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Gran Canaria forest fires continued through the night, remain active, not yet under control

Ground crews have continued to work throughout the night in areas affected by the Gran Canaria fire, doing what they can to control its advance and stop it from spreading to other points on the island.聽Thanks to the work of more than 300 firefighters and improving weather conditions, developments overnight …

Gran Canaria Wildfire spreads through five municipalities, over 2000 hectares, along a 20km front, causing evacuations

The wildfire first reported on Wednesday afternoon at about ten to two has continued into the night, with fire crews working furiously to try and bring the blaze under control. 聽Efforts have been hampered by high winds and plenty of dry foliage after a long hot summer in the mountains …

Gran Canaria World First in Wind Power installations The ELISA 鈥 ELICAN PROJECT

The Ministry of the Environment last month resolved that the latest prototype of a marine wind tower that is almost ready for installation beside the groundbreaking Canary Islands Oceanic Research Platform, known as PLOCAN in the Jinamar Bay, will not need to produce an environmental impact assessment, which, however, they …

Gran Canaria President claims 99% of waste water treated, demands microalgae answers

The president of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria,聽Antonio Morales聽(NC), has expressed his “concern” today regarding waste water discharges in to the sea emphasising that unlike Tenerife聽this island “purifies 99% of the waters that it discharges” and offered guarantees that the treatment is carried out in “optimum conditions聽“. By contrast, Morales …

Canarian airports registered more than 3.8 Million passenger journeys in July

Canary Islands airports serviced 3,842,552 passenger journeys during July, representing an increase of 9.4% over the same period of 2016, according to data released by Spanish airport authority AENA.聽Of the total number of commercial passenger journeys (3,810,354), 2,373,577 were international travelers, reflecting a 7.3%聽rise and 1,436,777 flew from or to …

Experts tackling fertiliser ship fire report positively

Specialists from the Netherlands and Gibraltar, deployed by US company Resolve Marine, are now inside the stricken vessel, MV Cheshire, which has been drifting south of the archipelago since Monday, August 14, from where they have been assessing the situation and studying how to proceed. The ship’s owners, Bibby Line …

Property owners in tourist zones urged to confirm their rights to residential use or risk losing it

This summer the Government of The Canary Islands passed into law their latest legislation surrounding tourist properties and tourism land. 聽Property owners in tourism areas remember well the chaos that ensued on the south of Gran Canaria a couple of years ago when San Bartolom茅 de Tirajana, the town hall …

Supreme Court ruling continues to tempt thousands of timeshare clients to file lawsuits for fraud

Two and a half years ago we brought you the exclusive story of the Ground Breaking Supreme Court ruling聽in favour of a Norwegian client, Tove Grimsbo, represented by Arguinegu铆n based lawyer聽Miguel Rodriguez Ceballos (left) working with the English speaking聽Canarian Legal Alliance (CLA).   Today it seems Spanish language daily La …

High Temperatures Forecast: Health Department warns of risks from heat

The Canary Islands Government Ministry of Health have聽issued warnings of potential risk to health from a heatwave in coming days with high temperatures expected to trigger the regional government’s Plan for Prevention of the Effects of High Temperatures on People’s Health that is in force every year from June 1. …

Scientist categorically states “there is a relationship between the outcropping of tropical cyanobacteria colonies and the discharges”

Last week was an interesting week on Tenerife. 聽It began, as so many crises in tourism do, with sensationalist reports in the British tabloid press, this time claiming beach closures due to harmful “microalgae”. 聽Some publications even published stories of “flesh eating sea fleas” attacking a swimmer in Australia,聽alongside the …

Government Subdelegate to Santa Cruz de Tenerife “There is a link between microalgae and discharges”

“There is no doubt,”聽says the Spanish Government’s sub-delegate to the聽Canary Islands, for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Guillermo D铆az Guerra, who was himself a health inspector,聽“There is no doubt that there is聽a link between the appearance of microalgae and discharges of untreated water” in statements being聽reported today聽“due to pollution, microalgae is …

Canary Islands Government claims microalgae blooms in Canarian waters are due to “several natural factors and to climate change”

The Canary Islands Government Ministry of Territorial Policy, Sustainability and Security have released a statement聽saying that the blooms of Trichodesmium erythraeum cyanobacteria (microalgae), also known as Sea Sawdust,聽being widely reported, often erroneously, in the British press, are due to a series “natural conditions” that have facilitated “a massive proliferation” of …

Morocco challenges maritime frontiers of The Canary Islands, attempting to control the Western Sahara sea

On 6 July, the Moroccan Government approved a bill and a decree to delimit the maritime frontier of the Canary Islands and to bring under its control the waters off 鈥嬧媡he Western Sahara coast, a determination that a Moroccan government spokesman called “a sovereign decision of political character and with …

Two small clusters of earthquakes detected around The Canary Islands over the weekend聽

Up to eight earthquakes聽were recorded around The聽Canary Islands, over the weekend, between 00.56 hours in the early hours of Saturday morning and 01.33 on Monday, July 24, according to the Spanish聽National Geographic Institute (IGN). None of them particularly strong. Most took place between聽Gran Canaria聽and聽Tenerife, and a small cluster just north …

Air Europa announce that three of their five planned inter-island aircraft will be based in Gran Canaria

Air Europa will allocate five planes to their new inter-island service in the Canaries and three of them will be based in Gran Canaria, according to an announcement by Globalia officials, in a meeting with the president of the Gran Canaria Cabildo, Antonio Morales. The island president, along with Tourism …

British tour operators warn of jail terms for hotel fraud

(EFE) .- The CEO of the UK Travel Agents Association (ABTA), Mark Tanzer, has warned that British tourists presenting false accusations against hotels, for financial compensation, can face major fines and even prison sentences. In an interview with Spanish news agency Efe, Tanzer said that the tourism industry faces losses …