Entries by Shay

Janssen jab arrives

The first shipment of 300,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine will arrive in Spain today or tomorrow, and will initially be used to speed up immunisation of the 70 to 79-year old age group.

Diggers denounced

An ecologist and researcher has denounced the excavation of sand from the Jable desert region of Lanzarote. Alberto Ucero, a researcher for Spain’s Upper Council of Scientific Investigation, made a video in January showing footage of diggers loading up lorries with tons of sand for use in construction projects. The video was taken near the […]

On the frontline

Dr. Laura Callero has had an eventful year. Tías’s Health Councillor is also a frontline medic at Arrecife’s Dr. José Molina Orosa Hospital, and hit the headlines last March as the third case of coronavirus on the island (which later proved to be a false alarm). We spoke to her last month.

Sunday News Roundup

New Sunday weekly roundup! A rundown of everything that has happened during week that you need to know; written in a brief and easy to understand format.

Zara in Arrecife to close

Armando Santana, Arrecife’s Councillor for Tourism and Commerce, has confirmed that the Zara shop on the capital’s Calle Real would be closing “in the coming weeks”. The closure is part of a programme of national shop closures by the Inditex group, who own Zara as well as several other familiar high street names in Spain. There is no indication that the Zara branch in Puerto del Carmen’s Biosfera will be affected.

An ancient trade

Lichens are the oldest living things on Lanzarote, the first vegetation that appeared on volcanic rocks after they erupted from the sea. They may not do much, but they have changed the history of Lanzarote and the Canaries forever.