Newsbrief : Tough flu season in the Canaries, as recorded flu deaths double

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

Meanwhile on Fuerteventura…

Two wild donkeys are causing a small internet sensation in a video recorded

Meanwhile on Fuerteventura…

Hospitales San Roque judged island’s best

San Roque Hospital Las Palmas has been judged as the tenth best private hospital

Hospitales San Roque judged island’s best

More people have drowned than in 2015

A total of 63 people have already drowned in the Canary Islands from January

More people have drowned than in 2015

San Roque Hospitals and Las Palmas events

The City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Grupo Hospitales San Roque have signed

San Roque Hospitals and Las Palmas events

Drownings increase in The Canary Islands

37 people have already drowned within the first six month of 2016 in the Canary Islands.

Drownings increase in The Canary Islands

Mock major incident emergency simulation

A major incident simulation has been scheduled today by AENA, the Spanish State Airport Authority

Mock major incident emergency simulation

New Canarian health cards being issued

The Canarian Health Service expects to print two million new health cards 

New Canarian health cards being issued

Government dispute air quality claims

The Canary Islands have extraordinarily high air quality, particularly in the mountains.  

Government dispute air quality claims

‘Energy Training’ in Las Palmas on 28 May

It’s all about energy. In traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts, ‘Chi’

‘Energy Training’ in Las Palmas on 28 May

Lilly Rikhter talks Food & Nutrition

There is, in fact, no perfect diet, because each person is unique in their own way.

Lilly Rikhter talks Food & Nutrition

Red Berries grown on Gran Canaria?

The cabildo is planting cranberries, currants, raspberries and blackberries,

Red Berries grown on Gran Canaria?

Canaries´active tourism on the rise

Active tourism generated turnover of €1.410 billion in the Canary Islands last year

Canaries´active tourism on the rise

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas 10th year

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas is celebrating 10 years of service to the touristed south of Gran Canaria.

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas 10th year

Two cases of Zika confirmed in Canaries

Two cases of Zika virus were confirmed last week by the Ministry of Health

Two cases of Zika confirmed in Canaries

The first personalized thoracic prosthesis

The Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC)  has announced a world first, 

The first personalized thoracic prosthesis

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

January was unusually warm and very humid throughout mainland Spain and The Canary Islands.

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

The Canary Weekend Tips 29-31 January

Its here! Carnival season has started. Gran Canaria has a lot to offer during the next couple 

The Canary Weekend Tips 29-31 January

San Fernando Search and Rescue exercise

Today, San Bartolomé de Tirajana has been having an exercise simulating search and rescue

San Fernando Search and Rescue exercise

Discover the secrets to a happy life in Spain

Ambassador urges British residents to follow the example of those who are most content.

Discover the secrets to a happy life in Spain

Strategic Plan for Poverty Reduction

The Canary Islands Government has commissioned a strategic plan for social inclusion & combating poverty

Strategic Plan for Poverty Reduction

More than 8,000 students eat organic

What began as a pilot project for the 2013-2014 year, with students in 7 schools, one from each island

More than 8,000 students eat organic

December Heat! Calima Pre alert

The Directorate General of Security and Emergencies has declared a pre-alert for warm Adverse Weather 

December Heat! Calima Pre alert

1st Mogán Avocado Fair, Arguineguín

On Sunday 6 December Mogán is celebrating their first Avocado Fair. Professional and amateur farmers

1st Mogán Avocado Fair, Arguineguín

Newsbrief: 15% more homeless people

The estimated number of homeless people in the Canary Islands has increased this year by 15%

Newsbrief: 15% more homeless people

Help your local dog shelter in Puerto Rico

On Gran Canaria it is estimated that 10.000 animals are abandoned every year. Nearly 28 animals everyday

Help your local dog shelter in Puerto Rico

5th SBT solidarity campaign in south

On Monday 16 November the 5th Municipal solidarity campaign, in San Bartolome de Tirajana, began

5th SBT solidarity campaign in south

Newsbrief : Playa de Mogan will have a new health clinic

The Canary Islands Government Ministry of Health have announced an investment of €800,000 for the commissioning and construction of a new health centre in Playa de Mogán Half of is to be paid next year to start the construction with the rest due in the 2017 budget. The medical office at Playa de Mogán is one part of the planned health infrastructure

€35 million of rain storm damage

So far the estimated damage on Gran Canaria due to the recent heavy rains stands at €35 million

€35 million of rain storm damage

I Mogán Avocado Fair Registration Open

Heads up, it seems that Mogán is going to have their first Avocado Fair. Planned date 6 December

I Mogán Avocado Fair Registration Open