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Patera had sailed for 18 days

  A dozen illegal immigrants intercepted off the coast of La Palma had apparently been sailing for 18 days. They told the Guardia Civil they had set off from Bakau in the Gambia for a new life in the Canary Islands. Despite their long ordeal, all were found to be in relatively good health although at least two received ...Full Article

Case dismissed

  A court has freed 27 people who were accused of running a child prostitution ring in Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. The prosecution had alleged they were members of ...Full Article

What really happened on fatal night?

  A conflict is continuing about what happened on the night a Civil Guard patrol boat collided with a patera carrying 25 illegal immigrants off the coast of Lanzarote. ...Full Article

More oil fury as Lanzarote denounces Repsol

  Oil company Repsol has been accused of “manipulating information” about its controversial application for test drilling off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Lanzarote’s Cabildo has denounced the company’s information policy ...Full Article

“Pay back fire damage grants”

  Losing your house in a fire is bad enough but imagine getting cash help from the government and then being told two years later to repay it? This ...Full Article

Volcanic tubes to be major attraction

  Volcanic tubes on La Palma which were once under threat of ecological extinction are to become a major tourist attraction. The Cabildo is allocating 325,000 euros to continue ...Full Article

A growing problem of poverty

  Around 500 families on La Palma are said to be living in poverty. The figures have been confirmed by the union UGT which has described them as “of ...Full Article

Canaries “need help over health”

  The Canary Government has admitted it needs “more than a miracle” to solve the urgent problem of rising waiting lists in the health service. President Paulino Rivero has ...Full Article

Free breakfast scheme soars

  The Canary Government is having to pay for 1,400 children to have breakfasts because of their dire family situations. This figure has substantially escalated in recent years and ...Full Article

“Think ahead” says Canary president

  Think ahead and always plan for the unexpected”. These were the sentiments expressed by president of the Canary Government, Paulino Rivero when interviewed on a school radio programme. ...Full Article
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