Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 38 people in the Canary Islands during 2016. The number is one less than the previous year, according to information provided by the Directorate General of Traffic. In Spain as a whole, 1,160 people lost their lives on the roads in 2016, which means 29 deaths more than in 2015
Tourist activity in the Canary Islands totalled almost €13,5 billion last year, raising the relative contribution of this sector in the Canary Islands economy to 31.9%, significantly boosting other productive sectors and is responsible for 37,6% of total employment on the islands, according to latest report from Impactur Canarias.
The Minister of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge, Pedro Ortega, has signed the order to confirm the ten Sundays and holidays allowing commercial establishments on each island to open throughout 2017.
A Thomas Cook airplane that departed from Gran Canaria airport had to make an emergency landing to Porto airport in Portugal last week because of ‘technical problems’ The plane, an Airbus A321-200, was traveling on Thursday 22 December, from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to East Midlands, UK with 199 people
A man of Irish nationality has been arrested in the tourist town of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, on the south of Gran Canaria, when he was found during a police security check to have three outstanding warrants, issued from separate courts on the island, according to the National Police.
Eleven people have been arrested as part of ‘Operation Scipio’, report Policia Nacional, who say they have dismantled an organization dedicated to drug trafficking in the Canary Islands.
One of the main streets in the San Fernando area of Maspalomas, Avenida de Tirajana, will be partially closed on Monday 19 December for renovation and improvement works to the street lighting. The closure of Avenida de Tirajana will be at the section that travels in the North-South direction, from the Plaza de Las Lavanderas roundabout
A small boat with 22 immigrants onboard was rescued and transferred last night to Arguineguín harbour. Of the passenger, 12 are possible minors. The patera was initially located by a Guardia Civil patrol boat, who then alerted the coastguard
Mogán replaced 247 conventional lights with led lamps, at the end of November
Policia Nacional detained 9 people in San Bartolomé de Tirajana earlier this month, most of them with a previous criminal record for similar offenses, as the alleged perpetrators of a crime against intellectual property by selling counterfeit sportswear valued at over €70,000. A complaint had been filed
Newsbrief: Sales of private housing to foreign buyers increased 20.6% in the first half of this year
The purchase of private housing by foreigners in the Canary Islands totaled 5,006 transactions in the first half of 2016, an increase of 20.6% over the same period last year and places the archipelago as the autonomous region with highest
Foreign tourist spending in the Canary Islands rose 12.1% in September over the same month of 2015, reaching €1.124 billion, according to data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE). The average expenditure per person per day remained the same, at €130, and the total expenditure per tourist was €1,130
Policia Nacional last week detained a 30 year old, British National with initial D.L, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, on suspicion of wilful damage. The man allegedly threw a chair against a television set at one of the terraces of a shopping centre
Newsbrief: Unemployment rose on the Canary Islands during October, but is more than 5% lower than last year
The number of registered unemployed, at the offices of the public employment services, rose in October in the Canary Islands. In relation to the previous month, the number grew by 1,973 people
Guardia Civil in Puerto Rico, Mogán, detained a 37 year old man with the initials J.S.P.M, of Spanish nationality and a resident of Mogán, alleged to have committed two crimes of burglary from vehicles. The investigation began in October, when Guardia Civil noticed
The crime rate in the Canary Islands currently stands at 42 offences per 1,000 residents, more than 2% lower than the national average, which is currently 43.1 per thousand people. Data for the first half of this year, also reflects a 3% decrease in criminal offences throughout the archipelago
The price of rental housing in the Canary Islands increased by 0.1% in September, according to the latest data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Meanwhile, in the rest of Spain as a whole, the price remained stable, not registering any variation
Policia Nacional in Telde have detained a 59 year old man and 64 year old woman, suspected of forcing their way into a home they had rented out to tenants. The detainees, and owners of the house, are alleged to have entered the house without consent, pushing one of the tenants
The Canary Islands government department of social services has guardianship of 93 foreign children, according to the Annual Report of the Attorney General, marking the beginning of the new judicial year. The report, which also includes a total of 414 foreign children, found to be travelling alone
A small boat carrying 11 migrants, apparently all minors, ten boys and a girl, arrived on Friday morning at a beach on the south of Gran Canaria. The migrants, all of North African origin, arrived at about half past three in the early hours of Friday
Policia Nacional detained the youngster in San Bartolome de Tirajana a couple of weeks back, suspected of theft from inside two vehicles. The same two cars had been forced open and various objects inside removed. A phone call to 091 reporting a hooded man trying to break in to a several cars on an avenue in Playa del Inglés in San
A man with numerous previous criminal records has been charged with assault after allegedly wounding an apartment worker with a knife in southern Gran Canaria having entered an apartment complex twice, it is thought with the intention to commit robbery. The complex employee, in the tourist area
Agents of the Policia Nacional arrested a 48 year old man last week in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, with numerous previous police records, suspected of robbery. The man was surprised by the owner of a car as he was leaving the vehicle with several items
A small boat with 13 Maghrebi men on board, including ten who might be minors, arrived last week in southern Gran Canaria. The patera (open boat) reached the Pasito Bea beach, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, at about 14.30 hours and its occupants disembarked on their own. Some of the group walked inland unhindered
Inditex, the group of stores that includes many of the most famous fashion brand chains in Spain, announced recently that they are enabling mobile payments across all of the Group’s Spanish stores from 1 September
Members of the Policia Nacional, in collaboration with agents of the Policia Local in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, carried out an inspection on a nightclub located in the popular tourist area of Playa del Inglés. 67 minors were located in the course of that inspection
Newsbrief: Two detained in Puerto Rico for serious disobedience to authority and driving a stolen vehicle
Policia Local in Mogán recently detained two men, one of them a minor, for driving a stolen vehicle, having no driving license and serious disobedience to lawful authority
More OAPs than young people have been recorded in The Canary Islands for the first time, with an ageing index ratio of 101,7%, which means that for every 100 under 16 year-olds, there are now 101 over 64 year-olds living in the archipelago, according to a press release
Firefighters employed two helicopters in an intervention on Wednesday morning to extinguish an agricultural waste fire, in a covered greenhouse in the municipality of Agüimes, near a dirt road known as the Camino del Conde. The fire occurred at approximately 6:30 am this morning. Nearly 2,000 square meters of land
The number of foreign-born workers affiliated to Social Security (‘on the paro’) stood at 83,043 throughout the Canary Islands in July. An increase of 1.3% compared to the previous month, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported this week.