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Cutting back on communion costs

  Families in the Canary Islands wishing to celebrate their child’s first Communion are paying out between 1,026 euro and 1,357 euros, a new survey has found. The consumer group, FUCI says budgets have been trimmed in recent years because of the economic crisis, although the average cost in Madrid is the highest at 2,527 euros.Full Article

Accolade for beach-side adult hotel

  Online hotel comparison site Trivago has given the thumbs up to the Barceló Corralejo Bay in Fuerteventura. The hotel has been voted the fourth best tourist establishment in ...Full Article

“Use Carnival money for canteens”

  Money ear-marked for carnival celebrations, sport and opera should be diverted to allow school canteens to open this summer in Las Palmas. This is the view of “Compromiso ...Full Article

IBM to move into Las Palmas

  Gran Canaria could be in for a major jobs’ boost. The Mayor of Las Palmas, Juan José Cardona has announced that the American computer multinational IBM is interested ...Full Article

Black economy campaign “just a smoke-screen”

  The Canary Government has been accused of only paying lip-service to the fight against fraud and the black economy. The union CCOO Canarias claims the recently-announced crackdown is ...Full Article

What happened to sparkling banana wine?

  The Cabildo on La Gomera has been accused of “deception” and “hot air” over plans to revitalise the island’s ailing agricultural industry. In 2006, it is claimed, plans ...Full Article

La Palma hopes

  La Palma is hoping changes to the controver- sial Coastal Law will save some of the 15 settlements threatened with demolition. Senator for the island, Maria de Haro ...Full Article

Poverty a problem in the Canaries

  Poverty has increased more in the Canary Islands than any other place in Spain, new figures have revealed. Between 2008 and 2011, poverty grew at a rate of ...Full Article

Starwood confidence

  The hotel chain Starwood has given a vote of confidence to the Canary Islands. The international company says it will look at locations such as Madrid and Barcelona ...Full Article

Row over leaked fire tapes

  Controversy is raging on La Gomera following a number of leaks about the way the terrible forest fires of last summer were tackled. Authorities claim the video tapes ...Full Article
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