La Gomera

La Gomera News - Local news and information for the Canary Island of La Gomera.

Capsized yacht crew arrested on drugs charges

The crew of a yacht that capsized off La Gomera have been arrested, after they were found to be carrying drugs. The two men, a German and an Austrian, were rescued at sea off Playa Argaga, however their suspicious behaviour raised alarm, and they were searched in hospital. A quantity of drugs were found, and

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La Gomera internal ferry returns

La Gomera is set to see its internal ferry connection restored after a 5-year absence, according to the regional Department of Transport. The news comes after ferry operator Fred Olsen applied for the licence to run the San Sebastián, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey route, that last ran in 2011. The new service is

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Angela Merkel visits Canaries

Hot on the heals of British PM David Cameron’s holiday to Lanzarote, German chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a break in La Gomera. This will be the German Chancellors fourth visit to the island, and see’s a sharp increase in security across the islands. She arrived in Tenerife on Friday, where she caught a ferry

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la Gomera wins helicopter U-turn

Authorities in La Gomera have won their battle to have a helicopter based permanently on the island again during the summer months, in a bid to tackle forest fires. The news was given on Tuesday by the president of the Canaries, Fernando Clavijo, in an apparent U-turn. The change of heart came after earlier official

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La Gomera gets firefighting hydroplane this summer

The island of La Gomera will have a hydroplane based permanently on the island this summer (2013) to help tackle possible forest fires such as those which affected the island last year (2012). This has been announced by the Ministry of Environment, who presented the campaign against forest fires for the period of 2013, which

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