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Regulations to be relaxed for restaurant trade

The Canary Government has started the ball rolling to relax regulations for the restaurant trade. This sector has been governed by rules introduced in 2013 but officials believe the industry has changed since then and the laws need to be modified and adapted.Full Article

La Gomera booms but nature, not mass tourism, is still the key

La Gomera is enjoying boom times but Cabildo leaders have no intention of spoiling the beauty of the island. This was stressed loud and clear by its president, Casimiro ...Full Article

Woman’s body pulled from sea

Swimmers went to the rescue after spotting the body of a woman floating in the sea off a popular beach in Gran Canaria. The tragedy happened in Playa del ...Full Article

Cocaine found mixed with protein supplement

A 39-year-old man was arrested at Lanzarote airport for trying to smuggle cocaine into the island disguised as a protein supplement. Police found the drugs inside a plastic container ...Full Article

Canary tourism now accounts for one third of archipelago’s income

The economic impact of tourism in the Canary Islands amounted to 14,602 billion euros in 2016, 34.3 per cent of the total Gross Domestic Product and one billion more ...Full Article

Trio arrested for falsifying top brand products

Police have seized more than 1,000 counterfeit items and arrested three people for falsifying top brand products for sale in the Canaries. Raids were carried out in three premises ...Full Article

Busy six months for Canary 112 emergency centre as incidents increase

The 1-1-2 Canary emergency service has coordinated 253,128 incidents in the first half of the year. This activity has increased by six per cent over the same period of ...Full Article

Canaries need “co-ordinated approach” to homelessness

The Canary Government is being urged to set up a co-ordinated policy in order to deal with the homeless situation in the islands. Santa Cruz city council is one ...Full Article

Baby arrives with some expert phone advice!

Telephone assistance from emergency medics in the Canaries has once again helped a person in need. This time, it was a pregnant woman who gave birth at home, with ...Full Article

Canary cocaine gang used human mules from the Netherlands

Police in the Canary Islands have dismantled a drug-smuggling gang which used a network of human mules to get cocaine into the islands through the airports. Eleven suspects have ...Full Article
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