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Archive for: May, 2012

Canarian Day

Today is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day, which means a fiesta day throughout the whole Archipelago. Each year Canarians celebrate the anniversary of the first official Parliament session of the islands which took place on the 30th May 1983, following the Canaries becoming an autonomous community within Spain in August 1982. A whole range of […]

Retail sales record huge fall

  Figures just released show that retail sales in Spain fell dramatically during April, the biggest fall since records began, nine years ago in 2003. According to the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics, sales fell 9.8% last month compared with April 2011, having already fallen by almost 4% in March. The fall […]

Canarian celebrations in Adeje

The final cultural activities of May take place in the Plaza de Espana in Adeje on Tuesday 29th May. More than 600 people have already booked a table to enjoy a night promoting Canarian traditions and customs to celebrate the eve of Canarian Day. Every year participants dress in typical Canarian costumes and enjoy a […]

Air Europa to increase Tenerife flights

                  Air Europa will increase its connections to Tenerife by six percent this summer; in addition it will offer additional seats, an increase of nine percent. The increased connectivity was announced by the Director of Sales for Air Europa, Alberto Caldera, in a press conference in which […]

Uncaring Ryanair abandons pensioners at Seville airport

IT appears that the Ryanair check-in desks at Seville Airport are confused about what documents are required for ‘foreigners’ travelling between the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands, specifically Tenerife. One avid reader and his partner left Tenerife and travelled to Sevilleon Friday, 11th May, with low-cost airline Ryanair. They departed Tenerife South Reina Sofia […]

Minister visits Granadilla Port

Socialist Mayor of Granadilla, Jaime González Cejas, took advantage of last week’s visit to the port project by Ana Pastor, Spain’s Minister for Development, to highlight a few of his remaining concerns regarding the initiative. He called her visit, “The ultimate accolade,” generating confidence and credibility and confirming the unity between Canarian institutions and the […]

Carnival Queen conquers Paris and Milan

TENERIFE’S pursuit of new tourism promotions took a delegation, including the new Carnival Queen, Carmen Gil González, toMilanandParisin the past week . It proved a successful mission, with Tourism Minister Carlos Alonso, saying: “We had a double-action objective and it paid off. “We have associated the image of our Carnival with the symbols of these […]

Movistar make internet accessible

A report from website ADSL Zone, states that Movistar, will deploy a fibre optic network across the Canary Islands. Overall investments in the project are estimated to reach 30 million euros. When finished, the FTTH network will cover nearly 90% ofCanary Islands households. The network will connect around 130,000 households and 15,000 businesses, providing speeds […]

Rivero meets Rajoy

The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, met atMoncloaPalacewith the President of the Regional Government of theCanary Islands, Paulino Rivero. The meeting forms part of a series of meetings being held by the President of the Government with the presidents of the regional governments ofSpain. The two leaders assessed the economic situation and agreed on […]

Yeremi lead?

THE family of Yeremi Vargas, in Gran Canaria, have renewed hope that there son is still alive, upon hearing the testimony of a witness. The protected witness is said to have seen the child in the road to the cemetery in the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, at 02.00 in the morning, with a […]

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