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July-August Print Edition – Prep for The Long Walk 2016

July-August Print Edition – Prep for The Long Walk 2016

Registrations are now open for The Long Walk 2016...

Fiesta del Carmen Mogán, 7-31 July

Fiesta del Carmen Mogán, 7-31 July

Fiesta del Carmen is one of the most hotly anticipated celebrations of the year, 

The Canary Summer highlights for July

The Canary Summer highlights for July

After the San Juan celebrations, with the most amazing hot midsummer weather

Blue skies and hot yellow advisory for 36º

Blue skies and hot yellow advisory for 36º

A clear blue start to Tuesday and temperatures rising still slightly with highs of 36ºC

GC heat set to soar to 38˚C+ once more

GC heat set to soar to 38˚C+ once more

A brief respite this weekend from the very high temperatures in the Canary Islands

The Canary Weekend Tips 22-24 July

The Canary Weekend Tips 22-24 July

With the calima easing up, we move towards another beautiful summer weekend

Two minors detained for Puerto Rico thefts

Two minors detained for Puerto Rico thefts

Guardia Civil in Puerto Rico have detained two Spanish youths, aged 14 and 16

National investigation of poisoned baits

National investigation of poisoned baits

A nationwide operation dubbed ‘Antitox’ throughout June brought together

High risk of summer forest fires

High risk of summer forest fires

Fires have been strictly prohibited since 1 July and so far this month around twenty incidents

Summer heatwave arrives on the Canaries

Summer heatwave arrives on the Canaries

AEMET has activated a orange level advisory warning (Important Risk)  for Wednesday

25 years later, a new beach emerges

25 years later, a new beach emerges

Gran Canaria now has a new beach. Although locals complain that it is still completely fenced 

Yellow advisory for 38˚+ on Gran Canaria

Yellow advisory for 38˚+ on Gran Canaria

It’s going to be a scorching weekend ahead, particularly on the southern beaches

The Canary Weekend tips 15-17 July

The Canary Weekend tips 15-17 July

Water is a main theme right now, especially with Calima winds and temperatures of 38˚+

El Hierro breaks new clean energy record

El Hierro breaks new clean energy record

The pioneering hydro-wind power plant on the western-most Canary Island of El Hierro

UK Government launch ‘Brexit’ info webpage

UK Government launch ‘Brexit’ info webpage

British nationals looking for advice on travelling and living in Europe, following the EU referendum

Newsbrief: Man charged for having faked a robbery in Arguineguín in an attempt to justify leaving home in the middle of the night

Guardia Civil working from their main post in Puerto Rico (Mogán) have investigated a 64 year old with initials ATR

Gov. alert: High Risk of Forest Fires

Gov. alert: High Risk of Forest Fires

The Canary Islands government has declared an the alert for high risk of wildfires

Romanian Nationals arrested, body found

Romanian Nationals arrested, body found

Policia Nacional have arrested two Romanian citizens in connection with the death

Expomeloneras road to Hospital San Roque

Expomeloneras road to Hospital San Roque

The City of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has today (Tuesday 11 July) opened the road

Rough seas and strong winds advisory

Rough seas and strong winds advisory

Rough seas and strong winds expected Tuesday and Wednesday, with strong 

An earthquake in Vega de San Mateo

An earthquake in Vega de San Mateo

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale was recorded on Sunday

New ‘Las Palmas Experience’ bus ticket

New ‘Las Palmas Experience’ bus ticket

The new tourism product entitled the ‘Las Palmas Experience‘ now includes entry 

Newsbrief: Canary Islands have second lowest average wages, with a stark 23.3% gender pay gap shown throughout Spain

Spain’s highest average wages in 2014 were for workers in the Basque Country (€27,786 per year) and Madrid (€26,570), while the Canary Islands had the second lowest

Funding for planned Parque Aeroportuario

Funding for planned Parque Aeroportuario

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria are seeking European funding to build

Final Cabildo go-ahead for new water park

Final Cabildo go-ahead for new water park

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has once again provided the Loro Parque group 

The Canary Weekend Tips 8-10 July

The Canary Weekend Tips 8-10 July

Another beautiful weekend ahead with plenty of events happening

Newsbrief: Unemployment falls in the Canary Islands

In June, registered unemployment fell by 11,347 people in The Canary Islands (-4.57%) over the same month of 2015, representing 236,876 registered unemployed in the archipelago, according to data released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. As for monthly data, unemployment fell

Drownings increase in The Canary Islands

Drownings increase in The Canary Islands

37 people have already drowned within the first six month of 2016 in the Canary Islands.

130,000 have no access to broadband

130,000 have no access to broadband

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria has proposed that within four years the entire island territory

Night asphalting on Las Palmas main road

Night asphalting on Las Palmas main road

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has started re-asphalting three sections of the Avenida Maritima

Newsbrief : Brit rescued from a life raft four nautical miles out to sea from Maspalomas

Around 6:16 hours on Monday morning, coastguard received a distress call on VHF CH-16 from a person on board a life raft. Apparently the occupant, a British citizen, had left the day before on his boat, 

New shopping centre in Puerto Rico

New shopping centre in Puerto Rico

Construction of the new shopping centre in Puerto Rico, announced last year