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More investment for La Gomera as Canaries back “Islas Verdes”

The Canary Government has pledged its commitment to the so-called “Islas Verdes” so that more tourists can be attracted to the lesser populated islands of the archipelago. One of these is La Gomera where the Ministry of Tourism is allocating nearly 400,000 euros to improve pedestrian access to the marine avenue in Playa Santiago in the municipality of Alajeró. ...Full Article

Jet2 to open new base in south Tenerife and increase air seats

“Great news for the Canaries” is the reaction of tourism chiefs to Jet2’s announcement that it is to increase its seats to the archipelago and open a new base ...Full Article

“Taxing connectivity means losing competitiveness” say worried tourism leaders

Business leaders of the tourism industry in the Canary Islands are joining forces to fight plans for an airline kerosene tax, as proposed by Germany, for fears of harming ...Full Article

Burglars tied up house owner with ropes

Two men have been arrested for violent robberies in Lanzarote after they broke into the same home twice and tied up the owner before assaulting him. One of the ...Full Article

Valle Gran Rey sea connections worry La Gomera leaders

La Gomera is pressing for urgent action to maintain the connectivity of one of its most popular destinations on the far side of the island, Valle Gran Rey. The ...Full Article

La Gomera to see more Giant Lizards in the wild

Wildlife experts are so pleased with the success of a breeding programme to save La Gomera’s Giant Lizard that more young reptiles are to be introduced in new parts ...Full Article

Shocking cases of cruel dog fighting in Canaries due before courts

Eight people are facing court and possible lengthy prison sentences following a police raid on dog fighting in Tenerife which caused widespread shock in February of 2017. The Prosecutor’s ...Full Article

Hiker found dead in ravine after La Palma search

A major search and rescue mission on La Palma had a sad outcome. The emergency services had been alerted just after 10pm that a hiker had fallen down a ...Full Article

“Silbo” training made available throughout La Gomera

La Gomera’s Cabildo is continuing with its pledge to bring the learning of its historic “whistling” language, Silbo to all corners of the island. For the third year, a ...Full Article

New 11 million euro wind farm planned for Lanzarote

A new wind farm on Lanzarote is on the cards as arrangements for the installation in Arrecife move another step forward. The project, which will be located in the ...Full Article
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