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Alert over more counterfeit notes

Shop-keepers and members of the public have been warned about more fake notes circulating in the Canary Islands. There seems to have been a particular increase in counterfeit 100 euro notes, especially during the recent Carnival celebrations on various islands.Full Article

Hotel prices above the Spanish average

  A survery has revealed that, Hotel prices in the Canary Islands in February were more expensive than the national average. According to the monthly survey carried out by ...Full Article

Tiny island has big ambitions

  A campaign has been started to get La Graciosa officially recognised as the eighth Canary Island. An online petition has already gathered more than 300 signatures which equates ...Full Article

El Hierro to become a “green” island

  El Hierro wants to become an island of zero waste. Cabildo president, Alpidio Armas says it is already a leader in recycling but has announced further projects and ...Full Article

“Safeguard La Palma air routes”

La Palma is suffering from diminished air connections and the Spanish Government must  act with urgency. This was the view expressed by president of the Canary Government, Paulino Rivero following a ...Full Article

Canaries would put high taxes on oil

  The Canary Government has warned it would be prepared to impose a “deterrent tax” on oil companies to put them off drilling in the waters off Lanzarote and ...Full Article

La Palma’s optimism for cruise tourism

  Tourism chiefs are confident that the Thomson Majesty tragedy in the port of La Palma will not affect the island’s cruise trade. They say the death on February ...Full Article

Oil risk is just too big to take

Fuerteventura has dismissed any suggestion that oil exploration off its shores might be acceptable if there was adequate compensation for hoteliers. A clash of opinion has erupted following remarks made ...Full Article

New adventure company launched

  A new adventure company has been formed on Fuerteventura. “Natural Adventure” will offer excursions on mountain bikes, trekking and in 4x4s.Full Article

German woman dies in rockfall

The storms and heavy rain which have swept across the Canary Islands on March 3rd, 4th and 5th have caused a string of incidents, including one fatality. Although investigations ...Full Article
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