Canaries tourism down 12.3% in 2009

Figures recently released state that tourism in the Canary Islands was down 12.3% in 2009 when compared to the previous year of 2008. Over 8.2 million people visited the islands during the year of 2009. Nationally, tourism was down 8.2% in the whole of Spain. British tourists being the highest visitors with over 13.3 million

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2 deaths on Gran Canaria beaches

2 people, a 67 year old Spanish woman and a 55 year old German man have drowned on a beach known as Punta del Ingles in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria today. They were bathing on a beach which had a red flag flying. Other people bathing in the same area were of the same

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Trafico drops replacement lamp law

Trafico have decided to drop the law that rules that you have to carry a set of replacement lamps in your vehicle at all times which carried a €150 fine. Over 13.000 drivers were fined for this every year. The reason behind the decision is the fact that in modern cars it is much more

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Tenerife savings bank opens account for Haiti

Tenerifes savings bank, CajaCanarias, has announced three bank accounts accepting donations destined for the earthquake disaster in Haiti. Red Cross = 2065 0000 07 1400462227 Cáritas = 2065 0002 11 1400119717 Unicef = 2065 0000 06 1400504319 * Canaries News has not verified this information, please verify before paying in or transferring any amount of

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Drugs intercepted off Gran Canaria coast.

580 kilos of drugs have been incercepted 9 miles off the coast of Gran Canaria by Guardia Civil officers. Once spotted, the two occupants of the boat tried to throw the drugs overboard and tried to avoid being caught.

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