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29th May 2015

1PSaturday 30 May is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day, a Canaries-wide public holiday in celebration of the anniversary of the first official Parliamentary session of the islands on 30 May 1983, some 10 months after the Canaries became an autonomous region of Spain in August 1982.

Apart from the formal and official events that are always held, with many shops and offices closed, the day is celebrated throughout the island with a wide range of cultural events and festivities, not just on Saturday, but on Friday 29 and Sunday 31st. Look for the celebrations and traditional costumes. Dancing and plenty of Canarian produce for sampling.

Enjoy the festivities

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Local News

  • Air traffic controllers industrial action

    Union USCA yesterday issued the notice of stoppages on 8, 10, 12 and 14 of June and said the strikes were a response to the Airport Authority's decision to discipline 61 controllers over industrial action taken in back in 2010 in protest at ceilings placed on their working hours.

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  • Canary Island Elections.

    Canary Coalition (CC) has been the most votes in these local elections in the city of Puerto del Rosario, where he obtained seven councilors, although it has lost four regarding the election of 2011, counted 100% of the votes. Read More

  • "Majanicho Incident" trial date.

    "We finally have a trial date; we hope that justice is done." It is the first review of Tracy O'Brien, mother of one of those killed in the collision with the pilgrimage of Majanicho in September 2011, knowing that the trial for misdemeanour against the driver Christopher Calero is celebrated on May 29, Friday in the Court of First Instance number 3 of Puerto del Rosario. Read More

  • Ryanair from Shannon

    Ryanair has been forced to drop one of its year-round services from Shannon this winter because of a “lack of aircraft capacity” even though the airline will still ground 50 planes for the season. Read More

  • Local News

    The plans have been passed and licences issued for this school in Gran Tarajal. It will have sporting and educational facilities and an onsite dormitory for boarding. This will be welcome news to many parents across the island although the construction could take well over one year.

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  • Postal warning.

    Post office representatives have met with the president of Fuerteventura Cabildo to voice their concerns over the deterioration of the post service. Many have lost their jobs through cut backs. Just 100 people are employed and only 52% are contracted. The rest are temporary or short term employees. Strikes are already planned for 21st/22nd May.

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  • Canaries from Space.

    21.05.2015 - Samantha Cristoferetti never misses the opportunity to take unique shots of the islands from her privileged vantage point on board the International Space Station (ISS) and the latest product of her camera is just as impressive as the previous ones.

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  • Canaries get 46 blue flags

    This year's Blue Flag awards for beaches and marinas have just been announced and the Canaries have once again done well at national level, earning a total of 46 flags.

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  • CasaAlta, Tindaya Re-opens

    The Casa Alta in Tindaya, Fuerteventura, recently reopened following five years of renovation after being acquired by the local council in 2010. Read More

  • Bus station now opens.

    The new bus station in Corralejo has now officially opened. Sited near the Campanario centre it has three buildings, a ticket office and eventually public toilets and a café. The cost of the venue was half a million euros.

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  • Oil Leak off Gran Canaria

    The ship "Oleg Naydenov" sank four weeks ago south of Gran Canaria 2,700 meters deep, and 240 litres of fuel daily, seep into the sea in a slow drip. It is hoped that they can plug the leak soon, but, meanwhile, it is a danger to the islands. Read More

  • High temperature alert.

    On 12-05-15 Pájara (Fuerteventura) reached 31.4 degrees at 8:30 and 9:30 am, respectively; The Canary Islands government also warns that this episode is accompanied by heat haze (suspended dust from the Sahara), which has issued a series of recommendations to the public to avoid possible negative effects on health, especially among the most vulnerable groups such as older people are, children and the chronically ill. Read More

  • Canary Islands - 11-05-2015

    Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-30s in many parts today and tomorrow, with Gran Canaria likely to see the highest figures. The arrival of warm winds accompanied by a large bank of dust from Africa sent the heat soaring over the week-end and the picture is expected to continue for at least the next 48 hours, warn forecasters, even if northern parts will have balmy conditions initially due to cloud cover. Read More

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