses underlines the kind of commitment our society must have to the most vulnerable members of that society. On behalf of the council, and particularly my department I would like to thank everyone for their donations and congratulate the organisers”.
She continued, “while in other places there might be a lack of solidarity, here in Adeje we are blessed with the business community we have, who are always willing to extend a hand to those most in need, and with that in mind we invite them to continue to work alongside us in whatever way they can, in working together to improve the quality of life of those currently suffering”.
Also attending the benefit dinner was the well-known Spanish television presenter, Fernando Ramos, who was MC for the evening, presenting the acts which included performances from singer Adolfo Canela and comedian Juanito Panchín.
The sponsors of the event were: Discoteca Achaman; ESTASUR Cabo Blanco – Buzanada; Europull Piscinas Mi Gusto magazine. Donations or prizes for the raffle were also received from Para,; Dysled,; Elixir; Modas Konti; Multiópticas Orotava; Pekeñekos; Green Padel Club; Modas Yeyo; Viajes Guía Tour; Tabarua; Piel de Toro and E´2 salon.
The Tenerife Servicios y Ocio said that this week, once all the extra donations had been taken into account, they would be presenting a cheque to the Adeje social services department.