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New survey gives Canary hospitals high scores for patient satisfaction

People may moan about the hospitals in Spain as much as they do in the UK but according to a new survey, the health service in the Canaries isn’t faring too badly. The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands says that, according to the results of the Hospital Discharge Satisfaction Survey, users admitted during 2018 ...Full Article

Defiant Benidorm warns Valencia against tourist tax

Benidorm is fighting controversial plans to introduce a tourist tax, saying it will make the resort unpopular and force holidaymakers elsewhere such as Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt. City leaders ...Full Article

Raid on clandestine poker club prompts police warning

Police have issued a warning about illegal gambling after dismantling a clandestine club in which illegal poker tournaments were held in the Madrid town of San Sebastián de los ...Full Article

Cabildo to get rid of “cemetery of tyres” after 15 years

Tenerife Cabildo has declared war on a “cemetery of tyres” blotting the landscape. As part of its bid for sustainability and the fight against climate change, the authority says ...Full Article

Canary Government pledges to fight effects of global warming on the islands

The Canary Government has declared a state of climatic emergency in the islands. This does not mean Mount Teide is about to erupt or the sun is getting too ...Full Article

Police detect “Rivotril mafia gangs” in Canaries

National Police have opened an investigation in the islands for the alleged illicit trafficking of the “panic disorder” drug Rivotril. The alert was raised by different pharmacies in the ...Full Article

Marathon hailed as vital event for Tenerife’s capital

Santa Cruz city council has pledged its commitment to the organisers and runners of the VI International Marathon ‘Naviera Armas’ Santa Cruz de Tenerife and has assured them that ...Full Article

Science fair with a splash of humour

The Science Fair of La Orotava, in its 16th edition, returns to the Villa with many new features and the premiere of several activities. As in past editions, the ...Full Article

Chinese migrants smuggled into UK and Ireland via Canaries

Spanish police have dismantled a people-smuggling gang which used airports in the Canaries, including Tenerife, to get Chinese migrants into the UK for 30,000 euros each. The operation was ...Full Article

Tenerife link as cocaine boat seized

Spanish police and the British authorities have intercepted a sailboat carrying almost 1,000 kilos of cocaine on board. The ship, which had been acquired in Mallorca, was boarded by ...Full Article
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