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Health chiefs strive for improvements and efficiency is a priority

Health chiefs in the Canaries have set out their aims for 2016-2017 and want to strive for a “more effective, efficient, equitable, humane and sustainable” service. Minister for Health Jesús Morera outlined the plans, together with head of the Canary Health Plan, José Luis Arocha.Full Article

Filming on La Palma

British actor Richard Armitage has been on La Palma after the island was chosen for filming a number of scenes in the series “Berlin Station”. He was officially greeted ...Full Article

El Hierro hopes to add new service for day trippers from south Tenerife

El Hierro could see a substantial boost in day visitors if plans for an extra maritime service from Tenerife come to fruition. Island leaders have been holding a series ...Full Article

Stunning images of Canary Islands available online

Fantastic photographs of the Canary Islands can be seen free of charge on an updated website provided by the government. The public company Cartográfica de Canarias (Grafcan), attached to ...Full Article

Over 60s invited to picturesque walk in Lanzarote

If you are visiting Lanzarote to coincide with May 5th, you might like to take part in a walk organised especially for the older generation. The island’s Cabildo is ...Full Article

Cocaine gang had “branch” in Gran Canaria where leader also lived

Agents of the Civil Guard and National Police have dismantled a drug trafficking organisation which introduced cocaine to Spain via sailing ships. The operation was developed on the island ...Full Article

Gran Canaria ready to award 18m euros road asphalting contract

Gran Canaria has started the ball rolling for a major 18 million euro three-year plan to upgrade its roads. The Cabildo will soon be seeking tenders for the asphalting ...Full Article

El Hierro bounces back with increased tourism and bumper Easter

El Hierro believes its tourism appeal is bouncing back and “getting back to normal” following the adverse spin-off from underwater quakes in 2013. During Easter, the occupancy rate on ...Full Article

Thousands of students to receive free fruit as part of health campaign

The Canary Government is to distribute free fruit and vegetables to 44,000 school children in order to encourage a healthier lifestyle and diet. The initiative was announced by the ...Full Article

Women should have same chances in world of sport as men

The Canary Islands will do all it can to eliminate any discrimination against women in sport. This was pledged by the Canary Institute of Equality when representatives met with ...Full Article
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