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Author: The Canary

Two more electronics store employees in Puerto Rico detained for fraud

The Civil Guard have detained two electronics store emlpoyess in the southern tourist town of Puerto Rico (Mogán, a 27 year old with the initials TS and a 29 year old with the initials GA, both of foreign nationality and with prior police records for similar crimes, as alleged perpetrators of two so-called “tablet scam” customer frauds. The Police Command in Las Palmas reports that the investigation began on February 17 when a Scandinavian tourist complained at Gran Canaria airport that, a few minutes before taking his flight back to Sweden, he had realised that he had been fraudulently...

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Temperatures rise as Calima returns to The Canary Islands, followed by a possible storm this Easter weekend

The Canary Islands have had a yellow advisory for Calima declared until midnight on Wednesday. The Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) forecast dust suspended in the air would affect visibility, and sure enough by Tuesday afternoon visibility had been reduced to around 3 kilometers. The mass of Saharan sand is gradually moving from east to west, and had blanketed the entire archipelago by the end of the day. It doesn’t end there.  What is being termed as a “weather stew” is now expected after humidity looks likely to bring rain to the north of the islands and by the...

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42 years of Saharawi resistance, Western Sahara’s right to decide

The end of February 2018 marked the 42nd anniversary of resistance, initiated by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), against Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara, to this day a disputed territory with no universally recognised government. The Saharawi people and solidarity associations say they are closer than ever to the referendum promised to them nearly 30 years ago, particularly after a recent ruling from the EU Court of Justice on fishing rights and the position held by the African Union, on which both Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and the Sahawari government in exile, the Polisario, have much to say. The...

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Mogán Policía Local issuing tickets outside Arguineguín Spar

Policía Local agents in Mogán, it seems, have decided to start issuing tickets to shoppers who park directly in front of the main Spar supermarket in the sleepy little southern Gran Canaria fishing-cum-tourist town of Arguineguín. One man who left his black BMW out front for a few minutes on Thursday morning, while he popped in to  pick up a few items, returned to find a yellow ticket being issued by two policemen. When he complained to staff at the shop that he and everybody else frequently park there, two different managers came out to try to help the...

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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations at The Old Brogue

There are a number of great ways to celebrate Paddy’s day on the subtropical island of Gran Canaria, none more authentic an atmosphere than the full day of entertainment planned at The Old Brogue, down in Playa del Cura. A fun fueled gathering featuring live music and homestyle Irish cooking is bound to be packed out once again to the sounds of some of the island’s very best musicians including A touch of Dutch from mighty crooner Erik, the delightful lilt of Donnie Cameron, that world famous Mercenary Fiddler Elsa McTaggart accompanied as ever by her twinkle eyed partner...

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