Events: ‘Fiesta de la Papa’ in Firgas

Events: ‘Fiesta de la Papa’ in Firgas

A festival for the humble potato is to be celebrated in Firgas on the north of the island

59 migrants rescued, including a baby

59 migrants rescued, including a baby

The Salvamento Maritimo (Maritime Rescue) managed to save 59 people last Thursday

Newsbrief: End of high EU roaming charges in sight, to begin June 2017

A European Union political agreement between the representatives of the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission has been announced as a final achievement that looks set to finally make proposals for the so-called “roam-like-at-home” project start working as of 15 June 2017

€650,000+ investment for Port of Arguineguín

€650,000+ investment for Port of Arguineguín

Vice-President of the Canary Island government and the councillor of public works

Newsbrief: Carrefour to stop selling Panga fish throughout Spain

The French distribution chain Carrefour, who have several supermarkets on the island in both Las Palmas and Vecindario, have announced that they will stop selling both fresh and frozen Panga fish (a type of white catfish) in their hypermarkets and supermarkets throughout Spain, in line with a decision taken earlier by the group in other European countries

Cabildo allocate €8m for Metroguagua

Cabildo allocate €8m for Metroguagua

The president of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales has announced

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 February

The Canary Weekend Tips 17-19 February

It’s a perfect Carnival weekend ahead, though there is a small chance of rain on Sunday

Police seize 18 wild rabbits for sale on net

Police seize 18 wild rabbits for sale on net

The General Police Corps Environment Group (GRUMA) have seized 18 adult rabbits

Orange €2.6 million fiber optics plan in SBT

Orange €2.6 million fiber optics plan in SBT

The mobile network operator Orange España has begun deployment of a state-of-the-art fiber

Ingenio & Telde get lost & unclaimed items

Ingenio & Telde get lost & unclaimed items

Gran Canaria Airport has handed over, to the municipalities of Ingenio and Telde

Newsbrief: drug smuggling ring detected in the capital Las Palmas, six arrested

Policia Nacional last week detained six members of an organization, of African origin, in the island’s capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, accused of introducing heroin and cocaine to the islands using a human “mule” system

2017’s first prescribed summit forest fires

2017’s first prescribed summit forest fires

The forestry staff from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria have started the prescribed fires season

Newsbrief: Detained for allegedly impersonating a police officer in Mogán

Guardia Civil from their Main Post in Puerto Rico -Mogán on the night of  February 1 detained a 28 year old with the initials M.M.C, and with numerous previous police records, as having allegedly committed theft and accused of “usurpation of public functions”. Investigations began on January 26, when the victim

New Maspalomas sun loungers & parasols

New Maspalomas sun loungers & parasols

The south coast tourist municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has set up 2753 new sun 

Newsbrief: Mogán looks to guarantee ability to grant future investment, through expansion and improvement of water treatment plants

The expansion of the water treatment plant would enable the Mogán city council to grant more hotel, urban and residentials licenses in the future

EU Brexit negotiater Guy Verhofstadt

EU Brexit negotiater Guy Verhofstadt

Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands Government, and Pedro Ortega, Minister

Drones to battle illegal fishing on the Islands

Drones to battle illegal fishing on the Islands

The Canary Islands’ Government Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water is using drones

Newsbrief: Suspected tourist credit card fraudsters arrested in Mogán

The Guardia Civil Main Post in Puerto Rico de Mogán detained two people, with initials S.D. And A.K., accused of fraud. Both are foreign residents of Asian origin and employees of an electronics shop located in the municipality of Mogán. An investigation began as a result of a complaint to Guardia Civil

The Canary weekend tips 10-12 February

The Canary weekend tips 10-12 February

….Carnival time has arrived and, with rain predicted, it could be a wet start for the festivities

Newsbrief : Detected energy fraud almost doubled in the archipelago last year

Endesa, the electrical utility company, detected more than 62 million kilowatt hours (kWh) being defrauded in the Canary Islands last year. A result of more than 5,000 fraud cases that surfaced following inspections carried out. It is the energy equivalent to what the inhabitants of La Gomera consume

Tropical fruits seized on Gran Canaria

Tropical fruits seized on Gran Canaria

The Ministry of Agriculture seized exotic tropical fruits in the Mercalaspalmas

3rd Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival

3rd Maspalomas Costa Canaria Soul Festival

San Agustín in Gran Canaria´s deep south will host its third Soul Festival,  28-30

Newsbrief : 1-1-2 Canarias coordinated a total of 496,318 incidents in 2016, an increase of 1.2%

1-1-2 Canarias coordinated a total of 496,318 incidents during 2016, an increase of 1.2% compared to 2015, that’s 6,158 more cases dealt with. 54% of the calls received were from the eastern islands – Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura

Hispania acquires four hotels on Gran Canaria

Hispania acquires four hotels on Gran Canaria

Real estate investors, Hispania, last month acquired 100% of Dunas Hotels & Resorts,

In January 11 drowned in the Canary Islands

In January 11 drowned in the Canary Islands

Eleven people lost their lives in the Canary Islands in water-related accidents

Gran Canaria’s best ever tourist numbers

Gran Canaria’s best ever tourist numbers

After receiving over 4.2 million visitors in 2016, Gran Canaria officially recorded

Canaryfly’s Carnival prices between Islands

Canaryfly’s Carnival prices between Islands

The airline Canaryfly is offering “Carnival prices” for flights between the Islands.

Guide: Las Palmas Carnival 2017

Guide: Las Palmas Carnival 2017

The Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one of the most famous events in Spain

Newsbrief: tourists couple detained after assaulting each other in the south of Gran Canaria

San Bartolomé de Tirajana police detained a man and a woman of 34 and 35 years of age, both British nationality and without previous police records, suspected of an offense of assault. The intervention began after police received a 091 call from a hotel in the south of Gran Canaria

The Canary Weekend Tips 3-5 February 2017

The Canary Weekend Tips 3-5 February 2017

February has arrived in a pink blaze of blooming blossoms; the first weekend