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La Palma goes “door to door”

  Huge posters of La Palma can now be seen in Warsaw. The island’s tourist board is strengthening promotions in Poland in advance of a new weekly connection from June to November.Full Article

Garajonay park is bouncing back

  The director of the Garajonay National Park on La Gomera, Ángel Fernández says it is “as wonderful as ever” despite last summer’s atrocious fires. He has revealed it ...Full Article

Burglaries on the increase in Canaries

  The tough economic climate is being blamed for an increase in burglaries in the Canary Islands. Thefts and robberies from homes are substantially up although vehicle theft is ...Full Article

“Starry starry nights” on La Palma

  Starry skies over La Palma have opened the way for new business opportunities, according to the Cabildo. The authority says it is willing to give grant aid to ...Full Article

A glimmer of hope for threatened communities

  Homes in the Canary Islands which are still threatened with demolition could be offered a life-line through a legal exemption. If an amendment to the “Ley de Costas” ...Full Article

Islands seek “a united approach”

  The Canary Islands are calling for a united approach to solve common problems, including emergency cover, the environment and waste management. Representatives of all seven islands gathered for ...Full Article

Support grows for Geopark bid

  El Hierro is optimistic about its bid to become the first Spanish island to join the Network of European Geoparks. Support is being gathered, including from Tenerife where ...Full Article

Insurance scams shoot up in Canaries

  Attempted fraud of insurance companies in the Canary Islands shot up by 25% during 2012, new figures have revealed. The scams are being tried by the ordinary man ...Full Article

Scorn poured on Repsol job forecasts

  Oil drilling in the waters off the Canary Islands would only produce the same number of jobs as an average-sized hotel, it has been claimed. Repsol has said ...Full Article

Bringing 1-1-2 service to the deaf

  The Canary 1-1-2 service has strengthened its commitment to deaf people so the emergency service presents no barriers. A co-operation agreement has been signed with the Federation of ...Full Article
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