The La Gomera connection service between the capital San Sebastián and the harbours at Playa de Santiago and Valle Gran Rey finally ceased operation on Tuesday 30 January. The service had been maintained by Fred Olsen by means of the catamaran Benchi Express, but has pulled out of the island after cuts to Canarian Government subsidies. As from this week, communication between the different parts of La Gomera is more difficult, and totally reliant on the island’s roads.READ MORE

A 66-year-old man is critically ill, but alive, in Candelaria hospital tonight after suffering a heart attack while driving in Tijoco Bajo shortly after 6pm this evening. Emergency services were called to Calle Granero in the town after receiving reports of the incident. At the scene the paramedics eventually managed to resuscitate the man after considerable effort, and given his still extremely critical condition, he was transferred immediately by specialist ambulance to Candelaria hospital, where he remains in critical condition.READ MORE