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Drugs arrest at carnival

The Local Police of Santa Cruz de La Palma arrested a 35-year-old man allegedly carrying 16 doses of cocaine and 17 of metham-phetamines for sale during the carnival festivities. In a statement, the city council said that the man was located in the area of the ravine of Las Nieves when officers intercepted a vehicle as part of the ...Full Article

Driver has lucky escape

A 31-year-old motorist was lucky to escape more serious injury after his car plummeted around 30 metres down a ravine in Gran Canaria. Firefighters had to go to his ...Full Article

Bee breach leads to seizure in La Palma

Environmental officers have warned about the illegality of introducing new bees to the archipelago after a breach was found on La Palma. Special protection is afforded to the “black ...Full Article

Iberia boosts Fuerteventura/Madrid flights

Iberia has announced the introduction of two daily frequencies between Fuerteventura and Madrid. The flights will be operational from June 16th to September 26th. The price is 85 euros ...Full Article

Producers of cult series “The Black Mirror” choose Lanzarote for filming

The Black Mirror”, the British series that premiered in 2011, has recorded in Lanzarote part of its fourth season to be broadcast this year on Netflix. Specifically, the third ...Full Article

Canaries bet on culture and tourism for added value

The Canary Islands should be making more of its culture, heritage and history to add value to tourism, its leaders have agreed. Special committees are being set up to ...Full Article

Cocaine found stashed amongst frozen chickens

Tax Agency officials have seized 28 kilos of cocaine after finding the drugs hidden inside a container full of frozen chickens. The haul was discovered in the port of ...Full Article

Emergency centre proves its worth with more calls helped in English

The 1-1-2 Canary Emergency Centre is once again proving its worth, this time in its ability to answer calls and give help in English. During 2016, the number of ...Full Article

Cabildo backs “metroguagua” project pioneered by Las Palmas

The president of Gran Canaria Cabildo, Antonio Morales, has announced that the island corporation will allocate eight million euros to the metroguagua project . It therefore becomes the first ...Full Article

Better prospects for jobs in Canaries despite January blip?

A rise in unemployment in the Canary Islands during January has created a bit of a dent in optimism but there are still signs of a “positive trend”. The ...Full Article
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