Guardia Civil arrested a 39-year-old man last week who they surprised while he was burying a large packet containing a kilo of cocaine in a Gran Canaria barranco ravine. The arrest was carried out as part of an operation deployed by the Guardia Civil’s Anti-Organized Crime and Anti-Drugs Team
The winter flu season 2016-2017 has seen 140 hospitalised cases of confirmed influenza, of which 95,7% were virus A and the rest, virus B. Twenty-four deaths have also been reported, all due to virus A, with the exception of one case of virus B. Last flu season ended with 190 hospitalisations
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Loro Parque Group this week presented the newly constructed Poema del Mar Aquarium at the ITB, which is the world’s largest tourism trade fair held in Berlin. They also announced that opening will be at the end of the year
Registered unemployment numbers dropped in the Canary Islands by 1,874 people over the last month, February, which means 0.81% than the previous month, according to official figures, to stand at 229,900 registered unemployed (on the Paro) across all the islands, according to the Ministry of Employment
The Town Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana has improved lighting in 22 zebra crossings in the municipality. The new public street lights were installed to increase and improve the visibility and security at pedestrian crossings
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In 2016, Gran Canaria surpassed 31.2 million overnight stays by tourists, according to the latest data from the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics, ISTAC, which highlight an increase of more than 10.5% over 2015, when just 28 million nights were registered in officially regulated establishments on the island.
An operation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 17 January, has resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old Moroccan citizen, initials A.Z, as the alleged perpetrator of an offense under anti-terrorism legislation. It was the result of collaboration
A fire, in a business under an apartment building on Avda. Tirajana in Playa del Inglés, was reported around 5am in the early hours of last Monday, which completely destroyed the kitchen of the popular ‘El Asador’ restaurant
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