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As the tail end of Storm Emma approaches classes are suspended on Gran Canaria and the western isles

A large depression which has turned in to a late winter storm out in the mid Atlantic, named by the Portuguese Met office as Storm Emma, is forecast to bring heavy seas and strong winds to the Archipelago over the next few days, as well as having the potential to wreak havoc along the iberian peninsular coastlines.  Here on the islands strong winds have already started to pick up with rain and rough seas expected too. The Canary Islands Directorate General of Educational Centres and Infrastructure, part of the Ministry of Education and Universities, following recommendations from the Directorate General of Security...

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Two British holiday makers arrested at Gran Canaria airport, suspected of scam

Policia Nacional have arrested a British man of 28 years of age and a British woman of 32,  after they allegedly scammed a hotel complex on the south of Gran Canaria. The detainees apparently left their hotel without paying the bill after spending their holidays on the island. They were located at Gran Canaria airport as they were about to take a flight back to the United Kingdom . A complaint from the management at a hotel complex in southern Gran Canaria stated that a couple of British nationality had left their facilities without paying the amount owed of €793 after having stayed at the...

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Here comes the rain again… 3 separate weather fronts expected to bring weekend rain…

The Canary Islands are looking forward to a yellow advisory for rain this weekend, expected to affect the south of Gran Canaria and all of the islands to the west. More wet weather will again arrive on the islands from the early hours of Thursday morning and into Friday. Three storms are headed towards archipelago one after another, producing rain and wind which could well maintain instability through the weekend and well into next week. Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET has forecast rainfall of up to 60 litres per square meter on this coming Friday, likely in all probability to continue for the rest of...

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3 tourists from UK arrested for verbal aggression and abuse aimed at 2 other travelers

It has emerged today that Guardia Civil officers from the Security Detachment at Gran Canaria Airport arrested three foreign tourists, with the initials RDJ, LW and KT, aged between 25 and 28 years old, on February 9, all suspected of a crime against fundamental rights guaranteed under the Spanish Constitution, specifically discriminatory behaviour against two people simply because of their sexual orientation. The Guardia Civil investigation began on the 8th, when the victims who suffered the verbal aggression denounced the perpetrators after arriving at the airport; reporting that the alleged perpetrators had started insulting them during the course of the commercial flight which originated from...

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3 suspected of Puerto Rico apartment thefts arrested

The Civil Guard have been investigating three people suspected of thefts from Puerto Rico apartments on the south of Gran Canaria The Guardia Civil in Puerto Rico-Mogán have been investigating three individuals, who answer to the initials SMC (35 years of age and of Spanish nationality ), NA (37 years old and foreign) and SL (27 years of age and foreign), suspected of being the alleged perpetrators of robbery with force in the well known tourist resort town of Puerto Rico, in the southern municipality of Mogán. The police investigations began last January 29, when staff from a housing...

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