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La Gomera News & Information

Environment Mon, Apr 9, 2018

La Gomera to be powered 100% by green energy by 2030

THE Canarian island of La Gomera is aiming to be powered 100% by 'green' energy sources within 12 years, slashing its power costs by 37%. La Gomera, just off the coast of Tenerife, will be the second island in...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Apr 9, 2013

Seven-metre wasp nest found in abandoned house

POLICE in San Sebastián de la Gomera have cordoned off an abandoned house after finding a seven-metre-long wasp nest. Officers were called out by worried neighbours of the empty home in the island's capital and say...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jan 2, 2009

71 on board first immigrant boat of year

It has been confirmed that 71 young males were on board the flimsy vessel that dropped anchor roughly 200 metres off La Puntilla beach opposite the Hotel Gran Rey in Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera last night. Unable to land...

Environment Mon, Apr 28, 2008

Careless crop burner blamed for La Gomera blaze

A 53 year old man from Hermigua has been arrested accused of causing a forest fire that has destroyed around 800 hectares close to the Garajonay national park. The blaze, which is almost now under control, is alleged to...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Nov 3, 2004

Argentinian adventurer sets off to row across Atlantic

Argentinian adventurer Daniel Serenelli left San Sebastián de La Gomera at 9am yesterday morning in a bid to row single-handed across the Atlantic; a voyage of some 3,300 nautical miles. Serenelli aims to complete the...

Society Thu, Feb 19, 2004

Tenerife needs 350 more policemen

The government of Tenerife is concerned that of the 350 new policemen they have asked for, they have only been allocated 58. The president of Tenerife, Ricardo Melchior, claims that this is not enough to deal with the...

Culture Mon, Oct 6, 2003

Pablo Milanés press conference in La Gomera

Cuban singer and guitarist Pablo Milanés spoke today at a press conference in the town of San Sebastián de la Gomera. He said that, although the poetry of his songs is the same, the language has changed due to...