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Canary Islands News & Information


Travel/Tourism Sat, Mar 17, 2018

'Racist' passenger, 70, removed from aircraft by police

A PENSIONER has been removed from an aircraft for 'persistent racist comments' directed at a flight attendant, according to the Guardia Civil. The Binter flight from Palma de Mallorca to Tenerife North had not...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Father of 'suitcase boy' fined €92 and spared prison

A FATHER whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has escaped with a €92 fine, but the woman who carried the little boy past the border could face up to six years in jail. Ali Outtara and his...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Feb 21, 2018

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts

THREE British tourists have been arrested in Gran Canaria for constantly insulting a gay couple on their flight from East Midlands airport. The accused holidaymakers, aged between 25 and 28, made homophobic comments...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Feb 3, 2018

Holidaymakers stuck in Gran Canaria snowdrifts

SIX tourists stuck in the snow in Gran Canaria had to be rescued last night (Friday), reports the Guardia Civil, whose officers took the photograph shown here (left). The holidaymakers had gone hiking up a mountain...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Seven dead on migrant boat in Lanzarote

AT LEAST seven occupants of a migrant raft which washed up on Canary Island shores today (Monday) have died and an eighth is in a critical condition in hospital, regional emergency services report. Guardia Civil...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Tenerife South airport 'urgently' needs new terminal

TENERIFE South airport needs a new terminal this year if it is going to be able to cope with any increase in holidaymaker numbers, the Canary Island regional government says. Its infrastructure and transport deputy...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Son, 8, locked in car while father goes to bingo

A FATHER has been arrested in Arrecife (Lanzarote) for leaving his eight-year-old son locked in his car to go to a bingo hall. The accused, 33, is said to have an existing criminal record and was caught after residents...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Tenerife National Police deputy chief shot dead in his...

A NATIONAL Police sub-chief in Tenerife has been found shot dead in his office with what appears to be a gun used in the force. José Miguel Camejo, 58, had served in the Basque Country and Navarra during the years the...

Transport Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Elderly pedestrian safety focus in Tenerife

TRAFFIC authorities are working closely with Tenerife's island government to try to prevent elderly pedestrians from being run over through a joint campaign aimed at protecting walkers most at risk. The taskforce...