Unemployment figures 2015

Update 4 August: Unemployment in the Canaries continued its fall with 4,317 fewer people out of work last month, a drop of 1.74% on June, according to figures released by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social. Compared with July 2014, it has fallen 24,516, 9.13%, leaving 243,906 out of work in the Canaries. Unemployment also fell nationally as a whole for the sixth consecutive month leaving 4,046,276 unemployed in Spain. Update 2 July: June’s unemployment figures…

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Traffic disruption this Friday and Saturday in Playa de las Américas

There will be considerable disruption this Friday and Saturday in the area of the Antonio Domínguez stadium in Playa de las Américas because of the Arona Summer Festival 2015. Anyone using the tax office, the Green Hospital, the Golden Mile, or even the main police station could find diversions and parking restrictions in place. Below is the information released by Arona council and police of what will be in place. For anyone wishing to attend…

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Shhhh … new Citizens Security Law will fine insult or abuse against Spain and its “officials”

Update 1 August: The Canarian Government has announced that the case against the Guimar man denounced by local police for calling them skivers will be archived, i.e. not taken any further. The Government said that the local police only had the power to call for a prosecution, which they had done by virtue of their denuncia, but that the decision whether to apply the law was beyond their remit. Democracy prevails? Or just…

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Autumn arts and crafts fairs in Tenerife

Artisan fairs are a regular event throughout Tenerife, and they are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some really creative and talented individuals, all of whom are officially recognized with an artisan card, a carné de artesano (link),  There are several of these fairs coming up this autumn. Adeje’s was in May, but El Tanque’s is on 2 August, Vilaflor’s on the 29th, Guía de Isora’s on 13…

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El Médano to host World Windsurf Championships for 5th consecutive year

El Médano will host the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) World Windsurf Championships for the fifth consecutive year between 3 and 9 August in playa de El Cabezo. Granarilla mayor Jaime González said that El Médano’s was of the utmost importance as a tourist destination for watersports, and that the event gave the seal of distinction to the Granadilla coastline, and to Tenerife and the Canaries. El Cabezo beach will be the focus point…

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Driver dies in Los Cristianos traffic accident

Emergency services are reporting that a driver died around 2pm in a traffic accident in Avenida Chayofita in Los Cristianos, the road that goes from the main entrance roundabout to the courts and the new CC Parque Santiago VI. The accident seems to have been caused by the driver suffering a heart attack.

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Blevins Franks’ Guide to taxes in Spain

  Blevins Franks has issued an 2015 updated tax guide: as before it is specifically aimed at people with financial interests in, or who are resident in, Spain. Click HERE to read it.

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Siam Park’s new Singha ride – the fastest water toboggan anywhere

Just a week ago it was voted the best water park in the world (link), and now Siam Park is even better with the unveiling of the new attraction – the Singha Experience – a water-propelled toboggan ride in a three-person raft. The ride can reach a speed of 6m per second with a drop of 18m per second, a speed that Siam Park says is a first in water park…

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XXX1 Feria de Artesanía de Canarias 2015

photo: Artesanía de Tenerife Every year shortly before Christmas, the Canarian Government organizes a Regional Arts & Crafts Fair. Last year’s was held in Gran Canaria, and this year’s will be in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz between 3 and 6 December. There are normally around 150 or so arts and crafts stalls offering all kinds of traditional products, from food to jewellery, from leatherwork to lace, and from woodwork…

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