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The Canary Weekend Tips 12-14 February

The Canary Weekend Tips 12-14 February

A lovely sunny weekend ahead on which to celebrate spring rites,

Carnival Season on Gran Canaria 2016

Carnival Season on Gran Canaria 2016

Over the next couple of months there will be so many Carnival celebrations going on across our 

Judge dismisses case of alleged assault

Judge dismisses case of alleged assault

This Friday morning a judge at the main municipal courtroom of San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Newsbrief : Airline news – Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and Jet2 have all made announcements this week about extra routes

Three popular airlines have this week announced they plan to add extra routes and flights to Gran Canaria during 2016.

Two Norwegian tourists report assault

Two Norwegian tourists report assault

Two Norwegian tourists, aged 31 & 26, have denounced a taxi driver in Maspalomas

Newsbrief: Three pickpockets detained in Puerto de Mogán

A wallet was stolen in Arguineguin on 2 of February, while the owner was shopping in the local market. Later the alleged perpetrators used one of the cards to make cash withdrawals amounting to €750. Guardia Civil detained three men of foreign origin, with the initials

SBTPuede secures dumped official docs

SBTPuede secures dumped official docs

A series of public documents with the official letterhead of the City of San Bartolome

Growing ethnographic legacy of Gran Canaria

Growing ethnographic legacy of Gran Canaria

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has discovered a hydraulic unit from the nineteenth century 

40th Anniversary Mini Transat in 2017

40th Anniversary Mini Transat in 2017

Gran Canaria has been chosen to be the only stop over in the Mini Transat 2017

Detained at airport concealing hashish

Detained at airport concealing hashish

A man was detained at Gran Canaria airport on January 31st after arriving on a flight

Newsbrief : Small dog returned to the “owner” who beat her in Maspalomas

Over the weekend we reported a man being arrested for beating his little dog in the street, which echoed through the news and social media. Several witnesses reported that the man severely beat and even bit the dog. After initial witness statements were taken the man was arrested 

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

42 rescued from an open patera adrift

A Helimer 210 Sea Air Rescue helicopter on Sunday afternoon located a patera (open boat)

Newsbrief: Six detained for selling counterfeit sportswear

Policia Nacional have detained six people in San Bartolomé de Tirajana for selling counterfeit sports clothing on the south of the Island. All six have police records for similar accusations. 363 items of sportswear were seized from stores located in shopping centers at Bahia Feliz, San Agustín and Playa del Inglés

No Serious Injuries Tarajilillo Campsite fire

No Serious Injuries Tarajilillo Campsite fire

The final toll of the campsite fire earlier has been reported to have been six caravans

El Berriel Campsite Fire in Bahia Feliz

El Berriel Campsite Fire in Bahia Feliz

Thick black smoke could be seen from the beaches of Maspalomas as emergency services

Newsbrief: Canary Islands tourists spent €12.859 billion in 2015

Tourist expenditure grew by 3.34 % last year in the Canary Islands, according to the tourist Expenditure Survey released this week by the National Institute of Statics (INE). Spending in the Canary Islands was the second highest overall in Spain, at €12.859 billion representing 19.1% of the national total, behind Catalunya‘s 

Man arrested for beating a small dog

Man arrested for beating a small dog

Policia Nacional agents have arrested a 26 year-old foreign man in San Fernando 

Open Doors Weekend Museum & Art Centers

Open Doors Weekend Museum & Art Centers

Museum and Art Centres across the island are offering free entrance all this weekend. 

Newsbrief: Puerto Rico pub credit card fraudster arrested

The Guardia Civil in Puerto Rico have resolved a case of a bank fraud in a pub in Puerto Rico, allegedly committed by a worker, who, after charging for a drink from a customer, paying with their credit card, then allegedly used the number and pin to make charges totaling to €1,705. The investigation was initiated

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

January was unusually warm and very humid throughout mainland Spain and The Canary Islands.

Canary Island Film location promotion

Canary Island Film location promotion

A new brand ‘Canary Island Film’ has been launched by the regional Government

Newsbrief: 3 women detained, including a minor, for several thefts in the south

Policia Nacional have detained three women in Maspalomas all of foreign nationalities and with police records on suspicion of multiple thefts in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Among those arrested was a minor, under 15 years old, who was placed in the custody

The Canary Weekend Tips 5-7 February

The Canary Weekend Tips 5-7 February

Its about Almond Festivals this weekend up on the mountain in Tejeda and Tunte.  

Dog Park Opens in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Dog Park Opens in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

The commissioning of the first dog park and dog agility circuit in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Newsbrief: search for an open boat in the Atlantic continues

Salvamento Maritimo, sea rescue, have continued, in the early hours of this Thursday, the search of waters south of The Canary Islands for a patera (open b0at) that reportedly embarked from Cabe Bojador on Tuesday with about 49 people aboard. Reported by an NGO on Tuesday to have left from Cape Bojador

Cyclist dies after suffering heart attack

Cyclist dies after suffering heart attack

A foreign cyclist, in his 60s, died yesterday when traveling on the GC-500 road near Taurito

False alarm: Shopping Centre Evacuated

False alarm: Shopping Centre Evacuated

Two suitcases without an obvious owner in the Atlantico Shopping Centre, in Vecindario

“The Titan” shooting starts on Gran Canaria

“The Titan” shooting starts on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has once more become a film set, this time shooting “elevated Sci-fi”

Import and Export tariffs being reviewed

Import and Export tariffs being reviewed

The Canary Islands’ Government is considering raising the minimum exemption