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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 simply a smoke screen and hides the fact that the budget has once again been cut for the campaign.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

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 ...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
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