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This news is translated from the Spanish Press unless otherwise indicated.

Alternative Therapies

The College of Physicians of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this week raised their concerns about alternative therapies that could pose serious health problems for residents of the Canary Islands. 

Prison sentence for drug traffickers.

The Second Section of the Provincial Court of Las Palmas has sentenced ten people for drug trafficking on the island of Fuerteventura, including four Guardia Civil officers, and two others for being accomplices in the case known as Botavara.

Music Festival

The 35thCanary Islands International Music Festival is now selling tickets for classical music performances across all the Canary Islands, which will take place from 10 January until 10 February, and has been organised by the Government of the Canary Islands.

Jandia Hotel

A club with cult status has reinvented itself: TUI celebrated the reopening of Robinson Club Jandia Playa in Fuerteventura with around 450 guests

2019 Budget....

The 2019 Budget for Fuerteventura will mean an increase of over 6 million euros, and the Government wants to invest this additional money in several sectors.

Spanish Health Care.

Patients wait an average of 93 days for surgery at a public hospital in Spain, and one in every eight people wait over six months, according to new data released on Thursday by the Health Ministry.

Migrant population

The Anglican Chaplain in Fuerteventura, the Revd Bob Horrocks, said that a growing number of migrants were arriving in the Canary Islands.

Possible Arson?

Another fire was reported to the emergency services this week, and firefighters from Puerto del Rosario and Policia Local officers quickly arrived at the scene of the fire in an abandoned site in the capital city.

Plane Emergency

A passenger plane operated by Iberia that had a planned route from Gran Canaria to Madrid was found to have developed technical problems after take-off this week during the late morning.

New ferry route

A new ferry route has just opened and is operated by Fred Olsen and Balearia to connect the Canary Islands with Huelva in the Peninsular. 

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