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Military is good for the island

  Spain’s Defence Minister, Pedro Morenés has dismissed claims over the military presence on Fuerteventura and says it is for the good of everyone. A campaign is mounting on the island to press for the withdrawal of the military services and current expansion plans of the base at Puerto del Rosario. It is also being claimed that expansion has ...Full Article

Man hurt in firework accident

  Another firework incident has taken place during a fiesta on Gran Canaria. A man suffered burns to his face, arm and back but not of a serious nature, ...Full Article

Police arrest Dutch fugitive

  National Police have arrested one of Holland’s most wanted fugitives on Lanzarote. The 25-year-old man, from Palestine, was accused of committing a series of violent robberies during which ...Full Article

Mayors united in fire criticism

  Five Mayors in La Gomera have criticised the lack of support for an island recovery plan following last summer’s fires. They say the rehabilitation of land affected has ...Full Article

French boost for La Palma

  Following two years of hard work, La Palma is to have a direct link with Paris until September. The French tour operator, Thalasso has been thanked for putting ...Full Article

The highs and lows of summer sales

  Shop owners throughout the Canary Islands say they intend to keep the faith as the summer sales campaign opens with “aggressive” discounts. In some cases, traders have decided ...Full Article

Putting the cyclist first

  Lanzarote is demonstrating just how important the cyclist is to the island. Biking is an increasingly popular pastime for all ages who enjoy the challenge of the terrain ...Full Article

Oil earthquake fears “not justified”

  Experts have played down fears that any future earthquakes under the sea-bed off Fuerteventura and Lanzarote could prove disastrous during oil drilling. The two islands are furious that ...Full Article

Hollywood boost for La Gomera

  Another Hollywood blockbuster is expected to bring a massive boost to La Gomera. The island has been chosen for filming of the adventure movie “In the Heart of ...Full Article

Music Festival to champion anti-oil campaign

  Fuerteventura’s annual Music Festival on July 5th and 6th is to champion the cause of two major campaigns, as well as presenting entertainment. “Fuerteventura en Música” will feature ...Full Article
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