Archive for: October, 2008



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EU smoking ban

However, discussions are still at the initial stage, meaning any new rules are unlikely to begin before 2010.   The European Union’s members are being urged to do more to turn Europe into a smoke-free zone. Officials say passive smoking kills 79,000 Europeans per year – about one in nine of all tobacco-related deaths.   […]

Smart screens

The Town Council has approved the hiring of a system of screens at the Traffic Information Center from which, in addition to the network of tunnels on the island, will be managed cameras located at major roads.   This will allow immediate intervention by the police to deal with accidents promptly and avoid any traffic […]

Spain supports Peru

It favours the integration of Peruvian immigrants into the Spanish workforce and will boost Peru’s hopes of signing a free-trade pact with the European Union.   On the first day of his third state visit to Peru, Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were received at the Plaza de Armas in Lima by Garcia and first […]

Boat people hit La Gomera

Tragically, two were found dead on arrival, and another two were taken to hospital suffering severe hypothermia following a journey from Guinea Conakry, which took from eight to ten days, according to one survivor.   There were 20 children among the all-male occupants of the wooden boat and all were taken to a temporary detention […]

Spanish car bomb

Several people were slightly injured by the morning blast and some cars were set ablaze. The University of Navarra is near the Basque Country, where ETA separatists are continuing a violent campaign for independence from Spain. The blast prompted an evacuation of the university, which has been targeted by ETA before. Unlike previous attacks, there […]

Garajonay Express will cease to operate

The Cabildo de La Gomera in the Canary Islands has requested an urgent meeting to discuss the interior sea route linking the ports of Valle Gran Rey, Playa de Santiago and San Sebastian to Los Cristianos, a service that will cease as from Monday 3Rd November. The chairman of the Town Council stressed the importance […]

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