web
analytics
Canary Islands Report Canary Islands Report | Canary Islands Report

'Real News from All the Canary Islands'

Stacks Image 13

Tourists in Lanzarote Find Dead Woman on Beach

Tourists in Lanzarote Find Dead Woman on Beach

A 62-year-old Spanish woman was found this week on Matagorda Beach by a group of tourists, who discovered the body lying face down on the beach.

An ambulance from the 112 Emergency Service quickly arrived at the scene of this discovery.

Health professionals spent almost an hour performing resuscitation procedures, but were not able to save the life of this woman.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

Tourism Students Graduate at Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote

Tourism Students Graduate at Jameos del Agua in LanzaroteThe University School of Tourism of Lanzarote, attached to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this week hosted the 2018 graduation of 34 students at Jameos del Agua.

The event was attended by the Minister of Tourism, Isaac Castellano, who highlighted the importance of training to maintain leadership in positions in the tourism sector.

Isaac Castellano said “We are in luck, because the degree of tourism at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has positioned itself as one of the best educational options in the world.”

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Slot Machine Collection Stolen in Tenerife

Slot Machine Collection Stolen in Tenerife

This week, police reported a robbery in La Abejera Market in the Santa Cruz neighbourhood of Garcia Escamez.

Robbers entered the market by forcing a side door with a car jack during the early hours of the morning, and they are reported to have gone directly for a slot machine in one of the cafeterias, which had 2,000 euros inside.

The market remained closed until all police forensic experts had completed their investigations.

Following this incident, local residents were reported to be feeling insecure in their homes, and demanded greater police presence in the neighbourhood.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Prison Sentence for British Expat in Lanzarote for Sexual Abuse of Partner’s Daughter

Prison Sentence for British Expat in Lanzarote for Sexual Abuse of Partner’s DaughterThe Provincial Court of Las Palmas this week sentenced a British citizen to five years in prison and six years of probation when released from prison, who was found guilty of sexually abusing his partner’s daughter in Costa Teguise in Lanzarote.

The Court judged that the guilty party had had a relationship with the child’s mother between December 2012 and May 2014, but during that period he had on five occasions committed acts of sexual abuse on the child.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Old Houses in Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be Demolished

Old Houses in Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be Demolished

The City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife announced this week it will grant licences to demolish three old houses in the downtown area of Miraflores, and reported by the Municipal Management of Urbanism.

Generally, the Government of Tenerife supports the restoration of old buildings and opposes demolition of buildings of historical interest, but the Municipal Management of Urbanism said that heritage reports confirm that these three properties lack any heritage value.

The local Heritage Association is demanding that efforts are made to take into account how new constructions will be integrated into the redevelopment project of this area.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​New Traffic Signals for La Graciosa Agreed by Government of Lanzarote

New Traffic Signals for La Graciosa Agreed by Government of Lanzarote

The installation of new traffic lights in La Graciosa that has no tarmac roads has generated significant controversy.

Some local residents think that this measure will benefit the safety of pedestrians, but other residents believe that the installation of these traffic lights breaks the essence of an island without asphalt.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Man in Tenerife Arrested for Armed Robberies

Man in Tenerife Arrested for Armed Robberies

A 27-year-old man this week was arrested as the alleged perpetrator of four robberies committed in shops in the San Benito area of La Laguna in Tenerife, in which the accused threatened the shop staff with a knife of large dimensions, reported by the Nacional Police.

The detainee has been identified with the initials I.H.D. and the victims of the robberies were employees of four establishments, when 3,700 euros in total was stolen.

The detained man is a Spanish citizen who has ‘numerous’ police records, but police report that the money has not been recovered, because he spent it on hotel accommodation, but was left with no items of value to repay the shops.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Jewellery Theft From Shop in Lanzarote

Jewellery Theft From Shop in Lanzarote

This week officers of the Guardia Civil arrested six people for their involvement in the theft from a jewellery store in Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote last June.

The investigators do not rule out further arrests and their alleged involvement with other robberies on other islands and on the peninsular.

The detainees allegedly stole jewellery valued at just over three and a half million euros.

According to police sources, the search of the premises after the robbery revealed evidence of screwdrivers and a kickstand that they allegedly could have used to force open the doors.

The security cameras recorded all details of the robbery that was perpetrated within a few minutes, and the robbers were described as very skilled in their actions.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Lanzarote Ferries to Isla de Lobos Breaking the Law

Lanzarote Ferries to Isla de Lobos Breaking the LawThe Maritime Service of the Guardia Civil this week accused three recreational boat companies of several irregularities while they were anchored together in the islet of Los Lobos, while organising a party.

The three boats were a catamaran, a sailing boat and a semi-rigid boat moored at the harbour of Los Lobos.

A patrol boat of the Guardia Civil verified the existence of several irregularities for these boats, such as the lack of documentation, the lack of a title of two of the owners and the excess of passengers on board.

In total, there were 12 administrative complaints, such as lack of proof of liability insurance and the lack of clearance necessary for a recreational boat to carry out lucrative activities.

In addition, the skipper of one of the boats was not enrolled in his crew, and the other two skippers of the other two boats lacked qualifications for this function.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Calm Waters for the Port of Santa Cruz de La Palma

Calm Waters for the Port of Santa Cruz de La Palma

This week it was announced that the gates installed at the Marina Deportiva of the Port of Santa Cruz de La Palma are now working at full capacity. This novel system has been installed for the first time in a Spanish port with the aim of ending the problems of rough sea water.

These are two large gates that measure four metres high and 20 metres wide. Despite the complexity of the work, the operation is simple, and in about 8 minutes the operation of both opening and closing the gates is completed.

Traffic lights warn boat crews of the position of the floodgates to avoid any accidents.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

New Species of Spider Discovered in La Gomera

New Species of Spider Discovered in La GomeraDanish researcher Jorgen Lissner this week reported that he had found a new species of spider that lives in the Garajonay National Park.

This new spider is call Ero tenebrosa and it feeds on other spiders. At the moment, only one specimen – a female – has been found next to the El Cedro stream.

This new spider adds to the 125 species or arachnids that live in the Garajonay National Park, which is a unique forest with a record number of species per square kilometre.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​August Opening for the Spa of La Cicer in Gran Canaria

August Opening for the Spa of La Cicer in Gran CanariaAugust sees the opening of the spa at La Cicer on the beach of Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

This renovation of the La Cicer spa is now completed, which has been demanded by local residents for many years, will soon join the inauguration of the Red Cross Centre and the Library in the city.

The renovations to the La Cicer spa have cost over 300,000 euros, and contributes to the improvement of this area of the beach that began with the demolition of the parking area and the creation of a new pedestrian area.

The new facilities of the spa, of 156 square metres, will be available to around 50 people, and consists of a reception area, office, toilets and a warehouse.

Augusto Hidalgo, Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, said “The Cicer will have a spa in perfect condition and will be magnificent, in a space that had become a run-down area of Las Canteras, and today is one of the jewels of the city and a wonderful place to walk.”

Pablo Rodriguez, Vice President of the Government of the Canary Islands said “This area has changed radically and today boasts of a high-quality space that has earned its citizenship.”

La Cicer spa is open from 8.00 until 20.00 each day.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

Bypass Road for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Almost Completed

Bypass Road for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Almost CompletedIt was announced this week that Phase 4 of the bypass road for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has reached 90% execution thanks to the injection of 25 million euros from the Government of the Canary Islands over the last two years.

Pablo Rodriguez, Director of Public Works, visited the works this week and explained to the press that the completion of Phase 4 will connect the GC-3 with the GC-2, which will facilitate the connectivity of the municipalities of the north of Gran Canaria with the city of Las Palmas.

Currently, junction 3 at Arucas, at the intersection with the GC-20 road, is in operation through a provisional roundabout.

The final planned action consists of the execution of a link to provide this intersection with a greater capacity, so there will be a notable improvement in its operation given the significant traffic load that it supports on a daily basis.

Over the next six months, six phases of traffic deviations necessary for the construction of the final improvements are scheduled.

To do this, it will be necessary to change the configuration of this road junction, in order to keep traffic flowing smoothly while the final work is being carried out.

Pablo Rodriguez said “At this moment we are working on the completion of the upper connection network in the neighbourhood of Trasmontaña with the GC-20 road, which is practically finished with final works consisting of the construction of some walls that surround a slope that will form support walls, as well as the installation of vehicle containment systems, expansion joints and other finishing works.

Regarding the trunk of the two kilometres of highway between link 3 and link 5 the connection with the GC-2, the placement of the intermediate layer of asphalt has already been completed, and the placement of the layer of rolling, the installation of the signalling and the final works of drainage and gutters.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Residents of Tejeda in Gran Canaria Protest Against Transplanting Trees

Residents of Tejeda in Gran Canaria Protest Against Transplanting Trees

The transplant of eleven trees by the Municipality of Tejeda in Gran Canaria has generated divided opinions in the town this week.

The AVETE Association, a specialist organisation for tree culture, together with other groups opposed to the transplant of these trees, this week brought an expert engineer to the island to assess and report on the causes and consequences of this action.

Susana Dominguez, the engineer, reported that “the transplanting had been done without sufficient care and the trees will probably not survive.” Veronica Hernandez, representative of Mesa del Arbol de La Orotava, described this tree transplanting project as brutal, and said “To see them there abandoned and to know that they are not going to live seems a disregard to nature.”

The Municipality reports “The trees are in good condition and the proof of this are the new leaves that have sprung up.”

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

​Gran Canaria Cheese Makers Promote Their Produce to Local Catering Companies

Gran Canaria Cheese Makers Promote Their Produce to Local Catering Companies

This week around 30 traditional cheese producing companies in Gran Canaria met with 50 catering companies and restaurant owners to promote better knowledge of local cheeses, and to encourage their greater use in restaurant kitchens.

This meeting was held at Infecar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and was organised by the Government of Gran Canaria, and was the first time this has been arranged. Restaurant owners had the chance to speak directly with cheese makers and to learn how the cheese is made, who does it, what milk is used, where is comes from and what possibilities it has in the kitchen.

Cheesemakers in Gran Canaria produce a thousand tons of traditional cheese each year, and much of this goes to local restaurants and hotels, and are anxious that the tradition of cheese making is not lost.

You can find this and other news stories from the Canary Islands and Spain in the free, online 'News from the Canary Islands':

http://newsfromthecanaryislands.com

Remember to enter your email address for your FREE weekly online copy of 'News from the Canary Islands'

Keep up to date by joining our Facebook page: @newsfromthecanaryislands

Show more posts

Stacks Image 11