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Guachinches need greater flexibility

  Plans by the Canary Government to regularise the control of “guachinche” restaurants have not prompted the anticipated avalanche of objections. Most of the authorities consulted consider these small ad hoc restaurants in family homes to be a “harmless” activity although there is agreement that there should be tighter controls.Full Article

Island needs more TV coverage

  Gran Canaria is missing out on television coverage in favour of other islands, it has been claimed. “Televisión Autonómica Canaria” came under fire from the citizen’s platform Compromiso ...Full Article

Cash aid at last after storms

  The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has ordered payment of nearly 1.7 million euros to alleviate the damage caused by atrocious weather in November and December 2009. ...Full Article

Canaries are still safe for tourists

  The Canary Islands are still very safe and this continues to be one of the attractions for international tourists. This assurance has come from the Government delegate to ...Full Article

Doctors and unions lament health projects

  Health professionals in the Canary Islands blame “poor planning” for the state of unfinished hospitals and clinics across the archipelago. They say infrastructures have been planned without thinking, ...Full Article

Cloned cards involved US hackers

  A police operation into an international online banking scam led to two arrests at the airports in Tenerife and Lanzarote. The two people, aged 40 and 30, are ...Full Article

Shock at airport expansion ruling

  News that plans for a second runway at Gran Canaria’s airport have been suspended “beyond 2025” have left 1,000 families in limbo. The Canary Government is seeking an ...Full Article

El Hierro’s zero waste campaign

  El Hierro wants to become the first of the Canary Islands to have a zero waste strategy. Cabildo president, Alpidio Armas said they wanted waste to have a ...Full Article

“What happened court asks?

  A drama in Lanzarote last December 13th when an illegal immigrant drowned is being investigated by the courts. At this stage, however, the Chief Prosecutor of Las Palmas ...Full Article

Oil fight pledge

Feb 6th, 2013 The Canary Government has pledged to continue its battle to stop test oil drilling off the coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. This is despite losing another ...Full Article
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