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Tiny island has big ambitions

  A campaign has been started to get La Graciosa officially recognised as the eighth Canary Island. An online petition has already gathered more than 300 signatures which equates to nearly half of the tiny population which was 667 at the last census. The island is only 29 square kilometres.

El Hierro to become a “green” island

  El Hierro wants to become an island of zero waste. Cabildo president, Alpidio Armas says it is already a leader in recycling but has announced ...Full Article

“Safeguard La Palma air routes”

La Palma is suffering from diminished air connections and the Spanish Government must  act with urgency. This was the view expressed by president of the Canary Government, Paulino ...Full Article

Canaries would put high taxes on oil

  The Canary Government has warned it would be prepared to impose a “deterrent tax” on oil companies to put them off drilling in the waters ...Full Article

La Palma’s optimism for cruise tourism

  Tourism chiefs are confident that the Thomson Majesty tragedy in the port of La Palma will not affect the island’s cruise trade. They say the ...Full Article

Oil risk is just too big to take

Fuerteventura has dismissed any suggestion that oil exploration off its shores might be acceptable if there was adequate compensation for hoteliers. A clash of opinion has erupted ...Full Article

New adventure company launched

  A new adventure company has been formed on Fuerteventura. “Natural Adventure” will offer excursions on mountain bikes, trekking and in 4x4s.

German woman dies in rockfall

The storms and heavy rain which have swept across the Canary Islands on March 3rd, 4th and 5th have caused a string of incidents, including one ...Full Article

“Hello baby” say medical staff

  Medical staff with the Canary emergency service not only save lives, they bring them into the world too. In two separate incidents, expectant mothers were ...Full Article

Canaries on urgent weather alert

The Canary Islands are on a high state of alert after being hit by gusts of up to 130 kilometres an hour and torrential rain from ...Full Article
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