Saint George’s Day


Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George and the National Day for England. St. George’s Day is not an official national holiday in England or the UK. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint.

In fact many people do not know that Saint George was not even English, nor did he really have anything to do with England other than supposedly appearing in a vision calling men to fight in the name of the Roman catholic church in the crusades to “retake Jerusalem” from the heathen hordes…

Scattered Cloudy Skies and Humid for Easter weekend


With seasonal warm winds blowing in from the south and west, bringing temperate equatorial seas in our direction, and sheltering the archipelago from the depression over the north east Atlantic, Gran Canaria has started the Easter weekend with scattered cloud, building humidity and a very small possibility of light rain in the north and on the western islands during the first half of the day, reports from the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) confirm.

Playa del Águila reopens after the holy week oil slick

holy week oil slick , James Keenan

Images: James Keenan
The City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has at last reopened the Playa del Águila beach, while those unfortunate enough to have planned to spend the Easter weekend in Castillo del Romeral have been told they “should wait a few days” more until the tar and pollutants embedded in the walls and at bottoms of the natural pools have subsided and been fully washed away.

A ‘guiri’ named Cameron thoroughly enjoys the Canary Islands

LANZAROTE/13-04-14/ El Primer Ministro británico David Cameron y su

The local press have been having a little field day with the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron to Lanzarote for his family Easter holidays, as regional Spanish language daily La Provincia put it, “far from any kind of institutional protocol”. Having a little giggle about the PM’s “slightly reddish face after three days of intense sun”, they have smiled too at the northern European premier for having happily decided to become a ‘guiri’ during his time in Lanzarote.

A former Zapatero Minister has proposed eliminating The Canarias Autonomous Community


The former Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Miguel Sebastián of the socialist PSOE party proposed a change the territorial organization of the Spain last Thursday, in order to reduce public spending, by reducing the number of autonomous communities in the country to just three, Catalonia, The Basque Country and Galicia , and the other fifteen to be “diluted” in to one giant administrative area.

Winds and rain expected to the west, sunshine returning to Gran Canaria from Sunday afternoon


The Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) have activated a yellow warning, signifying “risk”, on the western Islands of the archipelago due to strong winds expected in addition to rain on La Palma and El Hierro.

House prices on The Canaries and Balearic Islands saw a decrease of just 2.6% in March


House prices in The Canarias and Balearics fell by 2.6% in March , according to the valuations and research firm Tinsa, which estimates that prices throughout the whole country fell by an average of 5.5% during the third month of 2014.

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