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​La Palma Launches Social Inclusion Programme: ‘Training in Green’

La Palma Launches Programme of Social Inclusion ‘Training in Green’

The northwest region of La Palma has launched a social inclusion program called 'Training in Green’. This initiative aims to encourage the development of green tourism activities in these municipalities.

It is a project launched jointly by the municipalities of San Andrés y Sauces, Puntallana and Barlovento. Its objective is to use the rural environment of these three municipalities, and their tourist attractions, and turn them into generators of economy and employment.

For this purpose, 30 students will be trained in the development of green tourism activities in order to have qualified personnel that offer a a range of services according to the existing demand. It will be completed through a variety of training activities that will be carried out until the end of the year, concluding with the preparation of a final project.

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​New Medical Ambulance for La Gomera

New Medical Ambulance for La Gomera

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has incorporated a medicalised ambulance into the care resources network of La Gomera, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This advanced life support ambulance will be based in the old health centre of San Sebastian de La Gomera and will provide medical care en route to patients in emergency situations.

These improvements are part of the Canary Islands Health Emergency Plan (PLUSCAN) for outpatient care, and all the islands now have medical ambulances. The new ambulance will provide advanced 24-hour life support for citizens of La Gomera.

Staffing of the new ambulance will include a doctor, a nurse and two health emergency technicians, one of them being the driver.

The vehicle has specific equipment for serious trauma care and electro-medicine equipment, monitor-defibrillator to attend to patients suffering cardiac arrest or cardiac pathology, perfusion pumps to supply medication and a respirator to provide assisted ventilation to patients with respiratory problems.

The medicalised ambulance also has an oxygen therapy system, as well as consumables and medication necessary to guarantee advanced care similar to that of any hospital intensive care unit. The incorporation of this ambulance provide better assistance to critically ill patients by a qualified team specialising in advanced life support.

La Gomera also has five basic life support ambulances, based in San Sebastián, Vallehermoso, Hermigua, Alajeró and Valle Gran Rey.

Last year the 112 Emergency Services responded to 3,822 incidents in La Gomera, 0.7% more than in 2015. More than 91% of these interventions were related to cases of illness, whilst accidents were around 9%.

The Emergency Services (SUC) assisted 3,811 people, which represents an increase of 1.79% over the previous year in the number of citizens who received some kind of attention from that service.

The greatest increase in activity in La Gomera was concentrated in the out-of-hospital health emergencies, with 1,084 and 23% more than the previous year.

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​Drought Reduces the Harvest of Potatoes and Oranges in Gran Canaria

Drought Reduces the Harvest of Potatoes and Oranges in Gran Canaria

Farmers in the south of the island are facing the shortage of rain with the implementation of new irrigation systems. The current situation is worrying.

The drought that affects all the islands has caused serious consequences in Gran Canaria. The dams are almost empty and farmers have had to settle for harvests that are severely reduced by the weather conditions of recent months.

Farmers have had to adapt the way that they irrigate their crops, and have noticed the consequences of the drought in the quantity and quality of their crops.

The Ayagaures dam, in the south of the island, is at one per cent of its total capacity, with other dams on the island facing similar problems. The Soria dam, one of the largest in Gran Canaria, is at only 0.25% of capacity.

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​The Unforgettable Magic of Garbos in Gran Canaria

The Unforgettable Magic of Garbos in Gran Canaria

Many tourists visit Gran Canaria for a magical holiday on an island often described as Paradise with white sandy beaches, remote mountain villages, perfect weather, and opportunities to escape to the sun from the madness of modern day life. These magical holidays then tend to remain with these tourists who return home with unforgettable experiences, and then book their next holiday to do it all over again.

However, all-inclusive holidays in top quality hotels in Gran Canaria often tempt tourists to stay close to their hotel, and many often miss other very special experiences available on the island. Holidays should be magical and unforgettable, and all visitors should book at least one night at Garbos Dinner Show in Bahia Feliz. This Dinner Show has been offering perfect evening entertainment for over 20 years, and this venue has also had another ‘make-over’ for this year’s season.

Guests who arrive at Garbos are greeted by waiters who guide them to their tables inside this theatre experience, and when everyone has arrived, these waiters explain that they are also the entertainment for the evening with musical productions of pop and rock music from previous decades, including the music of Queen and Abba.

These talented dancers and singers perform with spectacular lighting effects to produce an evening full of humour, spectacular costumes, as well as aerial silk performances that give dramatic and spectacular entertainment with the talented performer giving aerial acrobatics performances whilst hanging from fabric.

These Dinner Shows include a three course meal with vegetarian options, and even the serving of the dessert becomes a spectacular event. Wine, beer and soft drinks all included in the ticket price. Audiences applaud and cheer, and these professional singers and dancers ensure that by the end of the evening everyone leaves with feelings of unforgettable magic, and plan to return again soon. Garbos – Simply Unforgettable.

To find out more about Garbos, check out their website at www.garbos.es or call 0034 928 157 060 to book your tickets, or ask your hotel to make the booking for you.

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​Very High Occupation Rate for La Restinga, El Hierro

Very High Occupation Rate for La Restinga, El Hierro

El Mar de las Calmas continues to benefit from world wide popularity for diving in La Restinga, which has become the base port for the activity.

Recent data shows that La Restinga is 90% occupied, with the majority of the diving centres remaining open for most of the year. Although the summer is over, the occupancy rate remains practically the same as in the month of August.

It is common to see groups of divers walking through the streets while they wait to perform their next dive. It is not surprising that this beautiful and fascinating seascape is the meeting place for enthusiasts of underwater at photographic events, such as the Fotosub.

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