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Missing tourist found dead on cliffs

A 77-year-old German tourist who was reported missing by a tour operator was found dead on a remote footpath in Fuerteventura. The travel agent raised the alert after the man failed to turn up for his flight home at the island’s airport.Full Article

Marijuana raids in La Gomera

Eight people have been arrested after three marijuana plantations were found on La Gomera. The suspects had been under investigation since the summer, the time for the plants to ...Full Article

Health chiefs eye European first to become TB-free region

Health chiefs are preparing a strategy to totally eradicate TB in the Canary Islands. The evolution of this disease in the archipelago, with 6.57 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, is ...Full Article

Police seize evasive species of turtles in Gran Canaria and Tenerife

Environmental officers in the Canaries are continuing their crackdown on reptiles, animals or birds listed as “evasive species”. Police recently seized ten Florida turtles in an establishment in the ...Full Article

Cabildo warning after poachers shoot buzzard and falcon

Gran Canaria’s Cabildo has issued a warning over illegal poaching and says anyone found breaking the law will be strongly punished. The alert follows the discovery of two birds ...Full Article

Protected birds offered for sale on internet

The environment group of the Canary police have seized ten protected birds for sale on the internet. One of the specimens of endangered species, the Cuban Amazon Parrot enjoys ...Full Article

Islands aim for “HIV Zero” as health chiefs unveil new initatives

The Canary Islands are aiming to be “HIV Zero” as health chiefs intensify prevention and control measures. Director General of the Public Health Service, Ricardo Redondas announced details of ...Full Article

Sunbathers try to save life of Irish man

Sunbathers tried in vain to save the life of an Irishman who was pulled unconscious from the sea. The tragedy happened off the beach of Los Fariones on Lanzarote.Full Article

Canary tourism chiefs pledge to look at working conditions of hotel maids

Tourism chiefs in the Canary Islands say they are working on new plans to improve the conditions of hospitality staff in hotels, with special attention to the maids. This ...Full Article

Medics praise first responders for helping to save lives

Emergency medics in the Canary Islands saved the lives of two people on Gran Canaria after they suffered cardiac arrests. The call-outs happened in the municipalities of Ingenio and ...Full Article
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