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Cruise tourism “indifference” losing money

  The Canary Government has been accused of “complete indifference” to cruise tourism. The Popular Party says that 30,000 euros put aside for marketing is ridiculous and claims there is no proper strategy or representation at specialist trade fairs.Full Article

Why the Poles love Fuerteventura

  Poland is continuing its love affair with Fuerteventura and a famous actor has been helping to spread the message. In 2012, 60,500 Poles visited the island which was ...Full Article

Drug smuggled into prison

  Police who suspected relatives were trying to smuggle drugs into a Gran Canaria prison arrested a woman visitor. The 49-year-old was found to have swallowed numerous packets containing ...Full Article

University boost for the islands?

  Two new private universities are being planned for the Canary Islands. Both would be based in Gran Canaria and although one has yet to pass the approval stage, ...Full Article

Accolade for El Hierro lighthouse

  The Orchilla lighthouse on El Hierro is one of the ten most spectacular in Spain, according to a leading travel site. The accolade comes from Cadena Ser Viajes ...Full Article

The dreaded cost of a new term

  You may think that parents everywhere were counting down the hours to the start of the new school term but for some, it was the dreaded D-Day! Consumer ...Full Article

“Las Palmas” up in lights?

  You’ve seen “Hollywood” in big letters, next could be “Las Palmas”. The residents’ plat-form “Compromiso por Gran Canaria” is suggesting that once the Tivoli Amusement Park is demolished, ...Full Article

Fire threat “joke” no laughing matter

  Youngsters who think it might be funny to make a hoax 1-1-2 call are being warned they will face the consequences. Two children, both aged 14, have recently ...Full Article

La Palma seeks cash after power black-out

  A major investigation is being called for after a black-out left La Palma without electricity for nearly six hours. Local politicians say it is “ridiculous” that such a power ...Full Article

“Can I help, in English?”

  The 1-1-2 service in the Canary Islands is becoming a multinational help-line, according to new figures. During the first half of the year, operators took 4,317 calls from ...Full Article
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