Category Archives: Politics

Gran Canaria backs Siam Park leaving southern town hall no excuses

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, last week recommended that Siam Park promoter, Wolfgang Kiessling, request the Territorial Qualification, “spontaneously” asked for by the town hall governing Maspalomas, the main tourist zone in the south, to end the newly arisen “doubt” from within the local council…

Kiessling frustrated by Town Hall delaying Siam Park

Entrepreneur Wolfgang Kiessling has been waiting for eight months, along with the rest of us, for the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana to grant him the final outstanding license to start channelling of the El Veril ravine, so that the long touted water park development can begin. According to a statement…

President advises territorial report for El Veril

The Kiessling group continues to wait for the San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Hall, writes Thaidi Llames for Spanish language daily La Provincia, to grant authorisation to channel the El Veril ravine, where they plan to build a water park similar to Tenerife’s Siam Park. The southern municipality has now…

Gran Canaria government say no more gas

Gran Canaria’s new Insular Management Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación (PIO)), announced at the end of May, eliminates all regulations aimed at the further implementation of gas as a source of energy for the island opting instead for greater commitment to the development of renewable energies, such as solar, wind,…

Why is Maspalomas delaying water park?

It´s been a busy week with regard to El Veril and Siam Park Maspalomas with questions being asked about

F18s over Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands have an appointment this Saturday with the F-18 aircraft of the Spanish

€1million for new Arguineguín School

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

#Manchester Minute of Silence in Maspalomas

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

Mogán Council close and fine four bars

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

€3.7 million for the GC-500 boulevard

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

€11 million needed for Costa Mogán walkway

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has urged the Government of Spain to include

Centre for Initiatives & Tourism on Land Law

Opinion Article by Fernando del Castillo y Benítez de Lugo, president of the CIT

Gran Canaria rejects the Repsol statements

Repsol CEO and Chairman, Antonio Brufau, described as “third world” the Canarian opposition

€650,000+ investment for Port of Arguineguín

Vice-President of the Canary Island government and the councillor of public works

EU Brexit negotiater Guy Verhofstadt

Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands Government, and Pedro Ortega, Minister

Lopesan plan yet one more shopping centre

Lopesan Group, the largest native hotel chain on Gran Canaria, have said

14 projects to be considered strategic

The Canary Islands Government Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects

Gran Canaria Cabildo buildings go green

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Endesa (the largest electric utility company in Spain

Views: Understanding Western Sahara

Our nearest African neighbour is the disputed and occupied territory of Western Sahara

Taxi drivers protest unlicensed transfers

Several hundred taxi drivers from eight associations around the island of Gran Canaria

Mogán presents El Perchel project

The Town Council of Mogán recently presented the proposals to rehabilitate El Perchel

Cabildo believes Perez accusations “insane”

  The Cabildo of Gran Canaria have described as “insane” accusations from the mayor

Siam Park project expected to go ahead

The Canary Islands Directorate General of Cultural Heritage have commissioned a second report