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La Alcaldesa Bueno Secures Incredible Majority in Mogán

Mogán, May 29, 2023 – The often controversial incumbent, O Bueno, La Alcaldesa, has achieved an unprecedented and resounding victory once more in Mogán. The candidate who switched her party’s name, for these elections, to “Juntos por Mogán”, a local ally of the regionalist conservatives “Coalición Canaria” (CC), will once again assume the role of mayor. Her party has clinched a rather noteworthy 17 out of the 21 seats in the Municipal Council of this popular tourism destination located on the sunny southwest of Gran Canaria.

The Canary Guide Día de Canarias #WeekendTips 26-28 May 2023

What an interesting last weekend of May ahead. Weather predictions are showing some rain showers are likely across Gran Canaria. This extended #WeekendTips covers up to Tuesday, when all things Canarian are celebrated on the Día de Canarias. There’ll be some gorgeous Patron Saints’ festivities happening in San Fernando de Maspalomas as well as in Valleseco.

Fun Fact:
Valleseco literally means “dry valley” in Spanish, but is actually one of the wettest municipalities Gran Canaria. Nestling between the famous fresh water sources of Firgas & Teror, half way up the island’s mountainous northern slopes, this area is well known for its apple growers, cider and its weekly market

Six weeks since the unexplained disappearance of Anna-Karin on Gran Canaria

The authorities on Gran Canaria have been engaged in a rigorous search for Swedish tourist Anna-Karin Bengtsson, who went missing in the south of Gran Canaria around April 9. Her unexplained disappearance has caused her family much distress, with no clues to her whereabouts having emerged in the six weeks since they first realised her phone was no longer functioning.

The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 19-21 May 2023


An exciting May weekend ahead with abundant events and festivities taking place all around Gran Canaria. There are Patron Saints’ festivities for Motor Grande, in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, and in El Tablero in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and up in the mountains of Artenara. There is also a two day lively exhibition event in Meloneras boulevard and the Rally Gran Canaria is held this Friday and Saturday.


Denounced for overtaking school bus dangerously on a La Aldea road

The Guardia Civil have denounced a 23 year old resident of the west coast village of La Aldea de San Nicolás, for overtaking a school bus full of students on a series of curves on the road that connects with Agaete. This type of reckless driving can carry fines of up to €500 and a 6 month ban from driving.
Agents from the Group for Investigation and Analysis of Traffic (GIAT) discovered the facts last Tuesday when they saw a recorded video, from another driver, that was spreading on the social media networks. In it you can clearly see how a Peugeot 106 tries to overtake the 25-seat minibus on a tight right-hand corner.
At the next turn, to the left, with no visibility for checking to see if another car was coming from the opposite direction, the bus driver is compelled to stop due to the insistence of the car trying to overtake, allowing the young driver to pass with hazard indicators activated, suggesting an emergency.
The GIAT team got  the license plate of the vehicle and managed to identify the driver, who acknowledged that he was  responsible for the infraction, according to a statement released yesterday by the Las Palmas Guardia Civil Command, highlighting that at the time the minibus was transporting 25 high school students from Gáldar to La Aldea.
The Guardia Civil highlighted the conduct of the driver who recorded and published the images on his Facebook profile, “thanks to which this imprudence has been detected and denounced,” added the statement.
The statement concluded by emphasising that this infraction carries with it a fine of up to €500 and six points off the drivers licence. If the judicial authorities were to decide that this dangerous conduct fit with a crime against Road Safety, as described in article 381 of the Penal Code, the penalties could range from between one to two years in prison,  and ban from driving motor vehicles and mopeds for between one to six years.

Dangerous Driving on the road to La Aldea
A 23 year old dangerous driver has been caught by Guardia Civil after a video surfaced on Facebook of him overtaking a bus full of school children on a blind curve while speeding along the coastal road between Agaete and La Aldea de San Nicolas
Posted by TheCanary.TV on Saturday, November 18, 2017