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.


UK passport

Tell them to look after their passports, warns British Embassy 

The British Embassy in Madrid is warning Easter visitors to Spain to take good care of their passports, after more than 6000 were lost or stolen in the country last year[1].

British Prime Minister David Cameron will spend Easter in The Canary Islands


The UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are planning to spend the Easter holidays in The Canary Islands, official sources have told Efe.

The sources said that Cameron’s visit to the Canaries will be private, but will be accompanied by a discreet personal staff and that he will be staying in a hotel establishment on the south of Lanzarote, the name of which has not been revealed for obvious security reasons.

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