Body found in burnt-out abandoned Icod house

Emergency services say that a body, thought to be that of a woman, has been found in a fire that bomberos were called to around 5pm this afternoon in the San Marcos area of Icod de los Vinos. The blaze was in an abandoned house in a finca, and the only information presently available is that the fire is extinguished and that the judicial authorities and Guardia Civil are in charge…

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Unemployment figures 2016

Update 4 January 2017: The figures for the end of 2016 show that last year ended with 229,233 unemployed in the Canaries, a fall of 18,296, -7.39%, throughout the year. December’s statistics released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social Solo show a fall from November of 5,541, -2.34%, but despite the downward trend, over half of those out of work are still in receipt of no income whatsoever. Tenerife president Carlos Alonso welcomed the drop in…

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