Canarians ‘not interested’ in low energy lightbulbs

It seems that the Canarians are not interested in the offer from the government when it comes to replacing regular light bulbs with the new type of energy efficient bulbs. Only 15% of the population has been to pick up their free low energy bulbs from the Post Office (Correos) which means that there are

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Canaries has lowest CPI in Spain

The Canaries has the lowest IPC (consumer price index) index in Spain at -0.4%. All other autonomies in Spain had a positive growth rate except the Canaries. This is the lowest growth rate in 48 years.

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Canaries lose €1.500.000.000 in tourism crisis

It is thought that the tourism crisis in the Canaries could have reduced income in the archipielago by up to €1.500.000.000 (a reduction of 15%) and the loss of up to 15.000 according to recent figures. This figure has been reached by multiplying the number of tourists lost when compared to last year, by the

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Catering strikes threaten Tenerifes airports

Strikes being carried out by catering company Newrest are threatening to leave aeroplanes leaving Tenerife’s Reina Sofia and Los Rodeos airports without food. The employees are striking over recent cuts to overtime hours and therefore impacting on employees wages.

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Unemployment up 22.5%

Unemployment is up 22.5% in the Canary Islands, compared to last year. There are now 249.000 people out of work in the Canaries. By provinces, Tenerife has 113.000 unemployed, up 24.5% and Gran Canaria has 135.000 unemployed, up 20.98%.

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