Category Archives: News

The latest daily news round-up in English with local reporting direct from our GCHQ on the sub-tropical island of Gran Canaria

€1million for new Arguineguín School

Mogán have this month awarded the construction work for a new Arguineguín Children’s School

Blacktower: make your money work for you

SPONSORED PUBLICIDAD: Although officially part of Spain, the Canary Islands

DISA Renewable energy plan for islands

DISA Renovables’ say the company want a wind farm on each of the islands

False claims alarm Canary Island hoteliers

British tourist scams, encouraged by unscrupulous lawyers, making false claims of food poisoning

Workman dies after four storey fall

A worker died on Monday morning, around 11:00, after falling from scaffolding

77 year old woman drowned in the sea

At just after 2pm this Friday afternoon the 112 Emergency and Security Coordinating Centre

Hoteliers say they will not pay false claims

Spanish hoteliers say they are not willing to compensate blackmail.  CEHAT 

The Canary Weekend Tips 26-28 May’17

Last weekend of May ahead and for most locals the celebrations continue

Events: San Fernando fiestas 25 May-4 June

The festivities in honour of San Fernando de Maspalomas will start on Thursday 25th of May

Live fire exercise in Las Palmas

If you hear any loud explosions in the capital, don’t get too concerned. 

Fake sportswear at Maspalomas market

Agents from the Policia Nacional detained eleven people, nine men and two women

#Manchester Minute of Silence in Maspalomas

A large group at the town hall governing Maspalomas and the south of Gran Canaria

Mogán Naval Maritime Rescue Exercises

The Spanish Armada (Navy) are today, in Puerto de Mogán, on a major maritime

Police “neutralise” Las Palmas man with axe 

National Police agents “neutralised” a man on Wednesday May 17th, who was wandering

Gran Canaria’s record tourist expenditure

Gran Canaria saw its highest recorded first quarter tourist spending in history 

The Canary Weekend Tips 19-21 May’17

The hot weather this week looks set to continue in to the weekend, and there are lots

Int’l SPAR Congress Gran Canaria

Nearly 400 SPAR delegates from around the world have come to the island

Mogán beach reopens for swimming

– The Health Inspectorate of the Government of the Canary Islands has reopened the beach for bathing

Yellow Advisory for strong seas and winds

The Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) have issued a yellow advisory

Six Blue Flag beaches for the south

The Blue Flag environmental program announced last week that the Canary Islands have

Mogán Council close and fine four bars

In Mogán town hall on Tuesday an “extraordinary and urgent” plenary council session

The Saint: Las Palmas V Barcalona

    14/5/17 Las Palmas entertain the mighty Barça for their last home game of the season.

2.4 tons of cocaine from fishing vessel

A Venezuelan fishing vessel was found with 2,400Kg of cocaine on board

Newsbrief: Nelson Mandela pier repair will cost €600,000 and last three months

The repair work to the Nelson Mandela pier in Las Palmas, which was hit by a Naviera Armas ferry on April 21, will cost €600,000 and last three months, according to the president of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Luis Ibarra. They first need to dismantle

€3.7 million for the GC-500 boulevard

San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the Canarian Development Fund, FDCAN, have agreed