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Power protest

  Potests have been voiced on El Hierro about the prospect of new overhead power lines on the island. “La Agrupación Herreña Independiente” (AHI) says all of the installation should be carried out underground or through tunnels as no overhead cables have been allowed on El Hierro for 15 years.Full Article

Clampdown urged on money laundering

  An appeal has been made to all the public authorities in the Canary Islands to clampdown on money laundering. Experts say the illegal methods used are changing all ...Full Article

Car chase

  A man was arrested for drug offences following a high-speed car chase through Las Palmas on Gran Canaria. Police were manning check-points in the La Isleta area as ...Full Article

Immigrants want to sue in Canaries

  A group of illegal immigrants who tried to reach Lanzarote in December are continuing their quest to sue the State. This is despite the fact that virtually all ...Full Article

Canaries “have no power over sea-bed”

  The two sides involved in the oil drilling controversy in the Canary Islands continue to clash over the project. The Canary Government says it is very disappointed to ...Full Article

New website for Gomera

  The Cabildo on La Gomera hopes its new corporate website will help to bring local government closer to the people. President, Casimiro Curbelo said it had been designed ...Full Article

One in three remain jobless in Canaries

  The Canary Islands closed 2012 with an unenviable record on unemployment. The latest figures show that the unemployment rate in the archipelago as at the end of last ...Full Article

Landmark deaf service from 1-1-2

  The 1-1-2 emergency system in the Canary Islands has achieved a landmark. For the first time, deaf people can access the service through SMS, following on from the ...Full Article

Heart research for the Canaries

The Canary Islands are determined to improve the way medics deal with heart attacks. Representatives of the SUC (Servicio de Urgencias Canario) were present at the official launch of ...Full Article

“Crisis of the canoes” is over

  The Canary Islands’authorities believe they have “closed the door of the Atlantic” to would-be immigrants. Figures show that during 2012, the number of illegal immigrants who tried to ...Full Article
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