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“Your flight is on time!”

  Binter Canarias was Europe’s most punctual airline in June. The company again took first place, with an average of 99.41% punctuality.Full Article

Island tradition seeks UNESCO status

  A campaign is gathering strength across La Palma to gain UNESCO recognition for a unique fiesta. “La Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves” is celebrated every five ...Full Article

Full house for El Hierro

  El Hierro has demonstrated the pulling power of one of its biggest events. The “Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes” (“Descent of the Virgin”) is only held ...Full Article

“Curb the teaching cuts” says union

  Unions claim the education system built up in the Canary Islands over the last 25 years is in very serious jeopardy because of continued cuts. The CCOO Workers’ ...Full Article

Smoking stance needs “measured approach”

  The president of the Canary Government, Paulino Rivero has called for “a balanced approach” over the introduction of tougher new anti-tobacco legislation. The EU has agreed a new ...Full Article

Help for island’s wine industry

  Bodegas Torres is to help La Gomera replenish its wine industry following the devastating fire last summer. An agreement has been reached with the Cabildo, whose president Casimiro ...Full Article

Health strike on La Palma

  Hospital cleaners on La Palma have pledged to continue strike action indefinitely in a continued dispute over pay. They also intend to increase public awareness by taking their ...Full Article

Two islands need decent flights

  Both the Spanish and Canary Governments are being urged to improve air connections to and from La Gomera and El Hierro as a matter of urgency. Gregorio Medina ...Full Article

Canary fraud campaign to begin

  The Canary Government is to step up its fight against the underground economy across the islands. The Governing Council has given the go-ahead for a concerted plan of ...Full Article

Police in tax probe arrests

  The authorities say they have already made one major break-through in the fight against tax fraud. An operation was mounted in Gran Canaria which has already led to ...Full Article
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