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April-May Print Edition: A Decade of Care

April-May Print Edition: A Decade of Care

A Decade of Care Tenth Anniversary of Hospital San Roque Maspalomas

Canary Islands awarded 50 Blue Flags

Canary Islands awarded 50 Blue Flags

The Canary Islands were awarded a total of 50 ‘Blue Flags’ this year, which is four more 

The Canary Weekend tips 6-8 May

The Canary Weekend tips 6-8 May

Our top picks this weekend include the Strawberry Fair in Valsequillo and the massive FIMAR

Newsbrief : King of Spain signs decree calling new elections to decide on new government

King Felipe VI this week signed, on Tuesday 3 May, a decree to dissolve parliament and call new elections for 26 June. After the general election in December, the conservative PP lost it’s majority and the Socialists PSOE failed in their bid to form a coalition

The suspected Yumbo jihadist recruiter

The suspected Yumbo jihadist recruiter

It is a little known fact, particularly among non Spanish speakers, that a suspected Jihadist 

TUI call for more Canaries tourist beds

TUI call for more Canaries tourist beds

Maspalomas – CEO of TUI Group, Friedrich Joussen, announced this week at a press conference

Spanish congress vote to end ‘Sun Tax’

Spanish congress vote to end ‘Sun Tax’

One of the more interesting features of the Spanish government in limbo 

Newsbrief: Man detained after being caught jumping a wall at a villa in Maspalomas

Policia Nacional in Maspalomas detained a 40 year old man with initials M.A.S.B, with numerous previous police records, on suspicion of attempted burglary.  He was surprised by a police patrol who caught him jumping

Newsbrief: Suspect “phishing” email being sent out from various professionals in the south of Gran Canaria

Our team have today received more than ten suspect emails from at least two trusted professional sources, both in English and in Spanish, each containing the same simple greeting and asking that we

Vote on Las Palmas Carnival 2017 theme

Vote on Las Palmas Carnival 2017 theme

Just over a month since Carnival season on Gran Canaria ended and we already have the dates

March: 43.3% of all overnight stays

March: 43.3% of all overnight stays

Spanish hotels recorded 21.8 million overnight stays last March, which is 17.6% more

Las Palmas tourism first quarter increase

Las Palmas tourism first quarter increase

The capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, recorded an increase in tourist numbers

Crocodile park’s newest members

Crocodile park’s newest members

This week two ostriches, about 4 or 5 years old, and weighing around 150 kilos, were brought 

70 wind farms in the Canary Islands by 2018

70 wind farms in the Canary Islands by 2018

The Canary Islands Government’s Ministry of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge

Boat carrying tons of hashish intercepted

Boat carrying tons of hashish intercepted

A boat carrying over a thousand kilos of hashish was intercepted southeast

Newsbrief: EU’s fourth highest unemployment rate in the Canarias

The Canary Islands ended 2015, according to data published by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, as the region with the fourth highest unemployment rate across the entire European Union, with 29.1 % of the Canarian workforce officially unemployed.  Youth Employment here stands at almost double that percentage.

The Canary May Day Weekend Tips

The Canary May Day Weekend Tips

May is here! Did you know that the month of May was named for the Greek goddess

45 days of Brad Pitt on Gran Canaria

45 days of Brad Pitt on Gran Canaria

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the city of Las Palmas have not been hiding their glee

Strawberry Fair in Valsequillo May 8

Strawberry Fair in Valsequillo May 8

Some of the very best Canarian strawberries come from Valsequillo 

Newsbrief: 7 people detained in relation to drug sales in and around Maspalomas

Policia Nacional last week detained seven men, age between 19 – 60 years old in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, three of them with previous police records, after dismantling a major drug selling operation on the south of the island. They also seized 400 grams

Islands attracting US investment strategies

Islands attracting US investment strategies

The President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo had a working meeting in Madrid

La Laguna vote to ban circus with animals

La Laguna vote to ban circus with animals

La Laguna in Tenerife voted last Thursday to become a municipality free of circuses

Controlled forest fires at the summit

Controlled forest fires at the summit

Gran Canaria forestry staff began their seasonal controlled burn-off at the summit

Wine production grew 16.5% on Gran Canaria

Wine production grew 16.5% on Gran Canaria

The winemakers of Gran Canaria, collected in the 15 municipalities where grapes are grown

The Saint: Las Palmas V Espanyol

The Saint: Las Palmas V Espanyol

   22/04/16 With a 1-0 defeat midweek away to Real Betis, Las Palmas still sit in mid table

Protective mesh along the GC-1 in the south

Protective mesh along the GC-1 in the south

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has been installing slope protection mesh along various sections 

Newsbrief: Man arrested at airport with hashish inside his body

Policia Nacional detained a man at the Gran Canaria airport, with numerous previous police records, trying to smuggle hashish inside his body. Police officers located and identified the passenger at the airport coming in on a flight from Malaga.

The Canary Weekend Tips 22-24 April

The Canary Weekend Tips 22-24 April

A lovely April weekend ahead with festivals for beer and cheese in the north,  rally

New tourist record for March and 1st Quarter

New tourist record for March and 1st Quarter

Gran Canaria closed the first quarter of 2016 with 10.11% more foreign travellers 

Playa de Mogán bus station to be finished

Playa de Mogán bus station to be finished

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria have finally signed a new agreement 

4.2 mag. earthquake near island of El Hierro

4.2 mag. earthquake near island of El Hierro

The National Geographic Institute(IGN – Instituto Geográfico Nacional)