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Local news and information for Canary Islands

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...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Yéremi Vargas case closed through 'lack of evidence'

THE CASE of missing Yéremi Vargas who vanished from his Canary Island village 10 years ago has been closed because of 'lack of evidence' to incriminate the number one suspect in his disappearance. Yéremi,...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Canary Islands' largest human-trafficking racket broken up

A MAFIA-STYLE racket trafficking migrants to the Canary Islands has been busted after three years of investigations and its two ringleaders arrested. An international arrest warrant was issued by a court in Telde in Las...

Environment Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Earthquake in Tenerife

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the south-west of Tenerife in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday), but no damage was caused as it was located a very long way beneath the surface. Emergency...