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Las Palmas Carnival 2016: The Roaring 20’s

Las Palmas Carnival 2016: The Roaring 20’s

The Great Gatsby beckons as Charleston fills the streets of Las Palmas for Carnival 2016. With a total of 5,269 votes representing nearly half of those cast, the whimsical result outstripped the other two suggested themes of “Science fiction” or “The arrival of tourism”. 2016 Carnival, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which runs from January 29th to February 21st with events proposed […]

€5million Gran Canaria poverty plan funding

€5million Gran Canaria poverty plan funding

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria plans to start distribution of €5million worth of aid to combat poverty.€3million is to be managed by municipalities and the remaining €2million by NGOs. Put in place as “an emergency plan, the idea is to work together on a more ambitious plan that has continuity“, said the new Gran Canaria president, Antonio Morales. […]

Marine Bio Science and Technology Park

Marine Bio Science and Technology Park

Agüimes and the University of Las Palmas are planning a Science and Technology Park in Arinaga.Mayor of Agüimes, Oscar Hernandez Suarez, met last week with a delegation from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in order to close a deal between the municipality and the university for the construction and installation of a Science and Technology Park […]

Mogán coastal works begin

Mogán coastal works begin

On Friday 24 July work has begun on the access to Patalavaca from the Green Beach hotel. After years having been left to its own devices, deteriorating; it is good to see a facelift. This is one of the most beautiful places to take a walk along the Arguineguín coastline and has been long in need of repairs and beautification. […]

A new step closer to energy self-sufficiency

A new step closer to energy self-sufficiency

Photo Antonio Morales Méndez The first treatment plant in the EU fuelled only by biomass will be operational within a year. The president of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, and the municipal mayors who form part of the Southeast association participated in the planting of the first cactus crops of Tunos for the project. First, […]

Air controllers partial strikes this weekend

Air controllers partial strikes this weekend

photo : USCA The Trade Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) will go ahead with the planned partial strikes for 25 and 26 July.  After last minute negotiations held with Ático on Thursday, no solution was found, according to the union’s press release, due to the Ático’s refusal to engage in any dialogue with the controllers to reach a […]

5.6 million tourists in 6 months

5.6 million tourists in 6 months

The Canary Islands received 5,647,313 tourists between January and June, a rise of 0.4%. The Canary Islands tourists numbers represent 19.3 % of the Spanish total for the first half of 2015. UK, Italy and Belgium were the main markets. During the first half of the year, Spain received 29.2 million foreign tourists. That is 4.2% more […]

Fire in Telde next to a nursing home

Fire in Telde next to a nursing home

photo : BOMBEROS GRAN CANARIA A fire broke out in Telde on Thursday just before 18:00, on a former garden plot of the nursing home in La Garita.Works were being carried out and the fire affected several prefabricated building modules . The dense smoke was visible from several kilometres away. The fire caused traffic jam on the […]

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 July

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 July

With a scorching few days ahead here is our little selection of some of the best things to go and see this weekend…with locally grown wines in the pretty little town of Agüimes, arts and crafts in Teror, the Fiesta del Carmen continues in Puerto de Mogán with the water fiesta coupled with the ninth Travesía Taurito – Playa […]

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 July

The Canary Weekend Tips 24-26 July

With a scorching few days ahead here is our little selection of some of the best things to go and see this weekend…with locally grown wines in the pretty little town of Agüimes, arts and crafts in Teror, the Fiesta del Carmen continues in Puerto de Mogán with the water fiesta coupled with the ninth Travesía Taurito – Playa […]