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The final year of the crisis

  Business chiefs are predicting some good and bad news on the economic front for 2013. The CEOE-Tenerife expects this year to be the final one for the crisis in the Canary Islands. Even so, the Provincial Confederation for Businesses anticipates that unemploy-ment will still go up by around 40,000, especially in the first half of 2013, and the ...Full Article

Travel accolades for island

  German travel magazine, GeoSaison has given a major boost to El Hierro. It has chosen the island as one of the best 70 places in the world to ...Full Article

Rowers rescued in record flight

  A rescue helicopter based in El Hierro has notched up what it believes to be a record rescue. On Wednesday, February 13th, the alert went out that two ...Full Article

Poop scoop or lose your dog!

  Take your dog out for a walk in Las Palmas, fail to clean up if it fouls the pavement and you could lose both your money and your ...Full Article

Big Mac on its way to La Palma

  It’s taken some time to get there but at last McDonald’s is on its way to La Palma. The international chain’s first fast food restaurant on the island ...Full Article

Arrests in gold mine scam

A major police operation has uncovered another scam with strong links to the Canary Islands. This latest money-making venture involved the fraudulent sale of bonds which were said to ...Full Article

New rules will not allow cider

  The Canary Government has stressed that new rules about “guanchinche” restaurants are to ensure their survival, not to ruin them. Nevertheless, a bid by Valleseco on Gran Canaria ...Full Article

El Hierro had two eruptions, not one

  Scientists on Tenerife believe El Hierro experienced not one but two underwater volcanic eruptions in 2012. The most publicised activity happened off the coast of La Restinga where ...Full Article

Civil unions are more popular

  Civil unions appear to be significantly more popular in the Canary Islands than religious marriage ceremonies. Latest figures given by the Ministry of Justice show that during 2012, ...Full Article

Officers in drug arrests

Five members of the Civil Guard have been arrested in Fuerteventura in an operation against drug trafficking. The shock announcement was made by Canary Government delegate, Maria del Carmen Hernández Bento ...Full Article
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