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​WOMAD Returns to Gran Canaria in November

WOMAD Returns to Gran Canaria in November

The WOMAD Festival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be held between 15 to 18 November, and the promoters of this musical event plan to turn the capital of Gran Canaria into the epicentre of world music.

In 2017, the Observatory of Contemporary Foundation considered that this festival was one of the best cultural events of the year, so make a note in your diary now for this November world music festival!

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​Norwegian Man Drowns off Puerto Rico Beach in Gran Canaria

Norwegian Man Drowns off Puerto Rico Beach in Gran Canaria

A 75-year-old Norwegian man died as a result of drowning during the afternoon this week after swimming from Puerto Rico Beach in Gran Canaria.

Lifeguards rescued the man from the sea who was shown to be cardiorespiratory arrest, and they performed resuscitation procedures until the arrival of 112 Emergency Service teams, who continued with these procedures, but without success, and could only confirm his death.

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​Sexual Harassment Claims in Tenerife Bar

Sexual Harassment Claims in Tenerife Bar

Social networks have been filled this week with comments from women who claim to have suffered sexual harassment when they worked or gone to look for work by the owner of a bar in the zona del cuadrilatero in La Laguna in Tenerife. One of these social network users has now filed a police complaint and an investigation has been opened.

Messages of denunciation have flooded the networks, especially from the feminist collective 'La Fury'. Comments suggest open sexual harassment, and in others alleged propositions and rubbing against women while they worked at the bar.

The General Directorate of Labour has opened a file of investigation, and if there is an administrative infraction, financial sanctions against the owner of the bar could range from 6000 euros to 187,000 euros.

The owner’s lawyer claims that his client denies everything. and that so far he has not been called to appear before police authorities.

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​Main Access Road to Teide National Park in Tenerife to be Improved

Main Access Road to Teide National Park in Tenerife to be Improved

The works to improve the TF-21 highway are already underway. This project will eliminate the curves in some sections and provide the road with new roundabouts to facilitate connections to the Teide National Park.

This road is one of the busiest roads on the island, and millions of people pass through this route every year to reach Teide National Park. This improvement will occur between kilometre points 7 and 13 between the towns of Barroso and Cañeño.

This road improvement has an investment of 32 million euros and will carried out in one single phase. This should be completed in March 2019.

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​Free Recharging Points for Electric Cars in Gran Canaria

Free Recharging Points for Electric Cars in Gran Canaria

This week four recharging points for electric cars were officially opened in the south east of Gran Canaria that are powered by renewable energies, as they are powered by photovoltaic systems and wind turbines.

The President of the Government of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, stressed that it is a project that consolidates the commitment of this region for sustainability and serves as a model for the rest of the municipalities on the island.

Oscar Hernandez, Mayor of Aguimes and Dunia Gonzalez, Mayor of Santa Lucia de Tirajana, and first deputy mayor of Ingenio, Rafael Caballero declared this initiative to be a true historical milestone in the journey begun years ago by the region to promote the use of renewable energy for electric cars.

Antonio Morales reiterated his strong commitment to the policies that are committed to sustainability and the promotion of renewable energies, and his satisfaction that these policies have now reached the south east region of Gran Canaria.

He also said “the Government is working on a project called Ecoisla, in which these works are framed and which are based on four main lines of action: energy sovereignty, food sovereignty, social protection of people with fewer resources and the impulse to promote renewable energies.”

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​Getting Married in Fuerteventura for Illegal Immigration

Getting Married in Fuerteventura for Illegal Immigration

Officers of the Policia Nacional this week arrested a British citizen and two Spanish citizens in Fuerteventura who allegedly held three marriages of convenience, so that a couple with their children and another relative, all of these Cubans, could obtain legal residency in Spain.

The police report that all those detained for questioning have police records and are accused of a crime of promoting illegal immigration.

The couple who have children married the British citizen and one of the detainees, and the other relative, an aunt of the mother of the children with the third arrested. This third person was able to obtain a visa to travel to Spain, after which she married in Fuerteventura.

The investigation was initiated when several people had requested marriage permits and corresponding documentation for legal residence in Spain after having married local residents.

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​Bodies of Same Family Found in South of Tenerife

Bodies of Same Family Found in South of Tenerife

Officers of the Guardia Civil arrested a young man this week who has now confessed to killing his parents and his grandfather, whose bodies with stab wounds were found in a house in the town of Guaza in the Tenerife Municipality of Arona.

The corpses correspond to a man of about 80 years, his daughter of around 60 years and her husband of about 70 years.

The arrested youth is the son of the married couple and grandson of the 80-year-old man, and was arrested when he was shown to have blood remains and cuts that could be related to this case.

The 80-year-old man was an entrepreneur from La Palma who had returned to the Canary Islands after emigrating to Venezuela. Reports confirm that all the deceased are Canarian residents.

The youth has been brought before the justice courts, and the judge has decreed the details of his name and other details to remain secret at this time.

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​Desperate Search for Missing Man in Lanzarote

Desperate Search for Missing Man in Lanzarote

Emergency rescue teams have been desperately searching the coast of Haria in Lanzarote for a 53-year-old man who disappeared while believed to be bathing in the natural pools of Charco del Palo.

This search began when a call was made to the 112 Emergency Services to inform them that a foreign citizen had not returned to his home.

Subsequently, the personal belongings of this missing man were found next to the natural pools of Charco del Palo, which led to the focus for this search in the area of the north coast of Lanzarote.

The coastal area was searched by the Government of the Canary Islands two rescue boats and two rescue helicopters with support from agents of the Guardia Civil, Policia Local and Civil Protection.

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​Historical Photographic Exhibition of the Atlantic in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Historical Photographic Exhibition of the Atlantic in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The photographic exhibition called Luces del Atlantico is currently open at the Casa de Colon in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and shows life in the mid-Atlantic over the last 170 years.

This exhibition is divided into three sections of politics, society and economy, which will remain open until April.

Images provide a fascinating experience of life for local people living in the Canary Islands, as well as those who visited it, including Eva Peron who came to Gran Canaria.

The Casa de Colon is also hosting a conference on heritage management, which is being attended by professionals from Cape Verde, the Azores, Madeira and Portugal.

The Atlantic Lights photographic exhibition should attract many people to discover more about life over the last 170 years.

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​Demands for New Site of Scientific Interest in Fuerteventura

Demands for New Site of Scientific Interest in Fuerteventura

The Municipality of La Oliva in Fuerteventura has asked permission to declare El Saladar de Bristol as a Site of Scientific Interest. The objective is to preserve this place of interest within the municipality, but now lacks any environmental protection.

This initiative has the support of all councillors present, but members of the PP right wing political party abstained from voting.

This move now requires the Government of Fuerteventura and its Board of Natural Spaces to consider this request to process its inclusion in the Canary Islands Network of Protected Areas.

El Saladar de Bristol is described as an important biological heritage, but is currently threatened by different factors, such as the transit of people and their pets, and waste deposited by the sea.

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​Scabies Infection Discovered in Tenerife

Scabies Infection Discovered in Tenerife

The Ministry of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands issued a statement this week regarding the situation at the Centro de Enseñanzas Obligatorias Bethencourt y Molina or local teaching centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where a case of scabies was detected. The report says “the situation is completely normal, since the case of scabies was immediately controlled, and all necessary measures have been taken to ensure that this infection does not spread to other children at the centre.”

The management of the teaching centre asked the Ministry to address public concern and “to calm the families as this news is being repeated on local news media, but only relates to one single case of scabies that was detected in the student centre.”

This skin disease in one of the students was immediately reported to the General Directorate of Public Health and the families of other children at this teaching centre. Given the doubts that some parents held about how this health situation was being handled, an information meeting was held to answer questions and to attempt to resolve concerns.

This centre says “All recommended prophylactic measures have been taken, and it has been found that there has been no transmission of the disease to others at the centre, so that daily activities continue with complete normality. However, the appearance of more news and statements about this case of scabies have generated renewed concerns for these local families, who have transmitted their worries to the centre’s management, which has asked the Ministry to carry out wider communication to clear any doubts.”

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​More Jobs in Lanzarote due to Construction and Tourism

More Jobs in Lanzarote due to Construction and Tourism

This week Lanzarote broke new records of workers registered with Social Security, compared with seven years ago when in percentage terms, registered the most unemployment in the Canary Islands. The answer to this rapid change of improvement for workers is found in tourism and construction.

During the month of February, Lanzarote accounted for 54,445 workers registered with Social Security, and reflects a 6.4% increase compared with the same period last year. The increase in employment is estimated at 13,000 new jobs, and contrasts with 2009 when over 43,000 people were made unemployed. This is connected with a boom in construction on the island.

Tourism is the other major economic sector on the island, and has also been a key factor in the current improvement in the employment sector. Another important support for the creation of jobs has been the employment plans produced by the Government of Lanzarote.

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​La Palma Now Has More Flight Connections with Tenerife Thanks to Air Europa

La Palma Now Has More Flight Connections with Tenerife Thanks to Air Europa

The Air Europa Company this week announced that it would begin its inter-island flights between Tenerife North and La Palma in the last week of March with an offer of 4700 seats available each week.

This new route is the second phase of inter-island flights offered by Air Europa across other Canary Islands routes, which began on 30 October 2017 with routes between Gran Canaria and Tenerife North, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, which up to February, the company reports, has transported over 91,000 passengers.

Air Europa will now operate five daily round trip flights from Tenerife North to La Palma, so that the first will take off at 07.10 and the last will land at 20.50, except on Wednesdays and Sundays, which will arrive at 20.15. This route will be covered with an ATR 72-500 plane with capacity for 68 passengers.

The next phase of introducing more inter-island flights by Air Europa will be completed in June with more frequent flights between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. There will be three daily flights between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, and between Gran Canaria and Lanzarote the daily frequencies will be doubled, with six daily flights from Monday to Friday and five at weekends.

Once Air Europa completes this next phase, the airline will operate more than 300 weekly flights with a total of 21,900 seats. The final phase of this increased flights from this company will mainly focus on opening new routes and increase the current frequency of flight starting in 2019.

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​Subsidy for Buying an Electric Car in Fuerteventura

Subsidy for Buying an Electric Car in Fuerteventura

The Government of Fuerteventura wants to encourage more drivers to use non-polluting cars, and is now offering up to 2000 euros for individuals who want to buy an electric car.

This Government of Fuerteventura has also shown in commitment to greater use of electric cars on the roads of this island by renewing its own fleet of cars with electric cars, and some of these visited the school at Lajares this week, and local children were fascinated to learn more about greater use of electric cars.

In addition, the Government announced this week a further incentive for encouraging more people to buy electric cars by installing more free charging stations across the island. Over the next few months, the current number of electric car charging stations of six will increase to eleven, and to be spread across the island.

Currently, there are only about 30 electric cars driving on the roads of Fuerteventura, but expect soon to see more with this Government discounted price.

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La Gomera Port Improved Due to Increased Passengers and Vehicles

La Gomera Port Improved Due to Increased Passengers and Vehicles

The Government of La Gomera announced this week that a new passenger terminal will be constructed at Puerto de Vueltas in Valle Gran Rey to respond to the huge increase in cruise ship tourism in recent years.

This need for improvements is also due to the sudden increase in vehicle and passenger ferries using this port since the end of 2017, when Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen ferry companies began operations.

This project for a new passenger terminal will also provide the area with new car parks, new lanes for embarkation and disembarkation of passengers and vehicles, as well as new lighting and landscaped areas.

This project will also involve the construction of storage facilities for local fishermen for their equipment.

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