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18.11.2018 - A total of 18 sailors set sail from Las Palmas before the weekend to sail the new route from Las Palmas to the Caribbean island of San Vicente. They were greeted with applause. The main start of the 33rd ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) will take place on November 25, when the sails will be set in the direction of Santa Lucía. Anyone who might be wondering today about a parade around the capital's marina, and what it is about, should be aware that it is the participants in the sailing regatta who are celebrating the forthcoming start with their national flags and their infectious anticipation. more...
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18.11.2018 - A total of 18 sailors set sail from Las Palmas before the weekend to sail the new route from Las Palmas to the Caribbean island of San Vicente. They were greeted with applause. The main start of the 33rd ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) will take place on November 25, when the sails will be set in the direction of Santa Lucía. Anyone who might be wondering today about a parade around the capital's marina, and what it is about, should be aware that it is the participants in the sailing regatta who are celebrating the forthcoming start with their national flags and their infectious anticipation. more...
18.11.2018 - Last week, Local Police officers based in Santa Cruz de La Palma stopped a man on a scooter whose strange driving style was conspicuous. The suspicion that the man might be drunk was quickly confirmed. The alcohol test revealed a level of 1.12 per millilitre, which is almost five times the permitted limit of 0.25. In addition, a subsequent drug test was also positive. That will be expensive. The 57-year-old driver will have six points removed from his driving licence and will have to pay a fine of €1,000. more...
17.11.2018 - If you don't have anything planned for this evening and are interested in classical music, you can look forward to a concert at the Hotel Playa Sur Tenerife in El Médano with the duo Helena Lima on cello and the pianist Mirjana Anastasijevic. They will be playing works by Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet and George Bizet. The concert starts at 8.30pm. Admission costs €12. Tickets can be purchased from the hotel reception desk, or by calling 922 17 61 20. more...
17.11.2018 - On Friday morning, a diving accident occurred in Playa San Juan, in the borough of Guía de Isora. At 11.15am, an emergency call was made reporting that a diver who had suffered a cardiac arrest had been pulled out of the water. The lifeguards immediately started resuscitation measures until the arrival of the emergency service staff, who took over shortly afterwards. Nevertheless, the 57-year-old could not be brought back to life. more...
16.11.2018 - The coming weekend is likely to be a wet one for most of the Canary Islands. The next cold front bringing rain will probably reach the islands on Saturday. Heavy rainfalls and high waves are expected especially in the western province and in Gran Canaria. Only the south of Gran Canaria and Tenerife are likely to escape the soaking. The cold front will probably reach the two easternmost islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote on Sunday, as it moves across the archipelago from west to east. more...
16.11.2018 - This weekend, more than 30 artisans of various specialities will exhibit their products on Avenida Rafael Puig Lluvina in Costa Adeje. This is the best opportunity to get to know Canarian handicrafts in ceramics, leather, basketry or textiles. They prove that these skills not only have a traditional character, but are also contemporary. The fair opens on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm and on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. more...
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Arona - 02.06.2018 - Don’t miss Fenáutica! Last year’s event brought together over 12,500 people and this year’s celebrations are sure to top that.

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3, this is a nautical event in the Marina del Sur, Las Galletas, that will be showcasing all that’s special about the sea-related activities in the Islands. There’s adapted diving for the physically challenged, the Guanche's Cup regatta (Optimist, Laser and cruising categories), the 20th Canary Islands Underwater Video Championship and the exhibition of the 50th anniversary of the Canary Islands Federation of Underwater Activities are some of the novelties of this edition.
Most of the activities are completely free of charge, like the stunning photographic exhibition that has already been a major hit in cities such as Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
Parallel to the competitions, the Canary Islands Boat Show will organise a wide range of activities such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle surfing, sailing, jet skis, surfing, kite surfing, boat trips and whale watching. Workshops, talks, exhibitions, concerts and a wide range of gastronomic activities will also make these days memorable. There are over 40 activities on offer, ideal for residents and visitors.
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17.08.2017 - Yesterday evening at around 9.15pm, a 52-year-old woman from La Laguna died in an accident in the borough of Los Realejos. She lost control of her vehicle which broke through the crash barrier and fell from the 100 metre high cliffs. The car overturned several times, plundered through the bushes, until it finally crashed through the railings and came to rest on the beach. The driver who was alone in the car, died. No-one else was injured in the accident. more...
24.06.2016 - Jazzing it up
The second Vijazz event starts today in the Liceo del Taoro, La Orotava, and continues tomorrow as part of the celebrations of International Jazz Day.
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Playa San Juan's sumptuous sands proved too much for the emergency vehicles
Tenerife27.06.2016 - Fun and games over the weekend as an ambulance rushed to the aid of a man on the beach at San Juan in Guía de Isora. more...
Tenerife16.06.2016 - This Saturday, June 18, sees the Miss and Mister Summer competition in the Aguere Cultural Space, La Laguna. more...
Tenerife24.05.2016 - Activate Sports Club is a fabulous, original and dynamic centre, situated opposite the five star Baobab Suites Hotel in Costa Adeje and for Canaries Day, they have prepared a unique, fun day full of Canarian specialities to celebrate the region’s holiday. more...
The parakeet feeds on fruit
Canary Islands20.12.2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency of La Palma is out to capture exotic birds which have escaped from captivity, especially the ring-necked parakeets on the island. more...
The registration of newborns is now faster and direct from the hosptial
Gran Canaria20.12.2015 - Parents of children born at the main maternity hospital in Las Palmas received an early Christmas present in the form of the news that they no longer need to take their infant to the Civil Register to have its birth recorded officially. more...
Former President Nicolás Maduro had to recognise the landslide victory of the centre-right coalition Mesa de La Unidad Democratica
Canary Islands19.12.2015 - Thousands of Venezuelans in the Canaries have given a warm welcome to the regime change in their home country, where the elections on December 6 saw the controversial Maduro regime lose power. more...
The famous Yumbo shopping centre in Maspalomas was in the sights of Islamic terrorists
Gran Canaria19.12.2015 - A trial in Madrid which led to the conviction of a Gran Canaria resident for extolling jihadist terrorism produced the startling revelation that one of the island’s most famous gay spots was a possible bomb target several years ago. more...
Canary Islands18.12.2015 - Your events and exhibition guide for Tenerife and Gran Canaria. more...
SUP representatives say that budget cuts prevent the police from protecting themselves and the public
Canary Islands17.12.2015 - “We feel truly sorry that this government does not value us”, said the Spanish Police Union (SUP) in a recently published manifesto released amid a series of demonstrations that heavily criticised the budget cuts and conditions placed upon them by the current Madrid administration. more...
Hotel complex manager, Álvaro de la Bárcena
Canary Islands14.12.2015 - Over the last decade, travel agencies have fought a losing battle to hold their ground against the practice of do-it-yourself online booking, as we've become our own travel agents. more...
Tenerife13.12.2015 - The decision by Santa Cruz to spend hundreds of thousands of euros buying back taxi licences to reduce the number of taxis on the city roads has raised eyebrows, particularly among those who feel the money should be spent on more urgent needs. more...
Academic disrespect is treated as a serious issue by the University
Tenerife12.12.2015 - On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, attention was centred on the University of La Laguna (ULL) when an act of mindless vandalism brought the message home to roost. more...
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