Entries by Shay

Cabildo welcomes approval for testing tourists

Cabildo president María Dolores Corujo has welcomed the decision of the Spanish government to authorise PCR tests on all tourists to the Canaries on their arrival and before they leave.  At a meeting with Lanzarote tourist professionals yesterday, Corujo said “While it’s still too early to know the exact date on which this measure will […]

Back to school next Wednesday

The Canarian Government has decided to open all schools on the Canaries for the new academic year which begins next week. At a meeting yesterday, government spokesman Julio Pérez said “classes can begin safely, as the necessary measures have been adopted.”   The ruling applies to all islands, including Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and EL Hierro, […]

Screening to locate Arrecife cases

The Canarian Health Council has identified 49 Covid-19 outbreaks on the Canaries, with 11 of them assigned to Lanzarote. Of the 49 Canarian outbreaks, 33 have arisen from family reunions; nine originate in the workplace, six have arisen from social occasions and one involves 13 recently-arrived migrants on Lanzarote. The Health Council has also announced […]

UK “islands policy” offers way forward

Spain’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Arancha González Laya, has said that Spain will open negotiations with the UK to reopen air bridges to the Canaries and Balearics following Mondays announcement of a new “islands policy” by the UK government. Currently,  the rates of infection on Lanzarote remain far too high to realistically expect any reversal of […]

Canaries demands assistance on migrants

Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres has expressed his “deep discontent” at the decision of Spain’s Migration Minister, José Luis Escriva, to cancel a planned visit to the islands, during which he was scheduled to find out more about the recent rise in pateras (boats carrying migrants) to the islands. Torres said it was “necessary and […]

Covid-19 and Autism

A recently-published article by two professors from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria highlights the effects that the lockdown and the “new normal” are having on those with autism spectrum disorders. The study, by María Teresa Tejedor y María del Sol Fortea, has been published in The Conversation, and claims that ASD people  […]

Haría building boost

Haría has reduced the minimum size of a parcel of land to be eligible for construction from 1,000 square metres to 500 square metres, in order to make it easier to build new homes in the municipality. The amendment to the municipal plan will permit at least 50 houses to be constructed. Mayor Alfred Villalba […]

Parking In Demand

Parking space could be a more valuable asset in the property market of the future, according to industry experts who have been observing developments in the Far East. First published in Gazette Life, September 1st 2020. The Covid-19 crisis has caused a marked decrease in the use of public transport, and a related increase in […]

Recipe of the Month: Aubergines with honey

One thousand years ago the largest and most culturally advanced city in the world was Córdoba in Andalusia. This delicious tapas classic from Córdoba uses Arab-influenced cooking techniques on aubergines, which were introduced to Spain by the Moors in the 8th century. – Aubergines – Olive oil – Sparkling mineral water or beer – White […]

Eating experience

There are dozens of ways to dine on Lanzarote, and all of them are possible in September on Lanzarote. It’s the mellowest and kindest of all months, and a season when it’s a pleasure to get out and discover all the flavours and experiences that the island has to offer. The market stall At this […]