The sale of homes in the Canary Islands fell by 18.9 per cent in March, to 1,207, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data from the National Office of Statistics.
The disappointing figures lag well behind those for the country as a whole, which saw sales fall by 12.6 per cent to a little over 22,000 over the same period, following three months of consecutive gains.
More and more Spanish students see their future outside of the country.
According to a new survey, more than 25 per cent of students say they intend to seek work in other EU countries, including Germany, Belgium and England.
According to the latest data, they believe opportunities are better than at home where rampant unemployment has hit the younger generation worse than any other sector of the population.
For many, the prospect of not being able to follow their chosen career path after finishing their studies is the main driving force leading them to look elsewhere for job opportunities.
A 29-year-old man has died in Fuerteventura after being struck by a car while crossing the FV-1 in Puerto Lajas.
The victim, believed to be a foreigner, was struck on an unlit stretch of the road and, despite the best efforts of medics, was declared dead at the scene.
Police have yet to release the victim’s identity.
Just days after celebrating the opening of a new road tunnel in the centre of Santa Cruz, which will allow for more pedestrianized open space above, the Canary Islands’ Government has announced there is no money left to finish the project.
On the books for years, the 40,000 sq. metre project was planned to extend the pedestrianized area beyond the Plaza de España to nearer the dock area with landscaping and street furniture enhancing what is probably the most prestigious area of the city and the first thing cruise passengers see after disembarking.
A spokesperson from the Regional Ministry of Works blamed the lack of funding on the two years of central government cuts, saying that money is now only available for essential works and repairs across the archipelago.
So it seems, despite spending millions on taking traffic underground, the area will remain an eyesore for the foreseeable future.
The days are numbered for the traditional olive oil and vinegar sets we are used to seeing in local bars and cafes.
From January 1, 2014 we can say goodbye for good to refillable oil bottles.
Many restaurateurs are worried because the cost of the mono-dose packaging will affect the final meal price and while some customers are happy with the change, others do not see the necessity.
But like it or not, the European Union has decided to prohibit the use of refillable bottles in public places, the measure will control the quality of the oil that is served to the consumer they say.
Forty-two swimmers, both men and women, are to take part in Costa Adeje’s first open water long haul swimming race this Saturday May 11.
Competitors will start at the Ajabo beach and swim 7.3 kilometers along the shore line to Fañabe.
Among the participants are swimmers from Teimar Sports Club, Swimming Club Betancu-La Laguna, Real Club Victoria, Tenerife Masters, Alameda Swimming Club, Columbian Triathlon Club and Swimming Las Palmas.