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Historic families & women-friendly budget with changes for the Canaries in 2018

The Government of the Canary Islands has approved the budget for the Autonomous Region for 2018, which has grown by 12.9% to €8.23 billion and will this year be the highest in the history of the archipelago. In short : • The accounts for 2018 amount to €8.239 billion , €938 million more than in 2017, an increase of 12.9% • The extra financing of essential public services is to increase productive investment and employment, and provide tax reductions, which are the main priorities of budgets • €5.8 billion have been allocated to essential public services, €439.7 million more...

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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 3-5 November’17

It´s the first weekend of November and the weather predictions are offering some cloudy days ahead and even a small chance of rain, primarily on the northern parts of island… Gran Canaria winter is here. There are many interesting events going on this weekend including Fashion & friends, the Regional Wine, Cheese and Honey-fair in Santa Brigida as well as a big comic and manga festival at Infecar among others. 3-5 November, Las Palmas Gran Canaria Fashion & Friends 2017 Trends, music and gastronomy on offer throughout the weekend at the Miller building in Las Palmas. A “vibrant, transformative and...

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Monopoly – Canary Islands edition

A Canary Islands of one of the world’s best-known board games has just been released by British company Winning Moves, manufacturer of Monopoly under license from the American Hasbro corporation. The new version for the archipelago has the support of Canarian companies like Lopesan, Fred Olsen and Caja Siete. Besides entertainment, it will allow participants to better know the islands and what they offer, in terms of culture and natural heritage, national parks from the dunes of Maspalomas to the summit of Teide, various famous squares, as well as gastronomy, popular festivals and historical figures. Fernando Sanz, representative of...

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Events: Flavors of the World – November 17

Returning this year to the south of Gran Canaria is Flavors of the World, ‘de tapas en Maspalomas’. The first deputy mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Elena Álamo Vega, presented the poster announcing the event scheduled for Friday, November 17th. This second edition, will repeat this hugely successful evening in the surroundings of Parque Europea, on one side of the Águila Roja (Irish) shopping center in Playa del Inglés. In addition to the traditional local flavors and other Spanish fayre, this year their will be restaurateurs from Germany, Italy, Asia, South America and Africa, with a total of up to...

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Gran Canaria’s great work reducing animal abandonment and promoting responsible animal care

Editor’s Opening Comment: It has long been known that irresponsible animal owners on Gran Canaria have been a huge problem, and until recently it was simply left to, often well meaning, groups and individuals to try and stem the seemingly relentless flow of dogs and cats dumped without care, who more often then not would end up being caught and then destroyed. Following a very serious incident last year, when a privately run “rescue” association sent at least one animal to Norway which, despite apparently having all the correct veterinary certifications, turned out to actually be carrying heart worm,...

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