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Canaries to encourage tax whistle-blowers

  Finance chiefs are studying an unusual “reward scheme” which would give Canary residents some sort of tax incentive if they shop fraudsters. Even business people who have been convicted of offences could receive some sort of discount on their penalties if another successful prosecution is achieved.Full Article

Paradores in gay promotion

  The Paradores chain is to promote La Gomera and El Hierro as perfect places for gay holidays. The group has signed an agreement with Bookingay, a pioneering agency ...Full Article

Shocking state of sports centre

  A row has broken out about the state of a once-popular sports complex in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The residents’ pressure group, “Compromiso por Gran Canaria” has denounced ...Full Article

Permanent jobs still scarce

  Employment prospects in the Canary Islands are still not picking up, according to new figures. The number of temporary contracts converted into permanent ones up until May this ...Full Article

More flights for Lanzarote

  Tourism chiefs in Lanzarote say they are delighted Ryanair is putting more faith in the island. The low-cost airline has announced details of its winter 2013 programme which ...Full Article

Fears over wind power future

The Spanish Government is proposing various changes which, it believes, will encourage the arrival of investments worth 600 million euros and lead to the creation of 3,500 jobs. However, ...Full Article

Protests over ITV car changes

  ITV workers have been protesting about the privatisation of the sector in the Canary Islands. A dozen employees of the vehicle inspection service have already staged a protest ...Full Article

Fisherman dies in rock tragedy

  The potential dangers of fishing from the rocks of the Canary Islands have once again been hit home following a tragedy in Fuerteventura. The emergency services were alerted ...Full Article

Bank “did not warn of share risks”

  A bank in Gran Canaria has been ordered to pay back 184,000 euros to a 100-year-old woman because an investment was not properly explained. The order was made ...Full Article

Mayors back day of council action

  Local councils are planning to go on strike for a day in protest at government reforms. Mayors from munici-palities across the archipelago are pledging their support for the ...Full Article
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