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11 arrested for drug smuggling to Gran Canaria

11 arrested for drug smuggling to Gran Canaria

The Policia Nacional ‘s operation ‘Boko’ has resulted with 11 people being arrested.

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Canary Islands Holiday Homes Decree

Canary Islands Holiday Homes Decree

The Canary Islands autonomous regional government has, on Friday May 22, approved the long awaited new decree regulating holiday homes in the Canary Islands.

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Leak sealing works progressing

Leak sealing works progressing

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles ( ROVs ) have now sealed, temporarily, 3 leaks on the sunken Russian Trawler, Oleg Naydenov

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“Compro Oro” scam in Las Palmas

“Compro Oro” scam in Las Palmas

Police have arrested 3 people, two of which ran, between them, 8 shops entitled “Compro Oro” (‘ We Buy Gold’) in Las Palmas.

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Little luggage boy Abou gets residencia

Little luggage boy Abou gets residencia

The 8 year old boy, Abou, whose father tried to smuggle him in a suitcase to Spain, has recieved temporary permission to reside in Spain for a year.

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New free public wifi areas in Santa Lucia

New free public wifi areas in Santa Lucia

The implementation of a public wireless network in the pedestrian area of ​​Avenida de Canarias, and two other points of the lower town, is “a step [forward] in the quality of services we provide to the population”

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The Canary weekend tips 22-24 May

The Canary weekend tips 22-24 May

Some highlights from the San Fernando Fiestas during the weekend   As the most local of the traditional summer fiestas to the tourist towns of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas

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The aquarium “Poema del Mar”

The aquarium “Poema del Mar”

The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world

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Man shoots his sister and brother

Man shoots his sister and brother

A man shot his two siblings last week in Las Palmas. First he shot his sister in Almatriche, a district south-west of the capital, whom he left seriously wounded; and then he pursued his brother in a car chase through Jinámar.

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2.18 million seats for summer season to Gran Canaria

2.18 million seats for summer season to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria increased its number of available seats this summer by 2.2% to 2.18 million seats,

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15 blue flags for Gran Canaria

15 blue flags for Gran Canaria

This year Gran Canaria received 13 coveted blue flags for beaches and 2 for marinas.

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Over 7000 more nurses needed in the Canary Islands

Over 7000 more nurses needed in the Canary Islands

To move into line with the European Union average, the canary islands would need to employ 7,000 more nurses

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ITV in El Tablero soon operational

ITV in El Tablero soon operational

Great news for the people living in the South. On Monday 18th May the opening  ceremony was for a new Maspalomas ITV (MOT) facility

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New Norwegian airlines routes to Canary Islands

New Norwegian airlines routes to Canary Islands

Norwegian airlines will have 3 new routes from UK  to the Canary Island starting this winter

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2 arrested for breaking mirrors on 19 vehicles

2 arrested for breaking mirrors on 19 vehicles

Two young people were detained by Police for damaging 19 vehicles (mirrors) parked on Avenida Alemania in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

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Animal protection Society Anahí take over Puerto Rico dog pound

Animal protection Society Anahí take over Puerto Rico dog pound

The Animal Protection Society, Anahí, has signed an agreement to collaborate with Ayuntamiento de Mogán.

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First leakage point sealed on shipwreck

First leakage point sealed on shipwreck

On Thursday 14 May, Marine specialist company OTECH, contracted by the Ministry of Development, started the slow and difficult task to seal the first leak from the wreck of the Oleg Naydenov.

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Leak sealing operation on sunken Oleg Naydenov

Leak sealing operation on sunken Oleg Naydenov

The Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, has announced that the sealing of the leaks from the sunken Russian ship Oleg Naydenov off the southern tip off Gran Canaria has begun.

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The Canary Weekend tips 14 – 17 May

The Canary Weekend tips 14 – 17 May

  14-16 May, Las Palmas Mesa y López Festival Mesa and Lopez Festival, taking place on Las Ramblas in Mesa y López. Product offers, musical performances, fashion shows, food, car shows, children’s activities and more. Also Las Ramblas will have a craft market on Thursday and Friday from 10:00-21:00. Friday 15 May, Playa del Ingles, shopping
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Canary Islands on alert for high temperatures

Canary Islands on alert for high temperatures

The Canary Islands Government Directorate General of Security and Emergency declared a state of alert for maximum high temperatures throughout the eastern province of the Canary Islands and in Tenerife.

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PACMA campaign against the cat cull on Gran Canaria

PACMA campaign against the cat cull on Gran Canaria

The Animalist Party –PACMA– a specialised political party working for animal rights, the environment and social justice in Spain

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The Canary Islands slowly getting better with recycling glass

The Canary Islands slowly getting better with recycling glass

The Canary Islands recycled more than 31,300 tons of glass in 2014

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Salvamento Maritimo rescues 43 adrift

Salvamento Maritimo rescues 43 adrift

An alert was sounded regarding an open boat reported to have embarked from the area of Tan Tan in Morocco

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Gran Canaria heat wave alert

Gran Canaria heat wave alert

The Canary Islands government has declared, starting at 9 am on Sunday 10 May, an alert for the risk of forest fires in the Western Islands and Gran Canaria.

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Tri-continental Gran Canaria #ShapingTheOdds

Tri-continental Gran Canaria #ShapingTheOdds

This week, Spanish national channel TVE1´s 60 minutes programme broadcast a special feature about a subject very dear to us here at The Canary News, Views & Sunshine

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Road closure on exit from the airport to the GC-1 South

Road closure on exit from the airport to the GC-1 South

Beautification work on the GC-1 has forced the closure of the road linking the airport to exit 16, southbound

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La Feria Abril, in the area of ​​Santa Catalina Park 7-10 May

La Feria Abril, in the area of ​​Santa Catalina Park 7-10 May

More than 2,000 light bulbs illuminate the start of the 8th edition of the Feria de Abril, (The April Fair) in the area of ​​Santa Catalina Park

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The Canary Weekend Tips 7-10 May

The Canary Weekend Tips 7-10 May

Another busy weekend ahead for you to enjoy on the beautiful sunny Gran Canaria

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Two ROVs to arrive to seal Oleg Naydenov leaks

Two ROVs to arrive to seal Oleg Naydenov leaks

The operation to seal the eight points from which fluids are leaking from the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov, that sank on April 14 just south of Gran Canaria, is planned to start mid next week.

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Surveillence for oil continues

Surveillence for oil continues

The Maritime Rescue Center in Las Palmas and the Ministry of Development are coordinating a broad maritime and air surveillance deployment as well as collection of surface hydrocarbons

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