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Call to stay calm in El Hierro

Residents of El Hierro have been assured that another underwater volcanic eruption is not about to happen. Relaying a “keep calm” message, Cabildo president Alpidio Armas said the vivid turquoise colour of the ocean off La Restinga was part of the “degassing” eruptive process.Full Article

Lanzarote needs cash for airport and port

  Lanzarote says it is imperative for its future that it is included in the EU´s Trans-European Transport Network. President of the Chamber of Commerce, José Torres Fuentes has ...Full Article

Canary athletes still waiting for grants

  The Canaries have accused the Spanish Government of having no interest in the islands’ sports. The archipelago is still waiting for more than 900,000 euros which had been ...Full Article

An island with a difference

  La Gomera is urging holiday-makers to come to the island for a different sort of holiday. Tourism chiefs are once again represented at the FITUR travel fair in ...Full Article

El Hierro “facing economic disaster”

  Businesses on El Hierro are warning of a potential social and economic disaster unless transport links to the island are dramatically improved. The Association of Small and Medium ...Full Article

Rare disease found on La Gomera

  Europe is being urged to give funds to help research into an illness which is more prevelant in the Canary Island than any other region of Spain. “Primary ...Full Article

College would create 120 jobs

Fuerteventura is seeking permission for a new college which will could provide 120 new jobs and considerable spin-off employment. The proposed site is on rural land so it is ...Full Article

Row over new hotels in Canaries

A major clash of opinion is expected as the Canary Government begins to discuss the building of new hotels in the archipelago. The regional parliament was due to begin ...Full Article

Teachers facing “drained” conditions

The Canary Government has been urged to fill at least 60% of teacher vacancies during 2013. ANPE Canarias, the inde-pendent syndicate for public education in the Canary Islands, wants ...Full Article

“Tweeting on” about emergencies

People from all parts of the world are catching on to tweets from the 1-1-2 emergency services in the Canary Islands. In fact, since being set up in May ...Full Article
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