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The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 March’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 March’17

The first weekend of Spring ahead and Summer will be an hour closer this Sunday

Transgression – Springtime March 2017 Print Edition

Transgression – Springtime March 2017 Print Edition

Read the digital March Print edition online here or download the PDF 

Police close net on Rolex Smash & Grab

Police close net on Rolex Smash & Grab

National Police continue to investigate the circumstances around the armed robbery in Meloneras

Events: “Traditions market”, 25-26 March in Playa de Mogán

Events: “Traditions market”, 25-26 March in Playa de Mogán

The “Traditions Market”, Easter Edition, in Playa de Mogán

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

ArbolApp Canary Islands guide to wild trees

Did you know that the most recently discovered species of dragon tree

Newsbrief: Man arrested while burying more than 1kg of cocaine

Guardia Civil arrested a 39-year-old man last week who they surprised while he was burying a large packet containing a kilo of cocaine in a Gran Canaria barranco ravine. The arrest was carried out as part of an operation deployed by the Guardia Civil’s Anti-Organized Crime and Anti-Drugs Team

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

One of the tourist busses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria almost caught fire

The Saint: Las Palmas Vs Villarreal

The Saint: Las Palmas Vs Villarreal

   17/3/17 The Friday night game saw Las Palmas entertain 5th place Villarreal, expecting a tough game.

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Fraudsters swindled over €400,000 from Gran Canaria tourists

Policia Nacional have announced that they have dismantled an organisation 

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains

The Spanish National Heritage Council have decided after meeting in the capital

Events: Spring Handicrafts Fair at Faro de Maspalomas

Events: Spring Handicrafts Fair at Faro de Maspalomas

The seventh Faro de Maspalomas Spring Time Handcraft Fair

New cruise & airline routes announced

New cruise & airline routes announced

The airline Eurowings last week announced two weekly flights from Vienna being scheduled

Newsbrief : Tough flu season in the Canaries, as recorded flu deaths double

The winter flu season 2016-2017 has seen 140 hospitalised cases of confirmed influenza, of which 95,7% were virus A and the rest, virus B. Twenty-four deaths have also been reported, all due to virus A, with the exception of one case of virus B. Last flu season ended with 190 hospitalisations

Storm weather, and snow at the summits

Storm weather, and snow at the summits

Winter has left a parting shot with Mount Teide, over on Tenerife, today showing its colder

Gran Canaria train still in the works

Gran Canaria train still in the works

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria, it has emerged this week, is still pushing forward

New effort towards Canaries Agroturism

New effort towards Canaries Agroturism

A new initiative entitled ‘Canarias convida‘ aims to bring visitors and the local consumer closer

Million-Euro Rolex robbery in the South

Million-Euro Rolex robbery in the South

Two gunmen robbed a well known jewelry store in the heart of Maspalomas

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 March’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 March’17

Another busy weekend ahead with many Carnival events going on around the island

A Carnival Tragedy in Las Palmas

A Carnival Tragedy in Las Palmas

22 year old Jhonatan Orozco Calderón, originally from Columbia, died on Monday, March 6,

New Bricomart DIY store open Wednesday

New Bricomart DIY store open Wednesday

The first Bricomart ‘warehouse’ store in the Canary Islands is opening to public for the first time

Carnival Costa Mogán 14-19 March 2017

Carnival Costa Mogán 14-19 March 2017

Carnival Costa Mogán 2017 starts this Tuesday, March 14th. The theme for this year

New cultural offering in Las Palmas

New cultural offering in Las Palmas

The City Council of Las Palmas and the Tourist Board presented “a new culture proposal”

Gran Canaria Weather: Wind Yellow Advisory

Gran Canaria Weather: Wind Yellow Advisory

With maximum temperatures having peaked at around 30ºC in the shade this weekend, AEMET

Newsbrief: ‘Poema del Mar aquarium’ announce opening at the end of the year 2017

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Loro Parque Group this week presented the newly constructed Poema del Mar Aquarium at the ITB, which is the world’s largest tourism trade fair held in Berlin. They also announced that opening will be at the end of the year

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Over the last month there have been multiple sightings of brightly shimmering sea creatures

The Canary Weekend Tips 10-12 March ’17

The Canary Weekend Tips 10-12 March ’17

A hot ‘scorchio’ weekend ahead and also a very busy one with so many events, 

International drugs & money laundering bust

International drugs & money laundering bust

The Guardia Civil’s recent operation ‘Deambular VI’, has led to the arrest of 12 people

Gran Canaria Spring swelter this weekend

Gran Canaria Spring swelter this weekend

If you have the chance this weekend, head for the beaches to cool down; there is a yellow advisory

Return of The Saint: Las Palmas V Osasuna

Return of The Saint: Las Palmas V Osasuna

THE RETURN OF THE SAINT !!!!    05/03/2017 —-Tickets for next home game! A midweek disappointment 

Newsbrief: Registered unemployment falls in the Canary Islands in February

Registered unemployment numbers dropped in the Canary Islands by 1,874 people over the last month, February, which means 0.81% than the previous month, according to official figures, to stand at 229,900 registered unemployed (on the Paro) across all the islands, according to the Ministry of Employment

A working history of Gran Canaria’s women

A working history of Gran Canaria’s women

The quiet, invisible work of women has played a fundamental role in the traditional culture